Dance News

Award for Foreign Born Dancers

The Vilcek Foundation has just announced that it has selected dance as the award category for its 2012 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in the Arts. For the first time, a dance artist will receive the $25,000 annual award. Since 2009, the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in the Arts has been calling attention to the key role young immigrants play in the

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Performers Announced for Dancin’ Downtown

Dancin’ Downtown at the Joyce has announced it’s 2011 entry selections, including 17 dance companies and studios from across the nation. A performance and choreography competition produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, Dancin’ Downtown provides dance students the opportunity to be seen by a diverse and distinguished

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Google Celebrates Graham Birthday

Search engine Google likes to get creative with its logo from time to time, and today, May 11th , is no exception. To honour the birthday of American modern dance legend Martha Graham, Google has re-created its logo as a dancing Martha Graham! What a tribute from one of the world’s most visited websites! To see it visit Google today

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So You Think You Can Dance is Back

Are you ready for the So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 Premiere? Turn your screens on for Thursday May 26, 8/7c for the two hour season opening. Nigel Lythgoe says, ‘In season eight we’ve even seen stronger dancers than we saw in season seven, and you know how good that was!” Mary Murphy who returns as a judge this season says,

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A Feast of Dance at San Fran Fest

The Eighth Annual San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) will kick off on May 18, with more than 40 performances being presented by 23 arts organizations and ensembles at multiple venues throughout the city. With its annual theme, The Truth in Knowing/Now: Threads in Time, Place, Culture, SFIAF 2011 will include World Premieres, US Debuts and

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Gilbert & Sullivan, The Ballet!

This month Dances Patrelle presents the World Premiere of Francis Patrelle's Gilbert & Sullivan, The Ballet!,

an evening-length work featuring live music and singers, as well as characters from Gilbert and Sullivan favorites, from May 12-15 at Dicapo Opera Theatre, NYC.

Gilbert & Sullivan, The Ballet! is a fun-filled look

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Boston Ballet Bring Kylian Work to USA

The Boston Opera House is currently host to Boston Ballet presenting Bella Figura, a program headlined by much celebrated Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián’s Bella Figura, until May 8. Boston Ballet is the first American company to present this work. The program also includes a Company premiere of William Forsythe’s The Second

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ATL Ballet Ignites Creativity

Atlanta Ballet presents IgnitionKeeping with Atlanta Ballet’s tradition of premiering edgy new works, an extraordinary crew of three young, up-and-coming choreographers will bring a new dance voice to Atlanta in the company’s season finale, Ignition: New Choreographic Voices, this weekend May 13 through 15. Ignition will feature three world

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International Modern Dance Competition

The 2nd Korea International Modern Dance Competition, organized by the Korea dance Association and approved by the UNESCO International Dance Council (UNESCO-CID), will take place from June 22- 28 in Seoul, Korea.

Registration is now open worldwide for male and female soloists aged 17-28. Dancers will compete for a grand prize of $7000 USD.

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Ballet Royalty returns to NYC

For the first time since 1988, the 252 year old Royal Danish Ballet will perform in New York this summer as part of its 2011 US tour. From June 14-19 the Royal Danish Ballet will present six evenings of its work at the David H. Koch Theater with artistic director Nikolaj Hübbe, who’s more or less returning home, since he was a principal dancer

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