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Date Of Birth:
May 11, 1894
Date Of Death:
April 01, 1991 (96)
Birth Place:
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Gender: Female
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Martha Graham News

Date of Birth: May 11, 1894
Date of Death: April 01, 1991 (96)
Birth Place: Allegheny, PA, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Women in Theater: January 2017BWW Women in Theater: January 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 18, 2017

Monthly column featuring women in theater and upcoming opportunities. (more...)

Legendary Arts Photographer, Martha Swope, Passes Away at 88Legendary Arts Photographer, Martha Swope, Passes Away at 88
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

It was reported Thursday evening that Martha Swope, the legendary arts photographer who work captured half a century of history on the stage, passed away at the age of 88. (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond Slates Live Ideas Festival 2017 LineupMx Justin Vivian Bond Slates Live Ideas Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

A special highlight of the 2016-2017 New York Live Arts season is its annual interdisciplinary humanities festival Live Ideas. For the 2017 edition, Mx'd Messages, trans-genre artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond curates a series examining the idea of a world without binaries. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Presents GrahamDeconstructed: Primitive MysteriesMartha Graham Dance Company Presents GrahamDeconstructed: Primitive Mysteries
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Martha Graham Dance Company will present a special GrahamDeconstructed event celebrating the 86th anniversary of Primitive Mysteries, one of Graham's most revolutionary works. This stark, ritualistic dance reflects on the purity found in the virgin myths of the Southwest. It was hailed a masterpiece at its premiere and is a prime example of Graham as a leader in the modernist movement. Primitive Mysteries premiered at the Craig Theatre in New York City on February 2, 1931.  (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating American Dance with the AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORMBWW Review: Celebrating American Dance with the AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORM
by Caryn Cooper - Jan 10, 2017

As part of its' second annual American Dance Platform, The Joyce Theater has been showcasing eight of America's most captivating dance companies over the past week. This year's platform was curated by Alicia B. Adams, VP of International Programming and Dance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I again had the opportunity to attend another performance on Friday, January 6, 2017. The evening featured a double bill with dances by Lucky Plush Productions and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. (more...)

THE ROYALE's Khris Davis, NYC Ballet's Indiana Woodward Top 2017 Clive Barnes AwardsTHE ROYALE's Khris Davis, NYC Ballet's Indiana Woodward Top 2017 Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Clive Barnes Foundation announced today, Monday, January 9, 2017, that Khris Davis (The Royale) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Theater and that Indiana Woodward (New York City Ballet) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Dance. (more...)

PeiJu Chien-Pott and Live Music by Sky-Pony Highlight ESTHER Final ShowcasePeiJu Chien-Pott and Live Music by Sky-Pony Highlight ESTHER Final Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Nimbus presents ESTHER, an edgy interpretation of the First Testament tale of gender, power, and seduction, with full glam-rock/high-concept verve. Currently in development with Brooklyn-based indie rock band Sky-Pony (w/Tony-nominated & Drama Desk Award-winning singer Lauren Worsham), ESTHER creates crossover appeal between rock and concert dance, high-brow and low-brow, and resonates deeply in today's turbulent context. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New AudienceDavid Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Doug Varone And Dancers Announce WINTER INTENSIVE 2017Doug Varone And Dancers Announce WINTER INTENSIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Doug Varone and Dancers announces the Winter Intensive 2017 from Monday-Saturday, January 9-14, 2017 from 9:30am-5:30pm at Hunter College 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065. The Winter Intensive features classes taught by company members and a number of unique special events, providing a supportive community to challenge dancers physically and artistically. (more...)

Doug Varone And Dancers Awarded The National Dance Project Touring AwardDoug Varone And Dancers Awarded The National Dance Project Touring Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Doug Varone and Dancers proudlyreceived a National Dance Project (NDP) Touring Award from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) which will support the company's United States tours of in the shelter of the fold during the eighteen-month tour period of June 1, 2017 - November 30, 2018. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) brings its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series to the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival from February 24-25, 2017 at the The 92Y, located at 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10128. (more...)

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance Presents SANTA BARBARA DANCE THEATERThe UCSB Department of Theater and Dance Presents SANTA BARBARA DANCE THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Artistic Director of Santa Barbara Dance Theater since 2012 (UC Santa Barbara's professional dance company in residence), Pilafian is at this writing preparing for the company's winter season, Anima and Animus, which will roll out over two weekends of performances at UCSB's Hatlen Theater, January 13-22. The program includes works by guest choreographer Becca Lemme, Brandon Whited (UCSB Theater and Dance Assistant Professor- and newly minted dance faculty member), and Artistic Director Pilafian himself. Also, included in the program will be a work by mid-century firebrand choreographer (and dancer for the dispossessed) Jane Dudley, as restaged by longtime Dudley interpreter Nancy Colahan. Is there a thread that connects these seemingly disparate dance pieces? Pilafian replies without hesitation. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe to Appear Opposite Martha Graham Cracker in Special Event DITO & AENEASStephanie Blythe to Appear Opposite Martha Graham Cracker in Special Event DITO & AENEAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Stephanie Blythe, a renowned mezzo-soprano "who can do anything" according to The New York Times, will put that theory to the test this February with Opera Philadelphia, as she tries on a Rossini trouser role for the first time and hitches up her pants to appear alongside "the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen" for an immersive concert event. (more...)

Pontus Lidberg to Present Excerpts of New York City Ballet Piece at Guggenheim's Works & ProcessPontus Lidberg to Present Excerpts of New York City Ballet Piece at Guggenheim's Works & Process
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

On Sunday and Monday, January 8 and 9, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with acclaimed Swedish choreographer and filmmaker Pontus Lidberg and excerpts of his first-ever work for New York City Ballet. (more...)

BWW Preview: Choreographer Pat Birch is Candid on New CANDIDE at City Opera, Opening January 6 at the Rose TheatreBWW Preview: Choreographer Pat Birch is Candid on New CANDIDE at City Opera, Opening January 6 at the Rose Theatre
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 4, 2017

Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE has had more lives than that proverbial cat--the latest being New York City Opera's new take on it, opening on January 6 for a ten-performance run at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre. It is, once again, helmed by director Hal Prince and choreographer Pat Birch, who were responsible--with librettist Hugh Wheeler and conductor John Mauceri--for the resuscitation and renovation of the once-considered unproducible work, more than 40 years ago. (more...)

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series Presents WINTRY MIX/PERFORMANCE FESTIVALThe Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series Presents WINTRY MIX/PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series presents two different lineups of innovative theater makers, choreographers and musicians for the second installment of its WINTRY MIX/PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, a curated sampler of new works of performing arts. Emerging and established regional artists and performers known for their artistic daring will show their latest creations at the Hepburn Teaching Theater stage in Goodhart Hall, Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA to Present Richard Move's XXYYJacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA to Present Richard Move's XXYY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Cultural partners Jacob's Pillow Dance and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) present a one-night-only work-in-progress showing of performing artist, choreographer, and TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow Richard Move's XXYY on January 20 at 8pm in MASS MoCA's Hunter Center. (more...)

Verb Ballets Dancer Antonio Morillo to Bring New Work to Next@Graham in NYCVerb Ballets Dancer Antonio Morillo to Bring New Work to Next@Graham in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

A new work by Verb Ballets dancer, Antonio Morillo, was selected by the Martha Graham Company for the Next@Graham Studio Series. The company will debut the work on January 4, 2017 at 8:00pm at the Graham Studio Theater in NYC. Six other national companies and Graham Alumni, Pascal Rioult/RIOULT Dance NY will appear on the program. (more...)

BWW Review: Joyce DiDonato Brings WAR & PEACE, Baroque-Style, to Carnegie HallBWW Review: Joyce DiDonato Brings WAR & PEACE, Baroque-Style, to Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 21, 2016

At IN WAR & PEACE, HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC, her Carnegie Hall concert the other night with the Baroque ensemble, Il Pomo d'Oro, mezzo Joyce DiDonato was in fine voice, if not in high spirits—and who could blame her? The state of the world is about as bad as it has been for a long time, with death and taxes far from the only certainties, starting in our own backyard. (more...)

7th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Award Nominees Continue to Shine Bright; Ceremony Set for January7th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Award Nominees Continue to Shine Bright; Ceremony Set for January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Clive Barnes Foundation recently announced the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards. This year's nominees continue to shine in their respective fields. (more...)

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