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Hubbard Street collaborates with Peter Chu

Posted on: 9/8/2017 11:45AM

Hubbard Street dancers Kellie Epperheimer, Adrienne Lipson and Elliot Hammans in Peter Chu's 'Space, In Perspective.' Photo by Todd Rosenberg.Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) will present its fall program, Space, In Perspective (working title), for seven performances at the Harris Theater on September 21 – 24. Featuring the 16 company members as well as 16 dancers in the Hubbard Street Professional Program (HS Pro), the work will be choreographed by guest choreographer and creative director Peter Chu.


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Sonia Rodriguez to perform in Pittsburgh

Posted on: 9/7/2017 12:00PM

Gretchen Noelle Photography, courtesy of Ballet in the CityBallet in the City, a presentation company that showcases the nation’s top professional ballet dancers for performances and programming, brings National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez to Pittsburgh for the first time this weekend. Rodriguez will perform A Ballerina’s Legacy at Kelly Strayhorn Theatre.


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Eurotard announces new ownership

Posted on: 9/6/2017 11:00AM

Eurotard Adult Vintage Lace Half Back LeoTolbert Yilmaz, president and owner of Tolbert Yilmaz Manufacturing, Inc., parent company of Eurotard Dancewear and EuroSkins Intimates, has announced that Eurotard and EuroSkins has been sold to his longtime friend and the company’s General Manager Rodrigo Cano.


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National Arts in Education Week coming up

Posted on: 9/5/2017 5:45PM

American Arts Education Advocacy 2017You are invited to participate in the National Arts in Education Week for 2017! Set for September 10-16, this week is a special time for the field of arts education and its supporters to join together in communities across the country to tell the story of the transformative power of the arts in education.


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Atlanta Ballet to open new location

Posted on: 9/4/2017 10:30AM

Mommy & Me Dance Classes in Virginia-HighlandsThe Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education is opening a brand new location in the Amsterdam Walk complex off of Monroe Drive this month. Named the Virginia-Highland Centre and located at 500 Amsterdam Avenue, this studio will serve the Virginia-Highland and Morningside communities.


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Project Dance to host 1st Oklahoma City event

Posted on: 9/2/2017 10:30AM

Oklahoma City 2017 Project Dance EventProject Dance, a movement of dancers seeking to positively impact culture through artistic integrity, launched its 2017 Season in Houston in March. After completing its Lima, Peru event, Project Dance will be bound for San Francisco and Greenville before concluding its season in Oklahoma City.


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IADMS Conference coming to Houston

Posted on: 9/1/2017 8:30AM

International Association for Dance Medicine & Science ConferenceThe 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held in Houston, Texas on October 12–15. It will still take place at the JW Marriott Houston as the facility has only had minor damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey.


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Colorado Ballet's third 'Attitude on Santa Fe’

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

Fernanda Oliveira and Domenico Luciano rehearse choreography by Yosvani RamosColorado Ballet’s Attitude on Santa Fe production will feature four ballets choreographed and performed by Colorado Ballet dancers on September 8 and 9 in the Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center for Dance, located at 1075 Santa Fe Drive in Denver.


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Victoria Ballet Theater presents Fall Gala

Posted on: 8/30/2017 7:00AM

Ballet School in Fort Lee New JerseyNew Jersey’s Victoria Ballet Theater will present its 2017 Fall Gala on Sunday, October 29 at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City. The special event will welcome an international roster of freelance dancers from Russia, Brazil, Cuba, Korea, China, Japan, Argentina and Italy to perform alongside advanced students from the VBT School.


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SYTYCD announces Season 14 Tour

Posted on: 8/29/2017 2:00PM

So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour Season 14Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) recently announced that it will launch a national tour this fall. Now fans of the enduring dance competition TV show can see their favorite Season 14 dancers in person. The tour will begin October 5.


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Richard Calmes launches new website

Posted on: 8/29/2017 7:45AM

Dance Photographer Richard Calmes' New WebsiteInternationally renowned dance photographer Richard Calmes has launched a new website that offers a fresh, updated presentation of his photography. It was created by a web design company that has won numerous awards for its work.


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2017 Dance Now Festival at Joe's Pub, NYC

Posted on: 8/28/2017 1:30PM

Megan Williams in performance. Photo by Yi-Chun Wu.Known for its adventurous short-takes format, the annual Dance Now Festival presents a diverse array of works by some of today’s most exciting dance makers. The 22nd season of this eclectic showcase will feature 40 emerging and established choreographers side by side, including Dance Now veterans and festival newcomers.


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Bessies announce 2017 Lifetime Achievement & Outstanding Service awards

Posted on: 8/26/2017 10:00AM

The Bessies announce 2017 Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance AwardsThe NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, recently announced that Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founding artistic director of Urban Bush Women, will receive the 2017 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and writer Eva Yaa Asantewaa will receive this year’s award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance.


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Winifred Haun & Dancers to hold auditions

Posted on: 8/25/2017 7:15AM

Chicago and Oak Park based contemporary dance companyWinifred Haun & Dancers, a Chicago and Oak Park based contemporary dance company, will hold auditions for male and female dancers in September. Led by award-winning dancer and choreographer Winifred Haun, the company seeks dancers for the October 2 to May 30 contract period.


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An artsy take on pointe shoes

Posted on: 8/24/2017 2:00PM

Meeke Mutter Pointe Shoe DesignsMeeke Mutter, a visual artist and dancer from The Netherlands, thought twice before throwing out an old pair of pointe shoes recently. When a friend suggested she use her creative talents to paint them instead, Mutter rose to the challenge. She has since been using her dance art creation, which she calls “Dance Calligraphy”, on pointe shoes. And now, she is calling dancers to partake in wearing the design on their own shoes.


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OKC Ballet introduces Dance for Parkinson's

Posted on: 8/24/2017 7:35AM

OKC Ballet will soon introduce Dance for Parkinson'sOklahoma City Ballet will be offering a ballet class that benefits people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease beginning September 5. It will be held in the company’s new facility at 6800 North Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City.


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Charlotte Ballet plans to tour more

Posted on: 8/22/2017 11:55AM

Charlotte Ballet signs with KMP ArtistsUnder the leadership of new Artistic Director Hope Muir, Charlotte Ballet recently announced it has signed KMP Artists as its touring representatives. KMP Artists is well known for presenting contemporary dance from around the world. It manages touring for companies like Australian Dance Theatre and Beijing Dance Theater.


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Chicago artists to dance for peace

Posted on: 8/21/2017 12:30PM

Collaboraction's first PEACEBOOK Festival in 2016Collaboraction, Chicago's social issue-driven contemporary theater, has partnered with Goodman Theatre to present its second annual PEACEBOOK Festival this Saturday, August 26. This marathon of premieres will feature 21 original dance, music and theater performances in the Goodman's 350-seat Owen Theatre.


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YY Dance Co. premieres 'Vanishing Point'

Posted on: 8/18/2017 7:30AM

Jacob's Pillow Dance FestivalDancer and choreographer Yin Yue presents her YY Dance Company in performance at The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance on September 16, 17, 23 and 24. The program will include the world premiere of Vanishing Point, a work for a group of five.


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Texas Ballet Theater expands company

Posted on: 8/17/2017 8:10AM

Texas Ballet Theater expands company for 2017-2018 SeasonTexas Ballet Theater expanded its company for the 2017-2018 Season. As the dancers return to work, they will be joined by four new trainees, four apprentices and five new company members. Artistic Director Ben Stevenson is proud that several of these dancers have been part of the organization for years, either in classes, summer intensives or as trainees.


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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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