Date of Death: December 24, 1998
Theater At The 14th St Y Celebrates Dance Critic Deborah JowittTheater At The 14th St Y Celebrates Dance Critic Deborah Jowitt
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

In celebration of her career as a dance critic, writer, dancer, choreographer and educator, From the Horse's Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to Deborah Jowitt, whose lifelong accomplishments exemplify a storied career spanning more than 50 years. (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Company's Bettie De Jong To Receive The 2019 American Dance Festival Distinguished Teaching AwardPaul Taylor Dance Company's Bettie De Jong To Receive The 2019 American Dance Festival Distinguished Teaching Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The American Dance Festival (ADF) will award the 2019 Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching to longtime Paul Taylor Dance Company rehearsal director Bettie de Jong. A ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Reynolds Industries Theater at the opening night performance of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. (more...)

Merce Cunningham Trust Announces Spring Programming For Global Centennial CelebrationMerce Cunningham Trust Announces Spring Programming For Global Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Spring activities for the Centennial, which continues through all of 2019, include a wide range of performances, film screenings, discussions, education initiatives, community programming, and new works by other artists in conversation with Merce Cunningham's work. (more...)

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH Returns with a Celebration Egyptian Dance in All its FormsFROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH Returns with a Celebration Egyptian Dance in All its Forms
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

From the Horse's Mouth, the legacy-based dance/theater project, will begin its 20th anniversary year with "A Footnote in Ballet History," a special program honoring Magda Saleh, Prima Ballerina of Egypt. (more...)

Ana 'RokafelIa' Garcia and Gabriel 'Kwikstep' Dionisio to Receive the 2018 ADF Distinguished Teaching AwardAna 'RokafelIa' Garcia and Gabriel 'Kwikstep' Dionisio to Receive the 2018 ADF Distinguished Teaching Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

The American Dance Festival (ADF) will award the 2018 Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching to two central figures in the breaking community, celebrated hip-hop dance artists Ana 'Rokafella' Garcia and Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio. A ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Time and location TBD. (more...)

24-Hour Performance BANG, BANG, GUN AMOK to Address Gun Culture at Abrons Arts Center24-Hour Performance BANG, BANG, GUN AMOK to Address Gun Culture at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Abrons Arts Center will present the world premiere of Bang, Bang, Gun Amok, a 24-hour performance filibuster dedicated to U.S. gun culture. (more...)

24-Hour Performance BANG, BANG, GUN AMOK to Address Gun Culture at Abrons Arts Center24-Hour Performance BANG, BANG, GUN AMOK to Address Gun Culture at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Abrons Arts Center will present the world premiere of Bang, Bang, Gun Amok, a 24-hour performance filibuster dedicated to U.S. gun culture. (more...)

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH Celebrates Indian Dance, April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

In celebration of the history and scope of Indian dance in America, From the Horse's Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to this storied art form, including its early connections to Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Jack Cole, and the fascinating early Indian dancers in America Balasaraswati, Ragini Devi, Indrani, and many more. Live music will be included in this colorful tribute, curated by Rajika Puri, doyenne of Indian Dance in NYC. (more...)

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH Celebrates Indian Dance In America
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

In celebration of the history and scope of Indian dance in America, From the Horse's Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to this storied art form, including its early connections to Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Jack Cole, and the fascinating early Indian dancers in America Balasaraswati, Ragini Devi, Indrani, and many more. Live music will be included in this colorful tribute, curated by Rajika Puri, doyenne of Indian Dance in NYC. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Mark DeGarmo
by Barnett Serchuk - Dec 7, 2016

Entering its 30th anniversary year, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a not-for-profit that integrates three focal concerns: educate underserved New York City communities, especially children, through dance arts; create, perform and disseminate original dances, artistic and scholarly work; and build intercultural community. The organization's vision is to enliven bodies, shift perspectives and change lives. With programming that has been called 'a national model' by the National Endowment for the Arts, Mark DeGarmo Dance has maintained New York City Department of Education contracts for arts education services since 1987. MDD's artistic pillar in particular presents original artist-scholar works that reflect and celebrate the multicultural experience of our communities. Mark DeGarmo has created and produced over 100 dances and 28 international tours involving cultural diplomacy and exchange in 12 countries across Latin America and Europe. In 2015, DeGarmo received the Martha Hill Dance Fund's 15th Anniversary Mid-Career Award and the Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth Foundation's Recognition. (more...)

From the Horse's Mouth to Honor Dance Legend Gus Solomons jr
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

In celebration of his career as dancer, choreographer, actor, writer and educator, From the Horse's Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to Gus Solomons jr, a pioneer and dance legend whose life-long accomplishments exemplify a storied career spanning more than 60 years. (more...)

From the Horse's Mouth to Honor Dance Legend Gus Solomons jr
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

In celebration of his career as dancer, choreographer, actor, writer and educator, From the Horse's Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to Gus Solomons jr, a pioneer and dance legend whose life-long accomplishments exemplify a storied career spanning more than 60 years. (more...)

From the Horse's Mouth to Honor Dance Legend Gus Solomons jr
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

In celebration of his career as dancer, choreographer, actor, writer and educator, From the Horse's Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to Gus Solomons jr, a pioneer and dance legend whose life-long accomplishments exemplify a storied career spanning more than 60 years. (more...)

Pat Catterson's NOW. Installation Event Set for NYU Tisch Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

NOW. is a multimedia / performance / installation event directed and choreographed by Pat Catterson in collaboration with dance media artist Paul Galando and presented by NYU Tisch Dance and New Media Department today and Sunday, January 30 & 31, 2016 at 12 Noon. This immersive performance captures dancers in single moments in time and place performing simultaneously both in real and virtual time. (more...)

Pat Catterson's NOW. Installation Event Set for NYU Tisch Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

NOW. is a multimedia / performance / installation event directed and choreographed by Pat Catterson in collaboration with dance media artist Paul Galando and presented by NYU Tisch Dance and New Media Department on Saturday and Sunday, January 30 & 31, 2016 at 12 Noon. This immersive performance captures dancers in single moments in time and place performing simultaneously both in real and virtual time. (more...)

Ballet Preljocaj's SNOW WHITE Makes Chicago Debut at Harris Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

France's leading contemporary dance ensemble, Ballet Preljocaj, based in Aix-en-Provence, will perform the Chicago debut of the company's mercurial Snow White, a modern take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, choreographed by company Artistic Director and Bessie Award-winner Angelin Preljocaj with costumes by legendary Haute Couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Performance dates for this limited engagement are tonight, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 7:30PM and Sunday, May 4 at 2PM at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet Receives NEA Art Works Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

New York Theatre Ballet has been recommended for a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant for its upcoming revival of Merce Cunningham's 1964 dance piece, Cross Currents, which will premiere as the centerpiece of the NYTB Repertory '15: Legends & Visionaries program. The program will be performed at New York City's Florence Gould Hall in March and April 2015 and for tour audiences throughout the United States in 2015. (more...)

Ballet Preljocaj's SNOW WHITE to Make Chicago Debut at Harris Theater, 5/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

France's leading contemporary dance ensemble, Ballet Preljocaj, based in Aix-en-Provence, will perform the Chicago debut of the company's mercurial Snow White, a modern take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, choreographed by company Artistic Director and Bessie Award-winner Angelin Preljocaj with costumes by legendary Haute Couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Performance dates for this limited engagement are Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 7:30PM and Sunday, May 4 at 2PM at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The Harris Theater is one of only three venues that will present Snow White during the company's U.S. tour, which will also include performances at New York's Lincoln Center and the Los Angeles Music Center. Tickets for the Harris Theater presentation of Ballet Preljocaj are $40­-$95, available at HarrisTheaterChicago.org, or by calling the Harris Theater Box Office at 312.334.7777. (more...)

Pam Tanowitz Dance Makes Joyce Theater Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Pam Tanowitz Dance makes its long awaited Joyce Theater debut from tonight, February 4 - 6. Presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation, this engagement will include a program of two new works by Tanowitz, a choreographer known for creating work that juxtaposes ballet with classic modern dance. The pieces, both world premieres, will feature live accompaniment. (more...)

Pam Tanowitz Dance to Make Joyce Theater Debut, 2/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Pam Tanowitz Dance makes its long awaited Joyce Theater debut from February 4 - 6. Presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation, this engagement will include a program of two new works by Tanowitz, a choreographer known for creating work that juxtaposes ballet with classic modern dance. The pieces, both world premieres, will feature live accompaniment. (more...)

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