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Steps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York SeasonSteps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm committed to connecting artists and the community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, announces a 3-day weekend performance celebration May 6-8, 2016 at Ailey Citigroup Theater. The weekend will commence May 6 with the Steps Repertory and Guests Benefit, featuring performances by American Dance Machine, Jon Ole Olstad, choreography by Al Blackstone and the staging of a Swan Lake variation by Elena Kunikova to be danced by a student at Steps. Audiences will also enjoy performances by students of the Steps Conservatory Program and pre-professional students at The School at Steps, with staging by the legendary Leslie Browne. May 7-8, Steps Repertory Ensemble will present a full evening of works by Artistic Director Bradley Shelver and leading choreographers Lar Lubovitch, Sidra Bell, Julia Ehrstrand, and Jae Man Joo. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to Birmingham HippodromeAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time in six years and present two exhilarating programmes on 23 & 24 September during its autumn tour 2016. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch 2016 UK TourAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch 2016 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to the UK for the first time in six years to present 10 works during six exhilarating programmes. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to NJPAC in MayAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to NJPAC in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes a triumphant return to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for three performances, May 6-8 --- the final stop on a 20-city tour that began in Washington, D.C. and reaches from coast to coast. Beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, Alvin Ailey's pioneering legacy of uplifting, uniting, and celebrating the human spirit lives on as Ailey's extraordinary dancers bring a wide array of premieres, new productions, and classics to life. (more...)

The Music Center Sets 2016-17 Dance SeasonThe Music Center Sets 2016-17 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Reinforcing the role of The Music Center as a major hub for dance in Los Angeles, The Music Center's powerful new dance season will engage both dance lovers and those new to the art form by challenging preconceived notions of classical ballet and exploring the realm of contemporary expression. The 2016-2017 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center) will provide the platform for some of the finest U.S. dance companies and artists along with internationally renowned companies who are among the most requested by Music Center audiences. This coming season opens with Celebrate Forsythe (October 21-23, 2016) as three American ballet companies - San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Houston Ballet - perform in one program in a never-before-seen approach to salute one of America's top choreographers, William Forsythe. The season continues with the distinctive contemporary work of Jessica Lang Dance (February 17-19, 2017); the return of the much-in-demand Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (March 8-12, 2017); the west coast premiere of Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire (May 19-21, 2017); Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg's exploration of the passions of Tchaikovsky (June 23-25, 2017); and an original program curated by New York City principal ballerina Tiler Peck with the return of The Music Center's BalletNow (July 28-30, 2017). A number of the engagements will be integrated with arts education programs including high school performances and teacher workshops. Center Dance Arts is the founding supporter of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch Two-Week Lincoln Center Engagement in JuneAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch Two-Week Lincoln Center Engagement in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

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 for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 8th - 19th, 2016. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, including the world premieres of Deep by acclaimed Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti and Untitled America: Second Movement, the second work in a three-part suite by MacArthur 'Genius' Kyle Abraham. The season also includes new productions of Vespers, Ulysses Dove's breathtaking ballet for six women, and The Hunt, Robert Battle's thrilling work for six men, as part of over a dozen works featured on five different programs. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Sets 2016-17 SeasonAuditorium Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre  announces another season of exciting, diverse programming which supports its commitment to presenting the finest performances in international and local dance, along with America's most cherished music, to Chicago. Highlights of the Auditorium's 2016-17 season include Cole Porter 125 - A Birthday Celebration, featuring Chicago singers and musicians; Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater in their "Made in Chicago" Dance Series debut;  the return of Eifman Ballet's Red Giselle; and a new, innovative ballet by Dance Theatre of Harlem's Francesca Harper. (more...)

Kansas City Ballet to Discuss NEW MOVES Showcase, 4/1Kansas City Ballet to Discuss NEW MOVES Showcase, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 24, 2016) — Artistic Director Devon Carney announced the choreographers chosen for New Moves, a unique performance series designed to search out, develop and showcase emerging choreographers, both from the national dance scene as well as within Kansas City Ballet. New Moves is intended to provide time and space for choreographers to create world premiere works with accomplished professional dancers. New Moves will feature choreographers Jennifer Archibald, Andrew Skeels, Stephanie Martinez, and Kansas City Ballet company dancers Sarah Chun, Charles Martin and Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye. (more...)


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State Street Ballet to Stage CARMEN at Purchase College, 4/9State Street Ballet to Stage CARMEN at Purchase College, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE is pleased to present STATE STREET BALLET'S CARMEN, choreography by William Soleau, music by George Bizet, and musical arrangement by Rodion Shchedrin. The performance will be Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:00pm in the Concert Hall at The PAC, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577.   (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Engagement in SoCal, 4/6Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Engagement in SoCal, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

COSTA MESA, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in an exclusive Southern California engagement April 6 – 10, 2016. The program includes eight works never before seen at the Center, four Southern California premieres and new productions of Ailey classics. In addition to the three full repertory programs, on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Center and the Company will hold their second free community event – Revelations Celebration – on the Arts Plaza, and on April 6 at 7:30 p.m., Discover Ailey, a special hour-long Ailey mini performance with all seats at just one price. (more...)

10th Annual Dance Parade and Festival Set for 5/2110th Annual Dance Parade and Festival Set for 5/21
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Thousands of dancers are limbering up in preparation for the 10th Annual Dance Parade and Festival in New York on Saturday May 21st 2016.  The annual event is a street parade and dance festival in a city park that brings together dancers from around the city and as far away as Japan to showcase dance styles in a multi-cultural, rhythmic-infused magical display of human movement, art and color.  (more...)

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by BWW - Feb 7, 2016

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Launches 20-City North American Tour, Tonight; Lincoln Center Season Opens 6/8Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Launches 20-City North American Tour, Tonight; Lincoln Center Season Opens 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with audiences during a 20-city North American tour starting tonight at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The tour will take the Company to major cities including Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, and will culminate at the Prudential Hall of the New Jersey Performing in Newark on May 8th. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Welcome Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 3/8-13The Auditorium Theatre to Welcome Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 3/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre's annual Chicago presentation of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring a wide array of premieres, new productions, and classics to life on its landmark stage Tuesday, March 8 through Sunday, March 13. (more...)

BWW Review:  PARSONS DANCE at The Joyce is ExtraordinaryBWW Review: PARSONS DANCE at The Joyce is Extraordinary
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 23, 2016

Parsons Dance is now at The Joyce Theater through January 31st. This extraordinary contemporary company is presenting two programs to be enjoyed by dance enthusiasts. (more...)

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by BWW - Jan 17, 2016

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to Kennedy Center Next MonthAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to Kennedy Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (#AileyKenCen) makes its annual Kennedy Center appearance with seven performances in the Kennedy Center Opera House, February 2-7, 2016. The Company returns to the Kennedy Center with two company premieres, three D.C. debuts, including Robert Battle's first world premiere since becoming artistic director in 2011, and a total of 11 works by a diverse range of choreographers. Alvin Ailey's American masterpiece Revelations will provide the finale for all five programs. (more...)

BWW Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings New Work to New York City CenterBWW Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings New Work to New York City Center
by Rose Marija - Dec 29, 2015

There was an explosion of talented dancers on stage at City Center on December 22, 2015. The energy was high. The dancers lit up the audience so that at the end of each piece, the outburst of applause and yells came from them. It was thrilling for everyone in the theater. (more...)

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2015

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