DANCE NEWS


2019's The Table Of Silence Project, 9/11

Posted on: 8/2/2019 5:00AM

Buglisi Dance Theatre is honored to be welcomed once again at Lincoln Center for the ninth presentation of the performance ritual for peace "The Table of Silence Project 9/11," a public tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace, conceived and choreographed by Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi. The performance ritual takes place Wednesday September 11, beginning at 8:15 AM and concluding at 8:46 AM, the tragic moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.


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English National Ballet Akram Khan’s Giselle Sadler’s Wells, London

Posted on: 8/1/2019 6:00AM

Akram Khan’s Giselle returns to the UK for the first time since 2017, following acclaimed international performances in Moscow, Luxembourg and Chicago so far this year. Now the production is returning to Sadler’s Wells, London, for 13 performances from Wednesday 18th – Saturday 28th September.


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International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival 2020

Posted on: 7/31/2019 2:00AM

Online applications have already opened, and will remain open until the 11th of November 2019. Young artists can apply for the 24th International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival which is taking place at Stuttgarts TREFFPUNKT Rotebuehlplatz in Germany from 12th to 15th March 2020.


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Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates the opening of its 47th season

Posted on: 7/30/2019 6:00AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates the opening of its 47th season with a powerhouse double-bill featuring iconic works by George Balanchine and PNB Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell. September 27 through October 6 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.


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Ayodele Casel named a 2019–2020 Frances B.Cashin fellow

Posted on: 7/29/2019 5:00AM

Ayodele Casel, a disciplined and brave performer who honors the roots of tap dance while pushing the boundaries of the art form, has been named a 2019–2020 Frances B.Cashin fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Joining more than 50 incoming fellows as they pursue work across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and art, Ayodele will direct her energy toward research and development of a new theatrical work inspired by the historical context of tap dance's cultural heritage.


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Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival & Conference

Posted on: 7/25/2019 4:00AM

The Second Annual Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival & Conference will be held on Thursday, September 26th to 28th in Miami Florida. Companies Kinetic Light, Heidi Latsky Dance, Step Change Studios and Karen Peterson and Dancers explore what makes a body beautiful? What makes a dancer’s movement’s graceful and artistically meaningful? Contrary to the responses most of us might venture, the dance companies and individuals participating share some unique perspectives.


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38th Annual Battery Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/24/2019 6:00AM

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 38th Annual Battery Dance Festival with free performances from August 11-16, 2019 against the backdrop of New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing performance on August 17, 2019 at The Schimmel Center at Pace University.


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sjDANCEco Opens its 17th Season with “Etched in Time” 


Posted on: 7/23/2019 5:00AM

sjDANCEco presents Etched in Time on Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19 at 8:00 pm at California Theatre, CA. sjDANCEco’s 2019-2020 season opens with a World Premiere, two West Coast Premieres, a Company Premiere, and a masterwork by José Limón. The program is performed to live music by San José Chamber Orchestra.


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The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies  2019

Posted on: 7/22/2019 5:00AM

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, celebrates a landmark 35th anniversary this year. The nominees for the 2019 Bessie Awards, along with the recipients of the 2019 Juried Bessie Award and 2019 Outstanding Breakout Choreographer Award, are announced and have been celebrated at the Bessies press conference. 


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Meet the stars of High Strung Free Dance at DancerPalooza this week

Posted on: 7/22/2019 2:00AM

High Strung Free DanceIt’s finally here! The largest dance festival in the United States is back and it’s bigger than ever. Top choreographers, performers, dance students and teachers are gathering at DancerPalooza this week. Presenting sponsor Só Dança are excited to be a part of this year’s incredible event. Make sure to visit the Só Dança stand at the Beat Street Expo to meet the stars of the new High Strung Free Dance film!


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Dance Teacher Summit Faculty Announced

Posted on: 7/19/2019 5:00AM

Dance Teacher Summit (DTS) brings together dance teachers from across the globe who have a passion for growth and development in dance education. July 26h-28th in Long Beach, CA or August 1st to 3rd in New York City, NYC. The world-renowned faculty consists of legendary masters as well as teachers with cutting-edge curriculum and business training techniques. These classes and seminars will provide dance teachers with the motivational and inspirational tools they need to re-energize their love for the arts and dance instruction.


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9th annual Fini Dance International Gala and Awards Presentation

Posted on: 7/18/2019 5:00AM

Antonio Fini announces the 9th annual Fini Dance International Gala and Awards Presentation, Thursday August 15, at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 9th Avenue & 55th Street NYC. The event will be hosted once again by co-founder, the charming Tabata Caldironi of Milan, and vivacious Ornella Fado, originally from Italy and current resident of New York and host of the TV show Brindiamo.  Companies from Italy and New York will perform in a spirit of exchange and collaboration, and awards will be presented to costume designer Christina Giannini, Katherine Crockett, and Maria Vittoria Villa.


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7th Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/17/2019 5:00AM

Celebrating its 7th Anniversary, the LAKE TAHOE DANCE FESTIVAL, founder/artistic director Christin Hanna, will present a program of works this July 24th to 26th by Agnes De Mille and ballets by Constantine Baecher, Roya Carreras, Katherine Duke, Traci Finch, and Jacopo Godani. Performances will take place set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Tahoe City, California and Truckee, California.


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Designing a Dance Warm-Up Workshop

Posted on: 7/17/2019 12:10AM

Calling all Dance Educators and Dancers interested in the science of building a dance warm up, redesigning your current one, or building a new one that will train technically strong, versatile dancers and can be completed in as little as 20 minutes (or longer if desired) for the upcoming Dancing Anatomy Workshop on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Studio 353 NYC.


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Dance Theater Workshop at Peridance

Posted on: 7/16/2019 12:00AM

A dance theater workshop called Motion Creates Emotion and Emotion Creates Motion will take place on July 22-26 at Peridance, NYC FACULTY. The workshop is an opportunity to expand your craft, technique and creativity in an exclusive, personalized, tailored program. This is an opportunity for dancers, actors and performers to develop their potential on both movement and theater performance skills and connect both to become more authentic, expressive performers.


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Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and MOMIX Added to Fire Island Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/12/2019 5:00AM

Two of the country’s most celebrated dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and MOMIX, have been added to the lineup of the 25th anniversary edition of Fire Island Dance Festival on July 19-21, 2019, in Fire Island Pines, NY. Produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Fire Island Dance Festival (#fidance) will bring world-class dance from an array of styles to a picturesque waterfront stage on the Great South Bay. 


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English National Ballet to perform at the Royal Albert Hall

Posted on: 7/11/2019 6:00AM

English National Ballet will return to the Royal Albert Hall in London next summer (17-28 June 2020) with Derek Deane’s critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake in-the-round. 


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Pretty Creatives Choreographic Showing 2019

Posted on: 7/10/2019 6:00AM

Dance enthusiasts can take a seat at Lincoln Performance Hall on July 13th and witness what the two winners of NW Dance Project’s eleventh annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition, selected from over 100 entries from around the world, Kaloyan Boyadjiev and Joseph Hernandez, created in just 18 hours working with the 30 professional dancers selected for our annual innovative LAUNCH project. 


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Avant Chamber Ballet’s announce the company’s 2019-20 season

Posted on: 7/9/2019 5:00AM

Avant Chamber Ballet’s artistic director Katie Cooper and music director David Cooper announce the company’s 2019-20 season commencing September 7th, 2019, 7:30pm. It will be featuring four subscription productions at Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District and the return of the Family Saturdays series. 


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As You Like It in Dallas

Posted on: 7/8/2019 7:00AM

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient Dallas Theater Center, in collaboration with Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts and AT&T Performing Arts Center, presents Public Works Dallas’ As You Like It, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members. Directed and choreographed by Ann Yee, As You Like It will run for five performances from Friday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, TX. 


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San Francisco Ballet announces promotions for 2020 season

Posted on: 7/5/2019 6:00AM

San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) announces ten promotions, three new Company members, and five apprentices for the 2020 Repertory Season. Soloists WanTing Zhao, Benjamin Freemantle, and Esteban Hernandez have been promoted to principal dancer, and corps de ballet members Madison Keesler and Cavan Conley have been promoted to soloist. 


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Milwaukee Ballet and the Ballet Beat program

Posted on: 7/4/2019 6:00AM

Milwaukee Ballet announces its Ballet Beat summer program will launch June 24, 2019. Now in its third year, this month-long tour of free activities and performance brings professional dancers into libraries, community centers and senior centers throughout the Greater Milwaukee area.


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Flyaway Productions presents The Wait Room in New York

Posted on: 7/3/2019 5:00AM

San Francisco's Flyaway Productions is proud to announce the New York premiere of THE WAIT ROOM, a site-specific dance honoring women with incarcerated loved ones. Choreography is by Jo Kreiterrecipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, awarded "on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise." Four performances, September 20-22, in an outdoor site next to Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York. Engaging the ideas of waiting and weighting, The Wait Room blends oral history, dance, music and public art in an exploration of the physical, psychic and emotional burdens of prison for women with incarcerated loved ones.   


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Broadway Dance Centre and the Dance Teacher Workshop

Posted on: 7/1/2019 5:00AM

New York’s renowned Broadway Dance Centre is holding the Dance Teacher Workshop. This not to be missed opportunity features 3 Full days of training, seminars, and classes designed to address the specific needs of dance teachers! The workshop will be located at Broadway Dance Center at the Children and Teens location in New York from August 2nd to 4th 2019.


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Tap City, The New York City Tap Festival 

Posted on: 6/28/2019 6:00AM

Dance workshops, performances and special events herald the return of the American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, the week long tap dance festival celebrating its 19th year in tap’s hometown, New York City from July 6 through to July 12.


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Ice Dance International perform at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Posted on: 6/27/2019 6:00AM

In a first for the venerable Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Maine-based company Ice Dance International (IDI) will perform “In Flight” at the Pillow’s free, outdoor “Inside/Out” stage July 17 358 at George Carter Road in Becket, Mass.


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Dance Now Festival

Posted on: 6/26/2019 6:00AM

DANCE NOW announces the lineup for the 2019 DANCE NOW Festival September 4–7, 2019 to be held at Joe’s Pub in New York. The Festival presents a diverse range of works from some of today’s most innovative and dynamic dance makers. The 24th season of this lively fall festival will feature 40 emerging and established choreographers, including DANCE NOW veterans and festival newcomers.


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Monsters ultimate weekend of Hip Hop dance

Posted on: 6/25/2019 7:00AM

Monsters Dance Conventions is an all hip hop dance event, offering instruction from industry professionals and giving dancers real opportunities! The tour starts in Los Angeles CA on July 24th 2019.


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Dancers For Good

Posted on: 6/24/2019 5:00AM

Dancers For Good, the magical celebration of dance, will bring world-class companies, choreographers, dancers and performers under one roof on Friday, July 19th 2019. This one night only event takes place in East Hampton, NY and is for a charity event benefiting The Actors Fund.


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Broadway performer at Theater Arts Week in Boston

Posted on: 6/21/2019 5:00AM

Acclaimed Broadway and North Shore performer, choreographer, and dancer Karen Marie Pisani returns to the Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) this summer presenting the new Theater Arts Week series in Boston. Dancers, 12 to 17 years of age, are invited to enroll.  The series runs August 5 through August 9.


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