BWW Review: Dance Fail at Fall For DanceBWW Review: Dance Fail at Fall For Dance
by Juan Michael Porter II - Oct 3, 2019

The continued proliferation of rhythmless music plunges Fall For Dance 2019's Program 1 into a miasma of middling potpourri. From Kyle Abraham rendering Misty Copeland into a sterile robot to Crystal Pite's droning narration, this was an evening sorely in need of inventive rhythm and grooves. Thank goodness then for the visiting South Africans of Vuyani Dance Theatre. (more...)

The Broad Stage Announces Expanded ASL Interpreted Performances For 19/20 SeasonThe Broad Stage Announces Expanded ASL Interpreted Performances For 19/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

The Broad Stage announces an expanded number of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performances for the 2019-2020 season in an effort to create an inclusive environment for all audience members and ensure that as many people as possible are able to experience the magic of live performance. The first ASL interpreted performance will be The Moth Mainstage in Los Angeles on October 4. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces 2019-2020 Pillow Lab Artist ResidenciesJacob's Pillow Announces 2019-2020 Pillow Lab Artist Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Jacob's Pillow announces this season's artist residencies offered at the Pillow Lab, its year-round incubator of new work. The annual season of customizable residencies supports U.S.-based and international dance artists during crucial development, research, and technical stages of choreography-driven projects. The 2019-2020 recipients include Kyle Abraham, Aszure Barton, Brian Brooks, Milka Djordjevich, Alice Gosti, Kinetic Light, Stephanie McKee-Anderson, Aakash Odedra, RUBBERBAND, Didy Veldman, and Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre.  (more...)

Kyle Abraham & A.I.M Return To The Joyce With World & Company PremieresKyle Abraham & A.I.M Return To The Joyce With World & Company Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

With a mesmerizing combination of power and grace, Kyle Abraham returns to The Joyce Theater this fall with his company A.I.M from October 15-20. Presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), the bill of world and company premieres, as well as popular recent works, will kick off with an already sold-out one-night-only performance from Misty Copeland on October 15. (more...)

UCLA Arts Invites The Public Into The Classroom For 10 Questions: Centennial EditionUCLA Arts Invites The Public Into The Classroom For 10 Questions: Centennial Edition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture will kick off the second edition of a?oe10 Questionsa?? on Oct. 1. Building on the success of its inaugural presentation in 2018, this hybrid undergraduate course and public event series engages leading scholars, artists, scientists, activists, philosophers, executives and more for an energetic exchange of ideas addressing a range of fundamental issues that both shape and transcend our current moment in history. (more...)

Dance Now Announces Lineup For 2019 Festival Encore, September 26Dance Now Announces Lineup For 2019 Festival Encore, September 26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

DANCE NOW announces the lineup for the 2019 Festival ENCORE! The one-night-only performance will feature the 10 choreographers/companies selected by the DANCE NOW producers for having most successfully met the 2019 DANCE NOW Challenge: to create a clear and complete artistic statement in five minutes or less for the specifics of the stage at Joe's Pub. This year's Challenge winner is Nicole Vaughan-Diaz. As the Challenge winner, Vaughan-Diaz will receive a $1,500 stipend and a weeklong creative residency at DANCE NOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, PA. The ENCORE! program will be hosted by Deborah Lohse (aka TruDee). (more...)

Carpenter Center Announces 2019-2020 Arts For Life EventsCarpenter Center Announces 2019-2020 Arts For Life Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

The Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, has announced the 2019-2020 Arts for Life season. Arts for Life is the Carpenter Center's education initiative, providing concerts, classes, lectures, readings, workshops and more to the CSULB campus, Long Beach schools, and to the wider community. The new Arts for Life season includes the return of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Concert Series, the Bob Cole Conservatory Showcase Concert, and the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. Additional free offerings to the public include Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Versa-Style Dance Company, a new lecture series, and a continuation of the popular Shakespeare Aloud series. (more...)

Kyle Abraham/A.I.M Announce Sydnie Liggett As New Executive DirectorKyle Abraham/A.I.M Announce Sydnie Liggett As New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Kyle Abraham and the Board of Directors of A.I.M (formerly Abraham in Motion) are pleased to announce the appointment of Sydnie Liggett as A.I.M's new Executive Director. The selection was made after an extensive national and local search. (more...)

HAMILTON's Karla Puno Garcia to Hold Dance Workshop in Makati City, Sept. 13HAMILTON's Karla Puno Garcia to Hold Dance Workshop in Makati City, Sept. 13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Broadway's HAMILTON Co-Dance Captain Karla Puno Garcia will hold a dance workshop on Friday, September 13, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m. at Steps Dance Studio (8465 Kalayaan Ave., Makati City). (more...)

BROAD FEST Returns To The Broad Stage, September 1BROAD FEST Returns To The Broad Stage, September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019

The Broad Stage's annual Broad Fest returns on Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 2:00pm a?" 7:00pm. This free, all-ages festival features music and dancing, activities for kids and adults, plus sweets and food available for purchase. Start on the plaza, groove with a live DJ or make an art project, then explore the lobby, theaters and Music Hall for an array of performances and activities to pique your creative spirit and celebrate the arts in your community. (more...)

The Carpenter Center Announces 25th Anniversary SeasonThe Carpenter Center Announces 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019

The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center unveils the 2019-20 season featuring a captivating collection of music, dance, comedy, speakers and family shows across five different performance series (more...)

Sara Mearns Comes to Jacob's PillowSara Mearns Comes to Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019

In the Jacob's Pillow-exclusive production Sara Mearns: Beyond Ballet, New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns performs in multiple cross-genre collaborations in the Doris Duke Theatre, August 14-18. (more...)

Freemove Dance's ...IT'S TIME... Returns To 14th Street YFreemove Dance's ...IT'S TIME... Returns To 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Freemove Dance presents the comeback run of a??it's timea?? a?" a piece performed last year as part of 14th Street Y's inaugural curated season. (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival Shatters Records And Features Six World PremieresFire Island Dance Festival Shatters Records And Features Six World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019

Set upon a picture-perfect sky on the Fire Island Pines' glistening Great South Bay, the 25th anniversary edition of Fire Island Dance Festival brought together a diverse, captivating program of world premieres, dance legends and stirring storytelling. The festival on July 19-21 raised a record-shattering $657,842 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

THE LAND ON WHICH WE DANCE, GALLIM, And More Announced At Jacob's Pillow, August 7-11THE LAND ON WHICH WE DANCE, GALLIM, And More Announced At Jacob's Pillow, August 7-11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

Gallim makes its Ted Shawn Theatre debut with a Pillow co-commissioned world premiere, August 7-11. Under the direction of perpetually groundbreaking artist Andrea Miller, Brooklyn-based Gallim embodies human connection through bold, raw, transformative works. As New York Magazine attests, a?oeher viscerally physical movement wrings every inch of life from her dancersa?"and you'll be holding your breath, too.a?? (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival Sunday Show Tickets Available This WeekendFire Island Dance Festival Sunday Show Tickets Available This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

This Weekend - Produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Fire Island Dance Festival (#fidance) will bring six world premiere works and some of the world's most celebrated choreographers and dance companies to a picturesque waterfront stage on the Great South Bay. Tony and Academy Award Winner Joel Grey will Host. (more...)

Northrop Announces 10-Event Film SeriesNorthrop Announces 10-Event Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Northrop announces its 2019-20 Film Series, featuring several award-winning films with diverse artistic voices from around the world. From a film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to the Beatles fan favorite Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the more recent The Hate U Give, the series includes cult classics and notable works exploring history, social issues, and arts performances. (more...)

A.I.M By Kyle Abraham Makes Ted Shawn Theatre Debut, July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham makes its Ted Shawn Theatre debut at Jacob's Pillow, July 31-August 4. A Jacob's Pillow Dance Award winner, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow, Kyle Abraham's 'skill as a dancer is a fact' (The New York Times). A.I.M's mixed repertory  program demonstrates the company's diverse range of styles and Abraham's own artistry as a performer with INDY, his first major solo in nearly a decade; Andrea Miller's all-female state; as well as Show Pony, The Quiet Dance, and Drive, marked by Abraham's 'urgent and expressive choreography' (The New York Times). (more...)

THE DAY Comes To Jacob's Pillow, July 31THE DAY Comes To Jacob's Pillow, July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

Jacob's Pillow presents the highly-anticipated world premiere of THE DAY, featuring world renowned cellist Maya Beiser and legendary dancer Wendy Whelan with choreography by the groundbreaking postmodern dance artist Lucinda Childs and music by Pulitzer Prize-winning David Lang in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 31-Aug 4. Co-commissioned by Jacob's Pillow, the multidisciplinary work explores memory, life's journey, resilience, and survival of the soul through the shared language of music and dance.  (more...)

Gabrielle Hamilton, Tiler Peck & More Nominated For 2019 Bessie AwardsGabrielle Hamilton, Tiler Peck & More Nominated For 2019 Bessie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, celebrates a landmark 35th anniversary this year. Today, the nominees for the 2019 Bessie Awards, along with the recipients of the 2019 Juried Bessie Award and 2019 Outstanding Breakout Choreographer Award, were announced and celebrated at the Bessies press conference. (The list of nominations follows.) (more...)

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