Wendy Whelan News

Some of a Thousand Words With Wendy Whelan, Brian Brooks and Brooklyn Rider at the Brown TheatreSome of a Thousand Words With Wendy Whelan, Brian Brooks and Brooklyn Rider at the Brown Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Louisville's Wendy Whelan, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for 25 years, and collaborator Brian Brooks' latest creation features live music by the New York-based string quartet, Brooklyn Rider. (more...)

Three New American Opera Projects to Premiere in SpringThree New American Opera Projects to Premiere in Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Three new operas developed by American Opera Projects to premiere:  two on race relations in America and one on the future of sex. (more...)

THE ROYALE's Khris Davis, NYC Ballet's Indiana Woodward Top 2017 Clive Barnes AwardsTHE ROYALE's Khris Davis, NYC Ballet's Indiana Woodward Top 2017 Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Clive Barnes Foundation announced today, Monday, January 9, 2017, that Khris Davis (The Royale) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Theater and that Indiana Woodward (New York City Ballet) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Dance. (more...)

Pontus Lidberg to Present Excerpts of New York City Ballet Piece at Guggenheim's Works & ProcessPontus Lidberg to Present Excerpts of New York City Ballet Piece at Guggenheim's Works & Process
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

On Sunday and Monday, January 8 and 9, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with acclaimed Swedish choreographer and filmmaker Pontus Lidberg and excerpts of his first-ever work for New York City Ballet. (more...)

BODYTRAFFIC to Return to The Joyce with Anton Lachky's PRIVATE GAMESBODYTRAFFIC to Return to The Joyce with Anton Lachky's PRIVATE GAMES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will welcome back BODYTRAFFIC, one of L.A.'s leading contemporary dance companies, performing a program that includes the world premiere of Anton Lachky's Private Games: Chapter One, from January 18-22. (more...)

7th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Award Nominees Continue to Shine Bright; Ceremony Set for January7th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Award Nominees Continue to Shine Bright; Ceremony Set for January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Clive Barnes Foundation recently announced the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards. This year's nominees continue to shine in their respective fields. (more...)

Broadway's WAR PAINT, COME FROM AWAY and More Get Behind-the-Scenes Looks in Guggenheim's Spring 2017 'Works & Process' SeriesBroadway's WAR PAINT, COME FROM AWAY and More Get Behind-the-Scenes Looks in Guggenheim's Spring 2017 'Works & Process' Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has announced its spring 2017 season. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Two NEW@GRAHAM ProductionMartha Graham Dance Company Two NEW@GRAHAM Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

NEW@Graham offers audiences an inside look at the creative process of new works commissioned by the Martha Graham Dance Company.  (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Presents SACRED/PROFANE, 2/14Martha Graham Dance Company Presents SACRED/PROFANE, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Martha Graham Dance Company's two-week season at The Joyce Theater, February 14-26, 2017, will feature three diverse programs organized under the season theme Sacred/Profane. Classics by Martha Graham and works by four contemporary choreographers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Annie-B Parson, Pontus Lidberg, and Nacho Duato, will be presented, highlighting the mystical, spiritual, and humorous aspects of magical thinking. (more...)

Stars of SPAMILTON and More Among 7th Annual Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Michael Riedel to Host!Stars of SPAMILTON and More Among 7th Annual Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Michael Riedel to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards.  (more...)

The Joyce Theater Announces 2017 Spring & Summer SeasonThe Joyce Theater Announces 2017 Spring & Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2017 spring/summer season, kicking off with the sensational ballet star Wendy Whelan and in-demand contemporary dance choreographer Brian Brooks' second collaboration, Some of a Thousand Words, set to live music performed by the extraordinary string quartet, Brooklyn Rider. (more...)

Artists for the 2017 CHOP SHOP:  Bodies of Work Festival AnnouncedArtists for the 2017 CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

CHOP SHOP:  Bodies of Work celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017 with a retrospective of artists from the festival's history - plus one new to Seattle. (more...)

Arthur Pita to Tour New Dark Dance Double Bill STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHERArthur Pita to Tour New Dark Dance Double Bill STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Award-winning Director and Choreographer, Arthur Pita, in collaboration with HeadSpaceDance, presents the world premiere of STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHER, a wickedly gruesome and darkly surreal double bill for the Halloween season. (more...)

Hubbard Street to Present Two World Premieres This NovemberHubbard Street to Present Two World Premieres This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, full programming for Season 39 Fall Series November 17- 20, 2016 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Highlighting the engagement, Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's 15th original work for the company, a world premiere piece by 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and inaugural Harris Theater Choreographer in Residence Brian Brooks as well as the revival of two ensemble works by Ji?i Kylian. (more...)

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, 11/17The Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce the new details of the first commission by inaugural Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks; Terrain, for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will see its world premiere as part of Hubbard Street's Season 39 Fall Series, November 17-20, 2016. (more...)

Grace Farms Celebrates First Anniversary & Announces New ProgrammingGrace Farms Celebrates First Anniversary & Announces New Programming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Grace Farms Foundation marked the one-year anniversary of Grace Farms, a center for nature, arts, justice, community, and faith, with a one-week celebration and benefit attended bycultural and community leaders, philanthropists, architects, and artists. The commemorative week included the unveiling of a site-specific 108-foot-long wall painting by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes; a performance by former New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan; a presentation of Practicing Awe featuring Gallim Dance,Cindertalk, soprano Audrey Fernandez-Fraser, and countertenor Daniel Moody; artist Molly Gochman's Red Sand Project; and conversations with Iwan Baan, renowned architecture photographer, and Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, of the Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese firm SANAA. (more...)

BWW Review: 2016 Fall For Dance is Underway at New York City CenterBWW Review: 2016 Fall For Dance is Underway at New York City Center
by Rose Marija - Oct 3, 2016

This year's Fall for Dance Festival includes twenty different dance companies and groups performing a potpourri of different styles of dance, four groups per performance, each performing on two consecutive nights. On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 I saw the first of two nights of four presentations. (more...)

Arthur Pita to Tour New Dark Dance Double Bill STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHERArthur Pita to Tour New Dark Dance Double Bill STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Award-winning Director and Choreographer, Arthur Pita, in collaboration with HeadSpaceDance, presents the world premiere of STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHER, a wickedly gruesome and darkly surreal double bill for the Halloween season. (more...)

America Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, TodayAmerica Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

This fall, contemporary opera producer AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) will present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2016, a concert of opera scenes from ten artists emerging in the world of contemporary opera. Audiences will get a first look at six wildly different new works that range from imagining moments in the lives of famous people such as Sigmund Freud and Mabel Dodge Luhan or events taking place in a spaceship, an asylum, and a uterus. The composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, and Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick, were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works in its bi-annual fellowship program Composers & the Voice (C&V). (more...)

Anne Sofie von Otter to Release SO MANY THINGS via Brooklyn RiderAnne Sofie von Otter to Release SO MANY THINGS via Brooklyn Rider
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Brooklyn Rider, the game-changing string quartet hailed as 'the future of chamber music' (Strings), releases a new album with Grammy Award-winning Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter on Nailve Classique on September 30. (more...)

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