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JACK Sets Summer 2016 Season on Dance, Theatre & MoreJACK Sets Summer 2016 Season on Dance, Theatre & More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

This summer, JACK presents the premiere of Toshiki Okada's Quiet, Comfort, commissioned by Hoi Polloi and directed by Alec Duffy, a duo of singer/performer Helga Davis and choreographer/dancer Ji?i Bartovanec (of the Sasha Waltz Dance Company), the premiere of the play The Animals, by Amina Henry, a new piece by choreographer Biba Bell, the second annual Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival, curated by Valerie Kuehne, plus several concerts throughout the season. (more...)

Dominique Levy Presents Artist Pat SteirDominique Levy Presents Artist Pat Steir
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Dominique Le?vy is pleased to announce the gallery's representation of artist Pat Steir, who first gained recognition in the early 1970s for her iconographic canvases and immersive wall drawings. Steir's innovative pour technique, exemplified by the artist's Waterfall canvases, positioned her at the forefront of American painting in the late 1980s. Bridging the sensibilities of Eastern philosophy, Abstract Expressionism, and Conceptual art, Steir's five-decade practice puts into play a new framework of space and perception. (more...)

The Crossing to Premiere Gavin Bryars' THE FIFTH CENTURY in NYCThe Crossing to Premiere Gavin Bryars' THE FIFTH CENTURY in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

In its tenth anniversary season, THE CROSSING -- the extraordinary chamber choir from Philadelphia, dedicated to new music and conducted by Donald Nally -- comes to New York on Thursday, June 16, 2016 to perform the NY premiere of THE FIFTH CENTURY, a large-scale work for the rare combination of choir and saxophone quartet by the iconic avant-garde English composer GAVIN BRYARS. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: BALLET PRELJOCAJ Returns to the Joyce TheaterBWW Dance Review: BALLET PRELJOCAJ Returns to the Joyce Theater
by Rose Marija - Apr 25, 2016

Ballet Preljocaj, under the direction of Angelin Preljocaj, opened its New York premiere engagement of Empty Moves (Parts I, II, & III), to Empty Words, by John Cage, on April 20, 2016, when I had the opportunity to attend. Preljocaj has created 45 choreographic works for his company, formed in December 1984, ranging from solo to larger formations. His productions (49, to date) are now part of the repertoire of many companies, many of which also commission original productions, notably La Scala of Milan, New York City Ballet, and the Paris Opera. I was excited to see the work of this acclaimed contemporary choreographer, aware that his dancers are known to be very good. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season of World Premieres & MoreNightwood Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season of World Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown have announced Nightwood Theatre's 2016-2017 season. In our 37th season we have assembled a full playbill representing some of the most dynamic female voices working in theatre today. Nightwood is proud to support and partner with the ever-burgeoning community of independent artists that are developing high caliber contemporary theatre. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Celebrate Early Works of Merce Cunningham, 5/18-19Baryshnikov Arts Center to Celebrate Early Works of Merce Cunningham, 5/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) and the Merce Cunningham Trust present an evening of film and live performance celebrating Merce Cunningham's early collaborations that revolutionized art making in the 20th century, on May 18 and 19 at 7:00PM at BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater (450 W. 37th Street). (more...)

Jefferson Airplane & More Join Stellar Lineup for 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'Jefferson Airplane & More Join Stellar Lineup for 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

A diverse can't-miss lineup blending sounds of the past and present will ignite the stage for 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,' taking place Saturday, April 23, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Music Center Sets 2016-17 Dance SeasonThe Music Center Sets 2016-17 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Reinforcing the role of The Music Center as a major hub for dance in Los Angeles, The Music Center's powerful new dance season will engage both dance lovers and those new to the art form by challenging preconceived notions of classical ballet and exploring the realm of contemporary expression. The 2016-2017 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center) will provide the platform for some of the finest U.S. dance companies and artists along with internationally renowned companies who are among the most requested by Music Center audiences. This coming season opens with Celebrate Forsythe (October 21-23, 2016) as three American ballet companies - San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Houston Ballet - perform in one program in a never-before-seen approach to salute one of America's top choreographers, William Forsythe. The season continues with the distinctive contemporary work of Jessica Lang Dance (February 17-19, 2017); the return of the much-in-demand Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (March 8-12, 2017); the west coast premiere of Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire (May 19-21, 2017); Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg's exploration of the passions of Tchaikovsky (June 23-25, 2017); and an original program curated by New York City principal ballerina Tiler Peck with the return of The Music Center's BalletNow (July 28-30, 2017). A number of the engagements will be integrated with arts education programs including high school performances and teacher workshops. Center Dance Arts is the founding supporter of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center. (more...)

Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Garcia & More to Perform at 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Garcia & More to Perform at 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Initial performers announced for 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' include Lila Downs, Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Garcia and The CineSon All Stars, Lucrecia, Martina McBride, and JD Souther. (more...)

VIDEO: Miller Theatre Launches Fake Reality Series DESPERATE MEASURESVIDEO: Miller Theatre Launches Fake Reality Series DESPERATE MEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts announces a new music reality television series, DESPERATE MEASURES. Composers battle it out for the chance to be the next big name in new music, beginning Tuesdays this fall at 9pm, immediately following THE VOICE. Watch the trailer for the show below (and bear in mind it's April Fool's Day)!  (more...)

Tickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on SaleTickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Single tickets to Lincoln Center Festival shows-highlights this year include legendary stars of Japan's all-female musical troupe, Takarazuka, in Takarazuka CHICAGO; Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in Shakespeare'sGlobe production of The Merchant of Venice; Balkan superstar Goran Bregovic and his raucous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra; and the National Ballet of Canada performances of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale-will go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on April 1 and to the general public on April 11. The festival runs from Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 31, 2016, with 49 performances by artists and ensembles from seven countries taking place in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

Recording Academy to Honor 2016 Merit Awards Recipients on GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDSRecording Academy to Honor 2016 Merit Awards Recipients on GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Recording Academy will honor its 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients with an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Joyce to Present Ballet Preljocaj in NYC Premiere of 'Empty Moves (parts I, II & III)'The Joyce to Present Ballet Preljocaj in NYC Premiere of 'Empty Moves (parts I, II & III)'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will present Ballet Preljocaj,under the artistic direction of Angelin Preljocaj,with the highly anticipated New York premiere of all three parts of his acclaimed Empty moves. This must-see event will take place from April 20 – 24 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets range in price from $20-$60 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)

Pianist Joseph Kubera to Perform Music of Beth Anderson and Laurie Spiegel at National Opera CenterPianist Joseph Kubera to Perform Music of Beth Anderson and Laurie Spiegel at National Opera Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Piano music by Beth Anderson and Laurie Spiegel will be presented by Joseph Kubera on March 25 at 7:30 PM at National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. This is presented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting in cooperation with the composers. (more...)

Tina Croll & Company to Perform at 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance FestivalTina Croll & Company to Perform at 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The premiere of One Rhinoceros, Three Birds and a Pineapple and the company's critically acclaimed Balkan Dreams will be among five works presented by Tina Croll & Company at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, Buttenwieser Hall, Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20. (more...)

Fulcrum Point New Music Project to Celebrate African American ComposersFulcrum Point New Music Project to Celebrate African American Composers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Chicago's leader in New Art Music led by Stephen Burns, proudly presents "Proclamation! The Black Composer Speaks," a dynamic concert program showcasing the broad spectrum of new art music from the African American perspective at the Promontory Chicago, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., in one performance only, Friday, April 29, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MARINA's 'Musical Health Talk!' with Mason Griffin & Andy CrostenSTAGE TUBE: MARINA's 'Musical Health Talk!' with Mason Griffin & Andy Crosten
by Marina Kamen - Mar 9, 2016

Join Marina Kamen aka MARINA with 'Musical Health Talk!' as you move and get a sweat on with this High-nrg Interview together with Pianist Musical Director Mason Griffin and Entertainer Andy Crosten. (more...)

PRISM Quartet, So Percussion & PARTCH to Premiere COLOR THEORY in Philly and BrooklynPRISM Quartet, So Percussion & PARTCH to Premiere COLOR THEORY in Philly and Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

From June 1-15 in both Philadelphia (Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts) and New York (Roulette in Brooklyn), PRISM-dubbed 'one of America's finest saxophone quartets for three decades' by The New Yorker -- will partner with the PARTCH Ensemble and So Percussion, and composers Ken Ueno, Steven Mackey and Stratis Minakakis to perform, explore, and record a new body of music combining saxophones with a breathtaking range of percussion instruments in COLOR THEORY. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Present Two World Premieres in Hannah Lash Composer PortraitMiller Theatre to Present Two World Premieres in Hannah Lash Composer Portrait
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its Composer Portraits series with Hannah Lash, featuring JACK Quartet, loadbang, and pianist Lisa Moore, on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8 p.m. (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...)

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