Twyla Tharp News

Date of Birth: July 01, 1941 (75)
Birth Place: Portland, IN, USA
Gender: Female
Boston Ballet to Present FIRST LOOK This MonthBoston Ballet to Present FIRST LOOK This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Boston Ballet presents a one-day-only performance, First Look, featuring new and returning dancers in Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, and select Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program (SDP) students. SDP students will perform alongside BBII company members in a range of works curated to reflect the main Company's diverse repertoire. (more...)

Sergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City CenterSergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Instead of the usual gala fare -- bits of firecracker variations and pieces of ballet classics -- Sergei Danilian's 'Ardani 25 Dance Gala' at New York City Center, August 19 and 20, is classic Danilian. The intrepid impresario, who has never side-stepped risk, will celebrate Ardani Artists's quarter century of producing in the United States and abroad with a trio of U.S. premieres, two by young, unknown, but up-and-coming Russian choreographers, and one by American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS and ARIAS Company next weekJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS and ARIAS Company next week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016 presents the second artistic collaboration of Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks with live music by string quartet Brooklyn Rider in Some of a Thousand Words, July 27-31. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet's Executive Director Vanessa Logan to Join Texas Ballet TheaterAmerican Repertory Ballet's Executive Director Vanessa Logan to Join Texas Ballet Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School announced today that Vanessa Logan will resign, effective July 29, 2016, as Executive Director. Logan will join Texas Ballet Theater, based in Fort Worth and Dallas, as their new Executive Director. (more...)

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...)

The Joyce Theater Foundation Presents The Sarasota Ballet in its Joyce DebutThe Joyce Theater Foundation Presents The Sarasota Ballet in its Joyce Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is proud to present The Sarasota Ballet, making its Joyce Theater debut with the New York City premiere of A Knight of the British Ballet, a program of works honoring legendary choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, from August 8to 13 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets range in price from $26-$66 and can be purchased atwww.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.  (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...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Releases Full Schedule of Events for 10th Anniversary, 8/23Chicago Dancing Festival Releases Full Schedule of Events for 10th Anniversary, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

CHICAGO (July 14, 2016) – The Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for its 10th annual series with George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco (performed byPennsylvania Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut), Alexander Ekman's Episode 31 (The Joffrey Ballet, originally commissioned in 2013), Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain (The Joffrey Ballet) and a new work by world-renowned choreographer Randy Duncan set to an original score by five-time Emmy Award-winning, Chicago-based composer Andy Mitranas as part of Chicago Dancing Festival's first-time collaboration with Chicago Dancers United, among program highlights. This year's event will present five unique programs in five days across Chicago's top downtown venues - the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, the highly anticipated return to the Auditorium Theatre, and for the first time at Navy Pier in celebration of the Festival's 10th anniversary - August 23-27, 2016. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Announces Repertoire for 10th Anniversary CelebrationChicago Dancing Festival Announces Repertoire for 10th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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BWW Review: Twlya Tharp and Three DancesBWW Review: Twlya Tharp and Three Dances
by Jennifer Fried - Jul 14, 2016

Seasoned choreographer Twyla Tharp presents two classic pieces and one New York City premier for her 2016 summer season at the Joyce Theatre.  Tharp's choreography ranges from intense to silly and playful blending classical ballet and modern lines with pedestrian movement.  While at times her choreography does not clearly fit together into a coherent piece, the works present a clear vision of contemporary dance choreography in three distinct pieces. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces 2016 Fall SeasonAmerican Ballet Theatre Announces 2016 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Programming for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Fall Season, October 19-30, at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  The season will feature a World Premiere by Jessica Lang, the Company Premiere of Daphnis and Chloe by Benjamin Millepied and revivals of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son and Frederick Ashton's Symphonic Variations. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Stage SCULPTURED DANCE, 8/11Pacific Northwest Ballet to Stage SCULPTURED DANCE, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

SEATTLE, WA— In a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced an evening of new dance works performed in, on, and around Olympic Sculpture Park artworks during the Summer at SAM series. As part of The Wallace Foundation's Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative, PNB has commissioned works from five local choreographers, created in conversation with sculptures on-site at the park. This free public event features five new works created by Donald Byrd, Kiyon Gaines, Ezra Thomson, Kate Wallich and Olivier Wevers, performed by dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet, PNB School, Spectrum Dance Theater, and Whim W'Him. SCULPTURED DANCE will be presented one night only, 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Avenue on Seattle's waterfront. For more information visit PNB.org/sculptureddance or visitSAM.org/summer.  (more...)

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 SeasonMajor Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Pamela Levy Named Princeton Ballet School DirectorPamela Levy Named Princeton Ballet School Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School announced today that, after an international search, Pamela Levy has been selected as the school's director. Levy will be the fourth director in its 62-year history.  (more...)

Carlos Lopez Named Ballet Master with American Ballet TheatreCarlos Lopez Named Ballet Master with American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Carlos Lopez, a former Soloist with American Ballet Theatre, has been named to the position of Ballet Master with the Company effective August 1, 2016. It was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/2/16- SINGIN' IN THE RAINSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/2/16- SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2016

Today in 1985, Singin' in the Rain opened at the George Gershwin Theatre, where it ran for 367 performances. Singin' in the Rain is a musical with a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and music by Nacio Herb Brown. Adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name, the plot closely adheres to the original. Set in Hollywood in the waning days of the silent screen era, it focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood's leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures. Directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, the cast included Don Correia as Don, Mary D'Arcy as Kathy, Peter Slutsker as Cosmo, and Faye Grant as Lina. (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...)

ABT Announces New PromotionsABT Announces New Promotions
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Jeffrey Cirio has been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Blaine Hoven has been promoted to Soloist.  The promotions, announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, become effective August 1, 2016. (more...)

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by BWW - Jun 26, 2016

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Casting Announced for TWYLA THARP AND THREE DANCES at The Joyce TheaterCasting Announced for TWYLA THARP AND THREE DANCES at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Twyla Tharp and Three Dances, the previously announced program conceived and directed by Twyla Tharp and featuring two classics and one premiere, will be presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation for two weeks next month, July 10-23, in its intimate Chelsea home, located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

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