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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...)
BWW Interview: Launch of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet with THERESA RUTH HOWARD BWW Interview: Launch of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet with THERESA RUTH HOWARD
by Caryn Cooper - March 01, 2017

Internationally acclaimed dancer, writer, and advocate Theresa Ruth Howard has a diverse and multifaceted career as an artist. She began her dance training at the Philadelphia Civic Ballet School and went on to dance with the notable Dance Theatre of Harlem, collaborating with Donald Byrd and the Ne... (more...)
BWW Dance Interview: Angelo Silvio Vasta BWW Dance Interview: Angelo Silvio Vasta
by Barnett Serchuk - February 27, 2017

Angelo Silvio Vasta is a New York-based filmmaker from Milan, Italy. His work explores the infinite ways choreography and performance can be expressed through moving images. In the past years he has produced a series of short dance films for dance companies and individual dancers both in New York ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Broadway's Chris Rice Gets #TAPPY and Talks BROADWAY BACKWARDS BWW Interview: Broadway's Chris Rice Gets #TAPPY and Talks BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Christopher Castanho - February 27, 2017

Chris Rice, a current swing in the Broadway company of 'The Book of Mormon' had no idea that when he uploaded his tap rendition of Anna Kendrick's 'Cup Song' on YouTube it would go viral, three years later is has accrued over three million views. I was lucky enough to chat with him during an evening... (more...)
BWW Interview: Talking and Tilting with the Talented Tate McRae BWW Interview: Talking and Tilting with the Talented Tate McRae
by Gianluca Russo - February 07, 2017

With the announcement that Fox's So You Think You Can Dance will be returning this summer, this time reverting back to contestants ages 18-30, we decided to look back on this past season's incredibly talented kids. From hip hop to jazz to contemporary, season 13 of SYTYCD certainly did not disappoin... (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Daniel Harder BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Daniel Harder
by Elliot Lanes - February 06, 2017

Today's subject is living his theatre life as a company member of one of the most prestigious dance companies in the country. Daniel Harder is currently on tour with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The company will be performing at The Kennedy Center starting tomorrow evening (Feb 7th) throu... (more...)
BWW Interview: Hamish Scott, Bronze Medallist at the GENEE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION BWW Interview: Hamish Scott, Bronze Medallist at the GENEE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION
by Emma Cann - December 29, 2016

Following the recent Royal Academy of Dance's Genee International Ballet Competition, Emma Cann catches up with young British dancer Hamish Scott, who was awarded a bronze medal at the hotly contested final in Sydney. Tell us about you - where you're from, why you started dancing and where you're... (more...)
BWW Feature: Dancing Full Circle with Alexandra Pernice of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS BWW Feature: Dancing Full Circle with Alexandra Pernice of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Kimberly Moy - December 12, 2016

At some point in life you've probably pondered a career in the performing arts. For some that dream dies early, but for others they can turn their talent into a career. Orlando local Alexandra Pernice spent some time growing up here and learning how to be a professional performer. She now returns to... (more...)
BWW Interview: Chicago Native Artis Olds Returns to Stomping Ground for Limited Engagement of STOMP BWW Interview: Chicago Native Artis Olds Returns to Stomping Ground for Limited Engagement of STOMP
by Kailey Hansen - November 22, 2016

Rusty trash cans and old shopping carts become music in the 'international percussion sensation', Stomp. Coming to Chicago this holiday season is a unique musical experience that's sweeping the globe. Performer Artis Olds returns to his 'stomping ground' for a limited engagement at the Broadway Play... (more...)
BWW Interview: Caitlin Meighan of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Bushnell, 11/15-20 BWW Interview: Caitlin Meighan of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Bushnell, 11/15-20
by Joseph Harrison - November 14, 2016

From the world of ballet to the beautiful world of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Connecticut native Caitlin Meighan will make her hometown musical theatre debut on the Bushnell Theater stage when this beautiful new production rolls into Hartford on November 15. I had the chance to sit down and speak with Ca... (more...)
BWW Interview: Houston Ballet First Soloist Jessica Collado and Corps Member Bridget Kuhns CELEBRATE FORSYTHE in L.A. BWW Interview: Houston Ballet First Soloist Jessica Collado and Corps Member Bridget Kuhns CELEBRATE FORSYTHE in L.A.
by Katricia Lang - October 21, 2016

From October 21 to 23, the Houston Ballet will be in Los Angeles, CA for CELEBRATE FORSYTHE, a program that celebrates three works from celebrated choreographer William Forsythe.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Kyle Robinson of SHAPING SOUND Talks Heading Back on Tour With a Brand New Cast BWW Interviews: Kyle Robinson of SHAPING SOUND Talks Heading Back on Tour With a Brand New Cast
by Gianluca Russo - October 12, 2016

Acclaimed dance company Shaping Sound has become a household name among dance professionals since its first national tour back in 2013. Under the artistic director of Emmy Award winner Travis Wall, alongside founders and choreographers Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, the group has ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Dancer Ryan Steele on His Dual Roles in the Tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS BWW Interview: Dancer Ryan Steele on His Dual Roles in the Tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Bob Rizzo - September 20, 2016

You may know him as Broadway's bespectacled 'Newsie' who whipped off multiple ballet turns atop a sheet of newspaper. Maybe you spotted him as a lost boy in NBC's Peter Pan Live!, or caught his sensitive portrayal of Baby John in the revival of West Side Story. But Ryan Steele has graduated from ado... (more...)
BWW Dance Interview: Morgan McEwen BWW Dance Interview: Morgan McEwen
by Barnett Serchuk - September 08, 2016

Morgan McEwen, ballerina turned artistic director, launched MorDance in January of 2013. This young organization, with dancers from some of the world's most prestigious companies, has playfully leapt to the edge of the classical ballet world. MorDance explores the use of athleticism in its aim to mo... (more...)