JUMP in the midst of 2014-15 season
JUMP, promoted as the largest dance convention in the world, just wrapped up its ninth event for the 2014-15 season in Minneapolis. After two more events in 2014, the New Year will ring in a slew of other locations and dates.
The Georgia Ballet welcomes Sarah Lane
The Georgia Ballet has announced that American Ballet Theatre Soloist Sarah Lane will be performing the iconic role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the company’s upcoming production of The Nutcracker. Lane will be dancing with her husband and fellow ABT company member Luis Ribagorda during the Friday and Saturday evening performances on December 5 and 6. In addition, Lane will lead master classes for intermediate and advanced dance students on Thursday, December 4.
Hubbard Street returns to the MCA Stage
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will perform in the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for a third consecutive year on December 4–14. The highly anticipated program of new works will feature choreography by Kyle Abraham, Victor Quijada and Robyn Mineko Williams, all Princess Grace Award winners.
NUVO on the road for its 8th year
In the thick of its eighth touring season, NUVO Dance Convention is busy busing and flying its energetic and down-to-earth faculty members to cities across North America for its events that appeal to a wide variety of dancers, offering competitions with great scholarships up for grabs and classes in styles from contemporary to hip-hop to jazz to ballet.
Steps hosts Broadway and tap events
This week, New York’s premier dance studio Steps on Broadway will host two fun special events. On Wednesday, Steps will offer a Broadway Repertory Master Class with Gregory Graham, the associate choreographer on the 2014 Broadway revival of On the Town. On Friday, in association with Divine Rhythm Productions, Steps will present Tap Off The Turkey, led by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Jason Samuels Smith for intermediate and advanced tappers.
BalletBoyz premieres ‘Young Men’ in London
BalletBoyz, the celebrated British dance company created by former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, will soon present a new full-length production entitled Young Men in London. Opening Sadler’s Wells 2015 programme, Young Men is choreographed by rising star Iván Pérez and explores the theme of war and the bonds that develop between the men consumed by it.
Luminarium explores dreams in new work
This December, Luminarium Dance Company presents its newest feature-length production, The Sleeprunner. The premiere will transform the space at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts into a dynamic dream world while highlighting the company's signature imaginative choreography, lighting and scenic design.
Mikhailovsky Ballet makes West Coast debut
Joining the illustrious list of renowned ballet companies presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, the Mikhailovsky Ballet from St. Petersburg, Russia will make its West Coast debut on November 28, opening the Center’s 2014–15 International Dance Series. Mikhailovsky Ballet, which is currently performing through November 23 in New York, will present The Flames of Paris, a work rarely seen in a full production.
Cynthia Gregory accepts Capezio Dance Award
On Monday, November 17, the Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation honored American prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory with the 63rd Annual Capezio Dance Award in a special commemorative event at Las Vegas' Smith Center. The foundation has presented the award every year since 1952. It is awarded to those who bring respect, stature and distinction to dance and who exhibit qualities such as innovation, creativity and imagination.