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BWW Review: DORRANCE DANCE's THE BLUES PROJECT Invokes the Healing Powers of the CommunityBWW Review: DORRANCE DANCE's THE BLUES PROJECT Invokes the Healing Powers of the Community
by Christina Pandolfi - Nov 23, 2016

Living through political tumult and societal unrest brings many emotions to the surface: fear, worry, anxiety, and most notably, anger. In these times of uncertainty, the healing powers of dance can reflect all that is good and beautiful about humanity. And it's just what Dorrance Dance achieved on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 during their run at The Joyce Theater. In a stunning collaboration with the velvety vocals and musical styling of Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely, esteemed dancers Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Derick K. Grant and chorographic help from Karida Griffith, Michelle Dorrance created a mesmerizing, imaginative universe; one filled with tap dancing so powerful, it brought the entire room together through love and light. (more...)

CHRP Raises $140,000, Awards Dorrance and Young with JUBA!CHRP Raises $140,000, Awards Dorrance and Young with JUBA!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which fosters social reconciliation through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosted its 26th Jubalee Gala November 4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Attended by nearly 250 people, the event raised more than $140,000 from a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships, a paddle raise, a raffle and contributions. (more...)

BWW Review: STREB EXTREME ACTION Brings Power and Artistry to Movement at the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: STREB EXTREME ACTION Brings Power and Artistry to Movement at the Kennedy Center
by Pamela Roberts - Nov 7, 2016

With pure kinetic energy and abounding bravery to boot, it is no wonder the performers of STREB Extreme Action are billed as Action Heroes. The company's three performances of the new work SEA (SINGULAR EXTREME ACTIONS) on November 4-5 at the Eisenhower Theatre marked STREB Extreme Action's Kennedy Center debut. (more...)

Photo Flash: Works & Process Rotunda Projects Gala Chaired by Isaac Mizrahi Raises Over $450K at The GuggenheimPhoto Flash: Works & Process Rotunda Projects Gala Chaired by Isaac Mizrahi Raises Over $450K at The Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Works & Process Rotunda Projects Initiative Gala at the Guggenheim Museum raised more than $450,000 in commissioning funds for the Works & Process Rotunda Projects program. The announced initiative will expand the Guggenheim's Works & Process program's commissioned performances into the museum's iconic rotunda. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young to Receive JUBA! Awards This FallMichelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young to Receive JUBA! Awards This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosts its 26th Jubalee Gala. (more...)

Guggenheim's Works & Process Rotunda Projects Initiative Launches with October GalaGuggenheim's Works & Process Rotunda Projects Initiative Launches with October Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Works & Process, the performing-arts series at the Guggenheim, today announces a new initiative, Works & Process Rotunda Projects. Buildingon its long tradition of commissioning performances for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater, Works & Process will expand into the museum's rotunda. (more...)

Works & Projects Rotunda Project Initiative Launches Gala, TodayWorks & Projects Rotunda Project Initiative Launches Gala, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Works & Process, the performing-arts series at the Guggenheim, announces a new initiative, Works & Process Rotunda Projects. Building on its long tradition of commissioning performances for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater, Works & Process will expand into the museum's rotunda. A new residency and and commissioning program, Works & Process Rotunda Projects will invite artists to create works for this iconic space. (more...)

Works & Process Announces Rotunda Projects GalaWorks & Process Announces Rotunda Projects Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Works & Process, the performing-arts series at the Guggenheim, announces a new initiative, Works & Process Rotunda Projects. Buildingon its long tradition of commissioning performances for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater, Works & Process will expand into the museum's rotunda. (more...)

The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance AwardsThe Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced the complete list of the 2015-16 season award recipients tonight at the 32nd Annual Bessie Awards ceremony. Awards were presented in the categories of Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design, with additional awards presented for Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. The full list of 2016 Bessie Award recipients follows. (more...)

Works & Process Rotunda Projects Initiative Launches with Gala on October 27Works & Process Rotunda Projects Initiative Launches with Gala on October 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Works & Process, the performing-arts series at the Guggenheim, announces a new initiative, Works & Process Rotunda Projects. Building on its long tradition of commissioning performances for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater, Works & Process will expand into the museum's rotunda. (more...)

STG presents Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovelySTG presents Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

STG presents a two-night engagement of DORRANCE DANCE WITH TOSHI REAGON AND BIGLOVELY IN 'THE BLUES PROJECT' at The Moore Theatre November 11-12 at 8pm. This innovative evening brings together today's best tap artists; musicians; choreographers Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards; and acclaimed composer/musician Toshi Reagon with her band BIGLovely for an unforgettable night of rhythm, original live music, explosive energy, and raw emotion. (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA to Present Queen Latifah with Prince Rainier III AwardPrincess Grace Foundation-USA to Present Queen Latifah with Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA(PGF-USA) is proud to announce that award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer Queen Latifah will accept the prestigious Prince Rainier III Award for her outstanding contribution to the Arts and her exemplary give-back (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents THE BLUES PROJECTThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents THE BLUES PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

In their first official engagement, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project, October 5 and 6, 2016 for two performances in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and 2015 MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner Michelle Dorrance and renowned versatile singer, songwriter, and guitarist Toshi Reagon combine their energetic ensembles for a dynamic collaboration honoring tap's uniquely beautiful history by pushing the boundaries of the genre.  (more...)

William Peace Theatre Produces Classic Cole Porter with KISS ME, KATEWilliam Peace Theatre Produces Classic Cole Porter with KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

William Peace Theatre opens its 2016-17 season with the beloved Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate.  The show runs two weeks, October 20-22 and 28-29 at Kenan Auditorium on the William Peace University Campus in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Australian Tap Dance Festival Arrives in Melbourne This SeptemberAustralian Tap Dance Festival Arrives in Melbourne This September
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The 5th Annual Australian Tap Dance Festival stomps into town these September school holidays as a cavalcade of world class dancers arrive in Melbourne from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the U.S.A. With an action-packed week of tap and choreography master classes, jam sessions, dance-offs and special events, the ATDF offers something fun for all ages and levels and is the only festival of its kind in Australasia. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young to Receive JUBA! Awards This FallMichelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young to Receive JUBA! Awards This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosts its 26th Jubalee Gala. (more...)

Australian Tap Dance Festival Arrives in Melbourne This SeptemberAustralian Tap Dance Festival Arrives in Melbourne This September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The 5th Annual Australian Tap Dance Festival stomps into town these September school holidays as a cavalcade of world class dancers arrive in Melbourne from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the U.S.A. With an action-packed week of tap and choreography master classes, jam sessions, dance-offs and special events, the ATDF offers something fun for all ages and levels and is the only festival of its kind in Australasia. (more...)

AN EVENING OF DANCE WITH MACARTHUR FELLOWS Set for Harris TheaterAN EVENING OF DANCE WITH MACARTHUR FELLOWS Set for Harris Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce An Evening of Dance with MacArthur Fellows - a performance honoring 35 years of the iconic MacArthur Fellowship program. (more...)

Works & Projects Rotunda Project Initiative Launches Gala, 10/27Works & Projects Rotunda Project Initiative Launches Gala, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Works & Process, the performing-arts series at the Guggenheim, announces a new initiative, Works & Process Rotunda Projects. Building on its long tradition of commissioning performances for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater, Works & Process will expand into the museum's rotunda. A new residency and and commissioning program, Works & Process Rotunda Projects will invite artists to create works for this iconic space. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents THE BLUES PROJECTThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents THE BLUES PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In their first official engagement, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project, October 5 and 6, 2016 for two performances in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and 2015 MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner Michelle Dorrance and renowned versatile singer, songwriter, and guitarist Toshi Reagon combine their energetic ensembles for a dynamic collaboration honoring tap's uniquely beautiful history by pushing the boundaries of the genre.  (more...)

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