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BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Chita Rivera Awards and More!

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

1) Raja Feather Kelly's Newest Warhol-Inspired Work Headed to LUMBERYARD Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts will present the feath3r theory in: Another fing Warhol Production, or Who's Afraid of Andy Warhol?, a new work from Raja Feather Kelly and his company the feath3r theory, June 22-24 at The Kitchen as part of the second annual LUMBERYARD in the City festival.. (more...)

2) CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Dance in Film Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Dance in Film nominations for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today at a reception at The Lambs Club. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered films that opened during the 2016-2017 theater season.. (more...)

3) BWW Interview: A Conversation with Canadian Ballet Star Evan McKie, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada
by Taylor Long - May 27, 2017

Evan McKie, a Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, has enjoyed a thriving international career, performing with the Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the Tokyo Ballet to name a few. Hailed as 'among the absolute best in the world' (Dance Europe), it was my pleasure to chat with Evan about life as a dancer and his role in the upcoming ballet, A Streetcar Named Desire.. (more...)

4) Cady Huffman Tapped as Host for Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Two internationally acclaimed dance companies, a celebrated choreographer and a Tony Award-winning host have just been added to the already stellar lineup of Fire Island Dance Festival, which takes the stage July 14-16, 2017, in Fire Island, NY.. (more...)

5) National Ballet of Canada's Robert Binet Creates New Full-Length Ballet for Theatre Ballet Moscow
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate with The National Ballet of Canada, creates a new full-length ballet for Theatre Ballet Moscow, The Kreutzer Sonata. Based on Leo Tolstoy's novella of the same name, The Kreutzer Sonata makes its world premiere June 1 - July 13, 2017 with five performances at The Meyerhold Theatre Centre in Moscow.. (more...)

6) Jacques d'Amboise's National Dance Institute Shares The Power of Movement with Millions
by Christina Pandolfi - May 25, 2017

It's May 8, 2017 and I'm sitting in the National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts' quaint auditorium in Upper Manhattan, waiting for the students to take the stage. As part of the celebrated Art Nest series, this evening's mixed medium program centers on the loneliest woman in mythology: Medusa. But as the audience quiets for NDI Founder Jacques d'Amboise's speech, it is exactly the opposite feelings of community and togetherness that drum up pure joy.. (more...)

7) Vanessa Hudgens Joins Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy as a Judge on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2017

Actress, singer and dancer Vanessa Hudgens will join Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy as the third judge on this season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. The season premiere, airing Monday, June 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, will mark Hudgens' judging debut in part-one of the Los Angeles auditions.. (more...)

8) BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Serves up a Phantasmagorical Helping of Whipped Cream
by Sondra Forsyth - May 25, 2017

An overview on the NYC Metropolitan Opera web site of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's newest work, "Whipped Cream", calls the ballet a "dollop of delightful whimsy". Yet the full-length production by ABT's Artist in Residence, with a run at the opera house from May 23rd to July 1st 2017, is in fact a heaping serving of horror-infused revelry complete with drunken characters and an illness caused by overindulgence in sweets.. (more...)

9) Alessandra Belloni Brings MUSIC FOR THE BLACK MADONNA to Open Center 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Internationally renowned singer, tambourine virtuoso and acclaimed reviver of ancient southern Italian music, Alessandra Belloni, will join world famous master bansuri flautist Steve Gorn in a special performance to celebrate the Summer Solstice. The artists will blend healing chants, dances and drumming inspired by authentic ancient southern Italian spiritual teachings that honor the Black Madonna, revered in that region as Jesus' mother, Mary, who represents all souls seeking union with the Divine.. (more...)

10) Nashville Ballet presents EMERGENCE 6/1-3
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Nashville Ballet will close its 2016-2017 performance season with its popular experimental ballet series Emergence June 1-3, 2017, at Nashville Ballet's Studio A. This season's edition will feature the debut of three all-new Nashville Ballet collaborations only weeks in the making and the opportunity to interact with the artists to learn about the creative process.. (more...)

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