By BWW News Desk 8 July 2020 New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced New York City Center Live @ Home virtual programming including a newly commissioned weekly performance series conceived and curated by tap dancer Ayodele Casel, alongside frequent collaborator Torya Beard, called Ayodele Casel‘s Diary of a Tap Dancer V.6: Us, and the popular […]
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By Emma Goldberg 8 July 2020 They might depict scenes from decades past, but movie sets featured in films by the director Ava DuVernay are starting to look a lot like the United States today. For “Selma,” her 2014 film about the 1965 marches for voting rights and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s […]
Meet Elizabeth “Liza” Yntema, Founder and President of Dance Data Project® in Welum’s Q&A: “The only way to accomplish anything in life is to ‘be selfish’ even if it’s working on behalf of others. Women daily face a barrage of criticism or backlash for stepping past or out of societally defined roles, at almost any age.”
By BWW News Desk 29 June 2020 Ballet Hispánico continues to celebrate 50 years of uniting people through dance with Noche Unidos on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 7:30-8:15pm EDT on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. All are welcome to view the show, with an advanced RSVP requested here, donations are optional. The evening includes ten virtual world premiere performances […]
By Emma Goldberg 26 June 2020 “I admitted to myself that I couldn’t do it all.” — Ellen Kuwana on quitting her job in scientific communications Women have shouldered more child care and housework responsibilities than men since long before the coronavirus era. But with schools, day care centers and camps closed, the Covid-19 pandemic […]
‘Our opening night would be our closing night’ By Lisa Traiger 12 May 2020 “I’m running a $52-million ballet company out of my San Francisco apartment,” Kelly Tweeddale said with a rueful laugh last week. “Even though we’re all at home and we might be in our sweats,” she added, “everyone is working harder than […]
By Joshua Kosman 18 June 2020 World premieres by choreographers Cathy Marston, Mark Morris, Danielle Rowe and Myles Thatcher — as well as a return engagement for George Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic after a single performance in March — are among the highlights of the San Francisco Ballet’s 2021 season. […]
17 June 2020 By Lucy Cohen Blatter At a Black Entertainment Television Black Girls Rock! event two summers ago in Newark, N.J., Misty Copeland presented Judith Jamison with the Living Legend Award, noting her “virtuosity in dance” and describing the modern-dance giant as a “dancer, choreographer, author, spirit.” Before handing the lifetime achievement trophy to Jamison, Copeland […]
17 June 2020 Performing Arts Alliance SBA Issues PPP Flexibility Rules! Reminder: Loan Application Deadline June 30. The Small Business Administration has released new rules implementing the provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, available here. For those that have already received a PPP loan, many may be nearing the completion of their loan period […]
DDP is very proud to share a piece written by our incredible colleague Jenesis Williams for the DDP website. Our team recognizes the importance of taking a step back right now to amplify Jenesis’ voice. We are moved by her powerful words and invite you to hear her thoughts and experience for yourselves in this piece for the DDP blog. Jenesis says it best herself: “I’ve been told that ballet is just a conversation between a dancer and the audience. If that’s true, it’s time we give young, black dancers a voice.”
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