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Playwrights Theatre to Host Play Readings at Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityPlaywrights Theatre to Host Play Readings at Fairleigh Dickinson University
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Playwrights Theatre has announced that is will host a plethora of new play reading events on the Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. All readings will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Admission is free; however, reservations are required and can be made online at www.ptnj.org (more...)

AXIS Dance Company, Jessica Lang Dance, Miami City Ballet and More Set for Harris Theater's 2015-16 Dance SeriesAXIS Dance Company, Jessica Lang Dance, Miami City Ballet and More Set for Harris Theater's 2015-16 Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

President and Managing Director of The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Michael Tiknis, announced today the dance performances for the 2015-16 Harris Theater Presents season. High wattage stars and accomplished masters comprise one of the most highly anticipated dance seasons to date. (more...)

Deborah Slater Studio 210 Announces New Artists in ResidenceDeborah Slater Studio 210 Announces New Artists in Residence
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Since it's inception in 2012, Deborah Slater's Studio 210 Summer Artist Residency Program has offered space, mentorship, and performance opportunities to talented experienced & emerging artists in the Bay Area. It's a time to delve into artistic practice without the concerns of paying for rehearsal rental or creating a marketable product for funders and the public... a true chance to focus on the development of artistic work. (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...)

Dancemakers to Present Triple Bill of New Works CAPITALISM, SEX, AND MAGICDancemakers to Present Triple Bill of New Works CAPITALISM, SEX, AND MAGIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

For their final mainstage presentation of the season, DANCEMAKERS presents a rotating triple bill of groundbreaking new works, CAPITALISM, SEX, AND MAGIC, featuring internationally renowned artist Keith Hennessy, local pioneer Eroca Nicols (a.k.a. Lady Janitor), and Montreal avant-garde artist Andrew Tay, on May 6 to 9, 2015. (more...)

FirstWorks to Present NOCHE FLAMENCA, 3/26-27FirstWorks to Present NOCHE FLAMENCA, 3/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

FirstWorks presents Spain's most authentic flamenco touring company, SOLEDAD BARRIO and NOCHE FLAMENCA in a spellbinding evening of flamenco dance, song (cante flamenco), guitar, and opportunities to delve into the culture of this passionate art form. Featuring the Bessie Award-winning Soledad Barrio, said to be the best flamenco dancer of the modern era, Noche Flamenca will astonish FirstWorks' Providence audience on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The Vets). This performance marks the finale of the FirstWorks 2015 Artistic Icons series, which presents artists across the disciplines of theater, dance, and music who have significantly impacted their fields to Providence audiences. Tickets to the Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca evening performance start at $23 and are available at first-works.org or 401-421-ARTS. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Garret + Moulton's THE LUMINOUS EDGEPhoto Flash: First Look at Garret + Moulton's THE LUMINOUS EDGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

San Francisco, CA, February 26, 2015 – By popular demand, award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton will stage encore performances of The Luminous Edge, their highly successful evening-length dance theater work that premiered in September, 2014. Premiere performances sold out in 2014 and the work made multiple Bay Area critics' top-choice lists for the year, making it one of the choreographers' most popular and successful works to date. The deeply expressive and theatrical work explores themes of transcendence, hope and rebirth and features six Garrett + Moulton dance soloists and an 18-dancer “movement choir”—a theatrical form also 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, July 9-11, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 12, at 3 PM, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, located at 701 Mission Street. For more information, visit http://garrettmoulton.org/. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Keith Hennessy's SARA (THE SMUGGLER) Set for CounterPulse, 4/17-19Keith Hennessy's SARA (THE SMUGGLER) Set for CounterPulse, 4/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

After the successful New York and Bay Area premieres of the dance ritual Bear/Skin, Keith Hennessy is back with the World Premiere of Sara (the smuggler). This dynamic solo performance by Sara Shelton Mann pays tribute to her iconic and iconoclastic role in Bay Area and international dance history, starting with her years in NYC with Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis through her decade plus as the choreographer of Contraband to her subsequent collaborations with local and international artists. (more...)

Lydia Johnson Dance Coming to SOPAC, 2/28Lydia Johnson Dance Coming to SOPAC, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Lydia Johnson Dance has been cited for passionately lyrical dances that illuminate the stage with feeling. Now, this professional classic contemporary dance roupe brings three of its most acclaimed works, set to the music of Mozart, Schubert and The Bad Plus, to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sat, February 28 at 8PM. (more...)

FirstWorks to Welcome NOCHE FLAMENCA, 3/27FirstWorks to Welcome NOCHE FLAMENCA, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

FirstWorks presents Spain's most authentic flamenco touring company, SOLEDAD BARRIO and NOCHE FLAMENCA in a searing, spellbinding evening of incomparable flamenco dance, song (cante flamenco), and guitar. (more...)

Kansas City Ballet to Perform NEW MOVES, 2/6Kansas City Ballet to Perform NEW MOVES, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 6, 2015) — Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the choreographers chosen for New Moves, a unique performance event designed to search out, develop and showcase emerging choreographers, both from the national dance scene as well as locally within Kansas City Ballet. New Moves is presented to provide time and space for choreographers to create world premiere works with accomplished professional dancers. New Moves will feature choreographers Robert Dekkers, Andrea Schermoly and Kelly Ann Sloan, plus Kansas City Ballet artists Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, Travis Guerin and Jill Marlow. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stage and Screen Legend Vanessa RedgraveBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stage and Screen Legend Vanessa Redgrave
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 7, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Vanessa Redgrave, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

THE DANCE THAT DOCUMENTS ITSELF Premieres Today at CounterPulseTHE DANCE THAT DOCUMENTS ITSELF Premieres Today at CounterPulse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Taking on Selfie Culture, Jess Curtis/Gravity will once again challenge and expand conceptions of performance and social context with a new production that combines performing bodies, online social networking, and video projection in an examination of the effects of the intertwining of digital and embodied experience. (more...)

BWW Reviews: L'HOTEL Bends Time, Minds at the Pittsburgh Public TheaterBWW Reviews: L'HOTEL Bends Time, Minds at the Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Greg Kerestan - Dec 3, 2014

Ed Dixon's world premiere production attempts a whole new genre- the intellectual farce. (more...)

Caminos Flamencos Present CANCIONES This WeekendCaminos Flamencos Present CANCIONES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 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...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents L'HOTEL, Now thru 12/14Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents L'HOTEL, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 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 tonight, November 13 - December 14, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

THE DANCE THAT DOCUMENTS ITSELF to Premiere at CounterPulse, 12/4THE DANCE THAT DOCUMENTS ITSELF to Premiere at CounterPulse, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 28, 2014 --Taking on Selfie Culture, Jess Curtis/Gravity will once again challenge and expand conceptions of performance and social context with a new production that combines performing bodies, online social networking, and video projection in an examination of the effects of the intertwining of digital and embodied experience. A dance of process, community, memory, and resistance, The Dance That Documents Itself uses social networking and digital media to examine the effects of those very technologies (and the socio-economic conditions they spawn in communities) on dancing bodies, and to expose the threads of human interaction that come together to become a live dance performance. The Dance That Documents Itself features 4 dancers and incorporates live-feed and recorded video with live and recorded music to dynamically explore how technologies affect our lives, dancing bodies, the creative process, and the communities that we live in. Eight performances of The Dance That Documents Itself will be given Thursdays through Sundays, December 4-7 and 11-14, at 8:30 pm at CounterPulse, 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94103. For tickets and information, visit www.counterpulse.org andwww.jesscurtisgravity.org and participate in/follow the development of the project on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheDanceThatDocumentsItself. (more...)

EL RETO 'THE CHALLENGE' Flamenco Show Comes to Sherman Oaks TonightEL RETO 'THE CHALLENGE' Flamenco Show Comes to Sherman Oaks Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 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, tonight, October 25, 2014 at 8:00pm. (more...)

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...)

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