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Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 3/22/2015 - 3/29/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 3/22/2015 - 3/29/2015
by BWW - Mar 29, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 3/22/2015 - 3/29/2015. (more...)

RAISIN' CANE to Play Byham Theater, 4/16RAISIN' CANE to Play Byham Theater, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the Pittsburgh premiere of Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey, starring Jasmine Guy and The Avery Sharpe Trio, which will be performed on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh's Cultural District. This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The creative concept for this production was inspired by the classic 1923 Jean Toomer novel 'Cane' and works by the musicians, composers, poets and actors of the Harlem Renaissance. The Arizona Daily Star said, 'Cane is a sweet salute to Harlem's glory days' and the Dayton Daily News wrote the performance was 'Lively, informative, motivating and entertaining...' (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival to Return This July to Support DRAFire Island Dance Festival to Return This July to Support DRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Fire Island Dance Festival, the most anticipated cultural event of the season on Fire Island, makes a triumphant return July 17-19, 2015, featuring some of the most exciting and talked-about dance companies in the industry. The festival, produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, is performed outdoors on a picturesque waterfront stage in Fire Island Pines, NY. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to South AfricaAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The highly acclaimed New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular global dance companies, is planning an historic return to South Africa in September after 17 years with a robust schedule of 20 performances and a variety of educational activities for area students. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Schedule for 2015 Season, Including Programs at Lincoln Center, Paris & South AfricaAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Schedule for 2015 Season, Including Programs at Lincoln Center, Paris & South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

New York – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 10 – 21, 2015. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season highlighted by Exodus, a world premiere from bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, the company premiere of Battle's No Longer Silent, and new productions of Talley Beatty's Toccata and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's A Case of You duet from Reminiscin'. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Live at Mesa Arts Center, 4/10-11Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Live at Mesa Arts Center, 4/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with audiences on a 19-city national tour that includes performances in Mesa Arts Center's Ikeda Theater on April 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Stage Reading of Zora Neal Hurston's SPUNK, 4/15On Her Shoulders to Stage Reading of Zora Neal Hurston's SPUNK, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present a FREE staged reading (by donation) of SPUNK (1926) by Zora Neale Hurston, directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (more...)

Steps Repertory Ensemble Comes to Ailey Citigroup Theater, 4/30-5/2Steps Repertory Ensemble Comes to Ailey Citigroup Theater, 4/30-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Under the artistic direction of Bradley Shelver, the STEPS REPERTORY ENSEMBLE is the contemporary dance company of STEPS BEYOND FOUNDATION, a non-for-profit organization in residence at the prestigious Steps on Broadway. The Ensemble commissions choreographers, both established and emerging, to create new works and to restage repertory, thereby connecting to America's rich modern dance legacy. (more...)

BREAKIN' CONVENTION Dance Festival Set for Levine Center for the ArtsBREAKIN' CONVENTION Dance Festival Set for Levine Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Breakin' Convention, an international hip hop dance festival created by London's Sadler's Wells, will come to Charlotte's Levine Center for the Arts this October. (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New Docu-Series THE PRANCING ELITES PROJECT, 4/22Oxygen to Premiere New Docu-Series THE PRANCING ELITES PROJECT, 4/22
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Oxygen Media dances to the beat of its own drum with the uplifting, inspiring and humorous new docu-series “The Prancing Elites Project” premiering Wednesday, April 22 at 10PM ET/PT. (more...)

Corbin Bleu to Host New Season of truTV's FAKE OFF; Glee's Harry Shum Jr. to JudgeCorbin Bleu to Host New Season of truTV's FAKE OFF; Glee's Harry Shum Jr. to Judge
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Actor and dancer Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) is set to host the second season of truTV's hit series Fake Off. (more...)

Local Playwright's Work to be Featured at Dallas' Black Academy of Arts and LettersLocal Playwright's Work to be Featured at Dallas' Black Academy of Arts and Letters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2015

?Donna M. Carbone, a freelance writer and journalist living in Palm Beach Gardens is being honored by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) in Dallas, Texas on April 19, 2015. (more...)

Mel A.Tomlinson Joins Dance Legend's Ruth Page Tribute at St Luke's Theater, 3/23Mel A.Tomlinson Joins Dance Legend's Ruth Page Tribute at St Luke's Theater, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey dance star Mel A.Tomlinson joins Dancers Over 40 tribute of Chicago Ballet superstar Ruth Page in the tribute, 'A World Apart' at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th St., NYC at 7PM. A dance innovator who refused to be pigeon-holed into just one type of dance, Ruth was the first American to dance with Diaghilev'€s Ballets Russes in 1925, first American to dance with Anna Pavlova's company, first to commission George Balanchine to choreograph and the first to present Rudolf Nurevev in America. Prokofiev, Gershwin and Ravel played for her, Isamu Noguchi designed her costumes and she commissioned Aaron Coplandâ€s first ballet score. She dedicated her life to making dance and ballet accessible to everyone. Ruth's work on Broadway includes her professional stage debut in Jerome Kern and Victor Herbertâ€s Miss 1917, a leading role in Irving Berlin's Music Box Revue 1923-24 edition, and choreographing 1947's Music in My Heart. A double-bill of her famous opera ballets Revenge and The Merry Widow had a six-day a sell-out run at the Broadway Theater in 1955. (more...)

2015 Vail International Dance Festival Season Set2015 Vail International Dance Festival Season Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The Vail International Dance Festival announces its 2015 schedule to be held July 27 through August 10, marking its 27th season with world premieres, exceptional debuts, and captivating collaborations. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet Caitlin Abraham of AN AMERICAN IN PARISBWW Blog: Meet Caitlin Abraham of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Guest Blogger: Caitlin Abraham - Mar 5, 2015

Who is the company of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS? Included among us are 12 thrilling Broadway debuts; 6 who come straight from ballet companies; and 6 who previously danced with US and European ballet companies, Alvin Ailey or the Radio City Rockettes. 20 of our cast members are jubilantly back on Broadway, and every single performer was a part of the Chatelet production in Paris last fall. To quote one of the characters in our show, Adam Hochberg concludes, "Art should be a celebration," and An American in Paris joins the world of concert dance with the legacy of the Great White Way. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Present 'FIREBIRD' at Raritan Valley Community College, 3/14American Repertory Ballet to Present 'FIREBIRD' at Raritan Valley Community College, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

American Repertory Ballet will present Firebird: Diaghilev Revisited at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg on Saturday, March 14, at 8:00pm. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Adds of 'An Evening with the Roosevelts' & 'JBL Presents A.R. Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour' to SeasonAuditorium Theatre Adds of 'An Evening with the Roosevelts' & 'JBL Presents A.R. Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour' to Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Continuing its 125th Anniversary celebration, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University adds two, one-night-only performances to its momentous season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Carmen de Lavellade Remembers it WellBWW Reviews: Carmen de Lavellade Remembers it Well
by Rose Marija - Mar 3, 2015

The opening night of Carmen de Lavellade's As I Remember It at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on February 19, 2015, was electric. De Lavellade was on fire. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Announces Lineup for CITY SINGERS for March and AprilFeinstein's at the Nikko Announces Lineup for CITY SINGERS for March and April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Feinstein's at the Nikko announced today the lineup for their "City Singers" series for the months of March and April. The lineup includes jazz singer Opie Bellas, San Francisco's favorite crooner, Russ Lorenson and French chanteuse Betty Roi. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to The Bushnell, 3/24Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to The Bushnell, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will travel to 18 cities coast-to-coast presenting 80 performances, including a performance Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell's Mortensen Hall in Hartford. Tickets, starting at $25, are on sale now and available online atwww.bushnell.org, by phone at 860-987-5900, or at The Bushnell box office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. The Hartford engagement of the Alvin Ailey tour is sponsored by Fairview Capital. (more...)

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