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Society for the Performing Arts to Present First Autism-Friendly PerformanceSociety for the Performing Arts to Present First Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

As part of the 50th anniversary season and tradition of 'bringing the world's best to Houston,' Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) will present its first autism-friendly performance at the Cullen Theater inside the Wortham Center. (more...)

Parsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at PepperdineParsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The internationally renowned modern dance company Parsons Dance performs at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Wednesday, October 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Benjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYCBenjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

'The Round Table 2016', presented by Benjamin Briones Ballet, is a collection of some of the most fresh and innovative, upcoming and established choreographers and dance companies in the field. (more...)

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts' 2016-17 Season AnnouncedLisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts' 2016-17 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

 Multi-platinum-selling country artist Sara Evans, ukulele phenomenon Jake Shimabukuro, Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter Iris DeMent, Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray, and the Nashville assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians The Time Jumpers, featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, Ranger Doug Green, and Paul Franklin, are just a few of the artists set to appear at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University during its 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Tony-Winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long Designs Ribbon to Honor Orlando Victims at Tonight's Tony AwardsTony-Winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long Designs Ribbon to Honor Orlando Victims at Tonight's Tony Awards
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 12, 2016

In light of the terrible mass shooting in Orlando this morning at an LGBTQ Night Club, Tony-winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long has designed a special ribbon for Tonys presenters, nominees, and guests to wear in order to show solidarity with victims. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Open with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet & Juan Siddi Flamenco, 6/22-26Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Open with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet & Juan Siddi Flamenco, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016 opens its 84th annual season with exciting contemporary dance company Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presenting a diverse program, June 22-26 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is dually-based in New Mexico and Colorado and led by Artistic Director Tom Mossbrucker and Executive Director Jean-Philippe Malaty. Exhibiting masterful technique and powerful performances, the company brings stirring works by a roster of esteemed choreographers including Alejandro Cerrudo's Silent Ghost, Fernando Melo's Re:play, and Cayetano Soto's Huma Rojo. (more...)

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...)

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