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Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week!


1) Yo-Yo Ma to Co-Lead 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute Arts Program, Citizen University, and the Annenberg Foundation and The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, presents the 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit: Activating Citizen Artists. Exploring JFK Ideals. Creating Cultural Moonshots. The Arts Summit will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab and adjoining spaces.. (more...)


2) BWW Review: Turning Up the Volume with the AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION's Rhythm in Motion
by Caryn Cooper - April 07, 2017

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), under the artistic direction of Tony Waag, presented its 5th yearly showcase Rhythm in Motion, March 29-April 2, 2017 at the Duke on 42nd Street. The series featured two distinct programs of fresh, groundbreaking tap dance choreography, with some strong and emotional statements. This is a very interesting time for tap dance as "the world has finally realized that tap dance and tap choreography can also test the audience, tell a story, be influenced by world issues and express anger, fear, sadness, and spirituality" said Mr. Waag, ATDF Artistic/Executive Director and curator of this show. The program featured some of the best and emerging tap dancers/choreographers of this time.. (more...)


3) Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg to Bring RED GISELLE to the Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, one of Russia's premier ballet companies, returns to the Auditorium Theatre May 19-21 for three performances of Boris Eifman's extraordinary and engrossing Red Giselle, which had its Chicago debut at the Auditorium in 2000.. (more...)


4) Photo Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, Vol. 2
by Jerri Shafer - April 07, 2017

New Vision Dance Co. presents ' UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, vol. 2', a contemporary program of intimate solo choreography both created and performed by the company. This is our 2nd annual presentation of an evening of solo works and small dance pieces. Artistic director, Melissa Gould will also reveal works in progress inspired by the challenges of confined space. Audience members will experience inventive movement in the immersive Green Room at Short North Stage in five individual hour-long performances. Proceeds support the company's upcoming 2017 season. We have an incredible line up of dance as well as guest vocal performances to entertain you. When: 4/7 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.; 4/8 at 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Where: The Green Room at Short North Stage, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201 Admission: $15, available at www.shortnorthstage.org. (more...)


5) ADM21 to Announce First-Ever Nominees for Chita Rivera Awards This May
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2017

As previously announced, the inaugural Chita Rivera Awards will be produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) and its Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Nikki Feirt Atkins.. (more...)


6) Schimmel Center Presents New York Theatre Ballet's UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN/DANCE And THE ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

Schimmel Center presents New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) Uptown/Downtown/Dance at Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce Street, NYC, on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017 at 7:30pm and The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies! on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3pm.. (more...)


7) BWW Previews: ROMANCE at Merriam Theater
by Scott Serio - April 09, 2017

Pennsylvania Ballet's Short Run of Romance Provides Rich Tapestry This Weekend. (more...)


8) BWW Review: AILEY II Graces the Stage with a Night of Premieres
by Caryn Cooper - April 06, 2017

Following their 25-city world tour, Ailey II returned to the Big Apple for their annual New York City season and debut at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, March 29-April 2 2017. The company performed two distinct programs, including four world premieres. Ailey II is a universally renowned group of young performers who are fantastic dancers, with amazing technique and energy. I had the privilege to attend the "All New" program, which truly showcased why they are one of the most popular dance companies in the country.. (more...)


9) Instrumental Musical Dance Experience FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH Comes to NYC
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

NYC actor/producer/musician Christopher Bayon is proud to announce the world premiere of his new Off-Broadway musical, FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH. Under the musical direction of award-winning New York big band leader/composer, Seth Weaver, FWIW presents a unique portrayal of a love story told entirely through music and dance. Inspired by STOMP, the story pits jazz versus classical musicians in a musical battleground. When the jazz Trumpet player (Bayon) falls for the classical Violinist (Xiaoqing Zhang), will love be "instrumental" in bridging the two genres?. (more...)


10) American Tap Dance Foundation Slates Summer Dates for TAP CITY 2017
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), Tony Waag, Artistic/Executive Director, announced today its 2017 line up for TAP CITY, the NYC Tap Festival, July 8 through July 15.. (more...)


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