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PUSH Dance Company Releases Full Schedule for PUSHfest 2015; Begins, 9/18PUSH Dance Company Releases Full Schedule for PUSHfest 2015; Begins, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

New and recent works by PUSH Dance Company and leading mid-career and emerging dance artists from the Bay Area and beyond will be featured during PUSHfest 2015, presented by PUSH Dance Company, a San Francisco-based contemporary dance company, founded by artistic Director Raissa Simpson. PUSHfestis a mixed-genre dance festival that showcases the work of  mid-career and emerging choreographers alongside the PUSH Company at San Francisco's ODC Theater (3153 17th Street) on September 18-20, 2015. Program A will be performed on Friday, September 18, at 8pm and Sunday, September 20, at 4pm. Program B will be performed on Saturday, September 19, at 8pm and Sunday, September 20, at 7pm. www.pushdance.org/festival.   (more...)

Lizz Roman & Dancers Coming to CIVICCORPS Job Training Center, 9/11-26Lizz Roman & Dancers Coming to CIVICCORPS Job Training Center, 9/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Lizz Roman & Dancers (LR&D) present This Beautiful Space 'DANCING@CIVICORPS', September 11-26 at CIVICCORPS Job Training Center, 1425 5th street in Oakland. The performances by Roman and her dancers/collaborators follows an on site four month company residency. In this latest architectural exploration, LR&D move through the multileveled expanse of the CIVICCORPS Job Training Center. The rhythmic form of dancers' bodies vibrate with the structural elements of the building, utilizing stairs, railings, ladders, hallways, alcoves, and rooftops. The performance unfolds amidst a sonic environment of music composed and performed live by the band WaterSaw. 'We create a dance that reflects the function of its architectural setting. Dancers interact with the architecture and create a vocabulary unique to the building...' remarks Roman. A recipient of the 2013 ISADORA DUNCAN AWARD for Outstanding Choreography, Lizz Roman's unique choreographic vision has established her as one of SF's legendary site-specific choreographers. (more...)

Company C Contemporary Ballet to Premiere ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE, 10/24Company C Contemporary Ballet to Premiere ARCANE: A TALE OF ALL HALLOWS' EVE, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

San Francisco, CA, August 4, 2015 – Artistic Director and choreographer Charles Anderson's award-winning Company C Contemporary Ballet will present the world premiere of his new, evening-length story ballet, Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows' Eve in seven performances October 24-31 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. The production features an original story and choreography by Anderson, a commissioned musical score by Mike Krisukas of Zen for Primates, steam punk-inspired set and lighting designs by Patrick Toebe and the costumes by Laura Hazlet and will be performed by a company of 16 dancers, 9 musicians and narrator. Performances will be given Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm; Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm; Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm; Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:00 am; Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm and Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm. There will be receptions for the audience and artists after the opening night and closing night performances with no-host bar. Tickets are priced $25-$55 and may be purchased at http://www.CityBoxOffice.com/CompanyC. For more information, visit www.companycballet.org . (more...)

BalaSole Dance to Present SALMAGUNDI Evening of Solos, 7/17-18BalaSole Dance to Present SALMAGUNDI Evening of Solos, 7/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 16th concert season of BalaSole in 'SALMAGUNDI,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, on July 17 & 18, 8PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow, 7/15-19Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow, 7/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival with bold new ideas for contemporary ballet July 15-19. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Releases Schedule for This Year's CelebrationChicago Dancing Festival Releases Schedule for This Year's Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

CHICAGO (July 7, 2015) – The Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for its 9th annual series with George Balanchine's Allegro Brilliante(performed by Miami City Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut), Mark Morris' Sandpaper Ballet (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2015 Festival debut), Justin Peck's In Creases (Chicago's The Joffrey Ballet), Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's El Beso (Ballet Hispanico, 2015 Festival debut) and Twyla Tharp's Sweet Fields (Miami City Ballet) among program highlights. This year's event will take place at Chicago's top downtown venues - the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park - August 25-29, 2015. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Sets Lineup for 9th Annual Event, Running 8/25-29Chicago Dancing Festival Sets Lineup for 9th Annual Event, Running 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for its 9th annual series with George Balanchine's Allegro Brilliante (performed by Miami City Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut), Mark Morris' Sandpaper Ballet (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2015 Festival debut), Justin Peck's In Creases (Chicago's The Joffrey Ballet), Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's El Beso (Ballet Hispanico, 2015 Festival debut) and Twyla Tharp's Sweet Fields (Miami City Ballet) among program highlights. This year's event will take place at Chicago's top downtown venues - the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park - August 25-29, 2015. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces New PromotionsAmerican Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Arron Scott and Cassandra Trenary have been promoted to Soloist effective August 1, 2015.   In addition, Maria Kochetkova, a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet and Alban Lendorf, a principal dancer with Royal Danish Ballet will join the Company as Principal Dancers and Jeffrey Cirio, a principal dancer with Boston Ballet, will join ABT as a Soloist, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Jo Kreiter's Flyaway Productions to Reveal New Aerial Dance, NEEDLES TO THREAD, 10/1-10Jo Kreiter's Flyaway Productions to Reveal New Aerial Dance, NEEDLES TO THREAD, 10/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

This fall Jo Kreiter's Flyaway Productions unveils the third and final installment in its trilogy about urban poverty that began in 2012 with the award-winning Niagara Falling. Titled Needles to Thread: Dancing Along These Lines in Continuum Alley, Kreiter's newest site-specific aerial dance takes on the issue of wage security for women through the story of San Francisco's garment workers past and present. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Presenting both emerging and esteemed dance artists from across the U.S., Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Performance Series will return to the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage at the breathtaking Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space June 24-August 29. (more...)

PUSH Dance Company Announces Schedule of Events, Particpants for PUSHfest, 9/18PUSH Dance Company Announces Schedule of Events, Particpants for PUSHfest, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

San Francisco, CA, June 17, 2015 – New and recent works by PUSH Dance Company and leading mid-career and emerging dance artists from the Bay Area and beyond will be featured during PUSHfest 2015, presented by PUSH Dance Company, a San Francisco-based contemporary dance company, founded by artistic Director Raissa Simpson. PUSHfest is a mixed-genre dance festival that showcases the work of  mid-career and emerging choreographers alongside the PUSH Company at San Francisco's ODC Theater (3153 17th Street) on September 18-20, 2015. Program A will be performed on Friday, September 18, at 8pm and Sunday, September 20, at 4pm. Program B will be performed on Saturday, September 19, at 8pm and Sunday, September 20, at 7pm. www.pushdance.org/festival.   (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Announces 9th Annual EventChicago Dancing Festival Announces 9th Annual Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

The Chicago Dancing Festival is proud to announce the 9th annual program will take place August 25-29, 2015. (more...)

The Chicago Dancing Festival's 9th Annual Program Features Dancers from Around the Country, 8/25-29The Chicago Dancing Festival's 9th Annual Program Features Dancers from Around the Country, 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Chicago Dancing Festival is proud to announce the 9th annual program will take placeAugust 25-29, 2015. Co-produced by renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, the Chicago Dancing Festival will bring together leading ballet, modern and contemporary dancers from Chicago and across the country to present the largest dance festival in the nation. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival to Host 9th Annual Event, 8/25-29Chicago Dancing Festival to Host 9th Annual Event, 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Chicago Dancing Festival is proud to announce the 9th annual program will take place August 25-29, 2015. Co-produced by renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, the Chicago Dancing Festival will bring together leading ballet, modern and contemporary dancers from Chicago and across the country to present the largest dance festival in the nation. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free LineupJacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. (more...)

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...)

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