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NDI Receives $1.5 Million from Howard Gilman FoundationNDI Receives $1.5 Million from Howard Gilman Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit organization that has transformed the lives of millions of public school children through the arts, has announced a $1.5 million grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation, a foundation dedicated to the support of robust, innovative and promising performing arts organizations in New York City. NDI will name their state-of-the-art performance space at the National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts in Harlem “The Howard Gilman Performance Space” in appreciation. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary SeasonGotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces its 15th Anniversary Season, which will begin in the fall of 2015 with a 15th Anniversary Celebration Concert (date and venue tba). The season continues in February 2016 with Alessandro Stradella's 1675 San Giovanni Battista (Saint John the Baptist)in a co-production with the Netherlands Nationale ReisOpera, and a concert at (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC, featuring a new work by David Hertzberg, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Music. The season concludes with the New York premiere of Charlie Parker's Yardbird, a co-production of the Apollo Theater, Gotham Chamber Opera and Opera Philadelphia, at the world famous Apollo Theater in May/June 2016. (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...)

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...)

American Repertory Ballet to Host DANCING YOUR WAY INTO COLLEGE, 4/17American Repertory Ballet to Host DANCING YOUR WAY INTO COLLEGE, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

On Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:15 pm, American Repertory Ballet will host 'Dancing Your Way into College,' an On Pointe enrichment series event. This event will be held at ARB's Princeton studios, located in the Princeton Shopping Center (301 North Harrison Street, above McCaffrey's). This event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Northrop Announces 2015-2016 SeasonNorthrop Announces 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

Northrop announces its 2015//16 season, featuring nine renowned dance companies and five performances with live music. Returning favorites include Alivn Ailey American Dance Theater and Mark Morris Dance Group. Newcomers to the Twin Cities dance scene Jessica Lang and Michelle Dorrance will also take the Carlson Family Stage in this exciting season. Northrop Director Christine Tschida previews the season in this video. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2015, Running 7/25-8/22Lincoln Center Announces MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2015, Running 7/25-8/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Jane Moss, Lincoln Center's Ehrenkranz Artistic Director, today announced details of the 49th season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York's annual summer celebration of the genius of Mozart and his enduring impact, with vibrant performances running from July 25-August 22, 2015. (more...)

Adam H. Weinert to Stage Work of Jacob's Pillow Founder at the Tate Modern, 5/13-16Adam H. Weinert to Stage Work of Jacob's Pillow Founder at the Tate Modern, 5/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Dancer and choreographer Adam H. Weinert, an alumnus of The School at Jacob's Pillow, previous Pillow Research Fellow, and Festival artist, brings the works of legendary modern dance pioneer and Jacob's Pillow founder Ted Shawn to the Tate Modern museum in London, May 13-16. (more...)

PNB Dancer Brittany Reid Announces RetirementPNB Dancer Brittany Reid Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet dancer Brittany Reid has announced she will be retiring at the end of the run of Kent Stowell's Swan Lake (April 10 - 19), following a 15-year career with PNB. (more...)

Ballet Star David Hallberg to Present LEGACY at Lincoln Center, 4/17Ballet Star David Hallberg to Present LEGACY at Lincoln Center, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Celebrated international ballet star, David Hallberg, offers an intimate look at the world-renowned ballet companies as they perform varied and rarely-seen contemporary works, representative of each preeminent institution. Hallberg will introduce each company and share an insider's perspective on the works and the institutions that have left an indelible impression on him as an artist. 'David Hallberg Presents: LEGACY' will take place on April 17, 2015 at 7:00pm at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization. (more...)

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 Season to Include KINKY BOOTS, CHICAGO & MoreFox Cities Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 Season to Include KINKY BOOTS, CHICAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has unveiled the 2015-16 Season featuring a lineup of seven Broadway shows on the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America - Fox Cities Series and 15 performing arts titles on the Boldt Arts Alive! Series. (more...)

Pacific Symphony and Chapman University to Explore 'Shakespeare Reimagined', Thru 4/19Pacific Symphony and Chapman University to Explore 'Shakespeare Reimagined', Thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—March 6, 2015—The world's most brilliant playwright—William Shakespeare—is reimagined in unexpected ways when Pacific Symphony partners with Chapman University to present “Shakespeare Reimagined,” a festival that explores how The Bard's plays have inspired not only other playwrights and directors, but also composers, choreographers and filmmakers. The festival, which runs through April 19, began last month with “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” at Chapman University, and continues on March 13 with a semi-staged version of Mendelssohn's “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” performed by The Chapman Orchestra, Women's Choir and Department of Theatre students. The festival culminates April 16-19 with four Pacific Symphony concerts featuring Prokofiev's “Romeo and Juliet.” The ballet is presented with actors and dancers who help reinstate the composer's original happy ending, which was banned by Joseph Stalin. For a complete listing of events, which include classical concerts, discussions, film screenings, dance, lectures, theater, master classes and a symposium on interpreting Shakespeare, please see the calendar below, or visit http://www.chapman.edu/events/shakespeare-reimagined/event-calendar.aspx. (more...)

The Washington Ballet Announces Upcoming NEWMOVEMENT PerformancesThe Washington Ballet Announces Upcoming NEWMOVEMENT Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Washington Ballet (TWB) is proud to announce the next performances in its recently launched series, theNEWmovement: rising stars of The Washington Ballet Studio Company. The shows feature TWB's Studio Company, an aspirant dancer group poised to become the dance stars of the future. Also featured, are members of the Washington School of Ballet's Trainee Program, Professional Track Program and the Washington Ballet @THEARC Performance Ensemble. Many current company artists of The Washington Ballet began their careers as members of Studio Company including Maki Onuki, Corey Landolt, Andile Ndlovu, Aurora Dickie among others. Many others have also moved on to dance in ballet companies throughout the world. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Present 'FIREBIRD' at Raritan Valley Community College, 3/14American Repertory Ballet to Present 'FIREBIRD' at Raritan Valley Community College, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

American Repertory Ballet will present Firebird: Diaghilev Revisited at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg on Saturday, March 14, at 8:00pm. (more...)

Washington School of Ballet Pronounced Best School at World's Largest Student Dance CompetitionWashington School of Ballet Pronounced Best School at World's Largest Student Dance Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington School of Ballet teachers and students competed against hundreds of participants in the regionals of the world's largest international student dance competition held in Pittsburg, February 13-15. TWSB won 'Best School', an honor reflecting numerous individual competition winners. The distinction is one that TWSB has received in past years at regionals. The school's Director, Kee Juan Han, won 'Outstanding Teacher'- an honor awarded to an instructor whose students show excellent training and consistent quality in execution. The mission of The Washington Ballet includes growing the next generation of dancers through its school, The Washington School of Ballet. “We're proud of the accomplishments of our students and we are honored to have received this recognition at YAGP regionals,” says Managing Director, Arthur Espinoza, Jr. (more...)

Massachusetts Students to Perform Opera Legend Frederica von Stade at 2015 Sistema Side by Side Celebration, 3/20Massachusetts Students to Perform Opera Legend Frederica von Stade at 2015 Sistema Side by Side Celebration, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

World-renowned singer and artist Frederica von Stade will take the stage on March 20 to perform with Longy's Sistema Side by Side Orchestra at the 2015 Sistema Side by Side Celebration, under the baton of the orchestra's newly appointed Music Director Jorge Soto. The program will feature orchestral masterpieces Brahms Hungarian Dance No 5 and Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 in e minor, as well as classic and playful tunes such as Rodgers and Hammerstein's Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music. (more...)

Mark Morris Dance Group: L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato Set for THIRTEEN's Great PerformancesMark Morris Dance Group: L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also inspired George Frideric Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, which concludes 'Mirth, with thee we mean to live.' (more...)

Ten Star Award Winners to be Honored at SCERA's Annual Gala, 2/28Ten Star Award Winners to be Honored at SCERA's Annual Gala, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 10th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem. (more...)

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