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Houston Ballet presents the Premiere of A HOUSTON BALLETHouston Ballet presents the Premiere of A HOUSTON BALLET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to Hurricane Harvey, Houston Ballet is unable to perform the opening two productions at the company's home venue. However, Houston Ballet is pleased to report that select performances of fall programming have been rescheduled at THE HOBBY CENTER - SAROFIM HALL. For a limited time from September 22-24 at The Hobby Center, Houston Ballet presents Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling, and will be the first North-American company to perform this compelling production. Originally premiering on February 14, 1978 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden by the Royal Ballet, Mayerling also had a triumphant American premiere in Los Angeles that same year and was the subject of a London Weekend Television film, winning the 1978 music category of the prestigious Prix Italia - the first ballet to do so. (more...)

Houston Ballet Dances Into Recovery With MAYERLING and POETRY IN MOTIONHouston Ballet Dances Into Recovery With MAYERLING and POETRY IN MOTION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Houston Ballet is grateful for the outpouring of support received over the past two weeks. With significant post-Harvey challenges ahead, the company is heartened by the way the city has come together to begin the recovery process. Although this recovery will be difficult and prolonged, Houston Ballet joins all Houstonians in the steadfast belief that the great city of Houston will emerge stronger than ever. (more...)

Ballet, Symphony, Marcus Roberts Trio and More Join Pompano Beach Cultural Center LineupBallet, Symphony, Marcus Roberts Trio and More Join Pompano Beach Cultural Center Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is exploding with talent from the symphony and the ballet to Jamaican music to world renowned pianist, Marcus Roberts….and theatre too! (more...)

Houston Ballet to Present Stanton Welch's LA BAYADEREHouston Ballet to Present Stanton Welch's LA BAYADERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

From June 8 - 18, 2017, Houston Ballet caps its season with Stanton Welch's La Bayadere ('The Temple Dancer'), a historic classic set in royal India of the past. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season including Unbound: A Festival of 12 New Works by 12 Notable ChoreographersSan Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season including Unbound: A Festival of 12 New Works by 12 Notable Choreographers
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 5/5 - Chita Rivera Award Nominees and More!BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 5/5 - Chita Rivera Award Nominees and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week! Chita Rivera Award Nominees and More! (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents The Tempest May 25 to June 4Houston Ballet Presents The Tempest May 25 to June 4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

From May 25 - June 4, Houston Ballet presents the North American Premiere of David Bintley's magical ballet, The Tempest. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Mr. Bintley has created a fantastical production based on The Bard's well-known play. (more...)

BWW Review: BalletMet's ROMEO AND JULIET Captures Emotion through Dance, MusicBWW Review: BalletMet's ROMEO AND JULIET Captures Emotion through Dance, Music
by Amanda Etchison - Apr 29, 2017

Set on a stage draped with rich burgundy fabrics and bathed in the burnt orange glow of an Italian sunset, BalletMet artistic director Edwaard Liang's 'Romeo and Juliet' closed out the Columbus-based company's 2016-17 season with an inspiring interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 SeasonSan Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 SeasonSan Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

Ballet and Broadway Elite Join to Dance Against CancerBallet and Broadway Elite Join to Dance Against Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Dance Against Cancer producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht have partnered with the American Cancer Society to present the seventh annual fundraising event on Monday, May 8, 2017. The gala benefit brings together artists from leading dance companies from New York City and beyond for a night of performances and world premieres. (more...)

Washington Ballet Announces the Retirement of Morgann Rose
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Artistic Director Julie Kent and Morgann Rose have announced today that Ms. Rose will retire from The Washington Ballet (TWB) at the end of the 2016.2017 season. (more...)

Houston Ballet To Tour To Ludwigshafen And Bonn GermanyHouston Ballet To Tour To Ludwigshafen And Bonn Germany
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Houston Ballet announces a tour to Ludwigshafen and Bonn, Germany. From April 3-13, 2017, Houston Ballet will perform three works by Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM: Maninyas (1996), Velocity (2003), and Tapestry (2012). Audiences will have the opportunity to see three works by Mr. Welch that have cemented him as one of the most innovative and in-demand choreographers in the world. (more...)

BWW Preview: BalletMet Announces 2017-18 Season Filled with Collaborations, World and Company PremieresBWW Preview: BalletMet Announces 2017-18 Season Filled with Collaborations, World and Company Premieres
by Amanda Etchison - Mar 23, 2017

BalletMet's 40th anniversary season will take audiences from the company's intimate performance space to the glittering land of Oz. The Columbus-based ballet company, which was founded in 1978, recently announced its 2017-18 season on its website. (more...)

Houston Ballet Promotes Jessica Collado To Principal DancerHouston Ballet Promotes Jessica Collado To Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Houston Ballet is proud to announce that Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM has promoted Jessica Collado to Principal dancer. Formally a First-Soloist, Ms. Collado was promoted on the evening of March 10, 2017 after starring in Stanton Welch's production of Cinderella in the title role. (more...)

Houston Ballet Offers Up a Mixed Repertory Program DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGYHouston Ballet Offers Up a Mixed Repertory Program DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

From March 16 - 26, Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program Director's Choice: Legends and Prodigy, featuring three company, dancer and audience favorites. Hans van Manen's Grosse Fuge showcases Houston Ballet's strong male lineup and proves unequivocally why he is Holland's most famous choreographer. Ji?i Kylian created Stepping Stones during a visit to Australia as a reflection on man's desire to preserve his heritage. Justin Peck joins Houston Ballet's repertoire with Year of the Rabbit, a ballet that showcases the corps de ballet. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 2/05/2017Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for Oklahoma (more...)

Cincinnati Ballet Debuts THE NUTCRACKER at the Kennedy Center, 11/23-27Cincinnati Ballet Debuts THE NUTCRACKER at the Kennedy Center, 11/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Cincinnati Ballet marks its full company debut at the Kennedy Center with Victoria Morgan's charming production of The Nutcracker, November 23-27 for seven performances in the Opera House. A cherished holiday tradition that has become an annual Cincinnati-area favorite, this production features elaborate scenic design by John Ezell, whimsical stage effects with lighting by Trad A Burns, vibrant costumes by Carrie Robbins, awe-inspiring acrobatics, and entrancing choreography by Artistic Director and CEO Victoria Morgan. Morgan, who is celebrating her 20th season with the company, is also one of very few female Artistic Directors in the ballet world. Following tradition, dozens of local children from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area will join the company on stage, while the Arlington Children's Chorus lend their voices to the dazzling snow scene. The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will accompany this production, led by conductor and Cincinnati Ballet Music Director Carmon DeLeone.   (more...)

Cincinnati Ballet Brings THE NUTCRACKER To Washington DC, 11/23-27Cincinnati Ballet Brings THE NUTCRACKER To Washington DC, 11/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Cincinnati Ballet has been invited to present seven performances of The Nutcracker at the famed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., November 23 through 27, with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's sensational holiday score. (more...)

Cincinnati Ballet Brings THE NUTCRACKER To Washington DC, 11/23-27Cincinnati Ballet Brings THE NUTCRACKER To Washington DC, 11/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Cincinnati Ballet has been invited to present seven performances of The Nutcracker at the famed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., November 23 through 27, with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's sensational holiday score. (more...)

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