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Thodos Dance Chicago to celebrate 25 years

Posted on: 12/5/2016 5:00PM

Thodos Dance Chicago celebrates 25 yearsThodos Dance Chicago is celebrating its Silver Anniversary season in 2017. So without question, a major 25th anniversary gala is on tap to commemorate the company's legacy and it's important part in Chicago's dance community.


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24Seven Dance Convention in its 5th Season

Posted on: 12/2/2016 12:30PM

24Seven Dance Convention San Antonio 2016Produced by Break the Floor Productions, 24Seven Dance Convention launched in 2012 and is now enjoying its fifth touring season this fall. Having already visited numerous cities for its 2016-17 Tour, the convention will take a break at the end of this month before diving into the New Year, which will see it visit another 19 locations.


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VIBE USA returns to Montana

Posted on: 12/1/2016 9:00AM

Vienna International Ballet Experience USA 2017 in Montana Rising stars, along with some of the world’s most renowned dancers and leaders of top ballet schools, will be returning to Missoula, Montana on January 10–14, 2017 for an encore of the Vienna International Ballet Experience, USA. VIBE USA 2017 will feature an international dance challenge, a film festival and a diplomacy conference hosted by the Mansfield Center.


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NYCDA in the midst of 2016-17 Tour

Posted on: 11/30/2016 10:00AM

2016-2017 Tour of New York City Dance AllianceNew York City Dance Alliance, one of the most renowned dance convention experiences, is currently wrapping up its 2016 leg of its 2016-17 Tour! Having already visited Alabama, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas and California, it will soon land in cities like Las Vegas, Nashville and Boston before resting for the holidays.


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Hallmark to premiere ‘A Nutcracker Christmas’

Posted on: 11/29/2016 9:45AM

Hallmark Channel presents A Nutcracker ChristmasThe Hallmark Channel will premiere its new movie A Nutcracker Christmas featuring actress Amy Acker, former American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky and award-winning teen phenomenon Sophia Lucia on Saturday evening, December 10.


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6 Americans chosen for 45th Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 11/28/2016 10:45AM

Dancer competing at the 2016 Prix de Lausanne. Photo by Gregory Batardon.The Prix de Lausanne, an international ballet competition for young dancers, recently announced its 2017 selected candidates. The event, which will take place on January 29-February 5 at Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland, accepted 74 competitors. Of those, six are from the United States.


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Deeply Rooted to debut at North Shore Center

Posted on: 11/25/2016 7:00AM

Femme by Nicole Clarke-SpringerChicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater continues its 20th anniversary season with its debut at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, presenting “Deeply Rooted Dance Theater: Aspects of Love" on February 4, 2017 to celebrate Valentine’s Day.


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Merce Cunningham Trust's new Exec. Dir.

Posted on: 11/23/2016 7:00AM

New Merce Cunningham Trust Executive DirectorThe Merce Cunningham Trust, founded to preserve and extend the artistic legacy of choreographer Merce Cunningham, recently announced that Ken Tabachnick has been named its new Executive Director. Tabachnick, who has held leadership positions at major New York educational and cultural institutions, will oversee all operations of the Trust.


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Writer Deborah Jowitt accepts two awards

Posted on: 11/22/2016 11:40AM

Dance writer, author and criticHighly esteemed veteran dance writer Deborah Jowitt recently received two awards honoring her career and her many accomplishments. On November 18, she received the 2016 “Educational Visionary” Lifetime Achievement Award from Mark DeGarmo Dance. Then on November 21, the Martha Hill Dance Fund presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to her.


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ARTLAB J to host 2017 Scholarship Summit

Posted on: 11/21/2016 10:00AM

Detroit dance summer intensive scholarships auditionKicking off 2017, Detroit’s community dance organization ARTLAB J will host its annual Scholarship Summit on Sunday, January 8 from 1-5:30 pm in the historic Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Student dancers can win scholarships to some of the best dance intensives and festivals in Michigan.


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PNB brings 'George Balanchine's The Nutcracker' to Seattle again

Posted on: 11/18/2016 12:25PM

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerPacific Northwest Ballet’s sparkling production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker returns to Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall for 38 performances from November 25 through December 28, 2016. Featuring eye-popping colorful sets and costumes by author/illustrator Ian Falconer, the production will also see Tchaikovsky’s timeless score performed live by the mighty PNB Orchestra.


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Ballet Spartanburg in its 50th Season

Posted on: 11/17/2016 5:05PM

Nichola Montt, Analay Saiz and Charlotte Lanning for Celebrating the Power of WomenSouth Carolina’s Ballet Spartanburg is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this 2016-17 Season. Presenting five programs total, the company recently kicked off with its production of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Little Mermaid in October. Up next is The Nutcracker in December.


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L.A. DanceMagic kicks off its 2016-17 Tour

Posted on: 11/16/2016 11:30AM

Touring Dance Convention by Jackie SleightL.A. DanceMagic recently kicked off its 2016-17 Season in Houston, TX. The touring dance convention will visit 14 cities before its Final Cut at the end of June 2017 and its National Finals in early July 2017.


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Paris Opera Ballet students stun in this film

Posted on: 11/15/2016 7:30AM

3e Scène film for Paris Opera BalletIn 2015, the Paris Opera Ballet launched a new digital platform entitled “3e Scène,” meaning “the third stage.” The project promotes new work by choreographers, composers, directors, visual artists, filmmakers and writers on the company’s website. Its latest film, À bout portés, features close-ups of 35 young student dancers at the Paris Opera Ballet.


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The Arcane Collective returns to Portland

Posted on: 11/14/2016 9:45AM

BodyVox Dance Season December 2016The Arcane Collective, founded by independent dance artists Oguri and Morleigh Steinberg in 2011, returns to Portland with its latest production of ebb in December. This work will continue the ensemble's exploration into the quagmire of author Samuel Beckett’s novels.


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