DANCE NEWS


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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Offering Increased Access to Professional Dance with Red Clay Dance

Posted on: 11/9/2020 2:00AM

With an eye on the future and a connection to its roots, Red Clay Dance Company (RCDC) is relocating to a newly developed space at Woodlawn Station, 808 E. 63rd Street, Chicago. Following a customized renovation of the 3,700-square-foot ground-level space that is currently underway, RCDC plans to occupy its new home in late November or early December 2020, returning to in-person professional company rehearsals and Academy dance classes with all city- and state-mandated pandemic safety protocols in place.


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New York Theatre Ballet presents Lift Lab Live performances at St. Marks's Church-in-the-Bowery

Posted on: 11/6/2020 2:00AM

New York Theatre Ballet presents Lift Lab Live, featuring live performances of new choreography, from October 21-November 14, 2020 at St. Marks's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street (entrance on 11th Street), 2nd floor, with performances Wednesdays at 12pm & 8pm and Saturdays at 7pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance online and will not be sold at the door.


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Virtual Hudson Valley Dance Festival Raises $100,219 for Dancers Responding to AIDS

Posted on: 11/4/2020 2:00AM

Dance enthusiasts around the world celebrated the rich artistic culture of the Hudson Valley from the comfort of their living rooms when the Virtual Hudson Valley Dance Festival streamed online on  October 10, 2020. The event raised $100,219 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


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Spelman College Department of Dance Performance and Choreography have a weekend of free virtual events

Posted on: 11/3/2020 2:00AM

Spelman College Department of Dance Performance and Choreography have a weekend of FREE virtual events presented via Zoom and livestreamed on their Department's Facebook page coming up on November 6 and 7.


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Avant Chamber Ballet Announces First Performance of 2020-21 Season

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

Avant Chamber Ballet announced the first in-person performance of the 2020-21 season today with “Season Premiere: Under the Stars” November 6-7 at Annette Strauss Square, Dallas Arts District. The performance will mark ACB’s first performance on stage since February. The show will be outdoors with social distancing and feature live music and a world premiere by Madison Hicks - winner of the Women’s Choreography Project commission for this season.


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English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme goes digital

Posted on: 10/26/2020 2:00AM

 English National Ballet are moving the next term of the Company’s flagship engagement programme Dance for Parkinson’s online this Autumn in order to continue to provide classes during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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Olympic competitors and national champions performing brand new choreography at Ice Dance International

Posted on: 10/25/2020 2:00AM

After its six-week national tour was cut short by COVID-19 shutdowns earlier this year, Maine-based Ice Dance International (IDI) returns with an hour-long online event, Touching the Human Spirit, featuring appearances by legendary dance and skating stars, as well as IDI’s current roster of Olympic competitors and national champions performing brand new choreography, as well as highlights from the 2020 tour. Touching the Human Spirit, premieres free October 28 @8pm EST on icedanceinternational.org.


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Dance Data Project Announces the Release of Global Conversations: The View From 30,00 Feet, The Third Round in a Series of Virtual Interviews

Posted on: 10/23/2020 5:00PM

Dance Data Project® (DDP) announces the release of Global Conversations: The View From 30,000 Feet, the third round in a series of virtual interviews. Round 3 examines the state of ballet not only as an art form but also as a multi-million-dollar industry in the United States and a field of endeavor that must quickly adapt to the challenges of a pandemic or cease to exist in the post-COVID world.


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mignolo dance presents Manifested Destiny at Pearl St. Parking Metuchen

Posted on: 10/23/2020 2:00AM

Mignolo Dance in in Metuchen, NJ, has a new work merging mediums, with a clashing of creativity: literature, music, and dance. These elements come together to explore the history of the USA and its beloved authors. You are invited to go and see their incredible cast of thirteen accompanied by original music, and be swept into a world of words and movement as they dissect and re-contextualize the works of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickenson, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and many more on November 14 & 15 at 7PM.


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Oklahoma International Dance Festival Leaps Into 2021 With Online Dance Intensive

Posted on: 10/21/2020 2:00AM

Dancers looking to jump-start 2021 with international training won’t have to worry about traveling this holiday season. Oklahoma International Dance Festival will host its Online Winter Intensive from January 4-9, 2021.


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A multi-disciplinary Art Film by Beth Jucovy

Posted on: 10/19/2020 2:00AM

A multi-disciplinary Art Film by Beth Jucovy for 3 venues runs from November 7th to December 13th 2020. Choreographer Beth Jucovy’s film Evening is a site specific work with footage shot in NYC, as well as Hawaii, Long Island and Minnesota. The performance is a mosaic of poetry, dance, art and nature: Finding one's way in a universe where creation and destruction are inextricably intertwined. Each venue is presenting the film as a you-tube premiere through their respective websites.


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Broadway Update On Performance Cancellations

Posted on: 10/18/2020 2:00AM

The Broadway League has announced the continued suspension of all ticket sales for Broadway performances in NYC through May 30, 2021. Dates for each returning and new Broadway show will be announced as individual productions determine the performance schedules for their respective shows.  The League will provide updates to the public as more information becomes available.


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Atlanta Ballet Announces The Nutcracker 2020 Experience

Posted on: 10/16/2020 2:00AM

Atlanta Ballet will host The Nutcracker Drive-In at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, in addition to offering on-demand performance access, and launching its “30 Days of Nutcracker” series on social media.


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Mark DeGarmo broadcasts Festival for Social Change, October 27-29

Posted on: 10/14/2020 2:00AM

Mark DeGarmo Dance broadcasts its first Virtual International Arts (VIA) Festival for Social Change.138 artists and scholars from 18 countries will present artist-scholar works, October 27-29, 2020 at 7.00pm Eastern Time on Zoom.


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

Posted on: 10/12/2020 2:00AM

The dance service organization Dance/NYC is pleased to announce the 56 recipients of the second iteration of its Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations and Groups.


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The American Dance Guild Performance Festival Virtual

Posted on: 10/11/2020 2:00AM

Reaching into its archival treasure trove of rarely seen recordings of past events, The American Dance Guild on October 12 will begin 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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Avant Chamber Ballet's New Virtual Premieres - Women's Choreography Project, Solos

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

While most in-person performances have been cancelled and postponed this year, arts organizations like Avant Chamber Ballet have used 2020 as an opportunity to expand into different ways of creating new works and collaborating. This summer ACB started Women’s Choreography Project SOLOS - a series of commissions bringing together choreographers, musicians, and dancers virtually.


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Virtual Hudson Valley Dance Festival

Posted on: 10/6/2020 2:00AM

The Virtual Hudson Valley Dance Festival, this year’s streamed edition of the annual event, is adding performances by tap dancer Ayodele Casel, Jamar Roberts, Peter Walker and Adam Weinert to its diverse collection of premieres, made-for-the-moment filmed shorts and highlights from past festivals. The festival streams on Saturday, October 10, 2020, and is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 


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Dance Rising: NYC - A Hyper-Local Dance Out

Posted on: 10/1/2020 2:00AM

The Dance Rising Collective, a new collective of artists and administrators created in partnership with Kinesis Project dance theatre, The Field as fiscal sponsor and advised by Lucy Sexton of New Yorkers for Culture & Arts, presents  Dance Rising: NYC, a hyper-local dance out across all five boroughs October 1 and 3 from 5:00-5:30pm.


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Dance/USA Announces October Allyship Training Workshop

Posted on: 10/1/2020 2:00AM

Dance/USA is pleased to present a two-day, virtual Allyship Workshop facilitated by Service Never Sleeps October 27 and 28. This workshop is designed to train community members to be bridge-building allies who promote social justice as a way of life.


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Hudson Valley Dance Festival Moves Online for 2020 Edition

Posted on: 9/30/2020 12:00AM

Escape to the cultural heart of the Hudson Valley without leaving your living room when the Hudson Valley Dance Festival goes virtual for the first time on Saturday, October 10, 2020. The festival is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.Watch the hourlong stream at 7 pm Eastern, at dradance.org. The stream will be available for four days after its premiere.



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