George Balanchine News

Date of Birth: January 22, 1904
Date of Death: April 30, 1983 (79)
Birth Place: RUSSIA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Ballet And Cacti? Yes, Please! Houston Ballet Captivates With Spring Mixed Repertory ProgramBWW Review: Ballet And Cacti? Yes, Please! Houston Ballet Captivates With Spring Mixed Repertory Program
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - May 28, 2016

BWW Review: Houston Ballet Presents A Riveting Collection Of Dance (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...)

BalletCollective to Collaborate with Architects & Choreographers for October PerformancesBalletCollective to Collaborate with Architects & Choreographers for October Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

BalletCollective's 2016 Season will further explore the company's unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. Both works will be choreographed by BalletCollective director Troy Schumacher and will be premiered at NYU Skirball Center on October 27 and 28 featuring live music and an ensemble of eight dancers, including New York City Ballet's Harrison Coll, Rachel Hutsell Anthony Huxley, Lauren King, Isabella LaFreniere, Ashley Laracey, and Lauren Lovette.   (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet to Perform Two Company Premieres in New SeasonPennsylvania Ballet to Perform Two Company Premieres in New Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Philadelphia, PA (May 18, 2016) – Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella will enthrall audiences with passion, poetry, and human emotion in Balanchine and Beyond. This final program of the 2015/2016 Season features Hans Van Manen's Adagio Hammerklavier, Trisha Brown's O zlozony/ O composite, Jean-Pierre Frohlich's Varied Trio (in four), and George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments June 9-12 at The Merriam Theater.  (more...)

Miami City Ballet Releases Company Roster for Upcoming SeasonMiami City Ballet Releases Company Roster for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – (May 16, 2016) – Miami City Ballet (MCB) has announced its 50-member roster for the 2016-17 season, which opens on October 23 in Miami, including the promotions of Nathalia Arja to principal soloist and both Chase Swatosh and Shimon Ito to soloists, and the addition of four new dancers: Lauren Fadeley, formerly a principal with Pennsylvania Ballet (PAB) who is joining MCB as a soloist; Amir Yogev, another dancer from PAB who began his career with MCB; and Alaina Andersen and Luiz Silva, both recent graduates of Miami City Ballet School. (more...)

BWW Review: PROGRAM B of 'Soaking Wet' Wipes out with Lame Jokes and Relentless RepetitionBWW Review: PROGRAM B of 'Soaking Wet' Wipes out with Lame Jokes and Relentless Repetition
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 23, 2016

On paper, Lawrence Goldhuber/Bigmanarts contrasted with Christopher Williams -- both theatrically inclined and unafraid of being wacky -- sounds marvelous. Marvelous dance evenings are certainly what Mr. Parker usually presents, but many hours after the fact I am still waiting for the magic of May 19th, 2016 to coalesce.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 5/15/2016 - 5/22/2016Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 5/15/2016 - 5/22/2016
by BWW - May 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/15/2016 - 5/22/2016. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: A Conversation on Mixing Ballet and Tap at THE CENTER FOR BALLET AND THE ARTSBWW Dance Review: A Conversation on Mixing Ballet and Tap at THE CENTER FOR BALLET AND THE ARTS
by Caryn Cooper - May 20, 2016

On May 9th 2016, the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University curated an interesting presentation entitled: Ballet and Tap Dancing: Oil and Water? The History of Attempts to Mix Ballet and Tap as part of their public conversations series. This one featured acclaimed author, dance critic, and writer Brian Seibert. Mr. Seibert led this talk with aims of giving the audience an overview of the various attempts to fuse the two dance forms. (more...)

Miami City Ballet Announces Dancers for 2016-17 SeasonMiami City Ballet Announces Dancers for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Miami City Ballet (MCB) has announced its 50-member roster for the 2016-17 season, which opens on October 23 in Miami, including the promotions of Nathalia Arja to principal soloist and both Chase Swatosh and Shimon Ito to soloists, and the addition of four new dancers: Lauren Fadeley, formerly a principal with Pennsylvania Ballet (PAB) who is joining MCB as a soloist; Amir Yogev, another dancer from PAB who began his career with MCB; and Alaina Andersen and Luiz Silva, both recent graduates of Miami City Ballet School. (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with BALANCHINE AND BEYONDPennsylvania Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with BALANCHINE AND BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella will enthrall audiences with passion, poetry, and human emotion in Balanchine and Beyond. This final program of the 2015/2016 Season features Hans Van Manen's Adagio Hammerklavier, Trisha Brown's O zlozony/ O composite, Jean-Pierre Frohlich's Varied Trio (in four), and George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments June 9-12 at The Merriam Theater. (more...)

Taylor Stanley Promoted to Principal Dancer with New York City BalletTaylor Stanley Promoted to Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

New York City Ballet announced today that Taylor Stanley has been promoted to principal dancer, effective immediately. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 GalaGoodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Anais Chalendard Set for Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive, 6/6-8Anais Chalendard Set for Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive, 6/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

ANAIS CHALENDARD will be a member of the faculty for the Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive from June 6-8, 2016 in Allen, Texas. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Jeremy McQueenBWW Dance Interview: Jeremy McQueen
by Barnett Serchuk - May 11, 2016

Founder and Artistic Director of The Black Iris Project, Jeremy McQueen is an award-winning emerging choreographer. A 2013 recipient of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago's Choreographers of Color Award and two-time finalist of the Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence, McQueen's work has appeared at Jacob's Pillow Dance's Inside/Out series (in 2012 & 2013), Dancers Responding to AIDS' Fire Island Dance Festival, the Young Choreographer's Festival, and more. McQueen has appeared in the Broadway National Tours of 'Wicked' and 'The Color Purple', in addition to the Metropolitan Opera's productions of 'Die Fledermaus', 'Aida', 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann', and 'Don Giovanni'. McQueen currently teaches ballet for ABT's and Ailey's educational outreach programs. A graduate of The Ailey School/Fordham University B.F.A Program, he's trained as a scholarship recipient with American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. (more...)

Arthur Mitchell to be Honored with Columbia Doctorate of Humane LettersArthur Mitchell to be Honored with Columbia Doctorate of Humane Letters
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on the legendary dance pioneer and social activist Arthur Mitchell this month, the Arthur Mitchell Project announced today. (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...)

MUSICALS TONIGHT Announces 2016-2017 Season, Featuring Five Classic RevivalsMUSICALS TONIGHT Announces 2016-2017 Season, Featuring Five Classic Revivals
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Musicals Tonight will offer FIVE classic revivals in their 19th season - Funny Face, Hoi Polloi, Louisiana Purchase, Mr. Wonderful, and I Can Get It for You Wholesale. A subscription costs $146.25 and single tickets will go on sale after Labor Day. Performances are at the intimate Lion Theatre (88 seats) in the Theatre Row Studios complex at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces New Partnership with William ForsytheBoston Ballet Announces New Partnership with William Forsythe
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

May 4, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen is honored to announce a five-year partnership with internationally-renowned choreographer William Forsythe. The Company will add one new William Forsythe work to its repertoire each year, in addition to also presenting reprised works from the Company's current repertoire. Nissinen and Forsythe will work together to select the programming for Boston Ballet, and the legendary choreographer and his assistants and stagers will work directly with the Company. This partnership will result in Boston Ballet having the richest collection of William Forsythe ballets in the United States. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Stage OBSIDIAN TEAR in London, May 28Boston Ballet to Stage OBSIDIAN TEAR in London, May 28
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Obsidian Tear, inspired by renowned Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen's orchestral work Nyx, features an all-male cast. Salonen, who was recently named Composer in Residence with the New York Philharmonic, will make his Royal Ballet debut conducting the world premiere. The work will see its world premiere in London May 28, 2016, and its U.S. premiere in Boston Ballet's 2017–2018 season in Boston. In addition to the groundbreaking work Chroma—performed by Boston Ballet in 2013 and 2015 to critical acclaim with repeated standing ovations—Obsidian Tearwill be the second work of McGregor's in Boston Ballet's repertoire. After Boston Ballet's debut performance in Chroma, Thea Singer of the Boston Globe stated: “The Boston Ballet dancers astonish with their master of the choreography, contorting this way and that with remarkable intensity.” McGregor will reveal additional plans for the world premiere and co-production at The Royal Opera House's Insights event on May 11, 2016, 2:15 pm EDT / 7:15 pm BST. The event will be live-streamed for viewers around the world to enjoy on The Royal Opera House YouTube Channel. (more...)

Steps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York SeasonSteps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm committed to connecting artists and the community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, announces a 3-day weekend performance celebration May 6-8, 2016 at Ailey Citigroup Theater. The weekend will commence May 6 with the Steps Repertory and Guests Benefit, featuring performances by American Dance Machine, Jon Ole Olstad, choreography by Al Blackstone and the staging of a Swan Lake variation by Elena Kunikova to be danced by a student at Steps. Audiences will also enjoy performances by students of the Steps Conservatory Program and pre-professional students at The School at Steps, with staging by the legendary Leslie Browne. May 7-8, Steps Repertory Ensemble will present a full evening of works by Artistic Director Bradley Shelver and leading choreographers Lar Lubovitch, Sidra Bell, Julia Ehrstrand, and Jae Man Joo. (more...)

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