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BWW Review: PAT TAYLOR'S JAZZANTIQUA DANCE ILLUMINATES THE BRAND LIBRARY AND THRILLS Photo BWW Review: PAT TAYLOR'S JAZZANTIQUA DANCE ILLUMINATES THE BRAND LIBRARY AND THRILLS THE AUDIENCE @ The Brand Library & Art Center
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 28, 2022

Another lovely early evening of pure dance bliss. Sun still shining on another ideal California spring day; the final performance in the three-part dance series by nine talented and soul-sharing dancers included Shari Washington Rhone, Justin Edmonson, Latrice Postell, Kacy Keys, Chris Smith, Tashar...
BWW Review: THE BRAND ASSOCIATES DANCE SERIES SHOWCASES THE CAPTIVATING NICKERSON-ROS Photo BWW Review: THE BRAND ASSOCIATES DANCE SERIES SHOWCASES THE CAPTIVATING NICKERSON-ROSSI DANCE at The Glendale Brand Library
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 17, 2022

​​​​​​​Back in full swing, after Covid interruptions, is the Glendale Brand Library and Associates’ annual spring dance series, always curated with love and care by Jamie Nichols, and organized by Art Librarian Erin Herzog on the grounds and at the beautiful Glendale Brand Library. On an absolute...
BWW Review: WILD TANGO at Peacock Theatre Photo BWW Review: WILD TANGO at Peacock Theatre
by Vikki Jane Vile - May 17, 2022

Save for COVID, German Cornejo and his company of Tango dancers have thrilled audiences with their sultry, authentic displays of the much loved Ballroom dance for countless seasons in London. It may have been predictable but it was enjoyable and well executed. Now for their return post-pandemic, the...
BWW Review: BALLET BLACK at Theatre Royal, Stratford East Photo BWW Review: BALLET BLACK at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
by Vikki Jane Vile - May 16, 2022

Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black turned 20 last year and to mark this milestone they celebrated with a double bill of two works seen at the Barbican earlier this year and now touring; one an out and proud affirmation on their journey as a company and the second a tribute to their ancestry and heritage....
BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S “SWAN LAKE” RETURNS TO THE STAGE at McCaw Hall Photo BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S “SWAN LAKE” RETURNS TO THE STAGE at McCaw Hall
by Sondra Forsyth - May 13, 2022

Kent Stowell’s “Swan Lake” was back on stage from April 15th to 24th 2022 as part of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s post-pandemic return to live performances at Macaw Hall in Seattle....
BWW Review: CASANOVA at Sadler's Wells Photo BWW Review: CASANOVA at Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - May 12, 2022

Five years since its premiere, Kenneth Tindall’s Casanova remains a distinctive and highly engaging addition to Northern Ballet’s repertoire. It’s danced with confident storytelling by its cast and Christopher Oram’s set design is glossy and slick and of course, it’s pretty hot, this is all about se...
BWW Dance Review: The New BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Dazzles and Delivers in A Glistening Ho Photo BWW Dance Review: The New BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Dazzles and Delivers in A Glistening Homage at The Old Globe Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 05, 2022

Forty-four years ago, in 1978, the original Bob Fosse's 'Dancin'' opened on Broadway. It was the quintessential culmination of the collection of Bob Fosse's choreography up to that point in time. He won a Tony award that year for Best Choreography for 'Dancin'.'...
BWW Review: SWAN LAKE at San Francisco Ballet Brings the 2022 Season to a Spectacular Photo BWW Review: SWAN LAKE at San Francisco Ballet Brings the 2022 Season to a Spectacular Close
by Jim Munson - May 02, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews San Francisco Ballet's glorious production of Helgi Tomasson's 'Swan Lake' running through May 8th. It also marks the end of Tomasson's wildly successful 37-year run as SFB Artistic Director....
BWW Review: GALLIM Dance Company's BLUSH is Anything But Shy Photo BWW Review: GALLIM Dance Company's BLUSH is Anything But Shy
by Lora Strum - April 28, 2022

In GALLIM Dance Company's 'BLUSH,' so many moments feel like a mental breakdown. Perhaps that madness is what lies just outside the theater, or perhaps that’s what audiences will leave behind....
BWW Review: JEWELS at Staatsoper Unter Den Linden Photo BWW Review: JEWELS at Staatsoper Unter Den Linden
by Vikki Jane Vile - April 22, 2022

With the closing months of Staatsballett Berlin’s 21/22 season turning its attention to some full length classics including Sleeping Beauty and Onegin, an alternative is offered in the form of George Balachine’s plotless ballet, Jewels. It’s a celebrated neo-classical work which can be seen in the r...
BWW Review: The Dance Theatre of Harlem Takes Audiences on a Journey at New York Cit Photo BWW Review: The Dance Theatre of Harlem Takes Audiences on a Journey at New York City Center
by Lora Strum - April 10, 2022

In a diverse, three-part program featuring choreography by Robert Garland, Claudia Schreirer and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, audiences are gently guided through the hope and despair at war in every place....
BWW Review: PROGRAM 6 at San Francisco Ballet Shows Off the Range of This Remarkable Photo BWW Review: PROGRAM 6 at San Francisco Ballet Shows Off the Range of This Remarkable Company
by Jim Munson - April 08, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews San Francisco Ballet's stunningly varied Program 6. This final mixed rep program of SFB's 2022 season includes 2 world premieres that show off the incredible range of this world-class company....
BWW Review: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY at City Center Thrills with Iconic and New Wo Photo BWW Review: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY at City Center Thrills with Iconic and New Works
by Marina Kennedy - April 08, 2022

Martha Graham Dance Company is now on stage as part of the City Center Dance Festival. We attended the production of their Program A that will also be presented on Saturday evening, April 9th....
BWW Review: PROGRAM 5 at San Francisco Ballet Showcases Its Dazzling Dancers Photo BWW Review: PROGRAM 5 at San Francisco Ballet Showcases Its Dazzling Dancers
by Jim Munson - April 05, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews San Francisco Ballet's dazzling new Program 5 running through April 16th, which includes a world premiere by Helgi Tomasson and a reprise of Yuri Possokhov's popular 'Magrittomania.'...
BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE SCORES SPLENDIDLY WITH ABT FORWARD at Segerst Photo BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE SCORES SPLENDIDLY WITH ABT FORWARD at Segerstrom Center For The Arts
by Valerie-Jean Miller - April 04, 2022

The 'American' in American Ballet Theatre is more evident than ever before. The pristine presentation consisted of three different and unique pieces using music from America's most distinguished contemporary Composers. Leonard Bernstein, the varied well-known composers and lyricists of songs Tony Be...
BWW Review: Ballet Hispánico's Doña Perón Is Not Just a Performance Photo BWW Review: Ballet Hispánico's Doña Perón Is Not Just a Performance
by Lora Strum - April 02, 2022

Making its New York premiere at the City Center Dance Festival April 1-3, Doña Perón is an explosive and emotional retelling of the life of Eva “Evita” Perón, one of the most recognizable and controversial women in Argentinian history....
BWW Review: THE FORSYTHE EVENING, Sadler's Wells Photo BWW Review: THE FORSYTHE EVENING, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - April 02, 2022

Just under a year ago, English National Ballet debuted one of the first post-COVID programmes of new work entitled Reunion. It was a delight to be back in the theatre even if it was socially distanced and we were all masked up and tested within an inch of our lives, as a result it was lovely but san...
BWW Review: PHI Electrifies Edmonton Photo BWW Review: PHI Electrifies Edmonton
by Sarah Dussome - April 01, 2022

Virtual reality and the music of David Bowie come to life in Jean Grand-Maître's sci-fi ballet. ...
BWW Review: Ailey II The Next Generation of Dance at Ailey Citigroup Theater-Bold and Photo BWW Review: Ailey II The Next Generation of Dance at Ailey Citigroup Theater-Bold and Beautiful
by Marina Kennedy - April 01, 2022

Ailey II, The Next Generation of Dance is now on stage at the Ailey Citigroup Theater and it’s a marvel for dance aficionados and many more....
BWW Review: PNB: PLOT POINTS at McCaw Hall Photo BWW Review: PNB: PLOT POINTS at McCaw Hall
by Sondra Forsyth - March 31, 2022

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Rep 4 for the 2021-2022 season is “Plot Points”, a quadruple bill of mesmerizingly inventive works that includes a PNB Premiere by Justin Peck and a World Premiere by Robin Mareko Williams....
BWW Review: ABT FORWARD at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: ABT FORWARD at Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - March 31, 2022

The Kennedy Center's 50th anniversary (whose celebrations have largely been pushed back a year due to the pandemic) coincides with the golden anniversary of the annual residency there of New York's American Ballet Theatre, whose first performance there came the day after the venerable Washington Per...
BWW Review: THE PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY USHERS IN NEW ERA IN THE ARTS at New York C Photo BWW Review: THE PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY USHERS IN NEW ERA IN THE ARTS at New York City Center
by Lora Strum - March 27, 2022

It’s clear that night three of the City Center Dance Festival will not be a carefree return to our yesteryears, but a step into what comes next in the arts.  There is no better steward for this unknown future than The Paul Taylor Dance Company. ...
BWW Review: WAVES ACROSS TIME: TRADITIONAL DANCE AND MUSIC OF OKINAWA at Kennedy Cent Photo BWW Review: WAVES ACROSS TIME: TRADITIONAL DANCE AND MUSIC OF OKINAWA at Kennedy Center
by Olivia Murray - March 25, 2022

The combination of the music, dancing, acting, and exquisite colors displayed by attire of the company brought the show to life, telling the many different stories of Okinawa....
BWW Review: PROGRAM 4 at San Francisco Ballet Makes Everything Old Feel New Again Photo BWW Review: PROGRAM 4 at San Francisco Ballet Makes Everything Old Feel New Again
by Jim Munson - March 17, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews San Francisco Ballet's richly-rewarding Program 4, which runs lives onstage at the War Memorial Opera House through Sunday, March 20th. The dazzling program pairs the Bournonville Romantic-era classic 'La Sylphide' with Alexei Ratmansky's 'The Seasons,' a rambunctious, contempo...
 BWW Review: TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY at The Joyce-Timely and Terrific Photo BWW Review: TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY at The Joyce-Timely and Terrific
by Marina Kennedy - March 17, 2022

The internationally renowned Trinity Irish Dance Company opened at The Joyce Theater on Tuesday evening and the audience was wowed....