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Tilles Center at LIU Post Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post today announced its 2017-18 season. The entire season will be presented by Capital One. 'Capital One is proud to support the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post for the 2017-2018 season. We celebrate the arts, music, performances and distinguished speakers that will enrich the local Long Island community,' said Pete Appello, Executive Vice President, Small Business Banking and Long Island Market President, Capital One. 'This remarkable line-up embodies our commitment to investing for good in the diverse communities where our associates and customers live and work.' (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces 'Creating in Confusing Times' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

New York Live Arts, under the artistic leadership of MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of Arts awardee Artistic Director Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, announced the organization's 2017-2018 season today. (more...)

THE AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL Continues its 84th Season and 40th Year in North Carolina
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This week, the American Dance Festival (ADF) presents the debuts of Roy Assaf and Ate9 Dance Company on Tuesday, July 18 at 8:00pm and Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson and Kimberly Bartosik/daela on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Mark Morris Dance Group performs with live music by the Durham Symphony, North Carolina Master Chorale, and members of the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble on Friday, July 21 at 8:00pm and Saturday, July 22 at 7:00pm. Mark Morris Dance Group will also present a Saturday Children's Matinee on July 22 at 1:00pm. FREE ADF School Tours continue through July 21 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, at 9:15am and 11:15am. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at Hobby Center
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 4, 2017

In 1994 Disney's animated feature The Lion King was the cartoon movie that broke barriers and was popular with adults and children. With its textual references to William Shakespeare's HAMLET, this age old tale is one that no one needs to go in depth about. In July of 1997, Julie Taymor along with original cartoon creatives Elton John and Tim Rice debuted a Broadway bound music that was sure to revolutionize storytelling. Now 20 years on the boards this lavish musical continues to inspire, empower and entertain. With authentic and visceral musical arrangements by Lebo M, THE LION KING is a theatrical jewel that gleams brightly representing the essence of the Motherland- Africa. (more...)

REDCAT's 2017 New Original Works (NOW) Festival Continues Until 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, 14th annual New Original Works (NOW) Festival, a three-week celebration of Los Angeles' vibrant community of artists creating new contemporary performance works continues August 3-5 and August 10-12 at 8:30 pm. Each weekend premieres a triple bill, presenting a shared evening of dance, theater and multimedia work. Each program is premiered on Thursday evening and repeated Friday and Saturday evenings. (more...)

UNC School of the Arts to Present BLACK MAGIC at National Black Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

An award-winning play written by a 2017 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will be presented Aug. 1 and 2 at the National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) in Winston-Salem. (more...)

Auditorium 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...)

BWW Featured Studio: BALLET TECH
by Caryn Cooper - Jul 25, 2017

Ballet Tech is a unique partnership between the Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc. and the New York City Department of Education. Here students beginning in grade 4 have the opportunity to combine professional tuition-free arts instruction with a public school education. With approximately 180 students enrolled, Ballet Tech is dedicated to introducing children of NYC to the beauty and rigor of classical dance, while producing a new generation of dancers whose diversity reflects the full-spectrum of the American community. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and the company has just been announced! (more...)

Doug Varone and Dancers to Perform at 2017 Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival at the Ted Shawn Theater, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223, from August 2-6, 2017 with performances Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $39-69 and are available at (more...)

Wax Factory's Modern Take on The Seagull, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!, Set for One-Night Show at Lincoln Center Atrium
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

WaxFactory presents a work-in-progress showing of PUT YOURSELF TOGETHER!, a modern, media-enhanced riff on Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull. (more...)

Antonio Fini Announces Dance Festival in Calabria, Italy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

ANTONIO FINI ANNOUNCES DANCE FESTIVALS in CALABRIA, ITALY, July 18-30 and NEW YORK CITY, August 21-31 and GALA PERFORMANCE, August 31 at Ailey Citigroup Theater with appearances by companies from Italy and the U.S. and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Terese Capucilli (more...)

Thomas Fortner Selected as Music Director of the SDSYO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) announces Thomas Fortner as the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra (SDSYO) Music Director and Assistant Conductor for the SDSO beginning in the 2017-18 season. Fortner will oversee artistic development and lead rehearsals and performances for various groups within the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra, and will work with the SDSO in multiple creative capacities, including concerts, education, touring, and community engagement. (more...)

New York City Dance Alliance Foundation Awards $275,000 to 30 Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, celebrated fireworks of their own on July 3, at the organization's 23rd Annual National Finale. An applicant pool of over 200 young dancers, seeking scholarship funds for further education, participated in a National College Audition at the Sheraton New York Hotel, nestled in the heart of Times Square. The audition consisted of a ballet class taught by New York City Balle tPrincipal Ballerina Tiler Peck, and a contemporary class taught by Martha Graham Principal Dancer Lloyd Knight. NYCDAF awarded a total of $275K to 30 recent High School graduates, already committed to a college program from September 2017. (more...)

Bryan Fenkart and Emily Walton to Star in Goodspeed's New Musical DARLING GRENADINE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The world of a charming songwriter is on the rocks in Daniel Zaitchik's contemporary new musical Darling Grenadine. (more...)

36th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL Begins 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 19, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm at (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Anthony Van Laast Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Marianka Swain - Jul 17, 2017

Choreographer Anthony Van Laast has worked extensively on both stage and screen, from Mamma Mia! and Bombay Dreams to Harry Potter. His latest project, the life action version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. (more...)

Doug Varone and Dancers Presents DEVICES Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will once again present the DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase from Thursday, August 10 - Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:30pm at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers), NYC. T (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Commissions Work from Doug Varone
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Paul Taylor has selected Doug Varone to create a dance on the Paul Taylor Dance Company as part of the 'Taylor Company Commissions' program of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance (PTAMD). (more...)

Doug 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...)

Doug Varone and Dancers present DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will once again present the DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcasefrom Thursday, August 10 - Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:30pm at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center,280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers), NYC.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 at the door, and will be available at (more...)

Mark DeGarmo Dance Celebrates 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Mark DeGarmo Dance (MDD) is a not-for-profit charity founded in 1987 with a three-part mission: Education, Performance and Intercultural Community. For 30 years, MDD has provided interdisciplinary dance arts education programs to disenfranchised, economically challenged kids, families, and schools across New York City's five boroughs. (more...)

Trajal Harrell's HOOCHIE KOOCHIE Performance Exhibition Set for Barbican Art Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

This summer, Barbican Art Gallery presents the first ever performance exhibition of the New York- based choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell. Following a two-year residency at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014 - 2016), this ambitious project stages over 14 of Harrell's performances including one of the earliest works he created in 1999, right through to now in a changing, daily programme of live performances. (more...)

THE AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL Wraps Up 84th Season and 40th Year in North Carolina
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

This week at the American Dance Festival (ADF) the ADF performance series and the Six Week School merge in the exciting Footprints program on Tuesday, July 25 and Wednesday, July 26 at 8:00pm. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company present the world premiere of the full Analogy: A Trilogy on Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28 at 8:00pm and Saturday, July 29 at 7:00pm (different program each night). The 2017 Samuel H. Scripps/ADF Award will be presented to Lucinda Childs prior to the Footprints program on Tuesday, July 25 at 8:00pm. (more...)

The Bessie Awards Announces 2017 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2016?17 season at the Bessies press conference. The nominees were selected by the Bessie Awards Selection Committee, an independent committee of 38 dance industry professionals. Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Revived Work, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition or Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design. The list of nominations follows.  (more...)

AteNine 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...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Juilliard Drama, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2017-18 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 47 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program. (more...)

Juilliard Dance Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Juilliard Dance, entering its 66th season, opens its new season in December with New Dances: Edition 2017 featuring four world-premiere dances by up-and-coming choreographers Bryan Arias(first-year class), Gentian Doda (second-year class),Roy Assaf (third-year class), and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano (fourth-year class). (more...)

Michelle Manzanales, Johan Rivera and Joshua Winzeler Take on New Leadership Roles at Ballet Hispanico
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's preeminent Latino dance company, has named Michelle Manzanales as the Director of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance. In addition, Johan Rivera has been named as the Rehearsal Director and Artistic Associate of Ballet Hispánico's main company and Joshua Winzeler has been named as Rehearsal Director for Ballet Hispánico's second company, BHdos. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Announces 2017-18 Season, Featuring Masterworks, New Commissions and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company has announced its New York City Center season, new commissions, studio series, and tour schedule for the 2017-2018 season. The season includes performances at international arts festivals and renowned venues across the United States and in Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, and Taiwan. (more...)

Inclined Dance Project Presents LLMoves In inQUAD at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

LLMoves is a NYC-based company focused on integrating dance with fashion, film, photography, visual arts, technology, and music in unique collaborations. (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces Cast of LYDIE BREEZE TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

EgoPo Classic Theater celebrates its 25th Anniversary with the 2017-18 John Guare Festival. As the centerpiece of the season, the company is presenting the world premiere of Guare's Lydie Breeze Trilogy. This three-part American epic can be experienced in three ways: as a three-part series spread over three months, a three-night marathon, or a one-day (nine-hour) marathon with built in meal breaks. The performances of these modern American classics begin January 31, 2018 with Part I, and will run through May 6, 2018. All performances of the Lydie Breeze Trilogy will be held at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street. More information about the Trilogy, tickets, and information about the company can be found online at (more...)

Larissa Velez-Jackson's ZAPATOGRAFÍA / SHOEGRAPHY Opens in Brooklyn 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to kick off our 2017-18 Season with Larissa Velez-Jackson's new show, Zapatografia / Shoegraphy, which will bring Bushwick community seniors into direct artistic collaboration with one of NYC's most exciting dance artists.    (more...)

Battery Dance presents The 36th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 19, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm at (more...)

Center Dance Ensemble Announces 17-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Center Dance Ensemble and Artistic Director Fran Smith Cohen announce the company's 29th season for 2017/18 at the Herberger Theater Center. Center Dance Ensemble performs dance in the classical modern style, with four distinct performances, each telling enlightening and entertaining stories through movement.   (more...)

Noah Gundersen Debuts 'The Sound' Music Video On Earmilk
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

On the cusp of releasing his third studio LP White Noise, NOAH GUNDERSEN is debuting the official music video for “The Sound” through Earmilk. The first single off White Noise, 'The Sound' is available as an immediate download when you pre-order the album (more...)

Buglisi's 9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE Returns to Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

???????Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi and Buglisi Dance Theatre are honored to be welcomed back by Lincoln Center for a 7th 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.  The tribute will take place Monday September 11, beginning at 8:15 AM and concluding precisely at 8:46 AM, the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.  Buglisi was inspired to create the 9/11 Table of Silence by Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta's sculptural installation of 100 ceramic plates that represent a banquet table uniting humanity.   Given the unrelenting and tragic acts of terror and violence that continue in the world,  '9/11 Table of Silence' remains as relevant and timely today as when it was first performed seven  years ago at Lincoln Center.                                         (more...)

Fini Int'l Dance Announces Festival Gala, 8/31 at Ailey's
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Fini International Dance Festival's  GALA PERFORMANCE, August 31 at Ailey Citigroup Theater with appearances by companies from Italy and the U.S. and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Terese Capucilli (more...)

Trisha Brown Dance Company & Compañía Irene Rodríguez Come to Jacob's Pillow
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...)

Marblehead School of Ballet Celebrates 46th Anniversary, Launches 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) celebrates its 46th anniversary this fall with a new season of classes for 2017-2018, beginning on Monday, August 28.  Classes are taught at the school's studio, located at 115 Pleasant Street, in picturesque Marblehead, Massachusetts. (more...)

BWW Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond to Moderate STREAMING THE PERFORMING ARTS Panel, Featuring Santino Fontana, Ted Chapin, Alex Timbers and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Cennarium will host a 'Streaming the Performing Arts,' panel at Lincoln Center on September 15. Acting as moderator will be BroadwayWorld's very own Editor-In-Chief Robert Diamond. (more...)

Twyla Tharp to Open The Joyce Theater's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, will welcome back onto its stage Twyla Tharp Dance, under the artistic direction of legendary award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp, for a special three-week engagement, from September 19 - October 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hip to Hip Theatre Company Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Jason Marr is in their final week of performances. Five remaining shows are scheduled for Manhattan, Queens, and Southampton. Now in its eleventh season, Hip to Hip will end their 2017 tour with a performance of Henry IV on Saturday, August 19th at 7:30 pm in Southampton.  (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

LET'S DANCE BOSTON Returns to the Greenway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Is swing your thing?  Do the hallowed days of disco bring back memories?  Have you always wanted to learn how to Mambo? The Celebrity Series of Boston invites dancers of all ages and abilities to grab their dancing shoes and head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway September 13-17, 2017 for the return of Let's Dance Boston. (more...)

Dito van Reigersberg to Lead 1812 Productions' BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Dito van Reigersberg, best known for his work with Pig Iron Theatre Company and as his alter-ego, cabaret queen Martha Graham Cracker, is set to star in Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar. van Reigersberg replaces previously announced John Jarboe after Jarboe's departure to join Arden Theatre Company's production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Dakin and Her Recent Dance Projects
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 11, 2017 caught up with Christine Dakin to learn about some of her recent performances, collaborations, and works in progress. Christine's true passion for her art and her desire to bring exciting projects to the world of dance is truly inspirational. (more...)

Noah Gundersen Brings Out 'Bad Desire' on Entertainment Weekly
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

NOAH GUNDERSEN continues to build anticipation for his third studio LP White Noise with the premiere of his new track “Bad Desire,” streaming now on Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

Eryc Taylor Dance Announces 2017 Season at Martha Graham Studio Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD), Eryc Taylor, Artistic Director, announced today the ETD Fall Season with performances on Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15 at the Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street (Greenwich Village) in New York City. (more...)

Jacob'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...)

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