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Choreographer Liz Gerring to Receive $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardChoreographer Liz Gerring to Receive $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

This year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor carrying an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to contemporary choreographer Liz Gerring in recognition of her talent and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Active in the dance world for nearly 20 years, Gerring regularly garners acclaim for her 'enthralling and important' works (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times) that also 'reveals the dancers as the splendid athletes that they are' (dance critic Deborah Jowitt). Gerring will accept the Award and members of Liz Gerring Dance Company will perform at the Pillow's Season Opening Gala on Saturday, June 20 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. The company will return to perform the evening-length work glacier in the Doris Duke Theatre August 19-23. Previous recipients of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award include tap artist Michelle Dorrance, the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham, 2013 MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham, and Tony Award winner and director of New York Live Arts Bill T. Jones, among others. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Historic Return to South Africa after 17 Years Scheduled For SeptemberAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Historic Return to South Africa after 17 Years Scheduled For September
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The highly acclaimed New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular global dance companies, is planning an historic return to South Africa in September after 17 years with a robust schedule of 20 performances. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Schedule for 2015 Season, Including Programs at Lincoln Center, Paris & South AfricaAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Schedule for 2015 Season, Including Programs at Lincoln Center, Paris & South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

New York – 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 10 – 21, 2015. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season highlighted by Exodus, a world premiere from bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, the company premiere of Battle's No Longer Silent, and new productions of Talley Beatty's Toccata and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's A Case of You duet from Reminiscin'. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Live at Mesa Arts Center, 4/10-11Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Live at Mesa Arts Center, 4/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with audiences on a 19-city national tour that includes performances in Mesa Arts Center's Ikeda Theater on April 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 18 City Tour; Beg. TonightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 18 City Tour; Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will travel to 18 cities coast-to-coast presenting 80 performances, beginning tonight at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Hitting other major venues like The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA, the tour culminates May 10th at the beautiful Prudential Hall of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, where Ailey is the Principal Resident Affiliate. For tickets, visit www.njpac.org. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This SpringAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with Tri-state audiences at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall for two nights only, March 3-4, 2015 at 7:30pm. The much-anticipated dance event is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2014-15 Season. (more...)

Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at The Joyce Theater, 2/24-3/1Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at The Joyce Theater, 2/24-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company celebrate 30 years at the Joyce Theater, February 24 - March 1. Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company will usher in its 30th year with a company premiere, New York premiere, live music and revivals of classic works. The week-long run features two programs. Program A highlights include the powerful classic Grace and The Subtle One, danced to a suite composed and performed live by Jason Moran. Moran, score composer for the Oscar-nominated film “Selma” and Kennedy Center's Artistic Director for Jazz, will be joined by his band, The Bandwagon. Program B highlights include the NewYork premiere of Through Time and Culture, a solo by Brown, along with the company premiere of Why You Follow/Por Que Sigues. (more...)

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Set for Byham Theater, 2/7Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Set for Byham Theater, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the poignant and contemporary choreography of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00pm. This performance will take place at the Byham Theater, located at 101 Sixth Street, downtown Pittsburgh. The presentation is part of the 2014-15 Pittsburgh Dance Council season. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Kicks Off 2014-2015 Season TonightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Kicks Off 2014-2015 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital 'American Cultural Ambassador' to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from tonight, December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY Tells Stories at the BRIC HOUSEBWW Reviews: EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY Tells Stories at the BRIC HOUSE
by Frances Steiner - Nov 13, 2014

BRIC House and Evidence are institutions that tell stories. BRIC tells Brooklyn's cultural story through exhibitions, performances, residencies, and community media programs. Evidence tells the story of the African diaspora through a unique mixture of contemporary movement, African dance, and the spoken word. It is no wonder that the two institutions are partnering together through a three-year residency for Ronald K. Brown, Evidence's artistic director (a Brooklyn resident) at BRIC. (more...)

Velocity to Present Tere O'Connor's BLEEDVelocity to Present Tere O'Connor's BLEED
by Matt Sowell - Oct 14, 2014

David Thomson [Trisha Brown, Ralph Lemon] and Cynthia Oliver [Ronald K. Brown/ Evidence, Bebe Miller], Sister weaves dynamic dance vocabularies into an intimate, complex, yet often playful tapestry, creating an unexpected universe. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Announces Spring/Summer 2015 SeasonThe Joyce Theater Announces Spring/Summer 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

The Joyce Theater (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), the nation's most prestigious theater devoted to modern dance, announced today the organization's programming for its 2015 Spring/Summer season, featuring a wide array of extraordinary companies, including return engagements of fan favorites and introductions to new companies making their Joyce debuts. (more...)

Chicago 3Arts Announces Winners of Annual 3Arts AwardsChicago 3Arts Announces Winners of Annual 3Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

CHICAGO, IL (October 7, 2014)—Chicago nonprofit 3Arts has increased the amount of its annual unrestricted awards for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities to$25,000, effective with the 7th annual 3Arts Awards tonight, Oct. 6, 2014. Ten Chicago-area artists working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts will receive a total of $250,000 in a celebratory gathering at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Previously, 3Arts presented annual awards of $15,000. (more...)

Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

New York City Center's 2014-15 season features an exciting lineup of dance and musical theater that begins with the 11th season of City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. The Festival features 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, and will kick off in September with two free dance performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in association with The Public Theater, followed by five unique programs at City Center in October. The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, follows in November, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns for a month-long engagement in December. (more...)

Tickets to 2014-15 Pittsburgh Dance Council Season Now On SaleTickets to 2014-15 Pittsburgh Dance Council Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces single tickets go on sale, Friday, August 29, at 9AM, for the 2014-2015 Pittsburgh Dance Council season. Pittsburgh Dance Council is a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. All performances will take place at the Byham Theater located at 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season Lineup, 12/3 - 1/4Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season Lineup, 12/3 - 1/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital "American Cultural Ambassador" to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital "American Cultural Ambassador" to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

New York City Center's 2014-15 season features an exciting lineup of dance and musical theater that begins with the 11th season of City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. The Festival features 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, and will kick off in September with two free dance performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in association with The Public Theater, followed by five unique programs at City Center in October. The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, follows in November, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns for a month-long engagement in December. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -  THE LION KINGMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 1, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces New York City Center Season, Featuring Company Premieres of AFTER THE RAIN PAS DE DEUX, UPRISING and MoreAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces New York City Center Season, Featuring Company Premieres of AFTER THE RAIN PAS DE DEUX, UPRISING and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, will return to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

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