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Capezio donates 1,000 pairs of ballet slippers

Posted on: 10/19/2017 6:05PM

Boston Dance Alliance receives 1,000 pairs of ballet shoes for dancers in needBoston Dance Alliance has received a gift of 1,000 pairs of new ballet slippers from Capezio Ballet Makers, Inc., to distribute to financially disadvantaged dancers. Estimated at $25,000, the Capezio gift is the first direct corporate donation to Boston Dance Alliance’s three-year-old Dancewear Distribution program.


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Online series tells stories of 3 black ballerinas

Posted on: 10/19/2017 12:00PM

And Still They Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in BalletMemoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet), a groundbreaking legacy project documenting and transforming conversations around black ballet artists, heralds the completion of its inaugural video installation “And Still They Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in Ballet.” Highlighting Joan Myers Brown, Delores Brown and Judith Jamison, three Black Philadelphian dancers who were classically trained, the video installation will be released on MoBBallet’s website soon.


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‘Hearts for Houston’ benefit concert in NYC

Posted on: 10/18/2017 12:20PM

Hurricane Harvey Dance Benefit ConcertMajor dance companies from across the country are joining forces to raise money for United Way of Greater Houston’s Harvey Relief Fund. Hearts for Houston will feature a live performance and silent auction at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City on Sunday, October 22.


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Nevada Ballet Theatre names new leader

Posted on: 10/17/2017 2:15PM

Nevada Ballet Theatre names new Artistic DirectorNevada Ballet Theatre recently announced that Roy Kaiser has been selected as the company’s Artistic Director following a national search led by Management Consultants for the Arts. Kaiser is the fourth Artistic Director in the company’s history.


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‘The Color Purple’ launches National Tour

Posted on: 10/16/2017 12:05PM

The Color Purple launches National Tour This week, The Color Purple launches a National Tour that will run through August 2018. Opening Tuesday, October 17 at The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, MD, the musical will soon tour to cities like Atlanta, Des Moines, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Boston.


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Center Dance Ensemble channels spooky side

Posted on: 10/16/2017 10:15AM

Ghosts & Goblins & Witches, Oh My! Just in time for Halloween, Center Dance Ensemble performs a spooky, haunting program, Ghosts & Goblins & Witches, Oh My!, on October 19-22 at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, AZ, where it’s the resident modern dance company.


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Train with tap dance sensations in L.A.

Posted on: 10/13/2017 9:00AM

Sole Sisters Tap Workshop in Los AngelesThe SILLAR Company in Los Angeles will soon present the Sole Sisters Workshop, a two-day training event featuring tap dance sensations Melinda Sullivan and Sarah Reich. Set for October 28 and 29, participants will study tap technique, improv, musical theater, choreography and music theory.


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Mia Michaels & Bobby Newberry at BellaMoxi

Posted on: 10/13/2017 7:00AM

BellaMoxi Dance Convention, Competition and Choreographic Festival welcome new faculty members Mia Michaels and Bobby NewberryFrom the beginning, BellaMoxi Dance Convention, Competition and Choreographic Festival has sought to create an extraordinary experience for its participants, one built around true artistry and education. This year, BellaMoxi not only has one new amazing faculty member to add to its family, but two! With great pleasure, BellaMoxi recently welcomed the legendary Mia Michaels and the ever-popular Bobby Newberry to its family.


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The Bessies announce 2017 recipients

Posted on: 10/12/2017 12:20PM

2017 NY Dance and Performance AwardsThe NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced the complete list of the 2017 award recipients at the 33rd Annual Bessie Awards Ceremony on Monday.


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