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PA Ballet Extends Angel Corella's Contract, Welcomes 17 New Dancers PA Ballet Extends Angel Corella's Contract, Welcomes 17 New Dancers
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2016

Pennsylvania Ballet has announced the extension of Artistic Director Angel Corella's contract through the 2021-2022 season.... (more...)
Pennsylvania Ballet Welcomes New Dancers, Promotes Others, & More Pennsylvania Ballet Welcomes New Dancers, Promotes Others, & More
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2016

Philadelphia, PA (August 3, 2016) – Pennsylvania Ballet has announced the extension of Artistic Director Angel Corella's contract through the 2021-2022 season. ... (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...)
Boston Ballet II Roster Announced; FIRST LOOK Set for July 30 Boston Ballet II Roster Announced; FIRST LOOK Set for July 30
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2016

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.... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet to Stage SCULPTURED DANCE, 8/11 Pacific Northwest Ballet to Stage SCULPTURED DANCE, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2016

SEATTLE, WA— In a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced an evening of new dance works performed in, on, and around Olympic Sculpture Park artworks during the Summer at SAM series. As part of The Wallace Foundation... (more...)
Cast Set for TWYLA THARP AND THREE DANCES at The Joyce Theatre Cast Set for TWYLA THARP AND THREE DANCES at The Joyce Theatre
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2016

Twyla Tharp and Three Dances, the previously announced program conceived and directed by Twyla Tharp and featuring two classics and one premiere, will be presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation for two weeks next month, July 10-23, in its intimate Chelsea home, located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th... (more...)
Nederlands Dans Theater to Bring Four U.S. Premieres to NY City Center Nederlands Dans Theater to Bring Four U.S. Premieres to NY City Center
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2016

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 returns to New York with a 2016 season that includes four U.S. premieres by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, Crystal Pite, and Marco Goecke, running November 16 – 19, 2016 at New York City Center.  Nederlands Dans Theater, under the Artistic Direction of choreographer Paul Ligh... (more...)
New York City Ballet to Host 2016 Fall Gala in September New York City Ballet to Host 2016 Fall Gala in September
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2016

On September 20, 2016, New York City Ballet will open its 2016-17 Season at Lincoln Center with the fifth anniversary of its annual Fall Fashion Gala, featuring an evening of world premiere ballets created by an internationally-acclaimed roster of choreographers and fashion designers.... (more...)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Open with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet & Juan Siddi Flamenco, 6/22-26 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Open with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet & Juan Siddi Flamenco, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016 opens its 84th annual season with exciting contemporary dance company Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presenting a diverse program, June 22-26 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is dually-based in New Mexico and Colorado and led by Artistic Director Tom Mossbruc... (more...)
Chris Myers to Recite Shakespeare Sonnets During Jessica Lang Dance's SWEET SILENT THOUGHT Chris Myers to Recite Shakespeare Sonnets During Jessica Lang Dance's SWEET SILENT THOUGHT
by BWW News Desk - June 06, 2016

In honor of the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Jessica Lang Dance will present the NY premiere of Sweet Silent Thought, inspired by five of the Master's sonnets.  The work  features readings of Sonnets 30, 40, 64, 71 and 105, by actors Chris Myers (Obie Award, Octoroon),  Chukwudi... (more...)
Houston Ballet to Present GISELLE, 6/9-19 Houston Ballet to Present GISELLE, 6/9-19
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

From June 9 - 19, 2016, Houston Ballet will conclude its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of artistic director Stanton Welch's Giselle. The world premiere of Giselle is made possible through the generosity of longtime Houston Ballet supporter and trustee Lynn Wyatt. This production will showca... (more...)
BalletCollective to Collaborate with Architects & Choreographers for October Performances BalletCollective to Collaborate with Architects & Choreographers for October Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

BalletCollective's 2016 Season will further explore the company's unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. Both works will be choreographed... (more...)
San Francisco Ballet to Welcome New Company Members and Promotions! San Francisco Ballet to Welcome New Company Members and Promotions!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Effective immediately, San Francisco Ballet announces six promotions, five new Company members, and five apprentices for the 2017 Season. Soloist Carlo Di Lanno has been promoted to principal dancer and Francisco Mungamba, Julia Rowe, Wei Wang, and WanTing Zhao have been promoted to soloist. In addi... (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...)
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...)
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming 39th Season Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

CHICAGO – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2016–17 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago, are... (more...)
Hubbard Street's 39th Season at Harris Theater to Feature Works by Tharp, Cerrudo & More Hubbard Street's 39th Season at Harris Theater to Feature Works by Tharp, Cerrudo & More
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2016

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2016-17 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago, are available... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Dancer Jessika Anspach to Retire at End of the 2015-2016 Season Pacific Northwest Ballet Dancer Jessika Anspach to Retire at End of the 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2016

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and corps de ballet dancer Jessika Anspach have announced that Ms. Anspach will retire at the end of PNB's 2015-2016 season. A true “PNB baby,” Ms. Anspach literally grew up dancing at PNB over 26 years, first in classes at PNB School and then wi... (more...)
Charlotte Ballet Welcomes New Artistic Director Charlotte Ballet Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2016

?Charlotte Ballet board of trustees selected Hope Muir, currently the assistant artistic director of Scottish Ballet, as Charlotte Ballet's new artistic director. Muir's appointment is effective July 2017. Over the next year she will work closely with the board of trustees and staff in preparation f... (more...)
Brian Brooks Set for Residency at Chicago's Harris Theater Brian Brooks Set for Residency at Chicago's Harris Theater
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance has appointed choreographer Brian Brooks its first ever Choreographer in Residence. This Residency provides $600,000 over three years that will fund choreographer compensation, commissioning, and production support. The new Residency will provide encouragement ... (more...)
Smuin Ballet to Present Helen Pickett Premiere and More in 'Dance Series Two' Smuin Ballet to Present Helen Pickett Premiere and More in 'Dance Series Two'
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2016

Smuin Ballet concludes its 22nd Season with Dance Series Two featuring Oasis, a world premiere by acclaimed choreographer Helen Pickett, set to an original score by 'House of Cards' composer Jeff Beal.... (more...)
CBC's Spring 2016 Performances at Miller Theatre Set CBC's Spring 2016 Performances at Miller Theatre Set
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2016

? Columbia Ballet Collaborative (CBC) is pleased to present a program of six original and restaged works for its upcoming spring performances. Founded in 2007 by five professional ballet dancers enrolled at Columbia University, CBC is comprised of students from all of the University's undergraduate ... (more...)
NYC Ballet Announces 2016-17 Season - World Premieres by Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and More! NYC Ballet Announces 2016-17 Season - World Premieres by Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and More!
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2016

New York City Ballet will open its 2016-17 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 20, and will continue for 21-weeks of performances, through Sunday, May 28, and feature a total of 77 ballets created by 24 different choreographers.... (more...)
BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET Offered a Forsythe-Infused Triple Bill at New York City Center BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET Offered a Forsythe-Infused Triple Bill at New York City Center
by Sondra Forsyth - February 29, 2016

Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet under the artistic direction of Peter Boal returned to New York City Center in February 2016 with an "All Balanchine" program on the 24th and 25th followed by a triple bill, "Contemporary Innovations", on the 26th and 27th. The latter, which I saw on the 26th, feat... (more...)
Four World Premieres Presented by Ballet Academy, Feb. 18-20 Four World Premieres Presented by Ballet Academy, Feb. 18-20
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2016

While pre-professional dancers have been integrated into professional productions ever since the early days of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, it is unusual for ballet students to have ballets especially choreographed for them.... (more...)



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by Sondra Forsyth