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Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014

Below are BWWDanceWorld.com's most popular articles from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 SYTYCD Recaps: Billy Porter Guest Judges; Early Frontrunners Emerge
by Matt Tamanini - June 13, 2014

Despite my eternal love for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, last week I expressed a bit of audition fatigue. Though I appreciate seeing the beginning of each competitors' journeys, the vast majority of 30-second solos seem like unsatisfying appetizers, when all I want is a fully-formed emotional and artistic meal. This week's episode didn't do much to change my audition opinion, as many of the routines were just technical exhibitions, but for the first time this season, I started to see some potential winners. It also doesn't hurt when Executive Producer and Judge Nigel Lythgoe welcomes a Tony-winner to the judging panel. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 Billy Porter to Guest Judge on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by TV News Desk - June 10, 2014

Resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy will be joined by guest judges Billy Porter (Broadway's Kinky Boots) and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia) and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles). (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 Christina Applegate, Paula Abdul and More Set for Dizzy Feet Foundation and The Music Center's 2014 'Celebration of Dance' Gala, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - June 09, 2014

The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF) and The Music Center today announced Christina Applegate, Jenna Elfman, Wayne Brady, Paula Abdul and Elizabeth Berkley as presenters for the fourth annual 'Celebration of Dance' Gala, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 19. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 Ballet Star Misty Copeland to Make 3 Guest Judge Appearances on FOX's SYTYCD
by TV News Desk - June 13, 2014

Copeland will bring her 18 years of dance experience and her hard-won life lessons to the EMMY winning FOX show SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE as a Guest Judge on multiple episodes. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 Photo Flash: School of American Ballet's 2014 Workshop Performance Benefit Raises Almost $860,000
by BWW News Desk - June 09, 2014

The School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit 2014 on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 celebrated 50 years of these annual performances and raised nearly $860,000 for scholarships and school programs. The evening began with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard's Morse Hall, followed by the presentation of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Service to Dena Abergel, SAB faculty member and NYCB Children's Ballet Master, and Wien Awards for Outstanding Promise to Lyrica Blankfein, Christopher Grant, Baily Jones, and Addie Tapp. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's SWAN LAKE is Beautiful
by David Clarke - June 09, 2014

Houston Ballet is closing their 2013-2014 season with a gorgeous revival of Stanton Welch's SWAN LAKE. Settling in for the lengthy production, I could barely contain my excitement. Impressed as I was by the show, I discovered that Darren Aronosky's Black Swan left me with expectations for the ballet that were not delivered. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 BWW Interviews: Cherylyn Lavagnino
by Barnett Serchuk - June 10, 2014

Cherylyn Lavagnino has an MFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a BA in Philosophy from USC. Lavagnino toured nationally as a soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet. She has performed a range of classical repertoire and contemporary work by choreographers including Balanchine, John Butler, Hans Van Manen, and Tere O'Connor, and the diversity of these experiences has informed the dialogue between classical and contemporary in her work with Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance. Ms. Lavagnino has created over forty works in the past fifteen years, and since 2000 the platform for her choreography has been Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance. Many of those works were created in collaboration with composers Scott Killian and Jane Chung. CLD continues to support a Live Music and Dance incentive their performances. Lavagnino's choreography has been presented in New York City: by Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Symphony Space, DanceNow/NYC, Kaatsban International Dance Center and The Joyce Theatre's 'Evening Stars' series. Ms. Lavagnino is an Alpert Award nominee for choreography and recipient of a space grant residency from the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Her choreography has been supported by the American Music Center's, Live Music for Dance grant and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Manhattan Creative Communities Fund. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 Bronx Dance Theatre Presents BDT ON BROADWAY, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2014

Bronx Dance Theatre (BDT) will celebrate its 38th year via the recital titled BDT ON BROADWAY, featuring excerpts from Broadway musicals "Cinderella" and "42nd Street," at Lehman High School Auditorium (3000 E. Tremont, Bronx) on Sunday, June 15, at 2 p.m. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 BWW Reviews: THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET Celebrates 50 Years of Workshop Performances
by Sondra Forsyth - June 09, 2014

On June 3rd 2014, The School of American Ballet's 50th annual Workshop Performance at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center once again proved that Balanchine was right when he famously said "But first a school". That remark was Mr. B's response after Lincoln Kirstein invited him to come to the United States to co-found a ballet company in 1933. Eight decades later, as evidenced by the overall high level of talent and artistry on stage, SAB continues to deserve its reputation as this country's foremost pre-professional training ground for ballet dancers versed in the Balanchine style. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 BWW Reviews: The School of American Ballet Dances Balanchine
by Marjorie Liebert - June 09, 2014

The School of American Ballet's 50th Annual Workshop Performance on May 31, 2014, at 2 pm, was a delight. SAB students performed excerpts and one full length Balanchine ballet chosen to recognize the School's co-founder, George Balanchine, and former faculty member, Alexandra Danilova, who together launched SAB's first year-end student workshop in 1965. (more...)



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