DANCE NEWS


Troupe Vertigo launches new tour

Posted on: 10/2/2018 4:30PM

Symphony Cirque SeriesThe L.A. based circus-dance-theater company Troupe Vertigo recently launched a 10-city tour of its Symphony Cirque Series. In partnership with national symphonies, and in collaboration with famed orchestral conductor Jack Everly, the series brings together expert aerialists, contortionists and acrobats to add breathtaking visual elements to the moving sounds of symphonies in Baltimore, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle and more cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.


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Colorado Ballet opens season with a classic

Posted on: 10/2/2018 8:50AM

Dana Benton - Photo by Allen BirnbachColorado Ballet will open its 2018-19 Season with the timeless classical ballet Sleeping Beauty. Running October 5–14 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, it will feature choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.


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Winifred Haun collaborates on new work

Posted on: 10/1/2018 3:45PM

I am (not) this body workWinifred Haun & Dancers in Chicago will premiere an important new dance, I am (not) this body, in November at the Studebaker Theater. I am (not) this body is a first time collaboration between Artistic Director Winifred Haun and Assistant Artistic Director Solomon Bowser. It explores how we view "different" bodies (the bodies of women, children and people of color).


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Company Wayne McGregor to perform in L.A.

Posted on: 9/27/2018 4:00PM

Autobiography coming to The Music CenterThe Music Center will soon open its 2018-19 dance season with the Los Angeles premiere of Company Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography on October 5-7. The contemporary dance portrait will fuse science and the human form. Each performance will feature a mesmerizing electronic score performed live.


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Tap show 'One More Than Two' premieres

Posted on: 9/26/2018 3:35PM

Tap Dance Show at Teatro LATEAThree renowned dance artists come together for the first time in the premiere of One More Than Two at Teatro LATEA in New York City on September 28-30. A wide-ranging show, One More Than Two will feature tap dance and live accompaniment by Hillary-Marie (NJSCA Choreography Fellowship 2017), Jenn Rose (Dancebreak 2018, Barrymore Award Recipient) and Lynn Schwab (Tap City On Tour, RumbaTap).


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Artist Meeke Mutter inspires dance program

Posted on: 9/25/2018 3:49PM

Yuka Kawazu's Dance En L'Air performing 'Love and Memory'Yuka Kawazu’s Danse En L’Air brings Love & Memory, an evening of original dance works inspired by the paintings of Meeke Mutter, to Ballet Arts at New York City Center on October 14. The program offers a mix of solos, duets and ensemble pieces choreographed by Kawazu and is enhanced by digital projections of the artwork that prompted them.


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Elevate Chicago presents 45 dancemakers

Posted on: 9/24/2018 1:20PM

Elevate Chicago Dance FestivalElevate Chicago Dance 2018 is a day of performances, installations, workshops and discussions by 45 Chicago dancemakers. The broadly defined theme of the day explores intersections between Dance, Space, Race and Place. Free and open to the public, it’s set for Sunday, October 21 at the Chicago Cultural Center.


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American Dance Festival Masterclass in Plano

Posted on: 9/24/2018 12:02PM

American Dance Festival Faculty MemberAre you a high school or college student living in North Texas? Then check out this event being presented by American Dance Festival (ADF), Dance Council of North Texas and Collin College in Plano, TX! On Sunday, October 14, the event Dancers Network will include a Countertechnique Masterclass taught by ADF Faculty Member Joy Davis and Scholarship Auditions.


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Monsters offers program for special needs

Posted on: 9/21/2018 12:15PM

eMpower Dance Convention ProgramMonsters Dance Conventions is calling dancers of all abilities! In response to overwhelming feedback, it is bringing its eMpower Special Needs Dance Program to as many cities as possible. The program focuses on bringing dance education and creative movement to dancers with special needs in a fun and supportive environment. Sessions consist of a hip-hop dance class, freestyle circle and pizza party!


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Steps has a New Owner and Director!

Posted on: 9/20/2018 3:35PM

Steps on BroadwaySteps on Broadway, the internationally-recognized dance training center now in its 39th year, has announced that it has reached an agreement with Joe Lanteri for him to become co-owner of Steps and take the role of executive director. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the month. Carol Paumgarten, who founded the company, will partner with Lanteri to develop and execute the vision and direction to take Steps forward into its next 40 years.


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Dance pioneer Arthur Mitchell passes away

Posted on: 9/19/2018 3:04PM

Dance Theatre of Harlem FounderAccording to The New York Times, the great dance trailblazer Arthur Mitchell died today in Manhattan. At age 84, Mitchell was renowned as a former barrier-breaking dancer with New York City Ballet in the 1950s and ‘60s and the founding director of the groundbreaking Dance Theatre of Harlem. He passed away at a NYC hospital reportedly due to complications from heart failure.


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Apply now for Eurotard Scholarships!

Posted on: 9/18/2018 12:25PM

Dance and Performing Arts ScholarshipsDance is expensive. You know what helps? Money! Eurotard Dancewear’s Scholarship Program has been helping dancers continue their training and education with 13 annual scholarships for years. It’s simple to apply: no essays and no auditions! All you need to do is fill out an online application! The deadline to apply is November 30!


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SYTYCD Season 15 Winner announced, Live Tour launching soon

Posted on: 9/14/2018 2:08PM

SYTYCD Season 15 WinnerThis week, the 15-time Emmy Award-winning show So You Think You Can Dance presented the finale for Season 15, wrapping up another summer season of exceptional dance with America crowning one lucky competitor as their new favorite dancer. And the winner is…


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Groove’s 2018 Convention Tour to launch

Posted on: 9/13/2018 10:55PM

Dance ConventionDirected by Daniel DeFranco, Groove aims to produce positive, fun and memorable experiences for dancers, instructors and families alike. Its 2018-19 Season will feature nine Fall Conventions, 51 Regional Competitions and two National Finals. The Fall Conventions kick off in Milwaukee, WI on October 7.


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BalletX dancer Daniel Mayo joins MBC faculty

Posted on: 9/12/2018 5:50PM

Metropolitan Ballet Company Boys’ Scholarship Program faculty memberAcclaimed dancer Daniel Mayo, a member of the BalletX contemporary ballet company since 2014, is now teaching classical dance for the Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) Boys’ Scholarship Program during the 2018-19 Season. Mayo gave his final performance for BalletX this summer, and recently joined the MBC faculty in Jenkintown, PA. Trimester 1 commenced Monday, September 10 and marked the launch of the 20th anniversary of MBC’s renowned Boys’ Scholarship Program.


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Dark Circles premieres 'Aladdin' in Dallas

Posted on: 9/11/2018 8:00AM

Dark Circles Contemporary DanceThe AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas will soon launch the 2018-19 Season of The Elevator Project, featuring the work of small and emerging arts groups. The Elevator Project’s new season will feature productions from eight Dallas-based performing arts companies. The five year-old project has been hailed for the resources the Center provides new artists. First up is Aladdin, Habibi by Dark Circles Contemporary Dance.


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WILD Dance Intensive tours 1-day experience

Posted on: 9/10/2018 7:15AM

WILD DANCE INTENSIVEWILD Dance Intensive is bringing its affordable, one-day, high-energy dance experience to eight cities this fall! Presenting classes in all disciplines, WILD will motivate your students and present them with engaging, fun choreography.


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Want to see the Rockettes with your studio?

Posted on: 9/7/2018 10:30AM

42nd Street Tours & TravelHow would you like to experience Christmas in New York City with your dance studio? Seeing the Radio City Christmas Spectacular by the Rockettes and New York City Ballet perform George Balanchine's The Nutcracker? Maybe even hopping over to Broadway Dance Center or Steps on Broadway for a couple classes? 42nd Street Tours & Travel offers countless trips and experiences for student groups!


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Inclusive Dance Conference set for Miami

Posted on: 9/6/2018 6:00PM

Forward Motion Inclusive Dance ConferenceKaren Peterson and Dancers in Miami is expanding its work by launching an annual international festival and conference of physically integrated dance. This groundbreaking contemporary dance form – inclusive of those with and without disabilities, on stage and in the audience – challenges artistic and societal perceptions of what defines physical beauty and beautiful movement. Forward Motion, as the event is called, will be September 26–29.


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Ballet West’s Education and Outreach programs changing thousands of lives

Posted on: 9/5/2018 4:00PM

Inspiring Children About Not Dropping OutBallet West’s Education and Outreach programs are the most expansive of any ballet company in the United States, serving more than 110,000 students, teachers and community members last year alone. For two decades, one of these initiatives, Inspiring Children About Not Dropping Out, has helped tens of thousands of students find focus and direction by teaching them dance at elementary schools across the state. On September 19, Ballet West celebrates this poignant program with a special luncheon.


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Denver Dance Conference open to proposals

Posted on: 9/4/2018 12:36PM

2018 Denver Dance ConferenceThe 5th Annual Denver Dance Conference for educators and students will be held November 3-4, 2018. Do you have something to share with the dance community? The conference is accepting proposals from professionals who want to teach a dance class, choreograph, present a workshop or perform.


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A.D.E. offers unique dancer exchange program

Posted on: 9/4/2018 11:30AM

Dance convention and competitionAt Artistic Dance Exchange (ADE), it’s all about experiences. Directed by Juan Borona and Alex Chan, ADE is uniquely positioned as the only dance convention and competition offering international exchange programs, with students being provided the opportunity to travel overseas and participate in dance festivals/events in London, Spain and Italy. It is ADE’s dedication to the dancer’s experience that has made it one of fastest growing companies in the industry.


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RMBT announces China, Russia Tours

Posted on: 9/3/2018 10:00AM

Rocky Mountain Ballet TheatreRocky Mountain Ballet Theatre (RMBT) is hitting the road again this fall to “bring Montana to the world” – this time to China and Russia. It also recently announced that it will bring Ballet Beyond Borders back to Missoula in January 2019.


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Are you ready for a new year of dance?

Posted on: 8/31/2018 9:00AM

Dancers go back to schoolIt’s that back-to-school time in the U.S. and with that comes back to dance! Are you ready for your best dance year yet? Every August, Dance Informa helps you start your dance year on the right foot with our Back to School GuideOur Back to School Guide has everything you need to feel prepared!


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Italian dance festival returns to NYC

Posted on: 8/30/2018 3:30PM

Fini International Dance Festival Gala 2018Producer and dancer Antonio Fini presents performances by companies from Italy and the U.S. on August 30 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC. The Fini International Dance Festival Gala Performance follows a full summer of classes and performances in Calabria, Bulgaria and New York.


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Modern dance icon Paul Taylor passes away

Posted on: 8/30/2018 1:40PM

Paul Taylor Dance FoundationThe Paul Taylor Dance Foundation has announced the death of legendary choreographer Paul Taylor, aged 88. Taylor, a founder and towering icon of America’s homegrown art of modern dance, was at the forefront of the art for decades, and his ideas continue to influence art of the 21st century. On August 29, he passed away in Manhattan due to renal failure.


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Ailey ascending 60th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on: 8/29/2018 6:30PM

Samantha Figgins and Jeroboam BozemanThis fall, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will honor its founder's legacy and carry it forward with a 60th Anniversary celebration titled Ailey Ascending. The celebration begins in September with an international tour, continues over two weekends in October with a Choreography Unlocked festival and reaches a high point with a momentous New York City Center season November 28 – December 30.


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Aydmara Cabrera to lead N.J. ballet school

Posted on: 8/28/2018 11:15AM

Director of Princeton Ballet SchoolAs of August 22, former National Ballet of Cuba Principal Dancer Aydmara Cabrera is the new director of Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet in New Jersey. The school currently serves about 1,000 students across the cities of Cranbury, New Brunswick and Princeton.


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Misty's Dance Unlimited opens new facility

Posted on: 8/27/2018 1:45PM

International Performing Arts CenterAfter years of dreaming and planning, Misty's Dance Unlimited (MDU) in Onalaska, WI broke ground on building a new state-of-the-art facility last October. This summer, the dance school officially made its move into the new space, named the International Performing Arts Center. MDU Owner Misty Lown recently announced the Grand Opening is August 28.


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13 hip-hop movies coming to NY Film Forum

Posted on: 8/24/2018 12:40PM

Hip hop movies at NY Film Forum“Hip-Hop On Film,” a series screening 13 movies from the early years of hip-hop, will run at the Film Forum in New York City from Wednesday, September 12 to Saturday, October 20. The series will include an evening with filmmaker-artist-musician-writer Michael Holman and a screening of his one-episode TV show Graffiti Rock as well as Beat Street with its plotline of bringing “street” to upper-crust Juilliard folks.


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