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7th Kozlova International Ballet Competition

Posted on: 4/28/2017 8:00AM

Boston International Ballet Competition 2012The 7th Annual Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition, rewarding excellence in both classical and modern dance, will take place June 5-10 at Symphony Space in New York City. Semi-finals were held in Posadas, Argentina in September 2016 and at the theater of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia on March 2-4.


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Celebrate National Tap Dance Day in 2017!

Posted on: 4/27/2017 10:45AM

National Tap Dance Day 2017National Tap Dance Day is back on May 25! This commemorative event officially began in 1989 when the 101st United States Congress passed the law. Now it is celebrated across the world in various events, large and small. We've compiled a short list of performances and workshops happening across America.


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Eva Maze publishes memoir

Posted on: 4/26/2017 10:30AM

With Ballet in My Soul: Adventures of a Globetrotting ImpresarioEva Maze, a former dancer and once prolific producer, has released her memoir With Ballet in My Soul: Adventures of a Globetrotting Impresario. Published by Moonstone Press LLC, the book is now being sold on Amazon.


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Bates Dance Festival approaches 35th Season

Posted on: 4/25/2017 11:00AM

Bates Dance Festival faculty memberThe Bates Dance Festival, northern New England's contemporary dance training and presenting program, opens its 35th Season on June 23. It will run through August 6 in Lewiston, Maine. The festival includes the Professional Training Program, the Young Dancers Workshop, creative residencies, lectures, panels and showings.


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Dance Against Cancer to premiere 5 works

Posted on: 4/24/2017 4:00PM

2016 Dance Against Cancer benefit eventThe 7th Annual Dance Against Cancer benefit is set for Monday, May 8 at the AXA Equitable Theater in NYC. The event will showcase the works of Christopher Wheeldon, James Whiteside, Marcelo Gomes, Frederick Earl Mosley, Edwaard Liang, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Larry Keigwin, Josh Prince’s Broadway Dance Lab, plus five world premieres.


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Keigwin + Company gets playful at Joe's Pub

Posted on: 4/24/2017 11:30AM

Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott of Keigwin + CompanyDance Now—an organization that presents bustling dance shows by New York City artists at traditional and nontraditional venues—will soon continue its “Dance-mopolitan Series” at Joe’s Pub, which originally launched in 2003. The series will present the premiere of Places Please!, an evening-length duet created and performed by longtime collaborators Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott of Keigwin + Company.


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Dance Concerts coming to Santa Monica Pier

Posted on: 4/22/2017 7:00AM

Jacob Jonas The Company presents To the Sea 2017Jacob Jonas The Company will present To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier, a free two-night dance festival on the Santa Monica Pier, on April 29 and 30. The festival will incorporate live performances featuring work from local and international artists, as well as dance short films curated by festival partner Dance Camera West.


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Kids Dance lights up The Joyce stage

Posted on: 4/21/2017 7:30AM

Laura Careless’s ballet The Wild Current being rehearsed in the Ballet Tech studioKids Dance, the student performance troupe of Ballet Tech, will present its annual performances at The Joyce Theater in NYC on June 8-11. Choreography by Eliot Feld, Laura Careless, and a trio of Juilliard alumni will be featured.


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New Dialect springs into warmer weather

Posted on: 4/20/2017 7:15AM

H E A P by New Dialect in NashvilleNew Dialect, a contemporary dance collective of 12 artists based in Nashville, is reviving its work H E A P, which premiered in November at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. It will present a special pop-up installation of H E A P in the War Memorial Courtyard on April 27. Following this free performance, New Dialect will prepare for a residency in the Rocky Mountains and its intensive this summer.


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Cast named for ‘Frozen’ on Broadway

Posted on: 4/18/2017 6:29PM

Disney Theatrical ProductionsDisney Theatrical Productions has announced the highly anticipated cast of Frozen: The Broadway Musical. The production is scheduled to open in Spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre in NYC.


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2017 YAGP Finals Winners Announced

Posted on: 4/18/2017 9:45AM

Tia Wenkman dancing at YAGP 2017The Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is known for discovering some of the most promising young ballet dancers on today’s scene. The 2017 YAGP New York City Finals finished recently and many dancers were awarded prizes and scholarships to schools worldwide.


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Dance Teacher University offers certification

Posted on: 4/17/2017 4:30PM

Dance Teacher Web and the University of Nevada Las Vegas programDance Teacher Web and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) have come together to create a cutting-edge curriculum that produces great results for dance teachers. Instructors looking for training, certification, or just some fresh inspiration are invited to join the course this July 24-27 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. It's a highly popular extension of the Dance Teacher Web LIVE Conference and Expo.


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Chita Rivera to receive Woman of Valor Award

Posted on: 4/14/2017 7:05AM

Woman of Valor Award 2017Victory Dance Project, under the artistic direction of Amy Jordan, will celebrate its third anniversary with three performances, running June 15 – 18 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in NYC. The season will open with a celebration honoring Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who will be presented with the company’s Woman of Valor Award.


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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in 3 premieres

Posted on: 4/13/2017 7:30AM

New York City based flamenco companyFlamenco Vivo Carlota Santana recently announced the program for its annual New York City season, set for May 16–21 at BAM Fisher. This 2017 Season will present new dance works by contemporary Spanish choreographers, along with other repertory and showcase solos, all accompanied by live music.


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Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg tours for 40th

Posted on: 4/12/2017 7:00AM

Eifman Ballet of St. PetersburgEifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia is set to launch a North American Tour on May 11-13 in Toronto, ON, Canada. The company will present Boris Eifman’s Red Giselle, which the San Francisco Chronicle previously called “one of the great dramatic ballets of the 20th century.”


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