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Date Of Birth:
January 22, 1904
Date Of Death:
April 30, 1983 (79)
Birth Place:
RUSSIA
Gender:
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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
Wall Street Journal Theatre Critic to Make Directorial Debut at Palm Beach DramaworksWall Street Journal Theatre Critic to Make Directorial Debut at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Terry Teachout, drama critic for The Wall Street Journal, playwright, librettist, and biographer, will add another title to his impressive list of accomplishments when he makes his directorial debut next season with Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of his acclaimed play, Satchmo at the Waldorf. The piece, in which Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong reminisces about his life and career just months before his death, closes out PBD's 2015 - 2016 season. (more...)

Judith Jamison, Patti LuPone, Denzel Washington and More Among The Wallis' 2015-16 Artistic AdvisorsJudith Jamison, Patti LuPone, Denzel Washington and More Among The Wallis' 2015-16 Artistic Advisors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces dates and subscription tickets for the 2015 - 2016 Season Artistic Advisor master classes and events -- Suzanne Farrell, former Principal Dancer in George Balanchine's New York City Ballet and founder of Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center (January 24, 2016); Judith Jamison, dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (April 5, 2016); Patti LuPone, Grammy, Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor and singer (March 31, 2016); Arturo Sandoval, Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (October 27, 2015); and Denzel Washington, Academy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor (September 17, 2015).  (more...)

World Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music CenterWorld Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Heightening its role as a powerful commissioning force, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center - The Music Center's acclaimed dance series - is introducing an exciting new chapter in dance with the world premiere of BalletNow, an original three-performance program for which American Ballet Theatre Principals Roberto Bolle and Herman Cornejo are serving as artistic directors. Bolle and Cornejo have formed an international ensemble of 18 major dancers from 12 foreign countries for three distinctive performances, with many of the dancers performing at The Music Center and in Southern California for the first time. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Present NUTCRACKER IN JULYAmerican Repertory Ballet to Present NUTCRACKER IN JULY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

July 1 through July 31, American Repertory Ballet will be celebrating 'Nutcracker in July,' offering discounted tickets for Nutcracker performances at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway and McCarter Theatre in Princeton. Additionally, ARB is celebrating the July kick-off of ticket sales for this holiday classic with community partners in downtown Princeton, who will be involved in ARB's social media contest. The contest winner will receive 4 complimentary tickets to Nutcracker at McCarter Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTYBWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - Jun 17, 2015

Remember history class in high school? The teacher presented a lecture and told us how exciting a certain historical period had been, going on to incessantly bore us because we had no recourse other than to take indecipherable notes we couldn't understand later, finally coming to the conclusion that history was, and always would be, a painstaking bore, better consigned to the college professors we were bound to meet sooner or later on our educational journey to adulthood and, hopefully, a job. That's very much what I thought about the American Ballet Theater's new production of Alexei Ratmansky's 'Sleeping Beauty.' I hate to sound churlish, but so much ink, not to mention so many dollars, have been lavished on this production, that, beyond some more extra performances and, probably, a showing on Great Performances, it will disappear within two years. At least it will be in the archives for future generations to watch. (more...)

ABT William J. Gillespie School Offers Fall 2015 Classes at Segerstrom CenterABT William J. Gillespie School Offers Fall 2015 Classes at Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced the faculty for its American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School that begins its full 36-week school year on September 14, 2015 and runs through June 11, 2016. The Center has added classes to accommodate the growing enrollment. (more...)

New York City Ballet Promotes Three DancersNew York City Ballet Promotes Three Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

New York City Ballet announced today the promotion of three of the Company's dancers. Soloists Lauren Lovette and Anthony Huxley have been promoted to the rank of principal dancer, and corps de ballet member Ashly Isaacs has been promoted to soloist. (more...)

School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit Raises More Than $890,000School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit Raises More Than $890,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 raised more than $890,000 for scholarships and school programs. The evening began with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard's Morse Hall, followed by the performance at 7pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center, and concluded with a seated dinner at 9pm at the Mandarin Oriental. The evening celebrated the legendary Rudolf Nureyev and commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Scholarship. (more...)

BWW Interviews: New York City Ballet's Raymonda Variations, Morgen, and New York Export: Opus JazzBWW Interviews: New York City Ballet's Raymonda Variations, Morgen, and New York Export: Opus Jazz
by Barnett Serchuk - Jun 2, 2015

On Sunday, June 31, 2015, New York City Ballet offered the sweet, the mundane, and the historical. If I were a lyricist I could write a song about this, but since my iambic pentameter is almost non-existent, and my Stephen Sondheim thesaurus nowhere to be found, I guess I'll have to push forward in everyday prose. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET'S 2015 WORKSHOP Offers a Mostly Polished and Always Charming Peek at the Upcoming Generation of DancersBWW Reviews: THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET'S 2015 WORKSHOP Offers a Mostly Polished and Always Charming Peek at the Upcoming Generation of Dancers
by Sondra Forsyth - Jun 2, 2015

SAB's annual Workshop performances have been a treasured staple on NYC dance lovers' calendars ever since 1965 when the legendary Alexandra Danilova, then a faculty member, initiated the iconic spring ritual. The event is not a graduation ceremony, but rather a tantalizing glimpse of what the future of dance may hold. This year, not only the school's most promising advanced students but also a group of prodigiously talented nine to 14-year-olds took the stage in fully costumed performances of excerpts from the New York City Ballet repertory, danced to live orchestral accompaniment. (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet Promotes Soloist Alexander Peters to Principal DancerPennsylvania Ballet Promotes Soloist Alexander Peters to Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Philadelphia, PA (June 1, 2015) – Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella are pleased to announce that Soloist Alexander Peters has been promoted to Principal Dancer, the highest rank in the Company, for the 2015-2016 Season.  (more...)

Bolshoi Ballet Returns to U.S. Cinema Screens This OctoberBolshoi Ballet Returns to U.S. Cinema Screens This October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathe Live proudly announce the new 2015-16 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema season in select U.S. cinemas beginning this October. Four performances, including three new productions, will be screened as Sunday matinees at 12:55 p.m. local time (captured live earlier the same day from Moscow). (more...)

The Pacific Northwest Ballet to Live-Stream the SEASON ENCORE PERFORMANCE, 6/7The Pacific Northwest Ballet to Live-Stream the SEASON ENCORE PERFORMANCE, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The curtain comes down on Pacific Northwest Ballet's 42nd season with its annual Season Encore Performance, a crowd-pleasing reprise of some of PNB's greatest hits.  An evening of thrilling selections and inspired performances, the program will feature PNB's entire Company, along with the mighty PNB Orchestra (now celebrating its 25th Anniversary) under the baton of Music Director/Principal Conductor Emil de Cou.  The evening also celebrates the extraordinary careers of PNB's departing dancers with George Balanchine's Serenade and selections from his Jewels, the local premiere of a work by former PNB Company member Andrew Bartee, a sneak preview of Jessica Lang's The Calling(to be presented as part of PNB's 2015-2016 season) and others.  The Season Encore Performance will be presented one night only, Sunday, June 7 at 6:30 pm at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

(May 28, 2015) Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater will be awarded the prestigious University of Chicago Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal at UChicago's 523rd Convocation, Saturday, June 13. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

May 26, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. Highlights of Festival 2015 include Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special dance and radio stage production starring Ira Glass, host of This American Life; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2; the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO; Cuban contemporary ensemble Malpaso Dance Company, performing with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Anniversary, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.  (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free LineupJacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. (more...)

NYC Debut of the Polish National Ballet Set for The Joyce TheaterNYC Debut of the Polish National Ballet Set for The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. is thrilled to present the New York debut of the Polish National Ballet, Poland's leading ballet company based in Warsaw, from June 16-21. The company, under the artistic direction of Krzysztof Pastor, will present a program of three works: two by Pastor (Adagio & Scherzo, a US Premiere and Moving Rooms, a New York Premiere) and Emanuel Gat's acclaimed Rite of Spring.  Tickets range in price from $10-$49 ($26-$37 for Joyce Theater members), and can be purchased through JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at www.joyce.org.  The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

BWW SPOTLIGHT: Vienna Festival Ballet's Principal Female Dancer Emily-Joy SmithBWW SPOTLIGHT: Vienna Festival Ballet's Principal Female Dancer Emily-Joy Smith
by Jenny Antill - May 26, 2015

Vienna Festival Ballet is currently in the midst of its 35th Anniversary Gala UK tour which celebrates their extensive repertoire and wonderful performers. I had the privilege of speaking to the company's principal female dancer, Emily-Joy Smith, who is presently enjoying performing some of her favourite characters all in one show! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ABT's 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA Served up a Retrospective Feast of Excerpts from the Company's Incomparable RepertoireBWW Reviews: ABT's 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA Served up a Retrospective Feast of Excerpts from the Company's Incomparable Repertoire
by Sondra Forsyth - May 21, 2015

ABT's 75th Anniversary Gala, a balletomane's dream of a performance on May 18th 2015 at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, treated the nearly sold-out audience to a joyous celebration in dance and archival images of the American Ballet Theatre's seven-and-a-half decade reign as 'America's National Ballet Company'. That designation became official with an act of Congress on April 27th 2006, but the troupe founded by Richard Pleasant with Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith as Co-Directors in 1940 had embraced the ethos of this country right from the start. (more...)

The School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 Set for 6/2The School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 Set for 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The evening begins with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard's Morse Hall, followed by the performance at 7pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center. A seated dinner at 9pm at the Mandarin Oriental will conclude the evening. For more information, please contact the special events office at SAB at (more...)

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