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BWW Review: Dance Theatre Of Harlem Sets Tone For The Future Of Ballet Photo BWW Review: Dance Theatre Of Harlem Sets Tone For The Future Of Ballet
by Lora Strum - May 30, 2019

While ballet could spend another century beginning with Balanchine, the Dance Theatre of Harlem's latest commissions offer a different future, one where ballet is more daring and more perceptive than ever before....
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Lourdes Lopez Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Lourdes Lopez
by Elliot Lanes - May 21, 2019

Since 2012 today's subject Lourdes Lopez has been living her theatre life as the Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet. The company is performing May 31st through June 2nd at the Kennedy Center as part of Ballet Across America. The May 31st performance is a shared program with Dance Theatre of Harl...
CityDance DREAM Gala Announced At The Lincoln Theatre Photo CityDance DREAM Gala Announced At The Lincoln Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2019

CityDance will present its annual gala dance performance, the CityDance DREAM Gala, on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8 pm at Washington, DC's Historic Lincoln Theatre....
BWW Review: MARIINSKY BALLET: LE CORSAIRE at The Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: MARIINSKY BALLET: LE CORSAIRE at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael Goldberg - April 11, 2019

Despite its dated premise and overstuffed ensemble, Mariinsky Ballet's 'Le Corsaire' provides a delightful evening with some truly inspiring dance. It may not be the most enlightened production, but it's certainly an entertaining one....
BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Relies on Strengths at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Relies on Strengths at Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - April 03, 2019

The new artistic director and co-director of the New York City Ballet looked a little nervous Tuesday as they awkwardly welcomed the Kennedy Center audience to their annual week-long residency....
BWW Review: DAMIAN WOETZEL'S DEMO: NOW Defies Expectation Photo BWW Review: DAMIAN WOETZEL'S DEMO: NOW Defies Expectation
by Lora Strum - April 02, 2019

Demo: Now, a complex seven-part showcase of dance, music and spoken word, defies expectations by never allowing the audience to set them in the first place....
BWW Dance Review: ANALOGY/TRILOGY at Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center Photo BWW Dance Review: ANALOGY/TRILOGY at Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center
by Mary Lincer - March 30, 2019

The second section of Bill T. Jones' Analogy/Trilogy, Lance: aka Pretty the Escape Artist, uses sound design, collage, projection, samples, a score by Nick Hallett, and quotations from Jones' conversations with his nephew Lance T. Briggs along with Jones' choreography to abstract Briggs' biography i...
BWW Review: BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY ANALOGY TRILOGY: DORA: TRAMONTANE at The Photo BWW Review: BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY ANALOGY TRILOGY: DORA: TRAMONTANE at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael Goldberg - March 29, 2019

'Dora: Tramontane' may be the first of a trilogy, but it has the power to stand on its own as well as part of a set. The work is breathtaking and emotional, and - like any good piece of art - stays with you long after the final bows. If the rest of the 'Analogy Trilogy' is even half as good, it's we...
The Kennedy Center Presents New York City Ballet In Two Repertory Programs Photo The Kennedy Center Presents New York City Ballet In Two Repertory Programs
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2019

New York City Ballet (NYCB) returns to the Kennedy Center for its annual engagement with two stellar repertory programs, April 2-7, in the Opera House. Along with classic works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, the engagement includes Kyle Abraham's recent acclaimed work The Runaway and the D...
BWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Once Again Wows in DC Photo BWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Once Again Wows in DC
by Sam Abney - February 08, 2019

About ten minutes into the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's (AAADT) performance on Tuesday evening at the Kennedy Center I put away my notebook on which I jot down my ideas for reviews. There are only so many times that you can write variations of 'wow, that was incredible' before the phrase bec...
BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre Delivers a Simple HARLEQUINADE Photo BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre Delivers a Simple HARLEQUINADE
by Sam Abney - February 01, 2019

When the American Ballet Theatre came to Washington, D.C. last year, they served up a delectable Whipped Cream at the Kennedy Center. In 2019, the company has returned with a similarly infectious Harlequinade which, even when viewed independent of Whipped Cream, never reaches the technical heights e...
NFT Dance & Company Present NOC-tURNE As Part Of The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 10 Photo NFT Dance & Company Present NOC-tURNE As Part Of The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 10 Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2019

NFT Dance & Company will be a part of the two weeks of performing and visual arts that celebrate the diversity, energy, and excellence of artists and audiences from DC and beyond....
The Kennedy Center Announces Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Photo The Kennedy Center Announces Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2019

The groundbreaking Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Kennedy Center for its annual engagement with seven performances on the Opera House stage from February 5 10. Celebrating its 60th Anniversary season, the company has had a long-standing impact on modern dance and uniqueness in pro...
Washington Ballet Announces New Company Dancers and Promotions Photo Washington Ballet Announces New Company Dancers and Promotions
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2019

The Washington Ballet announces updates to its company roster for the 2018.19 season....
The Kennedy Center Presents ABT's HARLEQUINADE Photo The Kennedy Center Presents ABT's HARLEQUINADE
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2018

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) marks its annual engagement in the Opera House January 29 - February 3, 2019, with the full-evening production Harlequinade, choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. All performances will be accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra....
Kyra Phillips and John Roberts Perform in THE NUTCRACKER December 23rd Photo Kyra Phillips and John Roberts Perform in THE NUTCRACKER December 23rd
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2018

The Washington Ballet is pleased to announce a special performance of DC's iconic classic, The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 23 at 5:30 pm featuring appearances by Kyra Phillips, ABC Investigative Correspondent, and her husband, Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts, performing the ...
BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER Presented by Ballet West at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER Presented by Ballet West at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - December 06, 2018

There are certain theatrical presentations you can always depend on for sheer holiday joy at this time of year. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker is definitely high on that list. The music has spawned many different interpretations over the years, including Duke Ellington's version featuring...
Dance Loft On 14 Taps Stephen Clapp For Leadership Role Photo Dance Loft On 14 Taps Stephen Clapp For Leadership Role
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2018

Dance Loft on 14, a three-year old dance studio and performance venue in the District of Columbia's ward four, has selected Stephen Clapp to serve as the organization's new Executive Director....
The Washington Ballet Celebrates 15 Years of THE NUTCRACKER Photo The Washington Ballet Celebrates 15 Years of THE NUTCRACKER
by Marika O'Hara - October 30, 2018

This year, The Washington Ballet celebrates 15 years of DC's perennial favorite, Septime Webre's The Nutcracker, November 24 - 25 at THEARC Theater and November 29 - December 28 at the historic Warner Theatre. Set to Tchaikovsky's magical score, this celebrated production set in 1882 early Georgetow...
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tiler Peck Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tiler Peck
by Elliot Lanes - October 27, 2018

My theatre life subject for today is one I've wanted to interview for a long while now. Tiler Peck is one of those performers that automatically brings any stage to life from her first entrance and keeps you captivated until her final bow....
BWW Interview: Matthew Gardiner Helps Two Billys Take Flight in Signature's BILLY ELL Photo BWW Interview: Matthew Gardiner Helps Two Billys Take Flight in Signature's BILLY ELLIOT
by Benjamin Tomchik - October 19, 2018

Audiences familiar with Signature Theatre know that it is not uncommon for Matthew Gardiner to wear dual hats as both a musical's director and choreographer. However, having dual actors tackle the lead role brings its own set of unique challenges....
MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet To Premiere RITE OF SPRING, CRASH OF FALL At Kennedy Cent Photo MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet To Premiere RITE OF SPRING, CRASH OF FALL At Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2018

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet (MOVEIUS), pushing the boundaries of ballet to tackle policy issues affecting society, will premiere Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall for its commission at The Kennedy Center. The 35-minute ballet uses Stravinsky's Rite of Spring score and storyline as the backdrop for revis...
MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet's 'Glacier' Is First Ballet To Be Presented At Internatio Photo MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet's 'Glacier' Is First Ballet To Be Presented At International Climate Conference
by BWW News Desk - September 05, 2018

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet (MOVEIUS), dedicated to bringing socially-relevant stories to life, will perform GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit. GLACIER creates an onstage arctic environment where the threat of polar icecap collapse is set to movement by dance...
The Washington Ballet Opens 2018/19 Season With International Guest Artists & Expande Photo The Washington Ballet Opens 2018/19 Season With International Guest Artists & Expanded Program
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2018

The Washington Ballet is excited to launch its season opener TWB Welcomes at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. The program, which includes acclaimed highlights from choreographers Alexei Ratmansky and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, as well as iconic masterworks (likeSerenade and Les Sylphides), provide...
Ming Luke Joins SF Ballet as Guest Conductor for Kennedy Center Performances Photo Ming Luke Joins SF Ballet as Guest Conductor for Kennedy Center Performances
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2018

Ming Luke will act as guest conductor for San Francisco Ballet (SFB) at Kennedy Center in late October. The company will present two programs of new works selected from their groundbreaking Unbound Festival. Luke, along with SFB Music Director Martin West, will lead the Kennedy Center Opera House Or...