Washington Post

“So it is in life. Light and dark are in constant flux. But typically, the extremes get all the attention. It’s the anguishes and ecstasies that mostly interest us; the ability to cope rarely makes for a compelling story. But in Barton’s hands, equanimity provides a rich vein of material, and serenity is a deeply moving aesthetic.” – Washington Post

TBT!

“Barton is clearly brilliant.” San Fransisco Chronicle

Tonight in Toronto!

Siphe November in Aszure Barton's 'Come in'

Siphe November in Aszure Barton’s ‘Come in’

‘Come in’ will be performed next week in Toronto

Siphe November in Aszure Barton's "Come in' at Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia

Siphe November in Aszure Barton’s “Come in’ — Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia

This Thursday through Sunday in Boston

Aszure Barton's Happy Little Things (Waiting On a Gruff Cloud of Wanting) - Image N. Melville

This evening in Munich

Aszure Barton's Adam is | Image by Werner Reichel

Aszure Barton’s Adam is | Image by Werner Reichel

Aszure Barton + Bayerisches Staatsballett

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Next week in Chicago

Tickets are available here!

Brilliant Barton

“Performance and craftsmanship seamlessly fused into some very superb dance.”

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Havana-based contemporary dance company Malpaso—whose name, jokingly, means “misstep” in Spanish—skillfully blend unfussy ballet, their native Afro-Cuban tradition, and intensely physical modern dance. Malpaso peforms at the Rialto Center Feb 11, at 8 p.m.

Aszure Barton’s Indomitable Waltz  (image by Judy Ondrey)

Austin, Texas + Atlanta, Georgia

Malpaso Dance Company will perform indomitable Waltz tonight in Austin and Saturday evening in Atlanta!

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Lizbeth and Dunia rehearsing Barton's Indomitable Waltz

Lizbeth and Dunia rehearsing Barton’s Indomitable Waltz

 

Summer 2017: Springboard Montreal + AB&A

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Together Our Voices Are Heard

Sweet Juniper - Image courtesy of Jay Erickson & Katie Rose Hillegass

Sweet Juniper – Image courtesy of my friends Jay Erickson & Katie Rose Hillegass #womensmarch

Cuba’s Malpaso Dance + The Joyce Theater

Malpaso Dance Company in rehearsal with Aszure

Malpaso Dance Company in rehearsal with Aszure

CBC News: Aszure Barton + Vladimir Martynov + Mariinsky Theatre

“Canada’s National Ballet School to perform Aszure Barton-Mikhail Baryshnikov ballet Come In”

Click this link to read article:

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/entertainment/canadian-ballet-dancers-russia-1.3855657

Aszure Barton's 'Come in'

Aszure Barton’s ‘Come in’

Thank you to all in Minneapolis!

Here are some lovely comments about our performance at Norhrop:

“I have not been so thrilled by a modern dance company since Sage Cowles brought Twyla Tharp here back in the late 60s. Wow. Please bring this company back. What they do is really and truly unique and new. Thanks so much for this performance!”

“The Aszure Barton performance was out-of-this-world. The way the dancers moved their bodies, the sound effects of water, the choreography…..it was incredible!! I’ve passed the word to many people…”

“Holy wow wow wow wow. The BEST dance company I have seen in many years. More than dance. ART. This is something new. Powerful. I am deeply moved.  Thank you Aszure Barton & Artists and thank you Christine Tschida at Northrop for bringing this incredible company to us.”

Performing in Minneapolis Tomorrow!

We are so thrilled to be performing at the University of Minnesota, Northrop Auditorium tomorrow evening, use the code “ASZURE50″ for 50% off tickets. Click here to purchase.

Awáa Vimeo

Join us for Awáa for our final performance of the season!

Great Feedback

“I was so deeply moved by Aszure Barton & Artists’ work. I saw your performance in Toronto this week and I can’t express my gratitude enough… THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart Aszure Barton & Artists. Congratulations!”

– Amber Courtney

Kind Words from FFDN

“LOVED ‘s choreography at ! More please ” – 

Awaa: Beyond Stunning

“Awáa: Beyond Stunning. Deeply Moved. All the Feels. You had me on the edge of my seat & flooded my heart last night. Xx #art #visionary #dance#storytellers #grace #ffdnorth #emotion #raw #evocative #power#community #expression #inspiration #aszurebarton” – @rebeccaesmae

Aszure Barton & Artists' Awáa

Aszure Barton & Artists’ Awáa

Canadian Royalty

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Tonight at Toronto’s Sony Centre

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AB&A in today’s Globe and Mail

BRILLIANT

“@newyorkcitycenter – just saw a BRILLIANT company Aszure Barton & Artists – Awáa — the most phenomenal thing I’ve seen in my life!” – Ivette Dumeng

Tobin Del Cuore in Aszure Barton's Awáa

Tobin Del Cuore in Aszure Barton’s Awáa

Brilliant Cast and Choreography

“After a pause, we were treated to a hypnotic performance of AWAA (adapted for Fall for Dance), by Canadian born contemporary choreographer Aszure Barton and her international group, Aszure Barton & Artists. AWÁA translates to “one who is a mother” in the language of the Haida, an aboriginal people living on the west coast of Canada. The piece opens with a large, glowing red ball in the dark at the back of the stage, center, with the talented William Briscoe dancing silhouetted in front of it to mesmerizing music by Curtis MacDonald and Lev “Liova” Zhurbin. When the glow of the ball faded out of sight, I missed it, but not for long, as the brilliant cast and choreography carried me forward, along with an appreciative audience. The dancers performed the musical work with aplomb and deserve mention. Along with Briscoe were Jonathan Emanuell Alsberry, Lara Barclay (the only female in the cast), Tobin Del Cuore, Thomas House, Jeremy Raia, and Oscar Ramos. I have previously seen and enjoyed some of Barton’s works. Awáa is my favorite, to date, making my Fall for Dance experience worthwhile; so I am looking forward to seeing more of Aszure Barton & Artists in the future, a fascinating use of contemporary dance.” – BroadwayWorld.com

Deeply Moved

@aszurebarton “thank you for your work. I am still processing Awáa from New York City Center. I haven’t seen a performance that powerful and moving in many many many years. I’m so deeply moved. thank you.” Don Ripley

Aszure Barton & Artists' Awáa

Aszure Barton & Artists’ Awáa

Awaa is Life Changing

“life changing. So happy I saw it at city center” – Dasha Shwartz

Aszure Barton & Artists at New York City Center this week!

AB&A in Washington Post

AB&A on Tour

More details click here

AB&A in NY at City Center

We will be performing in New York City September 28th & 29th! Click here for information!

Aszure Barton's Awáa

Aszure Barton’s Awáa

AB&A in Toronto at Sony Centre!

I am excited to announce that we will be perform at Sony Centre as part of Fall for Dance North this fall! Thrilled to be a part of this exciting festival @ffdnorth – Tickets go on sale Friday, August 12th at 10AM! Click here for more info: http://www.ffdnorth.com/

 

Aszure Barton's Awáa AB&A

Premiere in Cuba

Aszure’s new work Indomitable Waltz will premiere in Havana tonight!Cuba

Aszure Barton’s Lift in London this month!

Click the image for details!

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Aszure Barton’s Untouched in Los Angeles

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AB&A in Chicago next week!

Join us at Chicago Dancing Festival next month!

Performance 1 (MCA) : August 24th 6pm

Performance 2 (MCA): August 24th 8pm

Performance 3 (HARRIS): Aug 25th 7:30pm

Aszure Barton & Artists - Trio (excerpt from Awáa) - Pictured Jonathan Alsberry, William Briscoe, Brett Perry

Aszure Barton & Artists – Trio (excerpt from Awáa) – Pictured Jonathan Alsberry, William Briscoe, Brett Perry

Postcard from Havana

Aszure and Jonathan send their love from Havana!

Aszure & Jonathan send their love from Havana. Their collaboration with Malpaso is under way!

Los Angeles Ballet

Los Angeles Ballet will perform work by Barton, Balanchine and Cerrudo in their upcoming 2016-2017 season! Click here for more info.

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World Premiere in Havana

Aszure’s new creation will premiere at this beautiful theater in Havana this September.

BUSK in Vancouver

Arts Umbrella’s Senior Dance Company will perform excerpts of BUSK (2009) this weekend at the Vancouver Playhouse. Tickets available here!

Tonight's the night! AUDC Season Finale opens at the Vancouver Playhouse and runs until this Saturday. Tickets still available at artsumbrella.com/seasonfinale or at the door.

Tonight’s the night! AUDC Season Finale opens at the Vancouver Playhouse and runs until this Saturday.

AB&A will perform in Minneapolis this November!

We are very excited to announced that Aszure Barton & Artists will be performing Awáa at the grandiose Northrop Theater in Minneapolis this November. Please join us! 

Aszure Barton & Artists; Jonathan Alsberry, William Briscoe & Brett Perry

Aszure Barton & Artists; Jonathan Alsberry, William Briscoe & Brett Perry

Aszure will be creating a new work in Havana, Cuba!

Later this month Aszure and her assistant Jonathan head to Havana to create a new work in collaboration with Malpaso Dance Company. Special thanks to New York City’s Joyce Theater for facilitating this special collaboration between Aszure Barton & Artists and Malpaso Dance Company.

Colorful homes in Old Havana. Credit Lisette Poole for The New York Times

Colorful homes in Old Havana. Credit Lisette Poole – image courtesy of The New York Times

Review: English National Ballet, Fantastic Beings indeed!

“…Fantastic Beings. Of all the voices this evening, Barton’s is the one I hear most clearly: someone who is confident of what she can coax from the dancers, skilled in putting it together with subtle and witty imagery (enhanced by Burke Brown’s lighting and Michelle Jank’s costumes), and assured in making the music an equal partner to the choreography. … the technical demands Barton brings out of the dancers are inspired and in turn the dancers — particularly Isaac Hernandez — respond with a precision, clarity and imagination that is thrilling to see. Fantastic beings indeed.” – Nicholas Minn, Writing About Dance

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE!

English National Ballet's Laurretta Summerscales in Aszure Barton's Fantastic Beings - image by Laurent Liotardo

English National Ballet’s Laurretta Summerscales in Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings – image: Laurent Liotardo

Review – The showstopper, English National Ballet

“But the showstopper is saved for last, Fantastic Beings by cult Canadian choreographer Aszure Barton. An identikit green-clad cast descend on to the stage, shimmering and gliding eerily – a la Mars Attacks – en pointe, leaning as one, as if the earth has shifted on its axis mid-performance. It’s pure imagination pulled off with enormous technical skill that’s nothing short of haunting.” — CityAM, London

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE!

Aszure Barton's Fantastic Beings - English National Ballet - Image by Laurent Liotardo

Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings – English National Ballet – Image by Laurent Liotardo

Review: Aszure’s Fantastic Beings, a triumph!

“a triumphant end to an inspiring evening.” – Fjord Review (London)

Erina Takahashi & Isaac Hernandez in Aszure Barton's Fantastic Beings - Image by Dave Morgan

English National Ballet: Erina Takahashi & Isaac Hernandez in Barton’s Fantastic Beings – Image: Dave Morgan

Review: English National Ballet’s ‘She Said’ is a sensation

“And finally after my heart had been torn by the life of Frida and Medea I returned to my seat expecting the story of pain to continue, but again nothing prepared me for ‘Fantastic Beings’ from Aszure Barton.

And what a sensational piece to end with, it was totally different seemingly set in a distant future where the 16 strong cast are dressed in slick bodysuits creating an androgynous-like society that danced the complex contemporary ballet perfectly against a dark ominous backdrop infused with digi-techno sets and lighting. The music was booming, the dancing precise, emotionless, linear.

I was so impressed by the choreography, blown away by the dancers and constantly whispering “wow” “wow” “omg”. And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, the dancers returned to the stage in what can only be described as silky flowing gorilla-like costumes that they jiggled and shimmered, jumping and leaping in total unison, like one harmonious, individual-less tribe.”

– The Wonderful World of Dance, Editors Reviews

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!

Lauretta Summerscales of English National Ballet in Aszure Barton's Fantastic Beings

Lauretta Summerscales of English National Ballet in Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings

Review: ENB brought the house down!

“quite rightly brought the house down” -Daily Express (UK)

Aszure Barton's Fantastic Beings - Image by Dave Morgan

English National Ballet’s James Forbat in Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings – Image by Dave Morgan

A special thank you to all of our dance fans!

We love reading all of the tweets and email messages being sent our way!

Here’s are some sweet tweets:

– Fantastic beings was at its absolute best. Incredible energy & standout performances from

– @ENBallet i couldn’t sleep after seeing Aszure Barton’s #Fantastic Beings – art at its finest! Brilliant, powerful, of our time.@aszurebarton

– @AszureBarton integrity and skill – thank you #FantasticBeings #EnglishNationalBallet

– @ENBallet Fantastic Beings: exhilarating.❤❤❤ #ENBSheSaid

– @ENBtweets @ENBallet Fantastic Beings indeed. Company looks amazing in She Said

 

Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings – English National Ballet

“Aszure Barton inflects the classical language with a wonderful strangeness – brooding missed beats, skittering deviations, and an exhilaratingly bold eye for pattern.” -The Guardian (London)

English National Ballet - Aszure Barton's Fantastic Beings - Image by Laurent Liotardo

English National Ballet – Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings – Image by Laurent Liotardo

Fantastic Beings

A great video sharing some insight into Aszure’s latest piece, Fantastic Beings, for English National Ballet.

Tickets are available by clicking here.

Aszure’s dance on Broadway!!!!

Aszure Barton's "return to patience" - Juilliard Dance Devision

Poster of Aszure Barton’s “return to patience” – Juilliard Dance Devision

A lovely little spread

Images by Leiland Charles, Courtesy of Alberta Ballet

Images by Leiland Charles, Courtesy of Alberta Ballet

Behind the Scenes with Aszure Barton

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Honoured to be working with English National Ballet

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Review about Aszures work in The Calgary Herald

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Read the whole thing by clicking here.

Happy Little Things Opens tonight in Canada!

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Alberta Ballet will premiere Aszure’s Happy Little Things (Waiting on a Gruff Cloud of Wanting) this week and next!!!

“Come in” will be performed at Holland Dance Festival

Happy New Year!

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Aszure Barton’s Adam is premieres in Munich

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Premiering next weekend, Bayerische Staattsballett will perform Adam is. Click here for tickets!

Aszure Barton & The Juilliard School

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Premiere tonight! Click here for tickets.

Aszure’s at The Guggenheim November 15th

Interior lighting - Dan Flavin

Ailey will perform Aszure’s LIFT at City Center again this winter season!

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Millepied, Tetley, Barton

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AB&A to be featured on Juilliard’s Open Studio App

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Register now! An AB&A winter intensive in NYC

AB&A's Jonathan Emanuell Alsberry

AB&A’s Jonathan Emanuell Alsberry

Aszure started a new creation at Juilliard today!

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Aszure in Cuba

We are thrilled to announce that Aszure Barton & Artists received an NDP Grant! We will be collaborating with Malpaso Dance and will make a new work for the company next year. The work will premier in Cuba and then tour the world! Special thanks to the Joyce Theater Foundation for making this all possible. We can’t wait!

Malpaso Dance

Malpaso Dance

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AB&A at Joe’s Pub September 9th

Jonathan Alsberry will perform two solos. Click here to purchase tickets!

Aszure Barton's BUSK - Jonathan Alsberry

Aszure Barton’s BUSK – Jonathan Alsberry

 

Aszure will create a new work for English National Ballet next season

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Italian press: “magnificent!”

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Aszure Barton & Artists - Trio (Awáa) - Image by Craig Hall

Aszure Barton & Artists – Trio (Awáa) – Image by Craig Hall (NYCB)

AB&A at Springboard Montreal

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Jerome Robbins / Aszure Barton / George Balanchine

We are so pleased to announce that Aszure has been invited back to Munich to create another work for Bayerisches Staatsballett. Her new creation will share a program with classic works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. This program premieres on December 20, 2015 and will be performed throughout the companies season.

George Balanchine

George Balanchine

Aszure at beautiful Baryshnikov Arts Center

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Over/Come in NYC

Aszure Barton's Over/Come

Aszure Barton’s Over/Come | SUNY Purchase performs at NYLA

A successful opening at Canada’s National Ballet

Aszure's Come In premiered in Toronto

Aszure’s Come In premiered in Toronto

A successful opening in France

ASZURE BARTON'S UNTOUCHED - BALLET DU RHIN PREMIERE 2015

Aszure Barton’s Untouched – Ballet du Rhin – Premiere, April 2015

Ballet du Rhin premieres Untouched this evening!

Aszure Barton's rehearsal for Untouched, Ballet du Rhin, France

Aszure Barton’s rehearsal for Untouched, Ballet du Rhin, France | Photo by HK Visuals

Aszure & Ballet de l’Opera national du Rhin

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Ballet du Rhin in rehearsal with Aszure Barton

Aszure Barton’s Untouched

Originally created for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Untouched now lives with the glorious dancers of Ballet du Rhin in France. Untouched will premiere in Mulhouse on April 25th, alongside works by Glen Tetley and Benjamin Millepied. Click here for more info.

© Todd Rosenberg

© Todd Rosenberg

Aszure Barton + Alberta Ballet

Alberta Ballet has commissioned Happy Little Things (Waiting On a Gruff Cloud of Wanting) for their 2015/2016 season. Aszure created this piece for The Juilliard School in 2009.
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The Washington Post

“Canadian gen-Xers Crystal Pite and Aszure Barton consistently rank among the most compelling dancemakers on the continent.” – The Washington Post

Alvin Ailey performs Aszure’s work at The Kennedy Center tonight!

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January 26 at The Joyce Theater

Join us at Dance from the Heart, January 26 at The Joyce Theater. We are in good company with Marcelo Gomes, Ashley Bouder, Amar Ramasar, Isabella Boylston, Cory Stearns, Sonya Tayeh, and others. Get your tickets today at https://www.dradance.org/DFTH2015 ‪#‎dancefromtheheart‬ ‪#‎dradance‬‪ #‎aszurebartonandartists

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Aszure Barton & Artists – Tobin Del Cuore & William Briscoe

Performances at Baryshnikov Arts Center = SUCCESS!

We had an amazing run at Baryshnikov Arts Center! Thanks to the staff at BAC! It’s such a pleasure to come home!

Aszure Barton & Artists at Baryshnikov Arts Center - www.luckymagazine.com

Aszure Barton & Artists at Baryshnikov Arts Center – www.luckymagazine.com

Happy New Year to all!

Thank you AB&A followers…we are deeply moved by your unending support!!!!

AB&A in Washington Post

 

AB&A at The Joyce in January!

Tobin will be performing a duet with William Briscoe at DRA

Tobin will be performing a duet with William Briscoe for DRA’s Dance from the Heart event at The Joyce Theater (NY) on January 26th, 2015

 

Ailey + LIFT + NY City Center

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is performing Aszure’s LIFT at NY’s City Center this season. Click the image to find out more!

Aszure Barton's LIFT - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Aszure Barton’s LIFT – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Come In returns

Aszure and her assistant Jonathan will be setting extracts of Come In on the dancers at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto starting next week. Aszure created this work for Mikhail Baryshnikov and twelve young dancers, including numerous members of Aszure Barton & Artists, in 2006. Come In toured internationally for two seasons and Aszure is thrilled to be revisiting this piece with NBS. The performances will take place in Toronto in May 2015.

Aszure Barton's Come In (picture courtesy of the New York Times, 2007)

Aszure Barton’s Come In (picture courtesy of the New York Times, 2007)

Aszure in France

Aszure Barton / Banjamin Millepied / Glen Tetley

BALLET DU RHIN (FRANCE)

The Washington Post: Awaa is an extraordinary work

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“It is an extraordinary work, full of fantasy and surprises, yet grounded in recognizable behaviors. The seven excellent dancers in Barton’s troupe, Aszure Barton & Artists, interact with a childlike sense of wonder, and we’re swept up in their awed discoveries.” – The Washington Post

“So it is in life. Light and dark are in constant flux. But typically, the extremes get all the attention. It’s the anguishes and ecstasies that mostly interest us; the ability to cope rarely makes for a compelling story. But in Barton’s hands, equanimity provides a rich vein of material, and serenity is a deeply moving aesthetic.” – The Washington Post 

Click here to read the full article

NY Times: Aszure has won the prize!

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AB&A at American Dance Institute tonight & tomorrow

We hope you can join us! Aszure amazing Awáa ADI

Aszure at a press conference in Siberia

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AB&A: Ovations in Moscow

“Amazing show last night at Stanislavky Theater, Moscow! How I missed to watch real contemporary dance! @aszurebarton congratulations on the amazing choreography!” – catarinacoelho96

Aszure Barton & Artists in Moscow

Aszure Barton & Artists in Moscow

 

AB&A performs Awaa tonight and tomorrow in Moscow, Russia

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Aszure Barton & Artists in Moscow

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Aszure teaches at the Bolshoi Academy

Aszure Barton & Artists at the Bolshoi Academy

Aszure Barton & Artists at the Bolshoi Academy | Image by Robert Seiwert

Aszure at Nikolay Ogryzkov Dance School and Ballet Moskva in Moscow

Aszure with the directors of the Nikolay Ogryzkov Dance School

Aszure with the directors of the Nikolay Ogryzkov Dance School

Awaa is an important work

“With Awáa Barton raised the bar high…It is an important work. This is the direction of dance: profundity without story and without boundary in terms of genres, musical composition, even gender. Aszure Barton & Artists are captivating, and they give themselves completely to the dance. Barton’s choreography feels organic despite the cerebral energy that’s gone into the piece’s creation and execution. This work says that ballet is not dead; it is living and breathing and has evolved into another beast that is difficult to define, and that leaves us short of breath and without words to describe the profundity of its meaning.” – Sophie Flack, The Dance Critic, NY

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Butterflies EVERY time

“First day back in the studio with my team…butterflies EVERY time!” – AB

Aszure Barton & Artists at Baryshnikov Arts Center

Aszure Barton & Artists at Baryshnikov Arts Center

Aszure Barton & Artists at the Moscow Stanislavsky Music Theatre

Aszure Barton & Artists at the Moscow Stanislavsky Music Theatre
Friday, September 19th & Saturday, September 20th
We look forward to sharing Awáa with you all!

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AWAA TOUR FALL 14: Aszure Barton’s Awaa

Aszure Barton's Awáa

Aszure will be teaching in Moscow next month!

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Ailey is performing LIFT in Germany now!

Please click here  for more information!

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AB&A at Baryshnikov Arts Center

Aszure & Jonathan are in studio at the beautiful Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC

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Aszure Barton / Banjamin Millepied / Glen Tetley

Aszure Barton / Banjamin Millepied / Glen Tetley

Aszure’s work Untouched will be performed by Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin

Click here for more info!

Aszure teaches aud-shops in NYC this week!!!

Join Aszure & Jonathan at Peridance from 4-6 all week!

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AB&A return to Russia this Fall

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AB&A perform Awáa is Moscow September 19th & 20th, and in Novosibirsk (SIberia) September 22nd

Starting Something New

Aszure is starting a new work next week in NYC

Aszure Barton & Jonathan Alsberry in rehearsal

Jonathan Alsberry with Aszure Barton – in process [image by Don Lee]

AB&A perform at ADI this October!

ASZURE BARTON & ARTISTS: OCTOBER 3rd & 4TH, 2014

October 3rd & 4th

Click here for more information!

Women for Women International

Aszure is honoured to have collaborated with Mary McCartney, Debeers, and Women for Women International earlier this Spring.

Dance Magazine

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LIFT is touring Europe now

Alvin Ailey American dance Theater performs Aszure's work throughout Europe this summer. Visit the Ailey website for more information.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is performing Aszure’s work throughout Europe this summer. Please visit the Alvin Ailey website for more information!

Aszure is teaching aud-shops this summer

Teaching at Peridance July 21st-25th, 2014

We are teaching at Peridance (NYC) July 21st-25th, 2014 — JOIN US!

Springboard Montreal dancers perform extracts of Aszure’s Mais Oui [Blue Soup]

AB&A’s rehearsal director, Jonathan Alsberry, loved working with the dancers at Springboard  this summer!

Aszure Barton's Mais Oui, performed by dancers from Springboard '14, photo ©Michael Slobodian

Aszure Barton’s Mais Oui (extracts), performed by the dancers at Springboard ’14 [photo ©Michael Slobodian]

LIFT is back in NYC at Lincoln Center

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is back in NYC, performing Aszure Barton’s LIFT at Lincoln Center. Tickets are still available here.

Sweet Dream

Aszure’s work, Sweet Dream, will be performed at Juilliard tomorrow!

Aszure Barton & Artists. Image by Liz Magic Laser

Aszure Barton & Artists. Image by Liz Magic Laser

Summer Workshops/Aud-Shops 2014

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Aszure and dancers will be teaching workshops/aud-shops in New York this Summer. We can’t wait to see some familiar NYC faces as well as meet some new ones. Click below for more information.

STEPS on BROADWAY: Contemporary Masters Series June 30th – July 4th, 2:30-4:30pm

Peridance Capezio Center: Masterclasses July 21st – 25th, 4:00-6:00pm

Bayerisches Staatsballett – Aszure’s Konzert fur Violine Orchester tomorrow!

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The National Ballet of Canada performs Watch Her TONIGHT!

Aszure’s piece, Watch Her, opens this evening in Toronto. Click here for tickets!

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#1 to watch in San Francisco

According to San Francisco Classical Voice, Aszure Barton is #1 on the “On the Move: 10 to Watch in Dance” List. Check out the review of Awáa here and tickets are available to see AAADT perform LIFT in April by clicking here!

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Our First AWAA Performance of 2014

We are performing Awáa in San Francisco tonight and tomorrow and are so excited to share our first performances of 2014 with you.

Check out a short radio interview with Aszure here, we’ll see you tonight at YBCA.

Tickets are still available here!

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ALVIN AILEY LIFT: 22 performances coming up

Aszure Barton’s LIFT will be performed this spring 22 times! See below for when LIFT will be near you.

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February 6/8th, 2014: Washington, D.C. Kennedy Center Opera House
February 13/16th, 2014: Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
February 21st/23rd, 2014: Miami, FL Adrienne Arsht Center for the Perf. Arts
March 1, 2014: matinee + evening, Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
March 7/9th, 2014: Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
March 23rd, 2014: Las Vegas, NV Smith Center
March 29/30th, 2014: Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Hall
April 1st/4th/6th, 2014: Berkeley, CA Zellerbach Hall
April 22nd, 2014: Chapel Hill, NC Memorial Hall
April 25th, 2014: St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
April 27th, 2014: Springfield, IL Univ. of Illinois- Sangamon Auditorium
May 1st/3rd, 2014: Boston, MA Wang Citi Theatre
May 10th, 2014: Newark, NJ NJPAC

West Coast Workshops

Aszure will be teaching two masterclasses at Alonzo King LINES Dance Center the week after our San Francisco performances. Sign up here and receive $10 off if you register before February 1st.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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New Performance Dates Added

Awáa is coming back to the east coast!
Aszure Barton & Artists will be performing Awáa at the Egg in Albany, NY in the new year. Tickets for February 22nd, 2014 are available here.

Additionally, Alvin Ailey will be performing LIFT in Washington, DC in February as well. Tickets for that performance, on February 6th and 8th, 2014 are available here.

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In the Studio with AILEY

In anticipation of Aszure’s upcoming Ailey premiere, we are pleased to share this behind the scenes video from her time with the beautiful dancers. Special thanks to William, Jojo, Curtis, Burke, Fritz and Tobin for your involvement.

 

Heading to the West Coast

In addition to our previously announced performances in San Francisco, we are pleased to share that we will also be performing in La Jolla. Tickets are available here and here for both cities.
We have lots of exciting things in the works for our time on the West Coast – looking forward!

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See Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform LIFT!

Tickets are now on sale to see Alvin Ailey perform Aszure’s latest work, LIFT. Tickets are available here, and going quickly!

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Bayerisches Staatsballett 2014

We are happy to announce that Aszure Barton will be creating a new work for Bayerisches Staatsballett this season (13/14). The work will première in Munich, Germany in April of 2014. Burke Brown (design), Linda Chow (costumes), and Jonathan Emanuell Alsberry (assistant extraordinaire) will be along for the ride!

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Audition Announcement

We will be hosting a live aud-shop in NYC this fall. Mark your calendars for September 29th, 2013!

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In our city of dreams, space is cozy and spots will be limited.
Please RSVP by sending the following to auditions@aszurebarton.com by September 16th, 2013:

– a brief bio (250 words max)
– photograph (JPG only)
– a video link (1min in length)
– citizenship / working status in the United States

There will be a $25 participation fee for the workshop/audition. This will help cover our running costs for hosting all of you. Payment and schedule details will be coming soon.

Announcing Ailey

It’s been a gloriously busy summer for AB&A so far.

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We are thrilled to share that Aszure spent the last month in the creation process with the dancers at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. You can find out more about their upcoming season here. Aszure’s new work will premiere in December – we hope to see you there.

Wishing you a lovely and relaxing month of August!

Looking for New Faces

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We are expanding our dancing family for future projects!

Please submit the following to auditions@aszurebarton.com
so that we can get to know more about you:

– a brief bio (250 words max)
– photograph (JPG only)
– a video link (1min in length)
– citizenship / working status in the United States

Please submit by July 6th, 2013.

Untouched in NYC

“Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Joyce season will consist of two programs and will feature works by some of the most important choreographers on the international scene: Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, and Aszure Barton.”

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
will be performing Aszure Barton’s Untouched
in New York City, this week and next, at the Joyce Theater, May 14-24th, 2013.

Tickets are available by clicking here or by calling JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800.

Summer at Steps

We’re coming back!

steps-blogIt is a joy to be returning to Steps this summer
to take part in the annual Contemporary Masters Series, at Steps on Broadway in NYC.
Aszure will be teaching July 1st through July 5th, 2:30-4:30pm.

We can’t wait to dance with you!

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Off to Paris! – Gala des Ecoles de Danse du XXie siecle

Aszure Barton’s Les Chambres des Jacques (extraits) will be performed at Palais Garnier (Opéra National de Paris) by the dancers of Canada’s National Ballet School, Aszure’s alma mater. The performance is part of the Gala des Écoles de Danse du XXie siècle. Aszure will be flying off to Paris with the dancers tomorrow. It is such a fantastic opportunity for the students and we are delighted to be part of this exciting adventure.

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Please join us, it would be a pleasure to share this special evening and celebrate with you!

tickets and information available here

The dancers will be joining young artists from all over the world including:

l’École de Danse de l’Opéra National de Paris
la Accademia Alla Scala (Milan, Italy)
Royal Danish Ballet School (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Bolshoi Ballet Academy (Moscow, Russia)
Royal Ballet School (London, England)
John Cranko Schule (Stuttgart, Germany)
Balletschules des Hamburg Ballett (Hamburg, Germany)

2012 Canadian Arts & Letters Award

Aszure Barton was honoured in New York City
with the 2012 Arts & Letters Award.

Hosted by the Canadian Association of New York Foundation (CANY), the annual black-tie charity event recognizes prominent Canadians who have made significant contributions to their communities, in both Canada and the United States. Canada’s National Ballet School, of which Aszure Barton is an alumna, was the principal beneficiary of this year’s Maple Leaf Ball; proceeds from the event supported NBS students in need of financial assistance.

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Autumn for Aszure: Awaa + Angular Momentum

Things have been amping up this autumn for Aszure Barton & Artists.

Aszure is back in Houston, TX prepping for the premiere of Angular Momentum TONIGHT, September 20th. Do you have your tickets yet? You can get them by clicking here or by calling (713) 227-2787.

On the AB&A front, we’ve been busily getting ready for the upcoming tour. We’ve got a new album up on our Photos Page with new images from this summer’s performances of Awáa. As always, don’t forget to check Facebook and Twitter for the latest happenings in Bartonland.

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ps: check back next week for something special!

Announcing New Tour Dates!

We are thrilled to be announcing the cities for our upcoming fall tour to Canada, the United States and Europe.
Aszure Barton & Artists will be performing Awáa and Busk as well as teaching master classes.

October 13th: St. Poelten, Austria
October 24th-28th: Vancouver, BC
November 3rd: Tuscon, AZ
November 13th: Sherbrooke, QC
November 16-17th: Montréal, QC
November 20th: Kingston, ON
November 22nd: Brampton, ON
November 24th: St. Catharines

Hot and Heavenly in Houston

Aszure has headed south for the rest of the summer and begun creation on a new work for Houston Ballet.

Mark your calendars Texas! The new piece will be performed as part of Women@Art, September 20-30th in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater in Houston.

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Hello and a happy welcome to our updated site!

We are so excited it’s here, and alongside many creations and cross-continent travel. Awáa had a beautiful première at the Canada Dance Festival and will be touring the United States, Canada and Europe this coming fall.

We’re hoping this blog can be a place for you to get a peek into the studio as well as the latest news and performance information. As always, you can also follow Aszure Barton & Artists on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Summer Performances

Aszure Barton & Artists has a busy summer ahead!

Awáa had a beautiful première at the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa at the beginning of June. Susan Hickman, dance critic, wrote a wonderful review:

Project XII (Awáa) speaks of awakening, awareness of self, growth, motherhood, love and harmony with others. All this results in a presentation that is sad, happy, funny, mesmerizing, picturesque, aesthetically beautiful to behold and curiously inspiring.

Aszure Barton & Artists will be performing Awáa again at the Banff Centre on Saturday, June 30th at 9pm. Click here for more information.

AB&A dancers will also be performing in the première of Aszure’s latest creation alongside the artists in the Banff Centre’s Professional Dance Program. This new work is the result of the Koerner Award in Choreography awarded to Aszure by the Banff Centre earlier this year. It will be performed as part of the Dance Masters show running Wednesday, July 18th through Saturday, July 21st. More information and tickets are available here.

Finally, Aszure will be traveling down to Houston, TX to create a new work with Houston Ballet. This piece will be performed September 20-30th as part of their Women@Art program. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 6th!