DANCE NEWS


Project Dance hosts Greenville event in May

Posted on: 3/20/2015 9:00AM

Project Dance Greenville 2015Project Dance, a global movement of dancers, has launched its 2015 season! It will host an event on May 22-24 in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, with participants dancing at The Peace Center's beautiful outdoor theater. Greenville Event Producers Shaun and Chasity Strickland invite dancers in the region to register.


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DANCE OPEN announces 14th season

Posted on: 3/19/2015 10:00AM

DANCE OPEN Festival in RussiaThe DANCE OPEN Festival returns to St. Petersburg on April 21–27. The Festival presents performances by some of the world’s most talented soloists, renowned companies and famous choreographers. The Dutch National Ballet will open the 2015 Festival with a mixed program on April 21 and then Vienna State Ballet and various elite dancers from companies like The Royal Danish Ballet will grace the stage.


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'MindFluctuations' premieres in D.C.

Posted on: 3/19/2015 8:00AM

Maida Withers Dance Construction CompanyFor its 40th Anniversary Season, the Maida Withers Dance Construction Company premieres MindFluctuations tonight, a real-time interactive spectacle of dance, 3D projected virtual artworks, use of the Emotiv neuro headset and live electronic music. The performance will be presented at Lisner Auditorium in Washington D.C.


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Steps hosts ADM21 for Classes and Talk

Posted on: 3/18/2015 10:00AM

American Dance Machine for the 21st CenturySteps on Broadway in New York City is offering master classes led by artists from American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) through Friday, March 27. In addition, the Steps Beyond Foundation's Artists Talk Series presents “Passing It On: A Conversation with American Dance Machine 21” this Sunday, March 22 at 7 p.m., featuring ADM21 Directors Nikki Feirt Atkins and Margo Sappington joined by Robert La Fosse, Tomé Cousin and Lars Rosager.


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National Museum of Dance opens new exhibit

Posted on: 3/17/2015 11:45AM

Dancers Antón Gazenbeek and Natalie LarucciaThe National Museum of Dance, located in Saratoga Springs, New York, welcomes visitors this Saturday, March 21 to its opening reception for 125 Years of Tango: A Walk Through the History of the Dance, a new exhibit focusing on Argentine tango history. Free and open to the public, the reception will feature music, tango demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.


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PUSHfest calls for choreographers

Posted on: 3/16/2015 9:00AM

PUSHfest in San FranciscoSan Francisco-based PUSH Dance Company seeks existing and created dance works for the curated ​PUSH​fest ​set for September 18-20. The festival showcases 14 choreographers in two separate programs to take place in the state-of-the-art ODC Theater at 3153 Seventeenth Street (at Shotwell.)


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NY show 'The Giving Tree' benefits St. Jude

Posted on: 3/14/2015 8:00AM

Mike Esperanza’s work in performance at the Young Choreographer's FestivalA group of New York-based choreographers and dancers are uniting for a special event at The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance on March 28 and 29. Dubbed "The Giving Tree", this benefit show will bring together artists seeking to raise awareness for pediatric cancer and to contribute to finding a cure. All of the event’s proceeds are being donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a world leader in saving children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


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Free 'Days of Dance' hosted in Houston

Posted on: 3/13/2015 9:00AM

Vitacca Dance Project's Days of Dance 2015Vitacca Dance Project has announced its inaugural Days of Dance will be in honor of Dominic Walsh and held on April 18 and 19 at Vitacca’s studios, located in the Montrose section of Houston, Texas. The community is invited to enjoy a weekend of free classes for ages nine to adult, plus a performance and a ribbon cutting.


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'Move Live On Tour' hits the road again

Posted on: 3/12/2015 9:00AM

2015 Move Live on Tour with Julianne and Derek HoughThe celebrated brother-and-sister team Derek and Julianne Hough have unveiled the dates and locations of the second edition of "Move Live on Tour." After last summer’s tour drew praise, the high-energy spectacle announced it will open June 12 in Phoenix and travel throughout North America, stopping in a total of 42 different locations. The tour will end in Las Vegas on August 8.


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'Dancing with the Stars' to begin 20th season

Posted on: 3/11/2015 9:00AM

Dancing with the Stars Season 20 CastCan you believe its already Season 20 for Dancing with the Stars? We agree – it’s crazy! But whether we can believe it or not, it’s real life and this Monday, March 16 the season will have its premiere at 8 p.m. EST on ABC! This beloved and star-studded ballroom extravaganza will present 12 promising couples.


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TutuTix offers Free Recital Tickets

Posted on: 3/10/2015 9:00AM

TutuTix offers Free Recital TicketsTutuTix recently announced that it will begin offering free printed tickets to all dance studios and performance companies who use TutuTix to sell recital tickets online. The tickets are full color, foil embossed and barcoded for security. They also feature key information about the studio and event.


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Twyla Tharp to present Anniversary Tour

Posted on: 3/9/2015 7:00PM

Dance legend Twyla TharpStarting this fall, dance legend Twyla Tharp will celebrate her 50th anniversary of her choreographic debut with a national tour. With more than 160 works, Tharp’s choreographic repertory offers many vast and diverse pieces, from full-length ballets to Broadway shows like Movin' Out and Come Fly Away. The tour will launch in Dallas on September 18 and 19.


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Capezio Bazaar coming soon to Peridance

Posted on: 3/9/2015 3:00PM

Capezio Bazaar at Peridance Capezio Center in March 2015Dancers are invited to the Capezio Bazaar at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City on Sunday, March 22. This event presents a whole day of shopping, mingling, snacking and more!


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2015 Vail International Dance Festival

Posted on: 3/9/2015 8:31AM

2015 Vail International Dance FestivalThe Vail International Dance Festival has announced its 2015 schedule to be held July 27-August 10, marking its 27th season with world premieres, exceptional debuts and captivating collaborations. Located in the alpine community of Vail, Colorado, the festival features many of the world's greatest artists from all genres of dance. The 2015 season presents Pacific Northwest Ballet star Carla Körbes as the Artist-in-Residence.


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The PULSE On Tour comes to Atlanta

Posted on: 3/6/2015 9:02AM

The PULSE On Tour Atlanta 2015 FacultyThe PULSE On Tour, one of America’s hottest dance conventions, is coming to Atlanta in full force! Join the PULSE Faculty – including Cris Judd, Dave Scott, Gil Duldulao, Ian Eastwood, Tessandra Chavez, Tricia Miranda and Erica Sobol – and your fellow dance community on March 14-15 for an explosive weekend of dance.


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Ricky Ubeda of SYTYCD joins 'On the Town'

Posted on: 3/4/2015 9:15AM

Ricky Ubeda at bows for On The TownThe new Broadway revival of On The Town welcomed So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 winner and "America's Favorite Dancer" Ricky Ubeda to the cast in late February for a limited engagement through April 26. Ubeda won this opportunity as part of his prize for being named SYTYCD champion last September.


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Ballet Austin presents 'Director's Choice'

Posted on: 3/3/2015 9:00AM

Ballet Austin in one/the body's graceEscape the madness of March with Ballet Austin’s Director’s Choice program on March 27-29 at The Long Center. The program will present three dance works that feature contemporary choreography, classical scores and a touch of tango. Choreographers include Artistic Director Stephen Mills, Jennifer Hart and Jimmy Orrante.


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ABT premieres 'The Sleeping Beauty' in Cali

Posted on: 3/2/2015 10:15AM

American Ballet Theatre's The Sleeping BeautyAmerican Ballet Theatre has returned to Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, California in the lead up to its world premiere of the classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Marius Petipa with staging and additional choreography by Alexei Ratmansky. In its 23rd visit to this performing arts center, ABT will present this all-new production on March 3–8, featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live.


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School of American Ballet hosts Winter Ball

Posted on: 2/26/2015 10:45AM

School of American Ballet Winter BallThe School of American Ballet (SAB) will host its 2015 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 9, as sponsored by legendary French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels for the eighth consecutive year. An annual event, the Winter Ball is a glamorous, black-tie dinner and dance attended by more than 500 patrons, including the School's board members and alumni.


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BTP at Sea submissions close March 15

Posted on: 2/26/2015 8:30AM

Broadway Theatre Project at SeaBroadway Theatre Project, one of the world’s leading musical theatre arts education programs for high school and college students, is typically offered over three weeks each summer. For 2015, BTP will be hosted by Norwegian Cruise Line at their state-of-the-art training facility in Tampa Bay, Florida. BTP will be accepting submissions from students age 16 and older. Only 80 applicants will be selected for this premier experience, presented July 9-August 1.


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Full Radius Dance presents mixed bill

Posted on: 2/25/2015 8:00AM

Full Radius Dance Company in AtlantaAtlanta’s Full Radius Dance, a physically-integrated modern dance company made up of dancers with and without disabilities, will return to 7 Stages Theatre on March 13-14 to present Snapshot. In this program, Full Radius Dance will feature works inspired by Emily Dickinson, the Beast of Gévaudan and the photography of Garry Winogrand.


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'Cinderella' comes to Oregon Ballet Theatre

Posted on: 2/24/2015 10:00AM

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Xuan Cheng (as Cinderella) and Brian Simcoe (as Prince Charming) in rehearsal for the company premiere of Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella. Photo by Blaine Truitt CovertIn celebration of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s 25th Anniversary, a new full-length ballet will join the company’s diverse repertoire. For the first time, Oregon Ballet Theatre will dance Cinderella at Portland’s Keller Auditorium from February 28 through March 7. Colorful and full of magic, Ben Stevenson’s version of this classic tale is one of the ballet world’s most popular.


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Students give back with The Brave Project

Posted on: 2/23/2015 9:00AM

The Brave Project in ILThe Brave Project, a dance benefit show led by five brave student leaders, will be presented this Sunday, March 1 at 5 p.m. at Oswego High School in Illinois. Featuring student dancers and choreographers, the performance will raise funds for each youth leaders’ chosen nonprofit, varying in mission.


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Syncopated Ladies release new video

Posted on: 2/20/2015 9:30AM

Chloé Arnold's Syncopated Ladies in Justin Timberlake pieceChloé Arnold's Syncopated Ladies are back with a new collaborative video that was officially dropped on Valentine’s Day – and this sweet tap performance might just be even better than the box of chocolates or dozen roses you received! It features choreography set to Justin Timberlake’s “My Love.”


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Auditions set for BDC Professional Semester

Posted on: 2/20/2015 8:00AM

Broadway Dance Center Professional SemesterBroadway Dance Center offers its Professional Semester as an elite training program for advanced dancers ready to take their artistic and technical training to the next level. The Professional Semester will hold auditions beginning in March, visiting locations in New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Dallas. Auditions are for the next three semesters – Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.


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Hedwig Dances commemorates 30 years

Posted on: 2/19/2015 8:30AM

Hedwig Dances in Trade Winds/Aires de Cambio in October 2014Chicago-based Hedwig Dances celebrates its 30-year legacy with One Grand Dance on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16 at the Athenaeum Theatre. Performances will serve as a retrospective of and reflection on 30 years of creating dances under its company banner and 40 years of work by Founder and Artistic Director Jan Bartoszek.


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39th Spoleto Festival presents Dance Series

Posted on: 2/18/2015 9:00AM

A Streetcar Named Desire by Scottish BalletThe 39th season of Spoleto Festival USA, a premier performing arts festival taking place each spring in Charleston, South Carolina, was announced by Festival General Director Nigel Redden in January. The program runs May 22 through June 7, 2015, and features some exciting dance performances in addition to the opera, theater, circus and music shows.


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'An American In Paris' comes to Broadway

Posted on: 2/17/2015 10:00AM

An American In Paris at Théâtre du ChâteletThe new stage adaptation of the 1951 MGM movie-musical An American in Paris is currently holding rehearsals at its new Broadway home, The Palace Theatre at Broadway and 47th Street. Preparing for its previews beginning mid-March and then its grand opening mid-April, this production features choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and the electric charm of the leads, New York City Ballet Principal Robert Fairchild and Royal Ballet First Artist Leanne Cope.


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Steps Beyond granted nonprofit status

Posted on: 2/17/2015 8:00AM

Steps Beyond and REVERBdance present Performance Lab Series with Steps Repertory EnsembleSteps on Broadway, one of New York's premier dance studios, recently announced that the Steps Beyond Foundation, its educational and presenting program, has received nonprofit status, enabling the organization to provide more services and support to the artistic community. Established over a decade ago, Steps Beyond looks forward to expanding its programming and providing more scholarships and commissions.


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'Destiny Rising' at The Joyce this Monday

Posted on: 2/13/2015 11:00AM

NYC Dance Alliance FoundationThis Monday, February 16, the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation will celebrate awarding over $12 million in college scholarships with a fundraising performance at The Joyce Theater in NYC. This special event will present an evening of dance artistry featuring outstanding NYCDA alumni, the choreography of NYCDA faculty and special guest performances from prominent professional dance companies, including Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Keigwin + Co.


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