Damian Woetzel News

Q-Tip to Open Newly Renovated Terrace Theater at The Kennedy CenterQ-Tip to Open Newly Renovated Terrace Theater at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will officially re-open the Terrace Theater on Friday, October 6, kicking off a month-long suite of performances that highlight the theater's unique position as the Center's most intimate and versatile space. The re-opening follows a 16-month renovation intended to update the theater and facilities, and enhance the overall guest experience. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Announces Casting for Biennial BALLET FESTIVALThe Joyce Theater Announces Casting for Biennial BALLET FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Casting updates have been announced for The Joyce Theater Foundation's upcoming Ballet Festival, a two-week festival of ballet showcasing some of America's most exciting contemporary companies and choreographers with Joyce commissions on each program. Co-curated by Curatorial Associate John Selya, the Festival -- July 19-29 -- is designed to recognize dancers and choreographers who are creating work outside the traditional large company setting and, in many.  (more...)

BALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance FavoritesBALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As The Music Center wraps up its 14th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, Angelenos have the opportunity to see some of the world's finest dancers perform a mix of iconic ballets and new pieces in The Music Center's BalletNOW.  Following the popularity of the first BalletNOW in 2015, The Music Center commissioned this highly innovative three-performance program, featuring international ballet sensation and New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck as curator.  Peck created a mixed repertory to highlight the versatility and athleticism of today's ballet dancers including pieces that pair classical dancers with their contemporaries in other dance genres.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Edward Villella and Lawrence Leritz Attend The School Of American Ballet's Alumni Cocktail Reception
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The School Of American Ballet (SAB) held it's annual alumni cocktail reception on June 2, 2017. The SAB event was held at it's Lincoln Center location and was attended by many of it's illustrious alumni.  SAB is one of the most famous classical ballet schools in the world and is the school of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet, a leading international ballet company based at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The school trains students from the age of six, with professional vocational ballet training for students aged 11-18. (more...)

The Joyce Presents the Return of the Biennial BALLET FESTIVALThe Joyce Presents the Return of the Biennial BALLET FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Following successful, sold-out ballet festivals in 2013 and 2015, The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to once again present a two-week festival of ballet showcasing some of America's most exciting contemporary companies and choreographers with Joyce commissions on each program. The remarkable Ballet Festival, co-curated by Curatorial Associate John Selya, is designed to recognize dancers and choreographers who are creating work outside the traditional large company setting - and, in many cases, forming their own companies - will take place from July 18 - 29 at The Joyce Theater. (more...)

Damian Woetzel to Serve as Juilliard School's Seventh PresidentDamian Woetzel to Serve as Juilliard School's Seventh President
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Juilliard School announced today that it has selected Damian Woetzel, director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program, artistic director of Vail Dance Festival, and former principal dancer at New York City Ballet, to serve as its seventh president beginning July 2018. (more...)

Yo-Yo Ma to Co-Lead 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit; Lineup Announced!Yo-Yo Ma to Co-Lead 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute Arts Program, Citizen University, and the Annenberg Foundation and The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, presents the 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit: Activating Citizen Artists. Exploring JFK Ideals. Creating Cultural Moonshots. The Arts Summit will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab and adjoining spaces. (more...)

Vail Dance 2017 Festival To Kick Off It's 29th Year 7/29-8/12Vail Dance 2017 Festival To Kick Off It's 29th Year 7/29-8/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

 On July 29, the Vail Dance Festival kicks off its 29th year (July 29- August 12) with a season of new collaborations, artist debuts, and world premieres. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy CenterMichelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

Wendy Whelan & Brian Brooks' SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS Sets New York Debut at The Joyce TheaterWendy Whelan & Brian Brooks' SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS Sets New York Debut at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will kick off its Spring/Summer 2017 season with the New York City premiere of Some of a Thousand Words, the latest collaboration between former New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan and renowned choreographer Brian Brooks, from February 28 - March 5. (more...)

Dance/NYC Presents Eighth Annual 2017 Symposium, 3/5Dance/NYC Presents Eighth Annual 2017 Symposium, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

New York City's leading organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan area, today announced its eighth annual 2017 Symposium happening Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Gibney Dance's downtown location. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces 2017-2018 SeasonBoston Ballet Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the programming for the 2017-2018 season at the Boston Opera House, to begin in November. The 54th season will open with the North American premiere of Wayne McGregor's "forcefully resonant" Obsidian Tear (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times), a co-production with The Royal Ballet. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor John Lithgow to Receive 2017 Harvard Arts MedalStage and Screen Actor John Lithgow to Receive 2017 Harvard Arts Medal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Award-winning actor John Lithgow ('67 ArD '05) is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4 pm at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Wendy Whelan & Brian Brooks' SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS Sets New York Debut at The Joyce TheaterWendy Whelan & Brian Brooks' SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS Sets New York Debut at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will kick off its Spring/Summer 2017 season with the New York City premiere of Some of a Thousand Words, the latest collaboration between former New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan and renowned choreographer Brian Brooks, from February 28 - March 5. (more...)

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, TodayThe Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce the new details of the first commission by inaugural Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks; Terrain, for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will see its world premiere as part of Hubbard Street's Season 39 Fall Series, November 17-20, 2016. (more...)

Hubbard Street to Present Two World Premieres This NovemberHubbard Street to Present Two World Premieres This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, full programming for Season 39 Fall Series November 17- 20, 2016 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Highlighting the engagement, Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's 15th original work for the company, a world premiere piece by 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and inaugural Harris Theater Choreographer in Residence Brian Brooks as well as the revival of two ensemble works by Ji?i Kylian. (more...)

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, 11/17The Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce the new details of the first commission by inaugural Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks; Terrain, for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will see its world premiere as part of Hubbard Street's Season 39 Fall Series, November 17-20, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/23/2016Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Santa Barbara (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/16/2016Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Santa Barbara (more...)

BWW Review: DEMO: HEROES at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: DEMO: HEROES at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 13, 2016

Melding all forms of the arts into a cohesive program is never an easy task. Former New York City Ballet dancer Damian Woetzel is trying to do this with a series called Demo, which brings artists from the worlds of theatre, dance and opera together on one stage. (more...)

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