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The University Musical Society Presents UMS Night School and You Can Dance Sessions This WinterThe University Musical Society Presents UMS Night School and You Can Dance Sessions This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

For some, dance can seem like a mystery. For others, dance unlocks sights, sounds, ideas, and emotions unlike any other art form. (more...)

March at The University Musical Society Features A BILL FRISELL AMERICANA CELEBRATION, KYLE ABRAHAM/ ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION and MoreMarch at The University Musical Society Features A BILL FRISELL AMERICANA CELEBRATION, KYLE ABRAHAM/ ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The University Musical Society (UMS) heads into spring of its 2014-2015 season with an eclectic March line-up. The month of performances begins with jazz guitarist Bill Frisell performing a rare and intimate solo-guitar concert (Thursday, March 12), followed by a performance by Bill Frisell and his band When You Wish Upon a Star, featuring Petra Haden, Eyvind Kang, Thomas Morgan, and Rudy Royston (Friday, March 13). (more...)

Black Choreographers Festival to Run 2/21-3/1Black Choreographers Festival to Run 2/21-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now returns next month with presentations by more than a dozen Bay Area dance makers including Byb Chanel Bibene, Christal Brown, Gregory Dawson, Antoine Hunter, Maurya Kerr, Robert Moses, Brontez Purnell, Carmen Roman, Reginald Ray Savage, Raissa Simpson, Phylicia Stroud, Nafi Watson and Jamie Wright. The Festival takes place over two weekends from Saturday, February 21 to Sunday, March 1 at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

BODYTRAFFIC Coming to Harris Center, 1/24BODYTRAFFIC Coming to Harris Center, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Founded in 2007, Los Angeles-based BODYTRAFFIC was named one of Dance Magazine's “25 to Watch” in 2013 and was praised by the Los Angeles Times for its “most hopeful combination of choreographic and performing excellence.” LA Weekly applauded the company for its “confident, hard-hitting” execution in a wide range of styles. This exciting dance ensemble continues to break new ground in the field of dance and its evening performance at Harris Center for the Arts will display their distinctive style. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Schedule for Spring 2015 Studio SeriesHubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Schedule for Spring 2015 Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

CHICAGO - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton and in partnership with the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, is pleased to continue its new series of master classes and workshops for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers in Chicago. (more...)

Wendy Whelan and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano to Lead Hubbard Street's Spring 2015 Studio SeriesWendy Whelan and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano to Lead Hubbard Street's Spring 2015 Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton and in partnership with the ?Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, is pleased to continue its new series of master classes and workshops for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers in Chicago. (more...)

The School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2015 Programs, FacultyThe School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2015 Programs, Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In the summer of 2015, The School at Jacob's Pillow, a world renowned center for professional dance training will present Professional Advancement Programs in Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Dance, and an new program titled Social Dances: Jazz to Hip-Hop. These programs will take place during the 83rd annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, led by a highly-distinguished artist faculty, and offer an incomparable combination of studio, performance, and Festival experiences. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Returns to Edlis Neeson Theater, Now thru 12/14Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Returns to Edlis Neeson Theater, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, performs in the Edlis Neeson Theater for a third consecutive year, tonight, December 4-14, 2014. (more...)

The Dance Enthusiast Launches 'Enthusiastic Events!' Series TodayThe Dance Enthusiast Launches 'Enthusiastic Events!' Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Dance Enthusiast, a NYC-based dance journalism website leading an exuberant revolution in dance communication, now celebrating its 7th year and more than 100,000 readers, launches a new event series. Through the generous support of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Dance Enthusiast has created the series Enthusiastic Events! A cross between a salon performance and a gathering at your best friend's home, renowned dance artists and prime movers from diverse fields will meet their audience in an intimate setting. Each event is themed and will include live performances from premier artists in the NYC dance world, feature special guests and presenters who work outside of dance but are highly influenced by the artform, and is paired with a guest chef who will create a unique menu related to the theme. (more...)

The Dance Enthusiast to Launch 'Enthusiastic Events!' Series, Beginning 11/12The Dance Enthusiast to Launch 'Enthusiastic Events!' Series, Beginning 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Dance Enthusiast, a NYC-based dance journalism website leading an exuberant revolution in dance communication, now celebrating its 7th year and more than 100,000 readers, launches a new event series. Through the generous support of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Dance Enthusiast has created the series Enthusiastic Events! A cross between a salon performance and a gathering at your best friend's home, renowned dance artists and prime movers from diverse fields will meet their audience in an intimate setting. Each event is themed and will include live performances from premier artists in the NYC dance world, feature special guests and presenters who work outside of dance but are highly influenced by the artform, and is paired with a guest chef who will create a unique menu related to the theme. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Return to Edlis Neeson Theater, 12/4-14Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Return to Edlis Neeson Theater, 12/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, performs in the Edlis Neeson Theater for a third consecutive year, December 4-14, 2014. (more...)

Joe's Pub to Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26Joe's Pub to Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

?Joe's Pub at The Public joins Creative Capital's15th anniversary celebration with a slate of performances by some of New York's most adventurous and exciting artists – Lisa Kron, Danny Hoch, Kalup Linzy, Jomama Jones & Samora Pinderhughes, and Champagne Jerry. Running Monday – Wednesday, November 24-26, the program of shows exemplifies the shared goal of both organizations to support innovative artists making inter-disciplinary work. Tickets ($15-20) are now available online, by phone (212-967-7555) and in person at The Public's Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC). (more...)

Kyle Abraham Brings New Work to MASS MoCA This WeekendKyle Abraham Brings New Work to MASS MoCA This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 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 this weekend, 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...)

Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan Bids Farewell to the NYC Ballet in Special Performance TonightPrincipal Dancer Wendy Whelan Bids Farewell to the NYC Ballet in Special Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan will bid farewell to New York City Ballet with a special one-time-only performance tonight, October 18 at 8 p.m. For the occasion, two of the dance world's most acclaimed choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, will collaborate on a world premiere piece d'occasion for Whelan. (more...)

Hubbard Street and The Second City Present THE ART OF FALLING, Now thru 10/19Hubbard Street and The Second City Present THE ART OF FALLING, Now thru 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton; Andrew Alexander, CEO/Executive Producer of The Second City, Inc.; and Kelly Leonard, Executive Vice President of The Second City are excited to present the world premiere of The Art of Falling, an unprecedented and collaboratively devised production first announced in February 2014 at The Second City. (more...)

Wendy Whelan to Bring RESTLESS CREATURE to Harris Theater in January 2015Wendy Whelan to Bring RESTLESS CREATURE to Harris Theater in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance has announced the rescheduled Chicago premiere of Restless Creature, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 7:30PM. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Announces Spring/Summer 2015 SeasonThe Joyce Theater Announces Spring/Summer 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

The Joyce Theater (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), the nation's most prestigious theater devoted to modern dance, announced today the organization's programming for its 2015 Spring/Summer season, featuring a wide array of extraordinary companies, including return engagements of fan favorites and introductions to new companies making their Joyce debuts. (more...)

Hubbard Street and The Second City Present THE ART OF FALLING, 10/15-19Hubbard Street and The Second City Present THE ART OF FALLING, 10/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton; Andrew Alexander, CEO/Executive Producer of The Second City, Inc.; and Kelly Leonard, Executive Vice President of The Second City are excited to present the world premiere of The Art of Falling, an unprecedented and collaboratively devised production first announced in February 2014 at The Second City. (more...)

Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan to Bid Farewell to the NYC Ballet in Special Performance, 10/18Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan to Bid Farewell to the NYC Ballet in Special Performance, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan will bid farewell to New York City Ballet with a special one-time-only performance on Saturday, October 18 at 8 p.m. For the occasion, two of the dance world's most acclaimed choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, will collaborate on a world premiere piece d'occasion for Whelan. (more...)

Kyle Abraham to Bring New Work to MASS MoCA, 10/18-19Kyle Abraham to Bring New Work to MASS MoCA, 10/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 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...)

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