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BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET a Trio of BalletsBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET a Trio of Ballets
by Marsha Volgyi - May 3, 2016

At Lincoln Center's Koch Theater on April 29, 2016, the ballet crowd filled the house that Friday evening. For this program, City Ballet presented Estancia, Pictures at an Exhibition, and Everywhere We Go. Each piece demonstrated a variance in style, yet conclusively was still in the realm of the dancers' undeniable Balanchine training. (more...)

Dance Against Cancer Raises $250,000 for American Cancer SocietyDance Against Cancer Raises $250,000 for American Cancer Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Sixth Annual Dance Against Cancer was held on Monday, April 25, 2016.  The event had over 500 guests in attendance and raised more than $250,000 for the American Cancer Society, which will fund lifesaving cancer research and support patient and family service programs like Hope Lodge New York City. (more...)

Washington Ballet Appoints Julie Kent as New Artistic DirectorWashington Ballet Appoints Julie Kent as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This afternoon The Washington Ballet Board of Directors selected Julie Kent, retired Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and artistic director of the ABT Summer Intensive program, as Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet (TWB) effective, July 1, 2016.  (more...)

University of Hartford's Hartt Dance Division Presents Senior Production REFLECTED LIGHT This MarchUniversity of Hartford's Hartt Dance Division Presents Senior Production REFLECTED LIGHT This March
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

The University of Hartford's Hartt School Dance Division presents "Reflected Light", the Spring Senior Dance and Music Collaboration, Friday, March 4th at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Theater, at the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome William Ivey Long for 'Dramalogue' Series, 3/1Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome William Ivey Long for 'Dramalogue' Series, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Producers.Hairspray. Nine. Contact. Revivals of Chicago and Guys and Dolls. In addition to being big Broadway hits, those musicals have something else in common: their costume designer, the brilliant William Ivey Long. On Tuesday, March 1, Long will speak with Sheryl Flatow about the craft of costume design and discuss his illustrious career as part of Palm Beach Dramaworks' popular series,Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! William Ivey Long: Creating Character Through Costumes will be presented twice, at 2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Review:  PARSONS DANCE at The Joyce is ExtraordinaryBWW Review: PARSONS DANCE at The Joyce is Extraordinary
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 23, 2016

Parsons Dance is now at The Joyce Theater through January 31st. This extraordinary contemporary company is presenting two programs to be enjoyed by dance enthusiasts. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 12/20/2015 - 12/27/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 12/20/2015 - 12/27/2015
by BWW - Dec 27, 2015

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Parsons Dance Coming to The Joyce TheaterParsons Dance Coming to The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Parsons Dance, under the artistic direction of David Parsons, will present a season of premieres and favorites at The Joyce Theater from January 20 – January 31. Parsons Dance will perform a New York City premiere by choreographer David Parsons, along with a world premiere from former Parsons dancer and rising choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska. Tickets, priced from $10–$60, can be purchased by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at www.Joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates the Holidays, New YearAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates the Holidays, New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's New York City Center engagement is one of the Company's 'most exciting seasons yet' (Metro), and the thrill continues as the holidays approach. The Company's inspiring Christmas Eve performance will begin at 7:30pm and features Ronald K. Brown's spellbinding Grace, Robert Battle's stunning world premiere Awakening, and Alvin Ailey's must-see masterpiece Revelations - 'the gift that somehow keeps on giving' (The New York Times). (more...)

Photo Flash: Robert Battle, Chadwick Boseman & More Kick Off Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Holiday Season with Gala Benefit Performance & Opening Night PartyPhoto Flash: Robert Battle, Chadwick Boseman & More Kick Off Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Holiday Season with Gala Benefit Performance & Opening Night Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Last night, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center kicked off with an Opening Night Gala Benefit. The one-night-only benefit performance and party honored BNY Mellon for its major support of the Ailey Organization since 2007, and Agnes & Gerald Hassell accepted on the institution's behalf.  Film star Chadwick Boseman and actress and Grammy-Award winning artist Brandy served as Honorary Chairs, and the event's co-chairs were Simin Allison, Kathryn & Kenneth Chenault, Debra L. Lee, Doris & Gilbert Meister, Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach and Joan & Sandy Weill. $2.5 million was raised in support of the creation of new works, scholarships to The Ailey School, and Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Phylicia Rashad and More to Attend Alvin Ailey's Opening Gala Next MonthTituss Burgess, Phylicia Rashad and More to Attend Alvin Ailey's Opening Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

On December 2nd, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will kick off a five-week holiday season with a star-studded gala benefit including a performance at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom. This year's gala will honor BNY Mellon for its major support of The Ailey Organization since 2007 and Agnes & Gerald Hassell will accept on the institution's behalf. Early confirmed celebrity guests include Tituss Burgess (pictured, left), Savion Glover, Lance Gross, Tamron Hall, Janet Mock, Joe Morton and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

Company C Contemporary Ballet Premieres ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE TonightCompany C Contemporary Ballet Premieres ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

Artistic Director and choreographer Charles Anderson's award-winning Company C Contemporary Ballet will present the world premiere of his new, evening-length story ballet, Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows' Eve in seven performances tonight, October 24, through October 31 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Shirley MacLaine, Misty Copeland, Robert Fairchild & More at Career Transition for Dancers' 2015 PEARL JUBILEEPhoto Flash: New Shots of Shirley MacLaine, Misty Copeland, Robert Fairchild & More at Career Transition for Dancers' 2015 PEARL JUBILEE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

On Monday, September 28th, ROLEX presented Career Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE in association with the Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation, at New York City Center. The spectacular show was a gala celebration of Career Transition For Dancers: 30 YEARS CHANGING LIVES! Scroll down for more photos from the event, honoring Shirley MacLaine! (more...)

Sundance Alums Unveil New Short Musical EMPIRE VAMPIRESundance Alums Unveil New Short Musical EMPIRE VAMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Close Up Experience and The Goodnight Darlings (Kat Auster and Wilson Jaramillo) announce their new Short Musical Film, EMPIRE VAMPIRE. The innovative new Fantasy-Thriller Musical short film is blazing a trail, paving the way for a new genre that tells a story within a song, on screen, seamlessly intermingled with a vibrant array of performance and fine art. (more...)

The Kentucky Center's Fall 2015 Arts Season to Feature David Sedaris & MoreThe Kentucky Center's Fall 2015 Arts Season to Feature David Sedaris & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment this fall, as it enters its 32nd arts season. Fall performances will feature author/humorist David Sedaris, singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens and international renowned dance company Parsons Dance, as well as many others, including orchestras, acrobats and even dancing vegetables. View the current season lineup at www.kentuckycenter.org/kcpresents. New shows will be added throughout the year, and the spring shows will be officially announced in December 2015. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Sets Schedule for New York City Center SeasonAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Sets Schedule for New York City Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 45th consecutive year from December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016.  Led by Robert Battle in his fifth season, Ailey's renowned artists will bring to life an expansive repertory of two dozen works by some of America's most celebrated dance-makers during this exciting annual season, which has become a joyous holiday tradition.  The performances will feature three new productions of Ailey Classics, a Company premiere by Paul Taylor, and world premieres by Kyle Abraham, Ronald K. Brown and Robert Battle – his first since becoming Artistic Director. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces New Season - Company Premiere, Three World Premieres with Robert Battle as Artistic Director and More!Alvin Ailey Announces New Season - Company Premiere, Three World Premieres with Robert Battle as Artistic Director and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 45th consecutive year from December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016.  Led by Robert Battle in his fifth season, Ailey's renowned artists will bring to life an expansive repertory of two dozen works by some of America's most celebrated dance-makers during this exciting annual season, which has become a joyous holiday tradition.  The performances will feature three new productions of Ailey Classics, a Company premiere by Paul Taylor, and world premieres by  (more...)

Company C Contemporary Ballet to Premiere ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE, 10/24Company C Contemporary Ballet to Premiere ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

San Francisco, CA, August 4, 2015 – Artistic Director and choreographer Charles Anderson's award-winning Company C Contemporary Ballet will present the world premiere of his new, evening-length story ballet, Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows' Eve in seven performances October 24-31 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. The production features an original story and choreography by Anderson, a commissioned musical score by Mike Krisukas of Zen for Primates, steam punk-inspired set and lighting designs by Patrick Toebe and the costumes by Laura Hazlet and will be performed by a company of 16 dancers, 9 musicians and narrator. Performances will be given Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm; Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm; Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm; Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:00 am; Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm and Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm. There will be receptions for the audience and artists after the opening night and closing night performances with no-host bar. Tickets are priced $25-$55 and may be purchased at http://www.CityBoxOffice.com/CompanyC. For more information, visit www.companycballet.org . (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

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MOMIX to Present New York Premiere of Moses Pendleton's ALCHEMIA at The Joyce TheaterMOMIX to Present New York Premiere of Moses Pendleton's ALCHEMIA at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

In celebration of MOMIX's 35th Anniversary Season, the company returns to The Joyce Theater for four weeks with the New York premiere of Alchemia, the latest full-length creation for MOMIX by founder and Artistic Director Moses Pendleton. MOMIX will be performing Alchemia at The Joyce Theater from July 6 through August 1. Tickets range in price from $10 to $59 and can be purchased through JoyceCharge at www.Joyce.org, or by calling 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

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