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Inception to Exhibition Hosts Bryant Park Modern Dance Festival, Now thru 7/10Inception to Exhibition Hosts Bryant Park Modern Dance Festival, Now thru 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Inception to Exhibition (ITE), NYC's interdisciplinary arts organization fostering artist incubation, announces its second outdoor dance festival, Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance. Presented in collaboration with Bryant Park, twelve prestigious and celebrated modern dance companies will be presented on four Fridays, June 19 through July 10. The four-week festival has been curated to present a well-rounded view into the modern dance scene of New York. (more...)

Dance for Nepal Benefit Set for Union Square Theatre, 6/30Dance for Nepal Benefit Set for Union Square Theatre, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The DRI Foundation, the charity arm of the world's foremost business continuity certification and education nonprofit Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International, in partnership with 39 Steps and Red Rope Productions, will be hosting an exclusive, one-night benefit titled Dance for Nepal on Tuesday, June 30 at 7pm, at the Union Square Theatre (100 E. 17th St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Steps Repertory Ensemble to Present Works by Esperanza, Harper, Joo, Lubovitch and Shelver This WeekendSteps Repertory Ensemble to Present Works by Esperanza, Harper, Joo, Lubovitch and Shelver This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Under the artistic direction of Bradley Shelver, the STEPS REPERTORY ENSEMBLE is the contemporary dance company of STEPS BEYOND FOUNDATION, a non-for-profit organization in residence at the prestigious Steps on Broadway. The Ensemble commissions choreographers, both established and emerging, to create new works and to restage repertory, thereby connecting to America's rich modern dance legacy. (more...)

Steps Repertory Ensemble New Season Begins 4/30Steps Repertory Ensemble New Season Begins 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Under the artistic direction of Bradley Shelver, the STEPS REPERTORY ENSEMBLE is the contemporary dance company of STEPS BEYOND FOUNDATION, a non-for-profit organization in residence at the prestigious Steps on Broadway. The Ensemble commissions choreographers, both established and emerging, to create new works and to restage repertory, thereby connecting to America's rich modern dance legacy. This season the Ensemble will present three different programs of dances by Mike Esperanza, Francesca Harper, Jae Man Joo, Lar Lubovitch, and Company Artistic Director Bradley Shelver, featuring two world premieres, April 30 and May 1 & 2 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works to Mark 10 Years with BAM Performance, 5/8-9Nimbus Dance Works to Mark 10 Years with BAM Performance, 5/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Nimbus Dance Works will take the stage with three performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Fishman Space at the Fisher Building on Friday, May 8 at 8 PM and Saturday May 9 at 2 and 8 PM. Marking 10 years of producing its own brand of impactful dance, Nimbus will present the world premieres of two works at BAM. (more...)

Steps Repertory Ensemble Comes to Ailey Citigroup Theater, 4/30-5/2Steps Repertory Ensemble Comes to Ailey Citigroup Theater, 4/30-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Under the artistic direction of Bradley Shelver, the STEPS REPERTORY ENSEMBLE is the contemporary dance company of STEPS BEYOND FOUNDATION, a non-for-profit organization in residence at the prestigious Steps on Broadway. The Ensemble commissions choreographers, both established and emerging, to create new works and to restage repertory, thereby connecting to America's rich modern dance legacy. (more...)

NYC's INCEPTION TO EXHIBITION Announces 5-Day Festival, 3/11-15NYC's INCEPTION TO EXHIBITION Announces 5-Day Festival, 3/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Inception to Exhibition (ITE), NYC's only interdisciplinary arts organization fostering artist incubation, announces it's second annual dance festival. Over the 5-day festival, March 11-15, 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 as well as four works-in-progress and re-staged pieces. ITE will present solos, duets, and trios from Stephanie Batten Bland, Sidra Bell, MADboots (Jonathan Campbell, Austin Diaz), Joe Celej, LoudHoundMovement (Brendan Duggan, Mallory Lynn), Davalois Fearon, Lane Gifford, Daniel Gwirtzman, Francesca Harper, Thomas House, Christina Noel & the Creature, Danielle Russo, David Norsworthy, Jenny Rocha, Sydney Schiff, Steps Ensemble (Bradley Shelver), Nelly Van Bommel, and Andre Zachery. (more...)

Inception to Exhibition to Host 2nd Annual Contemporary Dance Festival, 3/11-15Inception to Exhibition to Host 2nd Annual Contemporary Dance Festival, 3/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Inception to Exhibition (ITE), NYC's only interdisciplinary arts organization fostering artist incubation, announces it's second annual dance festival. Over the 5-day festival, March 11-15, ITE will bring together some of NYC's most talented emerging and established choreographers for an immersive focus on contemporary concert dance. (more...)

MET MUSEUM PRESENTS Releases Schedule of March Events, Beg. 3/6MET MUSEUM PRESENTS Releases Schedule of March Events, Beg. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Civilians: The End and The Beginning Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. at The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing A theatrical investigation of dying, death, and the afterlife, from ancient Egypt to tomorrow. This performance is staged at the incomparable Temple of Dendur. (more...)

Steps on Broadway's Steps Beyond Foundation Receives Non-Profit StatusSteps on Broadway's Steps Beyond Foundation Receives Non-Profit Status
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Steps on Broadway, one of New York's premiere dance studios, has announced that the Steps Beyond Foundation, its educational and presenting program, has received non-profit status, enabling the organization to provide more services and support to the artistic community. (more...)

11th Alliance/Kendeda Competition Winner to Premiere in February11th Alliance/Kendeda Competition Winner to Premiere in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists. THE C.A. Lyons Project, the 11th competition winner, will premiere on the Hertz Stage February 13 - March 8, 2015. Opening night is February 18, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LOOK OF FEELING Moves at Steps BeyondBWW Reviews: THE LOOK OF FEELING Moves at Steps Beyond
by Matt Hanson - Nov 21, 2014

In a quaint studio theater at 74th Street and Broadway, Steps Beyond hosted a legendary affair, likened to the historic backdrop that inspired The Look of Feeling. Gaudy uptown apartments spilled light into the stripped down set as artistic director Bradley Shelver greeted guests with palms clasped, smiling genuinely. The intimate air was as welcoming as a friend hosting new guests. (more...)

Von Ussar Danceworks Hosts 8th Annual DANCE GALLERY FESTIVAL This WeekendVon Ussar Danceworks Hosts 8th Annual DANCE GALLERY FESTIVAL This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 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 this weekend, October 24, 25, and 26, 2014 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). (more...)

VON USSAR danceworks to Present The Dance Gallery Festival, 10/24-26VON USSAR danceworks to Present The Dance Gallery Festival, 10/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 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 today, 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...)

Francesca Harper to Perform at Steps, 11/16Francesca Harper to Perform at Steps, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Acclaimed dancer/choreographer Francesca Harper will perform her solo dance/theater work, 'The Look of Feeling,' a tribute to her mother, American dance pioneer Denise Jefferson, November 16, 7:30 PM, at Steps on Broadway. The very personal work will be narrated by Hope Clarke, noted dancer/actress/Broadway and film performer, Outer Circle Critics Award and Tony Award winner. Harper recounts her family's flight from Coffeeville, Mississippi, to her mother's legacy as founding Director of The Ailey School at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and a major figure on the New York dance scene. (more...)

Inception to Exhibition Opens Fifth Anniversary Season TodayInception to Exhibition Opens Fifth Anniversary Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Inception to Exhibition (ITE), NYC's only interdisciplinary arts organization fostering artist incubation, celebrates its fifth year with an evident mission to identify outstanding artists and pair them with residencies and performance spaces to further their artistic ambitions. Curated and presented by ITE, the 2014-2015 Season will provide audiences with an up-close view of professional New York artists at the peak of their creative powers. The intimate and unique offerings showcase the journey a work takes from studio to stage. With experienced artists from both the creative and performance sectors at the helm, ITE has supported 75 artists over the 5-year history of the organization. . (more...)

Inception To Exhibition Opens Its Fifth Anniversary Season, 10/4Inception To Exhibition Opens Its Fifth Anniversary Season, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Inception to Exhibition (ITE), NYC's only interdisciplinary arts organization fostering artist incubation, celebrates its fifth year with an evident mission to identify outstanding artists and pair them with residencies and performance spaces to further their artistic ambitions. Curated and presented by ITE, the 2014-2015 Season will provide audiences with an up-close view of professional New York artists at the peak of their creative powers. The intimate and unique offerings showcase the journey a work takes from studio to stage. With experienced artists from both the creative and performance sectors at the helm, ITE has supported 75 artists over the 5-year history of the organization. . (more...)

Von Ussar Danceworks to Present 8th Annual DANCE GALLERY FESTIVAL, 10/24-26Von Ussar Danceworks to Present 8th Annual DANCE GALLERY FESTIVAL, 10/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 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. (more...)

Amalgamate Dance Company Presents ADC's Guest Artist Showcase, 9/14Amalgamate Dance Company Presents ADC's Guest Artist Showcase, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

Amalgamate Dance Company presents ADC'S 4th Guest Artist Showcase: See and Be Seen, September 14, 2014. The show is produced by ADC to highlight NYC-based professional dancers. The G.A.S. provides dancers the unique environment to network, hone their craft, and work closely with professional choreographers. (more...)

Peter Sander and Theatre Arts Japan Presents ROBINSON (TO) CRUSOE at Hudson Guild Theatre, Now thru 8/31Peter Sander and Theatre Arts Japan Presents ROBINSON (TO) CRUSOE at Hudson Guild Theatre, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 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...)

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