DANCE NEWS COVERAGE


BWW Interview: Bessie Award-Winning Choreographer Joya Powell BWW Interview: Bessie Award-Winning Choreographer Joya Powell
by Caryn Cooper - February 23, 2017

Joya Powell is the 2016 Bessie Award winner for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and Artistic Director of the acclaimed Movement of the People Dance Company. She along with a number of other artists across artistic mediums such as theatre, dance, spoken word, music, photography, literary arts, dis... (more...)
Nashville Ballet To Pay Homage To Diverse Musical Genres, 3/4 Nashville Ballet To Pay Homage To Diverse Musical Genres, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2017

In its ongoing effort to profile how dance pairs with every style of music, Nashville Ballet will pay homage to the diverse musical genres that earned Nashville the title of "Music City," at its premier fundraising event Ballet Ball, held on March 4, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.... (more...)
Centenary Stage Company to present DANCE FEST: XY DANCE PROJECT Centenary Stage Company to present DANCE FEST: XY DANCE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2017

 Centenary Stage Company honors the art of contemporary dance with the XY Dance Project on Saturday, March 18 at 8pm in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. ... (more...)
Metropolitan Ballet Company, Settlement Music School and Pennsylvania Ballet II perform in Variations/Collaborations Metropolitan Ballet Company, Settlement Music School and Pennsylvania Ballet II perform in Variations/Collaborations
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2017

Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) will host Settlement Music School and Pennsylvania Ballet 2 in MBC's annual, Variations/Collaborations: An Evening of Music and Dance, at 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Kurtz Center of the William Penn Charter School, 3000 West School House Lane, Philadelphi... (more...)
BWW Review: New York City Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTY BWW Review: New York City Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - February 22, 2017

When Aurora makes her first appearance in SLEEPING BEAUTY, the audience usually sits up-there's a murmur, an anticipation. THE STAR is here, and she's in charge for the next two hours. And THE STAR had better be ready. The audience is watching her every move, not to mention her every mishap.... (more...)
Photo Flash: The Washington Ballet Partners with DC Artists & Designers for Design Meets Dance Campaign Photo Flash: The Washington Ballet Partners with DC Artists & Designers for Design Meets Dance Campaign
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2017

Today, February 22nd, The Washington Ballet (along with local artists and designers) bring some much needed joy, brightness and life back to DC. Celebrating the city's newest shopping district, CityCenterDC, dancers take over the city streets in a show-stopping, Broadway-worthy production, choreogra... (more...)
BODA MEXICANA by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Comes to Queens Theatre BODA MEXICANA by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Comes to Queens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2017

Queens-based Calpulli Mexican Dance Company finalizes its residency with Queens Theatre with Boda Mexicana (Mexican Wedding), a production with live music and dance that tells the story of the union of two people through Mexican customs, symbols and ceremonies. Under Artistic Director, Alberto Lopez... (more...)
Repertory Dance Theatre presents DABKE Repertory Dance Theatre presents DABKE
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2017

Repertory Dance Theatre, a revolutionary institution of modern dance, will close their 51st season of revolutionary modern dance with DABKE, April 6-8, 2017 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.... (more...)
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Joins DPE With Hopes of 'Larger Political Action' Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Joins DPE With Hopes of 'Larger Political Action'
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) has become an affiliate of the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE), joining a coalition of national unions that collectively represent over four million professional and technical employees.... (more...)
Dance/NYC Announces Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund Grantees Dance/NYC Announces Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund Grantees
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2017

Dance/NYC is pleased to announce recipients of the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund (DDA Fund): AXIS Dance Company, Oakland, California; Jess Curtis/Gravity, San Francisco, California; Dancing Wheels Company and School, Cleveland, Ohio; Full Radius Dance, Atlanta, Georgia; Kinetic Light, Los Altos,... (more...)
BWW Review: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Thrives Anew in 2017 BWW Review: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Thrives Anew in 2017
by Sondra Forsyth - February 21, 2017

The venerable Martha Graham Dance Company, founded 91 years ago in 1926, is thriving anew after getting past protracted legal battles following modern dance pioneer Graham's death and coping with the loss of historical material during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Much of the credit for the success of th... (more...)
Theatre Coup d'Etat Presents FIGHT NIGHT: ST. PATRICK'S EDITION Theatre Coup d'Etat Presents FIGHT NIGHT: ST. PATRICK'S EDITION
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2017

It's Celebrity Death Match meets Highlander... and it's live.... (more...)
YoungArts Kicks Off 2017 Miami Regional Program Tonight YoungArts Kicks Off 2017 Miami Regional Program Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) recently announced details for its 2017 regional programs, including a new long-term institutional partnership with the Center for the Art of Performance at University of California Los Angeles (CAP UCLA) that represents YoungArts' deepening roots in the... (more...)
RICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 Festival RICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts LIVE IDEAS 2017 festival with the world premiere of XXYY, a multilayered work conceived and directed by Move, with costumes by acclaimed theater artist Alba Clemente and an original score by Italian electronic music pioneer Martux_m.... (more...)
mishiDance, Sans Limites Dance Set for Green Space This March mishiDance, Sans Limites Dance Set for Green Space This March
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in March.
Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by mishiDance and Sans Limites Dance.... (more...)
Visceral Dance Chicago to Return to Harris with SPRINGFOUR Visceral Dance Chicago to Return to Harris with SPRINGFOUR
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

Visceral Dance Chicago will continue its fourth season offerings with SPRINGFOUR at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, the third mainstage Chicago performance of the company's fourth season.... (more...)
The Marblehead School of Ballet Celebrates National Dance Week, 2/24 The Marblehead School of Ballet Celebrates National Dance Week, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) celebrates National Dance Week from Friday, February 24 through Sunday, March 5.  To thank the public for its support for 45 years, MSB is offering special discounts throughout the week and beginning the winter salsa and partner dance series.... (more...)
Connecticut Dance Alliance to Host Shoreline Regional Meeting Connecticut Dance Alliance to Host Shoreline Regional Meeting
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

In an effort to ensure the Connecticut Dance Alliance (CDA) is more easily accessible to all, the organization is establishing Regional Chapters throughout the State of CT.  ... (more...)
Sydney Dance Company Presents Triple Bill 2017 at Swarthmore College Sydney Dance Company Presents Triple Bill 2017 at Swarthmore College
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

???????The Department of Music and Dance and the William J. Cooper Foundation at Swarthmore College present works of dance from SydneyDance Company on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at 8 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center's Pearson-Hall Theater (Main Stage).... (more...)
BWW Review: A Fantastic Evening with Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young BWW Review: A Fantastic Evening with Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young
by Caryn Cooper - February 20, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017, in a one night only engagement, brought together MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance and Bessie Award winner Nicholas Van Young for the world premiere of the inaugural Works & Process Rotunda Project at the Guggenheim Museum. This is a new residency and commissioning init... (more...)
Mare Nostrum Elements Presents EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHER SERIES, 2/27-28 Mare Nostrum Elements Presents EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHER SERIES, 2/27-28
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

Currently in its 15th year, Mare Nostrum Elements (MNE), a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to supporting performing artists and creating original works for the stage, will present the culmination of its fourth annual Emerging Choreographer Series on Monday, February 27 andTuesday, Febru... (more...)
Joyce Theater Presents SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY, 3/7-12 Joyce Theater Presents SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY, 3/7-12
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to welcome back to its stage Australia's hottest ticket in contemporary dance, Sydney Dance Company, in a mixed bill program featuring three New York premieres showcasing the company's strong, athletic contemporary st... (more...)
The Washington Ballet Announces Bidding for Exclusive Misty Copeland Autographed Pointe Shoes The Washington Ballet Announces Bidding for Exclusive Misty Copeland Autographed Pointe Shoes
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

As part of the 40th Anniversary of The Washington Ballet (TWB) performance Company, TWB is participating in an ebay auction and is pleased to announce a unique gift package for the balletomane and footwear aficionado: A pair of pointe shoes autographed by Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre prin... (more...)
Russell Janzen and More Promoted at New York City Ballet Russell Janzen and More Promoted at New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2017

New York City Ballet announced today the promotion of eight of the Company's dancers. Soloist Russell Janzen has been promoted to the rank of principal dancer, and corps de ballet members Sara Adams, Harrison Ball, Emilie Gerrity, Joseph Gordon, Unity Phelan, Troy Schumacher, and Indiana Woodward ha... (more...)
Spectrum Dance Theater to Continue Rambunctious Series with THE IMMIGRANTS Spectrum Dance Theater to Continue Rambunctious Series with THE IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

Spectrum Dance Theater announces the eagerly anticipated return of the Rambunctious Series, now in its third iteration titled 'The Immigrants' - this time focusing on works by Immigrant-American classical composers.... (more...)