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Washington Ballet's Nutcracker Tea Party

Posted on: 11/19/2012 8:00AM

The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker Tea PartyOne of Washington D.C.'s most beloved holiday traditions, The Nutcracker Tea Party helps raise critical funds to support The Washington Ballet's artistic and educational programs. Taking place Sunday, Dec. 9, the tea party admission also includes a ticket to the company’s matinee performance.


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Complexions Contemporary Ballet at Joyce

Posted on: 11/16/2012 8:00AM

Complexions Contemporary Ballet performing Artistic Director Dwight Rhoden’s The Curve. Photo by Sharen Bradford.For its current Joyce Theater season, Complexions Contemporary Ballet is performing two world premieres and two New York premieres. Performances run through Nov. 25.


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Ballet Arizona shares holiday cheer

Posted on: 11/15/2012 10:28AM

Ballet Arizona's The NutcrackerThis holiday season a special treat has been prepared for riders of the Phoenix Public Transit. A Nutcracker-themed bus will roam city streets beginning Nov. 19. 


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Jessica Gaynor Dance premieres 'Hero'

Posted on: 11/14/2012 9:00AM

Jessica Gaynor DanceTriskelion Arts presents Jessica Gaynor Dance in the world premiere of Hero from Nov. 15-18 at 8 p.m. at the Aldous Theater in Brooklyn.


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Steps hosts Hurricane Sandy benefit

Posted on: 11/13/2012 9:04AM

Step Up benefits Hurricane Sandy victimsSteps on Broadway will host Step Up! on Friday, Nov. 16 in an effort to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The event will include six dance classes at $10 each. 


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Parsons Dance names new executive director

Posted on: 11/12/2012 8:00AM

Parsons DanceJohn Krasno, a seasoned arts administrator with extensive business experience, has been named the new executive director of Parsons Dance, an internationally renowned contemporary dance company. 


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Cunningham events at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Posted on: 11/9/2012 8:00AM

Philadelphia Museum of ArtAs part of a new exhibit, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be hosting numerous live performances of choreographer Merce Cunningham's work through Jan. 16, 2013. 


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Pacific Northwest Ballet's 'All Premiere'

Posted on: 11/8/2012 12:28PM

Pacific Northwest Ballet in Mark Morris's KammermusikFor the second production of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 40th Anniversary season, All Premiere offers a four-pack of world premieres by a diverse spread of choreographers, including headliner Mark Morris.


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Dancers chosen for 2013 Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 11/8/2012 9:14AM

Prix de LausanneA total of 254 international candidates applied for the Prix de Lausanne video selections. Of the 81 candidates chosen, 10 were citizens of the United States. 


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Dance curators selected for FOCUS 2014

Posted on: 11/7/2012 10:21AM

Gotham Arts Exchange Gotham Arts Exchange recently announced the dance curators for FOCUS 2014, the international platform to promote American dance both abroad and nationally.


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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida hits milestone

Posted on: 11/6/2012 10:30AM

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida - NutcrackerThis holiday season the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will celebrate their 15th anniversary as they perform an annual audience favorite, The Nutcracker.


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Rudolf Nureyev exhibit in San Francisco

Posted on: 11/5/2012 8:00AM

Rudolf Nureyev exhibit at de Young MuseumRecognizing the 20th anniversary of famed ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s death, the de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park recently opened the exhibit Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance.


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Ballet Hispanico to present world premiere

Posted on: 11/2/2012 10:00AM

Ballet Hispanico in 'Tango Vitrola'Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the leading Latino dance institution in the United States, will present a mixed bill of tango, jazz and pop on Dec. 1 at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. 


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CORE Performance Company presents 'SHIFT' in Houston this weekend

Posted on: 11/1/2012 8:58AM

CORE Performance CompanyCORE Performance Company announces it’s Houston premiere of SHIFT, a free show comprised of three original contemporary dance works. It will be presented this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3.


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Donna Sternberg & Dancers focus on idea of beauty in new show

Posted on: 10/31/2012 9:58AM

Donna Sternberg & Dancers present 'Beauty and Desire'West coast contemporary dance company Donna Sternberg & Dancers present Beauty and Desire on Nov. 10, a performance investigating physicality, perception and longing.


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Atlanta Ballet weaves new tricks, special effects into 53rd annual 'Nutcracker'

Posted on: 10/30/2012 9:25AM

Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker Atlanta Ballet will give new meaning to “the magic of the holidays” this December as Artistic Director John McFall ups the ante by adding master illusionist Drew Thomas to the company’s 53rd production of Nutcracker.


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Jump Rhythm Jazz Project to premiere five works

Posted on: 10/26/2012 10:00AM

Jump Rhythm Jazz ProjectOpening its 23rd season, Chicago-based Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will present five premieres on Nov. 8-11.


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Ballets with a Twist performs 'Cocktail Hour' in New Jersey

Posted on: 10/25/2012 9:25AM

Ballets with a Twist's Cocktail HourBallets with a Twist will be presenting three performances of Cocktail Hour in New Jersey this weekend. An extravagant ballet-vaudeville movement style set in ultra-chic costumes combines with jazz and classical Hip-Hop remixes.


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Nominees for the Clive Barnes Foundation Awards announced

Posted on: 10/22/2012 4:37PM

Clive Barnes Foundation Awards Valerie Taylor-Barnes has announced the nominees for the third annual Clive Barnes Foundation Awards, honoring talented young performers from the worlds of dance and theater.


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Quickstep for Kindness

Posted on: 10/19/2012 1:47PM

Quickstep for Kindness ballroom dance competitionThe eagerly anticipated Quickstep for Kindness contest is now fully underway and submissions are being accepted from high school and collegiate dance teams who are eager to showcase how ballroom dance has a positive impact on their community.


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Limon's Classic 'The Moor's Pavane' in Productions Around The World

Posted on: 10/18/2012 11:00AM

Limon Modern DanceAs Limón Dance Company celebrates its 65th Anniversary, José Limón’s seminal work, The Moor’s Pavane, is being performed all over the world. Premiered in 1949, The Moor’s Pavane remains one of the greatest works of 20th Century modern dance.


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The first ever PULSE Instructional DVD

Posted on: 10/16/2012 1:24PM

The Pulse Dance DVDThe PULSE On Tour brings dance to thousands year after year in countless cities on their tour. With the release of The PULSE Intense Download Instructional DVD, you can now learn from today’s hottest, most in demand choreographers without leaving the comfort of your own home or dance studio!


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DanceForge to bring dance experts together

Posted on: 10/15/2012 7:28AM

DanceForge, Jacksonville UniversityDanceForge, an unprecedented four-day retreat in North Florida, sponsored by Jacksonville University with a grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation, will bring experts in dance together to learn from one another and develop white papers on best practices to be released worldwide.


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Chicago Auditions - San Diego Musical Theatre

Posted on: 10/11/2012 10:48AM

dance auditions Chicago the musicalSan Diego Musical Theatre is running Equity and Non-Equity auditions for all roles in the famous musical Chicago. Open dance calls will be held on October 29 in Los Angeles and October 30 in San Diego, with principal auditions held on October 31.


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BalaSole presents Program of 10 Dancer/Choreographers

Posted on: 10/11/2012 8:03AM

Roberto Villanueva, BalaSole Dance CompanyRoberto Villanueva, Founder/Artistic Director of BalaSole Dance Company, will present Voces, a new program of ten dancer/choreographers in a broad range of dance styles, music choices, and artistic voices on November 3 & 4 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC.

 

Due to Super Storm Sandy these performances have been postponed until January 26 & 27.


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Boston Ballet to Tour London

Posted on: 10/9/2012 7:00AM

Boston BalletBoston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced that the Company will visit London, 1 – 7 July 2013 for six performances at the London Coliseum. The date marks the return of Boston Ballet to London for the first time in 30 years.


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Eisenhower Dance Ensemble opens 22nd season with On the Move

Posted on: 10/4/2012 8:51AM

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Alicia CutaiaEisenhower Dance Ensemble of Michigan, will open its 22nd subscription season in metro Detroit with On the Move on Saturday, October 20 at Varner Recital Hall, Oakland University. On the Move will include performances by special guests Hardcore Detroit and Oakland University's Repertory Dance Company and work by choreographers Lauren Edson, Harrison McEldowney and Michael Foley.


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Ballet Arizona to Break Ground on New Home

Posted on: 10/2/2012 12:39PM

Ballet Arizona new facilityOn Oct 9 Ballet Arizona's corps of dancers, patrons and staff will join Phoenix civic and community leaders to kick off the construction of Ballet Arizona's highly anticipated new home. The new 45,000 square foot, feature-rich center is expected by ballet and city leaders to be an active and transformative community hub.


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BIBC becomes VKIBC

Posted on: 10/1/2012 8:02AM

American International Ballet CompetitionBoston International Ballet Competition (BIBC), founded in 2011 by Valentina Kozlova, former Principal Dancer with Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, has now become Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC).


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Finale of 'A Chance to Dance'

Posted on: 9/28/2012 8:01AM

A Chance to DanceThe new documetary style television series A Chance to Dance airs its finale on Oxygen tonight. The show, produced by Nigel Lythgoe, follows Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt as they build a new dance company. If you've missed any episodes, check here for weekly recaps.


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