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Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, presents New Dances: Edition 2016 featuring four world-premiere dances by choreographers John Heginbotham (First-Year Dancers), Katarzyna Skarpetowska, (Second-Year Dancers), Pam Tanowitz (Third-Year Dancers), and Matthew Neenan (Fourth-Year Dancers).  Heginbotham and Skarpetowska are Juilliard alums, and Tanowitz and Neenan are returning as New Dances choreographers.  (more...)

Mark DeGarmo Dance to Honor Deborah Jowitt with 'Educational Visonary' Lifetime Achievement AwardMark DeGarmo Dance to Honor Deborah Jowitt with 'Educational Visonary' Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Mark DeGarmo Dance will honor dance writer DEBORAH JOWITT with the 2016 “Educational Visionary” Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate her many accomplishments.  Ms. Jowitt danced with notable names such as José Limon and Anna Sokolow, choreographed works shown in venues in both the United States and overseas, published articles in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Dance Magazine, among others, and has lectured, taught and conducted workshops at universities in the U.S. and abroad.  The award is presented to “visionaries who have promoted innovation in education through the arts.” Fellow dance writer, dancer and choreographer, Gus Solomons, jr., will present Ms. Jowitt's award and comedian Nat Towsen, host of Nat Towsen's Downtown Variety Hour, will serve as Master of Ceremonies throughout the evening. New York's “Dance Party of the Year” includes hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a performance by our students, a dance lesson from our teaching artists and a silent auction featuring gift certificates, dinners, vacations, and more. (more...)

10th Anniversary Celebration of ANABELLA LENZU at Argentinian Consulate Todayth10th Anniversary Celebration of ANABELLA LENZU at Argentinian Consulate Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Argentinean Consulate of New York City will host the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama with a festive evening of a performance of Lenzu works, a Q&A session with the Argentinean choreographer/dancer, and refreshments.   The performance, free to the public, will take place Today, October 20, 6 PM, at the Argentinean Consulate, 12 West 56th Street (just west of Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Works & Process at The Guggenheim Announces PETER AND THE WOLF with Isaac MizrahiWorks & Process at The Guggenheim Announces PETER AND THE WOLF with Isaac Mizrahi
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

In what has become an annual holiday tradition, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents ten performances of Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, Peter & the Wolf. Reviving the sold-out 2015 production, for the tenth year, renowned fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi will narrate the production. Brad Lubman will conduct Ensemble Signal. (more...)

The Argentinean Consulate of New York City to Host 10th Anniversary Celebration of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDramaThe Argentinean Consulate of New York City to Host 10th Anniversary Celebration of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The Argentinean Consulate of New York City will host the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama with a festive evening of a performance of Lenzu works, a Q&A session with the Argentinean choreographer/dancer, and refreshments.   The performance, free to the public, will take place Thursday, October 20, 6 PM, at the Argentinean Consulate, 12 West 56th Street (just west of Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Mark DeGarmo Honors Deborah Jowitt In Dance For DanceMark DeGarmo Honors Deborah Jowitt In Dance For Dance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Mark DeGarmo Dance will honor dance writer DEBORAH JOWITT with the 2016 'Educational Visionary' Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate her many accomplishments.  Ms. Jowitt danced with notable names such as Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow, choreographed works shown in venues in both the United States and overseas, published articles in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Dance Magazine, among others, and has lectured, taught and conducted workshops at universities in the U.S. and abroad.  (more...)

10th Anniversary Celebration of ANABELLA LENZU at Argentinian Consulate October 20th10th Anniversary Celebration of ANABELLA LENZU at Argentinian Consulate October 20th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Argentinean Consulate of New York City will host the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama with a festive evening of a performance of Lenzu works, a Q&A session with the Argentinean choreographer/dancer, and refreshments.   The performance, free to the public, will take place Thursday, October 20, 6 PM, at the Argentinean Consulate, 12 West 56th Street (just west of Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Benjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYCBenjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

'The Round Table 2016', presented by Benjamin Briones Ballet, is a collection of some of the most fresh and innovative, upcoming and established choreographers and dance companies in the field. (more...)

Benjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYCBenjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

'The Round Table 2016', presented by Benjamin Briones Ballet, is a collection of some of the most fresh and innovative, upcoming and established choreographers and dance companies in the field. (more...)

Deborah Jowitt to Recieve Educational Visionary Lifetime Achievement Award at DANCE for DANCEDeborah Jowitt to Recieve Educational Visionary Lifetime Achievement Award at DANCE for DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Mark DeGarmo Dance will honor dance writer DEBORAH JOWITT with the 2016 "Educational Visionary" Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate her many accomplishments.  Ms. Jowitt danced with notable names such as Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow, choreographed works shown in venues in both the United States and overseas, published articles in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Dance Magazine, among others, and has lectured, taught and conducted workshops at universities in the U.S. and abroad.  (more...)

BWW Review: DEBORAH ZALL Project Illuminates Archetypes at The Graham StudioBWW Review: DEBORAH ZALL Project Illuminates Archetypes at The Graham Studio
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 19, 2016

I longed to see more. One would love to see the Martha Graham Dance Company commission a new from Ms. Zall. Unlike their usual fare, she clearly understands stagecraft and is able to communicate in the language of their founder. It seems to me that all she needs is the opportunity. Denise Vale, the Graham company's Artistic Associate was in the audience. Perhaps she will communicate what a boon it would be to work with Ms. Zall to her colleagues. (more...)

Catherine Gallant/Dance to Present RETROGRADE UNIVERSE, 6/23-25Catherine Gallant/Dance to Present RETROGRADE UNIVERSE, 6/23-25
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Catherine Gallant/Dance and Dances by Isadora present Retrograde Universe, a 3-night program, June 23-25 at Danspace Project/St. Mark's Church on Manhattan's Lower East Side. (more...)

'The Deborah Zall Project: In The Company of Women' Set for Martha Graham Studio Theater, 5/13-14'The Deborah Zall Project: In The Company of Women' Set for Martha Graham Studio Theater, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Deborah Zall (www.deborahzall.com) left the Martha Graham fold to pursue an independent career as a soloist, creating dramatic portrayals of women that are based primarily on works of dramatic literature. Her signature pieces include dances inspired by female characters drawn from Eugene O'Neill, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Tennessee Williams and F. Garcia Lorca. Last year, she was convinced to re-stage six of her classic female solos for past and present Martha Graham Dance Company members. The resulting evening, titled 'The Deborah Zall Project: In the Company for Women,' was mounted as an informal presentation in the Martha Graham Studio Theater in Westbeth. It proved so sensational that Ms. Zall was pressed to remount the evening this year as a full production. This time, it'll be done with four of her own pieces plus two complimentary works drawn from the Anna Sokolow Company. The concert will bear the same name and will be presented May 13 and 14, again at the Martha Graham Studio Theater, by Zall's nonprofit company, Classic Contemporary Dance Heritage Ltd. (more...)

Dance Pioner Margaret Beals to Appear Live, on Film at Cloud House Studio This SpringDance Pioner Margaret Beals to Appear Live, on Film at Cloud House Studio This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Impulses Dance Theatre Arts presents six Sunday and Monday evening dance film screenings in March at 7pm and one Marathon screening on Monday, March 28, 2pm-9pm, of major dance works by Margaret Beals, choreographer, solo dancer and pioneer in the art of dance improvisation. (more...)

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble Announces 2016 Spring SeasonSokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble Announces 2016 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

On March 9-13, the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble will present three major works by Anna Sokolow and the premiere of a new work by guest artist Rae Ballard. These theatre/dance works transport the audience through the breadth and depth of the human experience. (more...)

Milwaukee Ballet to Present Kathryn Posin's SCHEHERAZADEMilwaukee Ballet to Present Kathryn Posin's SCHEHERAZADE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Milwaukee Ballet will present a revival of Kathryn Posin's Scheherazade during the company's 2016-17 season. Performances will take place on October 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2016 at the Marcus Center;s Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (more...)

The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble to Perform at 14th St. Y, 3/9-13The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble to Perform at 14th St. Y, 3/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble will present a program of works by legendary modern dance choreographer Anna Sokolow, a tribute to the melting pot that is New York, including the rarely seen Ride the Culture Loop, created in 1975 for the Juilliard Dance Ensemble, and the world premiere of We Remember by guest choreographer and former company member Rae Ballard, March 9-13 at the Theater at the 14h Street Y, 344 East 14th Street.   Other Sokolow works are the 1968 Steps of Silence and her tribute to her friend Kurt Weill, created in 1988.  All works have been staged by longtime Sokolow company members.   (more...)

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...)

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