DANCE NEWS


Denver Dance Conference open to proposals

Posted on: 9/4/2018 12:36PM

2018 Denver Dance ConferenceThe 5th Annual Denver Dance Conference for educators and students will be held November 3-4, 2018. Do you have something to share with the dance community? The conference is accepting proposals from professionals who want to teach a dance class, choreograph, present a workshop or perform.


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A.D.E. offers unique dancer exchange program

Posted on: 9/4/2018 11:30AM

Dance convention and competitionAt Artistic Dance Exchange (ADE), it’s all about experiences. Directed by Juan Borona and Alex Chan, ADE is uniquely positioned as the only dance convention and competition offering international exchange programs, with students being provided the opportunity to travel overseas and participate in dance festivals/events in London, Spain and Italy. It is ADE’s dedication to the dancer’s experience that has made it one of fastest growing companies in the industry.


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RMBT announces China, Russia Tours

Posted on: 9/3/2018 10:00AM

Rocky Mountain Ballet TheatreRocky Mountain Ballet Theatre (RMBT) is hitting the road again this fall to “bring Montana to the world” – this time to China and Russia. It also recently announced that it will bring Ballet Beyond Borders back to Missoula in January 2019.


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Are you ready for a new year of dance?

Posted on: 8/31/2018 9:00AM

Dancers go back to schoolIt’s that back-to-school time in the U.S. and with that comes back to dance! Are you ready for your best dance year yet? Every August, Dance Informa helps you start your dance year on the right foot with our Back to School GuideOur Back to School Guide has everything you need to feel prepared!


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Italian dance festival returns to NYC

Posted on: 8/30/2018 3:30PM

Fini International Dance Festival Gala 2018Producer and dancer Antonio Fini presents performances by companies from Italy and the U.S. on August 30 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC. The Fini International Dance Festival Gala Performance follows a full summer of classes and performances in Calabria, Bulgaria and New York.


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Modern dance icon Paul Taylor passes away

Posted on: 8/30/2018 1:40PM

Paul Taylor Dance FoundationThe Paul Taylor Dance Foundation has announced the death of legendary choreographer Paul Taylor, aged 88. Taylor, a founder and towering icon of America’s homegrown art of modern dance, was at the forefront of the art for decades, and his ideas continue to influence art of the 21st century. On August 29, he passed away in Manhattan due to renal failure.


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Ailey ascending 60th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on: 8/29/2018 6:30PM

Samantha Figgins and Jeroboam BozemanThis fall, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will honor its founder's legacy and carry it forward with a 60th Anniversary celebration titled Ailey Ascending. The celebration begins in September with an international tour, continues over two weekends in October with a Choreography Unlocked festival and reaches a high point with a momentous New York City Center season November 28 – December 30.


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Aydmara Cabrera to lead N.J. ballet school

Posted on: 8/28/2018 11:15AM

Director of Princeton Ballet SchoolAs of August 22, former National Ballet of Cuba Principal Dancer Aydmara Cabrera is the new director of Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet in New Jersey. The school currently serves about 1,000 students across the cities of Cranbury, New Brunswick and Princeton.


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Misty's Dance Unlimited opens new facility

Posted on: 8/27/2018 1:45PM

International Performing Arts CenterAfter years of dreaming and planning, Misty's Dance Unlimited (MDU) in Onalaska, WI broke ground on building a new state-of-the-art facility last October. This summer, the dance school officially made its move into the new space, named the International Performing Arts Center. MDU Owner Misty Lown recently announced the Grand Opening is August 28.


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13 hip-hop movies coming to NY Film Forum

Posted on: 8/24/2018 12:40PM

Hip hop movies at NY Film Forum“Hip-Hop On Film,” a series screening 13 movies from the early years of hip-hop, will run at the Film Forum in New York City from Wednesday, September 12 to Saturday, October 20. The series will include an evening with filmmaker-artist-musician-writer Michael Holman and a screening of his one-episode TV show Graffiti Rock as well as Beat Street with its plotline of bringing “street” to upper-crust Juilliard folks.


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'Cocktail Hour' comes to Westhampton Beach

Posted on: 8/23/2018 7:30AM

Ballets with a TwistBallets with a Twist will sizzle on the Long Island shore in Cocktail Hour: The Show at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 25. The engagement will feature the company’s own B-Twist Orchestra, a collection of acclaimed musicians, performing the production's score live. Throughout the evening, a special selection of cocktails and mocktails complementing the program will be available in the lobby.


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Fernanda Oliveira wins commission

Posted on: 8/22/2018 9:40AM

Avant Chamber Ballet's Women's Choreography Project winnerAfter an international application process, Avant Chamber Ballet in Dallas, TX has selected Fernanda Oliveira as the winner of the fifth year of the Women’s Choreography Project commission. She will have a residency with the company this fall to work on her new work. It will be premiered in February 2019 on the program Romance and Ragtime.


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Acrobatic Arts offers trainings nationwide

Posted on: 8/21/2018 2:30PM

AcroDance Teacher Certification CourseAcrobatic Arts trains dance teachers and studio owners worldwide to be confident in instructing acrobatic dance for their students. Certification courses will soon be offered in Phoenix, Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and North Miami.


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Tap master Miriam Nelson passes at age 98

Posted on: 8/20/2018 12:00PM

Tap dance masterMiriam Nelson, a renowned tap performer, choreographer and educator, passed away on August 12 in California, with her son Chris at her side. A Celebration Of Life Memorial is planned towards the date of her 99th birthday, which is September 21.


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AXIS Dance Company to perform in Tampa, FL

Posted on: 8/17/2018 11:30AM

Radical Impact TourIn a few weeks, AXIS Dance Company will leave its home in Oakland, California to hit the stage in Tampa, Florida with its headline work Radical Impact. The Radical Impact Tour seeks to shatter assumptions and move viewers to their core, extending a complexity that reflects lived experiences of a diverse group of artists.


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Lois Greenfield exhibit opens in Kentucky

Posted on: 8/16/2018 7:30PM

Moving Still ExhibitThe “Lois Greenfield:Moving Still” Exhibit has arrived at the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville, Kentucky, where it will be on display till December. As the fifth stop on the exhibit’s world tour, Kentucky residents now have the chance to see renowned American photographer Lois Greenfield’s phenomenal dance portraits up close and personal. 


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Ballet in the City to present 2018 Gala

Posted on: 8/15/2018 12:35PM

Miami City Ballet’s Lauren Fadeley and Jovani Furlan in DiamondsBallet in the City will present its 2018 Gala Performance on Saturday, September 1 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Ballet in the City, a presentation company that showcases the nation’s top professional ballet dancers for performances and master classes, will host dancers and artists from the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Miami City Ballet, The Boston Pops and the world-renowned New York City Ballet at the 2018 Gala.


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Dance teacher event coming to Hudson Valley

Posted on: 8/14/2018 12:20PM

Warwick Center for the Performing ArtsThe Warwick Center for the Performing Arts in southwest New York will soon host the inaugural Hudson Valley Dance Teacher Conference. Set for August 27 and 28, dance teachers and studio owners are invited to spend two days connecting, networking and learning from other local teachers and directors, as well as highly sought after NYC dance professionals.


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Houston Ballet to perform at Jacob's Pillow

Posted on: 8/13/2018 4:00PM

Stanton Welch's ClearHouston Ballet will soon perform by invitation at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival—the oldest internationally acclaimed dance festival in the United States—for the first time in nearly 40 years. Referred to as the “hub and mecca of dancing” by TIME Magazine, Jacob’s Pillow showcases a prestigious lineup of elite dance companies from across the globe.


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Amanda Selwyn Dance returns to the garden

Posted on: 8/10/2018 8:00AM

Amanda Selwyn Dance TheatreAmanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will soon present Green Afternoon VI, an annual interactive garden installation and performance at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY. Set for Saturday, August 18, the evening will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.


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Eurotard shoe collection finds success

Posted on: 8/9/2018 7:28AM

The Axle by EurotardDancers, teachers, studios and stores have been buying the same brands of shoes for years. On April 30 that all changed when Eurotard Dancewear launched its shoe collection. Very soon after the launch, the positive feedback catapulted Eurotard to the top ranks of the shoe market.


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Cirque du Soleil seeks new dance talent

Posted on: 8/8/2018 7:10AM

Atlanta Dancers AuditionThe Cirque du Soleil Casting Team is on the prowl for fresh dance talent! Sarah Davison, head of casting for Cirque du Soleil’s resident shows, recently announced Cirque du Soleil is looking for a fierce female dancer with African or Asian heritage to perform in the Las Vegas resident show Mystère. In addition, Cirque du Soleil Casting has plans to hold auditions in Phoenix, AZ soon and in Atlanta, GA next month.


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'King Kong' launches Broadway rehearsals

Posted on: 8/7/2018 7:00AM

King Kong The MusicalIt's official! Rehearsals are now underway for the new Broadway musical King Kong. Performances are set to begin Friday, October 5 prior to a Thursday, November 8 grand opening at Broadway Theatre. This production has been in the works for many years, with Australia receiving an early rendition five whole years ago.


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Joffrey Ballet School to hold men’s audition

Posted on: 8/6/2018 1:06PM

Male Dancer Audition New YorkThe Joffrey Ballet School in New York City is seeking male dancers ages 16 and up to join its Ballet Trainee program for the 2018-19 Season. Scholarships are available! The free audition is set for Sunday, August 12.


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9/11 remembrance project calls for dancers

Posted on: 8/3/2018 7:00AM

9/11 dance performance at Lincoln CenterBuglisi Dance Theatre partners with Steps on Broadway and Dance/NYC to invite all dancers with professional experience to participate in this year’s 9/11 Table of Silence Project. This transcendent message of compassion and peace will touch the hearts of many from the cultural capital of America on Tuesday, September 11. Those dancers interested in participating must attend an Open Call on August 16.


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Train with Rhythm Works Integrative Dance

Posted on: 8/2/2018 1:00PM

Integrative Dance Instructor CertificationFrom now through October, Rhythm Works Integrative Dance (RWID) will be hosting Instructor Certification Courses across North America. Some of the topics covered in RWID certification are sensory integration and how it affects learning and behavior, the mechanics of moving and working safely with people who have limited or hyper mobility, and creating developmentally appropriate choreography.


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BalaSole Dance Co. to present 'MEZCLA'

Posted on: 8/1/2018 10:30AM

BalaSole Dance Company Guest ArtistRoberto Villanueva, founder and artistic director of BalaSole Dance Company, will soon present its 19th NYC Season Concert. MEZCLA is a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices. This concert will be presented on August 17 and 18 at Ailey Citigroup Theater and will include a solo performance by guest artist Nicole Corea, member of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.


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Applications open for New Mexico residencies

Posted on: 7/31/2018 1:30PM

Carson Reiners celebrates residency at Keshet Center for the ArtsThe Keshet Makers Space Experience (MSE) is a residency program in which choreographers/dancemakers have access to space to develop their craft and their products, at whatever stage that might be – newly germinating ideas, final development of full productions and/or anything in between – assisting in the process of bringing art to market. Keshet provides physical space for the “making” at the Keshet Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applications are being accepted now through September 15.


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Dancers to lead tours at Boston art museum

Posted on: 7/30/2018 12:05PM

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s first choreographer-in-residenceAs part of a bold new initiative to animate the galleries with contemporary performances and integrate dance into exhibitions and programs, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s first choreographer-in-residence, Peter DiMuro, is designing new programs, including a dancer-led tour throughout the museum in October.


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ASFB boasts full summer schedule

Posted on: 7/26/2018 9:25AM

ASFB collaborating with pianist Joyce YangWith multiple company premieres and performances by popular guest companies, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) is in the midst of a busy summer season. As usual, the troupe is splitting its time between Aspen, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thus far, ASFB has staged a special mixed bill in both cities, featuring a world premiere by former Nederlands Dans Theater dancer Bryan Arias, and has presented the return of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Aspen and Pilobolus to Santa Fe.


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