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BWW Preview: HUMAN ABSTRACT at Louisville BalletBWW Preview: HUMAN ABSTRACT at Louisville Ballet
by Keith Waits - Feb 24, 2017

'Collaboration' has been a watchword for Louisville Ballet Producing and Artistic Director Robert Curran from long before he came to Louisville. Jack Productions, a company Curran co-founded in Melbourne, was grounded in partnerships and collaborations, including with choreographer Lucas Jervies who created the first iteration of Human Abstract with that company. (more...)

Joyce Theater Presents SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY, 3/7-12Joyce Theater Presents SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY, 3/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to welcome back to its stage Australia's hottest ticket in contemporary dance, Sydney Dance Company, in a mixed bill program featuring three New York premieres showcasing the company's strong, athletic contemporary style from March 7 - 12. (more...)

Stephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton & Anna Halprin Set for BLOODLINES at The JoyceStephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton & Anna Halprin Set for BLOODLINES at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

In 2015, Stephen Petronio Company culminated its 30th anniversary 2014-15 season with a transformation: the launch of Bloodlines, which began with Merce Cunningham's iconic RainForest (1968) and Trisha Brown's proscenium masterpiece Glacial Decoy (1979). (more...)

National Ballet of Canada to Present Lepage & Guillaume Cote Premiere, Tour Paris in 2017-18 SeasonNational Ballet of Canada to Present Lepage & Guillaume Cote Premiere, Tour Paris in 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the 2017/18 season featuring the world premiere of Frame by Frame, a multidisciplinary production created by renowned theatre artist Robert Lepage and choreographic associate Guillaume Cote, based on the work of Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces 2017-2018 SeasonBoston Ballet Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the programming for the 2017-2018 season at the Boston Opera House, to begin in November. The 54th season will open with the North American premiere of Wayne McGregor's "forcefully resonant" Obsidian Tear (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times), a co-production with The Royal Ballet. (more...)

Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine in SATIN & SWINGDance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine in SATIN & SWING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

SOULSKIN Dance is proud to present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco. Artistic Director and Choreographer Adrianna Thompson seeks to engage audiences in a study of two eras, the 1920s and the present. Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine, transporting us back to the 1920s. Glitz and glam sparkle from the dingy corners of a speakeasy. Raucous jazz blares, bringing bejeweled and sequined dancing flapper girls to life. An evening of indulgence has begun. The entry notes of Prince's 'Erotic City' ring in your ears, an echo from another time. Suddenly you notice the writing on the wall. The crash of overindulgence is imminent. (more...)

Festival Ballet Providence to Present Revamped ROMEO & JULIET Over Valentine's DayFestival Ballet Providence to Present Revamped ROMEO & JULIET Over Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Over this Valentine's Day weekend, Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) will present the world premiere of Romeo & Juliet, arguably Shakespeare's most famous play and one of the most performed and adapted works of all time. (more...)

Hubbard Street's Season 39 Spring Series Programming AnnouncedHubbard Street's Season 39 Spring Series Programming Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Boston Ballet Presents North American Premiere Of William Forsythe's ARTIFACTBoston Ballet Presents North American Premiere Of William Forsythe's ARTIFACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Boston Ballet proudly begins its five-year partnership with world-renowned choreographer William Forsythe with the North American company premiere of his full-length ballet Artifact. Forsythe revolutionized ballet; he "fundamentally changed the way we look at, and think about, classical dance" (Roslyn Sulcas, Dance Magazine).  (more...)

DeNada Dance Theatre to Tour HAM AND PASSION in 2017DeNada Dance Theatre to Tour HAM AND PASSION in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Today, DeNada Dance Theatre, headed by choreographer and artistic director and Critics' Circle National Dance Awards 2015 & 2016 nominee Carlos Pons Guerra, announces its 2017 National Tour of Ham and Passion. The triple bill of dance by Pons Guerra opens at Wilton's Music Hall in London on Tuesday 21 February and concludes at Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln on Thursday 27 April 2017. (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...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance Announces 2017 Winners Of Choreographic CompetitionJoffrey Academy of Dance Announces 2017 Winners Of Choreographic Competition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the seventh annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Shannon Alvis, Sean Carmon, Karen Gabay and Jimmy Orrante. (more...)

Ilya Kozadayev Will Appear as Guest Artist in Etudes de Ballet's Production of THE NUTCRACKERIlya Kozadayev Will Appear as Guest Artist in Etudes de Ballet's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 3 and 4, 2016 at the Golden Gate High School Auditorium in Naples, Florida. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a preview Nederlands Dans Theater's (NDT) New York City Center season. (more...)

Boston Ballet Launches 53rd Season With the North American Premiere of LE CORSAIRE, TodayBoston Ballet Launches 53rd Season With the North American Premiere of LE CORSAIRE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Boston Ballet's 53rd season begins with the North American premiere of Ivan Liška's adventure and romance-filled Le Corsaire, with music by Adolphe Adam, Leo Delibes, Cesare Pugni, Riccardo Drigo, and Prinz von Oldenburg, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra. The narrative follows a beautiful maiden, a wealthy aristocrat determined to add her to his harem, and a dashing pirate even more resolved to save her. Based on Marius Petipa's 19th-century classic, Liška's version of Le Corsaire was created for the Bavarian State Ballet in 2007. Liška enlisted the assistance of dance historian Doug Fullington to decipher the choreography from its original Stepanov dance notation, which is housed in Harvard University Library's Theatre Collection. Le Corsaire will run from October 27 to November 6, 2016 at the Boston Opera House. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Boston Ballet's 53rd season begins with the North American premiere of Ivan Liška's adventure and romance-filled Le Corsaire, with music by Adolphe Adam, Leo Delibes, Cesare Pugni, Riccardo Drigo, and Prinz von Oldenburg, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra. (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 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 - Oct 21, 2016

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

Anais Chalendard and Patrick Yocum to Appear in Shreveport Metropolitan's Production of THE NUTCRACKERAnais Chalendard and Patrick Yocum to Appear in Shreveport Metropolitan's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

ANAIS CHALENDARD, principal dancer of the Boston Ballet, and PATRICK YOCUM, soloist of the Boston Ballet, will be appearing as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on Friday, December 9 (Evening), Saturday, December 10 (Matinee), and Sunday, December 11 (Matinee), 2016 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet has added a third performance for the company's annual engagement of The Nutcracker for this season. (more...)

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 Slated for FALL FOR DANCE Festival 2016Nederlands Dans Theater 1 Slated for FALL FOR DANCE Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Nederlands Dans Theater 1, one of the world's most prolific and creative contemporary dance companies, will perform in Program 5 of the 2016 Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center today, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at 8 pm. (more...)

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