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Polina Semionova Withdraws from ABT Polina Semionova Withdraws from ABT
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

Principal Dancer Polina Semionova will take a medical leave during American Ballet Theatre's Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, withdrawing from all previously scheduled performances, it was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director.... (more...)
Dance to Unite Hosts 2016 Benefit ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Tonight Dance to Unite Hosts 2016 Benefit ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

Dance to Unite presents the 3rd Annual Benefit: ONE WAY OR ANOTHER tonight, May 3, 2016 at 6pm, featuring live music from Debbie Harry at Avenues: The World School, located in Chelsea at 259 Tenth Avenue, NYC, 10001.... (more...)
Chicago Tap Theatre to Honor the Music of Queen with WE WILL TAP YOU! Chicago Tap Theatre to Honor the Music of Queen with WE WILL TAP YOU!
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) honors the music of legendary rock band Queen with the one night only performance of WE WILL TAP YOU! A Tap Dance Celebration to the Music of Queen.... (more...)
Ariel Rivka Dance to Kick Off Ninth Season Festival with Guest Artists, 5/19 Ariel Rivka Dance to Kick Off Ninth Season Festival with Guest Artists, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

New York City, NY (For Release 3.30.16) — Known for capturing the duality of strength and grace, Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) celebrates its ninth season with a special, contemporary dance festival comprising five world premieres by four of today's top choreographers all on one stage. Curated by ARD, thi... (more...)
The Hartt Community Division Dance to Present THE RED SHOES The Hartt Community Division Dance to Present THE RED SHOES
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

On Friday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m., The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) presents the world premiere of the ballet THE RED SHOES, featuring a newly created score with live piano, recorded music, and new compositions by Jessica Rudman, with original story and choreography by Susannah Marchese.... (more...)
The Joyce Theater Foundation to Present BALLET BC, 6/1-5 The Joyce Theater Foundation to Present BALLET BC, 6/1-5
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will present Ballet BC, from June 1 - June 5 at The Joyce Theater.... (more...)
Boston Ballet to Stage OBSIDIAN TEAR in London, May 28 Boston Ballet to Stage OBSIDIAN TEAR in London, May 28
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Obsidian Tear, inspired by renowned Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen's orchestral work Nyx, features an all-male cast. Salonen, who was recently named Composer in Residence with the New York Philharmonic, will make his Royal Ballet debut conducting the world premiere.... (more...)
Photo: First Look - ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Gets Her Own Barbie Doll! Photo: First Look - ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Gets Her Own Barbie Doll!
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2016

Today, Copeland becomes the newest star to get her own Barbie, part of Mattel's 'You Can Be Anything' campaign.... (more...)
2016 Keir Choreographic Award Finalists Are Announced! 2016 Keir Choreographic Award Finalists Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

The four finalists for the 2016 Keir Choreographic Award (KCA), Australia's first major choreographic award, were announced on Saturday night at the KCA Closing Ceremony at Melbourne's Dancehouse. KCA celebrates the vibrancy of Australian choreography and expands the debate around contemporary chore... (more...)
Washington Ballet Announces Fundraiser for Pointe Shoes Washington Ballet Announces Fundraiser for Pointe Shoes
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

The Washington Ballet (TWB) is raising support for its Student Pointe Shoe Fund, to provide pointe shoes to 59 dancers at its Southeast Washington, DC campus, TWB@THEARC, ahead of the group's annual Spring Performance held at the end of May.... (more...)
BWW Review: Cleveland Ballet is Back with New Leadership and Attitude BWW Review: Cleveland Ballet is Back with New Leadership and Attitude
by Roy Berko - May 02, 2016

The words, 'Cleveland Ballet' to many locals means Dennis Nahat, Ian Horvath Karen Gabay, Raymond Rodriguez, impressive sets and costumes, a union with the Silicone Valley's San Jose. And, poof, in 2000...they were gone to the west coast, leaving a hole in the local arts offerings.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar BWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar
by Wesley Doucette - May 02, 2016

A Q&A with PS122 Gala's Honorees: Annie B Parson and Paul Lazar... (more...)
BWW Dance Review: VKIBC 2016 Was True to Its Mission of 'Preserving the Past, Discovering the Future' BWW Dance Review: VKIBC 2016 Was True to Its Mission of 'Preserving the Past, Discovering the Future'
by Sondra Forsyth - May 02, 2016

On April 30th 2016 at Symphony Space on NYC's Upper West Side, Valentina Kozlova glowed with well-deserved pride as she introduced the Awards Ceremony and Gala of this year's eponymous Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition. Originally called the Boston Ballet Competition, the event has ... (more...)
BWW Dance Review: VKIBC Gala Celebrates the Next Generation of Dancers BWW Dance Review: VKIBC Gala Celebrates the Next Generation of Dancers
by Christina Pandolfi - May 02, 2016

Held at the culturally diverse Symphony Space on the Upper West Side on April 30th 2016, the 6th Edition of the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition showcased a bounty of prodigal talent in both classical and contemporary dance. It's encouraging and refreshing to witness such unabash... (more...)
Steps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York Season Steps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York Season
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2016

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm committed to connecting artists and the community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, announces a 3-day weekend performance celebration May 6-8, 2016 at Ailey Citigroup Theater. The weekend will commence May 6 wit... (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016
by BWW - May 01, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016. ... (more...)
BWW Dance Review: YAGP 2016 Was Better Than Ever at 'Ensuring the Future of Dance' BWW Dance Review: YAGP 2016 Was Better Than Ever at 'Ensuring the Future of Dance'
by Sondra Forsyth - April 30, 2016

The 2016 season of Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) culminated during three days in April at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). On April 27th, the Final Round of this celebrated international competition proved to be a heartening display of youthful promise. Then on April 28th and 29th, the "Stars ... (more...)
Joe Monteleone to Perform DEXTERITY OF MOUTH AND WAR Solo at New York Live Arts Joe Monteleone to Perform DEXTERITY OF MOUTH AND WAR Solo at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Dancer Joe Monteleone will be performing a solo titled 'Dexterity of Mouth and War' on Sunday, May 1, at New York Live Arts with the PMT 15th Anniversary Showcase.... (more...)
Monteleone Dance to Bring STERILITY to ReVerb Dance Gallery Festival This Weekend Monteleone Dance to Bring STERILITY to ReVerb Dance Gallery Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Infinito Gallery is hosting the ReVerb Dance Gallery Festival this weekend on Saturday, April 30 from 3 PM to 10 PM.... (more...)
Time Lapse Dance to Stage POLAR RHYTHMS: DANCE AND MUSIC OF ICE at Speyer Hall Time Lapse Dance to Stage POLAR RHYTHMS: DANCE AND MUSIC OF ICE at Speyer Hall
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Global warming meets dance in "POLAR RHYTHMS: DANCE AND MUSIC OF ICE," a program presented by choreographer Jody Sperling and her company Time Lapse Dance with the Performance Project at University Settlement, Speyer Hall, June 2-4, 2016. ... (more...)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2016 Lineup Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking ticket sales and attendance of Festival 2015, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will soon kick-off a new season of exciting programming featuring international artists, world premieres, an impressive number of engagements set to live music, and more tha... (more...)
BWW Dance Review: THE BEATLES LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage in Las Vegas is Mesmerizing BWW Dance Review: THE BEATLES LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage in Las Vegas is Mesmerizing
by Marina Kennedy - April 29, 2016

See 'The Beatles LOVE' by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage in Las Vegas for an entrancing show that includes incredible dance numbers.... (more...)
BWW Blog: A BOUNTIFUL Experience BWW Blog: A BOUNTIFUL Experience
by Maria Peyramaure - April 29, 2016

Look up. Turn off your phone... your iPad, your iPod, or computer... See someone, a loved one, a friend or stranger, see them and accept them just as they are, ask them their name or what they are passionate about, and then take them to see Bountiful: A Teacher's Journey.... (more...)
Nashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Wins NYCI Grant Nashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Wins NYCI Grant
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 29, 2016

Nashville Ballet and company principal/choreographer Christopher Stuart have been awarded a Fellowship Initiative grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, to support the development of new choreography in a studio setting.... (more...)
Nashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Receives Fellowship Initiative Grant from New York Choreographic Institute Nashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Receives Fellowship Initiative Grant from New York Choreographic Institute
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Nashville Ballet has been awarded a Fellowship Initiative grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, to support the development of new choreography in a studio setting. The choreographer will be Christopher Stuart.... (more...)


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BWW Dance Review: VKIBC 2016 Was True to Its Mission of 'Preserving the Past, Discovering the Future'BWW Dance Review: VKIBC 2016 Was True to Its Mission of 'Preserving the Past, Discovering the Future'
by Sondra Forsyth