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West Harlem Art Fund & Iconic Linx to Host FUSION NEW YORK 2016West Harlem Art Fund & Iconic Linx to Host FUSION NEW YORK 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The West Harlem Art Fund in partnership with Iconic Linx is presenting FUSION NY in Harlem. FUSION NY is a thematic event series comprised of art exhibitions, panels, a jazz concert, and tours during Armory Week 2016. (more...)

YBCA to Present Bill T. Jones' West Coast Premiere of ANALOGY/DORAYBCA to Present Bill T. Jones' West Coast Premiere of ANALOGY/DORA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

 MacArthur Genius and legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones, and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company return to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) to present the West Coast premiere of Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, a portrait of perseverance, resourcefulness, and resilience. This new performance is based on an oral history Jones conducted with his 95-year-old mother-in-law Dora Amelan, a French-Jewish nurse and social worker and survivor of World War II. Analogy/Dora began 12 years ago as a gift Jones created for his longtime collaborator and husband, Bjorn Amelan, and his family. (more...)

Railroad Earth Performs at Eccles Feb. 20Railroad Earth Performs at Eccles Feb. 20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Fire-in-the-belly passion, gritty guitars, mandolin and songs with Woodie Guthrie-esque themes traverse Railroad Earth's unplugged and plugged-in landscape. Returning to Park City (an encore to their 2013 Deer Valley opening appearance for Bruce Hornsby), the newgrass-bluegrass-rock band performs on The Eccles Center stage, Saturday, February 20. (more...)

Alwin Nikolais' Classics to Take the Stage at The Joyce Theater Next MonthAlwin Nikolais' Classics to Take the Stage at The Joyce Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Welcome to 2016 via 1950 at The Joyce Theater, February 9-14, when a series of the late choreographer's groundbreaking works-'Tensile Involvement,' 'Gallery,' 'Mechanical Organ III,' and 'Crucible' command the stage courtesy of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, the repository of 'Nik's' greatest hits. Alberto del Saz, director of the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance, selected, staged and directed the season repertory. (more...)

Queens Theatre Announces Winter, Spring Season of Theatre, Music & MoreQueens Theatre Announces Winter, Spring Season of Theatre, Music & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Queens Theatre is launching its winter and spring 2016 season with a dynamic array of presentations, featuring the acclaimed Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, the return of Che Malambo, a hilarious murder mystery -  Murder for Two (in which two actors play 13 roles!) - and a series of shows based on beloved children's books, including Curious George. (more...)

Knight Foundation Invests $2.5 Million in Opera Philadelphia FestivalKnight Foundation Invests $2.5 Million in Opera Philadelphia Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2016

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced it is investing $2.5 million in support of O, Opera Philadelphia's innovative new season-opening festival. Set to launch in September 2017, O will be a 12-day experience that will attract both opera buffs and new audiences to Philadelphia as a vital destination for experiencing opera in an exciting urban setting. (more...)

Palliative Care Physician Dr. BJ Miller to Speak at Eccles, Jan. 9Palliative Care Physician Dr. BJ Miller to Speak at Eccles, Jan. 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

In Dr. BJ Miller's TED Talk he left his audience with the following challenge: "Let death be what takes us, not lack of imagination." The palliative care physician and an executive with San Francisco's Zen Hospice Project proposes rethinking and redesigning how we die; creating a dignified system that allows life to play out as a "crescendo." (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces First BNY Mellon Grand Classics With Beethoven's PASTORAL, 1/15Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces First BNY Mellon Grand Classics With Beethoven's PASTORAL, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

German conductor Christoph Konig leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and American violinist Tim Fain in a program featuring the Pittsburgh premiere of Philip Glass's "The American Four Seasons," during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Beethoven's Pastoral on January 15, 16 and 17 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Bill T. Jones, Kathy Najimy Among Guest Speakers at Sarah Jones' SELL/BUY/DATEBill T. Jones, Kathy Najimy Among Guest Speakers at Sarah Jones' SELL/BUY/DATE
by Michael Dale - Jan 4, 2016

The playwright/performer's new solo piece is about women and girls who have been directly impacted by sex trafficking. (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 ProgramSpoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Festival General Director Nigel Redden announces the program for the 40th annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 27 through June 12, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago DanzTheatre's BINDIS AND BRUISESPhoto Flash: Chicago DanzTheatre's BINDIS AND BRUISES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

From creator Priya Narayan, Bindis and Bruises is a dance and theater production bringing awareness and hope around domestic violence and sexual abuse; a piece that highlights the abuse while providing solutions of change. The dance piece incorporates classical Indian dances such as Bharatanatyam and Kathak, which incorporate storytelling of Hindu religious stories. Check out some promotional photos from the piece, below! (more...)

French Embassy & FIAF to Host TILT KIDS FESTIVAL in Spring 2016French Embassy & FIAF to Host TILT KIDS FESTIVAL in Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) today announced programming for the inaugural Tilt Kids Festival. The new cultural festival for families will feature multidisciplinary international work paired with commissions from New York artists, including five premieres. Tilt Kids Festival runs from March 4 through April 3. Tickets will go on sale December 23 at www.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre's Annual GalaKathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala will honor Vineyard Board President and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Monday, March 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30pm, at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating the Legacies of BESSIE SCHONBERG and LOUISE ROBERTSBWW Review: Celebrating the Legacies of BESSIE SCHONBERG and LOUISE ROBERTS
by Caryn Cooper - Dec 21, 2015

Dance enthusiasts from all walks of life gathered for an intimate showing of the fascinating Eye on Dance episode taped in 1986, entitled 'Nurturing A New Generation of Dancers, featuring two beloved dance figures and mentors- Bessie Schonberg and Louise Roberts, presented at Gibney Dance. Curated by Celia Ipiotis (Creator/Co-Producer/Host of Eye on Dance) and Jeff Bush (Co-Producer of Eye on Dance), put together this lovely event as part of the Eye on Dance Public Screenings and Conversation Series. (more...)

ODC Theater to Present West Coast Debut of Compagnie Herve Koubi, 1/22-23ODC Theater to Present West Coast Debut of Compagnie Herve Koubi, 1/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

ODC Theater has announced that it will present the West Coast debut of Compagnie Herve Koubi. The celebrated French-Algerian company kicks off ODC's 2016 season with What the Day Owes to the Night, a work of acrobatic dance for twelve men. Combining elements of capoeira, martial arts, urban and contemporary dance, What the Day Owes to the Night runs Friday to Saturday, January 22 - 23 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

New York Live Arts to Present US Premiere of Ann Liv Young's ELEKTRA, 1/20-30New York Live Arts to Present US Premiere of Ann Liv Young's ELEKTRA, 1/20-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Ann Liv Young brings her uncompromising vision of Sophocles' ELEKTRA to the stage in her first American commission since 2008, directed in collaboration with Annie Dorsen. (more...)

Urban Word's JOURNAL TO JOURNEY to Return to New York Live Arts Next WeekUrban Word's JOURNAL TO JOURNEY to Return to New York Live Arts Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Currently in its twelfth year, Journal to Journey is a pre-professional, creative youth development program of Urban Word and Hi-ARTS, designed by Creative Legacy Projects and co-presented at New York Live Arts. (more...)

Human Rights Campaign to Honor Tony Award Winner Bill T. JonesHuman Rights Campaign to Honor Tony Award Winner Bill T. Jones
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced that the multi-talented artist Bill T. Jones will be honored at the 2016 Greater New York Gala Dinner (more...)

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Receives 22nd Annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish PrizePlaywright Suzan-Lori Parks Receives 22nd Annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by Reilly Hickey - Dec 1, 2015

On Monday, November 30, playwright, novelist and songwriter Suzan-Lori Parks was awarded the 22nd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prizeat The Public Theater in New York City. (more...)

Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Assembling a stellar cast of rising stars in the worlds of R&B, funk, soul, jazz and classical, Thelonious Monk Competition Winner and Grammy Award-winning bassist Ben Williams pays tribute to the musical legacy of Prince at Harlem Stage, December 11 and 12. Drawing inspiration from his iconic discography, Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince will feature newly imagined arrangements and compositions that celebrate the virtuosity of Prince with a wide range of special guests including vocalists Goapele, Frank McComb and Christie Dashiell, tap dancer/choreographer Jason Samuels Smith, poet/emcee/vocalist W. Ellington Felton and additional surprise guests. A guest DJ will spin for the pre-performance mixer and after-party. As a preview to the December 12 performance of Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince, Harlem Stage will present an intimate conversation with Ben Williams. He'll share his creative process forDearly Beloved and discuss the art of re-imagining and arranging works of famous artists. (more...)

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