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WOMEN / CREATE! Presents a Virtual Festival of Dance In Partnership with New York Live Arts

Posted on: 5/7/2021 2:00AM

WOMEN / CREATE!, a virtual festival of dance, will be presented on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:30pm ET, livestreamed on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube. The full program and post-show talkback will be available to view through Sunday, May 23, 2021 on Vimeo.


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ID Studio Presents Blakeley White-McGuire and Daniel Fetecua Soto's "The Tongue of the Flame"

Posted on: 5/5/2021 12:00AM

ID Studio presents four evenings of performance of The Tongue of the Flame from May 24-27, 2021 at 8pm at 311 W. 140th Street, Bronx, NY. The Tongue of the Flame is a raw and dynamic dance theater work-in-process created and performed by internationally acclaimed dance artists and choreographers Blakeley White-McGuire and Daniel Fetecua Soto. 


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Jody Sperling's dance film "Single Use" to be Featured in the 2021 Harlem International Film Festival

Posted on: 5/2/2021 2:00AM

Jody Sperling’s dance film “Single Use” is an official selection of the 2021 Harlem International Film Festival, with screenings May 6-9, 2021. The opening night screening on Thursday, May 6 at 5:50pm will be an in-person red carpet event featuring an audience Q&A at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Theaters (2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd). Following the premiere, “Single Use” will be available for virtual screenings Friday, May 7 through Sunday, May 9, 2021.


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American Repertory Ballet Announces Virtual Programming

Posted on: 4/30/2021 2:00AM

American Repertory Ballet will kick off its 2021 Digital Spring Season on April 23 with a series of original ballets. These new works will be available to local and global audiences, in the comfort of their homes. The three pieces featured are all world premieres, each created between January – March 2021. Dancers rehearsed in designated “pods” while choreographers worked both in-studio and over Zoom.


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Live From the Kennedy Center: BMDC presents Trois RĂªves

Posted on: 4/28/2021 2:00AM

Bowen McCauley Dance Company (BMDC), an award-winning contemporary dance company with a legacy of community engagement, announces its Virtual 25th Season Opening Performance on May 26, 2021 at 7:00PM. Performed live at the Kennedy Center and broadcast via free live web stream, the season opener features three pieces that demonstrate the range of Artistic Director Lucy Bowen McCauley’s choreographic work: “Trois Rêves,” “Dances of the Yogurt Maker,” and “Far Behind.” 


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Streaming May 6-30: Smuin's spring program offers favorites & new works

Posted on: 4/26/2021 2:00AM

Smuin Contemporary Ballet announces Smuin al Fresco featuring three fresh programs highlighting “Smuin Songbook” favorites, plus a fourth show unveiling all-new dancer creations. Pre-recorded at an outdoor venue, each program will star a different “pod” of Smuin dancers performing highlights from founder Michael Smuin’s canon of classical and pop favorites, playful solos from “The Tempest,” an excerpt from acclaimed choreographer Trey McIntyre’s “Blue Until June,” and more. The special fourth showing, Offstage/Onscreen 2021, will be dedicated to unveiling exciting new dance films choreographed, danced, and recorded by Smuin’s multi-talented artists in gorgeous outdoor settings around the Bay Area. Smuin al Fresco will take place May 6 – 30 (7:30pm Thursdays and 5:00pm Sundays).


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Lake Tahoe Dance Collective Presents the Ninth Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Posted on: 4/23/2021 2:00AM

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective (LTDC) enters its ninth year of presenting the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, which will take place this summer from July 27-30, 2021 at 6pm at venues in Tahoe City and Truckee, CA for in-person audiences. The festival has presented over 35 works with more than 25 guest artists and 44 local dancers since 2013.


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Vangeline Theater presents "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" - Butoh for Waste Prevention Live Stream

Posted on: 4/21/2021 2:00AM

Vangeline Theater announces a live stream archival footage of Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, a 60-minute dance piece performed in 2017 at Triskelion Arts. The piece will premiere on Earth Day 2021 and will stream from April 22-24, 2021 at 8pm online


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Satellite Collective Announces Online Exhibition of Worldwide Game of TELEPHONE, Involving Nearly 1,000 Artists - Now Available Online

Posted on: 4/19/2021 2:00AM

More than 950 artists from 70 countries played a game of TELEPHONE, in which a message was passed from art form to art form. The message could become a poem, then a painting, then a film, then a dance, as it was passed 7,177,703 kilometers between 489 cities. An interactive, online exhibition of these hundreds of original, interconnected works debuted to the public for free on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 9am EST online. This particular game of TELEPHONE was started on March 23, 2020 and will be available after running for 383 days.


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Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company Launches Educational Digital Platform Dance With Us

Posted on: 4/16/2021 2:00AM

New York-based nonprofit performing and teaching organization Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company presents Dance With Us, an educational digital platform centered around the premiere of a series of new dance films. The resource launches from June 25-27, 2021 at 7pm ET (same program repeated on three successive evenings) with the premieres of the films and the reveal of the platform, a website whose URL will go live at this time. 


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Campaign for a Tuition-free Youth Company Program - Dancewave Brooklyn

Posted on: 4/14/2021 2:00AM

Stand With Dancewave is a fundraising initiative to support equitable and tuition-free access to Dancewave's renowned Youth Company Program (ages 7-18). During a Virtual Benefit on May 19th the entire community is invited to celebrate the 26-year legacy of Dancewave Company, which has historically connected NYC youth with acclaimed artists including Mark Morris, Trisha Brown, Kyle Abraham and Camille A. Brown. The May 19th event will feature an archival documentary premiere, presenting an opportunity to learn about the organization’s rich history and continued potential for powerful social change. Campaign programming runs April 26 - May 31, 2021.


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English National Ballet release family favourite My First Ballet: Swan Lake on ENB at Home platform

Posted on: 4/12/2021 2:00AM

An hour-long specially adapted version of the world’s best-known ballet, My First Ballet: Swan Lake is now available English National Ballet’s ENB at Home platform.The production, created as part of English National Ballet’s My First Ballet series for children as young as three, features a narrator to help young viewers follow the story and provides the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet. 


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STREB Announces 2021 Action Maverick Award Honorees

Posted on: 4/12/2021 2:00AM

STREB, the company known for its choreographed feats of physicality, scientifically planned chaos, strength, risk, grace, and elegance, founded by MacArthur Fellow Elizabeth Streb, will honor education advocates Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni at the organization’s 2021 Action Maverick Award Benefit. The event will take place virtually over Zoom, on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7 pm, and will be hosted by citizen comic Kate Clinton. 


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Battery Dance Now Accepting Applications for New Program, Young Voices in Dance

Posted on: 4/9/2021 2:00AM

Battery Dance is now accepting applications for Young Voices in Dance. Applications must be submitted online by June 1, 2021. Young Voices in Dance, Battery Dance Festival's newest addition, celebrates the next generation of choreographers. The program highlights the intellectual curiosity, innovation, and artistic excellence of youth (ages 15-22) from around the world. Battery Dance encourages submissions that have a clear concept or theme, integrate interdisciplinary collaborations, and showcase a unique voice as a choreographer. All styles of dance are eligible to apply. 


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Imagine Ballet Theatre (IBT) creates a performance that beautifully combines artistic talent with a theme of empathy

Posted on: 4/7/2021 4:00PM

Emerging from a pandemic and bursting with renewed energy and passion, Imagine Ballet Theatre (IBT) creates a performance that beautifully combines artistic talent with a theme of empathy and inclusion for all at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Ogden UT from April 23 & 24.


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Martha Graham Dance Company Announces GrahamFest95

Posted on: 4/5/2021 2:00AM

The world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company’s 95th season culminates in a three-day virtual festival which runs Friday, April 30–Sunday, May 2. The festival features livestreams of Martha Graham classics, the Company premiere of Elisa Monte’s signature work, Treading (1979), four solos by Sir Robert Cohan, Lamentation Variations by Kyle Abraham, Richard Move, and Nicolas Paul, and the duet from Troy Schumacher’s The Auditions, created for the Company in 2019. 


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Ice Theatre of New York Presents 26th Virtual New Works & Young Artists Series

Posted on: 4/2/2021 2:00AM

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents the 26th Virtual New Works & Young Artists series on Thursdays, March 25 and April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021 at 10:30am ET via Zoom. The series includes a free virtual ice performance and a virtual skating clinic taught by ITNY Company Members. Now in its 26th year, the New Works and Young Artists Series, an initiative geared towards public school students, is ITNY’s signature educational program. The initiative is geared to schools in all five boroughs who are currently unable to visit an ice rink. 


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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has established a new dance institute through Zoom, The Bridge.

Posted on: 3/31/2021 2:00AM

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has established a new dance institute through Zoom, The Bridge. The Institute’s aim is to bring together dancers, choreographers and directors around the world to experience the master teachers of color whose practices are embedded in the community and are focused on advancing the art of dance that transform the personal, environmental and metaphysical spaces. 


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Don't miss AMOUR: The Virtual Broadway Revival, streaming for three performances only

Posted on: 3/29/2021 2:00AM

The Virtual Broadway Revival, streaming for three performances only April 3-5th 2021! Amour is set in picturesque Montmartre, in the city of Paris. Dusoleil (Drew Gehling) is a nerdy civil servant but also a dreamer who discovers that he can walk through walls, which allows him to give bread and jewels to the deserving bourgeoisie. As he gains confidence to win over the beautiful Isabelle (Christiani Pitts) from her unhappy marriage, Dusoleil's magical approach to life makes the world better for his co-workers and other Parisian locals.


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The 15th Annual Dance Parade - Dance Brings Us Together

Posted on: 3/26/2021 2:00AM

The 15th Annual Dance Parade has been scheduled to take place online, Saturday, May 22, starting at 1 PM under the theme, “Dance Brings Us Together”. Heading the event will be Grand Marshals  LISA LISA; the Latina Pop Music Legend, Dance Theatre of Harlem founding member and current Artistic Director VIRGINIA JOHNSON; and H.T. CHEN & DIAN DONG, founding directors of Chen Dance Center. 


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English National Ballet launch new apps for ENB at Home content

Posted on: 3/25/2021 2:00AM

English National Ballet has launched brand-new apps to enhance how audiences can enjoy the Company’s digital content from their online platform ENB at Home. English National Ballet’s dedicated on-demand video platform, ENB at Home, gives audiences further access to a wide range of exciting ballet content from the stage and beyond, from the comfort of their homes and these apps now makes this content available across mobile, tablet and TV devices.


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Karen Peterson and Dancers, Florida's leading physically integrated company, returns to onstage performance

Posted on: 3/24/2021 2:00AM

Karen Peterson and Dancers, Florida's leading physically integrated company, returns to onstage performance with a live audience outdoors at Pinecrest Gardens and the Miami premiere of their full-length program Lost and Found, on Sunday, April 11, at 4:00 pm. The group, which includes professional dancers with and without disabilities, will address this past pandemic year in a series of duets that push the envelope on what dance can be and how we face a global crisis.


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Richard Chappell Dance announces new season of live performance, digital and participation work for 2021

Posted on: 3/18/2021 2:00AM

Richard Chappell Dance is thrilled to announce a new season of multidisciplinary dance, featuring the premiere of a new full-length production, Infinite Ways Home at Exeter Northcott on 24 & 25 September and CULTVR Lab, Cardiff UK on 2 October; two original dance films shot at the picturesque Cockington Court and made available to watch on YouTube and via Swindon Dance’s digital platform; and a large-scale intergenerational participation project across Exeter.


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New York Theatre Ballet presents Lift Lab Live performances at St. Marks's Church-in-the-Bowery

Posted on: 3/16/2021 2:00AM

New York Theatre Ballet presents the second installment of LIFT Lab Live, an in-house live performance series created in the fall, that provides emerging and established choreographers with a safe space to create and offers audiences a safe space to experience live music and live performances of new choreography. LIFT Lab Live will take place from April 7-May 1, 2021 at St. Marks’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street (entrance on 11th Street), 2nd floor, with performances on Wednesdays & Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 7pm.


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Dance Rising NYC Announces Video Tour (Still Dancing) Broadcasting Throughout the Five Boroughs

Posted on: 3/12/2021 2:00AM

Dance Rising NYC announces a five borough Video Tour (Still Dancing) from March 13-21 to mark the one-year anniversary of NYC’s cultural shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Screens across New York City will broadcast videos from Dance Rising’s fall 2020 dance-outs, bringing visibility to the dance industry while live performance remains on pause


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Ice Theatre of New York Presents March 2021 City Skate Pop Up Concerts at Bryant Park

Posted on: 3/7/2021 2:00AM

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents City Skate Pop Up Concerts at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March 2021 at 1pm at The Rink at Bryant Park. ITNY performers include Aaron Singletary and Val Levine, with choreography by Douglas Webster and Jody Sperling. The events are free and open to the public. 


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The story of a legendary philanderer: Don Juan is presented by the Hungarian National Ballet online

Posted on: 3/5/2021 2:00AM

The paid stream series of the Hungarian State Opera is to continue with Don Juan, a choreography by a renowned personality of the French dance scene, Thierry Malandain. The production that premieres online on 6 March 2021, at 8:00 p.m. CET and is available for one night only, is his first collaboration with the Hungarian National Ballet.


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Oklahoma International Dance Festival Dates Set

Posted on: 3/5/2021 2:00AM

The Oklahoma International Dance Festival (OIDF) is proud to announce the first in-person dance intensive since inception. Dancers and faculty from around the world will converge at University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma from July 25 - August 7. 



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Dance/NYC Thanks 2021 Symposium Sponsors; Ticket Sales Close 3/5

Posted on: 3/4/2021 2:00AM

Dance/NYC’s 2021 Symposium will focus on reimagining the dance ecology with emphasis on advancing justice, civic engagement, and the whole dance worker. It will invite participants to investigate topics of decolonizing dance education, community organizing and social change, governmental advocacy, among others, in the context of a global health crisis and the social justice uprisings of 2020. As the only gathering of its kind for the dance community in the metropolitan New York City area, the Symposium is a meeting place for the dance field, to exchange ideas, expand networks, sharpen organizational practices, and deepen the inquiry around New York City’s legacy and trajectory of dance-making. The 2021 Symposium will take place from Wednesday, March 17 - Saturday, March 20, 2021 with the theme of Justice.


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Nichole Canuso Dance Company Goes on Digital Tour

Posted on: 3/1/2021 2:00AM

Nichole Canuso Dance Company will present a digital tour of their critically-acclaimed work Being/With:Home. The intimate participatory performance, which explores separation, connection, and the power of listening, will play The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin from February 11-24, 2021, followed by an engagement at the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine from February 25-March 14, 2021.


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