Hottest Articles on from 12/22/2013 - 12/29/2013

Below are's most popular articles from 12/22/2013 - 12/29/2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) STAGE TUBE: 55 Year Old Dancer, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, Returns to the Stage in REVELATIONS
by Stage Tube - December 26, 2013

In conjunction with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's current holiday season at New York City Center, the celebration of the new year, and The January 5th season finale on what would have been Alvin Ailey's 83rd birthday; The Ailey Extension will offer special programs now through January. Starting tonight programs will include Revelationsworkshops taught by leading dancers from the Company's 55 year history, and the all new 'Get Fit in '14' challenge beginning on January 2nd. (more...)

2) Debbie Allen Dance Academy Wins 7th AnnuAl Goldstar National Nutcracker Award
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2013

Goldstar, the world's biggest ticket booth, has announced the winner of the 7th AnnuAl Goldstar National Nutcracker Award: Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker at Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles, which competed with nearly 60 other productions of The Nutcracker across the country. In addition to receiving "The Nutty" statuette, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker will receive a cash prize to benefit the organization's education programs, as well as the honor of being declared 'the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S.' (more...)

3) BWW Reviews: The Colorado Ballet Shines with Their 53rd Annual Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by Michael Mulhern - December 23, 2013

f I could choose one word to describe this fantastic production and time honored tradition from the Colorado Ballet, it would be CHARMING! (more...)

4) BWW Reviews: Michael Pink's NUTCRACKER Perfects Visions of Sugarplums
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - December 24, 2013

While 'visions of sugarplums' may appear fantastical, Artistic Director Michael Pink presents these marvelous performance delights for the city this December. Under Pink's direction and choreography, The Milwaukee Ballet presents Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker for another holiday season. While Pink's revisions have created treasured memories for the past decade during his tenure, various other versions along with live music from the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra have transformed the ballet into reality in Milwaukee for almost 40 years. (more...)

5) Smuin Ballet to Host 2014 XXRAVAGANZA GALA, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2013

Celebrating its rich history of quality and innovation in choreography, Smuin Balletcelebrates its 20th Anniversary with a dynamic 2014 XXRAVAGANZA GALA, to be held Saturday, March 1, 2014. Honorary Chairs Elaine and Tony La Russa are joined by Event Co-chairs Patti and Jerry Hume, Athena and John Konstin, and celebrity guest auctioneers, former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown and "Voice of the Giants" Renel Brooks-Moon, to create an exhilarating tribute to Smuin Ballet, featuring highlights from the past 20 years as well as glimpses of this season's brilliant lineup. Senator Mark Leno will open the festivities with a special presentation from the State Senate in honor of Smuin Ballet and its 20 years of creative and artistic excellence. The black tie event will include a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a delectable dinner catered by McCall's, live auction, and performance by Smuin Ballet's acclaimed dancers. Smuin Ballet's 2014 XXRAVAGANZA GALA takes place at The Galleria, 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco. For tickets or for more information, the public may contact Smuin Ballet at (415) 556-5000 x106 or visit (more...)

6) BWW Reviews: TERRACOTTA PRINCE A Fresh Take on Nutcracker
by Harmony Wheeler - December 23, 2013

My mother took me to the ballet when I was young. I came home with a souvenir bouquet and would not stop listening or dancing to the score, imagining a giant Christmas tree and those nasty rats scurrying across my living room floor. I like to imagine the magic of theatre and the arts creating that same wonder for people all over the world. (more...)

7) The Joffrey Academy of Dance Hosts an African Dance Master Class in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr., 1/20
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2013

CHICAGO (December 23, 2013) - In honor of DR. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, hosts an African Dance Master Class with Andrea Vinson. Well-suited for families, this class is an introduction to African dance and is appropriate for all levels of dance experience. Students learn a variety of traditional African dance steps accompanied by live drummers. The Master Class takes place on the 4th floor of Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street, on the official MLK holiday, Monday, January 20, 12:00-1:00 pm. (more...)

8) Houston Ballet to Stage ALADDIN, 2/20-3/2
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2013

From February 20-March 2, 2014, Houston Ballet presents the North American Premiere of David Bintley's Aladdin, the first work by the celebratEd English choreographer to enter Houston Ballet's repertoire. (more...)

9) Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOMIX at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2013

Moses Pendleton's wildly popular MOMIX returns to The Joyce Theater for three-weeks this holiday season with reMIX, a collection of the company's most striking images from over 30 years of work from December 17 - January 5. Tickets, priced from $10 - $59 ($26 - $44 for Joyce members), can be purchased by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (@ 19th street) in Chelsea. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

10) New York Live Arts Announces LIVE ARTERY 2014 Lineup, 1/10-12
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2013

New York Live Arts has announced the schedule for Live Artery 2014, a three-day event at New York Live Arts connecting dance and body-based artists with curators, presenters and the public. Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference, Live Artery 2014 will feature two full remounts; excerpts from three new works and seven work-in-progress showings of New York Live Arts commissions; along with work-in-progress showings by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (New York Live Arts' Resident Dance Company) and Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion (New York Live Arts' Resident Commissioned Artist), offering no less than eleven public events. (more...)

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