Hong Kong Ballet presents homegrown talent
Ten of The Hong Kong Ballet’s talented dancers will be demonstrating another aspect of their creativity at the company’s Choreographers’ Showcase 2014. The dancers will be choreographing eight new pieces that will be performed in the intimate surroundings of the Studio Theatre at Hong Kong Cultural Centre on November 28-30.
30th Annual Bessie Awards Ceremony
The Bessies, officially known as the New York Dance and Performance Awards, turn 30 at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York this Monday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Dedicated to saluting outstanding work in the field of dance, the evening will also present performances by the artists recognized over the last three decades and celebrate the emerging and working artists of today.
BodyVox holds auditions for male dancers
Portland-based contemporary dance company BodyVox is seeking male dancers to join the troupe for a four-month touring season (from January to April 2015). Auditions will be held Sunday, November 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. The selected dancers will receive a competitive contract with the possibility of later joining the company for a long-term commitment.
SeneGence makeup lasts the whole show
If you want your makeup to last through a long show without smudging off and you don’t want to spend time reapplying, then SeneGence Performance Makeup should be your top choice. All cosmetics are made in the U.S. and are formulated without animal testing. Plus, SeneGence cosmetics are gluten-free, with a patented long-lasting lip color available in over 60 shades.
‘The Art of Falling’ premieres in Chicago
A special team has come together to create an all-new, full-evening production merging contemporary dance with improv and sketch comedy. Presented under the leadership of Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton, The Second City CEO/Executive Producer Andrew Alexander, and The Second City Executive Vice President Kelly Leonard, The Art of Falling will have its world premiere this week in Chicago.
Movie inspires dancers around the world
Brothers Young Productions recently held a successful casting call for dancers around the world to audition for the new film project Untapped. After evaluating thousands of submissions, the list has been narrowed down to 200 semi-finalists. With all the wonderful submissions, Brothers Young decided to compile a short video featuring how dance can truly touch so many lives. In addition to releasing this video, Brothers Young recently announced a new Untapped Instagram Contest.
Complexions celebrates 20 years in November
Acclaimed dance company Complexions Contemporary Ballet is celebrating its 20th anniversary this November 18-30 with a season featuring three premieres as well as special guest appearances including American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty Copeland. On November 20, Complexions will host its exclusive gala.
Flyaway Productions offers Flight School
After Flyaway Productions premiered Jo Kreiter’s Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane on the exterior of a four-story building last month, the apparatus-based dance company is now preparing to offer its nine-week Flight School on Sundays from October 19 to December 14. Classes will work with a flying boat, a kitchen pot, a suspended umbrella, steel poles and half circles.
Dance – In A Box offers teacher resources
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Italian International Dance Festival returns
Following the successful New York premiere last year of the Italian International Dance Festival (IIDF), Artistic Director Antonio Fini and Creative Director Tabata Caldironi will present and host the second edition of this event on Friday, October 24. The event brings together dancers, companies and choreographers from Italy and America in a spirit of exchange and collaboration – an "abbraccio dell'arte" (embrace of art) if you will.