Robert Battle News

The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater for a Two-Week Engagement, 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 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 two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 - 22, 2014. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, highlighted by a world premiere from Robert Moses - a first-time collaboration with the Company - new productions of Hans van Manen's Polish Pieces and David Parsons' signature work Caught, along with the company premiere of Asadata Dafora's groundbreaking 1932 solo Awassa Astrige/Ostrich. Ailey's acclaimed dancers will perform in diverse repertory including encore performances of 2013-14 season premieres and new productions such as Wayne McGregor's Chroma and an "Ailey/Ellington" program, as well as favorites like Alvin Ailey's American masterpiece Revelations. (more...)

Ailey II Returns to New York to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Season, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Ailey II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, from today, April 2 - 13 for a highly anticipated 40th anniversary season - the second led by Artistic Director Troy Powell. For two weeks, audiences will experience 14 performances featuring two dynamic programs, which come on the heels of a successful North American tour to over 30 cities and an array of critically acclaimed performances in Germany and France. Tickets starting at $49 are on sale now. (more...)

Juilliard Class of 2014 to Present Senior Dance Production, 4/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Juilliard 'Class of 2014' presents its Senior Dance Production, featuring world premieres by Alexander Anderson, Taylor Drury, Bynh Ho, Eve Jacobs, Robert Moore, Nicholas Ranauro, and Kyle Scheurich. (more...)

Local Students Attend Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Segerstrom Center Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

During Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's visit to Segerstrom Center, there will be a special bus-in performance for 2,800 Southern Californian students from grades 3 - 12 today, March 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Segerstrom Center, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents an exclusive Southern California engagement of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater today, March 27 - 30. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

JUILLIARD DANCES REPERTORY with Works by Twyla Tharp, Lar Lubovitch & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

This month, Juilliard Dances Repertory presents repertory works by acclaimed choreographers Eliot Feld, Juilliard alumnus Lar Lubovitch, and Twyla Tharp. Juilliard dancers perform Baker's Dozen by Twyla Tharp; Concerto Six Twenty-Two by Lar Lubovitch; and The Jig is Up by Eliot Feld. All three dances were choreographed between 1979 and 1986, and Juilliard dancers have had the opportunity to learn the dances through intensive work with two of the choreographers - Eliot Feld and Lar Lubovitch - and with Juilliard alumna Shelley Washington, an original member of the cast of Twyla Tharp's work. (more...)

Local Students to Attend Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Segerstrom Center, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

During Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's visit to Segerstrom Center, there will be a special bus-in performance for 2,800 Southern Californian students from grades 3 - 12 on March 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Coming Up on NJTV, 3/15-19
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Tonight, news from across the state, guest-anchored by Mary Alice Williams including (subject to change): The state of Newark; snow day makeups; the economics of marijuana (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Coming to Houston Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Society for the Performing Arts welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater back to Houston for three performances in Jones Hall, tonight, March 14 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m.; and Today, March 15 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

JUILLIARD DANCES REPERTORY with Works by Twyla Tharp, Lar Lubovitch & More, Begins 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

This month, Juilliard Dances Repertory presents repertory works by acclaimed choreographers Eliot Feld, Juilliard alumnus Lar Lubovitch, and Twyla Tharp. Juilliard dancers perform Baker's Dozen by Twyla Tharp; Concerto Six Twenty-Two by Lar Lubovitch; and The Jig is Up by Eliot Feld. All three dances were choreographed between 1979 and 1986, and Juilliard dancers have had the opportunity to learn the dances through intensive work with two of the choreographers - Eliot Feld and Lar Lubovitch - and with Juilliard alumna Shelley Washington, an original member of the cast of Twyla Tharp's work. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet's WINNING WORKS: CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARDS 2014 Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

The upcoming performance of Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Award by The Joffrey Academy of Dance has changed venues due to last week's electrical fire at the Harris Theater, an event unrelated to the Winning Works production. The production will now take place at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut Street, and the date and time of the performance remain unchanged, which is tonight, March 1 at 7:00 pm. Winning Works ticket holders will be notified by the Joffrey Ballet box office staff about the change of venue. (more...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance Presents WINNING WORKS: CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARDS 2014 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, presents the fourth annual Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Award, featuring three World Premieres by rising-star choreographers Justin Allen, Stephanie Batten Bland and Norbert De La Cruz III. The three World Premieres, along with Academy Co-Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev's restaging of Le Roi S'Amuse, are performed by the international members of the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph Drive, one night only, tonight, March 1 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet's WINNING WORKS: CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARDS 2014 Changes Venue; Set for 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The upcoming performance of Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Award by The Joffrey Academy of Dance has changed venues due to last week's electrical fire at the Harris Theater, an event unrelated to the Winning Works production. The production will now take place at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut Street, and the date and time of the performance remain unchanged, which is Saturday, March 1 at 7:00 pm. Winning Works ticket holders will be notified by the Joffrey Ballet box office staff about the change of venue. (more...)

The Joffrey Academy of Dance's WINNING WORKS Show Now at the Broadway Playhouse, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The upcoming performance of Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Award by The Joffrey Academy of Dance has changed venues due to last week's electrical fire at the Harris Theater, an event unrelated to theWinning Works production. The production will now take place at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut Street, and the date and time of the performance remain unchanged, which is Saturday, March 1 at 7:00 pm. Winning Works ticket holders will be notified by the Joffrey Ballet box office staff about the change of venue. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Artistic Director Robert Battle Visits Miami Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Miami's own Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, along with Gabrielle Union, Tracy Wilson Mourning, and BET CEO and Ailey Board member Debra Lee met up following today's Alvin Ailey free student performance. Check out a photo below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Coming to Houston, 3/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Society for the Performing Arts welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater back to Houston for three performances in Jones Hall, Friday, March 14 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m.; and Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

Rolex to Host NEW YORK NEW YORK Career Event, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Rolex presents NEW YORK NEW YORK - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. From Broadway to the Battery, NEW YORK NEW YORK will take you on a rockin' ride through the most inimitable, iconic entertainment capital of the world - a mecca for arts and culture. Dance with us around our town, the most diverse city alive! This one-night-only entertainment event of the season features the best talent in theatre and dance performing with the Jubilee Orchestra. The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. (more...)

Ailey II Returns to New York to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Season, 4/2-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Ailey II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, from April 2 - 13 for a highly anticipated 40th anniversary season - the second led by Artistic Director Troy Powell. For two weeks, audiences will experience 14 performances featuring two dynamic programs, which come on the heels of a successful North American tour to over 30 cities and an array of critically acclaimed performances in Germany and France. Tickets starting at $49 are on sale now. (more...)

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