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Vail International Dance Festival Sets 28th Anniversary SeasonVail International Dance Festival Sets 28th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Vail International Dance Festival announces its 2016 season (July 30- August 13) and celebrates the10th Anniversary of its Artistic Director, former New York City Ballet star Damian Woetzel. In celebration of his 10th year, the season will feature Isabella Boylston as Artist-in-Residence, Company-in-Residence BalletX, and other companies appearing will include Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dorrance Dance, and Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance. Under Woetzel's direction the Festival has presented over 45 new works, and 2016 will add at least ten world premieres to that list with new pieces by choreographers Jodie Gates, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Matthew Neenan, Claudia Schreier, Shantala Shivalingappa, Jodi Melnick and more. This year's special UpClose performance (Aug. 3) will feature artists who regularly make Vail their creative summer home under Woetzel's direction, including Carla Körbes, Tiler Peck, Lil Buck, and Robert Fairchild. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Sets 2016 Festival LineupJacob's Pillow Sets 2016 Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking ticket sales and attendance of Festival 2015, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces a new season of exciting programming featuring international artists, world premieres, and an impressive number of live music engagements. This season signals an exciting new era in Pillow history, as the Board of Directors plans to name a new Jacob's Pillow Director in early 2016. Former Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff stepped down from her role in September of 2015, following a successful 17-year tenure. (more...)

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by TV Scoop - Nov 18, 2015

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Jacob's Pillow Reveals Four Festival 2016 ArtistsJacob's Pillow Reveals Four Festival 2016 Artists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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Ballet, Flamenco, and More Lead The Joyce Theater Foundation's 2016 Spring/Summer SeasonBallet, Flamenco, and More Lead The Joyce Theater Foundation's 2016 Spring/Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Linda Shelton Executive Director, announced today the roster of its 2016 Spring and Summer Season, offering audiences the opportunity to experience talent from around the world both in its iconic Chelsea home, and in other New York City venues, large and small. (more...)

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by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

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Michelle Dorrance, Herb Alpert Award in the Arts dance 2014 winner, is awarded a 2015 MacArthur FellowshipMichelle Dorrance, Herb Alpert Award in the Arts dance 2014 winner, is awarded a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2015

Dorrance is the ninth Herb Alpert Award in the Arts winner to receive a MacArthur Fellowship: others are the playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, filmmaker Natalia Almada, composer/musicians George Lewis, Steve Coleman, and Vijay Iyer, and visual artists Carrie Mae Weems, Pepon Osorio, and Kerry James Marshall. (more...)

Northrop at the University of Minnesota to Welcome Dorrance Dance, 11/19Northrop at the University of Minnesota to Welcome Dorrance Dance, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Northrop at the University of Minnesota presents Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project on Thu, Nov 19 at 7:30 pm. Led by Bessie Award and MacArthur 'genius' grant-winner Michelle Dorrance, this tap dancing troupe will make their Northrop debut alongside blues/rock/folk performer Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely. (more...)

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VIDEO: MacArthur Genius Grant Winner Michelle Dorrance Teaches Stephen Colbert a Tap RoutineVIDEO: MacArthur Genius Grant Winner Michelle Dorrance Teaches Stephen Colbert a Tap Routine
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

On last night's LATE SHOW, MacArthur Genius grant winner Michelle Dorrance helped host Stephen Colbert fulfill a life-long dream of learning a tap routine. (more...)

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by TV Scoop - Oct 12, 2015

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by TV Scoop - Oct 8, 2015

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by TV Scoop - Oct 5, 2015

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Set Designer Mimi Lien and Tap Dancer/Choreographer Michelle Dorrance Among 2015 MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant RecipientsSet Designer Mimi Lien and Tap Dancer/Choreographer Michelle Dorrance Among 2015 MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant Recipients
by Michael Dale - Sep 29, 2015

Set designer of NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 and founder of Dorrance Dance/New York are among this year's 24 fellows. (more...)

Breaking News: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda, Puppeteer Basil Twist Among 2015 MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant RecipientsBreaking News: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda, Puppeteer Basil Twist Among 2015 MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant Recipients
by Michael Dale - Sep 29, 2015

HAMILTON author/star Lin-Manuel Miranda and avant-garde puppeteer Basil Twist are among the 24 recipients of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Liz Gerring Dance Company in GLACIER, August 19-23Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Liz Gerring Dance Company in GLACIER, August 19-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Liz Gerring, the 2015 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award winner and artistic director of Liz Gerring Dance Company, returns to Jacob's Pillow for her company's performances of glacier, August 19-23 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Gerring has garnered praise by dance enthusiasts and critics alike for her abstract choreographic style and keen use of musical and visual elements. (more...)

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by BWW - Jul 5, 2015

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Jacob's Pillow to Welcome Dorrance Dance, Featuring Music by BIGLovely & BODYTRAFFICJacob's Pillow to Welcome Dorrance Dance, Featuring Music by BIGLovely & BODYTRAFFIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Following two sold-out engagements in both 2013 and 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents tap sensation Dorrance Dance with famed singer/songwriter Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely in the return of The Blues Project, July 1-5 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Founded in 2011 by Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Michelle Dorrance, Dorrance Dance features some of today's best tap artists, performing alongside co-choreographers of The Blues Project Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Derick K. Grant. Award-winning musician and composer Toshi Reagon created the music for The Blues Project, which is performed live by Reagon and members of her band, BIGLovely, on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums and percussion, and violin. (more...)

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