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BWW Reviews: L.A. DANCE PROJECT Makes Outstanding NY DebutBWW Reviews: L.A. DANCE PROJECT Makes Outstanding NY Debut
by Jessica Abejar - Oct 22, 2014

This fall, L.A. Dance Project, founded in 2012 by newly appointed Paris Opera Ballet director and former New York City Ballet principal Benjamin Millepied, made its New York debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as a part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival. With works by Millepied, Justin Peck, and William Forsythe, this west coast collective came in full force, demonstrating incredible creative genius and outstanding performance. (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works Coming to Barrow Mansion, 11/8Nimbus Dance Works Coming to Barrow Mansion, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Jersey City resident Samuel Pott's Nimbus Dance Works will celebrate its Tenth Anniversary Season on November 8 at 7PM with a benefit performance at the Barrow Mansion, located at 83 Wayne Street in Historic Downtown Jersey City. This performance will include some of its most beloved repertory works, including Memo, and Surface Tension. Also being performed is an excerpt from a provocative new work being premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on May 8 & 9, 2015. Tickets are $65 and will include a pre and post-show reception, silent auction and a live auction. The Star-Ledger said “Nimbus Dance Works helps define the American Experience”. All monies raised will help Nimbus continue its mission of bringing people and dance together in an innovative way. (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, 10/20JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

JCC Manhattan launches the sixth season of PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, October 20th at 12:30pm. (more...)

UrbanTheater Company to Present Julia De Burgos: Child of WaterUrbanTheater Company to Present Julia De Burgos: Child of Water
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

UrbanTheater Company (UTC) has announced the opening of its Season 9 with the Midwest Premiere of Puerto Rican playwright, Carmen Rivera's, Julia De Burgos: Child of Water, directed by Juan Castañeda (First Class, Devil Land, Hermanas Padilla). (more...)

Lisa Kron to Host 30th Annual Bessie Awards; Presenters and Performances Also AnnouncedLisa Kron to Host 30th Annual Bessie Awards; Presenters and Performances Also Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

NEW YORK, September 30, 2014 - The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced today the host of the anniversary ceremony that is to be held at the legendary Apollo Theater. Broadway playwright, actress and 1993 Bessie awardee Lisa Kron will host the 30th Annual Bessie Awards. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, the awards will take place October 20, 7:30 p.m. Nominees will arrive starting 6:00 p.m. for Red Carpet press interviews and photo opportunities. (more...)

John Malkovich to Be Honored with Zurich Film Fest's 'Golden Eye' AwardJohn Malkovich to Be Honored with Zurich Film Fest's 'Golden Eye' Award
by Movies News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Double Oscar-nominee John Malkovich will be honored for his life's work with the Golden Eye award at this year's Zurich International Film Festival. (more...)

Molissa Fenley, Amanda Loulaki, Nina Winthrop and Roxanne Steinberg Set for Dance at The Flea in OctoberMolissa Fenley, Amanda Loulaki, Nina Winthrop and Roxanne Steinberg Set for Dance at The Flea in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced the newest Dance @ The Flea series, featuring four choreographers for three nights only. Molissa Fenley, Amanda Loulaki, Nina Winthrop, and Roxanne Steinberg will be presenting original works October 9-11 at 7pm. (more...)

The Black Keys' 'Turn Blue' Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200The Black Keys' 'Turn Blue' Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Black Keys performed “Gotta Get Away” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night as well as a cover of Edwyn Collins' “A Girl Like You” as a web exclusive. (more...)

Scott Johnson to Premiere MIND OUT OF MATTER with Alarm Will Sound, 10/4Scott Johnson to Premiere MIND OUT OF MATTER with Alarm Will Sound, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The much-anticipated world premiere of Scott Johnson's 'Mind Out of Matter'--the composer's largest work to-date--will be performed by Alarm Will Sound at the Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair, NJ, October 4 and 5. Alan Pierson is conducting. The work is a Peak Performances commission. (more...)

Tweedy to Perform on Tonight's COLBERT REPORT on Comedy CentralTweedy to Perform on Tonight's COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Tweedy, the studio duo and live band project of Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year-old son Spencer, releases their debut album Sukierae tomorrow on dBpm Records. (more...)

stbdance and More Set for Green Space in Oct 2014stbdance and More Set for Green Space in Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/ emerging artists in October. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Shawn T. Bible/stbdance and Bianca Johnson & Dancers. (more...)

Encompass New Opera, Treehouse Shakers and More Ste for BAM's 2014-15 PDPEncompass New Opera, Treehouse Shakers and More Ste for BAM's 2014-15 PDP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) today announced the participants of the third cycle of the BAM Professional Development Program (BAM PDP), led by BAM and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. The companies for this session represent mixed disciplines ranging from dance to theater to opera. Chosen by a BAM-convened panel, the organizations taking part in this session are Encompass New Opera Theatre, Satellite Collective, Summation Dance, and Treehouse Shakers. As with the previous sessions, the DeVos Institute extended invitations to a group of organizations to apply for the training portion of the BAM PDP-expanding the program's reach beyond Brooklyn-based companies. These additional organizations taking part in the program areBalletNext, Beth Morrison Projects, S? Percussion, and Zvi Dance. (more...)

Basetrack Live Coming to Harris Center, 10/2Basetrack Live Coming to Harris Center, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Basetrack Live is a unique and ambitious theatrical collaboration between award-winning theatre company En Garde Arts and corpsmen from Marine 1/8. It explores the impact of modern warfare on soldiers, their families and communities across the U.S.A. Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom is proud to be among the few performing centers previewing this new work before it premieres on Veterans Day 2014 at the internationally renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music. (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep, 10/3-5Garth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep, 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will return to Los Angeles after an absence of ten years. The company's program includes the Los Angeles premiere of excerpts from 'Lighthouse/Lightning Rod,' a collaboration of the company's Founder/Artistic Director Garth Fagan, Wynton Marsalis and California-based visual artist Alison Saar. 'Lighthouse' opened the Brooklyn Academy of Music season in 2012. Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run October 3-5, 2014. (more...)

Astrograss to Play Jewish Museum, 10/12Astrograss to Play Jewish Museum, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The kids bluegrass band Astrograss will perform a concert for families on Sunday, October 12 at 11:30 am at The Jewish Museum. Presenting a rich blend of bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, Astrograss will lead the audience in sing-alongs to traditional classics and high-energy fiddle hoedowns. The band will also perform tunes from their 2012 album, Colored Pencil Factory, as well as songs celebrating the natural world in honor of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. (more...)

TITAS Presents the Texas Debut of BRIAN BROOKS MOVING COMPANY, 11/21TITAS Presents the Texas Debut of BRIAN BROOKS MOVING COMPANY, 11/21
by Sara Brown - Sep 16, 2014

Brian Brooks Moving Company will make its Texas debut November 21st and 22nd. (more...)

Jenny Rocha to Present THE DINNER PARTY: A WHODUNNIT CABARET, 10/24-25 at Galapagos Art SpaceJenny Rocha to Present THE DINNER PARTY: A WHODUNNIT CABARET, 10/24-25 at Galapagos Art Space
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

On October 24th & 25th, Jenny Rocha and Galapagos Art Space will present The Dinner Party: A Whodunnit Cabaret! Venue is located at 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Perform VOICES OF LIGHT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 10/19LA Master Chorale to Perform VOICES OF LIGHT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, launches the 2014|15 season, its 51st, with a spectacular multi-faceted cinematic and aural event featuring the Walt Disney Concert Hall premiere of Richard Einhorn's "brilliantly effective" (Washington Post) 1994 work Voices of Light/The Passion of Joan of Arc, inspired by and performed live to the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Einhorn's evocative piece, written for orchestra, chorus and soloists, provides a haunting backdrop to the rarely seen restored version of Carl Dreyer's cinematic masterpiece, considered by many critics to be among the top films ever made. (more...)

Roulette to Present INTERPRETATIONS, Featuring John King's FREE PALESTINE and More, 10/23Roulette to Present INTERPRETATIONS, Featuring John King's FREE PALESTINE and More, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Roulette presents Interpretations featuring selections from John King's Free Palestine, with A Secret Quartet (Cornelius Dufallo, Jennifer Choi, violins; Lev Zhurbin, viola; Yves Dharamraj, cello). Using materials derived from the Arabic systems of pitch and rhythm, maqam'at and iqa'at, each particular composition uses indeterminacy and improvisation to organize sound and time, thereby providing energetic and visceral motifs encompassing the full range of expression possible from a string quartet. (more...)

Spring 2015's Elite Dance Tournament to Award Apprenticeship with Complexions Contemporary BalletSpring 2015's Elite Dance Tournament to Award Apprenticeship with Complexions Contemporary Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, known for their, partner to launch the first annual Elite Dance Tournament. The new national competition, which is focused on educational empowerment through constructive evaluation, will take place in six cities with a variety of master classes and focus on ballet, jazz and contemporary styles. In its inaugural year, the tournament will provide an apprenticeship with Complexions Dance Company; a full- time position with the Joffrey Concert Group; and $180,000 in cash and scholarships, including $10,000 each for the ultimate dancer, studio and choreographer. (more...)

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