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Rotunda Dance Series Presents AXIS Dance CompanyRotunda Dance Series Presents AXIS Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

In their sixth season of free monthly dance performances in San Francisco City Hall's extraordinary rotunda, Dancers' Group and World Arts West continue their partnership to bring audiences lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world.   (more...)

Abhinaya Dance Company Premieres VAANARA LEELAAbhinaya Dance Company Premieres VAANARA LEELA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose, the company that brought 'Arjuna - A Warrior's Tale' to life in 2014 to critical acclaim now presents 'Vaanara Leela - Monkeys in the Ramayana'. The Ramayana is one of the two major Sanskrit epics from Hindu mythology describing Prince Rama's journey. (more...)

ODC/Dance Celebrates 30 Years of THE VELVETEEN RABBITODC/Dance Celebrates 30 Years of THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

ODC is pleased to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its much-loved holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit. Created and choreographed by ODC's Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson, The Velveteen Rabbit is a warm, witty interpretation of Margery Williams' time-honored children's tale. (more...)

The American Dance Guild Announces Fall Performance FestivalThe American Dance Guild Announces Fall Performance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

 The American Dance Guild Fall Performance Festival will return October 14-16 to the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC, in a weekend tribute to legendary modern dancer, choreographer and avant-garde theater director Jean Erdman in honor of her centenary. Jean Erdman explored archetypal themes in dance and theater in collaboration with her husband, mythologist Joseph Campbell, forming one of the dance world's most inspiring artistic relationships.  (more...)

Andrea Mezvinsky's Comedy SAWED IN HALF to Play ACME TheatreAndrea Mezvinsky's Comedy SAWED IN HALF to Play ACME Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Crowned America's Funniest Mom on Oprah, stand-up comedienne and actress, Andrea Mezvinsky has created a new solo play "Sawed in Half" that begs the question: 'What happens when one woman's competing roles of wife, mother, lover, and performer collide?'  (more...)

BalaSole Dance Co. to Bring MIXTUS to Ailey Theater This WeekendBalaSole Dance Co. to Bring MIXTUS to Ailey Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 6th Year Anniversary and 17th NYC concert season of BalaSole in 'MIXTUS,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, on August 13 & 14, 8PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

Tamar-kali, ASE Dance Theatre Collective and More Set for SummerStage This MonthTamar-kali, ASE Dance Theatre Collective and More Set for SummerStage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Tamar-kali with ASE Dance Theatre Collective and nathantrice/RITUALS dance theater will perform as part of SummerStage @ Central Park, MN on Wednesday, August 10. Doors 7pm / Show 8pm. Free show! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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Battery Dance to Present 35th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL This AugustBattery Dance to Present 35th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 35th Annual Battery Dance Festival (formerly the Downtown Dance Festival), with free performances on August 14-19, 2016, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 20, 2016, from 6pm to 8:30pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. (more...)

35th Annual Battery Dance Festival Set for August35th Annual Battery Dance Festival Set for August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 35th Annual Battery Dance Festival (formerly the Downtown Dance Festival), with free performances on August 14-19, 2016, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 20, 2016, from 6pm to 8:30pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/ (more...)

Malinda LaVelle's Project Thrust Presents Emmaly Wiederholt in COVER GIRLMalinda LaVelle's Project Thrust Presents Emmaly Wiederholt in COVER GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Malinda LaVelle's Project Thrust is excited to present Cover Girl, the company's fifth evening-length dance-theater performance. Cover Girl is a one-woman solo show performed by founding member and dancer Emmaly Wiederholt. The piece dissects declarations of fraud, dreams of gratification, and the facades people often put on for themselves and for others. In March 2016, artistic director Malinda LaVelle and dancer Emmaly Wiederholt created Cover Girl during a weeklong artist residency together at The Peņasco Theater in Peņasco, NM.  (more...)

35th Annual Battery Dance Festival to be Held in August35th Annual Battery Dance Festival to be Held in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 35th Annual Battery Dance Festival (formerly the Downtown Dance Festival), with free performances on August 14-19, 2016, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 20, 2016, from 6pm to 8:30pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/ (more...)

BWW Review: ARIADNE ON NAXOS Balances Wondrously Between Classic Beauty and ParodyBWW Review: ARIADNE ON NAXOS Balances Wondrously Between Classic Beauty and Parody
by Steve Callahan - Jun 18, 2016

'ARIADNE ON NAXOS' balances wondrously between classic beauty and parody. (more...)

BWW Review: YVONNE RAINER Recites The News in The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered AnnuallyBWW Review: YVONNE RAINER Recites The News in The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 6, 2016

Does the idea of listening to Yvonne Rainer read excerpts from news articles while six nominally enthusiastic dancers of a certain age perform movement patterns mixed in with jazz phrases appeal to you? Then you would have loved being at The Kitchen on June 3rd, 2016 for American Dance Institute's presentation of Ms. Rainer's 'The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually'. (more...)

BWW Review: New Musical ANASTASIA in World Premiere at Hartford Stage CompanyBWW Review: New Musical ANASTASIA in World Premiere at Hartford Stage Company
by Karen Bovard - Jun 6, 2016

A distinguished creative team has hit it big with a rousing, new, heart-warming version of ANASTASIA, premiering currently at the Hartford Stage Company. This show has appeal for romantics and history buffs and musical comedy fans and dance aficionados and features no fewer than four strong female figures for audiences to identify with; in short, it's a potential blockbuster, for all kinds of worthy reasons. (more...)

10th Anniversary Wave Rising Series Set for 92Y's Buttenwieser Hall10th Anniversary Wave Rising Series Set for 92Y's Buttenwieser Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The 92Y Harkness Dance Center and WHITE WAVE Dance are proud to present the 10th Anniversary Wave Rising Series at 92Y's historic Buttenwieser Hall. (more...)

The National Queer Arts Festival and Circo Zero to Present BLANK MAP Next MonthThe National Queer Arts Festival and Circo Zero to Present BLANK MAP Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The National Queer Arts Festival and Circo Zero present BLANK MAP, a collective of artist-performer-musicians Adee Roberson, Brontez Purnell, keyon gaskin, Tasha Ceyan, and Wizard Apprentice, along with Stephanie Anne Johnson, Sampada Aranke, and Keith Hennessy. BLANK MAP plays June 3 through 12 (press opening: June 3) at Dance Mission Theater (3316 24th St.) in San Francisco. For tickets ($15-25) and more information, the public may visit circozero.org. (more...)

New Aerial Dance GRACE AND DELIA ARE GONE Comes to Firehouse at Fort Mason CenterNew Aerial Dance GRACE AND DELIA ARE GONE Comes to Firehouse at Fort Mason Center
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Celebrating its 20th-anniversary season, Flyaway Productions has announced its newest aerial dance, GRACE AND DELIA ARE GONE, a site-specific work created for the Firehouse at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. (more...)

Catherine Gallant/Dance to Present RETROGRADE UNIVERSE, 6/23-25Catherine Gallant/Dance to Present RETROGRADE UNIVERSE, 6/23-25
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Catherine Gallant/Dance and Dances by Isadora present Retrograde Universe, a 3-night program, June 23-25 at Danspace Project/St. Mark's Church on Manhattan's Lower East Side. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: An Enlightening Night with the ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE FOUNDATION and the NIETZSCHE CIRCLEBWW Dance Review: An Enlightening Night with the ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE FOUNDATION and the NIETZSCHE CIRCLE
by Caryn Cooper - May 10, 2016

Two very different organizations, the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation (IDDF) and the Nietzsche Circle, came together for a unique collaboration in a program entitled An Affirmation of Life: Friedrich Nietzsche, Isadora Duncan, and the Making of Modern Dance. This partnership brought about a nice blend of performances and lectures as the project sought to explore dance and its connection to philosophy. (more...)

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