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Nashville Ballet's Paul Vasterling Selected for The Center for Ballet and the Arts 2017-2018 Fellows ProgramNashville Ballet's Paul Vasterling Selected for The Center for Ballet and the Arts 2017-2018 Fellows Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling has been selected as one of the Fellows in residence for the 2017-2018 academic year at The Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA) at New York University, the first international institute devoted to the creation and academic study of ballet. (more...)

Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave FestivalIvo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), today announced programming for the 2017 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 14 through December 16 and comprises 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Harvey Theater, and BAM Fisher. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

2017 LA MAMA MOVES! Dance Festival to Feature World Premieres and More This Spring2017 LA MAMA MOVES! Dance Festival to Feature World Premieres and More This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The welcome mat for artists from the four corners of the globe has shone brightly at La MaMa's theater entryway for 55 years, and for the past 12, the welcome has been extended to choreographers and dancers participating in the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, which this season includes 17 dance companies and artists whose work asks important questions about the conditions of the world in which we are now living. The 2017 festival runs May 18-June 4. (more...)

Starry HERE LIES LOVE Extends Into June at Seattle RepStarry HERE LIES LOVE Extends Into June at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Due to popular demand, Seattle Rep has announced an extension for Here Lies Love, now playing through June 18, 2017.  (more...)

Richard Maxwell's SAMARA Extends at Soho Rep.Richard Maxwell's SAMARA Extends at Soho Rep.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the world premiere, Soho Rep. commission of Richard Maxwell's Samara through May 14. (more...)

Liz Lerman Receives 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardLiz Lerman Receives 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker Liz Lerman in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field.  Long ago dubbed the “Democrat of Dance” by Alan M. Kriegsman of The Washington Post, Lerman's extraordinary career of the past four decades includes a wide range of groundbreaking work. Established in 2007, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award's previous recipients include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and choreographer, performer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown, among others. (more...)

PS122's 2017 Gala to Fete Alan Cumming at the Diamond HorseshoePS122's 2017 Gala to Fete Alan Cumming at the Diamond Horseshoe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Each year, more than 250 individuals come together to support this unique organization and celebrate iconic leaders from the arts sector. This year, PS122's Spring Gala 2017 at the Diamond Horseshoe honors Alan Cumming, awards a shining star to Ben Rodríguez-Cubeñas and welcomes new Executive Artistic Director, Jenny Schlenzka.  (more...)

Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

At the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street), Soho Rep. is pleased to present the world premiere of Richard Maxwell's Samara, commissioned by Artistic Director Sarah Benson. In a departure, Maxwell, who has directed nearly all 20 of his plays, is handing over the directorial duties to Benson. Maxwell's work was seen previously at Soho Rep. in 2001 with Cavemen and in 1999 with Cowboys and Indians. (more...)

BWW Review: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Thrives Anew in 2017BWW Review: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Thrives Anew in 2017
by Sondra Forsyth - Feb 21, 2017

The venerable Martha Graham Dance Company, founded 91 years ago in 1926, is thriving anew after getting past protracted legal battles following modern dance pioneer Graham's death and coping with the loss of historical material during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Much of the credit for the success of the current iteration of the troupe goes to Janet Eilber, a former Graham principal who has been at the helm as Artistic Director since 2005. She has instituted a policy of not only presenting Graham's classics but also commissioning fresh visions from today's finest choreographers. (more...)

92Y Announces 2017 Harkness Dance Festival92Y Announces 2017 Harkness Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival enters its 23rd season presenting five artists over five weeks, from February 24 through March 25, 2017. Centered around the theme of Then, Now + Next, the 2017 Festival features world premieres from two companies and showcases a varied spectrum of work, from revivals of classic works to cutting-edge pieces by emerging talent. (more...)

La MaMa Continues 'Coffeehouse Chronicles' Series with Performing Arts Journal 40th AnniversaryLa MaMa Continues 'Coffeehouse Chronicles' Series with Performing Arts Journal 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

La MaMa presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #138 'PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY' today, December 17, 2o16 from 3 to 5 p.m. at La MaMa. (more...)

La MaMa to Continue 'Coffeehouse Chronicles' Series with Performing Arts Journal 40th AnniversaryLa MaMa to Continue 'Coffeehouse Chronicles' Series with Performing Arts Journal 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

La MaMa presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #138 'PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY' on Saturday, December 17, 2o16 from 3 to 5 p.m. at La MaMa. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for HERE LIES LOVE Next Spring at Seattle RepTickets on Sale for HERE LIES LOVE Next Spring at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Single tickets are now on sale for Seattle Rep's highly anticipated production of David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim's epic HERE LIES LOVE, running April 7-May 28, 2017. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Two NEW@GRAHAM ProductionMartha Graham Dance Company Two NEW@GRAHAM Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

NEW@Graham offers audiences an inside look at the creative process of new works commissioned by the Martha Graham Dance Company.  (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Presents SACRED/PROFANE, 2/14Martha Graham Dance Company Presents SACRED/PROFANE, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Martha Graham Dance Company's two-week season at The Joyce Theater, February 14-26, 2017, will feature three diverse programs organized under the season theme Sacred/Profane. Classics by Martha Graham and works by four contemporary choreographers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Annie-B Parson, Pontus Lidberg, and Nacho Duato, will be presented, highlighting the mystical, spiritual, and humorous aspects of magical thinking. (more...)

The Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary ArtistsThe Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary Artists
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 5, 6, and 7 at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). The theme of this year's festival will be FAILURE. (more...)

GrahamDeconstructed Series Presents CLYTEMNESTRA (ACT 2)GrahamDeconstructed Series Presents CLYTEMNESTRA (ACT 2)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

 The GrahamDeconstructed series brings audiences behind the scenes for an intimate view of Martha Graham's masterworks. On October 4 and 5 the Martha Graham Dance Company will present a rehearsal showing of Clytemnestra (Act 2),from Graham's 1958 full-evening masterwork. (more...)

David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Begins Rehearsals TodayDavid Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Rehearsals begin today for the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS, ahead of preview performances from Tuesday 25 October in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre built specifically for the production. Playing for 13 WEEKS ONLY until Sunday 22 January 2017, LAZARUS will have its official opening night on Tuesday 8 November 2016. (more...)

GrahamDeconstructed Series Presents CLYTEMNESTRA (ACT 2)GrahamDeconstructed Series Presents CLYTEMNESTRA (ACT 2)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

 The GrahamDeconstructed series brings audiences behind the scenes for an intimate view of Martha Graham's masterworks. On October 4 and 5 the Martha Graham Dance Company will present a rehearsal showing of Clytemnestra (Act 2),from Graham's 1958 full-evening masterwork. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company's GrahamDeconstructed to Present DARK MEADOW, TodayMartha Graham Dance Company's GrahamDeconstructed to Present DARK MEADOW, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

New York, NY, August 8, 2016 – The GrahamDeconstructed series brings audiences behind the scenes for an intimate view of Martha Graham's masterworks. On September 13 and 14, the Martha Graham Dance Company will present a rehearsal showing of Dark Meadow Suite, an arrangement of highlights from Dark Meadow (1946).  (more...)

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