According to Nels Ross, even bumbling fools can be incredible successes.
Jon Wee and Owen Morse have been looking for “real” jobs for 26 years. In the meantime, they’ve traveled around the world as The Passing Zone, a comedy and juggling act.
At 5 and 7 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall, Doug Berky will perform his show “Fables, Foibles and Imaskinations” as part of the Family Entertainment Series.
DFT Communications, Partners in Technology, is underwriting this week’s Family Entertainment Series.
Coined by author Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-Glass, the word “galumph” is a verb that means “to move with a clumsy, heavy tread.” In 2001, the term became also became the official name for an acrobatic troupe.
Part of the excitement of hosting the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is that after the performance, all of the kids in the audience try their hardest to relevé and pirouette. Holding tight onto a parent’s hand for support — each hoping, even if just for one night, to be the next prima ballerina.
Closing this season’s Family Entertainment Series, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet from Jamestown, N.Y., will perform at 7 p.m. tonight in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. This marks the ballet company’s eighth performance at Chautauqua Institution.
“I just think it’s a beautiful art form — dance, ballet,” said Monika Alch, CRYB artistic director. “I think that everybody can enjoy it if they understand ballet, or [if] they don’t.”
Jeff Musial likes to keep late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon on his toes.
With 24 appearances under his belt on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Musial takes pleasure in frightening the host with an assortment of especially creepy crawlers.
It takes about one month to teach a dog how to jump rope.
It might take a little longer to get the animal to walk a tightrope or to balance on a broom.
Johnny Peers brings his traveling, canine-centric comedy act “Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix” to Smith Wilkes Hall today at 5 and 7 p.m. as part of the Family Entertainment Series, marking his first time at Chautauqua Institution.
The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet brings youth back to classical dance. Their classical dancers range from children to pre-professional, and the school reminds audiences of the values and beauty of classical dance.
“It’s important for our mission to keep classical dance vibrant and to expose children to classical dance,” said Elizabeth Bush, CRYB’s executive director. “It’s nice to show younger children classical dance performed by children and teenagers.”
CRYB takes the stage at 7 p.m. tonight in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall as part of the Family Entertainment Series.
Children at Chautauqua may have heard of Little Red Riding Hood, but it is unlikely they know the Midnight Robber or the Blue Devil of Paramin.
Those are traditional figures from Trinidadian Carnival and characters in the Ibis Ensemble’s performance of their Caribbean-flavored “Little Red Riding Hood.”
The Ibis Ensemble will play the contemporary work at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Smith Wilkes Hall as part of the Family Entertainment Series, along with other tribal music from Trinidad and Tobago.