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SF DanceWorks Announces 2017 Season SF DanceWorks Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017

Now in its second season,SFDanceworks, a repertory dance company founded by San Francisco Ballet soloist James Sofranko, has announced details for this year's program, June 22-24, co-presented by ODC Theater. The U.S. premiere of British choreographer Christopher Bruce's Shadows and a newly commissi... (more...)
Richmond Ballet Returns to The Joyce for Four NY Premieres, 5/9-14 Richmond Ballet Returns to The Joyce for Four NY Premieres, 5/9-14
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Richmond Ballet returns to The Joyce Theater for the first time since 2010 to perform four NY premieres from the more than 60 works commissioned by the Company since its inception. Under the 37-year leadership of founder Stoner Winslett – one of the longest tenured artistic directors of a major Amer... (more...)
Smuin's Annual Gala Celebrates 23rd Season Smuin's Annual Gala Celebrates 23rd Season
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Leaders in the arts and civic communities packed The Galleria for what became a sizzling evening celebrating one of the nation's most innovative and entertaining arts organizations at Smuin's Annual Gala. Co-chairs Patti and Jerry Hume, and Athena and John Konstin hosted the sparkling event, starrin... (more...)
Dance for PD Celebrates 15th Anniversary for People With Parkinson's Dance for PD Celebrates 15th Anniversary for People With Parkinson's
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Dance for PD®, celebrating its 15th anniversary next year, offers specialized dance classes to people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and care partners in six locations around New York City and through our network of affiliates in more than 100 communities in 16 countries around the world.... (more...)
Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announces Spring Season, 5/4-14 Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announces Spring Season, 5/4-14
by BWW News Desk - March 01, 2017

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is pleased to announce its Spring Season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, May 4-14. The season pairs visionary choreographer Alonzo King with Bob Holman, legendary founder of the Bowery Poetry Club, endangered language activist, poet and filmmaker.... (more...)
Smuin to Present Trey McIntyre Premiere THE CHICKEN SEES and More for 23rd Season Smuin to Present Trey McIntyre Premiere THE CHICKEN SEES and More for 23rd Season
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

Smuin concludes its 23rd season with Dance Series 02, featuring a world premiere by internationally acclaimed choreographer Trey McIntyre entitled The Chicken Sees. McIntyre returns to Smuin to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love" in an energetic exploration of dance and the c... (more...)
Houston Ballet II's SLEEPING BEAUTY Canceled at bergenPAC Houston Ballet II's SLEEPING BEAUTY Canceled at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances the performance of Houston Ballet II's Sleeping Beauty Act III, scheduled for March 18, 2017, has been cancelled. Ticket buyers may request refunds at point of purchase. ... (more...)
Smuin's Annual Gala Celebrates Company Season Smuin's Annual Gala Celebrates Company Season
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2017

Dancers will mix and mingle with arts, business, and civic leaders for an evening en pointe celebrating the 23rd season of one of the nation's most innovative and entertaining contemporary American ballet companies at Smuin's Annual Gala, to be held Sunday, March 19, 2017 at San Francisco's Galleria... (more...)
Smuin Dancers Create New Works for 2017 Choreography Showcase 3/10-11 Smuin Dancers Create New Works for 2017 Choreography Showcase 3/10-11
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2017

Admired for their versatility on stage, Smuin dancers invite audiences to experience their talents as choreographers when Smuin presents its 2017 Choreography Showcase. This rare opportunity allows patrons to join Smuin dancers Tessa Barbour, Erica Felsch, Nicole Haskins, Dustin James, Robert Kretz,... (more...)
SOULSKIN Dance to Present SATIN & SWING in San Francisco SOULSKIN Dance to Present SATIN & SWING in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2017

SOULSKIN Dance will present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco.... (more...)
Verb Ballets' Choreography Intensive with Nationally Recognized Artists Verb Ballets' Choreography Intensive with Nationally Recognized Artists
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2017

For the dance art-form to sustain and renew itself, talented dancers need encouragement and training to step into the role of choreographer, yet there are few structured means to pursue that path.... (more...)
Smuin to Bring Effervescent DANCE SERIES 01 to Mountain View and Carmel Smuin to Bring Effervescent DANCE SERIES 01 to Mountain View and Carmel
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2016

Smuin, currently completing a record-setting run of its lauded annual tradition The Christmas Ballet, hailed by critics as 'Sheer joy' (San Francisco Chronicle) and 'Delectable' (The Mercury News) returns in March with Dance Series 01.... (more...)
The Joyce Theater Presents Second Annual AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORM The Joyce Theater Presents Second Annual AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORM
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to present the second annual American Dance Platform, a showcase of eight companies over one week, made possible by a grant from The Harkness Foundation for Dance and dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink, fr... (more...)
Four Choreographers to Compete for Commission in Repertory Dance Theatre's REGALIA 2017 Four Choreographers to Compete for Commission in Repertory Dance Theatre's REGALIA 2017
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2016

Repertory Dance Theatre is proud to officially announce the four choreographers that will compete at REGALIA on February 11, 2017 for an RDT commission in the 2017-2018 season. ... (more...)
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Launch New Artist Training Programs Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Launch New Artist Training Programs
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2016

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the leadership of Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and Executive Director Jason D. Palmquist, has initiated a new program to address the organization's approach to training for dance artists. A new Professional Training Program (PTP) will be launched throughout 20... (more...)
Kate Lydon Appointed ABT Summer Intensive Artistic Director Kate Lydon Appointed ABT Summer Intensive Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2016

Kate Lydon has been named artistic director of American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive programs, it was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Lydon, who is also artistic director of the ABT Studio Company as well as Apprentice Program Coordinator, succeeds Julie Kent who served... (more...)
New Amsterdam Records Releases The Living Earth Show's DANCE MUSIC New Amsterdam Records Releases The Living Earth Show's DANCE MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2016

New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce the release of Dance Music, the sophomore album from The Living Earth Show. A Bay Area new music initiative comprised of electric guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionistAndy Meyerson —The Living Earth Show works to serve as a megaphone and canvas for s... (more...)
International Ballet Stars to Dance in Festival Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER International Ballet Stars to Dance in Festival Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2016

Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT), Orange County's resident professional ballet company, will present the family favorite production of The Nutcracker, December 10 - 24, 2016 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, California.... (more...)
City College Center for the Arts Presents MADIBA: A DANCE WORKSHOP, 10/6 City College Center for the Arts Presents MADIBA: A DANCE WORKSHOP, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2016

The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Jeremy McQueen and the Black Iris Project's "MADIBA: A Dance Workshop," a celebration of the inspiring life of Nelson Mandela. The workshop is open to dancers of all levels and nondancers alike and takes place at Aaron... (more...)
Boston Ballet School Named Official Partner School of the Prix de Lausanne Boston Ballet School Named Official Partner School of the Prix de Lausanne
by BWW News Desk - September 06, 2016

Boston Ballet School (BBS) has been recognized as an official Partner School of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne. The Prix de Lausanne is one of the oldest and most reputable ballet competitions with a mission of placing young dancers in the best schools and providing scholarships for their training... (more...)
The Music Center to Launch 2016-17 Dance Season with CELEBRATE FORSYTHE The Music Center to Launch 2016-17 Dance Season with CELEBRATE FORSYTHE
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2016

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, launches its 2016-17 dance season on Friday, October 21, 2016, with Celebrate Forsythe, a 'dance first' and special salute to the acclaimed choreographer, William Forsythe.... (more...)
Boston Ballet Announces 2016-17 Company Roster Boston Ballet Announces 2016-17 Company Roster
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced the 2016-2017 season roster. A total of 71 dancers make up the Company roster, with 57 in Boston Ballet, the main professional company, and 14 in Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company.... (more...)
AN EVENING OF DANCE WITH MACARTHUR FELLOWS Set for Harris Theater AN EVENING OF DANCE WITH MACARTHUR FELLOWS Set for Harris Theater
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce An Evening of Dance with MacArthur Fellows - a performance honoring 35 years of the iconic MacArthur Fellowship program.... (more...)
Alonzo King LINES Ballet Comes to Yerba Buena Center with Vocalist Maya Lahyani Alonzo King LINES Ballet Comes to Yerba Buena Center with Vocalist Maya Lahyani
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2016

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is pleased to announce its Fall Season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, for a limited six-performance engagement, November 2-6.... (more...)
Boston Ballet Announces Roster, FIRST LOOK for BBII Boston Ballet Announces Roster, FIRST LOOK for BBII
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2016

July 20, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2016–17 season roster for Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, which will be comprised of 14 dancers. Both new and returning BBII dancers will perform together for the first time in First Look, a new prog... (more...)



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