Pivoting and Pitfalls: BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang Talks Programming a New Season in a Time of Pandemic

By Steve Sucato With uncertainty being the underlying theme of 2020, Columbus, Ohio’s BalletMet has taken a wait and see approach to announcing its new 2020-21 dance season. While many ballet companies in the U.S. have given into the inevitability of having to conduct their seasons in the virtual world and have announced their new season, BalletMet artistic director Edwaard Liang and staff have chosen … Continue reading Pivoting and Pitfalls: BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang Talks Programming a New Season in a Time of Pandemic

Fifth Annual ‘The Benefit’ Set To Wow Audiences Again With World-Class Music and Dance  

By Steve Sucato One of the region’s premiere arts events, The Benefit returns for the fifth year running on Sunday, May 20 at downtown Columbus’ Jo Ann Davidson Theatre at the Riffe Center. Produced and curated by former BalletMet dancers Jimmy Orrante and Attila Bongar, the talent-packed evening of dance and music benefits The Central Ohio Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. Joining The Benefit’s … Continue reading Fifth Annual ‘The Benefit’ Set To Wow Audiences Again With World-Class Music and Dance  

4th Annual ‘The Benefit’ Worth Every Cent and More

The Benefit The Vern Riffe Center’s Jo Ann Davidson Theatre Columbus, Ohio May 21, 2017 Reviewed by Steve Sucato When it comes to all-star dance benefits, few outside the nation’s major metropolises pack in as much talent and great dancing as Columbus, Ohio’s The Benefit. Curated by former BalletMet stars Jimmy Orrante and Attila Bongar, the annual event, now in its fourth year, benefits The … Continue reading 4th Annual ‘The Benefit’ Worth Every Cent and More