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Boston Ballet & William Forsythe Form Five-Year Partnership Boston Ballet & William Forsythe Form Five-Year Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen is honored to announce a five-year partnership with internationally-renowned choreographer William Forsythe. The Company will add one new William Forsythe work to its repertoire each year, in addition to also presenting reprised works from the Company's... (more...)
Hartt Dance Founder Enid Lynn Receives Fuller Medal Hartt Dance Founder Enid Lynn Receives Fuller Medal
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

he Hartt School Board of Trustees Co-Chair Michael Menapace, Hartt Dance Division Director Stephen Pier, and Hartt School Interim Dean T. Clark Saunders, awarded the Fuller Medal to Enid Lynn, founder of the Hartt Dance Division and co-founder of the Hartford Ballet. The Fuller Medal, the highest aw... (more...)
Washington Ballet Offering Free Skin Cancer Screenings for 'National Skin Cancer Awareness Month' Washington Ballet Offering Free Skin Cancer Screenings for 'National Skin Cancer Awareness Month'
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

The Washington Ballet is taking a proactive approach to keeping its performers healthy by offering skin cancer screenings. On Friday, May 6, 2016, Dr. Maral Skelsey, skin cancer specialist and member of The Washington Ballet Board of Directors, will perform the highly recommended, annual full body s... (more...)
The Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition Announces Winners The Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition Announces Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

The Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition, April 26-30 at Symphony Space, NYC, ended in grand style with the announcement of medalists and winners of company contracts and school scholarships, and a Gala Performance with performances by guests Daniel Ulbricht and Erica Pereira  of New Y... (more...)
BWW Dance Review: VKIBC 2016 Was True to Its Mission of 'Preserving the Past, Discovering the Future' BWW Dance Review: VKIBC 2016 Was True to Its Mission of 'Preserving the Past, Discovering the Future'
by Sondra Forsyth - May 03, 2016

On April 30th 2016 at Symphony Space on NYC's Upper West Side, Valentina Kozlova glowed with well-deserved pride as she introduced the Awards Ceremony and Gala of this year's eponymous Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition. Originally called the Boston Ballet Competition, the event has ... (more...)
Polina Semionova Withdraws from ABT Polina Semionova Withdraws from ABT
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

Principal Dancer Polina Semionova will take a medical leave during American Ballet Theatre's Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, withdrawing from all previously scheduled performances, it was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director.... (more...)
Ariel Rivka Dance to Kick Off Ninth Season Festival with Guest Artists, 5/19 Ariel Rivka Dance to Kick Off Ninth Season Festival with Guest Artists, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

New York City, NY (For Release 3.30.16) — Known for capturing the duality of strength and grace, Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) celebrates its ninth season with a special, contemporary dance festival comprising five world premieres by four of today's top choreographers all on one stage. Curated by ARD, thi... (more...)
The Hartt Community Division Dance to Present THE RED SHOES The Hartt Community Division Dance to Present THE RED SHOES
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

On Friday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m., The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) presents the world premiere of the ballet THE RED SHOES, featuring a newly created score with live piano, recorded music, and new compositions by Jessica Rudman, with original story and choreography by Susannah Marchese.... (more...)
The Joyce Theater Foundation to Present BALLET BC, 6/1-5 The Joyce Theater Foundation to Present BALLET BC, 6/1-5
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will present Ballet BC, from June 1 - June 5 at The Joyce Theater.... (more...)
Boston Ballet to Stage OBSIDIAN TEAR in London, May 28 Boston Ballet to Stage OBSIDIAN TEAR in London, May 28
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Obsidian Tear, inspired by renowned Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen's orchestral work Nyx, features an all-male cast. Salonen, who was recently named Composer in Residence with the New York Philharmonic, will make his Royal Ballet debut conducting the world premiere.... (more...)
Washington Ballet Announces Fundraiser for Pointe Shoes Washington Ballet Announces Fundraiser for Pointe Shoes
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

The Washington Ballet (TWB) is raising support for its Student Pointe Shoe Fund, to provide pointe shoes to 59 dancers at its Southeast Washington, DC campus, TWB@THEARC, ahead of the group's annual Spring Performance held at the end of May.... (more...)
Steps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York Season Steps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York Season
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2016

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm committed to connecting artists and the community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, announces a 3-day weekend performance celebration May 6-8, 2016 at Ailey Citigroup Theater. The weekend will commence May 6 wit... (more...)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2016 Lineup Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking ticket sales and attendance of Festival 2015, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will soon kick-off a new season of exciting programming featuring international artists, world premieres, an impressive number of engagements set to live music, and more tha... (more...)
Nashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Receives Fellowship Initiative Grant from New York Choreographic Institute Nashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Receives Fellowship Initiative Grant from New York Choreographic Institute
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Nashville Ballet has been awarded a Fellowship Initiative grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, to support the development of new choreography in a studio setting. The choreographer will be Christopher Stuart.... (more...)
Dance Against Cancer Raises $250,000 for American Cancer Society Dance Against Cancer Raises $250,000 for American Cancer Society
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

The Sixth Annual Dance Against Cancer was held on Monday, April 25, 2016.  The event had over 500 guests in attendance and raised more than $250,000 for the American Cancer Society, which will fund lifesaving cancer research and support patient and family service programs like Hope Lodge New York Ci... (more...)
Latitude Festival Announces Dance and Theatre Lineup - Sadler's Wells, National Youth Dance Company and More; July 14 Latitude Festival Announces Dance and Theatre Lineup - Sadler's Wells, National Youth Dance Company and More; July 14
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Latitude Festival today announces additional music, dance and theatre names for this year's event which takes place from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July 2016 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk.... (more...)
Keiko Fujii Dance Company of Osaka to Perform at 92nd St. Y, 5/21-22 Keiko Fujii Dance Company of Osaka to Perform at 92nd St. Y, 5/21-22
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2016

The Osaka-based Keiko Fujii Dance Company, joined by select dancers from New York City, will present her new 'Soul Vibrations' (Tamashii no Hibiki), a collaboration with renowned Taiko drummer Kenny Endo, who will perform at the May 20 & 21 performances, and Kaoru Watanabe, a former member of KODO, ... (more...)
Clinton Luckett Named Assistant Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre Clinton Luckett Named Assistant Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2016

Clinton Luckett, Ballet Master and former dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has been appointed Assistant Artistic Director of the Company.... (more...)
JESSICA LANG DANCE Announces 5th Season - Three New York Premieres and More! JESSICA LANG DANCE Announces 5th Season - Three New York Premieres and More!
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2016

Jessica Lang Dance, under the artistic direction of choreographer Jessica Lang, will celebrate its 5th Anniversary season with a week-long engagement at The Joyce Theater on June 14 – 19, 2016, featuring five pieces, including three New York premieres. There will be a post-performance Curtain Chat d... (more...)
Nearly Forty Percent of Pennsylvania Ballet Dancers to Leave in 2016-17 Season Nearly Forty Percent of Pennsylvania Ballet Dancers to Leave in 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2016

According to reports, nearly 40 percent of the Pennsylvania Ballet dancers will be replaced for the 2016-17 season, said artistic director Angel Corella.  12 dancers were let go and 5 have decided to quit.  More are expected to leave.... (more...)
Boston Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with MIRRORS Boston Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with MIRRORS
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2016

Boston Ballet presents Mirrors: a diverse selection of thought-provoking works that reflect the many facets of contemporary ballet, featuring two eagerly anticipated world premieres by Karole Armitage and Yury Yanowsky.... (more...)
The Joyce Theater to Present Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, 5/24-29 The Joyce Theater to Present Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, 5/24-29
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is proud to present one of Canada's most popular dance companies, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, from May 24 to 29 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets range in price from $20-$50 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling Joyc... (more...)
Ballet Hispanico to Host 'Carnaval' 2016 Gala in May Ballet Hispanico to Host 'Carnaval' 2016 Gala in May
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Ballet Hispánico proudly honors Richard E. Feldman with the Civic Inspiration Award and Linda Celeste Sims with the Nuestra Inspiración Award at its annual Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC.... (more...)
BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE STUDIO COMPANY an Afternoon That Went Awry BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE STUDIO COMPANY an Afternoon That Went Awry
by Marsha Volgyi - April 21, 2016

On a beautiful New York Sunday afternoon, April 17, 2016, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Studio Company performed on their final day at The Joyce Theater. I was curious to watch these young dancers in Program C-a different repertoire. The line up consisted of La Bayadere Pas d'Action, Bier Halle, Lib... (more...)
Ballet Academy East's Pre-Professional Division to Present World Premieres, Revivals Ballet Academy East's Pre-Professional Division to Present World Premieres, Revivals
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

In an annual rite of passage, the talented students of Ballet Academy East's Pre-Professional Division delight audiences with both new works and beloved ballets in four performances May 20-22. The production features five works by three choreographers presented at Gerald W. Lynch Theater: Coppélia A... (more...)



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