American Ballet Theatre News

The Joyce to Present Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo & Bruce Levingston in Trio ConcertDanceThe Joyce to Present Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo & Bruce Levingston in Trio ConcertDance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to present world-renowned dancers Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo, accompanied by internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Bruce Levingston, in the U.S. premiere of TRIO ConcertDance.Tickets range in price from $10-$75 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Appear at New York Live Arts This MonthNew York Theatre Ballet to Appear at New York Live Arts This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will perform at New York Live Arts from February 24-27, 2016. New York Live Arts is located at 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. Performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm; and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm. (more...)

Sondra Fosyth Named New Editor-in-Chief of BWW Dance WorldSondra Fosyth Named New Editor-in-Chief of BWW Dance World
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com announces that effective February 1st 2016, Barnett Serchuk has stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of BWW Dance World, and Sondra Forsyth has assumed the position.   (more...)

BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV to Make U.S. Premiere This Spring at BACBRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV to Make U.S. Premiere This Spring at BAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents the U.S. Premiere of the solo theater work BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV, based on poems by the late Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, and performed by actor and BAC artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov. The one-man show was created for Baryshnikov in collaboration with Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre. (more...)

SAIBC to be Held at Artscape Opera House This MonthSAIBC to be Held at Artscape Opera House This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The fifth South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC) will take place from 23 to 28 February 2016 at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town. Approximately fifteen dancers are from Gauteng. (more...)

Sascha Radetsky Named Director of ABT/NYU's Master ProgramSascha Radetsky Named Director of ABT/NYU's Master Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Sascha Radetsky, a former Soloist at American Ballet Theatre, has been named Director of the ABT/NYU Master's Degree Program in Ballet Pedagogy.  Radetsky's appointment, effective immediately, was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The New York University Master of Arts Program in Teaching Dance in the Professions with a concentration in ABT Ballet Pedagogy, established in Fall 2008, emphasizes the study of ballet technique combined with discipline-based inquiries and scholarly research. (more...)

CSC to Stage New Jersey Premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's BECKY SHAWCSC to Stage New Jersey Premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's BECKY SHAW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

With a professional theater season full of premieres and award winning women playwrights, Centenary Stage Company keeps the ball rolling with Gina Gionfriddo's hilarious Becky Shaw running February 19 through March 6 in the Lackland Center.  A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Off-Broadway smash hit and now NJ Premiere, Becky Shaw is a comedy from Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo. (more...)

Four World Premieres Presented by Ballet Academy, Feb. 18-20Four World Premieres Presented by Ballet Academy, Feb. 18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

While pre-professional dancers have been integrated into professional productions ever since the early days of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, it is unusual for ballet students to have ballets especially choreographed for them. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Perform Philip Glass World Premiere at New York Live Arts, 2/24-27New York Theatre Ballet to Perform Philip Glass World Premiere at New York Live Arts, 2/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

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Dance/NYC to Host 7th Annual SymposiumDance/NYC to Host 7th Annual Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Dance/NYC, New York City's leading organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan area, today announced its seventh annual 2016 Symposium happening Sunday, February 28, 2016, at Gibney Dance Center's newly renovated downtown location, as well as a Disability. Dance. Artistry. Pre-Symposium on February 27. This Symposium is the only full-day gathering of dance leaders and supporters in the metropolitan New York City area. Four of today's leaders in the arts serve as the convening's keynote speakers: Misty Copeland of American Ballet Theatre, Virginia Johnson of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Edwin Torres, the Acting Commissioner of New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, and Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation. (more...)

Vail International Dance Festival Sets 28th Anniversary SeasonVail International Dance Festival Sets 28th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Vail International Dance Festival announces its 2016 season (July 30- August 13) and celebrates the10th Anniversary of its Artistic Director, former New York City Ballet star Damian Woetzel. In celebration of his 10th year, the season will feature Isabella Boylston as Artist-in-Residence, Company-in-Residence BalletX, and other companies appearing will include Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dorrance Dance, and Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance. Under Woetzel's direction the Festival has presented over 45 new works, and 2016 will add at least ten world premieres to that list with new pieces by choreographers Jodie Gates, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Matthew Neenan, Claudia Schreier, Shantala Shivalingappa, Jodi Melnick and more. This year's special UpClose performance (Aug. 3) will feature artists who regularly make Vail their creative summer home under Woetzel's direction, including Carla Körbes, Tiler Peck, Lil Buck, and Robert Fairchild. (more...)

Boston Ballet Promotes Three Principal DancersBoston Ballet Promotes Three Principal Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

January 19, 2016—(Boston, MA) Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced three promotions from within the Company: Paul Craig (USA) and Irlan Silva (Brazil) have been promoted to soloist, and Alexander Maryianowski (USA) has been promoted to the corps de ballet from Boston Ballet II (BBII), Boston Ballet's second company. The Company is comprised of 68 dancers—including nine dancers in Boston Ballet II (BBII)—representing 20 nationalities. Nissinen continues Boston Ballet's tradition of developing a strong, versatile company by cultivating talent from within the Company and Boston Ballet School and recruiting from all over the world. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 1/10/2016 - 1/17/2016Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 1/10/2016 - 1/17/2016
by BWW - Jan 17, 2016

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Emily Koch to Star as 'Elphaba' in WICKED at Segerstrom Center This SpringEmily Koch to Star as 'Elphaba' in WICKED at Segerstrom Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The WICKED tour is thrilled to welcome Emily Koch as Elphaba, Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Megan Masako Haley as Nessarose and Sam Seferian as Boq at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa February 17 - March 6, 2016. (more...)

Singer and Songwriter Jackson Browne Comes to Segerstrom Center This MaySinger and Songwriter Jackson Browne Comes to Segerstrom Center This May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Celebrated singer and songwriter, Jackson Browne, makes his Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut in a special one-night-only concert on Friday, May 6 in Segerstrom Hall as part of his U.S. acoustical solo tour. (more...)

New York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part DayNew York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

To honor Arvo Part, one of the world's most remarkable and frequently performed composers alive today, the New York Choral Society, the Mannes School of Music at the New School, and the Arvo Part Project have designated Sunday, January 24, 2016 as Arvo Part Day. (more...)

Broadway's CINDERELLA to Dance into Segerstrom Center This SpringBroadway's CINDERELLA to Dance into Segerstrom Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement from April 19 - May 1, 2016. (more...)

New York Choral Society to Perform Arvo Part & Beethoven at Carnegie HallNew York Choral Society to Perform Arvo Part & Beethoven at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The New York Choral Society (NYChoral) and NYChoral Orchestra under the baton of Music Director David Hayes will perform celebrated Estonian composer Arvo Part's 1985 composition Te Deum in conjunction with Beethoven's Mass in C on Friday evening, February 5, 2016, 8 p.m. at Stern Hall at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Taps Broadway Producer, Lincoln Center Exec Kara Medoff Barnett as Executive DirectorAmerican Ballet Theatre Taps Broadway Producer, Lincoln Center Exec Kara Medoff Barnett as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Broadway producer and former Lincoln Center executive Kara Medoff Barnett has been appointed as American Ballet Theatre's Executive Director, effective February 16, 2016. The announcement was made today by Donald Kramer, Chairman of The Board of Governing Trustees at ABT. (more...)

BWW Review: Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO Revealed a Personal Side of the Dancer Who Lives to DanceBWW Review: Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO Revealed a Personal Side of the Dancer Who Lives to Dance
by Marsha Volgyi - Jan 12, 2016

The Joyce Theater held the premiere of Daniil SImkin's INTENSIO. The downtown venue was the intimate setting for this well-received production. The personal side of Daniil Simkin, American Ballet Theatre's principal dancer, was one of the highlights which expressed to us his ballet training and his passion of this beloved dance style. (more...)

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