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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...)

American Repertory Ballet Announces NUTCRACKER IN JULY Discounts, Social Media ContestAmerican Repertory Ballet Announces NUTCRACKER IN JULY Discounts, Social Media Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

July 1 through July 31, American Repertory Ballet will be celebrating 'Nutcracker in July,' offering discounted tickets for Nutcracker performances at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway and McCarter Theatre in Princeton. Additionally, ARB is celebrating the July kick-off of ticket sales for this holiday classic with community partners in downtown Princeton, who will be involved in ARB's social media contest. The contest winner will receive 4 complimentary tickets to Nutcracker at McCarter Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!
by Linda Lenzi - May 21, 2015

The Shubert Organization and Career Transition For Dancers along with the host committee: Andy Blankenbuehler, Graciela Daniele, Mercedes Ellington, Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell, & Chita Rivera welcomed The Broadway Dance Community for a Buffet Dinner & Between-Shows-Get-Together at Sardi's, Eugenia Room (234 West 44th Street) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (5:00pm-7:00pm).  This event is generously underwritten by The Shubert Organization.  Past client Andy Blankenbuehler (award-winning choreographer of the hit musical 'Hamilton') addressed the group on his relation with the organziation and how beneficial they have been for him and thousands of others. (more...)

Princeton Ballet School to Host 2nd Annual Fashion Show, 6/12Princeton Ballet School to Host 2nd Annual Fashion Show, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

On Friday, June 12, 2015 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, NJ, Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, will host its second annual fashion show: 'Turn Out for Fashion.' All proceeds of this event will support the Princeton Ballet School Scholarship Fund. Before the Fashion Show, on May 2, American Repertory Ballet will participate in Lord & Taylor's 'Charity Day: Shop Smart Do Good,' supporting Women's Health in our community. (more...)

Shirley MacLaine to Receive 2015 ROLEX Dance AwardShirley MacLaine to Receive 2015 ROLEX Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6  & 7  Aves) NYC followed by "Supper With The Stars" at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. The 2015 Rolex Dance Award reciepent is Shirley MacLaine. (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...)

Bebe Neuwirth to Perform CHICAGO Standout at Rolex's 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee; Initial Talent Set!Bebe Neuwirth to Perform CHICAGO Standout at Rolex's 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee; Initial Talent Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6 & 7 Aves) NYC followed by 'Supper With The Stars' at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Some of the talent and performances* for the evening are 'All That Jazz' from CHICAGO with Bebe Neuwirth; American Ballet Theatre; Arthur Murray Dance Center, Columbus Circle; Big Apple Circus; Jazz Roots Dance Company; Joffrey Ballet Concert Group; National Dance Institute; New York Song & Dance Company; Parsons Dance; Jason Samuels Smith and others. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Close Season with NEW WORKS, 4/22Joffrey Ballet to Close Season with NEW WORKS, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

CHICAGO – Following its highly praised Unique Voices triple bill, The Joffrey Ballet closes its 2014-2015season celebrating 20 years in Chicago with “New Works,” a mixed repertory program featuring two Joffrey/Chicago Premieres -- In Creases by New York City Ballet resident choreographer and soloist Justin Peck and Liturgy by Christopher Wheeldon -- along with the U.S. premiere of Evenfall from the Joffrey's own ballet master Nicolas Blanc and the return of Incantations by Val Caniparoli. The Joffrey Ballet presents “New Works” in ten performances only April 22-May 3, 2015. Please note: The National Football League has moved its annual draft from New York to Chicago's Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, and the Joffrey is pleased to accommodate the NFL and help secure this event for Chicago by agreeing to relocate this program to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph Street, Chicago. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet to Premiere NEW WORKS at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 4/22-5/3The Joffrey Ballet to Premiere NEW WORKS at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 4/22-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Following its highly praised Unique Voices triple bill, The Joffrey Ballet closes its 2014-2015 season celebrating 20 years in Chicago with “New Works,” a mixed repertory program featuring two Joffrey/Chicago Premieres -- In Creases by New York City Ballet resident choreographer and soloist Justin Peck and Liturgy by Christopher Wheeldon -- along with the U.S. premiere of Evenfall from the Joffrey's own ballet master Nicolas Blanc and the return of Incantations by Val Caniparoli. The Joffrey Ballet presents “New Works” in ten performances only April 22-May 3, 2015. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Present 'FIREBIRD' at Raritan Valley Community College, 3/14American Repertory Ballet to Present 'FIREBIRD' at Raritan Valley Community College, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

American Repertory Ballet will present Firebird: Diaghilev Revisited at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg on Saturday, March 14, at 8:00pm. (more...)

Roxey Ballet to Present THE JUNGLE BOOK Ballet MOWGLI, May 2Roxey Ballet to Present THE JUNGLE BOOK Ballet MOWGLI, May 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

A pack of wolves in a jungle located in India raise a little boy with his pals: a bear and a black panther. The boy's adventures include fighting a tiger, being abducted by monkeys, and returning to the human village. This wonderful tale is based on “The Jungle Book,” a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling, and provides the basis for “Mowgli,” a full-length ballet performed by the Roxey Ballet. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet's 2015-16 Season to Feature Final 'NUTCRACKER,' World Premieres & MoreJoffrey Ballet's 2015-16 Season to Feature Final 'NUTCRACKER,' World Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, announces an epic 60th Anniversary Season of Celebration in 2015-16 including three World Premieres, the North American Premiere of Sylvia by John Neumeier, the Joffrey Premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's Fool's Paradise, and the return of Frederick Ashton's lavish Cinderella. Notably, 2015 will mark the farewell season of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker. The Joffrey has commissioned Christopher Wheeldon, whose An American in Paris is Broadway-bound this spring, to re-envision a major new Nutcracker to receive its World Premiere here in December 2016. (more...)

Franklin Performing Arts Center to Welcome the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group on 2/21Franklin Performing Arts Center to Welcome the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group on 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The prestigious Joffrey Ballet Concert Group graces THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin with a spectacular program of dance that includes Gerald Arpino's celebrated signature work, Light Rain. The performance, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, is presented as part of THE BLACK BOX Artist-in-Residence Series, which also features afternoon master classes with Nicole Duffy Robertson, a repetiteur for The Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation and a faculty member at the Joffrey Ballet School, a premiere institution of American dance. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz & Contemporary Program Announces 2/15 Winter ConcertJoffrey Ballet School's Jazz & Contemporary Program Announces 2/15 Winter Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, will present the Jazz & Contemporary Program's annual Winter Concert. The celebrated group of performers will take the stage on Sunday, February 15, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. The program will feature eight new and restaged works from cutting-edge choreographers Ryan Daniel Beck, Lauren Cox, Tyler Gilstrap, Darrell Grand Moultrie Matthew Powell, Michael Susten, and Nathan Trice. (more...)

Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE Set for 9/28 at New York City CenterCareer Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE Set for 9/28 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

ROLEX will present Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by 'Super With The Stars' dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. (more...)

Career Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary Gala Set for This FallCareer Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary Gala Set for This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee: A Star-Studded Retrospect and Celrbating on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by “Super With The Stars” dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Host 'Behind the Music' Event for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 1/16American Repertory Ballet to Host 'Behind the Music' Event for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) Artistic Director Douglas Martin will premiere his new full-length ballet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, on February 26 and 27, 2015 at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. In anticipation of these performances, on January 16, ARB will host 'Behind the Music: A Midsummer Night's Dream,' a free lecture featuring guest and music scholar Simon Morrison. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Runs Now thru 12/28Joffrey Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Runs Now thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 27th annual presentation of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker, Chicago's most popular holiday tradition, in a 24-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, tonight, December 5 - 28. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Presents Robert Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER, Now thru 12/28The Joffrey Ballet Presents Robert Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER, Now thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 27thannual presentation of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker, Chicago's most popular holiday tradition, in a 24-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, tonight, December 5 - 28. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE NUTCRACKER - Orchestra and Chorus Superb, Short Version and Dancing ProficientBWW Reviews: THE NUTCRACKER - Orchestra and Chorus Superb, Short Version and Dancing Proficient
by Roy Berko - Dec 1, 2014

From 1981 until about 2000, Cleveland audiences were enchanted with Dennis Nahat, the then artistic-director of Cleveland Ballet, later the Cleveland San Jose Ballet' s version of 'The Nutcracker.' Often starring the wunderkinds of the company, Karen Gabay and Raymond Rodriguez, the production was filled creativity, gorgeous costumes and scenery, enveloping story telling, and general wonder. (more...)

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