OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

 OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that Timothy O'Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, has been elected the new chairman of OPERA America's board of directors. He has been involved with OPERA America since 2006, when he participated in Leadership Advance, one of the organization's professional development programs. He joined OPERA America's board in 2011. O'Leary was elected chairman at OPERA America's recent annual business meeting — held during Opera Conference 2016 in Montreal — where eight new members were also elected to the board and three current members were re-elected to three-year terms.  (more...)

The Met to Feature Two Dozen Shaker Furniture, Decorative Arts, and Textiles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing—also known as the Shakers—is a utopian religious sect that rose to prominence in the 19th century. The simplicity and utility for which Shaker apparel, furniture, and architecture are known stem from the sect's religious beliefs and customs, which stress social, gender, economic, and spiritual equality for all members.  (more...)

Casting Announced for TWYLA THARP AND THREE DANCES at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Twyla Tharp and Three Dances, the previously announced program conceived and directed by Twyla Tharp and featuring two classics and one premiere, will be presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation for two weeks next month, July 10-23, in its intimate Chelsea home, located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

Cast Set for TWYLA THARP AND THREE DANCES at The Joyce Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Twyla Tharp and Three Dances, the previously announced program conceived and directed by Twyla Tharp and featuring two classics and one premiere, will be presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation for two weeks next month, July 10-23, in its intimate Chelsea home, located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. Part of the Pathways to Dance Upstate/Downstate initiative, Twyla Tharp and Three Dances will feature a company of long-time Tharp dancers along with new members.  John Selya, Matthew Dibble, Daniel Baker, Ramona Kelley, Amy Ruggiero, Eva Trapp, Nicholas Coppula, Kaitlyn Gilliland and Reed Tankersley make up the company. On the program are two Tharp classics, Brahms Paganini and Country Dances, and a new work, Beethoven Opus 130, set to Beethoven's Opus of the same title having its world premiere at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on June 30. This presentation, one of the must-see cultural events of the summer, marks the first time Tharp's company will perform on The Joyce's stage in almost 12 years. Tickets range in price from $10-$75 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)

9th Annual Choreographers' Canvas Set for 92nd Street Y
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

' I walk into a large white room. It's a dance studio in midtown Manhattan. To some people, this empty room symbolizes something profound, mysterious, and terrifying: the task of starting with nothing and working your way toward creating something whole and beautiful and satisfying.' This passionate verse from Twyla Tharp's book 'The Creative Habit' initially spawned the idea for the concept of Manhattan's annual event, The Choreographers Canvas. Now itn its ninth year, The Canvas is a platform for emerging and established choreographers to showcase their work Off-Broadway to industry professionals and the general public. This year Canvas will perform in one of New York's most prestigious venues for dance, the 92nd Street Y. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: NEW CHAMBER BALLET Regales with Musical and Choreographic Treasures
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 22, 2016

Since premiering twelve years ago, Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet has commissioned and presented over 100 new works. Fifty of these works have been created by Mr. Magloire himself. In addition to his duties as choreographer and artistic director he is also an award winning composer - and at one time the most beloved classroom musician in the city - which goes a long way towards explaining his special appreciation for music. All of his concerts are accompanied by accomplished musicians; the fantastic pianist Melody Fader and violinist Door Na performed for this season closing run. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY's Gala Evening 2016 Slated for Tomorrow at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Board of Directors, Chairman's Council, and Dancers of RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, proudly announce their GALA EVENING 2016,Wednesday, June 22, 2016 starting with a 7pm performance at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street featuring the NYC Premiere of Pascal Rioult's Polymorphous. (more...)

Radikal Records Announces Upcoming Release of Salt Ashes Self-Titled Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Brighton based electronic singer-songwriter Salt Ashes is set to release her self-titled debut album on Friday, July 15th on Radikal Records. (more...)

3rd Annual Fini Italian Dance Festival Set for 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Antonio Fini, dancer/choreographer/producer is proud to present the third annual Fini Dance Festival, featuring guest companies from Milan, Naples, and Modena Italy, appearing with U.S.-based companies with an 'Italian connection.'    Hostess for the evening will again be the glamorous Tabata Caldironi, noted dancer and TV personality in her home of Milan.   One performance only, Sunday July 24th, 7:30 PM, at MMAC, 248 West 60th Street, NYC. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 6/12/2016 - 6/19/2016
by BWW - Jun 19, 2016

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BWW Preview: RIOULT DANCE NY Astounds in the Open Rehearsal of 'Cassandra's Curse'
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 18, 2016

In preparation for its upcoming Joyce season, RIOULT Dance NY held an open rehearsal at the Gibney Dance Center at 890 Broadway featuring a run through of the company's upcoming world premiere, 'Cassandra's Curse'. Of course this refers to that doomed prophetess from the Trojan War who - though blessed with foresight - was cursed to never have her predictions believed. In an expansive opening, Artistic Director Pascal Rioult revealed that the piece was inspired by his passion for Euripides' 'The Trojan Women', a play that serves as a wellspring of material for his current artistic period. (more...)

Rioult Dance NY to Host Summer Intensive at Marymount Manhattan College in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, hosts its Summer Intensive from August 15-20, 2016 at Marymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71st Street. Study with Pascal Rioult and his dancers and experience the life of a professional dancer for a week! (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Martha Graham Dance Company is pleased to announce its 2016–17 season. The Company's tour kicks off in August and includes performances in 12 cities across the U.S., a performance residency in Madrid, and a weeklong engagement in Cuba, where the Company will perform as part of the renowned Havana International Ballet Festival. The Company's New York season will take place at the Joyce Theater in February 2017. The season also includes six events as part of the Company's popular Graham Studio Series, which offers audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the Company at work in the intimate setting of the Martha Graham Studio Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sylvia Waters and JERSEY NEW MOVES EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS at NJPAC 6/17
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 16, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Sylvia Waters about mentoring Kyle Marshall for 'Jersey (New) Moves Emerging Choreographers' at NJPAC on Friday, June 17th. (more...)

The Joyce Theater to Welcome L.A. Dance Project, 7/26-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will present one of the world's hottest dance companies, in its Joyce Theater debut, L.A. Dance Project, from July 26 to 30 at The Joyce Theater. (more...)

Diner en Blanc Philadelphia Expands to 5,000 Guests; Register Now!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Philadelphia, PA - From global phenomenon to highly sought-after "secret," Diner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia on Thursday, August 18, 2016 for an unforgettable evening filled with food, wine, fashion, culture and music. (more...)

BWW Review: JACK FERVER Mistakes The Kitchen for Camp
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 5, 2016

Jack Ferver never let up on his drag delivery. Switching arbitrarily from bad French to English or from danse to dance passed for plot in this cabaret act. The scantily clad men in the audience - I attended the June 30th, 2016 performance - lapped it up before they even had a chance to hear the next line. It was all good fun, though if there is an art to telegraphing intention it was not on display here. That was 'I Want You to Want Me': a surrealistic B movie romp ruled by a character with mystical abilities for no other reason than 'just because'. File it under lazy craftsmanship. The world that Mr. Ferver inhabited was self referential, sassy, and imbued with magic, not unlike a gay lounge. (more...)

BWW Review: LA DANCE PROJECT Bombs at The Joyce
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 27, 2016

Three men engage in acrobatic entanglements that transform from free-moving sculptural configurations to crumpled masses of bodies that roll all over the floor of a darkly lit fog filled stage. Resembling an improv-ed floor-work exercise full of incongruously musical acrobatic manipulations, this indulgent routine - replete with lingering touches and mashing of bodies into each other - revealed little about its performers and even less about itself the longer it went on. (more...)

New York City Center Announces Programming for Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

New York City Center presents Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC, November 3 through 6, celebrating Damian Woetzel's tenth year as artistic director of the Vail International Dance Festival. Channeling the spirit of the summer dance happening in the Rocky Mountains with three programs and an UpClose event, Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC brings the unique collaborative sensibility of Woetzel's festival to New York City, featuring dancers and musicians from many genres. (more...)

Sergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Instead of the usual gala fare -- bits of firecracker variations and pieces of ballet classics -- Sergei Danilian's 'Ardani 25 Dance Gala' at New York City Center, August 19 and 20, is classic Danilian. The intrepid impresario, who has never side-stepped risk, will celebrate Ardani Artists's quarter century of producing in the United States and abroad with a trio of U.S. premieres, two by young, unknown, but up-and-coming Russian choreographers, and one by American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes. (more...)

BWW Review: FINI DANCE FESTIVAL Parties La Via Italiana
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 26, 2016

Though it was hot and muggy on the evening of July 24th, 2016, the jam-packed audience at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was grinning agog like newly minted parents infatuated with their brood. The cause: a troupe of adorable bambine from Staten Island Ballet performing Ellen Tharp's 'Tarantella'. Though only one of these girls was delivering the movement nel modo Italiano, they were all so lively with their tambourine strikes and hops that even the most curmudgeonly of audience members applauded with gusto. (more...)

CUNY Dance Initiative Announces Fall 2016 Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Seven choreographers/companies will present world premieres. Bessie Award-winning performer Caleb Teicher will premiere his full-length Variations, set to Glenn Gould's iconic recording of Bach's "Goldberg Variations." Gabrielle Lamb will present a new group work inspired by artist Soghra Khurasani's woodblock prints, Chloe Arnold's Apartment 33 debuts, and Dzul Dance's new work, presented during Hispanic Heritage Month, explores the idea of ritual as a transformative experience via pre-Hispanic rites of passage. The fall season also includes premieres and performances by CDI artists Azul Dance Theatre, Lauren Cox/Humans Collective andMAWU, and showings by mwest dances, luciana achugar, and Urban Bush Women. Program details and schedule follow. (more...)


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Works by Graham, Taylor, Buglisi & More Set for Fini Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Antonio Fini, dancer/choreographer/producer presents the third annual Fini Dance Festival, featuring guest companies from Milan and Naples, appearing with U.S.-based companies with an 'Italian connection.' (more...)

Two Events this Weekend at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

THE SERIES: VOL. 1, presented by Ballet Inc. Saturday July 23 at 7:30 PM. Reservations: www.ballet-inc.org. FINI DANCE FESTIVAL Sunday, July 24 at 7:30 PM. Reservations: www.ticketsfly.com. (more...)

MONUMENT at Jacob's Pillow this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed "reaccession" of pioneering modernist choreographer Ted Shawn at The Museum of Modern Art, and recent performances at Tate Modern Museum as part of "20 Dancers of the 20th Century", Adam H Weinert returns with MONUMENT, an imaginative and dynamic new dance piece exploring legacy and identity. While others seek to turn museums into theatrical spaces, Weinert transforms the proscenium stage into an archive with stunning scenic design by Paul Tate dePoo III and lighting by JAX Messenger . The program includes historic choreography by Ted Shawn, Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon dating back to the early 20th century as well as creative re-imaginings of these events by Weinert and others - effectively transfiguring the site into a living archive, investigating ideas of mediation, memory and space. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Releases Full Schedule of Events for 10th Anniversary, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

CHICAGO (July 14, 2016) – The Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for its 10th annual series with George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco (performed byPennsylvania Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut), Alexander Ekman's Episode 31 (The Joffrey Ballet, originally commissioned in 2013), Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain (The Joffrey Ballet) and a new work by world-renowned choreographer Randy Duncan set to an original score by five-time Emmy Award-winning, Chicago-based composer Andy Mitranas as part of Chicago Dancing Festival's first-time collaboration with Chicago Dancers United, among program highlights. This year's event will present five unique programs in five days across Chicago's top downtown venues - the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, the highly anticipated return to the Auditorium Theatre, and for the first time at Navy Pier in celebration of the Festival's 10th anniversary - August 23-27, 2016. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Announces Repertoire for 10th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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Luciole International Theatre to Translate Photography to the Stage in PANGEA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Luciole International Theatre continues their inaugural season with passion, risk and awe. Houston has been named one of the most diverse cities in the United States. (more...)

2016 Jadin Wong Dance Award Fellow Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Jesse Obremski, a Juilliard graduate, has been selected the 2016 Jadin Wong Dance Fellow in Dance. This is the third year the Asian American Arts Alliance has administered this award on behalf of the New York Community Trust. The fellowship goes to an Asian American dancer/choreographer who is age 30 or under and is based in New York City. Mr. Obremski was selected in an open application process by a high-level review panel. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

Rioult Dance NY Gala Evening 2016 Raises More Than $183,000
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

The Board of Directors, Chairman's Council, and Dancers of RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, raised more than $183,000 at their GALA EVENING 2016 on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (more...)

Harand Theatre Camp Mourns Beloved Co-Founder
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Sulie Harand Friedman, co-founder of Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts, passed away Saturday evening, August 6 at the age of 97.  Sulie was preceded in death by Harand Camp co-founders - husband Byron Friedman, sister Pearl Harand Gaffin, and brother-in-law Sam Gaffin.  In addition to her legacy as a teacher, director and businesswoman through Harand Theatre Camp, Sulie was renowned for her one-woman interpretations of classic musicals. She will be remembered for her contributions to performing arts education and lasting impact on thousands of Haranders around the world. (more...)

Buglisi's 9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE Returns to Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Artistic Director, Jacqulyn Buglisi, and Buglisi Dance Theatre have been welcomed back by Lincoln Center for a sixth presentation of the transcendent  '9/11 Table of Silence,' a public performance tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace and healing, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi in collaboration with Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta.   (more...)

The Grand 1894 Opera House Presents STEPPIN' OUT LIVE WITH BEN VEREEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents Steppin' Out Live with Ben Vereen, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. (more...)

BWW Review: PROVINCIAL DANCES THEATRE Offers an Auspicious Start to AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL's First NYC Season
by Sondra Forsyth - Aug 3, 2016

Opening night on August 1st 2016 of a shared week at the Joyce presented by the venerable American Dance Festival got the six-day run off to an auspicious start. Provincial Dances Theatre, a company from Russia, treated dancegoers to two mesmerizing contemporary works by Tatiana Baganova that will also be on the boards August 2nd and 3rd. From August 4th to 6th, the Miami-based Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre will complete the season. (more...)

Scoop: NYC-ARTS September 2016 Listings on THIRTEEN
by TV Scoop - Aug 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS September 2016 Listings, airing on THIRTEEN (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 8/14/2016 - 8/21/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

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HELD: A MUSICAL FANTASY Sets Venue at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) a production of The Present Company presents HELD: A Musical Fantasy, a poignant story of childhood friends growing apart in a world where reality is fluid and time can stand still, with book and lyrics by Kelly Maxwell and music by Meghan Rose. (more...)

The Yard to Present Malpaso Dance Company This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Malpaso Dance Company returns in 2016 to the scene of their overwhelming, standing- room-only triumph in the 2015 YARD ARTS season with two (2) new and different programs - 1) a sparkling repertory of Cuban and American works on Tuesday, August 16th at the MVPAC in Oak Bluffs (at 7 PM); and 2) a work in progress, Dreaming of Lions, based on Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea," developed in part in a Yard 2016 Offshore Creation Residency, on Thursday, August 18th, at The Yard's Patricia Nanon Theater (2 performances, at 11 AM and 8 PM). (more...)

Benjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

'The Round Table 2016', presented by Benjamin Briones Ballet, is a collection of some of the most fresh and innovative, upcoming and established choreographers and dance companies in the field. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company's GrahamDeconstructed to Present DARK MEADOW, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

New York, NY, August 8, 2016 – The GrahamDeconstructed series brings audiences behind the scenes for an intimate view of Martha Graham's masterworks. On September 13 and 14, the Martha Graham Dance Company will present a rehearsal showing of Dark Meadow Suite, an arrangement of highlights from Dark Meadow (1946).  (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company to Appear at The Alden in McLean
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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Marblehead School of Ballet Celebrates 45th Anniversary and Launches 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) celebrates its 45th anniversary this fall with a new season of classes for 2016-2017, beginning on Monday, August 29.  Classes are taught at the school's studio, located at 115 Pleasant Street, in Marblehead, Massachusetts. (more...)

2016 Martha Hill Awards Gala Will Honor Ann Hutchinson Guest & Deborah Jowitt
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Martha Hill Dance Fund is pleased to announce The 2016 Martha Hill Awards Gala, which will take place Monday November 21, 6 to 10 PM, at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.  (more...)

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College to Premiere DZUL DANCE: RITES OF PASSAGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College present the World Premiere of Rites of Passage on September 24, 2016 at 8pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. (more...)

Dance, Music, Comedy, Shakespeare and More Slated for The Alden in McLean's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Alden in McLean's riveting 2016-2017 Professional Artist Series brings many of the sold-out, audience favorites' of past seasons back for an encore. The result is an amazing and diverse offering of some of the best performers in the dance, theatre and music worlds, all conveniently accessible to residents of the DMV. (more...)

Voices Carry Presents World Premiere of STRINGS ATTACHED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Voices Carry, Inc. will present the World Premiere of Strings Attached, a multidisciplinary project, involving contemporary dance, abstract puppetry, an original score, and performance art, for two weekends opening on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles in Downtown LA. The work, which has been in development for three years, is a window into the human capacity to love, with a focus on the universal feelings of grief, forgiveness, devotion, entrapment, and joy. Voices Carry, a nonprofit corporation guided by Artistic Director Madeline Leavitt, is dedicated to breaking down cultural barriers and embracing diversity through dance, theatre, and performance art.  (more...)

BalaSole Dance Co. to Bring MIXTUS to Ailey Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 6th Year Anniversary and 17th NYC concert season of BalaSole in 'MIXTUS,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, on August 13 & 14, 8PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

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