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LONG BEFORE AFTERWARD Set for Graham Center of Contemporary DanceLONG BEFORE AFTERWARD Set for Graham Center of Contemporary Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Susan Vencl began choreographing late in life -- when she was almost old enough to collect Social Security -- and she gets philosophical about the passage of time. 'Your past and future are embedded in the present moment,' she says. That idea drives 'Long Before Afterward,' her dance of sliding movement, sweeping turns and Grecian patterns which play with our perspective in sometimes mathematical ways. The Hawkins- and Limon-influenced piece will be performed to a suite of nine expressionistic works by acclaimed composer Arlene Sierra and will be presented by Susan Vencl Dance for its debut February 19, 20 and 21 at 8:00 PM at Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, 55 Bethune Street. (more...)

LONG BEFORE AFTERWARD Set for Graham Center, 2/19-21LONG BEFORE AFTERWARD Set for Graham Center, 2/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Susan Vencl began choreographing late in life -- when she was almost old enough to collect Social Security -- and she gets philosophical about the passage of time.  'Your past and future are embedded in the present moment,' she says.  That idea drives 'Long Before Afterward,' her dance of sliding movement, sweeping turns and Grecian patterns which play with our perspective in sometimes mathematical ways.  The Hawkins- and Limon-influenced piece will be performed to a suite of nine expressionistic works by acclaimed composer Arlene Sierra and will be presented by Susan Vencl Dance for its debut February 19, 20 and 21 at 8:00 PM at Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, 55 Bethune Street. (more...)

The Kathryn Posin Dance Company Returning to 92nd St YThe Kathryn Posin Dance Company Returning to 92nd St Y
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Kathryn Posin Dance Company returns to the 92nd St Y for Feb. 11 & 12 performances.   The performances, originally announced for the Kaufmann Concert Hall, will take place at Buttenweiser on the 2nd floor, which provides more room for the musicians and a better dance floor. (more...)

Juilliard Dance's 2015-16 Season Opens with 'New Dances: Edition 2015'Juilliard Dance's 2015-16 Season Opens with 'New Dances: Edition 2015'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2015-16 season this month with 'New Dances: Edition 2015' featuring four world-premiere dances by innovative choreographers Helen Simoneau (First-Year Dancers); Aszure Barton (Second-Year Dancers); Zvi Gotheiner (Third-Year Dancers); and Kyle Abraham(Fourth-Year Dancers). (more...)

Juilliard Dance Receives 64th Annual Capezio Dance AwardJuilliard Dance Receives 64th Annual Capezio Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

 Juilliard Dance will receive the 64th Annual Capezio Dance Awardfrom the Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation at a ceremony on Sunday,November 22, 2015 at 6pm at The Juilliard School in the Willson Theater.  Artistic Director Lawrence Rhodes will accept the award on behalf of the school.  (more...)

Graham Dancers Perform Works by Zall, Topping This WeekendGraham Dancers Perform Works by Zall, Topping This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Deborah Zall Project presents both current and former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company in 'In the Company of Women, and Guests,' an evening of dances by Zall, along with the solo Robot Man choreographed by guest Kenneth Topping, former principal dancer and director of the Graham Dance Company. (more...)

Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall & More, 5/21-22Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall & More, 5/21-22
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Deborah Zall Project presents both current and former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company in 'In the Company of Women, and Guests,' an evening of dances by Zall, along with the solo Robot Man choreographed by guest Kenneth Topping, former principal dancer and director of the Graham Dance Ensemble. (more...)

Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall & More, 5/21-22Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall & More, 5/21-22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Deborah Zall Project presents both current and former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company in 'In the Company of Women, and Guests,' an evening of dances by Zall, along with the solo Robot Man choreographed by guest Kenneth Topping, former principal dancer and director of the Graham Dance Ensemble. (more...)

Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall, Topping, 5/21-22Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall, Topping, 5/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Deborah Zall Project presents both current and former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company in 'In the Company of Women, and Guests,' an evening of dances by Zall, along with the solo Robot Man choreographed by guest Kenneth Topping, former principal dancer and director of the Graham Dance Company. (more...)

Juilliard Dances Repertory Performs Masterworks by Martha Graham & Merce Cunningham, Now thru 3/28Juilliard Dances Repertory Performs Masterworks by Martha Graham & Merce Cunningham, Now thru 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Juilliard Dances Repertory presents masterworks by acclaimed choreographers Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Juilliard dancers perform Martha Graham's Dark Meadow and Merce Cunningham's BIPED. Aaron Sherber will conduct the Juilliard musicians performing the music live with the dancers for Dark Meadow. (more...)

Ella Rosewood Dance, New Works and More Set for Green Space Next MonthElla Rosewood Dance, New Works and More Set for Green Space Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in March. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Ella Rosewood Dance and EstadoFlotante. (more...)

Ella Rosewood Dance, New Works and More Set for Green Space Next MonthElla Rosewood Dance, New Works and More Set for Green Space Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in March. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Ella Rosewood Dance and EstadoFlotante. (more...)

Juilliard Dances Repertory to Perform Masterworks by Martha Graham & Merce Cunningham, 3/25-28Juilliard Dances Repertory to Perform Masterworks by Martha Graham & Merce Cunningham, 3/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Next month Juilliard Dances Repertory presents masterworks by acclaimed choreographers Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Juilliard dancers perform Martha Graham's Dark Meadow and Merce Cunningham's BIPED. Aaron Sherber will conduct the Juilliard musicians performing the music live with the dancers for Dark Meadow. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANNA'S AMERICANA Provides a Glimpse Into Anna Sokolow's Investigation of the Human ConditionBWW Reviews: ANNA'S AMERICANA Provides a Glimpse Into Anna Sokolow's Investigation of the Human Condition
by Melia Kraus-har - Dec 10, 2014

Anna's Americana by the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble on December 4th provided a glimpse into Anna Sokolow's investigation of the human condition in the intimate space of The Theater at the 14th Street Y. Alan Danielson's Are We There Yet (2000) accompanied three works by Sokolow, Preludes (1984), Homage to Edgar Allan Poe (1993), and Frida (1997). Directed by longtime Sokolow dancer and Bessie recipient Jim May, the program underscored the focus of Sokolow's voice through the decades of her work. (more...)

Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble to Present Works by Anna Sokolow at 14th Street Y, 12/3-7Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble to Present Works by Anna Sokolow at 14th Street Y, 12/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble will present three works by Anna Sokolow (1910-2000), international pioneer of American Modern Dance, December 3-7 at the Theater of the 14th Street Y. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the Full 2014 Schedule, 6/14-8/24Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the Full 2014 Schedule, 6/14-8/24
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Following the record-breaking attendance of Festival 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces the full 2014 Festival free and ticketed event schedule. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Noted dance writer Jennifer Dunning has called the Pillow "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." (more...)

BWW Interviews: Hilda Morales: An Extraordinary Career with Pennsylvania Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Antony Tudor and the Hartt School of DanceBWW Interviews: Hilda Morales: An Extraordinary Career with Pennsylvania Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Antony Tudor and the Hartt School of Dance
by Barnett Serchuk - May 12, 2014

Hilda Morales was born in N.Y. City, and grew up in Puerto Rico. Her early training was with Ana Garcia of the Ballet San Juan. At 14 years of age, Ms. Morales received a Ford Foundation Scholarship to study at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet. She danced as a principal dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet, soloist with American Ballet Theatre, artist-in-residence with the Colorado Ballet and guest appearances with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Albuquerque Ballet and Jacksonville Ballet. During her dancing career, Ms. Morales performed in full-length classic ballets as well as works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, John Butler, Alvin Ailey, and Jose Limon. Ms. Morales was featured in the movie The Turning Point, in the role of Sandra, directed by Herbert Ross. She guest teaches and is on the faculty of the Central Pennsylvania summer programs, and joined The Hartt School faculty in 1998. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2014 Summer Festival Lineup; Runs 7/20-8/10Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2014 Summer Festival Lineup; Runs 7/20-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The schedule for this summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, which runs from July 20 to August 10, was announced today by Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center's Director of Public Programming. Nearly 100 free performances will take place across the plazas of Lincoln Center during three weeks. A special Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on July 20 will be followed by the official opening concert on July 23 with Larry Harlow's Hommy: A Latin Opera, the landmark work's first performance in 40 years. Complete festival details and a chronological listing of events follow. (more...)

Juilliard Dance's 2014-15 Season to Feature Works by Austin McCormick, Loni Landon & MoreJuilliard Dance's 2014-15 Season to Feature Works by Austin McCormick, Loni Landon & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2014-15 season in December 2014 with New Dances: Edition 2014 featuring four world premiere dances by innovative choreographers, Juilliard alumnus Austin McCormick (1st-Year Dancers); alumna Loni Landon (2nd-Year Dancers); Kate Weare (3rd-Year Dancers); and Larry Keigwin (4th-Year Dancers). Mr. Keigwin is returning to Juilliard where he already choreographed and premiered, in December 2008, Runaway, a large-scale piece that riffs on the high fashion runway scene, and in December 2009, Megalopolis. (more...)

Ohio State University Department of Dance to Present AMERICA TO CHINA AND BACK, 4/17-18Ohio State University Department of Dance to Present AMERICA TO CHINA AND BACK, 4/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Department of Dance presents 'America to China and Back,' a stateside reprise of the contemporary dance program performed by Ohio State dance students as the Susan Van Pelt Petry Touring Company in China in March. The eight pieces will be staged at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18, in the Riffe Center's Studio Two Theatre, 77 South High St. (more...)

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