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Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's PillowPaul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Based in Israel, Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut with a program of clever and heartfelt works in the Doris Duke Theatre July 12-16. A rising choreographic star, Assaf has been commissioned by companies across the globe including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. The program opens with Assaf's embracing duet Six Years Later which is praised for its "beauty, nuances, and intricate, astute movements" (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post), and closes with his powerful all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans' experiences and based on the Hebrew song "Givat Hatachmoshet". (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Unveils Vision '22Jacob's Pillow Dance Unveils Vision '22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Director Pamela Tatge recently unveiled Vision '22, a strategic approach for the Pillow's development over the next five years, through 2022. Vision '22 is a blueprint for enabling the Pillow to become a year-round center for dance creation and to more robustly serve artists and audiences alike. (more...)

Pilobolus Dance Theater Premieres Site-Specific Work at Jacob's Pillow Dance FestivalPilobolus Dance Theater Premieres Site-Specific Work at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Celebrating the power of Jacob's Pillow's natural setting, internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus Dance Theater will premiere a new work commissioned specifically for the Pillow's iconic outdoor Inside/Out performance space, set against the Berkshire hills. The program featuring the world premiere and On the Nature of Things will kick off the Festival's 2017 free Inside/Out performance series with an extended three-day run, June 21-23. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents JESSICA LANG DANCE and FAYE DRISCOLLJacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents JESSICA LANG DANCE and FAYE DRISCOLL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

“A prolific choreographer of skillfully constructed dances that respectfully mesh with music and striking visual design” (The New Yorker), Jessica Lang and her company return to Jacob's Pillow for the ensemble's first Ted Shawn Theatre engagement, July 5-9. In addition to a Pillow-commissioned world premiere work, the program includes Lang's Thousand Yard Stare, a dance embodying the incredible pride and honor as well as the searing loss experienced by military veterans. The program will also include the East Coast and company premiere of Lang's Lyric Pieces as well as Solo Bach, Sweet Silent Thought, and The Calling. This season, the Pillow has formed a partnership with the Tanglewood Music Center, whereby Tanglewood Fellows and alumni will be providing the music accompaniment for this engagement. (more...)

Portland Based NW Dance Project Makes Its Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival DebutPortland Based NW Dance Project Makes Its Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Known for its "cutting-edge contemporary work" (Jason Vondersmith, The Portland Tribune), NW Dance Project makes its Jacob's Pillow debut, June 28-July 2 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Based in Portland, Oregon and led by former Royal Winnipeg Ballet principal dancer Sarah Slipper, the company is composed of a cast of classically-trained, versatile contemporary dancers. The program includes works by a range of accomplished choreographers and rising talents: Post-Traumatic-Monster by Felix Landerer, choreographer in residence for Scapino Ballet in the Netherlands; At Some Hour You Return by former Nederlands Dans Theater dancer Ji?i Pokorný; Le Fil Rouge by 2011 Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest winner and NW Dance Project resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem; and MemoryHouse by Artistic Director Sarah Slipper. (more...)

Review Roundup: OKLAHOMA! at the EngemanReview Roundup: OKLAHOMA! at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for OKLAHOMA! Performances begin on Thursday, May 11 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017. (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance Announces 2017 Summer ProgramsBallet Hispanico School of Dance Announces 2017 Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Kicks Off 85th Anniversary with Season Opening GalaJacob's Pillow Kicks Off 85th Anniversary with Season Opening Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary Season kicks off with the Season Opening Gala, the Pillow's signature fundraising event, Saturday, June 17. The event embodies the start of the summer season in the Berkshires, and features exclusive programming, unique and delicious food and drink, and plenty of dancing and live music. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Adds Two New Opportunities to Experience Trisha Brown Dance CompanyJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Adds Two New Opportunities to Experience Trisha Brown Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival has added two more opportunities for audiences to experience Trisha Brown Dance Company. Originally a five-performance run, August 16-19 in the Ted Shawn Theatre, the Pillow has added a Thursday matinee to the company's schedule. Members of Trisha Brown Dance Company will also perform the site-specific work Trisha Brown: In Plain Site at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, August 13, a co-presentation of Jacob's Pillow Dance and the Clark. An icon of American dance with extensive Jacob's Pillow connections spanning more than 30 years, choreographer Trisha Brown died March 18, 2017. In a New York Times obituary, chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay wrote “Few dance inventors have so combined the cerebral and sensuous sides of dance as Ms. Brown did, and few have been as influential. Her choreography…helped shape generations of modern dance creators into the 21st century.” (more...)

Photo Flash: La Mirada Stages Timeless Classic WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: La Mirada Stages Timeless Classic WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet's Annual Gala A Resounding SuccessAmerican Repertory Ballet's Annual Gala A Resounding Success
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

American Repertory Ballet hosted its annual Gala, themed Pride and Prejudice: An Evening of Timeless Elegance, on Saturday, on March 25, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, N.J. “Our annual gala was a great success,” says Board Chair Charles Metcalf. (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALADance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 SeasonSan Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

Liz Lerman Receives 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardLiz Lerman Receives 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker Liz Lerman in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field.  Long ago dubbed the “Democrat of Dance” by Alan M. Kriegsman of The Washington Post, Lerman's extraordinary career of the past four decades includes a wide range of groundbreaking work. Established in 2007, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award's previous recipients include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and choreographer, performer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown, among others. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Play At Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, 3/30New York Theatre Ballet To Play At Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet, the foremost chamber ballet company in the United States, will return to Tarboro, North Carolina on March 30, 2017 at 7:30pm to perform in the Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, bringing a program of mixed repertoire. NYTB has performed in the series annually for the past four years. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces Site ExpansionJacob's Pillow Announces Site Expansion
by Molly Tracy - Mar 21, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance announces a major expansion of its popular curated online video collection, Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive. Beginning today, the site will feature a series of multimedia essays from renowned dance scholars on three distinct themes: Tap, Women in Dance, and Dance of the African Diaspora. (more...)

The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

At its fourth annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala The New Jewish Home will pay tribute to eight New Yorkers who, in their ninth and tenth decades, continue to live lives of remarkable achievement, vitality and civic engagement. The event, at the Mandarin Oriental New York on Tuesday, April 4, is expected to attract more than 450 guests and raise more than $1 million for the nonprofit's rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health care programs, which together serve 12,000 older adults of all faiths and ethnicities each year. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2018 Season Including Same Sex OKLAHOMAOregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2018 Season Including Same Sex OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2018 playbill. (more...)

Something's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This SpringSomething's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

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