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BWW Review: National Ballet's MADE IN CANADA Fascinates with a Mixed All-Canadian Pro PhotoBWW Review: National Ballet's MADE IN CANADA Fascinates with a Mixed All-Canadian Program
by Taylor Long - March 6, 2018

Slip into a painting. Slip into the life of a man. Slip into nature. MADE IN CANADA stimulates the imagination with a program of three invigorating Canadian ballets - Robert Binet's The Dreamers Ever Leave You, James Kudelka's The Four Seasons, and Crystal Pite's Emergence. This program offers something for everyone from classical choreography, to contemporary and everything in between.
BWW Review: Festival Ballet Providence Stages Ethereal, Effervescent THE LITTLE PRINC PhotoBWW Review: Festival Ballet Providence Stages Ethereal, Effervescent THE LITTLE PRINCE
by Veronica Bruscini - March 5, 2018

Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) opens its Black Box Theatre to imagination and adventure with an utterly captivating staging of THE LITTLE PRINCE. Boyko Dossev's gorgeous choreography for this production shows off the finest, most sophisticated skills of FBP's dancers, and the company dazzles with a compelling and complex performance. In a season dedicated to celebrating FBP's ruby anniversary, THE LITTLE PRINCE stands out as a real gem.
BWW Interview: A Season of Two Debuts for National Ballet's BRENDAN SAYE PhotoBWW Interview: A Season of Two Debuts for National Ballet's BRENDAN SAYE
by Taylor Long - February 25, 2018

'It's a dream come true,' says dancer Brendan Saye. Recently promoted to First Soloist, Saye will be making two role debuts this season with the National Ballet of Canada - the Lead Man in James Kudelka's 'The Four Seasons' (part of 'Made in Canada') and Prince Florimund in Rudolf Nureyev's production of Tchaikovsky's 'The Sleeping Beauty'. Talking to BroadwayWorld.com's Taylor Long, Saye discusses his love for Riverdance as a child, the illness that forced him to take a two-year break from dancing, and the special place 'The Four Seasons' holds in his heart.
BWW Interview: The Story of Trailblazing Ballerina RAVEN WILKINSON PhotoBWW Interview: The Story of Trailblazing Ballerina RAVEN WILKINSON
by Caryn Cooper - February 14, 2018

Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson is a new children's book, that tells the little-known story of the world-renowned Raven Wilkinson- the first African American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company. This biography was written by Leda Schubert with illustrations by Theodore Taylor III and a forward by ABT Principal dancer Misty Copeland.
BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's Stunning Performance of Stephen Mills' LIGHT PhotoBWW Review: Nashville Ballet's Stunning Performance of Stephen Mills' LIGHT
by Jeffrey Ellis - February 13, 2018

Some 90 captivating minutes of creative, imaginative movement, Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project features the superb dancers of Nashville Ballet at their finest, bringing to life history in such a way that left their audiences rapt, riveted to the smallest of moments and the largest of themes as they are conveyed onstage to a stunning, stirring musical score.
BWW Review: RICHMOND BALLET'S The Sleeping Beauty PhotoBWW Review: RICHMOND BALLET'S The Sleeping Beauty
by Melia Kraus-har - February 11, 2018

In a first experience observing the company, overall they were most effective as turners rather than jumpers, with masterful articulation of their legs and torsos. Story ballets provide an opportunity to maximize each company member (several taking on multiple roles). With the moderate size of the company, a clear camaraderie propelled the partnering.
BWW Review: The State Ballet Theatre of Russia in Brooklyn PhotoBWW Review: The State Ballet Theatre of Russia in Brooklyn
by Marsha Volgyi - December 23, 2017

The Sunday matinee performance, on December 17, 2017, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia performed the iconic ballet The Nutcracker. This company brought the enchantment from the East to the venue of On Stage at Kingsborough Community College. A sold-out performance! The audience was comprised mostly of local Brighton Beach and other Brooklynites. The music of The Nutcracker is one of my top three favorite ballet scores and there are numerous reasons for that. Yet, my favorite reason is the ease by which choreography can be created for each piece of this fairy tale.
The School of Ballet Arizona Announces New School Director PhotoThe School of Ballet Arizona Announces New School Director
by Julie Musbach - December 18, 2017

Ballet Arizona is pleased to announce that Anthony Jones has been named the new School Director for The School of Ballet Arizona, the result of a search that included both national and international candidates. Mr. Jones will join the organization February 12, 2018, taking responsibility for The School of Ballet Arizona's full range of classical ballet training which includes its School Year program, Summer Intensive, and Studio Company, attracting students from around the nation and the world.
The Kennedy Center Presents American Ballet Theatre in WHIPPED CREAM and More PhotoThe Kennedy Center Presents American Ballet Theatre in WHIPPED CREAM and More
by Julie Musbach - December 18, 2017

Returning for its annual Kennedy Center engagement, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) brings two different programs to the Opera House stage,January 30 February 4. Whipped Cream, the acclaimed all-new, evening-length work from world-renowned choreographer and ABT Artist-in-Residence Alexei Ratmansky, makes its D.C. premiere February 1 4, while a program of repertory works, January 30 and 31, includes the D.C. premieres of Ratmansky's Serenade after Plato's Symposium and Benjamin Millepied's I Feel the Earth Move.
Five Choreographers to Present New Works in National Ballet of Canada's FIVE CREATION PhotoFive Choreographers to Present New Works in National Ballet of Canada's FIVE CREATIONS
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada today announced Five Creations, featuring five new works developed through the company's two-year Choreographic Workshop. The new works will be presented at two public performances at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, January 18 - 19, 2018.
Ballet Arizona to Host 2018 DANCE WITH ME Gala This Winter PhotoBallet Arizona to Host 2018 DANCE WITH ME Gala This Winter
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

On Friday, January 19, 2018, Ballet Arizona will honor longtime supporters Rose and Harry Papp with its popular and entertaining fundraising event Dance with Me at Phoenix Art Museum. All proceeds from the event support Ballet Arizona's beautiful and athletic performances as well as its education and community outreach programs.
Bolshoi Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Set for Encore at Ridgefield Playhouse PhotoBolshoi Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Set for Encore at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition for the whole family, graces the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic in this encore performance of Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Nutcracker with screenings on December 23rd at 2pm and 6pm at The Ridgefield Playhouse.
Bolshoi Ballet's LE CORSAIRE to Screen at Ridgefield Playhouse PhotoBolshoi Ballet's LE CORSAIRE to Screen at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

Experience the captivating, mesmerizing and enchanting of magic of the ballet when Le Corsaire airs on the big screen in the Bolshoi Ballet Encore in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, January 14th at 4pm.
Ms. Rebecca Robert to Appear as Guest Narrator for AIB's NUTCRACKER Ballet PhotoMs. Rebecca Robert to Appear as Guest Narrator for AIB's NUTCRACKER Ballet
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

The Academy of International Ballet (AIB) in Media, PA has announced that Ms. Rebecca Robert will be the 'On Stage Guest Narrator' for the 4:00 pm performance of the Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Strath Haven Middle School, 200 S. Providence Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086.
BWW Review: NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER Dazzles at TPAC PhotoBWW Review: NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER Dazzles at TPAC
by Cillea Houghton - December 14, 2017

The Nashville Ballet has a gift for delivering professional-grade productions with a Nashville twist, and the 2017 installment of Nashville's Nutcracker is a prime example of said talent.
Photo Flash: American Ballet Theatre Hosts 2017 Holiday Benefit in Beverly Hills PhotoPhoto Flash: American Ballet Theatre Hosts 2017 Holiday Benefit in Beverly Hills
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) hosted its annual Holiday Benefit dinner and performance, December 11, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below!
Houston Ballet Expands Summer Programming in San Antonio PhotoHouston Ballet Expands Summer Programming in San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2017

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM and Academy Interim Director Vicki Attard are thrilled to announce an addition to Houston Ballet's annual Summer Programming.
Audition Dates Announced for Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program PhotoAudition Dates Announced for Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2017

Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program (SDP) is a five-week intensive summer residential dance program for Pre-Professional level students from all around the world and gives young dancers the opportunity to work with Boston Ballet School's internationally-renowned faculty.
BWW Review: Celebrating Resilience with BALLET HISPANICO PhotoBWW Review: Celebrating Resilience with BALLET HISPANICO
by Caryn Cooper - December 8, 2017

Ballet Hispanico returned for their annual holiday season at the world-famous Apollo Theater for a special two-night engagement on December 1-2, 2017. The line up included three inspiring works that reflects the migration, marginalization, and resilience of the Latino culture through movement. Under the direction of Eduardo Vilaro, the company featured award-winning choreographer Ronald K. Brown, Ramon Oller, and Michelle Manzanales-in her first work for the Ballet Hispanico company.
Ms. Susan Wefel Will Be Guest Narrator for Academy of International Ballet's NUTCRACK PhotoMs. Susan Wefel Will Be Guest Narrator for Academy of International Ballet's NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - December 6, 2017

Let the fun and fantasy of The Nutcracker begin! A beloved Christmas classic returns with this year's annual production of the Nutcracker.
Photo Flash: First Look at Shanghai Dance Theatre's SOARING WINGS, Coming to Lincoln  PhotoPhoto Flash: First Look at Shanghai Dance Theatre's SOARING WINGS, Coming to Lincoln Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - December 5, 2017

China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG) presents the New York premiere of the Shanghai Dance Theatre (SDT) and their production of Soaring Wings, a new dance drama about 'the bird of good fortune,' the crested ibis, and the interdependence between human beings and nature. The production will play the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for three performances only: January 5 and 6 at 8PM, and January 7 at 1PM. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at the dancers onstage below!
BWW TV: Shanghai Dance Theatre's SOARING WINGS Brings the 'Bird of Good Fortune' to L PhotoBWW TV: Shanghai Dance Theatre's SOARING WINGS Brings the 'Bird of Good Fortune' to Lincoln Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 5, 2017

China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG) presents the New York premiere of the Shanghai Dance Theatre (SDT) and their production of Soaring Wings, a new dance drama about 'the bird of good fortune,' the crested ibis, and the interdependence between human beings and nature. The production will play the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for three performances only: January 5 and 6 at 8PM, and January 7 at 1PM. BroadwayWorld has highlights of the dancers in action below!
Texas Ballet Theater to Present Holiday Classic THE NUTCRACKER, Featuring Dancers fro PhotoTexas Ballet Theater to Present Holiday Classic THE NUTCRACKER, Featuring Dancers from Queensland Ballet
by BWW News Desk - December 4, 2017

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) presents the annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, featuring a twist this year, a dancer swap with the Queensland Ballet in Australia.
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and The Fairfax Ballet Join Forces for THE NUTCRACKER PhotoFairfax Symphony Orchestra and The Fairfax Ballet Join Forces for THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - December 1, 2017

On Saturday, December 16 at 4pm at George Mason University Center for the Arts, two, premier, Fairfax County arts institutions - the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and The Fairfax Ballet - come together to present the holiday masterpiece, The Nutcracker.
Lelia Haller School of Ballet to Present 11th Star-Studded Tradition of THE NUTCRACKE PhotoLelia Haller School of Ballet to Present 11th Star-Studded Tradition of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2017

Since 1928, the oldest ballet school in New Orleans, thousands of New Orleans' best dancers have enjoyed the unique teaching methods of Lelia Haller. Lelia Haller Ballet Classique will present their company, Ballet Louisiane, in their 11th annual production of the holiday dance classic 'The Nutcracker' based on E.T.A. Hoffman's story 'The Nutcracker and The Mouse King' with soaring musical score by Tchaikovsky.

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