Kyle Abraham News

Princess Grace Foundation-USA presents Dick Van Dyke with their Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Princess Grace Foundation-USA(PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Dick Van Dykewill accept their prestigious Prince Rainier III Award. Mr. Van Dyke will be honored at PGF-USA's annual Gala in Los Angeles on October 8 th, 2014 along with this year's 20 Princess Grace Award winners who are emerging artists in theater, dance and film, hailing from cities and states across America. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Announces 'Shape&Design' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Martha Graham Dance Company's Shape&Design theme explores Graham's defining influence as an American modernist with programs that feature the sculptural and architectural aspects of choreography by Graham and others. The Company's two-week season at The Joyce Theater in New York City, February 10–22, 2015, will offer Graham classics, new commissions, and premieres by guest choreographers in three varied programs. The Company's expansive 2014-15 season also includes a twenty-city U.S. tour, and several projects related to Shape&Design, including partnerships with the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology and the international art gallery Hauser & Wirth. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow & MASS MoCA to Present New Work by Kyle Abraham, 10/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

A Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and critically lauded choreographer who pairs diverse movement styles with issues of social and historical significance, Kyle Abraham brings his newest work to MASS MoCA October 18 and 19 in a co-presentation with Jacob's Pillow, made possible by the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance. The Watershed is an evening-length work in Abraham's signature blend of classical form, postmodern invention, and urban influences, performed by Abraham and his accomplished company, Abraham.In.Motion. Performances will be held at MASS MoCA's Hunter Center, in North Adams, Mass. (more...)

CHICAGO DANCING FESTIVAL's Opening Performance Set for Millennium Park Simulcast, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in partnership with Millennium Park and the City of Chicago, presents the opening night simulcast of the Chicago Dancing Festival on Wednesday, August 20, at 7:30PM. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Releases Tickets to 2014-15 Season Performances, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

CHICAGO – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to release single tickets to the renowned contemporary company's 2014–15 season performances in Chicago, on August 25, 2014 at 10am. All remaining seats to the company's performances at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's Edlis Neeson Theater will be available online at hubbardstreetdance.com or by phone to the Hubbard Street Ticket Office at 312-850-9744. (Season 37 subscriptions, which include tickets to all four 2014–15 season engagements, went on sale May 1, 2014 and remain available by phone or online at hubbardstreetdance.com/subscribe.) Season 37 single tickets start at just $25; the performance schedule is as follows: (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces Leadership of 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala and Three-year Partnership with Dior
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The upcoming Princess Grace Awards Gala on October 8 th will mark a milestone in the Foundation's history, returning to Los Angeles for the first time in nearly three decades. Gala Co-Chairs, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Los Angeles Dick Wolf and his wife Noelle and Chairman/CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger and his wife Willow Bay will be joined by President/Chief Executive of Dior Couture, Sidney Toledano and his wife Katia to kick off a three-year partnership with the iconic design house, who will serve as the sole presenting sponsor for upcoming Awards Galas in Los Angeles, Monaco and New York.Dior will play a vital role in taking guests on a three-year journey following Grace Kelly's life as an artist from Hollywood to Monaco (as the Gala will be held in Beverly Hills and Monte Carlo in 2014 and 2015 respectively) and thenback to NYC in 2016 where Dior Haute Couture will help celebrate the 34 th anniversary of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces Additional Programming Details for Kyle Abraham's Suite of World Premiere Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

New York Live Arts today announced further programming details for the suite of all-new world premiere works created by 2012-2014 Resident Commissioned Artist(RCA) Kyle Abraham, including a fourth, previously unannounced ensemble work. Known for creating “voluptuous movement phrases with touches of dance-theater” (The New York Times) Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, will present four works-one evening-length, two ensemble works and one trio-over two programs titled The Watershed and When the Wolves Came In at New York Live Arts from September 23 through 27 and September 30 through October 4, 2014. Exploring two totemic triumphs in the international history of the civil rights, the 150 year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20 year anniversary of the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa, the works feature visual design by acclaimed conceptual artist Glenn Ligon and original music performed live by world renowned jazz artist Robert Glasper, accompanied by two musicians and a vocalist. (more...)

Ballet Academy East Welcomes Wendy Whelan to Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Ballet Academy East has announced that Wendy Whelan will join the Pre-Professional Division Faculty. Ms. Whalen's tenure will begin with Ballet Academy East's Summer Intensive from August 18-29 and will continue through the school year, which begins on September 16, 2014. Ms. Whalen will primarily teach the upper level students of the Pre-Professional Division. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Announces Additional Programming for 2014 Lineup, 8/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Chicago Dancing Festival founders Lar Lubovitch and Jay Franke are pleased to announce today additional works being added to the 2014 Festival lineup, including two more World Premieres, plus plans for a pre- and post-performance sponsors party around the "Celebration of Dance" Grand Finale performance, Saturday, August 23. Free tickets for the Festival's indoor performances become available to the public this week, July 8 and 9. The 2014 Chicago Dancing Festival, featuring top ballet, modern and hip-hop companies from Chicago and across the country, is set to take place August 20 - 23. (more...)

Free Tickets to Chicago Dancing Fest Available Tomorrow; New Works Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Chicago Dancing Festival founders Lar Lubovitch and Jay Franke have announced today additional works being added to the 2014 Festival lineup, including two more World Premieres, plus plans for a pre- and post-performance sponsors party around the "Celebration of Dance" Grand Finale performance, Saturday, August 23. Free tickets for the Festival's indoor performances become available to the public this week, July 8 and 9. The 2014 Chicago Dancing Festival, featuring top ballet, modern and hip-hop companies from Chicago and across the country, is set to take place August 20 - 23. (more...)

DANCENOW Announces the 2014 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival, 9/3-6 & 13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

DANCENOW is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2014 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival. Featuring works by forty choreographers and their companies, the 2014 festival will be held over four evenings from September 3 to 6, with an encore performance on September 13. The exciting lineup of artists features many fan favorites, including festival veterans and returning artists, alongside rising stars and festival newcomers. 2014 marks the 19th annual season of the DANCENOW Festival. (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, World Premieres & More Set for New York Live Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director, today announced New York Live Arts' presenting season for 2014-2015. The season runs from September 23, 2014 through April 2015 and includes more than 71 performances and events by more than 22 featured artists. (more...)

John Heginbotham Receives $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

This year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a coveted honor carrying a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to choreographer John Heginbotham in recognition of his talent and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Heginbotham, an alumnus of The School at Jacob's Pillow, has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his contemporary works, eclectic and rich with “movement that exhibits sharpness, energy, formality and, yes, oddity” (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times). His company, Dance Heginbotham, will perform the evening-length world premiere of Chalk and Soot in the Doris Duke Theatre July 30-August 3. In Chalk and Soot, Heginbotham joins forces with composer Colin Jacobsen to create a work featuring imaginative, theatrical choreography, live music performed by superstar string quartet Brooklyn Rider, the vocal stylings of Shara Worden (lead singer of My Brightest Diamond), and singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane on harmonium. (more...)

Harris Theater Sets 2014-15 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance today unveiled the world-class dance performances of its 2014-2015 season-a sublime lineup of Chicago debuts and Harris Theater premieres from four national and international sensations, all presented as part of the acclaimed Harris Theater Presents series. (more...)

The 8th Annual Chicago Dancing Festival Announces Free Ticket Release Date, 7/8-9
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Tickets for the 8th annual Chicago Dancing Festival, the free Festival at venues across downtown Chicago, will become available to the general public July 8 and 9. Co-produced by internationally renowned choreographer and native Chicagoan Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, the 2014 Chicago Dancing Festival features top ballet, modern and hip-hop companies from Chicago and across the country, set to take place August 20 - 23. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams and More Headline Scottsdale Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Tickets for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' new 2014-15 season will go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. Among the offerings are more than 50 live performances of dance, music, theater, comedy and more. Additional events will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes The Second City Collaboration and More
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are pleased to announce the main company's 2014-15 season performances in Chicago, to include two weeks spotlighting a diverse trio of Princess Grace Award-winning choreographers, Hubbard Street's first performances of choreography by acclaimed artist Crystal Pite, and a celebration of Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo. (more...)

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MAMMA MIA! & More Set for Seattle Theatre Group's 2014-15 Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Beloved classics, reimagined takes on well-known works, popular culture, and new, emerging and developing local artists can all be found in Seattle Theatre Group's historic venues during our 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Cynthia Nixon and More to Appear at Freedom to Marry's 10th Anniversary Celebration, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on April 28 in New York City. (more...)

New York Live Arts Kicks Off LIVE IDEAS Festival 2014 - 'The Year of James Baldwin'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

New York Live Arts today announced the schedule of its second annual Live Ideas festival, James Baldwin, This Time! taking place today, April 23 - 27, 2014. (more...)

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