DANCE NEWS


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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Stay in the know, a little news about a lot of dancers and companies

Posted on: 7/18/2020 2:00AM

The theaters, studios, and studios may be STILL be closed for many, but we keep dancing because the show must go on right? Here are more updates to keep you in the know about many of the dancers and companies that have been keeping on during this tough time.


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A little news about a lot of dancers!

Posted on: 7/11/2020 2:00AM

As Cassie says in A Chorus Line: "A dancer dances!"  The theaters, studios, and schools may be closed, but dancers, ever-resourceful, keep dancing. Here is some information about many dancers and companies, about what they have been doing during this tough time.


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Rhythm in Motion 20 Concert/Let's Celebrate Tap City!

Posted on: 7/8/2020 2:00AM

This year Rhythm in Motion has gone viral and they are taking a look back at some of the exceptional work that's been created by their Artists in Residence over the years. Some date back to 2014. These boundary breaking new takes on tap by NYC's finest choreographers are brought to you on Friday, July 10th, at 8pm, but if you register in advance you will be able to access the concert for an entire week. Happy Tap Twenty everyone. Enjoy!


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The International Association of Blacks in Dance announces Can You Hear Me Now? Campaign

Posted on: 7/6/2020 2:00AM

The International Association of Blacks in Dance announces the launch of its Can You Hear Me Now? campaign with an open letter to the White American dance community. Can You Hear Me Now? is an online and social media campaign dedicated to acknowledging and dismantling long-standing racial disparities within the American dance community.


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Don't stop dancing - online dance and events this week

Posted on: 7/1/2020 2:00AM

It's been a challenging time for dancers. If you have felt like quitting, think about why you started dance and try mixing up your week to be sure you have time for dance class, to watch performances all over the world that inspire you online and to see a friend online or in person (at a safe distance of course). 


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Sir David Bintley, CBE to judge lockdown Choreography Challenge for students created by BRB Principal, Brandon Lawrence

Posted on: 6/30/2020 8:22PM

Internationally acclaimed choreographer and former Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), Sir David Bintley, CBE will judge an online Choreography Challenge for students together with its creator, Brandon Lawrence.


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Boston Early Music Festival and Broadway Performers Join Faculty of Marblehead School of Ballet's Summer Session and Summer Intensives

Posted on: 6/30/2020 2:00AM

Summer opens at the Marblehead School of Ballet with a full line-up of enriching virtual, live classes for children, teenagers and adults. The new summer session runs now through August 8, 2020. This year, the school's celebrated Summer Intensive will be offered live online.


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The Rhythmatic Summer Experience

Posted on: 6/29/2020 2:00AM

The deadline to sign up for The Rhythmatic Summer Experience, an online dance intensive by LA Tap company Rhythmatic Tap Co, is less than one week away! This will be their last virtual event! Don’t miss this opportunity to take class with some of the best in the biz, at an unbeatable price.


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Virtual Musical Theatre Competition

Posted on: 6/28/2020 2:00AM

Are you a buzzing actor or actress? Do you love showing your talent to the world? There’s a platform for you to show off your talents through the Virtual Musical Theatre Competition. Only a few days until entries are closed! There are amazing prizes and 1-2-1 training with Broadway and West End stars. 


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Online classes to take and enjoy this week

Posted on: 6/27/2020 2:00AM

Across the USA there are dance classes to try from the comfort of home but also some workshops now emerging back into the actual studio for you to attend. Whatever you are able to do at this time, scheduling a variety of dance classes to work different areas of strength and weakness, is a great way to ensure your week is on pointe (pardon the pun).


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Heidi Duckler Dance Presents Ebb & Flow: Chinatown

Posted on: 6/25/2020 2:00AM

Los Angeles-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) presents the fourth Ebb & Flow Festival, taking place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park for the second time, from June 27th- June 30th. 


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Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble will premiere a virtual performance video of Anna Sokolow's Rooms

Posted on: 6/22/2020 2:00AM

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble will premiere a virtual performance video of Anna Sokolow's Rooms, to be titled Rooms2020, on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7pm ET. Talkback following the screening will be introduced by Neil Baldwin, author of the forthcoming Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern


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The new normal, online dance to dive into this week

Posted on: 6/20/2020 2:00AM

Our new normal is a more online world for dance and performance. Here are some exciting new classes to dive into, as well as performances to enjoy this week.


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Dance/NYC Announces Recipients of First Round Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations

Posted on: 6/18/2020 2:00AM

The dance service organization Dance/NYC has announced the 69 recipients of the first iteration of its Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations, and the second round of its Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations, made possible by the generous support of The New York Community Trust. The new round of applications opens on Friday, June 12, 2020 and will close on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Dance making organizations with annual expense budgets between $10,000 and $250,000 are invited to apply.


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The Soraya Joins Martha Graham Dance Company and Wild Up for the World Premiere of a Digital Dance Creation

Posted on: 6/18/2020 2:00AM

The ongoing collaboration by three major arts organizations, Martha Graham Dance Company, the Los Angeles-based Wild Up music collective, and The Soraya, will continue June 19 with the premiere of a digital dance inspired by archival remnants of Martha Graham’s Immediate Tragedy, a solo she created in 1937 in response to the Spanish Civil War. Graham created the solo in collaboration with composer Henry Cowell, but it was never filmed and has been considered lost for decades. Drawing on the common experience of today’s immediate tragedy – the global pandemic, the 22 artists creating the project are collaborating from locations across the U.S. and Europe using a variety of technologies to coordinate movement, music, and digital design.


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Deeply Rooted Summer Dance Intensive Goes Virtual

Posted on: 6/17/2020 2:00AM

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is adapting its Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) to a virtual format in 2020 to enable the program to continue while keeping students, staff, and community members safe and in compliance with the phases of reopening the city of Chicago and state of Illinois. The Youth Division session takes place July 6–17; the Pre-Professional Division session takes place July 20–31; and Mature H.O.T. Women takes place July 6–31.


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Deeply Rooted Summer Dance Intensive Goes Virtual

Posted on: 6/17/2020 2:00AM

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is adapting its Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) to a virtual format in 2020 to enable the program to continue while keeping students, staff, and community members safe and in compliance with the phases of reopening the city of Chicago and state of Illinois. The Youth Division session takes place July 6–17; the Pre-Professional Division session takes place July 20–31; and Mature H.O.T. Women takes place July 6–31.


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Online dance classes to enjoy with your bestie

Posted on: 6/14/2020 2:00AM

Coffee and dance class with a friend this week? It's time to move again purely for the joy of it. Dance a new style this week, try a new class. We have a fresh list of ideas for you below!


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ENB at Home: Wednesday Watch Parties - June

Posted on: 6/8/2020 2:00AM

English National Ballet’s ‘ENB at HOME’ programme continues to provide free access to full-length ballets and online content, providing ways for people to keep fit and active during this time and keeping ballet accessible to everyone, everywhere. Through their Wednesday Watch Parties, which are a part of ENB at HOME, English National Ballet invites audiences around the world to enjoy never before seen full-length recordings of Company performances. Following a short break, Wednesday Watch Parties will return with a celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan, by streaming two of his productions on Wednesday 17th June for Song of the Earth and Wednesday 24th June for Manon.


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Enjoy dance across the USA online this week!

Posted on: 6/8/2020 2:00AM

Ok, so theatres and studios are still not back to normal, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy dance across the USA! Here's a list of online classes and performances you can experience with a friend from the comfort of your home this week.  


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Highland Park turns to humor for June's First Fridays

Posted on: 6/5/2020 2:00AM

During the pandemic, the Highland Park Arts and Cultural Council continues its tradition of celebrating the first Friday of each month with its neighbors — albeit socially distanced —  on June 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. With a focus on artistic activities centered around the community, including local artists and businesses, First Fridays Highland Park events range from poetry slams to dance lessons to karaoke nights to this event featuring local comedians, who have made national names for themselves: John "J. Bell" Bell, Mike Bonner and Coco the Comedian. Partnering with WHPR TV 33, this event will be broadcast across six radio and digital platforms.


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Red Clay Dance Company helps the fight

Posted on: 6/5/2020 2:00AM

Red Clay Dance Company (RCDC), a nonprofit dance company that creates and performs a diverse repertoire of Afro-contemporary dance, is stepping up in the fight against the threat of COVID-19 in its community with the Dance Pamoja Challenge, a 12-month project beginning June 1 that focuses on controlling blood pressure, building resilience, and preventing death from COVID-19 among African-American families living on Chicago’s South Side.


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