Louisville Ballet names new artistic director
The Louisville Ballet Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Robert Curran as Artistic Director for the organization. He will begin his duties with the season-opening production of Giselle. Curran danced with The Australian Ballet for 16 years and later co-founded the project-based dance company Jack Productions and served as rehearsal director of Bangarra Dance Theatre.
NYCB's Fall Gala features high fashion
Fashion designers Thom Browne, Sarah Burton, Valentino Garavani, Carolina Herrera and Mary Katrantzou will help New York City Ballet kick off its new 2014-15 season on Tuesday, September 23 by pairing up with choreographers Troy Schumacher, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon, Peter Martins and Justin Peck to create costumes for the Opening Night Fall Gala. The gala evening will take place at the company’s home at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in the David H. Koch Theater.
Houston Ballet launches 2014-15 season
Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch recently announced the company’s 2014-15 season lineup. In addition to four new works entering the company’s repertoire – including a world premiere by Mark Morris – Houston Ballet will celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth by performing three ballets based on his most enduring tales. The first ballet is the company premiere of John Neumeier’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set to open the season next month.
SYTYCD Season 11 Tour coming to 70+ cities
So You Think You Can Dance is set to captivate audiences again this fall while live on tour – now with more stops than ever before! Celebrating its momentous 11th season, So You Think You Can Dance's Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America, performing in more than 70 cities, as part of the So You Think You Can Dance 2014 Tour. The tour kicks off on Wednesday, October 1 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.
Rambert's youth company holds auditions
Quicksilver is a youth dance company managed by London’s contemporary ensemble Rambert. It is inviting dancers aged 16-24 to audition for a place in its group starting this fall. Led by Artistic Director Laura Harvey, Quicksilver is a challenging and exciting opportunity for dancers wishing to work in a professional environment, develop existing contemporary dance technique, work choreographically and participate in performance opportunities.
Pacific Northwest Ballet to begin new season
Pacific Northwest Ballet raises the velvet curtain on its 2014-15 season with George Balanchine’s Jewels on September 26-October 5 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in Seattle, Washington. Costumed in emerald green, ruby red and luminous white, the trio of gems in Jewels pays tribute to golden ages of music and dance. Ballet aficionados also have many opportunities to get up close and personal with the company through various behind-the-scenes events being offered, including a Coaching Series, a First Look Gala and a Lecture Series.
Norwegian National Ballet highlights Kylián
The Norwegian National Ballet will present Future Memories: An Evening with Jiří Kylián in nine shows between September 9 and November 3 in Oslo, Norway. This exclusive show will be presented on the main stage at Oslo Opera House before heading to the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris.
Auditions announced for Atlanta dance film
A film production company in the greater Atlanta area is producing a contemporary dance film, titled Untapped, set to begin production in early 2015. An open casting call via video submission starts on August 15. The open casting call will seek to fill several roles ranging in age, gender and appearance. Submission guidelines will be posted soon.
Open call for 100+ dancers in NYC
Buglisi Dance Theatre is partnering with Steps on Broadway, Dance/NYC, The September Concert and friends from the New York City dance community to present the fourth year of The Table of Silence Project 9/11 at Lincoln Center. This project is a multi-cultural prayer for peace, realized through a transcendent ceremony for 100+ dancers that carries out the vision of choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi and artist Rossella Vasta. For the 13th anniversary of 9/11, Buglisi invites all professional dancers to join her for this powerful message of peace.