John Cranko News

Paola Hartley & Astrit Zejnati Sign On as Faculty Members for Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive, 7/28-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Paola Hartley and Astrit Zejnati, principal dancers of Ballet Arizona, will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive from July 28-August 1, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Royal House Opera Announces 2014-2015 Ballet and Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

New works, engaging collaborations and classic revivals set the theme for the Royal Ballet Season 2014/15. (more...)

Smuin Ballet Takes 2014 Winter Tour to 'XXtremes', Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Smuin Ballet will continue its 20th Anniversary Season today, March 14-29 with the Bay Area tour of its XXtremes Winter Dance Series. (more...)

Hamburg Ballet Presents THIRD SYMPHONY OF GUSTAV MAHLER at Harris Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Hamburg Ballet, led by Director and Chief Choreographer John Neumeier, brings the classicThird Symphony of Gustav Mahler to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance tonight, February 19, and tomorrow, February 20, 2014 at 7:30PM. The Harris Theater is the only American venue that will present Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler during the company's U.S. visit in 2014. (more...)

Sasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets Set for SLEEPING BEAUTY at Allen Civic Ballet, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in a collaborative performance co-presented by the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic. Ms. De Sola and Mr. Helimets will dance the Grand Pas de Deux in The Sleeping Beauty Act III in collaboration with the Allen Civic Ballet and the performance will be accompanied by the Allen Philharmonic at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas on May 17, 2014. (more...)

Smuin Ballet to Take 2014 Winter Tour to 'XXtremes', 3/14-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Smuin Ballet will continue its 20th Anniversary Season March 14-29 with the Bay Area tour of its XXtremes Winter Dance Series. (more...)

Company C Contemporary Ballet Opens its 12th Season With its Winter Program, 1/30-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Walnut Creek, CA, November 5, 2013 – Company C Contemporary Ballet opens its 12th season with a program featuring two premieres by Susan Jaffe and Charles Anderson, as well as works by Yuri Zhukov and Charles Moulton in six performances January 30 through February 16, 2014, in Walnut Creek and San Francisco. In addition, a gala performance, cocktail party, dinner and auction to benefit Company C will be given Saturday, February 15. For more information about the performance, gala and season, visit www.companycballet.org (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Presents Four Works by Jirí Kylián This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton, will present its first-ever mixed repertory program devoted to the work of a single choreographer during the Spring Series, March 13-16, 2014. This engagement's four works by Sarabande (1990), for an all-male ensemble and set to Bach's second partita for solo violin with electronically manipulated live vocals; and Falling Angels (1989), for a cast of eight women and set to part one of Steve Reich's phased-percussion composition, Drumming, to be performed live by Third Coast Percussion, Ensemble- in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Hamburg Ballet to Present THIRD SYMPHONY OF GUSTAV MAHLER at Harris Theater, 2/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

The Hamburg Ballet, led by Director and Chief Choreographer John Neumeier, brings the classicThird Symphony of Gustav Mahler to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Wednesday, February 19, and Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:30PM. The Harris Theater is the only American venue that will present Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler during the company's U.S. visit in 2014. (more...)

BWW Intreviews: Davis Robertson
by Barnett Serchuk - Dec 16, 2013

The world-renowned Joffrey Ballet School presented Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker this past weekend with 355 dancers - the largest cast in the school's 60-year history (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's ONE THOUSAND PIECES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton will continue Season 36 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, tonight, December 12-15, 2013. Click below for a sneak peek at ONE THOUSAND PIECES! (more...)

Porsche Contributes Ten Million Euro to Construction of a New Building for the John Cranko School
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Porsche AG is expanding its sponsorship of cultural activities in Stuttgart and supporting the construction of a new building for the John Cranko School over the next four years - with a contribution totalling ten million euro. The money will be paid in four equal instalments to the 'Foundation for the Promotion of the John Cranko School of the Stuttgart State Theatre of Baden-Wrttemberg', a legally dependent foundation of the state capital, Stuttgart. The school is one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the world. Stuttgart city council is also contributing 16 million euro to the foundation. (more...)

Sasha de Sola and Tiit Helimets Appear in Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker tonight and tomorrow, December 7 and 8, 2013 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Birmingham Royal Ballet to Bring THE PRINCE OF PAGODAS to London Coliseum in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

As part of the Britten 100 Celebrations Birmingham Royal Ballet will perform The Prince of Pagodas in 2014. Ahead of a London Coliseum season from Wednesday 26 until Saturday 29 March the ballet, choreographed by Birmingham Royal Ballet's award-winning director David Bintley, will be performed at The Lowry Salford Quays (30 Jan - 1 Feb), Birmingham Hippodrome (25 Feb - 1 March) and Plymouth's Theatre Royal (19 - 22 March). (more...)

Moscow Ballet 'Prince' Viktor Shcherbakov Appears in New York City Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Background: In 2012 Viktor performed live at National Press Club in DC and spoofed on Baltimore's The List with Vicki Mayo (not aired due to Newtown tragedy). Viktor Shcherbakov is an “Honored Artist of Ukraine” and Principal Dancer for Moscow Ballet. At 10 yrs he was invited to study at John Cranko Ballet Academy in Germany and joined the company itself on graduation. He receives acclaim in roles of romantic and heroic leads in all the classic ballets from Swan Lake to Spartacus. (more...)

Moscow Ballet 'Prince' Viktor Shcherbakov to Appear in New York City, One Night Only, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Background: In 2012 Viktor performed live at National Press Club in DC and spoofed on Baltimore's The List with Vicki Mayo (not aired due to Newtown tragedy). Viktor Shcherbakov is an “Honored Artist of Ukraine” and Principal Dancer for Moscow Ballet. At 10 yrs he was invited to study at John Cranko Ballet Academy in Germany and joined the company itself on graduation. He receives acclaim in roles of romantic and heroic leads in all the classic ballets from Swan Lake to Spartacus. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery's New Display Features Rare Photographs of Benjamin Britten
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Rare photographs of Benjamin Britten including family and personal snapshots from his boyhood and professional life, are included from today in a new display at the National Portrait Gallery, ahead of the composer's centenary this weekend. (more...)

Irina Dvorovenko, Sascha Radetsky and More Join STARZ Ballet Drama FLESH AND BONE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

STARZ announced today the involvement of internationally-renowned dancers in the original drama series 'Flesh and Bone' (previously announced as an 'Untitled Ballet Project') currently in development at the network, from award-winning 'Breaking Bad' Writer and Co-Executive Producer, Moira Walley-Beckett. 'Flesh and Bone' follows a young ballet dancer, Claire Robbins, who has a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. The dark and gritty series will unflinchingly explore the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world. (more...)

World Renowned Dancers Set for Starz Original Ballet Drama Series FLESH AND BONE
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

STARZ announced today the involvement of internationally-renowned dancers in the original drama series 'Flesh and Bone' (previously announced as an 'Untitled Ballet Project') currently in development at the network. (more...)

Cape Town International Ballet Competition Renamed
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

The fourth South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC), supported by the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund, takes place at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town, from 17 to 23 February 2014. Formerly known as the Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC) it is the only event of its kind on the African continent and attracts top dancers from SA and the World. A new competitor category has also being announced for the 2014 awards. (more...)

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