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Boston Ballet Announces Roster, FIRST LOOK for BBIIBoston Ballet Announces Roster, FIRST LOOK for BBII
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

July 20, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2016–17 season roster for Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, which will be comprised of 14 dancers. Both new and returning BBII dancers will perform together for the first time in First Look, a new program featuring a range of works curated to reflect the main Company's diverse repertoire. Select Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program (SDP) students will also perform alongside BBII company members in this one-day-only performance. First Look takes place on Saturday, July 30 at 3 pm in Boston Ballet's grand rehearsal studio at its South End headquarters, which transforms into an intimate, state-of-the-art black box theater. (more...)

National Dance Day: Free Classes & DANCEFIX LaunchNational Dance Day: Free Classes & DANCEFIX Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

At its sixth consecutive year celebrating National Dance Day with a free day of dance on Saturday, July 30, Nashville Ballet will offer a preview of its new fall adult class DANCEFIX, a high-energy,           adult dance workout class. (more...)

Boston Ballet II Roster Announced; FIRST LOOK Set for July 30Boston Ballet II Roster Announced; FIRST LOOK Set for July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2016-17 season roster for Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, which will be comprised of 14 dancers. (more...)

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by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

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Tickets to bergenPAC's Classical Arts Subscription Series on Sale 7/15Tickets to bergenPAC's Classical Arts Subscription Series on Sale 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: bergenPAC Classical Arts Series. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Nashville Ballet Offers 'Christmas in July' NUTCRACKER DiscountNashville Ballet Offers 'Christmas in July' NUTCRACKER Discount
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Nashville Ballet's annual summertime tradition, Christmas in July, returns with its largest single ticket discount of the year (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces Record-Breaking SeasonBoston Ballet Announces Record-Breaking Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Meredith (Max) Hodges announce the success of the 2015-2016 season, which enjoyed the highest attendance in more than a decade and the most ticket revenue in Boston Ballet's 53-year history. At $13.8 million net, it is the best box office year by a margin of $1.4 million. With fuller houses, the organization also hit a best-ever milestone in capacity sold at 75 percent and a record number of 33 sold out shows (35 percent of this season's performances). An especially mission-critical achievement, the two mixed repertory programs, entitled Kaleidoscope and Mirrors, saw record-breaking revenue and high attendance. Both programs finished in the top five for attendance of mixed repertory programs. Mirrors is the highest-grossing mixed repertory program in Boston Ballet's history. (more...)

Hubbard Street 2's MARIKO'S MAGICAL MIX Set for Jacob's Pillow This MonthHubbard Street 2's MARIKO'S MAGICAL MIX Set for Jacob's Pillow This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Hubbard Street 2, the young second company of the world-renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, will present Mariko's Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure for their Jacob's Pillow debut, in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 13-17. (more...)

BWW Review: ARIADNE ON NAXOS Balances Wondrously Between Classic Beauty and ParodyBWW Review: ARIADNE ON NAXOS Balances Wondrously Between Classic Beauty and Parody
by Steve Callahan - Jun 18, 2016

'ARIADNE ON NAXOS' balances wondrously between classic beauty and parody. (more...)

Peterborough Players to Open 2016 Summer Season with DRIVING MISS DAISYPeterborough Players to Open 2016 Summer Season with DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

?The Peterborough Players Professional Theatre Company is proud to open its 2016 Summer Season with the play that won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy. The play is a warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. In its initial run, Driving Miss Daisy was an Off-Broadway success and became an Academy Award-winning film. (more...)

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by BWW - Jun 5, 2016

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Metropolitan Ballet Company 20th Anniversary Gala Performance Set for 6/4Metropolitan Ballet Company 20th Anniversary Gala Performance Set for 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

?Metropolitan Ballet Academy & Company (MBA/MBC), recognized by Pointe magazine as one of “seven local studios in America cultivating top talent” (Oct/Nov 2011), will celebrate its 20th Anniversary year with a Gala Performance on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Alumni from Metropolitan's two decades of training will return from their professional engagements with dance companies across America to perform in the Gala, which also features pre-professional Metropolitan Ballet Company dancers in classical and contemporary works. The Gala Performance will be held at the Josephine Muller Auditorium of Abington Friends School, 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Tickets are $50 each and available at 215-663-1665 or online at www.metropolitanballetcompany.org. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Promote Six Dancers for Upcoming SeasonBoston Ballet to Promote Six Dancers for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

May 26, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director of Boston Ballet, has announced six promotions from within the company for the 2016–2017 season. Soloists Anaïs Chalendard and Seo Hye Han have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer, Second Soloist Junxiong Zhao to Soloist, and Corina Gill to Second Soloist. Samivel Evans and Desean Taber, two dancers from Boston Ballet II—Boston Ballet's second company—will join the Company as Corps de Ballet dancers. All promotions are effective August 15, 2016. The full 2016–2017 roster of dancers will be announced at a later date. (more...)

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by BWW - May 29, 2016

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Boston Ballet Announces Dancer PromotionsBoston Ballet Announces Dancer Promotions
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director of Boston Ballet, has announced six promotions from within the company for the 2016–2017 season. Soloists Anaïs Chalendard and Seo Hye Han have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer, Second Soloist Junxiong Zhao to Soloist, and Corina Gill to Second Soloist. Samivel Evans and Desean Taber, two dancers from Boston Ballet II—Boston Ballet's second company—will join the Company as Corps de Ballet dancers. All promotions are effective August 15, 2016. The full 2016–2017 roster of dancers will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico's 2016 CARNAVAL Gala Raises More Than $1 MillionBallet Hispanico's 2016 CARNAVAL Gala Raises More Than $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ballet Hispánico raised more than $1 million in support of the company's artistic and educational work in New York City and around the country at their 2016 Galaon Monday, May 16, 2016. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces New Partnership with William ForsytheBoston Ballet Announces New Partnership with William Forsythe
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

May 4, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen is honored to announce a five-year partnership with internationally-renowned choreographer William Forsythe. The Company will add one new William Forsythe work to its repertoire each year, in addition to also presenting reprised works from the Company's current repertoire. Nissinen and Forsythe will work together to select the programming for Boston Ballet, and the legendary choreographer and his assistants and stagers will work directly with the Company. This partnership will result in Boston Ballet having the richest collection of William Forsythe ballets in the United States. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Blessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Blessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEING
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The second company completing their residency is Blessed Unrest, presenting the world premiere of Body: Anatomies of Being, conceived and directed by Jessica Burr, written by Matt Opatrny, created and choreographed by the Blessed Unrest ensemble, running now through May 21, 2016. Warning: Bodies will appear in their natural state. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Boston Ballet to Stage OBSIDIAN TEAR in London, May 28Boston Ballet to Stage OBSIDIAN TEAR in London, May 28
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Obsidian Tear, inspired by renowned Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen's orchestral work Nyx, features an all-male cast. Salonen, who was recently named Composer in Residence with the New York Philharmonic, will make his Royal Ballet debut conducting the world premiere. The work will see its world premiere in London May 28, 2016, and its U.S. premiere in Boston Ballet's 2017–2018 season in Boston. In addition to the groundbreaking work Chroma—performed by Boston Ballet in 2013 and 2015 to critical acclaim with repeated standing ovations—Obsidian Tearwill be the second work of McGregor's in Boston Ballet's repertoire. After Boston Ballet's debut performance in Chroma, Thea Singer of the Boston Globe stated: “The Boston Ballet dancers astonish with their master of the choreography, contorting this way and that with remarkable intensity.” McGregor will reveal additional plans for the world premiere and co-production at The Royal Opera House's Insights event on May 11, 2016, 2:15 pm EDT / 7:15 pm BST. The event will be live-streamed for viewers around the world to enjoy on The Royal Opera House YouTube Channel. (more...)

Nashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Wins NYCI GrantNashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Wins NYCI Grant
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

Nashville Ballet and company principal/choreographer Christopher Stuart have been awarded a Fellowship Initiative grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, to support the development of new choreography in a studio setting. (more...)

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