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Superstar Divas Brenda Rae and Stephanie Blythe Headline Opera Philadelphia's O18 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Opera Philadelphia – “one of the most creative and ambitious companies in this country” (New York Times) – is set to take the opera world by storm once again, as it looks forward to O18, the second installment of its pioneering Festival O, with the “spirit ... not to follow taste but to lead it” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Festival 018comprises five operatic happenings – two world premieres, two new productions, and a three-part cabaret event – at multiple venues across the city from September 20-30, and features two superstar opera divas: coloratura soprano Brenda Rae and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, co-stars of Opera Philadelphia's acclaimed spring 2017 production of Rossini's Tancredi. Rae headlines a new production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor from celebrated director and designer Laurent Pelly that anchors both the O18 festival and the company's year-round Opera at the Academy series. Blythe (aka Blythely Oratonio) takes the stage at Philadelphia's Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) for a three-night, three-part cabaret takeover titled Queens of the Night, along with self-described “drag queen king” Dito van Reigersberg (aka Martha Graham Cracker). It all leads up to a reprise performance of Dito & Aeneas: Two Queens, One Night, Opera Philadelphia's 2017 cabaret-play spectacular, which was hailed as “smart and bubbly in all the right places” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The two divas even perform together on the TLA stage, when Rae makes a special guest appearance opposite Blythe, comedically echoing the tragic lovers of Tancredi.  (more...)

Superstar Divas Brenda Rae And Stephanie Blythe Headline O18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Opera Philadelphia is set to take the opera world by storm once again, as it looks forward to O18, the second installment of its pioneering Festival O. (more...)

BWW Preview: Same Time, This Year - I'd Still Rather Be at Opera Philadelphia's Festival O18
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 5, 2018

You can't accuse Opera Philadelphia's O18 Festival--running September 20-30 at various city venues--of being predictable. But no one would chastise you if you were to think: How do you follow-up what seems like a once-in-a-lifetime event, last year's O17? Well, as Monty Python used to say, 'And now for something completely different...' (more...)

Start Fall In Marblehead School Of Ballet's New Pilates And Stretch/Strength Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

With fall just around the corner, start the season in the Marblehead School of Ballet's (MSB) new Fundamentals Workshops Series featuring Pilates and Stretch/Strength for teenagers and adults.  The series takes place on Sundays, starting with Pilates on September 23 from 10: 30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Stretch and Strength on September 30 at the school, located at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts.  (more...)

Dixon Place Hosts World Premiere of YOUTHANDDEATH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Dixon Place proudly presents the world premiere of YouthandDeath, the debut evening-long work by chrisbelldances (choreographer, Chris Bell,) a semi-autobiographical piece of dance-theater investigating themes of mortality and the cyclical nature of life. The piece will be presented at Dixon Place's main stage (more...)

BWW Review: FJK DANCE Offers A Physical Vocabulary That Elevates and Unites
by Cindy Sibilsky - Sep 18, 2018

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Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance Presents (PARK)ING DAY SPOT FOR DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, in conjunction with Community Board 7 presents Spot for Dance: A Micro Movement Festival and Community Zone as a part of PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 1-7pm (open hours) and 3-6pm (performance/workshops) on the West Side of Broadway between 100th & 101st Streets. The event is free and for more information visit: http://timelapsedance.com/events/spot4dance/. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY Launches Public Phase Of $6 Million Capital Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

RIOULT Dance NY, a critically-acclaimed New York City-based modern dance company, announced that it has launched the public phase of its $6 million capital campaign.  To date, members of the RIOULT Dance NY Board of Directors and Chairman's Council, foundations, and New York City and State entities have made gifts and commitments in excess of $3 million to the "Campaign for the RIOULT Dance Center." The Campaign began in the fall of 2016 and expects to reach its goal in 2021. (more...)

2018/19 Dance Season Announced The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis), building on its reputation as a prime West Coast home for dance, presents a wide range of innovative dance programs during its 2018/19 season, featuring the return of Jacob Jonas The Company as the 2018/19 Company-in-Residence and the addition to its illustrious roster of The Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Cuba's Malpaso Dance Company, Los Angeles' Ate9 Dance Company and Hubbard Street Chicago & Third Coast Percussion. Lauded since its 2013 opening for presenting the world's preeminent dance companies and choreographers as well championing exceptional rising artists, The Wallis has previously showcased Martha Graham Dance Company, Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures, Twyla Tharp's 50thAnniversary Tour, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Limon Dance Company, South Africa's Dada Masilo, BODYTRAFFIC and L.A. Dance Project, among other esteemed artists.  (more...)

Fun-Loving Blue Violet Duo Blossoms With Debut CD Of American Works For Violin And Piano
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The Chicago-based Blue Violet Duo of violinist Kate Carter and pianist Louise Chan makes its recording debut with American Souvenirs, an album of jazz, blues, and dance-influenced classical works from the mid-to-late 20th century by American composers Norman Dello Joio, William Bolcom, John Adams, and Paul Schoenfeld. (more...)

Orange Is The New Black Star Dale Soules Joins Reading Of New Michael Raver Play, EVENING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018

Dale Soules (Orange Is The New Black, Hands On A Hardbody) will step into a reading of Michael Raver's new political drama, Evening. Bedlam Artistic Director Eric Tucker will direct the reading on September 24th in New York. Soules replaces the previously announced Roberta Maxwell. (more...)

For International PARK(ing) Day Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance In Conjunction With Community Board 7/Manhattan Presents Spot For Dance: A Micro Movement Festival And Comm
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, in conjunction with Community Board 7 presents Spot for Dance: A Micro Movement Festival and Community Zone as a part of PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 1-7pm (open hours) and 3-6pm (performance/workshops) on the West Side of Broadway between 100th & 101st Streets.The event is free and for more information visit: http://timelapsedance.com/events/spot4dance/. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast/Creative Team For HUNDRED DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for Hundred Days, book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Anne Kauffman, with movement direction by Sonya Tayeh. Nominated for a 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Hundred Days runs in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum September 22 - October 21. (more...)

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, In Conjunction With Community Board 7, Presents Spot For Dance: A Micro Movement Festival And Community Zone
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, in conjunction with Community Board 7 presents Spot for Dance: A Micro Movement Festival and Community Zone as a part of PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 1-7pm (open hours) and 3-6pm (performance/workshops) on the West Side of Broadway between 100th & 101st Streets.The event is free and for more information visit: http://timelapsedance.com/events/spot4dance/. (more...)

Mordance Kicks Off Sixth Season With Works In Progress Showing 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

MorDance, in its mission to create modern, relevant movement that maintains the integrity of classical ballet, embarks on their sixth season of innovative and inspiring ballet-making. This season, Artistic Director Morgan McEwen is choreographing the company's first full length story ballet, a contemporary version of Romeo and Juliet, set to premier this spring. (more...)

SPOT FOR DANCE to Be Presented as Part of PARK(ing) Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, in conjunction with Community Board 7 presents Spot for Dance: A Micro Movement Festival and Community Zone as a part of PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 21, 2018 (more...)

BWW Review: Equality Echoes at Tennessee Women's Theater Project
by Melia Kraus-har - Sep 10, 2018

With recent events related to the #metoo movement within the dance world, notably at New York City Ballet (NYCB), the voice of women in a setting such as this felt sacred. Among art forms, dance is the ultimate challenge to the agency of the female body, which is often at the direction and control of male directors, choreographers, and partners. (more...)

Verb Ballets Summer Series Kicks Off
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Verb Ballets showcases performances throughout Northeast Ohio this summer with captivating choreography and a passionate dance. The contemporary ballet company's Summer Series include performances at Cain Park on June 29th, Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival on July 27-28th, Lakeside Chautauqua on August 4th with the Lakeside Symphony and at Tremont's Arts in August on August 11th. (more...)

FJK Dance to Preview UNTOLD at Hudson River Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Fadi Khoury's FJK DANCE will preview the company's new, groundbreaking multimedia performance and art installation UnTold at the Hudson River Museum Summer Amphitheater, 511 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, NY, 10701 on Saturday, July 14 at 7pm. (more...)

ERYC TAYLOR GUEST BLOG: FUNDS EQUAL CREATIVITY
by Eryc Taylor - Jul 7, 2018

Supplying funding to emerging artists is a dream come true. The dance community is small, and if we don't support each other, especially by encouraging fledgling dancers and choreographers at the genesis of their careers, then what hope do we have for the future of dance? (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents The World Premiere Of PARAMODERNITIES & Limón Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Highly acclaimed for her "fierce choreographic imagination" (The New York Times), Netta Yerushalmy makes her Pillow debut with the world premiere of Paramodernities, August 8-12. By deconstructing and re-examining iconic works by choreographers Vaslav Nijinsky, Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, and George Balanchine, Yerushalmy dismantles the modern tradition with both reverence and intensity. Performed by a diverse cast of dancers alongside contributions by scholars and writers, Paramodernities assembles some of today's best and brightest minds to bridge the sometimes disparate worlds of dance and academia. (more...)

BalaSole Comes to Ailey This Month with Guest Nicole Corea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Founder/Artistic Director of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 19th NYC Season Concert of BalaSole in 'MEZCLA,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, on August 17 & 18, 8PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

The Dance COLEctive Returns With REboot
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

The Dance COLEctive (TDC), led by Founder/Artistic Director Margi Cole, returns to the stage with "REboot," a concert program featuring three world premieres by Chicago choreographers and the company's first performance series since its 2017 shift in mission, structure and artistic focus. Performances are September 14-16 at 7 p.m. at Dovetail Studios, 2853 W. Montrose, Chicago. (more...)

American Dance Festival Enters Final Week with Kyle Abraham's A.I.M and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

The American Dance Festival's (ADF) final week of the 2018 season features the return of Kyle Abraham's A.I.M in the evening-length work Dearest Home July 17-19. The ADF performance series and ADF's Summer Dance Intensive merge in the exciting Footprints program presenting three ADF-commissioned dances by Dafi Altabeb, Jillian Peña, and Abby Zbikowski July 20-21. (more...)

Alison Cook Beatty Dance Presents RAW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Alison Cook Beatty Dance presents 'RAW' on Sunday, August 5th at 4pm. No costumes or lights. Just pure creativity. This is a special occasion to see, experience and discuss the creative process. In addition to performing selections of compositions currently in the repertoire, the Company will show new material they are working on for a NEW WORK premiering this Fall. (more...)

BWW Feature: Summer Stock Pioneer: John Kenley and the Kenley Players
by Bethany Sulecki - Jul 29, 2018

One person who we have to thank for the influencing the tradition of summer stock theatre is none other than John Kenley, whose legacy lives on today. From the 1940s - 1990s, John Kenley championed summer theatre and brought shows to small towns across America. (more...)

BWW Review: DANCERS FOR GOOD BENEFIT FOR THE ACTORS FUND at Guild Hall East Hampton
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jul 25, 2018

Dancers for Good, a glitzy gala benefitting The Actors Fund brought top dance talents from Martha Graham, Paul Taylor Dance Companies and more to East Hampton in a flawless, echanting evening of dance honoring two legends and true 'dancers for good': Bebe Neuwith & Chita Rivera. (more...)

Dancers For Good To Host Third Annual Benefit In East Hampton Honoring Chita Rivera and Bebe Neuwirth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The magical Benefit evening of dance will feature an extraordinary line-up of performances by renowned companies and choreographers such as Amy Marshall Dance Company, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Eryc Taylor Dance, Martha Graham Dance Company, Pam Tanowitz Dance, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Rock the Ballet and a special tribute to Broadway's CHICAGO The Musical! (more...)

The Cast of ON THE TOWN Will Perform At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Green Room 42, Broadway's newest urban entertainment cabaret club, presents A Night on the Town: A Benefit Cabaret on July 22nd at 9:30pm. Join the cast of Waxler Productions' On the Town as they belt out classic and contemporary Broadway tunes. Performers from the casts of Broadway hits like Disaster!, Book of Mormon, and Wicked join the ensemble in a night to benefit the inaugural production. (more...)

BWW Review: The Final Staging of Lucinda Childs' Iconic AVAILABLE LIGHT
by Sondra Forsyth - Jul 14, 2018

Friday, July 13th 2018 was not unlucky for me. On that evening, I was fortunate enough to watch the final staging of legendary postmodern choreographer Lucinda Childs' Available Light at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the annual Mostly Mozart Festival during the Lucinda Childs Dance Company's final season. The work, last seen in NYC 33 years ago, is a collaboration among three distinguished artists: Childs, minimalist composer John Adams, and famed architect Frank Gehry. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: Ashley Bouder Project, July 5, 2018.
by Barnett Serchuk - Jul 11, 2018

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Eryc Taylor Dance Returns To 'Dancers For Good' To Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD) will join Paul Taylor Dance and five other dance companies at "Dancers For Good" benefit evening at Guild Hall,158 Main Street in East Hampton, New York on Friday, July 20 at 7:00pm. It is the second consecutive year Eryc Taylor Dance will participate this fundraising event. (more...)

Anne Bogard And SITI Premiere Euripides' THE BACCHAE as Part of Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

SITI Company, the internationally acclaimed ensemble theater co-founded by American director Anne Bogart, presents Bogart's stunning direction of Euripides' tragedy The Bacchae.  Presented as part of BAM's Next Wave festival, the production will celebrate its New York premiere on Wednesday through Saturday, October 3 through 6, 2018, 7:30 PM and Sunday, October 7 at 3:00 PM for 5 performances at the BAM Harvey Theater.  Tickets are $30, 45, 65 (weekday); $35, 50, 75 (weekend). Single tickets for all Next Wave Festival shows go on sale August 9. To purchase tickets visit BAM.org or contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100. (more...)

Wayne State University Presents Twyla Tharp's THE ONE HUNDREDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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Surflight Mounts Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Surflight Theatre, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Steve Steiner, presents Bright Star for its NEW JERSEY PREMIER! Featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Set in the American South of the 1920s and '40s.,BRIGHT STAR won the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. It also received five 2016 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical, and Best Orchestrations. (more...)

Paul Taylor, Legendary Choreographer, Has Died At 88
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation announced the death yesterday of legendary choreographer Paul Taylor in Manhattan on August 29. (more...)

Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2018–19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' Live & Local Fridays concert series opens on Sept. 7 and showcases eight Arizona groups spanning rockabilly-honky tonk, indie-folk, African rhythms, blues, hip-hop, folk-rock, jazz, indie-rock and pop on Friday evenings through Sept. 28. (more...)

Jordan Ryder, Kanon Sapp and Melanie Ramos Awarded Eryc Taylor Dance Grants to Create New Work
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Eryc Taylor, Artistic Director of ERYC TAYLOR DANCE, today announced winners of the Eryc Taylor Dance New Choreographer Grant (ETD/NCG), a program offering young, aspiring NYC-based choreographers the funds needed to create and present a new dance work. (more...)

VIDEO: The Joyce Theater Previews Fall/Winter Season - 'Be Moved All Season Long'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the New York City dance organization's programming for its Fall '18 Winter '19 season. Showcasing extraordinary international and local artists, the upcoming Joyce season promises to offer something spectacular for all dance-lovers. (more...)

The New Victory Theater Announces 2018-19 New Victory LabWorks Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

The New Victory Theater announces the 2018-19 New Victory LabWorks Artists, NYC-based artists pursuing the creation of bold and exciting performing arts for family audiences. (more...)

Katherine Crockett Joins Fini Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Director/producer ANTONIO FINI, native of Calabria and recent guest artist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, announces the closing event of his International Dance Festival - a Gala Celebration of Italian and international artists, with performances by guest companies from Florence, Marche, Pescara and Turin, Italy, along with U.S. based companies with an Italian connection. (more...)

Buglisi's 9/11 Table Of Silence Returns To Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi and Buglisi Dance Theatre are honored to return to Lincoln Center for a 8th annual presentation of the transcendent  '9/11 Table of Silence Project,' a public performance tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace and healing, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi.  (more...)

Waxler Productions Presents ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2018

'New York, New York! It's a helluva town!' Waxler Productions presents On The Town, which coincides with the centennial birthdays of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, for two performances only: August 30th, 2:00pm and 7:00pm. The Martha Graham Studio Theatre, 55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10014. On The Town is an Actors' Equity Association showcase. (more...)

BWW Review: Natalia Osipova as ISADORA at Segerstrom Center For The Arts
by Qianqian Xing - Aug 19, 2018

It was an awkward show; a hodgepodge of funky contemporary dance, Broadway musical-like performances, and classic ballet performed in a clowning manner, all topped off with some of Isadora Duncan's typical dance movements. (more...)

Michigan Opera Theatre Single Tickets On Sale 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Single tickets for Michigan Opera Theatre's (MOT) 2018-19 season will go on sale next Monday, Aug. 20. The MOT opera series celebrates masterworks of literature turned opera, by authors like John Steinbeck and Voltaire. The MOT dance series will celebrate modern dance, following the movement through multiple generations. It also includes a program featuring ballet legend Alessandra Ferri as well as local favorite "The Nutcracker" with BalletMet. (more...)

Dallas Chamber Symphony Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Dallas Chamber Symphony (DCS), under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, announces an exciting season of world premieres, internationally-renowned guest artists, and UnSilent Films during its 2018/19 season. Moody Performance Hall will come alive with classical favorites by Tchaikovsky, Bach, and Beethoven as well as twentieth-century works, including Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, Hanson's Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth, and Martin's Petite symphonie concertante. (more...)

BWW Guest Blog: Eryc Taylor Dance on Summer Festival Season
by Eryc Taylor - Aug 14, 2018

Summer means festival season! Nationally and internationally, large and small, summer dance festivals showcase performances ranging from classical ballet to the ultra avant-garde. But perhaps the most appealing and important aspect of all performance festivals is that there's truly something for everyone. (more...)

Eric Tucker Directs A Reading Of New Michael Raver Play EVENING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Bedlam Artistic Director Eric Tucker will direct a reading of Michael Raver's new political drama, Evening on September 24th. The piece will feature Roberta Maxwell (Brokeback Mountain, Lincoln Center's Our Town), Michael Potts (The Book of Mormon, Jitney, The Iceman Cometh) Jack Wetherall (Queer as Folk, Skintight), Vince Nappo (Reign, TFANA's The Merchant of Venice), Kelley Curran (Sense and Sensibility, TFANA's The Winter's Tale) and Michael Raver (The Persians, Death Comes for The War Poets). (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Announces 2018–19 Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

The Martha Graham Dance Company announces the 2018–19 season of its popular Studio Series, which offers audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the work of the Company in the intimate setting of the Martha Graham Studio Theater. The events in this season's Studio Series revolve around the Company's EVE Project, a two-year initiative featuring new works by female choreographers and classic Graham repertory focused on heroines and anti-heroines—all with an underlying statement about female power. (more...)

Hudson Valley Dance Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Hudson Valley Dance Festival, the event that's brought stunning pas de deux, striking contemporary pieces, thrilling tap dances and acclaimed world premieres to one extraordinary program, returns on Saturday, October 6, 2018, to Catskill, NY. This day of diverse, enchanting dance is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

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