DANCE NEWS


Dare To Dance Challenge by Dance Parade

Posted on: 5/4/2020 2:00AM

Dance Parade is thrilled to announce the 14th Annual "Virtual" Dance Parade Worldwide on Saturday May 16th starting at 1 PM EST. Leading up to the parade they’ve launched a Dare-to-Dance Challenge, an open call to choreographers to connect to their dancers remotely during this period of isolation and social distancing. Three winning videos will be awarded with cash prices, and their new work presented at the virtual parade.


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Battery Dance TV's Dance Diplomacy

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

Battery Dance launched Battery Dance TV on March 27, 2020 at https://batterydance.org/dancetv/ to provide free live dance classes and programming for the general public by Battery Dance and affiliated artists through a regularly scheduled program. Faced with the cancellation of its New York City public school dance classes and the postponement of its State Department Nigeria tour, and with its popular dance studios closed, the company staff members went into high gear (from living rooms and kitchens), creating online content. In its first three weeks, Battery Dance TV has been seen by more than 50,000 viewers in 100 countries.


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Dance Parade

Posted on: 5/1/2020 5:00AM

Dance Parade organizers, responding to New York City officials cancelling all public events slated for May during the COVID-19 pandemic, are moving their annual street and park parade and festival online, and broadcasting worldwide, on Saturday, May 16 from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm (EST) for a global community Zoom event.


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What's happening in virtual dance this week?

Posted on: 5/1/2020 2:00AM

Dancers, what virtual classes will you take this week? There's so many to choose from, as well as online talks and performances. Although we still can't get into the studio, there's no excuse not to expand our horizons and try something new, online in the comfort of our homes. Here's some great options this week:


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New Dance Alliance Presents Performance Mix Festival #34: Remotely Yours

Posted on: 4/29/2020 12:00AM

Performance Mix Festival #34: Remotely Yours is a reimagined stay-at-home festival featuring 30 artists May 4 through May 31, 2020. While the live weeklong festival of experimental dance and performance has been canceled, New Dance Alliance (NDA) will honor the festival artistst during this monthlong digital initiative by spotlighting a different artist each day on its website and social media platforms. Artists will have creative control over their biography pages, allowing them to upload and present work in all artistic mediums (photos, videos, livestreams, crafts, etc).


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Mark DeGarmo's Dance for Dance, April 30th, goes virtual

Posted on: 4/24/2020 6:00AM

Mark DeGarmo’s Dance for Dance Annual Gala, “The Dance Party of the Year!,” goes Virtual: Company’s Virtual Dance for Dance 2020 Event to be Broadcast on Facebook and Youtube on Thursday, April 30th, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Eastern (U.S.) Time.


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BAM cancel programming and events until June

Posted on: 4/22/2020 4:00AM

BAM have announced that they have made the difficult decision to cancel programming and events through June. The decision was made in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and out of concern for the health and safety of its community and all New Yorkers during this unprecedented health crisis.


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Check out these online classes and events!

Posted on: 4/22/2020 2:00AM

We may all be stuck at home right now, but that doesn't mean we can't dance up a storm or enjoy a performance from the comfort of our lounge rooms. Check out these amazing upcoming online dance classes and streamed dance performances.


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The José Limón Dance Foundation, new Artistic Director, Dante Puleio

Posted on: 4/20/2020 6:00AM

The José Limón Dance Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dante Puleio as its new Artistic Director.  A widely respected former member of the Limón Dance Company for more than a decade, Puleio will succeed Colin Connor on July 1, 2020 to become only the sixth Artistic Director in the Company’s 74-year history.


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Dance USA 2020 Annual Conference update

Posted on: 4/17/2020 6:00AM

Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, have announced  that the 2020 Annual Conference in Denver has been canceled and a virtual convening will be offered this June in its place. Now more than ever, it is important to gather in conversation and support the connectivity of our field.


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The STREB Extreme Action Company launches STREB Remote Programming

Posted on: 4/15/2020 5:00AM

On March 12, STREB closed the doors to its home, the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM), located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. The converted warehouse typically sees 10,000 visitors annually in its capacity as a performance venue, rehearsal space, and educational facility. In order to keep its performing and teaching artists engaged, and to continue serving its community of students and fans, the company pivoted quickly to the digital space and launched STREB Remote on March 23, where they have brought their signature innovation and inquiry system into homes around the world.


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EUROTARD dancewear supply 2000 medical masks

Posted on: 4/13/2020 4:00AM

On March 24th, Governor Brian Kemp called upon Georgia businesses to help produce critical medical supplies needed by healthcare workers for protection while fighting the spread of COVID-19. The Cano Group, Inc., most commonly known as Eurotard Dancewear, heard Governor Kemp’s call to action. With a production facility located in Alpharetta, Georgia housing supplies and various materials to mass produce sewn goods, Eurotard Dancewear knew they could aid hospitals and healthcare workers across the state, and aid them quickly.


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Battery Dance TV Launches

Posted on: 4/10/2020 3:00AM

Battery Dance have announced the creation of Battery Dance TV, that launched on Friday, March 27, 2020 at https://batterydance.org/dancetv/ to provide free live dance classes and programming for the general public by Battery Dance and affiliated artists through a regularly scheduled program.


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Northern Ballet original dance film out now!

Posted on: 4/9/2020 2:00AM

Take a front row seat into the psyche of a relationship. Using world class ballet, krump, popping & bboying we witness different moments played out in pure contrast by four incredible dancers.  This is EGO, a Northern Ballet original dance film out now! Most of us have an alter ego hiding under the surface. We try our best to keep it in, but sometimes it escapes.


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Dancers Responding To AIDS - Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Launched Online Fundraising Campaign

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

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of BC/EFA) has launched a special online fundraising campaign to create the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. This special fund will be administered by The Actors Fund to assist those in the entertainment community – onstage and behind the scenes - who are facing health care crises and other immediate needs in the wake of the evolving coronavirus pandemic.


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Home Dance Challenge

Posted on: 4/7/2020 2:00AM

Antonio Fini, founder/director of the Fini Dance International Summer School, held every summer in Calabria in Southern Italy, invites dancers to post a video of themselves dancing on their Instagram accounts. Sadly, dance schools are closed due to the Coronavirus, but the resourceful Fini offers an opportunity to dance at home and a chance to win a scholarship to study and perform in Italy.


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Shuttered mid-tour, Ice Dance International offers free streaming specials

Posted on: 4/5/2020 12:00AM

 

Ice Dance International (IDI) cancelled the second half of its 2020 multi-state U.S. tour due to ongoing restrictions related to coronavirus mitigation. But ticket-holders who missed out on seeing "IN FLIGHT: LIVE" - and those who want another look at the company's gliding mix of art and sport -- can watch its two television specials streaming free on demand this week at www.icedanceinternational.org

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Ballet Hispánico Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration, Announces B Unidos Instagram Video Series

Posted on: 4/3/2020 4:00AM

Ballet Hispánico have a new Instagram video series entitled B Unidos. The series will feature a series of videos posted each weekday, created by the three arms of the Ballet Hispánico: the professional company, the School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and featuring the hashtag #BUnidos at www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/.


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Artlab J's Virtual Classes

Posted on: 4/1/2020 4:00AM

Check out the robust new programming as ARTLAB transition into the world of virtual dance.  All classes will be offered with the option of taking the class during the scheduled live-stream time via Zoom or you can request a link of the recorded live-stream to take at your leisure.


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Lincoln Center Launches Lincoln Center at Home

Posted on: 3/30/2020 4:00AM

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announces the launch of Lincoln Center at Home (#LincolnCenterAtHome), a new initiative to maintain vital connections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining the arts community around the world in taking their work online, LincolnCenter.org has transformed into a new gateway to the performing arts: Lincoln Center at Home.


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2020 Presenting Denver Dance Festival Tickets on Sale

Posted on: 3/27/2020 12:00AM

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, co-presented by Presenting Denver and The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts to increase the accessibility of dance. Through the dance festival we provide free or affordable opportunities for the public to engage with Colorado dance as a participant or spectator. The festival also provides stipend opportunities for Colorado artists to premiere new choreographic works, educational content, or audience engagement activities.


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Satellite Collective announces its new 2020 initiative Satellite Fellowships

Posted on: 3/26/2020 2:00AM

Satellite Collective (Kevin Draper, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a new initiative of fiscal sponsorships and mentorship programs for artists. Entitled Satellite Fellowships, the initiative is scheduled to launch in March 2020 with the announcement of the first five fellows. Following the initial announcement, Satellite plans to grow the program through a regional, city-wide rollout supported by creative programming with the goal of 25 regional fellowships by late autumn of 2020.The company then plans to expand the program to a national level with an ultimate target of fiscal support for 250 artists by the end of 2021.


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COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund launched by Broadway Cares

Posted on: 3/25/2020 2:00AM

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund will help entertainment professionals meet coronavirus-related expenses and other challenges brought about by the evolving pandemic.


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Olivier Awards 2020 – cancellation

Posted on: 3/24/2020 12:00AM

It is with deep regret that The Society Of London Theatre have announced the cancellation of the Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard at the Royal Albert Hall on 5 April. Following the government’s advice on social distancing and the subsequent closing of many theatres and public venues, they no longer feel that it is feasible to host the ceremony that they had planned to deliver.


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Dance USA acton alert: Ask Congress to include the dance community in Covid-19 relief

Posted on: 3/23/2020 2:00AM

Dance USA say the impact of COVID-19 is variable and rapidly changing. As Congress and the Administration consider new forms of federal economic assistance that may be targeted or widespread, the dance field joins others in the arts and nonprofit sectors that are speaking up to ensure that relief will meet all community needs.


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London Theatre Closures

Posted on: 3/21/2020 2:00AM

Following official government advice issued on Monday 16 March, which stipulates that people should avoid public buildings including theatres, SOLT (Society Of London Theatre) and UK Theatre have advised all member venues to close, to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The theatres will remain closed until further notice and will re-open as soon as possible, following government recommendations.


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The Limón Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Posted on: 3/20/2020 5:00AM

The Limón Dance Company, Colin Connor, Artistic Director, will appear at The Joyce Theater, March 31-April 5, in a program of three Limón masterworks: The TraitorOrfeo, and Mazurkas.  Here is a special opportunity to see a richly varied all-Limón program, and new productions of his masterworks,  performed by an ensemble of virtuosic, expressive artists.


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CoreDance Contemporary Presents; "We Become"

Posted on: 3/19/2020 4:00AM

CoreDance Contemporary presents, “We Become”, an evening length program of modern dance April 3 & 4 at The Mark O’Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. On the bill for the night is Artistic Director McCormac’s new evening length work; “Where The Small Changes Lie” an abstract film and movement collaboration exploring the human evolutionary process.


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Triple Threat Dance Showcase

Posted on: 3/18/2020 5:00AM

Nai Ni Chen Dance Company, New Jersey Tap Ensemble and Umoja Dance Company present a Triple Threat Dance Showcase on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8pm at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ. 


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Ballet Etudes Delights with Cinderella

Posted on: 3/17/2020 4:00AM

CINDERELLA, one of the most beloved classical ballets ever composed comes to the Chandler Center for the Arts April 25 and April 26 at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 Arizona Ave, Chandler. Performed to the greatest musical score written by Sergei Prokofiev, this two-act ballet follows the kind-hearted Cinderella, her wicked step-mother, clumsy step-sisters, and loving Fairy Godmother and will leave you believing in magic.


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