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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...)

BWW Reviews: Meredith Monk Leaves No Traces at BAMBWW Reviews: Meredith Monk Leaves No Traces at BAM
by Lauren Wingenroth - Dec 15, 2014

The goals of Meredith Monk's newest music-dance work are all too timely. On Behalf of Nature, performed in celebration of Monk's 50th season and running through Sunday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater, aims to not 'make more waste in the world' by embracing the ephemerality of dance and leaving no physical traces behind. (more...)

Kitka Launches 35th Anniversary WINTERSONGS Tour TodayKitka Launches 35th Anniversary WINTERSONGS Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, powerhouse women's vocal ensemble, Kitka, has announced dates for its annual WINTERSONGS tour. Nine concerts are scheduled between today, December 4 and 20, 2014 at venues from Troy, NY to San Francisco, CA. (more...)

Meredith Monk's ON BEHALF OF NATURE Performs at BAM as Part of 2014 Next Wave Festival, Now thru 12/7Meredith Monk's ON BEHALF OF NATURE Performs at BAM as Part of 2014 Next Wave Festival, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Meredick Monk's On Behalf of Nature will run today, Dec 3 - Dec 7, 2014 at BAM's Harvey Theater in Brooklyn as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival. (more...)

PAJ Publications Releases Bonnie Marranca's CONVERSATIONS WITH MEREDITH MONKPAJ Publications Releases Bonnie Marranca's CONVERSATIONS WITH MEREDITH MONK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the availability of Conversations with Meredith Monk, by Bonnie Marranca, published by PAJ Publications. (more...)

BAM Celebrates Meredith Monk's 50th Season with ON BEHALF OF NATURE, Now thru 12/7BAM Celebrates Meredith Monk's 50th Season with ON BEHALF OF NATURE, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Building on her rich BAM legacy and presented as part of her 50th season, Meredith Monk offers the NY premiere of her newest music-theater work, On Behalf of Nature, a mesmerizing hymn to compassion. Inspired by the Buddhist conception of oneness and poet Gary Snyder's idea of the artist as 'spokesperson for non-human entities,' On Behalf of Nature reaffirms our indissoluble connection to the natural realm. (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...)

Meredith Monk's ON BEHALF OF NATURE to Perform at BAM as Part of 2014 Next Wave Festival, 12/3-7Meredith Monk's ON BEHALF OF NATURE to Perform at BAM as Part of 2014 Next Wave Festival, 12/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Meredick Monk's On Behalf of Nature will run Dec 3 - Dec 7, 2014 at BAM's Harvey Theater in Brooklyn as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Opens Carnegie Hall Season TonightAmerican Composers Orchestra Opens Carnegie Hall Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Under the leadership of Music Director George Manahan, American Composers Orchestra (ACO) returns to Carnegie Hall for the 11th season of its Orchestra Underground series, which explores the orchestra as an elastic ensemble that can respond to composers' unhindered creativity. ACO's first performance this season, titled Orchestra Underground: Monk's Sphere, tonight, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall is part of Meredith Monk's season-long residency as holder of Carnegie Hall's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

La MaMa Honors Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala TonightLa MaMa Honors Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

La MaMa will honor award-winning Olympia Dukakis for her creative achievement in the arts and her work as an activist for social change; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Dan Kurtz for his steadfast advocacy on behalf of nonprofit organizations at the La MaMa Earth Gala tonight, November 13th. Guests Include Austin Pendleton (who will toast Olympia), John Patrick Shanley, Matt Dillon, among others. (more...)

La MaMa to Honor Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala This WeekLa MaMa to Honor Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

La MaMa will honor award-winning Olympia Dukakis for her creative achievement in the arts and her work as an activist for social change; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Dan Kurtz for his steadfast advocacy on behalf of nonprofit organizations at the La MaMa Earth Gala on Thursday, November 13th. Guests Include Austin Pendleton (who will toast Olympia), John Patrick Shanley, Matt Dillon, among others. (more...)

BAM to Celebrate Meredith Monk's 50th Season with ON BEHALF OF NATURE, 12/3-7BAM to Celebrate Meredith Monk's 50th Season with ON BEHALF OF NATURE, 12/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Building on her rich BAM legacy and presented as part of her 50th season, Meredith Monk offers the NY premiere of her newest music-theater work, On Behalf of Nature, a mesmerizing hymn to compassion. Inspired by the Buddhist conception of oneness and poet Gary Snyder's idea of the artist as 'spokesperson for non-human entities,' On Behalf of Nature reaffirms our indissoluble connection to the natural realm. (more...)

Kitka to Launch 35th Anniversary WINTERSONGS Tour, 12/04-21Kitka to Launch 35th Anniversary WINTERSONGS Tour, 12/04-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, powerhouse women's vocal ensemble, Kitka, has announced dates for its annual WINTERSONGS tour. Nine concerts are scheduled between December 4 and 20, 2014 at venues from Troy, NY to San Francisco, CA. The tour concludes in Oakland on December 21 with Kitka's wildly popular Wintersongs Community Sing, a free sing-along event organized around favorite selections from Kitka's Wintersongs songbook. (more...)

Soundtrack from Coen Brothers THE BIG LEBOWSKI Available on Vinyl for First Time in U.S.Soundtrack from Coen Brothers THE BIG LEBOWSKI Available on Vinyl for First Time in U.S.
by Movies News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The classic album will now be made available for the first time in the U.S. on vinyl through Universal Music Enterprises, to be released November 24, 2014. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Carnegie Hall Season, 11/21American Composers Orchestra to Open Carnegie Hall Season, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Under the leadership of Music Director George Manahan, American Composers Orchestra (ACO) returns to Carnegie Hall for the 11th season of its Orchestra Underground series, which explores the orchestra as an elastic ensemble that can respond to composers' unhindered creativity. ACO's first performance this season, titled Orchestra Underground: Monk's Sphere, on Friday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall is part of Meredith Monk's season-long residency as holder of Carnegie Hall's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. The program will include a performance of Monk's Night as well as world premieres of Clear Image by experimental rock-guitarist Ian Williams, Motormouth by A.J. McCaffrey, and My Brightest Garment by Theo Bleckmann (commissioned by Carnegie Hall). The concert will also include the New York premiere of Stalks, Hounds by Loren Loiacono. Theo Bleckmann and Ian Williams will join members of Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble as special guests for this exhilarating concert. (more...)

Joe's Pub to Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26Joe's Pub to Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

?Joe's Pub at The Public joins Creative Capital's15th anniversary celebration with a slate of performances by some of New York's most adventurous and exciting artists Lisa Kron, Danny Hoch, Kalup Linzy, Jomama Jones & Samora Pinderhughes, and Champagne Jerry. Running Monday Wednesday, November 24-26, the program of shows exemplifies the shared goal of both organizations to support innovative artists making inter-disciplinary work. Tickets ($15-20) are now available online, by phone (212-967-7555) and in person at The Public's Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC). (more...)

Helen Chadwick Song Theatre Presents WAR CORRESPONDENTS, Now thru Oct 25Helen Chadwick Song Theatre Presents WAR CORRESPONDENTS, Now thru Oct 25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Helen Chadwick Song Theatre presents: War Correspondents. Co-directed by Helen Chadwick and Steven Hoggett and composed by Helen Chadwick with creative Aassociate Miriam Nabarro, the show goes on a National Tour, today 10th to 25th October 2014, with a stop at Stratford Circus today 10th and 11th October. Press night is tonight 10th October. (more...)

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