DANCE NEWS


Alvin Ailey ADT returns to Paris

Posted on: 6/25/2012 9:20AM

Alivn Ailey American Dance TheaterAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater will return to Paris for Les Etés de la Danse 8th International Dance Festival from June 25th through July 21st at Théâtre du Châtelet.  The 32-performance engagement follows successful sold-out and extended festival appearances in 2009 and 2006.


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Giordano Chicago unveils new name and logo

Posted on: 6/24/2012 10:00AM

Giordano Dance Chicago“Jazz” has always been an important part of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, but this week at the company’s 50th anniversary season launch party the company unveiled a new logo and a new name.


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The Dance History Project of Southern California

Posted on: 6/13/2012 12:46PM

Dance History Project of Southern CaliforniaNew website!
The Dance History Project’s goal is to observe and preserve the history of dance making and performing in Southern California. You are invited to visit and contribute to the site.


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2012 Tony Winners

Posted on: 6/11/2012 12:12PM

Newsies the Broadway MusicalThe 2012 Tony Awards were held last night at New York’s Beacon Theatre, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. New romantic musical Once took home eight Tonys, including the awards for best musical and best actor. Peter and the Starcatcher, a prequel to the classic Peter Pan story, won five Tonys and popular new musical Newsies won two Tonys, for choreography and score, from eight nominations.


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Kyle Abraham to receive 2012 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award

Posted on: 6/4/2012 9:00AM

Kyle AbrahamJacob’s Pillow’s Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff will present the sixth annual Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award to Kyle Abraham at this year’s Anniversary Gala on June 16.


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Jane Franklin Dance creates Happy Endings

Posted on: 5/31/2012 12:57PM

Jane Franklin Dance CompanyJane Franklin Dance of VA has received a Special Opportunity Grant to create a two-part temporary public art project for the City of Alexandria.


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The Dance Center Brings Dance World To Chicago

Posted on: 5/29/2012 9:09AM

Dance Center ChicagoIn a season melding choreography from countries worldwide, as well as several artistic disciplines--dance, theatre, visual art, video and more--The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is set to present a 2012-13 season featuring Stephen Petronio, Kota Yamazaki, Delfos Danza Contemporanea, African Choreographers Program, Gallim Dance, Double Edge Theatre, zoe | juniper and more.


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Support Something Positive

Posted on: 5/28/2012 2:00AM

Something Positive Dance CompanyFor the third consecutive year, stars are coming out to support Brooklyn-based dance company, Something Positive, for a one-night concert titled Ancestral Chant – The Celebration Continues on Saturday, June 9, at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn. The annual concert will kicks off Caribbean Heritage month and a major performing season for the company.


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Ballets With A Twist Presents Cocktail Hour

Posted on: 5/23/2012 11:08AM

Dance Company Ballets with a Twist Ballet is letting its hair down and heading to Happy Hour with the upcoming performance of Cocktail Hour at New York City’s most buzzed about new performance space,  XL Cabaret, on Thursday, June 14 at 8:00pm.


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Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre to perform at Down Under Fest

Posted on: 5/22/2012 9:55AM

Maori Dance TheatreA celebration of Australian and New Zealand culture will be held this weekend at the Polo Fields, Cumming, Georgia (north of Atlanta). Down Under Fest will feature a variety of performers, events, exhibits, animals and unique cuisine, as well as showcase Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre.


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Dance Parade New York

Posted on: 5/18/2012 8:36AM

Dance Parade New York is the only dance organization in the world to exclusively celebrate and showcase the diversity of dance, and marks its sixth year this Saturday, May 19. The Dance Parade commences at 1pm at Broadway and 21st Street.


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Live dancing and drawing event

Posted on: 5/12/2012 1:28PM

Atlanta's CORE Performance Company dancers and Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur students will present ArtWalk on Friday May 25 at 5-10pm at CORE Studios, Decatur, GA. ArtWalk will kick off the Decatur Arts Festival.


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National Tap Dance Celebration

Posted on: 5/8/2012 10:42AM

For the sixth year, Dance Council of North Texas & Dallas Summer Musicals will join forces to present National Tap Dance Celebration—"Where the Shoes Meet the Blues", an annual event honoring an original dance form created in America from May 22 -26.


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Dance Against Cancer

Posted on: 5/4/2012 9:25AM

The 2nd Annual Dance Against Cancer benefit will be held this Monday May 7 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center.  Last year the benefit raised about $30,000 for the American Cancer Society.  The evening will feature dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company and more.


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Igor Konyukhov premieres new baroque opera

Posted on: 5/3/2012 9:00AM

Tomorrow night, Friday May 4, Igor Konyukhov will premiere a new baroque opera at the Angel Orensanz Center, NYC. The Armida Project combines rarely-performed music from Italian baroque operas, innovative electronic compositions and dance in a story centered around the character of Armida.


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CONTRA-TIEMPO Open Company Auditions

Posted on: 4/27/2012 10:00AM

CONTRA-TIEMPO latin dance theatre of LA is auditioning for two male dancers for touring, local performance/gigging, and arts residency work. The company seeks dancers with strong Salsa (leading) skills, with additional experience and skill in either modern/contemporary, hip hop, house, Afro-Cuban, West African and/or stepping.


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Lois Greenfield Dance Photography Talk

Posted on: 4/24/2012 9:00AM

This Thursday, April 26, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is hosting an artist talk by renowned dance photographer Lois Greenfield. Beginning at 6:30pm with a suggested donation of only $5, this is a must attend event for any photographer or dance artist in the area.


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NYC Ballet's Jenifer Ringer has Baby Boy

Posted on: 4/19/2012 9:52AM

New York City Ballet principal dancer Jenifer Ringer, who was featured in our March Edition’s “Dancing Through Pregnancy” just had her baby. Jenifer had a little boy and named him Luke.


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World's Largest Student Ballet Comp Comes to a Close

Posted on: 4/17/2012 3:00PM

Next week New York will be a buzz with Youth America Grand Prix events. The International Student Ballet and Contemporary Dance Scholarship Competition finals will run from April 22-26, followed by the annually sold-out YAGP Closing Night Gala on April 27.  Then to finish off the celebrations YAGP will hold a Gala Tribute honouring Natalia Makarova. YAGP is the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition.


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10th Annual Ailey at The Apollo

Posted on: 4/16/2012 10:31AM

Stars of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, young dancers from The Ailey School and, for the first time ever, students from AileyCamp will come together for a spectacular one-night performance on Tuesday, May 8th at 7pm on the world famous Apollo stage, NYC.


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Tessandra Chavez joins PULSE faculty

Posted on: 4/12/2012 2:00PM

Renowned contemporary choreographer Tessandra Chavez has joined the faculty for The PULSE on Tour dance convention. Tessandra will join the faculty this Summer in Vegas and New York and on the 2012-2013 international tour.


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American Tap Dance Spring Gala

Posted on: 4/10/2012 9:08AM

The American Tap Dance Foundation will present the Spring Gala 2012 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, NYC on Tuesday April 24. The evening of fun, film and fancy footwook will be honoring the tap dance faculty of the organization.  This benefit supports the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund.


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Tommy Tune to receive Capezio Dance Award

Posted on: 4/9/2012 9:00AM

The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation has announced the selection of Tommy Tune as the recipient of the 61st annual Capezio Dance Award. The Foundation is a philanthropic organization funded by dance footwear and apparel manufacturer, Capezio Ballet Makers.


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Times Square Dance Concert

Posted on: 4/5/2012 8:45AM

You’re invited to Project Dance New York on Saturday April 21 in Times Square, NYC.  Project Dance will present an outdoor dance concert, right next to Toys R Us, as a gift to the city of New York. The concert will run from 10:00am to 5:00pm.


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UDMA Honors Royal Academy of Dance

Posted on: 4/3/2012 7:00AM

United Dance Merchants of America has honored the Royal Academy of Dance with The Dedicated to Dance Award. UDMA created the prestigious Dedicated to Dance Award in 2010 to honor and celebrate industry leaders who have shown tireless resolve and unwavering dedication to the art of dance.


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Audition for A Chance To Dance

Posted on: 3/29/2012 10:00AM

The producers of So You Think You Can Dance have a new dance show called A Chance To Dance. Season 1 auditions for A Chance To Dance will be in Salt Lake City, UT this Saturday, March 31st, Austin, TX on Wednesday, April 4th and in NYC in May.


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Dances Made to Order Dance Film Initiative

Posted on: 3/28/2012 1:13PM

Dances Made to Order, a curated, monthly, film series available exclusively online at DancesMadeToOrder.com, has partnered with local artists and arts organizations in 11 different US cities to highlight each city’s unique dance culture. Every month, three talented artists rise to the challenge to create a five-minute film in two weeks inspired by ideas chosen by the audience.


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Why Laurieann Gibson said Goodbye to Lady Gaga

Posted on: 3/27/2012 3:40PM

Celebrity choreographer Laurieann Gibson, famous for her work as Creative Director for Lady Gaga has chosen to cease working with the music star, in a controversial move.


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Ballet Arizona's Topia to premiere this May

Posted on: 3/26/2012 10:38AM

Ballet Arizona, in collaboration with Desert Botanical Garden, will present the world premiere of Topia this May. Created by Ballet Arizona’s Artistic Director Ib Andersen, Topia will challenge each audience member to see world class ballet and a world class garden in a new light.


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Bayou City Art Festival Highlights Houston Dance

Posted on: 3/22/2012 9:15AM

Houston’s Bayou City Art Festival, an annual, juried, fine art event will be held this weekend, March 23-25 at Memorial Park, Memorial Dr, Houston. The festival boasts an outdoor gallery brimming with 300 artists working in 17 artistic media.


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