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Photo Flash: Keigwin + Company, Paul Taylor Dance and More Perform at 2014 Hudson Valley Dance FestivalPhoto Flash: Keigwin + Company, Paul Taylor Dance and More Perform at 2014 Hudson Valley Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2014

A sold-out audience, captivated by performances from five world-class dance companies, filled the Historic Catskill Point on October 11, 2014, for the second annual edition of Hudson Valley Dance Festival. Transforming the 19th century warehouse on the banks of theHudson River into a one-of-a-kind performance space, Hudson Valley Dance Festival (#hvdance) raised $121,125 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The evening featured memorable performances by Dorrance Dance, Gallim Dance, KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Paul Taylor Dance Company and Pontus Lidberg Dance. Scroll down for photos! (more...)


BWW Reviews: Superb Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Excites Audience at E.J. Thomas HallBWW Reviews: Superb Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Excites Audience at E.J. Thomas Hall
by Roy Berko - October 10, 2014

Dance Cleveland opened its 59th season in spectacular style with a performance of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at E. J. Thomas Hall, on the University of Akron Campus. The company, which was founded in 1996, has two official schools, one in Aspen, one in Santa Fe, and a year-round Mexican outreach program. (more...)


Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Michael Dameski and More at Career Transition For Dancers' 29th JubileePhoto Flash: Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Michael Dameski and More at Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2014

ROLEX presented NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town -- Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves.), NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury received the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. James Earl Jones, Ms. Lansbury's Driving Miss Daisy co-star, presented her with the award. The 2014 Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards honorees went to Janice Galli Becker, Fe Saracino Fendi, and Joe Tremaine & Tremaine Dance Conventions & Competitions. Scroll down for photos of the performances and starry attendees! (more...)


Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the Career Transition for Dancers' 29th Anniversary JubileePhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the Career Transition for Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee
by Jennifer Broski - October 07, 2014

Just last night, ROLEX presented NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee at New York City Center. Angela Lansbury received the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)


BWW Reviews: Los Angeles Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE to Open its 2014/2015 SeasonBWW Reviews: Los Angeles Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE to Open its 2014/2015 Season
by Shari Barrett - October 06, 2014

Set to Tchaikovsky's sweeping score, the success of SWAN LAKE depends on its Odette/Odile, the sweetly vulnerable white swan/cunningly malevolent black swan. On the Los Angeles Ballet's 2014/2015 season opening night, the miraculous Allynne Noelle captivated with fragile, fluttering arms and superb footwork of the white swan to perfection. Ulrik Birkkjaer's Prince Siegfried lifts appeared so fluid, you would think Noelle was as light as a feather. (more...)


Photo Flash: New Shots of adelheid dance projects' ELSEWHERE, Set for This Weekend at Harbourfront CentrePhoto Flash: New Shots of adelheid dance projects' ELSEWHERE, Set for This Weekend at Harbourfront Centre
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, presents the world premiere of elsewhere, an adelheid dance projects production choreographed by its award-winning Artistic Director, Heidi Strauss. This highly anticipated work launches DanceWorks' 2014-15 season and runs September 25-27 at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps. Scroll down for new photos of the piece! (more...)


Photo Flash: Dancers Over 40 Supports BC/EFA at 2014 Broadway Flea MarketPhoto Flash: Dancers Over 40 Supports BC/EFA at 2014 Broadway Flea Market
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2014

Dancers Over 40 raised $3,500 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at this year's 2014 Broadway Flea Market, held yesterday, Sunday, September 21. Scroll down for photos of the team! (more...)


BWW Interviews: Meet Ricky Ubeda, Winner of TV's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Who Will Be Appearing in ClevelandBWW Interviews: Meet Ricky Ubeda, Winner of TV's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Who Will Be Appearing in Cleveland
by Roy Berko - September 18, 2014

When the tour of 'So You Think You Can Dance' comes to the Connor Palace Theatre in Cleveland on October 20, it will expose the local community to the top ten contestants and some of the other dancers who got the attention of the judges. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at ELSEWHERE Presented by DanceWorksPhoto 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...)


Photo Flash: Kickoff Cocktail Reception for Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary JubileePhoto Flash: Kickoff Cocktail Reception for Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - September 05, 2014

Longtime arts patrons Ann and William Van Ness welcomed guests to their art filled townhouse for a very special kickoff cocktail reception for the committees and honorees of the upcoming ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee which takes place Monday, October 6, 2014 followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Scroll down for photos from the soiree! (more...)


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Ezralow Dance, Coming to Ford Amphitheatre Next WeekendPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Ezralow Dance, Coming to Ford Amphitheatre Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - September 03, 2014

Winding up the Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series and bringing the Ford Theatres 2014 summer season to a close, Ezralow Dance takes the stage at the Ford Amphitheatre on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the dancers in action below! (more...)


Photo Flash: SOUTH AFRICAN DANCE FESTIVAL October -NovemberPhoto Flash: SOUTH AFRICAN DANCE FESTIVAL October -November
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2014

DANCE forms an important part of this year's vibrant AFROVIBES FESTIVAL 2014 with three outstanding dance productions from South Africa and one collaborative programme by Birmingham's ACE Dance & Music and South African choreographer Vincent Mantsoe (photo left of 'Mana' by Brian Slater). (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at London Palladium's DANGEROUS GAMES in RehearsalPhoto Flash: First Look at London Palladium's DANGEROUS GAMES in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games – a spectacular new staging of the traditional masterpiece - has its West End premiere at the legendary London Palladium with an exclusive and limited run starting on 1st September 2014 - featuring Michael Flatley in his final West End performances. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at the 15th Annual Scotiabank BuskerFest, 8/21-24Photo Flash: First Look at the 15th Annual Scotiabank BuskerFest, 8/21-24
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

The 15th annual Scotiabank BuskerFest features over 160 of the best street performers in over 70 acts from across the country and around the globe. (more...)


BWW Reviews: In LOST IN LVOV, Sandy Simona Shares Her Russian-Jewish Immigrant Family Stories Through Music, Dance, and LoveBWW Reviews: In LOST IN LVOV, Sandy Simona Shares Her Russian-Jewish Immigrant Family Stories Through Music, Dance, and Love
by Shari Barrett - August 18, 2014

Sandy Simona is an Interdisciplinary, Multimedia Artist & Storyteller who grew up on both sides of the George Washington Bridge. Now based in Los Angeles, Simona has created LOST IN LVOV, an emotional solo performance-storytelling-love letter inspired by the most private, immigration stories of her family. Like many Russian-Jewish families who left The Soviet Union before and after Perestroika, as a first generation American, Simona has a unique perspective on what is means to be living with one foot in the Old World and the other in Modern America. (more...)


Photo Flash: Red Bull BC One North America Final Crowns B-Boy VictorPhoto Flash: Red Bull BC One North America Final Crowns B-Boy Victor
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2014

Last night, Sin City turned into Spin City as 16 of the continent's best B-Boys battled head-to-head at the Red Bull BC One North America Final, hosted by Sway Calloway. After four rounds of one-on-one battles at the new Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Victor, from Kissimmee, Fla., emerged as the champion and advanced to the World Final in Paris. Scroll down for photos! (more...)


Photo Flash: Epic B-Boy Battle at the Tallest Ferris Wheel in the WorldPhoto Flash: Epic B-Boy Battle at the Tallest Ferris Wheel in the World
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2014

Red Bull made history hosting the world's first b-boy battle on the tallest ferris wheel in the world at 550 feet in Las Vegas, NV! The epic battle caught on video, captures some of the world's best b-boys taking over a pod on the High Roller and battling in an ultimate showdown of incredible power moves, high-flying acrobatics and precise footwork. Scroll down for stills! (more...)


BWW Interviews: Dance as Liberation - Eric Sciotto and Kristen Martin Star in FOOTLOOSEBWW Interviews: Dance as Liberation - Eric Sciotto and Kristen Martin Star in FOOTLOOSE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - 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...)


Photo Flash: SYTYCD's tWitch, Allison Holker and Alex Wong Host National Dance Day Celebration in NYCPhoto Flash: SYTYCD's tWitch, Allison Holker and Alex Wong Host National Dance Day Celebration in NYC
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) husband and wife all-star dance duo tWitch and Allison Holker, along with SYTYCD All-Star Alex Wong, led a thousand in NYC's official National Dance Day celebration at The Lincoln Center on July 26th. Scroll down for photos from the festivites! (more...)


BWW Interviews: This Show Is an Adventure!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...)


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THUS SPOKE... from Daniel Leveille Danse at SummerWorks 2014Photo 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...)


BWW Interviews: Choreographers Patti Colombo and Karl Warden Thrill Maine AudiencesBWW Interviews: Choreographers Patti Colombo and Karl Warden Thrill Maine Audiences
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 21, 2014

'I definitely have a choreographic style - much of what I do is ballet-based and athletic, but I was trained in the Jack Cole manner. My mentors, Ron Lewis, Ron Fields, were all Jack Cole people. I have a strong sense of jazz, true American jazz based in ballet.' The speaker is a petite, svelte, red-haired dynamo of energy and bubbly enthusiasm. Seated opposite me a few days before the opening of her latest theatrical endeavor, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Maine State Music Theatre, director-choreographer Patti Colombo talks about her Maine debut and her other award-winning theatrical projects - among them, On the Town, West Side Story, Mask, L'il Abner, Peter Pan, Seussical, which have taken her to Broadway and around the world. (more...)


Photo Flash: The Schultz-Hill Foundation Welcomes Atlantic City BalletPhoto Flash: The Schultz-Hill Foundation Welcomes Atlantic City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - July 14, 2014

The Schultz-Hill Foundation, hosted a Welcome Reception for the Atlantic City Ballet Company that is now housed at Boardwalk Hall. Over 20 International and US Dancers attended along with the Artistic Director, Ms Phyllis Papa and The Ballet Board at the Home of the Schultz-Hill Foundation Founders at Casa DEl Cielo in Atlantic City. Scroll down for photos! (more...)


Photo Flash: The Schultz- Hill Foundation Welcomes AC Ballet to Atlantic CityPhoto Flash: The Schultz- Hill Foundation Welcomes AC Ballet to Atlantic City
by BWW News Desk - July 14, 2014

The Schultz-Hill Foundation, hosted a Welcome Reception for the Atlantic City Ballet Company that is now housed at Boardwalk Hall. Over 20 International and US Dancers attended along with the Artistic Director, Ms Phyllis Papa and The Ballet Board at the Home of the Schultz- Hill Foundation Founders at Casa DEl Cielo in Atlantic City. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Cespedes Choreography Highlight of Cleveland Foundation Centennial MeetingBWW Reviews: Cespedes Choreography Highlight of Cleveland Foundation Centennial Meeting
by Roy Berko - June 16, 2014

In the last century, the Cleveland Foundation, the first community foundation in the world, has given $1.78 billion dollars in grants to enrich the lives of young and old through working for sustaining a vibrant local economy, developing human potential, reimagining Cleveland, pioneering housing options, and preserving the arts. What better way is there to celebrate these achievements than to throw well-earned celebrations? (more...)




BWW Reviews: KINSHIP Is A Dance Double Bill That Both Delights And ChallengesBWW Reviews: KINSHIP Is A Dance Double Bill That Both Delights And Challenges

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