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Denis Matvienko Withdraws from Performances with American Ballet Theatre Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Due to injury, Denis Matvienko, a guest artist with American Ballet Theatre, will withdraw from scheduled performances with the Company this Spring, it was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director. (more...)

Streb's FORCES to Open 5/16 at SLAM
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Back home after an acclaimed tour, STREB, New York's Own Action Heroes spring into action with the spring edition of Forces at SLAM (Streb Lab for Action Mechanics), their Williamsburg playground. Elizabeth Streb and her Extreme Action Company have teamed with theater luminaries to give Action a voice and story in Forces, May 16th through June 22nd at SLAM, 51 North 1st St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Foundation to Present JOYCE UNLEASHED, 5/8-17
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Joyce Theater, under the executive direction of Linda Shelton, announces Joyce Unleashed, a collection of three cutting-edge performances presented outside of its historical Chelsea home, from May 8-17. Artists include the Seattle-based zoe | juniper performing BEGINAGAIN at 3-Legged Dog Art & Technology Center in Downtown Manhattan from May 8 - 10; NYC-based Laurie Berg's The Afterlife and Minneapolis-based SuperGroup's The Tent Has Been Pulled Down will perform at Brooklyn's Invisible Dog Art Center from May 15-17. Tickets for all performances are $15 and are available at or by calling 212.242.0800. Seating is general admission. (more...)

'Dance from the Extraordinary Everyday' Workshop Series with Peter DiMuro to Run 5/22-6/14; Performances Set for 6/20-21
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Announcing the 'Dance from the Extraordinary Everyday' workshop series with Peter DiMuro. (more...)

BWW Previews: Mark Morris Prepares for World Premiere of ACIS AND GALATEA
by Stephen Raskauskas - April 18, 2014

This weekend, as we all overload on sugar and attend the obligatory Passion performance, Mark Morris is getting ready to unveil his latest opus. His new production of Handel's ACIS AND GALATEA, one of the most beloved English language operas, has its world premiere next week at Cal Performances, Berkeley (April 25 - 27), before traveling to Celebrity Series of Boston (May 15-18) for its East Coast premiere. (more...)

Sunhwa Chung, Ko-Ryo Dance Theater and More Set for Green Space, May 2014
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/ emerging artists in May. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Sunhwa Chung/ Ko-Ryo Dance Theater. (more...)

La Mama Moves! to Feature 13 Premieres, 5/2-25
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

A French accent will resonate through La MaMa Moves! this spring when four Gallic dance troupes, along with 11 other experimentalists from around the world, commandeer all three theaters at La MaMa for three and a half dance-packed weeks, May 2-25. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Oregon Ballet Theatre's Spring Program 2014: CELEBRATE
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Join the Oregon Ballet Theatre from April 17th to the 26th at the Newmark Theatre as they celebrate the extraordinary career and contribution of Alison Roper, even as we also celebrate the bright future of OBT. Roper takes her final bows after 18 seasons of bringing joy to Portland audiences with this program, and we want to send her off in style. In addition to the company premiere of Helen Pickett's lush and colorfulPetal, and the revival of audience favorite The Lost Dance by Matjash Mrozewski, we are planning some surprises that will remind audiences just why Alison Roper has been such an extraordinary presence on our stages. A highlight will be yet another company premiere: Cor Perdut by Nacho Duato, apas de deux to showcase the beauty and power of this incredible artist. You can purchase tickets here. (more...)

Young Soon Kim and WHITE WAVE DANCE Present World Premiere of ETERNAL NOW, 6/19-22
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Young Soon Kim and WHITE WAVE DANCE present the World Premiere of Eternal NOW. An ambitious collaboration reuniting Young Soon Kim's fluid and intertwining dramatic movement with longtime collaborator composer Marco Cappelli, who will perform an original score live, as dancers interact with scenes of lusciously composed images and edited footage by video artist, Kate Freer, playing on widescreen monitors. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BALLET HISPANICO Offers Contemporary Dance with a Latin Flavor at the Joyce
by Sondra Forsyth - April 18, 2014

Opening night of Ballet Hispanico's 2014 spring season at the Joyce on April 15th once again featured the fascinating fusion of Latin themes with contemporary movement that has become Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's trademark during his four years at the helm. (more...)

New York City Ballet's Spring 2014 Gala to Feature Sufjan Stevens, CAROUSEL and Kristen Bell, 5/8; Spring Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

New York City Ballet's 2014 Spring Season will open on Tuesday, April 29, with a one-week Festival of 21st Century Choreographers featuring 11 ballets by 10 different choreographers - Mauro Bigonzetti, William Forsythe, Peter Martins, Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck, Angelin Preljocaj, Alexei Ratmansky, Liam Scarlett, Richard Tanner, and Christopher Wheeldon - as well the world premiere of a piece d'occasion by the artist JR, which will debut on opening night. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Coming to Cullen Theater, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

The San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, will make its Houston debut Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

UWM Department of Dance Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa has announced that University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Department of Dance is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. UWM Department of Dance at the Peck School of the Arts is recommended for a $15,000 grant to support the restaging of Trisha Brown's signature work Set and Reset (1983) as the focal point of Brown: Lineage and Process, a year-long exploration of Brown's creative ideas during the 2014-2015 academic year. UWM is one of only four colleges and universities in the United States that received a grant this year in the dance artistic field. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet to Make Houston Debut, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

The San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet,will make its Houston debut Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

NYCs 8th Annual Dance Parade + Festival Set for 5/17
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Over 10,000 dancers will participate in the Eighth Annual Dance Parade and Festival in New York City on Saturday May 17th 2014, starting at 1:00pm. This year's parade will feature dancers from countries around the globe, including Ukraine, Bolivia, India, Brazil, Korea, Algeria, Tahiti, Mexico, Japan, Estonia, Jamaica, China, Armenia, Spain and Indonesia. Tony Award winner, tap dancer marvel and choreographer Savion Glover and Bessie-winning founder and artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women will serve as Grand Marshals. (more...)

Tango Buenos Aires Coming to Strand-Capitol, 2/13/2015
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

On Feb 13, 2015, downtown York's historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center will welcome Tango Buenos Aires. Tickets are on sale now to Strand-Capitol members and go on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

New York City Ballet Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center with Spring Gala on 5/8
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

New York City Ballet announced today that its 2014 Spring Gala on Thursday, May 8 at 7pm will feature a special one-time-only program designed by NYCB's Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York State Theater (now the David H. Koch Theater) at Lincoln Center, as well as celebrate its future with a World Premiere ballet by choreographer Justin Peck and composer Sufjan Stevens. (more...)

ChEckiT!Dance Now Accepting Applications for 4th Annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

ChEckiT!Dance is now accepting applications to the Fourth Annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers, an eco-friendly evening of dance celebrating female choreographers,to be held in Central Park. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 9, 2014 and the application form is available at (more...)

DiverseWorks to Present Karen Sherman's ONE WITH OTHERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

DiverseWorks presents the Houston premiere of choreographer Karen Sherman's One with Others, a multi-media dance work that's part movement, part spoken word, part found-object art installation, and part construction project. One with Others will be presented at The Barn on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 pm. Each performance will be followed by a talk back with Sherman. Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 for DiverseWorks members, students, and seniors. One with Others will be performed by Joanna Furnans, Don Mabley-Allen, and Karen Sherman. (more...)

UC Berkeley Presents BERKELEY DANCE PROJECT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

With both people and places, sometimes the further away we are, the closer we feel. 'Intimate Distance' is the theme of this year's Berkeley Dance Project, an evening of choreography that will explore the relationship of distance and intimacy. The final production of UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies's Mainstage season runs today, April 17-26in Zellerbach Playhouse. Directed by Professor Lisa Wymore, it features new works by Jack Gray (visiting from New Zealand), Katie Faulkner (working here in Berkeley), and Ashley Ferro-Murray (choreographing from New York). (more...)

McAninch Arts Center Opens Pilobolus Dance Theater Today
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

The McAninch Arts Center presents the grand opening of the Pilobolus Dance Theater tonight, April 17 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida to Close 16th Season with Spring Gala and More, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2014

With a magnificent and colorful spectacle that combines classical and neoclassical ballet, the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, conducted by Maestro Vladimir Issaev, closes its sixteenth season, next May 3rd and 4th at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Wonderbound Dance Artists' Presents INDUSTRIAL PROJECT, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2014

Although the 2013-2014 Wonderbound season has come to a close, the dance artists at Wonderbound are still working hard - for a good cause. On May 2 and 3, they will present the 5th annual installment of Industrial Project - a program of innovative dance works produced and performed entirely by the dancers, with proceeds benefiting The Artist Resource Fund. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Launch Two Adaptive Dance Programs
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, and Kathryn Humphreys, Director of Youth, Education and Community Programs, announce two Adaptive Dance Programs: The Autism Project, for youth with autism spectrum disorder in grades 1–6; and Physically Integrated Dance, for neurotypical youth ages 8–16 with physical disabilities. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's MAP Education Program to Receive $100K Grant From the NEA
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa today announced Hubbard Street Dance Chicago among 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive NEA Art Works grants. Hubbard Street is recommended for a $100,000 grant - the maximum single amount provided to Art Works grantees - in support of its Movement as Partnership (MAP) Program. (more...)

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