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Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2016 LineupJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking ticket sales and attendance of Festival 2015, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will soon kick-off a new season of exciting programming featuring international artists, world premieres, an impressive number of engagements set to live music, and more than 200 free performances, talks, and exhibits. (more...)

Brian Brooks Set for Residency at Chicago's Harris TheaterBrian Brooks Set for Residency at Chicago's Harris Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance has appointed choreographer Brian Brooks its first ever Choreographer in Residence. This Residency provides $600,000 over three years that will fund choreographer compensation, commissioning, and production support. The new Residency will provide encouragement and allow choreographers to focus on creating one-to-three new works each season without the constraints of financial pressures, while providing financial support to mount and produce the new works set upon regional, national, and international dance companies. (more...)

Camille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardCamille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to contemporary choreographer, dancer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Regularly garnering acclaim for her 'vividness and versatility' (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times), Brown holds a New York Dance and Performance ('Bessie') Award, two Princess Grace Awards, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and her work has toured nationally and internationally. The Jacob's Pillow Dance Award was established in 2007 and, in honor of its 10th anniversary, the Pillow has broadened the scope of this honor with a commitment to the artist's growth and future work. In addition to the unrestricted cash prize, this Award also includes a committed engagement for the 2017 Festival and a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow. Previous recipients of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and John Heginbotham of Dance Heginbotham, among others. (more...)

Miami City Ballet to Perform at Harris Theater, 4/29-30Miami City Ballet to Perform at Harris Theater, 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Miami City Ballet makes its Harris Theater Presents debut during its 30th Anniversary Season. Performing two distinct programs over two evening engagements, ballet greats from George Balanchine to ballet's current choreographic sensation Justin Peck are celebrated. The company will be accompanied by the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra in both performances on April 29 and April 30 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Leap Into Bay Area Dance Week This SpringLeap Into Bay Area Dance Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The 18th annual Bay Area Dance Week (BADW) brings the vibrant world of Bay Area dance to the public, offering more than 400 events, completely free, April 22 - May 1, 2016. (more...)

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret FestivalLisa Fischer & Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival is excited to announce that Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton will be performing three shows in the Dunstan Playhouse across 18 and 19 June. (more...)

Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival on June 18-19Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival on June 18-19
by Louisa Brady - Feb 28, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival is excited to announce that Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton will be performing three shows in the Dunstan Playhouse across 18 and 19 June. (more...)

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts Presents Alonzo King LINES Ballet, 3/13Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts Presents Alonzo King LINES Ballet, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to welcome, Alonzo King LINES Ballet who will be performing, “Biophony” Sunday, March 13th at 3:00 PM. (more...)

Hamburg Ballet Returning to ChicagoHamburg Ballet Returning to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

? The world-renowned Hamburg Ballet is making its highly anticipated and long awaited return to Chicago bringing two works; Othello on February 23 & 24 at 7:30PM as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago and Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler, considered John Neumeier's masterwork, on February 26 & 27 at 7:30PM. Plus, get an exclusive look at what it takes for a world renowned ballet company to put on two full productions in this never-before-seen interview with Hamburg's Technical Director, Frank Zollner, HERE. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Sets Spring Season at Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsAlonzo King LINES Ballet Sets Spring Season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is pleased to announce its Spring Season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, April 21-30. The season pairs visionary choreographer Alonzo King with prolific jazz masters Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran for a world premiere ballet. (more...)

Black Choreographers Festival Returns in FebruaryBlack Choreographers Festival Returns in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

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Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo to Perform American Premiere of CHORE at Segerstrom Center, 2/11/16Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo to Perform American Premiere of CHORE at Segerstrom Center, 2/11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

COSTA MESA, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the return of Les Ballets de Monte- Carlo February 11 – 13, 2016 with another American premiere: Jean-Christophe Maillot's Choré, featuring music by Danny Elfman and John Cage. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo appears at the Center under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover. This marks the Ballets' third visit to the Center, having previously brought the Southern California premiere the company's Cinderella and the American premiere of LAC. (more...)

DanceFAR Presents 'We Dance for a Reason' Concert for a Cause TonightDanceFAR Presents 'We Dance for a Reason' Concert for a Cause Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Tonight, November 10, at 7 pm in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theatre, DanceFAR 2015 presents a spectacular evening of world class dance, including performances by American Ballet Theatre principals Marcelo Gomes and Stella Abrera, Danielle Rowe (formerly of Nederlands Dans Theater), Garen Scribner performing with San Francisco Ballet principal Dores Andre, and numerous performances from the Bay Area's leading dance companies. (more...)

American Ballet & More to Take Part in DanceFAR Cancer Prevention Benefit, TodayAmerican Ballet & More to Take Part in DanceFAR Cancer Prevention Benefit, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

San Francisco, CA (September 16, 2015) – DanceFAR and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) have joined together again this year to produce a spectacular evening of world-class dance for the benefit of cancer prevention research and education. Tickets are available now at dancefar.org for the DanceFAR 2015 performance and after-party to be held Today, November 10that 7 p.m. at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater and Forum. (more...)

DanceFAR to Present 'We Dance for a Reason' Concert for a Cause, 11/10DanceFAR to Present 'We Dance for a Reason' Concert for a Cause, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

San Francisco, CA (October 28, 2015) – On Tuesday, November 10, at 7 pm in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theatre, DanceFAR 2015 presents a spectacular evening of world class dance, including performances by American Ballet Theatre principals Marcelo Gomes and Stella Abrera, Danielle Rowe (formerly of Nederlands Dans Theater), Garen Scribner performing with San Francisco Ballet principal Dores Andre, and numerous performances from the Bay Area's leading dance companies. (more...)

Company C Contemporary Ballet Premieres ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE TonightCompany C Contemporary Ballet Premieres ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 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 tonight, October 24, through October 31 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

The Joyce Announces Companies for American Dance PlatformThe Joyce Announces Companies for American Dance Platform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the eight companies selected for its first annual American Dance Platform, a showcase made possible by a grant from The Harkness Foundation for Dance and dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink. (more...)

Ballet Idaho Promotes Two Principal DancersBallet Idaho Promotes Two Principal Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Ballet Idaho announced that two company members have been promoted to the rank of principal dancer. Elizabeth Keller and Adrienne Kerr join returning principal dancers Phyllis Affrunti and Andrew Taft, along with 15 other company members and three apprentices/trainees to complete the roster for the 2015/16 season. (more...)

Lisa Fischer Brings New Band to the Valley Performing Arts Center TonightLisa Fischer Brings New Band to the Valley Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Since the conclusion of the Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour, Ms. Lisa Fischer has been walking the 20 feet to center stage, performing with the trio Grand Baton at major jazz venues, festivals and concert halls across the country. Tonight, October 2, Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton will make their VPAC debut. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Receives $500,000 Award from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Leadership Grants Program for DanceBallet Hispanico Receives $500,000 Award from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Leadership Grants Program for Dance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Ballet Hispanico is one of 18 dance companies recognized by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) through the first-ever Leadership Grants Program for Dance. This all-new initiative supports the self-defined, long-term goals of organizations that have demonstrated excellence in and sustained commitment to the field of dance. (more...)

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