David Parsons News

The Joyce Theater's Director of Programming Martin Wechsler Will Step Down at the End of 2017 After 32 YearsThe Joyce Theater's Director of Programming Martin Wechsler Will Step Down at the End of 2017 After 32 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, announced today that Martin Wechsler, the organization's long time Director of Programming, will step down on December 31, 2017. (more...)

The Bessies Announce Emerging Choreographer Nominees, Juried Award RecipientThe Bessies Announce Emerging Choreographer Nominees, Juried Award Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, the Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced that the nominees for the 2017 Outstanding Emerging Choreographer Award are Lela Aisha Jones, Niall Jones, Will Rawls, and Kate Skarpetowska. The Bessies are also thrilled to announce that Abby Zbikowski will receive the 2017 Juried Bessie Award. (more...)

Parsons Dance Kicks Of 2017 Season At The Joyce Theatre With Three World Premieres, 5/16-5/28Parsons Dance Kicks Of 2017 Season At The Joyce Theatre With Three World Premieres, 5/16-5/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Parsons Dance – under the Artistic Direction of David Parsons – will kick off its 2017 season, dedicated to the life and legacy of the company's great friend and dance advocate Alexander J. Dubé,at New York City's historic Joyce Theater from May 16 – May 28.  (more...)

Malpaso, Lucky Plush, MOMIX, Ballet Hispanico and More Set for TITAS Presents' 2017-18 SeasonMalpaso, Lucky Plush, MOMIX, Ballet Hispanico and More Set for TITAS Presents' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The TITAS Presents season is another stunning collection of the world's most inspiring, innovative and intriguing dance companies. (more...)

BWW Review: YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX 2017 Delivers a Three-Evening Feast of Over-the-Top DancingBWW Review: YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX 2017 Delivers a Three-Evening Feast of Over-the-Top Dancing
by Sondra Forsyth - Apr 17, 2017

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the international competition that gives accomplished young dancers the chance to vie for coveted scholarships and company contracts, held the 2017 Final Rounds at the Koch Theater in Lincoln Center on Wednesday, April 12th. On Thursday, April 13th, the annual “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” showcased some of this year's winners in Act I and offered stellar performances in Act II by an impressive roster of professionals. Then on Friday, April 14th, a tribute to Julio Bocca marked the occasion of his 50th birthday as part of YAGP's “Legends in Dance” series. (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...)

Valencia College Presents Annual Spring Dance Concert, 3/24-25Valencia College Presents Annual Spring Dance Concert, 3/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Valencia College will hold its Annual Spring Dance Concert on March 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. in Valencia's East Campus Performing Arts Center. The event is part of Valencia College's 50th anniversary celebration. (more...)

Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, presents New Dances: Edition 2016 featuring four world-premiere dances by choreographers John Heginbotham (First-Year Dancers), Katarzyna Skarpetowska, (Second-Year Dancers), Pam Tanowitz (Third-Year Dancers), and Matthew Neenan (Fourth-Year Dancers).  Heginbotham and Skarpetowska are Juilliard alums, and Tanowitz and Neenan are returning as New Dances choreographers.  (more...)

Parsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at PepperdineParsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The internationally renowned modern dance company Parsons Dance performs at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu today, October 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Society for the Performing Arts to Present First Autism-Friendly PerformanceSociety for the Performing Arts to Present First Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

As part of the 50th anniversary season and tradition of 'bringing the world's best to Houston,' Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) will present its first autism-friendly performance at the Cullen Theater inside the Wortham Center. (more...)

Society for the Performing Arts to Present First Autism-Friendly PerformanceSociety for the Performing Arts to Present First Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

As part of the 50th anniversary season and tradition of 'bringing the world's best to Houston,' Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) will present its first autism-friendly performance at the Cullen Theater inside the Wortham Center. (more...)

Benjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYCBenjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

'The Round Table 2016', presented by Benjamin Briones Ballet, is a collection of some of the most fresh and innovative, upcoming and established choreographers and dance companies in the field. (more...)

Parsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at PepperdineParsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The internationally renowned modern dance company Parsons Dance performs at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Wednesday, October 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Benjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYCBenjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

'The Round Table 2016', presented by Benjamin Briones Ballet, is a collection of some of the most fresh and innovative, upcoming and established choreographers and dance companies in the field. (more...)

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts' 2016-17 Season AnnouncedLisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts' 2016-17 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

 Multi-platinum-selling country artist Sara Evans, ukulele phenomenon Jake Shimabukuro, Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter Iris DeMent, Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray, and the Nashville assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians The Time Jumpers, featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, Ranger Doug Green, and Paul Franklin, are just a few of the artists set to appear at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University during its 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Tony-Winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long Designs Ribbon to Honor Orlando Victims at Tonight's Tony AwardsTony-Winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long Designs Ribbon to Honor Orlando Victims at Tonight's Tony Awards
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 12, 2016

In light of the terrible mass shooting in Orlando this morning at an LGBTQ Night Club, Tony-winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long has designed a special ribbon for Tonys presenters, nominees, and guests to wear in order to show solidarity with victims. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Open with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet & Juan Siddi Flamenco, 6/22-26Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Open with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet & Juan Siddi Flamenco, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016 opens its 84th annual season with exciting contemporary dance company Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presenting a diverse program, June 22-26 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is dually-based in New Mexico and Colorado and led by Artistic Director Tom Mossbrucker and Executive Director Jean-Philippe Malaty. Exhibiting masterful technique and powerful performances, the company brings stirring works by a roster of esteemed choreographers including Alejandro Cerrudo's Silent Ghost, Fernando Melo's Re:play, and Cayetano Soto's Huma Rojo. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET a Trio of BalletsBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET a Trio of Ballets
by Marsha Volgyi - May 3, 2016

At Lincoln Center's Koch Theater on April 29, 2016, the ballet crowd filled the house that Friday evening. For this program, City Ballet presented Estancia, Pictures at an Exhibition, and Everywhere We Go. Each piece demonstrated a variance in style, yet conclusively was still in the realm of the dancers' undeniable Balanchine training. (more...)

Dance Against Cancer Raises $250,000 for American Cancer SocietyDance Against Cancer Raises $250,000 for American Cancer Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Sixth Annual Dance Against Cancer was held on Monday, April 25, 2016.  The event had over 500 guests in attendance and raised more than $250,000 for the American Cancer Society, which will fund lifesaving cancer research and support patient and family service programs like Hope Lodge New York City. (more...)

2nd Annual Drone World Expo Offers Complimentary Admission to Comprehensive Education Program and Expanded Exhibit Hall for Commercial Drone Users2nd Annual Drone World Expo Offers Complimentary Admission to Comprehensive Education Program and Expanded Exhibit Hall for Commercial Drone Users
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

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