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Birmingham Royal Ballet Sets Shakespeare Season 2016Birmingham Royal Ballet Sets Shakespeare Season 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The timeless drama and storytelling of Shakespeare's plays have inspired generations of theatregoers across the globe for hundreds of years. In 2016, Birmingham Royal Ballet commemorates 400 years since the death of arguably the world's most prolific playwright with a rare and exceptional season of seven works including a brand-new one-act ballet from Jessica Lang, a world premiere by David Bintley plus two pieces new to the Company inspired by Shakespeare's stories, characters and prose. (more...)

The Kennedy Center to Welcome The National Ballet of CanadaThe Kennedy Center to Welcome The National Ballet of Canada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The National Ballet of Canada returns to the Kennedy Center following its highly regarded 2013 engagement of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with the United States premiere of The Winter's Tale from January 19-24, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Based on William Shakespeare's classic play of the same name, the production is co-produced with The Royal Ballet and choreographed by the renowned British choreographer and Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon, choreographer of the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris, and his acclaimed creative team. The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will accompany this production. (more...)

New York Premiere of Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO Set for Joyce TheaterNew York Premiere of Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO Set for Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO, a program of works featuring an exceptional company of dancers, including Simkiin's fellow American Ballet Theatre members Isabella Boylston, Alexandre Hammoudi, Blaine Hoven, Calvin Royal III, Hee Seo, Cassandra Trenary and James Whiteside and guest artist Céline Cassone. Featuring works by acclaimed choreographers Gregory Dolbashian, Alexander Ekman, Jorma Elo and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, this must-see event will take place from January 5-10 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets range in price from $10-$75 and can be purchased through JoyceCharge at www.Joyce.org, or by calling 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

Works by Mark Morris, Frederick Ashton and Twyla Tharp Set for ABT's 2015 Fall Gala TonightWorks by Mark Morris, Frederick Ashton and Twyla Tharp Set for ABT's 2015 Fall Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater opens tonight, October 21 with the annual opening night Gala at 6:30 P.M. Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., the evening will feature the New York City Premiere of AFTER YOU by choreographer Mark Morris, the Company Premiere of Frederick Ashton's MONOTONES I and II and the Revival Premiere of Twyla Tharp's THE BRAHMS-HAYDN VARIATIONS. (more...)

New Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 SeasonNew Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Programming for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Highlighting the season will be the New York City Premiere of a new work by Mark Morris and the Company Premieres of Frederick Ashton's Monotones I and II, George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie and AfterEffect by Marcelo Gomes. The 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 21 through November 1, marks the conclusion of ABT's 75th Anniversary celebration. (more...)

BWW Review: BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET'S THEME & VARIATIONS Celebrates 25th Anniversary In StyleBWW Review: BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET'S THEME & VARIATIONS Celebrates 25th Anniversary In Style
by Emma Cann - Oct 12, 2015

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their move to Birmingham, the Birmingham Royal Ballet presents a triple bill of contrasting works at the Birmingham Hippodrome. As a relatively small company, the dancers have to be flexible and adapt to a whole range of dance styles. This triple bill, Theme and Variations, is the perfect showcase for the dancers, ranging from American Balanchine, to classic Ashton, and cutting edge contemporary work. (more...)

BWW Review: GISELLE Opens LA Ballet's 10th Season Celebrating the Great RomanticsBWW Review: GISELLE Opens LA Ballet's 10th Season Celebrating the Great Romantics
by Shari Barrett - Oct 5, 2015

Premiered by Los Angeles Ballet in 2011, GISELLE is a haunting and ethereal masterwork; the perfect embodiment of the Romantic ideal to kick off its tenth season. Continuing its mission to offer world-class professional ballet to greater Los Angeles, the season will include four full-length story ballets including new productions of Don Quixote and Romeo and Juliet and the return of the company's critically-acclaimed productions of Giselle and The Nutcracker. (more...)

NYTB Presents LEGENDS AND VISIONAIRES 2015 at Danspace Project This WeekendNYTB Presents LEGENDS AND VISIONAIRES 2015 at Danspace Project This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

New York Theatre Ballet will perform Legends & Visionaries 2015 this weekend, October 1-3, 2015 at Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street, NYC. (more...)

Works by Mark Morris, Frederick Ashton and Twyla Tharp Set for ABT's 2015 Fall GalaWorks by Mark Morris, Frederick Ashton and Twyla Tharp Set for ABT's 2015 Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater opens Wednesday, October 21 with the annual opening night Gala at 6:30 P.M. Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., the evening will feature the New York City Premiere of AFTER YOU by choreographer Mark Morris, the Company Premiere of Frederick Ashton's MONOTONES I and II and the Revival Premiere of Twyla Tharp's THE BRAHMS-HAYDN VARIATIONS. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Present LEGENDS AND VISIONAIRES 2015 at Danspace Project, 10/1New York Theatre Ballet to Present LEGENDS AND VISIONAIRES 2015 at Danspace Project, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

New York Theatre Ballet will perform Legends & Visionaries 2015 from October 1-3, 2015 at Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. A Season Opening Event will take place on Thursday at 7pm in the garden. Tickets are $20 ($15 for Danspace members), and are available online at www.danspaceproject.org or by calling OvationTix/TheaterMania at 866.811.4111. To attend the Season Opening Event, email admin@nytb.org or call 212-679-0401. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Launches Royal Opera House's Live Cinema 2015-16 Season TodayROMEO AND JULIET Launches Royal Opera House's Live Cinema 2015-16 Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2015/16 is the most ambitious to date. Six ballets and six operas, including five new productions, will be screened in over 1,000 cinemas across 45 countries allowing audiences in the US to experience more opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House than ever before. (more...)

DeNada Dance Theatre Announced 2015-16 HAM AND PASSION TourDeNada Dance Theatre Announced 2015-16 HAM AND PASSION Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

DeNada Dance Theatre, headed by artistic director and choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra, will tour its dance triple bill Ham and Passion between 2 October 2015 and 26 February 2016 (tour schedule included). (more...)

Houston Ballet Opens 46th Season with MANON TonightHouston Ballet Opens 46th Season with MANON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

From tonight, September 10, through September 20, 2015, Houston Ballet launches its 46th season with a revival of the epic love story Manon, choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan and featuring scenery and costumes by the acclaimed British designer Peter Farmer. (more...)

Houston Ballet Opens 46th Season with MANON TonightHouston Ballet Opens 46th Season with MANON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Houston, Texas – From tonight, September 10 – 20, 2015, Houston Ballet launches its 46th season with a revival of the epic love story Manon, choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan and featuring scenery and costumes by the acclaimed British designer Peter Farmer. Houston Ballet will give six performances of Manon at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713 227 2787 or by visiting www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

Retired ABT Dancer, Julie Kent, to Take On New Role With the CompanyRetired ABT Dancer, Julie Kent, to Take On New Role With the Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Retired principal ballet dancer of American Ballet Theater, Julie Kent, will begin as artistic director of the summer intensive programs for young dancers with the company.  She will also be a teacher and coach for the Ballet Theater, its studio company, and at its Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, as reported by the NY Times. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Open 46th Season with MANON, 9/10-20Houston Ballet to Open 46th Season with MANON, 9/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

From September 10 - 20, 2015, Houston Ballet launches its 46th season with a revival of the epic love story Manon, choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan and featuring scenery and costumes by the acclaimed British designer Peter Farmer. Houston Ballet will give six performances of Manon at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713 227 2787 or by visiting www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Open 46th Season with MANON, 9/10Houston Ballet to Open 46th Season with MANON, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Houston, Texas – From September 10 – 20, 2015, Houston Ballet launches its 46th season with a revival of the epic love story Manon, choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan and featuring scenery and costumes by the acclaimed British designer Peter Farmer. Houston Ballet will give six performances of Manon at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713 227 2787 or by visiting www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET to Launch Royal Opera House's Live Cinema 2015-16 SeasonROMEO AND JULIET to Launch Royal Opera House's Live Cinema 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2015/16 is the most ambitious to date. Six ballets and six operas, including five new productions, will be screened in over 1,000 cinemas across 45 countries allowing audiences in the US to experience more opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House than ever before. (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet Makes Jacob's Pillow Debut This WeekendThe Sarasota Ballet Makes Jacob's Pillow Debut This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Sarasota Ballet, acclaimed for their vitality, versatility, and elegance kicks off its 25th anniversary season with an exclusive seven-show Jacob's Pillow debut in the Ted Shawn Theatre, this weekend, August 12–16, including an added Thursday matinee at 2pm. The dynamic company performs Christopher Wheeldon's fluid, joyous ballet The American, set to the Dvorák quartet of the same name; Sir Frederick Ashton's celebrated, artful trios Monotones I and Monotones II; and a world premiere by resident choreographer and principal dancer Ricardo Graziano, set to music by Philip Glass. (more...)

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