George Balanchine News

Date of Birth: January 22, 1904
Date of Death: April 30, 1983 (79)
Birth Place: RUSSIA
Gender: Male
Pennsylvania Ballet Kicks Off New Season with New Works, New Artistic Director, 10/22Pennsylvania Ballet Kicks Off New Season with New Works, New Artistic Director, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Philadelphia, PA (August 31, 2015)– Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella are proud to present a classic masterpiece with George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco, as well as two exhilarating and edgy works; Wayne McGregor's Chroma, and Christopher Wheeldon's DGV: Danse ŕ Grande Vitesse to kick-off the 2015-2016 Season, October 22-25 at The Academy of Music.  (more...)

Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet Heads to NYC, Philly, Baltimore and D.C. This OctSukhishvili Georgian National Ballet Heads to NYC, Philly, Baltimore and D.C. This Oct
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Sukhishvili, one of the most acclaimed dance companies in the world, returns to New York to celebrate a triumphant 70 years of world-wide success for its performances before 50 million viewers in 100 countries in five continents. (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet Opens 2015-16 Season in OctoberPennsylvania Ballet Opens 2015-16 Season in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella are proud to present a classic masterpiece with George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco, as well as two exhilarating and edgy works; Wayne McGregor's Chroma, and Christopher Wheeldon's DGV: Danse ŕ Grande Vitesse to kick-off the 2015-2016 Season, October 22-25 at The Academy of Music. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Releases Schedule of September 2015 EventsAmerican Repertory Ballet Releases Schedule of September 2015 Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

MIDDLESEX and MERCER COUNTIES, NJ - This September, American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School will be participating in community events throughout Central Jersey: Cranbury Day in Cranbury, Septemberfest in Hamilton, the Hub City Sounds Festival in New Brunswick, and Highland Park's Arts in the Park.  (more...)

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by BWW - Aug 30, 2015

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BWW Interview: Daniel EzralowBWW Interview: Daniel Ezralow
by Barnett Serchuk - Aug 27, 2015

Pearl (www.PearlTheShow.com), a new American-Chinese dance-theatre spectacular, inspired by the life of Pearl S. Buck, the first woman to win both the Nobel and the Pulitzer Prizes, will have its world premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for 4 performances only, August 27-30th. The story, focusing on the substantial influence Pearl had on both Chinese and Western cultures, will be brought to life through new choreography by Daniel Ezralow (Ezralow Dance Company, MOMIX, Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, Academy Awards), a new score composed by Jun Miyake (collaborations with Robert Wilson, Pina Bausch, David Byrne and Oliver Stone) dazzling visuals and a company of 30 American and Chinese dancers. (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...)

World Premiere of 4OUR Set for Scotiabank Dance Centre, 10/1-3World Premiere of 4OUR Set for Scotiabank Dance Centre, 10/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

From JOE INK and celebrated Vancouver Choreographer Joe Laughlin comes the world premiere 4OUR, on stage at the Scotiabank Dance Centre October 1 - 3, 2015 at 8pm, with a preview performance September 30. Brought to life by the exquisite talents of dance artists Gioconda Barbuto, Heather Dotto, Kevin Tookey, and Laughlin, this deeply personal and visually striking new creation will explore family dynamics, cross-generational relationships, and the singular moments that shape our lives. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 11/27Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 11/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – A new/old holiday tradition comes to Seattle! Pacific Northwest Ballet is excited to premiere the centerpiece of its 2015/2016 season, a sparkling new production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker featuring eye-popping colorful sets and costumes designed by author/illustrator Ian Falconer (Olivia the Pig). PNB's new production still features Tchaikovsky's timeless score performed live by the mighty PNB Orchestra, and the beloved story of Clara, her Nutcracker prince, and a magical journey to delight audiences both young and old. “As a ten-year-old boy, I stepped onto the stage for the first time as a member of the cast of George Balanchine's Nutcracker,” said PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal. “The magic of this production was evident from that moment on, and now to have the opportunity to bring it to Seattle audiences wrapped in the brilliance of Ian Falconer's designs is a dream come true.” (more...)

Northrop to Welcome Ballet West This OctoberNorthrop to Welcome Ballet West This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Minneapolis, MN -- Kicking off its 2015//16 Dance Season, Northrop at the University of Minnesota presents Ballet West on Sat, Oct 3 at 8:00 pm. The company that starred in the reality television show 'Breaking Pointe' will present a sparkling repertoire accompanied by a full, live orchestra comprised of local musicians. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Sets 'Season Premiere' Performances & More at Rider UniversityAmerican Repertory Ballet Sets 'Season Premiere' Performances & More at Rider University
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

American Repertory Ballet's performance season will open at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ with a week of events, presentations, and performances celebrating 5 years of Artistic Director Douglas Martin's artistic leadership. (more...)

Audra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next MonthAudra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Los Angeles is in for a treat next month! Tony and Grammy-winner Audra McDonald comes to the Hollywood Bowl to sing classics from Broadway and the American Songbook with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Bramwell Tovey, Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 and 3, at 8 pm. Audiences on both nights will be entertained by McDonald singing famous tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mancini and Mercer, and others. The evenings also feature gifted American Ballet Theatre dancers on stage to bring Bernstein's Fancy Free to life performing Jerome Robbins' 1944 choreography. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Announces 10 New Dancers to International RosterJoffrey Ballet Announces 10 New Dancers to International Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of ten dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2015-2016 season: Nicole Ciapponi (Canada), Valeriia Chaykina (Russia), Camila Ferrera (Hoboken, New Jersey), Anna Gerberich (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania), Stefan Goncalvez (Brazil), Luis Eduardo Gonzalez (Colombia), Hansol Jeong (Korea), Gayeon Jung (Korea), Paulo Rodrigues (Brazil) and Joan Sebastian Zamora (Colombia). With these new company members, The Joffrey Ballet is currently comprised of 41 dancers.   (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Welcomes New Dancers for 2015-16 Season!The Joffrey Ballet Welcomes New Dancers for 2015-16 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of ten dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2015-2016 season: Nicole Ciapponi (Canada), Valeriia Chaykina (Russia), Camila Ferrera (Hoboken, New Jersey), Anna Gerberich (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania), Stefan Goncalvez (Brazil), Luis Eduardo Gonzalez (Colombia), Hansol Jeong (Korea), Gayeon Jung (Korea), Paulo Rodrigues (Brazil) and Joan Sebastian Zamora (Colombia). With these new company members, The Joffrey Ballet is currently comprised of 41 dancers. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Free Concerts and More Set for New York City Center's Spring 2016 Dance LineupPacific Northwest Ballet, Free Concerts and More Set for New York City Center's Spring 2016 Dance Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

New York City Center today announced three diverse dance engagements which complete programming for the 2015-16 season. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Announces 2015-16 SeasonAmerican Repertory Ballet Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey's preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, will perform throughout New Jersey - in Princeton, New Brunswick, Lawrenceville, Branchburg, Rahway, Manasquan, South Orange, and Trenton - and at the Joyce Theater in New York City from September 2015 through April 2016. The performance season will open on September 24 at Rider University Bart Luedeke Center with an open rehearsal and State of the Art Address, celebrating 5 years of Artistic Director Douglas Martin's artistic leadership. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Offer SEE THE MUSIC with Performances, Events & More, 9/25Pacific Northwest Ballet to Offer SEE THE MUSIC with Performances, Events & More, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its 2015-2016 season with SEE THE MUSIC, a terrific triple-bill of repertory works. After an eight-year hiatus, PNB welcomes the return of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, choreographed by the ballet master at the age of 25 for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Another relative youngster, Christopher Wheeldon (recent Tony Award-winner for An American in Paris), shares the bill with Mr. B., represented by his dramatic Tide Harmonic, created for PNB in 2013. The program comes to a comic close with Jerome Robbins' hilarious The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody). SEE THE MUSIC runs for seven performances only, September 25 through October 4 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30 and may be purchased by calling 206.441.2424, in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces Dancer Promotions, New Associate Director for New SeasonBoston Ballet Announces Dancer Promotions, New Associate Director for New Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Boston, MA—Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced the 2015-2016 season roster, featuring 11 new dancers and six promotions from within the Company. The Company will be comprised of 68 dancers—including 10 dancers in Boston Ballet II (BBII)—representing 20 nationalities. The full company has returned to its 19 Clarendon Street studios in preparation for the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet to Make Jacob's Pillow Debut, 8/12-16The Sarasota Ballet to Make Jacob's Pillow Debut, 8/12-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 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, 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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