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Dances Patrelle to Present ROMEO & JULIET, 9/11-14
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

Dances Patrelle presents Romeo & Juliet, a dazzling 25th Anniversary Performance from September 11-14, 2014 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $35-50 (student and senior discounts available) and will be available beginning August 1, 2014 at www.dancespatrelle.org by phone at 212-772-4448, or in person at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE BOLSHOI BALLET Finishes a Sold-Out Lincoln Center Festival Engagement With a Lumbering SPARTACUS
by Sondra Forsyth - July 29, 2014

Returning to NYC after a nine-year hiatus, the storied Bolshoi Ballet danced to nearly sold-out houses night after night at the Koch Theater during the 2014 Lincoln Center Festival in July. The evening of July 25th, when I saw the company's largely turgid production of "Spartacus", was no exception. Other reviewers had already panned the company's first two ballets of the warhorse repertoire for the run, "Swan Lake" and "Don Quixote". None other than Alistair Macaulay of The New York Times wrote on July 16th that the Bolshoi "seems keen to prove that it has reverted to the ghastly artistic torpor it enjoyed in the last two decades of the Soviet era." (more...)


Cedar Lake's CEDEAR LAB Choreographic Initiative Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

For her first programming initiative as Artistic Director of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Alexandra Damiani is offering the company's dancers a platform to exercise their unique artistic voices with Cedar Lab, a three-week workshop and two-day showcase of choreographic works-in-progress. Cedar Lab, which will have its showing today and tomorrow, July 29-30 at the Cedar Lake Theater, allows company members to take on the role of choreographer, creating works on their fellow dancers with artistic advising and technical support from Cedar Lake's staff. Performances begin at 7:00pm and again at 8:30pm and are free and open to the public. (more...)


RIOULT Dance NY to Perform at 48th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, will perform on August 3, 2014 at 8:30pm as part of the 48th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival at Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park in Huntington, NY. (more...)


The Oregon Ballet Theatre Appoints Dennis Buehler as Executive Director and Signs Artistic Director Kevin Irving for 3-Year Term
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

After wrapping up a 2013/14 season marked by stellar critical reviews, increased audience engagement, record single ticket sales, and a strong finish to the fiscal year, Oregon Ballet Theatre makes two big announcements this week. Artistic Director Kevin Irving has signed a three-year contract with the Ballet affirming his continued and uninterrupted artistic leadership through the 2016/17 season. Additionally, Oregon Ballet Theatre has announced the appointment of Dennis Buehler as Executive Director. Buehler and his family will move from Milwaukee, where he most recently worked as Executive Director to the Milwaukee Ballet. (more...)


BALAM Dance Theatre Receives Grant to Create Baroque Dance Workshop Series & Performance
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM) has received a grant from the Fund for Creative Communities. The grant will provide seed money to present a new Baroque dance workshop series and a performance for the Washington Heights community in New York City to experience and engage with the arts. (more...)


BWW Reviews: FJK Dance
by Barnett Serchuk - July 28, 2014

I glanced at the program photograph as I was sitting down for the Fadi J. Khoury Dance concert on July 24 at New York Live Arts. I suppose it's me-or an over stimulated brain-because the photo screamed, yelled, and hollered 'beefcake evening.' Nothing wrong with that-there are worse things one can encounter in life. (more...)


Performing Dance Arts Announces Nick Lazarrini as Guest Choreographer in August
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

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BWW Interviews: DTH's Dance Master Keith Saunders Talks Ballet and The Legacy of Harlem
by Katricia Lang - July 28, 2014

'America's not used to seeing a black face in this particular art form,' says 16-year-old Naazir Muhammad about ballet. He should know. He and his twin brother, Shaakir, both practice ballet at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York. Both are aware that ballet is expected to have a certain face. The Dance Theatre of Harlem defies these expectations. Because of this, the company is special in two ways. It is innovative and radical in existing as well as being innovative and radical in dance. Aretha Franklin en point? You never. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Dance Theatre Of Harlem is Soul En Pointe
by Katricia Lang - July 28, 2014

Last week, The Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) presented a classic but eclectic program of four ballets at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. To my surprise, they gave me something I could feel. The performance reminded me that ballet can be fun, art should be communal and a coloratura soprano singing 'Domine Deus, Rex caelestis' is just as electrifying as James Brown singing 'Mother Popcorn.' (more...)


Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 7/20/2014 - 7/27/2014
by BWW - July 27, 2014

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 7/20/2014 - 7/27/2014. (more...)


BWW Interviews: This Show Is an Adventure!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 26, 2014

'It's the heart that makes it fun! The adrenalin gets going; we are all so engrossed in each other with different stories developing every night. There are always discoveries being made. This show is an adventure every single night!' The speaker is actor-dancer Carson Twitchell, who is talking about Maine State Music Theatre's latest hit, the Patti Colombo staging of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which opened July 17th at the Pickard Theatre in Brunswick, Maine. Twitchell is part of a six-person panel assembled at the Curtis Memorial Library on July 23 for the third Peek Behind the Curtain talkback. Joined by Barbara Whidden, MSMT's Director of Development, Kristen Thomas, House Manager, Leo Stagg, Technical Director, and fellow actors (Ruth) and Merill West (Dorcas), the panelists spoke with BWW's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold about the thrill of this exuberant musical. (more...)


Verb Ballets Kicks Off 2014-15 Season Tonight at Cain Park
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2014

For the 2014-15 season, Verb Ballets will present a season of fresh and innovative works that highlight the classically trained dancers with cutting edge contemporary choreography. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, the company will continue to present and inspire a diverse array of contemporary choreographers while honoring modern dance legend Martha Graham with the Lamentation Variations project this winter. (more...)


Sonia Sabri Brings EKALYA to the WOMAD Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2014

SONIA SABRI is to perform her thrilling solo dance work, EKALYA at another of the UK's biggest festivals this summer. Tonight, July 26th at WOMAD, Sonia will take to the dance stage with her band, led by Sonia Sabri Company's Musical Director, Sarvar Sabri, and will blow the audience out of their tents! (more...)


Cary Dance Studio Helps Celebrate National Dance Day Today
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2014

National Dance Day is an annual celebration that encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity. This year, Starpath Dance Academy is bringing National Dance Day to the Cary community as it hosts a free dance class at 8:30 a.m., today, July 26, at the Mills Park Softball Fields. (more...)


INCREDIBLE INDIA, CINDERELLA IN SPAIN, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS and More Set for Miller Outdoor Theatre's Sept 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

There's something for everyone on stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. From daytime programs especially for young children to family friendly evening performances of music, dance, theatre and more, this is Houston's best entertainment value. (more...)


Tahni Holt, Cherdonna Shinatra and Tere O'Connor Set for Velocity's Fall 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

Velocity's exciting Fall Season includes two world-premieres -- celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt, and Seattle's drag community premiere provocateuse, Cherdonna Shinatra -- and the arrival of major American choreographer, Tere O'Connor, in Seattle for a nine-day Velocity Open For(u)m. (more...)


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THUS SPOKE... from Daniel Leveille Danse at SummerWorks 2014
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

Montreal's Daniel Leveille danse presents THUS SPOKE... as part of SummerWorks. The piece is a new dance-theatre genre choreographed by Frederick Gravel and written by Etienne Lepage. THUS SPOKE... explodes the codes and conventions of theatre and dance as it bodily takes hold of our era to disrupt the established order. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)


Staten Island Ballet to Kick Off 13th New York International Choreographers Festival with DANCE ACROSS WATERS, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

Staten Island Ballet opens the 13th New York International Choreographers Festival at St. George Theatre with 'Dance Across Waters', featuring seven choreographers of ballet, modern and contemporary works, with original music and a live appearance by Vernon Reid of 'Living Colour'. (more...)


Tap-a-cetic to Perform at the Gwinnett Center, 8/8-10
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

Brandon Chitwood, Co-Artistic Director of Southern Ballet Theatre, announces that TAP•A•CE•TIC will be presented from Friday, August 8th, through Sunday, August 10th, at the Gwinnett Center, Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia. (more...)


SHAPING SOUND Coming to A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS and Broadway Series South are pleased to announce that North America's hottest new dance show -- SHAPING SOUND -- will perform one night only at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater located in the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, Wednesday, October 29th at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 8th at 10 a.m. at any Ticketmaster Outlet, Duke Energy Center Box Office, DukeEnergyCenterRaleigh.com or call 800-745-3000. Experience the exhilarating collaboration of North America's newest dance visionaries as they mash-up music genres and dance styles in an explosive dance theater experience perfect for all ages. (more...)


Stanton Welch's La Bayadère Makes Australian Debut, Aug. 28
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

One of Bollywood's brightest stars, Australian born Pallavi Sharda will add a touch of Bollywood glamour to the opening night of Stanton Welch's La Bayadère when she joins Melbourne's glitterati for its Australian première this August. (more...)


New Kickstarter For SAVE A DANCE! To Preserve Work of Robbins, Fosse, Bennett, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - July 25, 2014

A new Kickstarter account has been created in support of the new dance preservation and presentation initiative SAVE A DANCE! (more...)


STRICTLY SEATTLE Features Six New Works by Local Choreographers This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

Super-charged Strictly Seattle performances feature six new works by some of Seattle's most celebrated choreographers: 2013 Stranger Genius awardee zoe | juniper, Pat Graney, Bennyroyce Royon, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers and Byron Carr at Broadway Performance Hall. To accommodate sold-out crowds Velocity has added a third performance-a Saturday matinee at 2pm. (more...)


Jason Mejias Presents DELIRIO, Beg. Today at Galapagos Art Space
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

Jason Mejias presents DELIRIO, beginning today, July 25, 2014. (more...)




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