DANCE NEWS


Jacob's Pillow presents top tap, ballet artists

Posted on: 7/16/2014 9:00AM

New York City Ballet artists coming to Jacob's Pillow for summer 2014This week dance aficionados can rejoice as some of the finest tap and ballet dancers in the world gather in one place – Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, Jacob’s Pillow is currently in the middle of its 82nd season, which will feature more than 52 total dance companies performing on three stages. Starting July 16, Jacob’s Pillow will present the program Ballet 2014 featuring dancers of New York City Ballet, as well as a new show by tap artist Michelle Dorrance and her company.


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Groove looks ahead to 2014-15 season

Posted on: 7/14/2014 8:30AM

Groove Dance Competitions and ConventionsGroove is one of the fastest-growing dance competition and convention series in the nation! Led by Artistic Director Daniel DeFranco, Groove is now preparing for its 2014-15 season, which will include five fall conventions, 23 regional competitions and two national finals! The one-day fall conventions will kickoff the season in October and will visit five East Coast cities.


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Russia's Mariinsky Ballet returns to London

Posted on: 7/14/2014 7:00AM

Mariinsky Ballet returns to London in 2014The Mariinsky Ballet, the classical ballet company based at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia, will return to the Royal Opera House in London with the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre for another exciting three-week season of spectacular ballets. Presented by Victor Hochhauser, the season will run July 28-August 16 and will include Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, a George Balanchine mixed bill, Cinderella and another mixed bill featuring The Firebird, Marguerite and Armand and Concerto DSCH.


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Celebrate National Dance Day 2014!

Posted on: 7/11/2014 6:00AM

National Dance Day 2014In a ground-breaking alliance bringing together three of the nation's leading cultural organizations, National Dance Day events will kick off in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. on Saturday, July 26 to encourage Americans of all ages to incorporate dance into their lives. In addition to these events, dancers can get involved in National Dance Day by hosting their own local flash mobs or events. The Dizzy Feet Foundation has created instructional video routines that the public is invited to learn and mark with their own signature style.


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Victory Dance offers free shows to kids

Posted on: 7/10/2014 9:00AM

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCEVictory Dance, a pilot initiative of The New Victory Theater in New York, will provide free dance performances to NYC kids for two weeks this summer, from July 17 to July 31. This special performance series will feature a cross-section of New York choreographers and companies in more than a dozen pieces specifically curated for young audiences.


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Dallas DanceFest coming in August

Posted on: 7/9/2014 9:30AM

Dallas DanceFest 2014The Dance Council of North Texas will present the inaugural Dallas DanceFest on August 29-30 at 8 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall. It will present numerous professional and pre-professional companies, including Bruce Wood Dance Project, METdance Company and Texas Ballet Theater.


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New England Summer Dance Intensive returns

Posted on: 7/8/2014 8:00AM

2014 New England Summer Dance Intensive in MassachusettsLast year, the New England Summer Dance Intensive was held for the first time at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. This rigorous program was geared towards serious 14- to 18-year-old students who are dedicated to a future in dance or the performing arts. The response to the program was so great that Dean College will offer it again on July 13-25.


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San Francisco Ballet tours to Paris

Posted on: 7/7/2014 9:00AM

San Francisco Ballet in CapriceAfter performing in Italy’s Spoleto Festival, San Francisco Ballet will next tour to France to perform as part of the Les Etés de la Danse Festival in Paris. From July 10-26, Paris dance fans can see the company in a vast array of over 18 works, including numerous French premieres, by choreographers ranging from George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins to Liam Scarlett, Alexei Ratmansky, Helgi Tomasson, Christopher Wheeldon and Yuri Possokhov. The engagement will begin with a one-night-only gala performance of 10 short works.


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ODC/Dance presents 2014 'Summer Sampler'

Posted on: 7/4/2014 8:00AM

ODC/Dance 2014 Summer SamplerFollowing a season of sold-out performances at Yerba Buena Theater, San Francisco-based contemporary dance company ODC/Dance will return to the Mission to perform at its intimate home theater on the ODC Campus. The company will present Summer Sampler on July 31-August 2, an intimate event with a delicious sampling of ODC/Dance’s fare.


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BalletNext hosts July Workshop

Posted on: 7/3/2014 8:25AM

BalletNext July 2014 WorkshopBalletNext will offer a workshop this month led by internationally renowned dancer Michele Wiles, also the founder and artistic director of the New York-based company. It is scheduled for Sunday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at New York City Center Studios. Live music will be provided by Chris Lancaster.


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Chicago's Dance for Life premieres two works

Posted on: 7/2/2014 9:15AM

Dance for Life in ChicagoOn Saturday, August 16, six of Chicago’s top dance companies will join together for a single night of breathtaking dance to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS care and support services. Celebrating its 23rd year, Dance for Life is the largest performance-based AIDS fundraising event in the Midwest, and funds raised support the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.


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Fleet Moves returns to Wellfleet, MA

Posted on: 7/1/2014 9:00AM

Fleet Moves Dance FestivalFleet Moves is a site-specific dance festival that will make a whole town its stage from July 6-11. Presented by the Movement Party, in partnership with Wellfleet Preservation Hall and farm project space + gallery, this third annual festival features a team of 20 visiting and local artists who will converge for a program of multi-generational dance workshops, sensory walks, visual art installations, film screenings, dance parties and custom-made performances.


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2014 Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival

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

Rennie Harris’ PuremovementFrom July 20 through August 10, Lincoln Center Out of Doors will offer more than 100 free performances across the Lincoln Center campus. The 44th season of the popular summer festival features premieres and debuts, family programs and a wide range of music and dance events. Dance presentations include the U.S. debut of A Batalha do Passinho from Brazil, Rennie Harris’ Puremovement in three New York premieres, and Paul Taylor Dance Company capping off its 60th-anniversary season.


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Meet Tony Dovolani of DWTS!

Posted on: 6/27/2014 3:37PM

Capezio Athlete Tony Dovolani does Meet and Greet eventTony Dovolani, a professional dancer who has been performing on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars for 17 seasons, will be visiting numerous cities around North America this summer to lead master classes and to meet dance enthusiasts like you! One exciting opportunity to meet Dovolani will be in New York City at Capezio's Flagship Store on Tuesday, July 15!


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Afro-Latin@ Diaspora Intensive in Chicago

Posted on: 6/27/2014 10:04AM

2014 Afro-Latin@ Diaspora Summer Dance IntensiveThis summer, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago explores the influence of African and Latino/a aesthetics on each other in a summer dance intensive that culminates in performances on July 15-18 at different locations. Classes in Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, capoeira (Brazilian), Bomba y Plena (Puerto Rican), salsa (Cuban) and samba (Brazilian) dance styles will be taught by Dance Center faculty and other special guest artists.


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'Made in Bangladesh' to premiere in Germany

Posted on: 6/27/2014 6:30AM

Dance production Made in BangladeshWorking at the intersection of stage direction, choreography and sociological field research, globetrotter Helena Waldmann produces, tours and commits herself to projects as far reaching as the Middle East and Latin America to Asia and Africa. Her latest project, a dance production called Made in Bangladesh, will premiere in Germany this November before embarking on a European tour.


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Fire Island Dance Festival's 20th Anniversary

Posted on: 6/25/2014 8:00AM

Fire Island Dance Festival in New YorkThe much-anticipated 20th anniversary of Fire Island Dance Festival takes the stage July 18-20 as some of the top dancers and dance companies in the country offer a diverse array of artistry and genres. The festival, performed outdoors on the beautiful Great South Bay between Long Island and Fire Island in New York, is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


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BalletX to premiere evening-length work

Posted on: 6/24/2014 9:00AM

Matthew Neenan's world premiere of Sunset, 0639 HoursBalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, will conclude its 2013-14 Season with a full-length world premiere ballet by BalletX Co-Artistic Director Matthew Neenan entitled Sunset, o639 Hours. Presented during Summer Series 2014 on July 9-13 at The Wilma Theater, Sunset, o639 Hours is inspired by a true story from early 20th century aviation history, and features original music from award-winning New Zealand composer Rosie Langabeer.


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Dance Teacher Web LIVE offers creative oasis

Posted on: 6/23/2014 6:00AM

Dance Teacher Web LIVE in Las VegasCelebrating its fifth anniversary since its launch in 2009, Dance Teacher Web LIVE will return to Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 27-30 this year. Produced by dance industry luminaries Steve Sirico and Angela D'Valda Sirico, the conference and expo is a creative oasis and springboard for dance teachers and studio owners, providing "inspiration and motivation at a moment's notice."


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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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