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Minskoff Theatre

(New York, NY)
200 W. 45th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018
In 2015, Stephen Petronio Company culminated its 30th anniversary 2014-15 season with a transformation: the launch of Bloodlines. This autobiographical project not only honors the lineage of American postmodern dance, but also traces the influences and impulses that have shaped choreographer Stephen Petronio, an artist uniquely positioned to preserve this postmodern tradition.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018
Fall activities for the Centennial, which begins this month and extends through all of 2019, include a wide range of performances, film screenings, discussions, education initiatives, and new works by other artists in conversation with Cunningham's work.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2019 season. Since 1984 the performing arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
The Barbican today launches Life Rewired, an arts and learning season running throughout 2019 exploring what it means to be human in the face of technological and scientific forces that are dizzying in their speed, scale and complexity.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018
After a season of thrilling and diverse programming,The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), New York City's premier presenter of dance, proudly kicks off its 2018-2019 Fall/Winter Season with the return of the wildly popular NY Quadrille, which had its debut in the fall of 2016. The three-week engagement, performed in a transformed Joyce Theater performance space, is conceived and curated by famed choreographer Lar Lubovitch, and features works by some of today's most acclaimed and celebrated choreographers/companies including John Jasperse Projects, Kyle Abraham's A.I.M, former Merce Cunningham dancers Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Donna Uchizono Company, and Beth Gill.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018
On Friday 25th January 2019 Heresy Records will release Testament, an album of eleven compositions by Mel Mercier (b. 23. December, 1959), Composer/Percussionist/Professor and Chair of Performing Arts at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Mel was first introduced to music by his father, Peadar Mercier, a member of the Chieftains, who taught him to play the Irish traditional percussion instruments, the bodhrán and bones. As one of the world's leading Irish percussionists He has performed and recorded with many of the leading artists in this genre including, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Donal Lunny, Pallé Mikkleborg, Martin Hayes, Liam Ó Maonlaoi, Alan Stivell, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Caitríona O'Leary and Bill Whelan.
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
IF THE DANCER DANCES invites viewers into the intimate world of the dance studio. Stephen Petronio, one of today's leading dance-makers, is determined to help his dancers breathe new life into RainForest (1968), an iconic work by the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. With help from three members of the former Cunningham company, the film tracks Petronio's dancers as they strive to re-stage this great work, revealing what it takes to keep a dance – and a legacy – alive. Timed to coincide with Cunningham's centennial, IF THE DANCER DANCES is the first documentary on the subject of Cunningham's work since his passing in 2009.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
The Barbican today announces its full January to June 2019 Theatre and Dance programme. Tickets for the season go on sale to Barbican Members Plus on Wednesday 17 October, to Barbican Members on Friday 19 October and on general sale on Friday 26 October 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Klosty's Merce Cunningham was the first book ever published about Cunningham. It appeared in 1975 and was republished in 1986. Now, for the 100th anniversary of Cunningham's birth, it is reincarnated for a twenty-first-century audience in duotone printing, redesigned and completely reimagined with an additional 140 pages of photographs, many published never before.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
On April 16, 2019-the late, legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham's 100th birthday-the largest Cunningham Event ever staged will take place in London, New York City, and Los Angeles.
by TV News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
CUNNINGHAM, a 3D cinematic experience about legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham is set to be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 13 March 2020, following the Merce Cunningham centenary this year.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018
Heresy Records has announced the release of Testamenta new album by theater composer Mel Mercier, the son of Peadar Mercier, (one of the founders of The Chieftans) who was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play, and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design.Testament is an album of eleven music compositions by Mel Mercier (born. 23. December, 1959), and holds the titles of Composer/Percussionist/Professor, and Chair of Performing Arts at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) will celebrate the work of contemporary dance masters at its annual Winter Dance Concert, presented this year at three venues: Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in Downtown Los Angeles, Sharon Disney Lund Theater on the CalArts campus, and a special version for children and families at Los Angeles Dance Project's (LADP) creative headquarters in LA's Warehouse District.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
The Merce Cunningham Trust, in conjunction with its licensees and collaborators, is launching the Centennial Repertory Festival, a free online retrospective of performances from the recently completed Merce Cunningham Centennial, which comprised hundreds of events around the globe.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
Next month ODC Theater provides an early kickoff to the summer with the seventh anniversary of its signature dance festival. Highlights include a West Coast premiere from filmmaker and choreographer Yara Travieso, the Bay Area solo debut of Toronto native Belinda McGuire and a world premiere from Kiandanda Dance Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Spring 2020 programs have been announced at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) continues their 39th Season with REP at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th Street, NYC, on April 27 & 28, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $29 ($14 for students and seniors) and may be purchased at http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/REP/ or by calling (212) 355-6160.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) continues their 39th Season with REP at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th Street, NYC, on April 27 & 28, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $29 ($14 for students and seniors) and may be purchased at http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/REP/ or by calling (212) 355-6160.   Diana Byer, Founder and Artistic Director of NYTB, is dedicating the evening to long-time friend and colleague, the late David Vaughan (1924-2017), a dance historian, critic, lecturer, and performer. She has titled the REP evening David's Favorites.  
by Zofeen Maqsood - Jun 25, 2018
Irene has studied dance professionally at Codarts Rotterdam and Theater School Amsterdam and the International Training Program of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She has been teaching ballet and contemporary for 10 years all around the world
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018
The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU (CBA), the first-ever international institute for scholars and artists of ballet and its related arts and sciences, today announces the launch of its Artistic Partnership Initiative (API). API is a joint initiative between The Center and major professional dance companies around the world to advance the art of choreography. The API Fellowship will give artists selected by the companies the full resources of The Center and NYU for a three to four-week residency to develop new work. Nominees are artists with notable choreographic potential.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Today the Merce Cunningham Trust announces Summer & Fall 2019 programming for the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial, which unites artists, companies, and cultural and educational institutions in a celebration of Cunningham's vital impact. Launched in the fall of 2018 and continuing throughout all of 2019, the Centennial honors Cunningham's legacy across continents and artistic disciplines. The diversity of activities and participating partners demonstrate the profound, enduring resonance of the choreographer's work and his approach to how the body moves in time and space.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Jacob's Pillow presents the Pillow debut of Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston as part of the global Merce Cunningham Centennial, July 3-7 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Under the direction of Robert Swinston, a longtime Merce Cunningham Dance Company member, later assistant to the choreographer, and finally director of choreography, France's National Center for Contemporary Dance/Angers brings three masterworks by Cunningham: Suite for Five, Inlets 2, and How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run. This celebratory program also features archival footage of Cunningham performing at Jacob's Pillow. The performance is the anchor event of a week-long exploration of this American master.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Hope Mohr Dance has announced three new events as part of its 2019 Bridge Project, SIGNALS FROM THE WEST: BAY AREA ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION WITH MERCE CUNNINGHAM AT 100.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces its Fall 2019 season. Since 1984 the performing arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House invites audiences to embrace a sense of adventure with a new season of music, theater, exhibitions, film, book launches, special events, and community programs this August to December.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Former dancer for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Kimberly Bartosik, brings her impulsive and impactful work I hunger for you to Australia for the very first time on Friday 23 August as part of Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018
Nyu Skirball has announced its 2018-19 Dance Season! See full details below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Martha Graham Dance Company's Studio Series Continues with CUNNINGGRAHAM, a Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham technique comparison and discussion featuring Graham 2 and Cunningham Workshop participants, on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 4–5, at 7pm, at the Martha Graham Studio Theater.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
92Y's Harkness Dance Festival celebrates its 25th season celebrating Merce Cunningham's centennial. For five weekends from March 1-30, HDF presents performances of Merce's own choreography for Cross Currents, Doubles, Landrover, Loose Time, Scenario and Septet, danced by New York Theatre Ballet, Melissa Toogood, Calvin Royal III and New World School of the Arts. The Festival continues with four weekends of world premieres representing four generations of Cunningham dancers who established companies of their own - Douglas Dunn, Dylan Crossman, Jonah Bokaer and Ellen Cornfield.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, will present the world premiere of Dada Divas, an experimental opera by Jacqueline Bobak.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
If the Dancer Dances-a new feature-length documentary slated for completion in Spring 2018-just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise finishing funds for the film. The powerful documentary reveals the unfolding process of re-creating a work, from studio to stage, while exploring what it takes to keep a dance alive. Created by award-winning filmmaker Maia Wechsler and award-winning writer and editor and former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Lise Friedman, the film follows a group of New York City's top modern dancers as they revive Merce Cunningham's 1968 RainForest, one of the 20th century's choreographic treasures. The film stars the Stephen Petronio Company and members of the former Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Hope Mohr Dance (HMD) today announced its 2019 Bridge Project, titled SIGNALS FROM THE WEST: BAY AREA ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION WITH MERCE CUNNINGHAM AT 100, a collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust, ODC Theater and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)'s Open Space as part of the international Merce Cunningham Centennial. Following a public workshop for dancers and residency for commissioned artists in August, the 2019 Bridge Project will culminate in two evenings of performance and installation, November 8 - 9, at ODC Theater in San Francisco.
by Jade Kops - Jan 2, 2020
TWO GOOD SET A/PART choreographed by Meliisa Toogood and Jodie Toogood with Visual Art by Kenneth E. Parris III is a new performance piece that combines dance with visual art. The work is an exploration of 'place and an attempt to reconcile the kind of limbo one finds themselves in while questioning one's sense of home'.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018
Juilliard Dance, led by acting artistic director Taryn Kaschock Russell, continues its season with Spring Dances, a repertory program featuring Merce Cunningham's Sounddance, set to Untitled 1975/1994 by David Tudor and staged by Jean Freebury; Crystal Pite's Grace Engine, set to music by Owen Belton and staged by Alexandra Damiani; and Twyla Tharp's Deuce Coupe, set to music by the Beach Boys and staged by Richard Colton.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
92Y's Harkness Dance Festival celebrates its 25th season celebrating Merce Cunningham's centennial.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
New York Theatre Ballet (Diana Byer, Founder and Artistic Director) announces its return to Danspace Project for their fifth season with their REP program (March 14-16), this year featuring Sir Richard Alston's The Seasons, Matthew Nash's The Elements of Style, and Merce Cunningham's Scramble (1967). As the "small but mighty" (The New York Times) company gears up to celebrate its 40th Anniversary, they are also pleased to announce that Sir Richard Alston-a choreographer who has spent "half century in the rigorous pursuit of purity in movement" (The Guardian), and who was knighted in this New Year's Honours-has accepted the post of Resident Choreographer for the next two seasons.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018
Damian Woetzel continues his innovative interdisciplinary series uniting artists from across fields in a special one-night only performance, March 7 in the Terrace Theater. Part of the inaugural DIRECT CURRENT, the Kennedy Center's two-week celebration of contemporary culture, this installment of the multi-genre series will present recently commissioned works, including a world premiere, and Washington, D.C. premieres by some of today's most creative and groundbreaking voices in dance and music.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Kimberly Bartosik, former dancer with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and her company Kimberly Bartosik/daela make their Chicago debut with her collaborative work I hunger for you January 30-February 1, presented by the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Spring 2019 season of dance, theater, music, and multimedia presentations, running January 30 through May 30. Tickets for BAC Presents performances are on sale now, and can be purchased at bacnyc.org and 866 811 4111. A complete lineup of BAC Residencies-to be announced in January-will provide residencies to artists across disciplines to create new works of dance, theater, music, and multimedia.  
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
Jacob's Pillow announces the full season lineup of Festival 2019 including world premieres, new commissions, international artists, anniversary celebrations, Pillow-exclusive engagements, and work developed at the Pillow Lab. Entering its 87th consecutive summer, Jacob's Pillow is home to the longest-running dance festival in the United States, a National Historic Landmark, a National Medal of Arts recipient, and has steadily expanded its reach in the field and its local community as a year-round center for dance research and development. Festival 2019 opens June 19, attracting audiences both on and off its site in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, through August 25.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018
LUMBERYARD today announces the September 1 grand opening of its $8.2 million, state-of-the-art center for performing arts and film in Catskill, NY, and the fall season programming that will inaugurate the new facility. LUMBERYARD's heralded Hudson Valley campus will make transformative contributions both to the cultural landscape and economic health of the region and to the field of contemporary performance in New York City and the U.S. by bringing a wide range of renowned and emerging artists to Catskill for out-of-town premieres, often incubated through LUMBERYARD's signature technical residencies.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
As a part of the Merce Cunningham Centennial festivities throughout 2019, NYU Skirball will present In Conversation with Merce, a celebration of Cunningham's legacy through world premiere commissions of contemporary artists, running Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at NYU Skirball.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
Next month ODC Theater provides an early kickoff to the summer with the seventh anniversary of its signature dance festival. Highlights include a West Coast premiere from filmmaker and choreographer Yara Travieso, the Bay Area solo debut of Toronto native Belinda McGuire and a world premiere from Kiandanda Dance Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) continues their 39th Season with REP at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th Street, NYC, on April 27 & 28, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $29 ($14 for students and seniors) and may be purchased at http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/REP/ or by calling (212) 355-6160.   Diana Byer, Founder and Artistic Director of NYTB, is dedicating the evening to long-time friend and colleague, the late David Vaughan (1924-2017), a dance historian, critic, lecturer, and performer. She has titled the REP evening David's Favorites.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) continues their 39th Season with REP at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th Street, NYC, on April 27 & 28, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $29 ($14 for students and seniors) and may be purchased at http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/REP/ or by calling (212) 355-6160.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Hudson Hall celebrates the Merce Cunningham Centennial with a 6-week program of dance, music, film, and photography to showcase the work of an iconic artist and the enduring power of his living legacy.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
IF THE DANCER DANCES opens theatrically in New York (The Quad) on Friday, April 26thand in Los Angeles on Friday, May 3rd(Laemmle Music Hall) with a national release to follow.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018
Merce Cunningham is widely considered one of the most important choreographers of all time. Throughout his 70-year career, he continued to innovate, helping to drive the evolution of the American avant-garde and expanding the frontiers of contemporary visual and performance arts.