Mikhail Baryshnikov News

Date Of Birth:
January 28, 1948 (66)
Birth Place:
Riga, Lativa, SOVIET UNION
Gender:
Male
#KeepArtsAlive With YoungArts Awareness Day on September 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, today announces YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to "keep arts alive" on Monday, September 8. Encouraging everyone who has a creative instinct to take part, YoungArts Awareness Day will feature pop-up performances and events in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City and invites artists across the country to create and share their own work, or their artistic experiences at museums and concerts via social media with the tags #keepartsalive, #youngarts and #youngartsawarenessday. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Schechner's IMAGINING O Set for 9/10-13 at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Watch out! Richard Schechner returns, armed with another series of shocks and surprises: the world premiere of "Imagining O" at Peak Performances, September 10-13. Transforming the notoriously erotic French novel "Story of O" into a multi-site, immersive production, the 80 year-old director's most recent work promises to reaffirm Peak's commitment to the ultra and outre challenge, and the director's reputation for creating uncomfortable joy in his audiences. The show opens the Kasser Theater's 10th anniversary season. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Launches Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) will launch its 43nd (2014-2015) main stage performance season and its third year as Resident Ballet Company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with A Midsummer Night's Dream Act I and Seasons on Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 pm andSunday, September 21 at 2 pm. Tickets from $29 (plus fees) may be purchased by calling The Smith Center Box Office at (702) 749-2000 or by visiting www.nevadaballet.org. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

Ruth Page Civic Ballet to Perform at Ravinia, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet, the official youth performance company and an Artist In-Residence of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, performs at Ravinia's Bennett Gordon Hall, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, Saturday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m., as part of the Ruth Page Festival of Dance and Ravinia's 'Kids Concerts' programming series. This family friendly concert will include choreography by Victor Alexander, Marius Petipa and Dolores and Larry Long. (more...)

ALAN ALDA:YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS to Debut on HBO, 9/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, today announces that the next edition of their three-time Emmy-nominated HBO Family Documentary Special will be Alan Alda: YoungArts MasterClass. (more...)

American Premiere of ILLUSIONS to Play Baryshnikov Arts Center, 9/17-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will introduce New York audiences to a leading voice in Russia's contemporary theater scene with the American Premiere of award-winning playwright Ivan Viripaev's Illusions. The U.S.-born artist Cazimir Liske, who graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and has been based in Moscow for the past decade, translated the text to English and, with significant residency and technical support from BAC, has developed a new staging of the work, a darkly comedic examination of true love. (more...)

New Video Series PARALLELS from GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Now Out
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Noted dancer, actor and choreographer Harry Shum, Jr. (Glee, Step Up 2) has always had a vision to explore the similarities in dance and sport, ever since he saw a TV special that aired in 1958 called "Gene Kelly: Dancing - A Man's Game." (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces Leadership of 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala and Three-year Partnership with Dior
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The upcoming Princess Grace Awards Gala on October 8 th will mark a milestone in the Foundation's history, returning to Los Angeles for the first time in nearly three decades. Gala Co-Chairs, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Los Angeles Dick Wolf and his wife Noelle and Chairman/CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger and his wife Willow Bay will be joined by President/Chief Executive of Dior Couture, Sidney Toledano and his wife Katia to kick off a three-year partnership with the iconic design house, who will serve as the sole presenting sponsor for upcoming Awards Galas in Los Angeles, Monaco and New York.Dior will play a vital role in taking guests on a three-year journey following Grace Kelly's life as an artist from Hollywood to Monaco (as the Gala will be held in Beverly Hills and Monte Carlo in 2014 and 2015 respectively) and thenback to NYC in 2016 where Dior Haute Couture will help celebrate the 34 th anniversary of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. (more...)

Jason Alexander Will Step in for Mandy Patinkin at BSO's SuperPops Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has confirmed that due a schedule conflict resulting from participation in an upcoming Broadway production, Mandy Patinkin has withdrawn from his engagement with the Orchestra, slated for January 22 at The Music Center at Strathmore and January 23-25, 2015 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. In his place, the BSO welcomes actor Jason Alexander, best known for his portrayal as George Costanza on the hit series 'Seinfeld,' in addition to his lengthy Broadway career. BSO Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will conduct the program, featuring music and humor as Alexander reminisces about his remarkable and versatile career on the stage and screen, and performs songs from several Broadway favorites, including Music Man, Pippin and Merrily We Roll Along. (more...)

SHAPING SOUND Coming to A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS and Broadway Series South are pleased to announce that North America's hottest new dance show -- SHAPING SOUND -- will perform one night only at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater located in the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, Wednesday, October 29th at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 8th at 10 a.m. at any Ticketmaster Outlet, Duke Energy Center Box Office, DukeEnergyCenterRaleigh.com or call 800-745-3000. Experience the exhilarating collaboration of North America's newest dance visionaries as they mash-up music genres and dance styles in an explosive dance theater experience perfect for all ages. (more...)

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents BEETHOVEN LOVE ELEGIES, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to Lenox, Massachusetts, for the second consecutive summer, with 12 performances of the fully staged theatrical concert, Beethoven Love Elegies. With a script drawn from Beethoven's letters and diaries and accounts by his contemporaries, interwoven with performances of some of his greatest music, this poignant, humorous, and emotionally intense production dramatizes Beethoven's young years in Vienna and his search for the perfect wife. Actor Kire Tosevski as Beethoven heads an outstanding company of five esteemed actors and four musicians (violinist Rachel Lee Priday, cellist Sebastian Bäverstam, pianist Eve Wolf, and baritone Chad Sloane). (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference's BREAKING BARRIERS to Run 8/2-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 17th season with an illustrious program of playwrights, new play workshops and special performance events. For the first time, the OPC Summer New Works Festival will take place over two weekends from August 2 through 10, 2014 in Ojai, California. (more...)

The National YoungArts Foundation in Partnership with The Related Group Announces the Inauguration of the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation, with the generous support of The Related Group, announces the inauguration of the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts, the first of several residency programs in the visual, literary, design and performing arts the organization is developing as it expands its support of the next generation of artists in the United States and strengthens its place as a creative-catalyst for Miami's growing cultural landscape. The YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts will be extended to at least three outstanding visual artists a year, offering them the opportunity to become immersed in the Miami community while developing their work. The program will welcome the accomplished painter Suzanne McClelland as the inaugural artist in residence starting in June 2014. (more...)

BAC Announces $100,000 DiMenna Matching Gift for Cage Cunningham Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) has announced a $100,000 matching gift from philanthropist Diana DiMenna and hedge-fund manager Joe DiMenna, in support of BAC's campaign to establish the Cage Cunningham Fund for artist fellowships, named after legendary artistic partners John Cage and Merce Cunningham. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Sets Special Opening and Four Dynamic Programs for Lincoln Center Season, 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with four different programs for a 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 - 22, 2014. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Brooklyn, NY
by Beverlix Jean-Baptiste - Jun 04, 2014

Beverlix Jean-Baptiste's Top Theatre Picks in Brooklyn! As we know New York City is chalk full of opportunities to see great theatre. But if your a Brooklyn native or looking to catch a play, here are a few of the borough's offerings. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Physical Thinking' Soars And Inspires
by Catherine Kustanczy - May 29, 2014

The National Ballet of Canada opens its summer season with a mixed programme of twentieth century works. (more...)

John Heginbotham Receives $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

This year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a coveted honor carrying a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to choreographer John Heginbotham in recognition of his talent and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Heginbotham, an alumnus of The School at Jacob's Pillow, has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his contemporary works, eclectic and rich with “movement that exhibits sharpness, energy, formality and, yes, oddity” (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times). His company, Dance Heginbotham, will perform the evening-length world premiere of Chalk and Soot in the Doris Duke Theatre July 30-August 3. In Chalk and Soot, Heginbotham joins forces with composer Colin Jacobsen to create a work featuring imaginative, theatrical choreography, live music performed by superstar string quartet Brooklyn Rider, the vocal stylings of Shara Worden (lead singer of My Brightest Diamond), and singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane on harmonium. (more...)

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