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EL RETO 'THE CHALLENGE' Flamenco Show Comes to Sherman Oaks This SaturdayEL RETO 'THE CHALLENGE' Flamenco Show Comes to Sherman Oaks This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Spontaneous, authentic and commanding -- raw emotion is on tap this Saturday when the original contemporary flamenco production EL RETO 'THE CHALLENGE' presents a line-up of artists from the heartland of France, Spain, Israel, Cuba and Los Angeles for one night only show at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Blog: Ed Dixon Returns in Pittsburgh Public Theatre's L'HOTELBWW Blog: Ed Dixon Returns in Pittsburgh Public Theatre's L'HOTEL
by Guest Blogger: Ed Dixon - Oct 21, 2014

In my cranky old age, I have become virtually phobic about all means of public transportation, an odd affectation for someone who has spent his entire life zooming from one theater to another across several countries. My dear friend, Nick Noone knows this about me, so when he learned that I was about to start rehearsing my new play, L'HOTEL at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, he offered to drive me both to and from. He did this in spite of the fact that he lives nowhere near Pittsburgh or New York City. This has prompted me to refer to him as Mother Teresa del Auto Spirito. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater to Present L'HOTEL, 11/13-12/14Pittsburgh Public Theater to Present L'HOTEL, 11/13-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Pittsburgh Public Theater's 40th anniversary Season of Legends continues with the world premiere of L'Hotel, written by Broadway veteran Ed Dixon and directed by The Public's Producing Artistic Director, Ted Pappas. L'Hotel runs November 13 - December 14, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. (more...)

Caminos Flamencos to Present CANCIONES, 11/29-30Caminos Flamencos to Present CANCIONES, 11/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos are delighted to announce the revival of one of their most popular programs, Canciones, featuring flamenco dance set to traditional and popular songs. Guest artists Marina Elana, Manuel Gutierrez and Jesus Montoya join the ensemble in interpretations of music by Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, The Police and many more. Canciones runs for only two performances over Thanksgiving weekend, November 29 - 30, 2014. (more...)

ISADORA Opens this Weekend at Cal StageISADORA Opens this Weekend at Cal Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

California Stage will revive Rick Foster's smash-hit show Love, Isadora September 20th-October 12th, 2014. Professional actress Lori Russo reprises her Elly Award-winning turn as Isadora Duncan, the mother of modern dance, with Janis Stevens' inspired direction. (more...)

California Stage to Present LOVE, ISADORA, 9/20-10/12California Stage to Present LOVE, ISADORA, 9/20-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

California Stage will revive Rick Foster's smash-hit show Love, Isadora September 20th-October 12th, 2014. Professional actress Lori Russo reprises her Elly Award-winning turn as Isadora Duncan, the mother of modern dance, with Janis Stevens' inspired direction. (more...)

 Ballets with a Twist to Present COCKTAIL HOUR a St. George Theatre, 10/11 Ballets with a Twist to Present COCKTAIL HOUR a St. George Theatre, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

New York City's Ballets with a Twist brings the rich splendor of classic entertainment to Staten Island's historic St. George Theatre with Cocktail Hour on Saturday, October 11, at 8:00 pm. (more...)

PUSH Dance Company Launches PUSHFEST, 9/19-21PUSH Dance Company Launches PUSHFEST, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

PUSH Dance Company, under the direction of Raissa Simpson, announces the inaugural season of PUSHfest: a cross-genre (modern, ballet, hip-hop, ethnic, and multi-disciplinary) dance festival that situates 14 mid-career and emerging choreographers in two different programs at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, September 19-21, 2014. Tickets for the 2014 PUSHfestDance Festival are priced $30 general admission, $28 advance, $25 SeniorStudent, $50 festival pass for both programs, and may be purchased at http://odcdance.org/buytickets.php or visit www.pushdance.org for more information about PUSHfest or PUSH Dance Company. (more...)

Dance Complex's Fall Performance Series to Kick Off 9/7Dance Complex's Fall Performance Series to Kick Off 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

This fall The Dance Complex renews and refreshes its commitment to bringing dance performance to its Central Square home through the Fall Performance Series at The Dance Complex. With a vibrant history of hosting inter/ national and regional dance for over 20 years, The Dance Complex ushers in an era to see dance anew. (more...)

Garrett + Moulton Presents THE LUMINOUS EDGE, 9/18-20Garrett + Moulton Presents THE LUMINOUS EDGE, 9/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton will present the premiere ofThe Luminous Edge, a new evening-length dance theater work that explores themes of transcendence, hope and rebirth. The deeply expressive and theatrical work will feature six Garrett + Moulton dance soloists and an ensemble of 18 additional dancers who will serve as a “movement choir”—a theatrical form used by Garrett and Moulton in their 2009 and 2011 productions, The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories and The Experience of Flight in Dreams. Performances of The Luminous Edge will be given Thursday-Saturday, September 18-20, at 8 PM and Sunday, September 21, at 3 PM and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater is located at 701 Mission Street. For more information, visit http://garrettmoulton.org/. (more...)

Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton Present Premiere of THE LUMINOUS EDGE, 9/18-21Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton Present Premiere of THE LUMINOUS EDGE, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton will present the premiere of The Luminous Edge, a new evening-length dance theater work that explores themes of transcendence, hope and rebirth. The deeply expressive and theatrical work will feature six Garrett + Moulton dance soloists and an ensemble of 18 additional dancers who will serve as a "movement choir"-a theatrical form used by Garrett and Moulton in their 2009 and 2011 productions, The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories and The Experience of Flight in Dreams. Performances of The Luminous Edge will be given Thursday-Saturday, September 18-20, at 8 PM and Sunday, September 21, at 3 PM and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater is located at 701 Mission Street. For more information, visit http://garrettmoulton.org/. (more...)

Liss Fain Dance Premieres THE IMPERFECT IS OUR PARADISE, 9/11-14Liss Fain Dance Premieres THE IMPERFECT IS OUR PARADISE, 9/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

In the world premiere of The Imperfect is Our Paradise, choreographer Liss Fain creates a new environmental work with longtime collaboratorsMatthew Antaky, set design; Mary Domenico, costume design; Dan Wool, sound design; andFrederic Boulay, projection design. Using spoken text from Faulkner's 1929 masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury, the company explores the technique of stream of consciousness as a source of inspiration. The Imperfect is Our Paradise runs September 11-14, 2014 at ODC Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

PUSH Dance Company Announces the Inaugural Season of PUSHFEST, 9/19-21PUSH Dance Company Announces the Inaugural Season of PUSHFEST, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

PUSH Dance Company, under the direction of Raissa Simpson, announces the inaugural season of PUSHfest: a cross-genre (modern, ballet, hip-hop, ethnic, and multi-disciplinary) dance festival that situates 15 mid-career and emerging choreographers in two different programs at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, September 19-21, 2014. Tickets for the 2014 PUSHfest Dance Festival are priced $30 general admission, $28 advance, $25 SeniorStudent, $50 festival pass for both programs, and may be purchased at http://odcdance.org/buytickets.php or visit www.pushdance.org for more information. (more...)

Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts to Present NUMBER ZERO (A SPACE OPERA) at CounterPULSE, 6/20-22Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts to Present NUMBER ZERO (A SPACE OPERA) at CounterPULSE, 6/20-22
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts is proud to announce the world premiere of Number Zero (a space opera), a highly physical, semi-improvised dance-theater adventure about a near future shaped by excessive computer control. Created by Sheldon B. Smith, Lisa Wymore and Ian Heisters, in collaboration with James Graham and Pei-Ling Kao, Number Zero runs June 20 - 22, 2014 at CounterPULSE in San Francisco. (more...)

Green-Wood Historic Fund to Host Isadora Duncan Tribute, 5/31Green-Wood Historic Fund to Host Isadora Duncan Tribute, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The Green-Wood Historic Fund will host a tribute to Isadora Duncan, one of the most innovative and exciting figures of 20th-century dance, as Catherine Gallant and her dance company (Catherine Gallant/DANCE) perform some of Duncan's most memorable works. Performed against Green-Wood's serene landscape will be Duncan's mournful "Grande Marche" (1914) set to the music of Schubert, as well as late-period dances evoking sorrow, hope, and rebirth set to Chopin. The performance will conclude with dances of exuberance and light. (more...)

Flyaway Productions to to Premiere MULTIPLE MARY AND INVISIBLE JANE, 9/12-20Flyaway Productions to to Premiere MULTIPLE MARY AND INVISIBLE JANE, 9/12-20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The recent recipient of two Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, Flyaway Productions has announced the world premiere of Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane, an aerial dance about the experience of older homeless women created by choreographer Jo Kreiter in collaboration with award-winning composer Pamela Z and journalist Rose Aguilar. Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane opens Friday, September 12, 2014 and runs through Saturday, September 20. (more...)

ARC Hosts CELEBRATION OF INNOVATORS TonightARC Hosts CELEBRATION OF INNOVATORS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The American Rhythm Center (ARC), a program of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, hosts 'Celebration of Innovators,' an evening of free performances, discussion and a community tap jam, tonight, May 9, 5:30-9:30 p.m. on the third floor of the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works Announces
2014 Jersey City Spring Season, May 15-17Nimbus Dance Works Announces 2014 Jersey City Spring Season, May 15-17
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2014

Nimbus Dance Works presents the company's 2014 Jersey City Season at Grace Church Van Vorst, May 15-17. (more...)

Acclaimed Contemporary Dance Company ROBERT MOSES' KIN Debuts at Meany HallAcclaimed Contemporary Dance Company ROBERT MOSES' KIN Debuts at Meany Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

Nationally acclaimed Bay Area contemporary dance company Robert Moses' Kin is known for its eclectic movement vocabulary, demanding choreography, ferocious dancing, and provocative themes. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Meany Hall with Three Works, Including RASA, Now thru 5/3Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Meany Hall with Three Works, Including RASA, Now thru 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

This celebrated contemporary ballet company is guided by its uniquely global artistic vision. Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company's works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King's visionary choreography is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity-of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The program includes Concerto for Two Violiins, Writing Ground, and Rasa, set to an original score created and performed live by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. (more...)

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