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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...)

Ilda Morales will Teach A Master Class for Classical Ballet TheatreIlda Morales will Teach A Master Class for Classical Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

HILDA MORALES, former soloist of American Ballet Theatre, and former principal dancer of the Pennsylvania Ballet, will be teaching a master class for the Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon, Virginia on March 26, 2017. (more...)

Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Direct NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE!Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Direct NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE, the network's 2017 live holiday musical production starring Jennifer Lopez, has found its directorial duo (more...)

Hilda Morales To Teach Master Class For Classical Ballet Theatre In Herndon, 3/26Hilda Morales To Teach Master Class For Classical Ballet Theatre In Herndon, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

HILDA MORALES, former soloist of American Ballet Theatre, and former principal dancer of the Pennsylvania Ballet, will be teaching a master class for the Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon, Virginia on March 26, 2017 from 10 A.M. - 12 Noon. For more information contact Classical Ballet Theatre atwww.ctnva.org (more...)

John Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny LeonJohn Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces Robert Greenblatt, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning producer and Chairman of NBC Entertainment (The Wiz LIVE! and Hairpsray LIVE!), and John Stamos, star of stage and screen (Full House), as honorary co-chairs, and Neil Meron and Craig Zadan of Storyline Entertainment - Zadan/Meron Productions (Chicago, Hairpsray LIVE!) as co-chairs of the 2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon. (more...)

It's a Night of Broadway's Most Sensational Show-off Dances with DANCIN' BROADWAY at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 2/25It's a Night of Broadway's Most Sensational Show-off Dances with DANCIN' BROADWAY at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Show stopping dance numbers from Broadway's most iconic shows will take over The Ridgefield Playhouse stage with DANCIN' BROADWAY onSaturday, February 25!   Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents this dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history!  Partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bruce Bennett Nissan, DANCIN' BROADWAY will have two shows - a shortened performance appropriate for children and families at 4 p.m., which is part of the Ridgefield Academy Family Series, and a full performance at 8 p.m.  From Agnes de Mille to Bob Fosse to Jerome Robbins, iconic choreography has made stars of dancers and forged the path of Broadway musical theatre.  (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Participate in 10x10 Upstreet Arts FestivalJacob's Pillow to Participate in 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Boston-based contemporary dance theater company Danza Organica, directed by choreographer and Jacob's Pillow Dance Creative Development Residency Artist Marsha Parrilla, will host a free Dance for Social Justice Movement Workshop followed by a lecture/demonstration performance of Parrilla's work Running in Stillness. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Hosts Inside/Out: Chance to Dance ContestJacob's Pillow Dance Hosts Inside/Out: Chance to Dance Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival invites artists of all styles to participate in the first ever Inside/Out: Chance to Dance viewers' choice contest. An exciting opportunity to perform on the Pillow's iconic outdoor stage, the Chance to Dance contest is a viewer-selected online competition that allows the public, peers, and fans of artists to vote on their inclusion in the Inside/Out Performance Series for Festival 2017. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA Co-Present Bill T. Jones and Okwui Okpokwasili in UNTILJacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA Co-Present Bill T. Jones and Okwui Okpokwasili in UNTIL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Cultural partners Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA present two solo works created in response to and performed within Nick Cave's monumental exhibition Until, currently installed in MASS MoCA's largest gallery. (more...)

DANCIN' BROADWAY to Bring the Steps of Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins & More to Ridgefield PlayhouseDANCIN' BROADWAY to Bring the Steps of Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins & More to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse invites you on a dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history! (more...)

Festival Ballet Providence to Present Revamped ROMEO & JULIET Over Valentine's DayFestival Ballet Providence to Present Revamped ROMEO & JULIET Over Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Over this Valentine's Day weekend, Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) will present the world premiere of Romeo & Juliet, arguably Shakespeare's most famous play and one of the most performed and adapted works of all time. (more...)

EAG to Host DANCERS SPEAK: Leading a Dance Company in the 21st CenturyEAG to Host DANCERS SPEAK: Leading a Dance Company in the 21st Century
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

 Join EAG this Thursday night for a fascinating evening all about the ups, downs, and magical moments that come with founding and leading a dance company in the modern era.   (more...)

EAG to Host DANCERS SPEAK: LEADING A DANCE COMPANY IN THE 21ST CENTURYEAG to Host DANCERS SPEAK: LEADING A DANCE COMPANY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Join EAG this Thursday night for a fascinating evening all about the ups, downs, and magical moments that come with founding and leading a dance company in the modern era. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) brings its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series to the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival from February 24-25, 2017 at the The 92Y, located at 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10128. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA to Present Richard Move's XXYYJacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA to Present Richard Move's XXYY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Cultural partners Jacob's Pillow Dance and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) present a one-night-only work-in-progress showing of performing artist, choreographer, and TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow Richard Move's XXYY on January 20 at 8pm in MASS MoCA's Hunter Center. (more...)

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