DANCE NEWS


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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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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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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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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New York Theatre Ballet School Announces Summer Intensive

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

New York Theatre Ballet School announces its Summer Intensive from June 28 - July 10, 2021. Providing world class Cecchetti training, the two-week program will be led by Artistic Director Diana Byer, NYTB Principal Dancer Amanda Treiber, plus guest faculty. All classes will follow a hybrid schedule of virtual and in-person options.


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Digital Screening kicks off Bowen McCauley Dance Co.’s 25th Season

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

Bowen McCauley Dance Company (BMDC), an award-winning contemporary dance company with a legacy of community engagement, announces changes to its previously announced 25th Season schedule, due to COVID-19-related restrictions. The celebration will now begin with an added livestream screening of the 2012 World Premiere of Le Sacre du Printemps (Rite of Spring) on Friday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. The Company’s 25th Celebration event will now take place in September 2021 at Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.


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Avant Chamber Ballet Presents Together We Dance

Posted on: 2/22/2021 5:00PM

Avant Chamber Ballet presents Together We Dance, an inspiring program bringing together three of Dallas’ premier dance companies - ACB, Bruce Wood Dance, and Dallas Black Dance Theatre.The performances are outdoors March 26-27 at 8pm at Annette Strauss Square in the Dallas  Arts District.


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The 2021 Edition of the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition will take place online March 8-19 "Preserving the Past - Discovering the Future"

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

The 2021 Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition will take place online, with dancers performing live and in their own time zones, in Asia, North America, South America, Eastern Europe, South Africa, and Australia. For each time zone, there will be a different panel of judges. As in past years, selected entrants will dance for medals, prizes, scholarships to dance academies around the world, and contracts to international companies.  All programs will be broadcast worldwide and will be accompanied by narrators.  The Competition will culminate with a Grand Gala on March 19th, featuring medalists from past years, now shining with major companies around the world.


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Furloughed dancers of the Met Opera collaborate to produce a socially distanced performance series

Posted on: 2/17/2021 2:00AM

Dancers of the Met, an independent collective of dancers who have performed with the Metropolitan Opera throughout recent seasons, is joining with furloughed members of the Met Orchestra and Met Chorus Artists to produce a socially distanced chamber series for a limited audience at the downtown Arts on Site studios. Performances will take place on March 6 and 7 at 6:30p.m. and 8:00p.m. 


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Dance Commissions | The Shed's Open Call

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

Open Call is a large-scale commissioning program for early-career New York City artists across performance, visual arts, and popular culture. Fifty panelists and reviewers in a wide range of disciplines reviewed more than 1,500 proposals in May and June of 2020 and selected 27 inventive, thought-provoking, risk-taking, and timely proposals to be presented at The Shed beginning in summer 2021. Artists receive a commissioning fee up to $15,000 depending on the scope of the proposed project, in addition to production support and resources to develop and present their work.


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Dance Accepting Applications for 40th Annual Battery Dance Festival - Deadline 3/1

Posted on: 2/10/2021 2:00AM

Battery Dance is now accepting applications for the 40th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 14-20, 2021 at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, NYC. Applications must be submitted online. It draws audiences of approximately 2,000 people each night from the large downtown population of workers, residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area and beyond.


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Online Exhibit Sets Black Dancers Within a Digital Galaxy to Highlight their Contributions to Ballet

Posted on: 2/8/2021 2:00AM

Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet), the groundbreaking project documenting and transforming conversations around Black ballet artists, announces its launch of The Constellation Project: Mapping the Dark Stars of Ballet. The project maps the points at which the lives and careers of dancers Arthur Mitchell, Mel Tomlinson, Lavinia Williams, Mabel Jones Freeman, Doris Jones, and Claire Haywood intersected with each other, and other artists, institutions, and white allies contemporary to them. The immersive interactive exhibit, designed by MoBBallet’s Digital Art Director Natasha Hulme, will go live on February 1 on MoBBallet.org in honor of Black history month. Additionally, the company will host “Check-in and Checkup,” a FREE virtual town hall gathering on February 20 from 12-2 pm for The Village–members of the MoBBallet and larger community. 


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Lukas Dhont and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui create Our Nature

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

With Our Nature, acclaimed film director Lukas Dhont and celebrated choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui present a new creation. This new work is in line with the project Imagination is Alive: the successful series of short video performances that Opera Ballet Vlaanderen has brought to its digital platforms in recent months and which so far has attracted more than 400,000 viewers. Our Nature forms a poetic and bittersweet codetta on the series.


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Dance Films Association, in partnership with Works & Process at the Guggenheim and Gibney, presents DFA Film Lab: Isolation to Creation docuseries

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

Join Dance Films Association for a conversation with filmmaker Nic Petry and editor Julie Rooney of Dancing Camera, and Duke Dang, General Manager of Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim. The talk is presented by Dance Films Association in partnership with the Guggenheim's Works & Process at the Guggenheim and Gibney.


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Hive Creative Company announces the world premiere of Seek

Posted on: 1/29/2021 2:00AM

Hive Creative Company, a group of committed interdisciplinary artists making elevated and boundary breaking work, announces the world premiere of Seek, an evening-length interdisciplinary art film that documents the multi-faceted journey towards self-realization. Streamed virtually on January 31 at 6:00 p.m, PDT and directed by creative leader and HIVE founder Nathan Hirshaut, Seek invites a performing artist, an opera singer, a contemporary composer and a cinematographer to fuse together 6-short story like cinematic sequences that artistically document the quest for self-trust and purpose.


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Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP) has confirmed the lineup and schedule for its Interview Marathon on January 31

Posted on: 1/28/2021 2:00AM

Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP) has confirmed the lineup and schedule for its Interview Marathon on January 31. Interviewees will appear live from international locations and around the U.S. CDHP Executive/Artistic Director Jenai Cutcher will conduct all the interviews from Chicago’s historic Auditorium Theatre, which has donated its space for the event.


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Dance/NYC 2021 Symposium Registration is Open, Announces Justice Track Speakers and Sessions, Thematic Guide Curators, and Dance Breaks

Posted on: 1/27/2021 2:00AM

Dance/NYC announces that registration for the Dance/NYC 2021 Symposium is now open. The Symposium will take place virtually from Wednesday, March 17 - Saturday, March 20, 2021. As the only gathering of its kind for the dance community in the metropolitan New York City area, the Symposium is an opportunity 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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