Hottest Articles on from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014

Below are's most popular articles from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014 FSPA Ballet Conservatory Dancers to Compete at Youth America Grand Prix
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

Three advanced Ballet Conservatory students from the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will participate in the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) New England regional semi-finals, to be held at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island on February 7- 9. Mikaela Guidice, 11, of Norfolk, Shaina McGillis, 15, of Franklin, and Noura Sander, 13, of Easton, will join the ranks of 5,000 other 9-19 year-old aspiring dancers worldwide to compete in America's oldest and the world's largest student ballet scholarship competition. This year's U.S. semi-finals will be held in 10 states, with international semi-finals in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Japan and Mexico. The YAGP weekend also features workshops with master teachers and will take place at Festival Ballet Providence. (more...)

2) Hottest Articles on from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014 BWW Reviews: New York Theatre Ballet: Keith Michael's Alice-in-Wonderland Follies
by Holly Kerr - January 30, 2014

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3) Hottest Articles on from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014 STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - EVITA Tour and Tango Ballet in Denver
by Stage Tube - January 27, 2014

In this week's episode of 'In Focus', host Eden Lane sits down with two of the stars -- Caroline Bowman (Eva) and Sean MacLaughlin (Peron) -- of the EVITA tour, stopping in Denver this week. She also takes viewers behind the scenes for rehearsal of Parasol Arts new Tango Ballet, El Corazon de Tango - The Heart of Tango. Watch the interviews below! (more...)

4) Hottest Articles on from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014 BWW Interview: 'Tap Talk' Provides Lively, Informative Survey of Tap Choreographers and Companies
by Ryan Casey - January 27, 2014

In its inaugural effort, The American Tap Dance Foundation's new lecture-demonstration series fulfills its promise to educate and to honor the dance form through discussions, anecdotes and videos. (more...)

5) Hottest Articles on from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014 BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet's 4th Annual SATURDAY AT THE BALLET WITH GEORGE
by Sondra Forsyth - January 28, 2014

Nearly 31 years have passed since George Balanchine, the prolific and pioneering 20th century choreographer, died on April 30th 1983. Yet the New York City Ballet, the company he co-founded with Lincoln Kirstein 80 years ago, continues to revere and remember him with equal parts fondness and awe. That legacy of love and respect for Mr. B was especially evident on January 25th 2014, the 4th annual celebration of "Saturday at the Ballet with George" in honor of his birthday. He was actually born on January 22nd 1904 but scheduling the event on a Saturday allows for a daylong series of workshops and performances, all of them affordable and some of them free. (more...)

6) Hottest Articles on from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014 Ballet San Jose School Announces the Carreño Male Dancer Training Initiative
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

Under the direction of Artistic Director Jose Manuel Carreño, Ballet San Jose School is expanding and formalizing its male dancer training by creating new scholarship opportunities for male students to participate in its2014 Summer Intensive [include dates and location]. Aspiring male dancers will have the opportunity to train with Jose Carreño and the faculty of Ballet SJ School. Carreño will be involved in selecting students for these opportunities, and qualified students will be considered for placement in the 2014-2015 Ballet San JoseTrainee and Apprentice Programs or in some cases as Company members. For information . (more...)

7) Hottest Articles on from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014 STAGE TUBE: Celebrate Chinese New Year with Uber Lion Dances
by Stage Tube - January 29, 2014

A lion dance is a traditional form of Chinese dance typically performed during Chinese New Year. This year, Uber is letting you hire a lion dance troupe on demand through Wednesday. (more...)

8) Hottest Articles on from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014 Junk Dance Company to Perform at Winter Center, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2014

Compared to well-known, energetic and highly creative dance companies such as Pilobolus, MOMIX and Cirque de Soleil, Brian Sanders' JUNK DANCE COMPANY is taking the dance world by storm. The company comes to Lancaster Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 PM at the Winter Center, 60 Cottage Avenue on the Millersville University campus in Millersville. (more...)

9) Hottest Articles on from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014 BWW Reviews: Ballet Next Performs at New York Live Arts
by Marjorie Liebert - January 27, 2014

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Michele Wiles presented the second evening of performances of her new company, Ballet Next, at NYLA. (more...)

10) Hottest Articles on from 1/26/2014 - 2/2/2014 Smuin Ballet to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with XXtravaganza Gala, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

Celebrating its rich history of quality and innovation in choreography, Smuin Ballet celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a dynamic 2014 XXRAVAGANZA GALA, to be held Saturday, March 1, 2014. Honorary Chairs Elaine and Tony La Russa are joined by Event Co-chairs Patti and Jerry Hume, Athena and John Konstin, and celebrity guest auctioneers, former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown and 'Voice of the Giants' Renel Brooks-Moon, to create an exhilarating tribute to Smuin Ballet, featuring highlights from the past 20 years as well as glimpses of this season's brilliant lineup. Senator Mark Leno will open the festivities with a special presentation from the State Senate in honor of Smuin Ballet and its 20 years of creative and artistic excellence. The black tie event will include a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a delectable dinner catered by McCall's, live auction, and performance by Smuin Ballet's acclaimed dancers. Smuin Ballet's 2014 XXRAVAGANZA GALA takes place at The Galleria, 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco. For tickets or for more information, the public may contact Smuin Ballet at (415) 556-5000 x106 or visit (more...)

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