‘First Love’ released for online viewers

Posted on: 2/8/2016 6:00PM

digital balletSelf-described neoclassical coach and choreographer Preston Miller, the force behind the dance film Enemy Within produced three years ago, has released a new short dance film, or “digital ballet,” created specifically to be seen online. First Love introduces a series of short dance films that will come out in the next few months.

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Violette Verdy passes away

Posted on: 2/8/2016 3:00PM

Violette Verdy in George Balanchine's Jewels in 1967. Photo by Martha Swope.Celebrated French ballerina Violette Verdy, one of the leading ballet dancers of the 20th century and a formidable director, has passed away at age 82. Verdy danced for a slew of prestigious companies in Europe and America, and later in life she directed Boston Ballet. She broke barriers when she became the first female artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet.

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Curtain falls on 44th Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 2/7/2016 5:00PM

2016 Prix de Lausanne Prize-Giving CeremonyThe Prix de Lausanne has yet again attracted young, promising dancers from all parts of the world. Having just concluded, it ran February 1-6 at Beaulieu Theatre in Lausanne, Switzerland. The seven 2016 prizewinners are: Hang Yu of China, Madison Young of America, Vincenzo Di Primo of Italy, Leroy Mokgatle of South Africa, Laura Fernandez of Switzerland, Junnosuke Nakamura of Japan, and Dingkai Bai of China.

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Madison Young to compete in Prix Finals

Posted on: 2/5/2016 12:45PM

Prix de Lausanne 2016 FinalistAmong the 67 candidates who took part in the Prix de Lausanne’s 2016 Selections, the jury has selected 20 finalists. One American dancer has made the cut – Madison Young. She will take part in the Finals in front of a live audience.

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skinner|kirk premieres two new works

Posted on: 2/4/2016 10:00AM

skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLEThis month, BodyVox presents the skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE in a program of exquisite dance artistry based in classical roots. Founded by longtime BodyVox dancers Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk, skinner|kirk has become a fixture on BodyVox's annual performance season in its home of Portland, Oregon. The new show, set for February 11-13 and 18-20, will feature two premieres.

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NYCB Art Series featuring Marcel Dzama open

Posted on: 2/3/2016 1:00PM

NYCB Art Series featuring Marcel Dzama The New York City Ballet (NYCB) is currently presenting the fourth installation of its acclaimed Art Series initiative for the company’s 2016 Winter Season. Launched in 2013, the NYCB Art Series features annual collaborations between NYCB and contemporary visual artists. This year, NYCB commissioned an installation from Canadian-born Marcel Dzama.

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Ballet Kelowna presents ‘Boundless’

Posted on: 2/3/2016 9:00AM

Ballet Kelowna presents BoundlessBallet Kelowna is a 14-year-old company bringing dance to British Columbia and the Canadian west. It is celebrating the New Year with a mixed repertory program entitled Boundless, which will be presented at three venues in February and March. Showcasing the artistry of four distinct choreographers—including former National Ballet of Canada dancer Matjash Mrozewski and Kelowna’s own award-winning Joshua Beamish—the evening is replete with themes of youthful vitality and burgeoning love.

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SYTYCD announces 13th season, big changes

Posted on: 2/2/2016 11:40AM

So You Think You Can Dance 2016Fox has renewed the Emmy Award-winning So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) for a 13th season and has revealed that the show will once again undergo a major transformation – possibly the biggest in it’s history.

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