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Ailey II's New York season opens in March

Posted on: 2/22/2013 8:00AM

Ailey II's 'Divining'Ailey II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, from March 13- 24 for a highly anticipated two-week season – the first led by recently appointed Artistic Director Troy Powell. The 14 exciting performances experienced through two dynamic programs come on the heels of a successful North American tour.


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The Washington Ballet's 'Stars and Stripes'

Posted on: 2/21/2013 1:00AM

The Washington Ballet’s 'Stars and Stripes'Opening Thursday, February 21, The Washington Ballet’s Stars and Stripes Tour-de-Force program will feature classical and contemporary works from choreographers George Balanchine and Nacho Duato. The performances will run only one weekend, through Sunday, February 24, at Harman Center for the Arts' 
Sidney Harman Hall.


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Dance Planet 17 set for April in Dallas

Posted on: 2/19/2013 12:35PM

Dance PlanetPresented by the Dance Council of North Texas, the 17th Annual Dance Planet festival, set for April 6-7, will take place at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the Dallas Arts District. 


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Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal in Massachusetts

Posted on: 2/19/2013 8:44AM

Les Ballets Jazz de MontrealJacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA co-present world-renowned contemporary ballet ensemble Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal on March 2 and 3 at MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center for the Performing Arts.


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Miami City Ballet presents commissioned work

Posted on: 2/18/2013 2:00AM

'Symphonic Dances.' Photo by Joe Gato.Beginning February 22 in West Palm Beach, Miami City Ballet will present Program III: The Masters, featuring the repertory premiere of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances, a work commissioned by the company.


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The Hamburg Ballet performs 'Nijinsky' in U.S.

Posted on: 2/15/2013 2:00AM

The Hamburg BalletThe San Francisco Ballet recently welcomed The Hamburg Ballet to the Opera House stage for special U.S. performances of Nijinsky, John Neumeier’s dance theater epic based on the tumultuous life of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. The program runs now through Tuesday, February 19.


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'Rockin' In Rhythm' tap showcase

Posted on: 2/14/2013 9:29AM

Rockin’ in RhythmThe American Tap Dance Foundation brings together dynamic and diverse youth tap ensembles from across the country to share the stage and present their best works in Rockin’ in Rhythm this weekend.


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Utah premiere of Ashton's 'Cinderella'

Posted on: 2/13/2013 9:00AM

CinderellaBallet West will warm the hearts of Salt Lake City with the Utah premiere of Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella February 14-23. The company becomes only the second in the U.S. to perform the renowned Ashton version of this beloved ballet.


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'WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party' in NYC

Posted on: 2/12/2013 9:18AM

Winter Heat 2012Career Transition For Dancers and Complexions Contemporary Ballet come together to present WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party on Thursday, February 14th at 7 p.m. at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. A hot evening of music, dance, food and entertainment, this Valentine’s Day event is a benefit for the two organizations.


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Martha Graham Dance Company at Joyce

Posted on: 2/11/2013 8:00AM

Martha Graham Dance CompanyThe Martha Graham Dance Company will present 15 performances at The Joyce Theater between February 20 and March 3, 2013. The season continues the company’s innovative thematic presentations with Myth and Transformation—three compelling programs.


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CoreDance Contemporary to present 'theLINE'

Posted on: 2/8/2013 9:00AM

CoreDance ContemporaryCoreDance Contemporary, a rising Australian modern dance company residing in New York, will be presenting its inaugural spring season theLINE on Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3 at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn. The program will include Destination Uncertain, Once Evolved in Time Devolved and the premiere of the new work, A Woman’s Work.


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2013 Vail International Dance Festival

Posted on: 2/7/2013 9:00AM

Vail International Dance FestivalThe Vail International Dance Festival reaches an important milestone this year as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary with special programming and exciting events, including a world premiere by the living legend of modern dance, Paul Taylor. The 2013 festival will run July 28-August 10 in Vail, Colorado.


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2013 Prix de Lausanne Prize Winners

Posted on: 2/6/2013 8:27AM

Prix de LausanneThe 41st edition of the Prix de Lausanne, an international competition for young dancers, came to a close on Saturday, February 2nd after a week of hard work and passion. Eight finalists were offered scholarships, including Joel Woellner, who studied with Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy.


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The Jared Grimes Feel for one night only

Posted on: 2/5/2013 10:05AM

The Jared Grimes FeelThe Jared Grimes Feel is debuting a 75-minute nonstop rush of music and dance by world-renowned tap dancer and protégé of Wynton Marsalis, Jared Grimes. This one-night-only performance, presented by CEG on February 19, will feature a live band.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre presents 'Swan Lake'

Posted on: 2/4/2013 9:59AM

Oregon Ballet Theatre's 'Swan Lake'The long-awaited return of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s celebrated Swan Lake will carry particular significance as the run will include the retirement performances of OBT Principal Dancer Yuka Iino.


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Prix de Lausanne Finalists Announced

Posted on: 2/1/2013 9:41AM

Prix de LausanneThe 2103 Prix de Lausanne finalists have been announced. 20 talented dancers will be competing in tomorrow's finals at Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland. The finals will be streamed live online in high definition.


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Festival celebrates Stravinsky through dance

Posted on: 2/1/2013 8:00AM

Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)A unique festival begins this weekend on the West Coast celebrating the influence of composer Igor Stravinsky on Los Angeles. The festival brings together three international dance companies, an exhibition featuring rarely seen photographs, a symposium with leading scholars of Stravinsky, Russian and Los Angeles dance, and the American premiere of RE-RITE, an innovative digital installation produced by London's Philharmonia Orchestra.


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Thodos Dance Chicago's ballet on Helen Keller

Posted on: 1/31/2013 9:10AM

Thodos Dance Chicago’s 'A Light in the Dark'Award-winning choreographers Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos are teaming up again to co-choreograph A Light in the Dark, the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, their second full-length contemporary story ballet, this time telling an intimate family story about the extraordinary woman who was deaf and blind, yet went on to become a world-famous writer, political activist and inspiration to all.


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Ballet Arizona presents 'ROMEO & JULIET'

Posted on: 1/30/2013 9:51AM

Ballet Arizona's 'ROMEO & JULIET'Ballet Arizona's ROMEO & JULIET is the perfect date for Valentine's Day this February 14-17. Artistic Director Ib Andersen's original choreography focuses on the passions of youth as The Phoenix Symphony performs Prokofiev's powerful score.


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VKIBC 2013 is coming to New York

Posted on: 1/29/2013 10:05AM

Valentina Kozlova International Ballet CompetitionRegistration for the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition has begun and continues through April 1. The 2013 competition will be held in New York City on June 27-30.


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Encore of 'WORKING WOMEN' at the Joyce

Posted on: 1/28/2013 8:00AM

Monica Bill Barnes & CompanyWORKING WOMEN, a program of works by female choreographers including Kate Weare, Camille A. Brown, Carolyn Dorfman and Monica Bill Barnes, comes to The Joyce Theater in New York City for a four-performance run of new works and audience favorites from January 30 - February 3.


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Millepied named Paris Opera Ballet Director

Posted on: 1/24/2013 3:35PM

Benjamin MillepiedBenjamin Millepied, renowned for his career as a former principal at New York City Ballet, was announced as the new director of dance for the Paris Opera Ballet on Thursday, January 24 at the Palais Garnier. He will start his new designation in the fall of 2014. 


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Louisville Ballet's 'Choreographers' Showcase'

Posted on: 1/24/2013 11:25AM

Louisville BalletLouisville Ballet is offering audiences a first look at new pieces created and performed by the artists of the company on Jan. 24 – 26 at 8 p.m.
 While Friday and Saturday performances are sold out, tonight’s performance has tickets remaining. 


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SYTYCD stars Twitch and Allison engaged

Posted on: 1/23/2013 9:44AM

Allison Holker According to a recent Twitter announcement, So You Think You Can Dance stars Stephen "Twitch" Boss and Allison Holker are engaged. Now two of the hottest commercial dancers are preparing for their first dance – as a married couple.


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'Dracula' returns to Atlanta Ballet in February

Posted on: 1/22/2013 10:57AM

Atlanta Ballet's 'Dracula'Five years have passed since the mercurial Count Dracula last sauntered onto the Atlanta Ballet stage, but the seductive vampire is back just in time for Valentine’s Day, beginning Feb. 8 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.


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FLICfest 2013 kicks off January 24

Posted on: 1/21/2013 8:00AM

Summation Dance Company performing 'Deep End.' Photo by Christopher Duggan.The Irondale Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn recently announced the performance schedule for FLICfest’s third season on January 24–26 and January 31–February 2. Founded and curated by Jeramy Zimmerman, FLICfest 2013 will present 12 full-length works by 14 choreographers as well as a late-night cabaret.


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Auditions for The School at Jacob's Pillow

Posted on: 1/18/2013 8:00AM

Audition for The School at Jacob's PillowThe School at Jacob's Pillow will host its first New York City master class auditions for this summer’s programs on Saturday, January 19 for the Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance program and Sunday, January 20 for the Contemporary program.


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Ballet Hispanico to perform at inauguration

Posted on: 1/17/2013 9:00AM

DanzónBallet Hispanico, recognized as the premier Latino dance institution in the United States, will join other entertainers this Sunday, January 20 at 7 p.m. to perform at an event honoring the presidential inauguration. The company will perform an excerpt from Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's Cuban-inspired Danzón.


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English National Ballet School's U.S. course

Posted on: 1/16/2013 10:05AM

The English National Ballet SchoolThe English National Ballet School will present its first international summer course at The Ballet Theatre of Toledo studio in Holland, Ohio this year. The deadline to apply is January 31. 


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NYCB in 6 weeks of repertory performances

Posted on: 1/15/2013 10:54AM

New York City Ballet in Justin Peck's 'Year of the Rabbit.' Photo by Paul Kolnik.New York City Ballet’s 2013 winter repertory performances will begin today, Tuesday, January 15, by kicking off an All-Tschaikovsky/All-Balanchine program consisting of Serenade, Mozartiana and Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2. The season will continue for six weeks, through Sunday, February 24, with performances of 24 different ballets from NYCB’s repertory.


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