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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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Costume Gallery holds T-Shirt Contest

Posted on: 2/12/2015 11:45AM

Costume Gallery T-Shirt Design ContestCostume Gallery continues its mission of dancing toward a cure for breast cancer with its T-Shirt Design Contest. You are invited to enter your design to be featured on next year’s Dancing Toward a Cure T-Shirt. If your design is selected, you will win a $100 prize, a t-shirt and an acknowledgement in Costume Gallery’s 2016 catalog. All t-shirt proceeds are donated to charities. Entries are due February 19.


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PCDC premieres works in NY Spring Season

Posted on: 2/12/2015 10:00AM

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company Spring Season 2015Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (PCDC) is back with an exhilarating 2015 Spring Season at the Salvatore Capezio Theater in New York City. Performances will be presented two weekends only, March 7-8 and 14-15. The Spring Season will feature world premieres by Founder and Artistic Director Igal Perry, Italian freelance choreographer Macia Del Prete, and French teacher and choreographer Manuel Vignoulle.


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Former National Dance Week Director dies

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

Former National Dance Week Director Patricia GouldingPatricia Goulding, the former executive director of National Dance Week, passed away on Monday, February 9. The dance community mourns her death as Goulding is recognized and respected for increasing national awareness and appreciation for the benefits of dance.


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Douglas Dunn & Dancers premieres 'Aidos'

Posted on: 2/11/2015 9:30AM

Douglas Dunn & Dancers in New YorkDouglas Dunn & Dancers presents the world premiere of Aidos at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York on February 11-15. Aidos is a new work by dance veteran Douglas Dunn, who has been performing and choreographing for 43 years. It features dancing by Dunn himself, plus eight other dancers, and is set to Bach Cello Suites as performed live by Ha-Yang Kim.


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Open Call hosts first Athens regionals

Posted on: 2/11/2015 8:00AM

Open Call Dance Competition in Athens GeorgiaAfter recently visiting Missouri and Ohio, Open Call will bring its regional dance competition tour to Athens, Georgia for the first time this weekend, on February 13-15. Athens, a city known for its young, hip vibe and great local eateries, will welcome dancers to its Classic Center Theater, where dancers of all ages can perform and compete for exclusive and cutting edge opportunities.


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Dance Center presents B-Rooted Festival

Posted on: 2/10/2015 11:00AM

B-Rooted dance festival in ChicagoThe Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is partnering with national and local dance artists to continue its B-Series with B-Rooted, a mini dance festival exploring underground hip-hop and street dance culture. Taking place April 3 and 4 in Chicago, B-Rooted will feature local, national and internationally recognized artists, including members of Venus Fly and NINJACHURCH. All festival events are free and open to the public.


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BalletNext opens at New York Live Arts

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

BalletNext February 2015 Season at New York Live ArtsHere they come! A new royal partnership is being forged: Michele Wiles, one of ballet’s most celebrated Swan Queens, and Jay Donn, the reigning king of Punchlines, a form of Brooklyn-based flex dancing. The result is Something Sampled, one of three world premieres on the boards for BalletNext’s season, titled “Baroque’d,” which is opening at New York Live Arts tonight, on February 10.


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Prix de Lausanne names 2015 Prize Winners

Posted on: 2/7/2015 2:00PM

Prix de Lausanne 2015 Prize WinnersThe curtain has fallen on the 43rd edition of the Prix de Lausanne, an annual international ballet competition for young dancers taking place in Switzerland. Running February 2-7, this prestigious competition once again attracted young, promising dancers from all parts of the world. Twenty dancers were chosen to compete in the Finals on February 7. Amongst these finalists, six were awarded a scholarship with one of the 63 Prix de Lausanne partner schools or companies.


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2015 Prix de Lausanne finalists announced

Posted on: 2/6/2015 11:00AM

2015 Prix de Lausanne finalistsAmong the 67 candidates who took part in the 2015 Prix de Lausanne’s Selections on Friday, February 6 in Switzerland, the jury has selected 20 finalists, nine girls and 11 boys. These young dancers will take part in the Finals on Saturday, February 7 at 3 p.m. in front of a live audience and streamed live on the Internet. Six will be awarded a one-year, all-expenses-paid scholarship at one of the Prix’s partner schools or companies, among the most prestigious in the world.


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Celebrate Dance rings in 10th year

Posted on: 2/5/2015 9:00AM

BARE Dance Company at Celebrate Dance in CaliforniaExecutive Producer Jamie Nichols will present Celebrate Dance 2015 on Saturday, March 7 at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. Commemorating its 10th anniversary season, Celebrate Dance will offer audiences exceptional concert dance by Los Angeles-based companies like Pennington Dance Group, Backhausdance, Motion/Tribe, Viver Brasil, BARE Dance Company, Monat Dance and more.


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Ailey embarks on 18-city tour

Posted on: 2/4/2015 8:30AM

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Robert Moses' The Pleasure of the LessonAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater has embarked on a coast-to-coast tour to 18 cities. After beginning this week in Washington, D.C., the company will soon hit other major venues, like The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The tour culminates May 10 at the beautiful Prudential Hall of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.


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Soaking WET presents two different programs

Posted on: 2/3/2015 10:00AM

Soaking WET Dance Series choreographer Esme BoyceThis week, the popular Soaking WET dance series, produced by David Parker and Jeffrey Kazin, returns to New York’s intimate West End Theater with two different programs – four performances each – showcasing both emerging and established choreographers. Program A presents works by Racy Brand, Tina Croll, Jennifer Edwards, Garnet Henderson and Hanna Q Dance Company. Program B features works by Catherine Tharin and Esme Boyce.


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Louisville Ballet reveals season finale program

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

Louisville Ballet announces 2014-15 Season Finale program: A New WorldKentucky’s Louisville Ballet has announced the works selected by its new Artistic Director Robert Curran for the company’s final production of the 2014-15 season: A New World. Performances, which are set for April 10 and 11, will present pieces choreographed by ballet luminaries Serge Lifar and George Balanchine, as well as a world premiere by Australian choreographer Lucas Jervies.


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Prix de Lausanne 2015 kicks off Feb. 2

Posted on: 1/30/2015 9:00AM

Prix de Lausanne 2015The 43rd edition of the Prix de Lausanne, an international competition for young dancers, will be held February 2-7 at the Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland. For 2015, 67 candidates from 18 different countries have been selected and will attend competition week.


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Savage Dance Festival seeks 'the BEaST'

Posted on: 1/29/2015 12:30PM

Detroit’s 2015 Savage Dance FestivalDetroit’s Savage Dance Festival will showcase up-and-coming and well-known choreographers, crews and companies alike in its annual event this weekend. The festival includes presentations from colleges, performance evaluations for studios and high school companies, and, as the event’s climax, The Dance Tournament that features professional dancers and determines “Who's the BEaST.”


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Dance Iquail hosts Black History Month talk

Posted on: 1/29/2015 9:30AM

Dancer Penda Jahmil of Dance IquailDance Iquail, in partnership with Dance/NYC and the Harlem Arts Alliance, will present a free panel discussion titled Black Swan: Solidarity Beyond Colored Pointe Shoes on Monday, February 2 in NYC. A panel of distinguished women of color in the ballet world will gather for what promises to be a lively and stimulating discussion on the importance of resilience for black artists, communities and institutions.


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Pacific Northwest Ballet reprises Don Quixote

Posted on: 1/28/2015 9:15AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the return of Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote in 2015Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the return of Alexei Ratmansky’s spectacular, rousing Don Quixote from January 30 to February 8 in Seattle. This extravagant production requires 2,200 square feet of dancing space on stage, utilizes 280 costumes and props, and uses more lumber and building materials than PNB’s Coppélia, Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty combined.


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SYTYCD announces new judges for Season 12

Posted on: 1/27/2015 11:15AM

So You Think You Can Dance Season 12 judgesWorld-renowned choreographer, performer, singer and songwriter Paula Abdul and global superstar, singer/songwriter/dancer Jason Derulo will join Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe at the judges’ table, alongside returning host Cat Deeley, for the 12th season of So You Think You Can Dance. The new season, which airs on Fox this summer, will feature a fresh twist in the competition: stage dancers vs. street dancers. The audition tour is currently underway.


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Canada's Alberta Ballet performs in Houston

Posted on: 1/27/2015 9:15AM

Canada's Alberta Ballet in Love Lies BleedingFrom January 30–February 1, Houston Ballet will present Alberta Ballet as part of the Cullen Series. Under the artistic direction of Jean Grand-Maître, Alberta Ballet will perform Love Lies Bleeding, a celebration of the music of rock legend Sir Elton John and his writing partner Bernie Taupin.


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Off Center Festival examines B-Boy culture

Posted on: 1/26/2015 8:00AM

Amy O’Neal: Opposing Forces at Segerstrom Center for the ArtsSegerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California is hosting its fourth annual Off Center Festival now through January 31. The festival presents eight exciting artists and companies performing at the Center for the first time. This weekend, from January 29-31, Amy O’Neal: Opposing Forces will be presented, examining the paradoxical nature of B-Boy culture.


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