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Home Dance Challenge

Posted on: 4/7/2020 2:00AM

Antonio Fini, founder/director of the Fini Dance International Summer School, held every summer in Calabria in Southern Italy, invites dancers to post a video of themselves dancing on their Instagram accounts. Sadly, dance schools are closed due to the Coronavirus, but the resourceful Fini offers an opportunity to dance at home and a chance to win a scholarship to study and perform in Italy.


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Shuttered mid-tour, Ice Dance International offers free streaming specials

Posted on: 4/5/2020 12:00AM

 

Ice Dance International (IDI) cancelled the second half of its 2020 multi-state U.S. tour due to ongoing restrictions related to coronavirus mitigation. But ticket-holders who missed out on seeing "IN FLIGHT: LIVE" - and those who want another look at the company's gliding mix of art and sport -- can watch its two television specials streaming free on demand this week at www.icedanceinternational.org

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Ballet Hispánico Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration, Announces B Unidos Instagram Video Series

Posted on: 4/3/2020 4:00AM

Ballet Hispánico have a new Instagram video series entitled B Unidos. The series will feature a series of videos posted each weekday, created by the three arms of the Ballet Hispánico: the professional company, the School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and featuring the hashtag #BUnidos at www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/.


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Artlab J's Virtual Classes

Posted on: 4/1/2020 4:00AM

Check out the robust new programming as ARTLAB transition into the world of virtual dance.  All classes will be offered with the option of taking the class during the scheduled live-stream time via Zoom or you can request a link of the recorded live-stream to take at your leisure.


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Lincoln Center Launches Lincoln Center at Home

Posted on: 3/30/2020 4:00AM

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announces the launch of Lincoln Center at Home (#LincolnCenterAtHome), a new initiative to maintain vital connections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining the arts community around the world in taking their work online, LincolnCenter.org has transformed into a new gateway to the performing arts: Lincoln Center at Home.


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2020 Presenting Denver Dance Festival Tickets on Sale

Posted on: 3/27/2020 12:00AM

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, co-presented by Presenting Denver and The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts to increase the accessibility of dance. Through the dance festival we provide free or affordable opportunities for the public to engage with Colorado dance as a participant or spectator. The festival also provides stipend opportunities for Colorado artists to premiere new choreographic works, educational content, or audience engagement activities.


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Satellite Collective announces its new 2020 initiative Satellite Fellowships

Posted on: 3/26/2020 2:00AM

Satellite Collective (Kevin Draper, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a new initiative of fiscal sponsorships and mentorship programs for artists. Entitled Satellite Fellowships, the initiative is scheduled to launch in March 2020 with the announcement of the first five fellows. Following the initial announcement, Satellite plans to grow the program through a regional, city-wide rollout supported by creative programming with the goal of 25 regional fellowships by late autumn of 2020.The company then plans to expand the program to a national level with an ultimate target of fiscal support for 250 artists by the end of 2021.


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COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund launched by Broadway Cares

Posted on: 3/25/2020 2:00AM

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund will help entertainment professionals meet coronavirus-related expenses and other challenges brought about by the evolving pandemic.


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Olivier Awards 2020 – cancellation

Posted on: 3/24/2020 12:00AM

It is with deep regret that The Society Of London Theatre have announced the cancellation of the Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard at the Royal Albert Hall on 5 April. Following the government’s advice on social distancing and the subsequent closing of many theatres and public venues, they no longer feel that it is feasible to host the ceremony that they had planned to deliver.


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Dance USA acton alert: Ask Congress to include the dance community in Covid-19 relief

Posted on: 3/23/2020 2:00AM

Dance USA say the impact of COVID-19 is variable and rapidly changing. As Congress and the Administration consider new forms of federal economic assistance that may be targeted or widespread, the dance field joins others in the arts and nonprofit sectors that are speaking up to ensure that relief will meet all community needs.


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London Theatre Closures

Posted on: 3/21/2020 2:00AM

Following official government advice issued on Monday 16 March, which stipulates that people should avoid public buildings including theatres, SOLT (Society Of London Theatre) and UK Theatre have advised all member venues to close, to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The theatres will remain closed until further notice and will re-open as soon as possible, following government recommendations.


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The Limón Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Posted on: 3/20/2020 5:00AM

The Limón Dance Company, Colin Connor, Artistic Director, will appear at The Joyce Theater, March 31-April 5, in a program of three Limón masterworks: The TraitorOrfeo, and Mazurkas.  Here is a special opportunity to see a richly varied all-Limón program, and new productions of his masterworks,  performed by an ensemble of virtuosic, expressive artists.


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CoreDance Contemporary Presents; "We Become"

Posted on: 3/19/2020 4:00AM

CoreDance Contemporary presents, “We Become”, an evening length program of modern dance April 3 & 4 at The Mark O’Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. On the bill for the night is Artistic Director McCormac’s new evening length work; “Where The Small Changes Lie” an abstract film and movement collaboration exploring the human evolutionary process.


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Triple Threat Dance Showcase

Posted on: 3/18/2020 5:00AM

Nai Ni Chen Dance Company, New Jersey Tap Ensemble and Umoja Dance Company present a Triple Threat Dance Showcase on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8pm at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ. 


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Ballet Etudes Delights with Cinderella

Posted on: 3/17/2020 4:00AM

CINDERELLA, one of the most beloved classical ballets ever composed comes to the Chandler Center for the Arts April 25 and April 26 at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 Arizona Ave, Chandler. Performed to the greatest musical score written by Sergei Prokofiev, this two-act ballet follows the kind-hearted Cinderella, her wicked step-mother, clumsy step-sisters, and loving Fairy Godmother and will leave you believing in magic.


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The Giving Tree Festival 2020

Posted on: 3/16/2020 4:00AM

The Giving Tree Festival 2020 is a live dance festival taking place in NYC on March 14, 21 and 22. The Giving Tree Festival is an annual event founded in 2012 to raise money for charity. This year more than 30 choreographers and 100 dancers are participating in three benefit dance performances. Saturday March 14th, 7:30pm Ballet Arts at City Center: 130 West 56th Street (6th FL), New York, NY.


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Moving forward together with Karen Peterson and dancers

Posted on: 3/12/2020 5:00AM

The 30th Anniversary Performances from Karen Peterson and Dancers with guest company REVolutions Dance will take place on Thursday, April 9-10th, at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Miami.


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Broadway Theatres will close amid Coronavirus concerns

Posted on: 3/12/2020 2:00AM

It’s a sad time for Broadway theatres, who are now temporarily closing beginning 5 PM, March 12, by order of Governor Andrew Cuomo,President of the Broadway League. On April 13th Performances will resume. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that no gatherings of more than 500 people will be allowed, excepting schools, hospitals, mass transit, and nursing homes. That ban will be effective beginning 5 PM, March 13. For gatherings under 500, the seating capacity will be cut in half.


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10th anniversary of the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition

Posted on: 3/11/2020 6:00AM

The year 2020 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition and the 40th anniversary of Kozlova's defection, with Leonid Kozlov, from the Soviet Union (the couple were principal dancers with the Bolshoi Ballet and defected when the Company performed in Los Angeles). Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street).


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La MaMa presents the New York Premiere of Pananadem (Remembering) and a Filipino Indigenous Dance Workshop

Posted on: 3/10/2020 6:00AM

La MaMa presents the New York Premiere of Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage's Pananadem (Remembering) from March 12-15, 2020 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, NYC.


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Anne Frank, a Musical returns to Off-Broadway

Posted on: 3/9/2020 4:00AM

ANNE FRANK, a Musical returns to Off-Broadway at the Actors Temple Theatre from March 2020. After a Sold Out debut in September 2019 (at the Center for Jewish History), Anne Frank, a Musical returns Off-Broadway at the Actors Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street, New York NY 10036). Seven performances take place on: March 13th, 15th (Premiere), 19th, 22nd, 26th, and April 3rd, 5th.


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Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Beauty and the Beast

Posted on: 3/6/2020 6:00AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the “tale as old as time” with Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast, a new addition to its narrated, one-hour series of family-friendly ballets performed by the PNB School and designed especially for young audiences. Beauty and the Beast runs for five performances only, March 15, 21 and 22 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.'


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MorDance presents Season Seven at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

Posted on: 3/5/2020 5:00AM

MorDance, known for its commitment to creating new works that straddle the classical and contemporary ballet vernacular, presents Season Seven, April 3-4 at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.


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Trevor a new musical hits Broadway

Posted on: 3/4/2020 5:00AM

Trevor a new musical hits Broadway April 7th 2020. Based on the academy Award winning short film Trevor. A deeply moving and funny story of self-discovery and the power of acceptance, TREVOR is about living your best life with a ton of passion… and a touch of pizzazz.


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Redcat presents Sugar Houses

Posted on: 3/3/2020 4:00AM

REDCAT, CalArt’s downtown center for contemporary arts in LA, presents the world premiere of Sugar Houses by renowned Los Angeles-based choreographer Rosanna Gamson of Rosanna Gamson/World Wide. March 25, 2020 to Sunday, March 29, 2020.


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Diana the musical on Broadway

Posted on: 3/2/2020 5:00AM

Diana the true musical story about Princess Diana is now on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, NY. A princess thrust onto the world stage. The tabloid media captivated by her beauty and vulnerability. The globe's most celebrated monarchy disrupted. This is the story of the most famous woman of the modern age as she struggles to endure a spotlight brighter than any the world had ever known. Leading fiercely with her heart, Princess Diana stood up for her family, her country and herself. She defied expectations, she rocked the royals and she created a legacy that will endure forever.


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The Limón Dance Company returns to the Joyce

Posted on: 3/2/2020 2:00AM

The Limón Dance Company returns to the Joyce March 31-April 5 for a program of masterworks by José Limón, performed by dancers known for their "humility, unpretentiousness, and faith." (The New York Times)


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Bring 3 of your loved ones to see FROZEN!

Posted on: 2/28/2020 4:00AM

Bring 3 of your loved ones to see FROZEN the musical! Frozen on broadway is celebrating Hygge (a feeling of contentment and well being). Hygge is having fun with the people you love! For a limited time, buy three tickets to FROZEN and get one free!


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World Premiere of a Works & Process Commission, Les Ballet Afrik: New York is Burning by Omari Wiles

Posted on: 2/27/2020 5:00AM

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the World Premiere of a Works & Process Commission, Les Ballet Afrik: New York is Burning by Omari Wiles, on Sunday and Monday, March 29 and 30, 2020 at 7:30pm.


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New York Butoh Institute presents Hijikata's Three Chapters

Posted on: 2/26/2020 5:00AM

New York Butoh Institute presents Hijikata's Three Chapters on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY.


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