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Ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw to Light Up The Fugard Bioscope Screen this JuneBallet, Shakespeare and Shaw to Light Up The Fugard Bioscope Screen this June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Winter is sure to be warmer with The Fugard Bioscope's screenings of the best of world theatre and ballet from the National Theatre, the Royal Ballet and the Globe this June. Next month, ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw will be screened in the Fugard's state-of-the-art bioscope. (more...)

Elmhurst Ballet School Announces SUMMER VARIATIONSElmhurst Ballet School Announces SUMMER VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Under the leadership of Principal Jessica Wheeler and Artistic Director Robert Parker, Elmhurst Ballet School, the associate school of Birmingham Royal Ballet, announces details of Summer Variations, its summer show programme for 2017. The shows take place at Elmhurst's studio theatre in the school's Birmingham home from Friday 7 to Friday 14 July 2017. (more...)

Warner Bros. presents BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II with the NJSOWarner Bros. presents BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II with the NJSO
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

WARNER BROS. presents BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II -a spectacular fusion of classical music and classic animation that celebrates the world's most famous and beloved cartoons and their equally famous music-with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, June 3-4 in Newark and New Brunswick. Conducted by Emmy Award-winner George Daugherty, and created and produced by Daugherty and Emmy Award-winning producer David Ka Lik Wong, the production is a celebration of the world's favorite Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live full symphony orchestra accompaniment. (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet's April Program Closes Season with Extraordinary PerformancesThe Sarasota Ballet's April Program Closes Season with Extraordinary Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

De Valois, Balanchine & Robbins, The Sarasota Ballet's final program of the Season, will open at the Sarasota Opera House on April 28 and features four works by three of the great masters of the dance world. These performances mark the Company premieres of George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie and Jerome Robbin's Fancy Free and is the first time The Sarasota Ballet will perform a ballet by Jerome Robbins. The program will be accompanied with live music by the Sarasota Orchestra, conducted by Ormsby Wilkins-Music Director of American Ballet Theatre. (more...)

Washington Ballet Premieres Ethan Steifel's FRONTIERWashington Ballet Premieres Ethan Steifel's FRONTIER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Washington Ballet (TWB) presents the world premiere of Ethan Stiefel's Frontier next month, a ballet inspired by President Kennedy and his space travel aspirations for America. (more...)

Royal Opera House Presents MADAME BUTTERFLYRoyal Opera House Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, announced today their premiere schedule of The Royal Opera & Ballet which is being added to their expanding Stage to Screen series. The River Street Theatre is currently the exclusive venue presenting the Royal Opera House HD screenings in northern New England. (more...)

Royal Opera House Announces 2017-2018 US Cinema SeriesRoyal Opera House Announces 2017-2018 US Cinema Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

With 12 titles, the Royal Opera House Cinema Season 2017/18 is set to thrill audiences in more than 1500 cinemas in over 40 countries. Including some of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet's much-loved classical repertory, the world's top ballet and opera stars, and four brand new productions, over 50 cinemas throughout the United States will show the recorded performances from Covent Garden on dates to be announced from October 2017 through July 2018. (more...)

Twyla Tharp Featured in Royal Ballet's 2017/18 SeasonTwyla Tharp Featured in Royal Ballet's 2017/18 Season
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2017

Details of The Royal Ballet's 2017/18 Season have been announced. The full production list is as follows: (more...)

BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S EARLY ADVENTURES, Sadler's WellsBWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S EARLY ADVENTURES, Sadler's Wells
by Jenny Gilbert - Apr 5, 2017

If Matthew Bourne had set out to produce a dance show to express the sentiments of Brexit, he couldn't have done it more effectively than this. The fact that Early Adventures is a mixed bag of pieces he made almost 30 years ago is by the by: two thirds of the evening is a fond and gently satirical examination of British ideas of what it means to be British; the other third is about the British notion of foreign-ness, specifically that alien species just across the Channel. To be sure, the original intention was far from political, but the resonance these pieces have acquired, post-Article 50, is striking.  (more...)

Devon Carney To Teach Master Class In Classical Ballet At Classical Ballet Theatre, 4/23Devon Carney To Teach Master Class In Classical Ballet At Classical Ballet Theatre, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

DEVON CARNEY, artistic director of the Kansas City Ballet, will be teaching a master class for the Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon, Virginia on April 23, 2017 from 10 A.M. – 12 Noon. For more information contact Classical Ballet Theatre at www.ctnva.org (more...)

Boston Ballet Presents Marius Petipa's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, 4/28-5/27Boston Ballet Presents Marius Petipa's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, 4/28-5/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Boston Ballet presents the coming-of-age fairytale The Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa with additional choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton. Hailed as one of the Company's trademark works, this quintessential production features soaring music by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky and sumptuous sets and costumes by Emmy Award-winning designer David Walker.  (more...)

The Joyce Theater Presents the NY Debut of Scotland's National Dance Co., Scottish Ballet, 4/11-16The Joyce Theater Presents the NY Debut of Scotland's National Dance Co., Scottish Ballet, 4/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to present the New York debut of Scotland's national dance company, Scottish Ballet, from April 11 – 16, featuring a mixed bill including the U.S. premieres of Motion of Displacement and Ten Poems. Tickets range from $10-$56 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 3/17 - Sarasota Ballet, The McCallum and More!BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 3/17 - Sarasota Ballet, The McCallum and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week! Sarasota Ballet, The McCallum and More! (more...)

BWW Review: A TRIBUTE TO ASHTON at Sarasota BalletBWW Review: A TRIBUTE TO ASHTON at Sarasota Ballet
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 15, 2017

Stunning Tribute to Sir Frederick Ashton By Sarasota Ballet (more...)

Marcelo Gomes Joins The Sarasota Ballet for A TRIBUTE TO ASHTONMarcelo Gomes Joins The Sarasota Ballet for A TRIBUTE TO ASHTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Sarasota Ballet is pleased to annouce that star of American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Marcelo Gomes, will be joing the Company as a guest artist for this production. Mr. Gomes will be performing the role of the Young Man in Ashton's The Two Pigeons for the Friday and Saturday evening performances. He is considered one of classical ballet's most sought-after male dancers, and has performed all over the world as a Principal dancer with ABT and as a guest dancer with companies such as the Bolshoi Ballet, the Mariinsky Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and Matthew Bourne's New Adventures. He has been described by Alastair Macauley in The New York Times as 'Ballet Theater's central artist, the most natural dance-actor, the greatest of all partners,' and by Pia Catton in The Wall Street Journal  as a dancer whose 'jump explodes up with the boom of a bass drum-yet floats down with the grace of a violin note.' (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET Brings Old and New to the StageBWW Review: NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET Brings Old and New to the Stage
by Christina Pandolfi - Mar 6, 2017

At the inviting New York Live Arts Theater, New York Theatre Ballet presented their Uptown/Downtown/Dance series on March 3, 2017.  Now in their 38th Season, the company stands apart within the larger ballet community for its grasp on classical technique that mingles with undercurrents of modern dance vocabulary. But the program's pacing left something to be desired, as the excitement and delight peaked before intermission. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Bring UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN/DANCE to New York Live ArtsNew York Theatre Ballet to Bring UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN/DANCE to New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns to New York Live Arts with its new Uptown/Downtown/Dance series from March 1-4, 2017 at 7:30pm with an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday. (more...)

Additional Instructors Announces For Two Week IJ Summer Ballet IntensiveAdditional Instructors Announces For Two Week IJ Summer Ballet Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Following the announcement earlier this year of the inaugural season of the IJ Summer Ballet Intensive, founders Irina Paradnaya and Jared G. Lillyhave announced additional instructors - repetiteurs - rounding out what is sure to be an extraordinary opportunity for advanced students and aspiring professionals to learn and perform roles from the classical ballet repertory of the Bolshoi Ballet, the world's most acclaimed ballet company.  (more...)

The Washington Ballet Announces Participation In JFK CENTENNIAL WEEK, 5/23-29The Washington Ballet Announces Participation In JFK CENTENNIAL WEEK, 5/23-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Artistic Director Julie Kent is pleased to announce participation in The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts JFK Centennial Week. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School Share the StageBWW Review: American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School Share the Stage
by Rose Marija - Feb 14, 2017

On February 10th and 11th the ABT Studio Company (formerly ABT ll), under the artistic direction of Kate Lydon, and graduate students of London's RBS met at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to give three performances of classical and new classical repertory. The shared performances are part of a unique exchange, which began in 2003, between the ABT Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School. On alternate years, they perform in NYC, while on alternate years, they perform in London. I attended the opening night performance, February 10, 2017. (more...)

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