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George Balanchine News

Date Of Birth:
January 22, 1904
Date Of Death:
April 30, 1983 (79)
Birth Place:
RUSSIA
Gender:
Male
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BalletCollective's Troy Schumacher to Dance with Company, 10/29BalletCollective's Troy Schumacher to Dance with Company, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

New York, NY, October 23, 2014– UPDATE: Troy Schumacher, Artistic Director of BalletCollective, will now be performing with the company on October 29 and 30 at NYU Skirball Center. Mr. Schumacher is replacing Harrison Coll, who has sustained a minor injury and is unable to perform. (more...)

Inland Pacific Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER, 11/29-12/27Inland Pacific Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER, 11/29-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Southern California's premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet, opens its 20th season with its spectacular production of The Nutcracker, the classic holiday story danced to Tchaikovsky's beloved score. The critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life with dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and nearly 100 dancers on stage. IPB's traditional production of The Nutcracker will have 13 performances in four theaters fromNovember 29 through December 27, 2014: Arcadia Performing Arts Center, November 29/30; Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, December 6/7; Pomona College's Bridges Auditorium, December 13/14/20/21; and new this year, IPB expands its reach into Riverside performing The Nutcracker at the Fox Performing Arts Center, December 27. (more...)

Marena Perez & Carlos Madera Set for Alameda Civic Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER, 12/20-21Marena Perez & Carlos Madera Set for Alameda Civic Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER, 12/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

MARENA PEREZ, principal dancer of the Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico and CARLOS MADERA, will appear as guest artists in the Alameda Civic Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 20 and 21, 2014 at the Kofman Theater in Alameda, California. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LAR LUBOVITCH Dance Company at the JoyceBWW Reviews: LAR LUBOVITCH Dance Company at the Joyce
by Holly Kerr - Oct 21, 2014

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at The Joyce Theater (more...)

Russell Janzen Upped to Soloist at New York City BalletRussell Janzen Upped to Soloist at New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

New York City Ballet announced today that Russell Janzen has been promoted to Soloist, effective immediately. Peter Martins, NYCB's Ballet Master in Chief, made the promotion on Friday, October 17 following a performance of George Balanchine's Chaconne, during which Janzen performed the leading male role alongside NYCB Principal Dancer Sara Mearns. Janzen made his debut in the role, which Balanchine created for Martins in 1976, at the matinee performance on Saturday, October 11. (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Greater Milford Ballet Company to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/13-14Greater Milford Ballet Company to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

EMILY LOSCOCCO and ALAN ALBERTO, principal dancers of Festival Ballet Providence, will appear as guest artists in the Greater Milford Ballet Company's production of The Nutcracker on December 13 and 14, 2014 at Milford High School in Milford, Massachusetts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking NUREYEV'S EYES at American StageBWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking NUREYEV'S EYES at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Oct 19, 2014

Two actors in top form capture the spirit of Rudolf Nureyev and Jamie Wyeth in a wonderfully intimate production that needs to be seen during its brief run. (more...)

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OTHELLO and More Set for ABT's Spring 2015 Season at the MetTHE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OTHELLO and More Set for ABT's Spring 2015 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The season will be highlighted by the New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The new Broadway revival of On The Town, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens tonight, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the talented cast of Broadway's latest revival. Meet the company below! (more...)

Manhattan Youth Ballet and mmac Announce New Faculty MembersManhattan Youth Ballet and mmac Announce New Faculty Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center announce new faculty members for the fall 2014 semester: Garielle Whittle, Flavio Salazar, Martin Harvey, and Gennadi Saveliev. (more...)

Baayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation AwardBaayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Asian American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee has received the 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. (more...)

Retrospective, SLEEPING BEAUTY, New Works, Gala, Exhibits and More Among ABT's 75th Anniversary ProgrammingRetrospective, SLEEPING BEAUTY, New Works, Gala, Exhibits and More Among ABT's 75th Anniversary Programming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Plans were announced today for American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary season by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director, and Rachel S. Moore, CEO. The 15-month long celebration will be highlighted by performances of ABT's historic repertoire presented during the Company's 2014 and 2015 seasons, a special PBS American Masters documentary by Ric Burns, a touring exhibit by the Library of Congress, a 75th Anniversary Gala and a new commemorative souvenir program. (more...)

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire from The American Ballet TheatrePaloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire from The American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City. “These three unique ballerinas have each made such distinctive contributions to ABT throughout the years,” Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie stated. “With them, an era of our history resides. Their remarkable careers will be three more reasons to celebrate our 75th Anniversary Season.” (more...)

Three Performers to Retire This Spring as Principal Dancers for American Ballet TheatreThree Performers to Retire This Spring as Principal Dancers for American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City. 'These three unique ballerinas have each made such distinctive contributions to ABT throughout the years,' Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie stated. 'With them, an era of our history resides. Their remarkable careers will be three more reasons to celebrate our 75th Anniversary season.' (more...)

Ballet San Antonio to Premiere Inaugural Tobin Center Season with Original Take on DRACULABallet San Antonio to Premiere Inaugural Tobin Center Season with Original Take on DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Ballet San Antonio opens its 2014-15 season with 'Dracula,' a much-lauded homegrown work showcasing the artistic breadth of the resident ballet company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Performances run Oct. 16 through 19. (more...)

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts to Open 2014-15 Rodney Strong Vineyard Dance Series, 11/1Wells Fargo Center for the Arts to Open 2014-15 Rodney Strong Vineyard Dance Series, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts kicks-off the 2014-15 Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series with the celebrated Alonzo King LINES Ballet on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). Alonzo King LINES Ballet of San Francisco, is an internationally renowned contemporary ballet company that has been guided since 1982 by its uniquely global artistic vision. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists, innovative choreographer and artistic director Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions and imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. (more...)

Ballet San Antonio to Open Tobin Center Season with DRACULA, 10/16-19Ballet San Antonio to Open Tobin Center Season with DRACULA, 10/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Ballet San Antonio opens its 2014-15 season with Dracula, a much-lauded homegrown work showcasing the artistic breadth of the resident ballet company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Performances run Oct. 16 through 19. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Union County PAC's Hamilton Stage, 2/26/15American Repertory Ballet to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Union County PAC's Hamilton Stage, 2/26/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

RAHWAY, NJ - On October 17, 2014 at 8:00pm, American Repertory Ballet will present A Midsummer Night's Dream Preview Performance at Union County PAC's Hamilton Stage. The professional dancers of American Repertory Ballet will perform Act II of Artistic Director and choreographer Douglas Martin's brand new full-length ballet, and Martin will lead a pre- and post-performance discussion about the choreographic process. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALL BALANCHINE, Honoring an Internationalist GeniusBWW Reviews: ALL BALANCHINE, Honoring an Internationalist Genius
by Wesley Doucette - Sep 30, 2014

With influences of Italian divertissements to the Russian avant-garde, the New York City Ballet's All Balanchine program presents the pancultural genius of their founding artist. (more...)

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