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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...)

BWW Review: Kansas City Ballet Performs DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW)BWW Review: Kansas City Ballet Performs DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW)
by Steve Wilson - May 10, 2015

With enchanting beauty and grace, the Kansas City Ballet brings Dances Daring (Then and Now) to the stage of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. From the moment of the first curtain rising, to the fall of the final curtain the beautifully crafted and performed movements of the four-part ballet mystifies the audience. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 5/10/2015Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 5/10/2015
by BWW - May 10, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/10/2015 for Kansas City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 5/10/2015Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 5/10/2015
by BWW - May 10, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/10/2015 for Oklahoma (more...)

Kansas City Ballet Ends 2014-15 Season with DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW), Now thru 5/17Kansas City Ballet Ends 2014-15 Season with DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW), Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The 57th season of Kansas City Ballet closes with “Dances Daring (Then and Now),” with four electrifying works in one performance: Edwaard Liang's Wunderland,featuring the music of Philip Glass, is a haunting, visually striking contemporary ballet; performed in celebration of the centennial of his birth, the pas de deux from Todd Bolender's most revered ballet, The Still Point, features the music of Claude Debussy; Concertino follows, set to the music of Arcangelo Corelli, by choreographer Amy Seiwert who is gaining national renown for her surprising, remarkable work; and finishing the program George Balanchine's iconic The Four Temperaments, set to the music of Paul Hindemith, is pure energy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BalletMet Honors Artistic Work of AMERICAN MASTERSBWW Reviews: BalletMet Honors Artistic Work of AMERICAN MASTERS
by Amanda Etchison - May 4, 2015

The Fourth of July might still be several months away, but the Ohio Theatre's halls were bursting with patriotic pride last weekend for the works of several American artists celebrated in BalletMet's performance of "American Masters." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 5/03/2015Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 5/03/2015
by BWW - May 3, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/03/2015 for Kansas City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 5/03/2015Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 5/03/2015
by BWW - May 3, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/03/2015 for Oklahoma (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 5/03/2015Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 5/03/2015
by BWW - May 3, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/03/2015 for Cincinnati (more...)

Houston Ballet to Perform LA BAYADERE in Canada, April 30-May 9Houston Ballet to Perform LA BAYADERE in Canada, April 30-May 9
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

April 30-May 9, 2015, Houston Ballet returns to Canada to perform Artistic Director Stanton Welch's acclaimed staging of La Bayadere ("The Temple Dancer"). (more...)

Frances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, TodayFrances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

FRANCES CHUNG and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancers of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's joint production of Swan Lake Act III on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will be dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux as part of this production. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will also teach master classes prior to this performance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/26/2015Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/26/2015
by BWW - Apr 26, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/26/2015 for Columbus (more...)

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