Hottest Articles on from 1/19/2014 - 1/26/2014

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1) Hottest Articles on from 1/19/2014 - 1/26/2014 2014-15 The Year of James Baldwin - A City-Wide Multidisciplinary Celebration
by Elisa Kimble - January 20, 2014

New York Live Arts hosted a light breakfast and media briefing on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, to declare 2014-15 The Year of James Baldwin, which will launch April 23 - 27.Curated by celebrated non-fiction writer Lawrence Weschler, in collaboration with New York Live Arts Executive Artistic Director Bill T. Jones, this five day festival-the second annual Live Ideas-will include lectures, panels, performances and a full range of artistic responses to the enduring pertinence of the work of the American essayist, novelist, playwright and social critic. (more...)

2) Hottest Articles on from 1/19/2014 - 1/26/2014 American Repertory Ballet Announces Spring 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

American Repertory Ballet will present revivals and world premieres at venues across the state - from Mahwah to Princeton - February through May, 2014. The spring season features two performances of Artistic Director Douglas Martin's acclaimed Romeo and Juliet, the world premiere of Douglas Martin's Firebird and the company premiere of Kirk Peterson's Afternoon of a Faun at McCarter Theatre, a world premiere choreographed by former Joffrey Ballet star Trinette Singleton, and American Repertory Ballet's Diamond Gala - celebrating 60 years since the founding of the organization in 1954. (more...)

3) Hottest Articles on from 1/19/2014 - 1/26/2014 Abby Lee Dance Company to Compete with Rivals in Canton, OH, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2014

World-Class Talent Experience will host a dance competition at the Canton Palace Theatre in Canton, OH on January 25. The event will be attended by members of the Abby Lee Dance Company and will be televised as part of the 'Dance Moms' reality TV show. (more...)

4) Hottest Articles on from 1/19/2014 - 1/26/2014 Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company Dance Team to Perform at Barclay's Center, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

Jump, leap, turn and shake it! Terminology that the dancers at Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company, LLC are all very familiar with, and on Monday February 3rd you will be too as the Express and Eastside Juniors dance teams will take center court at the Barclay's Center in their performance debut for the Brooklyn Nets game. (more...)

5) Hottest Articles on from 1/19/2014 - 1/26/2014 BWW Reviews: Dance Theatre of Harlem at NJ PAC; Performance Excellence Honoring DR. Martin Luther King
by Marina Kennedy - January 21, 2014

Dance Theatre of Harlem appeared at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Friday for their Reverend DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. (more...)

6) Hottest Articles on from 1/19/2014 - 1/26/2014 The 18th Annual Virginia Arts Festival to Feature Lang Lang, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and More in 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2014

The Virginia Arts Festival will explore worlds far and near, past and present, real and imagined in its spring 2014 season, with more than 50 performances by world?renowned artists, on stages throughout southeastern Virginia. Fans of music, dance and theater will travel from across the United States and around the world to see performances in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, Newport News, and James City County. (more...)

7) Hottest Articles on from 1/19/2014 - 1/26/2014 Joffrey Ballet Announces the Creation of the Joffrey Studio Company
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2014

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, and Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik, Co-Artistic Directors of the Joffrey Academy of Dance, are pleased to announce the formation of the new Joffrey Studio Company set to begin in the 2014-2015 season. Formalizing this program will enable the Academy to recruit potential students from around the globe and continue to strengthen Joffrey's reputation. (more...)

8) Hottest Articles on from 1/19/2014 - 1/26/2014 Flamenco Vocalist Estrella Morente to Return to Carnegie Hall, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2014

Estrella Morente, the celebrated flamenco vocalist renowned for her powerful singing and rhythmic control, returns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m., bringing a modernized take on the rich and complex tradition of classic flamenco music to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. This concert is presented in partnership with Flamenco Festival, Inc. (more...)

9) Hottest Articles on from 1/19/2014 - 1/26/2014 Principal Dancer Kaori Nakamura Will Retire From Pacific Northwest Ballet at End of Season
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced that after a 17-year career with the Company, principal dancer Kaori Nakamura will retire from performing at the end of PNB's 2013-2014 season. Ms. Nakamura joined PNB as a soloist in 1997 and was promoted to principal in 1998. Following her retirement, Ms. Nakamura will be joining the faculty of PNB School. (more...)

10) Hottest Articles on from 1/19/2014 - 1/26/2014 Royal New Zealand Ballet to Make NYC Debut at Joyce Theater, 2/12-16
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will present the New York debut of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, performing a mixed bill of three works, from February 12-16. Under the artistic direction of former New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater principal dancer Ethan Stiefel, the company will present pieces by Benjamin Millepied, Javier De Frutos and Andrew Simmons. Tickets are $10-$75 (Joyce Members $26; $44) and can be purchased through JoyceCharge at or by calling 212.242.0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street, in Chelsea. (more...)

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