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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
NY Public Library's Moving Image Specialist Arlene Yu on Dance as 'Useful Art'NY Public Library's Moving Image Specialist Arlene Yu on Dance as 'Useful Art'
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jul 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Arlene Yu, Moving Image Specialist for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Kiss Me, Kate and Dance as a 'Useful Art'. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents Jessica Lang Dance in THE WANDERER, July 29-August 9Jacob's Pillow Presents Jessica Lang Dance in THE WANDERER, July 29-August 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2015

Contemporary ballet company Jessica Lang Dance, led by founder, choreographer, and Artistic Director Jessica Lang, returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for an extended two-week run of The Wanderer, July 29-August 9 in the Doris Duke Theatre. (more...)

Jennie Somogyi to Retire from NYCB This FallJennie Somogyi to Retire from NYCB This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

New York City Ballet announced today that Principal Dancer Jennie Somogyi will retire during the Company's 2015 Fall Season, after a 21-year career with New York City Ballet. Her final performance will take place on Sunday, October 11 at 3 pm at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. She will perform George Balanchine's Liebeslieder Walzer. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming SeasonPacific Northwest Ballet Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

43rd season to feature the return of audience favorites Emergence, Roméo et Juliette, and Coppélia. Other highlights include works by Christopher Wheeldon, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp, and PNB premieres by Alejandro Cerrudo, Jessica Lang and Justin Peck. The line-up also includes the PNB premiere of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, featuring new scenic and costume designs by Ian Falconer. September 2015 – June 2016 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, Washington (more...)

The Australian Ballet to Bring '20:21' to Melbourne, SydneyThe Australian Ballet to Bring '20:21' to Melbourne, Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

With not a tutu or tiara in sight, the best dance of the 20th century and the freshest of the 21st combine in The Australian Ballet's 20:21, emerging in Melbourne next month. This electrifying triple bill plays at Arts Centre Melbourne from 27 August to 5 September, before touring to Sydney Opera House from 5 to 21 November. (more...)

BalaSole Dance to Present SALMAGUNDI Evening of Solos, 7/17-18BalaSole Dance to Present SALMAGUNDI Evening of Solos, 7/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 16th concert season of BalaSole in 'SALMAGUNDI,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, on July 17 & 18, 8PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

ABT's Simon Wexler Set for Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Program, 7/20-24ABT's Simon Wexler Set for Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Program, 7/20-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Simon Wexler of American Ballet Theatre will be on the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Program from July 20-24, 2015. The Shreveport Dance Academy is located in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

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by BWW - Jul 12, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 7/5/2015 - 7/12/2015. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow, 7/15-19Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow, 7/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival with bold new ideas for contemporary ballet July 15-19. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Releases Schedule for This Year's CelebrationChicago Dancing Festival Releases Schedule for This Year's Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

CHICAGO (July 7, 2015) – The Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for its 9th annual series with George Balanchine's Allegro Brilliante(performed by Miami City Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut), Mark Morris' Sandpaper Ballet (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2015 Festival debut), Justin Peck's In Creases (Chicago's The Joffrey Ballet), Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's El Beso (Ballet Hispanico, 2015 Festival debut) and Twyla Tharp's Sweet Fields (Miami City Ballet) among program highlights. This year's event will take place at Chicago's top downtown venues - the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park - August 25-29, 2015. (more...)

New Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 SeasonNew Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Programming for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Highlighting the season will be the New York City Premiere of a new work by Mark Morris and the Company Premieres of Frederick Ashton's Monotones I and II, George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie and AfterEffect by Marcelo Gomes. The 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 21 through November 1, marks the conclusion of ABT's 75th Anniversary celebration. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Sets Lineup for 9th Annual Event, Running 8/25-29Chicago Dancing Festival Sets Lineup for 9th Annual Event, Running 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for its 9th annual series with George Balanchine's Allegro Brilliante (performed by Miami City Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut), Mark Morris' Sandpaper Ballet (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2015 Festival debut), Justin Peck's In Creases (Chicago's The Joffrey Ballet), Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's El Beso (Ballet Hispanico, 2015 Festival debut) and Twyla Tharp's Sweet Fields (Miami City Ballet) among program highlights. This year's event will take place at Chicago's top downtown venues - the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park - August 25-29, 2015. (more...)

LINCOLN CENTER AT THE MOVIES Coming to Select U.S. Cinemas This FallLINCOLN CENTER AT THE MOVIES Coming to Select U.S. Cinemas This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Fathom Events, in partnership with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, presents "Lincoln Center at the Movies," (more...)

Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet and More Among Lincoln Center at the Movies' GREAT AMERICAN DANCE ScreeningsAlvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet and More Among Lincoln Center at the Movies' GREAT AMERICAN DANCE Screenings
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Lincoln Center at the Movies, the new cinema series recently announced by Lincoln Center in partnership with Fathom Events, will open in fall 2015 with Great American Dance presenting performances by four of America's leading companies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet. Each event will be shown in select cinemas nationwide at nearly 400 locations. (more...)

HCD to Present GISELLE, 7/25HCD to Present GISELLE, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) Dance Department presents Giselle, a ballet by Adolphe Adam, on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. Guest choreographer and artistic director of the production is Xiomara Reyes, a world-renowned dancer who retired from the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in May after 12 years as one of its principal dancers. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased online at hartford.edu/hcd or by calling 860.768.4228. (more...)

David P. Thiele Is the New Managing Director of David H. Koch TheaterDavid P. Thiele Is the New Managing Director of David H. Koch Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

New York City Ballet announced today that David P. Thiele has been appointed Managing Director of the David H. Koch Theater, and he will begin his position on July 27, 2015. Thiele, who has spent nearly 30 years working in the performing arts world, has been the Vice President of Facilities and Operations at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia since 2009. (more...)

BWW Dance TV Interviews: Judith Fugate and Medhi BahiriBWW Dance TV Interviews: Judith Fugate and Medhi Bahiri
by Barnett Serchuk - Jul 1, 2015

Ballet NY will present the world premiere of What Ever, choreographed by Medhi Bahiri, as well as works by John Butler, William Forsythe and Stanton Welch, July 9 - 11 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces New PromotionsAmerican Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Arron Scott and Cassandra Trenary have been promoted to Soloist effective August 1, 2015.   In addition, Maria Kochetkova, a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet and Alban Lendorf, a principal dancer with Royal Danish Ballet will join the Company as Principal Dancers and Jeffrey Cirio, a principal dancer with Boston Ballet, will join ABT as a Soloist, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

ARB's Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program Begins This WeekARB's Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

On Monday, June 29, ballet students from around the world started their first day of training at Princeton Ballet School, the official school of NJ's premiere professional ballet company American Repertory Ballet, at the school's studios in the Princeton Shopping Center. This is Princeton Ballet School's 33rd year of offering their Summer Intensive course, making it one of the oldest programs in the United States. (more...)

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...)

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