Nashville Ballet reprises Johnny Cash ballet

Posted on: 1/23/2017 10:30AM

Johnny Cash ballet tributeNashville Ballet’s smash-hit Johnny Cash ballet returns by popular demand this Valentine’s Day with Sugar + The Hi-Lows to pay tribute to The Man in Black’s iconic life and legacy. The Johnny Cash piece joins the lineup for Nashville Ballet’s annual contemporary Attitude series on February 9-12 at TPAC’s Polk Theater.

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‘Joffrey Elite’ docuseries greenlighted

Posted on: 1/20/2017 3:01PM

New ballet school docuseriesAfter its teaser in November, Joffrey Elite, a new docuseries following the lives of dancers at the Joffrey Ballet School, was given the greenlight by the YouTube channel AwesomenessTV to continue creating episodes for release. The series premieres today – Friday, January 20! It’s booked for a total of 12 episodes.

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Doug Varone and Dancers awarded a National Dance Project Touring Award

Posted on: 1/20/2017 7:00AM

NYC contemporary dance companyNew York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers has had a lot to celebrate recently. In addition to kicking off its 30th Anniversary Season, which will include numerous home performances and intensives, the company was recently named as a recipient of a National Dance Project (NDP) Touring Award from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).

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7th Annual ‘Destiny Rising’ Benefit

Posted on: 1/19/2017 11:20AM

New York City Dance Alliance Foundation performance benefitThe New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, returns to The Joyce Theater in NYC on January 30 with Destiny Rising. A yearly fundraising performance benefiting NYCDAF’s college scholarship program, the evening will present 2016’s scholarship beneficiaries, a commission by NYCDA’s Rachel Kreiling, and guests from prominent professional dance companies.

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StarQuest to host 60+ events in its 24th year

Posted on: 1/18/2017 7:00AM

Touring dance competition in America and CanadaDirected by President and Founder Steve Wappel, StarQuest Performing Arts Competition will soon launch its 24th year of dance events with its first Regionals on January 26-29 in Long Island, NY and Lancaster, PA. In total, StarQuest will host more than 60 dance competitions in 2017, including the open World Finals set for Texas, Ohio and Virginia this summer.

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Boston Ballet reveals mid-season promotions

Posted on: 1/17/2017 11:00AM

Swan Lake, featuring Lauren Herfindahl and Addie TappBoston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen recently announced two promotions from within the company: Lauren Herfindahl (Kingston, MA) and Addie Tapp (Glenwood Springs, CO) have been promoted from company artists to second soloists.

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'Run The Night' hosted by Jared Grimes

Posted on: 1/16/2017 5:00PM

Jared Grimes event“Run The Night” is back on Monday, January 30! As one of New York City's most explosive dance competitions, you won’t want to miss it! Choreographers will present movement in various dance styles, including hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, tap and more.

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IABD to present 29th Annual Conference

Posted on: 1/13/2017 10:45AM

AAADT Artistic Director Robert Battle. Photo by Andrew Eccles.The 29th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance is honoring dance industry trailblazer Robert Battle, the artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, when it meets in Dallas, Texas on January 25-29, 2017. Robert Battle is the conference luncheon keynote speaker and will participate in a panel discussion.

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Fly on a Wall presents work on a floating floor

Posted on: 1/12/2017 1:00PM

Prism 2 by Fly on a Wall in AtlantaFly on a Wall is an Atlanta-based multidisciplinary group of artists that produces work that includes elements of dance, acting, music, design and visual art. The collective will soon present Prism 2, an intimate evening of open research and development centered around a floating floor suspended by harp string and monofilament.

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Ballet BC announces 2017 auditions

Posted on: 1/11/2017 7:00AM

Ballet auditions NYC MontréalFor the 2017-18 Season, Ballet BC is looking for full-time artists and apprentices, as well as young dancers to participate in the company’s Summer Dance Intensive. To fill these spots, the 30-year-old ballet company based in Vancouver, Canada, will hold auditions in New York City and Montréal, QC.

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NUVO celebrates its 10th touring season

Posted on: 1/10/2017 7:00AM

2017 NUVO Dance Convention TourNUVO Dance Convention has entered its 10th year of touring, firmly establishing its influence on the dance industry. Directed by Ray Leeper and produced by Break the Floor Productions, it officially launched its 2016-17 Season back in September. After a holiday break, NUVO resumed its season last weekend in Orlando.

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Chen Dance Center plans another tour

Posted on: 1/9/2017 7:00AM

South of Gold MountainThe Chen Dance Center, located in the heart of New York City's Chinatown, continues its mission of offering arts education, artistic creation, and presentations to educate and engage people in Asian American culture, history and social issues. In 2017, the Chen Dance Center company, H.T. Chen and Dancers, will go on another tour.

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Fusion launches its 5th Tour

Posted on: 1/6/2017 7:00AM

2017 Tour of Fusion dance competitionDirectors Paula Dell-Beasley and Jill S. Reeves are excited to launch their 5th Anniversary Season of Fusion National Dance Competition this month! Kicking off January 28 in Birmingham, AL, the competition will be touring to 16 cities total in 2017, culminating with the Stars of Fusion Dance Challenge in Daytona Beach, FL on June 22-25.

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Complexions leaps into 2017

Posted on: 1/5/2017 7:00AM

Complexions Contemporary Ballet 2017 Season at The JoyceComplexions Contemporary Ballet celebrates the kickoff of its 23rd Season at The Joyce Theater in New York City from January 24 – February 5. It will present two distinctive new programs over a two-week span.

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Shake the Ground to kick off 2017 Tour

Posted on: 1/4/2017 7:00AM

Dance Competition Florida Georgia and North CarolinaShake the Ground: The Ultimate Dance Competition is preparing to kick off its 2017 Regionals this month. STG will launch its new tour in West Palm Beach, FL on January 20 and 21.

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LA Dance Film Festival to debut

Posted on: 1/3/2017 8:00AM

Los Angeles Dance Film Festival 2017The new Los Angeles Dance Film Festival has announced the lineup and event details for its inaugural screening. The festival will feature a diverse range of fictional and non-fictional short dance films from filmmakers from around the world.

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