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Texas dance gala commands attention

Posted on: 3/23/2017 8:30AM

Command Performance Gala 2017 by TITAS PresentsTITAS Presents, labeled “North Texas’ foremost presenter of dance”, recently announced it will honor the SMU Meadows School of the Arts Division of Dance at its annual Command Performance Gala on May 13 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.


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José Mateo Ballet Theatre set to take flight

Posted on: 3/22/2017 2:00PM

José Mateo's The Even and the OddJosé Mateo Ballet Theatre in Massachusetts will present three ballets by Artistic Director José Mateo as part of its Taking Flight program on March 24 – April 9.  They’ll explore the sweet, the strange and the ominous at The Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge.


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ADC|IBC announces 2017 Gala Artists

Posted on: 3/21/2017 12:00PM

American Dance Competition ADC|IBC 2017The American Dance Competition (ADC|IBC) is coming up on March 25-30 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pre-professional ballet dancers will compete for esteemed opportunities and attention from prestigious jury members. As part of the annual festivities, ADC|IBC will also host a celebratory Gala event featuring local and international ballet stars. The special Gala is set for March 30 at The Mahaffey Theater.


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Dance luminary Trisha Brown dies at 80

Posted on: 3/20/2017 3:30PM

Choreographer Trisha Brown diesRenowned choreographer Trisha Brown, a leader and founder of American postmodern dance, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. The influential artist was 80 years old.


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Progressing Ballet Technique Workshops

Posted on: 3/16/2017 7:00AM

Marie Walton-Mahon with ballet studentProgressing Ballet Technique will soon host training workshops in North America with Founder and Director Marie Walton-Mahon. Designed for teachers who wish to learn all three levels of PBT, they will be held in locations from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.


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Riverdance rolls on, still touring USA

Posted on: 3/15/2017 7:00AM

Irish dance phenom tours USA in 2017Riverdance, the internationally-acclaimed Irish dance phenom of toe-tapping men and women, continues to take North America by storm. It tours through June 18 and by the time it’s done it will have performed in 60 cities across the USA and Canada.


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Ballet Chicago Studio Co. celebrates 20th year

Posted on: 3/14/2017 7:00AM

Choreography by George Balanchine Ballet Chicago, an internationally recognized professional track school of ballet, launched its Studio Company (BCSC) 20 years ago. To honor the company’s Platinum Anniversary, a concert program will be presented Saturday, May 6 at 2 and 7:30 pm at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.


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Atlanta awaits ‘Gennadi’s Choice’ program

Posted on: 3/13/2017 7:00AM

Gennadi Nedvigin of Atlanta BalletFor the first time, audiences will witness new Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin’s vision take the stage through Gennadi’s Choice – an exciting program curated by Gennadi himself and designed to explore the evolution and transformative nature of dance. It will run for one weekend only, March 17-19, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.


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PCDC presents its 2017 Spring Season

Posted on: 3/10/2017 7:00AM

PCDC presents its 2017 Spring Season in MarchNew York City’s Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, led by Founding Artistic Director Igal Perry and Executive Director Yarden Ronen-van Heerden, will present its Spring Season this month. The two programs feature works by Perry, Jae Man Joo and Marlena Wolfe.


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‘Bollywood Musical Revue’ touring America

Posted on: 3/9/2017 7:00AM

The Bollywood Musical Revue by Vaibhavi Merchant and Shruti MerchantTaj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue has been touring across America since February 2 and will continue through April 24. This show explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations.


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Visceral Dance Chicago premieres ‘Synapse’

Posted on: 3/8/2017 7:00AM

Synapse by Artistic Director Nick PupilloVisceral Dance Chicago continues its 2016-17 Season with SPRINGFOUR on April 8 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. It will include a world premiere entitled Synapse by Artistic Director Nick Pupillo, as well as Minor Threat from Canadian-based choreographer Mark Godden.


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Huge Dance Floor Sale

Posted on: 3/8/2017 7:00AM

Stagestep dance flooring solutionsStagestep, a leader in dance flooring, is having its annual dance floor remnant sale. This is your chance to snap up a bargain on dance flooring for your studio, or even your basement or garage to create your own safe and comfortable practice space. Enjoy up to 50% off flooring, plus free shipping and handling in the continental U.S. until Friday March 17.


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Ailey II makes NYU Skirball Center debut

Posted on: 3/7/2017 7:00AM

Ailey II in Marcus Jarrell Willis' workAiley II makes its NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debut March 29 – April 2, sharing two programs of premieres and returning favorites with audiences during its annual New York season. The 12 young dancers return to the New York stage after a 25-city world tour.


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skinner|kirk ensemble returns to BodyVox

Posted on: 3/6/2017 7:00AM

Eric Skinner and Daniel KirkBodyVox—a dance organization in Portland, Oregon—will present the skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE in a program based in classical roots on March 23-April 1. Founded by longtime BodyVox dancers Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk, the skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE has become a fixture on BodyVox's annual Portland performance season.


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San Francisco Ballet hosts 3rd 'Sensorium'

Posted on: 3/3/2017 7:00AM

San Francisco Ballet eventSan Francisco Ballet will present the third annual Sensorium at the War Memorial Opera House on Tuesday, March 21, from 7:30 pm to midnight. SF Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has created an innovative, interactive evening, tailored toward a younger audience.


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ABT premieres 'Whipped Cream' in California

Posted on: 3/2/2017 7:00AM

Betsy McBride as Swirl GirlSegerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California will soon present the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre’s new production of Whipped Cream, choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, with sets and costumes by pop-surrealist Mark Ryden. There will be seven performances March 15–19 in Segerstrom Hall.


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