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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...)

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts to Open 2014-15 Rodney Strong Vineyard Dance Series, 11/1Wells Fargo Center for the Arts to Open 2014-15 Rodney Strong Vineyard Dance Series, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts kicks-off the 2014-15 Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series with the celebrated Alonzo King LINES Ballet on Saturday, 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...)

Aasif Mandvi, MODERN FAMILY's Steven Levitan, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and More Set for 2014-15 Arts & Ideas at JCCSFAasif Mandvi, MODERN FAMILY's Steven Levitan, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and More Set for 2014-15 Arts & Ideas at JCCSF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) takes pride in announcing the 2014-15 Arts and Ideas Season; an exciting line-up of today's acclaimed writers, food experts, renowned scientists and thinkers, as well as fascinating entertainers. Theatrical and musical highlights in the first half of the season include The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, rock icon Amanda Palmer and actor Richard Chamberlain. (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 - Sep 4, 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...)

Dance Theatre of San Francisco Announces 2nd Season, Featuring Premieres by Choreographers Mark Foehringer, Sandrine Cassini and MoreDance Theatre of San Francisco Announces 2nd Season, Featuring Premieres by Choreographers Mark Foehringer, Sandrine Cassini and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Following an extremely successful debut season in 2013 to public and critical acclaim, Dance Theatre of San Francisco (DTSF) returns to the stage for a Fall program of world premieres by choreographers Mark Foehringer, Sandrine Cassini, Milissa Payne Bradley and Dexandro "D" Montalvo. DTSF taps into the Bay Area's wealth of top-notch established, emerging and independent dance-makers and focuses on the work of more than one choreographer, making it an unusual and compelling addition to one of the nation's most active and innovative dance centers. The company's fall program will feature the world premiere of Mark Foehringer's Daphnis and Chloe, set to music by Maurice Ravel, plus new work by Sandrine Cassini, Milissa Payne Bradley and Dexandro "D" Montalvo. Performances will be givenFriday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, at 8 pm and Sunday, October 26, at 7 pm at the newly transformed Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Tickets are priced $20-$45 and may be purchased at www.dancetheatresf.org (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Releases Tickets to 2014-15 Season Performances, 8/25Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Releases Tickets to 2014-15 Season Performances, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

CHICAGO – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to release single tickets to the renowned contemporary company's 2014–15 season performances in Chicago, on August 25, 2014 at 10am. All remaining seats to the company's performances at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's Edlis Neeson Theater will be available online at hubbardstreetdance.com or by phone to the Hubbard Street Ticket Office at 312-850-9744. (Season 37 subscriptions, which include tickets to all four 2014–15 season engagements, went on sale May 1, 2014 and remain available by phone or online at hubbardstreetdance.com/subscribe.) Season 37 single tickets start at just $25; the performance schedule is as follows: (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Begins Rehearsals5th Avenue Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Rehearsals start today at The 5th Avenue Theatre for one singular sensation: the celebrated Broadway triumph, A Chorus Line. Kicking off the company's 2014/15 season, this thrilling 5th Avenue production has plucked fabulously talented dancers from many of Seattle's chorus lines and is putting them center stage, including Greg McCormick Allen, Taryn Darr, Gabriel Corey, Trina Mills, Mallory King, Connor Russell, Sarah Rose Davis, Taylor Niemeyer, Eric Esteb, and many others. The 5th is also pleased to welcome back Los Angeles triple-threat Chryssie Whitehead in the role of Cassie. Whitehead turned heads and shook audiences with her smoking performance of Lola in Damn Yankees. Broadway's Andrew Palermo makes his 5th Avenue debut as Zach. (more...)

Aasif Mandvi, MODERN FAMILY's Steven Levitan, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and More Set for 2014-15 Arts & Ideas at JCCSFAasif Mandvi, MODERN FAMILY's Steven Levitan, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and More Set for 2014-15 Arts & Ideas at JCCSF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) takes pride in announcing the 2014-15 Arts and Ideas Season; an exciting line-up of today's acclaimed writers, food experts, renowned scientists and thinkers, as well as fascinating entertainers. Theatrical and musical highlights in the first half of the season include The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, rock icon Amanda Palmer and actor Richard Chamberlain. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 7/2-6Jacob's Pillow Presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 7/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Popular contemporary company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the first time since 2010, bringing a sensational mixed-bill program. Directed by Glenn Edgerton, the 18-member company performs the dramatic Mediterranean-inspired Gnawa, choreographed by Nacho Duato, and Ji?í Kylián's vivid Falling Angels, a stark all-female work danced to “Drumming” by contemporary composer Steve Reich. The company's performance of Falling Angels earlier this year was called “a gorgeous combination of energetic and hypnotic, a celebration of what the body can do” by Lauren Whalen of Chicago Theater Beat. Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's latest work for the company, The Impossible, is a bold and theatrical work centered around themes of memory, mortality, and the human spirit. (more...)

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