American Ballet Theatre News

The Atlantic City Ballet Presents VISIONS, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Three different parts of the world, three different ballets, one exciting evening of dance! The Atlantic City Ballet presents Visions, a diverse choreographic experience for the ballet lover and first timer. Ms. Papa's interpretation of music from different ethnic origins creates an evening where the audience is transported across the globe to experience other cultures through the magic of dance. Included in the program is Eclipse, a contemporary ballet that explores and celebrates the wonders of the summer solstice. From beginning to end Eclipse explores the human condition as people look towards the celebration of light and the effect it has on their relationships. Tango, a ballet in three movements captures the essence of this sultry, sexy, elegant dance and Drums, a vibrant interpretation of an African festival that is powered by the rhythm of traditional music from this region of the world. (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...)

The American Ballet Theatre Launches a YouTube Channel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

American Ballet Theatre has launched the ABT YouTube Channel, under the channel name of "ABTBalletTheatre." Offering an in-depth and candid look at the Company, the ABT YouTube channel showcases current dancers in two or three minute vignettes. Taped segments explore experiences and points of view of ABT dancers, while adding to the experience of ABT performances with behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals and day-to-day Company life. Videos featuring special events and Company activity will also be posted. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Launches YouTube Channel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

American Ballet Theatre has launched the ABT YouTube Channel, under the channel name of "ABTBalletTheatre." Offering an in-depth and candid look at the Company, the ABT YouTube channel showcases current dancers in two or three minute vignettes. Taped segments explore experiences and points of view of ABT dancers, while adding to the experience of ABT performances with behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals and day-to-day Company life. Videos featuring special events and Company activity will also be posted. (more...)

English National Ballet Presents the 2014-2015 Season, Featuring MODERN MASTERS, SWAN LAKE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

From the 10 - 15 March 2015 English National Ballet presents Modern Masters: Icons of 20th Century Choreography, a new triple bill at Sadler's Wells. The evening's programme includes works from two choreographers new to the Company's repertoire, William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and Spring and Fall by John Neumeier. The triple bill also includes Ji?í Kylián's Petite Mort, first performed by the Company in Ecstasy and Death in 2013. (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...)

Houston Ballet Presents 'From Houston To The World' (September 18 – 28)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

From September 18-28, 2014, Houston Ballet offers up its fall mixed repertory program titled From Houston to the World with ballets choreographed for Houston Ballet dancers. Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo brings wit and humor to the extreme virtuosity that he demands in ONE/end/ONE. Edwaard Liang's deeply spiritual ballet Murmuration also returns. Closing the program is Stanton Welch's vivid and exciting interpretation of the third act of Paquita, showcasing a breathtaking display of technique and classical skill. Houston Ballet will give six performances of From Houston to the World at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets start at $20, and may be purchased at www.houstonballet.org, or by calling 713 227 2787. (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...)

Ben Crawford, Christina Bianco and More to Join Baltimore Symphony for BROADWAY STANDING OVATIONS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Jack Everly will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in its first SuperPops concert of the 2014-2015 season on Thursday, October 9 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m., Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 12 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (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...)

Under Armour Unveils Newest Chapter Of I WILL WHAT I WANT'' Campaign Featuring Gisele Bundchen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

BALTIMORE, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today Under Armour (NYSE: UA) unveiled the newest chapter of I WILL WHAT I WANT featuring Gisele Bundchen. Gisele makes her debut for the brand in a bold film and interactive digital experience highlighting her athleticism and unwavering dedication under pressure. The campaign continues to celebrate the inner and outer strength of women and highlights the brand's commitment to designing innovative products for both female athletes and athletic females. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Introduces Three New Dancers to Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

CHICAGO (September 3, 2014) – Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of three dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2014-2015 season: Artur Babajanyan (Armenia), Edson Barbosa (Brazil) and Brooke Linford, a former Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainee (Alpine, Utah). The three new dancers officially began rehearsing with the company July 21. (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...)

Patti LuPone, VOCE, Take Dance, Ben Vereen and More Set for Pace University's Schimmel Center in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University is proud to announce the 2014 / 2015 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University, located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge. Schimmel Center is a world-class performing arts and culture series with an emphasis on music superstars from around the globe, charismatic and crowd-pleasing dance performances, spectacular theatre and contemporary cabaret. The Schimmel Center season begins on September 21 with Voce, Rising Opera Stars in Recital, and culminates on May 30 with Ben Vereen. (more...)

FPAC's 2015 Season to Include PETER PAN, THE NUTCRACKER & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) launches its 24th season with grand opening performances in THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's new home and performance venue in downtown Franklin. A special kick-off weekend will introduce the theater, music and event space to the community. Anchoring a series of signature events, FPAC's annual Gala on Saturday evening, September 20, features a special, one-night-only performance by Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel and Broadway star Alexander Gemignani. On Sunday, September 21, FPAC hosts an Open House at THE BLACK BOX, inviting the public to come celebrate, tour the facility, and learn about upcoming programming and arts opportunities for Franklin and the surrounding region. The weekend's events conclude with the FPAC Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22, featuring a day on the links at Franklin Country Club. (more...)

Metropolitan Ballet Academy Alumnus Joins Next Generation Ballet as New Artist
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Metropolitan Ballet Academy alumnus, Peter Weil, age 18, will join the Next Generation Ballet as a New Artist for the 2014 -2015 season, and as a former YAGP Medal winner, has been invited by Youth America Grand Prix to appear in the International Young Medal Winners Ballet Performances at the XIX Annual International Ballet Festival of Miami, on September 6th, 2014. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital "American Cultural Ambassador" to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA presents Dick Van Dyke with their Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Princess Grace Foundation-USA(PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Dick Van Dykewill accept their prestigious Prince Rainier III Award. Mr. Van Dyke will be honored at PGF-USA's annual Gala in Los Angeles on October 8 th, 2014 along with this year's 20 Princess Grace Award winners who are emerging artists in theater, dance and film, hailing from cities and states across America. (more...)

Ballet Star Steven Heathcote Rejoins the Australian Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Legendary Australian ballet star Steven Heathcote has returned to The Australian Ballet as the company's newest Ballet Master and Repetiteur. Heathcote's acclaimed ability to bring characters to life is a coup for the company as it prepares for the Australian premiere of La Bayadère, a dramatic story ballet on an epic scale. (more...)

'Dancing Sondheim' Free App for iPhone Set for 9/1 Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be released September 1, 2014, it has been announced by Richard Daniels, DANCES FOR AN iPHONE creator and the app's principal choreographer. (more...)

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