David Parsons News

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces New York City Center Season, Featuring Company Premieres of AFTER THE RAIN PAS DE DEUX, UPRISING and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, will return to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Benvenuti alla Presentazione del Progetto Artistico 2014-2015 per il Teatro Brancaccio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

Benvenuti alla presentazione del progetto artistico 2014-2015 per il Teatro Brancaccio. Mi accingo a presentare la mia terza Stagione e guardando indietro nel tempo , provo un certo disagio, pensando ai miei illustri predecessori come Maurizio Costanzo che ne fece tre, per poi passare la mano al gruppo olandese della Stage Entertainment che resistette per due stagioni, per poi chiudere i battenti ; senza dimenticare il mitico Gigi Proietti che ne fece 3+3, ma questo non conta, perche poi, fu fermato dall'antidoping. Ci scherziamo sopra, ma basta questa riflessione, per capire che , anche, i miei illustri predecessori si sono scontrati con la dura realta del FARE TEATRO da PRIVATI in assenza di sostegno, e che potrei essere vicino alla fine del mio turno di direzione . Nel frattempo, in modo scaramantico tengo un chiodo torto nel cassetto. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Spirit Gala Raises $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's two-week spring engagement at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater kicked off in an exceptional way on Wednesday, June 11th with Revelations Celebration on the Plaza - a free grand dance workshop, where hundreds of people learned excerpts of Alvin Ailey's signature American masterpiece Revelations; followed by The Ailey Spirit Gala, a one-night-only benefit performance and party with Honorary Chair Vanessa Williams and sponsored by FedEx Corporation. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 2014 AILEY SPIRIT GALA PERFORMANCE AND PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's two-week spring engagement at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater kicked off in an exceptional way on Wednesday, June 11th with Revelations Celebration on the Plaza - a free grand dance workshop, where hundreds of people learned excerpts of Alvin Ailey's signature American masterpiece Revelations; followed by The Ailey Spirit Gala, a one-night-only benefit performance and party with Honorary Chair Vanessa Williams and sponsored by FedEx Corporation. The event's Co-Chairs were Gina F. Adams, Lynne & Anthony M. Carvette, Almaz & Marc Strachan, Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman & Rossie E. Turman III, and Pamela D. Zilly & John H. Schaefer. Gala Vice Chairs wereMichele & Timothy Barakett, Natasha Leibel Levine, M.D. & Harlan Levine, M.D., Leslie & Tom Maheras, and Celia & Henry McGee. The evening helped raise over $1 million for Alvin Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Sets Special Opening and Four Dynamic Programs for Lincoln Center Season, 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with four different programs for a 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 - 22, 2014. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Presents REVELATIONS CELEBRATION ON THE PLAZA WORKSHOP, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Revelations Celebration on the Plaza Workshop: Participants of all ages will be given a rare opportunity to take part in a grand dance workshop celebrating Alvin Ailey's signature American masterpiece,Revelations. Ailey master teacher and former Company member Nasha Thomas-Schmitt will teach movements from three distinctive sections of Revelations: “I've Been 'Buked,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Rocka My Soul.” Live music with a drummer and singers will be featured at the event. (more...)

Parsons Dance Presents UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL Benefit at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Parsons Dance, under the artistic direction of acclaimed choreographer David Parsons, will play a special one night only benefit engagement at Joe's Pub to launch the Company's new Generation NOW Choreographic Fellowship. (more...)

Parsons Dance to Present UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL Benefit at Joe's Pub, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Parsons Dance, under the artistic direction of acclaimed choreographer David Parsons, will play a special one night only benefit engagement at Joe's Pub to launch the Company's new Generation NOW Choreographic Fellowship. Tickets, priced from $100 - $275, can be purchased by calling The Public Theater box office at 212-697-7555 or via the internet at www.joespub.com. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place) in the East Village. For more information, please visit http://www.parsonsdance.org. (more...)

Parsons Dance Benefit Set for Joe's Pub, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Parsons Dance, under the artistic direction of acclaimed choreographer David Parsons, will play a special one night only benefit engagement at Joe's Pub to launch the Company's new Generation NOW Choreographic Fellowship. Tickets, priced from $100 - $275, can be purchased by calling The Public Theater box office at 212-697-7555 or via the internet at www.joespub.com. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street (@ Astor Place) in the East Village. For more information, please visit http://www.parsonsdance.org/. (more...)

Ailey to Open Spring Lincoln Center Season with Free Plaza Event & Spirit Gala, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's two-week spring engagement at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater kicks off in an exceptional way on Wednesday, June 11th with a free workshop - Revelations Celebration on the Plaza - followed by The Ailey Spirit Gala, a one-night-only benefit performance and party. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Presents Free Workshop, Gala Benefit with Venessa Williams, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's two-week spring engagement at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater kicks off in an exceptional way on Wednesday, June 11th with a free workshop - Revelations Celebration on the Plaza - followed by The Ailey Spirit Gala, a one-night-only benefit performance and party. (more...)

David Parsons Joins Tout as Chief Revenue Officer
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Tout, a next-generation news platform, announced today that David Parsons, a veteran in the online video sector, has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of the company, joining CEO Michael Downing in leading the company into its next phase of growth. Parsons will be responsible for helping scale the company's advertising operations and revenues and further expanding Tout's video distribution network across Web and mobile platforms. (more...)

Julian Fleisher, Russel Taylor and More Set For Joe's Pub, 5/14-25
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced their lineup of events for May 14-25. There is sure to be some thing for everyone - check out all the details below! (more...)

The Joyce Theater Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring Pacific Northwest Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and More
by Jillian Gaier - May 12, 2014

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2014-2015 fall/winter season, launching September 9 with the New York premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's extravagant production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, danced by the magnificent dancers of the National Ballet of Canada at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sabrina Wender Plays MUSICAL MONDAYS at Le Cirque Cafe
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2014

A singer-songwriter, dancer and actress, Sabrina Wender has a true passion for the arts. She has recorded a CD of pop music in Italy and also has an in-depth knowledge of American Jazz and Swing music of the 30s and 40s. As a teenager, Sabrina attended summer courses at the High School of Performing Arts in New York and has continued to further her musical studies both in Europe and the U.S. She has composed original ballad songs and soundtracks for documentaries about Italy which she produced and edited herself. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater for a Two-Week Engagement, 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies,will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with four different programs for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 - 22, 2014. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, highlighted by a world premiere from Robert Moses - a first-time collaboration with the Company - new productions of Hans van Manen's Polish Pieces and David Parsons' signature work Caught, along with the company premiere of Asadata Dafora's groundbreaking 1932 solo Awassa Astrige/Ostrich. Ailey's acclaimed dancers will perform in diverse repertory including encore performances of 2013-14 season premieres and new productions such as Wayne McGregor's Chroma and an "Ailey/Ellington" program, as well as favorites like Alvin Ailey's American masterpiece Revelations. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Le Cirque Celebrates 40th Anniversary at MUSICAL MONDAYS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 25, 2014

The popular Musical Mondays series continues at Le Cirque with Jazz & Cabaret performer Sabrina Wender. A singer-songwriter, dancer and actress, Sabrina Wender has a true passion for the arts. She has recorded a CD of pop music in Italy and also has an in-depth knowledge of American Jazz and Swing music of the 30s and 40s. As a teenager, Sabrina attended summer courses at the High School of Performing Arts in New York and has continued to further her musical studies both in Europe and the U.S. She has composed original ballad songs and soundtracks for documentaries about Italy which she produced and edited herself. As a dancer, Sabrina studied ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance and jazz at the California Club in Milan and currently attends The Steps School in New York. She has performed in music videos for Sting and Zucchero in collaboration with choreographers Momix and David Parsons. Sabrina has appeared on various television programs, including the Italian TV Network RAI where she was the female lead performer on the Saturday evening variety program "Rido." She also studied acting at Thomas G. Waites Acting Studio in New York.In her performances, Sabrina loves to sing Italian "La Dolce Vita" music, American Jazz Standards and Bossanova, all accented by her dancing and passion for the rhythm. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents the U.S. Premiere of The Raven as part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, on May 28, 2014 at 7:30pm and May 30 and 31, 2014 at 8pm, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 West 59th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York City. Tickets are $30-$175 and will be available at www.ticketcentral.com or 212-279-4200. For more information visit www.gothamchamberopera.org. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Comes to the Met Museum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Met Museum Presents and Gotham Chamber Opera presents a double bill co-produced with and staged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, consisting of Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Monteverdi, and a newly commissioned work, I Have No Stories to Tell You, by Gotham Chamber Opera Composer-In-Residence Lembit Beecher, tonight, February 26 and tomorrow, February 27, 2014 at 7pm at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), NYC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fans of NEW YORK CITY BALLET 'See the Music' of Three 20th Century Violin Concertos
by Sondra Forsyth - Feb 24, 2014

Balanchine once said, "See the music, hear the dance". The audience at the Koch Theater on the afternoon of February 22nd 2014 had the opportunity to do exactly that when the works of three very different choreographers brought treasured violin concertos to life. Kudos to Concertmasters Arturo Delmoni and Kurt Nikkanen, who offered admirable solo violin performances. (more...)

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