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Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Liz Gerring Dance Company in GLACIER, August 19-23Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Liz Gerring Dance Company in GLACIER, August 19-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Liz Gerring, the 2015 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award winner and artistic director of Liz Gerring Dance Company, returns to Jacob's Pillow for her company's performances of glacier, August 19-23 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Gerring has garnered praise by dance enthusiasts and critics alike for her abstract choreographic style and keen use of musical and visual elements. (more...)

ODC Theater to Present RESIDENT ARTISTS UNPLUGGED, 8/30ODC Theater to Present RESIDENT ARTISTS UNPLUGGED, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

ODC Theater, one of the West Coast's major centers for contemporary dance and performance, announced today its newest class of resident artists: Gerald Casel, Maurya Kerr, Nicole Klaymoon, and the duo of Sheldon B. Smith and Lisa Wymore. The announcement of these five distinguished artists falls on the ten-year anniversary of ODC Dance Commons, whose upstairs Studio B will serve as venue for a one-night-only event offering a rare and candid look into the creative process of the new resident artists. Titled Resident Artists Unplugged, the event takes place Sunday, August 30 at 6pm. (more...)

Company C Contemporary Ballet to Premiere ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE, 10/24Company C Contemporary Ballet to Premiere ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

San Francisco, CA, August 4, 2015 – Artistic Director and choreographer Charles Anderson's award-winning Company C Contemporary Ballet will present the world premiere of his new, evening-length story ballet, Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows' Eve in seven performances October 24-31 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. The production features an original story and choreography by Anderson, a commissioned musical score by Mike Krisukas of Zen for Primates, steam punk-inspired set and lighting designs by Patrick Toebe and the costumes by Laura Hazlet and will be performed by a company of 16 dancers, 9 musicians and narrator. Performances will be given Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm; Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm; Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm; Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:00 am; Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm and Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm. There will be receptions for the audience and artists after the opening night and closing night performances with no-host bar. Tickets are priced $25-$55 and may be purchased at http://www.CityBoxOffice.com/CompanyC. For more information, visit www.companycballet.org . (more...)

AU Collective to Premiere GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater, 9/10-12AU Collective to Premiere GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater, 9/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Au Collective presents the World Premiere of GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater (1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122), September 10-12 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BalaSole Dance to Present SALMAGUNDI Evening of Solos, 7/17-18BalaSole Dance to Present SALMAGUNDI Evening of Solos, 7/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 16th concert season of BalaSole in 'SALMAGUNDI,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, on July 17 & 18, 8PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 7/5/2015 - 7/12/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 7/5/2015 - 7/12/2015
by BWW - Jul 12, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 7/5/2015 - 7/12/2015. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow, 7/15-19Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow, 7/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival with bold new ideas for contemporary ballet July 15-19. (more...)

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...)

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