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First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ Highlights Opera at Bard SummerScapeFirst Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ Highlights Opera at Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself 'an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape' (Musical America). With the long overdue American staged premiere of Antonin Dvorak's Dimitrij as its operatic centerpiece, this year's immersion in 'Chopin and His World' is no exception.  (more...)

The New School's Mannes School of Music to Celebrate Centennial at Carnegie HallThe New School's Mannes School of Music to Celebrate Centennial at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The New School's Mannes School of Music will celebrate its centennial with a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school's rich history on Tuesday, April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. (more...)

Joanna Kotze Presents Sneak Preview Of New Interdisciplinary Work at New York Live Arts StudiosJoanna Kotze Presents Sneak Preview Of New Interdisciplinary Work at New York Live Arts Studios
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

2013 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award winner for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer, Joanna Kotze presents a work-in-progress of her new interdisciplinary dance performance What will we be like when we get there. (more...)

AXIS Dance Company Presents OCCUPY, 7/1-2AXIS Dance Company Presents OCCUPY, 7/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

AXIS Dance Company, Dancers' Group and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival are pleased to present Occupy - A site-specific journey through an urban garden, July 1-2, 2017. Occupy is inspired by the history, design and architecture of Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco and the unique movement capabilities of AXIS Dance Company and their broader community of performers. All performances are free. (more...)

Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Company to Perform at Purchase CollegeBill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Company to Perform at Purchase College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient Bill T. Jones and The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company present the critically acclaimed new dance work, Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist on May 13, 2017, 8 PM, at Purchase College, Purchase, NY.   (more...)

Dance Camera West Presents 16th Annual Dance Media Film FestivalDance Camera West Presents 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Committed to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance and dance on film from around the globe, Dance Camera West presents the 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. (more...)

Mannes School of Music And Rovaco Dance Present 7:1, May 13thMannes School of Music And Rovaco Dance Present 7:1, May 13th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

7:1 is a four-month long interdisciplinary collaboration between seven composers from Mannes School of Music and Rovaco Dance Company choreographer Rohan Bhargava. It results in the creation of seven new works of contemporary dance and music. (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALADance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABALSergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Orchestra Of St. Luke's To Honor Pablo Heras-Casado And David Bury At GIFT OF MUSIC GALA, 4/12Orchestra Of St. Luke's To Honor Pablo Heras-Casado And David Bury At GIFT OF MUSIC GALA, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) will honor its Principal Conductor, Pablo Heras-Casado, and the Chairman of The Bay & Paul Foundations, David Bury, at its annual Gift of Music Gala on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at The Plaza Hotel. (more...)

Meany Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2017-18 SeasonMeany Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington announces its 2017-2018 Season, presenting 25 international artists and ensembles representing 14 countries and cultures, including Mali, Cuba, Macedonia, Iran, Armenia, Israel, Great Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Taiwan, Hungary, Spain and the USA. (more...)

Dance Camera West Presents 16th Annual Dance Media Film FestivalDance Camera West Presents 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Committed to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance and dance on film from around the globe, Dance Camera West presents the 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival. (more...)

Lawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia As Artistic AdvisorLawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia As Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Opera Philadelphia announced today that Lawrence Brownlee, whose lead performance in the 2015 world premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD kick started the company's “big commitment to new repertoire” (The Wall Street Journal), has joined the company as an Artistic Advisor. (more...)

Lane Czaplinski Named Director of Performing Arts at Wexner CenterLane Czaplinski Named Director of Performing Arts at Wexner Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Lane Czaplinski will assume the position of director of performing arts at the Wexner Center for the Arts, effective June 1. Czaplinski will succeed Charles Helm, the Wex's current performing arts director, who will retire June 30 after 26 extraordinary years with the center. (more...)

Mannes School To Celebrate Centennial At Carnegie Hall, 4/25Mannes School To Celebrate Centennial At Carnegie Hall, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Mannes School of Music will celebrate its centennial with a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school's rich history and its vision for the future. The concert will feature live performances by esteemed alumni, past and present faculty, and students. (more...)

Harlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative WorksHarlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Harlem Stage dance series, E-Moves promises to present a broad spectrum of choreographers of color who work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. This year the acclaimed dance series has commissioned new works from two established and two emerging choreographers. Under the curatorship of Charmaine Warren, the E-Moves 18 lineup includes four artists with work that intersects the questions and impact of the world around them. Francesca Harper who continues to seek answers for life's challenges; Parijat Desai whose work is realized through her unique blend of contemporary dance and Indian forms; Kyle Marshall who quietly investigates black culture through dance; and Leyland Simmons who makes ballets that break from the classical mold. (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...)

Improvised, Acrobatic Pretension Descends on Philly 4/6-8Improvised, Acrobatic Pretension Descends on Philly 4/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Called "The little dance theatre troupe that could" by Philadelphia's City Paper, Almanac was founded in 2013 by Nick Gillette and Ben Grinberg, graduates of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, with Adam Kerbel, a graduate of the Headlong Performance Institute. The company pursues present performance at the edge of what is possible, through playful honesty. (more...)

SF DanceWorks Announces 2017 SeasonSF DanceWorks Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Now in its second season,SFDanceworks, a repertory dance company founded by San Francisco Ballet soloist James Sofranko, has announced details for this year's program, June 22-24, co-presented by ODC Theater. The U.S. premiere of British choreographer Christopher Bruce's Shadows and a newly commissioned work by Izzie Award-winning dance maker James Graham highlight a season that also includes works by Alejandro Cerrudo, José Limón, Danielle Roweand Penny Saunders. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's to Honor Pablo Heras-Casado and David Bury 4/12Orchestra of St. Luke's to Honor Pablo Heras-Casado and David Bury 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) will honor its Principal Conductor, Pablo Heras-Casado, and the Chairman of The Bay & Paul Foundations, David Bury, at its annual Gift of Music Gala on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at The Plaza Hotel. The event will feature a special performance by 2016 Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard with Pablo Heras-Casado and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and will be hosted by mezzo-soprano and OSL board member Susan Graham. (more...)

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