Sue Samuels News

30th Annual Bessie Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for Oct 20 at the Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, celebrates a milestone 30th anniversary this year. Today, the 36 nominees for the 2013-14 season were announced at a press conference by members of The Bessies Selection Committee. The nominations (listed below) were selected by an independent committee of 40 dance industry professionals. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Visual Design, Outstanding Music Composition or Sound Design and Outstanding Revival. (more...)

Jazz Roots Dance & Silva Dance to Present TWO COMPANIES, ONE HEART, 6/1 & 8
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Artistic Directors Sue Samuels of Jazz Roots Dance Company & Leandro "Alegria" Silva of Silva Dance Company join forces to present Two Companies, One Heart, a diverse dance program featuring traditional jazz dance/broadway theater styles to Afro-brazilian/contemporary styles with company favorites and new works on two consecutive Sundays June 1st and June 8th at Dixon Place located at 161A Chrystie Street, NY, NY 10002. Advance tickets are on sale now for General Admission $25, Student /Senior Discount$20 with valid student ID at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/934456 or www.dixonplace.org. (more...)

GTT's Choreographer's Canvas Set for 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Group Theatre Too (GTT) presents its seventh annual Choreographer's Canvas, a one- night event featuring the works of over fifteen established and emerging choreographers from around the country. The Canvas, headed by GTT Executive Producer Justin Boccitto, will play at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center Friday, May 2nd and showcase many styles of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, theatre dance, aerial and this year bellydancing. For the past 6 years the Canvas has presented over 75 choreographers, giving opportunity to over 500 dancers performing to sold-out houses. The event is sponsored by Broadway Dance Center, Capezio, Manhattan Movement and the Society of Directors and Choreographers as well as numerous arts philanthropists. (more...)

Kat Wildish Presents PERFORMING IN NEW YORK SHOWCASE 11/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

The semiannual performance series features adult student dancers in various styles alongside small professional troupes. The Thanksgiving Weekend cast of 100+ features guest artists Mary Aluas, Tony Bradford, Benjamin Briones Ballet, Bev Brown, Mishi Castroverde, Daniel Longo, Janine Micheletti, Yoko Murakami, Sue Samuels, Pavan Thimmaiah, Eric Thomas, XAOC Contemporary Ballet, and Kat Wildish's ballet dancers in excerpts from 'Waltz of the Flowers.' (more...)

2012-2013 Bessie Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2013

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced today the 40 nominees for the 2012-13 season. Announced at a press conference by members of The Bessies Selection Committee, the nominations (listed below) were made by an independent committee of 38 dance industry professionals. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Visual Design, Outstanding Composition or Sound Design and Outstanding Revived Work. (more...)

2012-2013 Bessie Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced today the 40 nominees for the 2012-13 season. Announced at a press conference by members of The Bessies Selection Committee, the nominations (listed below) were made by an independent committee of 38 dance industry professionals. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Visual Design, Outstanding Composition or Sound Design and Outstanding Revived Work. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2013 CHOREOGRAPHER'S CANVAS
by Jessica Gordon - May 29, 2013

The Group Theatre Too (GTT) recently presented its sixth annual Choreographer's Canvas, a one-night event featuring the works of over fifteen established and emerging choreographers from around the country. The Canvas, headed by GTT Executive Producer Justin Boccitto, played at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on Saturday May 18th and showcased many styles of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, theatre dance, aerial and this year swing dance. For the past 6 years the Canvas has presented over 65 choreographers, giving opportunity to over 450 dancers performing to sold houses. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Group Theatre Too Announces 2013 Choreographer's Canvas
by Samantha Vega - Mar 11, 2013

The Group Theatre Too (GTT) presents its sixth annual Choreographer's Canvas, a one-night event featuring the works of over fifteen established and emerging choreographers from around the country. (more...)

The Group Theatre Too Seeks Choreographers for 2013 Canvas; Deadline 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2012

Justin Boccitto and The Group Theatre Too are currently seeking choreographers for the annual Choreographer's Canvas taking place on May 18th of 2013 at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. (more...)

Justin Boccitto and The Group Theatre Too Seek Choreographers for Canvas in 2013; Deadline 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

Justin Boccitto and The Group Theatre Too are currently seeking choreographers for the annual Choreographer's Canvas taking place on May 18th of 2013 at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. Now it's sixth year, the Canvas is a showcase opportunity for choreographers to present their work in an Off-Broadway venue in Manhattan. All styles of dance will be considered and featured in the Canvas including but not limited to tap, jazz, theatre dance, contemporary, hip-hop, modern, ballet, lyrical, aerial, flamenco, Bollywood, etc. (more...)

CHOREOGRAPHER’S CANVAS Honors Tony Stevens Tonight, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

New York's Group Theatre Too (GTT) will honor noted choreographer Tony Stevens at the fifth anniversary presentation of the Choreographer's Canvas tonight, May 10th at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. (more...)

NYC Canvas Seeks Choreographers in 2012
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

Justin Boccitto and The Group Theatre Too are currently seeking choreographers for the annual Choreographer's Canvas taking place in May of 2012. (more...)

Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. Ends 'NY Jazz Choreography Project' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2012

Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. presents New York Jazz Choreography Project for its semiannual dance concert devoted exclusively to jazz. JCE features works from emerging to established choreographers, and this year, the performance will feature works from seasoned jazz veterans Sue Samuels and Crystal Chapman. Newcomers include Tyrell V. Rolle, who was featured on 'SYTYCD' in 2010, and Matt Pardo, a dancer from the Lucinda Childs Dance Company. (more...)

Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. Presents 'NY Jazz Choreography Project', 4/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. presents New York Jazz Choreography Project for its semiannual dance concert devoted exclusively to jazz. JCE features works from emerging to established choreographers, and this year, the performance will feature works from seasoned jazz veterans Sue Samuels and Crystal Chapman. Newcomers include Tyrell V. Rolle, who was featured on 'SYTYCD' in 2010, and Matt Pardo, a dancer from the Lucinda Childs Dance Company. (more...)

CHOREOGRAPHER’S CANVAS to Honor Tony Stevens, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

New York's Group Theatre Too (GTT) will honor noted choreographer, Tony Stevens at the fifth anniversary presentation of the Choreographer's Canvas on May 10th at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. (more...)

Kat Wildish to Present the Semi-Annual Performing in NY Showcase at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 3/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2012

Master ballet teacher Kat Wildish presents the semi-annual Performing in NY Showcase at The Ailey Citigroup Theater March 2-3, 2012 with over 160 local dancers. The spring program features guest choreographers Ginger Cox, Iquail Shaheed, and Emily Bufferd, in addition to multilevel adult students from all styles of open dance classes across the city. The three shows run Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 3pm and 7pm. (more...)

Kat Wildish to Present the Semi-Annual Performing in NY Showcase at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 3/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2012

Master ballet teacher Kat Wildish presents the semi-annual Performing in NY Showcase at The Ailey Citigroup Theater March 2-3, 2012 with over 160 local dancers. The spring program features guest choreographers Ginger Cox, Iquail Shaheed, and Emily Bufferd, in addition to multilevel adult students from all styles of open dance classes across the city. The three shows run Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 3pm and 7pm. (more...)

Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. Presents 'NY Jazz Choreography Project', 4/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2012

Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. presents New York Jazz Choreography Project for its semiannual dance concert devoted exclusively to jazz. JCE features works from emerging to established choreographers, and this year, the performance will feature works from seasoned jazz veterans Sue Samuels and Crystal Chapman. Newcomers include Tyrell V. Rolle, who was featured on 'SYTYCD' in 2010, and Matt Pardo, a dancer from the Lucinda Childs Dance Company. (more...)

Kat Wildish to Present the Semi-Annual Performing in NY Showcase at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 3/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2012

Master ballet teacher Kat Wildish presents the semi-annual Performing in NY Showcase at The Ailey Citigroup Theater March 2-3, 2012 with over 160 local dancers. The spring program features guest choreographers Ginger Cox, Iquail Shaheed, and Emily Bufferd, in addition to multilevel adult students from all styles of open dance classes across the city. The three shows run Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 3pm and 7pm. (more...)

NYC Canvas Seeks Choreographers in 2012
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2011

Justin Boccitto and The Group Theatre Too are currently seeking choreographers for the annual Choreographer's Canvas taking place in May of 2012. (more...)

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