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Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014

Below are BWWDanceWorld.com's most popular articles from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 BWW Interviews: Choreographer Spencer Liff Talks HEDWIG, DWTS & New Season of SYTYCD
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2014

Today, the multi-talented dancer speaks exclusively to BWW about the uniqueness of choreographing a show like 'Hedwig', his longtime relationship with Neil Patrick Harris and what's ahead for the new season of 'So You Think You Can Dance.' (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 BC Beat, Featuring Artists from ROCKY, BEAUTIFUL, KUNG FU and More, to Return to Cielo, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The seventh installment of BC Beat on Monday, May 19th highlights award winning choreographers and performers from television, film and Broadway who have created and performed in some of the year's most anticipated productions. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 BWW Interviews: Hilda Morales: An Extraordinary Career with Pennsylvania Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Antony Tudor and the Hartt School of Dance
by Barnett Serchuk - May 12, 2014

Hilda Morales was born in N.Y. City, and grew up in Puerto Rico. Her early training was with Ana Garcia of the Ballet San Juan. At 14 years of age, Ms. Morales received a Ford Foundation Scholarship to study at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet. She danced as a principal dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet, soloist with American Ballet Theatre, artist-in-residence with the Colorado Ballet and guest appearances with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Albuquerque Ballet and Jacksonville Ballet. During her dancing career, Ms. Morales performed in full-length classic ballets as well as works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, John Butler, Alvin Ailey, and Jose Limon. Ms. Morales was featured in the movie The Turning Point, in the role of Sandra, directed by Herbert Ross. She guest teaches and is on the faculty of the Central Pennsylvania summer programs, and joined The Hartt School faculty in 1998. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 BWW Interviews: Todd Ivins Designs MIRROR, MIRROR: Envisioning a Modern Ballet Masterpiece
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 13, 2014

This May, the Milwaukee Ballet stages Artistic Director Michael Pink's World Premiere full-length ballet Mirror, Mirror. With Pink's innovative genius and darker, dramatic perspective on the fairy tale Snow White, Pink enlisted Todd Edward Ivins for the ballet's costume and set design. The pair collaborated several years ago under Milwaukee Rep's Artistic Director Mark Clements for the theater company's sellout musical, Cabaret (2010), while Ivins and his designs were instrumental in the success of Ragtime (2013) and the contemporary vision seen on stage in Shakespeare's Othello (2012). The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse became a familiar place in Milwaukee where the pair could contemplate their reinvention of a beloved fairy tale. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 Muna Tseng Dance Projects Responds to Chuck Ginnever Sculptures at Riverside Park, 5/17 & 24
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Cynthia-Reeves Projects, The New York Department of Parks & Recreation, Chuck Ginnever, and Gayle Maxon-Edgerton, GME LLC, announce two special evening performances by the Muna Tseng Dance Projects on May 17 and 24 at 7pm, whose newly commissioned choreography will directly engage with an exhibition of monumental steel sculptures by noted American artist, Chuck Ginnever. Medusa and High Rise, currently on view at Riverside Park at 145th Street, is situated overlooking the metal ice breakers and the George Washington Bridge, and has inspired the dance troupe's second collaboration with the artist, nearly thirty years after their first project together. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 Ballet Hispanico Selects Miguel Mancillas for Next Instituto Coreografico, 5/19-30
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, presents the latest installment of its choreographic institute, Instituto Coreografico,to be held May 19-30, 2014 at the company's headquarters at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. This month's Instituto Coreografico features Miguel Mancillas, Artistic Director of Antares Danza Contemporanea, who will be paired with a filmmaker as well as panelists Marnie Wood, Linda Kent, and Kevin Wynn. Instituto Coreografico is made possible with leadership support from the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere Dance Documentary Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, 6/20
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2014

American Masters Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, premieres nationally Friday, June 20, 10-11:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings, New York metro area at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN). (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 The Joyce Theater Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring Pacific Northwest Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and More
by Jillian Gaier - May 12, 2014

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2014-2015 fall/winter season, launching September 9 with the New York premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's extravagant production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, danced by the magnificent dancers of the National Ballet of Canada at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE! Comes to Cleveland Play House, 5/30-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Cleveland Play House enthusiastically welcomes dance legend Maurice Hines to Cleveland in the toe-tapping extravaganza, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Co-produced with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage, CPH audiences will be dazzled by this infectious production, which brings the history of American tap to life. Directed by Tony-nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and featuring contemporary tap icons The Manzari Brothers and music from the all-female big band The Diva Orchestra, Tappin' Thru Life will dance its way onto PlayhouseSquare's Allen Theatre stage for an extended run from May 30 - June 29. Special gratitude is given to CPH's generous sponsor, Zinner & Co. (more...)


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