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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 - Aug 23, 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...)

Australian Tap Dance Festival Arrives in Melbourne This SeptemberAustralian Tap Dance Festival Arrives in Melbourne This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 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...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2016 Award Winners In Theater, Dance & FilmPrincess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2016 Award Winners In Theater, Dance & Film
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) has announced the winners of the 2016 Princess Grace Awards.  The Annual Gala will continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime.  In total, the Foundation is awarding over $1 million to artists in theater, dance, and film.   In the presence of Their Serene Highnesses The Prince and The Princess of Monaco, this year's Gala will be held at Cipriani 25 Broadway on October 24, 2016.  The evening will be co-chaired by Lisa and Richard Plepler, Sidney and Katia Toledano, and Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel. Major Gala supporters include: Christian Dior Couture, as Presenting Sponsor and Mrs. Lily Safra as Crown Sponsor. (more...)

New York City Center Announces Programming for Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYCNew York City Center Announces Programming for Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

New York City Center presents Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC, November 3 through 6, celebrating Damian Woetzel's tenth year as artistic director of the Vail International Dance Festival. Channeling the spirit of the summer dance happening in the Rocky Mountains with three programs and an UpClose event, Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC brings the unique collaborative sensibility of Woetzel's festival to New York City, featuring dancers and musicians from many genres. (more...)


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Battery Dance to Present 35th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL This AugustBattery Dance to Present 35th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 35th Annual Battery Dance Festival (formerly the Downtown Dance Festival), with free performances on August 14-19, 2016, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 20, 2016, from 6pm to 8:30pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. (more...)

35th Annual Battery Dance Festival Set for August35th Annual Battery Dance Festival Set for August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 35th Annual Battery Dance Festival (formerly the Downtown Dance Festival), with free performances on August 14-19, 2016, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 20, 2016, from 6pm to 8:30pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/ (more...)

World Premiere of AND STILL YOU MUST SWING to Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Next WeekWorld Premiere of AND STILL YOU MUST SWING to Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents the world premiere engagement of And Still You Must Swing with three of the world's most celebrated tap dance luminaries—Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, and Derick K. Grant—July    6-10 in the intimate Doris Duke Theatre. The program embraces masterful technique, musicality, and improvisation including a live onstage band and a star-studded cast with critically-acclaimed guest artist and 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Camille A. Brown. (more...)

35th Annual Battery Dance Festival to be Held in August35th Annual Battery Dance Festival to be Held in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 35th Annual Battery Dance Festival (formerly the Downtown Dance Festival), with free performances on August 14-19, 2016, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 20, 2016, from 6pm to 8:30pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/ (more...)

Promotions Announced at Martha Graham Dance Company for 2016-17 SeasonPromotions Announced at Martha Graham Dance Company for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Martha Graham Dance Company announces the promotion of five Company members for the 2016-17 season. Abdiel Jacobsen and Xin Ying have been promoted to Principal Dancer, and Charlotte Landreau, Lloyd Mayor, and Lorenzo Pagano have been promoted to Soloist.  (more...)

Tituss Burgess to Host 2016 Fire Island Dance FestivalTituss Burgess to Host 2016 Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

This year's Fire Island Dance Festival, one of the most talked about cultural and charitable events of the Fire Island summer, will return to dazzle, excite and captivate audiences on July 15-17, 2016. It will be hosted by Broadway and TV favorite Tituss Burgess. (more...)

26th Rhythm World Festival to Spotlight Generations of Talent This July26th Rhythm World Festival to Spotlight Generations of Talent This July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, presents the 26th annual Rhythm World. (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival Returns 7/15-17; Performers AnnouncedFire Island Dance Festival Returns 7/15-17; Performers Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Fire Island Dance Festival, the most talked-about cultural and charitable event of the summer on Fire Island, will once again present three eclectic performances July 15-17, 2016 that include Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey Cuba's first performance outside of Cuba, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Gallim Dance, KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Madboots Dance and choreography by Al Blackstone and Adbul Latif. (more...)

Bill T. Jones, Martha Graham and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2016-17 Fall & Winter SeasonBill T. Jones, Martha Graham and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2016-17 Fall & Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2016-2017 fall/winter season, which promises to be particularly spectacular, with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Lucinda Childs Dance Company, and Martha Graham Dance Company all returning to The Joyce for two-week engagements. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2016 LineupJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking ticket sales and attendance of Festival 2015, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will soon kick-off a new season of exciting programming featuring international artists, world premieres, an impressive number of engagements set to live music, and more than 200 free performances, talks, and exhibits. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: New Sounds of Tap at the AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATIONBWW Dance Review: New Sounds of Tap at the AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION
by Caryn Cooper - Apr 22, 2016

Last week, the American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) presented new works by both veterans and emerging tap dancers and choreographers at its spring Rhythm in Motion show in the Theater at the 14th Street Y. This production, curated by Tony Waag, Artistic/Executive Director of ATDF, stretches the boundaries of tap dance to present groundbreaking choreography, showcase innovative technique, and provide a platform to present, move forward, and grow the art of tap. (more...)

NYPL for the Performing Arts to Host Marathon Reading of Martha Graham's BLOOD MEMORYNYPL for the Performing Arts to Host Marathon Reading of Martha Graham's BLOOD MEMORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Martha Graham Dance Company, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center is hosting a marathon reading of Graham's autobiography BLOOD MEMORY on Monday, April 18. (more...)

BWW Interview: WENDY OSSERMAN Celebrates 40 SeasonsBWW Interview: WENDY OSSERMAN Celebrates 40 Seasons
by Matt Hanson - Mar 31, 2016

Wendy Osserman spoke to BWW on the phone from New York. Osserman is a bright, youthful 74-year-old, reflecting on a life that exemplifies her peerless character as a fixture of downtown New York dance since the late '60s. Her light-hearted, joyful voice touched on themes ranging from her first memories dancing as a child in front of the mirror, to producing a dance festival on the Greek island of Paros while considering the current crisis of human movement in Greece. The Wendy Osserman Dance Company will perform two world premieres at the Theater for the New City from April 20-23, featuring her new solo work, 'Timed' alongside her classic, 'Udjat' inspired by ancient Egyptian motifs. With a comfortable modesty, she speaks to overcoming the challenges of being a woman in the dance world and of the irresistibility of her continuing aspirations as the leader of a company signature that she has fostered for the last four decades. (more...)

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by BWW - Mar 27, 2016

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Camille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardCamille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to contemporary choreographer, dancer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Regularly garnering acclaim for her 'vividness and versatility' (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times), Brown holds a New York Dance and Performance ('Bessie') Award, two Princess Grace Awards, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and her work has toured nationally and internationally. The Jacob's Pillow Dance Award was established in 2007 and, in honor of its 10th anniversary, the Pillow has broadened the scope of this honor with a commitment to the artist's growth and future work. In addition to the unrestricted cash prize, this Award also includes a committed engagement for the 2017 Festival and a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow. Previous recipients of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and John Heginbotham of Dance Heginbotham, among others. (more...)

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