DANCE NEWS


Smuin celebrates "Long disDANCE Love" in Valentine’s

Posted on: 1/15/2021 2:00AM

Love will be in the air when Smuin Contemporary Ballet presents Long disDance Love, a joyful virtual (streaming online) showcase featuring the Company’s signature fusion of classical and contemporary ballet February 11-14, 2021.


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Marblehead School of Ballet and North Shore Civic Ballet's Drive Collects and Delivers Winter Coats to Help People in Need

Posted on: 1/13/2021 2:00AM

During the Marblehead School of Ballet's (MSB) annual Community Appreciation Week, the studio and the North Shore Civic Ballet's drive collected over 70 winter coats for people of all ages.  The drive was extended throughout December to collect additional outerwear to help neighbors suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Call for Submissions from Musical Theatre Writers 18-26

Posted on: 1/11/2021 2:00AM

If you’re under the age of 26, and you’re writing for musical theatre, New Musicals Inc. would love to hear from you. New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles is sponsoring its eighth annual New Voices Project, in which young playwrights, composers and lyricists receive workshops and concerts of their work, with support from the Helen & Jose Colton Foundation, and feedback sessions from executives from Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment and New Musicals Inc.


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Mark DeGarmo Dance Receives Funding to Continue its Dance and Literacy Program in NYC Public Elementary Schools

Posted on: 1/9/2021 2:00AM

Mark DeGarmo Dance is one of 1,032 organizations included in the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund's recently announced awards. Mark DeGarmo Dance will use this funding to help continue its “Partnerships in Literacy through Dance & Creativity©” program, an in-school (currently virtual) program with NYC Title I public  elementary schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. National Dance Education Organization research shows that only 1% of USA elementary schools have such a program.


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Heidi Duckler Dance Presents The Best of The Quest digital book

Posted on: 1/6/2021 2:00AM

Los Angeles-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) publishes The Best of The Quest, HDD’s first ever interactive digital book celebrating the company’s 35th year anniversary. The Best of the Quest documents THE QUEST, a project of 10 premieres over 10 days across Los Angeles and includes exclusive photography, film, music, animation, and essays. 


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What Makes a Great Online Audition? Ask Alexandra Dickson Lynch & Timothy Lynch

Posted on: 1/4/2021 2:00AM

Lynch Dance Institute (LDI), fostering excellence through the joy of dance, announces a full line of services to support dancers as they prepare for their Summer Intensive Auditions. For the first time, many Summer Dance Intensive Auditions will be held online, requiring dancers to take many other digital challenges into account among the already-demanding artistic requirements of auditions. With many Nutcracker and Holiday Season performances canceled, now is a great time for dancers to start preparing for the new demand of online auditions, and LDI’s customized audition packages have everything auditioners need to maximize their ability to shine within their current circumstance.


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Princeton Ballet School to host a week-long virtual Winter Intensive, January 4-8, 2021

Posted on: 12/30/2020 2:00AM

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, invites dancers ages 13 and up to jump-start the new year with a comprehensive virtual Winter Intensive, January 4-8. “Dancers will have the opportunity to study different techniques and styles with master teachers from across the country and Europe,” says School Director Aydmara Cabrera. 


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English National Ballet’s Christmas gift - Nutcracker Delights to be released online

Posted on: 12/26/2020 2:00AM

As a gift to its audiences this Christmas, English National Ballet will make a recorded performance of Nutcracker Delights available to watch for free on YouTube and Facebook, from 2pm Thursday 24 December, for 30 days.


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Nutcracker LIVE Performance at the Wainwright House by Carole Alexis Company/Ballet des Amériques

Posted on: 12/24/2020 2:00AM

Following two successful, sold-out shows at the picturesque Wainwright House (260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye, NY), Carole Alexis Company/Ballet des Amériques are delighted to announce another collaboration with the historic mansion. The two nonprofits come together to host twenty-five immersive live performances of The Nutcracker: Drosselmeyer’s Workshop on a variety of dates throughout the holidays—from December 17th to December 30th. 


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Ballet Hispánico Holiday Celebration

Posted on: 12/21/2020 2:00AM

 

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's renowned Latinx dance organization recognized this year as one of America's Cultural Treasures, invites audiences to the Ballet Hispánico Holiday Celebration of Club Havana on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 7:30pm, available on YouTube and Facebook.


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Apply! Mark DeGarmo Virtual Salon Performance Series 2020-21

Posted on: 12/18/2020 5:00PM

Calling all Performing Artists: Mark DeGarmo Dance Seeks Applicants for the 2020-2021 season of its Virtual Salon Performance Series: a sharing of works-in-progress with a facilitated audience response curated and facilitated by dancer, choreographer, writer, and researcher, Dr. Mark DeGarmo.


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Limon Dance Company live stream from Kaatsbaan in New York

Posted on: 12/17/2020 2:00AM

The Limón Dance Company is presenting a free live stream performance from Kaatsbaan Cultural Park on December 19 at 7 PM. The program showcases two masterpieces by José Limón: "The Moor's Pavane" (1949) and "There is a Time" (1956), along with the lighthearted charmer "Suite Donuts," a new dance created by Chafin Seymour for the Limón Dance Company and co-commissioned by the American Dance Festival.


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Ann Reinking, Tony Award Winner Dies at 71

Posted on: 12/16/2020 2:00AM

Performers, family and loved ones around the world are grieving the loss of Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Ann Reinking, an actor, dancer and choreographer who died on December 12th in Washington. She was 71.


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Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance New Offering - Plastic Harvest Virtual Work-in-Process Screening

Posted on: 12/15/2020 2:00AM

The Center at West Park presents a virtual work-in-progress screening of Plastic Harvest, followed by an artist talkback, on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7pm ET.


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Avant Chamber Ballet brings Paul Mejia’s The Nutcracker from the stage to your living room

Posted on: 12/14/2020 2:00AM

Avant Chamber Ballet brings Paul Mejia’s The Nutcracker from the stage to your living room with a new virtual performance of this iconic masterpiece with live music - Nutcracker Sweets! The performance will be available to rent starting December 12th until the new year. This year the production features Act 2 and the Dance of the Snowflakes with new costumes at Moody Performance Hall. Dallas’ own Cezanne Quartet will accompany the dancers with Tchaikovsky’s famous score.


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American Repertory Ballet Names Ethan Stiefel New Artistic Director

Posted on: 12/11/2020 2:00AM

After an extensive search, American Repertory Ballet (ARB) announced that Ethan Stiefel will become its new Artistic Director beginning July 2021.


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Amalgamate, a New York City based arts organization releases online films

Posted on: 12/8/2020 2:00AM

Amalgamate, a New York City based arts organization for 15 years, has partnered up with four nonprofit organizations to create its first series of “Commercials for Humanity,” a collection of online films that use the power of dance and storytelling to compel viewers to action.


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Heidi Duckler Dance Presents The Re-Quest

Posted on: 12/6/2020 2:00AM

Los Angeles-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) presents The RE-QUEST, a 2-day virtual screening experience that invites audiences to rediscover Los Angeles through sound, movement, and conversation on Saturday and Sunday December 6th and 7th at 6pm PDT.


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Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble will present a symposium on Anna Sokolow's Rooms on December 5

Posted on: 12/4/2020 2:00AM

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble will present a symposium on Anna Sokolow's Rooms on December 5, 2020. This FREE event will be moderated by Dance Enthusiast Founder and Editor in Chief Christine Jowers, and feature speakers from the Library of Congress, Prof. Neil Baldwin, and dancers who have performed Rooms across a half-century. 


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Dance/NYC Announces Dance/NYC 2021 Symposium and new Symposium Programming Committee

Posted on: 12/4/2020 2:00AM

The service organization Dance/NYC is pleased to announce the Dance/NYC 2021 Symposium will take place on Wednesday, March 17 - Saturday, March, 20, 2021 and will be fully digital. 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. 


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Brooklyn Nutcracker announces only live and in person Production in NYC

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

Brooklyn Ballet, a unique and interdisciplinary dance company will present highlights from its critically acclaimed and culturally inclusive production of The Brooklyn Nutcracker. Despite the continued performance pause for the entire New York performing arts community. The Brooklyn Nutcracker in the Jewel Box will offer audiences nine free opportunities, from December 10 to 13, to experience the magic of this timeless production live from outside Brooklyn Ballet’s home studio space for the whole family to enjoy.


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Limon Dance Co return to the Kaatsbaan, Dec. 1-23

Posted on: 11/30/2020 2:00AM

The Limón Dance Company returns to Kaatsbaan for a four week residency that culminates with a virtual performance featuring three dances: a new work by choreographer Chafin Seymour and two of Limón's masterpieces, The Moor's Pavane (1949) and There is a Time (1956). The live stream performance from Kaatsbaan Cultural Park’s stage will take place on Saturday, December 19 at 7pm.


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Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival x Dance Gap Year Sponsorship — Submissions due DECEMBER 11th, 2020

Posted on: 11/25/2020 6:00PM

Dare To dance are currently accepting submissions for, Dare To Dance In Public Film Festival (D2D) Round 4: PANDEMANIA! The deadline to submit is December 11th, 2020 @ 11:59pm PST.


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Dance/NYC Publishes Research Report: Defining “Small-Budget” Dance Makers in a Changing Dance Ecology

Posted on: 11/23/2020 2:00AM

Dance/NYC is pleased to announce the release of its latest research report, Defining “Small-Budget” Dance Makers in a Changing Dance Ecology, a quantitative and qualitative analysis prepared in collaboration with Dance/NYC’s research team and Webb Mgmt Services (Carrie Blake and Nelie Jacques).


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Mark DeGarmo Dance receives $10,000 grant

Posted on: 11/20/2020 2:00AM

Mark DeGarmo Dance is 1 of 79 organizations to receive funding from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF). One of 1,022 applicants, MDD will use the funding awarded to fewer than 8% of applicants to continue its “Partnerships in Literacy through Dance and Creativity ©” program virtually during the second half of the 2020-21 school year.


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Watch American Ballet Theatre Dancers Perform at Bloomingdale's Virtual Holiday Benefit

Posted on: 11/18/2020 2:00AM

Bloomingdale’s is inviting customers to register for its all-new Virtual  Holiday Benefit taking place on Monday, November 23 at 7 p.m. EST. Bloomingdale’s has transformed its annual  iconic holiday celebrations into an innovative virtual experience, bringing the magic of a Bloomingdale’s holiday to  homes nationwide for the first time.


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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2020

Posted on: 11/17/2020 2:00AM

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide as a television-only event with no audience Broadcast on NBC and Telemundo Thursday, November 26, 2020 from 9 a.m. – Noon, in all time zones.


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Los Angeles-based Barak Ballet's Gala & Reveal of "Reclamation"

Posted on: 11/16/2020 2:00AM

On Saturday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST, Barak Ballet, a contemporary ballet company located in Los Angeles, will host its virtual fall gala, featuring the reveal of “Reclamation,” a 20-minute cinematic ballet by founder and artistic director Melissa Barak. 


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The Nutcracker by Vitacca Dance Nov. 27-29 at The Woodlands Resort

Posted on: 11/12/2020 2:00AM

Vitacca Vocational School for Dance presents The Nutcracker from November 27-29, 2020 at The Woodlands Resort 2301 North Millbend Drive in The Woodlands. This season’s production features Vitacca Dance Artists from the greater Houston and The Woodlands areas and Guest Artists including Liam Hogan of Colorado Ballet who will perform the role of Cavalier. The Nutcracker is a dazzling holiday tradition for children and adults of all ages. Bring your family and friends on Clara’s magical journey from her home on Christmas Eve into the Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets. The Nutcracker is the perfect introduction for children to the wonderful world of ballet.


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American Dance Guild - 10 Years Over 10 Weeks

Posted on: 11/11/2020 2:00AM

Reaching into its archival treasure trove of rarely seen recordings of past events, The American Dance Guild commenced on October 12 their virtual offering 10 Years Over 10 Weeks, a rich collection of video performances of honorees and guest artists over the last ten years of ADG Performance Festivals. The video stream, which will run for ten weeks, will feature works by 25 dance luminaries from ADG Festivals 2009-2019. Each of the Festival artists will appear sequentially by year, running for one week. The live festival has been postponed this year in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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