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American Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions American Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2015

Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Arron Scott and Cassandra Trenary have been promoted to Soloist effective August 1, 2015.   In addition, Maria Kochetkova, a principal dancer with San F... (more...)
ARB's Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program Begins This Week ARB's Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2015

On Monday, June 29, ballet students from around the world started their first day of training at Princeton Ballet School, the official school of NJ's premiere professional ballet company American Repertory Ballet, at the school's studios in the Princeton Shopping Center. This is Princeton Ballet Sch... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE ROYAL BALLET Offers an Uneven Mixed Bill by British Choreographers BWW Reviews: THE ROYAL BALLET Offers an Uneven Mixed Bill by British Choreographers
by Sondra Forsyth - June 29, 2015

The second program of the Royal Ballet of England's return to New York City after an 11-year hiatus – and the first appearance of the company at the Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center – was an ambitious but not entirely successful presentation of works by British choreographers. The greatest failing was... (more...)
Limon International Dance Festival Set for Joyce Theater, 10/13-25 Limon International Dance Festival Set for Joyce Theater, 10/13-25
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

For more than fifty years, works by José Limón have been performed by companies around the world, including the Royal Danish Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, Bayerisches Staatsballet, and more. Now, approaching the Company's 70th Anniversary, the José Limón Dance Foundation will ... (more...)
STRICTLY SEATTLE 2015 to Kick Off 7/24-25 at Velocity STRICTLY SEATTLE 2015 to Kick Off 7/24-25 at Velocity
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2015

Super-charged Strictly Seattle performances feature seven new works by some of Seattle's most celebrated choreographers: 2015 Guggenheim Fellow Zoe Scofield, Pat Graney, Kate Wallich, Anna Conner, Shannon Stewart, Kaitlin McCarthy and Bryon Carr, plus new shorts from KT Niehoff's Dance Film Track at... (more...)
New York City Ballet's 2015 Fall Gala Set for 9/30 New York City Ballet's 2015 Fall Gala Set for 9/30
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2015

New York City Ballet's 2015 Fall Gala will once again bring together the worlds of dance and fashion with a program consisting of five ballets each featuring original costumes created by an international roster of six of the fashion world's most exciting creative artists.... (more...)
Ballet Hispanico Returning to Guild Hall with CARMEN.MAQUIA, 7/25 Ballet Hispanico Returning to Guild Hall with CARMEN.MAQUIA, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2015

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 8pm by popular demand after a sold-out performance last year. Tickets are $20/$18 Members - $60/$58 Members and FREE to S... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's Newest Juliet BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's Newest Juliet
by Rose Marija - June 24, 2015

On June 16, 2015, I was privileged to be in attendance at the Metropolitan Opera House for Misty Copeland's debut performance of Juliet in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet, set to Sergei Prokofiev's exciting score. This ballet has been in ABT's repertory since 1985, with scenery and costumes... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's 'Swan Lake' Still Special BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's 'Swan Lake' Still Special
by Lauren Wingenroth - June 24, 2015

In the wake of Julie Kent's Saturday retirement performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' emerges American Ballet Theatre's week-long run of 'Swan Lake' - their first production without the talents of their three recently retired superstars: Kent, Paloma Herrera, and Xiomara Reyes. Now one of only two Ameri... (more...)
Festival Ballet Theatre to Host 8th Annual GALA OF THE STARS This August Festival Ballet Theatre to Host 8th Annual GALA OF THE STARS This August
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

Festival Ballet Theatre's annually sold-out 8th Annual Gala of the Stars showcases internationally revered guest artists from the world's most prestigious dance companies, along with FBT's accomplished resident company. This year's event will take place on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 6 p.m. as part o... (more...)
Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Season with Mariinsky Ballet, 9/24-27 Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Season with Mariinsky Ballet, 9/24-27
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

Russia's Mariinsky Ballet, one of the world's most influential and historically rich dance companies, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts September 24 - 27, 2015 opening the Center's 30th Season with Raymonda. Performing with the Mariinsky Orchestra, this will be the company's eighth visit to ... (more...)
World Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music Center World Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music Center
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

Heightening its role as a powerful commissioning force, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center - The Music Center's acclaimed dance series - is introducing an exciting new chapter in dance with the world premiere of BalletNow, an original three-performance program for which American Balle... (more...)
New English Ballet Theatre Coming to St James Theatre New English Ballet Theatre Coming to St James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE and guests will present four special performances at the St James Theatre in London during August to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake relief effort. DANCING FOR NEPAL will see New English Ballet Theatre and friends perform a varied and exciting programme that will cons... (more...)
Houston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal Dancer Houston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch promoted Jared Matthews to the rank of principal dancer after a well-received performance as Lucentio in John Cranko's production of The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, June 20. ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Designing Women with Kenneth MacMillan BWW Reviews: Designing Women with Kenneth MacMillan
by Melia Kraus-har - June 23, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 75th anniversary spring season honored the legacy of the company's seasoned dancers and showcased its younger ranks. Mixed bills displaying a range of classic and neo-classic roles segued into ABT's strongest realm: the story ballet. Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie offered... (more...)
BALAM Dance Theatre to Return to Hunter, NY, with DANCING SHADOWS, 7/6-10 BALAM Dance Theatre to Return to Hunter, NY, with DANCING SHADOWS, 7/6-10
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM) will return to Hunter, New York from July 6 to 10 to present Dancing Shadows, an Indonesian shadow puppet and musical drama. ... (more...)
American Repertory Ballet to Present NUTCRACKER IN JULY American Repertory Ballet to Present NUTCRACKER IN JULY
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

July 1 through July 31, American Repertory Ballet will be celebrating 'Nutcracker in July,' offering discounted tickets for Nutcracker performances at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway and McCarter Theatre in Princeton. Additionally, ARB is celebrating the July kick-off of ticket sales f... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Polish National Ballet BWW Reviews: The Polish National Ballet
by Barnett Serchuk - June 22, 2015

Having visited Poland at least 50 times in my life, you'd think I would have sampled some opera, dance or music recital in the country. I suppose I had to be back on American soil to finally catch up with the Polish National Ballet, now playing at the Joyce Theater, offering two works by Pastor and ... (more...)
Jacob's Pillow to Present New York Theatre Ballet's CINDERELLA, 6/24-28 Jacob's Pillow to Present New York Theatre Ballet's CINDERELLA, 6/24-28
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2015

Returning to Jacob's Pillow after back-to-back appearances in the Inside/Out performance series in 2007 and 2008, New York Theatre Ballet performs the quintessential, family-friendly story ballet Cinderella in the Doris Duke Theatre June 24-28. This timeless, enchanting production, performed by the ... (more...)
Dance Council of North Texas Announces 2015 Dance Council Honors Awardees Dance Council of North Texas Announces 2015 Dance Council Honors Awardees
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is proud to announce the 2015 Dance Council Honors that will take place on September 6, 2015 at the Dallas City Performance Hall as part of the second annual Dallas DanceFest, September 4-6, 2015.... (more...)
Canada's Ballet BC to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015, 6/24-28 Canada's Ballet BC to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015, 6/24-28
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 83rd season with Canada's premier contemporary ballet company, Ballet BC, presenting a diverse program in the Ted Shawn Theatre, June 24-28.... (more...)
Folklorico De Mexico Returning to the UK for First Time in 40 Years Folklorico De Mexico Returning to the UK for First Time in 40 Years
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

As part of the bilateral Year of Mexico in the UK and Year of the UK in Mexico forty dancers and sixteen musicians from the world renowned Ballet Folklórico de México will present a captivating spectacle of live music and dance drawing on Mexico's incredibly rich and varied history as part of the ce... (more...)
ABT's Rachel S. Moore Named President and CEO of The Music Center in L.A. ABT's Rachel S. Moore Named President and CEO of The Music Center in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

The Board of Directors of The Music Center announced today that Rachel S. Moore, an accomplished leader in the performing arts, has been named president and CEO of The Music Center. Moore joins The Music Center from American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the world's great dance companies, where she s... (more...)
Smuin Ballet to Launch 22nd Season This Fall with Two World Premieres Smuin Ballet to Launch 22nd Season This Fall with Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

Smuin Ballet will kick off its 22nd Season September 18-October 4 with the Bay Area tour of Dance Series One.... (more...)
Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29 Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

Presenting both emerging and esteemed dance artists from across the U.S., Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Performance Series will return to the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage at the breathtaking Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space June 24-August 29.... (more...)



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