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BWW Review: Houston Ballet Showcases Sumptuous MADAME BUTTERFLY and Spare SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONYBWW Review: Houston Ballet Showcases Sumptuous MADAME BUTTERFLY and Spare SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONY
by Guest Blogger: Gary Laird - Sep 29, 2016

The current offering from the Houston Ballet, MADAME BUTTERFLY with SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONY, is a study of contrasts - economy and luxury. (more...)

BWW Preview: Principal Dancer Yuriko Kajiya On Playing Cio-Cio San in Houston Ballet's MADAME BUTTERFLYBWW Preview: Principal Dancer Yuriko Kajiya On Playing Cio-Cio San in Houston Ballet's MADAME BUTTERFLY
by Katricia Lang - Sep 21, 2016

Houston Ballet principal dancer Yuriko Kajiya performs the part of Cio-Cio San in Houston Ballet's MADAME BUTTERFLY for the first time this Saturday, but she isn't daunted by playing the lead in one of Stanton Welch's signature pieces. She's excited. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Morgan McEwenBWW Dance Interview: Morgan McEwen
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 8, 2016

Morgan McEwen, ballerina turned artistic director, launched MorDance in January of 2013. This young organization, with dancers from some of the world's most prestigious companies, has playfully leapt to the edge of the classical ballet world. MorDance explores the use of athleticism in its aim to modernize and innovate, while honoring the grace and beauty of classical ballet. MorDance premiered at Manhattan Movement and Arts center on May 3, 2013. That same year, Ms. McEwen was selected to choreograph on MorDance at Socrates Sculptural Park and again at the Counterpointe Project, which celebrated female choreographers creating dances on pointe. In 2014, MorDance helped the Sheen Center open their doors by being the first company to perform in their new black box theater. The following season the Sheen Center named MorDance their resident dance company. MorDance has also been granted space residencies at the Silo at Kirkland Farm and Mana Contemporary. Ms. McEwen has been commissioned to create works on Columbia Ballet Collaborative and will create a new work for Eglevsky ballet in 2017. She has also had a successful career as a ballerina dancing with the Richmond Ballet, BalletMet, the Metropolitan Opera, and freelancing across the country. (more...)

KC Ballet Welcomes New Company Members, Artistic Staff AdditionKC Ballet Welcomes New Company Members, Artistic Staff Addition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of six new members, Kelsey Hellebuyck, Emily Mistretta, Gustavo Ribeiro, Amaya Rodriguez, James Rogers, Kevin Wilson, and three new apprentices, Ivan Braatz, Sarah Joan Smith, and Katherine Sawicki to the Kansas City Ballet Company. (more...)

The Music Center to Launch 2016-17 Dance Season with CELEBRATE FORSYTHEThe Music Center to Launch 2016-17 Dance Season with CELEBRATE FORSYTHE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, launches its 2016-17 dance season on Friday, October 21, 2016, with Celebrate Forsythe, a 'dance first' and special salute to the acclaimed choreographer, William Forsythe. (more...)

Houston Ballet Welcomes New Academy DirectorHouston Ballet Welcomes New Academy Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM announces the appointment of Madeleine Onne as Director of Houston Ballet Academy. (more...)

Smuin Launches 23rd Season With World PremiereSmuin Launches 23rd Season With World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Smuin kicks off its 23rd season with the Bay Area tour of Dance Series 01 showcasing the diverse styles of this contemporary American ballet company. The program features Madness, Rack, and Honey, a world premiere by acclaimed choreographer Garrett Ammon. Also on the program is the West Coast's first look at Stanton Welch's critically praised Indigo, which examines the vagaries of romantic relationships as four couples come together, fall in love, fight, and exchange partners. Rounding out the bill is the timely return of Michael Smuin's Stabat Mater, a powerful response to the events of 9/11. It is presented by Smuin in observance of the 15th anniversary of this most significant event of the new century, with a message of hope in the face of challenges.  (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Names Faculty for Summer IntensiveShreveport Dance Academy Names Faculty for Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN and PHILLIP BROOMHEAD will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive from August 1-5, 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Houston Ballet Academy Names New Interim DirectorHouston Ballet Academy Names New Interim Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM announced today the appointment of Vicki Attard as Interim Director of Houston Ballet Academy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno Talks Costumes and Set of Houston Ballet's New GISELLEBWW Interview: Designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno Talks Costumes and Set of Houston Ballet's New GISELLE
by Katricia Lang - Jun 15, 2016

Roberta Guidi di Bagno has worked with the Houston Ballet costume shop to successfully design costumes that both express GISELLE's weighty themes and drape weightlessly on the dancers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Houston Ballet Ends 2015-16 Season With World Premiere of Stanton Welch's GISELLEPhoto Flash: Houston Ballet Ends 2015-16 Season With World Premiere of Stanton Welch's GISELLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

From June 9 - 19, 2016, Houston Ballet will conclude its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of artistic director Stanton Welch's Giselle. The world premiere of Giselle is made possible through the generosity of longtime Houston Ballet supporter and trustee Lynn Wyatt. This production will showcase the company's strength and depth of talent, while staying true to the original story of love, betrayal, and redemption, set in the Romantic era. The ballet is set to the famous score by Adolphe Adam and designed by renowned Italian designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno, who will create the scenery and costumes for the production. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 5/29/2016 - 6/5/2016Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 5/29/2016 - 6/5/2016
by BWW - Jun 5, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/29/2016 - 6/5/2016. (more...)

Houston Ballet Announces Ticket Sales for THE NUTCRACKERHouston Ballet Announces Ticket Sales for THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Be one of the first to purchase the perfect present for the holidays! Tickets for the world premiere of Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker go on sale Wednesday, June 1, 2016.  The highly-anticipated, opulent production by Artistic Director Stanton Welch features a slew of new characters, larger-than life scenery, and sparkling choreography. Experience the magic and drama of this beloved holiday classic with tickets starting at just $23!  The Nutcracker runs November 25 through December 27 at Wortham Theater Center. To purchase tickets call 713-227-2787 or visiting houstonballet.org.  (more...)

Tickets to Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER on Sale TomorrowTickets to Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Be one of the first to purchase the perfect present for the holidays! Tickets for the world premiere of Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker go on sale Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (more...)

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by BWW - May 29, 2016

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Houston Ballet to Present GISELLE, 6/9-19Houston Ballet to Present GISELLE, 6/9-19
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

From June 9 - 19, 2016, Houston Ballet will conclude its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of artistic director Stanton Welch's Giselle. The world premiere of Giselle is made possible through the generosity of longtime Houston Ballet supporter and trustee Lynn Wyatt. This production will showcase the company's strength and depth of talent, while staying true to the original story of love, betrayal, and redemption, set in the Romantic era. The ballet is set to the famous score by Adolphe Adam and designed by renowned Italian designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno, who will create the scenery and costumes for the production. (more...)

Houston Ballet Updates Logo for THE NUTCRACKER ProductionHouston Ballet Updates Logo for THE NUTCRACKER Production
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet, America's fifth largest ballet company, unveiled the first phase of a marketing plan for Artistic Director Stanton Welch's new production of The Nutcracker which premieres on November 25, 2016. To build upon the anticipation and excitement surrounding the upcoming production Houston Ballet's marketing team has devised a unique three-phase brand campaign to introduce audiences to the new look and feel of the ballet.   (more...)

Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Logo to Transform Leading Up to PremiereHouston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Logo to Transform Leading Up to Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Houston Ballet, America's fifth largest ballet company, unveiled the first phase of a marketing plan for Artistic Director Stanton Welch's new production of THE NUTCRACKER which premieres on November 25, 2016. (more...)

Houston Ballet Selects New Director of ProductionHouston Ballet Selects New Director of Production
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Houston Ballet is pleased to announce that Andrew Nielsen will join its artistic leadership team as Director of Production. Mr. Nielsen will oversee all technical and production management duties for Houston Ballet locally and internationally. (more...)

BWW Dance News: Houston Ballet Announces Andrew Nielsen as New Director of ProductionBWW Dance News: Houston Ballet Announces Andrew Nielsen as New Director of Production
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Houston Ballet is pleased to announce that Andrew Nielsen will join its artistic leadership team as Director of Production. Mr. Nielsen will oversee all technical and production management duties for Houston Ballet locally and internationally. (more...)

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