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Dance Pizazz Offers Exercise and Fun this Fall
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

St. Peters, Missouri (more...)


BWW Reviews: FALL FOR DANCE Kicks Off with a High Energy Evening at the Delacorte
by Frances Steiner - September 17, 2014

The Public Theater was founded on the idea that “Culture belongs to everyone.” While Fall for Dance Festival is a brainchild of New York City Center and not The Public, this mandate is similarly a founding principle of the festival. Each performance costs $15 and consists of four works from leading dance companies and artists. This year, City Center commissioned three works in addition to four American premieres and four New York City premieres. Last year, at the tenth anniversary of the festival, City Center partnered with The Public to present two free performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. It was so successful that Fall for Dance at the Delacorte will become the annual kick off event. This year, the program consisted of works presented by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and Lil Buck. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Dances Patrelle Presents ROMEO AND JULIET
by Barnett Serchuk - September 17, 2014

Francis Patrelle, the artistic director/resident choreographer of Dances Patrelle says in a program note that prior to 1982 he had never seen any version of the Romeo and Juliet ballet. It certainly sounds strange to me. Where had he been all that time? It seems that everyone I knew in the dance world had seen some production of it. Even my brothers, who detest ballet, had seen the Fonteyn/Nureyev movie. Be that as it may, I won't hold it against him. (more...)


Queer New York International Arts Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

The Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIA) -- a festival of contemporary performance that explores and broadens the concept of queer (in) art -- returns for a third year with a diverse slate of performances by international artists, many presenting their work in New York City for the first time. (more...)


Heidi Duckler Dance Theater to Premiere OCEAN'S SKIN at Brisbane Festival, Sept 23-27
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

On Tuesday, September 23 through Saturday, September 27, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will present the world premiere of Ocean's Skin, in partnership with Topology Music, for free performances at the Brisbane Festival in South Brisbane, Australia. Ocean's Skin is the creation of Artistic Director/Choreographer, Heidi Duckler, based in Los Angeles, and Topology Music's Composer/Musical Director, John Babbage, based in Australia. The piece reflects their fascination with the sounds and life-forms of the heavens and seas. (more...)


Dancer Marge Champion Set for Rare Live Interview at The Spiral Theater, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

On Sunday, October 5th at 5:00 PM, Marge Champion and Richard Skipper will sit down at the Spiral Theater Studio to discuss Marge's vast and wonderful career and how she is doing today, at 95 years young. A Q&A with the audience and 'meet and greet' follows. (more...)


Excerpts of FRACTALS, WE WILL, FULL BLOOM and More Set for ProArteDanza's 10th Anniversary Retrospective, 10/1-4
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

ProArteDanza, the highly acclaimed Toronto dance company that seamlessly blends ballet and modern dance, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a stunning retrospective. Featuring the Outstanding Choreography Dora Award winner 'in between', co-created by Artistic Director Roberto Campanella and Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek, Season 2014 also includes excerpts of past repertoire from them as well as from guest choreographers Guillaume Cote and Kevin O'Day (with Luches Huddleston Jr.). This not-to-be-missed outstanding evening of dance runs October 1-4 at Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre as part of NextSteps. (more...)


SHALL WE TANGO? Festival to Kick Off Around New York City, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Let Tango embrace you when PAMAR presents 'Shall We Tango, NYC,' a festival of tango dance, music, master classes, film and theater, held in various NYC venues October 7-15. (more...)


Candoco Dance Company's PLAYING ANOTHER to Kick Off UK Tour, Oct 2
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Candoco Dance Company, the acclaimed contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, is twisting perceptions of what dance is, who can dance and who enjoys it in Playing Another, an evening of two new full company works that will be touring nationally this Autumn. PLAYING ANOTHER, featuring Let's Talk About Dis and Notturnino, will be on tour 2 October - 10 December in London, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Lancaster and Salford. For more information, visit www.candoco.org.uk. (more...)


World Premiere of Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA Set for UW World Series, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

In October, the UW World Series will present the world premiere of Antigona, a new work by Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca. Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is one of the most authentic flamenco companies in the world today, and Soledad Barrio is its star. Now, in a unique creative partnership, this remarkable company joins with acclaimed American theater director Lee Breuer to create a new work, Antigona, based on Sophocles' ancient Greek heroine. Combining live music, song, and dance, Noche Flamenca's Antigona will bring the fiery, expressive nature of flamenco to one of the world's great tragedies in an evening-length work that promises to be both gripping and intensely moving. The work is conceived and directed by Martin Santangelo with choreography by Soledad Barrio, consulting direction by Lee Breuer, and visual and mask design by Mary Frank. (more...)


Garth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep, 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will return to Los Angeles after an absence of ten years. The company's program includes the Los Angeles premiere of excerpts from 'Lighthouse/Lightning Rod,' a collaboration of the company's Founder/Artistic Director Garth Fagan, Wynton Marsalis and California-based visual artist Alison Saar. 'Lighthouse' opened the Brooklyn Academy of Music season in 2012. Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run October 3-5, 2014. (more...)


First Listen To Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'Nature Boy'
by Pat Cerasaro - September 16, 2014

International music superstar Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop icon Lady Gaga for a new duets album containing multiple American Songbook standards, including the recent #1 iTunes Jazz chart-topping single of the Cole Porter musical theatre classic 'Anything Goes', and the next single, jazz standard 'Nature Boy', is now available to hear in full. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at ELSEWHERE Presented by DanceWorks
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

The world premiere of elsewhere, an adelheid dance projects production choreographed by its award-winning Artistic DirectorHeidi Strauss, presented by DanceWorks as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps at Harbourfront Centre Theatre,September 25-27, 2014 (more...)


The American Ballet Theatre Launches a YouTube Channel
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

American Ballet Theatre has launched the ABT YouTube Channel, under the channel name of "ABTBalletTheatre." Offering an in-depth and candid look at the Company, the ABT YouTube channel showcases current dancers in two or three minute vignettes. Taped segments explore experiences and points of view of ABT dancers, while adding to the experience of ABT performances with behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals and day-to-day Company life. Videos featuring special events and Company activity will also be posted. (more...)


Winifred Haun & Dancers Set for BREAKING ICE at Link's Hall, 10/16-18
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Winifred Haun & Dancers will be featured in Fused Muse Ensemble's “Breaking Ice,” an evening of cutting edge music, dance and video, from October 16 to 18 at Link's Hall. Breaking Ice explores themes of water, ice, our rising oceans, and the fragility of nature. Other collaborative artists in this project include: Video Artist Jessica Segall, Choreographer/Dancer Matthew McMunn, and University of Chicago Physicists Ivo Peters and Qin Xu. (more...)


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 each, and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)


VIDEO: Broadway's Alfonso Ribeiro Receives Top Score on DWTS Premiere
by TV News Desk - September 16, 2014

You may know him best as Carlton on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air', but did you know talented actor Alfonso Ribeiro began his career on the Great White Way? (more...)


VIDEO: Broadway's Janel Parrish Dances the Jive on DWTS Premiere
by TV News Desk - September 16, 2014

On the Season 19 opener of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STAR, Broadway actress, singer-songwriter and Pretty Little Liars star Janel Parrish danced a Jive to "Bang, Bang" (more...)


BALLETBOYZ Present theTalent 2014 at Linbury Studio Theatre, Now thru Sept 27
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

BalletBoyz are to present theTalent 2014 in a brand new triple bill at the Linbury Studio Theatre today, September 16-27 as part of Deloitte Ignite 2014, the contemporary arts festival curated by The Royal Ballet and Minna Moore Ede of the National Gallery. (more...)


Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Release 'Nature Boy' Today
by Pat Cerasaro - September 16, 2014

International music superstar Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop icon Lady Gaga for a new duets album containing multiple American Songbook standards, including the recent #1 iTunes Jazz chart-topping single of the Cole Porter musical theatre classic 'Anything Goes', and the next single has been confirmed to be jazz standard 'Nature Boy', out today, September 16. (more...)


American Ballet Theatre Launches YouTube Channel
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2014

American Ballet Theatre has launched the ABT YouTube Channel, under the channel name of "ABTBalletTheatre." Offering an in-depth and candid look at the Company, the ABT YouTube channel showcases current dancers in two or three minute vignettes. Taped segments explore experiences and points of view of ABT dancers, while adding to the experience of ABT performances with behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals and day-to-day Company life. Videos featuring special events and Company activity will also be posted. (more...)


The Miami City Ballet Transforms Itself and Presents Its 28th Season
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2014

The Miami City Ballet opens its 28th season in October with Romeo and Juliet. This season brings about many changes to the ballet. Artistic director Lourdes Lopez has asserted her vision with increasing authority since she took over two years ago from founder Edward Villella. (more...)


The Joffrey Ballet Presents a Newly Envisioned SWAN LAKE, 10/15-26
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2014

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates its 20th anniversary of calling Chicago home in the 2014-15 season and its annual fall engagement brings the Joffrey Premiere of a newly envisioned Swan Lake to Chicago for the first time, choreographed by one of ballet's most acclaimed choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon. Continuing Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater's endeavor to bring re-imagined story-ballets to Chicago audiences, this performance represents the first time The Joffrey Ballet has ever performed a Swan Lake in its almost 60-year history. Swan Lake is presented at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, in 10 performances only, October 15 - 26. (more...)


Royal New Zealand Ballet NamesFrancesco Ventriglia New Director
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2014

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the appointment of 36 year old Italian Francesco Ventriglia as the company's new artistic director. (more...)


English National Ballet Presents the 2014-2015 Season, Featuring MODERN MASTERS, SWAN LAKE, and More
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2014

From the 10 - 15 March 2015 English National Ballet presents Modern Masters: Icons of 20th Century Choreography, a new triple bill at Sadler's Wells. The evening's programme includes works from two choreographers new to the Company's repertoire, William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and Spring and Fall by John Neumeier. The triple bill also includes Ji?í Kylián's Petite Mort, first performed by the Company in Ecstasy and Death in 2013. (more...)




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