Janis Brenner News

36th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL Begins 8/1336th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL Begins 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Battery Dance,in association withBattery Park City Authority,announces the 36thAnnualBattery Dance Festival, with free performances onAugust 13-18, 2017, from7pm to 9pmagainst the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor atRobert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception onAugust 19, 2017, from6pm to 8pmat (more...)

Three Prominent Female Dancemakers To Discuss the Creative Process as Part of Steps Artist Talk SeriesThree Prominent Female Dancemakers To Discuss the Creative Process as Part of Steps Artist Talk Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm which connects artists and community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, invites three celebrated female contemporary dance makers to discuss The Creative Process Unraveled, June 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the Steps Studio Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (more...)

2017 Battery Dance Festival Announced for August2017 Battery Dance Festival Announced for August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm 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 19, 2017. (more...)

36th Annual Battery Dance Festival Announces August Lineup36th Annual Battery Dance Festival Announces August Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm 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 19, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. (more...)

Janis Brenner & Dancers present New York Season 6/1Janis Brenner & Dancers present New York Season 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Janis Brenner & Dancers presents its New York Season from Thursday, June 1 - Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 8pm at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street), NYC. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and are available at 646-837-6809 or www.gibneydance.org/performance/pop/janis-brenner. (more...)

International Tour Seeks The Serious Students at Steps on BroadwayInternational Tour Seeks The Serious Students at Steps on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Steps on Broadway,NYC's legendary professional dance centercommitted to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, increases their international reach with a first-time national and international audition tour. Led by newly appointed Student Programs Audition Director, Davis Robertson, under the direction of Mindy Upin Jackson, Director of Professional Training Programs, and Kate Thomas, Director of The School at Steps, a 12-city tour is underway through early Spring and offers the dedicated dancervarious opportunities for study during the summer months and beyond. Through intensive training, performance, and evaluations, these intimate curriculum-based programs,Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Intensive,Steps Conservatory,and theInternational Independent Study Program, create polished, versatile dancers brimming with the confidence and enthusiasm to enter the highly competitive world of concert and commercial dance. The audition tour will also be recruiting students forThe School at Steps'Senior Summer Intensive, for aspiring professional dancers ages 15-18. (more...)

Fundraising Concert and Play at THE PIT Honors the Memory of a Talented Young Man's Life and Work, 5/22 at 12-3 pmFundraising Concert and Play at THE PIT Honors the Memory of a Talented Young Man's Life and Work, 5/22 at 12-3 pm
by Stephen Hanks - May 20, 2016

It was the kind of news that makes you feel like a piece of your heart has been cut out. A few weeks ago, I received an email from a woman named Alison Rosen, saying she knew me because her son Michael Vincent went to pre-school with my daughter Jean Louise (now 23) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Of course, I remembered Alison and Michael from the play dates, the birthday parties, and one little play that Michael wrote and the kids performed in when they were around three years old. Nobody could know then that Michael Vincent would pursue a career in music, theater, and comedy, ultimately receiving a 'Young Playwright Award' at Brooklyn's Edward R. Murrow High School. Neither could anybody know that Michael Vincent Rosen-Pepitone would be dead at 21 from Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMC), as Alison wrote in her email, 'a treatable side effect of medication used to treat mental illness.' (more...)

Soaking WET Dance Series Returning to West End Theater, 2/4-7Soaking WET Dance Series Returning to West End Theater, 2/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Soaking WET dance series, curated by DavidParker and Jeff Kazin,returns to the West End Theater with two performances daily, February 4-7,showingall world premieresby choreographers Garnet Henderson and Kai Kleinbard (early shows), and the Barkin/Selissen Project (later performances). The charming and friendlyWest End Theater is located on the 2nd floor of the Church at 263 West 86th Street (corner of 86th & West End). (more...)

DANCING SONDHEIM Screening Set for Tonight at Lincoln CenterDANCING SONDHEIM Screening Set for Tonight at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Two short films from DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be screened tonight, January 31 at 6 p.m. as part of Lincoln Center's annual DANCE ON CAMERA film festival. (more...)

DANCING SONDHEIM Screening Set for 1/31 at Lincoln CenterDANCING SONDHEIM Screening Set for 1/31 at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Two short films from DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be screened on Saturday, January 31 at 6 p.m. as part of Lincoln Center's annual DANCE ON CAMERA film festival. (more...)

'Dancing Sondheim' Free App for iPhone Set for 9/1 Release'Dancing Sondheim' Free App for iPhone Set for 9/1 Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be released September 1, 2014, it has been announced by Richard Daniels, DANCES FOR AN iPHONE creator and the app's principal choreographer. (more...)

Dances for an iPhone App to Now Feature Music of Stephen SondheimDances for an iPhone App to Now Feature Music of Stephen Sondheim
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

DANCING SONDHEIM a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim will be released September 1, 2014, it has been announced by Richard Daniels, DANCES FOR AN iPHONE creator and the app's principal choreographer. Dances for an iPhone comes in versions for the iPhone, and iPad and is available through iTunes. The free app will also soon be available for Android devices. www.dancesforaniphone.com (more...)

92Y to Present HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL Today92Y to Present HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Go deep inside the creative process with 2014's Harkness Dance Festival,STRIPPED/DRESSED. Featuring five dance companies as innovative as they are eclectic, this year's festival has been curated by the inimitably talented artist-in-residence Doug Varone. (more...)

92Y Presents HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/2192Y Presents HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Go deep inside the creative process with 2014's Harkness Dance Festival,STRIPPED/DRESSED. Featuring five dance companies as innovative as they are eclectic, this year's festival has been curated by the inimitably talented artist-in-residence Doug Varone. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Endangered Species, WORKING WOMEN at the JoyceBWW Reviews: Endangered Species, WORKING WOMEN at the Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

WORKING WOMEN released some of the strongest artistic voices of the hardest working women choreographers in the dance community and in the nation. These endangered species can scream at the top of their lungs, bang loudly on the glass ceiling, and still struggle to be heard. (more...)

Sounds of SSU Nature Preserves Featured in Fall Dance ConcertSounds of SSU Nature Preserves Featured in Fall Dance Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

Always exhilarating, unexpected, professional and thoroughly entertaining - Sonoma State University's annual Fall Dance Concert 2013 features SSU dancers performing new, cutting-edge dance works. (more...)

Juilliard Dances Repertory Features Works by Murray Louis, Paul Taylor, and William Forsythe, Now thru 4/7Juilliard Dances Repertory Features Works by Murray Louis, Paul Taylor, and William Forsythe, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2013

Juilliard Dances Repertory presents repertory works by acclaimed choreographers Murray Louis, Juilliard alumnus Paul Taylor, and William Forsythe, tonight, April 3 - Sunday, April 7, in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. (more...)

Juilliard Dances Repertory to Feature Works by Murray Louis, Paul Taylor, and William Forsythe, 4/3-7Juilliard Dances Repertory to Feature Works by Murray Louis, Paul Taylor, and William Forsythe, 4/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Juilliard Dances Repertory presents repertory works by acclaimed choreographers Murray Louis, Juilliard alumnus Paul Taylor, and William Forsythe, Wednesday, April 3 - Sunday, April 7, in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Juilliard dancers perform Four Brubeck Pieces by Murray Louis; Sunset by Paul Taylor; and One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe. Performances take place on Wednesday, April 3, Thursday, April 4, Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6, at 8 PM, with a Sunday matinee on April 7 at 3 PM, in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Endangered Species, WORKING WOMEN at the JoyceBWW Reviews: Endangered Species, WORKING WOMEN at the Joyce
by Amber Adams - Feb 8, 2013

WORKING WOMEN released some of the strongest artistic voices of the hardest working women choreographers in the dance community and in the nation. These endangered species can scream at the top of their lungs, bang loudly on the glass ceiling, and still struggle to be heard. (more...)

WORKING WOMEN, PILOBOLUS and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2013 Spring/Summer SeasonWORKING WOMEN, PILOBOLUS and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2013 Spring/Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

The Joyce Theater announced the programming for its 2013 Spring/Summer Season featuring extraordinary international companies, including two festivals, one focusing on Nordic dance and the other on American ballet choreographers. (more...)

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