American Ballet Theatre News

Polina Semionova Withdraws from ABTPolina Semionova Withdraws from ABT
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Principal Dancer Polina Semionova will take a medical leave during American Ballet Theatre's Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, withdrawing from all previously scheduled performances, it was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo: First Look - ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Gets Her Own Barbie Doll!Photo: First Look - ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Gets Her Own Barbie Doll!
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Today, Copeland becomes the newest star to get her own Barbie, part of Mattel's 'You Can Be Anything' campaign. (more...)

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by BWW - May 1, 2016

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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...)

Dance Against Cancer Raises $250,000 for American Cancer SocietyDance Against Cancer Raises $250,000 for American Cancer Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Sixth Annual Dance Against Cancer was held on Monday, April 25, 2016.  The event had over 500 guests in attendance and raised more than $250,000 for the American Cancer Society, which will fund lifesaving cancer research and support patient and family service programs like Hope Lodge New York City. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Present TOTALLY 80s, 5/6Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Present TOTALLY 80s, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Take a trip back in time to one of the greatest decades for pop music - the Eighties - with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) at Totally 80s on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm. Maestro Stuart Chafetz conducts and hosts this jam-packed night that celebrates the music of the Eighties - a decade of fantastic music and fashion. Vocalists Aaron Finley and Nicole Parker join the HSO for songs made famous by icons such as Elton John, Phil Collins, TOTO, Cyndi Lauper, Sting, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson and many more. (more...)

Clinton Luckett Named Assistant Artistic Director of American Ballet TheatreClinton Luckett Named Assistant Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Clinton Luckett, Ballet Master and former dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has been appointed Assistant Artistic Director of the Company. (more...)

JESSICA LANG DANCE Announces 5th Season - Three New York Premieres and More!JESSICA LANG DANCE Announces 5th Season - Three New York Premieres and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Jessica Lang Dance, under the artistic direction of choreographer Jessica Lang, will celebrate its 5th Anniversary season with a week-long engagement at The Joyce Theater on June 14 – 19, 2016, featuring five pieces, including three New York premieres. There will be a post-performance Curtain Chat discussion with Lang and dancers from the company following the performance on June 15. (more...)

Nearly Forty Percent of Pennsylvania Ballet Dancers to Leave in 2016-17 SeasonNearly Forty Percent of Pennsylvania Ballet Dancers to Leave in 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

According to reports, nearly 40 percent of the Pennsylvania Ballet dancers will be replaced for the 2016-17 season, said artistic director Angel Corella.  12 dancers were let go and 5 have decided to quit.  More are expected to leave. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with MIRRORSBoston Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with MIRRORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Boston Ballet presents Mirrors: a diverse selection of thought-provoking works that reflect the many facets of contemporary ballet, featuring two eagerly anticipated world premieres by Karole Armitage and Yury Yanowsky. (more...)

Motor City Tap Festival to be Held in AugustMotor City Tap Festival to be Held in August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Motor City Tap Festival has become one of the county's top Tap Festivals, now entering its ninth year August 10-13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: MORDANCE Celebrates 4th Anniversary at Sheen CenterBWW Dance Review: MORDANCE Celebrates 4th Anniversary at Sheen Center
by Juan Michael Porter II - Apr 26, 2016

Runway ready bodies, gorgeous faces, revealing costumes, and excellent technicians. With incredible ingredients like these, what could possibly go wrong? The music, lighting, and choreography. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces First Round of Casting for 2016 Spring Season at the MetAmerican Ballet Theatre Announces First Round of Casting for 2016 Spring Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

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by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

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Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Mother's Day with Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, 5/8Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Mother's Day with Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Celebrate Mother's Day with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and witness the debut of Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee under the baton of Maestro Stuart Chafetz at 4 pm on Sunday, May 8. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE STUDIO COMPANY an Afternoon That Went AwryBWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE STUDIO COMPANY an Afternoon That Went Awry
by Marsha Volgyi - Apr 21, 2016

On a beautiful New York Sunday afternoon, April 17, 2016, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Studio Company performed on their final day at The Joyce Theater. I was curious to watch these young dancers in Program C-a different repertoire. The line up consisted of La Bayadere Pas d'Action, Bier Halle, Libera!, Third Wheels, and Bolero. As I waited in wonderment of the coming piece, I too wondered if the ABT Studio dancers were anxious to knock the audience and myself out of my aisle seat with their talents. Tragically, I wound up holding the armrests from the anxiety created onstage. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE STUDIO COMPANY a Diverse Evening of BalletBWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE STUDIO COMPANY a Diverse Evening of Ballet
by Marsha Volgyi - Apr 20, 2016

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Studio Company opened their three-day performance schedule on the evening of April 15, 2016, at The Joyce Theater. The troupe offered a  program of five balletic acts that included one world premiere and two New York City premieres. With a full house, numerous supporters of the ABT attended. I recognized a few corps de ballet members of the company, principal dancer of ABT Gillian Murphy, and the extraordinary ballerina Alessandra Ferri in the audience. It was a lovely gesture for them and for many other guests to see the upcoming dancers who could someday be part of the ABT main company. (more...)

New Work by Alexei Ratmansky to Highlight American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring GalaNew Work by Alexei Ratmansky to Highlight American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The World Premiere of a new work by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky will highlight American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Gala benefit on Monday, May 16 at 6:30 P.M. at the Metropolitan Opera House. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Spring Fling Will Return in MayLincoln Center's Spring Fling Will Return in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Lincoln Center invites families and children of all ages to explore the arts at its second annual “Spring Fling,” a fun-filled day of free events on Saturday, May 14 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, hosted and presented by LC Kids. This year's celebration includes performances, crafts, and activities on Josie Robertson Plaza and Hearst Plaza, and at the David Rubenstein Atrium, including a headlining performance by The Verve Pipe. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming 39th SeasonHubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

CHICAGO – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2016–17 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago, are available immediately as a Season 39 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in late summer 2016. (more...)

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