DANCE NEWS


Prix de Lausanne 2020 International ballet competition

Posted on: 8/23/2019 2:00AM

The Prix de Lausanne announces the names of the six preselected candidates to participate in the next competition. The dancers have been chosen after the first Summer Intensive organized by the Fondation en faveur de l’Art Chorégraphique and after the 5th Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition. The dancers will take part in the 48th Prix de Lausanne in Montreux from February 2nd to 9th, 2020.


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Kathryn Posin Dance Company iinvited to open the 2019-20 Dig Dance Season

Posted on: 8/23/2019 12:00AM

The Kathryn Posin Dance Company is proud to announce that it has been invited to open the 2019-20 Dig Dance Season of the 92nd St. Y with three premieres: Evolution: The Letters of Charles Darwin, Triple Sextet to Steve Reich's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Double Sextet," and Memoir.


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English National Ballet’s 2019 UK Tour

Posted on: 8/22/2019 2:00AM

Continuing its commitment to UK touring and presenting world-class ballet to the widest possible audience, Autumn 2019 sees English National Ballet present three acclaimed ballets, CinderellaLe Corsaire, and Nutcrackeron tour in it’s 70th Anniversary Season. 17 October – 30 November 2019.


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Moveius Contemporary Ballet performs climate inspired works

Posted on: 8/21/2019 6:00AM

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet (MOVEIUS), creating a path for ballet to speak to political and societal issues, will perform a trio of climate-inspired works to The Ailey Citigroup Theater, September 23-25, 2019. Movement for Change is part of the high-profile New York Climate Week which starts with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Summit 2019.


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Premiere of immigration stories

Posted on: 8/21/2019 2:00AM

The CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Mari Meade Dance Collective/MMDC, present the World Premiere of immigration stories on September 13, 2019 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in NYC.


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American Repertory Ballet will be starting a new chapter

Posted on: 8/20/2019 2:00AM

This September, American Repertory Ballet will be starting a new chapter. The company will become a Founding Resident Company of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) and will also be embarking on a new era of artistic growth.


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Pete: A New Dance Musical

Posted on: 8/20/2019 2:00AM

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance announced today that tickets for Pete: A New Dance Musical are on sale. Conceived and choreographed by internationally award-winning choreographer and founder of Dark Circles Joshua L. Peugh and inspired by J.M. Barrie’s iconic novel Peter PanPete: A New Dance Musicalwill run from September 12 through September 15, 2019 in Hamon Hall located in the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District.


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Martha Graham Dance Company announces the 2019–20 season

Posted on: 8/19/2019 2:00AM

The Martha Graham Dance Company announces the 2019–20 season of its popular Studio Series, which offers audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the work of the Company in the intimate setting of the Martha Graham Studio Theater in New York. The events in the Studio Series revolve around The EVE Project, the Company’s season theme celebrating female empowerment and the 100th anniversary in 2020 of women’s right to vote.


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20th NYC Season Concert of BalaSole in “GAMME

Posted on: 8/15/2019 9:00AM

BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 20th NYC Season Concert of BalaSole in "GAMME," a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, August 16 & 17, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC.


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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater bring joyous holiday tradition

Posted on: 8/13/2019 6:00AM

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater’s stage from December 4, 2019  to January 5, 2020. Artistic Director Robert Battle leads Ailey’s 32 extraordinary dancers during this annual five-week engagement, which has become a joyous holiday tradition.


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2019 Dance Vision Awards

Posted on: 8/12/2019 5:00AM

Dance Vision Awards 2019 will be held in Los Angeles, CA and hosted by Karina Smirnoff with co-host Tony Donolani from Dancing With The Stars. The Dance Vision Awards will be held on August 27th, 2019 and recognizes excellence, achievement and creativity in the National, International ballroom world and Dance Sport Communities.


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Martha Graham Dance Company and The EVE Project

Posted on: 8/9/2019 7:00AM

The world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company announces the second season of The EVE Project, a two-year initiative celebrating female empowerment and the upcoming 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. The season kicks off in August and includes performances in 13 cities across the U.S. Works from some of today’s top choreographers will be presented, and the classic repertory features Martha Graham’s heroines and anti-heroines—all with an underlying statement about female power.


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Illinois Arts Council Agency, Funding

Posted on: 8/8/2019 5:00AM

The Illinois Arts Council Agency is pleased to announce the release of Fiscal Year 2020 guidelines and application materials for its open deadline programs. Grant requests for fiscal year 2020 will be accepted until funds are fully committed or by May 15, 2019 for activities occurring through August 31, 2020. Applications must be received no less than 8 weeks prior to the project start date.


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Bolshoi Ballet London Tour

Posted on: 8/7/2019 12:00AM

At the end of July 2019, the Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra will travel to London to perform from the 29th July to the 17 August in Covent Garden. The Bolshoi Ballet will return to the Royal Opera House with the Orchestra for another exciting three-week season of spectacular ballets presented by Victor Hochhauser.


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Salt & Honey’s microfiber grip now available in the USA

Posted on: 8/6/2019 5:00AM

International sock and fitness accessories company, Thirty Three Threads has signed a distribution agreement with non-slip Pilates Reformer towel maker, Salt & Honey. Thirty Three Threads will now sell Salt & Honey’s microfiber grip products via more than 4,000 of its accounts throughout the US and Canada. This builds on more than fifteen years of Thirty Three Threads leading the way in creating and supplying premium brands and innovative products for the boutique fitness market.


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Heidi Duckler Dance Presents Stay Awake

Posted on: 8/5/2019 6:00AM

Heidi Duckler Dance’s (HDD) new work Stay Awake, is a part of HDD’s MoveWell@MLK artist residency, and will take place on August 24 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital. 


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2019's The Table Of Silence Project, 9/11

Posted on: 8/2/2019 5:00AM

Buglisi Dance Theatre is honored to be welcomed once again at Lincoln Center for the ninth presentation of the performance ritual for peace "The Table of Silence Project 9/11," a public tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace, conceived and choreographed by Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi. The performance ritual takes place Wednesday September 11, beginning at 8:15 AM and concluding at 8:46 AM, the tragic moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.


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English National Ballet Akram Khan’s Giselle Sadler’s Wells, London

Posted on: 8/1/2019 6:00AM

Akram Khan’s Giselle returns to the UK for the first time since 2017, following acclaimed international performances in Moscow, Luxembourg and Chicago so far this year. Now the production is returning to Sadler’s Wells, London, for 13 performances from Wednesday 18th – Saturday 28th September.


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International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival 2020

Posted on: 7/31/2019 2:00AM

Online applications have already opened, and will remain open until the 11th of November 2019. Young artists can apply for the 24th International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival which is taking place at Stuttgarts TREFFPUNKT Rotebuehlplatz in Germany from 12th to 15th March 2020.


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Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates the opening of its 47th season

Posted on: 7/30/2019 6:00AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates the opening of its 47th season with a powerhouse double-bill featuring iconic works by George Balanchine and PNB Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell. September 27 through October 6 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.


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Ayodele Casel named a 2019–2020 Frances B.Cashin fellow

Posted on: 7/29/2019 5:00AM

Ayodele Casel, a disciplined and brave performer who honors the roots of tap dance while pushing the boundaries of the art form, has been named a 2019–2020 Frances B.Cashin fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Joining more than 50 incoming fellows as they pursue work across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and art, Ayodele will direct her energy toward research and development of a new theatrical work inspired by the historical context of tap dance's cultural heritage.


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Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival & Conference

Posted on: 7/25/2019 4:00AM

The Second Annual Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival & Conference will be held on Thursday, September 26th to 28th in Miami Florida. Companies Kinetic Light, Heidi Latsky Dance, Step Change Studios and Karen Peterson and Dancers explore what makes a body beautiful? What makes a dancer’s movement’s graceful and artistically meaningful? Contrary to the responses most of us might venture, the dance companies and individuals participating share some unique perspectives.


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38th Annual Battery Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/24/2019 6:00AM

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 38th Annual Battery Dance Festival with free performances from August 11-16, 2019 against the backdrop of New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing performance on August 17, 2019 at The Schimmel Center at Pace University.


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sjDANCEco Opens its 17th Season with “Etched in Time” 


Posted on: 7/23/2019 5:00AM

sjDANCEco presents Etched in Time on Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19 at 8:00 pm at California Theatre, CA. sjDANCEco’s 2019-2020 season opens with a World Premiere, two West Coast Premieres, a Company Premiere, and a masterwork by José Limón. The program is performed to live music by San José Chamber Orchestra.


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The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies  2019

Posted on: 7/22/2019 5:00AM

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, celebrates a landmark 35th anniversary this year. The nominees for the 2019 Bessie Awards, along with the recipients of the 2019 Juried Bessie Award and 2019 Outstanding Breakout Choreographer Award, are announced and have been celebrated at the Bessies press conference. 


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Meet the stars of High Strung Free Dance at DancerPalooza this week

Posted on: 7/22/2019 2:00AM

High Strung Free DanceIt’s finally here! The largest dance festival in the United States is back and it’s bigger than ever. Top choreographers, performers, dance students and teachers are gathering at DancerPalooza this week. Presenting sponsor Só Dança are excited to be a part of this year’s incredible event. Make sure to visit the Só Dança stand at the Beat Street Expo to meet the stars of the new High Strung Free Dance film!


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Dance Teacher Summit Faculty Announced

Posted on: 7/19/2019 5:00AM

Dance Teacher Summit (DTS) brings together dance teachers from across the globe who have a passion for growth and development in dance education. July 26h-28th in Long Beach, CA or August 1st to 3rd in New York City, NYC. The world-renowned faculty consists of legendary masters as well as teachers with cutting-edge curriculum and business training techniques. These classes and seminars will provide dance teachers with the motivational and inspirational tools they need to re-energize their love for the arts and dance instruction.


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9th annual Fini Dance International Gala and Awards Presentation

Posted on: 7/18/2019 5:00AM

Antonio Fini announces the 9th annual Fini Dance International Gala and Awards Presentation, Thursday August 15, at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 9th Avenue & 55th Street NYC. The event will be hosted once again by co-founder, the charming Tabata Caldironi of Milan, and vivacious Ornella Fado, originally from Italy and current resident of New York and host of the TV show Brindiamo.  Companies from Italy and New York will perform in a spirit of exchange and collaboration, and awards will be presented to costume designer Christina Giannini, Katherine Crockett, and Maria Vittoria Villa.


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7th Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/17/2019 5:00AM

Celebrating its 7th Anniversary, the LAKE TAHOE DANCE FESTIVAL, founder/artistic director Christin Hanna, will present a program of works this July 24th to 26th by Agnes De Mille and ballets by Constantine Baecher, Roya Carreras, Katherine Duke, Traci Finch, and Jacopo Godani. Performances will take place set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Tahoe City, California and Truckee, California.


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Designing a Dance Warm-Up Workshop

Posted on: 7/17/2019 12:10AM

Calling all Dance Educators and Dancers interested in the science of building a dance warm up, redesigning your current one, or building a new one that will train technically strong, versatile dancers and can be completed in as little as 20 minutes (or longer if desired) for the upcoming Dancing Anatomy Workshop on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Studio 353 NYC.


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