DANCE NEWS


Limón Dance Co. returns to The Joyce

Posted on: 5/7/2018 11:00AM

The Unsung by José LimónThe Limón Dance Company returns to The Joyce Theater in New York City with a major revival of Limón's magnificent Missa Brevis, set to Zoltán Kodály's “Missa Brevis in Tempore Belli”. The company will be joined by international guest dancers Carolina Avendano and Terry Springer from Venezuela's CoreoArte and Kirsten Foote and Julian Nichols from Canada.


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Want to train in Aerial Dance this summer?

Posted on: 5/4/2018 7:15AM

Aerial dance workshopWebster University and Newsam Aerial Dance have announced the Aerial Dance for Dancers Summer Workshop, an educational opportunity for students and teachers in St. Louis, Missouri this June 16 and 17.


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'Romeo & Juliet' in cinemas on Mother’s Day

Posted on: 5/3/2018 8:00AM

San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & JulietSan Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet, a classic portrayal of tragedy and romance, will once again grace the big screen for a special limited run on Mother’s Day weekend – May 12, 13, 15 and 16. Audiences in select theatres nationwide will experience the passionate choreography by SF Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev as part of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.


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Tony Awards announce 2018 Nominees

Posted on: 5/2/2018 11:15AM

Leslie Odom, Jr. and Katharine McPheeNominations in 26 competitive categories for the 72nd Annual Tony Awards were announced by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Katharine McPhee on Tuesday, May 1. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 43 theatre professionals. The two musicals Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants led the group of Tony-nominated shows with 12 nods each.


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Nashville Ballet to present 'Modern Masters'

Posted on: 5/2/2018 7:15AM

Nashville BalletFeaturing a carefully curated lineup of Nashville premieres and a dynamic musical selection, Nashville Ballet will present Modern Masters on May 4-6 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall. The program will include dance icon Jiří Kylián’s Six Dances, Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts and Western Symphony by George Balanchine, commonly known as the father of American ballet.


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BodyStories to make its Chicago debut

Posted on: 5/1/2018 8:00AM

New York’s BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance Winifred Haun & Dancers and New York’s BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance will present two works each on May 3 and 4 at Hamlin Park Studio Theater in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood
. This joint program will be the first time BodyStories performs in the Windy City.


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Alicia Graf Mack to direct Juilliard Dance

Posted on: 4/30/2018 7:00AM

The Juilliard School Dance DivisionThe Juilliard School in New York announced earlier this month that Alicia Graf Mack, former leading dancer of Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will become director of the Juilliard Dance Division on July 1, 2018. Juilliard Dance is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious training programs in the world, offering instruction in both ballet and modern techniques.


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Ballet Arizona returns to desert garden

Posted on: 4/27/2018 7:00AM

Desert Botanical GardenBallet Arizona has announced its season finale production, the world premiere of Eroica, the latest grand work from acclaimed Artistic Director Ib Andersen. Audiences are invited to experience the beauty of the Arizona desert, Andersen’s Ballet Arizona company and Beethoven’s Third Symphony in a production that promises to speak directly to the soul. Eroica will be performed May 15-June 2 at Desert Botanical Garden.


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Hugo Brument dances in 'West Side Story'

Posted on: 4/26/2018 2:00PM

French Dancer in New YorkIntroducing Hugo Brument, a dancer from France who just performed in a production of West Side Story by Sioux City Symphony in Iowa. Brument, who originally came to America to attend The School at Jacob’s Pillow’s Musical Theatre Dance Program, now lives in NYC and works with DPR Dance Company.


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Tapestry brings vaudeville classic back

Posted on: 4/25/2018 12:30PM

Tapestry Dance CompanySix years after winning the Best Choreography Award from the Austin Critics Table, Tapestry Dance Company’s April Fools is now headed back to the stage! The encore performances will pull out all the stops to showcase the diverse talent of Tapestry.


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Nominations due for UDMA teacher award

Posted on: 4/24/2018 10:10PM

American Dance Teacher AwardsUnited Dance Merchants of America (UDMA) seeks nominations for its 2018 Teacher Impact Award. Dance teachers who go above and beyond for their students, who encourage their students to succeed in dance and life, should be submitted before the deadline on April 30.


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Imagine Ballet Theatre hits the stage

Posted on: 4/23/2018 2:00PM

Sara Huffaker, Tessa Parkinson, Ashley Beckwish and Anna UmbrellImagine Ballet Theatre, an Ogden, Utah-based ballet company, is bringing spring to the stage of Peery’s Egyptian Theatre with its upcoming whimsical production including Fairyopolis, Mad Rush and Bartok Dances. It will also present a work by PALS, dancers with special needs.


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TAKE Dance presents 'Anamnesis' in May

Posted on: 4/20/2018 11:45AM

Brynt BeitmanTAKE Dance, the New York City-based contemporary dance troupe led by Artistic Director/Founder Takehiro Ueyama, emerges again as a luminary force with Anamnesis. This moody and exhilarating evening of dance highlights the choreographic voices of three members of the TAKE Dance family: Takehiro Ueyama, Jill Echo and Brynt Beitman.


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Dance/USA Conference bound for Los Angeles

Posted on: 4/19/2018 3:20PM

National Dance Conference USA 2018Dance/USA, the national service organization for the professional dance field, will host its 10th Annual Conference in sunny Los Angeles, CA from June 6-9, 2018. Those in the dance industry are invited to join their colleagues for four days to network and learn from nearly 500 dance professionals including executive directors, artistic directors, emerging arts leaders, artists, agents, company managers, presenters, development and marketing staff, and more.


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Charleston Ballet premieres a documentary

Posted on: 4/18/2018 1:20PM

Premiere of The Charleston Ballet, the official West Virginia State Ballet, recently premiered a new documentary detailing the company’s history. Entitled "Andre Van Damme and The Story of the Charleston Ballet", the film was presented at the West Virginia Culture Center on Saturday, March 24 by Education and the Arts Secretary Gayle C. Manchin and three-time Emmy Award-winning director Deborah Novak.


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World Dance for Parkinson's Day coming up

Posted on: 4/17/2018 8:00AM

Dance for PD Founding Member David LeventhalWorld Dance for Parkinson's Day is set for April 28-29, 2018! A global collaboration organized by a diverse group of partners in 16 countries, this event will celebrate the range of programming, research collaborations and community initiatives and engagements that dance organizations and individual teaching artists are delivering worldwide for people with Parkinson's.


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Dance photographer publishes new book

Posted on: 4/16/2018 11:30AM

Dance photography bookAtlanta-based dance photographer Richard Calmes has produced his fourth book of select dance images that he shot over the past four years. The book, titled Moving Moments, joins three previous collections depicting the beauty and athleticism of dancers in the studio, in nature and in urban settings.


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Houston Ballet collaborates on new Oklahoma!

Posted on: 4/14/2018 8:05AM

Theatre Under The Stars's 50th Anniversary SeasonTheatre Under The Stars (TUTS) recently announced that its upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, which kicks off the theatre company’s 50th Anniversary Season in September, will be an artistic collaboration with Houston Ballet.


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Dance Against Cancer set for Lincoln Center

Posted on: 4/13/2018 7:05AM

Transfigured Night choreographed by Edwaard LiangDance Against Cancer Producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht have partnered with the American Cancer Society to present the eighth annual fundraising event on Monday, May 7, 2018. Once again, the gala benefit will bring together artists from leading dance companies from New York City and beyond for a night of performances and world premieres.


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Stagestep flooring the star at Starwest

Posted on: 4/12/2018 12:00PM

Stagestep Flooring SolutionsLeading dance flooring company Stagestep celebrates its partnership with Starwest Studios in Burbank, California. Stagestep, which has provided an expansive selection of wood and Marley flooring surfaces, subfloors and maintenance products for more than 45 years, previously installed a gorgeous 3,800-square-foot sprung wood dance floor at Starwest.


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'To the Sea' returns to Santa Monica Pier

Posted on: 4/11/2018 11:35AM

Dance Concert at Santa Monica PierJacob Jonas The Company—the 21st Century dance company that quickly gained attention for its blend of contemporary ballet, breakdance and acrobatic movement—will bring back its new event To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier this month. As part of the 17th Annual Dance Camera West Festival, To the Sea will be presented free to the public on the West End of the Santa Monica Pier. It will show individual choreographers and dance companies from all genres performing beside the Pacific Ocean.


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Donald McKayle passes away

Posted on: 4/9/2018 5:35PM

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts remembers Donald McKayleThe dance community lost another icon as pioneering African-American dancer, choreographer and teacher Donald McKayle passed away at age 87 on April 7, 2018. Named by the Dance Heritage Coalition as “one of America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures: the First 100”, McKayle danced in and directed modern dance companies, productions on Broadway, and worked on a multitude of films and television shows.


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Eye on Dance airs 'The Rite of Spring'

Posted on: 4/6/2018 8:00AM

Interview on The Rite of SpringThe television series Eye on Dance, a production of the nonprofit organization Arts Resources in Collaboration, Inc., was recently designated “an irreplaceable national dance treasure.” It has announced that it will soon host a video screening and discussion on The Rite of Spring on April 12 in NYC.


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Dance Sundays are back at The Wallis

Posted on: 4/5/2018 8:00AM

Salsa Sunday with Debbie Allen at Wallis Annenberg CenterThree-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer Debbie Allen is back for the third season with her popular Dance Sundays at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, CA. On April 8 from 12 to 2 p.m., Salsa Sunday returns with Allen and Lyrik Cruz teaching.


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Rockettes plan Christmas Spectacular Tryouts

Posted on: 4/4/2018 7:35AM

Christmas Spectacular AuditionsThe Radio City Rockettes will soon be holding Spring Auditions for the 2018 Christmas Spectacular production. The auditions will run from Monday, April 16 to Wednesday, April 25 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.


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Title I students to dance with Charlotte Ballet

Posted on: 4/3/2018 8:00AM

Peter Chu with Reach program studentsNearly 60 students from Title I schools in the area of Charlotte, North Carolina will bring to life a fresh interpretation of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring accompanied by Charlotte Ballet dancers and the Charlotte Symphony on April 6-7 at Belk Theater.


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OKC Ballet brings triple bill to stage

Posted on: 4/2/2018 7:00AM

Oklahoma City Ballet Principal Dancers Alvin Tovstogray and Miki KawamuraFor its final performances of the 2017-18 Season, Oklahoma City Ballet will bring a triple bill to the stage on April 13-15. It will headline with Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, then present Helen Pickett’s lively Petal and a premiere by Artistic Director Robert Mills.


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YPAD now offering Online Certification Course

Posted on: 3/30/2018 8:00AM

YPAD now offering Online Certification Course Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD) recently announced that its pioneering Certification Program is now available as an online, self-driven training course! Dance studios, choreographers, dance educators, judges, costume companies, competitions, conventions, dance-related organizations and dance parents can all take part in this amazing education.


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Children's book shares Raven Wilkinson story

Posted on: 3/29/2018 7:05AM

The Story of Ballerina Raven WilkinsonChildren's book writer and illustrator Leda Schubert has published a beautiful picture book telling the little-known story of Raven Wilkinson, the first African American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company and an inspiration to Misty Copeland.


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TBT premieres 'Martinu Pieces'

Posted on: 3/28/2018 7:10AM

Martinů Pieces by Ben StevensonTexas Ballet Theater (TBT) will present a mixed repertoire by TBT Artistic Director Ben Stevenson. Stevenson will re-stage his moving Mozart Requiem together with his new ballet, Martinů Pieces, on March 29-31 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.


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