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Sixth annual 'Choreographer's Canvas'

Posted on: 4/23/2013 8:00AM

Group Theatre TooGroup Theatre Too presents its sixth annual Choreographer's Canvas, a one-night event featuring the works of more than 15 established and emerging choreographers from around the country. The Canvas, headed by GTT Executive Producer Justin Boccitto, will play at The Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on Saturday, May 18.


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Miami City Ballet/Trey McIntyre Project combo

Posted on: 4/22/2013 8:00AM

MCB 'Slaughter on Tenth Avenue'Miami City Ballet and Trey McIntyre Project offer South Florida dance fans a double-dose of exciting, critically-acclaimed ballet and contemporary dance performances April 26-28 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale – and all for a low ticket price of $99!


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Celebrity CREATE Champion presents show

Posted on: 4/19/2013 8:00AM

Talia Favia workAs the 2012 Celebrity CREATE Competition Champion, Talia Favia earned the full financial backing for her own customized, live performance at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Arizona. Last month, Favia and her team of dancers presented her work The Difference Between Sinking & Drowning to a sold-out theater.


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Washington Ballet presents world premiere

Posted on: 4/18/2013 8:36AM

Jared Nelson in The Washington Ballet’s 'Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises.' Photo by Brianne BlandThe Washington Ballet concludes its 2012-2013 season with the world premiere of Artistic Director Septime Webre’s Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises. The new ballet based on Ernest Hemingway’s American classic opens with a preview May 8 and runs May 9-12.


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Nashville Ballet reprises 'Romeo & Juliet'

Posted on: 4/17/2013 9:38AM

Nashville Ballet’s 'Romeo & Juliet'Described as “enthralling” when it debuted in 2004, Nashville Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet returns to Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall April 26–28 to tell the tale of a love so powerful that nothing could contain it – not feuding families, not youth – not even life itself.


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Tapper Andrew J. Nemr at The Cutting Room

Posted on: 4/16/2013 2:27PM

Andrew J. NemrAndrew J. Nemr, protégé of Gregory Hines and a leader in the tap dance world, brings his one-man show to The Cutting Room in New York City this Thursday, April 18. Nemr tells stories of love and life through dance and music as he shares the stage with some of his talented friends that he's met along the way. 


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Dance Teacher Web LIVE set for July

Posted on: 4/16/2013 8:00AM

Dance Teacher Web LIVEThis year's Dance Teacher Web LIVE is scheduled for July 26-29 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through this Conference and Expo, dance teachers, studio owners, school staff, college dance majors and professional dancers have access to three days of interactive sessions, dance resources and special events.


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Dance Affiliates publishes historic book

Posted on: 4/15/2013 8:00AM

Dance AffiliatesDance Affiliates, Philadelphia’s leading presenter of world-class dance, has published an informative and historic 155-page book commemorating its rich legacy as one of the few remaining dance-only presenters in the United States. The book is chockfull of 400 breathtaking archival photographs featuring 175 local, national and international companies.


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Juilliard Dance in Assemblée Internationale '13

Posted on: 4/12/2013 8:00AM

Juilliard School Dance DivisionThe Juilliard School recently announced that from April 28 to May 4 its Dance Division will be taking part in the second Assemblée Internationale (AI13), to be held in Toronto, Canada. Hosted by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), the AI13 will bring together students and artistic staff from 18 international professional ballet schools.


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Jacob's Pillow awards Michelle Dorrance

Posted on: 4/11/2013 11:53AM

Michelle DorranceJacob’s Pillow announced Wednesday, April 10 that Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff will soon present the seventh annual Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award to Michelle Dorrance, an acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance. The award honors outstanding, visionary dance artists and carries a prize of $25,000.


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U.S. debut tour for Spellbound Dance Company

Posted on: 4/11/2013 10:07AM

Spellbound Dance CompanyItaly’s leading contemporary dance company, Spellbound Dance Company, is finishing its U.S. debut tour at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in Palm Beach, FL, this weekend. After touring to Texas, California, Massachusetts and Oregon, the company is presenting four performances in Flordia.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre to premiere works

Posted on: 4/10/2013 8:00AM

Oregon Ballet TheatreOregon Ballet Theatre’s upcoming American Music Festival presents two world premieres and one West Coast premiere in an ambitious program that spans a wide spectrum of the country’s musical genres. It will be presented at Newmark Theatre in downtown Portland beginning April 18.


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NYCB's Spring Season opens April 30

Posted on: 4/9/2013 8:00AM

New York City Ballet in 'West Side Story Suite'New York City Ballet’s 2013 Spring Season will open with a three-week American Music Festival featuring 25 ballets and music by 17 American composers. This festival will also mark the 25th anniversary of the 1998 American Music Festival.


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"The Nun Dash" world record attempt

Posted on: 4/8/2013 8:00AM

Sister ActIn celebration of the upcoming Atlanta engagement of SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL at the Fox Theatre, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta and The Festival on Ponce have teamed up to present "The Nun Dash" on April 13. The run will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer and will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people dressed as nuns.


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Louisville Ballet closes season with mixed bill

Posted on: 4/5/2013 8:00AM

Louisville BalletThe Louisville Ballet brings to a close its 2012-13 season on April 12 and 13 with a mixed repertory program and a balance of female and male, classical and contemporary ballets.


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Atlanta Ballet unveils 2013-14 season

Posted on: 4/4/2013 8:00AM

Atlanta Ballet in Jorma Elo’s '1st Flash'. Photo by Charlie McCullers.Atlanta Ballet will continue to shape it’s new artistic profile in the upcoming 2013-14 season, which was announced last week. The robust and diverse season includes the company premieres of Roméo et Juliette by Les Ballet de Monte-Carlo’s Jean-Christophe Maillot, Ohad Naharin’s Secus and Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas, as well as the return of Stephen Mill’s Hamlet and a world premiere by Atlanta Ballet Choreographer in Residence Helen Pickett.


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Dance event benefits American Cancer Society

Posted on: 4/3/2013 8:00AM

Dance Against Cancer In May, Dance Against Cancer will bring together top dance companies from New York City and beyond for a night of beautiful performances, world premiere solos and great company, all to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.


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National Flash Mob event set for April 27

Posted on: 4/2/2013 9:11AM

National Dance Week Foundation Flash MobOn Saturday, April 27, the National Dance Week Foundation (NDWF) will host the 2nd Annual Flash Mob Event. To celebrate how dance is part of life, and how it can be part of every person, NDWF encourages every city and town in the U.S. to “get up and dance!” Officials are asking all dance studios and independent dancers to get involved.


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Exhibit to showcase two decades of dance

Posted on: 4/1/2013 8:00AM

'Julie Lemberger: two decades of documenting dance'Norte Maar presents Julie Lemberger: two decades of documenting dance, an exhibition of more than 50 photographs from the photographer’s personal archive chronicling 20 years of Lemberger’s interaction and engagement with the New York dance and performance world. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, April 5.


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Rockettes announce 'Jump The Line' contest

Posted on: 3/29/2013 8:00AM

RockettesFor every girl who has dreamed of joining the world-renowned Rockettes, now may be the perfect time to reach for the stars! Through April 3rd, Rockette-hopefuls can submit their best dance video on Facebook to compete for the chance to "Jump the Line" and participate in The Rockettes’ open auditions in April.


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Parsons Dance offers summer workshops

Posted on: 3/28/2013 8:00AM

Parsons Dance Summer Intensive WorkshopParsons Dance presents the 13th annual New York City Summer Intensive Workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers on June 3 - 15. David Parsons' Master Choreography Workshop will follow, taking place June 17-21.


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Max Pollak leads Magnolia March in NYC

Posted on: 3/27/2013 8:42AM

Max PollakFamed tapper Max Pollak recently announced a New York Magnolia March set for April 27. He invites the public to join this traditional New Orleans jazz funeral procession to honor the memory of victims lost to recent violence throughout the United States and around the world. Known as a Second Line Parade, it will be led by prominent jazz musicians, artists and dancers.


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Ballet Hispanico's 25th season at The Joyce

Posted on: 3/26/2013 7:01AM

Ballet Hispanico performing Nacho Duato's 'Jardi Tancat.' Photo by Jeaux McCormick.Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater for its 25th annual New York season from April 16-28. The season includes the world premiere of Sortijas by Cayetano Soto, the 30th anniversary and company premiere of Jardi Tancat, and the Joyce premiere of Danzón with live music by Paquito D'Rivera.


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Steps Repertory Ensemble in varied program

Posted on: 3/25/2013 9:00AM

Steps Repertory EnsembleSteps Repertory Ensemble, directed by Claire Livingstone, will perform a varied program of works, including two world premieres, by choreographers Shannon Gillen, Zvi Gotheiner, Ricky and Jeff Kuperman, Yesid Lopez, Nathan Trice and Manuel Vignoulle, on April 18-20 in New York City.


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Terra Firma Dance Theater premieres 'Stagioni'

Posted on: 3/22/2013 9:00AM

Terra Firma Dance TheaterTerra Firma Dance Theater will premiere Stagioni at Middlesex County Performing Arts Conservatory featuring newly promoted New York City Ballet Soloist Lauren King on Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. A playfully romantic neo-classical dance deconstruction, the work is set to the recent compositional reworking by Max Richter of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.


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NYTB presents 'Legends and Visionaries'

Posted on: 3/21/2013 9:00AM

New York Theatre Ballet's Elena Zahlmann performing James Waring’s 'An Eccentric Beauty Revisited'New York Theatre Ballet presents the second installment of Legends and Visionaries: Program B this Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. in New York City. The evening features works by Richard Alston, Antony Tudor, James Waring and a world premiere by Gemma Bond, commissioned by the company.


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NYIBC cancels June 2013 event

Posted on: 3/20/2013 9:31AM

NYIBCThis year, ballet dancers around the world will not have the same extraordinary opportunities their forebears have had in the past several decades as the New York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC) recently announced the cancellation of its 11th competition, slated on the organization’s 30th Anniversary this June.


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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's NY season

Posted on: 3/19/2013 10:38AM

Nai-Ni Chen Dance CompanyIn two performances on April 6th and 7th, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present the New York premiere of Ms. Chen's Whirlwind, a work inspired by the choreographer's recent journey on the legendary Silk Road, which begins in China and passes through Central Asia.


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Christopher K. Morgan & Artists' 'moveMENt'

Posted on: 3/18/2013 9:00AM

Christopher K. Morgan & ArtistsChristopher K. Morgan & Artists returns for its second season at the Alden with moveMENt on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. The performances will be an exhilarating evening of virtuosic and poignant dances made by a diverse collection of all male choreographers.


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San Francisco Ballet reprises 'Onegin'

Posted on: 3/15/2013 9:00AM

OneginAfter receiving rave reviews in 2012, San Francisco Ballet is reprising John Cranko’s dramatic story ballet, Onegin, from March 21 to 28. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s classic novel, Onegin tells a timeless story of love and friendship, honor and betrayal. 


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