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Free classes for Ailey's audiences

Posted on: 11/29/2012 10:10AM

Ailey Extension Ballet classThe Ailey Extension is offering fans nationwide a chance to take the magic of dance from the stage to the studio with a free class at Ailey’s home – The Joan Weill Center for Dance. This special “Ticket to Dance” promotion offers a complimentary Ailey Extension class with a ticket stub from any Alvin Ailey performance around the nation.


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Curtain Call partners with SYTYCD

Posted on: 11/28/2012 10:21AM

Curtain Call CostumesSo You Think You Can Dance’s ninth-season Top 10 finalists are currently making their way across North America as part of the 2012 live tour. For this circuit, costume supplier Curtain Call is proudly serving as the exclusive Dancewear On-Screen Media Partner.


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'The Colonial Nutcracker' one night only

Posted on: 11/28/2012 9:17AM

Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial NutcrackerBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts continues its 2012-2013 season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.


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Kidd Pivot's Joyce debut

Posted on: 11/27/2012 9:52AM

Kidd Pivot performing Crystal Pite’s 'The Tempest Replica'Kidd Pivot, based in Vancouver, Canada and under the direction of renowned choreographer Crystal Pite, will make its Joyce Theater debut with the New York premiere of The Tempest Replica this week. 


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World Dance Movement set for Switzerland

Posted on: 11/26/2012 9:00AM

World Dance Movement Switzerland World Dance Movement, an organization that presents dance workshops in exotic and beautiful locations all around the globe, has announced that they will be offering a spring program in Lucerne, Switzerland this coming March.


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Chicago Tap Theatre presents 'Tidings of Tap!'

Posted on: 11/23/2012 9:00AM

Chicago Tap Theatre's Tidings of Tap! Featuring whimsical interpretations of favorite Christmas, Chanukah and winter songs, Chicago Tap Theatre's Tidings of Tap! will be shown Dec. 14-16 at the University of Illinois Chicago Theater.


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Atlanta Ballet names resident choreographer

Posted on: 11/22/2012 8:00AM

Helen Pickett named Atlanta Ballet Resident ChoreographerAtlanta Ballet recently announced that it has named Helen Pickett as the company’s resident choreographer, a 3-year commitment that includes new works and an annual one-week “Choreographic Essentials” workshop. The news was released in tandem with the rollout of the company’s new 5-year strategic plan. 


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Martha Graham School offers winter intensive

Posted on: 11/21/2012 8:00AM

Martha Graham School of Contemporary DanceRegistration is now available for the 2013 Winter Intensive at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance taking place January 2 - 18, 2013.


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24 hour dance project

Posted on: 11/20/2012 9:00AM

Jane Franklin DanceArlington, Virginia-based Jane Franklin Dance will challenge choreographers on Dec. 2 with a limited time frame to create and deliver a new work. The 24 hour dance project will have dancers and artists trying to beat the clock.


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Washington Ballet's Nutcracker Tea Party

Posted on: 11/19/2012 8:00AM

The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker Tea PartyOne of Washington D.C.'s most beloved holiday traditions, The Nutcracker Tea Party helps raise critical funds to support The Washington Ballet's artistic and educational programs. Taking place Sunday, Dec. 9, the tea party admission also includes a ticket to the company’s matinee performance.


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Complexions Contemporary Ballet at Joyce

Posted on: 11/16/2012 8:00AM

Complexions Contemporary Ballet performing Artistic Director Dwight Rhoden’s The Curve. Photo by Sharen Bradford.For its current Joyce Theater season, Complexions Contemporary Ballet is performing two world premieres and two New York premieres. Performances run through Nov. 25.


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Ballet Arizona shares holiday cheer

Posted on: 11/15/2012 10:28AM

Ballet Arizona's The NutcrackerThis holiday season a special treat has been prepared for riders of the Phoenix Public Transit. A Nutcracker-themed bus will roam city streets beginning Nov. 19. 


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Jessica Gaynor Dance premieres 'Hero'

Posted on: 11/14/2012 9:00AM

Jessica Gaynor DanceTriskelion Arts presents Jessica Gaynor Dance in the world premiere of Hero from Nov. 15-18 at 8 p.m. at the Aldous Theater in Brooklyn.


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Steps hosts Hurricane Sandy benefit

Posted on: 11/13/2012 9:04AM

Step Up benefits Hurricane Sandy victimsSteps on Broadway will host Step Up! on Friday, Nov. 16 in an effort to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The event will include six dance classes at $10 each. 


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Parsons Dance names new executive director

Posted on: 11/12/2012 8:00AM

Parsons DanceJohn Krasno, a seasoned arts administrator with extensive business experience, has been named the new executive director of Parsons Dance, an internationally renowned contemporary dance company. 


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Cunningham events at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Posted on: 11/9/2012 8:00AM

Philadelphia Museum of ArtAs part of a new exhibit, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be hosting numerous live performances of choreographer Merce Cunningham's work through Jan. 16, 2013. 


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Pacific Northwest Ballet's 'All Premiere'

Posted on: 11/8/2012 12:28PM

Pacific Northwest Ballet in Mark Morris's KammermusikFor the second production of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 40th Anniversary season, All Premiere offers a four-pack of world premieres by a diverse spread of choreographers, including headliner Mark Morris.


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Dancers chosen for 2013 Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 11/8/2012 9:14AM

Prix de LausanneA total of 254 international candidates applied for the Prix de Lausanne video selections. Of the 81 candidates chosen, 10 were citizens of the United States. 


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Dance curators selected for FOCUS 2014

Posted on: 11/7/2012 10:21AM

Gotham Arts Exchange Gotham Arts Exchange recently announced the dance curators for FOCUS 2014, the international platform to promote American dance both abroad and nationally.


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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida hits milestone

Posted on: 11/6/2012 10:30AM

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida - NutcrackerThis holiday season the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will celebrate their 15th anniversary as they perform an annual audience favorite, The Nutcracker.


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Rudolf Nureyev exhibit in San Francisco

Posted on: 11/5/2012 8:00AM

Rudolf Nureyev exhibit at de Young MuseumRecognizing the 20th anniversary of famed ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s death, the de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park recently opened the exhibit Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance.


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Ballet Hispanico to present world premiere

Posted on: 11/2/2012 10:00AM

Ballet Hispanico in 'Tango Vitrola'Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the leading Latino dance institution in the United States, will present a mixed bill of tango, jazz and pop on Dec. 1 at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. 


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CORE Performance Company presents 'SHIFT' in Houston this weekend

Posted on: 11/1/2012 8:58AM

CORE Performance CompanyCORE Performance Company announces it’s Houston premiere of SHIFT, a free show comprised of three original contemporary dance works. It will be presented this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3.


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Donna Sternberg & Dancers focus on idea of beauty in new show

Posted on: 10/31/2012 9:58AM

Donna Sternberg & Dancers present 'Beauty and Desire'West coast contemporary dance company Donna Sternberg & Dancers present Beauty and Desire on Nov. 10, a performance investigating physicality, perception and longing.


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Atlanta Ballet weaves new tricks, special effects into 53rd annual 'Nutcracker'

Posted on: 10/30/2012 9:25AM

Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker Atlanta Ballet will give new meaning to “the magic of the holidays” this December as Artistic Director John McFall ups the ante by adding master illusionist Drew Thomas to the company’s 53rd production of Nutcracker.


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Jump Rhythm Jazz Project to premiere five works

Posted on: 10/26/2012 10:00AM

Jump Rhythm Jazz ProjectOpening its 23rd season, Chicago-based Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will present five premieres on Nov. 8-11.


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Ballets with a Twist performs 'Cocktail Hour' in New Jersey

Posted on: 10/25/2012 9:25AM

Ballets with a Twist's Cocktail HourBallets with a Twist will be presenting three performances of Cocktail Hour in New Jersey this weekend. An extravagant ballet-vaudeville movement style set in ultra-chic costumes combines with jazz and classical Hip-Hop remixes.


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Nominees for the Clive Barnes Foundation Awards announced

Posted on: 10/22/2012 4:37PM

Clive Barnes Foundation Awards Valerie Taylor-Barnes has announced the nominees for the third annual Clive Barnes Foundation Awards, honoring talented young performers from the worlds of dance and theater.


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Quickstep for Kindness

Posted on: 10/19/2012 1:47PM

Quickstep for Kindness ballroom dance competitionThe eagerly anticipated Quickstep for Kindness contest is now fully underway and submissions are being accepted from high school and collegiate dance teams who are eager to showcase how ballroom dance has a positive impact on their community.


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Limon's Classic 'The Moor's Pavane' in Productions Around The World

Posted on: 10/18/2012 11:00AM

Limon Modern DanceAs Limón Dance Company celebrates its 65th Anniversary, José Limón’s seminal work, The Moor’s Pavane, is being performed all over the world. Premiered in 1949, The Moor’s Pavane remains one of the greatest works of 20th Century modern dance.


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