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.
Ballet Revolución returns to Sadler’s Wells
After several hugely successful tours and glowing reviews around the world, the international Cuban sensation Ballet Revolución returns this autumn to Sadler’s Wells in London for its third season at the Peacock Theatre on October 7-25. Ballet Revolución is an explosive fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and hip-hop from a company of supremely talented Cuban dancers and live musicians.
‘Cheri’ coming to Kennedy Center
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. will present Martha Clarke’s newest interdisciplinary work Chéri on October 1-4. Featuring prima ballerina assoluta Alessandra Ferri, American Ballet Theatre Principal Herman Cornejo, Academy Award-nominated actor Amy Irving and pianist Sarah Rothenberg, Chéri is the tragic story of forbidden love between a young man and an older woman in Belle Époque Paris.
‘Mary Poppins’ breaks record for GA theatre
The Aurora Theatre, a world-class theatre and live entertainment venue nestled in suburban Lawrenceville, Georgia, kicked off its 19th season in mid-July with its take on the beloved family musical Mary Poppins. The production, which was directed by Justin Anderson and choreographed by Jen MacQueen, quickly became the most successful show in the theatre’s history.
22.214.171.124. Gone for breast cancer awareness
The D’Valda and Sirico Foundation, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Dance Teacher Web have teamed up to create a new program for dance studios called 126.96.36.199. Gone. The program will help educate children about cancer and raise funds for breast cancer research. There are several ways for dance studios to get involved.
Miniseries goes behind the scenes of musicals
A new miniseries is taking viewers behind the scenes of some of the most beloved Broadway musicals, featuring several national tour productions like Dirty Dancing, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin and Motown the Musical. Lifetime Television’s morning show “The Balancing Act” opened the miniseries on September 9 and 16 with backstage footage of Dirty Dancing. It will return on October 29 with footage of Pippin before moving on to look at Newsies and Motown the Musical.
Tappers descend on Manhattan in November
Are you a tap dancer or rhythm enthusiast? If so, then mark your calendars for the Big Apple Tap Dance Festival coming up on November 7-9! This exciting festival held annually in New York City will include master classes led by leading tap artists, tap history talks, a participants showcase, a video presentation, three adult programs and special programs for teens and young tappers.
Dance Theatre of Harlem tours U.S. this fall
The historic and vastly resilient Dance Theatre of Harlem will set out on a tour to cities across the U.S. next month, with the first performance set for Richmond, Virginia on Friday, October 10. The 17-member company will present audiences a repertoire comprised of DTH classics, as well as cutting-edge new works that bring unprecedented relevance to classical ballet.
Scottish Dance Theatre embarks on Asia tour
Internationally celebrated Scottish Dance Theatre is embarking on an extensive tour of India and China from September to November. As Scotland's national contemporary dance company, the ensemble will first represent its country in India as part of the second season of Impulse, a dance program that aims to foster creative exchanges between India and the United Kingdom.