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Pop Magic Productions and The Prop Thtr to Co-Produce An Evening of Two Plays at The Prop ThtrPop Magic Productions and The Prop Thtr to Co-Produce An Evening of Two Plays at The Prop Thtr
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Prop Thtr has announced that it will co-produce two plays, The Days of Commune by Bertolt Brecht (transl. David Constantine), and In Sarah's Shadow: The Eleanora Duse Story, in collaboration with Pop Magic Productions this fall 2017 at The Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave, in Chicago. The Days of Commune, directed by Stefan Brun and featuring Prop Thtr's ensemble, opens Friday, October 20.  (more...)

Theatre Novi Most Presents DANCING ON THE EDGETheatre Novi Most Presents DANCING ON THE EDGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theatre Novi Most returns to the Southern Theater with the world premiere of a new play, Dancing on the Edge, about American modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan and her lover, the Russian poet Sergei Esenin. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Golden Celebration of DanceAuditorium Theatre Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Golden Celebration of Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

On November 12, 2017, the Auditorium Theatre, The Theatre for the People, commemorates the 50th anniversary of its grand re-opening with a one-night-only mixed repertory program featuring dancers from the world's premier dance companies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Dutch National Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, MOMIX, New York City Ballet, Parsons Dance, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and The Washington Ballet. (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Commissions Work from Doug VaronePaul Taylor Dance Commissions Work from Doug Varone
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Paul Taylor has selected Doug Varone to create a dance on the Paul Taylor Dance Company as part of the 'Taylor Company Commissions' program of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance (PTAMD). (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's PillowPaul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Based in Israel, Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut with a program of clever and heartfelt works in the Doris Duke Theatre July 12-16. A rising choreographic star, Assaf has been commissioned by companies across the globe including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. The program opens with Assaf's embracing duet Six Years Later which is praised for its "beauty, nuances, and intricate, astute movements" (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post), and closes with his powerful all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans' experiences and based on the Hebrew song "Givat Hatachmoshet". (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works' Announce New Location for 2017-18 SeasonNimbus Dance Works' Announce New Location for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Facing an August 31st deadline to identify a new home, Nimbus Dance Works announces that the organization, one of Jersey City's largest professional arts non-profits, and a leading dance organization statewide, will relocate to 165 Newark Avenue for the 2017-18 season, adjacent to the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza. With two dance studios, office and storage space, Nimbus' new location will house the professional company and Nimbus2 (second company), the School of Nimbus Dance Works, the NimbusPresents performance series, and company offices from which Nimbus administers dance education programs throughout the Jersey City school system. Nimbus has announced a campaign to raise funds and for in-kind items to support the move to the new location. (more...)

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe FestivalDISTINCTLY DIFFERENT to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Distinctly Different is a five-person showcase comprised of distinct autobiographical stories. These heartfelt, and often funny, performances offer a window into the journey to find self-love. From the struggle of coming out to self-reflections in the psych ward. (more...)

BAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant RecipientsBAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BAX is proud to welcome 2017-18 Artists in Residence (AIR) and Space Grant recipients. This group of artists embodies a vision, promise, and deep commitment to investigative practices in line with their and BAX's core values. Together, we are making space for bold and challenging work that asks deep questions about our ever-changing world and our place in this world. (more...)

Abhinaya Dance Company premieres SANCHAARI-ELABORATION at the San Francisco International Arts FesitvalAbhinaya Dance Company premieres SANCHAARI-ELABORATION at the San Francisco International Arts Fesitval
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose will perform on Friday, May 26th at the SF International Arts Festival, presenting Sanchaari - Elaboration in the South Indian classical dance style, Bharatanatyam.   The traditional framework of the 2000 year old classical Bharatanatyam dance has engendered many interpretations through its renaissance period of the early 20th century to the present time. 'Sanchaari Bhava', is a term that denotes the embellishment of the literal meaning of texts through the individual dancer's imagination, skill, and experience.   This production takes the audience on a journey through traditional solo dance pieces performed by dancers in the temples prior to the 20th century to the varied faces of contemporary Bharatanatyam. (more...)

BalaSole Dance with Guest Soloist Miki Orihara Comes to BAM Fisher, 6/2-6/3BalaSole Dance with Guest Soloist Miki Orihara Comes to BAM Fisher, 6/2-6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

     ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 18th NYC concert season of BalaSole in 'MOLTI,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, joined by special guest artist MIKI ORIHARA, former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, June 2 & 3, 8PM, at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space), 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY.  This program is part of a split bill concert with the Marie-Christine Giordano Dance.  BalaSole's program will be presented in the second half of the concert (at approximately 9 PM). (more...)

BWW Interview: CARISSA LAUREL Speaks to Her Experience Being a Dancer who is Always is Learning and GrowingBWW Interview: CARISSA LAUREL Speaks to Her Experience Being a Dancer who is Always is Learning and Growing
by Caryn Cooper - May 5, 2017

Carissa Laurel is a NYC-based dancer who began her training in her home country in the Philippines. I had the opportunity to speak to her about her unique background, experience and success in the dance world. (more...)

Maximum Velocity Summer Festivals 2017 AnnouncedMaximum Velocity Summer Festivals 2017 Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

A world-class summer immersion bringing together Strictly Seattle summer dance intensive and the International Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI). Maximum Velocity is the premiere west coast summer dance festival. (more...)

AXIS Dance Company Presents OCCUPY, 7/1-2AXIS Dance Company Presents OCCUPY, 7/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

AXIS Dance Company, Dancers' Group and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival are pleased to present Occupy - A site-specific journey through an urban garden, July 1-2, 2017. Occupy is inspired by the history, design and architecture of Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco and the unique movement capabilities of AXIS Dance Company and their broader community of performers. All performances are free. (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...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Peggy Hickey on Designing the Dances for Broadway's ANASTASIABWW Interview: Choreographer Peggy Hickey on Designing the Dances for Broadway's ANASTASIA
by Bob Rizzo - Apr 5, 2017

ANASTASIA choreographer Peggy Hickey talks all things dance on her journey with the romantic and adventure-filled new musical...... (more...)

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose Presents SANCHAARI - ELABORATION, 5/26Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose Presents SANCHAARI - ELABORATION, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose will perform on Friday, May 26th at the SF International Arts Festival, presenting Sanchaari - Elaboration in the South Indian classical dance style, Bharatanatyam. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announces Spring Season, 5/4-14Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announces Spring Season, 5/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is pleased to announce its Spring Season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, May 4-14. The season pairs visionary choreographer Alonzo King with Bob Holman, legendary founder of the Bowery Poetry Club, endangered language activist, poet and filmmaker. (more...)

ODC Theater presents THEATER UNPLUGGEDODC Theater presents THEATER UNPLUGGED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

 Next month, ODC Theater is pleased to present the award-winning Epiphany Productions Sonic Dance Theater in a work-in-progress showing for Last Blue Couch in the Sky, scheduled to premiere at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in June. This edition of ODC's signature "Unplugged" format, a recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process, takes place for one night only, Sunday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, and may be purchased online at odc.dance/tickets or by phone at 415-863-9834. (more...)

The African & African American Performing Arts And KSTAR Present BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL: HERE & NOW 2017, 2/11-26The African & African American Performing Arts And KSTAR Present BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL: HERE & NOW 2017, 2/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

The African & African American Performing Arts Coalition and K*Star*Productions are pleased to announce the program for the Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now 2017(BCF), which takes place next month over three consecutive weekends,February 11-26. (more...)

Refugees welcome at Metropolitan in LEAH, THE FORSAKENRefugees welcome at Metropolitan in LEAH, THE FORSAKEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. When a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she has betrayed him, he quickly renounces her. Leah retreats to her exile, but only after bestowing her and her people's curse on him and his progeny. Can there be any light in such a darkened time, and what could possibly light it? (more...)

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