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BWW Interview: Columbus Directors Talk TWISTED 2, Artistic Collaboration in the Capital CityBWW Interview: Columbus Directors Talk TWISTED 2, Artistic Collaboration in the Capital City
by Amanda Etchison - Sep 6, 2016

Local performing arts organizations are ready to present the next chapter of creative collaboration in Columbus with 'Twisted 2.' (more...)

BWW Review: Colors Fly in BalletMet's New BECOMING VIOLET Video ProjectBWW Review: Colors Fly in BalletMet's New BECOMING VIOLET Video Project
by Amanda Etchison - Aug 10, 2016

Although its 2016-17 season is not set to begin until September, some dancers from BalletMet are adding color to the summer with a new video project. (more...)

TWISTED 2 to Reunite BalletMet, Columbus Symphony, and Opera ColumbusTWISTED 2 to Reunite BalletMet, Columbus Symphony, and Opera Columbus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Columbus' flagship performing arts organizations will reunite for Twisted 2, the highly anticipated sequel to 2014's smash hit, Twisted. (more...)

Photo Flash: Houston Ballet Ends 2015-16 Season With World Premiere of Stanton Welch's GISELLEPhoto Flash: Houston Ballet Ends 2015-16 Season With World Premiere of Stanton Welch's GISELLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

From June 9 - 19, 2016, Houston Ballet will conclude its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of artistic director Stanton Welch's Giselle. The world premiere of Giselle is made possible through the generosity of longtime Houston Ballet supporter and trustee Lynn Wyatt. This production will showcase the company's strength and depth of talent, while staying true to the original story of love, betrayal, and redemption, set in the Romantic era. The ballet is set to the famous score by Adolphe Adam and designed by renowned Italian designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno, who will create the scenery and costumes for the production. (more...)

BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY Gives a Fairytale Ending to BalletMet's SeasonBWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY Gives a Fairytale Ending to BalletMet's Season
by Amanda Etchison - May 11, 2016

Saturated with the vibrant colors of gold-adorned chandeliers, majestic red velvet curtains and shiny Baroque accents framing the Ohio Theatre stage, BalletMet's "Sleeping Beauty" appeared to be a scene come to life from an ornately illustrated storybook. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: High Energy BOWIE & QUEEN at The Washington BalletBWW Dance Review: High Energy BOWIE & QUEEN at The Washington Ballet
by Pamela Roberts - May 9, 2016

Like the musical icons who inspired the work, The Washington Ballet's program BOWIE & QUEEN toys with the art form - respectful of classical roots yet pushing forward. The pieces innovate, celebrate and they have fun. While BOWIE & QUEEN is full of heart and poetry, the irreverent and humorous moments remind us all to lighten up and enjoy. (more...)

BWW Dance News: Houston Ballet Announces Andrew Nielsen as New Director of ProductionBWW Dance News: Houston Ballet Announces Andrew Nielsen as New Director of Production
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Houston Ballet is pleased to announce that Andrew Nielsen will join its artistic leadership team as Director of Production. Mr. Nielsen will oversee all technical and production management duties for Houston Ballet locally and internationally. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016. (more...)

Washington Ballet Announces Tribute Performance to David Bowie and QueenWashington Ballet Announces Tribute Performance to David Bowie and Queen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

 The Washington Ballet (TWB) presents a full-throttle evening of entertainment that combines the artistry and beauty of dance with the power of the world's most innovative popular rock icons who defined an epoch and became fixtures in American pop culture -David Bowie and Queen. The performance features two company premieres: Trey McIntyre's Mercury Half-Life and Edwaard Liang's Dancing in the Street, and includes a live electric violin performance by S&R Foundation's Artist-in-Residence, Machiko Ozawa.    (more...)

Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic to Welcome Special Guests for Upcoming ConcertAllen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic to Welcome Special Guests for Upcoming Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

LILLIANA HAGERMAN and LAMIN PEREIA DOS SANTOS of the Kansas City Ballet will appear as guest artists with the Allen Civic Ballet and Allen Philharmonic at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas on May 19, 2016. This will be a joint performance of the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic featuring Ms. Hagerman and Mr. Pereia in Act II of Cinderella. Ms. Hagerman and Mr. Pereia will also be teaching master classes as part of this engagement. (more...)

CSO Sets 2016-17 Masterworks SeasonCSO Sets 2016-17 Masterworks Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Columbus Symphony today announced its 2016-17 Masterworks lineup, the second season under the baton of CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov. Bringing a balanced approach to programming with an emphasis on traditional works paired with new music, large scale choral works, and collaborations with renowned soloists, Milanov will expand the initiatives launched in his first season and add new enhancements in this season to create a heightened connection with central Ohio audiences.  (more...)

BWW Review: BalletMet Proves Theme of Humanity isn't Black and White in CARMEN.MAQUIABWW Review: BalletMet Proves Theme of Humanity isn't Black and White in CARMEN.MAQUIA
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 8, 2016

Upon first glance, the sterile, white sets that greet the audience once the curtain rises on BalletMet's "Carmen.maquia" might have many theatergoers double-checking their programs. Indeed, the barren stage, interrupted by amorphous masses that appear to be constructed from thin layers of crepe paper, in no way resembles the streets of Seville, Spain. Yet it is on this blank canvas that the dancers of BalletMet create color through movement and emotion, effectively painting a vibrant, Pablo Picasso-esque portrait of humanity. (more...)

BWW Review: BalletMet's DRACULA Haunts Halloween Stage with Dark DramaBWW Review: BalletMet's DRACULA Haunts Halloween Stage with Dark Drama
by Amanda Etchison - Nov 3, 2015

Halloween isn't always just about candy and kids in costumes -- it also often calls to mind the supernatural fantasies that haunt our nightmares. Last weekend, BalletMet delved into the spine-chilling story of Bram Stoker's "Dracula," just in time for the ghoulish holiday. (more...)

BWW Review: BREAKING BALLET World Premiere Shatters Preconceptions of DanceBWW Review: BREAKING BALLET World Premiere Shatters Preconceptions of Dance
by Amanda Etchison - Oct 5, 2015

The world premiere of BalletMet's "Breaking Ballet" thrust audiences into a world where the music of Cyndi Lauper, the tradition of classical ballet and the serendipity of urban romance converged on the same stage within a single two-hour program. (more...)

The KC Ballet Adds New Company MembersThe KC Ballet Adds New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

 Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of two new members, Elysa Hotchkiss and Thom Panto, and two new apprentices, Lilliana Hagerman and Naomi Hergott to the Kansas City Ballet Company. Additionally there are 10 new members of Kansas City Ballet's Second Company comprised of KCB II dancers Ivan Braatz, Nikolas Gaifullin, Aaron Steinberg and Goldie Walberg and Trainees Miranda Dafoe, Lindsay Dekleva, Elizabeth Dennen, Melanie Jensen, Zoe Stein, and Kara Troester. High resolution photos can be downloaded here. (more...)

Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Opera Columbus will open the 2015-16 season with a spectacular new production of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Armide, the first professional production of a French Baroque work in central Ohio. Produced by Opera Columbus and performed in collaboration with BalletMet Columbus and Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra (Cleveland), the production will be the first collaboration between Opera Columbus and Apollo's Fire, and the second full-scale collaboration with BalletMet. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

(May 28, 2015) Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater will be awarded the prestigious University of Chicago Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal at UChicago's 523rd Convocation, tonight, June 13. (more...)

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch is Awarded the Order of AustraliaHouston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch is Awarded the Order of Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch was awarded the Order of Australia for his contributions to the world of dance. The award recognizes his significant service to the performing arts as a ballet dancer, mentor, choreographer and artistic director. The prestigious Order of Australia Award, established in 1975, is bestowed on Australian citizens for meritorious service in a particular area or field of activity. (more...)

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch Receives Order of AustraliaHouston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch Receives Order of Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

?Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch was awarded the Order of Australia for his contributions to the world of dance. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

(May 28, 2015) Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater will be awarded the prestigious University of Chicago Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal at UChicago's 523rd Convocation, Saturday, June 13. (more...)

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