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Okwui Okpokwasili Among New York Live Arts' 2015-16 Residency ArtistsOkwui Okpokwasili Among New York Live Arts' 2015-16 Residency Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

New York Live Arts today announced the recipients of a number of new works residency programs for the 2015-16 season and beyond as part of its newly envisioned new work development program, reflecting a renewed, industry-leading commitment to the support of the creative process. The celebrated New York-based writer, performer and choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili will be the organization's third recipient of the Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) award, the largest of its kind in the nation. Andrea Kleine, Sonya Tayeh, Adrienne Truscott, Preeti Vasudevan, Larissa Velez-Jackson and Gillian Walsh have been curated to develop new work to premiere in future seasons on the New York Live Arts stage through the Live Feed Program (formerly Studio Series). (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Releases Schedule for This Year's CelebrationChicago Dancing Festival Releases Schedule for This Year's Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

CHICAGO (July 7, 2015) – The Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for its 9th annual series with George Balanchine's Allegro Brilliante(performed by Miami City Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut), Mark Morris' Sandpaper Ballet (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2015 Festival debut), Justin Peck's In Creases (Chicago's The Joffrey Ballet), Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's El Beso (Ballet Hispanico, 2015 Festival debut) and Twyla Tharp's Sweet Fields (Miami City Ballet) among program highlights. This year's event will take place at Chicago's top downtown venues - the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park - August 25-29, 2015. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Presenting both emerging and esteemed dance artists from across the U.S., Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Performance Series will return to the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage at the breathtaking Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space June 24-August 29. (more...)

2015 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival Slated for September2015 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival Slated for September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

DANCENOWNYC continues its twentieth anniversary celebration with the 2015 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival. Acclaimed for its adventurous short-takes format, the annual DANCENOW Festival presents a wide variety of work from some of today's most exciting choreographers. Continuing its focus on New York-based artists across generations, the 2015 Festival will feature short works by 50 emerging and established dance makers, all of whom DANCENOW has presented over the last twenty years. The Festival will take place at Joe's Pub, Wednesday-Saturday, September 9-12, at 7pm, with an encore performance featuring a dozen producer picks on Thursday, September 24, at 7pm.  (more...)

Juilliard Dance's 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Jiri Kylian, Jerome Robbins & MoreJuilliard Dance's 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Jiri Kylian, Jerome Robbins & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2015-16 season in December 2015 with New Dances: Edition 2015 featuring four world premiere dances by innovative choreographers Helen Simoneau (First-Year Dancers); Aszure Barton (Second-Year Dancers); Zvi Gotheiner (Third-Year Dancers); and Kyle Abraham (Fourth-Year Dancers). (more...)

BWW Reviews: WENDY WHELAN/ RESTLESS CREATURE at The JoyceBWW Reviews: WENDY WHELAN/ RESTLESS CREATURE at The Joyce
by Wesley Doucette - May 29, 2015

Wendy Whelan's 'Restless Creature' is an experiment in choreographic development worthy of cultivation. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

May 26, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. Highlights of Festival 2015 include Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special dance and radio stage production starring Ira Glass, host of This American Life; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2; the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO; Cuban contemporary ensemble Malpaso Dance Company, performing with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Anniversary, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.  (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free LineupJacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. (more...)

Donohue, Henderson, Lohse, Rabinowitz and Tharin Set for Soaking WET Series, 5/21-24Donohue, Henderson, Lohse, Rabinowitz and Tharin Set for Soaking WET Series, 5/21-24
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Soaking WET series, at West End Theater, returns with a full program of dance expressions by five cutting-edge dancemakers: Maura Nguyen Donohue, Garnet Henderson, Deborah Lohse, Zoe Rabinowitz, and Catherine Tharin, Thursday-Sunday, May 21-24 (Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM). (more...)

Choreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang & Reggie Wilson Receive City Center FellowshipsChoreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang & Reggie Wilson Receive City Center Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Choreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang and Reggie Wilson have been awarded New York City Center's 2015 Choreography Fellowships. The Fellowship supports choreographers at critical stages in their careers and reflects City Center's long history of nurturing dance makers, from George Balanchine to Christopher Wheeldon. (more...)

New Victory Sets 2015 Victory Dance SeriesNew Victory Sets 2015 Victory Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

This July, The New Victory will present its second season of Victory Dance, the theater's initiative to provide FREE dance performances to kids in New York City day camps, school and youth programs over the summer. A three-week series from July 8 - 24, 2015, Victory Dance features a cross-section of highly-accomplished and internationally recognized New York companies who perform a range of contemporary dance styles and share in the theater's goal of inspiring young people to embrace the art form. (more...)

New York Live Arts to Present The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY, 5/20-23New York Live Arts to Present The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY, 5/20-23
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

New York Live Arts presents Purchase Dance Company's second full New York City season at New York Live Arts, May 20 - 23 at 7:30pm in the New York Live Arts Theater. (more...)

Soaking WET Series to Return with Donohue, Henderson, Lohse, Rabinowitz and Tharin, 5/21-24Soaking WET Series to Return with Donohue, Henderson, Lohse, Rabinowitz and Tharin, 5/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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Choreographer Liz Gerring to Receive $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardChoreographer Liz Gerring to Receive $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

This year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor carrying an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to contemporary choreographer Liz Gerring in recognition of her talent and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Active in the dance world for nearly 20 years, Gerring regularly garners acclaim for her 'enthralling and important' works (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times) that also 'reveals the dancers as the splendid athletes that they are' (dance critic Deborah Jowitt). Gerring will accept the Award and members of Liz Gerring Dance Company will perform at the Pillow's Season Opening Gala on Saturday, June 20 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. The company will return to perform the evening-length work glacier in the Doris Duke Theatre August 19-23. Previous recipients of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award include tap artist Michelle Dorrance, the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham, 2013 MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham, and Tony Award winner and director of New York Live Arts Bill T. Jones, among others. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Adds Performances of Wendy Whelan in RESTLESS CREATUREThe Joyce Theater Adds Performances of Wendy Whelan in RESTLESS CREATURE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Joyce Theater has announced an added performance to the NYC premiere engagement of Wendy Whelan's acclaimed Restless Creature, presented by The Joyce – in its intimate Chelsea home – from May 26-31. The added performance, due to popular demand, will be Saturday, May 30 at 2pm. For tickets and more information, please visit ?www.Joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street. (more...)

World Premiere COLOR ME, WARHOL Begins Tomorrow at Dixon PlaceWorld Premiere COLOR ME, WARHOL Begins Tomorrow at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Dixon Place's new dance commission and the feath3r theory's production of, COLOR ME, WARHOL, will have its world premiere tomorrow, April 10th. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Raja Feather Kelly, this piece is the latest installment of an ongoing series jump-started by Mr. Kelly's interest in Andy Warhol, pop culture, and identity. (more...)

The Met Museum Launches The Met Breuer to Expand Contemporary Art Program, March 2016The Met Museum Launches The Met Breuer to Expand Contemporary Art Program, March 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will launch its first season of programming in the landmark building by Marcel Breuer on Madison Avenue at 75th Street in New York, when The Met Breuer opens to the public on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Encompassing major monographic and thematic exhibitions, new commissions, performances, and an artist-in-residence series, the inaugural season at The Met Breuer will enable visitors to engage with the art of the 20th and 21st centuries through the global breadth and historical reach of the Met's unparalleled collection and scholarly resources. (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival to Return This July to Support DRAFire Island Dance Festival to Return This July to Support DRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Fire Island Dance Festival, the most anticipated cultural event of the season on Fire Island, makes a triumphant return July 17-19, 2015, featuring some of the most exciting and talked-about dance companies in the industry. The festival, produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, is performed outdoors on a picturesque waterfront stage in Fire Island Pines, NY. (more...)

DANCENOWNYC to Present Mark Dendy's NEWYORKnewyork@AstorPlace, 5/6-9 at Joe's PubDANCENOWNYC to Present Mark Dendy's NEWYORKnewyork@AstorPlace, 5/6-9 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

DANCENOWNYC kicks off its 20th anniversary season with the world premiere of NEWYORKnewyork@AstorPlace, a new dance-theater work by Obie and Bessie Award-winning choreographer Mark Dendy. Performances will take place Wednesday-Friday, May 6-8 at 7pm, and Saturday, May 9 at 7pm and 9pm, at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

MASS MoCA and Jacob's Pillow to Welcome KEIGWIN + COMPANY, 4/11-12MASS MoCA and Jacob's Pillow to Welcome KEIGWIN + COMPANY, 4/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Cultural partners Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA present KEIGWIN + COMPANY, April 11 at 8pm and April 12 at 3pm at the Hunter Center. (more...)

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