Alvin Ailey News

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Alvin Ailey's Joan H. Weill Will Step Down as Chairwoman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

According to the New York Times,Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation chairwoman Joan H. Weill will step down from her current position tomorrow, October 2. She told NYT: "The institutions you support are like your children. You have to know when to step back and let them be independent of you. I look forward to seeing Ailey continue to do great things. I will still be the one applauding loudest." (more...)

Lisa Kron to Host 30th Annual Bessie Awards; Presenters and Performances Also Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

NEW YORK, September 30, 2014 - The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced today the host of the anniversary ceremony that is to be held at the legendary Apollo Theater. Broadway playwright, actress and 1993 Bessie awardee Lisa Kron will host the 30th Annual Bessie Awards. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, the awards will take place October 20, 7:30 p.m. Nominees will arrive starting 6:00 p.m. for Red Carpet press interviews and photo opportunities. (more...)

Thomas/Ortiz Dance Returns to New York with Two-Night Performance Series, 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Thomas/Ortiz Dance makes a highly anticipated return to New York City with its two-night performance series November 7 - 8 at the Manhattan Movement Arts Center. Led by husband-and-wife team Ted Thomas (former Paul Taylor dancer) and Frances Ortiz, the 12-member contemporary ensemble shares a full evening of the couple's emotional and colorful works including the world premiere of Four Temperaments. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Union County PAC's Hamilton Stage, 2/26/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

RAHWAY, NJ - On October 17, 2014 at 8:00pm, American Repertory Ballet will present A Midsummer Night's Dream Preview Performance at Union County PAC's Hamilton Stage. The professional dancers of American Repertory Ballet will perform Act II of Artistic Director and choreographer Douglas Martin's brand new full-length ballet, and Martin will lead a pre- and post-performance discussion about the choreographic process. (more...)

Gerald W. Lynch Theater to Present Two Fall 2014 Residencies for CUNY Dance Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College presents two residencies as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative. The first residency with Ephrat Asherie Dance runs from September 18 - October 2, 2014. The second residency with Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies will run from October 27 - November 7, 2014. Each residency will offer a Master Class to John Jay College students and a free performance open to the public. (more...)

Kyle Abraham to Bring New Work to MASS MoCA, 10/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

A Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and critically lauded choreographer who pairs diverse movement styles with issues of social and historical significance, Kyle Abraham brings his newest work to MASS MoCA October 18 and 19 in a co-presentation with Jacob's Pillow, made possible by the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance. The Watershed is an evening-length work in Abraham's signature blend of classical form, postmodern invention, and urban influences, performed by Abraham and his accomplished company, Abraham.In.Motion. Performances will be held at MASS MoCA's Hunter Center, in North Adams, Mass. (more...)

The Irish Tenors, Tango Buenos Aires, Alvin Ailey an RAIN Join Cincinnati Arts Association's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is pleased to announce the addition of four shows to its 2014-15 Season at the Aronoff Center. From the hit music of Led Zeppelin and The Beatles to the Celtic ballads of The Irish Tenors, from contemporary American dance to passionate Argentine Tango to interactive cooking fun, the following 2014-15 Season line-up is certain to continue CAA's long-standing mission of presenting an eclectic mix of alternative entertainment choices to Cincinnati's diverse audiences. (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep, 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will return to Los Angeles after an absence of ten years. The company's program includes the Los Angeles premiere of excerpts from 'Lighthouse/Lightning Rod,' a collaboration of the company's Founder/Artistic Director Garth Fagan, Wynton Marsalis and California-based visual artist Alison Saar. 'Lighthouse' opened the Brooklyn Academy of Music season in 2012. Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run October 3-5, 2014. (more...)

James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, and Chuck Scarborough Set for Rolex's NEW YORK NEW YORK Honoring Angela Lansbury, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves.) NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. Broadway dancer & choreographer Alex Sanchez has created a special number with some of the best dancers from the great white way for the show. The music has been composed by Steven Jamall, who is the Music Director and Supervisor for Rosie O'Donnell and her Rosie's Theater Kids. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Present Fall Repertory Preview for Oct 2014 'On Pointe'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Through guest speakers, lecture demonstrations, performance previews, and panel discussions, American Repertory Ballet's On Pointe series gives the public an inside look at the world of dance and, within that, ARB's unique work. ARB's 'Fall Repertory Preview' On Pointe will be held October 10, 2014 at 5:15pm. This On Pointe event will feature American Repertory Ballet dancers performing excerpts from upcoming ARB productions. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Set for Encores! Celebrates Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart Gala, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Encores! Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart, New York City Center's annual Gala on October 27, 2014, will feature the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Classes for Kids and Teens to Launch in September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Classes for Kids and Teens are back this September at The Ailey Extension in conjunction with the new school year and National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Starting Sunday, September 7th, tailor-made classes will bring dance and fitness to young people, including: Tiny Steps, a unique experience for 2-year-olds, Hip-Hop 4 Kids (ages 7-11), and the Teen Extension Series (ages 12-17), with ballet, jazz or hip-hop. Weekly classes are taught in a “no-pressure” environment allowing students to gain confidence not only in their dancing abilities, but in themselves. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

National YoungArts Foundation Launches 1st Annual YOUNGARTS AWARENESS DAY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

MIAMI, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, is celebrating YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to 'keep arts alive' today, Monday, September 8, 2014. Encouraging everyone who has a creative instinct to take part, YoungArts Awareness Day will feature pop-up performances and events in Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville and New York City, and invites artists across the country to create and share their own work or their artistic experiences via social media with the tags #keepartsalive, #youngarts and #youngartsawarenessday. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kickoff Cocktail Reception for Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Longtime arts patrons Ann and William Van Ness welcomed guests to their art filled townhouse for a very special kickoff cocktail reception for the committees and honorees of the upcoming ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee which takes place Monday, October 6, 2014 followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Scroll down for photos from the soiree! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with Shakespeare's comic exploration of love in all its glory and madness, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Shana Cooper, with movement by Erika Chong Shuch. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater now through September 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Company XIV to Present World Premiere of ROCOCO ROUGE at New Manhattan Home, 9/9-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Company XIV presents the World Premiere of Rococo Rouge, conceived, directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick. Rococo Rouge runs from September 9 to November 2, 2014 in a limited 8-week engagement at Company XIV's new intimate, 100-seat theatre-lounge home, XIV, located at 428 Lafayette Street, between Astor Place and East 4th Street in New York City. Previews begin September 9 for a September 20 opening. (more...)

Final Line Up for FirstWorks Urban Carnevale 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

FirstWorks and the City of Providence announce the final line-up of artists from across the globe for the FirstWorks Urban Carnevale. The Urban Carnevale is a celebratory evening of music, spectacle, art, and food capping four days of activities celebrating FirstWorks 10th Anniversary. The free public celebration brings the world to Providence with awe-inspiring performances from Australia, Italy, Morocco, Mali, and Rhode Island on Saturday, September 20, 2014, starting at 5:00 PM in the Providence Rink and surrounding parks, Kennedy Plaza, downtown Providence. (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet Announces New Artistic Staff and Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of three new members of the artistic staff: Grace Holmes as the new Director of Kansas City Ballet School, Kristi Capps as the new Ballet Master and Anthony Krutzkamp as newly created position of Manager of KCB II. Carney also announced eleven new members of the Company, increasing the Company from 28 to 29 members for the 2014-2015 season. He also announced the appointment of four new KCB II dancers, which stands at six members. Carney also announced the creation of a Trainee Program with five students, two selected from Kansas City Ballet School. (more...)

Karen Ziemba & Rockette Alumnae to Perform New Menken-Eyen Number at Rolex's 'NEW YORK NEW YORK'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. The Rockette Alumnae and Karen Ziemba will perform "I Want To Be A Rockette." This special number was written by Alan Menken and Tom Eyen. (more...)

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