DANCE NEWS


'Available Light' opens Mostly Mozart Festival

Posted on: 7/9/2018 12:20PM

Lucinda Childs Dance CompanyThis summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City marks an expansion, as it significantly increases the size and scope of its multidisciplinary presentations. The festival opens with Available Light, a trailblazing collaboration seen in New York for the first time in 33 years.


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Sarasota Ballet to revive 'Paquita'

Posted on: 7/5/2018 12:25PM

The Sarasota Ballet in Galina Samsova's production of Paquita. Photo by Frank AlturaThe Sarasota Ballet will revive Galina Samsova’s production of Paquita during the company’s 2018-19 Season. The performances will take place on October 26-28 at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts in Sarasota, Florida. Samsova’s production of Paquita was first staged for the Sarasota Ballet in 2010.


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'The Blues Project' live onstage in Vail

Posted on: 7/4/2018 2:14PM

Dorrance DanceOn Friday, August 10, extraordinary tap dancer Michelle Dorrance returns to the Vail Dance Festival in Colorado with The Blues Project, a thrilling tap and blues experience. Her company, Dorrance Dance, brings together its explosive tap dancing with the lyrically powerful blues of Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely.


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Chicago Dancemakers Forum hosts Awards

Posted on: 7/3/2018 4:31PM

Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2018 Lab ArtistIn May, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum announced the six recipients of the 2018 Lab Artist Awards. Each of them will soon be recognized at the 2018 Awards Celebration and Benefit on Thursday, July 12 at The Arts Club of Chicago.


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Apply for $10,000 choreographic award

Posted on: 7/2/2018 3:00PM

Washington AwardSince its founding in 2000, the non-profit S&R Foundation in Washington D.C. has sought to support talented artists and scientists in their fields. In 2018, S&R continues its commitment to sponsoring artists, including dancers, through its Washington Award. Apply now through August 3!


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LA Unbound announces new venue, auditions

Posted on: 6/28/2018 10:05AM

Los Angeles showcase for choreographersLA Unbound, a showcase for emerging and established choreographers in Los Angeles, recently announced that its Fall 2018 Show will be presented at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. It also revealed the dates for its choreography submission deadline and dancer auditions.


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Jersey Tap Fest returns for 9th festival

Posted on: 6/27/2018 7:00AM

New Jersey summer tap dance festivalJersey Tap Fest celebrates its ninth year on August 9-12 in East Hanover and Morristown, NJ. The expanding four-day festival offers a full menu of over 50 beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in tap, improvisation, body percussion, hip-hop, music theory and more.


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Delve into Countertechnique this summer

Posted on: 6/26/2018 10:30AM

Anouk van DijkSummer 2018 offers a lot of opportunities to delve into Countertechnique in the USA. Of the many exciting workshops, two major ones are July 2-11 at BODYTRAFFIC's Summer Program in Los Angeles with James Vu Anh Pham and August 21-24 at Gibney Dance in New York City with Founder Anouk van Dijk.


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'Six Degrees of Separation' enters sixth year

Posted on: 6/25/2018 2:00PM

Contemporary Dance Company NYCSix Degrees Dance, a contemporary company based in New York City, will soon present Six Degrees of Separation: Process. It will showcase six emerging choreographers and companies from New York and Canada in the Mark O’Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn.


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Siudy Flamenco presents new 'Amor Brujo'

Posted on: 6/22/2018 3:00PM

Amor BrujoSiudy Flamenco Dance Theater will soon present an original program artistically directed and choreographed by Siudy Garrido at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. Entitled Amor Brujo, this program was first presented in 2015 in the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Now it has been extended and will feature the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.


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Native choreographer creating new dance to honor Indigenous world

Posted on: 6/21/2018 10:30AM

Native Choreographer to create new dance project to honor Indigenous worldRosy Simas, an award-winning Haudenosaunee (Seneca Nation, Heron Clan) choreographer based in the Twin Cities, is developing a new full-length dance performance, Weave, to honor the interwoven and interdependent nature of the Native world. Individual Indigenous histories will be woven into a performance that envelops the audience in an immersive experience of story, dance, moving image and sound.


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Michael Jackson musical set for Broadway

Posted on: 6/20/2018 4:00PM

Michael Jackson musical set for BroadwayA new stage show on the King of Pop’s life is coming to Broadway in about two years, according to major news and entertainment outlets. The untitled musical production on Michael Jackson will feature choreography by none other than Christopher Wheeldon.


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YPAD fundraises to keep consultants free

Posted on: 6/19/2018 2:00PM

YPAD Consultant Group raising fundsYouth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD) has announced a call to action to support its YPAD Community Care Fund. Funds are needed for the YPAD Consultant Group, which offers the public free consultations with doctors, therapists or specialists covering emotional, physical and sexual safety, including assistance with sex-abuse reporting.


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Vitacca acquires Payne Academy of Ballet

Posted on: 6/19/2018 12:05PM

Vitacca Dance expands to WoodlandsVitacca Vocational School for Dance’s Founder and Artistic Director Kelly Ann Vitacca has announced plans to acquire Payne Academy of Ballet in The Woodlands, Texas. The school will be rebranded as Vitacca Vocational School for Dance Woodlands and welcomes dancers ages 3-18.


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Young Choreographer's Festival in 9th year

Posted on: 6/18/2018 10:00PM

YCF Symphony Space NYC DanceThe Young Choreographer's Festival, now in its ninth year, has presented more than 100 young artists on its YCF stage. The 2018 festival is set for June 22 at Symphony Space in NYC. This year’s Young Choreographers have been mentored by professionals like Maurice Brandon Curry, artistic director of The Eglevsky Ballet.


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'Hairspray' musical to open in Dallas in July

Posted on: 6/15/2018 8:00AM

AT&T Performing Arts Center Dallas TexasThe AT&T Performing Arts Center and Dallas Theater Center are presenting an unprecedented new collaboration. As the first title on the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Series 2018-19 Season, the smash hit musical comedy Hairspray will play 12 performances July 7-15 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District.


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Dance Teacher Web LIVE updates schedule

Posted on: 6/14/2018 7:45AM

Las Vegas Dance Teacher EventRaise your hand if you’re excited for Dance Teacher Web LIVE Conference and Expo! Returning to Las Vegas on July 30-August 2, this massive dance event will present more than 130 exclusive master classes, business seminars and workshops. It has recently announced its updated schedule!


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Ballet des Amériques back at Emelin Theatre

Posted on: 6/13/2018 7:30AM

Emelin Theatre New YorkOn the heels of their Evenings of Dance in Port Chester and a performance at the Music Hall in Tarrytown, the dancers of Ballet des Amériques return to the Emelin Theatre on June 16 and 17 for two matinees featuring the company’s ever-evolving repertoire, including an expanded version of Lentil Soup.


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American Dance Recon concludes in Portland

Posted on: 6/12/2018 8:10AM

American Dance Recon in PortlandAmerican Dance Abroad (ADA) will experience dance in Portland, Oregon with a delegation of international programmers from June 13-15. After visiting Los Angeles and Seattle, ADA will soon make the last stop on its tour, Portland, as part of its American Dance Recon program, designed to immerse international programmers in important U.S. cities with strong dance communities. The 10 programmers hail from Hong Kong, Poland, Mexico, Bulgaria, Germany, Brazil, Uruguay, Singapore and Tunisia.


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Tony Awards announce 2018 Winners

Posted on: 6/11/2018 1:05PM

2018 Tony Award WinnersLast night, the American Theatre Wing’s 72nd Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards took place at Radio City Music Hall. The winners were announced in 26 competitive categories as the live show was broadcast on CBS. The musical The Band's Visit was the big winner of the night, claiming 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.


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Deviated Theatre celebrates 10 years

Posted on: 6/9/2018 7:25AM

BEYOND. Photo by Enoch ChanDeviated Theatre, whose mesmerizing dance operas are heralded for their spellbindingly compelling choreography, celebrates its 10th anniversary with the world premiere of Beyond, presented by Dance Place in Washington D.C. on July 7 and 8. With an all-heroine cast, Beyond follows the astronaut Luna on a journey with an interplanetary reach that takes her to the very edge of life.


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Female choreographers the focus at NY Fest

Posted on: 6/8/2018 9:35AM

Women/Create! A Festival of Dance 2018For the past six years, Jennifer Muller/The Works (JMTW) has curated Women/Create! A Festival of Dance (newly named), bringing together prominent female choreographers to present an annual New York City season in a shared program format. The festival returns June 12-16 at New York Live Arts.


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Fire Island Dance Festival reveals performers

Posted on: 6/7/2018 8:00AM

Dancers Responding to AIDS Summer BenefitFestival favorites, dance legends and emerging companies and choreographers alike will join forces at this summer’s much-anticipated Fire Island Dance Festival on July 20-22, 2018, in Fire Island Pines, NY. Produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, Fire Island Dance Festival will bring acclaimed dance from an array of styles to a picturesque waterfront stage.


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Houston Ballet presents mixed program 'Play'

Posted on: 6/6/2018 7:00AM

Houston Ballet artistsThis weekend, Houston Ballet presents the final mixed repertory program of the season, Play, an incredible, one-of-a-kind event celebrating the Houston community in an artistic response to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. After such a historic natural disaster, Houston Ballet strives to transform a challenging situation into a positive artistic reaction as it approaches the end of the Hometown Tour across the city.


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Lydia Johnson premieres her 'Undercurrent'

Posted on: 6/5/2018 1:35PM

Laura Di Orio and Katie Lohiya in Trio SonatasThis week, choreographer Lydia Johnson will present her Lydia Johnson Dance in a program of new and repertory works to music that ranges from Philip Glass to the trio sonatas of Handel. The season's premiere will be Undercurrent, a group work for the company's eight resident dancers joined by four apprentices. Special guest for the season will be Stephen Hanna, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet.


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Louise Reichlin & Dancers is hiring

Posted on: 6/4/2018 1:30PM

Los Angeles Choreographers & DancersLouise Reichlin & Dancers in Los Angeles is auditioning for male and female dancers of all ethnic types for its 2018-19 Season. The company, which is known for “presenting soulful, imaginative dance works that takes audience members on their own journey of self-discovery,” held its first auditions May 31 and will soon hold more on June 5 and 10.


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Boston Ballet plans three debut tours

Posted on: 6/1/2018 2:45PM

Obsidian TearNow that summertime is upon us, Boston Ballet is launching an exciting schedule of three debut appearances, with special performances with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center this month, followed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood in August. The company will then embark on its first tour to Paris to perform at the iconic Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in April 2019.


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Tap dancers headed to Soul to Sole festival

Posted on: 6/1/2018 9:50AM

Tapestry Dance Company 2018Tapestry Dance Company, a professional repertory tap dance ensemble in Austin, TX, will soon present its annual festival of rhythm, known as the Soul to Sole Festival. As one of the oldest and most esteemed tap festivals in the world, Soul to Sole attracts dancers and teachers from around the world to celebrate the truly indigenous American art form.


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New Chamber Ballet to close 2017-18 Season

Posted on: 5/30/2018 7:28PM

NYC Ballet Company focuses on Live MusicMiro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet will soon close its 2017-18 Season with performances of works by Magloire and Resident Choreographer Constantine Baecher. The shows are set for June 8 and 9 in the company’s home base of City Center Studio 5 in NYC. As always, all of the ballets will be accompanied by live music performed by pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na, with costuming by Sarah Thea.


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Troupe Vertigo brings 'Tableaux' to San Fran

Posted on: 5/29/2018 9:00AM

Tableaux coming to San FranciscoTroupe Vertigo, a Los Angeles-based circus-dance-theater company whose spellbinding performances ignite the imagination, joins the San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) in the San Francisco Premiere of Tableaux on June 1-3.


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