Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
dance: classes, auditions
Canadian Royal Winnipeg School of Ballet Professional DivisionFollowing the ballet’s November performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Mondays 2:45-4:15 pm for students in grades 8 and up and 4:30-6 pm at the center’s Adults-only Starr Theater at 495 W. Dickson St.; register at bit.ly/RWBMasterclass. (Participants can also register in person an hour before each class begins.)
The Ballet School also holds auditions on January 24th for students entering 6th grade and above in September: 4:00 pm for grades 5-7 and 5:45 pm for grades 8 and above. The company is looking for dancers to join one of three full-time programs: Ballet Academy, Anna McCowan-Johnson Aspirant and Teacher Training Program. Applicants audition as a group and are evaluated on the basis of talent, aptitude for classical dance, flexibility, coordination, musicality and artistry of movement, and demonstrated enthusiasm for dance. Students identified as having potential for professional training will be invited to attend a summer session in Winnipeg in July as a second step in the audition process.
Audition fee is $50; register at rwb.org/audition. Take a photo of yourself facing forward showing a tendu in second position with arms in second position; wear a bodysuit (bodysuit), tights and soft shoes (pointe shoes not required) ;Students who do not have ballet shoes and/or leotards and/or leotards may wear socks and tights so they can move.; Long hair needs to be pulled into a bun if possible, or at least not cover the face.
books: author lecture
Stephen Markley A discussion of his book “The Flood” will be held on February 2 at 6:30 p.m., the first of two virtual book discussions in the Arkansas Central Library System’s “Six Bridges Presents” series. Catholic High School Principal Steve Straessle will be the moderator. Free admission. Register at arkansasonline.com/calstalks17.
“Flood” paints a picture of a potential near-term collapse, starting with death threats to scientists studying methane deposits on the seafloor. Markley’s other books include “The State of Ohio” https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/ “Publishing This Book” (memoir) and “Icelandic Legends” (travel note).
On March 2 at 6:30 pm, Benjamin L. Carp will discuss his book, The Great Fire of 1776: The Lost Story of the American Revolution. The moderator will be Vaughn Scribner, Associate Professor of British and American History at the University of Central Arkansas. Free admission. Sign up at arkansasonline.com/carp17.
Carp is a professor of history at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of Defying the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America and Rebel Rise: Cities and the American Revolution.
For more information, call (501) 918-3098, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sixbridgesbookfestival.org.
ETC. : NEA grants
National Endowment for the Arts As part of its first round of recommended awards for FY 2023, 10 grants totaling $230,000 will be awarded to organizations in Arkansas in categories including Arts Project Grants, Challenge America and Research Awards.
Grantees, amounts and categories in Arkansas:
- ◼️ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, $50,000 Grant Art Program – Museum
- ◼️ Oxford American Literature Program (aka Oxford American), Conway, $25,000, Arts Program Grant – Literary Arts
- ◼️ University of Central Arkansas at Conway, $30,000, Art Program Grant – Visual Arts
- ◼️ Alex Foundation, Dermot, $10,000, Art Project Grant – Design
- ◼️ TheaterSquared Inc., Fayetteville, $30,000, Arts Project Grant – Theater
- ◼️ University of Arkansas Fayetteville Main Campus, $25,000, Arts Program Grant – Folk and Traditional Arts
- ◼️ Meadowcreek Inc., Fox, $10,000, Grant Arts Program – Folk and Traditional Arts
- ◼️ Sonny Boy Blues Society (aka King Biscuit Blues Festival), Helena-West Helena, $30,000, Art Project Grant – Music
- ◼️ Southwest Arkansas Arts Council Inc., Hope, $10,000, Art Project Grant – Local Arts Organization
- ◼️ Little Rock Chamber Music Society, Little Rock, $10,000, Challenge America.
Tickets: “Chicago” in LR
Kander & Ebb Musical 25th Anniversary Tour Tickets – $39-$93 – Available today at 10am “Chicago,” March 17th and 2nd at 7:30pm and March 18th at 7:30pm at the Robinson Center Performance Hall in Little Rock, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway. Call (501) 244-8800 or visit CelebrityAttractions.com or Ticketmaster.com.