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Dance Teacher Summit empowers instructors

Posted on: 6/21/2014 7:00AM

Dance Teacher Summit NYC 2014Dance Teacher Summit will return to the Big Apple this summer to host three days of fantastic movement sessions, seminars and workshops led by top master teachers on August 1-3. A conference designed for studio owners, dance teachers, K-12 educators, dance professors and teaching assistants from across the globe, Dance Teacher Summit will take place at the Hilton New York, featuring the Capezio A.C.E. Awards on Saturday, August 2.


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Evening of contemporary dance in south L.A.

Posted on: 6/20/2014 8:30AM

Pennington Dance Group to perform at El Camino College’s Center for the ArtsEl Camino College's Center for the Arts will present “An Evening of Contemporary Concert Dance and New Music” for one night only on Friday, June 27 at 8 p.m. in the Marsee Auditorium. The program will present two dance works each by Pennington Dance Group and Immediate Action Dance, as well as one experimental music piece by The Yorgos Adamis Ensemble.


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DancerPalooza coming to Long Beach in July

Posted on: 6/19/2014 9:00AM

DancerPalooza 2014 in Long Beach, CaliforniaBreak the Floor Productions presents DancerPalooza, the first dance festival of its kind coming to Long Beach, California in July. A full and comprehensive dance experience, dancers can enjoy style-specific intensives, top dance performances by professional companies, a unique expo hall presenting various organizations, open classes for all ages, and even nightlife activities and a pool party! Set for July 22-27, this one-of-a-kind dance festival presents everything a dancer could want!


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Greek National Opera Ballet presents 'Zorba'

Posted on: 6/18/2014 8:00AM

The Greek National Opera Ballet presents Zorba the Greek balletThe Greek National Opera Ballet will present its first performance at the historic Panathenaic Stadium (also known as the Kallimarmaro Stadium) in Athens, Greece on Sunday, June 29. The company will premiere choreographer Lorca Massine’s version of Zorba the Greek, a classical work that is a milestone of modern Greek culture and which is renowned throughout the world.


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Open Call to present Nationals

Posted on: 6/17/2014 10:30AM

Open Call Nationals Dance CompetitionPTC Productions is gaining momentum through the dance industry with the second season of its revolutionary dance competition, Open Call. From the producers of The PULSE On Tour, So You Think You Can Dance Experience and The Annual Teacher Workshop comes a dance competition unlike any other. After touring to nine states between January and May for regionals, Open Call will now present Nationals: The Final Callback on July 10-12 in Panama City Beach, FL. Registration is now open. Dancers who missed regionals can still qualify.


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Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama Lab Workshops

Posted on: 6/17/2014 9:00AM

Anabella Lenzu leads dance workshopArgentinean dancer and choreographer Anabella Lenzu is offering small and personalized DanceDrama Laboratory Workshops this summer in NYC. A wonderful opportunity for dancers to expand their craft, technique and creativity in an exclusive, tailored program, the workshops will help develop participants’ potential in their dance and theater performance skills.


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K-Arts Dance Company performs in D.C.

Posted on: 6/16/2014 8:00AM

K-Arts Dance Company of KoreaThe Korea National University of Arts will present K-Arts Dance Company on Friday, June 20 in a special free performance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. The company, comprised of students from the university’s School of Dance, will perform a mixed repertory program featuring work by Mi Sook Jeon, YongGeol Kim and Sung Ok Yang.


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All-star team joins up for 'The Great Gatsby'

Posted on: 6/13/2014 9:15AM

Denis Matvienko for The Great Gatsby balletThree artistic geniuses are coming together to create and produce a premier, feature-length ballet version of Scott Fitzgerald's iconic The Great Gatsby. Set to premiere in Russia in October, the production has plans to soon thereafter embark on a world tour. It includes Complexions Contemporary Ballet Co-Artistic Director Dwight Rhoden as choreographer, pop musician Konstantin Meladze as composer and world-renowned dancer Denis Matvienko as Jay Gatsby.


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Florida Dance Festival set for Tampa

Posted on: 6/13/2014 8:00AM

Bridgman|Packer Dance will perform at 2014 Florida Dance FestivalOn June 20-28, the Florida Dance Festival will be presented at The University of South Florida in Tampa. The festival will present performances as well as classes in modern, ballet, improvisation, jazz, hip-hop and video technology.


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Hong Kong Ballet opens 82nd Pillow season

Posted on: 6/12/2014 12:00PM

The Hong Kong Ballet will return to Jacob's Pillow Dance FestivalFollowing its 2012 performances, The Hong Kong Ballet will return to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in western Massachusetts with sleek elegance, technical precision and a range of contemporary ballets on June 18-22. Directed by Madeleine Onne, former artistic director of The Royal Swedish Ballet, the company will perform a varied program that will open the 82nd festival season, which will include 10 weeks of free and ticketed dance performances.


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USA International Ballet Competition kicks off

Posted on: 6/11/2014 5:00PM

USA International Ballet Competition in MississippiThe 2014 USA International Ballet Competition will kick off in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday, June 14. Ninety-nine dancers representing 20 countries have accepted the USA IBC’s invitation to participate in the 2014 competition, running through June 29. Held every four years since 1979, the USA IBC is the official ballet competition of the United States by a Joint Resolution of Congress.


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English National Ballet's lead principal retires

Posted on: 6/11/2014 8:00AM

Daria Klimentová in Swan LakeDaria Klimentová, the English National Ballet’s lead principal and one of the most respected and accomplished stars of classical ballet, announced in February she will retire this month after dancing in Derek Deane’s spectacular production of Romeo and Juliet. After a 25-year career, her final role will be the beautiful Juliet in performances with Vadim Muntagirov at the Royal Albert Hall on June 14, 19 and 22.


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New Chamber Ballet presents season finale

Posted on: 6/10/2014 8:00AM

Miro Magloire's New Chamber BalletMiro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet will present a world premiere by Magloire, a revival of Constantine Baecher's Happy Dance of the Wild Skeletons, as well as repertory works this weekend in New York City. Performances will take place June 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. at City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56th Street, NYC.


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Tony Awards hand out 2014 honors

Posted on: 6/9/2014 9:44AM

2014 Tony Awards host Hugh Jackman, center, onstage during the ceremony in New York CityThe 2014 Tony Awards handed out honors on Sunday night, June 8 at New York's Radio City Music Hall in a ceremony airing on CBS. Host Hugh Jackman opened the evening with a bouncy entrance, taking viewers through the audience, into the dressing rooms and onto the stage before singing “I Love the Tonys.” Warren Carlyle won this year’s Tony Award for Best Choreography for After Midnight.


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The Forsythe Company presents 'Eifo Efi'

Posted on: 6/9/2014 8:00AM

The Forsythe Company performs Eifo EfiThe Forsythe Company, a contemporary dance company led by international choreographer William Forsythe in Germany, will present Eifo Efi on June 12-15 at Hellerau European Center for the Arts in Dresden. Eifo Efi, choreographed by Fabrice Mazliah and Ioannis Mandafounis, is about the observer and the observed, and those who change roles and become a synthesis of unity and multiplicity.


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'Summer Splendors' opens in Portland

Posted on: 6/6/2014 8:00AM

Northwest Dance Project Summer Splendors 2014Northwest Dance Project, a Portland-based international leader in the creation and performance of contemporary dance works, will present its annual upbeat and beautiful summer shows on June 6-15. The “Summer Splendors” program includes Tracey Durbin’s Atash, Gregory Dolbashian’s This is Embracing and world premieres by Carla Mann and Yin Yue.


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Legendary dancer Mary Anthony passes away

Posted on: 6/5/2014 12:30PM

Legendary modern dancer Mary AnthonyMary Anthony, a national treasure and legend of modern dance, died in her studio home in the East Village in New York City on May 31, 2014 at the age of 97. She will be remembered for the extraordinary contribution she made to the modern dance world and for the legacy she left through her Mary Anthony Dance Theater Foundation and the dancers she trained.


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The Lucky Penny's summer season kicks off

Posted on: 6/5/2014 9:00AM

The Lucky Penny presents the contemporary dance duet Colony in AtlantaContemporary dance curatorial platform The Lucky Penny will kick off its summer season in Atlanta with Colony, a 50-minute duet choreographed and presented by collaborators Kelly Bond and Melissa Krodman. While in residence at Theater Emory’s Breaking Ground Series, Bond and Krodman will present two free performances on June 21 and 22.


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Houston Ballet caps season with 'Swan Lake'

Posted on: 6/4/2014 8:00AM

Houston Ballet Principal Dancers Sara Webb and Connor Walsh perform Swan LakeFrom June 5-15, Houston Ballet will cap its 2013-14 season with Stanton Welch’s vibrantly theatrical staging of Swan Lake, which he created for Houston Ballet in 2006. First Soloist Katharine Precourt and newly-promoted Soloist Nozomi Iijima will make their debuts in the role of Odette/Odile while First Soloist Linnar Looris and Soloist Aaron Robison also make their debuts as Prince Siegfried. For this production, there are more than 50 tutus, 45 costume designs, 31 characters and 70 headpieces.


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Steps Repertory Ensemble in 'Celebrate Dance'

Posted on: 6/3/2014 9:05AM

Steps Repertory Ensemble in work by Bradley ShelverSteps Beyond will present the Steps Repertory Ensemble and guests in "Celebrate Dance," an evening of works by William Forsythe, Francesca Harper, Elisa Monte and company Artistic Director Bradley Shelver, on June 19 and 20 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in NYC. There will be guest appearances by Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Sidra Bell Dance NYC.


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Dance Camera West's 'Restructure' Festival

Posted on: 6/2/2014 9:30AM

Revolve Dance Company’s Angsters film at Dance Camera West FestivalDance Camera West will return to downtown Los Angeles this weekend to present its 13th Annual Dance Media Festival, “Restructure.” Presenting live performances, conversations with artists, and of course, a full roster of curated dance films, Dance Camera West's festival will take place at a host of venues, including The Music Center, Grand Park, REDCAT, MOCA and Union Station.


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Compañía Nacional de Danza in Zaragoza

Posted on: 6/2/2014 8:00AM

Spain’s Compañía Nacional de DanzaSpain’s Compañía Nacional de Danza will tour to the country’s northeastern city Zaragoza to perform at the Teatro Principal on June 13-15. Having just toured to Sevilla, Madrid and Cádiz, the company will be going full throttle. The Zaragoza program will include works by George Balanchine, Tony Fabre, Ben Stevenson, Ben Van Cauwenbergh and José Carlos Martínez.


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Hubbard Street presents 2014 Summer Series

Posted on: 5/30/2014 9:00AM

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Quintett by William ForsytheHubbard Street Dance Chicago closes its Season 36 with the Summer Series, featuring works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe and Jirí Kylián at Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago on June 5–8. On Friday, June 6 at 8 pm., the first-ever simulcast of a Hubbard Street performance will be presented at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. This simulcast will be completely free.


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Ballet Tech's Kids Dance returns to Joyce

Posted on: 5/29/2014 8:00AM

Ballet Tech's Kids DanceThe irrepressible Kids Dance, an ensemble of 40 young dancers aged 9 to 14 from Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech School, will return to The Joyce Theater in New York City on June 12-15 for five performances. The ensemble will present three Feld works in their 2014 Joyce season, including the premiere of KYDZNY.


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Texas dance concert fights cancer

Posted on: 5/28/2014 9:30AM

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Company in TexasOn Sunday, June 1 at 7 p.m., Arlington Classical Ballet Academy will present Dancer's Against Cancer, a dance concert to benefit the Academy’s former owner, Mike Young, who is battling cancer. Many professional ensembles will be featured at the concert, including Avant Chamber Ballet, imPULSE Dance Project, Dallas Neo Classical Ballet, Gaudium Dance Movement, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance and other surprise guests.


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John Heginbotham receives coveted award

Posted on: 5/27/2014 8:04AM

Choreographer John HeginbothamThis year’s Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, a coveted honor carrying a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to choreographer John Heginbotham in recognition of his talent and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Heginbotham, an alumnus of The School at Jacob’s Pillow, has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his contemporary works. The award will be presented to him at the Jacob’s Pillow Season Opening Gala on Saturday, June 14.


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'New Dances' highlights work by TDC dancers

Posted on: 5/26/2014 7:00AM

Thodos Dance Chicago's New Dances performance seriesThodos Dance Chicago is gearing up to let its ensemble call all of their own shots at the company's popular, highly-charged New Dances performance series, set for July 18-20 at Chicago’s Ruth Page Center for the Arts. For this evening of new dance discovery, nine talented Thodos Dance ensemble members are given the opportunity to step out of their role as performers and concentrate on choreographing their own new works.


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Ballet Black at Exeter Northcott Theatre

Posted on: 5/23/2014 1:15PM

Ballet Black’s Sayaka Ichikawa and Damien Johnson in Christopher Marney’s Two of a KindCassa Pancho's award-winning Ballet Black returns to the Exeter Northcott Theatre in England for the fourth time next week as they celebrate the talents of black and Asian dancers from around the world. For their return, the company will present a triple bill of new works, including ballets by Christopher Marney, Martin Lawrance and Arthur Pita.


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DoubleTake & Roschman Dance in joint show

Posted on: 5/23/2014 8:30AM

DoubleTake Dance in New York CityNew York-based dance companies Roschman Dance and DoubleTake Dance will present a joint program entitled Arrival at New York’s Theatre 80 on June 6-8. Featuring a split-bill evening of new work by Artistic Directors Sean Roschman of Roschman Dance and Ashley Carter and Vanessa Martinez de Banos of DoubleTake Dance, the program will present six works total.


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Lake Tahoe Dance Festival in second season

Posted on: 5/22/2014 9:22AM

Christin Hanna and frequent collaborator Constantine BaecherThe 2nd Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival will be held on July 15-17 in the uniquely picturesque Gatekeeper's Museum in William B. Clayton Park in Tahoe City, California. Directed by Christin Hanna, Lake Tahoe native and founding artistic director of the Tahoe Youth Ballet, and Constantine Baecher, formerly with The Royal Danish Ballet, the festival will feature three days of events (including workshops and youth performances) and three nights of performances.


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