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Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013

Below are BWWDanceWorld.com's most popular articles from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Texas Children's Cancer Center Gets Visit From Sugar Plum Fairy in Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2013

Houston, TX - On Monday, Dec. 2nd and 9th, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., costumed dancers from Houston Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will make a special visit to Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Centers. This holiday season Houston Ballet will present 34 performances of The Nutcracker at the Wortham Theater Center November 29 - December 29, and the dancers want to bring the magic of the performance to children who may not have the opportunity to see the production. On December 2, 2013, Houston Ballet principal Sara Webb, principal Ian Casady, demi soloist Jim Nowakowski, and corps de ballet dancers Aria Alekzander, Aaron Sharratt, and Natalie Varnum will participate in this event. On December 9, 2013, corps de ballet dancers Katelyn May, Jacquelyn Long, Alyssa Springer, and apprentice Silken Kelly will visit Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Centers. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 American Repertory Ballet Celebrates 50th Annual NUTCRACKER Season in Princeton, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2013

American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker production is celebrating 50 consecutive years this coming holiday season. It is one of the longest-running Nutcracker productions in the United States, and is the longest-running in New Jersey. Today, November 30, 2013, directly following the 4:30pm performance at McCarter Theatre, American Repertory Ballet will hold a celebratory reception at The Nassau Club in Princeton. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 BWW Reviews: Bourne Amazes and Thrills with New SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Don Grigware - November 25, 2013

No matter how you feel about the vast number of liberties Matthew Bourne takes in creating his scenario for The Sleeping Beauty, you must admit the end result is vibrantly imaginative, magical and fascinating to watch. Now at the Ahmanson Theatre for two weeks only through December 1, Sleeping Beauty does indeed have beauty in more ways than one. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Photo Flash: Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Rings in Holiday Season
by David Clarke - November 30, 2013

Since its Houston premiere in 1987, THE NUTCRACKER with choreography by Ben Stevenson has been one of Houston's favorite and most cherished ways to kick off the holiday season. Since it first opened 26 years ago, the gorgeous and spectacle filled holiday treat has been seen by over 1,000,000 people. The dazzling production always delights audiences and is, as the Houston Ballet puts it, 'the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance. Tchaikovsky's magical score, Desmond Heeley's fairy-tale scenery, and Ben Stevenson's vibrantly theatrical staging combine to create one of the most visually stunning productions of THE NUTCRACKER in the world today.' (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER to Visit Texas Childrens' Cancer Center, 12/2 & 9
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2013

On Monday, Dec. 2nd and 9th, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., costumed dancers from Houston Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will make a special visit to Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Centers. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 BWW Interviews: Charles-Louis Yoshiyama Talks Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
by David Clarke - November 27, 2013

As many in the Houston area are preparing their Thanksgiving feasts, the folks at Houston Ballet are putting the final touches on their annual production of THE NUTCRACKER. In anticipation of the holiday favorite's opening night, I recently spoke to Charles-Louis Yoshiyama, who was recently promoted to Soloist, about this year's production. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Shaping Sound and CLI Films Launch Kickstarter for Short Film
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2013

CLI Films, a new company that captures groundbreaking artistic collaboration on film, announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to seek support from fans and dance enthusiasts in raising $60,000 for a new film about Shaping Sound. Fresh from an explosive first national tour, Shaping Sound's vibrant contemporary choreographers and dancers will return to the screen, creating their first independent film. The film will feature choreography from Shaping Sound's Emmy-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, along with an innovative collaboration with world-renowned composer Ólafur Arnalds. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Photo Flash: DANCING WITH THE STARS Season Finale!
by BWW Special Coverage - November 27, 2013

On last night's Season Finale of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS, Glee star Amber Riley and her partner Derek Hough were crowned the champions! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Chengwu Guo Announced as Principal Artist of The Australian Ballet
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2013

One of The Australian Ballet's most exciting young stars, Chengwu Guo (pronounced Cheng-woo Gwa), has been promoted to the company's highest rank of principal artist. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Kicks Off the Holiday Season, Now thru 12/29
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2013

HOUSTON, TEXAS - From November 29 - December 29, 2013, Houston Ballet celebrates the holidays with Ben Stevenson's breathtaking production of The Nutcracker, seen by over 1,000,000 people since its premiere 26 years ago. The beloved ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful King Rat before embarking on a wondrous journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Young and old alike will experience the many special effects, including the Christmas tree which 'grows' to 40 feet, 200 pounds of 'snow' falling during the snow scene, and the firing of cannon onstage. Houston Ballet will give 34 performances of The Nutcracker, to a live orchestra, in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713-227-2787 or logging on to www.houstonballet.org. (more...)



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