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Joffrey Ballet's Ashley Wheater to Receive UChicago's Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal, 6/13 Joffrey Ballet's Ashley Wheater to Receive UChicago's Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

(May 28, 2015) Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater will be awarded the prestigious University of Chicago Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal at UChicago's 523rd Convocation, Saturday, June 13.... (more...)
Sylvie Guillem to Give Farewell Performance in LIFE IN PROGRESS, 11/14 Sylvie Guillem to Give Farewell Performance in LIFE IN PROGRESS, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

New York, N.Y., May 28, 2015 – After an unparalleled career that has spanned nearly 35 years of ballet and contemporary dance, Olivier Award winner Sylvie Guillem will give her farewell performance on the American stage in Life in Progress, a dance program of both existing and new works, at New York... (more...)
Sylvie Guillem to Perform Final U.S. Performances at City Center Sylvie Guillem to Perform Final U.S. Performances at City Center
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

After an unparalleled career that has spanned nearly 35 years of ballet and contemporary dance, Olivier Award winner Sylvie Guillem will give her farewell performance on the American stage in Life in Progress, a dance program of both existing and new works, at New York City Center from November 12 -... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LA SYLPHIDE and HEAR THE DANCE: DENMARK BWW Reviews: LA SYLPHIDE and HEAR THE DANCE: DENMARK
by Wesley Doucette - May 28, 2015

The Danish choreographer August Bournonville, who predates the NYCBallet's founding by a century, still delights audiences with a repertory cultivated from his Royal Danish Ballet. His aesthetic sparks with joyful spontaneity, and even his most tragic works seem lightly brushed with a pastel warmth.... (more...)
Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13 Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

May 26, 2015 – (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. Highlights of Festival 2015 include Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special dance and radio stage production starring Ir... (more...)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free Lineup Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June.... (more...)
NYC Debut of the Polish National Ballet Set for The Joyce Theater NYC Debut of the Polish National Ballet Set for The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. is thrilled to present the New York debut of the Polish National Ballet, Poland's leading ballet company based in Warsaw, from June 16-21. The company, under the artistic direction of Krzysztof Pastor, will present a program of three works: two by Pastor (Adagio & ... (more...)
BWW SPOTLIGHT: Vienna Festival Ballet's Principal Female Dancer Emily-Joy Smith BWW SPOTLIGHT: Vienna Festival Ballet's Principal Female Dancer Emily-Joy Smith
by Jenny Antill - May 26, 2015

Vienna Festival Ballet is currently in the midst of its 35th Anniversary Gala UK tour which celebrates their extensive repertoire and wonderful performers. I had the privilege of speaking to the company's principal female dancer, Emily-Joy Smith, who is presently enjoying performing some of her favo... (more...)
BalletCollective's 2015 Season to Feature World Premieres, Vail Intl Festival BalletCollective's 2015 Season to Feature World Premieres, Vail Intl Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

BalletCollective's 2015 season will include its first performance at the Vail International Dance Festival, a residency at the Millbrook School, a residency at the Palm Theater in Telluride, and performances in New York City that will feature two world premiere ballets that showcase the company's co... (more...)
Joyce Theater Foundation to Present Pontus Lidberg Dance Company Performance, 6/6 Joyce Theater Foundation to Present Pontus Lidberg Dance Company Performance, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. is proud to present two companies each having its first full engagements at The Joyce this June: Brian Brooks Moving Company, from June 2 – 4, with a mixed program that includes a world premiere; and Pontus Lidberg Dance, June 6 – 7, with the New York premieres of ... (more...)
Australian Ballet's CINDERELLA Returns to Melbourne, 6/19 Australian Ballet's CINDERELLA Returns to Melbourne, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2015

Set to warm hearts in Melbourne this winter, The Australian Ballet's award-winning hit Cinderella is back for an exclusive encore season at Arts Centre Melbourne, from 19 to 27 June 2015.... (more...)
Houston Ballet to Present Morris, Welch & Kylian, 5/28-6/7 Houston Ballet to Present Morris, Welch & Kylian, 5/28-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2015

From May 28 - June 7, 2015 Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program titled Morris, Welch & Kylian featuring three of today's most dynamic and musical choreographers. A world premiere of The Letter V by acclaimed American choreographer Mark Morris, the world premiere of Stanton Welch's Zodi... (more...)
Dance Consortium to Present THE TROCKS - LONDON SEASON and UK TOUR 2015 Dance Consortium to Present THE TROCKS - LONDON SEASON and UK TOUR 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2015

Last seen in the UK in 2013 and in London's West End in 2010, New York's all-male, professional comedy ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to the UK in autumn 2015 for a Dance Consortium tour beginning at Sadler's Wells' The Peacock in London on 15 September and concluding ... (more...)
Choreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang & Reggie Wilson Receive City Center Fellowships Choreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang & Reggie Wilson Receive City Center Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2015

Choreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang and Reggie Wilson have been awarded New York City Center's 2015 Choreography Fellowships. The Fellowship supports choreographers at critical stages in their careers and reflects City Center's long history of nurturing dance makers, from George Balanchine to ... (more...)
Australian Ballet to Present Triple-Bill THE DREAM, 6/4 Australian Ballet to Present Triple-Bill THE DREAM, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2015

Celebrating the life and legacy of one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century, The Australian Ballet presents The Dream: a triple bill of works by master choreographer Frederick Ashton, playing from 4 to 13 June 2015 at Arts Centre Melbourne.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Christopher Wheeldon Speaks with Rita Moreno BWW Reviews: Christopher Wheeldon Speaks with Rita Moreno
by Rose Marija - May 05, 2015

On April 27th, Words On Dance and Symphony Space presented Ballet to Broadway: Christopher Wheeldon with Rita Moreno, at the Peter J. Sharp Theater, just two weeks after the opening of Wheeldon's An American in Paris, on Broadway. The evening consisted of film clips interspersed with conversation. O... (more...)
Gallim Dance Comes to the Harris Center, 6/4 Gallim Dance Comes to the Harris Center, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2015

Gallim Dance creates and performs throughout the world original work by artistic director and founder Andrea Miller. Gallim quickly captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters, and audiences with its award-winning work, ensemble of dancers, and a fearless physicality grounded by deep humani... (more...)
Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16 Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2015

Southern California's premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB), celebrating its 20th season, presents Beauty and the Beast, a breathtaking full-length ballet based on the time honored fairy tale with 10 performances taking place from April 25 through May 16, 2015 in theaters... (more...)
Mariinsky Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Alvin Ailey and Royal Swedish Ballet Set for Segerstrom Center's 2015-16 Dance Series Mariinsky Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Alvin Ailey and Royal Swedish Ballet Set for Segerstrom Center's 2015-16 Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its 30th International Dance Series, a season marked with important American, West Coast and Center premieres to be discovered and enjoyed by audiences from throughout Southern California. The distinctive personalities of each company in the Center's 2015... (more...)
Sony Centre to Welcome Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour This Fall Sony Centre to Welcome Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour This Fall
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2015

The iconic Twyla Tharp is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her 1965 choreographic debut of Tank Dive with an American tour that includes one special stop in Toronto at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts.  It has been over two decades since Twyla Tharp Dance last performed in Toronto.... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet to Finish Season with CARMINA BURANA, 5/29 Pacific Northwest Ballet to Finish Season with CARMINA BURANA, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – PNB closes its 2014-2015 season with CARMINA BURANA, a dynamic duo of repertory works. Set to Shostakovich's galvanic score, Alexei Ratmansky's crowd-pleasing Concerto DSCH, an “endlessly suspenseful construction [with] passages of breathtaking dance brilliance” (New York Times) dazzle... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Youth America Grand Prix's Starry Night of a Gala BWW Reviews: Youth America Grand Prix's Starry Night of a Gala
by Melia Kraus-har - April 22, 2015

In addition to being an incredible highlight of YAGP's work, what other night can one see the best of the best and the best to be on one stage? From quivering port de bras of an eager eleven year old to the stoic grace of Paloma Herrera, YAGP proudly endorsed its place in supporting generations of... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Ballet Stars Take Broadway in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS BWW Reviews: Ballet Stars Take Broadway in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Melia Kraus-har - April 21, 2015

Known for his contemporary, abstract choreography, Wheeldon's recent projects ventured towards epic storytelling, as with Cinderella, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and The Winter's Tale. Besides an exuberant audience, what came to mind on Wednesday, April 15th at the Palace Theatre, were curre... (more...)
Frances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, 5/1 Frances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2015

FRANCES CHUNG and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancers of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's joint production of Swan Lake Act III on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Ms. Chung and Mr. Heli... (more...)
SWAN LAKE Adds at St. Petersburg Ballet Adds Two Performances, 8/19 SWAN LAKE Adds at St. Petersburg Ballet Adds Two Performances, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2015

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre has announced that it will extend their run at London's Coliseum this August 2015, adding two extra performances of Swan Lake, due to public demand.... (more...)



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