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Jacob's Pillow Presents Jessica Lang Dance in THE WANDERER, July 29-August 9Jacob's Pillow Presents Jessica Lang Dance in THE WANDERER, July 29-August 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2015

Contemporary ballet company Jessica Lang Dance, led by founder, choreographer, and Artistic Director Jessica Lang, returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for an extended two-week run of The Wanderer, July 29-August 9 in the Doris Duke Theatre. (more...)

SHAPING SOUND to Play Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 10/25SHAPING SOUND to Play Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Break The Floor Productions is pleased to announce that North America's hottest new dance show -- SHAPING SOUND -- will perform one afternoon only at The Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, CA, Sunday, October 25 at 3pm. Under the Artistic Direction of TRAVIS WALL (Mentor for Stage Dancers and Resident Choreographer, 'So You Think You Can Dance'), and co-created with NICK LAZZARINI (Winner season one: 'So You Think You Can Dance') TEDDY FORANCE (Seasons two and three: 'So You Think You Can Dance'), and KYLE ROBINSON (Glee), the company is an evocative collaboration by diverse artists who describe themselves as 'visual musicians,' i.e. their dance gives shape and form to sound. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at Ticketmaster.com, on Ticketmaster charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Flint Center Box Office, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. Experience the exhilarating collaboration of North America's newest dance visionaries as they mash-up music genres and dance styles in an explosive dance theater experience perfect for all ages. (more...)

BWW Reviews: At Long Last - Misty Copeland Has Been Promoted to PrincipalBWW Reviews: At Long Last - Misty Copeland Has Been Promoted to Principal
by Rose Marija - Jul 14, 2015

No other ballet dancer has received more publicity than Misty Copeland during the last five years. Her promotion to principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre was announced on June 30, 2015, and picked up immediately by most newspapers and television news shows, including the front page of the New York Times. This long awaited announcement eclipsed the simultaneous promotion of ABT soloist Stella Abrera, another great talent, to principal, who has been waiting longer than Copeland for her promotion. (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...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Sets Lineup for 9th Annual Event, Running 8/25-29Chicago Dancing Festival Sets Lineup for 9th Annual Event, Running 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 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...)

SHAPING SOUND to Perform at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, 11/17SHAPING SOUND to Perform at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Break The Floor Productions and the Fox Theatre are pleased to announce that North America's hottest new dance show - SHAPING SOUND - will perform one night only at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $39, $49, $59 and $100, go on sale Monday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at www.FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more by calling 404-881-2000. Experience the exhilarating collaboration of North America's newest dance visionaries as they mash-up music genres and dance styles in an explosive dance theater experience perfect for all ages. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Announces 9th Annual EventChicago Dancing Festival Announces 9th Annual Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

The Chicago Dancing Festival is proud to announce the 9th annual program will take place August 25-29, 2015. (more...)

The Chicago Dancing Festival's 9th Annual Program Features Dancers from Around the Country, 8/25-29The Chicago Dancing Festival's 9th Annual Program Features Dancers from Around the Country, 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Chicago Dancing Festival is proud to announce the 9th annual program will take placeAugust 25-29, 2015. Co-produced by renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, the Chicago Dancing Festival will bring together leading ballet, modern and contemporary dancers from Chicago and across the country to present the largest dance festival in the nation. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival to Host 9th Annual Event, 8/25-29Chicago Dancing Festival to Host 9th Annual Event, 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Chicago Dancing Festival is proud to announce the 9th annual program will take place August 25-29, 2015. Co-produced by renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, the Chicago Dancing Festival will bring together leading ballet, modern and contemporary dancers from Chicago and across the country to present the largest dance festival in the nation. (more...)

Review Roundup: American Ballet Theater's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at the Metropolitan Opera HouseReview Roundup: American Ballet Theater's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at the Metropolitan Opera House
by Review Roundups - Jun 2, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House includes the New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Peggy Baker to Receive 2015 George Luscombe AwardPeggy Baker to Receive 2015 George Luscombe Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The George Luscombe Award was inaugurated in 1999. Revolutionary theatre founder and artistic director George Luscombe founded Toronto Workshop Productions in 1959, marking the beginnings of Toronto's alternative theatre movement. He was Artistic Director for 27 years at TWP. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

(May 28, 2015) Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater will be awarded the prestigious University of Chicago Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal at UChicago's 523rd Convocation, Saturday, June 13. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Presents Othello, of Lar LubovitchBWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Presents Othello, of Lar Lubovitch
by Rose Marija - May 27, 2015

On Wednesday evening, May 20, 2015, a superb cast of ABT principal and soloist dancers performed Lar Lubovitch's dramatic ballet, Othello, A dance in Three Acts, premiered by the Company on May 23, 1997 and now presented to commemorate its 75th anniversary. (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...)

BWW Interviews: Elliot Goldenthal - A Composer Grows in BrooklynBWW Interviews: Elliot Goldenthal - A Composer Grows in Brooklyn
by Erica Miner - May 18, 2015

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in classical music, he has won Oscar, Golden Globe and World Soundtrack Awards (more...)

Dance Against Cancer Raises More Than $243,000 for American Cancer SocietyDance Against Cancer Raises More Than $243,000 for American Cancer Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The 5th Annual Dance Against Cancer was held on Monday, April 27, 2015.  The event had over 500 guests attend and raised more than $243,000 for the American Cancer Society that will benefit research initiatives and patient and family service programs. (more...)

Steps Repertory Ensemble to Present Works by Esperanza, Harper, Joo, Lubovitch and Shelver This WeekendSteps Repertory Ensemble to Present Works by Esperanza, Harper, Joo, Lubovitch and Shelver This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Under the artistic direction of Bradley Shelver, the STEPS REPERTORY ENSEMBLE is the contemporary dance company of STEPS BEYOND FOUNDATION, a non-for-profit organization in residence at the prestigious Steps on Broadway. The Ensemble commissions choreographers, both established and emerging, to create new works and to restage repertory, thereby connecting to America's rich modern dance legacy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: David Hallberg Presents: LEGACYBWW Reviews: David Hallberg Presents: LEGACY
by Rose Marija - Apr 23, 2015

On April 17, 2015, David Hallberg Presents: Legacy, was presented as the final performance of the Youth America Grand Prix. Hallberg himself served as moderator, introducing the evening's participating dancers and the companies: Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Mariinsky Ballet, Tokyo Ballet in their U.S. debut, ABT Studio Company, and the Australian Ballet. Although public speaking does not seem to come as easily to Hallberg as dancing, he entertained us with anecdotes from his experience dancing with American Ballet Theatre and abroad. (more...)

Peggy Baker to Host International Dance Day Event at Betty Oliphant Theatre, 4/29Peggy Baker to Host International Dance Day Event at Betty Oliphant Theatre, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Wednesday, April 29 is International Dance Day and to celebrate, Canadian dance icon Peggy Baker presents figures in motion - part lecture, part slide show - free for the public at the Betty Oliphant Theatre at 7:15pm. figures in motion is presented just prior to a performance of her first-ever full evening ensemble work, locus plot, which runs April 24-May 3 at the same location. In honour of International Dance Day, the April 29 performance of locus plot will be pay-what-you-can at the door. (more...)

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