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HCD to Present GISELLE, 7/25HCD to Present GISELLE, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) Dance Department presents Giselle, a ballet by Adolphe Adam, on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. Guest choreographer and artistic director of the production is Xiomara Reyes, a world-renowned dancer who retired from the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in May after 12 years as one of its principal dancers. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased online at hartford.edu/hcd or by calling 860.768.4228. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Presents a New Swan QueenBWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Presents a New Swan Queen
by Rose Marija - Jul 2, 2015

At the matinee performance of Swan Lake on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Misty Copeland spread her wings, giving her first New York City performance of Odette-Odile in ABT's Swan Lake, choreography by Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, to the glorious music of Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. Costumes and extraordinary sets by Zach Brown and lighting by Duane Schuler embellished the ambiance. (more...)

LYPINSKA! THE BOXED SET Returning to NYC This MonthLYPINSKA! THE BOXED SET Returning to NYC This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

A glamorous dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will once again be doled out this summer when the acclaimed LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement.  LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET will be performed Wednesday, July 22nd through Saturday, September 12th at the ravishing jewel-box Connelly Theater, located at 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B) in Manhattan's East Village. The Opening is Saturday, July 25th at 8 PM.  Tickets ($35 - $65) will go on sale on Monday, April 27th at 10 am online at www.lypsinka.com and www.tweedtheater.org/lypsinka, or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces New PromotionsAmerican Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Arron Scott and Cassandra Trenary have been promoted to Soloist effective August 1, 2015.   In addition, Maria Kochetkova, a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet and Alban Lendorf, a principal dancer with Royal Danish Ballet will join the Company as Principal Dancers and Jeffrey Cirio, a principal dancer with Boston Ballet, will join ABT as a Soloist, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

ARB's Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program Begins This WeekARB's Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

On Monday, June 29, ballet students from around the world started their first day of training at Princeton Ballet School, the official school of NJ's premiere professional ballet company American Repertory Ballet, at the school's studios in the Princeton Shopping Center. This is Princeton Ballet School's 33rd year of offering their Summer Intensive course, making it one of the oldest programs in the United States. (more...)

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by BWW - Jun 28, 2015

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Segerstrom Center to Welcome The National Circus & Acrobats of The People's Republic of China, 9/26Segerstrom Center to Welcome The National Circus & Acrobats of The People's Republic of China, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

For more than 50 years, The National Circus and Acrobats of The People's Republic of China has been entertaining and mesmerizing generations of audiences around the world with incredible feats. Segerstrom Center welcomes, direct from Beijing, The National Circus and Acrobats of The People's Republic of China in the program 'Peking Dreams' on Saturday, September 26 with two performances at 2 and 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Limon International Dance Festival Set for Joyce Theater, 10/13-25Limon International Dance Festival Set for Joyce Theater, 10/13-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

For more than fifty years, works by José Limón have been performed by companies around the world, including the Royal Danish Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, Bayerisches Staatsballet, and more. Now, approaching the Company's 70th Anniversary, the José Limón Dance Foundation will bring to New York professional companies and important schools from abroad and the U.S. for a Grand Celebration of the works of the legendary choreographer, for two weeks, October 13 - 25, 2015 at the Joyce Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's Newest JulietBWW Reviews: Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's Newest Juliet
by Rose Marija - Jun 24, 2015

On June 16, 2015, I was privileged to be in attendance at the Metropolitan Opera House for Misty Copeland's debut performance of Juliet in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet, set to Sergei Prokofiev's exciting score. This ballet has been in ABT's repertory since 1985, with scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis and lighting by Thomas Skelton. It was first performed by The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House in London in 1965. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's 'Swan Lake' Still SpecialBWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's 'Swan Lake' Still Special
by Lauren Wingenroth - Jun 24, 2015

In the wake of Julie Kent's Saturday retirement performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' emerges American Ballet Theatre's week-long run of 'Swan Lake' - their first production without the talents of their three recently retired superstars: Kent, Paloma Herrera, and Xiomara Reyes. Now one of only two American principal ballerinas, Gillian Murphy led the Monday night production as Odette/Odile, bringing new subtlety to the role. (more...)

Festival Ballet Theatre to Host 8th Annual GALA OF THE STARS This AugustFestival Ballet Theatre to Host 8th Annual GALA OF THE STARS This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Festival Ballet Theatre's annually sold-out 8th Annual Gala of the Stars showcases internationally revered guest artists from the world's most prestigious dance companies, along with FBT's accomplished resident company. This year's event will take place on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 6 p.m. as part of Orange County's International Ballet Festival. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Season with Mariinsky Ballet, 9/24-27Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Season with Mariinsky Ballet, 9/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Russia's Mariinsky Ballet, one of the world's most influential and historically rich dance companies, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts September 24 - 27, 2015 opening the Center's 30th Season with Raymonda. Performing with the Mariinsky Orchestra, this will be the company's eighth visit to the Center and the first time this masterpiece from the Golden Age of Russian classical ballet will be performed in Southern California. Following the Segerstrom Center engagement, the company will perform Cinderella at The Music Center in Los Angeles October 8-11, 2015. (more...)

World Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music CenterWorld Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Heightening its role as a powerful commissioning force, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center - The Music Center's acclaimed dance series - is introducing an exciting new chapter in dance with the world premiere of BalletNow, an original three-performance program for which American Ballet Theatre Principals Roberto Bolle and Herman Cornejo are serving as artistic directors. Bolle and Cornejo have formed an international ensemble of 18 major dancers from 12 foreign countries for three distinctive performances, with many of the dancers performing at The Music Center and in Southern California for the first time. (more...)

Houston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal DancerHouston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch promoted Jared Matthews to the rank of principal dancer after a well-received performance as Lucentio in John Cranko's production of The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, June 20.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Designing Women with Kenneth MacMillanBWW Reviews: Designing Women with Kenneth MacMillan
by Melia Kraus-har - Jun 23, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 75th anniversary spring season honored the legacy of the company's seasoned dancers and showcased its younger ranks. Mixed bills displaying a range of classic and neo-classic roles segued into ABT's strongest realm: the story ballet. Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie offered his artists as heroes and heroines. From 'Othello' to 'Giselle' to 'La Bayadere' to Ratmansky's 'The Sleeping Beauty' to Monday, June 15th's 'Romeo and Juliet' at Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House, his dancers remained in a stratosphere of romanticism. (more...)

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by BWW - Jun 21, 2015

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Jacob's Pillow to Present New York Theatre Ballet's CINDERELLA, 6/24-28Jacob's Pillow to Present New York Theatre Ballet's CINDERELLA, 6/24-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Returning to Jacob's Pillow after back-to-back appearances in the Inside/Out performance series in 2007 and 2008, New York Theatre Ballet performs the quintessential, family-friendly story ballet Cinderella in the Doris Duke Theatre June 24-28. This timeless, enchanting production, performed by the outstanding dancers of New York Theatre Ballet, is a delight for the entire family. With winning choreography by Donald Mahler, a jubilant score composed by Sergei Prokofiev, and beloved characters, this hour-long adaptation of the treasured classic is the perfect way to introduce a new generation of audience-goers to the art of dance. (more...)

Rachel S. Moore, CEO Of American Ballet Theatre, Named President And CEO Of The Music Center In Los AngelesRachel S. Moore, CEO Of American Ballet Theatre, Named President And CEO Of The Music Center In Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

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ABT's Rachel S. Moore Named President and CEO of The Music Center in L.A.ABT's Rachel S. Moore Named President and CEO of The Music Center in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Board of Directors of The Music Center announced today that Rachel S. Moore, an accomplished leader in the performing arts, has been named president and CEO of The Music Center. Moore joins The Music Center from American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the world's great dance companies, where she served as CEO since 2012 and as its executive director since 2004. Moore comes from the performing arts, having danced with ABT as a member of its corps de ballet 1984-1988. She will assume her new position with The Music Center on October 5, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTYBWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - Jun 17, 2015

Remember history class in high school? The teacher presented a lecture and told us how exciting a certain historical period had been, going on to incessantly bore us because we had no recourse other than to take indecipherable notes we couldn't understand later, finally coming to the conclusion that history was, and always would be, a painstaking bore, better consigned to the college professors we were bound to meet sooner or later on our educational journey to adulthood and, hopefully, a job. That's very much what I thought about the American Ballet Theater's new production of Alexei Ratmansky's 'Sleeping Beauty.' I hate to sound churlish, but so much ink, not to mention so many dollars, have been lavished on this production, that, beyond some more extra performances and, probably, a showing on Great Performances, it will disappear within two years. At least it will be in the archives for future generations to watch. (more...)

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