Wendy Whelan News

The Chicago Dancing Festival Returns for Its 8th Season, 8/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Chicago Dancing Festival (CDF), co-produced by renowned choreographer and Chicago native Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, returns for its 8th season of free dance performances and events, August 20 - 23, 2014, featuring top ballet, modern and hip-hop dancers from Chicago and across the country. (more...)

The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance to Present 2014 Summer Series, 6/5-8; Live Simulcast Set for Millennium Park, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, presents its Summer Series program June 5-8, 2014 featuring the 13th world premiere for the company by Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, with costumes by Branimira Ivanova, 'Jeff' Award-winning designer of numerous Hubbard Street premieres; and lighting by Michael Korsch, designer for both of Cerrudo's acclaimed works for Hubbard Street's main company in 2012: Little mortal jump and One Thousand Pieces. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Presents Its SUMMER SERIES Program, 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, presents its Summer Series program June 5-8, 2014 featuring the 13th world premiere for the company by Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, with costumes by Branimira Ivanova, "Jeff" Award-winning designer of numerous Hubbard Street premieres; and lighting by Michael Korsch, designer for both of Cerrudo's acclaimed works for Hubbard Street's main company in 2012: Little mortal jump and One Thousand Pieces. (more...)

The School of American Ballet Announces 2014 WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE BENEFIT, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2014 on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, celebrating 50 years of these annual performances. Tickets and tables will be available in mid-April. For more information, please contact the special events office at SAB at (212) 769-6610. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NY Public Library Digitalizes Thousands of Hours of Jerome Robbins Dance Videos
by Stage Tube - Apr 03, 2014

Newly digitized dance videos and films available on-site at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts include: (more...)

Wendy Whelan to Leave New York City Ballet This Fall; Joins New York City Center for Two-Year Residency
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Wendy Whelan, whom The New York Times has called 'America's greatest contemporary ballerina,' has danced with New York City Ballet for nearly 30 years. With the company, she has mastered Balanchine's neo-classical repertory, dance classics such as Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake and created works with many of today's leading choreographers. Following hip surgery and a successful recovery period, Whelan, 46, will return to City Ballet this spring season and will dance her final performance with the company on October 18. (more...)

NYC Ballet Principal Dancer, Wendy Whelan, Departs After 30 Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Wendy Whelan, principal dancer of New York City Ballet, will give her final performance on Oct. 18 after 30 years with the company. (more...)

School of American Ballet's 2014 Winter Ball Raises Over $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The School of American Ballet's 2014 Winter Ball, in celebration of SAB's 80th Anniversary, took place at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 3, 2014 and raised more than $1.2 million for scholarships and school programs. Sponsored by legendary French jewelry Maison, Van Cleef & Arpels for the seventh consecutive year, the evening began with cocktails at 7pm and dinner at 8pm, followed by a student performance choreographed specially for the occasion, and The Encore dessert and dancing, sponsored by fifth-generation luxury house, J. Mendel. The proceeds from this event enable SAB to distribute $1.9 million annually in student scholarships as well as support the School's renowned faculty and state-of-the-art facilities at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Pittsburgh Premiere of Wendy Whelan's RESTLESS CREATURE Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

The Pittsburgh Dance Council announced today that the performance of Wendy Whelan's Restless Creature, schedule to be presented on Saturday, March 22 at the Byham Theater, as part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council Season, has been cancelled. (more...)

Wendy Whelan Postpones RESTLESS CREATURE U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Following hip surgery that took place just one week after the August 14, 2013 premiere of her Restless Creature, Wendy Whelan, in consultation with her doctors, has concluded that her body needs more time to heal and that she must postpone her spring 2014 (March 16 April 11) inaugural U.S. tour of the work. Rescheduled dates will be announced at a later time. See below for a list of postponed engagements. The UK premiere, presented by The Royal Opera House, will take place at the Linbury Studio Theatre in London as scheduled (July 2226). (more...)

UMS March Events Include Elias String Quartet, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The University Musical Society (UMS) presents two fundraising events and seven incredibly diverse performances this March, ranging from a performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to an evening of Qawwali music from Pakistan. (more...)

Ira Glass, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma and More Set for Celebrity Series of Boston, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston has announced its upcoming performances for March 2014. Check them out below! (more...)

ON GRACE, Savion Glover and More Set for Harris Theater's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

In the midst of its milestone 10th season, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance heads into the new year with can't-miss performances as part of the Harris Theater Presents series, including a special addition to the 2013-2014 season: the Chicago debut of On Grace, a work-in-progress performance today, January 21, 2014, from Drama Desk Award-winner Anna Deavere Smith and cellist Joshua Roman. (more...)

THE NANCE's Jonny Orsini and and Martha Graham's Lloyd Mayor Win 4th Annual Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

The winners of the 4th Annual Clive Barnes Award were announced Monday, January 6 at The Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Centre. This year's Theatre Award, presented by Susan Stroman was given to Jonny Orsini for his performance in The Nance. This year's Dance Award, presented by Wendy Whelan, was given to Lloyd Mayor of Martha Graham Dance Company. (more...)

UMS Adventure Card Offers Chance to Win a Backstage Meet and Greet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

UMS Adventure Card is a game designed to reward your inquisitive instincts with the chance to win a special backstage meet-and-greet with a UMS artist. This season, Adventure Card activities will explore the genre of dance performance. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Following the record-breaking attendance of Festival 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces the 2014 Festival schedule. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Noted dance writer Jennifer Dunning has called the Pillow "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." (more...)

ON GRACE, Savion Glover and More Set for Harris Theater's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

In the midst of its milestone 10th season, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance heads into the new year with can't-miss performances as part of the Harris Theater Presents series, including a special addition to the 2013-2014 season: the Chicago debut of On Grace, a work-in-progress performance on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from Drama Desk Award-winner Anna Deavere Smith and cellist Joshua Roman. (more...)

Aaron Clifton Moten, Jonny Orsini, Phillipa Soo & Amber Iman Nominated for Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Susan Stroman and Wendy Whelan are set to host the 2014 Clive Barnes Awards, which will be held on January 6 (3pm), at the Walter Reade Theatre. This years' nominees for theatre are Aaron Clifton Moten for his performance in The Flick, Jonny Orsini for his performance in The Nance, Phillipa Soo for her performance in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, and Amber Iman for her performance in Soul Doctor. This year's nominees for dance are Talli Jackson (Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company), Lloyd Mayor (Martha Graham Dance Company), Xiaochuan Xie (Martha Graham Dance Company), and Calvin Royal III(American Ballet THeatre.) (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: THE NUTCRACKER Is A Mouse-See Special Ballet Event
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 13, 2013

Today we are highlighting one of the most celebrated and cherished ballets ever composed, now, more than 120 years after its premiere - the new Fathom Events national movie theater presentation of Tchaikovsky's THE NUTCRACKER performed by the Royal Opera House Ballet. (more...)

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