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American Ballet Theatre Presents World Premiere by Alexei Ratmansky Photo American Ballet Theatre Presents World Premiere by Alexei Ratmansky
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2021

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced a new digital program, ABT Live from City Center | A Ratmansky Celebration, featuring American Ballet Theatre (ABT) premiering Tuesday, March 23 at 7 PM, and available on demand through Sunday, April 18.

ABT STUDIO COMPANY WINTER FESTIVAL Announced Photo ABT STUDIO COMPANY WINTER FESTIVAL Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021

World Premieres by Hope Boykin and Lauren Lovette will be presented over two evenings during the ABT Studio Company Winter Festival on Tuesday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 10 at 7 P.M. on American Ballet Theatre’s YouTube channel.

BWW Review: CLASSICAL (RE)VISION at San Francisco Ballet Offers a Sparkling Program o Photo BWW Review: CLASSICAL (RE)VISION at San Francisco Ballet Offers a Sparkling Program of Contemporary Dance
by Jim Munson - Feb 13, 2020

How lucky we are to be living in the age of Mark Morris! My first thought watching San Francisco Ballet's opening night performance of their a?oeClassical (Re)Visiona?? program was a?oeGod, they're good!a?? SF Ballet presents a sparking and varied program of contemporary ballet that will leave you skipping down the steps of the Opera House on your way home.

BWW Review: The Nutcracker - Kansas City Ballet
by Alan Portner - Dec 6, 2019

Kansas City Ballet's annual production of Tchaikovsky's a?oeNutcrackera?? remains a first class interpretation of this classic holiday work.  This a?oeNutcrackera?? with its lush and extravagant technical accoutrements has been performed to super reviews. This year it returns for a three week run at the Kauffman Center through Christmas Eve. As a theatrical enterprise, this 'Nutcracker' is unlikely to be surpassed by any other production of this beloved work.

BWW Review: FACETED PERFECTION IN JEWELS  BALANCHINE'S GEM  PERFORMED BY THE FAMOUS M Photo BWW Review: FACETED PERFECTION IN JEWELS BALANCHINE'S GEM PERFORMED BY THE FAMOUS MARIINSKY BALLET at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 8, 2019

ometimes it's nice not to have to follow a dramatic storyline throughout a ballet, and just be able to enjoy the performances, the artistry, the costumes, the captivating choreography and the whole presentation. This, is such a ballet. Before the performance began, there was a wonderful, informative and interesting lecture, or talk, given on the expansive and beautiful mezzanine of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion by Elizabeth Kaye. It's worth the fight through the rush-hour traffic to get there in time to listen to her expound on the history and trademarks of this impeccable and invaluable Ballet Company. It so enhances everything when you see the performance. It is an offering from Glory Kaufman Presents: Dance at the Music Center at the Los Angeles' premiere venue for dance, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

BWW Review:  BARAK BALLET BOURREES BACK TO THE BROAD WITH NEW REPERTOIRE at The Broad Photo BWW Review: BARAK BALLET BOURREES BACK TO THE BROAD WITH NEW REPERTOIRE at The Broad Stage
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 9, 2019

June 29, 2019 Melissa Barak's Ballet Company, Barak Ballet, is becoming a staple at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Since 2013, they have been appearing annually and she has continually delivered her talent and creativity to her home town.  A native Santa Monican, she is now one of America's foremost rising female choreographers.  Ms. Barak spent a decade dancing for New York City Ballet and choreographing for the School and Company of American Ballet at age 22. And her tenacity has paid off.

Barak Ballet Performs Its June Concert Series, New Repertoire, At The Broad Stage Photo Barak Ballet Performs Its June Concert Series, New Repertoire, At The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Fresh off the company's successful debut of OFF Balance, a new experimental series which launched in March of this year, Barak Ballet returns to the proscenium stage on June 28-29 in Santa Monica, presenting a contemporary dance repertoire that has quickly propelled Barak's reputation as one of LA's most exciting dance companies.

Susan Hilferty, John Lee Beatty, and More Among TDF Irene Sharaff Awardees Photo Susan Hilferty, John Lee Beatty, and More Among TDF Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

Award-winning costume designer SUSAN HILFERTY and legendary scenic designer JOHN LEE BEATTY are among the 25TH Anniversary TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients which were just announced by TDF

Susan Hilferty, John Lee Beatty, and More Among TDF Irene Sharaff Awardees Photo Susan Hilferty, John Lee Beatty, and More Among TDF Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Award-winning costume designer SUSAN HILFERTY and legendary scenic designer JOHN LEE BEATTY are among the 25TH Anniversary TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients which were just announced by TDF

BWW Review: BARAK BALLET ~ BEAUTIFUL, BRAVE, BOLD AND BOUNTIFUL at THE BROAD STAGE Photo BWW Review: BARAK BALLET ~ BEAUTIFUL, BRAVE, BOLD AND BOUNTIFUL at THE BROAD STAGE
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 6, 2018

Barak Ballet is a formidable dance company that was created and fleshed out by Artistic Director Melissa Barak, who is a native Californian, and who has performed with the New York City Ballet and the Los Angeles Ballet Companies before forming her own Company. She trained at the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica beginning at the age of eight. She has performed the works of such balletic luminaries such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon, Eliot Feld and Robert Garland.

Barak Ballet Announces Two World Premieres At The Broad Stage Photo Barak Ballet Announces Two World Premieres At The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage presents Barak Ballet for a program of two world premieres: Cypher (choreographed by Melissa Barak) and Desert Transport (choreographed by Nicolas Blanc), as well as the return of E/SPACE which had its world premiere at The Broad Stage in 2017.  Barak Ballet will perform on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at 7:30pm.  This will be the fourth time Barak Ballet has performed at The Broad Stage, although it's the first time The Broad Stage will be presenting the company.

Photo Flash: TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Honor Excellence in Costume Design Photo Photo Flash: TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Honor Excellence in Costume Design
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Friday night at the Edison Ballroom The 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff were presented for excellence in theatrical costume design. These annual awards honor the designers and craftspeople who costume theatre and dance the world over. This year's awardees were coincidentally masters from the world of dance.

Holly Hynes and Zack Brown Among 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awardees Photo Holly Hynes and Zack Brown Among 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Legendary ballet costume designer HOLLY HYNES and costume and scenic designer ZACK BROWN are among the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients which were just announced by TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. Ms. Hynes was selected to receive the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Brown will receive the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through TDF's Costume Collection. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's Eye-popping WHIPPED CREAM at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's Eye-popping WHIPPED CREAM at Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Feb 3, 2018

It must be galling for many ballet companies that their very operation is dependent on extended holiday performances of 'The Nutcracker' year after year.

BWW Review: FOREVER BALANCHINE: FAREWELL PERFORMANCES at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: FOREVER BALANCHINE: FAREWELL PERFORMANCES at Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Dec 10, 2017

When the opening night curtain rose on the final work of an emotional night - the last performances of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet that has been in residence at the Kennedy Center for 15 years - there was applause even before there was any movement.

Suzanne Farrell Ballet to Bring 'FOREVER BALANCHINE' Farewell to Kennedy Center Photo Suzanne Farrell Ballet to Bring 'FOREVER BALANCHINE' Farewell to Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

In a farewell program of George Balanchine favorites, each with a special meaning for Ms. Farrell, the Kennedy Center's own The Suzanne Farrell Ballet celebrates its 16th and final season with performances in the Opera House, December 7-9.

Suzanne Farrell Ballet to Bring 'FOREVER BALANCHINE' Farewell to Kennedy Center Photo Suzanne Farrell Ballet to Bring 'FOREVER BALANCHINE' Farewell to Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

In a farewell program of George Balanchine favorites, each with a special meaning for Ms. Farrell, the Kennedy Center's own The Suzanne Farrell Ballet celebrates its 16th and final season with performances in the Opera House, December 7-9.

The Kennedy Center presents Kansas City Ballet In THE NUTCRACKER Photo The Kennedy Center presents Kansas City Ballet In THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Last seen in 2008 as part of Ballet Across America, Kansas City Ballet marks its first full engagement at the Kennedy Center in the cherished holiday favorite, The Nutcracker, November 22 & 24 26, for seven performances in the Opera House. This year's version is a truly opulent D.C. premiere recently reimagined and choreographed by artistic director Devon Carney in 2015. Following the tradition of other visiting companies, 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. All performances will be accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.

Due to Hurricane Harvey Houston Ballet Announces New Dates and Venue Photo Due to Hurricane Harvey Houston Ballet Announces New Dates and Venue
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 on October 26 and 27 at The Hobby Center, Houston Ballet will perform an exhilarating mixed repertory program, Poetry in Motion, featuring a collection of three works that reflect different traditions and expressions in ballet.

Casting Announced For American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season Photo Casting Announced For American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

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