DANCE NEWS


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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Ad Deum to present 'From One Heart'

Posted on: 5/21/2014 7:13AM

Ad Deum Dance Company in From One HeartAd Deum Dance Company will present From One Heart, a fresh and innovative springtime mixed bill, on Friday, May 30 and Sunday, June 1. Recently returning from its annual New York tour and major performance in an open-air festival in Times Square, the company is eager to bring its new choreography to its home front in Houston. Choreographers include Randall Flinn, Durell Ron Comedy, Freddie Moore and Ryan Corriston.


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Ballet Next hosts masterclass and audition

Posted on: 5/20/2014 11:15AM

Ballet Next in performance in 2014Advanced ballet dancers are invited to a masterclass led by internationally renowned dancer Michele Wiles. Wiles, the Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Next, will also approach the masterclass as a company audition. The masterclass will be offered on Sunday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at New York City Center.


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Misse and Centurion tango across NYC

Posted on: 5/20/2014 10:29AM

Tango masters Gabriel Misse and Analia CenturionTango masters Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion will come to New York City from May 30 through June 8 to present an Argentine Tango Seminar, three Milongas (tango parties) and a "Meet and Talk with the Artists." Events will be held at both the Dardo Galletto Studios and the 92nd Street Y.


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Benita Bike's DanceArt returns to Culver City

Posted on: 5/19/2014 8:00AM

Benita Bike’s DanceArt in Eternal EncounterFor art and dance lovers of all ages! After a long hiatus, Benita Bike’s DanceArt returns to Culver City in western Los Angeles County, California with an exciting and unique dance performance on Sunday, June 1 at 1:30 p.m. The performance will present the brand new work In the Garden, accompanied by Finnish vocal music, as well as the quirky Through the Lens and ever popular Southern Memories, set to traditional music of the Southern United States.


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Dance dad debuts first book

Posted on: 5/17/2014 7:00AM

All In, My Amazing Journey As a Dance DadThe first insider’s look at the competitive dance world written from a father’s point of view debuted in late April in paperback and eBook formats, coinciding with the 33rd Annual National Dance Week celebration throughout the U.S. The memoir All In, My Amazing Journey As a Dance Dad, written by Tim Colley, explores the highs and lows of one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. today.


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London Studio Centre on tour throughout U.K.

Posted on: 5/16/2014 8:00AM

London Studio Centre's contemporary dance company Intoto DanceStarting this month, London Studio Centre, a comprehensive dance and theatre training institution, is sending many of it’s final-year fulltime students on tour throughout the U.K. with one of the centre’s three performing companies – Intoto Dance, The Jazz Dance Company or Seedtime.


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Prix de Lausanne winners choose schools

Posted on: 5/15/2014 2:35PM

Mikio Kato at 42nd Prix de LausanneThe prize winners of the 42nd Prix de Lausanne, an international ballet competition which took place January 27-February 1 in Switzerland, will continue their training in world-renowned schools and companies such as The English National Ballet, The San Francisco Ballet School, The Royal Ballet School, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company.


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ZviDance to premiere 'Surveillance'

Posted on: 5/15/2014 8:30AM

ZviDance Home Season 2014Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance will present the world premiere of Surveillance, a contemporary dance and multimedia piece, on June 11-14 at New York Live Arts. Surveillance will explore the realities behind the surveillance camera.


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Erica Sobol presents Runaway at Avalon Hollywood

Posted on: 5/14/2014 9:54AM

CollidEdance Runaway, Erica SobolErica Sobol won the 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Award for her all-male contemporary dance piece titled Black Flies/Heavy Skies. As her prize Erica was awarded $15,000 to produce her own full length show based on the work. Erica and her dancers of collidEdance will present the much anticipated full length show Runaway at Avalon, Hollywood on May 19 and 20.


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Peridance Capezio Center presents 2014 Gala

Posted on: 5/14/2014 9:30AM

Peridance Capezio Center 2014 GalaPeridance Capezio Center, led by Artistic Director Igal Perry, has announced that its Annual Gala at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will be Saturday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. Celebrating “all things dance,” the 2014 Gala will present performances by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, The Limón Dance Company, The School at Peridance, Peridance’s Certificate Program, the Peridance Youth Ensemble in memory of faculty member Alan Danielson, and partners Djoniba Dance Centre and BAILA Society. The evening will also feature a special presentation of the Capezio Dance Award honoring Twyla Tharp.


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Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in London

Posted on: 5/13/2014 7:00AM

Ballet dancers Natalia Osipova and Ivan VasilievTwo of the world’s most celebrated dancers, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, are re-uniting for this summer’s hottest ticket at the London Coliseum on Wednesday–Saturday, August 6-9 in producer Sergei Danilian’s presentation of Solo for Two. The pair will dance three exciting, diverse pieces including two world premieres commissioned by the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Ardani Artists.


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Australian Ballet dancer to guest with ABT

Posted on: 5/12/2014 12:27PM

Principal Artist Kevin Jackson of The Australian BalletPrincipal Artist Kevin Jackson of The Australian Ballet will be flying into New York this week to guest star with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in two Manon performances in June. Invited by the company’s Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, Jackson will be the first Australian Ballet dancer to guest with ABT in more than 20 years.


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