Doug Elkins News

Mannes School of Music And Rovaco Dance Present 7:1, May 13thMannes School of Music And Rovaco Dance Present 7:1, May 13th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

7:1 is a four-month long interdisciplinary collaboration between seven composers from Mannes School of Music and Rovaco Dance Company choreographer Rohan Bhargava. It results in the creation of seven new works of contemporary dance and music. (more...)

Doug Elkins Returns To PEAK PERFORMANCES To Show Two New Works, 4/20-23Doug Elkins Returns To PEAK PERFORMANCES To Show Two New Works, 4/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Peak Performances is pleased to welcome back Doug Elkins, whom The New York Times calls “one of the most witty, musical and inventive choreographers of his generation,” and his company, doug elkins choreography, etc., in an evening-length program of new and acclaimed works, April 20-23 at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. (more...)

Laura Peterson Choreography Presents FAILURE, 6/29Laura Peterson Choreography Presents FAILURE, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Drawing from all-too-familiar experience dreaded by many, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson examines the eponymous FAILURE  in the context of both personal and national experience of America, circa 2017. The new installation/performance, showing June 29-July 1 at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, Manhattan), takes Peterson's signature formal rigor and visual wizardry to the previously unexamined territory. Tickets are available on “pay what you can” basis and can be obtained online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/failure-by-laura-peterson-choreography-tickets-32996413160 or at the door. (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating American Modern Dance with PAUL TAYLOR AMERICAN MODERN DANCEBWW Review: Celebrating American Modern Dance with PAUL TAYLOR AMERICAN MODERN DANCE
by Caryn Cooper - Mar 21, 2017

On the evening of March 17, 2017, the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance (PTAMD) company continued its spring season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. In 2014, Mr. Taylor expanded his company, then known as the Paul Taylor Dance Company to PTAMD, to create a home for great American modern dance. This is done by presenting dances of the past and present, Mr. Taylor's own repertoire, all alongside new works commissioned by a new generation of choreographers. And this evening's performance showcased that. (more...)

Miller Theatre presents the Premiere of THE BREMEN TOWN BANDMiller Theatre presents the Premiere of THE BREMEN TOWN BAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

This spring, Miller Theatre at Columbia University presents the world premiere production of an inspired spin on a classic Grimm fairytale. Seeking to escape their tiresome days on the farm, four spirited animals-a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster-set out on an adventure to realize their dreams and fill their lives with music. (more...)

10HL Dance Company Returns to New Brunswick for 5th Season10HL Dance Company Returns to New Brunswick for 5th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

10 Hairy Legs returns to New Brunswick for its fifth consecutive season at a new location. Tickets for the weeknight show are $25 General Admission/Students at the Door and $20 for Artists, Students in Advance and Groups of 10 or more.  Tickets: 10HL.org. The performance features the New Jersey Premieres of 10HL 2016 Commissions by Doug Varone and Megan Williams, a Preview of a new Commission by New Jersey native Al Blackstone, and a new work choreographed by Artistic Director Randy James. (more...)

Dance Now Presents Keigwen & Company's PLACES PLEASE! At Joe's Pub, 5/4-5/6Dance Now Presents Keigwen & Company's PLACES PLEASE! At Joe's Pub, 5/4-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Dance Now continues its Dance-mopolitan Series with the premiere of Places Please!, an evening-length duet created and performed by longtime collaborators Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott of KEIGWIN + COMPANY. (more...)

Choreographer Kathy Westwater Wins Lumberyard's 2017 Solange MacArthur AwardChoreographer Kathy Westwater Wins Lumberyard's 2017 Solange MacArthur Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts (formerly American Dance Institute) is pleased to announce that its Artistic Advisory Board has selected New York City-based choreographer and dancer Kathy Westwater, whose work The Brooklyn Rail has described as "at the limits of the human," as the winner of the 2017 Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography. (more...)

Dance Now's Fall 2016 DANCE-MOPOLITAN Series Presents Chelsea & Magda, Bryan Strimpel and Shaina BranfmanDance Now's Fall 2016 DANCE-MOPOLITAN Series Presents Chelsea & Magda, Bryan Strimpel and Shaina Branfman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Commissioned and produced by DANCE NOW, National Intimacy Month is a collaboration between performance duo Chelsea and Magda, choreographer/dancers Bryan Strimpel and Shaina Branfman of B.S. Movement, and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly and his troupe, the feath3r theory. Combining choreography, improvisation, text, live podcasting, and sketch comedy, the work explores the role of intimacy in the creative process and in performance. The cute and the aggressive, the familiar and unknown, the popular and the underrated-all come into play in dynamic, surprising, and humorous ways, complete with commercial breaks and apple pie. (more...)

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Presents AFTERNOON OF REPERTORY At Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, 11/6Carolyn Dorfman Dance Presents AFTERNOON OF REPERTORY At Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, will present an afternoon of repertory at the Bickford Theatre in the Morris Museum on November 6, 2016. The company's broad scale program showcases the athleticism and grace of the dancers and reflects a spirit and passion for life. (more...)

Raritan Valley Community College Main Stage Series Presents THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBERaritan Valley Community College Main Stage Series Presents THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

A pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Treat is in store for the whole family when Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, and invited female guest artists will dance James' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College on Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm for public audiences and again onMonday, November 21 at 10:00 am for school groups. Tickets for the November 20 show are $20 and $30, and $7.00 for students on November 21.  Tickets: RVCCArts Online. (more...)

Magical Family Show CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS to Return to Miller Theatre for the HolidaysMagical Family Show CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS to Return to Miller Theatre for the Holidays
by BroadwayWorld JR - Nov 2, 2016

Last year, Miller Theatre inaugurated a new holiday season tradition: Carnival of the Animals, in a surreally playful production designed and directed by Lake Simons. (more...)

Carolyn Dorfman Dance to Bring Bold, Dramatic Works to Morris MuseumCarolyn Dorfman Dance to Bring Bold, Dramatic Works to Morris Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, will present an afternoon of repertory at the Bickford Theatre in the Morris Museum on November 6, 2016. (more...)

Back for the Holidays by Vociferous Popular Demand is The Bang Group's NUT/CRACKEDBack for the Holidays by Vociferous Popular Demand is The Bang Group's NUT/CRACKED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

THE WINTER YARD is indeed back for the 2016-2017 season, courtesy of funding from Boston's Barr Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council/Local Cultural Council (MV).  And there's no better way to kick off a season of sugar, spice, and gender-fluid mistletoe, renegade skaters, proto-punk Inuk throat-singers and the island's home-grown dance stars, than with a delirious celebration of holiday spirit and tradition. Ladies and Gentlemen, you asked for it to come back, and now it's here - "NUT/CRACKED", choreographed by The Bang Group's co-director David Parker, in collaboration with the company.  You may likely see a few of your neighbors or offspring up there on stage ... (more...)

The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance AwardsThe Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced the complete list of the 2015-16 season award recipients tonight at the 32nd Annual Bessie Awards ceremony. Awards were presented in the categories of Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design, with additional awards presented for Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. The full list of 2016 Bessie Award recipients follows. (more...)

The Bessie Awards Announce 2016 NomineesThe Bessie Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2015-16 season. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

Dance Now's Fall 2016 DANCE-MOPOLITAN Series Presents Chelsea & Magda, Bryan Strimpel and Shaina BranfmanDance Now's Fall 2016 DANCE-MOPOLITAN Series Presents Chelsea & Magda, Bryan Strimpel and Shaina Branfman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Commissioned and produced by DANCE NOW, National Intimacy Month is a collaboration between performance duo Chelsea and Magda, choreographer/dancers Bryan Strimpel and Shaina Branfman of B.S. Movement, and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly and his troupe, the feath3r theory. Combining choreography, improvisation, text, live podcasting, and sketch comedy, the work explores the role of intimacy in the creative process and in performance. The cute and the aggressive, the familiar and unknown, the popular and the underrated-all come into play in dynamic, surprising, and humorous ways, complete with commercial breaks and apple pie. (more...)

BalaSole Dance Co. to Bring MIXTUS to Ailey Theater This WeekendBalaSole Dance Co. to Bring MIXTUS to Ailey Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 6th Year Anniversary and 17th NYC concert season of BalaSole in 'MIXTUS,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, on August 13 & 14, 8PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth Hosts DANCERS FOR GOOD Actors Fund Benefit in East Hampton TonightBebe Neuwirth Hosts DANCERS FOR GOOD Actors Fund Benefit in East Hampton Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

DANCERS FOR GOOD, tonight, August 6, 2016 is a spectacular benefit evening of dance in East Hampton, bringing Paul Taylor Dance Company and a thrilling roster of contemporaries to the Hamptons under one roof. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth to Host DANCERS FOR GOOD Actors Fund Benefit in East HamptonBebe Neuwirth to Host DANCERS FOR GOOD Actors Fund Benefit in East Hampton
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

DANCERS FOR GOOD on August 6, 2016 is a spectacular benefit evening of dance in East Hampton, bringing Paul Taylor Dance Company and a thrilling roster of contemporaries to the Hamptons under one roof. (more...)

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