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Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 8/7/2016 - 8/14/2016Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 8/7/2016 - 8/14/2016
by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

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The Yard Presents Big Dance Theater in AugustThe Yard Presents Big Dance Theater in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

THIS IS BIG, so far as thoughtful, intellectually provocative, often hilarious century spanning contemporary dance investigations go. 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Dance Theater, as one of the most compelling and innovative ensembles in New York. Under the artistic leadership of Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, who have honed a distinctive dance theater performance style that has been disrupting, and influencing, the urban downtown scene for the last 25 years, BDT has created a body of literate, archeological, mind-bending work that is unique in the field of performance, one at the forefront of experimentation hybridity and functional eccentricity. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean LeeCrowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Closing out Crowded Fire's 2016 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Young Jean Lee's THE SHIPMENT co-directed by Artistic Director Mina Morita and Resident Artist Lisa Marie Rollins. THE SHIPMENT, which took New York by storm in 2009 caused Time Out New York to call her "one of the best experimental playwrights in America." As characterized by The New Yorker, Young Jean Lee "does whatever she can to get under our skin-with laughs and with raw, brutal talk that at times feels gratuitous, and is meant to." (more...)

The Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary ArtistsThe Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 5, 6, and 7 at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). The theme of this year's festival will be FAILURE. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 SeasonAbrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

Soho Rep Sets 2016-17 SeasonSoho Rep Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of the organization's own 73-seat black box theater, as well as other spaces, to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2016-17 season, announced today, comprises two ambitious new works-both characterized by inventive theatrical forms, holistic collaborations, and striking original music-along with an opportunity to get the first 'work-in-process' look at a new commission by a celebrated playwright. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

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BWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul LazarBWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar
by Wesley Doucette - May 2, 2016

A Q&A with PS122 Gala's Honorees: Annie B Parson and Paul Lazar (more...)

David Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring GalaDavid Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

PS122's Spring Gala 2016 celebrates three contemporary luminaries whose influence ripples across borders and through generations by honoring Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the visionary team behind Big Dance Theater. In addition, Nicole Birmann Bloom, of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will receive the Shining Star Award for her unwavering dedication to New York City arts and French-American cultural exchange. (more...)

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...)

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Sets Spring 2016 SeasonMartin E. Segal Theatre Center Sets Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, announces its Spring 2016 season of public programs. The season successfully launched with The Second Annual Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (February 25 + 26), a yearly event that celebrates the themes of theatre and performance on the screen. The season continues with free public programs throughout the fall and winter, featuring contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Continue Season with THE ROMAN ACTOR with Patrick Page & MoreRed Bull Theater to Continue Season with THE ROMAN ACTOR with Patrick Page & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Philip Massinger's The Roman Actor, directed by Louisa Proske, on Monday February 15th at 7:30 PM, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Oberon Adjepong, Mamoudou Athie, Tina Benko, Clifton Duncan, Ben Horner, Jennifer Ikeda, Patrick Page, Paul Lazar, Carolyn Smith, Sam Underwood, Adina Verson, and more, with live music performed by percussionist Satoshi Takeishi.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Bring Dance to the Berkshires This WinterJacob's Pillow to Bring Dance to the Berkshires This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

This winter, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the longest running dance festival in the U.S. and National Medal of the Arts recipient, partners with local Berkshire cultural organizations to present dance-related programming throughout 2016.  In the midst of preparing for another bustling summer season, the Pillow's winter and spring partnerships will include presentations by former and future Festival artists at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and informational pre-screening talks by esteemed Jacob's Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Brian Schaefer at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. (more...)

The Kitchen Sets Winter 2016 SeasonThe Kitchen Sets Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Kitchen, founded in 1971, has continued to serve as an important catalyst for a broad community of groundbreaking artists working across disciplines. (more...)

BWW Review: Run Away with Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS: Cabinet of CuriositiesBWW Review: Run Away with Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 14, 2015

Who hasn't wanted to run away with the circus at some point in their lives? The ephemeral world created under the big top has always managed to entice with the glamour of its imaginary delights. Acrobats and elephants, beautiful people flying through the air, and the side show of unimaginable curiosities - they are all part of the ultimate escape from an otherwise ordinary world to a place where the extraordinary exists. (more...)

THE OFFENDING GESTURE to Make World Premiere at The Tank This WinterTHE OFFENDING GESTURE to Make World Premiere at The Tank This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

THE OFFENDING GESTURE -- a play by Mac Wellman -- will be given its world premiere by The Tank (a non-profit arts presenter and producer) this winter with previews beginning January 6th prior to opening on January 9 at The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street). (more...)

Big Dance Theater Celebrates 25th Anniversary with BIG DANCE: SHORT FORM in JanuaryBig Dance Theater Celebrates 25th Anniversary with BIG DANCE: SHORT FORM in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

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Crowded Fire Theater Unveils 2016 SeasonCrowded Fire Theater Unveils 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Crowded Fire's newly appointed Artistic Director Mina Morita unveiled the 2016 mainstage season lineup of three contemporary plays that continue to uphold the company's long tradition of producing boundary - pushing, thought-provoking theater. At a season-announcement party on Saturday, November 14th Morita addressed Crowded Fire donors, patrons, and artists saying "At Crowded Fire, we are unafraid of tackling big issues. We commit ourselves to true experimentation of form and content to question, disrupt, or complicate comfortable notions of cultural hierarchy." (more...)

Eliza Bent's TOILET FIRE to Play Abrons Arts Center, 10/29-11/14Eliza Bent's TOILET FIRE to Play Abrons Arts Center, 10/29-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Toilet Fire: Rectums in the Rectory is Eliza Bent's ceremony and celebration of the one thing that unites us all: our need to go. Using the structure of an ancient religious ritual to talk about matters of digestion, philosophy, and faith, Toilet Fire written and performed by Bent, with direction by Kevin Laibson and music accompaniment by Alaina Ferris, explodes with song, story, audience participation, and unexpected textual twists. (more...)

Eliza Bent's TOILET FIRE to Play Abrons Arts Center, 10/29-11/14Eliza Bent's TOILET FIRE to Play Abrons Arts Center, 10/29-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Toilet Fire: Rectums in the Rectory is Eliza Bent's ceremony and celebration of the one thing that unites us all: our need to go. Using the structure of an ancient religious ritual to talk about matters of digestion, philosophy, and faith, Toilet Fire written and performed by Bent, with direction by Kevin Laibson and music accompaniment by Alaina Ferris, explodes with song, story, audience participation, and unexpected textual twists. (more...)

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