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The Kansas City Ballet Names Grace Holmes as the New School Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Kansas City Ballet is pleased to announce that Grace Holmes, previously Professor of Dance at University of Texas at Austin, assumed the role of Kansas City Ballet School Director beginning September 1, 2014. Her responsibilities will include oversight of the Academy, the Kansas City Youth Ballet, the newly created Trainee Program, the Studio Division and the summer programs for the more than 600 children, young adults and adults in the downtown Bolender Center campus and the Johnson County campus. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents 'From Houston To The World' (September 18 – 28)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

From September 18-28, 2014, Houston Ballet offers up its fall mixed repertory program titled From Houston to the World with ballets choreographed for Houston Ballet dancers. Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo brings wit and humor to the extreme virtuosity that he demands in ONE/end/ONE. Edwaard Liang's deeply spiritual ballet Murmuration also returns. Closing the program is Stanton Welch's vivid and exciting interpretation of the third act of Paquita, showcasing a breathtaking display of technique and classical skill. Houston Ballet will give six performances of From Houston to the World at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets start at $20, and may be purchased at www.houstonballet.org, or by calling 713 227 2787. (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet Announces New Artistic Staff and Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of three new members of the artistic staff: Grace Holmes as the new Director of Kansas City Ballet School, Kristi Capps as the new Ballet Master and Anthony Krutzkamp as newly created position of Manager of KCB II. Carney also announced eleven new members of the Company, increasing the Company from 28 to 29 members for the 2014-2015 season. He also announced the appointment of four new KCB II dancers, which stands at six members. Carney also announced the creation of a Trainee Program with five students, two selected from Kansas City Ballet School. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Releases Tickets to 2014-15 Season Performances, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

CHICAGO – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to release single tickets to the renowned contemporary company's 2014–15 season performances in Chicago, on August 25, 2014 at 10am. All remaining seats to the company's performances at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's Edlis Neeson Theater will be available online at hubbardstreetdance.com or by phone to the Hubbard Street Ticket Office at 312-850-9744. (Season 37 subscriptions, which include tickets to all four 2014–15 season engagements, went on sale May 1, 2014 and remain available by phone or online at hubbardstreetdance.com/subscribe.) Season 37 single tickets start at just $25; the performance schedule is as follows: (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

Opera Columbus, BalletMet and Columbus Symphony to Present TWISTED at the Ohio Theatre, 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

In an unprecedented collaboration, more than 200 artists from BalletMet, the Columbus Symphony, and Opera Columbus will join forces to open the 2014-15 season with what will undoubtedly be the arts event of the season, Twisted. (more...)

Kansas City Ballet to Present Annual KC Dance Day, 8/23; Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO (Aug. 5, 2014) — Kansas City Ballet will present the 4th Annual KC Dance Day at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity on Saturday, Aug. 23rd from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The full day will feature FREE dance performances, classes, demonstrations, giveaways and FUN for the whole family. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Announces the 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

April 26, 2014 marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. In honor of this milestone in world culture, Houston Ballet will present dance interpretations of great Shakespearean works by choreographers from three continents: a lavish new production of Romeo and Juliet by Stanton Welch; the company premiere of John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a revival of John Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew. (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet's 2014-2015 Calendar of Events Includes ALICE (IN WONDERLAND), THE NUTCRACKER and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Kansas City Ballet calendar for the 57th season will be filled with Kansas City premieres, the presentation of The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and other exciting and diverse events at the Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity. Single tickets for the 2014-15 season will be available to the public on Monday, August 18 at 9 a.m. Tickets for The Nutcracker will be available to the public on Monday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. Purchase tickets online at www.kcballet.orgor through the Kansas City Ballet ticket office 816.931.2232. (more...)

Sasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets Set for SLEEPING BEAUTY at Allen Civic Ballet Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in a collaborative performance co-presented by the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic. Ms. De Sola and Mr. Helimets will dance the Grand Pas de Deux in The Sleeping Beauty Act III in collaboration with the Allen Civic Ballet and the performance will be accompanied by the Allen Philharmonic at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas on May 17, 2014. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Plays Two-Week Season at The Joyce Theater, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater from today, April 15-27, 2014 with 15 performances featuring four dynamic programs. (more...)

NYC Ballet Principal Dancer, Wendy Whelan, Departs After 30 Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Wendy Whelan, principal dancer of New York City Ballet, will give her final performance on Oct. 18 after 30 years with the company. (more...)

Colorado Ballet to Close 2013-14 Season with Director's Choice, 3/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Colorado Ballet will close its 2013-2014 season with Ballet Director's Choice, March 28-30, 2014 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver. This production will feature three contemporary works including Traveling Alone, choreographed by Amy Seiwert, Feast of the Gods, choreographed by Edwaard Liang, and the world premiere of The Last Beat, choreographed by Sandra Brown. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Denver (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Play Two-Week Season at The Joyce Theater, 4/15-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater from April 15-27, 2014 with 15 performances featuring four dynamic programs. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now. (more...)

Sasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets Set for SLEEPING BEAUTY at Allen Civic Ballet, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in a collaborative performance co-presented by the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic. Ms. De Sola and Mr. Helimets will dance the Grand Pas de Deux in The Sleeping Beauty Act III in collaboration with the Allen Civic Ballet and the performance will be accompanied by the Allen Philharmonic at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas on May 17, 2014. (more...)

Kansas City Ballet Announces 2014-2015 Season - ALICE (IN WONDERLAND, GISELLE and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Kansas City Ballet today announced the 2014-2015 season. The 57thseason will commence with the Kansas City Premiere of Alice (in wonderland), choreography by Septime Webre and music by Matthew Pierce. Following the holiday classic The Nutcracker, the Winter program will feature the stunning all new production of Giselle by Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney and an electrifyingDances Daring–Then and Now program with PREMIERES by choreographer Amy Seiwert and Edwaard Liang finishing out the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Sasha de Sola and Tiit Helimets Appear in Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker tonight and tomorrow, December 7 and 8, 2013 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Announces Auditions and Choreographer Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and Terence Marling, Director of Hubbard Street 2 (HS2), encourage early-career and professional dancers, male and female, to audition for 2014-15 season contracts with Hubbard Street's main company and HS2. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces Two Week Engagement at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 10/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America, has announced that it will perform at New York's Lincoln Center at the David H. Koch Theater, October 16-27, 2013. FromOctober 16-20, the Company will present a variety of mixed-bill programs with works by Edwaard Liang, Serge Lifar, Wayne McGregor, Mark Morris, Alexei Ratmansky, SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson, Yuri Possokhov, and Christopher Wheeldon. From October 23-27, SF Ballet presents the New York premiere of Wheeldon's lavish new full-length ballet Cinderella. Two special pre-sale offers will be available online, beginning May 20 at Audience Rewards and beginning May 30 at Travelzoo. Tickets will be available to the general public startingJune 10 by visiting sfballet.org or calling 212.496.0600. (more...)

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