DANCE NEWS


Benita Bike’s DanceArt presents an “Explore Dance”

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

A series of dance exploration performances throughout Los Angeles begin this winter when Benita Bike’s DanceArt presents an “Explore Dance” program at Los Angeles Mission College’s new AMP Theater, Thursday, February 27, 7pm. Join members of the community, students and faculty for this unique dance experience where you’ll see great dancing and share thoughts with dance artists. The College is located at 13356 Eldridge Ave, Sylmar, 91342.


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Maine-based Ice Dance International launches a multi-state tour this spring

Posted on: 2/3/2020 4:00AM

After a ground-breaking 2019 performance that made it the first ice dance company invited to the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival site in Becket, Mass and with two popular television specials in regular rotation on PBS stations nationwide bringing their artistry and athleticism to millions of viewers, the Maine-based Ice Dance International (IDI) launches a multi-state tour this spring.


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English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Cinderella


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

English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present a new version of the much-loved fairy-tale ballet, Cinderella, as part of its My First Ballet series created especially for children as young as three. Adapted to an hour in length and with a narrator to help young audiences follow the story, My First Ballet: Cinderella is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet. My First Ballet: Cinderella opens at The Peacock, London on 9 April 2020 before embarking on a tour. This is a new production of the well-loved story of Cinderella, featuring choreography by Ruth Brill.


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Chicago Tap Theatre Presents: Sweet Tap Chicago

Posted on: 1/31/2020 5:00AM

Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) present Sweet Tap Chicago Sunday, March 8 at The Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave, Chicago. Sweet Tap Chicago is a celebration of Chicago musicians and music, with a live jazz sextet featuring rapper/singer/host Taylor Mallory and JC Brooks and tap dancing by CTT.


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Peridance Spring Season

Posted on: 1/30/2020 6:00AM

New York City’s acclaimed Peridance Contemporary Dance Company returns to the Salvatore Capezio Theater for its annual Spring Season with a powerful program the weekends of March 21st - 22nd and 27th - 29th, 2020. The program will feature three innovative works by three distinguished New York City based distinguished choreographers: PCDC Artistic Director Igal Perry, YYDC’s Artistic Director Yin Yue, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet Co-Artistic Director, Dwight Rhoden. Peridance Contemporary Dance


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Georgia Incarceration Performance Project Presents: By Our Hands

Posted on: 1/29/2020 4:00AM

The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project Presents: By Our Hands. A free event and  a cross-institutional endeavour - the first of its kind - between Spelman College, the University of Georgia, librarians, archivists, students, professional artists, incarcerated collaborators, and community partners. Performances are Feb. 8 and 15 at 7:30pm & Feb. 9 and 16 at 2:30pm.


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Pennsylvania Ballet presents La Bayadère by Angel Corella

Posted on: 1/28/2020 4:00AM

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Pennsylvania Ballet: La Bayadère by Angel Corella on February 23, 2020.


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Elizabeth STREB Named 2020 USA Fellow

Posted on: 1/27/2020 4:00AM

STREB is pleased to announce that Founder and Artistic Director Elizabeth Streb has been named a 2020 USA Fellow by United States Artists. The award honors Streb’s creative accomplishments and supports her ongoing artistic and professional development. USA Fellowships are awarded to artists at all stages of their careers and from all areas of the country through a rigorous nomination and panel selection process. This year, Streb was among 50 artists chosen from over 500 applicants to receive an unrestricted $50,000 grant.


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Audition for Kamea Dance Company, Israel

Posted on: 1/27/2020 12:00AM

Kamea Dance Company is a major company in the Israeli dance scene, holding around 90 performances a year in Israel and abroad. They will present Contemporary- modern repertoire by resident choreographer and Artistic Director Tamir Ginz and other renowned guest choreographers. Audition for professional Male and Female Dancers for the 2020-22 seasons. Contracts from August 2020.


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Lucy Sexton Steps Down as Executive Director of The Bessies

Posted on: 1/24/2020 4:00AM

The Steering Committee of the NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, announced today that Lucy Sexton, who has served as Executive Director of The Bessies since 2009, is stepping down to expand her work in cultural advocacy with New Yorkers for Culture & Arts and to pursue new creative projects. She will continue in an advisory role until the end of January 2020. Michele Thompson joins the organization as Interim Executive Director.


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Cinderella in Seattle

Posted on: 1/23/2020 4:00AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 47th season with the return of Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell’s wondrous CinderellaCinderella runs for ten performances only, January 31 through February 9 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.


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Dance/USA Announces Transition of Executive Director Amy Fitterer

Posted on: 1/22/2020 5:00AM

Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, has announced that Executive Director Amy Fitterer will transition out of her role in December 2020.


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Project Dance is Celebrating 100 events since 2002!

Posted on: 1/21/2020 2:00AM

Project Dance have announced 6 amazing cities in 2020 and is Celebrating 100 events since 2002! Events will take place in HOUSTON, NEW YORK CITY, PARIS, CHICAGO, PITTSBURGH and OKLAHOMA CITY.


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Cirque du Soleil brings the world of OVO to NC

Posted on: 1/20/2020 5:00AM

Cirque du Soleil brings the world of OVO to TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA NC, February 20-23, 2020. OVO is teeming with life. Insects work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy in motion. Their home is filled with biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion. The awestruck insects are intensely curious when a mysterious egg appears, representing the enigma and cycles of their lives.


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Call for choreographers: 2020 SoloDuo Dance Festival at Dixon Place

Posted on: 1/17/2020 6:00AM

WHITE WAVE is now accepting applications for their 2020 SoloDuo Dance Festival. They encourage emerging and established contemporary choreographers/companies to apply. May 17th & 18th at Dixon Place NYCApplication Deadline is February 10, 2020.


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POP Performance: Women in Motion presents asubtout, Rebecca Stenn, Same As Sister

Posted on: 1/16/2020 5:00AM

POP Performance: Women in Motion, produced by The Bang Group, from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 at The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway NYC.


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English National Ballet celebrates 70th Anniversary London Coliseum

Posted on: 1/16/2020 2:00AM

As part of its 70th anniversary season, English National Ballet celebrates its history with three specially curated gala performances at the London Coliseum on 17 and 18 January 2020.


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3 Days of Tap Master Classes

Posted on: 1/15/2020 5:00AM

Dancer’s can enjoy 3 days of Tap Master Classes from Saturday, February 15 - Monday, February 17, 2020 at a fundraising event for ATDF's ongoing ADULT education programs at the American Tap Dance Center.


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The Exponential Festival presents Anabella Lenzu

Posted on: 1/14/2020 6:00AM

 The Exponential Festival presents the unique artist Anabella Lenzu as she declares "No More Beautiful Dances," a dance/theater solo in which the spoken word, drawings, and video projections merge to offer a very personal view of femininity and what it means to be a woman today. Anabella Lenzu’s 'No More Beautiful Dances, January 21-23, 2020 at The Brick, Brooklyn NY.


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Celebrate the inaugural Motion State Dance Festival

Posted on: 1/13/2020 5:00AM

Motion State Dance Film Series and Festival launch party is Thursday, January 16 at the Acoustic Java Café and Microcinema, 204 Main St, Providence and it’s Free! Formerly known as Kicking & Screening, the Motion State Dance Film Series presents short dance films from around the world, including France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the US. Celebrate their new name and the new Motion State Dance Festival coming March 2020, with a launch party to start and end the night! Admission is free, with drinks and treats available for purchase.


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World Premiere of Gabrielle Lamb’s

Posted on: 1/10/2020 5:00AM

The CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Pigeonwing Dance, present the World Premiere of Gabrielle Lamb’s Plexus (a Work in Knots) on Friday, February 7 2020, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, NYC.


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2020 One Body One Career Intensive

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

After a wildly successful first OBOC in North-America and an equally successful return of the OBOC to Amsterdam in 2019, the OBOC 2020 will take place in both North-America and Europe again this year:  from 22 June – 4 July in Montréal and from 25 July – 4 August in Amsterdam.


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Winning Works by Joffrey Academy of Dance

Posted on: 1/9/2020 4:00AM

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is thrilled to have announced the recipients of the tenth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Chanel DaSilva, Tsai Hsi Hung, Pablo Sánchez (recipient of the inaugural Zach Lazar Winning Works Fellowship, named in honor of former Joffrey Board Chair Zach Lazar), and Durante Verzola. Winning Works will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Edlis Neeson Theater, 220 E. Chicago Avenue March 20-22, 2020. Tickets are now on sale!


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West Side Story with Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Posted on: 1/8/2020 5:00AM

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim NYC, presents West Side Story: Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker on Monday, January 27, 2020.


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Steps On Broadway celebrates 40 years

Posted on: 1/7/2020 4:00AM

Steps on Broadway (Steps), the internationally-recognized dance training center, celebrates its 40th anniversary with a look back at the numerous milestones that mark its distinguished legacy and a look forward to the future of dance education. As a thank you to the loyal dance community, who attend over 260,000 classes annually, Steps is offering dancers a series of opportunities to celebrate beginning in December and culminating in a free dance party in May 2020. 


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Le Corsaire at London Coliseum

Posted on: 1/6/2020 12:00AM

Having delighted audiences of more than 100,000 around the world with tours including Japan, Paris, and Spain, Le Corsaire returns to the London Coliseum (January 8-14). The only UK company to perform the complete work, English National Ballet’s production was staged by Anna-Marie Holmes and features sets by Hollywood designer Bob Ringwood, and a sweeping score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.


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Connecticut Dance Alliance to host annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Dance of Day

Posted on: 1/3/2020 5:00AM

The Connecticut Dance Alliance (CDA) will host the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Dance on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in Hartford from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The annual event, which features master classes, seminars and panel discussions, was created by the CDA to honor and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and teachings, as well as the significant contributions made by people of color to the world of dance.


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Jane Franklin Dance Presents Border

Posted on: 1/2/2020 6:00AM

Featured at Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2019, Arlington, VA based Jane Franklin Dance, returns to Theatre on the Run with Bordercommencing January 25th for a 3 week run. In this movement theatre work, individuals describe barriers experienced through career, racial, gender or ethnic prejudice. Find threads of isolation residing alongside the urge for belonging, told through personal stories, movement and visual art. Set is by Scenic and Projections Designer for Theater and Opera, Jonathan Dahm Robertson.


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The Bang Group presents POP Performance: Women in Motion

Posted on: 1/1/2020 6:00AM

The Bang Group presents POP Performance: Women in Motion from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 at 8pm at The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers).


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Prix de Lausanne 2020 Jury members and Interlude International ballet competition – Auditorium Stravinski

Posted on: 12/31/2019 12:00AM

The 48th Prix de Lausanne jury panel will be presided by Frédéric Olivieri, Director of the Scala in Milan and Prize Winner of the Prix de Lausanne 1977. Among the artistic collaborators, Nicolas Le Riche, Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet and actual Director of the Royal Swedish Ballet, will be the coach for the male candidates’ variations. During the Interlude, the performance will be the 3rd edition of the Partner School Choreographic Project, choreographed by Mauro Bigonzetti, with 26 of the world’s best students reunited in Montreux for a unique creation, as well as a performance by dancers from the Royal Ballet School of London. The registrations for the 2nd edition of the Summer Intensive – European Preselection are open.


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