Damian Woetzel News

Damian Woetzel to Serve as Juilliard School's Seventh PresidentDamian Woetzel to Serve as Juilliard School's Seventh President
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Juilliard School announced today that it has selected Damian Woetzel, director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program, artistic director of Vail Dance Festival, and former principal dancer at New York City Ballet, to serve as its seventh president beginning July 2018. (more...)

Yo-Yo Ma to Co-Lead 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit; Lineup Announced!Yo-Yo Ma to Co-Lead 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute Arts Program, Citizen University, and the Annenberg Foundation and The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, presents the 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit: Activating Citizen Artists. Exploring JFK Ideals. Creating Cultural Moonshots. The Arts Summit will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab and adjoining spaces. (more...)

Vail Dance 2017 Festival To Kick Off It's 29th Year 7/29-8/12Vail Dance 2017 Festival To Kick Off It's 29th Year 7/29-8/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

 On July 29, the Vail Dance Festival kicks off its 29th year (July 29- August 12) with a season of new collaborations, artist debuts, and world premieres. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy CenterMichelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

Wendy Whelan & Brian Brooks' SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS Sets New York Debut at The Joyce TheaterWendy Whelan & Brian Brooks' SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS Sets New York Debut at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will kick off its Spring/Summer 2017 season with the New York City premiere of Some of a Thousand Words, the latest collaboration between former New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan and renowned choreographer Brian Brooks, from February 28 - March 5. (more...)

Dance/NYC Presents Eighth Annual 2017 Symposium, 3/5Dance/NYC Presents Eighth Annual 2017 Symposium, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

New York City's leading organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan area, today announced its eighth annual 2017 Symposium happening Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Gibney Dance's downtown location. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces 2017-2018 SeasonBoston Ballet Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the programming for the 2017-2018 season at the Boston Opera House, to begin in November. The 54th season will open with the North American premiere of Wayne McGregor's "forcefully resonant" Obsidian Tear (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times), a co-production with The Royal Ballet. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor John Lithgow to Receive 2017 Harvard Arts MedalStage and Screen Actor John Lithgow to Receive 2017 Harvard Arts Medal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Award-winning actor John Lithgow ('67 ArD '05) is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4 pm at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Wendy Whelan & Brian Brooks' SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS Sets New York Debut at The Joyce TheaterWendy Whelan & Brian Brooks' SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS Sets New York Debut at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will kick off its Spring/Summer 2017 season with the New York City premiere of Some of a Thousand Words, the latest collaboration between former New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan and renowned choreographer Brian Brooks, from February 28 - March 5. (more...)

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, TodayThe Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce the new details of the first commission by inaugural Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks; Terrain, for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will see its world premiere as part of Hubbard Street's Season 39 Fall Series, November 17-20, 2016. (more...)

Hubbard Street to Present Two World Premieres This NovemberHubbard Street to Present Two World Premieres This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, full programming for Season 39 Fall Series November 17- 20, 2016 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Highlighting the engagement, Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's 15th original work for the company, a world premiere piece by 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and inaugural Harris Theater Choreographer in Residence Brian Brooks as well as the revival of two ensemble works by Ji?i Kylian. (more...)

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, 11/17The Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce the new details of the first commission by inaugural Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks; Terrain, for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will see its world premiere as part of Hubbard Street's Season 39 Fall Series, November 17-20, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/23/2016Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Santa Barbara (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/16/2016Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Santa Barbara (more...)

BWW Review: DEMO: HEROES at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: DEMO: HEROES at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 13, 2016

Melding all forms of the arts into a cohesive program is never an easy task. Former New York City Ballet dancer Damian Woetzel is trying to do this with a series called Demo, which brings artists from the worlds of theatre, dance and opera together on one stage. (more...)

Registration Now Open for 2017 DANCE/NYC SYMPOSIUMRegistration Now Open for 2017 DANCE/NYC SYMPOSIUM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Tickets are now available for Dance/NYC's 2017 Symposium and Dance/NYC have also announced preliminary content and speakers. Dance/NYC's 2017 Symposium will use as its organizing device cultural planning underway by the City of New York and deep dive into the topics of growing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce, increasing dance education, addressing the challenge of affordability, and driving interagency cooperation, among others. How can New Yorkers, by working together and across sectors, act now to advance the art form and more than 1,200+ dance makers and companies in the metropolitan area? And how can the art form contribute to the future of all New Yorkers? (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents DEMO: HEROESThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents DEMO: HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Following the success of last season's new DEMO series, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in a performance on October 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate their heroes and artistic inspirations. The cast of Heroes features soprano Jacqueline Bolier, singer/songwriter Kate Davis, Broadway and New York City Ballet star Robert Fairchild, tap dance powerhouse Jared Grimes, acclaimed ballerina Carla Korbes, visual art curator, author, and historian Sarah Lewis, Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck (last seen as part of DEMO: Place), the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, and jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker. (more...)

New York City Center Announces Programming for Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYCNew York City Center Announces Programming for Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

New York City Center presents Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC, November 3 through 6, celebrating Damian Woetzel's tenth year as artistic director of the Vail International Dance Festival. Channeling the spirit of the summer dance happening in the Rocky Mountains with three programs and an UpClose event, Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC brings the unique collaborative sensibility of Woetzel's festival to New York City, featuring dancers and musicians from many genres. (more...)

Photo Flash: The School Of American Ballet Hosts Alumni Cocktail Reception at Lincoln CenterPhoto Flash: The School Of American Ballet Hosts Alumni Cocktail Reception at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The School Of American Ballet (SAB) is one of the most famous classical ballet schools in the world and is the school of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet, a leading international ballet company based at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The school trains students from the age of six, with professional vocational ballet training for students aged 11-18. (more...)

Ren'e Fleming and Theaster Gates Named 2016 Harman-Eisner Artists in Residence at Aspen InstituteRen'e Fleming and Theaster Gates Named 2016 Harman-Eisner Artists in Residence at Aspen Institute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

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