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The Chicago Dancing Festival Returns for Its 8th Season, 8/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Chicago Dancing Festival (CDF), co-produced by renowned choreographer and Chicago native Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, returns for its 8th season of free dance performances and events, August 20 - 23, 2014, featuring top ballet, modern and hip-hop dancers from Chicago and across the country. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Coming to Cullen Theater, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, will make its Houston debut Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet to Make Houston Debut, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet,will make its Houston debut Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

New York City Ballet Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center with Spring Gala on 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

New York City Ballet announced today that its 2014 Spring Gala on Thursday, May 8 at 7pm will feature a special one-time-only program designed by NYCB's Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York State Theater (now the David H. Koch Theater) at Lincoln Center, as well as celebrate its future with a World Premiere ballet by choreographer Justin Peck and composer Sufjan Stevens. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ray Mercer's Circle of Dance
by Naomi Serviss - Apr 17, 2014

When he's not performing eight shows a week in The LION KING, Mercer is choreographing commissions nationwide. (more...)

The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of COOKIN! - A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, 5/12-13 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present free staged readings of "Cookin! - A Taste of Things to Come," a new musical by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with musical direction by Gillian Berkowitz. Directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!), the readings will be held on Monday, May 12th at 1pm & 4pm and Tuesday, May 13th at 4pm at St. Luke's Theatre. (more...)

NJ Ballet to Present BALLET ON BROADWAY & CINDERELLA at MPAC, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

New Jersey Ballet celebrates some of Broadway's most memorable dance sequences when it performs Ballet on Broadway at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-59 (more...)

Thodos Dance Chicago to Present NEW DANCES, Featuring Choreography by Ensemble Members, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Thodos Dance Chicago is gearing up to let its ensemble call all of their own shots at the company's popular, highly-charged New Dances performance series, July 18-20, 2014 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. (more...)

BWW Reviews: YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX Comes of Age With Grace, Artistry, and Professionalism
by Sondra Forsyth - Apr 14, 2014

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Youth America Grand Prix, known to all as YAGP, the international competition founded by former Bolshoi principals Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev offered a three-evening celebration at the Koch from April 9th to 11th 2014 that completely converted this former naysayer into a diehard fan. All of my complaints from 2012 and 2013 have been addressed. (more...)

TU Dance's 10th Anniversary Performance Set for Minneapolis' Ordway, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Ordway will present TU Dance in performance for one night only, May 10, 2014, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the celebrated St. Paul-based company founded by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands. This special performance includes Hikari, an Ordway-commissioned world premiere by choreographer Uri Sands in collaboration with master wood block print artist Hiroki Morinoue. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell & Rosie's Theater Kids to Honor Pat Birch at PASSING IT ON, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Rosie's Theater Kids (RTKids) will present 'Passing It On: An Evening of Mentorship' to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on Monday April 28, 2014 at 7pm. This year's event will honor legendary director and choreographer and RTKids mentor, Pat Birch. (more...)

2014 Youth America Grand Prix Set for Lincoln Center, Now thru April 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

World's largest dance network and international student ballet scholarship audition - YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX - will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with three spectacular performances at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on April 9-11, 2014. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance to Present 2014 Summer Series, 6/5-8; Live Simulcast Set for Millennium Park, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, presents its Summer Series program June 5-8, 2014 featuring the 13th world premiere for the company by Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, with costumes by Branimira Ivanova, 'Jeff' Award-winning designer of numerous Hubbard Street premieres; and lighting by Michael Korsch, designer for both of Cerrudo's acclaimed works for Hubbard Street's main company in 2012: Little mortal jump and One Thousand Pieces. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Presents Its SUMMER SERIES Program, 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, presents its Summer Series program June 5-8, 2014 featuring the 13th world premiere for the company by Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, with costumes by Branimira Ivanova, "Jeff" Award-winning designer of numerous Hubbard Street premieres; and lighting by Michael Korsch, designer for both of Cerrudo's acclaimed works for Hubbard Street's main company in 2012: Little mortal jump and One Thousand Pieces. (more...)

Pittsburgh Dance Council to Welcome Wayne McGregor/Random Dance in FAR, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, brings you Wayne McGregor | Random Dance on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater. Award-winning, anatomy-defying British choreographer Wayne McGregor has crafted a stunning piece for the ten dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance that will present the evening length work, FAR. (more...)

Visual/Theater and Film Artist Janie Geiser Set for Arts Learning Residency at FirstWorks, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

FirstWorks brings internationally recognized visual/theater artist and experimental filmmaker Janie Geiser to Providence April 6-12 for a week-long FirstWorks Arts Learning residency to include a series of workshops, artist talks and screenings designed to engage Providence-area K-12 and university students. As part of a FirstWorks co-commissioned project, Geiser and a cross-disciplinary group of students from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will combine puppetry and video during a week-long developmental workshop for Geiser's new multidisciplinary work "Fugitive Time". (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alonzo King LINES Ballet at Meany Hall
by Diana Heisroth - Apr 07, 2014

Alonzo King, the celebrated contemporary ballet company, is guided by its uniquely global artistic vision. Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company's works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King's visionary choreography is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity-of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The program includes Concerto for Two Violiins, Writing Ground, and Rasa, set to an original score created and performed live by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. (more...)

American Cancer Society Benefit DANCE AGAINST CANCER Set for 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht have partnered with the American Cancer Society to present the fourth annual Dance Against Cancer on Monday, May 5, 2014 with cocktails at 6pm (VIP ticket only), followed by a performance at 7pm, and a post-show reception at the AXA Equitable Theater, 787 Seventh Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Streets), NYC. Tickets are $150 ($300 for VIP) and are available at www.dacny.org. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Adds to Grupo Corpo, 'Made in Chicago' Series & More to 125th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

As the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, led by Executive Director Brett Batterson, celebrates its milestone 125th Anniversary, more exciting announcements are made for the 2014 - 15 Season beginning September 2014. Adding to the breadth of diverse International Dance, contemporary Brazilian dance company, Grupo Corpo makes their Chicago debut on the Auditorium's landmark stage. In addition to dance from around the world, the Auditorium will also celebrate the abundance of talent that Chicago offers with the 'Made in Chicago' Dance Series, now featuring eight diverse companies with the addition of 'Chicago Rhythm Fest.' More music will fill the theatre as well with the addition of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic's 'CJP @ Ten' and Ron Hawking's 'His Way,' a celebration of Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday to the 'Made in Chicago' Music Series. (more...)

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