DANCE NEWS


Dancewave breaks ground on $5.2M home

Posted on: 8/16/2017 8:00AM

Brooklyn dance education organization breaks ground on new home in GowanusDancewave, a Brooklyn-based dance education organization championing accessibility to all, recently broke ground on its new community center at 182 4th Avenue, in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn.


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5th Annual Detroit Dance City Festival

Posted on: 8/15/2017 11:10AM

2017 Detroit Dance City FestivalThe 2017 Detroit Dance City Festival (DDCF) will take place this weekend from August 18-20. The three-day community-building event celebrates dance in its various forms and disciplines.


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World Ballet Day LIVE returns on October 5

Posted on: 8/14/2017 3:35PM

San Francisco Ballet at the Chris Hellman Center for DanceFive of the world's leading ballet companies will come together for World Ballet Day on Thursday, October 5 to broadcast 20 hours of live, behind-the-scenes footage via Facebook Live, following a successful partnership with Facebook in 2016.


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Auditions being held at Steps on Broadway

Posted on: 8/11/2017 5:00PM

Auditions at Steps on BroadwaySteps on Broadway in New York City has announced two upcoming auditions being held in its studios. First, Jennifer Muller/The Works will host a company audition on Saturday, August 12 from 1-3 p.m. Then, Buglisi Dance Theatre will hold auditions on Friday, August 18 for its annual 9/11 Table of Silence Project.


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Inaugural Chita Rivera Awards coming up

Posted on: 8/11/2017 12:15PM

2017 Chita Rivera Awards NYCThe inaugural ceremony of the Chita Rivera Awards will be presented on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in NYC under the auspices of American Dance Machine for the 21st Century. The awards, which were previously known as the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, seek to celebrate choreographers and dancers of stage and screen.


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Fini Dance presents 2017 Gala

Posted on: 8/10/2017 8:00AM

Fini International Dance Festival's Gala 2017Following the Fini Dance Summer Intensive in New York this month, producer Antonio Fini will present an Awards and Gala Night on August 31 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Amongst the awardees, Terese Capucilli will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.


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'Ballet Under The Stars’ returns to Arizona

Posted on: 8/9/2017 3:00PM

Ballet Under The Stars 2017Every autumn, a special gift is bestowed upon the Arizona dance community when Ballet Arizona offers its free Ballet Under The Stars program. This wonderful program takes live ballet works into a park setting and performs to the public under the night sky.


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Boston Ballet School to open Newton Studio

Posted on: 8/8/2017 4:00PM

Boston Ballet School Newton Studio GroudbreakingBoston Ballet School is starting the school year with the grand opening and all-day open house of its new studio on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, located at 153 Needham Street in Newton, Massachusetts. Designed by global architecture firm Gensler, the 26,550-square-foot facility features 7 studios and much more.


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Guggenheim reveals full dance series for fall

Posted on: 8/7/2017 11:55AM

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Works & Process at the Guggenheim recently announced its fall 2017 season. It will open September 4 with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda, as directed by American Ballet Theatre Principal Daniil Simkin.


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PNB sculptures dance in the park

Posted on: 8/4/2017 7:45AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet performs in the parkPacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) will present another evening of new dance works performed in and around Olympic Sculpture Park artworks during the Summer at SAM series. This free public event on Thursday, August 31 will feature four new works created by Noelani Pantastico, Eva Stone, Price Suddarth and Dani Tirrell, as performed by dancers from PNB, Au Collective and The YC.


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Dance for Life Chicago presents 8 companies

Posted on: 8/3/2017 7:22AM

Noelle Kayser by Todd Rosenberg PhotographyThe 26th Annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago’s versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing Saturday, August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United, which mobilizes Chicago’s dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago.


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Arch Contemporary Ballet stages new works

Posted on: 8/2/2017 8:00AM

Replica by Sheena AnnaliseArch Contemporary Ballet will soon present more world premiere ballets on Friday–Sunday, August 11–13 at the Sheen Center in Manhattan. The company’s mission to excite a 21st century audience with new ballet, new music and new ideas will culminate in two programs of triple bills featuring two premieres and two previous works choreographed by Artistic Director Sheena Annalise.


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‘Mill Town’ shifts Bates Dance Festival’s focus

Posted on: 8/1/2017 12:00PM

2017 Bates Dance Festival in MaineThe final weekend of the 2017 Bates Dance Festival in Maine will begin with two performances of an immersive event featuring 60 dancers with live music, video and installations in and around the Bates Mill Complex in downtown Lewiston.


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Hollywood Summer Tour hosts master classes

Posted on: 7/31/2017 7:30AM

2017 Hollywood Summer Tour master classesThe Hollywood Summer Tour will host master classes led by none other than Brian Friedman and Christopher Scott this Wednesday, August 2 at Starwest Studios in Burbank, CA. Scott will first lead a Hip-Hop Master Class at 6:30 pm and then Brian Friedman will lead a Jazz Fusion Master Class at 8 pm.


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Live musical broadcasts to get excited about

Posted on: 7/28/2017 7:45AM

Sierra Boggess as Ariel in Broadway's Little MermaidLive television musicals are all the rage now thanks to NBC reviving this “appointment television” trend back in 2013. So what’s up next? Quite a bit it seems! ABC, Fox and NBC all have live musicals planned for the next year or two. Up first is The Little Mermaid Live! on October 3 on ABC.


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Lil Buck & Martha Graham troupe collaborate

Posted on: 7/27/2017 7:15AM

Lil Buck collaborates with Martha Graham Dance Company for new commissionIn his first commissioned work for a major dance company, Memphis Jooker Lil Buck is collaborating with the extraordinary Martha Graham Dance Company for a Lamentation Variation that will be premiered at the 2017 Vail Dance Festival in Colorado.


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2017 National Dance Day Celebrations

Posted on: 7/26/2017 8:00PM

The Kennedy Center hosts USA National Dance DayNational Dance Day is this Saturday, July 29! Are you planning to participate? This year, there are planned events in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C.


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NYCDAF awards $275k to 30 dancers

Posted on: 7/26/2017 12:45PM

NYCDAF College Scholarship Program 2017The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF) celebrated fireworks of its own on July 3 at the organization’s 23rd Annual National Finale. An applicant pool of over 200 young dancers seeking scholarship funds participated in an audition at a hotel in the heart of Times Square. NYCDAF awarded a total of $275,000 to 30 recent high school graduates already committed to a college program from September 2017.


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Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/26/2017 8:00AM

2017 Bay Area International Deaf Dance FestivalThe Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival is an annual event produced by Urban Jazz Dance Company in San Francisco. Celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2017, the festival will present performances and workshops that highlight the important contributions of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) artists on August 11-13.


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Get 25% Off Energetiks on Amazon!

Posted on: 7/25/2017 6:30PM

Energetiks on AmazonAustralian dancewear brand Energetiks has announced that it is offering an exclusive discount of 25% off its Crystal Tide Collection on Amazon until August 6. Just use the code DISUMMER when checking out to save on your purchases.


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Susan Stroman directs ‘Crazy for You’ revival

Posted on: 7/25/2017 8:00AM

Director of Broadway-bound 'Crazy for You' RevivalThe Tony Award-winning musical Crazy for You will be produced by Center Theatre Group in an exclusive pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2018. Susan Stroman was revealed as the director and choreographer of this limited Los Angeles engagement.


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5th Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/24/2017 11:45AM

Traci Finch and Constantine BaecherLake Tahoe Dance Collective, a nonprofit promoting classical, modern and contemporary dance in California, will soon present its 5th Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival. This year’s multi-day event will feature works by Kristina Berger, Alejandro Cerrudo, James Graham and Justin Peck. It will premiere two new works – Mountainscape by Constantine Baecher and Departures by Christin Hanna.


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Atlanta dance pioneer passes away

Posted on: 7/22/2017 11:00AM

Georgia Dance Conservatory founderThousands of student dancers in Atlanta have been touched by the legacy of local dance pioneer Ruth Mitchell, who passed away on July 18. After a successful Broadway career, she founded her own Atlanta-based dance school in 1956, which is currently known as the Georgia Dance Conservatory.


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TITAS Presents announces 2017-18 Season

Posted on: 7/21/2017 7:15AM

TITAS Presents 2017-18 SeasonTITAS Presents, led by Executive Director/Artistic Director Charles Santos, is North Texas’ foremost presenter of high culture performance art. TITAS Presents has been presenting dance and music in Dallas for 34 years. Now it has revealed that it will officially launch its 2017-18 Season with MOMIX on August 31.


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JJTC announces first official season

Posted on: 7/20/2017 7:30AM

Los Angeles dance companyJacob Jonas The Company (JJTC) has announced its first official season with local Los Angeles performances and two out-of-state presentations. Starting off, JJTC will be presented by The Music Center on Saturday, August 19 at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood.


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ASFB launches Summer Performance Series

Posted on: 7/19/2017 9:45AM

Cherice Barton’s EudaemoniaKnown as one of the chief ballet ensembles in the American West, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) is not only presenting performances by its own dancers this summer, but also three guest companies in its pair of home cities: Aspen, CO and Santa Fe, NM.


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Homo Veritas Dance Theatre makes NYC debut

Posted on: 7/18/2017 12:05PM

Matthew S. Berenbaum directs dance companyHomo Veritas Dance Theatre, a company committed to creating works immersed in the spirit of storytelling, will host its inaugural full-evening performance at New York City Center Studios on August 5 and 6. Under the artistic and executive direction of company founder Matthew S. Berenbaum, nine versatile dancers will present 16 new works.


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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre livens garden

Posted on: 7/18/2017 11:00AM

Amanda Selwyn Dance TheatreNew York City-based Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will present Green Afternoon V, an annual interactive garden installation and performance at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY, on Saturday, August 5. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations.


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Chicago Dancemakers Forum recognizes its 2017 Lab Artists at benefit

Posted on: 7/17/2017 12:12PM

Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2017 Lab ArtistIn June, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum announced the recipients of the 2017 Lab Artist Awards – Brittany Harlin, Daniel “Bravemonk” Haywood, Joshua L. Ishmon, Jumaane Taylor, Rika Lin and Victoria Bradford. On Thursday, July 13, these six Lab Artists were recognized at The Arts Club of Chicago during the 2017 Lab Artist Awards Celebration and Benefit.


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David Hallberg’s memoir set for fall release

Posted on: 7/14/2017 6:30AM

David Hallberg’s memoir on his dance careerDavid Hallberg, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet, has penned a memoir entitled A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back. On November 7, it will be published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster. It is now available for pre-order.


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