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Bela Fleck to Perform with The Knights at Schimmel Center, 1/28Bela Fleck to Perform with The Knights at Schimmel Center, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

On Wednesday, January 28, banjo legend Béla Fleck will join Brooklyn's own innovative chamber orchestra, The Knights, at Schimmel Center at Pace University to kick off a seven-state East Coast tour. The concert features the title track of the orchestra's brand new album, being released on January 26 on Warner Classics, The Ground Beneath Our Feet, a group composition that was written collaboratively by the members of the ensemble and is named after the Baroque ground bass that inspired it. Additional repertoire includes Rossini (overture and Se il mio nome spaer voi bramate, both from The Barber of Seville) and John Adams (Chamber Symphony). (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Host 'Behind the Music' Event for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 1/16American Repertory Ballet to Host 'Behind the Music' Event for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) Artistic Director Douglas Martin will premiere his new full-length ballet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, on February 26 and 27, 2015 at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. In anticipation of these performances, on January 16, ARB will host 'Behind the Music: A Midsummer Night's Dream,' a free lecture featuring guest and music scholar Simon Morrison. (more...)

Suzanne Beahrs Dance to Return to Danspace Project with RISE World Premiere, 2/5-7Suzanne Beahrs Dance to Return to Danspace Project with RISE World Premiere, 2/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Suzanne Beahrs Dance presents a full evening of dance on February 5-7, 2015 at 8 pm as part of Dance:ACCESS at Danspace Project, located inside St. Mark's Church, 131 East 10th Street, NYC 10003. (more...)

MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER to Hit Theaters 1/23 in NYCMISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER to Hit Theaters 1/23 in NYC
by Movies News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a visionary whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK, 3/27-29Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera presents the final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S. and World Stage Premieres.A co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Tempest Songbook will be performed in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with three performances from March 27 - 29, 2015. Performances: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets range from $30 to $175 and are available at metmuseum.org/tickets. (more...)

CONTRA-TIEMPO to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Performance at St Marks Church-in-the-BoweryCONTRA-TIEMPO to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Performance at St Marks Church-in-the-Bowery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Acclaimed Los Angeles-Based Dance Company CONTRA-TIEMPO Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Exclusive Performance at St Marks Church-in-the-Bowery JANUARY 11, 2015 at 3.30PM NEW YORK, January 2 -- Critically acclaimed Los-Angeles-based CONTRA-TIEMPO will present an afternoon of mixed repertoire at St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery on January 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm. (more...)

Harris Theater Commissions World Premiere by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano for Hubbard Street Dance ChicagoHarris Theater Commissions World Premiere by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and Michael Tiknis, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and Managing Director Endowed Chair for the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, are thrilled to announce the addition of a world premiere by choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano to Hubbard Street's next Chicago engagement. The commission is made possible through the support of the Harris Theater, the See the Dance Consortium, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more...)

THE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This DecemberTHE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Jeff Pew Visits 'Something New' PodcastCINDERELLA's Jeff Pew Visits 'Something New' Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Jeff Pew is currently performing in RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Broadway as a member of the Ensemble and an understudy for Prince Topher. In 2015, he will join the cast of the new musical FIRST WIVES CLUB as it heads to Chicago for its pre-Broadway run. As a pianist, Jeff works consistently as an accompanist for American Ballet Theatre and Mark Morris Dance Group. He also has his own YouTube channel with his best friend Luke Hawkins, aptly called 'The Luke and Jeff Show,' which highlights their piano-playing, tap-dancing adventures. He is from San Jose, CA and holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from BYU. (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This WeekendShreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker this weekend, December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

John Heginbotham to Co-Create Dance Works with Students for 32nd Annual Concert at Irvine Barclay TheatreJohn Heginbotham to Co-Create Dance Works with Students for 32nd Annual Concert at Irvine Barclay Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

'The mind of John Heginbotham is a magical place,' according to the New Yorker Magazine. As Heginbotham takes up several residencies at The Wooden Floor, a free arts-based youth development organization for 375 low-income youth, dancers will experience this first-hand and create magic of their own. This residency continues the organization's award-winning tradition of partnering its low-income youth with leading contemporary dance choreographers from around the nation to co-create progressive new dance works at its 32nd Annual Concert, May 28-30, 2015, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. (more...)

THE WANDERER Continues BAM's Next Wave Festival, Beginning. TonightTHE WANDERER Continues BAM's Next Wave Festival, Beginning. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sherri Shepherd Gets Dirty in THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW's 'A Very Sherri Thanksgiving'STAGE TUBE: Sherri Shepherd Gets Dirty in THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW's 'A Very Sherri Thanksgiving'
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2014

THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW is a new, original web series featuring the zany and foolish exploits of Broadway performers Luke Hawkins and Jeff Pew as they gallivant frivolously through New York City. Below, check out the latest episode featuring Broadway's CINDERELLA and talk show star Sherri Shepherd stripping down some sexy turkeys in 'A Very Sherry Thanksgiving'! (more...)

FSLC and Dance Films Association Announce 43rd Dance on CameraFSLC and Dance Films Association Announce 43rd Dance on Camera
by Movies News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association announced today the lineup for the 43rd edition of Dance on Camera (more...)

Documentary MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER Opens in New York, 1/23Documentary MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER Opens in New York, 1/23
by Movies News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely Unknown story of Martha Hill, a visionary whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America. (more...)

Juilliard Dance's 2014-15 Season Opens with 'New Dances: Edition 2014' in DecemberJuilliard Dance's 2014-15 Season Opens with 'New Dances: Edition 2014' in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2014-15 season in December with New Dances: Edition 2014 featuring four world premieres by innovative choreographers: Juilliard alumnus Austin McCormick (1st-Year Dancers); alumna Loni Landon (2nd-Year Dancers); Kate Weare (3rd-Year Dancers); and Larry Keigwin (4th-Year Dancers). Mr. Keigwin is returning to Juilliard where he previously choreographed and premiered, in December 2008, Runaway, a large-scale piece that riffs on the high fashion runway scene, and, in December 2009, Megalopolis. (more...)

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Returns to New York with GENERATIONS II This WeekendDeeply Rooted Dance Theater Returns to New York with GENERATIONS II This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Chicago-based Deeply Rooted Dance Theater returns to the Mark Morris Dance Center with Generations II, this weekend, November 21-23, 2014. (more...)

Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE Begins Previews TonightCompany XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Company XIV presents a revival of their hit holiday show, Nutcracker Rouge, conceived, directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick. Nutcracker Rouge runs from November 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015 in a limited 7-week engagement at Company XIV's new intimate, theatre-lounge home, XIV, located at 428 Lafayette Street, between Astor Place and East 4th Street in New York City. Previews begin November 20 for a November 29 opening. (more...)

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater to Return to New York with GENERATIONS II, 11/21-23Deeply Rooted Dance Theater to Return to New York with GENERATIONS II, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Chicago-based Deeply Rooted Dance Theater returns to the Mark Morris Dance Center with Generations II, November 21-23, 2014. Generations II is the second installation of the five-part Generations Initiative. Launched in 2013, the multigenerational repertory project features classic and new works by choreographers representing the scope of the continuum of dance that forms Deeply Rooted's legacy. In collaborating with nationally renowned choreographers across the spectrum of modern, ballet, and African dance, The 2014 New York season features works by Kevin Iega Jeff, Gary Abbott, Nicole Clarke-Springer and MenCa offering three New York premieres. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett & More Set for Tanglewood's 2015 SeasonAudra McDonald, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett & More Set for Tanglewood's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The 2015 Tanglewood season, June 20-Labor Day Weekend, boasts an abundance of musical riches with concerts by the incomparable Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras, the Tanglewood Music Center, and internationally acclaimed guest artists from the worlds of classical, jazz, the American Songbook, Broadway, pop rock, dance, and film, as well as performances spotlighting special anniversaries, thematic programming, and theatrical presentations. (more...)

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