DANCE NEWS


14th ADC|IBC Jury & Panel Announced

Posted on: 2/21/2019 10:15AM

Jolie Rose LombardoThe 14th ADC|IBC is approaching, with the international ballet competition set for March 22-27 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The 2019 Jury and Selection Panel has now been announced. Among the Jury and Panelists are esteemed professionals like Kelly Boal with Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Robert Hill and Yan Chen with Orlando Ballet, Mark Diamond with Charlotte Ballet II, Edward Ellison with Ellison Ballet and Marjorie Grundvig with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School.


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Dance history gifted to Keshet dance center

Posted on: 2/20/2019 1:22PM

Warsaw Ghetto set piecesThe original set pieces from Lester Horton and Bella Lewitzky’s 1949 co-creation Warsaw Ghetto now hang in the studio named for Lewitzky at Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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SF Ballet's 'Kaleidoscope' program onstage

Posted on: 2/19/2019 3:10PM

Kaleidoscope Program 2019San Francisco Ballet opened Program 02, Kaleidoscope, on February 12, with performances running through February 23 at SF War Memorial Opera House. Kaleidoscope features the SF Ballet premiere of Benjamin Millepied’s Appassionata, and the returns of Justin Peck’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, created for Unbound: A Festival of New Works in 2018, and George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15.


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NEA announced $27 Million+ in Grants

Posted on: 2/18/2019 12:50PM

Peacock DanceWith its announcement of more than $27 million in grants, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is continuing its efforts to provide all Americans with the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts. These fiscal year 2019 grants will reach all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.


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Tappers set to perform at Chicago winery

Posted on: 2/15/2019 8:00AM

Chicago Tap Theatre 2019Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) will present Sweet Tap Chicago on Sunday, March 10 at 3 and 7 p.m. at Chicago City Winery. With this show, CTT brings tap dance back to one of its historical roots, the jazz club.


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Love on your feet this Valentine’s Day!

Posted on: 2/14/2019 11:01AM

Eurotard Dancewear offers multiple shoesEurotard Dancewear is expanding its amazing shoe collection! Introducing the new Tilt Canvas Half Sole Shoe, Hinge Leather Half Sole Shoe, Coupé Split Sole Leather Ballet Shoe and Passé Full Sole Leather Ballet Shoe!


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Heidi Duckler Dance ebbing and flowing

Posted on: 2/13/2019 2:15PM

Heidi Duckler DanceLos Angeles-based company Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) will soon present its 2019 rendition of Ebb & Flow: Culver City. After a successful one-day event in 2018, HDD was asked to bring the festival back to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook for two days. The festival will take place there on February 23 and 24.


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NYC choreographers give back to charities

Posted on: 2/12/2019 2:45PM

Dance Benefit Concert on February 16 2019Named after the popular children's picture book written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree is a series of dance benefit concerts produced each year in NYC by Shelly Hutchinson. This year, there are three shows in the series and more than 30 choreographers participating.


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American dancer wins big at Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 2/11/2019 3:00PM

47th Prix de Lausanne FinalsOver the weekend, thousands of spectators followed the 47th Prix de Lausanne Finals at the Beaulieu Theater in Switzerland — both in person and online through the live streaming. From the 21 Finalists, eight were awarded a scholarship allowing them to enter one of the partner schools or companies of the Prix de Lausanne. At the top of the prize winners’ list is 16-year-old American dancer Mackenzie Brown.


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Project Dance still open to 2019 registrations

Posted on: 2/8/2019 8:30AM

Dance with artistic integrityProject Dance, an organization that has been hosting events since 2002 to positively impact dancers and the culture at large, is open to registrations for its 2019 events. This season will see events held in Houston, New York City, Orlando, Costa Rica, Paris, Taipei and Pittsburgh.


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Misty Lown takes leadership of YPAD

Posted on: 2/7/2019 3:00PM

Youth Protection Advocates in Dance's new DirectorIn a recent announcement, Leslie Scott and Joseph Zanovitch, the founders of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD) and Youth Protection Advocates in Gymnastics (YPAG), revealed that YPAD and YPAG will now be under the leadership and direction of Misty Lown and her team at More Than Just Great Dancing. YPAD and YPAG are organizations seeking to help end the exploitation of children in dance and gymnastics.


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Beijing Dance Theater tours U.S.

Posted on: 2/6/2019 2:40PM

Wild Grass_Photo by Li HuiminBeginning late January, Beijing Dance Theater, one of China’s newest and most distinguished dance companies, returned to North America with its stunning dancers. The troupe, led by Artistic Director Wang Yuanyuan, is presenting mixed repertoire and its new full-length show Hamlet in eight cities across six states and in Canada.


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Peridance launches 2019 Audition Tour

Posted on: 2/5/2019 10:32AM

Auditions for New York Dance Programs 2019New York's Peridance Capezio Center is currently touring to various cities to audition dancers interested in applying for its educational programs, specifically the Certificate Program and Summer Intensives. The two-year Certificate Program starts in September and is meant for advanced dancers aged 17-25. The Teen Summer Intensive runs for three weeks between June and July for dancers aged 13-17 while the BluePrint Summer Intensive runs August 5-17 for pre-pro students aged 17-25.


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'Fosse/Verdon' show coming to TV

Posted on: 2/4/2019 3:00PM

FX series 2019Save the date for FX’s new series Fosse/Verdon! Set to premiere Tuesday, April 9 at 10 p.m., the eight-episode project will recount the romantic and creative partnership between dance and entertainment heavyweights Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon!


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Dive into 'The Little Mermaid' in SoCal

Posted on: 2/1/2019 4:00PM

The Little Mermaid balletFrom April 6–28, Inland Pacific Ballet will present its spectacular landmark production The Little Mermaid at three different venues in Southern California. This show boasts magnificent sets, a cast of delightful sea creatures, ornate costumes, puppetry and beautiful dance to create a magical ocean world.


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Watch the new Nureyev film trailer!

Posted on: 1/31/2019 1:50PM

Rudolf Nureyev movieThe official trailer has been released for the new Rudolf Nureyev movie, The White Crow. Are you tilting your head and thinking, “Wait, wasn’t a film on Nureyev just released?” Yes, a fresh documentary entitled Nureyev premiered last year. But The White Crow is a completely separate project - one that zooms in on what is perhaps the most politically charged chapter in the artist’s life — his 1961 defection from the Soviet Union.


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'World of Dance' Season 3 reveals its 54 Acts

Posted on: 1/30/2019 12:01PM

J Lo TV Dance Competition 2019NBC’s hit dance competition series World of Dance has announced its 54 acts across multiple genres, ages and dance styles for Season 3. This season the competition is promised to be fiercer than ever with a new group of world-class competitors ready to showcase their talents to win a life-altering grand prize of $1 million.


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Ate9 to premiere 'a blind LAdy'

Posted on: 1/29/2019 8:15AM

Ate9 to premiere 'a blind LAdy' in Beverly Hills, CAAte9, one of Los Angeles’ most visceral and probing dance companies, will soon make its Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts debut with two gripping works by Artistic Director/Choreographer Danielle Agami, including the world premiere of a blind LAdy, featuring the live vocals of Spanish indie-pop singer/songwriter Lourdes Hernández.


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Atlanta welcomes new training center

Posted on: 1/28/2019 4:00PM

New Atlanta dance centerThe Anthony Burrell Center for Dance (ABCD), a non-profit organization committed to expanding the reach of dance and theater, recently hosted its grand opening celebration and fundraiser, Ascension, on January 20 in Atlanta, GA.


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2019 Women In Dance Leadership Conference

Posted on: 1/25/2019 3:25PM

Female Dance Directors and ChoreographersThe 2019 Women In Dance Leadership Conference will be October 17-19 in Philadelphia, PA. Submissions are still being accepted for Choreography, Scholarly Papers, Panel Discussions and Dance Films.


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'Oklahoma!' revival bound for Broadway

Posted on: 1/24/2019 2:21PM

2019 Broadway Revival of Oklahoma!Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! is being revived and its official Broadway run begins March 19. Described as “intimately staged and darkly revisionist” by The New York Times, the new production is directed by the experimental Daniel Fish and will see John Heginbotham in charge of choreography.


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Get excited for BellaMoxi’s 4th Season!

Posted on: 1/23/2019 1:25PM

BellaMoxi Dance Convention, Competition and FestivalIt’s finally here! The start of BellaMoxi’s new Frame Your Focus Tour! This weekend, the Dance Convention, Competition and Choreographic Festival launches its fourth season in Bowling Green, KY before touring to Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Orlando, Phoenix and Los Angeles.


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Introducing the new 'West Side Story' cast!

Posted on: 1/22/2019 4:42PM

Maria in new West Side StoryAfter more than 30,000 hopefuls reportedly auditioned, legendary director Steven Spielberg has now cast the role of Maria and the other leads for his remake of West Side Story. Casting includes big names and fresh faces alike!


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Mick Jagger collaborates with ballerina bae

Posted on: 1/18/2019 7:28AM

Calvin Royal III, Skylar Brandt, Melanie Hamrick, Jose Sebastian, Joanna DeFeliceAccording to various reports, Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, is collaborating with his girlfriend, American Ballet Theatre dancer Melanie Hamrick, on a new ballet. He’s curating the music (selections from Rolling Stones) and she’s choreographing.


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Philadanco founder pitches new dance-focused charter school in West Philly

Posted on: 1/17/2019 8:01AM

Philadanco founderJoan Myers Brown, who founded Philadanco nearly 50 years ago, is now seeking to launch a new Philadelphia dance program of sorts — a charter school with a special focus on dance. There will be a public hearing on January 22, and then the school board has until March 2 to approve or deny the school, which would be named The Joan Myers Brown Academy.


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Jessica Lang Dance nears final show

Posted on: 1/16/2019 3:15PM

Glow by Jessica LangJessica Lang Dance (JLD) and Selby Artists Management (SAM) announced in November that after the incredible success of the last seven years, JLD had decided to close on April 30, 2019, at the end of its 19-city, 2018-19 Season. Now dance enthusiasts across the country only have 10 chances left to see this company as its final performance edges closer.


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Texas Ballet Theater charges up for 'Electric'

Posted on: 1/16/2019 9:05AM

Texas Ballet TheaterTexas Ballet Theater will present mixed repertoire performances on March 1-3 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. The Electric program includes William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated together with Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances and TBT company dancer Andre Silva’s 11:11.


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Audition to dance with The Spice Girls!

Posted on: 1/15/2019 9:37PM

Choreographer Paul RobertsDancers, want to spice up your life? If so, don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to apply to perform with The Spice Girls on their Spice World UK Stadium Tour, which kicks off in May!


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Abby Lee Miller to begin 'Dance Moms' again

Posted on: 1/14/2019 11:00PM

Dance Moms Season 8It’s official! Abby Lee Miller is making her comeback to the popular Lifetime reality series Dance Moms. And now she has unveiled the next crop of talented dancers that she’ll be coaching! She shared a video on Instagram with photos of the young dancers - naming Pressley, GiaNina, Hannah, Sarah, Savannah, Kamryn, Lillianna and Brady. 


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'Rent: Live' airing on FOX soon

Posted on: 1/10/2019 8:15AM

Live TV Musical RENTJonathan Larson’s Tony-, Grammy- and Pulitzer-winning musical Rent is set to hit the small screen on Sunday, January 27. The live production will air on FOX on the East Coast from 8 to 11 p.m. and with a tape-delay on the West Coast. It boasts a star-studded cast, including Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen Johnson. Sonya Tayeh is the mastermind behind the brand-new choreography.


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