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Ballet Revolución returns to Sadler's Wells

Posted on: 9/19/2014 8:00AM

Cuban sensation Ballet RevoluciónAfter several hugely successful tours and glowing reviews around the world, the international Cuban sensation Ballet Revolución returns this autumn to Sadler’s Wells in London for its third season at the Peacock Theatre on October 7-25. Ballet Revolución is an explosive fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and hip-hop from a company of supremely talented Cuban dancers and live musicians.


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'Cheri' coming to Kennedy Center

Posted on: 9/18/2014 9:30AM

Martha Clarke choreographs Cheri with Alessandra FerriThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. will present Martha Clarke’s newest interdisciplinary work Chéri on October 1-4. Featuring prima ballerina assoluta Alessandra Ferri, American Ballet Theatre Principal Herman Cornejo, Academy Award-nominated actor Amy Irving and pianist Sarah Rothenberg, Chéri is the tragic story of forbidden love between a young man and an older woman in Belle Époque Paris.


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'Mary Poppins' breaks record for GA theatre

Posted on: 9/18/2014 8:00AM

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins at Aurora Theatre in LawrencevilleThe Aurora Theatre, a world-class theatre and live entertainment venue nestled in suburban Lawrenceville, Georgia, kicked off its 19th season in mid-July with its take on the beloved family musical Mary Poppins. The production, which was directed by Justin Anderson 
and choreographed by Jen MacQueen, quickly became the most successful show in the theatre’s history.


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5.6.7.8. Gone for breast cancer awareness

Posted on: 9/17/2014 10:00AM

5.6.7.8. Gone Breast Cancer Awareness Dance ProgramThe D’Valda and Sirico Foundation, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Dance Teacher Web have teamed up to create a new program for dance studios called 5.6.7.8. Gone. The program will help educate children about cancer and raise funds for breast cancer research. There are several ways for dance studios to get involved.


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Miniseries goes behind the scenes of musicals

Posted on: 9/16/2014 9:05AM

Dirty Dancing The Musical National U.S. TourA new miniseries is taking viewers behind the scenes of some of the most beloved Broadway musicals, featuring several national tour productions like Dirty Dancing, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin and Motown the Musical. Lifetime Television’s morning show “The Balancing Act” opened the miniseries on September 9 and 16 with backstage footage of Dirty Dancing. It will return on October 29 with footage of Pippin before moving on to look at Newsies and Motown the Musical.


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Tappers descend on Manhattan in November

Posted on: 9/15/2014 9:00AM

Big Apple Tap Dance Festival 2014Are you a tap dancer or rhythm enthusiast? If so, then mark your calendars for the Big Apple Tap Dance Festival coming up on November 7-9! This exciting festival held annually in New York City will include master classes led by leading tap artists, tap history talks, a participants showcase, a video presentation, three adult programs and special programs for teens and young tappers.


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Dance Theatre of Harlem tours U.S. this fall

Posted on: 9/12/2014 12:05AM

Dance Theatre of Harlem in ReturnThe historic and vastly resilient Dance Theatre of Harlem will set out on a tour to cities across the U.S. next month, with the first performance set for Richmond, Virginia on Friday, October 10. The 17-member company will present audiences a repertoire comprised of DTH classics, as well as cutting-edge new works that bring unprecedented relevance to classical ballet.


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Scottish Dance Theatre embarks on Asia tour

Posted on: 9/11/2014 9:00AM

Scottish Dance Theatre embarks on Asia tourInternationally celebrated Scottish Dance Theatre is embarking on an extensive tour of India and China from September to November. As Scotland's national contemporary dance company, the ensemble will first represent its country in India as part of the second season of Impulse, a dance program that aims to foster creative exchanges between India and the United Kingdom.


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MOTION Special Offer for Studio Owners

Posted on: 9/10/2014 10:15AM

MOTION Dance Studio Management SoftwareAttention Dance Studio Owners! MOTION Dance Studio Management Software is presenting an exclusive offer for Dance Informa readers! For a limited time, MOTION is offering hundreds in savings to those who sign up!


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Kick for Kindness combats bullying

Posted on: 9/10/2014 9:00AM

National Dance Week FoundationThe National Dance Week Foundation (NDWF) has announced its anti-bullying Kick for Kindness Campaign, which will begin in October and run through November. NDWF’s Kick for Kindness Campaign is a call to action to all dancers to take the lead in their schools, organizations and communities to create awareness and to make a stand against bullying.


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Dances Patrelle commemorates its 25th year

Posted on: 9/9/2014 9:30AM

Dances Patrelle in Romeo & JulietThis week, Dances Patrelle will present its dazzling production of Romeo & Juliet to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary. From September 11-14, audiences can immerse themselves in this tragic love story featuring Francis Patrelle's choreography at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, located in New York City.


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Ezralow Dance presents Hollywood premiere

Posted on: 9/8/2014 8:00AM

Ezralow Dance coming to HollywoodFollowing his success choreographing for the 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremonies, Daniel Ezralow brings his Los Angeles-based Ezralow Dance to the Ford Theatre in Hollywood. Featuring a commissioned premiere with live music by contemporary music collective wild Up, the show will be presented Saturday, September 13 at 8 p.m.


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Prix de Lausanne opens 2015 registration

Posted on: 9/5/2014 10:30AM

Prix de Lausanne International Ballet CompetitionRegistration for the 2015 Prix de Lausanne is now open online until September 30. The 43rd edition of this international and prestigious ballet competition will be held on February 1-8, 2015, in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition to accepting online applications, the Prix de Lausanne is already conducting preselections in Europe and South America.


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Complete Dancer Series returns to Steps

Posted on: 9/5/2014 9:00AM

Complete Dancer Series at The School at StepsThe Complete Dancer Series will return to The School at Steps for the 20​14-15 Academic Year. The school will once again host educational events including College Day, the Pointe Shoe Workshop & Fair, and an Injury Prevention Workshop. The School at Steps is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.


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SYTYCD Season 11 Winner Crowned!

Posted on: 9/4/2014 6:00AM

Ricky Ubeda after winning SYTYCD Season 11Contemporary dancer Ricky Ubeda was crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 concluding the live finale show on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. In addition to being named America’s Favorite Dancer, Ubeda also reaps some amazing rewards as part of his new title, including winning $250,000 and getting to perform in Broadway’s new On the Town. But first, he’ll go on the 70-city tour with the rest of the Top 10 in the fall.


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Paris Opera Ballet brings 'Rain' back

Posted on: 9/4/2014 5:55AM

Paris Opera Ballet in Rain by Anne Teresa De KeersmaekerThe Paris Opera Ballet will bring the full-length contemporary dance work Rain back to its stage this fall. The work, which was originally presented by the company in 2011, will be performed at the Palais Garnier from October 21 to November 7. Choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rain is a work of rare intensity and refined purity set to music by Steve Reich. The October 31 performance will be simulcast online for viewers worldwide.


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'Bull Durham' to premiere in Atlanta

Posted on: 9/3/2014 2:30PM

Bull Durham The Musical in AtlantaA new musical is coming to the South – one boasting a love triangle, lots of baseball and original songs offering a unique, folky sound. Bull Durham, loosely based on author Ron Shelton’s experiences on and off the field with a Minor League Baseball team, will open its world premiere season in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre on September 3. This "love letter to baseball" will run through October 5, featuring chorography by Joshua Bergasse, choreographer for NBC’s musical drama Smash.


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Dance the Dream L.A. brings city together

Posted on: 9/3/2014 12:00PM

Dance the Dream 2014On Thursday, September 4, Dance the Dream Los Angeles will bring the city together to celebrate and live the values and goals of the “I Have a Dream” speech. The event is part of the worldwide Dance the Dream tribute, hosted by over 30 cities, including London, Paris, New York, Jerusalem, Singapore, Dublin and Houston. Spearheaded by the L.A. Dance Project, this event will feature the Los Angeles Ballet, Diavolo, Rosanna Gamson/World Wide, No)one. Art House, Futuro and local performing arts schools in performances at The Music Center Plaza.


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CHRP to celebrate its 25th anniversary

Posted on: 9/2/2014 8:00AM

Jubalee hosted by Chicago Human Rhythm ProjectThe Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), founded in 1990, will celebrate 25 years as the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts this upcoming season. CHRP will present Jubalee, its annual gala benefit supporting its performance, education and community programs, on Tuesday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. This special evening, hosted by Bill Kurtis, will honor Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with its JUBA! Award.


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The First Taglioni European Ballet Awards

Posted on: 9/1/2014 8:00AM

Inaugural Taglioni European Ballet AwardsUkrainian ballet star Vladimir Malakhov established the Malakhov Foundation in January 2014 to “provide a stronger, more effective base for his work” and to support ballet dancers in several areas of need. The foundation will present the Inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards on September 27 in Berlin. The awards will recognize and honor the work of the top ballet companies, choreographers, dancers, designers and conductors from across Europe.


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New free Dances For An iPhone app

Posted on: 8/29/2014 10:20AM

New free Dances For An iPhone appDancing Sondheim – a free app compiling seven short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim – will be released on Labor Day, September 1, 2014. The new app has been announced by Richard Daniels, Dances For An iPhone creator and the app's principal choreographer. The roster of dancers who perform in Dancing Sondheim include Janis Brenner, Carmen de Lavallade, Deborah Jowitt, Robert La Fosse, Brian McGinnis, Rebecca Rigert, Risa Steinberg, Jodie Toogood, Melissa Toogood and Megan Williams.


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Costume Gallery hosts events to inspire

Posted on: 8/28/2014 9:00AM

Costume Gallery Art of Inspiration events 2014Costume Gallery is hosting two exciting “Art of Inspiration” events designed to rejuvenate and spark inspiration! These two events are tailored for dance studio owners and teachers to provide professional growth in a fun, energetic and intimate setting. Each event includes seminars, master classes, a costume fashion show, dance performances, and delicious food and cocktails – all while networking and being inspired among other dance professionals!


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DanceOn presents 'Spotlight' this Friday

Posted on: 8/27/2014 9:00AM

Spotlight – The Ultimate Dance ExperienceDanceOn, a YouTube Channel dedicated to promoting and producing dance media, will present “Spotlight – The Ultimate Dance Experience” this Friday, August 29 from 1:30 to 8 p.m. at Los Angeles Convention Center. This free, live event will celebrate the best of dance, featuring performances by dance crews, competitive soloists and professional choreographers.


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Sylvie Guillem to retire in 2015

Posted on: 8/26/2014 11:00AM

French ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem to retireWorld-renowned French ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem has announced that she will retire at the end of 2015. The iconic ballerina made the announcement through the Japan Performing Arts Foundation, adding that her farewell performance is set to take place in Japan.


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PGK Dance Project returns to the theater

Posted on: 8/26/2014 8:00AM

The PGK Dance Project in San DiegoAfter touring to cities all around the world and performing locally in atypical locations since 2009, the contemporary dance company PGK Dance Project will finally come home to San Diego’s Lyceum Space Theatre in October. PGK’s new fall dance series will feature choreographic works by Peter G. Kalivas, the project’s founding artistic/executive director.


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Deloitte Ignite festival returns to London

Posted on: 8/25/2014 8:00AM

Deloitte Ignite 2014 dance filmDeloitte Ignite, the award-winning contemporary arts festival at the Royal Opera House in London, will return September 5–28. Curated by The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery’s Minna Moore Ede, this year's festival promises to be a feast of dance and visual art.


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Texas's Dance Gallery Festival enters 5th year

Posted on: 8/22/2014 11:00AM

Jacksonville Dance Theatre will perform at 2014 Dance Gallery FestivalsVON USSAR danceworks will once again present The Dance Gallery Festival: Texas Experience, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers in the Houston area and around the world on October 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. at Sam Houston State University Performing Arts Center. Entering its fifth season, the Texas festival has preselected more than 10 choreographers and companies to present work.


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Broadway Underground announces spin-off

Posted on: 8/22/2014 9:00AM

2014 Broadway Underground: The Remix in New YorkTap icon Jared Grimes and the Broadway Underground house band will bring top-notch live music and dancing once again to New York’s B.B. King Blues Club, located in the heart of Times Square. Set for Monday, September 8, Broadway Underground: The Remix is a spin-off of the original stage show featuring an extended version of the famous "open session."


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BDC presents Creative Composition Workshop

Posted on: 8/21/2014 10:00AM

New York dance studioBroadway Dance Center (BDC) in New York has announced a new workshop coming to the studios in September: the Creative Composition Workshop! Dancers are invited to join three of BDC’s renowned faculty members – Ginger Cox, Derek Mitchell and Kristin Sudeikis – as they help dancers discover new ways to bring their ideas to life in a positive and supportive environment.


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Jacob's Pillow wraps up 82nd season

Posted on: 8/20/2014 9:00AM

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival FinaleJacob’s Pillow Dance celebrates the close of its 82nd season with a Festival Finale event this Saturday, August 23. Tickets include a performance by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) in the Ted Shawn Theatre or LeeSaar The Company in the Doris Duke Theatre, and a giant after-party with two full cash bars, desserts provided by local restaurants and bakeries, photo booth fun, and an unforgettable dance party.


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