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TRANSFORMATIVE TURN: Miami City Ballet Enters Its Shining Moment Under the Direction of Lourdes LopezTRANSFORMATIVE TURN: Miami City Ballet Enters Its Shining Moment Under the Direction of Lourdes Lopez
by Isabel D. Almaraz - Mar 19, 2015

Miami City Ballet has been in a period of transition, a transformation if you will, that has been unsurprisingly effective in reinventing the company and catapulting it to the world-class ballet company that it has always been on the verge of becoming. Lourdes Lopez' arrival in 2012 has infused the company with balance: balance of repertoire, style, choreography, and a complete re-imagining of how to stay true to the fundamental nature of the company without becoming conventional. (more...)

Brandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive to Feature Zhong-Jing Fang & Terry EdlefsenBrandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive to Feature Zhong-Jing Fang & Terry Edlefsen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

ZHONG-JING FANG, a member of American Ballet Theatre, and TERRY EDLEFSEN, a former principal dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet and the Australian Ballet, will be on the faculty for the Brandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive. (more...)

Sasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets to Join Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic in MaySasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets to Join Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear in a joint production with the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic, dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux in Act III of Swan Lake on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. As part of their residency, both Ms. De Sola and Mr. Helimets will also be teaching master classes. (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This WeekendShreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker this weekend, December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Zum Tod von Prof. Richard NowotnyZum Tod von Prof. Richard Nowotny
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Die Wiener Staatsoper und das Wiener Staatsballett trauern um Prof. Richard Nowotny, ehemaliger Solota?nzer und Ballettmeister des Wiener Staatsopernballetts, der am 24. September 2014 im Alter von 88 Jahren verstorben ist. (more...)

Christopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Opens Tonight at Lincoln CenterChristopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Opens Tonight at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation and The National Ballet of Canada today announced the casting for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, having its New York premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center today, September 9 - 14, 2014. (more...)

Houston Ballet Launches 45th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM TonightHouston Ballet Launches 45th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

From today, September 4 through the 14th, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's visually stunning three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. (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...)

Joffrey Ballet Introduces Three New Dancers to CompanyJoffrey Ballet Introduces Three New Dancers to Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

CHICAGO (September 3, 2014) – Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of three dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2014-2015 season: Artur Babajanyan (Armenia), Edson Barbosa (Brazil) and Brooke Linford, a former Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainee (Alpine, Utah). The three new dancers officially began rehearsing with the company July 21. (more...)

Stanton Welch's La Bayadère Makes Australian Debut TonightStanton Welch's La Bayadère Makes Australian Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

One of Bollywood's brightest stars, Australian born Pallavi Sharda will add a touch of Bollywood glamour to the opening night of Stanton Welch's La Bayadère when she joins Melbourne's glitterati for its Australian première this August. (more...)

The Tokyo Ballet Celebrates 50 Years with Gala Performances, August 29The Tokyo Ballet Celebrates 50 Years with Gala Performances, August 29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Tokyo Ballet Company celebrates 50 years with an anniversary gala on Friday, 29 August 2014 6:30 pm [additional peformance]*, Saturday, 30 August 2014 3:00 pm, and Sunday, 31 August 2014 3:00 pm at the NHK Hall. (more...)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for 82nd Season Finale, Now thru 8/24Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for 82nd Season Finale, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB), one of the country's leading contemporary ballet companies, returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the 82nd season finale. (more...)

Cast Announced for Christopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at Lincoln Center This FallCast Announced for Christopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at Lincoln Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation and The National Ballet of Canada today announced the casting for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, having its New York premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center, September 9 - 14, 2014. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Launch 45th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/4-14Houston Ballet to Launch 45th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's visually stunning three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for 82nd Season Finale, 8/20-24Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for 82nd Season Finale, 8/20-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB), one of the country's leading contemporary ballet companies, returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the 82nd season finale. (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...)

Bookings Open for John Neumeier Works in SPRING & FALL at Cape Town City BalletBookings Open for John Neumeier Works in SPRING & FALL at Cape Town City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

SPRING & FALL, one of the most exciting dance seasons ever to grace the South African stage, will be presented by the Cape Town City Ballet in September. Three captivating works by world-renowned choreographer, John Neumeier of Hamburg Ballet, will be premiered in South Africa for the very first time. (more...)

Stanton Welch's La Bayadère Makes Australian Debut, Aug. 28Stanton Welch's La Bayadère Makes Australian Debut, Aug. 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

One of Bollywood's brightest stars, Australian born Pallavi Sharda will add a touch of Bollywood glamour to the opening night of Stanton Welch's La Bayadère when she joins Melbourne's glitterati for its Australian première this August. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Announces the 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET and MoreThe Houston Ballet Announces the 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

April 26, 2014 marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. In honor of this milestone in world culture, Houston Ballet will present dance interpretations of great Shakespearean works by choreographers from three continents: a lavish new production of Romeo and Juliet by Stanton Welch; the company premiere of John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a revival of John Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew. (more...)

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