Isadora Duncan News

Next WORD PERFORMANCES Show Set for 4/23 at The Lost Church
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Word Performances is an intimate reading series of poetry, prose, comedy, fiction and memoir where words are the lead, dance is featured, and music makes a cameo. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alonzo King LINES Ballet at Meany Hall
by Diana Heisroth - Apr 07, 2014

Alonzo King, the 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...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Meany Hall with Three Works, Including RASA, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 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...)

April at the National Portrait Gallery Includes FACE VALUE and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

“Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction” will feature mid-20th century artists who were reinventing portraiture at a time when most agreed that figuration was dead as a progressive art form. (more...)

Royal House Opera Announces 2014-2015 Ballet and Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

New works, engaging collaborations and classic revivals set the theme for the Royal Ballet Season 2014/15. (more...)

Ballets with a Twist Coming to Hamilton Stage, 5/30-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Suffering from spring fever? Ballets with a Twist has just the remedy! Join New York City's next-generation dance company for a refreshing batch of cool cocktails at Hamilton Stage on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 1 at 3:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: World Premiere WILD SONGS AND NAKED SOULS Shares Literary Musings on the Obsession Called Love
by Shari Barrett - Mar 17, 2014

In this day of instant communication, how do you feel when the person you love does not answer a text or email within an hour? Makes you wonder what that person is up to and with whom, doesn't it? So image how was it in the days when the only way to reach a loved one was by sending a letter, and then having to wait for weeks or months for a response. Certainly the most outrageous scenarios would play in your head as to what was really going on. (more...)

Zakir Hussain & The Masters Of Percussion to Play the Harris Center, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2014

Indian music is one of the jewels of the world's cultural heritage, and there is nothing like a Masters of Percussion tour to bring that point home. Zakir Hussain & The Masters of Percussion bring their special talents to Harris Center for the Arts for one performance only. The San Jose Mercury exclaims, 'It is hard to imagine a better champion for Indian classical music in the West than Zakir Hussain; a phenomenal player with unimpeachable music credentials!' (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Reveals 40th Season: BUYER & CELLAR, 'MENAGERIE,' MY FAIR LADY & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas will celebrate Pittsburgh Public Theater's 40th anniversary with The Season of Legends, six breathtaking works that epitomize The Public's range. Included are the first play produced by The Public 40 years ago, a heavenly world premiere comedy, a musical bouquet of brilliance, August Wilson's most personal play, William Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, and a recent New York hit about a diva's passion for design. (more...)

Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve Comes to the Byham Theater, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will present Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater. Directed by Philippe Cohen, the Geneve Ballet is known around the world for its exquisite choreography and exciting artistic collaborations. The evening program will feature two works, Glory and Sed Lux Permanet. (more...)

AXIS Dance Company to Perform at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that AXIS Dance Company, one of the world's most acclaimed and innovative ensembles, will perform one night only on Friday, March 21 at 7:30 pm at the Ordway. Under the artistic direction of Judith Smith, the company of seven dancers-with and without disabilities-challenges the possibilities of movement, expanding and enriching the art form itself. (more...)

The Spring Program of Company C Contemporary Ballet Includes NEW COUNTRY, WHAT'S BEHIND DOOR #3 and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Three world premieres by Maurice Causey, Charles Moulton and Artistic Director Charles Anderson headline the spring program of Company C Contemporary Ballet April 25-May 11 at ODC Theater in San Francisco and the Lesher Theater in Walnut Creek. The 12-year-old Company will close its 2014 season with a program featuring the world premiere of a new ballet by Maurice Causey (title to be announced), the world premiere of Charles Moulton's New Country and the world premiere of Charles Anderson's What's Behind Door #3 along with reprises of excerpts from Anderson'sAposiopesis and excerpts from Patrick Corbin's Partly Cloudy. [Editor note: the program has changed since originally announced in August, 2013]. Complete program details are listed below. For more information, visit www.companycballet.org . (more...)

Company C Contemporary Ballet Opens its 12th Season With its Winter Program, 1/30-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Walnut Creek, CA, November 5, 2013 – Company C Contemporary Ballet opens its 12th season with a program featuring two premieres by Susan Jaffe and Charles Anderson, as well as works by Yuri Zhukov and Charles Moulton in six performances January 30 through February 16, 2014, in Walnut Creek and San Francisco. In addition, a gala performance, cocktail party, dinner and auction to benefit Company C will be given Saturday, February 15. For more information about the performance, gala and season, visit www.companycballet.org (more...)

California Stage Announces 23rd Season: THE VANISHING POINT, JOURNEY'S END, MARAT/SADE, & LOVE ISADORA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

California Stage will bring 4 provocative plays to Sacramento audiences throughout 2014. The theatre will open its 23rd season with the world premiere of Nelda Roberts' captivating new drama The Vanishing Point, followed by RC Sherriff's Journey's End, Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade, and Rick Foster's Love Isadora. (more...)

Henning Rubsam's SENSEDANCE to Showcase Performances at Studio 4, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Choreographer Henning Rubsam and his company SENSEDANCE showcase four contrasting duets that explore different kinds of relationships this week at the upcoming presenter's conference (APAP) in New York City. Represented by River City Artists Management, SENSEDANCE will perform at City Center Theater's Studio 4, 130 West 56th Street (bet 6th & 7th Ave) on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 9:45pm. The showing is 25 minutes and is preceded and followed by other artists of RCAM. (more...)

The Peninsula Symphony Orchestra Presents THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH Featuring the Premiere of Jonathan Russell, 3/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Los Altos, CA, December 18, 2013 – The Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein, will continue its 65th anniversary season with a pair of concerts entitled “Fountain of Youth” featuring the world premiere of a new Double Concerto for Cello, Clarinet and Orchestra by young composer and clarinetist Jonathan Russell with the composer and award-winning young cellist Nathan Chan as soloistsMarch 21 and 22 in San Mateo and Cupertino. The concerts will also include Grieg's In Autumn, the Intermezzo, Nocturne and Wedding March from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Lalo's Cello Concerto with Nathan Chan and Debussy's Premiere Rapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra with Jonathan Russell.The concerts will be given Friday, March 21, at 8 pm at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center and Saturday, March 22, at 8 pm at Flint Center/DeAnza College. For information and tickets, visitwww.peninsulasymphony.org . (more...)

American Rhythm Center to Host FREE-4-ALL Dance Classes, 1/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Inviting Chicagoans to start the new year with a fun way to get some exercise, the American Rhythm Center (ARC), a program of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), hosts "Free-4-All," a week of free dance classes on the third floor of the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue. The event takes place Monday-Saturday, January 6-11, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bourne Amazes and Thrills with New SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Don Grigware - Nov 25, 2013

No matter how you feel about the vast number of liberties Matthew Bourne takes in creating his scenario for The Sleeping Beauty, you must admit the end result is vibrantly imaginative, magical and fascinating to watch. Now at the Ahmanson Theatre for two weeks only through December 1, Sleeping Beauty does indeed have beauty in more ways than one. (more...)

SENSEDANCE Brings TWO BY TWO to Peridance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

Henning Rubsam's SENSEDANCE will present TWO BY TWO - SENSEDANCE in an evening of new pas de deux' tonight, November 23 at 8:30pm and Sunday, November 24 at 6:00 pm at Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, 126 East 13th Street. NYC. The premieres will celebrate his 22nd year as founding artistic director of his ensemble. (more...)

Henning Rübsam's Sensedance Will Present TWO BY TWO, with Guest Artist Lloyd Knight, 11/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Henning Rubsam's SENSEDANCE will present TWO BY TWO - SENSEDANCE in an evening of new "pas de deux" this weekend - on Saturday, November 23 at 8:30pm and Sunday, November 24 at 6:00pm at Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, 126 East 13th Street, NYC. The premieres will celebrate his 22nd year as founding artistic director of his ensemble. The Dancers for the season are: Nathan Bland, Uthman Ebrahim, Heidi Green, Erin Ginn, Temple Kemezis, Oisin Monaghan, Juan Rodriguez, Henning Rubsam, Jacqueline Stewart, and Matt Van. (more...)

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