David Neuman News

Kahane & Tiffany's THE AMBASSADOR, Philip Glass, Nonesuch Records and More Set for BAM's 2014 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, today announced programming for the 2014 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 9 through December 20 and comprises theater, music, dance, film, humanities, and visual art events in the institution's three venues: the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, the BAM Harvey Theater, and the BAM Fisher. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends AN OCTOROON Through Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

In response to popular demand and one week before performances begin, Soho Rep. extends the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's An Octoroon, directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, to May 24. Performances of An Octoroon will now take place April 23-May 24 (see schedule above) at Soho Rep. Critics are welcome as of Wednesday, April 30 for an official opening of Sunday, May 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the Full 2014 Schedule, 6/14-8/24
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Following the record-breaking attendance of Festival 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces the full 2014 Festival free and ticketed event schedule. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Noted dance writer Jennifer Dunning has called the Pillow "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." (more...)

Soho Rep Extends AN OCTOROON to 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, Soho Rep. announces a second extension of the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's An Octoroon. Directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, An Octoroon will run through June 8. (more...)

David Neumann Premieres New Solo Works at MASS MoCA's Hunter Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Interdisciplinary choreographer David Neumann will present an evening of solos tonight, April 26 at 8pm at MASS MoCA's Hunter Center for the Performing Arts. A co-presentation by Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA, the retrospective evening spans Neumann's career from his first choreographic endeavor, DOSE, to his current work-in-progress, I Understand Everything Better. The program, also including tough the tough (redux) (2008) and You Are In Control (2009), captures Neumann's exploration of lines between theatre and dance, audience and performer, movement and voice, mundane and theatrical. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends AN OCTOROON Through 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

In response to popular demand and one week before performances begin, Soho Rep. extends the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's An Octoroon, directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, to May 24. Performances of An Octoroon will now take place April 23-May 24 (see schedule above) at Soho Rep. Critics are welcome as of Wednesday, April 30 for an official opening of Sunday, May 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

American Dance Institute Announces Commissioned Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Dance Institute (ADI) today announced Minneapolis-based artist Chris Schlichting as the first artist selected for its new Commissioned Artist program. With the goal of supporting the work of American choreographers as they gain prominence on the national contemporary dance scene, this new program furthers ADI's already strong commitment to advancing artistic excellence and supporting the development of new works. ADI's Commissioned Artist program will provide Schlichting with $10,000 in commissioning funds, fee-free fiscal sponsorship for the commissioned year, strategic marketing and development support, and a presentation of the commissioned work during ADI's 15/16 season. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr Presents PHIL. 176/OBIT by Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddle, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Bushwick Starr is proud to present multi-disciplinary artists Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie confronting a monumental subject - DEATH - with a staggering amount of raw material. PHIL. 176 / OBIT is an episodic performance installation drawing simultaneously on the text of Shelly Kagan's renowned Yale College philosophy course, 'PHIL 176: Death,'* and on current American obituaries and death notices. (more...)

GoCoin Closes $1.5 Million Series A Funding for Digital Currency Payment Processing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

SINGAPORE - GoCoin, the first international payment platform for digital currencies, today announced it has closed a $1.5 million Series A equity financing led by Bitcoin Shop, Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) and former Facebook COO, Owen Van Natta. Crypto Currency Partners also participated in the round. (more...)

David Neumann to Premiere New Solo Works at MASS MoCA's Hunter Center, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Interdisciplinary choreographer David Neumann will present an evening of solos April 26 at 8pm at MASS MoCA's Hunter Center for the Performing Arts. A co-presentation by Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA, the retrospective evening spans Neumann's career from his first choreographic endeavor, DOSE, to his current work-in-progress, I Understand Everything Better. The program, also including tough the tough (redux) (2008) and You Are In Control (2009), captures Neumann's exploration of lines between theatre and dance, audience and performer, movement and voice, mundane and theatrical. (more...)

Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie Create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, Now thru 4/5 at The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

The Bushwick Starr will present a collaboration between stage and film director Daniel Fish and dance and theater artist Andrew Dinwiddie. Using nearly seven weeks of residency time at the Bushwick Starr, and in collaboration with actor T. Ryder Smith (War Horse, Passion Play) and designers Blanca Aņon (ETERNAL, Owned) and Daniel Kluger (Nikolai and the Others, A Map of Virtue), they will create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, an episodic performance installation that draws simultaneously on the text of Shelly Kagan's renowned Yale College philosophy course, 'PHIL 176: Death,'* and on current American obituaries and death notices. (more...)

Chris Myers & Zoe Winters Join Cast of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's AN OCTOROON at Soho Rep,4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Soho Rep. announces final casting for the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's An Octoroon, directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson. The production, April 23-May 18, concludes a banner New York season for the celebrated playwright, whose Appropriate recently opened at Signature Theatre and continues through April 6. (more...)

Little Orchestra Society Invites NYC to Craft Its New Name; Ideas Accepted thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

The Little Orchestra Society is reaching out to fellow New Yorkers to help craft its new name. Long time fans of the Orchestra and new enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to submit their favorite names for an institution beloved by generations of concert-goers. Today through March 9th, music lovers are invited to visit the Orchestra's website: littleorchestra.org, and recommend a new name for an Orchestra known for its audience engagement, inclusive educational mission and commitment to innovative music and multi-disciplinary performances. The Orchestra's new name will be announced later this year. (more...)

Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie to Create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, 3/22-4/5 at The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The Bushwick Starr will present a collaboration between stage and film director Daniel Fish and dance and theater artist Andrew Dinwiddie. Using nearly seven weeks of residency time at the Bushwick Starr, and in collaboration with actor T. Ryder Smith (War Horse, Passion Play) and designers Blanca Aņon (ETERNAL, Owned) and Daniel Kluger (Nikolai and the Others, A Map of Virtue), they will create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, an episodic performance installation that draws simultaneously on the text of Shelly Kagan's renowned Yale College philosophy course, 'PHIL 176: Death,'* and on current American obituaries and death notices. (more...)

Gotham Arts Exchange Presents 8th Annual DANCE GOTHAM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Gotham Arts Exchange presents the eighth annual presentation of FOCUS 2014: DANCE GOTHAM from today, January 10-12, 2014 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), NYC. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Following the record-breaking attendance of Festival 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces the 2014 Festival schedule. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Noted dance writer Jennifer Dunning has called the Pillow "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." (more...)

Gotham Arts Exchange to Present 8th Annual DANCE GOTHAM, 1/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

Gotham Arts Exchange presents the eighth annual presentation of FOCUS 2014: DANCE GOTHAM from January 10-12, 2014 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), NYC. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents LANG DANCE: FALL PERFORMANCE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

New York Live Arts will present the second annual Lang Dance Fall Performance at New York Live Arts, this weekend, December 13 & 14 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Social Media Study by Prime Visibility Reveals the Hottest Gifts This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

The Little Orchestra Society to Present FIREBIRD at New York City Center, 11/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

The Little Orchestra Society, in association with New York City Center, is pleased to announce an exciting reimagined version of the timeless Russian masterpiece, Stravinsky's Firebird, at New York City Center on November 23rd and 24th. The production, part of The Little Orchestra Society's Happy Concerts for Young People series, will take audiences on an unforgettable journey through space and time using light, shadows, music, dance and Bunraku-style puppetry to tell the epic tale of Prince Ivan, the magical firebird and the struggle between good and evil. The story will be set to Stravinsky's dramatic narrative music and the performance will be guest conducted by David Alan Miller. (more...)

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