Stay in the know, a little news about a lot of dancers and companies

Posted on: 7/18/2020 2:00AM

The theaters, studios, and studios may be STILL be closed for many, but we keep dancing because the show must go on right? Here are more updates to keep you in the know about many of the dancers and companies that have been keeping on during this tough time. 

 

ELIOT FELD'S BALLET TECH 

Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech finished out the school year with Zoom ballet classes for the Ballet Tech students and received an NEA grant in the amount of $35,000. www.ballettech.org

 

ANTONIO FINI 

Antonio Fini has had his annual summer intensive cancelled for NY, but the Calabria Italy intensive will take place. A special feature is a new solo for Fini created for him, via zoom, by Virginie Mecene. www.finidance.com 

 

MIMI GARRARD 

Her work continues to be shown twice monthly on Manhattan Neighbourhood Network. Her dance videos are being seen in festivals worldwide and have won 85 awards during the last three years. www.mimigarrarddance.com

 

CHRISTIN HANNA 

Founder/director of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival announces on-line programs of dance and interviews. July 22 - American Classical Ballet with works by Tudor, DeMille, Balanchine & Lovette; July 23 - Mid Century Modern Dance with works by Graham, Hawkins, Taylor and Horton; July 24; Europe's Influence with works by Marco Pelle, Jacopo Godani and more. www.tahoeyouthballet.com

 

LYDIA JOHNSON 

Will offer a 3-week virtual summer program for dancers of all ages, and is grateful for a PPP loan and the continuing support of a Dodge grant. www.lydiajohnsondance.org 

 

VALENTINA KOZLOVA 

Currently teaches private classes at her school with Ct, which includes three vast studios, storage space, and more, and looks forward to the next Kozlova International Ballet Competition in March 2021. This will be at Symphony Space, and a delayed celebration of the Competition's 10th anniversary and 40th anniversary of Kozlova's defection from the Bolshoi. Kozlova is scheduled to dance Ruth St. Denis' Incense for Modern Dance 101: Dances by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. www.vkdcny.com

 

LIMON DANCE COMPANY 

Under newly appointed artistic director Dante Puleio, the Company has many current activities, including teaching free Limon classes every day at 3 PM on Instagram Live. They are also reconstructing Limon's There is a Time via ZOOM with Raphael Boumaila and Nina Watt. www.limon.org 

 

MARE NOSTRUM ELEMENTS 

Director Nicola Iervasi is planning the company's annual Emerging Choreographer Series for presentation in 2021, which will also celebrate the organization's 20th. anniversary. www.mnelements.org

 

MIRO MAGLOIRE 

Is preparing new ballets to violin sonatas by Brahms and Beethoven, and exploring the area of dance films. www.newchamberballet.com

 

NEVILLE DANCE THEATRE 

Brenda Neville's company has been active on social media channels, streaming videos and creating digital content such as artist interviews. The Company received funding from various sources, including the Paychecks Protection Program. www.nevilledance.com

 

NEW YORK SCANDIA SYMPHONY 

The April 2020 performances have been postponed to November. Under the direction of Denmark native Ms. Dorritt Matson, the Orchestra performs music, including some rarely heard compositions, by Scandinavian composers. www.nyscandia.org

 

KATHRYN POSIN 

Kathryn Posin will present a work on the Battery Dance Festival.  Has received an Emergency Grant from the Rauschenberg Foundation. www.kathrynposin.org

 

HENNING RUBSAM 

Is working on new choreography for his Sensedance and continuing to teach seminar courses on musical theater and dance history at the Juilliard Evening Division. He continues on the faculty for the BFA program of The Ailey School and Fordham U, and is scheduled to teach/coach Shawn's Floor Plastique to dancers from the Limon Institute to open the program of Modern Dance 101: Dances by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. www.sensedance.org

 

BETH SOLL 

Is working on Zoom on two solos; one for Soll and the second for dancer Abigail Dias. www.bethsollandcompany.org

 

SOKOLOW THEATRE DANCE ENSEMBLE 

Continues as the major custodian of the works of Anna Sokolow with a new revival of  Rooms, currently being shown online. www.sokolowtheatredance.org

 

FRANCESCA TODESCO 

Looks forward to the premiere of her new company, Dances We Dance, and continuing to work with Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble. www.danceswedance.org

 

Photo by Georgia de Lotz



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