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by Juan Michael Porter II - May 26, 2016

'La Fille mal gardee', Frederick Ashton has given us folksy innocence, clever games, and sunny smiles. That smile was perfectly embodied by soloist Jeffrey Cirio, making a splendid debut as Colas in the opening performance of this life affirming ballet. He is more than ably assisted by a cast of tremendous artists who give of themselves completely to making these simple country characters sparkle. And what characters! With an opening danced by five chickens -- four hens and one manic rooster -- how could it be otherwise? (more...)

The Washington Ballet's Julie Kent Announces Schedule for 2016-2017 SeasonThe Washington Ballet's Julie Kent Announces Schedule for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Washington Ballet's (TWB) new Artistic Director Julie Kent unveiled the Company's 2016.2017 40th Anniversary Season to a crowd at the Company's England Studio at its Northwest headquarters in Washington, DC on Tuesday.  (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE's 2016 Spring Gala Offered a Delightful Sampling of the Season's RepertoireBWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE's 2016 Spring Gala Offered a Delightful Sampling of the Season's Repertoire
by Sondra Forsyth - May 20, 2016

On the evening of May 16th 2016 at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, the beloved troupe that was recognized as 'America's National Ballet Company' in 2006 by the United States Congress proved once again that the American Ballet Theatre is indeed a treasure. Dancegoers in dazzling formal attire were treated to a Spring Gala that eschewed traditional staples and showcased instead an appetite-whetting smorgasbord of excerpts from the spring season as well as a world premiere and the one-act Firebird. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: American Ballet Theatre's SYLVIABWW Dance Review: American Ballet Theatre's SYLVIA
by Wesley Doucette - May 19, 2016

A review of ABT's performance of 'Sylvia' at the Met Opera House. (more...)

New Line Developing Misty Copeland Biopic LIFE IN MOTION; REMEMBER THE TITANS Writer on ScriptNew Line Developing Misty Copeland Biopic LIFE IN MOTION; REMEMBER THE TITANS Writer on Script
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Titled LIFE IN MOTION: AN UNLIKELY BALLERINA, the project is based on Copeland's biography of the same name. REMEMBER THE TITAN's Gregory Allen Howard will pen the film's script. (more...)

Second Round of Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring SeasonSecond Round of Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Casting for the third and fourth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Shows 21st Century ChoreographersBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Shows 21st Century Choreographers
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 9, 2016

New York City Ballet, home to George Balanchine's vision of dance in America, is well known for commissioning new work. This devotion to innovation can result in work that runs the gamut from zestful to appalling. Case in point, the '21st Century Choreographers II' program on May 7th, 2016, which presented a hodgepodge of brilliant, ill conceived, entertaining, and 'not suited to house style'. (more...)

Polina Semionova Withdraws from ABTPolina Semionova Withdraws from ABT
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Principal Dancer Polina Semionova will take a medical leave during American Ballet Theatre's Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, withdrawing from all previously scheduled performances, it was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents Spring Mixed Repertory Program Starting 5/26Houston Ballet Presents Spring Mixed Repertory Program Starting 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

From May 26 - June 5, 2016, Houston Ballet offers up its Spring Mixed Repertory Program. (more...)

Clinton Luckett Named Assistant Artistic Director of American Ballet TheatreClinton Luckett Named Assistant Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Clinton Luckett, Ballet Master and former dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has been appointed Assistant Artistic Director of the Company. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces First Round of Casting for 2016 Spring Season at the MetAmerican Ballet Theatre Announces First Round of Casting for 2016 Spring Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

New Work by Alexei Ratmansky to Highlight American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring GalaNew Work by Alexei Ratmansky to Highlight American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The World Premiere of a new work by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky will highlight American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Gala benefit on Monday, May 16 at 6:30 P.M. at the Metropolitan Opera House. (more...)

ABT Soloist Devon Teuscher to Receive 2016 Leonore Annenberg Arts FellowshipABT Soloist Devon Teuscher to Receive 2016 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Devon Teuscher has been awarded a 2016 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship, which recognizes young artists of extraordinary talent, provides additional resources to help them realize their full potential. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale This Sunday for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring SeasonTickets Go on Sale This Sunday for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring season will be highlighted by a World Premiere work by Alexei Ratmansky, the American Premiere of Ratmansky's The Golden Cockerel and a revival of Frederick Ashton's La Fille mal gardee. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, March 20 at 12 Noon. (more...)

Prima Ballerina Leanne Benjamin Returns Home to Australian HonoursPrima Ballerina Leanne Benjamin Returns Home to Australian Honours
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

?More than three decades after she left regional Queensland as a teenager to pursue her dreams on the international stage, one of Australia's most accomplished dancers, Leanne Benjamin, will return home to be appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). (more...)

Washington Ballet Appoints Julie Kent as New Artistic DirectorWashington Ballet Appoints Julie Kent as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This afternoon The Washington Ballet Board of Directors selected Julie Kent, retired Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and artistic director of the ABT Summer Intensive program, as Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet (TWB) effective, July 1, 2016.  (more...)

Ballerina Leanne Benjamin to be Appointed Member of the Order of AustraliaBallerina Leanne Benjamin to be Appointed Member of the Order of Australia
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

More than three decades after she left regional Queensland as a teenager to pursue her dreams on the international stage, one of Australia's most accomplished dancers, Leanne Benjamin, will return home to be appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). (more...)

Royal Ballet's Leanne Benjamin Returns to Australia for HonorsRoyal Ballet's Leanne Benjamin Returns to Australia for Honors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

More than three decades after she left regional Queensland as a teenager to pursue her dreams on the international stage, one of Australia's most accomplished dancers, Leanne Benjamin, will return home to be appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). (more...)

BWW Review: The Adventures of DON QUIXOTE Danced to Perfection by Los Angeles BalletBWW Review: The Adventures of DON QUIXOTE Danced to Perfection by Los Angeles Ballet
by Shari Barrett - Feb 22, 2016

DON QUIXOTE is a fantastic Los Angeles Ballet production, filled with the dreams of the Don (Adam Luders), the love of Kitri and Basilio (technically perfect and emotionally evocative dancers Julie Cinquemani and Kenta Shimizu) and the adventures that follow them during this epic tale. There is something for everyone: humor, love, adventure and lots of beauty performed by a lively cast of characters from village folk to gypsies to flamenco dancers who will enthrall audiences of all ages. (more...)

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