DANCE NEWS


Shining Light’s Creations of a Caged Bird

Posted on: 9/22/2020 2:00AM

Shining Light is thrilled to announce the premiere weekend of Creations of a Caged Bird Friday September 25th at 7:30pm EST and Sunday September 27th at 4:30pm EST. It will be an innovative collaborative arts project between incarcerated people and professional artists. Incarcerated men and women created works across a variety of artistic genres - dance, poetry, essays, visual art, monologues, songs, and spoken word - and were paired with a professional artist who created a film production of their work.


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BAM partners with Rambert Dance Company for the real-time, live-stream world premiere of Draw From Within

Posted on: 9/21/2020 12:00AM

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) partners with Rambert Dance Company to present the forthcoming real-time, live-stream world premiere performances of Wim Vandekeybus’ Draw From Within. The show will be streamed direct from Rambert’s London studios and performed across time zones for international audiences. The newly commissioned production is currently underway and is being created while adhering to the latest UK health guidelines to ensure the company’s safety. Using all of the company’s spaces from the loading bay to the studios to the corridors and even the roof, Draw From Within will be performed live in the Rambert building and streamed in real-time to ticketed audiences around the world. The new work will be broadcast to NYC audiences via Rambert’s new cross-platform web application Rambert Home Studio at 8 pm EST on September 26, 2020. Live performances are also scheduled for audiences in Seoul, South Korea on September 24 and the UK on September 25.


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English National Ballet announced its revised plans for Autumn 2020

Posted on: 9/17/2020 2:00AM

English National Ballet announced its revised plans for Autumn 2020, as the Company’s previously scheduled performances have been cancelled due to the continuing impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. An exciting new digital season of short works for camera from choreographers including Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Yuri Possokhov, Arielle Smith and ENB Associate Choreographer Stina Quagebeur will be created, rehearsed, and performed by Company dancers in English National Ballet’s studios within COVID secure guidelines. This marks the first time Cherkaoui and Smith have created work for ENB’s main Company, and the first time Possokhov has created work for a UK Company.


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M.A.D.D. Rhythms presents the 2020 Virtual Chicago Tap Summit

Posted on: 9/15/2020 2:00AM

M.A.D.D. Rhythms and Harold Washington Cultural Center are proud to present this year’s Chicago Tap Summit October 2nd-4th, now held virtually, with respect to CDC guidelines for social distancing during the COVID-19. The Chicago Tap Summit (CTS) is an annual celebration of the Tap art-form.


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D.C.'s Chamber Dance Project Reaches Beyond the Stage for a World Premiere Dance Film Collaboration "A Single Light”

Posted on: 9/11/2020 12:00AM

Chamber Dance Project, Washington's premier contemporary ballet company, presents New Works 2020 (& beyond). Chamber Dance Project reaches beyond the stage-and the expected-to present virtual performance events that showcase our artists with exciting new dimensions of innovation and intimacy.Following the success of a July 31 screening of new works created in four cities across America, another free screening of a world premiere dance film collaboration, A Single Light, will take place online on September 24, 2020.


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HEREafter, an immersive theatre production, returns for Episode 2

Posted on: 9/10/2020 2:00AM

Prepare to be swept into a powerful multi-sensory experience when HEREafter, an immersive theatre production, returns for Episode 2, after premiering Episode 1 to sold out audiences in fall of 2019 in Atlanta GA. This one-of-a-kind production engulfs the audience in the story of a family thrown into chaos after the death of their matriarch. The performance runs from Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 13th, 2020.


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Deeply Rooted Launches 25th Anniversary Season

Posted on: 9/9/2020 12:00AM

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT), which diversifies the aesthetics of contemporary dance by uniting modern, classical, American, and African-American traditions in dance and storytelling, announces initial plans for Deeply 25: Beyond Dance, a celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary season including local, national, and international events. The season officially launches Saturday, October 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m with “Deeply 25: Beyond Dance...The Celebration Begins,” a virtual fundraiser featuring a reflective, cinematic history of DRDT, with video highlights of company performances and interviews that illuminate the company’s founding and inspiration, its evolution to the present, and its plans for the future under new artistic leadership. 


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Keep on dancing with these online ideas

Posted on: 9/7/2020 12:00AM

We've put together this list of dance activities that you can do from home or in the garden if you can! Take care of your mental health & wellbeing during these testing times and keep dancing! We will get through this together!


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Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center Present a Reimagined "Table of Silence Project 9/11"

Posted on: 9/2/2020 2:00AM

Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Dance/NYC, present a reimagining of the Table of Silence Project 9/11, an annual free public performance ritual for peace conceived and choreographed in 2011 by Jacqulyn Buglisi, Artistic Director of Buglisi Dance Theatre. The socially-distanced performance will be live streamed from Lincoln Center beginning at 7:55am on Friday, September 11, 2020 and conclude at 8:46am, the time the first tower was hit on 9/11/01, followed by welcome remarks from industry leaders, a new world premiere film featuring dancers from around the world, and the full 2019 Table of Silence Project 9/11.


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Dancewave Founder Diane Jacobowitz Announces New Executive Director

Posted on: 9/1/2020 2:00AM

 Initiating Dancewave’s first shift in executive leadership in 25 years, Founder Diane Jacobowitz has officiated her departure from the leading, socially-conscious education nonprofit’s staff, effective in September, 2020. Issuing a statement on Friday August 14th, Jacobowitz introduced Dancewave's new Executive Director, Nicole Touzien, whose tenure will begin in September. A former Director of Education at Dancewave, Nicole has recently worked with renowned NYC nonprofit organizations charged with stewarding open green spaces, promoting youth development and championing arts education.


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Ballet Theatre of Phoenix Opens New Space

Posted on: 8/31/2020 2:00AM

Phoenix will have a new space for dance as the Ballet Theatre of Phoenix opens its new studios in the center of Uptown. Conceived by Venue Projects with architect Martha Baker of InKinetic, the new state-of-the-art facility boasts 7,800 square feet for dance instruction.


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Ailey All Access

Posted on: 8/26/2020 2:00AM

The Ailey organization is committed to honoring its mission of bringing dance to the people no matter where they may be with Ailey All Access. The online initiative series continues to inspire and uplift spirits with the streaming of free Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances, Ailey Extension dance and fitness classes, original short films and more.


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Heidi Duckler Dance Presents Unsettling Ramona Salon Series

Posted on: 8/25/2020 2:00AM

Los Angeles-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) presents a 3-part series of virtual programs amplifying the histories and contemporary experiences of Native Americans in California through art, music, conversation and a deep dive into the story of Ramona. The salons will take place on three consecutive Thursdays: with the latest being on August 27th at 5pm PDT. 


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Enjoy these fun ideas from dance classes to streamed performances

Posted on: 8/24/2020 2:00AM

What an unusual year it's been for dancers all around the world but on the positive side, the virtual world of dance has never been more accessible. Enjoy these fun ideas from dance classes to streamed performances.


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A Virtual Tour Through Dance Now’s Past, Present, and Future

Posted on: 8/21/2020 2:00AM

To celebrate its 25th season, DANCE NOW is presenting a series of online events featuring new and archival digital works by more than 40 innovative dance makers, interviews with artists, artist-to audience celebrations, and much more. The DANCE NOW Story will be told in six monthly chapters starting September 10, 2020 through May 2021.


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“Be An #ARTSHERO” calls for $43.85 Billion in relief

Posted on: 8/19/2020 2:00AM

“Be An #ArtsHero,” an intersectional grassroots campaign to get the U.S. Senate to pass emergency Arts relief, has built a sector-wide coalition calling for Congress to allocate proportionate relief to the Arts & Culture sector, which adds $877 billion in value to the economy annually, provides 4.5% of GDP, and employs 5.1 million Americans. The campaign asks the U.S. Senate to pass $43.85 billion in direct relief to Artists and Arts Institutions, with fair allocation to marginalized communities who are disproportionately impacted: those who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, etc. 


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Experience Online Dance Classes and Performances

Posted on: 8/16/2020 2:00AM

We have rounded up some of the many online dance classes and performances you can experience at home, ranging from dance fitness to classical ballet.


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Heidi Duckler Dance Northwest Presents Body is Home

Posted on: 8/14/2020 2:00AM

Portland-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance/Northwest (HDD/NW) and the Halprin Landscape Conservancy announce Body Is Home: a socially distanced performance on Saturday September 12th. Set in Lawrence Halprin's Portland Open Space Sequence, this performance celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Keller Fountain, formerly the Forecourt Fountain, and honors the 100th birthday of the living choreographer Anna Halprin.


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New York Theatre Ballet School announces its Children's Division Curriculum

Posted on: 8/13/2020 2:00AM

New York Theatre Ballet School announces its Children's Division Curriculum for the 20-21 School Year, running September 21, 2020 through June 12, 2021. Through the program, students receive world-class Cecchetti training from top industry instructors.


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ArtLab J is now accepting virtual auditions for ArtLab J II

Posted on: 8/11/2020 2:00AM

ArtLab J is now accepting virtual auditions for ArtLab J II. This Detroit–based contemporary dance company, under the artistic direction of ArtLab J founder Joori Jung, is excited to announce that they will be offering a pre-professional company; ArtLab J II. The program will be for advanced level dancers who are looking for a more in-depth experience in a professional setting. The ArtLab J II season runs from September 2020 - May 2021, with only 8 spots available to ensure the health and safety of all artists.


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Ballerina creates online space for unapologetic Blackness in ballet

Posted on: 8/10/2020 2:00AM

What does the Black Lives Matter movement have to do with ballet? For Theresa Ruth Howard, a Black ballerina, racial equity consultant with major ballet companies, and creator of digital legacy project, The Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet)—her mere presence in the art form is an act of resistance. This summer, Howard’s work to bring racial justice to ballet continues with the launch of an online conference centering Black dancers: MoBBallet Virtual Symposium, August 14, 15, 21, 22 & 28, 2020.


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Virtual Joy in dance to check out this week!

Posted on: 8/10/2020 12:00AM

It's ok to feel the loss of the life we once knew. This week, cheer yourself up with some dance! We have some fantastic online dance performances and classes to check out below. 


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2020 Virtual Unity Leadership Conference

Posted on: 8/5/2020 2:00AM

The 2020 Virtual Unity Leadership Conference for organizational leaders and dance professionals is running this August 8-9 2020. The first annual UNITY Leadership Conference has something for all dance professionals. Spend a weekend online with leadership experts exploring the future of dance organizations. 


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"In This Life" to air on WNET All Arts

Posted on: 8/4/2020 2:00AM

Bat-Sheva Guez's short film In This Life will be released for free on TV and online on WNET ALL ARTS beginning on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.


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The life of dance online, check out our ideas!

Posted on: 8/1/2020 2:00AM

We are all finding more and more online dance classes and shows to experience and it's fast becomming our new normal. There is however, anticipation in the air as we look forward to life returning to normal, coffee seated in cafes and dance on the live stage. Until then, enjoy our ideas. 


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Universal parks and resorts global auditions!

Posted on: 7/27/2020 2:00AM

This year, Universal Beijing Resort (UBR) and Universal Studios Japan (USJ) are combining their auditions to fill roles within both parks for contracts starting next year. 2021 is the exciting inaugural year for the brand new UBR, while USJ will be celebrating its 20th anniversary!


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Live Digital Performances Inspired by COVID-19 in NYC Liquidus

Posted on: 7/25/2020 2:00AM

Liquidus; a series of live solo dances conceived during New York City's COVID-19 stay-at-home order. Tabula Rasa Dance Theater will livestream these performances on YouTube; Saturday July 25, August 1st, 8th, and 15th at 7pm EST. Four dancers from different communities with distinct experiences navigating COVID-19, two who have tested positive and two who have tested negative, will perform live from their respective homes. These performers have subsisted without support, unemployment benefits, or relief during lockdown.


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Intersectional grassroots campaign to get the U.S. Senate to pass emergency Arts relief

Posted on: 7/24/2020 2:00AM

“Be An #ArtsHero,” an intersectional grassroots campaign to get the U.S. Senate to pass emergency Arts relief, calls on the 5.1 million Americans employed in the U.S. Arts & Culture sector to urge all 100 Senators to pass massive economic relief by August 1st. Be An #ArtsHero mobilizes all Arts workers, institutions, and anyone who relies on the Arts economically or personally, to use their individual and organizational platforms and apply pressure on their Senators.


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AileyCamp 2021

Posted on: 7/22/2020 2:00AM

AileyCamp is proud to continue to provide inner-city youth in seven cities nationwide the opportunity to be themselves and explore their creativity with its first-ever virtual summer program. Founded by Alvin Ailey and Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey in 1989, this innovative full-scholarship day camp for middle school students uses dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, self-discipline, creative expression, and critical-thinking skills. Driven by Alvin Ailey’s belief that dance was for everyone, AileyCamp will be held over four weeks virtually this summer in Baltimore, MD; Kansas City, KS; Kansas City, MO; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Newark, NJ and Seattle, WA.


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Lake Tahoe Dance Festival 2020

Posted on: 7/22/2020 2:00AM

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective (LTDC) enters its eighth year of presenting the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, which will take place online this summer from July 22-24, 2020. The festival has presented over 35 works with more than 25 guest artists and 44 local dancers since 2013. 


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