City Lights: ‘Urban Nutcracker’; ‘Native Guard’; And More

Ballethnic Company Ballet Master Vince Collins and Prima Ballerina Karla Tyson spoke with Lois Reitzes about "Urban Nutcracker."
Credit Photo courtesy of Ballethnic Company Ballet

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes:”

  • 1:21: Ballethnic Company Ballet Master Vince Collins and Prima Ballerina Karla Tyson discuss “Urban Nutcracker,” on stage this weekend in the King Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College.
  • 18:52: Kevin Robison joined the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus in 2007 as its first full-time artistic director. He has announced that he will be stepping down from the position after their upcoming concert, which will be performed tomorrow and Saturday. Robison joined us in our studios to talk about the show and about his decision to retire.
  • 32:25: The Alliance Theatre is preparing to stage “Native Guard” at the Atlanta History Center. The play is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. In it, she honors the life of her deceased mother and confronts the racial legacy of the South, particularly a regiment of black soldiers called into service during the Civil War. The Alliance’s artistic director Susan Booth first adapted the work for the stage in 2014 and Lois Reitzes spoke with Trethewey about seeing her work take on this new form.
  • 42:23: Reitzes speaks with photographer and artist Sheila Pree Bright about her experiences documenting protests. Bright’s work appears in the High Museum of Arts’ current exhibit of Civil Rights photography called “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out.”

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