George Balanchine News

Date Of Birth:
January 22, 1904
Date Of Death:
April 30, 1983 (79)
Birth Place:
RUSSIA
Gender:
Male
American Repertory Ballet to Present Fall Repertory Preview for Oct 2014 'On Pointe'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Through guest speakers, lecture demonstrations, performance previews, and panel discussions, American Repertory Ballet's On Pointe series gives the public an inside look at the world of dance and, within that, ARB's unique work. ARB's 'Fall Repertory Preview' On Pointe will be held October 10, 2014 at 5:15pm. This On Pointe event will feature American Repertory Ballet dancers performing excerpts from upcoming ARB productions. (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet Names Grace Holmes as the New School Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Kansas City Ballet is pleased to announce that Grace Holmes, previously Professor of Dance at University of Texas at Austin, assumed the role of Kansas City Ballet School Director beginning September 1, 2014. Her responsibilities will include oversight of the Academy, the Kansas City Youth Ballet, the newly created Trainee Program, the Studio Division and the summer programs for the more than 600 children, young adults and adults in the downtown Bolender Center campus and the Johnson County campus. (more...)

BalletCollective to Present Two World Premiere Ballets, 10/29-30 at NYU's Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

BalletCollective will present two world premiere ballets that showcase the company's commitment to artistic collaboration on October 29 and 30 at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. The program will also include The Impulse Wants Company (2013). All three works will be accompanied by live music performed by the ensemble Hotel Elefant and feature lighting design by Brandon Stirling Baker. (more...)

Bob Dylan, NEWSIES, Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson and More Set for The Kimmel Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Kimmel Center kicks off its 2014-2015 season this week with more than 100 new shows on sale to the public for the first time, including multi-Grammy winner and Songwriters Hall of Famer Bob Dylan (Nov. 21-23), Broadway's Tony-Winning hit Newsies (Oct. 28-Nov. 2), award winning NPR radio host Ira Glass (Nov. 12), Puerto Rican super group, Calle 13 (Sept. 27), and Emmy winning astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Feb. 25). (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents 'From Houston To The World' (September 18 – 28)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

From September 18-28, 2014, Houston Ballet offers up its fall mixed repertory program titled From Houston to the World with ballets choreographed for Houston Ballet dancers. Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo brings wit and humor to the extreme virtuosity that he demands in ONE/end/ONE. Edwaard Liang's deeply spiritual ballet Murmuration also returns. Closing the program is Stanton Welch's vivid and exciting interpretation of the third act of Paquita, showcasing a breathtaking display of technique and classical skill. Houston Ballet will give six performances of From Houston to the World at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets start at $20, and may be purchased at www.houstonballet.org, or by calling 713 227 2787. (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet Announces New Artistic Staff and Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of three new members of the artistic staff: Grace Holmes as the new Director of Kansas City Ballet School, Kristi Capps as the new Ballet Master and Anthony Krutzkamp as newly created position of Manager of KCB II. Carney also announced eleven new members of the Company, increasing the Company from 28 to 29 members for the 2014-2015 season. He also announced the appointment of four new KCB II dancers, which stands at six members. Carney also announced the creation of a Trainee Program with five students, two selected from Kansas City Ballet School. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Introduces Three New Dancers to Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

CHICAGO (September 3, 2014) – Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of three dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2014-2015 season: Artur Babajanyan (Armenia), Edson Barbosa (Brazil) and Brooke Linford, a former Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainee (Alpine, Utah). The three new dancers officially began rehearsing with the company July 21. (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet Dismisses Long-Time Artistic Leaders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The New York Times has confirmed that following Angel Corella's appointment as the Pennsylvania Ballet's new Artistic Director last month, the company has fired a slew of long-time artistic employees. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Pink Martini to Collaborate on Nicolo Fonte's World Premiere in the Upcoming OBT 25 Program, 10/11-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Oregon Ballet Theatre announced last night during Pink Martini's concert at the Oregon Zoo that Nicolo Fonte's world premiere in the upcoming OBT 25 program will feature Portland's favorite "little orchestra" sharing the stage with the dancers in the first ever full-scale collaboration between the two groups. The ballet, titled Everywhere, was inspired by Fonte's eagerness to create an unforgettable experience for the audience that will reveal new facets of both groups and the performers in them. In celebration of the Ballet's 25th Anniversary Season, this entirely new creation will feature China Forbes, who has been the lead singer for the band since its inception. Opening Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Keller Auditorium, OBT 25 will continue for five performances through October 18. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Sets Sept 2014 Events in Cranbury, Hamilton and New Brunswick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

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, and the Hub City Sounds Festival in New Brunswick. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents George Balanchine's JEWELS, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet sweeps onstage and into a spectacular new season arrayed in emerald green, ruby red, and luminous white. A triple-treat for both eyes and ears, the trio of gems in George Balanchine'sJewels pay tribute to golden ages of music and dance: Emeralds' graceful clouds of tulle whisper French fashion and fragrance; Rubies' jazzy, sassy merger with Stravinsky mirrors the carefree candor of America; and Diamonds' glittering splendor recalls the great choreographer's heritage, so that 'if the entire Imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence' (Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp). Jewels runs fromSeptember 26 through October 5 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets and more information are available through the Pacific Northwest Ballet Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, 206.441.2424, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

Princeton Ballet School to Welcome Alum and Fulbright Scholar Casey Lee Thorne for 8/21 Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

This Thursday, August 21, 2014, Princeton Ballet School will host a special workshop led by notable alumna and Fulbright Scholar Casey Lee Thorne. Thorne graduated from Princeton Ballet School's Professional Training Program and is Founder and Artistic Director of Inside Out Contemporary Ballet (IOCB), a professional dance company based in Marin, California. She will lead a contemporary dance workshop for advanced dancers at Princeton Ballet School's studios in Princeton, NJ on August 21, 2014 from 11:45 am until 1:15 pm. The workshop is part of Thorne's choreographic project If I Were You - Project Israel, for which she recently received a Fulbright Scholarship. (more...)

Cast Announced for Christopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at Lincoln Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation and The National Ballet of Canada today announced the casting for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, having its New York premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center, September 9 - 14, 2014. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Launches Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) will launch its 43nd (2014-2015) main stage performance season and its third year as Resident Ballet Company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with A Midsummer Night's Dream Act I and Seasons on Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 pm andSunday, September 21 at 2 pm. Tickets from $29 (plus fees) may be purchased by calling The Smith Center Box Office at (702) 749-2000 or by visiting www.nevadaballet.org. (more...)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for 82nd Season Finale, 8/20-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB), one of the country's leading contemporary ballet companies, returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the 82nd season finale. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Season Features 'Stories in Motion' & Two Repertory Favorites to Celebrate 20th Year, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

CHICAGO (August 11, 2014) – The Joffrey Ballet celebrates its 20th anniversary of calling Chicago home in the 2014-15 season. Artistic Director Ashley Wheater opens the season with “Stories in Motion,” a special one-weekend-only addition to the Joffrey's usual three-program subscription season. This program, exploring the concept of “story ballet” with works that each tell a story in a freshly conceived way, features the return of two Joffrey repertory favorites, George Balanchine's Prodigal Son and Antony Tudor's Lilac Garden, along with the Joffrey/Chicago Premiere of Yuri Possokhov's Asian-themed RAkU. The Joffrey presents “Stories in Motion” in five performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway,September 18 – 21. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Open 20th Chicago Anniversary Season with STORIES IN MOTION, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates its 20th anniversary of calling Chicago home in the 2014-15 season. Artistic Director Ashley Wheater opens the season with "Stories in Motion," a special one-weekend-only addition to the Joffrey's usual three-program subscription season. This program, exploring the concept of "story ballet" with works that each tell a story in a freshly conceived way, features the return of two Joffrey repertory favorites, George Balanchine's Prodigal Son and Antony Tudor's Lilac Garden, along with the Joffrey/Chicago Premiere of Yuri Possokhov's Asian-themed RAkU. The Joffrey presents "Stories in Motion" in five performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, September 18 - 21. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Offer ASL Performance of ZORRO, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

On Friday, August 22 at 8:30p.m., there will be an American Sign Language Interpretation of 'Zorro!' produced by the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

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