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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
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Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Southern California's premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB), celebrating its 20th season, presents Beauty and the Beast, a breathtaking full-length ballet based on the time honored fairy tale with 10 performances taking place from April 25 through May 16, 2015 in theaters within the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. A creative interpretation of this universal story of inner beauty, IPB's encore presentation promises a visual feast full of romance and drama. Stunning sets, brilliant dancing, gorgeous costumes and a stirring musical score that will transport audiences to an enchanted fairy tale world filled with fanciful characters, a charming village, an enchanted forest and the Beast's magnificent castle, all vividly illustrating the drama and romance of this beloved story and the transformative power of love. (more...)

Revival of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Opens 5/1 at the MetRevival of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Opens 5/1 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Stravinsky's twentieth-century operatic masterpiece The Rake's Progress will return to the Met stage for a revival of three performances only, opening May 1 and continuing through May 9. Music Director James Levine leads the performances, with rising stars Paul Appleby and Layla Claire in the central roles of the carefree Tom Rakewell and his faithful sweetheart, Anne Trulove; Stephanie Blythe as Baba the Turk, the hot-tempered bearded lady whose life becomes entangled with Tom's; English bass Brindley Sherratt in his Met debut as Anne's father, Trulove; and Gerald Finley as Nick Shadow, the mysterious man who encourages Tom to trade respectability for a life of aimless pleasure. (more...)

Frances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, 5/1Frances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

FRANCES CHUNG and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancers of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's joint production of Swan Lake Act III on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will be dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux as part of this production. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will also teach master classes prior to this performance. (more...)

Paul Moravec & Terry Teachout to Create New Work Honoring John V. Sinclair's 25th Anniversary with Bach Festival Society of Winter ParkPaul Moravec & Terry Teachout to Create New Work Honoring John V. Sinclair's 25th Anniversary with Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is pleased to announce the commissioning of a new work in celebration of conductor and artistic director John V. Sinclair's 25th anniversary with the Society. The piece, titled Music, Awake!, with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and words by distinguished author Terry Teachout, celebrates the universal power of music. It will be premiered during concerts with the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra on April 16 and 17, 2016. Terry Teachout and Paul Moravec are experienced collaborators, having premiered three operas in recent years for companies such as The Santa Fe Opera and Philadelphia's Center City Opera Theater. (more...)

The Royal Opera House Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring MORGEN UND ABEND, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, and MoreThe Royal Opera House Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring MORGEN UND ABEND, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The 2015/16 Royal Opera House Season has been announced. The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and visiting companies will stage more than sixty works during 2015/16 and twelve productions from Covent Garden - six operas and six ballets - will be relayed live to more than 1,500 cinemas in 35 countries as part of the ROH Cinema Season. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Will Return to The Joyce in MayHubbard Street Dance Chicago Will Return to The Joyce in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Joyce Theater will present a two-week engagement of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, from May 12-24, offering two programs that include works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Nacho Duato, Ji?íKylián and Crystal Pite. Tickets range in price from $10-$59 ($10-$44 for Joyce Theater members) and can be arranged through JoyceCharge at www.Joyce.org or by calling 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket price is subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street in Chelsea. (more...)

Vail International Dance Festival Sets 2015 SeasonVail International Dance Festival Sets 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Vail International Dance Festival announces its 2015 schedule to be held July 27 through August 10, marking its 27th season with world premieres, exceptional debuts, and captivating collaborations. Located in the pristine alpine community of Vail, Colorado, the Festival features many of the world's greatest artists from all genres of dance. Under the direction of former New York City Ballet star Damian Woetzel, the Festival's 2015 season includes Artist-in-Residence ballerina Carla Körbes, Savion Glover, Wendy Whelan, American Ballet Theatre's Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, and Herman Cornejo, New York City Ballet's Sara Mearns, Tiler Peck, Lauren Lovette, Jared Angle, Chase Finlay, Zachary Catazaro, and Joseph Gordon, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Linda Celeste Sims and Antonio Douthit-Boyd, Boston Ballet's Misa Kuranaga and Jeffrey Cirio, Pacific Northwest Ballet's Angelica Generosa, and Memphis Jookers Lil Buck and Prime Tyme. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Host DANCING YOUR WAY INTO COLLEGE, 4/17American Repertory Ballet to Host DANCING YOUR WAY INTO COLLEGE, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

On Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:15 pm, American Repertory Ballet will host 'Dancing Your Way into College,' an On Pointe enrichment series event. This event will be held at ARB's Princeton studios, located in the Princeton Shopping Center (301 North Harrison Street, above McCaffrey's). This event is free and open to the public. (more...)

The New York City Ballet Presents the 2015 Spring Season, Featuring LA SYLPHIDE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, and More!, 4/28The New York City Ballet Presents the 2015 Spring Season, Featuring LA SYLPHIDE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, and More!, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

New York City Ballet will open its 2015 Spring Season on Tuesday, April 28 with three programs of 12 landmark Black & White ballets by George Balanchine: Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Concerto Barocco, Episodes, The Four Temperaments, Apollo, Agon, Duo Concertant, Symphony in Three Movements, Square Dance, Le Tombeau de Couperin, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto. The ballets will be performed in 11 performances during the first two weeks. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM is Magnificent at City CenterBWW Reviews: DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM is Magnificent at City Center
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 14, 2015

Dance Theatre of Harlem enjoyed a magnificent season at City Center. (more...)

Northrop Announces 2015-2016 SeasonNorthrop Announces 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

Northrop announces its 2015//16 season, featuring nine renowned dance companies and five performances with live music. Returning favorites include Alivn Ailey American Dance Theater and Mark Morris Dance Group. Newcomers to the Twin Cities dance scene Jessica Lang and Michelle Dorrance will also take the Carlson Family Stage in this exciting season. Northrop Director Christine Tschida previews the season in this video. (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW), 5/8-17The Kansas City Ballet Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with DANCES DARING (THEN AND NOW), 5/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The 57th season of Kansas City Ballet closes with “Dances Daring (Then and Now),” with four electrifying works in one performance: Edwaard Liang's Wunderland,featuring the music of Philip Glass, is a haunting, visually striking contemporary ballet; performed in celebration of the centennial of his birth, the pas de deux from Todd Bolender's most revered ballet, The Still Point, features the music of Claude Debussy; Concertino follows, set to the music of Arcangelo Corelli, by choreographer Amy Seiwert who is gaining national renown for her surprising, remarkable work; and finishing the program George Balanchine's iconic The Four Temperaments, set to the music of Paul Hindemith, is pure energy. (more...)

PNB Dancer Brittany Reid Announces RetirementPNB Dancer Brittany Reid Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet dancer Brittany Reid has announced she will be retiring at the end of the run of Kent Stowell's Swan Lake (April 10 - 19), following a 15-year career with PNB. (more...)

OH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 SeasonOH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Musicals Tonight! has announced its 2015-16 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

SEATTLE, WA - Pacific Northwest Ballet's Swan Lake, choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, returns to the McCaw Hall stage as the fifth offering of PNB's 2014-15 season. This beloved story ballet, revered by audiences and dancers alike, is classical ballet at its very best. Sumptuous scenery, costumes, and lighting, and an achingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, set the stage for the ethereal corps de ballet and the ultimate challenge for ballerinas all over the world—the dual role of Odette, trapped in the body of a white swan until the oath of her true love sets her free; and Odile, the “Black Swan” temptress. With an added performance on opening weekend, Swan Lake runs for nine performances only, from April 10 through 19 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30. For more information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

Dance Local: A Case for a Homegrown NUTCRACKERDance Local: A Case for a Homegrown NUTCRACKER
by Frances Steiner - Mar 23, 2015

The Joffrey Ballet recently made waves by announcing their commission of a brand-new, Chicago-inspired production of The Nutcracker. Choreographed by the buzzy Christopher Wheeldon, this new work will celebrate The Joffrey's hometown of Chicago by setting the story at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. While many were excited by the prospect of a new work from this prominent choreographer, others questioned the move. The Joffrey already has a Nutcracker, so what isn't broken? A new homegrown Nutcracker allows The Joffrey to distinguish its production from the heap of other holiday entertainment options, gives a patron a new reason to return to a familiar story, and appeals to hometown pride. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 3/22 for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Season at the MetTickets to Go on Sale 3/22 for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 11-July 4, will be highlighted by the New York Premiere of an all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, March 22 at 9:00 A.M. (more...)

Ballet Star David Hallberg to Present LEGACY at Lincoln Center, 4/17Ballet Star David Hallberg to Present LEGACY at Lincoln Center, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Celebrated international ballet star, David Hallberg, offers an intimate look at the world-renowned ballet companies as they perform varied and rarely-seen contemporary works, representative of each preeminent institution. Hallberg will introduce each company and share an insider's perspective on the works and the institutions that have left an indelible impression on him as an artist. 'David Hallberg Presents: LEGACY' will take place on April 17, 2015 at 7:00pm at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ballet Master Johnny Eliasen Talks Mastering Etudes in Houston Ballet's MODERN MASTERSBWW Interviews: Ballet Master Johnny Eliasen Talks Mastering Etudes in Houston Ballet's MODERN MASTERS
by Katricia Lang - Mar 19, 2015

Houston Ballet's MODERN MASTERS is excellence personified. It is an electrifying demonstration of the precision, perfection and artistry in movement. (more...)

TRANSFORMATIVE TURN: Miami City Ballet Enters Its Shining Moment Under the Direction of Lourdes LopezTRANSFORMATIVE TURN: Miami City Ballet Enters Its Shining Moment Under the Direction of Lourdes Lopez
by Isabel D. Almaraz - Mar 19, 2015

Miami City Ballet has been in a period of transition, a transformation if you will, that has been unsurprisingly effective in reinventing the company and catapulting it to the world-class ballet company that it has always been on the verge of becoming. Lourdes Lopez' arrival in 2012 has infused the company with balance: balance of repertoire, style, choreography, and a complete re-imagining of how to stay true to the fundamental nature of the company without becoming conventional. (more...)

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