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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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The School of American Ballet's 2015 WINTER BALL to be Held in MarchThe School of American Ballet's 2015 WINTER BALL to be Held in March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The School of American Ballet (SAB) announces the 2015 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 9, 2015, sponsored by legendary French jewelry Maison, Van Cleef & Arpels for the eighth consecutive year. To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, contact the Special Events Office at (212) 769-6636. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts and the School of American Ballet to Present THE BEAUTY OF BALLET in MarchBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts and the School of American Ballet to Present THE BEAUTY OF BALLET in March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with The Beauty of Ballet, a free lecture demonstration presented by the School of American Ballet (SAB), on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2pm. This event is free, with no tickets or reservations required. (more...)

New York City Ballet Appoints Andrew Litton as New Music DirectorNew York City Ballet Appoints Andrew Litton as New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

New York City Ballet announced today that Andrew Litton has been named the Company's next Music Director. Litton, who currently serves as Music Director of both Norway's Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Denver's Colorado Symphony Orchestra, will become NYCB's Music Director Designate, effective immediately, and will begin his first season as the Company's Music Director next September for the start of NYCB's 2015-16 season. (more...)

CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY to Celebrate the Holidays, Begin. 12/12CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY to Celebrate the Holidays, Begin. 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY, hosted by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson from El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan, celebrates the holidays beginning Friday, Dec. 12 (2014) at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm on CUNY TV*. The show is repeated Sunday 12/14 at noon and returns Friday 12/26 at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm and on Sunday 12/28 at noon. On and after Dec. 12, the program may be viewed anytime on www.cuny.tv. (more...)

Harris Theater Commissions World Premiere by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano for Hubbard Street Dance ChicagoHarris Theater Commissions World Premiere by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and Michael Tiknis, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and Managing Director Endowed Chair for the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, are thrilled to announce the addition of a world premiere by choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano to Hubbard Street's next Chicago engagement. The commission is made possible through the support of the Harris Theater, the See the Dance Consortium, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more...)

Alberta Ballet to Bring FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY to UCLA in JanuaryAlberta Ballet to Bring FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY to UCLA in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Alberta Ballet presents Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, choreographed by Jean Grand-Maitre with music by Sarah McLachlan for one night only, January 24, 2015 at Royce Hall, UCLA. (more...)

Richmond Ballet's Phillip Skaggs to RetireRichmond Ballet's Phillip Skaggs to Retire
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Longtime company dancer Phillip Skaggs is set to retire from the stage at the end of the 2014-15 season after 16 years with Richmond Ballet. The entire company will celebrate Mr. Skaggs' 16 year career with a special farewell performance of George Balanchine's elegant Liebeslieder Walzer during the work's springtime run, April 14-19 at Richmond Ballet's Studio Theatre. Mr. Skaggs' retirement will mark the departure of the longest-tenured company member currently at dancing with Richmond Ballet. (more...)

Chita Rivera Coming to The Alden in McLean in FebruaryChita Rivera Coming to The Alden in McLean in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event celebrating her 80th Birthday, coming to The Alden in McLean for one night only on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more information at www.aldentheatre.org or 703-790-0123. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Houston Ballet's Allison Miller Talks THE NUTCRACKERBWW Interviews: Houston Ballet's Allison Miller Talks THE NUTCRACKER
by Katricia Lang - Dec 4, 2014

I talk to Allison Miller, a dancer whose sparkling personality manages her sparkling performance, about Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER. (more...)

Lincoln Center to Launch New Family-Linc Program on 12/14Lincoln Center to Launch New Family-Linc Program on 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

As part of its commitment to bring the programs of Lincoln Center to families in all five New York boroughs, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is launching Family-Linc, a program designed to encourage families with financial or other barriers to the arts to attend performances in dance, theater, orchestral music, and opera on a regular basis. In partnership with social service agencies across the city, Lincoln Center is offering prime orchestra-level seats at weekend performances by Lincoln Center constituent organizations at deeply discounted ticket prices ($10 each). (more...)

Northrop to Welcome The Suzanne Farrell Ballet This WeekNorthrop to Welcome The Suzanne Farrell Ballet This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

Northrop presents THE SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET on Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 pm on the Carlson Family Stage, with full live orchestra. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - ON THE TOWN's Megan FairchildBWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - ON THE TOWN's Megan Fairchild
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 30, 2014

Today, Fairchild speaks exclusively with BWW about the challenges and triumphs of making the crossover from the world of ballet to the Broadway stage! (more...)

Peter Boal Set for Single Performance in New York City Ballet's THE NUTRACKERPeter Boal Set for Single Performance in New York City Ballet's THE NUTRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

The New York Times reports today that Peter Boal, who retired 10 year ago from the company, will perform with the production for a single matinee only on December 13. He will play 'Herr Drosselmeier.' (more...)

CCM Ballet Ensemble to Perform in Concert, 12/5-7CCM Ballet Ensemble to Perform in Concert, 12/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's (CCM) Department of Dance concludes its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration with a demanding and impressive Fall Dance Concert, running Dec. 5-7 in UC's Patricia Corbett Theater. The concert program features ballets by guest choreographers Michael Bearden and Tong Wang, as well as works by CCM Dance faculty members. Department Chair Jiang Qi and Associate Professor of Dance Deirdre Carberry direct. (more...)

NUTCRACKER: PART 1, THE WORKSHOP to Play Knockdown CenterNUTCRACKER: PART 1, THE WORKSHOP to Play Knockdown Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Nutcracker: Part I, The Workshop: An immersive, dance-theatre reimagining of the classic ballet, performed in the cavernous Knockdown Center, depicts the life-story of a woman (and dancer) named Clara. (more...)

Documentary MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER Opens in New York, 1/23Documentary MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER Opens in New York, 1/23
by Movies News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely Unknown story of Martha Hill, a visionary whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America. (more...)

Broadway's Lee Wilson to Sign 'REBEL ON POINTE' Memoir at Barnes & Noble Next MonthBroadway's Lee Wilson to Sign 'REBEL ON POINTE' Memoir at Barnes & Noble Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Lee Wilson, former cast member of Hello Dolly!, A Chorus Line, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Meet Me in St. Louis, will discuss and sign her new book, Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway, at Barnes & Noble on Broadway on Dec. 8. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 11/28Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

SEATTLE, WA -For over thirty years, family and friends have shared the wonder and beauty of the holidays with PNB's world-famous Nutcracker. Created by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell and children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, PNB's one-of-a-kind Nutcracker has been dazzling Northwest audiences since 1983. Join us now for the final season of this acclaimed and much-loved Nutcracker before it goes into the PNB vault. (In 2015, PNB will unveil its production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, featuring all-new sets and costumes by children's author/illustrator and theatre designer Ian Falconer.) The Stowell/Sendak Nutcracker returns to Seattle Center's McCaw Hall for 35 public performances November 28 through December 28, 2014. Tickets to Nutcrackermay be purchased through the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, online at PNB.org, or in person at 301 Mercer St. (A limited selection of tickets are also available through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. No other outlets are authorized to sell Pacific Northwest Ballet Nutcracker tickets.) (more...)

Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents THE NUTCRACKER, 12/11Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents THE NUTCRACKER, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University is proud to host the return engagement of Gelsey Kirkland Ballet'sproduction of the perennial holiday classic The Nutcracker. Due to the success of the production's debut last season at Schimmel Center, this year's production of The Nutcracker will be performed over the course of a special two-week engagement, running December 11–21. This 30-member company, under the artistic direction of Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov, is comprised of nineteen dancers and eleven apprentices, and is based in Lower Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Mikhailovsky Ballet in GiselleBWW Reviews: The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Giselle
by Holly Kerr - Nov 14, 2014

The Mikhailovsky Ballet is on its first United States tour and is now at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center through November 23. The Company features several of Russia's greatest dancers: Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, formerly of the Bolshoi Ballet, and Leonid Sarafanov, formerly of the Mariinsky. It will surely conquer New York City and Los Angeles, and soon the rest of the world. (more...)

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