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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...)

15th Annual Peking Opera Festival Set for 9/2015th Annual Peking Opera Festival Set for 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Wei Liu (Artistic Director of Wu Han Peking Opera Company of China) is an award-winning Peking Opera performing artist. She is a Level-One Performing Artist of China*, and is known for her performance as virtuous and elite female characters (Qingyi). In her thirty-plus-year performing experience, she has created many original roles that received endless raves. Ms. Liu is also the youngest performer to ever receive two Plum Performance Awards, the highest honor to receive in the Performing Arts in China. Under her leadership, Wu Han Peking Opera Company has been continuously selected as one of Top Ten Peking Opera Company in China for many years. (more...)

2015 Student Academy Award Finalists Announced2015 Student Academy Award Finalists Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

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

MoralesDance Director Tony Morales Presents IDYLL & More TodayMoralesDance Director Tony Morales Presents IDYLL & More Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Synopsis - The program will highlight 3 New Pieces to the MoralesDance rep starting with “The Rest of Your Life”, a new creation by Tony Morales for 8 student dancers from Ballet Forte of New Jersey. This will be followed by Kate Skarpetowska's Brand new work titled “The Crossing” on 4 of the MoralesDance dancers and lastly, a little later in the program, “Idyll” will be premiered. A brand new work by Tony Morales featuring 4 of the dancers and the beautiful music of Leos Janacek. Other works include audience favorites like “Ablution” (the first piece ever created by Mr. Morales), “Piano Pieces” (created in 2000), last year's new creation (made on the ever wonderful Antonio Douthit-Boyd from the Ailey Co) “For You” and 'Circumstances' which will open the program. Guest Artist dancers include incredible up in coming talent such as Elaine Gutierrez, Molly Levy, Cassie Lewis, Martell Ruffin, Nadia Vostrikov and Jerome Melsaun Warren. (more...)

The Utopia Opera Opens ARIADNE AUF NAXOS TonightThe Utopia Opera Opens ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Tonight, June 5 and June 6, 12, & 13 at 7:30pm, Utopia Opera presents Richard Strauss' ground-breaking and thrilling Ariadne auf Naxos in a staged production performed with an 18-piece orchestra at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue). Utopia founder and artistic director,William Remmers, conducts while the acclaimed Benjamin Spierman (Indianapolis Opera, Dayton Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Bronx Opera) directs; costume stylings are by Eric Lamp. 18-piece orchestral reduction by Christopher Fecteau. (more...)

MoralesDance Director Tony Morales to Present IDYLL, & More, 6/11MoralesDance Director Tony Morales to Present IDYLL, & More, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Synopsis - The program will highlight 3 New Pieces to the MoralesDance rep starting with “The Rest of Your Life”, a new creation by Tony Morales for 8 student dancers from Ballet Forte of New Jersey. This will be followed by Kate Skarpetowska's Brand new work titled “The Crossing” on 4 of the MoralesDance dancers and lastly, a little later in the program, “Idyll” will be premiered. A brand new work by Tony Morales featuring 4 of the dancers and the beautiful music of Leos Janacek. Other works include audience favorites like “Ablution” (the first piece ever created by Mr. Morales), “Piano Pieces” (created in 2000), last year's new creation (made on the ever wonderful Antonio Douthit-Boyd from the Ailey Co) “For You” and 'Circumstances' which will open the program. Guest Artist dancers include incredible up in coming talent such as Elaine Gutierrez, Molly Levy, Cassie Lewis, Martell Ruffin, Nadia Vostrikov and Jerome Melsaun Warren. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents Morris, Welch & Kylian, Now thru 6/7Houston Ballet Presents Morris, Welch & Kylian, Now thru 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

From tonight, May 28 - June 7, 2015 Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program titled Morris, Welch & Kylian featuring three of today's most dynamic and musical choreographers. (more...)

The Utopia Opera Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 6/5-13The Utopia Opera Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 6/5-13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

On June 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 7:30pm, Utopia Opera presents Richard Strauss' ground-breaking and thrilling Ariadne auf Naxos in a staged production performed with an 18-piece orchestra at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue). Utopia founder and artistic director,William Remmers, conducts while the acclaimed Benjamin Spierman (Indianapolis Opera, Dayton Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Bronx Opera) directs; costume stylings are by Eric Lamp. 18-piece orchestral reduction by Christopher Fecteau. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Present Morris, Welch & Kylian, 5/28-6/7Houston Ballet to Present Morris, Welch & Kylian, 5/28-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

From May 28 - June 7, 2015 Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program titled Morris, Welch & Kylian featuring three of today's most dynamic and musical choreographers. A world premiere of The Letter V by acclaimed American choreographer Mark Morris, the world premiere of Stanton Welch's Zodiac and the revival of Ji?i Kylian's iconic Svadebka make this program a must-see for all ballet lovers. Zodiac is made possible through the generosity of Leticia Loya. Houston Ballet will give six performances of Morris, Welch & Kylian at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.  Tickets start at $20, and may be purchased at www.houstonballet.org, or by calling 713 227 2787.  (more...)

BxO to Close 48th Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGAROBxO to Close 48th Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

BxO's Season 48 comes to a close with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's sequel to the Barber of Seville. The Marriage of Figaro follows the married and bored Count Almaviva, and his continued philandering. This time he has chosen his wife's maid to satiate his carnal desires. Only one thing stands in his way… her fiancée… FIGARO... no longer a barber, now the Count's right-hand man. Mozart's “folle journée” (crazy day) includes appearances by a slimy music master out for revenge, a scheming spinster, a drunken gardener, and numerous… and amorous… cohorts. (more...)

Terry Irving's COURIER Takes New Look at WatergateTerry Irving's COURIER Takes New Look at Watergate
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Terry Irving, the Washington DC based author of the breakthrough thriller 'Courier' and an Emmy award-winning television news producer, has found while researching his latest book that, to his surprise, Richard Nixon's criminal betrayal of the nation was far beyond anything anyone but the most radical would have thought in the 1970's. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MEN DANCERS, PLUS! Celebrates the Life of the Legendary FREDERIC FRANKLINBWW Reviews: THE MEN DANCERS, PLUS! Celebrates the Life of the Legendary FREDERIC FRANKLIN
by Sondra Forsyth - Jun 2, 2014

A roll call of dance greats - performers, directors, critics, and historians - took the stage one after the other at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in New York City on the evening of May 30th 2014 to share their memories of one of the greatest of them all, Frederic Franklin. (more...)

Pace University Celebrates Frederic Franklin With FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH, Now thru 6/1Pace University Celebrates Frederic Franklin With FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

After collaborations in 2012 and 2013 with an all-male cast, Tina Croll and Jamie Cunningham's The Men Dancers: From the Horse's Mouth make their return to New York today, May 30 through June 1 in honor of ballet great Frederic Franklin (1914-2013) in what would have been his centenary year. This celebration will take place at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (3 Spruce Street, between Park Row and Gold Street) and is presented by Pace University. (more...)

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