Kathryn Posin Dance Co. comes to 92nd St. Y
The Kathryn Posin Dance Company will appear at the Harkness Dance Center of the 92nd St. Y in the program Voices of Bulgaria and America on October 17-19. Posin and her longtime collaborator Momchil Mladenov celebrate his native country by bringing together American and Bulgarian artists. A company of 11 leading ballet dancers appear in three thrilling premieres set to music of renowned Bulgarian composer Emil Tabakov and American musicians John Adams and Steve Reich.
First World Ballet Day kicks off in America!
Newly inaugurated, the first World Ballet Day on October 1 will be celebrated with the live streaming of five of the world’s major ballet companies. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet will each present a four-hour slot showing life behind the scenes in the daily running of a ballet company. The Australian Ballet kicks off its live broadcast at 12 p.m. Melbourne time, which is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 on the West Coast.
San Fran welcomes back dance film fanatics
Now entering its 5th year, the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) will return November 6-9 at a new festival location, Brava Theater Center in San Francisco. During its four-day run, the festival will showcase some of the best dance films from around the world, including a wide collection of shorts as well as documentaries about the legendary Rudolph Nureyev and Vincent Patterson, the choreographer for Michael Jackson, Bjork and Madonna.
Juilliard Dance opens new season in December
Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2014-15 season in December with New Dances: Edition 2014, a program featuring four world premiere dances by innovative choreographers like Juilliard alumnus Austin McCormick, alumna Loni Landon, Kate Weare and Larry Keigwin. In the spring 2015 semester, Juilliard Dances Repertory presents repertory works by acclaimed choreographers Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham.
Hedwig Dances and DanzAbierta in joint show
Co-presented with Links Hall at The Dance Center in Chicago, Hedwig Dances will partner with DanzAbierta, considered Cuba’s preeminent contemporary dance company, to present exclusive performances on October 9–11. Two interlocking but separately choreographed pieces—Trade Winds by Hedwig Dances’ Director Jan Bartoszek and Aires de Cambio (Air of Change) by DanzAbierta’s Resident Choreographer Susana Pous—will explore the relationship of cyclical time in two different cultures: north and south, temperate and tropical.
Oregon Ballet Theatre opens 25th season
Oregon Ballet Theatre will open its 25th season with a special program including a world premiere collaboration between choreographer Nicolo Fonte and Portland’s favorite “little orchestra”, Pink Martini. Opening Saturday, October 11 at the Keller Auditorium, OBT will continue for five performances through October 18. The program will also present George Balanchine’s 1957 Agon and duets from Trey McIntyre’s 2013 Robust American Love, Christopher Stowell’s 2011 Carmen and James Canfield’s 1989 Romeo & Juliet.
11th Fall for Dance Festival at NY City Center
New York City Center will present its 11th Annual Fall for Dance Festival on October 8-19. The two-week festival will feature 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world in five unique programs. Highlights include two world premiere festival commissions by Pontus Lidberg Dance and Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble. The festival's many free pre-show events will include dance lessons and panels by choreographers, artists and dance educators.
PA film institute spotlights Bolshoi Ballet
The Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) in Pennsylvania will present three films spotlighting Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet in its upcoming fall lineup. The Legend of Love choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich will be presented November 23, The Pharoah’s Daughter by Pierre Lacotte on December 7, and La Bayadère by Yuri Grigorovich on December 21.
Alight premieres ‘Women of a Forgotten War’
Maryland-based Alight Dance Theater will present Frontline: Women of a Forgotten War on Saturday, October 4 at The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts. The program will include the world premiere of Frontline: Women of a Forgotten War by Artistic Director Angella Foster, the work Dependent by Wayles Haynes and live music performed by Bedlam.