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VON USSAR danceworks to Present The Dance Gallery Festival, 10/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

VON USSAR danceworks presents the 8th Annual The Dance Gallery Festival, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers from around the country in three performance programs on October 24, 25, and 26, 2014 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). The Dance Gallery will perform on Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 26 at 3pm. The Dance Gallery UP Close will perform on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm. Level UP will perform on Sunday, October 26 at 7pm. Tickets are $20 (general admission for Dance Gallery and Dance Gallery UP Close) and are available at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444. Tickets for Level UP are $25, wich includes pre-performance wine reception at 6pm. For discounted tickets to multiple shows, email Astrid von Ussar, info@vonussardanceworks.org. (more...)

Peter Sander and Theatre Arts Japan to Present ROBINSON (TO) CRUSOE at Hudson Guild Theatre, 8/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Director of Drama Desk nominated performance 'Vivien', Peter Sander collaborates with Theatre Arts Japan (Eriko Ogawa, Artistic Director), and theater company Ku Na'u Ka's music director/composer/percussionist Hiroko Tanakawa to present work of Japan's master playwright, Asaya Fujita's 'Robinson (to) Crusoe', an adaptation of D'Introna and Ravicchio's comedy, 'Robinson and Crusoe'. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LOOK OF FEELING - A Celebration of American Dance Pioneer Denise Jefferson
by Elisa Kimble - Jun 02, 2014

It takes more than talent to tell the life story of a well-known person with passion, humor, and originality in sixty minutes and succeed, but that's just what Francesca Harper accomplished performing her one woman show The Look of Feeling, a Celebration of American Dance Pioneer Denise Jefferson on Saturday May 17, 2014 at the Susan Baston Theater on West 43rd Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Art Imitates Life in THE LOOK OF FEELING
by Ryan Kilpatrick - May 09, 2014

For hundreds of years, storytelling has been an essential part of African-American culture. Through both song and dance, they have passed down their struggles, their hopes, their history. When actress, dancer and singer Francesca Harper decided to pay homage to her mother the late dance pioneer Denise Jefferson (Alvin Ailey School Director) it only seemed appropriate she would do so by using her art. (more...)

Francesa Harper's LOOK OF FEELING Set for Susan Batson Studio Theater, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Look of Feeling, a theatrical production of a one-woman show starring acclaimed artist Francesca Harper, premieres in a very special intimate limited engagement during May 2014 in New York City's theatre district. Conceived and written by Francesca and helmed by Directorial Consultant Susan Batson, The Look of Feeling is an epic saga of true stories told through dance and song about a woman, Denise Jefferson (1944-2010) - an American dance pioneer and the star's mother. (more...)

Francesa Harper's LOOK OF FEELING Set for Susan Batson Studio Theater, 5/9-5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

The Look of Feeling, a theatrical production of a one-woman show starring acclaimed artist Francesca Harper, premieres in a very special intimate limited engagement during May 2014 in New York City's theatre district. Conceived and written by Francesca and helmed by Directorial Consultant Susan Batson, The Look of Feeling is an epic saga of true stories told through dance and song about a woman, Denise Jefferson (1944-2010) - an American dance pioneer and the star's mother. (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works Announces 2014 Jersey City Spring Season, May 15-17
by TV News Desk - May 03, 2014

Nimbus Dance Works presents the company's 2014 Jersey City Season at Grace Church Van Vorst, May 15-17. (more...)

Francesca Harper to Premiere LOOK OF FEELING in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Look of Feeling, a theatrical production of a one-woman show starring acclaimed artist Francesca Harper, premieres in a very special intimate limited engagement during May 2014 in New York City's theatre district. Conceived and written by Francesca and helmed by Directorial Consultant Susan Batson, The Look of Feeling is an epic saga of true stories told through dance and song about a woman, Denise Jefferson (1944-2010) - an American dance pioneer and the star's mother. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ITE FESTIVAL Serves up a little Darkness at the Shetler Studios
by Brendan Drake - Mar 21, 2014

The plight of the urban dweller appeared to be the theme of choice at the ITE Dance Festival's Friday night performance at Shetler Studios' Theatre 54. (more...)

Inception to Exhibition to Host First Annual Dance Festival, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Inception to Exhibition (ITE), NYC's only interdisciplinary arts organization fostering artist incubation, announces it's first annual dance festival. Over the five-day festival, March 12-14, 2014, ITE will bring together some of NYC's most talented emerging and established choreographers for an immersive focus on contemporary concert dance. The festival will feature a World Premiere from Gina Graham as well as 3 solos, 7 duets, and 1 trio from Jonathan Campbell, Austin Diaz, Danielle Russo, Loni Landon, Sidra Bell, Joe Celej, Francesca Harper, Loni Landon, David Norsworthy, Nicole Philippidis, Sydney Schiff, Take Ueyama, Nelly Van Bommel, and Andre Zachery. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Selects Rosie Herrera for Instituto Coreografico, Now thru 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, presents the latest installment of its choreographic institute, Instituto Coreografico, to be held January 21-29, 2014 at the company's headquarters at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem to Perform at Bass Hall, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Performing Arts Fort Worth welcomes acclaimed dance ensemble Dance Theatre of Harlem to Bass Performance Hall on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $16.50 and are on sale NOW! (more...)

NonaLee Dance Theatre and More Set for Green Space, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in November. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by NonaLee Dance Theatre and Mei Yamanaka. (more...)

NonaLee Dance Theatre and More Set for Green Space, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in November. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by NonaLee Dance Theatre and Mei Yamanaka. (more...)

Bob Degus to Direct Rita Hayworth-Centric PRIVATE DANCER at The Lion Theatre, 12/1-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Sage Snakechalmer's 'Private Dancer,' a unique theatrical experience combining theatre, dance and film, boldly explores the personal struggles of Rita Hayworth. The show receives its world premiere at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, beginning Sunday December 1. Written by and starring Snakechalmer, 'Private Dancer' is directed by Bob Degus -- the producer of two Academy Award-nominated short films -- who also directs the show's component filmed elements. (more...)

NonaLee Dance Theatre and More Set for Green Space, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in November. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by NonaLee Dance Theatre and Mei Yamanaka. (more...)

NY Phil and Giants Are Small Open A DANCER'S DREAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

The New York Philharmonic will present A Dancer's Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky, a multidisciplinary, theatrical reimagining of the ballets The Fairy's Kiss and Petrushka, created by Giants Are Small. Sara Mearns, New York City Ballet principal dancer, will star in the production, which will be conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, directed and designed by Doug Fitch, choreographed by Karole Armitage, and produced by Edouard Getaz - tonight, June 27, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2013 CHOREOGRAPHER'S CANVAS
by Jessica Gordon - May 29, 2013

The Group Theatre Too (GTT) recently presented its sixth annual Choreographer's Canvas, a one-night event featuring the works of over fifteen established and emerging choreographers from around the country. The Canvas, headed by GTT Executive Producer Justin Boccitto, played at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on Saturday May 18th and showcased many styles of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, theatre dance, aerial and this year swing dance. For the past 6 years the Canvas has presented over 65 choreographers, giving opportunity to over 450 dancers performing to sold houses. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Between-Shows-Get-Together
by Linda Lenzi - May 09, 2013

The Shubert Organization and Career Transition For Dancers along with the host committee welcomed The Broadway Dance Community for a Buffet Dinner & Between-Shows-Get-Together at Sardi's, Eugenia Room yesterday, May 8, 2013. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

TONY Nominees Collaborate for One-Night 'Freedom Series', 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Choreographer/dancer/vocalist Francesca Harperpresents a series of intimate portraits and fragmented choreography in the premiere of a live installation entitled "The Freedom Series." (more...)

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