DANCE NEWS


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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CoreDance Contemporary in 'Framework'

Posted on: 4/23/2017 7:00PM

Australian dance troupe in New York CityCoreDance Contemporary, a dance troupe comprised of Australian performers residing in New York City, will soon present Framework, an evening-length program, at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn. Surface & Skin by Artistic Director Rebecca McCormac, a WAAPA graduate, will have its premiere.


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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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Center Dance Ensemble in ‘American Voices’

Posted on: 4/19/2017 11:00AM

American Voices at Herberger Theater CenterCenter Dance Ensemble, a nearly 30-year-old modern dance company based in Phoenix, Arizona, will celebrate the poetic impact of movement and words as it presents its 2016-17 Season Finale, American Voices, on April 23 at Herberger Theater Center, where it’s in residence.


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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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Ballet Hispánico presents works by all-female Latina choreographers

Posted on: 4/17/2017 12:00PM

Línea Recta by Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez OchoaBallet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to The Joyce Theater in NYC with a program of all-female choreographers this week, from April 18-23.


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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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OKC Ballet to stage Shakespearean comedy

Posted on: 4/11/2017 10:30AM

A Midsummer Night’s DreamJust off the smashing success of its recent performance of The Sleeping Beauty, Oklahoma City Ballet will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream on April 21-23 at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.


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Young performers to compete at GA festival

Posted on: 4/10/2017 11:45AM

Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival 2017Eurotard Dancewear and Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival are joining forces to offer cash grants to young performing artists in a special event during Barefoot’s 2017 festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14 in Buford, GA.


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Rhythmic dance takes over Chicago for spring

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

Chicago Human Rhythm ProjectSTOMPING GROUNDS, a free performance series produced by The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), kicked off this month at the Chicago Cultural Center. The annual series, now in its third year, spotlights the Windy City's exceptionally diverse percussive dance community.


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USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance presents its BFA Spring Dance Show

Posted on: 4/6/2017 7:00AM

BFA Spring Dance Performance in Bing TheatreThe USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will present its annual BFA Spring Dance Performance on April 26 – 28 in Bing Theatre. The mixed bill will feature new and classical works by various dance heavyweights, like renowned choreographer William Forsythe.


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Star Dance Alliance documentary released

Posted on: 4/5/2017 11:45AM

Dance Family documentaryNashville-headquartered Dance Network recently announced the online premiere of the new documentary film Dance Family exclusively on its dance-centric digital network. Dance Family shares the story of how Star Dance Alliance (SDA) became one of the world’s largest dance competition circuits, now operating in 16 countries around the globe.


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Free dance classes led by pros in Dallas, TX

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

Danielle Georgiou Dance Group to lead one session of the free outdoor fitness series Local Motion in the Dallas Arts DistrictDuring April – which is Dallas Arts Month – numerous dance companies will each lead one session of the free outdoor fitness series Local Motion in the Dallas Arts District of Texas. Soon contemporary dance will be led by Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, modern dance by Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Broadway dance by Michael Sylvester of the Dallas Theater Center.


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Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in free shows

Posted on: 4/3/2017 12:00PM

1988 Series by Heidi Duckler Dance TheatreHeidi Duckler Dance Theatre, a 32-year-old Los Angeles-based troupe, is known for creating innovative dance experiences in nontraditional places. The company will soon animate numerous landscapes around L.A. this spring in free performances.


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Elm City Dance Collective premieres new work

Posted on: 3/31/2017 12:30PM

If You Knew You ThenBeginning March 31, Elm City Dance Collective presents its newest original work at Lyric Hall Theater in New Haven, CT. Running through April 8, If You Knew You Then is a patchwork reconstruction of circumstances evolved from revisiting past behaviors and memories of the dancers’ younger selves.


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LEAP! coming to U.S. cinemas this fall

Posted on: 3/31/2017 7:00AM

Animated film Ballerina coming to AmericaThe Weinstein Company’s animated film LEAP! about an 11-year-old orphan who dreams of moving to Paris to become a dancer was originally set to open nationwide on Friday, April 21. But the release date has now been pushed back to Labor Day weekend.


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Ballet West to present its inaugural National Choreographic Festival in May

Posted on: 3/30/2017 8:00AM

Ballet West announces National Choreographic FestivalBallet West will host four of America’s most esteemed ballet companies in Salt Lake City as part of its inaugural National Choreographic Festival on May 19—27. Over two weekends, and with two completely different programs, the event will celebrate new works that will challenge and advance the art form.


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Che Malambo tours percussive footwork

Posted on: 3/29/2017 8:00AM

Argentinian gaucho dance troupeChe Malambo, a powerhouse company of 14 Argentinian “gauchos” (cowboys), is touring its awe-inspiring show of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming, singing, and whirling “boleadoras” (lassos) around America through May.


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'Ballet Across America' at The Kennedy Center

Posted on: 3/28/2017 10:15AM

Nashville Ballet will perform Concerto at the 2017 Ballet Across America seriesThis year Ballet Across America is being curated by American Ballet Theatre Principal Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck. Hosted by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the series will run April 17-23, with two world premiere commissions among the roster of performances.


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‘World of Dance’ show to premiere on NBC

Posted on: 3/27/2017 3:00PM

NBC dance competition seriesWho else is excited about the premiere of the new dance competition series World of Dance? After a delay, the show is now set to premiere Tuesday, May 30 on NBC. It will feature Jennifer Lopez, NE-YO and Derek Hough as the judges and Jenna Dewan Tatum as the host/mentor.


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Energetiks offers free international shipping

Posted on: 3/27/2017 9:30AM

Energetiks now offers free international shippingAustralian dancewear brand Energetiks has announced that shipping to addresses outside Australia is now free when shoppers spend over AUD $100! Orders will usually arrive fast - in five working days or so!


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PNB explores virtual reality in new video

Posted on: 3/24/2017 9:00AM

Pixvana partnered with Pacific Northwest Ballet for projectPixvana partnered with the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) to explore the unprecedented possibilities for dance and performance within virtual reality (VR), resulting in the three-minute VR film Silent Resonance.


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