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Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland to Present EMBARQUED: STORIES OF SOIL At Bates D Photo Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland to Present EMBARQUED: STORIES OF SOIL At Bates Dance Festival and BAM
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland's newest work, Embarqued: Stories of Soil, a dance-theatre work that interrogates existing relationships to memorials, will be presented at the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, ME, July 23–24, and will have its New York premiere at BAM, November 1–5, as part of the 2022 Next Wave Festival.

Les Ballet Afrik to Perform at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in July as Part of ALL AR Photo Les Ballet Afrik to Perform at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in July as Part of ALL ARTS' PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

ALL ARTS will join forces with Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage to present its first live dance program, featuring Les Ballet Afrik, July 15 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The performances are part of a SummerStage double bill that also features Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.

WELCOME TO INDIAN COUNTRY Begins At The Cedar Thursday, August 11, Tickets On Sale No Photo WELCOME TO INDIAN COUNTRY Begins At The Cedar Thursday, August 11, Tickets On Sale Now
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2022

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that it is partnering with The Cedar Cultural Center and Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) to present Welcome to Indian Country at The Cedar Cultural Center (416 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis) on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. 

Rock The Bronx Summer Concerts Announced At The Bronx Music Heritage Center Photo Rock The Bronx Summer Concerts Announced At The Bronx Music Heritage Center
by Grace Cutler - Jun 25, 2022

The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) has announced the latest slate of “Rock the Bronx” summer concerts on the plaza outside the Bronx Music Hall (438 East 163rd Street). The series features emerging artists from the borough and the surrounding area that span various genres bringing a variety of new sounds to the South Bronx throughout the summer.

Lincoln Center Theater Board Of Directors Announces Kewsong Lee As Chair Photo Lincoln Center Theater Board Of Directors Announces Kewsong Lee As Chair
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

The Lincoln Center Theater Board of Directors has announced that Kewsong Lee has been elected Chair, effective July 1.  Mr. Lee, who previously served as LCT Board President, will succeed Eric Mindich who served as Chair from July 1, 2016.

'Rock The Bronx' Summer Music Series Begins This Weekend Photo 'Rock The Bronx' Summer Music Series Begins This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

The Bronx Music Heritage Center has announced the latest slate of “Rock the Bronx” summer concerts on the plaza outside the Bronx Music Hall (438 East 163rd Street). The series features emerging artists from the borough and the surrounding area that span various genres bringing a variety of new sounds to the South Bronx throughout the summer.

International Contemporary Ensemble & The New School's College Of Performing Arts to  Photo International Contemporary Ensemble & The New School's College Of Performing Arts to Present ENSEMBLE EVOLUTION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

This summer, the International Contemporary Ensemble, in partnership with The New School's College of Performing Arts, will present Ensemble Evolution-a hybrid summer intensive designed to foster a holistic understanding of the artist as a global citizen-from Saturday, June 25 to Saturday, July 2.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces The Bridge Classes June 20-22 Photo Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces The Bridge Classes June 20-22
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY Announces The Bridge Virtual Dance Institute of boundary-breaking dance experiences free one-hour company classes on Zoom Open to all dancers at an Intermediate to Advanced Level, June 20 & 22, 2022.

No Dream Deferred NOLA Announces Inaugural New Play Festival Featuring The Works Of S Photo No Dream Deferred NOLA Announces Inaugural New Play Festival Featuring The Works Of Southern Black Playwrights
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

On Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, No Dream Deferred NOLA announced its inaugural new play festival, WE WILL DREAM: New Works Festival supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The festival will run from March 19, 2023-June 19, 2023. Performances will take place at the newly announced Andre Cailloux Center for Performing Arts and Cultural Justice, located at 2541 Bayou Road in the historic Bayou Road Corridor.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Celebrate Asia And The Dragon Boat Festival Photo Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Celebrate Asia And The Dragon Boat Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will be performing in celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 3pm in the Repertory Theater.

Andrew W. Mellon Videos

VIDEO: Passion Fruit Dance Company Performs "Trapped" by Tatiana Desardouin VideoVIDEO: Passion Fruit Dance Company Performs "Trapped" by Tatiana Desardouin
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2021

With the intention to heal, Desardouin performed with LaTasha Barnes, Mai Lê Ho, Nubian Nene, Lauriane Ogay, and Gyeun 'Soo Boog' Jeong with music production by Saadiq “The Last Musician” Bolden and videography and music editing by Loreto “Still1” Jamlig.

VIDEO: Works & Process Bubble Performance: Rhapsody In Blue For New York VideoVIDEO: Works & Process Bubble Performance: Rhapsody In Blue For New York
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2021

To support the spirit of the city at a time of struggle, choreographer Caleb Teicher assembled an ensemble of dancers including LaTasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, Gaby Cook, Abdiel Jacobsen, Jennifer Jones, and Macy Sullivan with acclaimed pianist and composer Conrad Tao playing live to create a new work that captures New York City in all its beauty and peril.

VIDEO: Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation On UNVEILING By Sonya Tayeh &  VideoVIDEO: Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation On UNVEILING By Sonya Tayeh & Music By Moses Sumney
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2021

Go inside the bubble and learn about the creative process in this behind the scenes film with interviews and dance excerpts from 'Unveiling.' In the modern dance piece, the indefinably eclectic indie singer-songwriter Moses Sumney scores a visual collaboration with Emmy and Tony Award–nominated choreographer Sonya Tayeh (Broadway’s 'Moulin Rouge!').

VIDEO: Watch Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation with Omari Wiles and Les VideoVIDEO: Watch Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation with Omari Wiles and Les Ballet Afrik
by Alan Henry - Jun 7, 2021

Go into the Works & Process bubble residency with Omari Wiles and Les Ballet Afrik at Catskill Mountain Foundation and learn about the creative process of 'Take Me Back' from 'New York Is Burning.'

Irish Arts Center And Baryshnikov Arts Center Present Colin Dunne's CONCERT VideoIrish Arts Center And Baryshnikov Arts Center Present Colin Dunne's CONCERT
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2019

Irish Arts Center and Baryshnikov Arts Center join forces again to present the U.S. premiere of Colin Dunne's Concert, in which he takes on the widely influential Irish fiddle player Tommie Potts' iconic—and notoriously choreographically challenging—1972 album The Liffey Banks, armed with an LP, tape recorder, portable speakers, and sheets of flooring. Choreographed and performed by Dunne, and created in collaboration with director Sinéad Rushe and composer and sound designer Mel Mercier, Concert, which The Irish Times, in a five-star review, described as “warm, funny, respectful, and irreverent,” comes to Baryshnikov Arts Center November 14-16.

Borderlands Theater And A Todo Dar Productions Presents THEIR DOGS CAME WITH THEM VideoBorderlands Theater And A Todo Dar Productions Presents THEIR DOGS CAME WITH THEM
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019

From the award-winning writer of Your Healing is Killing Me, blu, and The Panza Monologues, Virginia Grise returns to Tucson with Their Dogs Came with Them, a new play about the destruction and displacement of a Mexican-American community, roaming dogs, quarantines, earthmovers and ancient voladores.

VIDEO: The Joyce Theater Presents PONTUS LIDBERG And JONAH BOKAER VideoVIDEO: The Joyce Theater Presents PONTUS LIDBERG And JONAH BOKAER
by Alan Henry - Oct 16, 2018

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to present two illustrious companies under the direction of internationally acclaimed choreographers, Pontus Lidberg and Jonah Bokaer, each for three performances over one week, from October 23-28 at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street in New York City. Tickets, ranging in price from $10-$40, can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.

VIDEO: Preview James Whiteside In THE TENANT At The Joyce Theater VideoVIDEO: Preview James Whiteside In THE TENANT At The Joyce Theater
by Alan Henry - Oct 12, 2018

James Whiteside, ballet's most daring principal artist known for his theatrical and technical versatility, will star in The Tenant, a unique dance play based on the novel by Roland Topor, at The Joyce Theater, November 6-11.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Nina Simone: FOUR WOMEN at True Colors Theatre VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Nina Simone: FOUR WOMEN at True Colors Theatre
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2018

Following the success of its world premiere commission at Park Square Theatre in 2016, NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN went on to a second production at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., one of the nation's top regional theatres last year.

VIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie VideoVIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org.