Brian Brooks Moving Company delights audiences with MOTOR, a three-act performance held in the 656-seat Edison Theatre. The show leads off with Motor, a 40-minute set where a lit tunnel of cerulean wire, which Washington University's writers describe as "suggesting both astrophysics and virtual reality," stretches toward the audience, accentuating the show's intensity and luring out hungry physicists. The piece plays with notions of collision and linear time as dancers twist and leap beneath the tunnel to an electronic score. After an intermission, the notes of LCD Soundsystem fill the air as Brian Brooks performs his nine-minute solo piece, I'm Going to Explode, in a corporate gray costume. The night concludes with the ethereal grace of Descent, which Dance Enthusiast describes as "a beautiful tribute to flight and the delights of falling and floating." The piece closes with the ensemble keeping gossamer sheets of fabric aloft by wafting an air current from small boards in their hands, then mimicking the fabric by leaping around and sewing themselves into evening gowns.
Since its founding in 2009, Missouri Ballet Theatre has tackled some of the most beloved compositions—from the A Midsummer Night's Dream to Cinderella. Its founder and artistic director, Adam Sage, has seen more than 20 years of stage performance on four continents, including stints with the Hong Kong Ballet, Ballet Philippines, and California Ballet. Today Sage uses his choreographic prowess and master-teacher status to expand the horizons of youth, leading classes and guiding youngsters onstage with professionals during yearly performances of The Nutcracker.
STL Cinemas' quartet of movie houses mingles the vibrant pageantry of the early film industry with the technological sophistication of modern studio projects. Chase Park Plaza exudes the essence of this retro-contempo coupling, earning it the Riverfront Times 2010 Best Movie Theater award. With five intimate auditoriums, an all-digital sound system, and state-of-the-art projection, Chase Park Plaza coaxes movie-goers deep into the film's plot lines, characters, and 3-D effects easier than an underseat package containing a plaid dress, a little dog, and a magical Kansas twister. Before one of Chase’s shows, bask in the sights of the lifelike trompe l'eoil murals, and soak in the sounds of a live organist who serenades the crowds with show-tune favorites such as "Phantom of the Opera," "Goldfinger," and "I’m a Little Tea Pot (The Remix)."
A boutique dance school with highly qualified professional instructors, state of the art facility and a warm, friendly, non-competitive atmoshphere. Currently in our 20th year of business with the same consistent ownership. Classes offereed for three-year-olds -adults, in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Tumbling & Juggling!
Union Avenue Opera provides professional opportunities to gifted, emerging artists and offers vibrant and affordable opera experiences that reflect the breadth and diversity of the St. Louis region. Union Avenue Opera is committed to its urban setting, educational outreach and artistic integrity.