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BWW Review: Alexei Ratmansky's WHIPPED CREAM at ABTBWW Review: Alexei Ratmansky's WHIPPED CREAM at ABT
by Barnett Serchuk - Jul 5, 2017

A few years ago I bought a recording of Schlagobers, which had been written by the venerable Richard Strauss for the Vienna State Opera Ballet in 1924. I had a difficult time listening to the music-it didn't gel, nor did it leave any imprint on my mind. I suppose there was a reason for it not having many recordings-compare this with Rosenkavalier. I remember doing some research on this project: Strauss was serving as co-director of the Vienna State Opera with Franz Schalk and wanted to raise the prestige of the ballet wing after it had been decimated in the First World War. As a devoted admirer of Diaghilev company, for which he had once written Josephslegende, Strauss went about composing and writing his own libretto for what was to become Schlagobers, choreographed by Heinrich Kröller, who devised a mass spectacle that required 287 costumes at a cost of four billion kronnen, becoming known as the 'billionaire's ballet.' And at a time when inflation was climbing minute by minute. (more...)

Houston Ballet Offers Up a Mixed Repertory Program DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGYHouston Ballet Offers Up a Mixed Repertory Program DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

From March 16 - 26, Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program Director's Choice: Legends and Prodigy, featuring three company, dancer and audience favorites. Hans van Manen's Grosse Fuge showcases Houston Ballet's strong male lineup and proves unequivocally why he is Holland's most famous choreographer. Ji?i Kylian created Stepping Stones during a visit to Australia as a reflection on man's desire to preserve his heritage. Justin Peck joins Houston Ballet's repertoire with Year of the Rabbit, a ballet that showcases the corps de ballet. (more...)

H.T. Chen & Dancers To Perform Teahouse Performance, TodayH.T. Chen & Dancers To Perform Teahouse Performance, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ring in the New Year - Year of the Rooster - with one of Chen Dance Center's delightful Teahouse Performances, February 16, 7 PM at Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street, in NYC's Chinatown. (more...)

H.T. Chen & Dancers To Perform Teahouse Performance, 2/16H.T. Chen & Dancers To Perform Teahouse Performance, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Ring in the New Year - Year of the Rooster - with one of Chen Dance Center's delightful Teahouse Performances, February 16, 7 PM at Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street, in NYC's Chinatown. (more...)

EAG to Host DANCERS SPEAK: LEADING A DANCE COMPANY IN THE 21ST CENTURYEAG to Host DANCERS SPEAK: LEADING A DANCE COMPANY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Join EAG this Today night for a fascinating evening all about the ups, downs, and magical moments that come with founding and leading a dance company in the modern era. (more...)

EAG to Host DANCERS SPEAK: Leading a Dance Company in the 21st CenturyEAG to Host DANCERS SPEAK: Leading a Dance Company in the 21st Century
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

 Join EAG this Thursday night for a fascinating evening all about the ups, downs, and magical moments that come with founding and leading a dance company in the modern era.   (more...)

EAG to Host DANCERS SPEAK: LEADING A DANCE COMPANY IN THE 21ST CENTURYEAG to Host DANCERS SPEAK: LEADING A DANCE COMPANY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Join EAG this Thursday night for a fascinating evening all about the ups, downs, and magical moments that come with founding and leading a dance company in the modern era. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet's 2016-17 Season Announces Repertory PerformancesNew York Theatre Ballet's 2016-17 Season Announces Repertory Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET Announces 2016-17 Season New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2016-17 season, which will include repertory performances throughout the year. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to perform LEGENDS & VISIONARIES at Danspace ProjectNew York Theatre Ballet to perform LEGENDS & VISIONARIES at Danspace Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will present a new installment of its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series at Danspace Project (131 E 10th St, NYC, 10003) on October 6 and 8, 2016 at 8pm, as part of Danspace Project's Community ACCESS series*.  The evenings will include the World Premiere of a new piece by Antonia Franceschi set to an original musical score by Claire van Kampen.   (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to perform LEGENDS & VISIONARIES at Danspace ProjectNew York Theatre Ballet to perform LEGENDS & VISIONARIES at Danspace Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will present a new installment of its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series at Danspace Project (131 E 10th St, NYC, 10003) on October 6 and 8, 2016 at 8pm, as part of Danspace Project's Community ACCESS series*.  The evenings will include the World Premiere of a new piece by Antonia Franceschi set to an original musical score by Claire van Kampen.   (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet's 2016-17 Season Announces Repertory PerformancesNew York Theatre Ballet's 2016-17 Season Announces Repertory Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET Announces 2016-17 Season New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2016-17 season, which will include repertory performances throughout the year. (more...)

World Premiere of AND STILL YOU MUST SWING to Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Next WeekWorld Premiere of AND STILL YOU MUST SWING to Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents the world premiere engagement of And Still You Must Swing with three of the world's most celebrated tap dance luminaries—Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, and Derick K. Grant—July    6-10 in the intimate Doris Duke Theatre. The program embraces masterful technique, musicality, and improvisation including a live onstage band and a star-studded cast with critically-acclaimed guest artist and 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Camille A. Brown. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, 8/3-7New York Theatre Ballet to Perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, 8/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will perform two works at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre from August 3- 7, 2016. Jacob's Pillow, a National Historic Landmark, National Medal of Arts recipient, and home to America's longest-running dance festival, is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts at 358 George Carter Road in Becket. (more...)

LG Hensel Pens LYCAN THE SEE'ERLG Hensel Pens LYCAN THE SEE'ER
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

LG Hensel, a first time author, has completed her new book 'LYCAN The See'er': a gripping and potent story that throws a young woman's life into a downward spiral. Who should Maggie trust? (more...)

Solar Storm Researchers Prepare for the 'Big One' With New UrgencySolar Storm Researchers Prepare for the 'Big One' With New Urgency
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

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BWW Review: LANGUAGE OF THE FUTURE: LETTERS TO JACK is Mesmerizing at the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: LANGUAGE OF THE FUTURE: LETTERS TO JACK is Mesmerizing at the Kennedy Center
by Hannah Wing - Mar 5, 2016

In Language of the Future: Letters to Jack, Anderson's new work uses a blend of prose and poetry with punches of other worldly orchestral sounds of Kodheli's married with Anderson's electronic sounds. (more...)

Houston Ballet Announces Winter Mixed Repertory ProgramHouston Ballet Announces Winter Mixed Repertory Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Houston Ballet offers up its Winter Mixed Repertory Program which introduces three masterpieces into the company's repertory in a thrilling evening of dance.  (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Is as Versatile as Ever in a Mixed BillBWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Is as Versatile as Ever in a Mixed Bill
by Sondra Forsyth - Oct 30, 2015

According to a 1998 review of ABT by Jack Anderson in The New York Times, publicists for the company in the early days used to call the troupe 'a museum of the dance.' Anderson commented that this is a good phrase to describe the company 'provided one realizes that great museums can encourage new art as well as preserve old'. I heartily concur. As I've mentioned before, I always remind my ballet students that we can hang a Rembrandt or a Picasso on a museum wall for posterity, but each generation of dancers must be capable performing both the old and the new if we are to keep our history alive. Fortunately, true to ABT's founding mission 'to develop a repertoire of the best ballets from the past and to encourage the creation of new works by gifted young choreographers,' this national treasure continues to present accurate historical reconstructions as well as new works by today's choreographers. (more...)

2015 Student Academy Award Ceremony Held Tonight2015 Student Academy Award Ceremony Held Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

The Academy just announced this year's Student Academy Awards finalists. (more...)

Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company to Present 15th Annual Peking Opera Festival, 9/20Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company to Present 15th Annual Peking Opera Festival, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

New York, NY (August 2, 2015) – Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company (Qi Shu Fang, President; Ding Mei Kui, Artistic Director), recipient of National Heritage Fellowship for the Arts, will present the 15th Annual Peking Opera Festival and the U.S. Premiere of  The Three Inch Lotus featuring Wei Liu and the Wu Han Peking Opera Company of China, one of the Top Ten Peking Opera Companies in the world, as well as the Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company for one performance only on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2:30 PMat NYU Skirball Center (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South). This performance is part of the World Stage Series presented by NYU Skirball Center. (more...)

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