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DailyDanceWear: Presenting Nile Baker

Posted on: 5/5/2015 8:00AM

Daily dancewear modeled by Nile BakerFor the third post of DailyDanceWear—a weekly column bringing you fresh dance fashions spotted in various classrooms and rehearsal spaces in New York and across the country—we’ve got the ultra-fashionable Nile Baker, who freelances in New York City as a contemporary dancer.


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RIOULT Dance NY premieres "Street Singer"

Posted on: 5/4/2015 8:00AM

RIOULT Dance NY premieres “Street Singer”RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, presents the world premiere of STREET SINGER - Celebrating the Life of Edith Piaf from Wednesday, May 13 in New York City. To honor what would have been the legendary French singer's 100th birthday, RIOULT Dance NY presents Pascal Rioult's new evening-length work during the company's one-of-a-kind New York season at 42West Nightclub.


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Spring to Dance Festival set for St. Louis

Posted on: 5/1/2015 8:00AM

Spring to Dance Festival in MissouriOn Memorial Day Weekend 2015, 30 professional dance companies will perform across three unique nights at one of the hottest dance festivals in the country – the Emerson Spring to Dance Festival in St. Louis, Missouri. Now in its 8th year, the festival will offer something for everyone, from contemporary to classical to tap to tango. Running May 22-24, the festival presents a different program each night at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.


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Ailey plans for Lincoln Center, Paris, S. Africa

Posted on: 4/30/2015 8:00AM

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Yannick LebrunAfter wrapping up its 18-city coast-to-coast national tour on Mother’s Day weekend from May 8-10 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will return home to New York City to prepare for its summer season at Lincoln Center, as well as its upcoming international tours to Paris and South Africa.


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Registration closing soon for WDM USA

Posted on: 4/29/2015 11:34AM

WDM USA Los Angeles June 2015World Dance Movement (WDM), an organization that presents dance workshops in exotic and beautiful locations all around the globe, is offering WDM USA on June 17-22 at AMDA College and Conservatory in Los Angeles. Registration closes April 30! Don’t miss your chance to take classes with world-renowned faculty members and possibly win an international dance scholarship! Sign up now!


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Boston Ballet opens 'Edge of Vision' program

Posted on: 4/29/2015 9:10AM

Boston Ballet in Helen Pickett's EventideBoston Ballet opens its triple bill program Edge of Vision this week, featuring three works commissioned by Boston Ballet: Jorma Elo’s highly anticipated world premiere, Bach Cello Suites; Helen Pickett’s “majestic” Eventide, originally created for Boston Ballet in 2008; and Lila York’s rousing Celts, which sets classical ballet, jigs and speedy footwork to a mix of Irish music. Edge of Vision will run April 30 to May 10 at the Boston Opera House.


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DailyDanceWear: Presenting Elisabeth Jeffrey

Posted on: 4/29/2015 8:00AM

Elisabeth Jeffrey for DailyDanceWearFor the second post of DailyDanceWear—a weekly column bringing you fresh dance fashions spotted in various classrooms and rehearsal spaces in New York and across the country—we’ve got an elegant model sporting a beautifully layered look that shows off her gorgeous line. Freelance ballet dancer Elisabeth Jeffrey lives in New York City and performs everything from classical works en pointe to floor-bound contemporary moves.


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2015 Tony Award Nominations Announced

Posted on: 4/28/2015 10:00AM

Leanne Cope and Robert FairchildThe nominees were announced for the 2015 Tony Awards today! By show, An American in Paris and Fun Home were the top recipients, with each receiving 12 nominations. The Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 7 on CBS.


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VKIBC to host dancers from 22 countries

Posted on: 4/27/2015 9:00AM

Valentina Kozlova International Ballet CompetitionThe 2015 Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC), set for May 26-30, will welcome 150 dancers from 22 countries around the world. The dancers will travel to New York for four days of ballet competition, with a round for contemporary choreography, concluding with the announcement on May 30 of the recipients of medals, scholarships and special prizes – plus a Gala Performance.


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Win $100 for Capezio for National Dance Week

Posted on: 4/24/2015 1:00PM

National Dance Week 2015 Capezio GiveawayIt’s National Dance Week in America! Running April 24 to May 3, 2015, this is a wonderful opportunity for dancers and dance fans everywhere to celebrate dance in all its wonderful variations. Capezio and Dance Informa have teamed up to celebrate National Dance Week with a giveaway! If you are 13 years old or older, you are invited to share your dance photos for a chance to win $100 at Capezio!


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Christopher Wheeldon reflects on his work

Posted on: 4/24/2015 8:00AM

Words on Dance: Christopher Wheeldon with Rita Moreno Words on Dance will present an evening with acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon in rarely seen television and film clips and a live conversation conducted by the Academy, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award–winning actress/singer/dancer Rita Moreno on Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at Symphony Space in New York City.


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Top male dancers on circuit in Japan

Posted on: 4/23/2015 11:00AM

All Male Dance Show in JapanEntertainment production company CSB International will present GQ2015: Gabby, the “hottest dance show this summer”, in three major Japanese cities—Tokyo, Fukuoka and Osaka—beginning mid-June. The show will feature some of the world's top male dancers hailing from all different backgrounds and styles, including U.S.-based performers Aris (from Quest Crew) and Rasta Thomas (ballet/contemporary star.)


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Pilobolus on U.S. tour through June

Posted on: 4/23/2015 9:00AM

Pilobolus Dance Theater 2015 USA TourPilobolus Dance Theater stunned the world at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007 with their shape-shifting performance behind the screen. Now the company continues to amaze on stage in its current season eight years later. Pilobolus is touring now through June, concluding at the American Dance Festival in June.


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Baryshnikov to star in international tour

Posted on: 4/22/2015 10:00AM

Mikhail Baryshnikov announces Brodsky/Baryshnikov showThe New York Times reported this week that ballet icon Mikhail Baryshnikov will star in a new solo work that is set to premiere this fall in the Baltic region of Northern Europe and then will tour internationally next year, even coming to the United States. The theater work will be based on the poems of the late Joseph Brodsky, a friend of Baryshnikov's until his death.


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DailyDanceWear: Presenting Robin Cantrell!

Posted on: 4/21/2015 9:25AM

Robin Cantrell in DailyDancewearIntroducing DailyDanceWear—a weekly column bringing you fresh dance fashions spotted in various classrooms and rehearsal spaces in New York and across the country! For this inaugural post of DailyDanceWear, we’ve got a real eye-catching ensemble modeled by the ever-stylish Robin Cantrell.


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Results of YAGP NYC Finals Announced

Posted on: 4/20/2015 10:00AM

Youth America Grand Prix NYC Finals 2015Last week, New York City was bursting with some of the ballet world’s most promising up-and-coming dancers as they competed for over $300,000 in scholarships at Youth America Grand Prix’s 2015 NYC Finals. The results have now been announced, with American dancers taking some of the top spots!


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Choreographer's Canvas enters 8th season

Posted on: 4/17/2015 8:30AM

The Choreographers Canvas showcaseNow in its eighth year, The Choreographers Canvas is a platform for emerging and established choreographers to showcase their Off-Broadway work to industry professionals and the general public. The 2015 Canvas, headed by Group Theatre Too’s Justin Boccitto, will showcase dance styles including tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, theatre, aerial and Indian-fusion at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on Sunday, April 26.


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Misty Copeland claims coveted TIME title

Posted on: 4/16/2015 1:12PM

Misty Copeland on TIME 100 Cover 2015The unstoppable Misty Copeland has been named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People for 2015! As a soloist at American Ballet Theatre, Copeland has garnered artistic renown, as well as pop culture’s stamp of success with her ever-growing social media following and business endeavors.


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Celebrity Conventions return this fall

Posted on: 4/16/2015 10:00AM

DJ Smart joins Celebrity ConventionsCelebrity Conventions will be sweeping the nation in Fall 2015 with high-energy master classes, quality instructors, personal attention and a convention environment unlike any other. Dancers can join Celebrity in one of six cities to be “inspired, challenged and supported by some of the industry’s most talented educators"—including faculty newcomer DJ Smart.


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Chicago Dance History Project hosts 1st Talk

Posted on: 4/16/2015 7:30AM

Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin (left) chair dancing with vaudeville legend Ernest “Brownie” Brown on Chicago's lakefrontA consortium of local dance advocates, launching an inquiry into the history of theatrical dance in Chicago, will feature tap dance in its first public event. Tap artists Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin, Mark Yonally and Starinah “Star” Dixon will engage in dialogue with Chicago Dance History Project Director Jenai Cutcher West about Chicago’s distinct histories, personalities and styles of tap dance on April 27 at Old Town School of Folk Music.


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'Flesh and Bone' reveals premiere date

Posted on: 4/15/2015 1:00PM

Starz show Flesh and BoneStarz recently announced that Flesh and Bone, the eight-episode series created by Emmy award-winning Breaking Bad Writer and Executive Producer Moira Walley-Beckett, will premiere this fall, on Sunday, November 8. Starz also released the key art for the limited series, as shot by photographer James Minchin.


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Ballet Hispanico opens 2-week Joyce season

Posted on: 4/14/2015 10:00AM

Ballet Hispanico in Show.Girl.Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater beginning April 14, presenting 15 total performances and featuring five dynamic programs. The season includes the world premiere of Conquer by Miguel Mancillas, the New York premiere of Show.Girl by Rosie Herrera, the Joyce premiere of the evening-length CARMEN.maquia and a special matinee for children and families.


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Cornish dancers present spring concert

Posted on: 4/14/2015 7:15AM

Cornish Dance Theater in Seattle, WASeattle-based Cornish Dance Theater will present its Spring 2015 Concert on April 17 and 18, featuring choreography by Donald Byrd, Pat Hon, Wade Madsen, Crystal Pite and Deborah Wolf. This event returns to the Broadway Performance Hall, and marks the final concert under the tenure of Cornish Dance Chair Kathryn “Kitty” Daniels, who retires in May.


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YAGP presents week chockfull of events

Posted on: 4/13/2015 10:30AM

2014 YAGP Finalist Rodrigo PintoMore than 6,600 young ballet dancers—ages 9 to 19—have danced around the globe for Youth America Grand Prix. Now, more than 1,000 finalists have arrived in New York for a Finals week, which will culminate Wednesday. On Thursday, YAGP will then present its signature “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala, featuring a program with some of today’s most celebrated ballet stars. Another star-studded program will be premiered Friday by David Hallberg, with dancers flying in to perform from all over the world.


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CHRP presents free series leading up to gala

Posted on: 4/13/2015 9:30AM

Chicago Human Rhythm ProjectThe Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) continues its 25th anniversary season with a series of exciting programs in 2015, including STOMPING GROUNDS, a free concert sampler running April 14­-May 8, and the Chicago Rhythm Fest finale concert on May 13 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.


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Auditions coming up for ASDI in NY

Posted on: 4/10/2015 8:00AM

Shen Wei Dance Arts in NYYoung professionals and advanced pre-professional dancers are invited to study with Shen Wei Dance Arts and Stefanie Batten Bland at Dancewave's Advanced Summer Dance Intensive (ASDI) on August 3-14. Interested dancers aged 18-24 are required to try out, with auditions scheduled for May 9, June 6 or July 11 at Dancewave's Brooklyn space.


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2015 Miami Dance Festival kicks off

Posted on: 4/9/2015 9:45AM

Carolyn Dorfman Dance to perform at 2015 Miami Dance FestivalMiami Dance Festival kicked off its 12th season this month. The 2015 Festival presents an intriguing selection of companies and styles, including modern dance, flamenco and water ballet. Plus, a family day, panel discussions and a film screening will be offered. All age groups can participate and many events are free.


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Major Mexican dance troupe comes to L.A.

Posted on: 4/8/2015 8:00AM

Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza coming to L.A.Next month, for the first time, Los Angeles will be treated to the theatricality and power of one of Mexico’s leading contemporary dance companies when the program “Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center” hosts the L.A. debut of Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza on May 15-17 in the Ahmanson Theatre. Founder Tania Pérez-Salas and her company will have particular appeal to L.A. audiences given her affinity for movies, visual arts, literature and philosophy.


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Carrie Ann Inaba receives Arts Therapy Award

Posted on: 4/7/2015 8:00AM

Carrie Ann Inaba of Dancing With The StarsCarrie Ann Inaba, a longtime judge on the ABC television program Dancing with the Stars, has been announced as the recipient of the inaugural Lamplighter Award for Arts in Healing. Bestowed by the Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA), this award will be presented in June at a special celebration that will also honor Harriet Wadeson, an author, educator and pioneer in creative arts therapies.


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Ballet Academy East in Spring Performance

Posted on: 4/6/2015 9:10AM

Ballet Academy East's Spring Performance featuring the Pre-Professional DivisionBallet Academy East will present its Spring Performance featuring the Pre-Professional Division, levels 2-9, on May 15-17, with ballets choreographed by Jenna Lavin, Matthew Neenan, Margo Sappington and Rex Wheeler. Performances will be at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.


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