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Nashville Ballet to Perform at JFK Center in DC, 4/17Nashville Ballet to Perform at JFK Center in DC, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Nashville Ballet will make its debut appearance at the famed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to perform The Ben Folds Project April 17-23, 2017, as a part of the Ballet Across America series. Illustrating the most exciting, innovative dance happening across America today, the program is curated by major stars of the ballet world: American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck. (more...)

Houston Ballet Promotes Jessica Collado To Principal DancerHouston Ballet Promotes Jessica Collado To Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Houston Ballet is proud to announce that Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM has promoted Jessica Collado to Principal dancer. Formally a First-Soloist, Ms. Collado was promoted on the evening of March 10, 2017 after starring in Stanton Welch's production of Cinderella in the title role. (more...)

BWW Review: Houston Ballet's LEGENDS AND PRODIGY ASTOUNDSBWW Review: Houston Ballet's LEGENDS AND PRODIGY ASTOUNDS
by Gary Laird - Mar 18, 2017

Houston Ballet's program of three contemporary ballets, running now at THE WORTHAM CENTER, is breath-taking. This is the first of many adjectives I will reach for in this review. I may run out, but you'll get the drift. (more...)

Photo Flash: Houston Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGYPhoto Flash: Houston Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

From March 16 - 26, Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program Director's Choice: Legends and Prodigy, featuring three company, dancer and audience favorites. (more...)

Steve Reich To Curate THREE GENERATIONS At Carnegie Hall, 4/6Steve Reich To Curate THREE GENERATIONS At Carnegie Hall, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

This spring, Steve Reich, holder of the 2016-2017 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer Chair, returns to Carnegie Hall to curate Three Generations-a four-concert series in Zankel Hall. (more...)

The New World Symphony Announces New Work Program Line UpThe New World Symphony Announces New Work Program Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), will perform its sixth annual New Work program-dedicated to commissioning and premiering new pieces from high-profile and developing artists across a range of genres, intersecting music with theater, dance, poetry, video, lighting, and other art forms-on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the New World Center. The program will include a new Michael Tilson Thomas-led and -conceived stage production of Niccolo Castiglioni's Inverno In-Ver, the premiere performance of an orchestral version of Oscar Bettison's Lights in Ashes led by NWS Conducting Fellow Dean Whiteside, and the world premiere of a New World Symphony commission from John Supko, composed for viola and electronics. (more...)

Houston Ballet Offers Up a Mixed Repertory Program DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGYHouston Ballet Offers Up a Mixed Repertory Program DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

From March 16 - 26, Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program Director's Choice: Legends and Prodigy, featuring three company, dancer and audience favorites. Hans van Manen's Grosse Fuge showcases Houston Ballet's strong male lineup and proves unequivocally why he is Holland's most famous choreographer. Ji?i Kylian created Stepping Stones during a visit to Australia as a reflection on man's desire to preserve his heritage. Justin Peck joins Houston Ballet's repertoire with Year of the Rabbit, a ballet that showcases the corps de ballet. (more...)

2017 Bard Music Festival to Explore CHOPIN AND HIS WORLD2017 Bard Music Festival to Explore CHOPIN AND HIS WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Parisian culture, Polish politics, and the piano are the focus of this summer's annual Bard SummerScape festival, with seven weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret keyed to the theme of the 28th Bard Music Festival, 'Chopin and His World.' (more...)

The Kennedy Center Presents the Return of BALLET ACROSS AMERICA Series in AprilThe Kennedy Center Presents the Return of BALLET ACROSS AMERICA Series in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Celebrating innovation and diversity in American ballet, the Kennedy Center presents the return of its weeklong Ballet Across America series, April 17 and April 19-23, for seven performances in the Opera House. Last seen in 2013, and illustrating the most exciting, creative dance happening across America today, this season's engagement explores new directions in the art form through programs curated by two of the biggest superstars in the ballet world: dancer-choreographer Justin Peck and principal dancer Misty Copeland. (more...)

Russell Janzen and More Promoted at New York City BalletRussell Janzen and More Promoted at New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

New York City Ballet announced today the promotion of eight of the Company's dancers. Soloist Russell Janzen has been promoted to the rank of principal dancer, and corps de ballet members Sara Adams, Harrison Ball, Emilie Gerrity, Joseph Gordon, Unity Phelan, Troy Schumacher, and Indiana Woodward have been promoted to Soloist. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging ArtistsSigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. (more...)

National Ballet of Canada to Present Lepage & Guillaume Cote Premiere, Tour Paris in 2017-18 SeasonNational Ballet of Canada to Present Lepage & Guillaume Cote Premiere, Tour Paris in 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the 2017/18 season featuring the world premiere of Frame by Frame, a multidisciplinary production created by renowned theatre artist Robert Lepage and choreographic associate Guillaume Cote, based on the work of Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NYC Ballet's Winter Season Features Hard-Working Dancers of the Corps de BalletSTAGE TUBE: NYC Ballet's Winter Season Features Hard-Working Dancers of the Corps de Ballet
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2017

NYC Ballet announces their winter program, with two programs paying tribute to NYCB Founder George Balanchine, including the return of Prodigal Son and Swan Lake, as well as a reprise of his tragic narrative work La Sonnambula. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces 2017-2018 SeasonBoston Ballet Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the programming for the 2017-2018 season at the Boston Opera House, to begin in November. The 54th season will open with the North American premiere of Wayne McGregor's "forcefully resonant" Obsidian Tear (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times), a co-production with The Royal Ballet. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's New Combinations 2017BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's New Combinations 2017
by Wesley Doucette - Feb 6, 2017

A review of three works presented at the New York City Ballet's 'New Works' program. (more...)

BWW Review: NYCB Creates Colorful Nuance with Stravinsky x FiveBWW Review: NYCB Creates Colorful Nuance with Stravinsky x Five
by Christina Pandolfi - Jan 30, 2017

Dampened from the chilly rain falling outside, I stepped into the majestic David H. Koch Theater on January 24, 2017 in desperate need of comfort. But I got so much more than that at New York City Ballet's Stravinsky x Five program. As I took my seat, the heavenly timbres of Stravinsky's bluesy score from "Scenes de Ballet" flooded my ears and spirit. In that moment, all was right in the world, and it stayed that way for the entire evening. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces '30 Days for $30' Lottery for Classical, Jazz and Dance PerformancesLincoln Center Announces '30 Days for $30' Lottery for Classical, Jazz and Dance Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Lincoln Center announced today '30 Days for $30,' a new initiative offering greater access to performances for 30 days between February 1 and March 4, 2017. Via an online lottery hosted by Jujamcyn Theaters, Lincoln Center and many of its resident organizations will make prime seats available for only $30 to a wide swath of productions across the campus. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents WINTER PROGRAM OF GAME CHANGERSJoffrey Ballet Presents WINTER PROGRAM OF GAME CHANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

For its annual winter engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Game Changers, a program of three contemporary ballets including the Chicago Premiere of Year of the Rabbit by New York City Ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck. (more...)

NYCB To Feature Choreography by Justin Peck and Music By Dan Deacon in Winter 2017 LineupNYCB To Feature Choreography by Justin Peck and Music By Dan Deacon in Winter 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As "the world's most creatively prodigious ballet troupe" (The New York Times), each winter the NYC Ballet honors their mission in a program featuring a new work. This season they feature two premieres alongside a vibrant Peter Martins ballet. (more...)

USRA Racing Champion, Justin Peck Releases Memoir, BULLETPROOFUSRA Racing Champion, Justin Peck Releases Memoir, BULLETPROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Top Motorsports driver and team owner of Race Pro Technologies, Justin Peck #49 has published his life story, titled 'Bulletproof.' Telling his tale of addiction, literally beating death and overcoming mental illness while learning to use it to his advantage, Justin Peck is an inspiration to so many who may not be able to see hope or light at the end of their dark tunnel. The metamorphosis of a mental health condition has catapulted Justin Peck into a champion on the track and in life. 'Bulletproof' lays out the trials and tribulations of the painful, yet powerful transition that taught him how to free his mind. Transparent and raw, Justin shares examples of courage, defeat, and lives to tell how he rose above it to beat the beast. (more...)

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