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Verb Ballets 2016-17 Season Kicks Off  30th Anniversary Company CelebrationVerb Ballets 2016-17 Season Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Company Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Verb Ballets, under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director, and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, presents dynamic programming for the 2016-17 season through bold artistry, unique style, and technical excellence. Verb Ballets begins its 30th Anniversary Celebration in 2017. The company has an exciting line-up of main-stage performances throughout Northeast Ohio and continues the Ballet Up-Close in-studio series to engage audiences in the creative process. (more...)

Colorado Ballet's Principal Dancer, Maria Mosina Announces Retirement After 26 SeasonsColorado Ballet's Principal Dancer, Maria Mosina Announces Retirement After 26 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After 21 seasons as a Principal Dancer at Colorado Ballet and 26 seasons as a professional dancer, Maria Mosina announced her plan to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete CastTwenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

The Joyce Theater Foundation Kicks Off 2016-2017 Fall & Winter Season With a Special EventThe Joyce Theater Foundation Kicks Off 2016-2017 Fall & Winter Season With a Special Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

After a robust and diverse 2015-2016 season of dance, The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), New York City's premiere presenter of dance, proudly kicks off its 2016-2017 Fall & Winter Season with NY Quadrille, a unique two-week long engagement conceived & curated by famed choreographer Lar Lubovitch, and featuring world premieres by four acclaimed choreographers/companies Pam Tanowitz Dance, RoseAnne Spradlin, Tere O'Connor Dance and Loni Landon Dance Project. The title of the engagement, NY Quadrille, was inspired by the 18th century dance of the same name - a "quadrille" was a dance performed in a rectangular configuration and seen from four sides - therefore, The Joyce Theaterwill be temporarily transformed from September 27 - October 9. Each choreographers' quadrille will be performed in their own program, with each program performed four times over the two week season. (more...)

MOMIX's OPUS CACTUS Opens the MAC's 30th Anniversary SeasonMOMIX's OPUS CACTUS Opens the MAC's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

 McAninch Arts Center (MAC) opens its 30th Anniversary Season Performance Series with MOMIX's full-length multimedia spectacular "Opus Cactus," Saturday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.This mesmerizing production explores the wonders of the desert through dynamic acrobatic images of cacti, slithering lizards, fire dancers and more. New York Times hails Opus Cactus as "exploding with a sense of magic, danger, sensuality, quirkiness, humor and beauty." (more...)

Second Star Theatre Debuts in South Bend with THE LAST FIVE YEARSSecond Star Theatre Debuts in South Bend with THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Second Star Theater will present the Jason Robert Brown musical, "The Last Five Years,"  starring Justin Williams and Alyssa Atkinson. When: Opening Thursday, August 18th @ 8:00 p.m.with shows running Friday, August 19th at 8:00 p.m and a matinee Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Sergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City CenterSergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Instead of the usual gala fare -- bits of firecracker variations and pieces of ballet classics -- Sergei Danilian's 'Ardani 25 Dance Gala' at New York City Center, August 19 and 20, is classic Danilian. The intrepid impresario, who has never side-stepped risk, will celebrate Ardani Artists's quarter century of producing in the United States and abroad with a trio of U.S. premieres, two by young, unknown, but up-and-coming Russian choreographers, and one by American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes. (more...)

Sketch Theatre Launches with COOKIE This SummerSketch Theatre Launches with COOKIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Sketch Theater's inaugural work, COOKIE, is a performance of dance, drama, digital sound, and visual art using projection. Collaborators Daniel Ching, Marcus Crawford Guy, Daevid Mendivil, and Colin Fuller have been challenged to bring their strengths to the table while opening their field of creative vision to alternative forms of expression. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Releases Full Schedule of Events for 10th Anniversary, 8/23Chicago Dancing Festival Releases Full Schedule of Events for 10th Anniversary, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

CHICAGO (July 14, 2016) – The Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for its 10th annual series with George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco (performed byPennsylvania Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut), Alexander Ekman's Episode 31 (The Joffrey Ballet, originally commissioned in 2013), Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain (The Joffrey Ballet) and a new work by world-renowned choreographer Randy Duncan set to an original score by five-time Emmy Award-winning, Chicago-based composer Andy Mitranas as part of Chicago Dancing Festival's first-time collaboration with Chicago Dancers United, among program highlights. This year's event will present five unique programs in five days across Chicago's top downtown venues - the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, the highly anticipated return to the Auditorium Theatre, and for the first time at Navy Pier in celebration of the Festival's 10th anniversary - August 23-27, 2016. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Announces Repertoire for 10th Anniversary CelebrationChicago Dancing Festival Announces Repertoire for 10th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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2016 Jadin Wong Dance Award Fellow Announced2016 Jadin Wong Dance Award Fellow Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Jesse Obremski, a Juilliard graduate, has been selected the 2016 Jadin Wong Dance Fellow in Dance. This is the third year the Asian American Arts Alliance has administered this award on behalf of the New York Community Trust. The fellowship goes to an Asian American dancer/choreographer who is age 30 or under and is based in New York City. Mr. Obremski was selected in an open application process by a high-level review panel. (more...)

ADI to Perform Jack Ferver's I WANT YOU TO WANT ME at The Kitchen, 6/30-7/2ADI to Perform Jack Ferver's I WANT YOU TO WANT ME at The Kitchen, 6/30-7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

American Dance Institute (ADI), continuing to find new ways to support contemporary dance artists, is presenting performances in New York City for the first time this summer, offering five premieres over the course of five weeks at The Kitchen. The fifth of ADI's New York premieres at The Kitchen will be celebrated choreographer Jack Ferver's I Want You To Want Me, June 30 - July 02. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Open with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet & Juan Siddi Flamenco, 6/22-26Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Open with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet & Juan Siddi Flamenco, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016 opens its 84th annual season with exciting contemporary dance company Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presenting a diverse program, June 22-26 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is dually-based in New Mexico and Colorado and led by Artistic Director Tom Mossbrucker and Executive Director Jean-Philippe Malaty. Exhibiting masterful technique and powerful performances, the company brings stirring works by a roster of esteemed choreographers including Alejandro Cerrudo's Silent Ghost, Fernando Melo's Re:play, and Cayetano Soto's Huma Rojo. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Announces Full Schedule for 10th Anniversary SeasonChicago Dancing Festival Announces Full Schedule for 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

CHICAGO —The Chicago Dancing Festival proudly celebrates its 10th anniversary of free programming featuring performances by leading ballet, modern and contemporary dancers from across the country, August 23-27, 2016. Just as the Festival draws from top dance companies, this year's program will once again be presented in Chicago's top downtown venues including the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park plus the highly anticipated return to Chicago's Landmark Stage, the Auditorium Theatre.  (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival to Host 10th Anniversary Season in AugustChicago Dancing Festival to Host 10th Anniversary Season in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?The Chicago Dancing Festival proudly celebrates its 10th anniversary of free programming featuring performances by leading ballet, modern and contemporary dancers from across the country, August 23-27, 2016. Just as the Festival draws from top dance companies, this year's program will once again be presented in Chicago's top downtown venues including the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park plus the highly anticipated return to Chicago's Landmark Stage, the Auditorium Theatre. (more...)

Hudson River Dance Festival Set for 6/15-16Hudson River Dance Festival Set for 6/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Hudson River Park, one of the nation's longest waterfront parks and an urban oasis for New Yorkers and visitors from every corner of the world, will be the stunning natural setting for the second annual Hudson River Dance Festival, presented at Pier 63 in Hudson River Park. This free celebration of NYC's premier dance culture is a rare and unique opportunity for diverse audiences to experience some of the most talented and acclaimed dancers and ground-breaking dance compositions and performances in the world. The Festival takes place on Wednesday, June 15th, and Thursday, June 16th at 6:30 p.m.  The same program will be featured each evening. (more...)

Acclaimed Female Choreographers Join Forces for MONTE/MOLISSA/MARGO/MULLER - LIVE!Acclaimed Female Choreographers Join Forces for MONTE/MOLISSA/MARGO/MULLER - LIVE!
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Four acclaimed female choreographers, Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington, and Jennifer Muller join forces this spring in Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller - LIVE! at New York Live Arts, June 14 through June 18. The five-night program of shared performances will feature five works each evening, with three premieres and a cast of 25 dancers. (more...)

Four Choreographers to Share Five Performances This June at New York Live ArtsFour Choreographers to Share Five Performances This June at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Four acclaimed female choreographers, Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington, and Jennifer Muller join forces this spring in Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller - LIVE! at New York Live Arts, June 14 through June 18. (more...)

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by BWW - May 8, 2016

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VICTORY DANCE Returning to the New Vic in JulyVICTORY DANCE Returning to the New Vic in July
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?This July, The New Victory Theater will present its third 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-long series presented from July 13 - 29, 2016, Victory Dance features a cross-section of highly accomplished and internationally recognized New York companies who perform a range of movement styles from lyrical, to tap, to anime-inspired dance, and share in the theater's goal of inspiring young people to embrace the art form. (more...)

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