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Ballet West Choreographic Fest goes global

Posted on: 4/12/2019 4:25PM

Choreographic Festival 2019Utah’s Ballet West welcomes the renowned Scottish Ballet to the line-up of the third annual Choreographic Festival at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center on May 9-11. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Scottish Ballet, under the leadership of CEO and Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, will present Artist-in-Residence Sophie Laplane’s new work Sibilo.


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Dance Salad Festival hits Houston soon

Posted on: 4/11/2019 8:10AM

Royal Danish Ballet for CarmenNow celebrating its 24th anniversary in Houston and its 27th season since its inception in Brussels, Belgium, Dance Salad Festival promises another gathering of world-class performers in 2019. Famous in their own countries, classical and contemporary dancers will share the festival stage to form a mix of movement and compelling choreography. Performances are scheduled for April 18, 19 and 20 at the Wortham Center.


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M.A. school plans Dance Week festivities

Posted on: 4/10/2019 8:00AM

National Dance Week 2019National Dance Week will soon return on April 19-28. Many studios and dance programs across America are gearing up to celebrate. One of these is The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) in Massachusetts. To thank the public for its support for 47 years, MSB will offer special discounts from Friday, April 19 through Saturday, April 27. It will also present a preview performance of new works in progress.


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People Movers reflect on 'Celine' creation

Posted on: 4/9/2019 10:10AM

Celine in MAGNUM OPUS A RETROSPECTIVEIn 2018, The People Movers’ choreographer and artistic director Kate Ladenheim and performer–designer Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs devised a collaborative project titled OH, CELINE and its heroine, Celine (née De La Croix). This fictional Brooklyn-based avant-garde dancer was conceived as a hilarious yet sincere caricature of a downtown artist. Now, Ladenheim and Lynn-Jacobs present a look at their heroine’s journey in MAGNUM OPUS: A Retrospective, a multidisciplinary evening of solo performance, on April 11-13.


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TITAS brings 10 troupes to Dallas next season

Posted on: 4/8/2019 12:03PM

TITAS/Dance UnboundTITAS/Dance Unbound, in association with the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, has announced its 2019-20 Season, featuring companies from six countries and presenting four Texas debuts.


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All Ready returning to Gardner Museum

Posted on: 4/5/2019 12:15PM

NBC’s World of DanceIn their uniquely-styled fusion of Latin, street and hip-hop dance, All Ready, a spirited female dance duo from South Korea, has been performing in NBC’s World of Dance competition this season and will soon return to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston as Choreographers-in-Residence.


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Texas Ballet Theater to wish upon a star

Posted on: 4/4/2019 9:10PM

Pinocchio balletTexas Ballet Theater (TBT) will present the United States premiere of Pinocchio May 17-19 at Winspear Opera House on the AT&T Performing Arts Center Campus in Dallas and on May 24-26 at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. All performances will feature live accompaniment.


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Bryan Arias receives Pillow Fellowship

Posted on: 4/3/2019 7:39AM

Jacob’s Pillow Fellowship recipientBryan Arias, the artistic director of ARIAS Company, recently received the Jacob’s Pillow Fellowship at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post. The fellowship includes a $15,000 grant, a residency at the Pillow Lab and a residency at LIU Tilles Center.


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#CamerasandDancers celebrates 50 meets

Posted on: 4/2/2019 8:45AM

#CamerasandDancersPart of the mission at Jacob Jonas The Company is to make dance a more visible and valued art form. So as it’s #CamerasandDancers initiative celebrates a milestone of 50 meets, the company expresses gratitude to all those who’ve helped make meets possible.


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Derek Hough to tour all-new dance show

Posted on: 4/1/2019 11:25AM

Derek Hough Solo Show TourFollowing the sold-out successes of the Move Live on Tour and Move – Beyond – Live on Tour acclaimed shows, including multiple sellouts at large prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Derek Hough returns with a monumental experience for 2019 – Derek Hough: Live! The Tour.


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Germaul Barnes creates work for AL Ballet

Posted on: 3/29/2019 9:05AM

Contemporary dance choreographerGermaul Barnes, a New York-based contemporary dance artist with a global approach to movement, will premiere his first work created for Alabama Ballet as part of the company’s Ovation series on April 26-28. Ovation is an annual mixed repertory performance that highlights Alabama Ballet’s versatility, strength and artistry while showcasing bold and creative original contemporary works.


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RudduR Dance gets grant to tour Latin America

Posted on: 3/28/2019 4:30PM

Christopher Rudd dance troupeRudduR Dance recently received a grant for its upcoming Latin American tour, which will visit Ecuador, México, Dominican Republic and Belize. The tour will focus on combating divisive rhetoric through community engagement, person-to-person cultural diplomacy, and by presenting thematically empowering dance.


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New residency opportunity in Mexico City

Posted on: 3/27/2019 3:15PM

Mexico City Dance ResidencyThe Tlacopac International Artist Residency opened in Mexico City on January 29. Tlacopac has a large wood-floored rehearsal space, five bedrooms that can accommodate 8-12 dance students or company members, and two to three professors, choreographers or assistants.


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McCallum Theatre opens choreography entries

Posted on: 3/26/2019 12:45PM

McCallum Theatre 2019The 22nd Annual Choreography Festival will be held November 9 and 10, 2019 by the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA. Choreographers may now apply online through May 15 for a chance to participate and possibly win monetary awards.


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Eryc Taylor Dance addresses Global Warming

Posted on: 3/25/2019 4:45PM

Global Warming Dance Series - EARTHIn a visual, physical and auditory “wake up call” to the impact of our actions on global warming, Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD) announces EARTH, a full-length collaborative dance event incorporating original choreography by ETD Artistic Director Eryc Taylor and five past recipients of the company’s New Choreographer Grant.


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Ariel Rivka Dance to present 12th Season

Posted on: 3/22/2019 2:51PM

SHE by Ariel Grossman companyAward-winning contemporary choreographer Ariel Grossman and her company of seven female dancers will celebrate the 12th Anniversary of Ariel Rivka Dance with two premieres, repertory and guest artists at Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City. The program will take place in four performances, Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, March 30. The two premieres are Mossy and Rhapsody in K, which will feature newly commissioned scores.


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Dance for Life announces 2019 program

Posted on: 3/21/2019 3:00PM

Greig Matthews and Joanna WozniakThe benefit performance program Dance for Life Chicago announces a lineup of popular companies and artists returning to the stage August 17 at the Auditorium Theatre. Dance for Life, which mobilizes Chicago’s dance community to help raise funds for those facing critical health issues, has also added a post-show gala reception to its schedule, with this year’s taking place at the Hilton Chicago.


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OBT Principal Dancer retires after 11 seasons

Posted on: 3/20/2019 4:20PM

Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers Chauncey Parsons and Katherine MonogueOregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) Artistic Director Kevin Irving has a unique approach to 21st-century American ballet that reflects the vigor of an ever-evolving art form. In Director’s Choice, he has curated some of the company’s most loved contemporary works in an intimate program at the Newmark Theatre. It is in this program that OBT will say a poignant farewell to Principal Dancer Chauncey Parsons.


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Dance elite unite for cause at Lincoln Center

Posted on: 3/19/2019 3:00PM

Michelle Dorrance and Anthony MorigerartoAfter a successful move to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall last year, the 9th Annual Dance Against Cancer event returns to the prestigious venue on Monday, April 22, with Nev Schulman performing as host. Producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht look forward to presenting an evening of top-notch dance to benefit American Cancer Society.


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Bates Dance Festival announces 2019 lineup

Posted on: 3/18/2019 7:05PM

Bates Dance Festival 2019Based in Lewiston, Maine, the Bates Dance Festival returns in 2019 with an exciting new performance schedule and an artist roster comprising faces new to Bates and familiar friends, including longtime festival favorites Doug Varone and Dancers. It kicks off July 12 and concludes August 3.


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'World of Dance' offers chance for redemption

Posted on: 3/16/2019 9:00AM

NBC's World of Dance competitionNBC’s World of Dance moves to the next round of the competition – with a MAJOR twist – in the first episode of “The Duels” airing this Sunday, March 17 at 8/7c. Tune in to see the new exhilarating chance for “Redemption”.


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Atlanta Ballet announces exciting tours

Posted on: 3/15/2019 1:02PM

Olivia Yoch_Photo by Gene SchiavoneFor the first time in more than five years, Atlanta Ballet will venture beyond its stomping grounds to perform on national and international stages, including The Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington D.C. and the State Opera theatre in Prague, Czech Republic.


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Dancers perform to help grant a special wish

Posted on: 3/14/2019 1:55PM

Dance Connection in Islip, New YorkAs a studio with more than 600 students, Dance Connection in Islip, New York wields the power to help give back in significant ways to its community. In recognition of this, the studio’s Competition and Performance Teams often seek ways to better the lives of those around them. Recently, they did just that through their partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


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Eisenhower Dance Detroit presents F|E|E|L

Posted on: 3/13/2019 3:22PM

Michigan contemporary dance companyIn its final performance of the 2018-19 Metro Series, Eisenhower Dance Detroit – Southeast Michigan's acclaimed and internationally-touring contemporary dance company – will present F|E|E|L, an exhilarating evening of dance reflecting on our ever-present need for human connection.


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Disney conservatory accepting applications

Posted on: 3/12/2019 11:45AM

Youth Summer Program at DisneylandThe Disney Performing Arts Conservatory youth summer program offers an "Instrumental Conservatory" and a "Musical Theatre Conservatory" giving young performers ages 14 through 22 the opportunity to improve their performance skills through immersive classes, professional panels and behind-the-scenes experiences.


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Cuba’s Malpaso presents rare SoCal shows

Posted on: 3/11/2019 4:00PM

The Wallis welcomes Cuban dance troupeMalpaso Dance Company, one of Cuba’s hottest contemporary dance ensembles, brings a slice of Havana to Southern California on Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30. The scintillating program of movement and music includes Ocaso by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado and Ser by company member Beatriz Garcia.


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Paramount School of the Arts plans Opening

Posted on: 3/8/2019 12:23PM

Aurora, Illinois arts schoolThe new Paramount School of the Arts will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, June 1, a date that will launch a new era for the live performing arts in downtown Aurora, Illinois. The state-of-the-art school is taking over the former Waubonsee Community College facility and is nearly done with its $35 million renovation.


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Carlos Acosta's biopic to have NYC premiere

Posted on: 3/7/2019 10:23AM

Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta stars in and directs own biopicIn April, The Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY), a project of The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, is set to energize the city with a special closing-night premiere honoring Cuban ballet legend Carlos Acosta. Wrapping up HFFNY’s 12-day celebration of Latin American cinema, the evening will feature the New York premiere of Yuli at the DGA Theater. This poignant film inspired by Acosta’s life chronicles his rise from poverty and prejudice to become an icon of the dance world.


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Ballet shoe emoji slated to come out

Posted on: 3/6/2019 9:30AM

Dancer emojiJust about all our non-dance friends’ hobbies have one — an emoji that is. There are emojis for swimming, soccer, surfing, rock climbing, canoeing, fencing and the list goes on and on. But ballet? Nope. At least not till this year, when it was announced a ballet shoe emoji is on the way.


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Lionel Popkin presents 'Oedipus' project

Posted on: 3/5/2019 7:00AM

Choreography by Lionel PopkinThe Theater Lab Series at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles begins this month with the workshop showing of The Oedipus/Antigone Project, an evening-length multimedia performance by UCLA professor Lionel Popkin.


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