Dance on Camera moves beyond familiar
Now in its 43rd year, the prestigious Dance on Camera Film Festival is set to return to New York on January 30–February 3. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Dance on Camera will once again honor ballet and contemporary dance personalities through documentaries and narrative films. For this festival, Dance on Camera moves beyond familiar expectations too, presenting a cheerleading documentary as well as a girls’ hand-clapping film for the first time.
London’s Ballet Black presents a triple bill
Following acclaimed performances in 2014, Cassa Pancho’s company of black and Asian classically trained dancers returns with a stunning new program in February. Ballet Black will present a triple bill on February 10-14 at Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre, featuring exciting works choreographed by Kit Holder, Will Tuckett and Mark Bruce.
Costume Gallery names scholarship recipients
The founders of Costume Gallery, Beverly Miller and her husband Norman, served the dance community for more than half a century. In their memory and as a dedication to young dancers in the community, Costume Gallery established the Beverly Miller Scholarship Fund to help young people pursue their dance education. Every year, a total of $10,000 in scholarships is awarded to dancers based on their application submissions – 18 $500 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship. Recently, at the end of 2014, this year’s scholarship recipients were announced.
Sundance presents ‘The Way of the Rain’
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival is currently being presented in Utah by Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. As part of this festival, a live multidisciplinary performance featuring choreography by Desmond Richardson will be presented on January 26 and 27.
NYTB in midst of busy 2014-15 season
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) is in the midst of its busy 2014-15 season, preparing for many performances and welcoming its new executive director, seasoned arts administrator Anna Kepe-Haas. In addition to NYTB continuing its long-running series Dance on a Shoestring this weekend, the company will revive Cinderella on February 7-8 at Florence Gould Hall and present a program of varied works at New York Live Arts on February 18-21.
AIM Invitational invites submissions
Broadway Dance Center has announced its Sixth Annual AIM Invitational, set for March 28-29 at the prestigious New York dance destination. This esteemed event, hosted by BDC's youth performance company, Arts in Motion (AIM), offers prominent surrounding area studios the chance to showcase their recital, concert or competition pieces for an audience of some of today's most distinguished industry professionals. BDC invites submissions for consideration through February 22.
Pentacle pioneers new way to stage LA dance
To help meet the challenges of presenting and producing dance in Los Angeles, Pentacle steps up to the plate with Pentacle Presents Home Grown @ Bootleg, a new pilot program in two parts: February 19-22 and April 23-26. The innovative new program is open to all dance companies and independent choreographers in Los Angeles County, and will offer participants more opportunities to show their work, to build and expand their audiences, and to create audience identity with the Bootleg Theater.
Hubbard Street 2 tours to Europe
Hubbard Street 2 embarks on another European tour in February, traveling throughout Germany, Holland and Switzerland. Directed by Terence Marling, Hubbard Street 2 is the second company of world-renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
NYCB Art Series to feature Dustin Yellin
New York City Ballet will present the third installation of its acclaimed Art Series initiative during the company’s 2015 Winter Season. Launched in 2013, the NYCB Art Series features annual collaborations between the company and contemporary visual artists. For 2015, NYCB has commissioned an installation from Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin.