DANCE NEWS


Visceral Dance Chicago begins 2nd season

Posted on: 10/24/2014 8:30AM

Visceral Dance Chicago Contemporary Dance CompanyVisceral Dance Chicago is the Windy City’s newest contemporary dance company dedicated to presenting intriguing, innovative contemporary dance from diverse choreographic voices. Following its highly celebrated inaugural season, Visceral will grow its repertoire in the 2014-15 year with world premieres by Brian Enos, Harrison McEldowney and Banning Boulding.


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L.A. Dance Project presents mixed bill

Posted on: 10/23/2014 10:00AM

L.A. Dance Project at The Theatre at Ace HotelBuilding on the excitement of performances in February and a successful world tour, Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project returns to its home of choice, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, for three performances this weekend, October 24-26. The program features a new work by Benjamin Millepied, the U.S. premiere of Emmanuel Gat’s Morgan’s Last Chug and the reprise of the highly acclaimed Quintett by William Forsythe.


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Boss Ballet Barres offers strong products

Posted on: 10/22/2014 9:00AM

Boss Ballet Barres for studios, schools and homesBoss Ballet Barres provides the strongest freestanding dance and fitness barres available in North America. Popular with studio owners, schools and home-users alike, they are also the first choice for some of the biggest names in dance and fitness. Using a patented design and high-strength structural steel, all Boss Ballet Barres come with a Lifetime Guarantee.


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Celebrity 2015 Registration Now Open

Posted on: 10/21/2014 7:45AM

Celebrity Dance Competitions 2015 SeasonOnline registration is now open for Celebrity Dance Competitions’ 2015 Season. Dancers can register now to step into the spotlight in cities across America, starting out in Denver in late January, then heading to San Antonio, Atlanta, Raleigh, Ames, Detroit, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Seattle and so on.


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Dance Selfie Day

Posted on: 10/21/2014 4:57AM

Dance Selfie DayToday, Tuesday October 21st, is Dance Selfie Day!  This is a worldwide celebration created by Dance Proms from the UK. Dancers from all around the world are encouraged to post dance selfies to highlight what a large, diverse and inspirational community we are! #DanceSelfie


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Hong Kong Ballet presents homegrown talent

Posted on: 10/20/2014 7:00AM

Choreographers’ Showcase 2014Ten of The Hong Kong Ballet’s talented dancers will be demonstrating another aspect of their creativity at the company’s Choreographers’ Showcase 2014. The dancers will be choreographing eight new pieces that will be performed in the intimate surroundings of the Studio Theatre at Hong Kong Cultural Centre on November 28-30.


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30th Annual Bessie Awards Ceremony

Posted on: 10/17/2014 9:30AM

Arthur Mitchell, a founder of Dance Theater of HarlemThe Bessies, officially known as the New York Dance and Performance Awards, turn 30 at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York this Monday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Dedicated to saluting outstanding work in the field of dance, the evening will also present performances by the artists recognized over the last three decades and celebrate the emerging and working artists of today.


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BodyVox holds auditions for male dancers

Posted on: 10/16/2014 8:00AM

BodyVox dance companyPortland-based contemporary dance company BodyVox is seeking male dancers to join the troupe for a four-month touring season (from January to April 2015). Auditions will be held Sunday, November 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. The selected dancers will receive a competitive contract with the possibility of later joining the company for a long-term commitment.


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SeneGence makeup lasts the whole show

Posted on: 10/15/2014 10:00AM

SeneGence Performance MakeupIf you want your makeup to last through a long show without smudging off and you don’t want to spend time reapplying, then SeneGence Performance Makeup
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'The Art of Falling' premieres in Chicago

Posted on: 10/15/2014 9:00AM

Hubbard Street + The Second City present the world premiere of ‘The Art of Falling’A special team has come together to create an all-new, full-evening production merging contemporary dance with improv and sketch comedy. Presented under the leadership of Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton, The Second City CEO/Executive Producer Andrew Alexander, and The Second City Executive Vice President Kelly Leonard, The Art of Falling will have its world premiere this week in Chicago.


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Movie inspires dancers around the world

Posted on: 10/15/2014 8:30AM

Untapped Dance FilmBrothers Young Productions recently held a successful casting call for dancers around the world to audition for the new film project Untapped. After evaluating thousands of submissions, the list has been narrowed down to 200 semi-finalists. With all the wonderful submissions, Brothers Young decided to compile a short video featuring how dance can truly touch so many lives. In addition to releasing this video, Brothers Young recently announced a new Untapped Instagram Contest.


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Complexions celebrates 20 years in November

Posted on: 10/14/2014 9:45AM

Complexions Contemporary Ballet in its 20th anniversary seasonAcclaimed dance company Complexions Contemporary Ballet is celebrating its 20th anniversary this November 18-30 with a season featuring three premieres as well as special guest appearances including American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty Copeland. On November 20, Complexions will host its exclusive gala.


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Flyaway Productions offers Flight School

Posted on: 10/14/2014 9:00AM

Flight School in San FranciscoAfter Flyaway Productions premiered Jo Kreiter’s Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane on the exterior of a four-story building last month, the apparatus-based dance company is now preparing to offer its nine-week Flight School on Sundays from October 19 to December 14. Classes will work with a flying boat, a kitchen pot, a suspended umbrella, steel poles and half circles.


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Dance – In A Box offers teacher resources

Posted on: 10/13/2014 8:00AM

Dance – In a BoxDance teachers, are you interested in teaching hip-hop to your young students but don’t know where to start? Studio owners, have you always wanted to begin a youth hip-hop program at your dance school but are hesitant? Well, Dance – In a Box to the rescue with its popular product Hip Hop In a Box!


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Italian International Dance Festival returns

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

2014 Italian International Dance FestivalFollowing the successful New York premiere last year of the Italian International Dance Festival (IIDF), Artistic Director Antonio Fini and Creative Director Tabata Caldironi will present and host the second edition of this event on Friday, October 24. The event brings together dancers, companies and choreographers from Italy and America in a spirit of exchange and collaboration – an "abbraccio dell'arte" (embrace of art) if you will.


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Stuttgart Ballet presents MacMillan tribute

Posted on: 10/9/2014 9:25AM

Stuttgart Ballet in RequiemGermany’s Stuttgart Ballet is preparing to present the assorted repertory program Hommage à MacMillan in December, when famous Scottish choreographer Kenneth MacMillan would have celebrated his 85th birthday. The program will honor MacMillan with an evening that shows two of his most eminent masterpieces, Song of the Earth and Requiem.


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Australian Ballet comes to West Coast and NY

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

The Australian Ballet in Swan LakeFor the first time in more than four decades, The Australian Ballet will perform in Los Angeles this week. The premier ballet company from Down Under, The Australian Ballet will present Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on October 9-12 before traveling to perform at Berkeley on October 16-19 at Cal Performances’ Zellerbach Hall. In addition, the company will have a presence at the Fall for Dance Festival in NYC when Resident Choreographer Tim Harbour presents his new Ostinato on October 16.


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Full Radius Dance enters new season

Posted on: 10/8/2014 9:30AM

Full Radius Dance Company in AtlantaThe physically-integrated modern dance company Full Radius Dance returned to the studio in August to begin preparing for its 2014-15 season. Coming up in November, Full Radius will present Forgotten, a free site-specific performance at Pershing Point Park in Atlanta. In 2015, the company will present its annual repertory concert at 7 Stages Theatre in March.


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Grosh helps set the scene

Posted on: 10/7/2014 11:00AM

Grosh Backdrops & Drapery Neverland SceneLooking for a new backdrop for your holiday showcase or for a special theatrical event? Grosh Backdrops & Drapery provides over 5,000 options in backdrop and drapery designs in 75 categories. Every year, the company continues to add hundreds of new products to its rental inventory.


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Wendy Whelan bids farewell to NYCB

Posted on: 10/7/2014 7:00AM

Wendy Whelan in Joshua Beamish’s Waltz EpocaOne of the most renowned dancers of her generation, Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan will bid farewell to New York City Ballet this month after performing with the company for 30 years. Her farewell performance on Saturday, October 18 will premiere a new four-part work choreographed just for her by two of the dance world’s most acclaimed choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon.


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En Pointe provides dance equipment

Posted on: 10/6/2014 9:00AM

portable ballet barresAt En Pointe Enterprises, quality dance equipment is the focus. En Pointe, a Canadian company formed in 1998, manufactures and distributes professional dance equipment to ballet schools, dance companies, yoga and fitness studios across North America. En Pointe products include portable dance barres, professional ballet barres, wall mount barres and brackets, portable tap floors, sprung dance flooring, vinyl dance floor surfaces and other staging items.


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Diana Vishneva spearheads Moscow festival

Posted on: 10/3/2014 9:30AM

Context Contemporary Dance FestivalWorld ballet star Diana Vishneva has founded a new contemporary dance festival in Russia. Returning now for its second year, Context Contemporary Dance Festival will take place in Moscow on November 26-29. The rich four-day festival program includes performances by top-notch foreign companies, such as Germany’s Gauthier Dance Company, Netherlands Dance Theatre and California’s Ate9 dance company led by Danielle Agami.


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Colorado Ballet in 'Dracula' for Halloween

Posted on: 10/2/2014 9:30AM

Colorado Ballet will present DraculaColorado Ballet will present Dracula on October 31-November 2 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Dracula features choreography by Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Several special events will also be offered, including a costume party and a Bloody Mary Brunch.


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Kathryn Posin Dance Co. comes to 92nd St. Y

Posted on: 10/1/2014 7:30AM

Kathryn Posin Dance Company in Voices of Bulgaria and America programThe Kathryn Posin Dance Company will appear at the Harkness Dance Center of the 92nd St. Y in the program Voices of Bulgaria and America on October 17-19. Posin and her longtime collaborator Momchil Mladenov celebrate his native country by bringing together American and Bulgarian artists. A company of 11 leading ballet dancers appear in three thrilling premieres set to music of renowned Bulgarian composer Emil Tabakov and American musicians John Adams and Steve Reich.


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First World Ballet Day kicks off in America!

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

World Ballet Day on October 1 2014Newly inaugurated, the first World Ballet Day on October 1 will be celebrated with the live streaming of five of the world’s major ballet companies. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet will each present a four-hour slot showing life behind the scenes in the daily running of a ballet company. The Australian Ballet kicks off its live broadcast at 12 p.m. Melbourne time, which is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 on the West Coast.


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San Fran welcomes back dance film fanatics

Posted on: 9/30/2014 9:00AM

Home Alone dance film featuring the Batsheva Dance CompanyNow entering its 5th year, the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) will return November 6-9 at a new festival location, Brava Theater Center in San Francisco. During its four-day run, the festival will showcase some of the best dance films from around the world, including a wide collection of shorts as well as documentaries about the legendary Rudolph Nureyev and Vincent Patterson, the choreographer for Michael Jackson, Bjork and Madonna.


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Juilliard Dance opens new season in December

Posted on: 9/29/2014 8:00AM

Juilliard students in Brian Brooks' TorrentJuilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2014-15 season in December with New Dances: Edition 2014, a program featuring four world premiere dances by innovative choreographers like Juilliard alumnus Austin McCormick, alumna Loni Landon, Kate Weare and Larry Keigwin. In the spring 2015 semester, Juilliard Dances Repertory presents repertory works by acclaimed choreographers Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham.


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Hedwig Dances and DanzAbierta in joint show

Posted on: 9/26/2014 8:00AM

Hedwig Dances in ChicagoCo-presented with Links Hall at The Dance Center in Chicago, Hedwig Dances will partner with DanzAbierta, considered Cuba’s preeminent contemporary dance company, to present exclusive performances on October 9–11. Two interlocking but separately choreographed pieces—Trade Winds by Hedwig Dances’ Director Jan Bartoszek and Aires de Cambio (Air of Change) by DanzAbierta’s Resident Choreographer Susana Pous—will explore the relationship of cyclical time in two different cultures: north and south, temperate and tropical.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre opens 25th season

Posted on: 9/25/2014 10:00AM

Oregon Ballet Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversaryOregon Ballet Theatre will open its 25th season with a special program including a world premiere collaboration between choreographer Nicolo Fonte and Portland’s favorite “little orchestra”, Pink Martini. Opening Saturday, October 11 at the Keller Auditorium, OBT will continue for five performances through October 18. The program will also present George Balanchine’s 1957 Agon and duets from Trey McIntyre’s 2013 Robust American Love, Christopher Stowell’s 2011 Carmen and James Canfield’s 1989 Romeo & Juliet


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11th Fall for Dance Festival at NY City Center

Posted on: 9/25/2014 9:00AM

11th Annual Fall for Dance FestivalNew York City Center will present its 11th Annual Fall for Dance Festival on October 8-19. The two-week festival will feature 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world in five unique programs. Highlights include two world premiere festival commissions by Pontus Lidberg Dance and Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble. The festival's many free pre-show events will include dance lessons and panels by choreographers, artists and dance educators.


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