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Metropolitan Ballet Presents HANSEL & GRETEL This WeekendMetropolitan Ballet Presents HANSEL & GRETEL This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) will open its season today, November 22nd & Sunday, November 23rd with a family-oriented program featuring one of the most enduring fairy tales of all time, Hansel & Gretel. (more...)


Repertory Dance Theatre Presents SURPRISE PACKAGES TodayRepertory Dance Theatre Presents SURPRISE PACKAGES Today
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

Repertory Dance Theatre presents a special concert designed to entertain children of all ages. In their 49th year, RDT will perform the fun and refreshing concert by choreographer, Tim Hadel, SURPRISE PACKAGES. The show is inspired by rhymes, games, puzzles and hijinks to delight audiences from age 3-103. To kick off the holiday season, RDT will offer this gift to the community with tickets just $10, or $40 for a family of 5. (more...)


American Repertory Ballet's 2014 NUTCRACKER Season Runs Now thru 12/21American Repertory Ballet's 2014 NUTCRACKER Season Runs Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

American Repertory Ballet's 2014 Nutcracker Season will run today, November 22 through December 21 at venues across New Jersey: Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, McCarter Theatre in Princeton, Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, and State Theatre in New Brunswick. (more...)


Celtic Festival Returns to Ware Center TodayCeltic Festival Returns to Ware Center Today
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

The Rose and Shamrock Celtic Festival will celebrate all things Celtic in Lancaster, following up on last year's first and hugely popular Celtic festival in the city. Taking place today, Nov. 22, this year's Rose and Shamrock Celtic Festival will be taking place at not just one, but two downtown venues: the Ware Center of Millersville University, located at 42 N. Prince Street, and Tellus360, 24 N. King Street. Featuring music, dance, food, storytelling, workshops and more, the Rose and Shamrock Celtic Festival will be an event where anyone attending-regardless of where he or she (or his or her parents or grandparents) were born-can say: 'Ta me Gaelach don la (I'm Gaelic for the day)!' (more...)


Africa Umoja Set for Symphony Space in JanuaryAfrica Umoja Set for Symphony Space in January
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Following engagements in Washington DC, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, New Orleans, LA, and Miami, FL, the International Arts Foundation presents the South African dance and musical event, AFRICA UMOJA: 20 YEARS FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY TOUR. (more...)


Julie Nathanielsz & Karen Nelson to Present THE TUNING PROJECT in JanuaryJulie Nathanielsz & Karen Nelson to Present THE TUNING PROJECT in January
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Acclaimed Austin dancer-choreographer Julie Nathanielsz presents new work directed by internationally celebrated dancer-choreographer Karen Nelson, featuring a cast of some of Austin's most exciting dance-artists. Performances will take place on Saturday January 17 at 4:00 PM and Sunday, January 18 at 2:30 and 7:00 pm at the Ballroom at Hancock Center, 811 East 41st Street, Austin. (more...)


Juilliard Dance's 2014-15 Season Opens with 'New Dances: Edition 2014' in DecemberJuilliard Dance's 2014-15 Season Opens with 'New Dances: Edition 2014' in December
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2014-15 season in December with New Dances: Edition 2014 featuring four world premieres by innovative choreographers: Juilliard alumnus Austin McCormick (1st-Year Dancers); alumna Loni Landon (2nd-Year Dancers); Kate Weare (3rd-Year Dancers); and Larry Keigwin (4th-Year Dancers). Mr. Keigwin is returning to Juilliard where he previously choreographed and premiered, in December 2008, Runaway, a large-scale piece that riffs on the high fashion runway scene, and, in December 2009, Megalopolis. (more...)


Parsons Dance Company to Perform at Eccles Center, 12/20Parsons Dance Company to Perform at Eccles Center, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

PARK CITY, UT – “One of the hottest tickets in contemporary American dance” (The Toronto Star), Parsons Dance Company soars onto Park City's Eccles Center stage for an encore performance on Dec. 20. Stunning athleticism meets joyous movement in a mixed repertory performance featuring new pieces as well as beloved creations by the world-renowned choreographer, David Parsons. Curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE LOOK OF FEELING Moves at Steps BeyondBWW Reviews: THE LOOK OF FEELING Moves at Steps Beyond
by Matt Hanson - November 21, 2014

In a quaint studio theater at 74th Street and Broadway, Steps Beyond hosted a legendary affair, likened to the historic backdrop that inspired The Look of Feeling. Gaudy uptown apartments spilled light into the stripped down set as artistic director Bradley Shelver greeted guests with palms clasped, smiling genuinely. The intimate air was as welcoming as a friend hosting new guests. (more...)


Jacob's Pillow Announces Dates for New Season; Archives Facility Expands and MoreJacob's Pillow Announces Dates for New Season; Archives Facility Expands and More
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

November 20, 2014 – (Becket, MA) Following the record-breaking attendance and ticket sales of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival moves into a new season of exciting activity. The year-round international center of dance breaks ground this month on an expansion project which will triple the areas for storage and public access to its rare and extensive dance Archives. The Pillow also announces four companies that will perform at Festival 2015: the legendary modern dance ensemble Martha Graham Dance Company, launching its 90th Anniversary Season; Jessica Lang Dance in The Wanderer, created in part during a Creative Development Residency at the Pillow; New York Theatre Ballet in a family-friendly production of Cinderella; and tap superstar Michelle Dorrance, her company Dorrance Dance, and composer Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely in a return engagement of The Blues Project. (more...)


SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Returns to the Van Wezel TonightSO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Returns to the Van Wezel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the 11-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America's fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall - live on tour - with more stops than ever before. They will perform on the Van Wezel stage tonight, November 21 at 8 pm. (more...)


Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Returns to New York with GENERATIONS II This WeekendDeeply Rooted Dance Theater Returns to New York with GENERATIONS II This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Chicago-based Deeply Rooted Dance Theater returns to the Mark Morris Dance Center with Generations II, this weekend, November 21-23, 2014. (more...)


Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns to Chicago After 16 Years This WeekendDance Theatre of Harlem Returns to Chicago After 16 Years This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

After 16 years, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University welcomes back Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) to Chicago as part of its 125th Anniversary Season celebration, this weekend, November 21 - 23, 2014. (more...)


The O'Shaughnessy Presents TU Dance This WeekendThe O'Shaughnessy Presents TU Dance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

The O'Shaughnessy presents TU Dance as the celebrated dance company opens its 11th performance season with a world premiere work by renowned Icelandic choreographer Katrín Hall, commissioned by The O'Shaughnessy. (more...)


Smuin's CHRISTMAS BALLET, UNCORKED! Returns This Holiday SeasonSmuin's CHRISTMAS BALLET, UNCORKED! Returns This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

The Bay Area's hottest holiday ticket gets a 21st season kick when Smuin Ballet's The Christmas Ballet, Uncorked! makes its sassy return, a perfect gift for audience members of all ages. (more...)


RDT Presents THE MITCH SHOW This WeekendRDT Presents THE MITCH SHOW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Repertory Dance Theatre is doing something a little different this year for the annual November show. The Company will be presenting world-renowned choreographer, performing artist, and award-winning film-maker, Mitchell Rose in THE MITCH SHOW, this weekend, November 21-22 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. To kick off the holiday season, RDT will presenting this show as a gift to the community for a discounted price of only $10 per ticket. (more...)


Cornish Dance Theater Presents Fall 2014 Concert This WeekendCornish Dance Theater Presents Fall 2014 Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, Michele Miller, and Amy O'Neal at its Fall 2014 Concert, which takes place at the Cornish Playhouse this weekend, Nov. 21 and 22. Many of the pieces, including one world premiere from Harrison, focus on issues relevant to the dancers and today's college students. (more...)


New York Theatre Ballet Presents DANCE ON A SHOESTRING This WeekendNew York Theatre Ballet Presents DANCE ON A SHOESTRING This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) continues it long-running series Dance on a Shoestring, now heldat the company's new home at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, NYC this weekend, Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 at 7pm. (more...)


Kirov Academy of Ballet to Dance at National Gallery of Art, 11/23Kirov Academy of Ballet to Dance at National Gallery of Art, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2014

Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] November 20, 2014 – Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC will perform in the National Gallery of Art's West Garden Court on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm. (more...)


The Houston Ballet Presents Free Wortham Theater Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, 11/26The Houston Ballet Presents Free Wortham Theater Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2014

On Wednesday, November 26 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, the holiday season will officially begin as hundreds of Houston children celebrate at the 27th annual Wortham Theater Center Tree Lighting Ceremony - a joyous festival held in the Grand Foyer of Wortham Theater Center downtown. This event is FREE and open to the public. (more...)


OF MICE AND MUSIC: A JAZZ NUTCRACKER to Play Long CenterOF MICE AND MUSIC: A JAZZ NUTCRACKER to Play Long Center
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And the perfect time for a new family tradition! Of Mice and Music: A Jazz Nutcracker is a unique twist on the holiday classic that the whole family will fall in love with! Tickets are on sale now starting at $23. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE SOUL OF FLAMENCO Stuns at Walt Whitman TheatreBWW Reviews: THE SOUL OF FLAMENCO Stuns at Walt Whitman Theatre
by Matt Hanson - November 20, 2014

Before anyone spoke, before song and the invention of instruments, there was movement. From the ground up, the human form awoke to the sound of the heart. From that moment until today, performance arts have flourished. (more...)


New York Live Arts Presents Barnard/Columbia Dances TonightNew York Live Arts Presents Barnard/Columbia Dances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2014

New York Live Arts presents Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts, tonight, November 20, through the 22nd at 7:30pm and November 22 at 2pm. Barnard/Columbia Dances, now in its tenth season, continues to work with New York Live Arts to connect students to the world of professional dance by commissioning premieres from contemporary artists. This year, Barnard and Columbia dancers will perform original works by four women choreographers-Patricia Hoffbauer, Sam Kim, Pam Tanowitz and Colleen Thomas-in celebration of Barnard's 125th anniversary as a leader in women's education (more...)


SSU Rohnert Park Hosts Fall Dance Concert 2014 TonightSSU Rohnert Park Hosts Fall Dance Concert 2014 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2014

Always exhilarating, unexpected, professional and thoroughly entertaining - Sonoma State University dance concerts feature SSU dancersperforming new, cutting edge dance works - each with a different aesthetic sensibility. The Fall Dance Concert 2014 features original student choreography and direction by Christine Cali, founder and Artistic Director of San Francisco based Cali & Co. (more...)


Jessica Lang Dance Brings Evening of Contemporary Dance at Mesa Arts Center TonightJessica Lang Dance Brings Evening of Contemporary Dance at Mesa Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2014

Choreographer Jessica Lang, who was recently recognized with a Bessie Award for Best Emerging Choreographer, will bring her company, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) to perform an evening of contemporary dance in Mesa Arts Center's Piper Theater at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 20. Tickets are available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at mesaartscenter.com or by calling 480-644-6500. (more...)




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