American Ballet Theatre News

Boston Ballet to Present FIRST LOOK, 7/30Boston Ballet to Present FIRST LOOK, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

What:              Boston Ballet proudly presents a one-day-only performance, First Look, featuring new and returning dancers in Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, and select Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program (SDP) students. SDP students will perform alongside BBII company members in a range of works curated to reflect the main Company's diverse repertoire.  (more...)

Colorado Ballet Promotes Two Corps de Ballet to SoloistsColorado Ballet Promotes Two Corps de Ballet to Soloists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

DENVER – Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs promoted Corps de Ballet dancers Morgan Buchanan and Kevin Gaël Thomas to Soloists.  In addition, Boggs promoted two Studio Company dancers to Apprentices, for a total of 30 professional Company dancers for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2016 Award Winners In Theater, Dance & FilmPrincess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2016 Award Winners In Theater, Dance & Film
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) has announced the winners of the 2016 Princess Grace Awards.  The Annual Gala will continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime.  In total, the Foundation is awarding over $1 million to artists in theater, dance, and film.   In the presence of Their Serene Highnesses The Prince and The Princess of Monaco, this year's Gala will be held at Cipriani 25 Broadway on October 24, 2016.  The evening will be co-chaired by Lisa and Richard Plepler, Sidney and Katia Toledano, and Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel. Major Gala supporters include: Christian Dior Couture, as Presenting Sponsor and Mrs. Lily Safra as Crown Sponsor. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Present FIRST LOOK This MonthBoston Ballet to Present FIRST LOOK This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Boston Ballet presents a one-day-only performance, First Look, featuring new and returning dancers in Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, and select Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program (SDP) students. SDP students will perform alongside BBII company members in a range of works curated to reflect the main Company's diverse repertoire. (more...)

Sergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City CenterSergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Instead of the usual gala fare -- bits of firecracker variations and pieces of ballet classics -- Sergei Danilian's 'Ardani 25 Dance Gala' at New York City Center, August 19 and 20, is classic Danilian. The intrepid impresario, who has never side-stepped risk, will celebrate Ardani Artists's quarter century of producing in the United States and abroad with a trio of U.S. premieres, two by young, unknown, but up-and-coming Russian choreographers, and one by American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes. (more...)

BWW Review: FINI DANCE FESTIVAL Parties La Via ItalianaBWW Review: FINI DANCE FESTIVAL Parties La Via Italiana
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 26, 2016

Though it was hot and muggy on the evening of July 24th, 2016, the jam-packed audience at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was grinning agog like newly minted parents infatuated with their brood. The cause: a troupe of adorable bambine from Staten Island Ballet performing Ellen Tharp's 'Tarantella'. Though only one of these girls was delivering the movement nel modo Italiano, they were all so lively with their tambourine strikes and hops that even the most curmudgeonly of audience members applauded with gusto. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Seeks Artists for 7th Annual Winning Works Choreographic CompetitionThe Joffrey Ballet Seeks Artists for 7th Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for The Joffrey Academy's Seventh Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces Roster, FIRST LOOK for BBIIBoston Ballet Announces Roster, FIRST LOOK for BBII
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

July 20, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2016–17 season roster for Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, which will be comprised of 14 dancers. Both new and returning BBII dancers will perform together for the first time in First Look, a new program featuring a range of works curated to reflect the main Company's diverse repertoire. Select Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program (SDP) students will also perform alongside BBII company members in this one-day-only performance. First Look takes place on Saturday, July 30 at 3 pm in Boston Ballet's grand rehearsal studio at its South End headquarters, which transforms into an intimate, state-of-the-art black box theater. (more...)

International Ballet Stars Perform at Irvine Barclay TheatreInternational Ballet Stars Perform at Irvine Barclay Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

World-renowned ballet artists will share the stage for one spectacular night of dance at Festival Ballet Theatre's Gala of the Stars Friday, August 12, 2016 at 6pm. (more...)

Boston Ballet II Roster Announced; FIRST LOOK Set for July 30Boston Ballet II Roster Announced; FIRST LOOK Set for July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2016-17 season roster for Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, which will be comprised of 14 dancers. (more...)

Cast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's Season Opener IN THE HEIGHTSCast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's Season Opener IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the cast and artistic staff of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS, September 9 - October 16, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Excerpts from LA BAYADERE, SLEEPING BEAUTY & More Set for The Hartt School's 'From Studio to Stage'Excerpts from LA BAYADERE, SLEEPING BEAUTY & More Set for The Hartt School's 'From Studio to Stage'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) Dance Department presents an evening of ballet-The Kingdom Of The Shades from the full-length ballet La Bayadere, Aurora's Wedding from the ballet classic The Sleeping Beauty, and two ballets by legendary choreographer Antony Tudor-on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and More Set for American Repertory Ballet's 2016-17 SeasonPRIDE AND PREJUDICE and More Set for American Repertory Ballet's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey's preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 performance season. (more...)

ABT's 2016 Summer Intensive Puts on Final Performances in Astoria This MonthABT's 2016 Summer Intensive Puts on Final Performances in Astoria This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Final performances for American Ballet Theatre's New York Summer Intensive Program are scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. and 2:30 P.M. at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, New York. (more...)

Stars of American Ballet Events Set for Summer 2016 at Napa Valley Performing Arts CenterStars of American Ballet Events Set for Summer 2016 at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater has announced its August 2016 events. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Bessie Awards Announce 2016 NomineesThe Bessie Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2015-16 season. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

VIDEO: Misty Copeland Dances To THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo's 'Summertime'VIDEO: Misty Copeland Dances To THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo's 'Summertime'
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

A sumptuous combination of artistry to the tune of George and Ira Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS classic. (more...)

Misty Copeland Signs On For Disney's Live-Action NUTCRACKER FilmMisty Copeland Signs On For Disney's Live-Action NUTCRACKER Film
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland turned to Instagram today to share the news that she has signed on to Disney's live action THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces 2016 Fall SeasonAmerican Ballet Theatre Announces 2016 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Programming for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Fall Season, October 19-30, at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  The season will feature a World Premiere by Jessica Lang, the Company Premiere of Daphnis and Chloe by Benjamin Millepied and revivals of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son and Frederick Ashton's Symphonic Variations. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Are you ready to ROCK, Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, September 22 - December 18 at the CLO Cabaret. This cult film-turned musical smash is a toxic love story with an environmental twist you won't want to miss! Featuring a rock score with instant hits such as: "Who Will Save New Jersey," "Thank God She's Blind," "My Big French Boyfriend" and "Evil is Hot," THE TOXIC AVENGER is sure to satisfy musical theater and movie lovers from the 'Burgh and beyond. (more...)

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