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BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Chases Winter's Chill With a Cheery and Cheeky Double Bill BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Chases Winter's Chill With a Cheery and Cheeky Double Bill
by Sondra Forsyth - February 27, 2015

New York City Ballet's 'All Balanchine III, Hear the Dance: Italy' features a perfect pairing of pieces that brim with Balanchine's incomparable sense of showmanship. Ballet is an art form, but Mr. B knew that it can also serve as sheer entertainment without losing integrity. Beyond that, he was a m... (more...)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to The Bushnell, 3/24 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to The Bushnell, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will travel to 18 cities coast-to-coast presenting 80 performances, including a performance Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell's Mortensen Hall in Hartford. Tickets, starting at $25, are on sa... (more...)
Chicago Dancemakers Forum Names First Executive Director Chicago Dancemakers Forum Names First Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2015

The Chicago Dancemakers Forum (CDF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ginger Farley as its first Executive Director.... (more...)
ON THE NATURE OF THINGS to Run 3/25-27 at American Museum of Natural History ON THE NATURE OF THINGS to Run 3/25-27 at American Museum of Natural History
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2015

In a career spanning more than four decades, the contemporary American choreographer Karole Armitage has been celebrated for blurring the boundaries between dance, music and art. Inspired by disparate, non-narrative sources—from 20th century physics, to 16th century Florentine fashion, to pop cultur... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NCB Celebrates its Achievements, Reveals its Flaws BWW Reviews: NCB Celebrates its Achievements, Reveals its Flaws
by Aaron Fallon - February 26, 2015

Anniversaries aren't only cause for celebration. They're pivotal moments of self-evaluation. They inspire reflection on the milestones of the past, introspective consideration of the present, and a longing gaze towards the journey ahead. This year, as it celebrates its tenth anniversary, New Chamber... (more...)
Roxey Ballet to Present THE JUNGLE BOOK Ballet MOWGLI, May 2 Roxey Ballet to Present THE JUNGLE BOOK Ballet MOWGLI, May 2
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

A pack of wolves in a jungle located in India raise a little boy with his pals: a bear and a black panther. The boy's adventures include fighting a tiger, being abducted by monkeys, and returning to the human village. This wonderful tale is based on “The Jungle Book,” a collection of stories by Engl... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Theater for the New City's 40th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow-Wow BWW Reviews: Theater for the New City's 40th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow-Wow
by Rose Marija - February 25, 2015

Keeping the traditional dances, stories, and music of more than ten Native American tribes--from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains regions alive--the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers brought the spirit of these first Americans to the Theater for the New... (more...)
Saint Petersburg State 'Russian Ballet' to Go on 7-City U.S. Tour, Beginning 3/31 Saint Petersburg State 'Russian Ballet' to Go on 7-City U.S. Tour, Beginning 3/31
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

The esteemed Saint Petersburg State “Russian Ballet” will embark on a six-city U.S. tour this spring.... (more...)
MSA Emerging Choreographers' Showcase to be Held 2/27 MSA Emerging Choreographers' Showcase to be Held 2/27
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2015

McDonald/Selznick Associates presents the 2015 MSA Emerging Choreographers' Showcase on February 27, 2015 in New York City featuring the work of choreographers Al Blackstone, Adam Cates, Sean McKnight, and Rachelle Rak. Two performances will take place at the Ailey Citigroup Theater for an invited ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BLOOD ON THE VEIL Celebrates the Often-Maligned Art of Belly Dance BWW Reviews: BLOOD ON THE VEIL Celebrates the Often-Maligned Art of Belly Dance
by Sondra Forsyth - February 20, 2015

'Blood on the Veil' is a mesmerizing theater piece with the commendable mission of dispelling the misconception that the ancient oriental art of belly dancing is nothing but a dance of seduction. Written, choreographed, and performed by the multi-talented Carol Henning, the performance involves not ... (more...)
'STORIES THAT DANCE' to Play Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 3/13-15 'STORIES THAT DANCE' to Play Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present Stories that Dance: Shakespeare and his Legacy from March 13-15, 2015 at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Tickets are $25 for adults... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's R+J Mixes Slapstick With Tragedy BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's R+J Mixes Slapstick With Tragedy
by Sondra Forsyth - February 18, 2015

I've never been a fan of Peter Martins' choreography so I was surprised to find myself moved by the "balcony pas de deux" in Romeo + Juliet, his adaptation for the New York City Ballet of Shakespeare's tragic tale about star-crossed lovers. Sterling Hyltin as Juliet and Robert Fairchild as Romeo, re... (more...)
The Ailey Extension Sets 2015 Kids and Teens Summer Schedule The Ailey Extension Sets 2015 Kids and Teens Summer Schedule
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2015

Looking for a fun and exciting summer experience for your kids? Try The Ailey Extension's summer dance series for kids of all ages. Tiny Steps, the perfect Parent and toddler class for 2-year-olds, Hip-Hop 4 Kids (ages 7-11), and the Teen Extension Summer Dance Series (ages 12-17), will all be offer... (more...)
Ailey Extension Releases 2015 Kids and Teens Summer Schedule & Dates Ailey Extension Releases 2015 Kids and Teens Summer Schedule & Dates
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2015

(New York) February 17, 2015 —Looking for a fun and exciting summer experience for your kids? Try The Ailey Extension's summer dance series for kids of all ages. Tiny Steps, the perfect Parent and toddler class for 2-year-olds, Hip-Hop 4 Kids (ages 7-11), and the Teen Extension Summer Dance Series ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Marisa Gruneberg BWW Interviews: Marisa Gruneberg
by Barnett Serchuk - February 17, 2015

White Road Dance Media, a contemporary dance company based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, will premiere Marisa Gruneberg's 12th full-length contemporary dance work, Neon Brave, at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn on February 19, 2015. GoPro cameras will be attached to dancers, i.e. the audience will see 'wha... (more...)
The Joyce Theater to Present Salt Lake City's BALLET WEST, 3/25-29 The Joyce Theater to Present Salt Lake City's BALLET WEST, 3/25-29
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Linda Shelton Executive Director, presents the Salt Lake City-based ballet company Ballet West, currently in its 51st Anniversary Season, from March 25-29. Ballet West, making its Joyce debut with this engagement, will perform a mixed program of premieres by Val Canipa... (more...)
The Joyce Theater to Host Second Annual Joyce UNLEASHED in NYC The Joyce Theater to Host Second Annual Joyce UNLEASHED in NYC
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

The Joyce Theater, under the executive direction of Linda Shelton, announces the second installment of Joyce UNLEASHED, a collection of cutting-edge performances presented outside its historic Chelsea home, taking place this March at New York Live Arts (219 West 19th Street, between Seventh and Eigh... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Stuns in All Bach Evening BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Stuns in All Bach Evening
by Jessica Abejar - February 12, 2015

As a part of its Hear the Dance program for the Winter 2015 season, the New York City Ballet presented two pieces featuring compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. They were choreographed by the Company's most renowned choreographers, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. With minimal set and costume... (more...)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform at Prudential Hall, 5/8-10 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform at Prudential Hall, 5/8-10
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present its annual Mother's Day engagement of America's premier modern dance company, Alvin Ailey on Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 8PM, Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 8PM and Sunday, May 10th, 2015 at 3PM.... (more...)
ABC Announces Pro Dancers for DANCING WITH THE STARS' 10th Anniversary Season ABC Announces Pro Dancers for DANCING WITH THE STARS' 10th Anniversary Season
by TV News Desk - February 11, 2015

The competition is just beginning for what's sure to be one of the most exciting seasons of "Dancing with the Stars" yet. It all kicked off this morning when 10 pro dancers were revealed exclusively on "Good Morning America" in anticipation of the 10th Anniversary season premiere on MONDAY, MARCH 16... (more...)
Joffrey Ballet to Showcase Choreographers of Color in WINNING WORKS Program, 3/7 Joffrey Ballet to Showcase Choreographers of Color in WINNING WORKS Program, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2015

CHICAGO – The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents four World Premieres in the fifth annual “Winning Works” program, the culmination of the 2015 Choreographers of Color Awards. Three of the new works come from this year... (more...)
Joffrey Ballet Presents Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif, & Stephanie Martinez in WINNING WORKS, 3/7-8 Joffrey Ballet Presents Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif, & Stephanie Martinez in WINNING WORKS, 3/7-8
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2015

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents four World Premieres in the fifth annual “Winning Works” program, the culmination of the 2015 Choreographers of Color Awards.... (more...)
Auditorium Theatre, Ravinia Festival Co-Commission New Twyla Tharp Works Auditorium Theatre, Ravinia Festival Co-Commission New Twyla Tharp Works
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2015

In a momentous co-commission, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and Ravinia Festival, will present two new works by world-renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp November 6 – 8, 2015. Celebrating 50 years of creating dance for both modern and ballet companies, television, Broadway and Hollywood,... (more...)
BWW Review: DanceBrazil Wows Audiences With Afro-Brazilian, Contemporary Dance, and Capoeira BWW Review: DanceBrazil Wows Audiences With Afro-Brazilian, Contemporary Dance, and Capoeira
by Shari Barrett - February 08, 2015

For over 30 years, New York City-based DanceBrazil has thrilled audiences across the United States and throughout the world with its dazzling artistry, which is inspired by the cultural tapestry of Brazil. Whether in the streets or on stage in the most prestigious theaters, the dancers of DanceBrazi... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for World Premiere of New York City Ballet's BALLET 422 STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for World Premiere of New York City Ballet's BALLET 422
by Stage Tube - February 06, 2015

From first rehearsal to world premiere, BALLET 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. BALLET 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet within the ongoing cycle of work at one of the world's great... (more...)



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