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BWW Review: 'FROM AFRICA' LEAPS ACROSS THE SCREEN at THE 39TH BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL Photo BWW Review: 'FROM AFRICA' LEAPS ACROSS THE SCREEN at THE 39TH BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL
by Cindy Sibilsky - Sep 1, 2020

All of these companies were planning to premiere their works live in the U.S. this year but shifted to adapt. One takeaway is clear, the continent of Africa is producing some of the most exciting and innovative dance worldwide while remaining true to their roots. From Africa at Battery Dance Festival is available to watch online through August 30.

Battery Dance Announces $1 Virtual Workshops Photo Battery Dance Announces $1 Virtual Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020

Battery Dance announces $1 virtual classes, continuing the tradition of offering 'free' workshops as part of the Battery Dance Festival. There will be nine diverse workshops taught by choreographers from around the world over Zoom. The hour-long classes will run August 14-22, 2020, beginning at 10am EDT each day. Zoom links will be provided after registration. Reservation cost of $1 is non-refundable.

Battery Dance Presents The 39th Annual Battery Dance Festival In Virtual Form Photo Battery Dance Presents The 39th Annual Battery Dance Festival In Virtual Form
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020

Battery Dance announces the 39th Annual Battery Dance Festival with free virtual performances from August 14-22, 2020, available online nightly 7pm - 8pm via YouTube. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Films will remain online for ten days after their premiere.

Battery Dance Announces Artists and Themes for 39th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL In  Photo Battery Dance Announces Artists and Themes for 39th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL In Virtual Form
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020

Battery Dance has announced the 39th Annual Battery Dance Festival with free virtual performances from August 14-22, 2020, available online nightly 7pm - 8pm via YouTube.

Colette Hansford Appointed As Hofesh Shechter Company's Executive Producer Photo Colette Hansford Appointed As Hofesh Shechter Company's Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

Hofesh Shechter Company today announced the appointment of Colette Hansford as the company's new Executive Producer from 1st July 2019. Colette will support and work alongside Hofesh Shechter in the creative and organisational development of this internationally renowned contemporary dance company.

Dance Umbrella Africa 2019 Re-launches at the South African State Theatre Photo Dance Umbrella Africa 2019 Re-launches at the South African State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

The eagerly anticipated re-launch of Dance Umbrella Africa 2019 from 31 March to 7 April at the South African State Theatre will feature South Africa and the world's most prolific dancers and choreographers including Lulu Mlangeni, Sonia Radebe and Julia Burnham, Phumlani Nyanga, Dirk Badenhorst, German-Austrian Helge Letonja, Madagascar's Gaby Saranouffi, and works from dance companies such as Vuyani Dance Theatre and Moving Into Dance Mophatong.

LEGAGA Comes to POPArt Theatre Photo LEGAGA Comes to POPArt Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

LEGAGA: an exploration of memory, dreams and nightmares told through movement, song and text.

GQISHA! THE CHANT THAT CALLS Comes to POPArt Theatre Photo GQISHA! THE CHANT THAT CALLS Comes to POPArt Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Gqisha! The Chant that Calls was officially the So Solo commissioned play for 2016.Gqisha! The Chant that Calls was officially the So Solo commissioned play for 2016.

Annual Baxter Dance Festival Returns to Wow Audiences Through Dance Photo Annual Baxter Dance Festival Returns to Wow Audiences Through Dance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The annual Baxter Dance Festival is back for the thirteenth time, ready to wow audiences with over 64 new pieces by 73 choreographers over a period of eight days. Headlining this year's festival is the commissioned work by choreographer, dancer and teacher Themba Mbuli of the acclaimed SOLD! and ADAGIO FOR A HACKED LIFE.

Ana Isabel Ordonez's THE AYE to Celebrate the 85th Birthday of Monseigneur Desmond Tutu in Cape Town
by Don Grigware - Oct 6, 2016

THE AYE, a stage show adapted from Ana Isabel Ordonez's internationally acclaim ed book, THE EXTRAORDINARY LOVE STORY OF AYE AYE AND FEDOR, will be performed to celebrate the 85th birthday of Nobel Peace Laureate Monsigneur Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a part of the Sixth Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Conference in Cape Town on 7 October.

Vancouver Choreographer Joe Ink to Return with 4OUR at Scotiabank Dance Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Back by popular demand, following its sold out run in 2015, JOE INK and celebrated Vancouver Choreographer Joe Laughlin present 4OUR, onstage for one-night only, September 19, 2016 at 8pm at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.

Awards Morning at the 2016 National Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Outgoing National Arts Festival Artistic Director, Ismail Mahomed, was celebrated at the National Arts Festival yesterday morning, in a ceremony during which the winners of the 2016 Standard Bank Ovation Awards were revealed.

World Premiere of 4OUR Set for Scotiabank Dance Centre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

From JOE INK and celebrated Vancouver Choreographer Joe Laughlin comes the world premiere 4OUR, on stage at the Scotiabank Dance Centre this weekend, October 1 - 3, 2015 at 8pm, with a preview performance September 30. Brought to life by the exquisite talents of dance artists Gioconda Barbuto, Heather Dotto, Kevin Tookey, and Laughlin, this deeply personal and visually striking new creation will explore family dynamics, cross-generational relationships, and the singular moments that shape our lives.

World Premiere of 4OUR Set for Scotiabank Dance Centre, 10/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

From JOE INK and celebrated Vancouver Choreographer Joe Laughlin comes the world premiere 4OUR, on stage at the Scotiabank Dance Centre October 1 - 3, 2015 at 8pm, with a preview performance September 30. Brought to life by the exquisite talents of dance artists Gioconda Barbuto, Heather Dotto, Kevin Tookey, and Laughlin, this deeply personal and visually striking new creation will explore family dynamics, cross-generational relationships, and the singular moments that shape our lives.

TD Bank Sponsors DanceWorks' Presentation of Vincent Mantsoe This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Toronto (November 18, 2014) - DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, is delighted to announce that TD Bank Group is sponsoring the return of award-winning South African dance artist Vincent Mantsoe, a 'magnetic soloist' (The Guardian), last seen in Toronto a decade ago when his 2005 DanceWorks presentation left audiences in awe.

TD Bank to Sponsor DanceWorks' Presentation of Vincent Mantsoe, 1/29/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Toronto (November 18, 2014) - DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, is delighted to announce that TD Bank Group is sponsoring the return of award-winning South African dance artist Vincent Mantsoe, a 'magnetic soloist' (The Guardian), last seen in Toronto a decade ago when his 2005 DanceWorks presentation left audiences in awe.

Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre Returns to REDCAT with 'Exit/Exist'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

In Exit/Exist, renowned South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma reinvigorates African oral and musical tradition with contemporary movement to explore his family's ancestral heritage as a way of understanding the complexities of our contemporary world. Now touring the U.S., Exit/Exist will have its West Coast premiere at REDCAT, Calarts' downtown center for contemporary arts Thursday, November 7 to Sunday, November 10.

Northrop and Walker Art Center Present AKRAM KHAN, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2010

Northrop Dance at the University of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center present the Midwest debut of British sensation Akram Khan Company performing bahok at 8 pm Wednesday, March 3, at Northrop. The contemporary work embodies the many different styles of Khan's multinational company, fusing traditional South Asian dance with modern movement.

Northrop and Walker Art Center Present AKRAM KHAN, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2010

Northrop Dance at the University of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center present the Midwest debut of British sensation Akram Khan Company performing bahok at 8 pm Wednesday, March 3, at Northrop. The contemporary work embodies the many different styles of Khan's multinational company, fusing traditional South Asian dance with modern movement.

STG Presents South African Choreographer and Dancer Gregory Maqoma with Vuyani Dance Theatre 11/13, 11/14 At Falls Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) presents Beautiful Me by internationally renown South African choreographer and dancer Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14 at 8:00pm at Falls Theatre at ACT.

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