Rennie Harris FUNKEDIFIED Announced For IGNITE @ THE FORDRennie Harris FUNKEDIFIED Announced For IGNITE @ THE FORD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019

Ford Theatres presents Rennie Harris Funkedified on Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 pm as part of its IGNITE @ the FORD! series. Celebrating the funk music and street dance of the 1970s, Funkedified challenges stereotypes and invites the audience to view hip-hop through a new lens. (more...)

MainStreet Theatre Company Announces 2019-20 SeasonMainStreet Theatre Company Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

MainStreet Theatre Company, the resident professional company at the Lewis Family Playhouse, has three unique offerings in store for the thousands of school groups and families who make up the bulk of their audiences.  "I'm so excited to announce our 14th season", says Mireya Hepner, MainStreet's Artistic Producer. "We always aim to tell a variety of stories for different ages, full of ideas that will resonate with young people and their families. Each of our shows next season is unique, but they share one common theme: that even under adverse circumstances, people have the capacity for hope. I'm thrilled to be sharing these wonderful pieces with our audiences". (more...)

IGNITE @ the FORD! Ford Theatres Presents Rennie Harris FUNKEDIFIEDIGNITE @ the FORD! Ford Theatres Presents Rennie Harris FUNKEDIFIED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Ford Theatres presents Rennie Harris Funkedified on Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 pm as part of its IGNITE @ the FORD! series. Celebrating the funk music and street dance of the 1970s, Funkedified challenges stereotypes and invites the audience to view hip-hop through a new lens. (more...)

The Wallis Receives $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts For DanceThe Wallis Receives $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts For Dance
by Sarah Hookey - May 15, 2019

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2019/20 SeasonWallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announced today the 2019/2020 season, expanding its reach with twelve months of groundbreaking produced and presented works in dance, music, theater, cinema, and contemporary circus from renowned artists and companies around Southern California, the country, and the world. The season begins September 17, 2019, marking the fourth year of programming under the leadership of Artistic Director Paul Crewes and Executive Director/CEO Rachel Fine, and the seventh for the institution. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2019/2020 SeasonWallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announced today the 2019/2020 season, expanding its reach with twelve months of groundbreaking produced and presented works in dance, music, theater, cinema, and contemporary circus from renowned artists and companies around Southern California, the country, and the world. The season begins September 17, 2019, marking the fourth year of programming under the leadership of Artistic Director Paul Crewes and Executive Director/CEO Rachel Fine, and the seventh for the institution. (more...)

The Global Village Experience Celebrates Community with Dance, Stories, and Joy in Mountain ViewThe Global Village Experience Celebrates Community with Dance, Stories, and Joy in Mountain View
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 11, 2019

What happens when refugees, dancers, artists and community leaders get together? Find out atThe Global Village Experience, a community celebration and performance that explores transportation, home and connection, April 27 in Mountain View.  (more...)

The Joffrey Academy of Dance Presents Four World PremieresThe Joffrey Academy of Dance Presents Four World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet presents four world premieres in the culmination of Joffrey's national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy's Ninth Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. This year's Competition winners-Tommie-Waheed Evans, Marissa Osato, Xiang Xu and Edgar Zendejas-each have choreographed an original work created on the Joffrey Academy Trainees and Studio Company. Winning Works returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art's Edlis Neeson Theater (220 E. Chicago Avenue) for three performances, Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 PM. Tickets for Winning Works are $25 and now available for purchase at joffrey.org/winningworks. (more...)

Heidi Duckler Dance Presents EBB & FLOW: CULVER CITYHeidi Duckler Dance Presents EBB & FLOW: CULVER CITY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Los Angeles-based company, Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) is proud to present Ebb & Flow: Culver City 2019. After a successful one day event in 2018, HDD was asked to bring the festival back to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook for two days in 2019! The festival will take place at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook from 11 am - 7 pm on February 23 and 24, 2019. (more...)

Dayton Celebrates The Brilliance of Black Dance with 50 World Class Performances in Three DaysDayton Celebrates The Brilliance of Black Dance with 50 World Class Performances in Three Days
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Dayton-area audiences will be in for a treat when the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) partners with local favorite Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) to present a dazzling array of dance performances by many of the leading Black dance companies from the U.S. and abroad, January 24-26, 2019 at multiple venues throughout the city. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Announces Winners of Winning WorksJoffrey Ballet Announces Winners of Winning Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the ninth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Tommie-Waheed Evans, Marissa Osato, Xiang Xu and Edgar Zendejas. This announcement follows a national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications, which began in June. The choreographers' world premiere works will be showcased on the members of the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COLLECTIVE MEMORY PROJECT Reminds, Reflects and Rejuvenates at The Ford TheatreBWW Review: THE COLLECTIVE MEMORY PROJECT Reminds, Reflects and Rejuvenates at The Ford Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 2, 2018

Memory and Collective are the key words here. The performance is a collaboration, explored and presented from Memories of survival; old, new, brand new, collectively or individually. It is an evening of intertwining, sharing, searching, feeling, expressing and truth. It signifies also, to me, what is needed in our government structure today... a true conglomeration of all aspects to arrive at the best possible conclusion that will be of most benefit to ALL. (more...)

BWW Review: LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE is an Entity All its Own at The Ford TheatreBWW Review: LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE is an Entity All its Own at The Ford Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jun 14, 2018

Lula Washington, an L. A. native from Watts, along with her husband Erwin Washington and daughter Tamica Washington Miller, have been the incumbent founders, creators, directors and choreographers of the LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE since 1980. They began with the goal to motivate, educate, inspire, challenge and enrich the lives of young people so they could become successful, productive and competitive citizens. Thirty years later, and now a major dance company all over the world, their appearance here in Los Angeles at The Ford Theatre was an incredible ensemble of dance works choreographed by a variety of talented artists, including Lula and Tamica, and performed by one of the most powerful, strong and exciting company of dancers on the planet. (more...)

Ford Theatres Presents Lula Washington Dance Theatre, TodayFord Theatres Presents Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

The Ford Theatres presents Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) today, June 8 at 8:30pm, as part of its IGNITE @ the FORD! series. For this joyous evening of dance, the Ford Theatres has brought together three renowned choreographers - Kyle Abraham, Rennie Harris and David Rousseve - to set works on one of Los Angeles's most beloved contemporary dance companies, LWDT, alongside pieces by the esteemed Lula Washington and Tamica Washington-Miller. This performance is taking place in recognition of the 2018 Dance/USA Annual Conference, the country's broadest gathering of dance professionals, from June 6-9 in Los Angeles. (more...)

 MainStreet Theatre Company Announces 18.19 Season MainStreet Theatre Company Announces 18.19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

MainStreet Theatre Company, the resident professional company at the Lewis Family Playhouse, has special treats in store for the thousands of school groups and families who make up the bulk of their audiences.  "I'm so excited to announce our 13th season", says Mireya Hepner, MainStreet's Producer. "We always strive to share stories that the kids and families will not only enjoy, but will send positive messages, as well. The three offerings next season are very different from each other, but all are geared for families to enjoy together. Our season includes a nostalgic musical, a magical introduction to contemporary dance based on a beloved book, and a new take on an age-old story." (more...)

RENEW YA HALLELUJAH By Teddy Hayes Is Now On SaleRENEW YA HALLELUJAH By Teddy Hayes Is Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Mostly Musicals Ltd presents the reimagined musical Renew Ya Hallelujah by Teddy Hayes from Monday 29 October to Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm at Theatro Technis Theatre in Camden, London. (more...)

Grand Performances' 32nd Annual Summer Concert Series Shines A Spotlight On DTLAGrand Performances' 32nd Annual Summer Concert Series Shines A Spotlight On DTLA
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Grand Performances, the longest-running presenter of free live performances in downtown LA announce its 32nd Annual Summer Series line-up at California Plaza from June 1st to August 18th, 2018. The 'Shine with Us' series includes performances ranging from funk to family fun, from rock opera and spoken word to sing-alongs. The stage will spotlight diverse voices, world music, innovative programming, and more. (more...)

Ford Theatres Presents Lula Washington Dance Theatre, 6/8Ford Theatres Presents Lula Washington Dance Theatre, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

The Ford Theatres presents Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) on Friday, June 8 at 8:30pm, as part of its IGNITE @ the FORD! series. For this joyous evening of dance, the Ford Theatres has brought together three renowned choreographers - Kyle Abraham, Rennie Harris and David Rousseve - to set works on one of Los Angeles's most beloved contemporary dance companies, LWDT, alongside pieces by the esteemed Lula Washington and Tamica Washington-Miller. This performance is taking place in recognition of the 2018 Dance/USA Annual Conference, the country's broadest gathering of dance professionals, from June 6-9 in Los Angeles. (more...)

Ford Theatres Announces 2018 SeasonFord Theatres Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

The Ford Theatres today announced the 2018 season of events at the fully transformed John Anson Ford Theatres. The 2018 season will open on Friday, June 1 with Chano Dominguez'sFlamenco Sketches, a reimagining of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album in the world, featuring Chano on piano and National Flamenco Contest (Cordoba, Spain) winner Daniel Navarro, and will conclude on Sunday, October 28 with a new site-specific work by the always innovative Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre. (more...)

Verb Ballets Spring Series Showcases Dynamic Range Of WorksVerb Ballets Spring Series Showcases Dynamic Range Of Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Verb Ballets, Northeast Ohio's premiere contemporary ballet company, to showcase at EJ Thomas Hall on April 27, 2018 with an exciting mix of dances on the program. The company has received international recognition and recently returned from a prestigious tour of Cuba. Known for its innovative works that highlight the classically trained dancers, the company has captured the attention of audiences for over 30 years. The evening features company debut of K281 by internationally acclaimed choreographer Adam Hougland.   (more...)

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