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Compagnie Käfig returns to Jacob's Pillow

Posted on: 6/19/2013 9:21AM

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival presents hip-hop dance company Compagnie KäfigJacob’s Pillow Dance Festival presents the return of Compagnie Käfig, an international ensemble of dynamic hip-hop dancers, for the second week of its 81st festival on June 26-30 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Led by celebrated choreographer Mourad Merzouki, Compagnie Käfig returns to the festival on the tails of last year’s massive success.


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Bruce Wood Dance Project presents RED + 2

Posted on: 6/18/2013 9:23AM

Bruce Wood Dance Project dancer in flying squirrelFollowing the kickoff of Season 3 with My Brother’s Keeper in March, Bruce Wood Dance Project keeps the flame bright with the program RED + 2 at the Dallas City Performance Hall on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22. This show includes three works - one world premiere and two revivals.


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Ballet Neo to present '4Voices' in NYC

Posted on: 6/17/2013 8:00AM

Ballet Neo neoclassical ballet companyBallet Neo, a New York City-based neoclassical ballet company, will present its first scheduled performances since recently starting a fundraiser on Indiegogo, a crowd-funding campaign website. This choreographic showcase, titled 4Voices, will feature the works of Fredrick Earl Mosley, Peter O’Brien, Matthew Rushing and Kate Thomas.


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Screening to celebrate 'Hairspray' anniversary

Posted on: 6/14/2013 8:00AM

Hairspray film circa 1988Musical theatre fans and dance enthusiasts alike are invited to a screening under the stars of John Waters' cult classic Hairspray. Celebrating the film’s 25th anniversary, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Dance Camera West co-present this screening at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Friday, June 21.


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BAC's Fall 13 Gala

Posted on: 6/13/2013 1:53PM

Baryshnikov Arts Center Fall GalaBaryshnikov Arts Center is preparing for the fundraising event Fall 2013 Gala. The program on Monday, September 16 will raise funds to support artistic programs at the Center and feature New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan performing new dance works from Restless Creature.


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John Selya to lead Dallas intensive

Posted on: 6/13/2013 9:56AM

Broadway dancer John SelyaBroadway headliner John Selya will kick off Dallas Conservatory’s Summer Intensives next week by leading a weeklong intensive for intermediate and advanced dancers. The intensive will run June 17-21 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. All interested students must audition.


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Alight Dance Theater in season finale

Posted on: 6/12/2013 9:09AM

Alight Dance Theater in performanceAlight Dance Theater, a small dance ensemble based in Greenbelt, Maryland since 2010, will wrap up its 2012-2013 season with performances of the company’s newest works, Stargazing and The 50's Front, later this month.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre's new Artistic Director

Posted on: 6/11/2013 8:00AM

Kevin IrvingOregon Ballet Theatre recently announced the hiring of Kevin Irving as its new Artistic Director, following an exhaustive international search. Retired OBT dancer Anne Mueller had been serving as Interim Artistic Director since December 2012 when reigning Artistic Director Christopher Stowell had resigned.


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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre's 'It's a Game'

Posted on: 6/10/2013 8:00AM

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre partneringAmanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces its 13th Annual Performance Season from Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29 at New York Live Arts. The season will feature the world premiere of It's a Game, an evening-length dance theatre work that will bring a chess game to life through character, movement, line, pattern, relationship and human drama.


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Dance Truck returns to Atlanta in June

Posted on: 6/7/2013 8:00AM

tEEth in 2010 work 'Home Made'. Photo by Aaron Rogosin.Dance Truck, the mobile movement project dedicated to bringing dance to the people, returns to Atlanta this summer after a long hiatus. Dance Truck Returns will present a dynamic dance line-up at The Arts Exchange on June 28. 


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Limón Dance Company in free outdoor show

Posted on: 6/6/2013 9:23AM

Limón Dance CompanyThe Limón Dance Company will perform a free all-Limón concert Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at the Bryant Park Theater in New York City. The program will consist of three Limón classics: Mazurkas, Chaconne and The Moor’s Pavane.


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Jacob's Pillow documentary to be on PBS

Posted on: 6/5/2013 10:41AM

Never Stand Still dance documentaryWinner of Best Documentary at both the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and the Dance Camera West Festival in Los Angeles, the dance documentary Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow: Never Stand Still will have its television premiere on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances on Friday, July 26 at 9 p.m. on PBS.


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Chicago Tap Theatre presents 'Mama's Boy'

Posted on: 6/4/2013 10:57AM

Chicago Tap TheatreNear the end of June, Chicago Tap Theatre will present Mama’s Boy, a tale of love, rivalry and revenge told entirely through tap dance set to live music. Mama’s Boy is the 11th Tap Opera created by Chicago Tap Theatre, and this production brought legendary choreographer Harrison McEldowney in to direct.


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Houston Ballet revives McIntyre's 'Peter Pan'

Posted on: 6/3/2013 8:00AM

Houston Ballet in Trey McIntyre's 'Peter Pan'From June 13-23, Houston Ballet will revive Trey McIntyre's Peter Pan, which was premiered and last performed by the company in March 2002. Based on the beloved children’s story which has been adapted into major motion pictures and stage shows, Peter Pan will feature spectacular flying sequences, swashbuckling swordfights, giant puppets, colorful masks, as well as costumes inspired by punk fashion.


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OBT ends season with Balanchine celebration

Posted on: 5/31/2013 8:00AM

Oregon Ballet TheatreOregon Ballet Theatre wraps up its current season with an evening dedicated to a 20th century master, George Balanchine. On the 30th anniversary of Balanchine’s death, OBT celebrates his contribution to dance with three different examples of his prolific choreography. OBT’s performances open Friday, June 14 and run through Sunday, June 16.


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San Francisco Ballet unveils 81st season

Posted on: 5/30/2013 8:45AM

San Francisco Ballet’s Frances Chung and Davit Karapetyan in Helgi Tomasson's The Fifth Season. Photo by Erik Tomasson.San Francisco Ballet, one of the oldest and most revered professional ballet companies in America, has announced the repertory and performance schedule for its 81st Repertory Season. The season will include three world premieres and the presentation of two full-length works, including the revival of Helgi Tomasson’s Giselle and the encore presentation of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella.


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Ballet Tech to perform at Joyce Theater

Posted on: 5/29/2013 8:00AM

Ballet Tech's Kids DanceBallet Tech's Kids Dance, a student performance troupe, returns to the stage at the Joyce Theater in New York City with Eliot Feld's newest ballet, UPSIDE DANCE, on June 13-16. As part of Ballet Tech’s performances, the students will also dance Meshugana Dance and A Stair Dance.


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Dance Teacher University offers elite training

Posted on: 5/28/2013 8:47AM

Dance Teacher UniversityDance Teacher Web and faculty from the University of Nevada Las Vegas have come together to offer Dance Teacher University on July 26-29 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, alongside the Dance Teacher Web LIVE Conference & Expo the same week. Dance Teacher University will offer a comprehensive teacher-training program for dance teachers, K-12 instructors and dance studios with multiple disciplines.


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Peridance Capezio Center Gala

Posted on: 5/27/2013 8:00AM

Peridance Capezio CenterPeridance Capezio Center, led by Artistic Director Igal Perry, celebrates its landmark 30th anniversary at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m. The Gala will reflect three decades of dedication to dance, bringing to the stage Peridance’s brightest young talent alongside notable alumni.


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Hubbard Street's new works festival

Posted on: 5/24/2013 8:00AM

Hubbard Street danceHighly acclaimed contemporary dance companies Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street 2 will return to the stage at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for the second danc(e)volve: New Works Festival this June. The performances feature new works created by rising choreographers within the company and former main company member Robyn Mineko Williams.


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Lydia Johnson Dance presents two premieres

Posted on: 5/23/2013 8:00AM

Lydia Johnson DanceIn upcoming performances set for June 6-8, Lydia Johnson Dance will present the world premieres of two new works by choreographer Lydia Johnson, set to music by Franz Schubert and Osvaldo Golijov.


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Young Choreographer's Festival in June

Posted on: 5/22/2013 8:00AM

Young Choreographer's FestivalThe 4th Annual Young Choreographer's Festival will present up-and-coming young choreographers in all genres of dance. Presenting the future of dance at its finest, the show will be performed in New York City for one night only on Saturday, June 15.


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Vitacca offers Choreographic Fellowships

Posted on: 5/21/2013 9:18AM

Vitacca ProductionsTexas-based Vitacca Productions & Company is offering Choreographic Fellowships to ambitious choreographer’s ages 16-30. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 31.


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Must-see dance film by Teddy Forance

Posted on: 5/20/2013 9:38AM

Teddy Forance's MovementOne dance filmNow available for download and DVD purchase, Movement One is a dance documentary that follows producer/composer Jon Arpino and Emmy-nominated choreographer Teddy Forance. In just eight days, 20 dancers collaborated to choreograph and perform a 30-minute dance production set to an original score. Movement One features well-known dancers such as Teddy Forance, Twitch, Jaimie Goodwin, Allison Holker, Kathryn McCormick and Michael Keefe.


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Dance festival in Texas calls for submissions

Posted on: 5/20/2013 8:00AM

Brazos Contemporary Dance FestivalBrazos Contemporary Dance Festival is looking for dance works less than 10 minutes in length for a performance that will be in Texas on October 11-12. Submissions must be postmarked by Friday, July 12.


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Thodos Dance Chicago's Summer Intensives

Posted on: 5/17/2013 8:00AM

Thodos Dance ChicagoContemporary dance company Thodos Dance Chicago is offering two 2013 Summer Intensives for intermediate, advanced and pre-professional dancers, one in late June and the other in early August. Ballet, modern and contemporary technique will be taught, along with composition and improvisation, repertory, and body health and wellness.


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Two dance moms publish guidebook

Posted on: 5/16/2013 8:00AM

Dance Mom Survival GuideTwo dance moms recently published a self-described “guidebook” titled Dance Mom Survival Guide. A humorous and helpful endeavor written to parents of dancers, the book's authors, Malena Lott and Jill Martin, address the difficulties and joys of raising a dancer.


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'Ballet Across America' returns in June

Posted on: 5/15/2013 8:00AM

Ballet AustinReturning after successful runs in 2008 and 2010, the Kennedy Center's Ballet Across America series continues to showcase the extraordinary breadth and depth of American ballet through three mixed repertory programs on June 4-9. Nine ballet companies are set to perform, three per program.


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Ballet West unveils 2013-2014 season

Posted on: 5/14/2013 9:54AM

Ballet West in Jiri Kylian’s 'Petite Mort'Ballet West celebrates its 50th anniversary with an extraordinary year of first-time productions and long-time favorites. The company’s 2013-2014 season includes six exciting world premieres, a Utah premiere, a major revival and outstanding productions that honor Ballet West’s rich legacy.


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SAB's 'Workshop Performance Benefit 2013'

Posted on: 5/13/2013 8:00AM

School of American BalletThe School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2013 on Tuesday, June 4 honoring Peter Martins' and Kay Mazzo's 30th Anniversary at SAB. The benefit is the school’s most anticipated event of the year. The annual Workshop Performances are SAB's only public performances and a rare opportunity to get a sneak preview of the ballet world's up and coming young stars.


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