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Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present THE TEMPEST, 7/3-26Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present THE TEMPEST, 7/3-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The 15th anniversary season of The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director; David Roberts, Managing Director) continues with CTH's free, summer, uptown production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, presented in partnership with City Parks Foundation's SummerStage festival. The Carl Cofield-directed production, which stars New York theater and Broadway veteran Ron Cephas Jones, will transform the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park into an enchanted Caribbean island where the magic takes flight, with an elaborate aerial design elements planned. The third annual CTH Under the Stars presentation holds previews on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. Performances, which are free and open to the public, run from July 5 through 26. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13Jacob'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 Ira Glass, host of This American Life; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2; the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO; Cuban contemporary ensemble Malpaso Dance Company, performing with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Anniversary, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.  (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free LineupJacob'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...)

Marblehead School of Ballet to Host Summer 2015 Dance Intensive, Jacob's Pillow ExcursionMarblehead School of Ballet to Host Summer 2015 Dance Intensive, Jacob's Pillow Excursion
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) launches its renowned Summer Dance Intensive and annual excursion to Jacob's Pillow in July. MSB is accepting applications now for its Summer Intensive Dance 2015 programs for dancers ages 11 and over from July 20 to August 8 and children ages 8 to 12 from July 6 to 10. The Summer Intensive Dance 2015 programs will be held at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts. (more...)

Choreographer Liz Gerring to Receive $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardChoreographer Liz Gerring to Receive $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

This year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor carrying an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to contemporary choreographer Liz Gerring in recognition of her talent and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Active in the dance world for nearly 20 years, Gerring regularly garners acclaim for her 'enthralling and important' works (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times) that also 'reveals the dancers as the splendid athletes that they are' (dance critic Deborah Jowitt). Gerring will accept the Award and members of Liz Gerring Dance Company will perform at the Pillow's Season Opening Gala on Saturday, June 20 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. The company will return to perform the evening-length work glacier in the Doris Duke Theatre August 19-23. Previous recipients of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award include tap artist Michelle Dorrance, the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham, 2013 MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham, and Tony Award winner and director of New York Live Arts Bill T. Jones, among others. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet to Close Eccles' 2014-15 SeasonAlonzo King LINES Ballet to Close Eccles' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The 2014-2015 Eccles Center season comes to a close with the “gripping, urgently beautiful choreography,” (San Francisco Chronicle) of Alonzo King LINES Ballet on Saturday, April 25. The San Francisco-based troupe comes to the stage with a mixed repertory performance, including King's newest work “Biophony” (which premieres on the company's home stage just three weeks prior to its Park City debut). Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)

Hope Mohr Dance Sets Spring, Fall 2015 SeasonsHope Mohr Dance Sets Spring, Fall 2015 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Hope Mohr Dance has announced the program for its 2015 spring and fall seasons, featuring three world premieres including a collaboration with choreographer Christian Burns, and works by visiting artists Deborah Hay andJeanine Durning. Hope Mohr's spring season is co-presented by ODC Theater, Thursday - Sunday, May 28 - 31. Mohr's annual Bridge Project in the fall is co-presented by CounterPulse, Friday - Sunday, November 6 - 8. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returning to The Harris Theater, 3/4-5Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returning to The Harris Theater, 3/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet, led by visionary Founder and Artistic Director Alonzo King, will present two alternate programs, both Chicago debuts, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Wednesday, March 4 at 6:00PM as part of the Theater's popular Eat + Drink to the Beat series and Thursday, March 5 at 7:30PM in a full-length evening performance. (more...)

Harris Theater Announces $5 Million Renovation ProjectHarris Theater Announces $5 Million Renovation Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

On Wednesday, February 11, The Harris Theater for Music and Dance begins a $5 million renovation project to reimage the patron experience. The addition of two new high-capacity elevators will make the path to each patron's seat easier and simpler. The expanded lower Randolph Street lobby will be the heart of intimate audience and artist engagement. (more...)

Black Choreographers Festival to Run 2/21-3/1Black Choreographers Festival to Run 2/21-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now returns next month with presentations by more than a dozen Bay Area dance makers including Byb Chanel Bibene, Christal Brown, Gregory Dawson, Antoine Hunter, Maurya Kerr, Robert Moses, Brontez Purnell, Carmen Roman, Reginald Ray Savage, Raissa Simpson, Phylicia Stroud, Nafi Watson and Jamie Wright. The Festival takes place over two weekends from Saturday, February 21 to Sunday, March 1 at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

San Fran's Alonzo Kings LINE Ballet to Perform Concert in Miami, 1/17San Fran's Alonzo Kings LINE Ballet to Perform Concert in Miami, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

When: Saturday January 17, 2015. 8:00pm Pre-show lecture: Where Are the Black Ballet Dancers in America? with Anjali Austin. January 17, 2015. 6:30pm Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. 10950 SW 211th St, Miami, FL 33189 Admission: Tickets are $25-$45. Please call 786-573-5300 or visit www.smdcac.org. (more...)

Liss Fain Dance's A SPACE DIVIDED Opens 4/12 at Z SpaceLiss Fain Dance's A SPACE DIVIDED Opens 4/12 at Z Space
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Liss Fain Dance has announced the premiere of A SPACE DIVIDED, a shared immersive performance installation that joins Fain and her longtime set designer Matthew Antaky with guest choreographers Christian Burns and Amy Seiwert. In A Space Divided each choreographer responds to Antaky's immersive installation. A Space Divided opens Thursday, April 9 and runs through Sunday, April 12 at Z Space in San Francisco. (more...)

Kevin Black's BALLROOM: SOUTH BEACH STYLE! Set for Willow Theatre Next MonthKevin Black's BALLROOM: SOUTH BEACH STYLE! Set for Willow Theatre Next Month
by Carol Kassie - Dec 23, 2014

The Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park will resonate with the sounds of music in January. No... not 'those' sounds of music, but sounds unique to South Florida... fast paced, exciting, and exotic. (more...)

The School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2015 Programs, FacultyThe School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2015 Programs, Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In the summer of 2015, The School at Jacob's Pillow, a world renowned center for professional dance training will present Professional Advancement Programs in Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Dance, and an new program titled Social Dances: Jazz to Hip-Hop. These programs will take place during the 83rd annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, led by a highly-distinguished artist faculty, and offer an incomparable combination of studio, performance, and Festival experiences. (more...)

Caminos Flamencos Present CANCIONES This WeekendCaminos Flamencos Present CANCIONES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos are delighted to announce the revival of one of their most popular programs, Canciones, featuring flamenco dance set to traditional and popular songs. Guest artists Marina Elana, Manuel Gutierrez and Jesus Montoya join the ensemble in interpretations of music by Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, The Police and many more. Canciones runs for only two performances over Thanksgiving weekend, November 29 - 30, 2014. (more...)

E-QUA-NI-MI-TY Fundraiser for Aviwe November at Theatre Arts Admin CollectiveE-QUA-NI-MI-TY Fundraiser for Aviwe November at Theatre Arts Admin Collective
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Aviwe November's E-QUA-NI-MI-TY will be staged this November as a fundraiser to assist November in raising money for his living expenses when he takes up a prestigiuous scholarship that he has been offered to study choreography in San Francisco. (more...)

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Opens 2014-15 Rodney Strong Vineyard Dance Series TonightWells Fargo Center for the Arts Opens 2014-15 Rodney Strong Vineyard Dance Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts kicks-off the 2014-15 Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series with the celebrated Alonzo King LINES Ballet tonight, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). Alonzo King LINES Ballet of San Francisco, is an internationally renowned contemporary ballet company that has been guided since 1982 by its uniquely global artistic vision. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists, innovative choreographer and artistic director Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions and imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. (more...)

WITNESS UGANDA, MOMIX, Neil Gaiman and More Set for Park City Institute's 2014-2015 SeasonWITNESS UGANDA, MOMIX, Neil Gaiman and More Set for Park City Institute's 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

Entertaining, educating and illuminating. Park City Institute (formerly known as Park City Performing Arts Foundation) presents a dynamic season of eclectic, electrifying, awe-inspiring and internationally acclaimed dancers, musicians, family entertainers, speakers, actors and performance troupes. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Announces Spring/Summer 2015 SeasonThe Joyce Theater Announces Spring/Summer 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

The Joyce Theater (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), the nation's most prestigious theater devoted to modern dance, announced today the organization's programming for its 2015 Spring/Summer season, featuring a wide array of extraordinary companies, including return engagements of fan favorites and introductions to new companies making their Joyce debuts. (more...)

Caminos Flamencos to Present CANCIONES, 11/29-30Caminos Flamencos to Present CANCIONES, 11/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos are delighted to announce the revival of one of their most popular programs, Canciones, featuring flamenco dance set to traditional and popular songs. Guest artists Marina Elana, Manuel Gutierrez and Jesus Montoya join the ensemble in interpretations of music by Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, The Police and many more. Canciones runs for only two performances over Thanksgiving weekend, November 29 - 30, 2014. (more...)

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