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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...)

Nashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Receives Fellowship Initiative Grant from New York Choreographic InstituteNashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Receives Fellowship Initiative Grant from New York Choreographic Institute
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Nashville Ballet has 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. The choreographer will be Christopher Stuart. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with MIRRORSBoston Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with MIRRORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Boston Ballet presents Mirrors: a diverse selection of thought-provoking works that reflect the many facets of contemporary ballet, featuring two eagerly anticipated world premieres by Karole Armitage and Yury Yanowsky. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Host 'Carnaval' 2016 Gala in MayBallet Hispanico to Host 'Carnaval' 2016 Gala in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Ballet Hispánico proudly honors Richard E. Feldman with the Civic Inspiration Award and Linda Celeste Sims with the Nuestra Inspiración Award at its annual Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC. (more...)

BWW Feature: Houston Ballet Academy's 2016 Spring ShowcaseBWW Feature: Houston Ballet Academy's 2016 Spring Showcase
by Natalie de la Garza - Apr 21, 2016

For Charlotte Larzelere, dance was a happy accident. (more...)

Kansas City Ballet to Conclude Season with RITE OF SPRING, 5/6Kansas City Ballet to Conclude Season with RITE OF SPRING, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO (April 15, 2016) — The 58th season of Kansas City Ballet closes with a mixed–repertory program of four bold and electrifying works in one performance: Viktor Plotnikov's WORLD PREMIERE, Vesna, featuring the music of Antonín Dvorák, Yuri Possokhov's Diving into the Lilacs including music by Boris Tchaikovsky, Helen Pickett's Petal with music of Thomas Newman and Philip Glass and closing the program with Adam Hougland's Rite of Spring with the brilliant masterpiece score by Igor Stravinsky. The production will be accompanied by Kansas City Symphony conducted by Kansas City Ballet Music Director Ramona Pansegrau and runs May 6 through 15 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Launch Spring Season with SWAN LAKEBoston Ballet to Launch Spring Season with SWAN LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Boston Ballet's spring season kicks off with Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake, back by popular demand after a record-breaking world premiere in October 2014. (more...)

Blessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEING Set for Spring at New Ohio TheatreBlessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEING Set for Spring at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 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 April 30 - May 21, 2016. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Presents Four New York Premieres, 4/22Dallas Black Dance Theatre Presents Four New York Premieres, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre returns to New York for its fifth season of self-produced performances on April 22-23, 2016 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, located at 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. The Masterworks Redefined - New York series will showcase the energetic dance artistry of the repertory dance company that is turning 40 in its 2016-2017 season. The National Endowment for the Arts designated Dallas Black Dance Theatre as an 'American Masterpiece Touring Artist.' (more...)

Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic to Welcome Special Guests for Upcoming ConcertAllen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic to Welcome Special Guests for Upcoming Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

LILLIANA HAGERMAN and LAMIN PEREIA DOS SANTOS of the Kansas City Ballet will appear as guest artists with the Allen Civic Ballet and Allen Philharmonic at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas on May 19, 2016. This will be a joint performance of the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic featuring Ms. Hagerman and Mr. Pereia in Act II of Cinderella. Ms. Hagerman and Mr. Pereia will also be teaching master classes as part of this engagement. (more...)

Country Star Jana Kramer to Perform at Nashville Ballet's BALLET BALL 2016Country Star Jana Kramer to Perform at Nashville Ballet's BALLET BALL 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Country music star Jana Kramer is among a diverse group of artists to perform at Nashville Ballet's largest annual fundraiser, Ballet Ball, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Saturday, March 12. In the midst of the company's 30th anniversary season, this year's Ballet Ball entertainment will celebrate the richness and diversity of dance as well as Music City artists. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Present KALEIDOSCOPE, 3/17Boston Ballet to Present KALEIDOSCOPE, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

March 4, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Boston Ballet's 52nd season continues with Kaleidoscope, a vibrant fusion of works by the most influential choreographic voices of the 20th century. The first of four works presented in this dynamic program is George Balanchine's Kammermusik No. 2, a “fascinating” and “unremitting” ballet, followed by the dazzling and technically demanding The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude by William Forsythe that returns to Boston Ballet after a critically acclaimed Company premiere last season (Brian Seibert, The New York Times). Adding to the evening's exceptional program is the graceful Pas de Quatre by unsung choreographer Leonid Yakobson, a classically romantic work noted for its “distinctive movement sensibility” (Roslyn Sulcas,The New York Times). Concluding the program is Léonide Massine's colorful Gaîté Parisienne, an effervescent ballet that evokes Moulin Rouge and Paris in the early 1900s, and ends with an unforgettable can-can.  Kaleidoscope will run March 17–26, 2016 at the Boston Opera House.  (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Presents Fifth New York Season with Four New York PremieresDallas Black Dance Theatre Presents Fifth New York Season with Four New York Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre returns to New York for its fifth season of self-produced performances on April 22-23, 2016 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, located at 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. The Masterworks Redefined - New York series will showcase the energetic dance artistry of the repertory dance company that is turning 40 in its 2016-2017 season. The National Endowment for the Arts designated Dallas Black Dance Theatre as an 'American Masterpiece Touring Artist.' (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces New Season - North American Premiere, World Premiere, and More!Boston Ballet Announces New Season - North American Premiere, World Premiere, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the programming for the 2016-2017 season at the Boston Opera House, to begin in October. The 53rd season will launch with Le Corsaire, a historically significant work in the world of ballet that originally premiered in Paris in 1856, followed by Mikko Nissinen's "dazzling, dreamy" The Nutcracker (Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe). The season continues with the North American Company premiere of William Forsythe's ARTIFACT, "a work that definitely shows this choreographer as the most influential practitioner of the art form since Balanchine" (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times). In April 2017, Marius Petipa's quintessential The Sleeping Beauty will return with soaring music by Tchaikovsky. The season will also include two mixed repertory programs with works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Ji?i Kylian, and Alexander Ekman, as well as a world premiere by Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo. Additionally, Le Corsaire, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty will offer Boston Ballet School students the unique opportunity to appear in Company productions. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

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Peterborough Players Sets Summer 2016 SeasonPeterborough Players Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

 The Peterborough Players announced today the lineup of productions for the 2016 summer season. This year marks the 83rd anniversary since the Players presented their first production at the barn theatre in 1933. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Present John Cranko's ONEGIN, 2/25Boston Ballet to Present John Cranko's ONEGIN, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

February 2, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Boston Ballet's 52nd season continues with John Cranko's emotionally evocative love story Onegin. Returning to Boston Ballet after fourteen years, this passionate tale of unrequited love is based on Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's popular 19thcentury verse-novel. With all the heated romance and suspense of a classic melodrama, Onegin is set to the incomparable music of Tchaikovsky and has been hailed “an undeniable masterpiece, both technically and artistically” (Theodore Bale, The Boston Herald). Onegin will run February 25–March 6, 2016, at the Boston Opera House.  (more...)

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