Ronald K. Brown News

BROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHS, BRIC TV, The Knights and More Set for BRIC's Fall 2017 SeasonBROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHS, BRIC TV, The Knights and More Set for BRIC's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

BRIC, the largest presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, has announced the fall 2017 season at BRIC House, the organization's 40,000 SF home in Downtown Brooklyn. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) performs at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 16-20, representing the work of one of the seminal choreographers of the 20th century. Since Brown's passing this past March, witnessing TBDC in an evening-length program is an increasingly rare experience. Echoing Brown's choreographic innovation, timeless aesthetic, and 1960s postmodern approach to dance making, TBDC will perform a version of Opal Loop (1980) prepared especially for Jacob's Pillow, featuring former dancers of the company and an original cast member. Acknowledging Brown's more recent choreography, TBDC will also perform Groove and Countermove (2000) and L'Amour au théâtre (2009). As the company ventures into a new era, viewing Brown's work in a proscenium venue “feel[s] increasingly essential” (The New Yorker). (more...)

BRIC JazzFest 2017 Announces Full ProgrammingBRIC JazzFest 2017 Announces Full Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce full programming for the 2017 BRIC JazzFest, the third annual edition of the celebrated Brooklyn jazz festival, conceived and curated by Jack Walsh, Lia Crockett and Brice Rosenbloom. As it expands even more in its third year, the Festival continues to deliver on the promise Nate Chinen suggested in The New York Times when he wrote, "Given what's still a limited infrastructure for jazz in Brooklyn, BRIC JazzFest could be an important force for good." The Festival takes place over the course of a week (October 14-21), featuring film, dance, panel discussion and student workshops, and culminates with a three-day concert marathon, with performances taking place simultaneously in the various spaces comprising BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn). (more...)

Gustavo Ramirez World Premiere, New Works by Twyla Tharp and More Set for Alvin Ailey's 2017 New York City Center SeasonGustavo Ramirez World Premiere, New Works by Twyla Tharp and More Set for Alvin Ailey's 2017 New York City Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater's stage from November 29th - December 31st, 2017. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Opening of Perles Family Studio, 8/18Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Opening of Perles Family Studio, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance will celebrate the opening of the Perles Family Studio at an official ribbon cutting ceremony on August 18, 2017. The Pillow's 85th Anniversary Festival Finale, on August 26, will be the first event in the brand new space, which marks the first major on-site construction project at the Pillow since 1992. The $5.5 million building was designed by award-winning Flansburgh Architects of Boston, MA and constructed by Allegrone Companies of Pittsfield, MA. The Perles Family Studio is an integral part of the Pillow's five-year strategic plan, Vision '22, which launches the Pillow as a year-round campus for programs, research, and development with initiatives made possible through a deep commitment to The School at Jacob's Pillow, artist residencies, community engagement, and educational programs. (more...)

Camille A. Brown & Dancers to Bring 'BLACK GIRL' to Jacob's PillowCamille A. Brown & Dancers to Bring 'BLACK GIRL' to Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Winner, Camille A. Brown, will bring her evening-length work BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play to the Ted Shawn Theatre this summer, August 9-13. (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...)

Fire Island Dance Festival Brings Weekend of Unforgettable Dance to the PinesFire Island Dance Festival Brings Weekend of Unforgettable Dance to the Pines
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

A bright summer sun shimmered across the Great South Bay as renowned dance companies, acclaimed choreographers and three standing-room-only audiences came together at this year's Fire Island Dance Festival on July 14-16, 2017. The 23rd edition of the fundraising and cultural event of the Fire Island summer raised a record $585,045 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BRIC Announces Lineup and Dates for Third Annual BRIC JazzFestBRIC Announces Lineup and Dates for Third Annual BRIC JazzFest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce programming and other details of the 2017 BRIC JazzFest, the third annual edition of the celebrated Brooklyn jazz festival, conceived and curated by Jack Walsh, Lia Crockett and Brice Rosenbloom. As it expands even more in its third year, the Festival continues to deliver on the promise Nate Chinen suggested in The New York Times when he wrote, "Given what's still a limited infrastructure for jazz in Brooklyn, BRIC JazzFest could be an important force for good." The Festival takes place over the course of a week (October 14-21), featuring film, dance, panel discussion and student workshops, and culminates with a three-day concert marathon, with performances taking place simultaneously in the various spaces comprising BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn). (more...)

Doug Varone & Dancers to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at Jacob's Pillow This AugustDoug Varone & Dancers to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at Jacob's Pillow This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

As Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival rings in 85 seasons, Doug Varone & Dancers celebrates its 30th anniversary as a company with a program in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 2-6. (more...)

AteNine and Ballet Hispanico Come to Jacob's Pillow Dance FestivalAteNine and Ballet Hispanico Come to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents AteNine in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 26-30. AteNine, formerly Ate9dANCEcOMPANY, is led by Artistic Director and choreographer Danielle Agami, named “choreography's It girl” by the LA Times. A former dancer and rehearsal director of the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, Agami draws from her background in Gaga movement practice to create bold, innovative work. The program will include two works: Exhibit b and excerpts from vickie. AteNine dancers move with an intense clarity praised as “odd, fleeting, and gorgeous, it left you wanting much, much more” (Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight). (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Paris, Basel, Germany and CopenhagenAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Paris, Basel, Germany and Copenhagen
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,' returns to Paris, Basel, several German cities, and Copenhagen to perform 15 ballets from July 4 - September 10. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival at the Ted Shawn Theater, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223, from July 26-30, 2017 with performances Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm; Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $45-78 and are available at www.jacobspillow.org/events/ballet-hispanico/. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival This JulyBallet Hispanico to Perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival at the Ted Shawn Theater, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA. (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...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Paris, Basel, Germany and CopenhagenAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Paris, Basel, Germany and Copenhagen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,' returns to Paris, Basel, several German cities, and Copenhagen to perform 15 ballets from July 4 - September 10. (more...)

Twyla Tharp Dance, Dorrance Dance and More Slated for The Joyce Theater's 2017-18 Fall & Winter Season; Lineup Announced!Twyla Tharp Dance, Dorrance Dance and More Slated for The Joyce Theater's 2017-18 Fall & Winter Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2017-2018 fall/winter season. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Unveils Vision '22Jacob's Pillow Dance Unveils Vision '22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Director Pamela Tatge recently unveiled Vision '22, a strategic approach for the Pillow's development over the next five years, through 2022. Vision '22 is a blueprint for enabling the Pillow to become a year-round center for dance creation and to more robustly serve artists and audiences alike. (more...)

Doug Varone and Dancers to Perform in 2017 VICTORY DANCEDoug Varone and Dancers to Perform in 2017 VICTORY DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will perform Lux in 2017 Victory Dance, presented by The New 42nd Street and The New Victory Theater, on Thursdays, July 13 & 20, 2017 at 7pm at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Doug Varone and Dancers to Perform in 2017 Victory DanceDoug Varone and Dancers to Perform in 2017 Victory Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will perform Lux in 2017 Victory Dance, presented by The New 42nd Street and The New Victory Theater, on Thursdays, July 13 & 20, 2017 at 7pm at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street).  (more...)

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