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BWW Review: CLEVELAND THEATRE AND DANCE IN THE PANDEMIC at PORTHOUSE, CAIN PARK, OHIO Photo BWW Review: CLEVELAND THEATRE AND DANCE IN THE PANDEMIC at PORTHOUSE, CAIN PARK, OHIOSHAKES, VERB BALLET
by Roy Berko - Jun 4, 2021

Find out what's happening at theaters all across Cleveland!

Verb Ballets Returns to Live Theatre With Virtual Component Photo Verb Ballets Returns to Live Theatre With Virtual Component
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021

As a result of the state changes in Covid regulations, the company will now present its first live in theatre performance for a limited number of physically distanced seats on June 26, 2021, at 7pm at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts. Following the performance a virtual encore will be available.

Tulsa Ballet Will Kick Off 2021-22 Season With CREATIONS IN STUDIO K Photo Tulsa Ballet Will Kick Off 2021-22 Season With CREATIONS IN STUDIO K
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021

Tulsa Ballet will kick off its 2021-22 season this fall with Creations In Studio K, running September 8-19, 2021 in Studio K.

Verb Ballets Spotlights Three Nationally Recognized Choreographers Photo Verb Ballets Spotlights Three Nationally Recognized Choreographers
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 25, 2021

Verb Ballets dancers, known for their elegance and versatility, will captivate fans with a powerful virtual program on May 14, 2020 at 7:00pm ET, featuring contemporary works by nationally recognized choreographers. For over eleven years of award-winning works, Chicago-based choreographer Stephanie Martinez has moved her audiences along a journey guided by kinetic momentum. The company will debut a world premiere, World of Another, marked by a versatility that expands the boundaries of contemporary ballet movement. Internationally renowned choreographer Christopher L. Huggins is a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Announces 2021 Season Photo Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Announces 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre is a multicultural company that creates new dance and music to explore strong personal narratives. They build partnerships across Chicagoland to engage a diverse audience: sparking dialogue, reflecting diverse experiences, inspiring new perspectives.

BalletX Announces Sets Virtual World Premiere for New Dance Films Photo BalletX Announces Sets Virtual World Premiere for New Dance Films
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 16, 2021

BalletX, celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season, announces a Virtual World Premiere event¬† on March 10, 2021 at 7:00pm EST featuring the debut of new short dance films by choreographers Maddie¬†Hanson, Stephanie Martinez, and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, alongside conversations with the choreographers¬† and company dancers moderated by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox. Films will be available to¬† subscribers on BalletX Beyond, the company's subscription-based streaming platform hailed as ‚Äúrevolutionizing¬† virtual performance‚ÄĚ (Harper's Bazaar).¬†

Stephanie Martinez Establishes New Chicago Dance Company With a Focus On Equity And R Photo Stephanie Martinez Establishes New Chicago Dance Company With a Focus On Equity And Representation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2020

PARA.MAR Dance Theatre presents its inaugural performance series after its founding in July 2020 by Chicago-based contemporary ballet choreographer Stephanie Martinez (Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Charlotte Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Kansas City Ballet).

BalletX Celebrates 15th Anniversary Season With 15 World Premieres Photo BalletX Celebrates 15th Anniversary Season With 15 World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2020

BalletX, Philadelphia's Premier Contemporary Ballet Company, will celebrate its 15th Anniversary in the 2020-2021 Season with 15 short and feature dance films by choreographers from around the world, streaming virtually only with the company's new digital subscription series, BalletX Beyond.

Four World Premieres to Be Featured in Joffrey Academy's WINNING WORKS Weekend of Per Photo Four World Premieres to Be Featured in Joffrey Academy's WINNING WORKS Weekend of Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2020

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, will present 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 Tenth Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. This year's Competition winners-Chanel DaSilva, Tsai Hsi Hung, Pablo Sánchez and Durante Verzola-each have choreographed an original work created on the Joffrey Academy Trainees and Studio Company. Winning Works expands to four performances in 2020 and returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's Edlis Neeson Theater (220 E. Chicago Avenue) Friday, March 20 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 PM. Tickets for Winning Works are $30 and available for purchase at joffrey.org/winningworks.

Chicago Theatre Week Offers Selections For Valentine's Day, Black History Month, And  Photo Chicago Theatre Week Offers Selections For Valentine's Day, Black History Month, And More
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 5, 2020

Audiences can celebrate Valentine's Day, honor Black History Month, and more during Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW20).  With over 120 participating productions, there is something for everyone during Chicago Theatre Week, running February 13-23, 2020. Value-priced tickets, priced at $30, $15, or less, are now available at ChicagoTheatreWeek.com. 

Verb Ballets Celebrates Female Choreographers Photo Verb Ballets Celebrates Female Choreographers
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2019

Verb Ballets, Northeast Ohio's premiere contemporary ballet company, presents an evening performance titled 4X4: Four Works by Female Choreographers on February 8, 2020 at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts. This performance features the works of four female choreographers, each bringing their distinctive style to this diverse repertory program. It includes a company premiere by sought-after dancemaker Stephanie Martinez titled Wandering On, a classical variation favorite by Agrippa Vaganova, a new work by company dancer Kate Webb, and the return of Mendelssohn Italian Symphony by Kay Eichman.

Joffrey Ballet, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE, And More Announced At The Auditorium Theatr Photo Joffrey Ballet, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE, And More Announced At The Auditorium Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 17, 2019

See the full schedule of events coming up The Auditorium Theatre now through May 5, 2020.

The Joffrey Ballet Presents THE TIMES ARE RACING Photo The Joffrey Ballet Presents THE TIMES ARE RACING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2019

For its winter engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents The Times Are Racing, a mixed repertory program featuring choreography from four of the most influential artists working today, including the Chicago premiere of Justin Peck's 2017 ballet for which the program gets its name, two pieces by Israeli choreographer and former Batsheva Dance Company member Itzik Galili, a Christopher Wheeldon classic, and a new work from Chicago's Stephanie Martinez, 2015 winner of the Joffrey's Winning Works choreographic competition. The Times Are Racing is presented in ten performances only, February 12-23 at the Auditorium Theatre.

ODC Theater Announces Its 2020 Season Photo ODC Theater Announces Its 2020 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 13, 2019

ODC Theater, part of the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced the program for its 2020 Season, including the kick-off to ODC's 50th anniversary celebrations. Among the season's highlights are premieres by Larry Arrington, Deborah Slater Dance Theater, Funsch Dance, Garrett + Moulton Productions, Geoff and Dan Hoyle, inkBoat with Ann Carlson, Kinetech Arts, The Living Earth Show, Robert Moses' Kin, RAWdance, Amy Seiwert's Imagery, SFDanceworks and Bobbi Jene Smith.

Joffrey Ballet Announces 2020 Winners of 10th Annual Winning Works Photo Joffrey Ballet Announces 2020 Winners of 10th Annual Winning Works
by Julie Musbach - Oct 25, 2019

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the tenth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Chanel DaSilva, Tsai Hsi Hung, Pablo S√°nchez (recipient of the inaugural Zach Lazar Winning Works Fellowship, named in honor of former Joffrey Board Chair Zach Lazar) and Durante Verzola.

Joffrey Ballet Welcomes Four New Dancers Photo Joffrey Ballet Welcomes Four New Dancers
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019

Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of four dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2019-2020 season: Joseì Pablo Castro Cuevas (Queretaro, Mexico), Jonathan Dole (Sacramento, California), Hyuma Kiyosawa (Nagano, Japan) and Miu Tanaka (Chiba, Japan). With these new company members, The Joffrey Ballet totals 45 dancers representing 13 countries.

Joffrey's 2019/20 Season Includes JANE EYRE, DON QUIXOTE, and More Photo Joffrey's 2019/20 Season Includes JANE EYRE, DON QUIXOTE, and More
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2019

Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2019-2020 season featuring a Chicago premiere from Northern Ballet Artistic Director Cathy Marston, along with a Chicago premiere from Tony Award-winning choreographer and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, plus the return of an audience favorite by choreographer Yuri Possokhov, and Christopher Wheeldon's holiday classic The Nutcracker. The Joffrey Ballet begins its 64th season with Marston's modern re-telling of Jane Eyre, October 16-27, 2019, followed by Wheeldon's magical holiday classic The Nutcracker, November 30-December 29, 2019. For its winter engagement, the Joffrey presents a mixed repertory program that includes the Chicago premiere of Peck's acclaimed The Times Are Racing, the Chicago premieres of Mono Lisa and The Sofa by Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, Wheeldon's Commedia, and Bliss!, a new work from Stephanie Martinez, winner of the Joffrey's 2015 Winning Works choreographic competition, February 12-23, 2020. Closing the season is the return of Possokhov's Don Quixote, April 22- May 3, 2020, which received its world premiere in Chicago in 2011.

BWW Review: UNC Doctors Do No Harm in Charlotte Ballet's SHAKESPEARE REINVENTED Photo BWW Review: UNC Doctors Do No Harm in Charlotte Ballet's SHAKESPEARE REINVENTED
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jan 31, 2019

No amazing synthesis or revelation emerges in Charlotte Ballet's audacious SHAKESPEARE REINVENTED collaboration with UNC Charlotte, but the evening bristles with excitement and electricity, probably because the two imaginative choreographers didn't allow their academic partners to get inside their heads - or their art.

ODC Theater Announces 2019 Season Photo ODC Theater Announces 2019 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 4, 2018

ODC Theater, part of the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced its 2019 Season, a program demonstrating the organization's commitment to fostering new performance and to introducing the work of esteemed artists from across the globe to new audiences.

LA Premiere Of A HOLIDAY SH*TSHOW Opens at The Complex Theatre, Today Photo LA Premiere Of A HOLIDAY SH*TSHOW Opens at The Complex Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Champagne Problems Productions presents A Holiday Comedy ShitSH*W, directed and produced by Jackie Learmond and Megan James.  This will be the second production from a diverse cast of men and women. The first one was the sold out sketch comedy 'Lady Bits'(April 2018).  A Holiday Comedy ShitSH*W will open December 4 - 12, 2018, with 8-performances (two each evening), at The Complex Theatre in Hollywood.

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