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Hartt Dance Founder Enid Lynn Receives Fuller Medal
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

he Hartt School Board of Trustees Co-Chair Michael Menapace, Hartt Dance Division Director Stephen Pier, and Hartt School Interim Dean T. Clark Saunders, awarded the Fuller Medal to Enid Lynn, founder of the Hartt Dance Division and co-founder of the Hartford Ballet. The Fuller Medal, the highest award conveyed by The Hartt School, is awarded to those who have shown exemplary vision and leadership within the performing arts. Lynn was presented with the award prior to the Friday evening 'Hartt Dances' performance before a near sold-out crowd, in recognition of her invaluable contributions to dance education in Hartford. (more...)

Dances For A Variable Population Presents to Offer Public Performances of THE PHOENIX PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Celebrating dance and the beauty of age, Dances For a Variable Population (DVP), will present three performances of The Phoenix Project, a citywide public dance project that empowers older adults and reevaluates the aesthetics of aging. (more...)

Bill T. Jones, Martha Graham and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2016-17 Fall & Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2016-2017 fall/winter season, which promises to be particularly spectacular, with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Lucinda Childs Dance Company, and Martha Graham Dance Company all returning to The Joyce for two-week engagements. (more...)

STEPPENWOLF Set for The New School Auditorium, 5/11-12
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Steppenwolf saga gets a new treatment in the world premiere of Steppenwolf - a musical retelling. Written and composed by 21-year-old Dutch protege Jochem le Cointre (class of 2016), The first ever staged adaptation of Hermann Hesse's classic novel, originally published in Germany in 1928, the show features a 15-piece chamber orchestra; an ensemble of students from The New School's College of Performing Arts; a cast of New York City actors and singers, including several from The New School's Mannes School of Music, School of Drama, and Lang Theater; and dancers from the renowned Martha Graham Dance Company. Choreography is by Tadej Brdnik, the former principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Two performances will be staged on May 11 & May 12, 2016 at 7pm at The Auditorium at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011.  Tickets are free (first come, first seated) and can be reserved by visiting EventBrite. (more...)

The League of Professional Theatre Women Presents Actress and Dancer Carmen de Lavallade
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women is pleased to present CARMEN DE LAVALLADE, actress, dancer, choreographer, for the next Oral History interview. She will sit down with dance journalist Deborah Jowitt to discuss her large body of work. The event will take place on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis. (more...)

BWW Review: DEBORAH ZALL Project Illuminates Archetypes at The Graham Studio
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 19, 2016

I longed to see more. One would love to see the Martha Graham Dance Company commission a new from Ms. Zall. Unlike their usual fare, she clearly understands stagecraft and is able to communicate in the language of their founder. It seems to me that all she needs is the opportunity. Denise Vale, the Graham company's Artistic Associate was in the audience. Perhaps she will communicate what a boon it would be to work with Ms. Zall to her colleagues. (more...)

Buglisi Dance Theatre Coming to Ailey Citigroup Theater, 6/7-9
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Buglisi Dance Theatre, celebrating its 23rd anniversary, is proud to present 'Women of Distinction,' a program that celebrates women, June 7-9 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. The season will see a World Premiere by Buglisi, inspired by the first recorded author/poet, as well as Buglisi masterworksRequiem, Sand, Sospiri, Suite:Solos and Duets, and a special performance by Christine Dakin with pianist Brian Zeger. The Opening Night performance will honor Terese Capucilli, Associate Founding Director and Principal Dancer of Buglisi Dance Theatre, and will include a performance by Graham principal dancer Blakeley White-McGuire of Martha Graham's Deep Song (opening night only). (more...)

Four Choreographers to Share Five Performances This June at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Four acclaimed female choreographers, Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington, and Jennifer Muller join forces this spring in Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller - LIVE! at New York Live Arts, June 14 through June 18. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan, Kathy Najimy, Molly Pope, Finn Wittrock and More Slated for 2016 ORCHARD PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Exchange today announced the artists and companies selected to participate in the 2016 Orchard Project summer residency program in Saratoga Springs, NY. Twenty-six artists and ensembles were selected from nearly 800 theatre artists to develop their big, new ideas at the Orchard Project this coming summer. (more...)

Jacqulyn Buglisi Stages TABLE OF SILENCE at University of California Santa Barbara on 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Jacqulyn Buglisi is honored to stage her 'Table of Silence' on 75 dance majors at the University of California, Santa Barbara, May 23 from 12 noon to 1 PM on the second anniversary of the Isla Vista tragedy, in which six UCSB students were killed.  The commemoration will be an opportunity for the campus community to join together to honor the students lost, in a message of hope, peace and healing. Choreographer Buglisi and UCSB express their deep appreciation to John Arnhold, an alumnus of UCSB and major supporter of the arts, for making this moving event possible.  UCSB musicians will accompany the dancers; the mantels and ceramic plates used in 'Table of Silence', performed annually at New York's Lincoln Center since 2011, will be provided by the New York City-based Buglisi Dance Theatre. The commemoration will be streamed live at www.live.id.ucsb.edu   (more...)

League of American Orchestras Explores Diversity in National Conference in Baltimore, 6/9-11
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The League of American Orchestras' 2016 National Conference in Baltimore, June 9-11, will focus on orchestra diversity and inclusion, offering expert speakers from within the field and beyond, as well as a series of plenary and elective sessions on diversifying orchestra musicians, boards of directors, audiences, and the workplace. The Conference will welcome orchestra managers, musicians, staff, trustees, and volunteers from across the U.S.; it is the first League Conference to take place in Baltimore.  (more...)

Graham 2 Sets 2016 New York Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Graham 2's 2016 New York season opens on June 2 with a special benefit performance honoring renowned choreographer and Graham Company alumna Patricia Birch. The opening night program will feature a film by Nancy Stevens, Graham's Maple Leaf Rag, the Puritan Duet from American Document, the premiere of Cyclical Journey by Virginie Mécène, and a special restaged sequence from Grease by Birch. The season also includes Lament from Acts of Light, excerpts from Night Journey and Plain of Prayer, and a duet by guest choreographer Amanda Kreglow. (more...)

Jason Sudeikis, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro & More Set for Soho Rep Gala This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Hosted by actress Gretchen Mol, Spring Fete, Soho Rep.'s Spring 2016 Gala, will honor actor, writer and director Tim Blake Nelson on March 14th at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. (more...)

New Jersey Ballet to Perform Ginger Thatcher's SATURDAY NIGHT as Part of Annual Gala, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The New Jersey Ballet will perform Ginger Thatcher's Saturday Night as part of the company's annual gala performance on April 9, 2016 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ms. Thatcher's work is choreographed to the music of jazz singer Etta James, and has been in the company's repertoire for over a decade. (more...)

BALAM Dance Theatre to Premiere A MULTICULTURAL RAMAYANA in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), a non-profit professional dance theatre company, premieres its new Out & About series program, A Multicultural Ramayana, a performance of a beloved Hindu myth, featuring Balinese fusion and Spanish dances performed to live Indonesian gamelan music. (more...)

Bryn Cohn + Artists to Premiere New Work in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Constructing fully realized worlds of risk, reality and fantasy by exploring the edges of physical and emotional boundaries, Bryn Cohn + Artists, the critically acclaimed New York-based contemporary dance company, make their homecoming debut in Los Angeles.  Comprised of unique collaborative artists BC + A will present a world premiere of HOME and the West Coast premiere of their most notable work to date Skin with two performances on May 6 and May 7 at the Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC) located in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Three Artists Converge for WOMEN ON THE EDGE at Bene Rialto
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

WOMEN ON THE EDGE, set for Thursday April 21st, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Bene Rialto, 13 West 38th street, NYC, is a reception celebrating three groundbreaking artists collaborating to bring attention to the importance of creativity, originality and innovation. (more...)

Satellite Collective to Present Four New Interdisciplinary Works at 92Y This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Satellite Collective presents cutting edge interdisciplinary works at 92Y, Buttenwieser Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan, NY, from June 10-12, 2016 at 8pm with a Sunday matinee at 3pm. (more...)

NYC Ballet Announces 2016-17 Season - World Premieres by Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

New York City Ballet will open its 2016-17 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 20, and will continue for 21-weeks of performances, through Sunday, May 28, and feature a total of 77 ballets created by 24 different choreographers. (more...)

BWW Review: PAUL TAYLOR at Lincoln Center is Stunning and Exciting
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 23, 2016

See Paul Taylor American Modern Dance at Lincoln Center through April 3rd. The programs presented this season feature repertory dances, two premieres by Taylor and pieces by Martha Graham, Donald McKayle, Doug Elkins and Larry Keigwin. The show we attended was spectacular. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brilliant Scientist/Artist ANA ISABEL O Publishes New Childrens Books
by Don Grigware - Mar 2, 2016

Internationally known biologist and writer Dr. Ana Isabel O is constantly embarking on new projects. Educated in Europe and a self-taught Victorian patchwork maker since the early 90s, Ordonez has presented her work in France and Luxembourg. As a scientist she holds Masters and PhDs in Genetics, Forestry and Animal Biology and has lectured extensively throughout Europe, Africa, Japan, China, New Zealand and South America on insect-plant pathology and biological control research. She has also written several articles on the value of nature. Ordonez, however, has not confined her interests to the world of science. A true Renaissance woman, she is also a reputed jazz editor, independent filmmaker, music/art promoter and producer. In 2012 she contributed tirelessly to the Dizzy Gillespie Memorial tribute with Christopher Kennedy Lawford, because she believes in her heart that true valuable art of any kind must never be forgotten.  (more...)

Dance Now to Present Ellis Wood Dance's THE JUGGLER OF OUR LADIES, 4/29-30 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

DANCE NOW presents the premiere of Ellis Wood's The Juggler of Our Ladies, April 29 and 30 at 7pm, at Joe's Pub at The Public (425 Lafayette Street, between East 4th Street and Astor Place). Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door and can be purchased by calling 212-967-7555, online at www.joespub.com, and in person at The Public Theater box office from 1pm to 6pm. (more...)

The Durga Project Among Battery Dance's 40th Anniversary Season Lineup in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Founded in New York's financial district in 1976, Battery Dance is an anchor in the cultural life of Manhattan and a global ambassador for dance, with signature performances in 65 countries across six continents. The Company celebrates its 40th anniversary season in 2016 with a world premiere and a diverse array of performances at home and abroad. (more...)

GYPSY, PETER PAN & More Set for Arden Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Arden Theatre Company announces their 2016/2017 Season, and continues their mission to present great stories by great storytellers. (more...)

Battery Dance Company to Premiere THE DURGA PROJECT at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Battery Dance is an anchor in the cultural life of Manhattan and a global ambassador for dance, having toured to 65 countries. The Company celebrates its 40th anniversary with a world premiere, The Durga Project, directed by its founder, Jonathan Hollander, and a diverse array of performances at home and abroad. (more...)

Paul Taylor 2 to Perform at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Paul Taylor 2, the junior ensemble of the legendary choreographer, will present 3 genre-defining dance works in the intimate theatre at Dixon Place. On April 23rd at 7:30pm, Paul Taylor 2 Does Dixon Place will mark the first benefit in Dixon Place's history that will specifically support its dance programming. (more...)

Wendy Osserman Dance Company to Celebrate 40th Anniversary, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

New York, NY, (March 12, 2016) – The Wendy Osserman Dance Company will celebrate its 40th Anniversary season with four performances, running April 20 – 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season will feature two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

Experiments in Opera to Premiere VIDEO OPERAS at Anthology Film Archives This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Building on the pioneering work of composer Robert Ashley, who believed that the America of his time was a culture of TV, the fun and fearless composer collective Experiments in Opera presents VIDEO OPERAS, a collection of five premieres created specifically for the video screen (no live performers or musicians). (more...)

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Season, 4/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company will celebrate its 40th Anniversary season with four performances, running April 20 – 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season will feature two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

Scoop: NYC-ARTS 4/7 - 5/5 on THIRTEEN
by TV Scoop - Apr 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS 4/7 - 5/5, airing on THIRTEEN (more...)

BWW Interview: BILLY DITTY, A Dancer's Life
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 5, 2016

When you're talking about dance and dancers in Nashville, one name immediately rises to the top of the list: Billy Ditty. No matter the genre, no matter the venue, no matter the project, he exemplifies dance in Music City for many people. (more...)

Dances for a Variable Population Presents THE PHOENIX PROJECT, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

 Celebrating dance and the beauty of age, Dances For a Variable Population (DVP), will present three performances of The Phoenix Project, a citywide public dance project that empowers older adults and reevaluates the aesthetics of aging. This world premiere collaboration will take place in three boroughs-Bronx, Queens and Harlem-over three Saturdays, June 4, 11 and 13. The Phoenix Project will make its Bronx debut at the New York Botanical Garden's award-winning and picturesque Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden on June 4. In the subsequent weekends, the piece will move with excerpts of the full work to Queens at the Queensbridge Riis Senior Center on June 11, and close their performances as part of the Summer on the Hudson Festival at the West Harlem Piers Park on June 18 as part of a Family Day event. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with MIRRORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Boston Ballet presents Mirrors: a diverse selection of thought-provoking works that reflect the many facets of contemporary ballet, featuring two eagerly anticipated world premieres by Karole Armitage and Yury Yanowsky. (more...)

Clinton Luckett Named Assistant Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Clinton Luckett, Ballet Master and former dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has been appointed Assistant Artistic Director of the Company. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: THE MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Loses Sight of Its Identity at City Center Gala
by Juan Michael Porter II - Apr 26, 2016

The 'House of Pelvic Truth' has lost its contraction. Known for its dominating heroines and intense psychosexual dramas, The Martha Graham Dance Company at the age of 90 has come to resemble a bevy of rail thin beauties who alternate between striking lovely poses and engaging in repetitive calisthenics. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Celebrates 90th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On Monday, April 18, the Martha Graham Dance Company celebrated its 90th anniversary with a special Gala performance at New York City Center followed by dinner and dancing for 250 guests at a private venue in Manhattan. (more...)

Wendy Osserman Dance Company's 40th Anniversary Season to Feature Pair of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company celebrates its 40th Anniversary season this week, with four performances, featuring set designed by artiist Sanya Kantarovsky, running April 20 - 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season features two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

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by BWW - Apr 17, 2016

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

CHICAGO – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2016–17 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago, are available immediately as a Season 39 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in late summer 2016. (more...)

David Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

PS122's Spring Gala 2016 celebrates three contemporary luminaries whose influence ripples across borders and through generations by honoring Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the visionary team behind Big Dance Theater. In addition, Nicole Birmann Bloom, of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will receive the Shining Star Award for her unwavering dedication to New York City arts and French-American cultural exchange. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

NYPL for the Performing Arts to Host Marathon Reading of Martha Graham's BLOOD MEMORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Martha Graham Dance Company, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center is hosting a marathon reading of Graham's autobiography BLOOD MEMORY on Monday, April 18. (more...)

SMU Meadows Dance Ensemble to Perform APPALACHIAN SPRING with New Version of Copland's Score
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

On May 11, 2016, dancers from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University will be the first to perform Martha Graham's iconic choreography for APPALACHIAN SPRING with a new version of Aaron Copland's score for full orchestra, completed in collaboration with the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. (more...)

BAM to Host 39th Annual DanceAfrica Festival This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

DanceAfrica, BAM's longest continuing program, enters its 39th year with new Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam leading this traditional Memorial Day weekend extravaganza, running May 25-30. DanceAfrica 2016-Senegal: Doors of Ancient Futures inaugurates Salaam's artistic vision, building on founding Artistic Director Chuck Davis' mission to embrace the contemporary African world. (more...)

'The Deborah Zall Project: In The Company of Women' Set for Martha Graham Studio Theater, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Deborah Zall (www.deborahzall.com) left the Martha Graham fold to pursue an independent career as a soloist, creating dramatic portrayals of women that are based primarily on works of dramatic literature. Her signature pieces include dances inspired by female characters drawn from Eugene O'Neill, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Tennessee Williams and F. Garcia Lorca. Last year, she was convinced to re-stage six of her classic female solos for past and present Martha Graham Dance Company members. The resulting evening, titled 'The Deborah Zall Project: In the Company for Women,' was mounted as an informal presentation in the Martha Graham Studio Theater in Westbeth. It proved so sensational that Ms. Zall was pressed to remount the evening this year as a full production. This time, it'll be done with four of her own pieces plus two complimentary works drawn from the Anna Sokolow Company. The concert will bear the same name and will be presented May 13 and 14, again at the Martha Graham Studio Theater, by Zall's nonprofit company, Classic Contemporary Dance Heritage Ltd. (more...)

Hubbard Street's 39th Season at Harris Theater to Feature Works by Tharp, Cerrudo & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2016-17 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago, are available immediately as a Season 39 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in late summer 2016. (more...)

Chet Walker, Nikki Feirt Atkins and Ellenore Scott Set for The Dance Enthusiast's Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Dance Enthusiast, leading an exuberant revolution in dance communication through awareness, celebration and integration of dance with stories following artists at work, is pleased to host its next installment of Enthusiastic Events!, Dance: Broadway Stage and Screen. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Choreographer Twyla Tharp to Present New Work at the Joyce Theater This Summer
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

According to The New York Times, Tony Award winning choreographer Twyla Tharp will present her latest work this summer at the Joyce Theater. The work is currently untitled and is 'a dramatic piece set to a late Beethoven quartet.' Ms. Tharp is currently the artist in residence at the theatre.  (more...)

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