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BWW Interview: ZJ Fang, the Chinese Soloist In ABT: How Injury Gave Me A Second Chance In Ballet at Lincoln Center BWW Interview: ZJ Fang, the Chinese Soloist In ABT: How Injury Gave Me A Second Chance In Ballet at Lincoln Center
by Qianqian Xing - September 25, 2018

Zhong-Jing Fang was promoted to soloist at the American Ballet Theatre in 2018, the first Chinese ballerina to be promoted to soloist since Yan Chen in 1993. Almost ten years ago, she tore her posterior tibial tendon in her right foot during a rehearsal. Doctors told her that the chances of her ret... (more...)
BWW Dance Interview: Kevin Winkler, Author of Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical. BWW Dance Interview: Kevin Winkler, Author of Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical.
by Barnett Serchuk - August 03, 2018

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BWW Interview: Choreographer Janet Roston Makes MOVES Everybody Wants To Dance To BWW Interview: Choreographer Janet Roston Makes MOVES Everybody Wants To Dance To
by Gil Kaan - July 18, 2018

Uber busy, much in-demand choreographer Janet Roston will have three separate theatre productions running this month of July. Already opened - CABARET at Celebration Theatre and MUTT HOUSE at Kirk Douglas - Janet's latest choreographic piece GATSBY REDUX will be world premiering July 24, 2018 as par... (more...)
BWW Preview: NU AN SPIRITUAL DANCE SERIES 2018: 'MOVING THROUGH TEA' & 'UNIVERSAL EMOTIONS at Symphony Space BWW Preview: NU AN SPIRITUAL DANCE SERIES 2018: 'MOVING THROUGH TEA' & 'UNIVERSAL EMOTIONS at Symphony Space
by Cindy Sibilsky - May 09, 2018

In her new works: 'Moving Through Tea' & 'Universal Emotions,' for her Symphony Space debut on May 11th, Nuo An brings a delightful, charming and irreverent sense of childlike play and inquisitiveness to her work that explodes in powerful, surprising and deeply moving representations of the true ess... (more...)
BWW Interview: Adham Hafez of TO CATCH A TERRORIST at Ellen Stewart Theatre For The La MaMa Moves Festival BWW Interview: Adham Hafez of TO CATCH A TERRORIST at Ellen Stewart Theatre For The La MaMa Moves Festival
by Cindy Sibilsky - May 07, 2018

Adham Hafez, Egyptian creator, performer, academic and the founder of Adham Hafez Company and HaRaKa Platform, is no stranger to delving deep into controversial topics and forcing his audiences to examine everything they think they know about particular cultures, beliefs, and histories. Hafez is a b... (more...)
BWW Dance Interview: Daniel Ulbricht Discusses 'Dance Against Cancer.' BWW Dance Interview: Daniel Ulbricht Discusses 'Dance Against Cancer.'
by Barnett Serchuk - May 05, 2018

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BWW Review: Dance Theatre Of Harlem Sparkles at The Broad Stage BWW Review: Dance Theatre Of Harlem Sparkles at The Broad Stage
by Valerie-Jean Miller - April 23, 2018

There are certain Dance Companies that are in a class by themselves. Dance Theatre of Harlem is one of them. They not only encompass many forms of the Dance brilliantly, they are committed to diversity in their dancers and repertoire.... (more...)
BWW Dance Interview: Roberto Campanella BWW Dance Interview: Roberto Campanella
by Barnett Serchuk - April 12, 2018

Born and raised in Rome, Roberto Campanella trained at the Scuola Italiana di Danza Contemporanea. In 1985, Roberto joined the Compagnia Italiana di Danza Contemporanea and later joined the prestigious Aterballetto. In 1993 he joined The National Ballet of Canada, where he was soon promoted to soloi... (more...)
BWW Interview: Callum Spencer of RIVERDANCE at WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE BWW Interview: Callum Spencer of RIVERDANCE at WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE
by Lorens Portalatin - March 14, 2018

Callum Spencer: From Warwickshire, England, Callum danced with the Matthews Academy. He consistently placed in the top ten at World Championships and top five at the All Ireland Championships and other majors. Callum has appeared in the RTE TV series Dance Off and was chosen as lead for Noctu in Ire... (more...)
BWW Dance Interview: Stefanie Nelson - Artistic Director BWW Dance Interview: Stefanie Nelson - Artistic Director
by Barnett Serchuk - December 08, 2017

Stefanie Nelson is the Artistic Director of Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, a New York City-based contemporary performance ensemble. Her work distills deeply personal ideas into highly kinetic, expressive, and provocative works that are rooted in cross-media collaboration with artists working in music, ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Director Sam Scalamoni on ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden BWW Interview: Director Sam Scalamoni on ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden
by Bob Rizzo - November 27, 2017

Madison Square Garden ushers in the holiday season with the New York return of Elf The Musical. Director Sam Scalamoni oversees a cast of 28 including George Wendt (Cheers) starring as Santa Claus. The show is playing a limited engagement at The Theater at Madison Square Garden from December 13th th... (more...)
BWW Interview: Q&A with National Ballet's Hannah Fischer on THE WINTER'S TALE BWW Interview: Q&A with National Ballet's Hannah Fischer on THE WINTER'S TALE
by Taylor Long - November 03, 2017

Hannah Fischer, a First Soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, is taking on the leading role of Hermione in the company's production of Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE. BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long was lucky to get a few minutes to chat with Fischer about life as a dancer and her role i... (more...)
BWW Interview: THE RED SHOES Keep Cordelia Braithwaite on Her Toes BWW Interview: THE RED SHOES Keep Cordelia Braithwaite on Her Toes
by Naomi Serviss - October 24, 2017

I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with dance,' Braithwaite said, 'but it's all I've done.' Since joining Matthew Bourne's company, her dance repertoire has expanded to include ballet.... (more...)
BWW Interview: CAGNEY's Joshua Bergasse - A Smash With Students & HONEYMOONERS Alike! BWW Interview: CAGNEY's Joshua Bergasse - A Smash With Students & HONEYMOONERS Alike!
by Gil Kaan - October 04, 2017

The hit musical CAGNEY, direct from the Off-Broadway boards, will tap their tapping feets at the El Portal Theatre beginning October 5, 2017. This story of Hollywood legend James Cagney receives its complementary accentuations and punctuations from the double pullbacks, the shuffle ball changes and ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Broadway's Dana Moore: A Keeper of the Fosse Flame! BWW Interview: Broadway's Dana Moore: A Keeper of the Fosse Flame!
by Bob Rizzo - June 27, 2017

Dana Moore, having appeared in twelve Broadway musicals, is the true embodiment of a 'Broadway Gypsy.' She's worked with some of Broadway's most influential choreographers including Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, Twyla Tharp, and Graciela Daniele. Dana currently teaches musical theater danc... (more...)
BWW Interview: A Conversation with Canadian Ballet Star Evan McKie, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada 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 plea... (more...)
BWW Interview: Choreographer Denis Jones on Tony Nomination and MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse BWW Interview: Choreographer Denis Jones on Tony Nomination and MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Bob Rizzo - May 19, 2017

Tony-nominee Denis Jones talks HOLIDAY INN, his journey as a choreographer, and MARY POPPINS at Papermill Playhouse... (more...)
BWW Interview: Sanchita Abrol on KATHAK as a Dance Form BWW Interview: Sanchita Abrol on KATHAK as a Dance Form
by Zofeen Maqsood - April 18, 2017

Counted amongst the ten most important and popular dance forms from India, Kathak is said to be originated from the traveling bards of ancient India... (more...)
BWW Dance Interview: Paul Boos BWW Dance Interview: Paul Boos
by Barnett Serchuk - April 17, 2017

Born in Sioux Falls, SD, Mr. Boos relocated himself to NY at 15 to study dance on full scholarship at the Harkness House. Following this, he studied on scholarship at the American Ballet Theater School, and finally the School of American Ballet. It was at SAB, while working extensively with both G... (more...)
BWW Interview: Choreographer Peggy Hickey on Designing the Dances for Broadway's ANASTASIA BWW Interview: Choreographer Peggy Hickey on Designing the Dances for Broadway's ANASTASIA
by Bob Rizzo - April 05, 2017

ANASTASIA choreographer Peggy Hickey talks all things dance on her journey with the romantic and adventure-filled new musical......... (more...)
BWW Interview: Houston Ballet Promotes Jessica Collado to Principal: A True CINDERELLA Story BWW Interview: Houston Ballet Promotes Jessica Collado to Principal: A True CINDERELLA Story
by Guest Blogger: Kelvin Douglas - March 30, 2017

On March 10, 2017, just moments after Collado starred in the Houston Ballet's presentation of CINDERELLA at the Wortham Theater Center, Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM promoted her to principal dancer.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Sandip Soparrkar of JANNAT CENTRAL at Prithvi Theatre BWW Interview: Sandip Soparrkar of JANNAT CENTRAL at Prithvi Theatre
by Zofeen Maqsood - March 27, 2017

Famous Bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar recently made an impressive theatrical debut with an emotionally charged performance in a dance play titled Jannat Central... (more...)
BWW Interview: Dani Flombaum of TIGROU at Estadio Obras BWW Interview: Dani Flombaum of TIGROU at Estadio Obras
by Felicitas de la Fare - March 22, 2017

Tigrou tells the story of a young child that gets lost in the woods. Looking for shelter for the night, he ends up in an old abandoned Castle. Tigrou´s arrival to the castle awakens the unseen dwellers lost in time. A group of acrobats, singers and dancers bring this fascinating tale to life, and th... (more...)
BWW Interview: Dante Brown and the DB/WD WORKSHOP BWW Interview: Dante Brown and the DB/WD WORKSHOP
by Caryn Cooper - March 16, 2017

Dante Brown/Warehouse Dance (DB/WD) will be hosting its first annual workshop May 19-21, 2017 at the Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn, NY. Over the course of three days, professional artists (ages 18 and over) will be able to interact with a range of choreographers who are leaders in the dance community, ma... (more...)
BWW Interview: SYTYCD's Gaby Diaz Talks Hitting the Road With Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND Tonight BWW Interview: SYTYCD's Gaby Diaz Talks Hitting the Road With Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND Tonight
by Gianluca Russo - March 01, 2017

Gaby Diaz, season 12 winner of So You Think You Can Dance, is hitting the road tonight with Emmy Award winner Travis Wall's dance company Shaping Sound. Choreographed by Wall, Nick Lazzarini and Teddy Forance, the brand new show entitled After The Curtain is a mesmerizing dance narrative that is sur... (more...)