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Cast Announced for THE RING CYCLE at Birmingham Hippodrome This AutumnCast Announced for THE RING CYCLE at Birmingham Hippodrome This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

During the first week of November, the Mariinsky Theatre returns to the UK for an operatic showcase of Wagner's Ring in Birmingham at the historic Hippodrome and three operas originally written for the Mariinsky including the most recent Levsha (The Left-hander) by Rodion Shchedrin. With a 300-strong troop of musicians, soloists and chorus starting the tour in Cardiff with Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery, Valery Gergiev proceeds to London to present Russia's national epic Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov followed by the UK premiere of The Lefthander, both in concert versions at the Barbican. (more...)

Queens Theatre Presents MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, 10/11-12Queens Theatre Presents MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Queens Theatre (QT) is pleased to announce that their 2014-2015 Season Dance Series will begin with performances by the world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company on Saturday, October 11 at 2pm & 8pmand Sunday, October 12 at 3pm at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park). Tickets are available at queenstheatre.org and range from $25-$42. (Photos for Queens Theatre events are available here:http://bit.ly/QT_Photos) (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces 2014-2015 Season10 Hairy Legs Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs continues the company's aggressive repertory expansion in its third season exploring the range of the male dancer, adding 8 new works to its already extensive list. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Return to The Joyce Theater in OctoberPacific Northwest Ballet to Return to The Joyce Theater in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Joyce Theater is proud to present the Seattle-based Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), under the direction of former New York City Ballet dancer Peter Boal, returning after a wildly successful sold-out 2010 engagement, from October 8 - 12. With this return engagement, PNB will present two East Coast premieres by choreographers Christopher Wheeldon and Alejandro Cerrudo, and a preview of a brand new work by New York City Ballet principal dancer and acclaimed choreographer Justin Peck. Tickets, starting at $10, can be purchased through JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at www.joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Barbra Streisand & Burt Bacharach's Dynamic DuetsTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Barbra Streisand & Burt Bacharach's Dynamic Duets
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 18, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to a sensational TV special featuring music icons Barbra Streisand and Burt Bacharach in honor of this week's release of Streisand's PARTNERS. (more...)

Kuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HEREKuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Columbia Stages is proud to present OVER THERE, a playful drama by Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) and an allegory of competing ideologies set across both the Berlin Wall and consumer driven America. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dances Patrelle Presents ROMEO AND JULIETBWW Reviews: Dances Patrelle Presents ROMEO AND JULIET
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 17, 2014

Francis Patrelle, the artistic director/resident choreographer of Dances Patrelle says in a program note that prior to 1982 he had never seen any version of the Romeo and Juliet ballet. It certainly sounds strange to me. Where had he been all that time? It seems that everyone I knew in the dance world had seen some production of it. Even my brothers, who detest ballet, had seen the Fonteyn/Nureyev movie. Be that as it may, I won't hold it against him. (more...)

English National Ballet Presents the 2014-2015 Season, Featuring MODERN MASTERS, SWAN LAKE, and MoreEnglish National Ballet Presents the 2014-2015 Season, Featuring MODERN MASTERS, SWAN LAKE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

From the 10 - 15 March 2015 English National Ballet presents Modern Masters: Icons of 20th Century Choreography, a new triple bill at Sadler's Wells. The evening's programme includes works from two choreographers new to the Company's repertoire, William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and Spring and Fall by John Neumeier. The triple bill also includes Ji?í Kylián's Petite Mort, first performed by the Company in Ecstasy and Death in 2013. (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking NUREYEV'S EYES at American StageBWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking NUREYEV'S EYES at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Oct 19, 2014

Two actors in top form capture the spirit of Rudolf Nureyev and Jamie Wyeth in a wonderfully intimate production that needs to be seen during its brief run. (more...)

Cynthia Gregory to Receive 63rd Annual Capezio Dance AwardCynthia Gregory to Receive 63rd Annual Capezio Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation has announced the selection of Cynthia Gregory as the recipient of the 63rd annual Capezio Dance Award. The Foundation is a philanthropic organization funded by the world's premier dance and apparel manufacturer, Capezio Ballet Makers. (more...)

ONCE THE MUSIC PLAYED to Star Broadway's Lawrence Leritz & MoreONCE THE MUSIC PLAYED to Star Broadway's Lawrence Leritz & More
by Movies News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Once The Music Played, a new film by writer/director J. Niles, has just released an IndieGoGo campaign to partially fund the upcoming film. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Announces Spring/Summer 2015 SeasonThe Joyce Theater Announces Spring/Summer 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

The Joyce Theater (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), the nation's most prestigious theater devoted to modern dance, announced today the organization's programming for its 2015 Spring/Summer season, featuring a wide array of extraordinary companies, including return engagements of fan favorites and introductions to new companies making their Joyce debuts. (more...)

Moscow Ballet Announces North American Premiere of Principal Dancers in GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKERMoscow Ballet Announces North American Premiere of Principal Dancers in GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Moscow Ballet award-winning principal dancers, hailing from the world's best ballet colleges, premiere in North America on the 2014 World Peace tour. Ekaterina Bortiakova returns after garnering rave reviews in 2013, “Effortless dancing, a treat to watch, full of joyful energy,” Little Rock Democrat Gazette, Jennifer Godwin and “Epitome of a classical ballerina...to say that I was impressed would be an extreme understatement. Her performance was flawless.” Alt Daily, Virginia Beach. Bortiakova's partner Akzhol Mussakhanov is a native of Kazakhstan and laureate of several prestigious International Ballet Competitions. Rising star Yuliya Aleinik earned first place in Ukraine's “International Youth Classic Dance Competition” and in “Special Foundation of the President of Belarus for Talented Youth.” In addition she medaled at the 2010 3rd International Yuri Grigorovich Competition. Premiering in the US with Moscow Ballet Artem Belov medaled at Kazan's International Ballet Competition, was 1st place winner of Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Competition and was awarded Silver in 'Arabesque' competition IBC and more. ~ Widen Your World with Turkish Airlines, Moscow Ballet Partner for 2014 North American Great Russian Nutcracker Tour. Turkish Airlines flies to 261 destinations and more countries than any other airline ~ (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: 27 Wonderful Takes On Frank Loesser's Wintry Holiday Showstopper 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'FLASH FRIDAY: 27 Wonderful Takes On Frank Loesser's Wintry Holiday Showstopper 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 28, 2014

Marking 27 days until Christmas, today we pay tribute to an instantly recognizable Oscar-winning seasonal selection penned by Golden Age Broadway and Hollywood music master Frank Loesser, 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'. (more...)

FSLC and Dance Films Association Announce 43rd Dance on CameraFSLC and Dance Films Association Announce 43rd Dance on Camera
by Movies News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association announced today the lineup for the 43rd edition of Dance on Camera (more...)

Adiarys Almedia and Randy Herrera to Join Florida Youth Dance Gala, 2/7/15Adiarys Almedia and Randy Herrera to Join Florida Youth Dance Gala, 2/7/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

(West Palm Beach, FL – November 25, 2014) Mauricio Cañete, Founder and director of MC Dance Productions, today announced that international ballet stars Adiarys Almeida and Randy Herrera will join more than 50 talented dancers from 16 different dance academies to perform in the 2nd annual FLORIDA YOUTH DANCE GALA. The dance-packed event will be held at the Duncan Theatre, located on the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College, on Saturday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. The upcoming Gala is being sponsored by Só Dança USA, a leading provider of quality dance supplies. (more...)

Broadway's Lee Wilson to Sign 'REBEL ON POINTE' Memoir at Barnes & Noble Next MonthBroadway's Lee Wilson to Sign 'REBEL ON POINTE' Memoir at Barnes & Noble Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Lee Wilson, former cast member of Hello Dolly!, A Chorus Line, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Meet Me in St. Louis, will discuss and sign her new book, Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway, at Barnes & Noble on Broadway on Dec. 8. (more...)

Moscow Ballet to Bring THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to State Theatre, 12/13Moscow Ballet to Bring THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to State Theatre, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

An annual tradition at the State Theatre, Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker is a magical and timeless holiday tradition that comes to life...and snows over the audience! This fun-for-the-entire-family classic will be performed for two audiences on Saturday, December 13th. (more...)

Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev to Bring SOLO FOR TWO to London Coliseum, 6-9 AugustNatalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev to Bring SOLO FOR TWO to London Coliseum, 6-9 August
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

The world's most celebrated dancing partners, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev are re-united for this summer's hottest ticket, at the London Coliseum, Wednesday 6th - Saturday 9th August in producer Sergei Danilian's presentation of SOLO FOR TWO. (more...)

Ballet San Jose Announces International Tour of CARMEN with Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, 7/25-8/9Ballet San Jose Announces International Tour of CARMEN with Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, 7/25-8/9
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Ballet San Jose Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño has announced that the Company has been invited to tour with celebrated former Bolshoi Ballet starsNatalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in performances in Southern California, Moscow and London this summer. The tour repertoire will feature Osipova and Vasiliev's debuts in Roland Petit's Carmenwith Ballet San Jose with the balance of the program comprising pas de deux to be performed by the former Bolshoi artists. Performances will be given July 25-27 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA; July 31 and August 1-3 at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, Russia; and August 6-9 at the London Coliseum in London. The tour is presented by Ardani Artists. For more information, visit www.balletsj.org or www.ardani.com. (more...)

Sasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets Set for SLEEPING BEAUTY at Allen Civic Ballet TonightSasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets Set for SLEEPING BEAUTY at Allen Civic Ballet Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in a collaborative performance co-presented by the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic. Ms. De Sola and Mr. Helimets will dance the Grand Pas de Deux in The Sleeping Beauty Act III in collaboration with the Allen Civic Ballet and the performance will be accompanied by the Allen Philharmonic at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas on May 17, 2014. (more...)

Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve Comes to the Byham Theater TonightBallet du Grand Theatre de Geneve Comes to the Byham Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014

The Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will present Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve tonight, March 8, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater. Directed by Philippe Cohen, the Geneve Ballet is known around the world for its exquisite choreography and exciting artistic collaborations. The evening program will feature two works, Glory and Sed Lux Permanet. (more...)

RPM Productions to Present LA JOURNEE DES TZIGANES, THE DAY OF THE GYPSIES at Athenaeum Theatre, 4/11-12RPM Productions to Present LA JOURNEE DES TZIGANES, THE DAY OF THE GYPSIES at Athenaeum Theatre, 4/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

RPM Productions announces their original production La Journee des Tziganes, The Day of the Gypsies, to take place at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., April 11 - 12. The vibrant music and dance production features the John Jorgenson gypsy jazz quintet live onstage with the bravura choreography of RPM director and choreographer Gordon Peirce Schmidt. The two-day only production will take place on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 at 3 p.m., and last 90 minutes including one 15-minute intermission. Tickets are $42 and may be purchased by calling the Athenaeum Box Office at 773.935.6875 or by visiting www.athenaeumtheatre.org. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Unveils Newest Commissioned Portrait, DAME MONICA MASONThe National Portrait Gallery Unveils Newest Commissioned Portrait, DAME MONICA MASON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

A newly commissioned portrait of former ballerina and Director of the Royal Ballet, Dame Monica Mason, by artist Saied Dai has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANYBWW Reviews: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
by Barnett Serchuk - Mar 26, 2014

As I was going to the Paul Taylor performance I saw a woman wearing a mink coat and my brain retreated to my early teenage years when all those Blackglama ads were in vogue. You remember them: 'What becomes a legend most?' Among those featured in the advertisements were Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, and Martha Graham, among the many icons. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, Now thru 3/23Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

For DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, the fourth program of Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2013-2014 season, Artistic Director Peter Boal selects from his roster of acquisitions and increases them by one: The captivating mixed-bill program will feature a much-anticipated world premiere by Alejandro Cerrudo, resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. The program also reprises audience favorites TAKE FIVE...More or Less, Broadway-darling Susan Stroman's sunny slice of jazz-infused Dave Brubeck fun; and Susan Marshall's distinctive aerial duet, Kiss. Rounding out the lineup is Molissa Fenley's State of Darkness, a tour-de-force solo performance set to Stravinsky's riot-inducing The Rite of Spring. DIRECTOR'S CHOICE runs for seven performances only, today, March 14 through 23 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. (more...)

RPM Productions to Present LA JOURNEE DES TZIGANES, THE DAY OF THE GYPSIES at Athenaeum Theatre, 4/11-12RPM Productions to Present LA JOURNEE DES TZIGANES, THE DAY OF THE GYPSIES at Athenaeum Theatre, 4/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

RPM Productions announces their original production La Journee des Tziganes, The Day of the Gypsies, to take place at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., April 11 - 12. The vibrant music and dance production features the John Jorgenson gypsy jazz quintet live onstage with the bravura choreography of RPM director and choreographer Gordon Peirce Schmidt. The two-day only production will take place on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 at 3 p.m., and last 90 minutes including one 15-minute intermission. Tickets are $42 and may be purchased by calling the Athenaeum Box Office at 773.935.6875 or by visiting www.athenaeumtheatre.org. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet's WINNING WORKS: CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARDS 2014 Set for TonightJoffrey Ballet's WINNING WORKS: CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARDS 2014 Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

The upcoming performance of Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Award by The Joffrey Academy of Dance has changed venues due to last week's electrical fire at the Harris Theater, an event unrelated to the Winning Works production. The production will now take place at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut Street, and the date and time of the performance remain unchanged, which is tonight, March 1 at 7:00 pm. Winning Works ticket holders will be notified by the Joffrey Ballet box office staff about the change of venue. (more...)

GOTTA DANCE! Exhibit at Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Vintage Movie Poster Art, Summer 2014GOTTA DANCE! Exhibit at Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Vintage Movie Poster Art, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

The art of the dance movie poster is celebrated at Jacob's Pillow this summer with GOTTA DANCE!, an extraordinary exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. The posters, which feature stars such as Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Cyd Charisse, Eleanor Powell, and Astaire & Rogers, were selected from the personal collection of one of the genre's foremost experts, award-winning campaign designer and producer Mike Kaplan. GOTTA DANCE! includes a special six-poster salute to Marge and Gower Champion on the occasion of Marge Champion's 95th birthday. (more...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance Presents WINNING WORKS: CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARDS 2014 TonightJoffrey Academy of Dance Presents WINNING WORKS: CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARDS 2014 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, presents the fourth annual Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Award, featuring three World Premieres by rising-star choreographers Justin Allen, Stephanie Batten Bland and Norbert De La Cruz III. The three World Premieres, along with Academy Co-Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev's restaging of Le Roi S'Amuse, are performed by the international members of the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph Drive, one night only, tonight, March 1 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP, Starring Nureyev & Fonteyn, Screens at Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace TonightTHE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP, Starring Nureyev & Fonteyn, Screens at Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

'The Perfect Partnership', starring Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, is an outstanding documentary that features never before seen footage, interviews and dance selections between two of the greatest classical dancers to ever grace the world's stages - many critics will say the most magnificent and technically brilliant pair to dance the classical repertoire. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, 3/14-23Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, 3/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

For DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, the fourth program of Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2013-2014 season, Artistic Director Peter Boal selects from his roster of acquisitions and increases them by one: The captivating mixed-bill program will feature a much-anticipated world premiere by Alejandro Cerrudo, resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. The program also reprises audience favorites TAKE FIVE…More or Less, Broadway-darling Susan Stroman's sunny slice of jazz-infused Dave Brubeck fun; and Susan Marshall's distinctive aerial duet, Kiss. Rounding out the lineup is Molissa Fenley's State of Darkness, a tour-de-force solo performance set to Stravinsky's riot-inducing The Rite of Spring. DIRECTOR'S CHOICE runs for seven performances only, March 14 through 23 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at just $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, online at PNB.org, or in person at the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer Street. (more...)

The Joffrey Academy of Dance's WINNING WORKS Show Now at the Broadway Playhouse, 3/1The Joffrey Academy of Dance's WINNING WORKS Show Now at the Broadway Playhouse, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The upcoming performance of Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Award by The Joffrey Academy of Dance has changed venues due to last week's electrical fire at the Harris Theater, an event unrelated to theWinning Works production. The production will now take place at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut Street, and the date and time of the performance remain unchanged, which is Saturday, March 1 at 7:00 pm. Winning Works ticket holders will be notified by the Joffrey Ballet box office staff about the change of venue. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet's WINNING WORKS: CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARDS 2014 Changes Venue; Set for 3/1Joffrey Ballet's WINNING WORKS: CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARDS 2014 Changes Venue; Set for 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The upcoming performance of Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Award by The Joffrey Academy of Dance has changed venues due to last week's electrical fire at the Harris Theater, an event unrelated to the Winning Works production. The production will now take place at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut Street, and the date and time of the performance remain unchanged, which is Saturday, March 1 at 7:00 pm. Winning Works ticket holders will be notified by the Joffrey Ballet box office staff about the change of venue. (more...)

2014 Youth America Grand Prix Set for Lincoln Center, April 9-112014 Youth America Grand Prix Set for Lincoln Center, April 9-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

World's largest dance network and international student ballet scholarship audition - YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX - will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with three spectacular performances at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on April 9-11, 2014. (more...)

New York City Ballet Appoints Andrew Litton as New Music DirectorNew York City Ballet Appoints Andrew Litton as New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

New York City Ballet announced today that Andrew Litton has been named the Company's next Music Director. Litton, who currently serves as Music Director of both Norway's Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Denver's Colorado Symphony Orchestra, will become NYCB's Music Director Designate, effective immediately, and will begin his first season as the Company's Music Director next September for the start of NYCB's 2015-16 season. (more...)

Mariinsky Ballet Will Visit Howard Gilman Opera House in January!Mariinsky Ballet Will Visit Howard Gilman Opera House in January!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Responsible for producing some of the dance world's most influential artists-Pavlova, Nijinsky, Balanchine, Nureyev, Baryshnikov-the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra make a rare appearance at BAM January 15 through 25 with a series of full-length classics and contemporary ballets. Representing three centuries of Russian ballet, the residency opens with two full-length works-the Tchaikovsky classic Swan Lake, choreographed by Petipa and Ivanov, revised by Sergeyev; and Prokofiev's Cinderella from contemporary ballet choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. The company will also present Chopin: Dances for Piano-a repertory program featuring Michel Fokine's Chopiniana, Jerome Robbins' In the Night, and Benjamin Millepied's Without. In response to demand, a second performance of this repertory program has been added on January 25 at 3pm, as well as a performance of Cinderella on Jan 20 at 7:30pm. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs Extends ContractColorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs Extends Contract
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Colorado Ballet's Board of Trustees renewed Artistic Director Gil Boggs's contract for an additional five years. Boggs accepted the position of Artistic Director with Colorado Ballet in the spring of 2006. Colorado Ballet's Board of Trustees renewed Artistic Director Gil Boggs's contract for an additional five years. Boggs accepted the position of Artistic Director with Colorado Ballet in the spring of 2006. (more...)

The Colorado Ballet's Board of Trustees Renews Artistic Director Gil Boggs's Contract for 5 YearsThe Colorado Ballet's Board of Trustees Renews Artistic Director Gil Boggs's Contract for 5 Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Colorado Ballet's Board of Trustees renewed Artistic Director Gil Boggs's contract for an additional five years. Boggs accepted the position of Artistic Director with Colorado Ballet in the spring of 2006. (more...)

The New York City Ballet Presents the 2014 Fall Gala, 9/23The New York City Ballet Presents the 2014 Fall Gala, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

New York City Ballet's annual Fall Gala will once again celebrate ballet and fashion with a program that will include three world premiere ballets by Justin Peck, Liam Scarlett, and Troy Schumacher, as well as existing works by Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon, all featuring costumes designed by an international roster of some of the fashion world's most renowned talents: Thom Browne, Sarah Burton, Valentino Garavani, Carolina Herrera, and Mary Katrantzou. The one- time-only gala evening will take place on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, opening New York City Ballet's four-week Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Cast Announced for Christopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at Lincoln Center This FallCast Announced for Christopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at Lincoln Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation and The National Ballet of Canada today announced the casting for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, having its New York premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center, September 9 - 14, 2014. (more...)

Ruth Page Center for the Arts Announces Newberry Library as 2014 Recipient of the Distinguished Service AwardRuth Page Center for the Arts Announces Newberry Library as 2014 Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Venetia Stifler, Executive and Artistic Director of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, has announced the Newberry Library as the 2014 recipient of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts Distinguished Service Award. Presented for the first time in 2013, the Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual or organization that demonstrates extraordinary service and leadership in advancing the mission of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Newberry President David Spadafora will be presented with this award at the annual Ruth Page Center for the Arts Gala held Saturday, May 10 at the Chicago Yacht Club, 400 E. Monroe St. (more...)

2014 Youth America Grand Prix Set for Lincoln Center, Now thru April 112014 Youth America Grand Prix Set for Lincoln Center, Now thru April 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

World's largest dance network and international student ballet scholarship audition - YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX - will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with three spectacular performances at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on April 9-11, 2014. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance to Present 2014 Summer Series, 6/5-8; Live Simulcast Set for Millennium Park, 6/6Hubbard Street Dance to Present 2014 Summer Series, 6/5-8; Live Simulcast Set for Millennium Park, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, presents its Summer Series program June 5-8, 2014 featuring the 13th world premiere for the company by Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, with costumes by Branimira Ivanova, 'Jeff' Award-winning designer of numerous Hubbard Street premieres; and lighting by Michael Korsch, designer for both of Cerrudo's acclaimed works for Hubbard Street's main company in 2012: Little mortal jump and One Thousand Pieces. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Presents Its SUMMER SERIES Program, 6/5-8Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Presents Its SUMMER SERIES Program, 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, presents its Summer Series program June 5-8, 2014 featuring the 13th world premiere for the company by Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, with costumes by Branimira Ivanova, "Jeff" Award-winning designer of numerous Hubbard Street premieres; and lighting by Michael Korsch, designer for both of Cerrudo's acclaimed works for Hubbard Street's main company in 2012: Little mortal jump and One Thousand Pieces. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, Now thru 6/8Laguna Playhouse Presents Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. 'What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel,' remarks Wood. 'It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Expansion of 'HD at the Opera House' SeriesSarasota Opera Announces Expansion of 'HD at the Opera House' Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the expansion of its new broadcast and film series called 'HD at the Opera House'. This new series is allowing Sarasota Opera to expand its programming from the fall and winter season to year-around. In addition to opera, the series will include ballet and theater from some of the world's most famous venues. All showings will occur in the William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre at the Sarasota Opera House. (more...)

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