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National Youth Ballet Announces 2019 Season: Wonderlands Photo National Youth Ballet Announces 2019 Season: Wonderlands
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

For its 2019 season, National Youth Ballet will present WONDERLANDS, a mixed programme of new works choreographed by some of the country's rising talents, performed by a Company of young dancers aged 9-18 from across the UK.

Marcelino Sambe Promoted To Principal Dancer With The Royal Ballet Photo Marcelino Sambe Promoted To Principal Dancer With The Royal Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O'Hare today announces that Marcelino Sambe has been promoted to Principal dancer, the highest rank in the Company. O'Hare comments: "I'm thrilled to announce that Marcelino Sambe will become a Principal dancer from the start of the 2019/20 Season. He has had a fantastic year with some notable debuts, including a dazzling Basilio in Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote, and a heartfelt Romeo in Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet. The impressive range of his artistry has also been displayed in his performances this Season in Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern, Frederick Ashton's Les Patineurs and Wayne McGregor's Infra. He has the most wonderful personality that endears him to audiences and fellow Company members alike. I know everyone will be delighted with the news of his promotion. He has accomplished so much since joining the Company from The Royal Ballet School, and I'm very excited to see him progress to the next phase of his career."

Final Shows Announced At Pleasance To Complete A Bumper Programme Of 265 Shows Photo Final Shows Announced At Pleasance To Complete A Bumper Programme Of 265 Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

With an immense and exciting programme of 265 shows, Pleasance has programmed a bumper year for you to enjoy this summer with theatre, comedy, music, circus, family shows, magic and dance. There's surely nowhere else you'd rather be!

Royal Opera House Announces 17 New Productions For Its 2019/20 Season Photo Royal Opera House Announces 17 New Productions For Its 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

The Royal Opera House today launches its 2019/20 Season, unveiling an exciting range of new commissions, world premieres and much-loved revivals, supported by a diverse range of ticketed and free daytime events, activities and festivals for people of all ages.

The Havana Film Festival New York to Feature New York Premiere of YULI Photo The Havana Film Festival New York to Feature New York Premiere of YULI
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

On Tuesday, April 16th, The Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY), a project of The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC), is set to energize the city with a special closing-night premiere honoring Cuban ballet legend Carlos Acosta. Wrapping up HFFNY's 12-day celebration of Latin American cinema (April 5–16), the evening will feature the New York premiere of Yuli (2018) at the DGA Theater. This poignant film inspired by Acosta's life chronicles his rise from poverty and prejudice to become an icon of the dance world. The evening will begin with a pre-screening VIP champagne reception with Acosta, the film premiere and a post-screening Q&A, and conclude with a Cuban-themed dinner reception, Fiesta Cubana. Proceeds from the closing-night event support The International Performing Arts Foundation (TIPAF), a charitable organization that works closely with Acosta on his philanthropic initiatives, including his enriching Dancers-in-Residence training program.

Festival Ballet Providence Announces UP CLOSE ON HOPE Photo Festival Ballet Providence Announces UP CLOSE ON HOPE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) festivalballetprovidence.org is pleased to announce Up Close on Hope, a daring program that features choreographic premieres in FBP's state-of-the-art Black Box Theatre, 825 Hope Street in Providence. The program will take place on two consecutive weekends of April 5-7 and April 12-14, 2019.

The Royal Ballet's DON QUIXOTE To Screen In US Cinemas This March And April Photo The Royal Ballet's DON QUIXOTE To Screen In US Cinemas This March And April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

The Royal Ballet's production of Carlos Acosta's charming and fun Don Quixote will screen in US cinemas across March and April 2019. The production is filed from the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden.

20th Havana Film Festival Announces Its Full 20th Anniversary Lineup Photo 20th Havana Film Festival Announces Its Full 20th Anniversary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

The 20th Havana Film Festival in New York (www.HFFNY.com), a project of The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC), presents an exceptional program celebrating the diversity of voices and cultural expressions of Cuba and Latin America. Highlighting stories that open minds and start conversations, this year's Festival is filled with tales of suspense, whimsy, adventure, revenge and love from films that have traveled the international festival circuit, and picked up some highly regarded prizes along the way. From comedies that double as biting critiques of bureaucratic policy, to supernatural dramas that remind us to never forget, to powerful documentaries that unearth truths, break silences, and imagine new worlds, the 20th Havana Film Festival New York is a journey you don't want to miss. All foreign language films will be subtitled in English.

Mikah Smillie Steps Down As Artistic Director Of National Youth Ballet Photo Mikah Smillie Steps Down As Artistic Director Of National Youth Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

It is announced today that Mikah Smillie will step down as Artistic Director of National Youth Ballet this month after three years leading the Company. Mikah was appointed in 2016 following the passing of Founding Director Jill Tookey, and has programmed three highly successful seasons that have continued to build upon the legacy of empowering young people and emerging professional artists. Mikah has a longstanding association with National Youth Ballet spanning over 11 years, and under her artistic leadership the Company.

Cuban Ballet Star Carlos Acosta Joins HFFNY For NY Premiere Of YULI Photo Cuban Ballet Star Carlos Acosta Joins HFFNY For NY Premiere Of YULI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

The 20th HFFNY concludes on April 16 at the DGA Theater, with a celebration of world-renowned Cuban ballet dancer and choreographer Carlos Acosta. The International Performing Arts Foundation (TIPAF), and The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC) present the NY premiere of Yuli (2018), the poignant feature film of Acosta's life. Proceeds from VIP tickets, which include the Cocktail Party and Fiesta Cubana, will go to supporting exchange programs in the arts and a 3-year residency at Acosta Danza offered to emerging dancers of limited means from around the world.

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/22 - DEAR EVA Photo Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/22 - DEAR EVAN HANSEN, 9 TO 5 and More!
by BWW Special - Feb 22, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DEAR EVAN HANSEN, 9 TO 5 and More!!

Book Now For SUNDAY ENCOUNTERS; Patti LuPone, Kerry Ellis, Jason Robert Brown, Carlos Photo Book Now For SUNDAY ENCOUNTERS; Patti LuPone, Kerry Ellis, Jason Robert Brown, Carlos Acosta
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Tickets are now available for the new Sunday Encounters series at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London's West End. 

BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Feb 17, 2019

Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of Don Quixote offers an all-thriller, no-filler evening complete with exuberant staging, grand and detailed sets fit for a West End musical, luxurious costuming, and a stellar cast in which there is not a single weak link.

Carlos Acosta CBE Appointed New Director Of Birmingham Royal Ballet Photo Carlos Acosta CBE Appointed New Director Of Birmingham Royal Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to announce that internationally renowned Carlos Acosta CBE has been appointed as its new Director. He will take up his appointment in January 2020.

The Royal Ballet's DON QUIXOTE Will Be Screened In Cinemas Across The UK Photo The Royal Ballet's DON QUIXOTE Will Be Screened In Cinemas Across The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Audiences across the UK can enjoy The Royal Ballet's charming and fun production of Don Quixote broadcast live from London's Covent Garden to cinemas on Tuesday 19 February with an encore screening on Sunday 24 February presented by Ore Oduba.

Washington Ballet Announces New Company Dancers and Promotions Photo Washington Ballet Announces New Company Dancers and Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

The Washington Ballet announces updates to its company roster for the 2018.19 season.

BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 at the Balboa  Photo BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 at the Balboa Theatre
by Ron Bierman - Dec 15, 2018

When San Diego Opera General Director David Bennett realized earlier this year that the scheduled Vancouver-derived production of Hansel and Gretel wouldn't fit comfortably on the Balboa Theater stage, All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 was an obvious holiday-season alternative. He'd already been thinking about it for the company's Detour Series of less traditional works.

BWW Interview: David Bennett, Juan Carlos Acosta, And Walter DuMelle at San Diego Ope Photo BWW Interview: David Bennett, Juan Carlos Acosta, And Walter DuMelle at San Diego Opera
by Ron Bierman - Dec 4, 2018

Can a musical drama set on a grim WW I battlefield make an audience feel good? Those working on the San Diego Opera's staging of All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914 are certain it can. The work tells the true story of the spontaneous unofficial truce between WWI enemies who left their trenches and entered the no-man's land between them to join in a celebration of the Christmas holidays. Peter Rothstein wrote the drama for his Minneapolis-based company Theatre Latte Da, and based it on material from the period, the most important of which is the verbatim text of letters and war journals written by soldiers who participated in the truce.  The cast sings many songs popular during the war and a few traditional Christmas carols. All were arranged by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, and are sung a cappella in the English, German and French languages of the soldiers. Vanessa Dinning has taken on the challenge of coaching in nearly 20 different dialects.

BWW Review: CARLOS ACOSTA: A CELEBRATION, Royal Albert Hall Photo BWW Review: CARLOS ACOSTA: A CELEBRATION, Royal Albert Hall
by Vikki Jane Vile - Oct 4, 2018

Nearly two years ago to the day, Carlos Acosta presented A Classical Farewell at London's Royal Albert Hall, a mix of solos and pas de deux with his esteemed Royal Ballet colleagues to celebrate his career . Fast forward to 2018, and he's still saying farewell but now with a focus on the future, through his dynamic Cuban company, Acosta Danza.

BWW Review: FOUR SEASONS/REMEMBRANCE, Peacock Theatre Photo BWW Review: FOUR SEASONS/REMEMBRANCE, Peacock Theatre
by Dzifa Benson - Sep 29, 2018

New English Ballet Theatre, founded by artistic director Karen Pilkington-Miksa, has been on a mission to nurture and showcase young dancers and emerging choreographers since it launched seven years ago. In the intervening time, it has become synonymous with a visionary and thoroughly modern approach to making original touring pieces to present to the widest possible audience. This year, it returns to the Peacock Theatre with a double bill of sensitively pitched but contrasting pieces in Four Seasons and Remembrance.

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