Pacific Northwest Ballet Offers SEE THE MUSIC with Performances, Events & MorePacific Northwest Ballet Offers SEE THE MUSIC with Performances, Events & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its 2015-2016 season with SEE THE MUSIC, a terrific triple-bill of repertory works. After an eight-year hiatus, PNB welcomes the return of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, choreographed by the ballet master at the age of 25 for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Another relative youngster, Christopher Wheeldon (recent Tony Award-winner for An American in Paris), shares the bill with Mr. B., represented by his dramatic Tide Harmonic, created for PNB in 2013. The program comes to a comic close with Jerome Robbins' hilarious The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody). SEE THE MUSIC runs for seven performances only, September 25 through October 4 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30 and may be purchased by calling 206.441.2424, in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Charlie Condou and the Cast of NEXT FALL's UK PremierePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Charlie Condou and the Cast of NEXT FALL's UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Ex-Coronation Street star Charlie Condou is to star in the UK premiere of the Tony nominated Broadway comedy drama Next Fall. Next Fall, by award-winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts, will play at Southwark Playhouse, now through Saturday 25 October. Next Fall is directed by Luke Sheppard, whose critically acclaimed production of In The Heights was a sold-out smash hit at Southwark Playhouse earlier this year. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

David McMillan's WATCHING O.J. to Make World Premiere in Los Angeles This FallDavid McMillan's WATCHING O.J. to Make World Premiere in Los Angeles This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA presents the World Premiere of WATCHING O.J. by David McMillan Opening Saturday, October 3, 2015 with reception to follow Running at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays through November 8, 2015 EST/LA in Atwater Village Theater at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039. (more...)

David McMillan's WATCHING O.J. to Make World Premiere in Los Angeles This FallDavid McMillan's WATCHING O.J. to Make World Premiere in Los Angeles This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA presents the World Premiere of WATCHING O.J. by David McMillan Opening Today, October 3, 2015 with reception to follow Running at 8pm Fridays and Todays, and 2pm Sundays through November 8, 2015 EST/LA in Atwater Village Theater at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CLASSIC NYCB, Sharing Space and SpiritBWW Reviews: CLASSIC NYCB, Sharing Space and Spirit
by Wesley Doucette - Oct 23, 2014

The New York City Ballet performs four works by four distinct choreographic aesthetics. From Balanchine to Peck 'Classic NYCB' displays alternating moods towards individual expression and ensemble harmony in abstract dance performance. (more...)

Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan Bids Farewell to the NYC Ballet in Special Performance TonightPrincipal Dancer Wendy Whelan Bids Farewell to the NYC Ballet in Special Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan will bid farewell to New York City Ballet with a special one-time-only performance tonight, October 18 at 8 p.m. For the occasion, two of the dance world's most acclaimed choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, will collaborate on a world premiere piece d'occasion for Whelan. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Announces RetirementPacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

SEATTLE, WA, November 17, 2015 — Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Maria Chapman have announced that Ms. Chapman has decided to retire. Ms. Chapman joined PNB as an apprentice in 1995 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 1996, soloist in 2005, and principal in 2009. (more...)

O BRAZIL Series Returns to Moving Image This SpringO BRAZIL Series Returns to Moving Image This Spring
by Movies News Desk - May 8, 2015

After last fall's successful debut of O Brazil, a series of contemporary Brazilian films that represent the nation's thriving film scene, Museum of the Moving Image announces the series' second installment with a selection of three new films centered around music. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Christopher Wheeldon Speaks with Rita MorenoBWW Reviews: Christopher Wheeldon Speaks with Rita Moreno
by Rose Marija - May 5, 2015

On April 27th, Words On Dance and Symphony Space presented Ballet to Broadway: Christopher Wheeldon with Rita Moreno, at the Peter J. Sharp Theater, just two weeks after the opening of Wheeldon's An American in Paris, on Broadway. The evening consisted of film clips interspersed with conversation. Oddly, it was the films we saw 1st, followed by words. It was Moreno who was to interview Wheeldon, although he occasionally turned the tables and asked questions of Moreno. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

May 26, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. Highlights of Festival 2015 include Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special dance and radio stage production starring Ira Glass, host of This American Life; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2; the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO; Cuban contemporary ensemble Malpaso Dance Company, performing with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Anniversary, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.  (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free LineupJacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Lincoln Center, 6/10Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Lincoln Center, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week season at the David H. Koch Theater, June 10 – 21, 2015. The 15-performance engagement kicks off with The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit on Wednesday, June 10th at 7PM. Rising stars of Ailey II, The Ailey School and AileyCamp will join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a special one-night-only performance, including the American masterpiece Revelations. On Thursday, June 11th at 6PM*, a free dance class for the public on Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza, sponsored by General Motors, will precede that evening's world premiere of Exodus, by bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris. Other season highlights include the company premiere of Robert Battle's No Longer Silent, which brings to life the music of Erwin Schulhoff, a composer silenced by the Nazis, and new productions of Talley Beatty's vibrant Toccata and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's sensual A Case of You duet from Reminiscin'.  (more...)

Premieres, Family Matinees & More on Ailey's Schedule at Lincoln Center, 6/10-21Premieres, Family Matinees & More on Ailey's Schedule at Lincoln Center, 6/10-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week season at the David H. Koch Theater, June 10 – 21, 2015. (more...)

Nelson Soars With Peace OutNelson Soars With Peace Out
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Historic Return to South Africa after 17 Years Scheduled For SeptemberAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Historic Return to South Africa after 17 Years Scheduled For September
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The highly acclaimed New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular global dance companies, is planning an historic return to South Africa in September after 17 years with a robust schedule of 20 performances. (more...)

Melpomeni Tzoulas Releases Second Poetry AnthologyMelpomeni Tzoulas Releases Second Poetry Anthology
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Schedule for 2015 Season, Including Programs at Lincoln Center, Paris & South AfricaAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Schedule for 2015 Season, Including Programs at Lincoln Center, Paris & South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

New York – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 10 – 21, 2015. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season highlighted by Exodus, a world premiere from bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, the company premiere of Battle's No Longer Silent, and new productions of Talley Beatty's Toccata and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's A Case of You duet from Reminiscin'. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to South AfricaAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The highly acclaimed New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular global dance companies, is planning an historic return to South Africa in September after 17 years with a robust schedule of 20 performances and a variety of educational activities for area students. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

Premieres, Family Matinees & More on Ailey's Schedule at Lincoln Center, Now thru 6/21Premieres, Family Matinees & More on Ailey's Schedule at Lincoln Center, Now thru 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week season at the David H. Koch Theater, today, June 10 - 21, 2015. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Lincoln Center, TodayAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Lincoln Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week season at the David H. Koch Theater, June 10 – 21, 2015. The 15-performance engagement kicks off with The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit today, June 10th at 7PM. Rising stars of Ailey II, The Ailey School and AileyCamp will join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a special one-night-only performance, including the American masterpiece Revelations. On Thursday, June 11th at 6PM*, a free dance class for the public on Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza, sponsored by General Motors, will precede that evening's world premiere of Exodus, by bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris. Other season highlights include the company premiere of Robert Battle's No Longer Silent, which brings to life the music of Erwin Schulhoff, a composer silenced by the Nazis, and new productions of Talley Beatty's vibrant Toccata and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's sensual A Case of You duet from Reminiscin'.  (more...)

Broadway Veteran & AS THE WORLD TURNS Star John Colenback DiesBroadway Veteran & AS THE WORLD TURNS Star John Colenback Dies
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Broadway veteran and AS THE WORLD TURNS star John Colenback has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 79. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, TodayJacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

May 26, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. Highlights of Festival 2015 include Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special dance and radio stage production starring Ira Glass, host of This American Life; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2; the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO; Cuban contemporary ensemble Malpaso Dance Company, performing with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Anniversary, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates Dudley Williams and DanceBWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates Dudley Williams and Dance
by Jessica Abejar - Jun 12, 2015

Nearly two weeks after famed dancer Dudley Williams' passing, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took to the stage at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for a fitting tribute. Though the program was already set, the sudden passing led to the addition of "A Song for You" from Love Songs and added new meaning to the rest of the evening's performances, especially for Rennie Harris' world premiere. (more...)

Daniel Ulbricht & Stars of American Ballet Set for Jacob's Pillow This WeekendDaniel Ulbricht & Stars of American Ballet Set for Jacob's Pillow This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Following last season's popular BALLET 2014 engagement, New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht returns with a topflight ensemble in remarkable works by a variety of acclaimed choreographers, performed to live music, this weekend, July 29-August 2 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents Jessica Lang Dance in THE WANDERER, July 29-August 9Jacob's Pillow Presents Jessica Lang Dance in THE WANDERER, July 29-August 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2015

Contemporary ballet company Jessica Lang Dance, led by founder, choreographer, and Artistic Director Jessica Lang, returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for an extended two-week run of The Wanderer, July 29-August 9 in the Doris Duke Theatre. (more...)

Daniel Ulbricht & Stars of American Ballet Set for Jacob's Pillow, 7/29-8/2Daniel Ulbricht & Stars of American Ballet Set for Jacob's Pillow, 7/29-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Following last season's popular BALLET 2014 engagement, New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht returns with a topflight ensemble in remarkable works by a variety of acclaimed choreographers, performed to live music, July 29-August 2 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Principals, soloists, and corps de ballet members of New York City Ballet and Boston Ballet perform works by prominent artists including iconic American choreographer Jerome Robbins; New York City Ballet's current resident choreographer Justin Peck; Danish dancer, director, and choreographer Johan Kobborg; and Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who achieved both his choreographic start and widespread acclaim at New York City Ballet. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at The Australian Ballet's VITESSESTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at The Australian Ballet's VITESSE
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2016

The Australian Ballet's contemporary triple bill Vitesse is ballet at full voltage. Three stripped-back abstract works by three of the world's leading choreographers show the men and women of the Company at their strongest and fastest, shaking the artform to its foundations. Vitesse runs at Arts Centre Melbourne from11-21 March, and Sydney Opera House from 26 April-16 May. (more...)

The Australian Ballet's Vitesse Pushes the Boundaries of BalletThe Australian Ballet's Vitesse Pushes the Boundaries of Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Australian Ballet's contemporary triple bill Vitesse is ballet at full voltage. Three stripped-back abstract works by three of the world's leading choreographers show the men and women of the Company at their strongest and fastest, shaking the artform to its foundations. Vitesse runs at Arts Centre Melbourne from 11-21 March, and Sydney Opera House from 26 April-16 May. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Presents World Premiere of WATCHING O.J.Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Presents World Premiere of WATCHING O.J.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA continues with their WORLD PREMIERE of Click and drag to move Watching O.J. by David McMillan Continuing through Black History month February 5th - 28, 2016 Running at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays EST/LA is in the Atwater Village Theatre complex at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039 Tickets are $19.95 in advance at watchingoj.com or $25 at the door. (more...)

DJ Dannic Kicks off 2015 with New Vegas Residency at DraisDJ Dannic Kicks off 2015 with New Vegas Residency at Drais
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

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Blues at the Crossroads 3 Set for Segerstrom Center, 2/7Blues at the Crossroads 3 Set for Segerstrom Center, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the third in a popular series of Blues at the Crossroads concerts on February 7, 2015 with The Soul of the Blues, a musical celebration of songs by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Etta James, Sam & Dave, Bobby Womack, James Brown and others. Performing on the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall stage are 'Soul Queen of New Orleans' Irma Thomas, vocalist Lee Fields, up-and-coming star Alecia Chakour and jazz/funk guitarist Eric Krasno, all backed by The Dynamites. (more...)

Blues at the Crossroads 3 Set for Segerstrom Center TonightBlues at the Crossroads 3 Set for Segerstrom Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the third in a popular series of Blues at the Crossroads concerts tonight, February 7, 2015 with The Soul of the Blues, a musical celebration of songs by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Etta James, Sam & Dave, Bobby Womack, James Brown and others. Performing on the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall stage are 'Soul Queen of New Orleans' Irma Thomas, vocalist Lee Fields, up-and-coming star Alecia Chakour and jazz/funk guitarist Eric Krasno, all backed by The Dynamites. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 18 City Tour; Beg. TonightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 18 City Tour; Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will travel to 18 cities coast-to-coast presenting 80 performances, beginning tonight at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Hitting other major venues like The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA, the tour culminates May 10th at the beautiful Prudential Hall of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, where Ailey is the Principal Resident Affiliate. For tickets, visit www.njpac.org. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to the Van Wezel, 2/17Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to the Van Wezel, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Sarasota, FL -- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies will appear at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, February 17 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Words on Dance Presents Christopher Wheeldon in conversation with Rita Moreno, 4/27Words on Dance Presents Christopher Wheeldon in conversation with Rita Moreno, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

Words on Dance in association with Symphony Space, is proud to present an evening with CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON, featuring the internationally acclaimed choreographer and director in rarely seen television and film clips and a live conversation conducted by the Academy, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning actress/singer/dancer RITA MORENO, April 27, 7:00 PM at Symphony Space, 95th Street and Broadway. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Launches 20-City North American Tour, Tonight; Lincoln Center Season Opens 6/8Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Launches 20-City North American Tour, Tonight; Lincoln Center Season Opens 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with audiences during a 20-city North American tour starting tonight at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The tour will take the Company to major cities including Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, and will culminate at the Prudential Hall of the New Jersey Performing in Newark on May 8th. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to the Van Wezel TonightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to the Van Wezel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Sarasota, FL -- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies will appear at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, tonight, February 17 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AILEY Still Thrills 57 Years LaterBWW Reviews: AILEY Still Thrills 57 Years Later
by Robert Myers - Feb 16, 2015

In a word - an Ailey experience is nothing shy of transformational. If ever given the opportunity to take in an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance, a few things are definitely bound to happen. You will be forever changed. Your views and ideologies will be questioned. Your biases and prejudices will be challenged and you will most definitely leave the theatre wanting to experience it again and again and again. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Kicks Off 2014-2015 Season TonightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Kicks Off 2014-2015 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital 'American Cultural Ambassador' to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from tonight, December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Alvin Ailey to Wrap Up 2014-15 Holiday Series at the City Center This WeekendAlvin Ailey to Wrap Up 2014-15 Holiday Series at the City Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

There are only 8 performances left in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center through January 4th. Audiences have just a few more chances to be inspired by Ailey's extraordinary dancers, including matinee and evening performances on New Year's Eve. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY Inspires Hope this Holiday Season at New York City CenterBWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY Inspires Hope this Holiday Season at New York City Center
by Tracy Hopkins - Dec 10, 2015

In a time when the very foundation of the African-American community has been rocked by police brutality and racism renewed with a vengeance, we need something to uplift and inspire us. This holiday season, that something is Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 45th annual residency at New York City Center. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Sets Schedule for New York City Center SeasonAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Sets Schedule for New York City Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 45th consecutive year from December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016.  Led by Robert Battle in his fifth season, Ailey's renowned artists will bring to life an expansive repertory of two dozen works by some of America's most celebrated dance-makers during this exciting annual season, which has become a joyous holiday tradition.  The performances will feature three new productions of Ailey Classics, a Company premiere by Paul Taylor, and world premieres by Kyle Abraham, Ronald K. Brown and Robert Battle – his first since becoming Artistic Director. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces New Season - Company Premiere, Three World Premieres with Robert Battle as Artistic Director and More!Alvin Ailey Announces New Season - Company Premiere, Three World Premieres with Robert Battle as Artistic Director and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 45th consecutive year from December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016.  Led by Robert Battle in his fifth season, Ailey's renowned artists will bring to life an expansive repertory of two dozen works by some of America's most celebrated dance-makers during this exciting annual season, which has become a joyous holiday tradition.  The performances will feature three new productions of Ailey Classics, a Company premiere by Paul Taylor, and world premieres by  (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Coming to South Africa Next MonthAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Coming to South Africa Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The highly acclaimed New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular global modern dance companies, returns to South Africa in September after 17 years with 13 performances in Johannesburg at the Teatro at Montecasino from Thursday, 3 September to Sunday, 13 September 2015 and 7 shows in Cape Town at Artscape, from 16 to 20 September 2015. Tickets are on sale at Computicket. (more...)

FringeArts to Stage U.S Premiere of AFTER THE REHEARSAL/PERSONAFringeArts to Stage U.S Premiere of AFTER THE REHEARSAL/PERSONA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

FringeArts presents the U.S. premiere of Toneelgroep Amsterdam's After the Rehearsal/Persona, a centerpiece of the 2015 Fringe Festival and the only U.S. engagement of this stunning work. Two Ingmar Bergman screenplays, After the Rehearsal and Persona, are reimagined for the stage by celebrated Dutch director Ivo van Hove and set designer Jan Versweyveld. This theatrical diptych, with each play delving into the messy lives of theater artists, features deeply emotional and physical performances to match the layered psychological drama of Bergman's texts. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Offer SEE THE MUSIC with Performances, Events & More, 9/25Pacific Northwest Ballet to Offer SEE THE MUSIC with Performances, Events & More, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its 2015-2016 season with SEE THE MUSIC, a terrific triple-bill of repertory works. After an eight-year hiatus, PNB welcomes the return of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, choreographed by the ballet master at the age of 25 for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Another relative youngster, Christopher Wheeldon (recent Tony Award-winner for An American in Paris), shares the bill with Mr. B., represented by his dramatic Tide Harmonic, created for PNB in 2013. The program comes to a comic close with Jerome Robbins' hilarious The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody). SEE THE MUSIC runs for seven performances only, September 25 through October 4 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30 and may be purchased by calling 206.441.2424, in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

Rita Moreno Set for WORDS ON DANCE with Christopher Wheeldon, 4/27Rita Moreno Set for WORDS ON DANCE with Christopher Wheeldon, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Words on Dance in association with Symphony Space, will present an evening with CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON, featuring the internationally acclaimed choreographer and director in rarely seen television and film clips and a live conversation conducted by the Academy/Tony/ Emmy/Grammy Award-winning actress/singer/dancer RITA MORENO, April 27, 7:00 PM at Symphony Space, 95th Street and Broadway. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Premiere New Shows at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch TheaterAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Premiere New Shows at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 10 - 21, 2015. Repertory for the season will be highlighted by Exodus, a world premiere from bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, the company premiere of Battle's No Longer Silent, and new productions of Talley Beatty's Toccata and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's A Case of You duet from Reminiscin'.  (more...)

O BRAZIL Series to Return to Moving Image This SpringO BRAZIL Series to Return to Moving Image This Spring
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

After last fall's successful debut of O Brazil, a series of contemporary Brazilian films that represent the nation's thriving film scene, Museum of the Moving Image announces the series' second installment with a selection of three new films centered around music. (more...)

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