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Prix de Lausanne declares 2018 Winners

Posted on: 2/4/2018 2:00PM

2018 Prix de Lausanne FinalsA large audience attended the Prix de Lausanne Finals on Saturday, February 3, both at the Théâtre de Beaulieu in Switzerland and online. Eight young dancers were awarded a scholarship allowing them to enter one of the 72 partner schools or companies of the Prix de Lausanne. Of these, one was American - Aviva Gelfer-Mundl of V&T Classical Ballet & Dance Academy.


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Casting call for new 'West Side Story' film

Posted on: 2/2/2018 6:05PM

West Side Story remake by Steven SpielbergIt has been announced that American director and producer Steven Spielberg is preparing to direct a new version of West Side Story, the classic 1961 film that won 10 Academy Awards. The revival will be adapted by screenwriter Tony Kushner and will feature the show's original music.


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Prix de Lausanne names 2018 Finalists

Posted on: 2/2/2018 4:55PM

2018 Prix de Lausanne CandidateAfter four days of intensive work, 21 candidates have been qualified for the Finals of the 2018 Prix de Lausanne, a prestigious international competition for young dancers taking place in Switzerland. They are from 10 different countries and the most represented is the United States with five candidates, and then China with four candidates. Of the 11 Australians originally competing, none made it to Finals.


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MorDance kicks off fifth season

Posted on: 2/2/2018 7:30AM

Fats Waller’s RhythmMorDance, in its mission to create modern, relevant movement that maintains the integrity of classical ballet, present Fats Waller’s Rhythm, a one-night-only world premiere on Thursday, February 8. With this evening-length work, MorDance brings eight dancers to Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem, NYC to pay tribute to the Harlem stride pianist and composer Fats Waller.


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Eurotard hosts Brand Ambassador Search!

Posted on: 1/31/2018 1:35PM

Opportunity to Model DancewearStarting today, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the popular Eurotard Dancewear is hosting a Brand Ambassador Search! Now through this Sunday, February 4, 2018, dancers can enter the contest via Instagram.


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USC Kaufman to host Paul Taylor intensive

Posted on: 1/31/2018 8:00AM

Paul Taylor choreography taught at USC KaufmanThe USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in Los Angeles takes pride in combining artistic preeminence with industry access at one of the nation’s top private research universities. It celebrates various high-profile collaborations throughout each year and its Summer Programs alone include a Hubbard Street intensive, a Complexions intensive and a Gaga intensive. Now the school had announced that it will host a Paul Taylor intensive as well.


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The School of Ballet Arizona expands

Posted on: 1/30/2018 11:30AM

Ballet Classes at Estrella Mountain Community CollegeBeginning February 3, 2018, The School of Ballet Arizona comes to the West Valley. Classes will be offered on Saturdays at Estrella Mountain Community College for 3-7 year olds. Children are invited to explore creativity and expression through ballet.


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'Step Up: High Water' in cinemas for one night

Posted on: 1/29/2018 12:30PM

Fathom Events January 30 2018Moviegoers across the U.S. can now experience the brand-new YouTube Red Original Series Step Up: High Water on the big screen. For one night only, Step Up: High Water will present a Premiere Event in more than 750 cinemas nationwide.


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Core Dance’s Spring Fieldwork begins

Posted on: 1/26/2018 12:00PM

Spring 2018 Fieldwork AtlantaCore Dance, a contemporary dance organization that creates, performs and presents original dance in Atlanta and Houston, will soon be launching its Atlanta Spring Fieldwork Bi-Weekly and Weekly Sessions. Choreographers, solo performing artists, writers, composers, playwrights, poets, vocalists, multidisciplinary artists and other creators can register to participate online.


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Ballet alumnus competing in Winter Olympics

Posted on: 1/25/2018 6:15PM

Figure skater Nathan Chen in Ballet West’s The Sleeping Beauty in 2011In a tour-de-force display of artistry and athleticism, Nathan Chen won the national title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships earlier this month and secured his spot for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Chen trained at Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah for six years, dancing alongside company dancers in The Sleeping BeautySwan Lake and The Nutcracker.


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Scholarship awarded to honor David Howard

Posted on: 1/24/2018 11:05AM

BAE student receives David Howard Foundation ScholarshipBallet Academy East (BAE) in New York City has announced the recipient of the second annual David Howard Foundation Scholarship. The award, generously underwritten by The David Howard Foundation, is made available annually to an exceptional BAE student in support of tuition and housing expenses. This year’s recipient is Cameron Catazaro‐Hayward.


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New York Dance Project Auditions

Posted on: 1/23/2018 2:35PM

Choreography by Dwight RhodenAre you an intermediate or professional level dancer between the ages of 10 and 25 that’d like to train with former members of The Joffrey Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Nederlands Dance Theater? If so, then be sure to check out New York Dance Project, which is offering Ballet and Contemporary Summer Intensives in NYC and Italy.


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Hip-hop dance festival requests proposals

Posted on: 1/23/2018 10:30AM

Los Angeles hip-hop dance festival The 3rd shut up and DANCE! Festival in Los Angeles is accepting applications through January 24. Local hip-hop choreographers aged 18 and older are invited to apply to present their work at the event on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.


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Nashville Ballet stages Holocaust project

Posted on: 1/22/2018 10:00AM

Ballet Austin in Holocaust remembrance danceNashville Ballet will stage Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project this February, an internationally acclaimed contemporary ballet that journeys through one of history’s darkest hours to ultimately shine a spotlight on the triumph of the human spirit. Presented as part of the company’s annual Attitude series, Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project comes to Music City from Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills.


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ABT dancers, stage managers threaten strike

Posted on: 1/20/2018 4:20PM

Swan Lake by Kevin McKenzieOn Friday, January 19, The New York Times reported that American Ballet Theatre  (ABT) is experiencing internal conflict between its management and its dancers and stage managers. The latter group voted Thursday to approve a strike should management continue to fail to grant more to the dancers’ and stage managers’ retirement plans.


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4 New Broadway Shows We’re Excited About

Posted on: 1/19/2018 12:25PM

August Wilson Theatre New YorkThis year promises to be quite memorable on Broadway, with many new, exciting productions in the works! If you’re not living in NYC, it might be time to book those plane tickets because our four handpicked shows might be the start of something big!


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New Mexico’s Choreographic Center draws national talent

Posted on: 1/18/2018 8:00AM

Keshet Makers Space Experience 2018The Keshet Makers Space Experience expands in 2018 with 10 choreographers (Makers) from throughout the United States each spending 10 days at the Southwest’s newest Choreographic Center, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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Wonderbound offers Valentine’s Day Escape

Posted on: 1/17/2018 11:45AM

Aphrodite’s SwitchboardThe Colorado dance company Wonderbound will present Garrett Ammon’s Aphrodite’s Switchboard from February 9-24 at three Denver Metro Area theaters. This production follows Aphrodite and her steadfast assistant, Hermes, as they come down from Mount Olympus to bring love back into the world. 


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Female dance leadership in the spotlight

Posted on: 1/16/2018 12:00PM

2018 Women in Dance Leadership ConferenceThe 2018 Women in Dance Leadership Conference is this week in New York City! Running January 18-20, the focus is Female Leadership in the 21st Century. As directed by Sandra Shih Parks, the conference will celebrate and promote the female impact on dance making and dance related fields.


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Winter Tap Dance Carnival to hit NYC soon

Posted on: 1/15/2018 10:15AM

American Tap Dance FoundationThe American Tap Dance Foundation will soon hold a fundraising event for its ongoing adult education programs at the American Tap Dance Center in NYC. The 2018 Winter Tap Dance Carnival will present three-day courses and master classes, films, food, talks, games, a raffle, a jam session and more.


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OKC Ballet premieres new 'The Little Mermaid'

Posted on: 1/12/2018 12:00PM

The Little Mermaid ballet. Photo by Shevaun WilliamsNext month, Oklahoma City Ballet will present a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s story of The Little Mermaid, which has ignited the imagination of the young and young-at-heart for generations. In this world premiere ballet, choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Mills, audiences will follow a young mermaid who is willing to give up her identity and her life in the sea to gain a human soul.


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Grand Rapids Ballet appoints new director

Posted on: 1/11/2018 11:00AM

Grand Rapids BalletMichigan’s only professional ballet company recently announced the appointment of James Sofranko as its new Artistic Director. Grand Rapids Ballet will officially welcome the San Francisco Ballet soloist and founder of Bay Area contemporary repertory company SFDanceworks on July 1.


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Spoleto Festival USA unveils 2018 Program

Posted on: 1/10/2018 11:45AM

Spoleto Festival USA 2018 SeasonThe 42nd Annual Spoleto Festival USA will take place in Charleston, South Carolina from May 25 through June 10, 2018. For 17 days and nights, a variety of artists will converge in the historic and colorful Southern city, filling its theaters, churches and outdoor spaces and adding to the area’s rich cultural fabric. The 2018 Festival’s more than 160 ticketed events include performances by Miami City Ballet, contemporary dance company A.I.M and Michelle Dorrance.


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BDC announces 2018 Audition Tour

Posted on: 1/8/2018 12:30PM

BDC Professional Semester Audition Tour 2018Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester Program offers the advanced technical training and powerful networking opportunities that dancers need to launch a sustainable career in dance. Now BDC has announced an exclusive audition tour for this elite program!


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Teens invited to study Graham Technique

Posted on: 1/5/2018 8:05AM

Martha Graham School 2018 Winter IntensivesTeens@Graham, the Martha Graham School's flagship program for dancers ages 10-17, aims to help students strengthen their dance and academic performance through study of the Graham Technique, Ballet, Contemporary, Composition, and Repertory. A Teen Winter Intensive for dancers ages 13–17 will be offered February 19–24 alongside a separate Pre-Teen Winter Intensive for ages 10-12.


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Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in its 50th Year

Posted on: 1/4/2018 7:25AM

Men’s Stories: A Concerto in RuinThe Lar Lubovitch Dance Company is edging closer to its exciting 50th anniversary season at The Joyce Theater in New York City on April 17–22, 2018. The season will feature the world premiere of Wanderers as well as signature works from the company’s vast repertory.


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Houston Ballet sets new dates for Spring 2018

Posted on: 1/3/2018 9:00AM

San Francisco Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan and Aaron RobisonHouston Ballet recently revealed new dates and venues for its Spring 2018 Season, which will continue its “Hometown Tour” in a variety of Houston theaters. The season will begin March 1-4 with a mixed repertory program entitled Rock, Roll & Tutus, the first of the “Unconventional Ballets” at the George R. Brown Convention Center.


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American Dance Platform returns to The Joyce

Posted on: 1/2/2018 7:00AM

American Dance Platform 2018 at Joyce TheaterThe Joyce Theater in New York City will soon present American Dance Platform, a diverse showcase now in its third year. Some of the most captivating American companies performing today will hit the stage, all in dedication to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance.


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Chicago Dancemakers Forum invites proposals

Posted on: 1/1/2018 9:00AM

Chicago Dancemakers Forum's Lab Artist Awards ProgramIn November, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum announced the 15th year of its signature Lab Artist Awards program and invited Chicago contemporary choreographers of all dance forms and all areas of the city to submit proposals. Up to six dancemakers will each receive $15,000 along with a year of mentorship. Applications are open through February 6, 2018.


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SF Ballet divulges Unbound Festival details

Posted on: 12/31/2017 8:00AM

Unbound: A Festival of New WorksSan Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced the program order, artistic credits, and select titles for Unbound: A Festival of New Works, which will be performed Friday, April 20 to Sunday, May 6, 2018.


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