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Complexions Contemporary Ballet Star Dust to Re-Visit a Tribute to David BowieComplexions Contemporary Ballet Star Dust to Re-Visit a Tribute to David Bowie
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Star Dust Returning to Music Hall after their 2016 World Premiere last June, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Founders Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, along with their New York City based company of dancers, have awakened audiences to a new and exciting genre that combines the best of athleticism, lyricism, and technical training and experience. (more...)

2017 Hudson River Dance Festival to Showcase Breathtaking Artists on the Hudson Waterfront2017 Hudson River Dance Festival to Showcase Breathtaking Artists on the Hudson Waterfront
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Hudson River Park, one of the nation's longest waterfront parks and an urban oasis for New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world, will be the backdrop for a visually and culturally breathtaking dance program featuring the crème de la crème of contemporary and modern dance at the third annual Hudson River Dance Festival, taking place at Pier 63 inHudson River Park. (more...)

Daniel Bernard Roumain and Lisa Armstrong Address Youth Incarceration in New Work at YoungArtsDaniel Bernard Roumain and Lisa Armstrong Address Youth Incarceration in New Work at YoungArts
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On May 20, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will present "Little Boy Lost: One Child's Story of Life Behind Bars," a collaborative work that amplifies the voices of incarcerated youth through the story of 20-year-old Miami native Damien Duncan. The performance is part of YoungArts' celebrated Outside the Box series, which engages the community with free, multidisciplinary performances that take place outside of the iconic Jewel Box on the YoungArts Plaza. (more...)

Music Institute's Andrew Guo Named Presidential ScholarMusic Institute's Andrew Guo Named Presidential Scholar
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago is thrilled to announce that the Commission on Presidential Scholars has named Andrew Guo, a piano student in the Music Institute's prestigious Academy for gifted pre-college musicians, a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Guo is one of 20 YoungArts Winners from 10 states, representing eight artistic disciplines, to receive this high honor based on artistic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership, and service activities. (more...)

20 YoungArts Winners Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts20 YoungArts Winners Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) congratulates the 53rd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, with special acknowledgement to the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. (more...)

The Music Center Announces Program for 2017/2018 Dance SeasonThe Music Center Announces Program for 2017/2018 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Los Angeles audiences will discover a new perspective on many timeless classics interpreted through a contemporary lens as they journey through The Music Center's dance season and uncover themes of conflict between female strength and societal expectations.  The 2017/2018 Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center) season is replete with powerful characters, riveting storylines, modern choreography and theatrics that take the traditional narrative ballet to a new level.  Audiences are invited to venture into the world of dance and experience realms of expression beyond expectation.  The coming season opens with the U.S. premiere of Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes (September 15-October 1, 2017), a beloved fairytale and Hollywood classic where life imitates art, presented by Dance at The Music Center and Center Theatre Group.  (more...)

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few! (more...)

National YoungArts Foundation Announces Second Annual New York Gala, 4/20National YoungArts Foundation Announces Second Annual New York Gala, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will welcome 280 of New York City's top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados to the second annual YoungArts New York Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. Presented in collaboration with luxury brand Swarovski, with support from Max Mara, the event will be hosted by honorary co-chairs Debbie Allen, Agnes Gund and Sir Salman Rushdie, as well as gala co-chairs Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, and Gillian Hearst Simonds and Christian Simonds. The YoungArts New York Gala will be emceed by former Gossip Girl and The Knick actress Zuzanna Szadkowski (1997 Winner in Theater and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), and will feature an elegant reception and seated dinner by Restaurant Associates. Throughout the evening, a series of interdisciplinary performance vignettes will be directed by YoungArts alumni Jake Goldbas (2007 Winner in Jazz), featuring soul singer and songwriter Grace Weber (2006 Winner in Voice and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), jazz singer, songwriter and bassist Kate Davis (2009 Winner in Jazz and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), R&B/pop singer and songwriter and The Voice Season 8 Top 5 contestant India Carney (2011 Winner in Theater, Voice and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), modern dancer Javon Jones (2016 Winner in Dance and inaugural Max Mara Young Visionary Award recipient) alongside four recent YoungArts dance alumni, and more. (more...)

Meany Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2017-18 SeasonMeany Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington announces its 2017-2018 Season, presenting 25 international artists and ensembles representing 14 countries and cultures, including Mali, Cuba, Macedonia, Iran, Armenia, Israel, Great Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Taiwan, Hungary, Spain and the USA. (more...)

75 Talented Young Artists Set for YoungArts' Week-Long NYC Intensive75 Talented Young Artists Set for YoungArts' Week-Long NYC Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)'s 2017 YoungArts New York program will take place from April 25 to 30 and will offer approximately 75 of this year's YoungArts Winners - some of the country's most talented artists ages 15 to 18 years old - life-changing opportunities to learn, connect and collaborate with their peers and renowned artists across disciplines. (more...)

YoungArts Welcomes Stacey Glassman Mizener and Dejha CarringtonYoungArts Welcomes Stacey Glassman Mizener and Dejha Carrington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced the appointment of Stacey Glassman Mizener as Vice President of Development and Dejha Carrington as Vice President of External Relations. (more...)

Nationwide Open Call for Young Artists Begins TodayNationwide Open Call for Young Artists Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) has announced that applications to become a 2018 YoungArts Winner will be accepted beginning today, March 15 through October 13, 2017. YoungArts identifies and nurtures the nation's most accomplished emerging artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts between the ages of 15 and 18 or in high school grades 10-12. One of the most comprehensive programs dedicated to supporting and propelling young artists, YoungArts provides opportunities to participate in its programs nationwide and engage with renowned mentors, monetary awards, including prizes of up to $10,000, the chance to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and guidance in taking important steps toward achieving their professional and artistic goals. Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit applications online at http://www.youngarts.org/apply.  (more...)

RICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 FestivalRICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts LIVE IDEAS 2017 festival with the world premiere of XXYY, a multilayered work conceived and directed by Move, with costumes by acclaimed theater artist Alba Clemente and an original score by Italian electronic music pioneer Martux_m. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists TonightSigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Presents the Return of BALLET ACROSS AMERICA Series in AprilThe Kennedy Center Presents the Return of BALLET ACROSS AMERICA Series in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Celebrating innovation and diversity in American ballet, the Kennedy Center presents the return of its weeklong Ballet Across America series, April 17 and April 19-23, for seven performances in the Opera House. Last seen in 2013, and illustrating the most exciting, creative dance happening across America today, this season's engagement explores new directions in the art form through programs curated by two of the biggest superstars in the ballet world: dancer-choreographer Justin Peck and principal dancer Misty Copeland. (more...)

YoungArts Kicks Off 2017 Miami Regional Program TonightYoungArts Kicks Off 2017 Miami Regional Program Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) recently announced details for its 2017 regional programs, including a new long-term institutional partnership with the Center for the Art of Performance at University of California Los Angeles (CAP UCLA) that represents YoungArts' deepening roots in the area, and further expands the organization's resources and reach on the West Coast. (more...)

RICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 FestivalRICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts LIVE IDEAS 2017 festival with the world premiere of XXYY, a multilayered work conceived and directed by Move, with costumes by acclaimed theater artist Alba Clemente and an original score by Italian electronic music pioneer Martux_m. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging ArtistsSigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. (more...)

NYCDAF Awards High School Seniors $1,000 in ScholarshipsNYCDAF Awards High School Seniors $1,000 in Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

 The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, returned to The Joyce Theater on January 30, 2017 with Destiny Rising. A yearly fundraising performance benefiting NYCDAF's college scholarship program, the evening opened with a commissioned premiere by NYCDA's Rachel Kreiling, spotlighting 2016 scholarship recipients. The program also included guest performances from prominent professional dance companies, including Desmond Richardson, Parsons Dance, and American Ballet Theatre soloists Catherine Hurlin and Aran Bell. Ten 2017 scholarships recipients were named during the program, from eight different states. (more...)

YoungArts Announces 2017 Los Angeles, Miami and New York Regional ProgramsYoungArts Announces 2017 Los Angeles, Miami and New York Regional Programs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced details for its 2017 regional programs, including a new long-term institutional partnership with the Center for the Art of Performance at University of California Los Angeles (CAP UCLA) that represents YoungArts' deepening roots in the area, and further expands the organization's resources and reach on the West Coast. (more...)

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