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YoungArts Sets 2016 Regional ProgramsYoungArts Sets 2016 Regional Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

he National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced details for its 2016 regional programs, which will take place in Los Angeles, Miami and New York this February, March and April, respectively. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rosie Perez, Robert Wilson, Tony Yazbeck and More at YoungArts 2016 Backyard BallPhoto Flash: Rosie Perez, Robert Wilson, Tony Yazbeck and More at YoungArts 2016 Backyard Ball
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

On Saturday, January 9, 2016, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) kicked off its 35th anniversary with the organization's annual Backyard Ball performance and gala. Themed 'Celebrating 35 Years Through the Lens of the Future,' the evening honored director and actress Rosie Perez and director Robert Wilson with Arison Awards, and performer, Tony Award nominee, YoungArts Master Teacher and 1997 YoungArts Winner in Theater Tony Yazbeck with the Arison Alumni Award. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Complexions Contemporary Dance to Bring Artistry and Poise to Wharton Center Next WeekComplexions Contemporary Dance to Bring Artistry and Poise to Wharton Center Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Witness ballet as you've never seen it before - complete with dancers at the height of physical perfection and professional poise - when COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY DANCE comes to Wharton Center this winter. Part of the Dance Series at Wharton Center, this stellar performance will be featured on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, in the Cobb Great Hall. (more...)

2016 YoungArts Winners Announced2016 YoungArts Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced its 2016 YoungArts Winners. From more than 12,000 applications-the largest number to date-819 young artists from 42 states have been selected for their outstanding work and accomplishments across the literary, visual, design and performing arts. Winners receive cash awards of up to $10,000, validation by renowned mentors, opportunities to participate in YoungArts programs, a strong professional network, and guidance in taking important steps toward achieving their goals.  A complete list of the 2016 Winners is available online at http://youngarts.org/winners.   (more...)

YoungArts 35th Anniversary Gala to Honor Rosie Perez, Robert Wilson and Tony YazbeckYoungArts 35th Anniversary Gala to Honor Rosie Perez, Robert Wilson and Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

National YoungArts Week will culminate with the organization's largest annual fundraiser, the YoungArts Backyard Ball Performance and Gala, presented by MaxMara and emceed by Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer and director, YoungArts Alumnus Billy Porter (1987 Winner in Theater). During the event, YoungArts will honor director and actress Rosie Perez and director Robert Wilson with the Arison Award, as well as performer, Tony Award nominee, YoungArts Master Teacher and 1997 YoungArts Winner in Theater Tony Yazbeck with the Arison Alumni Award, for their outstanding contributions and indelible impact on the arts. (more...)

Mariinsky Ballet, Cloud Gate, ABT & More Set for The Music Center's 2015-16 Dance SeasonMariinsky Ballet, Cloud Gate, ABT & More Set for The Music Center's 2015-16 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

With the continued growth of its celebrated Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center series, and the success of its highly popular participatory dance experiences, The Music Center has become an important hub for dance in Los Angeles. Its 2015-2016 dance season is a prime example of the commitment of The Music Center to present distinctive dance experiences to Southern California audiences, especially by internationally renowned artists in classical ballet and contemporary expression. (more...)

Andrew Rannells & More Set for YoungArts' 2015-16 SeasonAndrew Rannells & More Set for YoungArts' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

The National YoungArts Foundation today announces a dynamic roster of public programs for its 35th anniversary season encompassing a series of new performances, showcases, exhibitions, and interdisciplinary collaborations across a broad range of art forms-from the organization's first resident dance company Complexions Contemporary Ballet; and "Pairings at Ted's," a new dinner and performance  series; to site-specific installations and public discussions with creative leaders such as Daniel Arsham, Franklin Sirmans and Fab 5 Freddy. The season underscores YoungArts' longstanding commitment to supporting the nation's next generation of artists by providing transformative educational and professional opportunities, including master classes, workshops, and mentorship programs with such renowned arts leaders as Carrie Mae Weems, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Frank Gehry, Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Koons, Kerry Washington, Robert Redford, and Placido Domingo, among others. (more...)

2nd Annual YoungArts Awareness Day Set for Today2nd Annual YoungArts Awareness Day Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announces the second annual YoungArts Awareness Day, a national campaign recognizing the organization's impact on thousands of emerging artists with a call-to-action for future generations. Slated for today, September 24, 2015, this year's events will take place on the heels of National Arts in Education Week to emphasize the growing need for programs that foster development, provide access to financial rewards, and present the arts as a viable career path-especially as schools are rapidly eliminating the arts within their curricula. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY LEGACY Exhibition Celebrates Carly Hughes and Grasan KingsberryPhoto Flash: BROADWAY LEGACY Exhibition Celebrates Carly Hughes and Grasan Kingsberry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

BROADWAY LEGACY is a photographic and editorial exhibition that boldly celebrates African American achievement in the Broadway industry. Broadway vets Carly Hughes and Grasan Kingsberry are the latest to be highlighted - check out their portraits below! (more...)

2nd Annual YoungArts Awareness Day Set for 9/242nd Annual YoungArts Awareness Day Set for 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announces the second annual YoungArts Awareness Day, a national campaign recognizing the organization's impact on thousands of emerging artists with a call-to-action for future generations. Slated for Thursday, September 24, 2015, this year's events will take place on the heels of National Arts in Education Week to emphasize the growing need for programs that foster development, provide access to financial rewards, and present the arts as a viable career path-especially as schools are rapidly eliminating the arts within their curricula. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2015 Fire Island Dance Festival Breaks Records with Nearly $545K RaisedPhoto Flash: 2015 Fire Island Dance Festival Breaks Records with Nearly $545K Raised
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Fire Island Dance Festival returned for its 21st edition July 17-19, 2015, with some of the most talked-about world-class dance companies, raising a record-breaking $544,555 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The festival, performed outdoors on the picture-perfect shores of the Great South Bay in Fire Island Pines, included the world premieres of five works. Scroll down for photos from the performances! (more...)

YoungArts' 2nd Invitational Opens Today at The Flomenhaft GalleryYoungArts' 2nd Invitational Opens Today at The Flomenhaft Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The Flomenhaft Gallery in Chelsea is proud to host the National YoungArts Foundation Visual Artists Second Invitational, running July 9 - August 15, 2015. Opening Reception: Tonight, July 9, 6 - 8 pm. (more...)

YoungArts' 2nd Invitational Opens This Week at The Flomenhaft GalleryYoungArts' 2nd Invitational Opens This Week at The Flomenhaft Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Flomenhaft Gallery in Chelsea is proud to host the National YoungArts Foundation Visual Artists Second Invitational, running July 9 - August 15, 2015. Opening Reception: Thursday July 9, 6 - 8 pm. (more...)

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Features 'Headspace' By Terence Blanchard TonightComplexions Contemporary Ballet Features 'Headspace' By Terence Blanchard Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

Practically a resident company for the Music Hall, the world-renown New York City based dance company, Complexions once again returns to Detroit for their annual summer appearance. Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson have nurtured a lifelong appreciation for the artistic and aesthetic appeal of the multicultural, which forms the cornerstone of Complexions' singular approach to reinventing dance. Founded in 1994, their groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement. (more...)

Complexions Contemporary Ballet to Feature 'Headspace' By Terence Blanchard, 6/20Complexions Contemporary Ballet to Feature 'Headspace' By Terence Blanchard, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Practically a resident company for the Music Hall, the world-renown New York City based dance company, Complexions once again returns to Detroit for their annual summer appearance. Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson have nurtured a lifelong appreciation for the artistic and aesthetic appeal of the multicultural, which forms the cornerstone of Complexions' singular approach to reinventing dance. Founded in 1994, their groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement. (more...)

Mariinsky Ballet, Cloud Gate, ABT & More Set for The Music Center's 2015-16 Dance SeasonMariinsky Ballet, Cloud Gate, ABT & More Set for The Music Center's 2015-16 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

With the continued growth of its celebrated Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center series, and the success of its highly popular participatory dance experiences, The Music Center has become an important hub for dance in Los Angeles. Its 2015-2016 dance season is a prime example of the commitment of The Music Center to present distinctive dance experiences to Southern California audiences, especially by internationally renowned artists in classical ballet and contemporary expression. (more...)

Twenty National YoungArts Foundation Winners Named 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars In The ArtsTwenty National YoungArts Foundation Winners Named 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars In The Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet Performs Tonight at Wilkins TheatreComplexions Contemporary Ballet Performs Tonight at Wilkins Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Complexions Contemporary Ballet will perform the New Jersey premiere of Innervisions set to the music of Stevie Wonder at Kean University's Wilkins Theatre tonight, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Founded in 1994 by two former Alvin Ailey members, Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, Complexions' groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, cultures has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement over the past decade-and-a-half. (more...)

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Performs the New Jersey Premiere of INNERVISIONS TonightComplexions Contemporary Ballet Performs the New Jersey Premiere of INNERVISIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Complexions Contemporary Ballet will perform the New Jersey premiere of Innervisions set to the music of Stevie Wonder at Kean University's Wilkins Theatre tonight, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Founded in 1994 by two former Alvin Ailey members, Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, Complexions' groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, cultures has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement over the past decade-and-a-half. (more...)

Casting Announced for First Two Weeks of ABT's 2015 Spring SeasonCasting Announced for First Two Weeks of ABT's 2015 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  (more...)

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