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Prix de Lausanne opens 2015 registration

Posted on: 9/5/2014 10:30AM

Prix de Lausanne International Ballet CompetitionRegistration for the 2015 Prix de Lausanne is now open online until September 30. The 43rd edition of this international and prestigious ballet competition will be held on February 1-8, 2015, in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition to accepting online applications, the Prix de Lausanne is already conducting preselections in Europe and South America.


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Complete Dancer Series returns to Steps

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

Complete Dancer Series at The School at StepsThe Complete Dancer Series will return to The School at Steps for the 20​14-15 Academic Year. The school will once again host educational events including College Day, the Pointe Shoe Workshop & Fair, and an Injury Prevention Workshop. The School at Steps is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.


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SYTYCD Season 11 Winner Crowned!

Posted on: 9/4/2014 6:00AM

Ricky Ubeda after winning SYTYCD Season 11Contemporary dancer Ricky Ubeda was crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 concluding the live finale show on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. In addition to being named America’s Favorite Dancer, Ubeda also reaps some amazing rewards as part of his new title, including winning $250,000 and getting to perform in Broadway’s new On the Town. But first, he’ll go on the 70-city tour with the rest of the Top 10 in the fall.


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Paris Opera Ballet brings 'Rain' back

Posted on: 9/4/2014 5:55AM

Paris Opera Ballet in Rain by Anne Teresa De KeersmaekerThe Paris Opera Ballet will bring the full-length contemporary dance work Rain back to its stage this fall. The work, which was originally presented by the company in 2011, will be performed at the Palais Garnier from October 21 to November 7. Choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rain is a work of rare intensity and refined purity set to music by Steve Reich. The October 31 performance will be simulcast online for viewers worldwide.


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'Bull Durham' to premiere in Atlanta

Posted on: 9/3/2014 2:30PM

Bull Durham The Musical in AtlantaA new musical is coming to the South – one boasting a love triangle, lots of baseball and original songs offering a unique, folky sound. Bull Durham, loosely based on author Ron Shelton’s experiences on and off the field with a Minor League Baseball team, will open its world premiere season in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre on September 3. This "love letter to baseball" will run through October 5, featuring chorography by Joshua Bergasse, choreographer for NBC’s musical drama Smash.


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Dance the Dream L.A. brings city together

Posted on: 9/3/2014 12:00PM

Dance the Dream 2014On Thursday, September 4, Dance the Dream Los Angeles will bring the city together to celebrate and live the values and goals of the “I Have a Dream” speech. The event is part of the worldwide Dance the Dream tribute, hosted by over 30 cities, including London, Paris, New York, Jerusalem, Singapore, Dublin and Houston. Spearheaded by the L.A. Dance Project, this event will feature the Los Angeles Ballet, Diavolo, Rosanna Gamson/World Wide, No)one. Art House, Futuro and local performing arts schools in performances at The Music Center Plaza.


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CHRP to celebrate its 25th anniversary

Posted on: 9/2/2014 8:00AM

Jubalee hosted by Chicago Human Rhythm ProjectThe Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), founded in 1990, will celebrate 25 years as the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts this upcoming season. CHRP will present Jubalee, its annual gala benefit supporting its performance, education and community programs, on Tuesday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. This special evening, hosted by Bill Kurtis, will honor Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with its JUBA! Award.


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The First Taglioni European Ballet Awards

Posted on: 9/1/2014 8:00AM

Inaugural Taglioni European Ballet AwardsUkrainian ballet star Vladimir Malakhov established the Malakhov Foundation in January 2014 to “provide a stronger, more effective base for his work” and to support ballet dancers in several areas of need. The foundation will present the Inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards on September 27 in Berlin. The awards will recognize and honor the work of the top ballet companies, choreographers, dancers, designers and conductors from across Europe.


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New free Dances For An iPhone app

Posted on: 8/29/2014 10:20AM

New free Dances For An iPhone appDancing Sondheim – a free app compiling seven short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim – will be released on Labor Day, September 1, 2014. The new app has been announced by Richard Daniels, Dances For An iPhone creator and the app's principal choreographer. The roster of dancers who perform in Dancing Sondheim include Janis Brenner, Carmen de Lavallade, Deborah Jowitt, Robert La Fosse, Brian McGinnis, Rebecca Rigert, Risa Steinberg, Jodie Toogood, Melissa Toogood and Megan Williams.


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Costume Gallery hosts events to inspire

Posted on: 8/28/2014 9:00AM

Costume Gallery Art of Inspiration events 2014Costume Gallery is hosting two exciting “Art of Inspiration” events designed to rejuvenate and spark inspiration! These two events are tailored for dance studio owners and teachers to provide professional growth in a fun, energetic and intimate setting. Each event includes seminars, master classes, a costume fashion show, dance performances, and delicious food and cocktails – all while networking and being inspired among other dance professionals!


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DanceOn presents 'Spotlight' this Friday

Posted on: 8/27/2014 9:00AM

Spotlight – The Ultimate Dance ExperienceDanceOn, a YouTube Channel dedicated to promoting and producing dance media, will present “Spotlight – The Ultimate Dance Experience” this Friday, August 29 from 1:30 to 8 p.m. at Los Angeles Convention Center. This free, live event will celebrate the best of dance, featuring performances by dance crews, competitive soloists and professional choreographers.


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Sylvie Guillem to retire in 2015

Posted on: 8/26/2014 11:00AM

French ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem to retireWorld-renowned French ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem has announced that she will retire at the end of 2015. The iconic ballerina made the announcement through the Japan Performing Arts Foundation, adding that her farewell performance is set to take place in Japan.


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PGK Dance Project returns to the theater

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

The PGK Dance Project in San DiegoAfter touring to cities all around the world and performing locally in atypical locations since 2009, the contemporary dance company PGK Dance Project will finally come home to San Diego’s Lyceum Space Theatre in October. PGK’s new fall dance series will feature choreographic works by Peter G. Kalivas, the project’s founding artistic/executive director.


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Deloitte Ignite festival returns to London

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

Deloitte Ignite 2014 dance filmDeloitte Ignite, the award-winning contemporary arts festival at the Royal Opera House in London, will return September 5–28. Curated by The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery’s Minna Moore Ede, this year's festival promises to be a feast of dance and visual art.


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Texas's Dance Gallery Festival enters 5th year

Posted on: 8/22/2014 11:00AM

Jacksonville Dance Theatre will perform at 2014 Dance Gallery FestivalsVON USSAR danceworks will once again present The Dance Gallery Festival: Texas Experience, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers in the Houston area and around the world on October 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. at Sam Houston State University Performing Arts Center. Entering its fifth season, the Texas festival has preselected more than 10 choreographers and companies to present work.


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Broadway Underground announces spin-off

Posted on: 8/22/2014 9:00AM

2014 Broadway Underground: The Remix in New YorkTap icon Jared Grimes and the Broadway Underground house band will bring top-notch live music and dancing once again to New York’s B.B. King Blues Club, located in the heart of Times Square. Set for Monday, September 8, Broadway Underground: The Remix is a spin-off of the original stage show featuring an extended version of the famous "open session."


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BDC presents Creative Composition Workshop

Posted on: 8/21/2014 10:00AM

New York dance studioBroadway Dance Center (BDC) in New York has announced a new workshop coming to the studios in September: the Creative Composition Workshop! Dancers are invited to join three of BDC’s renowned faculty members – Ginger Cox, Derek Mitchell and Kristin Sudeikis – as they help dancers discover new ways to bring their ideas to life in a positive and supportive environment.


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Jacob's Pillow wraps up 82nd season

Posted on: 8/20/2014 9:00AM

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival FinaleJacob’s Pillow Dance celebrates the close of its 82nd season with a Festival Finale event this Saturday, August 23. Tickets include a performance by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) in the Ted Shawn Theatre or LeeSaar The Company in the Doris Duke Theatre, and a giant after-party with two full cash bars, desserts provided by local restaurants and bakeries, photo booth fun, and an unforgettable dance party.


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Louisville Ballet names new artistic director

Posted on: 8/19/2014 10:07AM

Robert Curran joins Louisville Ballet as Artistic DirectorThe Louisville Ballet Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Robert Curran as Artistic Director for the organization. He will begin his duties with the season-opening production of Giselle. Curran danced with The Australian Ballet for 16 years and later co-founded the project-based dance company Jack Productions and served as rehearsal director of Bangarra Dance Theatre.


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NYCB's Fall Gala features high fashion

Posted on: 8/18/2014 7:00AM

New York City Ballet’s annual Fall GalaFashion designers Thom Browne, Sarah Burton, Valentino Garavani, Carolina Herrera and Mary Katrantzou will help New York City Ballet kick off its new 2014-15 season on Tuesday, September 23 by pairing up with choreographers Troy Schumacher, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon, Peter Martins and Justin Peck to create costumes for the Opening Night Fall Gala. The gala evening will take place at the company’s home at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in the David H. Koch Theater.


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Houston Ballet launches 2014-15 season

Posted on: 8/15/2014 8:00AM

The Hamburg Ballet in John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's DreamHouston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch recently announced the company’s 2014-15 season lineup. In addition to four new works entering the company’s repertoire – including a world premiere by Mark Morris – Houston Ballet will celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth by performing three ballets based on his most enduring tales. The first ballet is the company premiere of John Neumeier’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set to open the season next month.


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Rambert's youth company holds auditions

Posted on: 8/13/2014 9:00AM

Quicksilver youth dance company in LondonQuicksilver is a youth dance company managed by London’s contemporary ensemble Rambert. It is inviting dancers aged 16-24 to audition for a place in its group starting this fall. Led by Artistic Director Laura Harvey, Quicksilver is a challenging and exciting opportunity for dancers wishing to work in a professional environment, develop existing contemporary dance technique, work choreographically and participate in performance opportunities.


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Pacific Northwest Ballet to begin new season

Posted on: 8/12/2014 7:30AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet in George Balanchine's Jewels' Emeralds sectionPacific Northwest Ballet raises the velvet curtain on its 2014-15 season with George Balanchine’s Jewels on September 26-October 5 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in Seattle, Washington. Costumed in emerald green, ruby red and luminous white, the trio of gems in Jewels pays tribute to golden ages of music and dance. Ballet aficionados also have many opportunities to get up close and personal with the company through various behind-the-scenes events being offered, including a Coaching Series, a First Look Gala and a Lecture Series.


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Norwegian National Ballet highlights Kylián

Posted on: 8/11/2014 9:00AM

Norwegian National Ballet in Jiří Kylián's Symphony of PsalmsThe Norwegian National Ballet will present Future Memories: An Evening with Jiří Kylián in nine shows between September 9 and November 3 in Oslo, Norway. This exclusive show will be presented on the main stage at Oslo Opera House before heading to the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris.


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Auditions announced for Atlanta dance film

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

New contemporary dance film UntappedA film production company in the greater Atlanta area is producing a contemporary dance film, titled Untapped, set to begin production in early 2015. An open casting call via video submission starts on August 15. The open casting call will seek to fill several roles ranging in age, gender and appearance. Submission guidelines will be posted soon.


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Open call for 100+ dancers in NYC

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

The Table of Silence Project 9/11 at Lincoln CenterBuglisi Dance Theatre is partnering with Steps on Broadway, Dance/NYC, The September Concert and friends from the New York City dance community to present the fourth year of The Table of Silence Project 9/11 at Lincoln Center. This project is a multi-cultural prayer for peace, realized through a transcendent ceremony for 100+ dancers that carries out the vision of choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi and artist Rossella Vasta. For the 13th anniversary of 9/11, Buglisi invites all professional dancers to join her for this powerful message of peace.


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David Roussève's 'Stardust' in Long Beach

Posted on: 8/7/2014 9:35AM

David Roussève's StardustStardust—the latest piece by Alpert, Bessie and Horton award-winning choreographer David Roussève—will be presented by Roussève’s company REALITY on Saturday, September 27  at
 Carpenter Performing Arts Center in
 Long Beach, California. Dubbed “transcendent” by The LA Times, Stardust is a coming-of-age story for the Twitter generation.


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Chicago Tap Theatre presents 'ShoeStrings'

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

Chicago Tap Theatre presents In September, Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) will present ShoeStrings, an innovative and unexpected look at what happens when tap dance and strings collide. This show will represent the first full-length production from CTT Rehearsal Director Rich Ashworth. It will feature music exclusively played with stringed instruments.


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Oprah sports classic Capezio unitard

Posted on: 8/5/2014 1:00PM

Oprah Winfrey in Capezio on Magazine CoverCapezio products continue to be a favorite amongst celebrities and were just featured on the front cover of the September Issue of O Magazine. On the cover, Oprah Winfrey is seen sporting a one-piece black cat suit from the ever-popular Capezio Team Basics Collection. Reminiscent of a dancer, Oprah dons a classical, slicked-back hairstyle that compliments the one-piece, long sleeve unitard and completes her stylish cover girl look.


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Festival makes Detroit a dance epicenter

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

2014 Detroit Dance City Festival in AugustArts non-profit organization ARTLAB J will present the 2nd Annual Detroit Dance City Festival (DDCF) in downtown Detroit on August 22-24. The three-day community-building event celebrates dance in its various forms and disciplines with workshops, performances and networking opportunities held at various locations throughout the city.


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