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Ann Hamilton and SITI Company to Premiere THE THEATER IS A BLANK PAGE in Columbus Next MonthAnn Hamilton and SITI Company to Premiere THE THEATER IS A BLANK PAGE in Columbus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Next month, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present the world premiere of the theater is a blank page, an immersive performance created by renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton and theater innovators SITI Company. The production, the first full collaboration between the artists, was created through a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award and is a signature moment of the Wexner Center's 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

John King's Residency at The Stone to Feature FLUX Quartet, Jenny Lin and More, 5/5-10John King's Residency at The Stone to Feature FLUX Quartet, Jenny Lin and More, 5/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

John King's residency at The Stone is an immersion into works from the past 20 years from his catalogue, including 7 world premieres performed by FLUX and Secret Quartets, TILT Brass, String Noise, Jenny Lin, Jeanann Dara and Carol To. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEWLA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Water becomes an extraordinary and transformative musical instrument taking center stage as it flows, drips, gurgles, splashes, bubbles and crashes to create a staggering array of percussive sounds when the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Tan Dun's riveting Water Passion After St. Matthew, 'a masterpiece for the ages' (AllMusic), on Saturday, April 11, 2 pm, and Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7 pm, at Disney Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Norm Lewis, Douglas Hodge, Meredith Monk and More in Concert with Young People's Chorus of NYCPhoto Flash: Norm Lewis, Douglas Hodge, Meredith Monk and More in Concert with Young People's Chorus of NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

At 7 p.m. on Monday evening, March 2, with every seat in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater occupied, almost 400 chorus members from 7 to 18 from the Young People's Chorus of New York City streamed on stage and filled the balcony boxes above. Joining them was the evening's host, Broadway star Norm Lewis, and in the pit YPC Artistic Director Francisco J. Nuñez gave the downbeat to The New York Pops to get YPC's gala evening off to an exciting start by singing...and dancing...'Magic To Do' from Pippin. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

HERE Kicks Off CULTUREMART 2015 TonightHERE Kicks Off CULTUREMART 2015 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The OBIE-winning HERE proudly presents CULTUREMART 2015, taking place tonight, March 4, through March 14. (more...)

Composer Lukas Ligeti Announces Schedule of Events in Honor of 50th BirthdayComposer Lukas Ligeti Announces Schedule of Events in Honor of 50th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

New York City, NY (For Release 2.24.15) — Composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti today announced a robust 2015 season in anticipation of his 50th birthday (6.13.15). A champion of intercultural music and arguably one of the world's most ingenious composers, Lukas is celebrating with world premieres at Roulette, two album releases, live performances with his jazz hybrid trio Hypercolor, a weeklong Stone residency, and more. See below for a complete schedule. (more...)

The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform at St. Bart's, 3/8The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform at St. Bart's, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform World-Renowned Composer Meredith Monk's only String Quartet, Stringsongs, as part of Meredith Monk's 50th Year Celebrations. (more...)

Meredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This SpringMeredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents acclaimed composer and singer Meredith Monk in four concerts this winter and spring, continuing her season-long residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Opens the 2015 Bach, Revisited Series with MICHAEL GORDON + BACH, 3/12The Miller Theatre Opens the 2015 Bach, Revisited Series with MICHAEL GORDON + BACH, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts announces the start of its 2015 series BACH, REVISITED. The "enticing," "alluring," and "intriguing" (The New York Times) series returns, pairing contemporary composers with Bach. (more...)

Meredith Monk to Premiere BACKLIGHT at Carnegie Hall, 2/16Meredith Monk to Premiere BACKLIGHT at Carnegie Hall, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Legendary composer, performer, vocalist, director and choreographer Meredith Monk continues the celebration of her landmark 50th season on February 16 at Carnegie Hall with the New York City premiere of a new work, Backlight, performed by the acclaimed Ensemble ACJW, for whom the piece was composed. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall-where Monk is honored to hold the 2014-2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair-the piece, which plays sonically with ideas of shadow and light, will have received its world premiere by the group just days earlier at the Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall in Saratoga Springs, New York on February 13. Tickets and information available here. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Coming to Crossroads Theatre, 3/2910 Hairy Legs Coming to Crossroads Theatre, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, returns to Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick for its third consecutive appearance on Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm. Continuing to showcase the company's expanded repertory that explores the range of the male dancer, the performance will be followed by a Panel Discussion on the stage with Artistic Director Randy James, New Jersey choreographer Cleo Mack and Company Member Kyle Marshall. Tickets are $25 for Premium Seating Center Section and $22.50 for Seniors, $20 Adult Side Seating and $15 for students and children. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Molly Ringwald, Benjamin Walker and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/8Bridget Everett, Molly Ringwald, Benjamin Walker and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances from January 29 - February 8, 2015. Details below! (more...)

2015 FTP Film Festival Announces Updated Lineup, Jan 29-302015 FTP Film Festival Announces Updated Lineup, Jan 29-30
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The FTP (Film Theatre Performance) Festival will be an annual US event for films that deal directly with the themes of theatre and performance. The mission is to present experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers to audiences and industry professionals from around the world. The festival program includes feature films, short films, documentaries, advance screenings, meet-the-filmmaker Q&A sessions, and panels with leading artists in the field. (more...)

Toshi Reagon, Gavin Creel, Barnaby Bright and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/1Toshi Reagon, Gavin Creel, Barnaby Bright and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, running now through February 1, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Elisa Monte Dance's 34th Gala Celebration Held TomorrowElisa Monte Dance's 34th Gala Celebration Held Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Elisa Monte Dance, an emotionally charged and highly acclaimed dance company that champions individuality, announces its 34th anniversary gala on January 22, 2015, at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. With the recent appointment of Tiffany Rea-Fisher as the next artistic director of Elisa Monte Dance in 2016, the gala, will resurrect the work and legacy of company founder, Elisa Monte, while spotlighting Rea-Fisher as a groundbreaking dance maker with a unique voice of leadership. The evening will revisit excerpts from Monte's two most recent works Terra Firma and Lonely Planet, along with Feu Follet, and the world premiere of Fisher's why so curious?. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOXIC PSALMS New York PremiereBWW Reviews: TOXIC PSALMS New York Premiere
by Stephen Raskauskas - Jan 13, 2015

One moment, the performers march militantly across the stage and screech like sirens, the next, they sing Pergolesi's galant Stabat Mater like sweet seraphim. The thirty-one performers of TOXIC PSALMS, the latest production created by conductor Karmina Šilec and her ensemble CARMINA SLOVENICA, have certainly created a provocative pastiche. After an initial run in Berlin last year, TOXIC PSALMS played as part of the 2015 PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL, marking the work's North American debut. (more...)

Ensemble ACJW to Perform Meredith Monk's BACKLIGHT at Weill Recital Hall, 2/16Ensemble ACJW to Perform Meredith Monk's BACKLIGHT at Weill Recital Hall, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

On Monday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall, Ensemble ACJW-an inspirational collective of young professional musicians-performs the New York premiere of a new three-movement work Backlight by acclaimed composer Meredith Monk, holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall this season. Backlight, which plays sonically with the idea of shadow and light and was commissioned by Carnegie Hall for Ensemble ACJW, receives its world premiere by the group in the Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall in Saratoga Springs, New York, on Friday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m., as part of a week-long residency at Skidmore College. Both concerts also include Roussel's Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello, and Ravel's Piano Trio in A Minor. (more...)

Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series to Present WINTRY MIX, 1/30-31Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series to Present WINTRY MIX, 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Get ready to mix up boundaries with WINTRY MIX, a curated sampler of new works crossing the divides between theater, dance and music. The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series presents two opportunities to witness two different lineups of extraordinary performers on January 30 and 31 at 8:00 PM at the Hepburn Teaching Theater in Goodhart Hall. Each night features a different headliner joined by an array of other performers and concludes with an audience participation dance party. Most sets will last just twelve minutes, enabling the adventurous artists (and the audience) to take risks. (more...)

The School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2015 Programs, FacultyThe School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2015 Programs, Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In the summer of 2015, The School at Jacob's Pillow, a world renowned center for professional dance training will present Professional Advancement Programs in Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Dance, and an new program titled Social Dances: Jazz to Hip-Hop. These programs will take place during the 83rd annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, led by a highly-distinguished artist faculty, and offer an incomparable combination of studio, performance, and Festival experiences. (more...)

Lineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal CenterLineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal Center
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces its inaugural international Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP). The film festival will take place all day long on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015 at The Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City. (more...)

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