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BWW Review: Digging in Deep with JOYA POWELL/MOVEMENT of the People Dance CompanyBWW Review: Digging in Deep with JOYA POWELL/MOVEMENT of the People Dance Company
by Caryn Cooper - February 5, 2016

The Annual FLICfest, founded and curated by Jeramy Zimmerman and now in its sixth year, gave six choreographers an opportunity to present feature-length independent works at the Irondale Center, located in the heart of Brooklyn's Downtown Arts District. The work featured the world premiere of the piece Song and Dance You with choreography by Joya Powell and the members of the Movement of the People Dance Company -- Jenny Efremova, Brittany Grier, Jhia Jackson, Megan Minturn, Rachel Moore, Leah Moriarty, James Murray, Belinda Saenz, and Candace Tabbs -- along with live music by violinist Zoe Aqua and text by Amina Henry. Through the dissection of the sociocultural and sociopolitical constraints of our nation's racial divide, this piece seeks to answer the question "What does it take for Black Lives to actually matter in the eyes of all Americans?" (more...)
New York Live Arts Presents 2015-16 'Fresh Tracks' Performance Showcase This WeekendNew York Live Arts Presents 2015-16 'Fresh Tracks' Performance Showcase This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - February 5, 2016

New York Live Arts recently announced the artists selected for the 2015-2016 Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program. The 2015-2016 Fresh Tracks artists are Melanie Greene, Sarah Lifson, Eli Tamondong, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes and Jonathan Gonzalez, and Georgia Wall and Itamar Segev. These artists will present their works in the Fresh Tracks performance showcase, this weekend, February 5 - 6, 2016, at 7:30pm. (more...)
World Music Institute and 92Y Present Indian Violinist L. Subramaniam TonightWorld Music Institute and 92Y Present Indian Violinist L. Subramaniam Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 5, 2016

For the first time in its distinguished history, the World Music Institute's Masters of Indian Music series presents India's violin icon L. SUBRAMANIAM, revered around the world as 'The Paganini of Indian Classical music.' Co-presented with 92Y, the concert takes place tonight, February 5 at 8:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y.  (more...)
2016 Richard Tucker Opera Gala 'FROM BOCELLI TO BARTON' Airs Tonight on PBS as Part of Live From Lincoln Center2016 Richard Tucker Opera Gala 'FROM BOCELLI TO BARTON' Airs Tonight on PBS as Part of Live From Lincoln Center
by TV News Desk - February 5, 2016

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER - the multiple Emmy Award-winning performing arts series that for more than 40 years has showcased the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center - will broadcast the opera world's most highly anticipated event of the season tonight, February 5, 2016. (more...)
INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS: TARGET EARTH Comes to Schimmel CenterINTERGALACTIC NEMESIS: TARGET EARTH Comes to Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 2016

When The Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel premiered, more than 2,100 people turned out. Shortly thereafter, it was featured on NPR and Conan O'Brien. Now, in its third touring season, the production has hit more than 80 venues around the US, UK, and Canada, including a run at the New Victory Theatre on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind all-ages show is not to be missed. (more...)
Miller Theatre to Present Composer Portrait of Romanian Spectralist Iancu DumitrescuMiller Theatre to Present Composer Portrait of Romanian Spectralist Iancu Dumitrescu
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its Composer Portraits series with Bucharest's Iancu Dumitrescu, leader of the little-known movement Romanian Spectralism, which will be on rare display the entire week. (more...)
BWW Review: Dada Masilo's SWAN LAKE Sets New Standard for Ballet and BeyondBWW Review: Dada Masilo's SWAN LAKE Sets New Standard for Ballet and Beyond
by Olga El - February 4, 2016

The house was full on the opening night of Dada Masilo's Swan Lake at the Joyce Theater on February 2, 2016. I quickly realized why. The ballet boasts incredible energy, attitude, innovation and diversity rarely seen in a typical ballet, all without sacrificing an engaging story and superb technique. (more...)
Mivos Quartet Plays Steve Reich in BANG ON A CAN: UNORTHODOX at The Jewish Museum TonightMivos Quartet Plays Steve Reich in BANG ON A CAN: UNORTHODOX at The Jewish Museum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 2016

Tonight, February 4, 2016 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present Bang on a Can: Unorthodox, a concert featuring the acclaimed Mivos Quartet that will celebrate composers who defy conventional forms and genres. (more...)
NYFOS Next Festival of New Songs Launches TodayNYFOS Next Festival of New Songs Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 2016

New York Festival of Song's contemporary song series NYFOS Next -- dubbed 'invaluable' by The New Yorker and The New York Times -- enters its sixth season and continues its new format: a three-concert February mini-festival in the intimate state-of-the-art recital hall at OPERA America's National Opera Center. The Thursday concerts take place today, February 4, as well as February 11, and 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)
Miller Theatre Opens 2016 Composer Portraits Series with Ashley Fure TonightMiller Theatre Opens 2016 Composer Portraits Series with Ashley Fure Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens its 2016 series of Composer Portraits with Ashley Fure, featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and David Fulmer, conductor, tonight, February 4, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). (more...)
ANRI SALA: ANSWER ME Opens Today at the New MuseumANRI SALA: ANSWER ME Opens Today at the New Museum
by BWW News Desk - February 3, 2016

In February 2016, the New Museum will present a major exhibition of the work of Anri Sala, whose innovative and rigorous work has garnered critical acclaim. Though Sala has exhibited internationally since the late 1990s, 'Anri Sala: Answer Me' will mark his first solo presentation at a New York museum. The exhibition will be on view from today, February 3, through April 10, 2016. (more...)
Jazz Saxophonist Fred Staton to Celebrate 101st Birthday in NYCJazz Saxophonist Fred Staton to Celebrate 101st Birthday in NYC
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2016

Fred Staton, jazz saxophonist, will celebrate his 101st birthday at the Monday Night Jam, hosted by the Jazz Foundation of America in NYC, on February 15. Fred, whose sister is the late Jazz/Blues songstress, Dakota Staton, is evidence of the power of jazz and the importance of living a life of passion, no matter one's age. (more...)
New York Theatre Ballet to Appear at New York Live Arts This MonthNew York Theatre Ballet to Appear at New York Live Arts This Month
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will perform at New York Live Arts from February 24-27, 2016. New York Live Arts is located at 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. Performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm; and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Coming to NYU SkirballPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Coming to NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2016

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and National Geographic Live are pleased to present Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, the first woman to scale the earth's 14 highest mountain peaks without the use of supplementary oxygen, in an adventure-packed multimedia presentation titled K2: Danger and Desire on the Savage Mountain at NYU Skirball Center on February 23 at 7:30 p.m. Kaltenbrunner will share the dramatic story of how she prepared for and triumphed on K2, the world's second highest mountain, told with breathtaking photos and video from the roof of the world. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Kaltenbrunner in action! (more...)
Philharmonia Orchestra of New York Comes to Jazz at Lincoln Center This SpringPhilharmonia Orchestra of New York Comes to Jazz at Lincoln Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2016

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) debut season at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall will bring unprecedented visual spectacle to two landmark symphonies of Mahler and Berlioz in a pair of concerts under principal conductor Atsushi Yamada. (more...)
Prudence Wright Holmes to Present WILLA CATHER: HER LIFE AND LOVESPrudence Wright Holmes to Present WILLA CATHER: HER LIFE AND LOVES
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2016

Willa Cather: Her Life and Loves, a biographical and literary play written and performed by Prudence Wright Holmes, is set for Sunday, February 21, 3:00 PM at The New York Society Library, 53 East 79th Street (just east of Madison Avenue; 6 train to 77th Street).  (more...)
Christina Bianco and More to Bring Immersive Event MYSTERY OF THE SILVER CHALICE to Joe's PubChristina Bianco and More to Bring Immersive Event MYSTERY OF THE SILVER CHALICE to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public will present the New York premiere of the new immersive theater event MYSTERY OF THE SILVER CHALICE, written and directed by Taylor Doherty. (more...)
Review Roundup: Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA at the Metropolitan OperaReview Roundup: Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA at the Metropolitan Opera
by Review Roundups - February 2, 2016

Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA opened at the Metropolitan Opera on January 29th. The second chapter of soprano Sondra Radvanovsky's quest to sing all three Donizetti Tudor queen operas in the same season has her playing the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Sir David McVicar's stunning production turns on the dramatic confrontation between Mary and her arch nemesis, Queen Elizabeth-compellingly portrayed by soprano Elza van den Heever. Riccardo Frizza conducts. (more...)
Sondra Fosyth Named New Editor-in-Chief of BWW Dance WorldSondra Fosyth Named New Editor-in-Chief of BWW Dance World
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com announces that effective February 1st 2016, Barnett Serchuk has stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of BWW Dance World, and Sondra Forsyth has assumed the position.   (more...)
The Onomatopoeia Lab Experience Returns TonightThe Onomatopoeia Lab Experience Returns Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2016

The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company is happy to announce the next session of The Onomatopoeia Lab Experience!  (more...)
The Music of Adele & Sam Smith Comes to City Winery TonightThe Music of Adele & Sam Smith Comes to City Winery Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2016

Marcus Linial of ML Presents, producer of Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl, has just announced THE MUSIC OF ADELE & SAM SMITH. Tonight, February 2nd, you'll have a chance to experience a live tribute concert at the beautiful City Winery. (more...)
Carnegie Hall to Welcome The Pedrito Martinez Group This Month in Zankel HallCarnegie Hall to Welcome The Pedrito Martinez Group This Month in Zankel Hall
by BWW News Desk - February 1, 2016

On Friday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall presents Grammy Award-nominated Latin jazz band The Pedrito Martinez Group, led by Cuban percussionist and vocalist Pedrito Martinez, in an evening of music centered on the Afro-Cuban rumba tradition, and the bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. (more...)
Lisa Hansen and Eddie Venegas to Join North/South Chamber Orchestra on Valentine's DayLisa Hansen and Eddie Venegas to Join North/South Chamber Orchestra on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - February 1, 2016

The North/South Chamber Orchestra continues its series of free-admission concerts on Sunday afternoon February 14, 2016. Flutist Lisa Hansen and trombonist Eddie Venegas will join conductor Max Lifchitz and the Grammy nominated ensemble for an eclectic program featuring first performances of action-packed works by Joel Feigin and Eddie Venegas as well as two other invigorating pieces performed previously penned by Max Lifchitz and Robert Martin. (more...)
FANTASTIC ART CHINA: International Creative Festival Exhibit to Open 2/6 at Javits CenterFANTASTIC ART CHINA: International Creative Festival Exhibit to Open 2/6 at Javits Center
by BWW News Desk - February 1, 2016

The Fantastic Art China: International Creative Festival exhibit at Javits Center North (11th Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets) will feature the works of top master and emerging contemporary Chinese artists from The China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) along with other rising young artists from China and America. (more...)
NY Philharmonic's Very Young People's Concerts to Continue with FORTE AND PIANONY Philharmonic's Very Young People's Concerts to Continue with FORTE AND PIANO
by BWW News Desk - February 1, 2016

The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts (VYPCs), for children ages 3 to 6, will continue its 11th season Sunday, February 28, 2016, at 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, February 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street. (more...)

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