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CELTIC SONG AND DANCE! to Feature Louisville Band and McTeggart Irish Dancers at Lincoln Amphitheatre, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2014

A Celtic concert featuring a Louisville band and the McTeggart Irish Dancers take the amphitheatre's stage for a second time. (more...)


State Theatre's 88th Season Launches Members Only Sales, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2014

Ticket sales for the non-profit State Theatre's 88th Season will kick off Tuesday, August 5th with Members Only sales beginning at 6 AM. (more...)


GRAY ST, Featuring Cirque du Soleil Members, to Debut at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, 8/4-6
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2014

GRAY ST will debut at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, featuring Cirque du Soleil cast and crew members, August 4 through the 6th, 2014. (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Inside National Dance Day 2014 in Charlotte
by Stage Tube - August 01, 2014

Charlotte's Premiere National Dance Day celebration brought hundreds of people to Uptown on Saturday, July 26th. The free event, hosted by Blumenthal Performing Arts and sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System, invited anyone and everyone to come out and move. (more...)


Verb Ballets Returns to Tremont's Arts, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2014

Verb Ballets returns to Lincoln Park in Tremont on Friday August 8, 2014 at 8:30pm. This free performance is open to the public as part of Arts in August presented by Tremont West Development Corporation, LAND Studio, Cleveland Public Theatre and Councilperson, Joe Cimperman, Ward 3. Verb is honored to perform at Arts in August for their west side summer appearance. The program will push the envelope of classical dance in a way that each is appreciated by both new audience members and dance enthusiasts. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland - A Star Is Rocketing at American Ballet Theatre
by Marjorie Liebert - August 01, 2014

Misty Copeland, the rising American Ballet Theatre soloist, may not yet have been officially promoted to principal dancer, but her command of the stage attracts the full attention of the audience, as would any prima ballerina. Whether dancing principal or soloist roles, her strong technique and charismatic personality bring fresh air and excitement to both classical and contemporary ballets. Few dancers these days make me smile and spurt superlatives whenever I see them perform. (more...)


Wonderbound Presents ENDURING GRACE With the Colorado Symphony, 10/18-26
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2014

Denver's Wonderbound is gaining national attention this October as Artistic Director Garrett Ammon's "Serenade for Strings" premieres with San Francisco's Smuin Ballet. In addition, the work will be a part of Wonderbound's season opening production of "Enduring Grace" with musicians of the Colorado Symphony. "Enduring Grace" also features a world premiere work by Company Artist Sarah Tallman. (more...)


THE SHAMISEN SESSIONS, 'STORIES FROM THE WAR', Contemporary Dance Showcase and More Highlight Japan Society's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

Japan Society announces its 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season featuring works by visionary artists in music, dance and theater. In this season, the Performing Arts Program presents two large-scale series of events: in music, The Shamisen Sessions in Fall 2014; and in Spring 2015, Stories from the War: Reflecting on WWII through Theater, a series of theater events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII; in addition to long-running programs such as the Contemporary Dance Showcase, Annual Play Reading Series, a commission premiere and related events. (more...)


Christina Perri to Perform 'Burning Gold' on Next SYTYCD
by TV News Desk - July 31, 2014

Christina Perri, whose song, "Jar of Hearts," led to overnight success and a record deal after being featured on the show, is back to perform her new single, "Burning Gold," from her "Head or Heart" album. (more...)


BWW Interviews: Dance as Liberation - Eric Sciotto and Kristen Martin Star in FOOTLOOSE
by Carla Maria Verdino-S├╝llwold - July 31, 2014

'Dance is a metaphor for expression, for freedom. In Footloose we use dance to express ourselves when we have no words. [As characters] we are all closed off, and finally at the end of the story, we are loosened; we become individuals again.' Speaking is Kristen Martin, who plays Ariel in Maine State Music Theatre's final season production of Footloose, which runs from August 6-23. Her co-star, Eric Sciotto, agrees that his character, Ren, is 'on a journey to find himself after being abandoned by his father. Ren sees in Ariel a troubled soul who reminds him of himself. They recognize immediately that they are kindred spirits.' (more...)


ODC's Music Moves Festival Runs Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

ODC Theater has announced the program for the Music Moves Festival, nearly a full month of diverse performances emphasizing the relationship between music and dance. Festival highlights include the West Coast debut of Dance Heginbotham as well as works by Joe Goode, Pearl Marill, Kate Weare, Randy Paufve and Brenda Way. A series of one-night only concerts features artists Holcombe Waller, Keith Terry & Corposonic, Dandelion Dancetheater's Bandelion ensemble and San Jose Taiko with DJ Bangerz. Finally, the Festival spotlights Namita Kapoor and Rueda con Ritmo, performing as part of ODC Theater's biannual Dance and Diaspora series, and Milissa Payne Bradley and Antoine Hunter, this year's Theater Unplugged artists. The Music Moves Festival runs today, July 31 to August 24, 2014. (more...)


BWW Recap: SYTYCD Eliminates Four, Announces All-Stars! Full Results & Pictures!
by Matt Tamanini - July 31, 2014

I was all kinds of conflicted coming into tonight's 'So You Think You Can Dance.' At the end of the episode, we were going to have to lose four dancers to get to the Top-10. Now, I am all for getting straight to the Top-10 dancers partnering with the All-Stars, but the prospect of dropping four was a little scary. At this point in the season, there were still a number of really talented individuals that haven't seemed to catch on yet, and I was afraid that with four cuts that someone really I really liked was going to go home tonight, without ever getting a chance to show his or her stuff. Unfortunately, I was right. So much of this show comes down to what genres and choreographers you get when, and two of the dancers eliminated tonight I think have gotten tough draws during the live shows. (more...)


BWW Review: Darkroom Contemporary's BLUEPRINT Offers Alternative Dance for Alternative Audiences
by David Fick - July 30, 2014

BLUEPRINT is the high profile, alternative new dance project by Darkroom Contemporary, a project being presented under the World Design Capital banner at the Cape Town City Hall. Louise Coetzer choreographs a quartet of dances on a sestet of dancers to make up the programme. (more...)


Andre Kasten, Jacob Jonas and Lindsay Nelko to Showcase Work at Capezio A.C.E. Award Winners Festival, 8/4-7
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

Capezio A.C.E. Award Winners Festival, a competition dedicated to introducing the next generation of emerging and influential choreographers, announces its lineup for the winners performance festival, August 4 - August 7 at Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th Street at 9thAvenue). (more...)


Kat Wildish to Present Performing in NY Showcase at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

Kat Wildish will present a 'Performing in NY Showcase' on August 16th at 7 p.m. and August 17th at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue), NYC. (more...)


PRIMARY STAGES with David Ives and Billy Porter, Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER and More Set for Fall 2014 WORKS & PROCESS Series at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2014 season, including three offsite programs presented in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (more...)


New York City Center Announces 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Lineup, Running Sept & Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

New York City Center's 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs in September and October 2014. (more...)


Hubbard Street, Bill T. Jones, Lil Buck and More Set for NY City Center's FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL at The Delacorte in September
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

Following the overwhelming success of New York City Center's sold out FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL last year in Central Park, New York City Center will once again present two free evenings of dance in association with The Public Theater at The Delacorte on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)


New Video Series PARALLELS from GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Now Out
by TV News Desk - July 30, 2014

Noted dancer, actor and choreographer Harry Shum, Jr. (Glee, Step Up 2) has always had a vision to explore the similarities in dance and sport, ever since he saw a TV special that aired in 1958 called "Gene Kelly: Dancing - A Man's Game." (more...)


Velocity Dance Center Presents THE SAMURAI PROJECT, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

In a three-city tour connecting Buenos Aires, Seattle + Mexico City, Velocity SCUBA 2014 Artist Elia Mrak (SEA), Viko Hernandez (MEX) + Martin Piliponsky (ARG) debut a bold and athletic trio and create a new work on three Seattle dancers. All ideas, images, and movements are created in collaboration with The Samurai Project August workshop participants and further refined during a weeklong residency with selected dancers. (more...)


Repertory Dance Theatre Sets Family-Friendly Programming for 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) is thrilled to present the 17th season of Ring Around the Rose, a 'wiggle-friendly' series of performances for children and families. This unique series explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling by presenting professional artists in a fun and approachable format. (more...)


Tahni Holt's DUET LOVE to Premiere at Velocity Founders Theater, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

Celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt's provocative world-premiere Duet Love plays with our precious notions of hetero-romance. Holt and a stellar Pacific Northwest artistic team, draw from iconic photographs of famous couples as a driving force to disrupt and question how gendered bodies are portrayed in performance. Developed during a June and August 2014 Velocity Creative Residency, Duet Love thrives upon queer twists by asking: How does audience desire inflect the experience of masculine/feminine into the movement and emotion of dancing bodies? Performed by Ezra Dickinson, Keyon Gaskin, Allie Hankins and Lucy Yim. Music composed by Luke Wyland with special guest Corinna Repp. Dramaturgy by Robert Tyree. Lighting design by Jeff Forbes. Costume design by Jayme Hansen and Kate Fenker. Artistic advice by Chris Larson. (more...)


EVITA, DAMN YANKEES, Creole Choir of Cuba, Diavolo and More Set for The Ordway's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts unveiled its 2014-2015 Season this evening during a standing-room-only celebration that included live pop-up performances, spectacular costumes and festive refreshments, underscoring that the Ordway provides a unique experience with every show. The Ordway celebrates the performing arts with a rich variety of offerings that includes Broadway shows, world music and dance concerts, family events and a special St. Patrick's Day performance in the new Ordway Concert Hall. (more...)


City Museum and El Museo Host Summer Block Parties with UPTOWN BOUNCE, Now thru 8/13
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2014

This summer, El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York will present Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth, the first-ever joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, breakdancing demos, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more. (more...)


FLYING TORTILLAS, JOHNMAN, JACK WISE and More Added to Scotiabank BuskerFest 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood will welcome even more amazing entertainment - and a healthy dose of silliness - as Epilepsy Toronto, in partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, announces more new and returning acts at its signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. The 15th edition of Toronto's international street performers festival runs Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Yonge Street corridor, from Queen to College Streets (which will be closed to traffic) and surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park, Yonge-Dundas Square and Gould Street). (more...)




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