DANCE NEWS


The debut of Alex Little's Escape Artists

Posted on: 10/28/2013 8:00AM

Debut of Escape Artists: A Performance CollectiveThe new dance company Escape Artists: A Performance Collective will present its official debut on November 1-3 at El Portal Forum Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. Founder and Artistic Director Alex Little will present the premiere production of Anonymous, a work investigating the dynamic between vulnerability and self-protection.


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Latin American Cultural Week dance shows

Posted on: 10/25/2013 6:00AM

Ballet Hispanico rehearsing Edgar Zendejas’ Umbral for Latin American Cultural Week 2014The eighth annual Latin American Cultural Week will be presented by Pan American Musical Art Research on November 15-24 throughout New York City. It will feature a sumptuous list of events showcasing the rich culture of Latin America, including music, dance and theater performances. Tango will be highlighted throughout, with Ballet Hispanico, the nation's leading Latino dance company, closing the week with a performance at The Apollo Theater.


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VIBE Dance Workshop to return in 2014!

Posted on: 10/24/2013 10:18AM

2014 VIBE Dance Workshop in AtlantaVIBE Dance Workshop is returning to Atlanta next summer after kicking off its inaugural season this year. The workshop, led by co-directors Tara Shepard Myers and Emily Yewell-Volin, provides concentrated contemporary, jazz, technique and hip-hop study taught by current industry professionals.


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PNB to present 'Kylian + Pite' mixed bill

Posted on: 10/23/2013 7:00AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet in 'Petite Mort'Spellbinding premieres by renowned choreographers Jiří Kylián and Crystal Pite join Kylián’s sensual Petite Mort and raucous Sechs Tänze (Six Dances) in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s upcoming program of contemporary works, entitled Kylian + Pite. Set for November 8-17, this program also marks the debut of two new company dancers, apprentice Christian Poppe and corps member Raphaël Bouchard.


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BC Beat showcase and dance party

Posted on: 10/22/2013 8:00AM

BC Beat Fall 2013 showcase and dance partyBroadway’s most daring, curious and talented artists are preparing to gather at Cielo on Monday, November 11 for the Fall 2013 BC Beat, the showcase and dance party with it’s own rules for sharing work and connecting artists. The program will introduce new work by theatrical choreographers Charlie Sutton, Tricia Brouk, Caleb Teicher, Josh Assor, Kyle Mullins, Cindy Salgado, Rickey Tripp and Jennifer Jancuska.


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School at Steps' Complete Dancer Series

Posted on: 10/21/2013 6:00AM

The School at Steps' Complete Dancer Series The School at Steps will host its first annual Complete Dancer Series event this November. The event will include a panel discussion, entitled “Ask the Pros,” with professional dancers from various disciplines and professions. It will be held in Loft III of the school’s studios on Sunday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. Joining the panel will be Kurt Froman, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Tiler Peck and a Rockette!


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Big Apple Tap Festival next month

Posted on: 10/18/2013 7:00AM

2013 Big Apple Tap Dance FestivalCalling all tap dancers! The Big Apple Tap Dance Festival, an intensive weekend of exciting events, is set for November 8-10 in New York City. This thrilling festival will include master classes taught by leading tap artists, tap history talks, a participants showcase, a video presentation, two adult programs and special programs for teens and young tappers.


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Atlanta Ballet announces China Tour

Posted on: 10/17/2013 2:27PM

Atlanta Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon's RushA special addition has been made to Atlanta Ballet’s 2013-14 performance season. The 84-year-old company has announced that it will now begin its upcoming season with a two-week tour to China – its first major international tour in more than 10 years.


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Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in new work

Posted on: 10/17/2013 7:00AM

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in Grounds KeepersLos Angeles-based Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre recently announced a new performance entitled The Groundskeepers, which will be presented in the cinematic location of the historic Linda Vista Hospital on November 1-2 and 7-9. The Groundskeepers will focus on the hospital building’s rich history and architecture.


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ASH kicks off 3rd Season this Weekend

Posted on: 10/16/2013 10:40AM

ASH The Workshop ExperienceStarting this weekend in Orlando, Artists Simply Human: The Workshop Experience enters its third exciting season. ASH provides an unparalleled dance experience with the most sought after faculty in the industry where dancers interact, learn, and most of all have a fun and memorable time.


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Ballet Inc.'s first full evening performance

Posted on: 10/16/2013 9:22AM

Aaron Atkins presents A Night With Ballet IncChoreographer Aaron Atkins presents A Night With Ballet Inc., the first full evening performance of his fresh young company, on Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m. at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in NYC. Ballet Inc. features an ensemble of 11 dancers, joined by guests whose credits include Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Elisa Monte Dance and more.


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Costume Drive for Children's Cancer Hospital

Posted on: 10/15/2013 12:06PM

Costume drive for Children's Cancer Hospital in EgyptThe 57357 Children's Cancer Hospital in Egypt is asking for dance costume donations for their patients. The costumes would be for a performance the patients will participate in this winter. Donations can be new or used dancewear as long as it is in decent condition.


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Paul Taylor Dance Company in Cleveland

Posted on: 10/14/2013 7:00AM

Paul Taylor Dance Company in ClevelandPaul Taylor Dance Company, headed by one of history’s most celebrated modern dance makers, will be presented by DANCECleveland at PlayhouseSquare’s intimate Ohio Theatre on Saturday, November 9. The engagement will also include a free pre-performance talk and a post-performance moderated Q&A session, with a professional-level master class also being offered on the same day.


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Performance to benefit cancer research

Posted on: 10/11/2013 7:00AM

Get in Front cancer benefit dance performanceThe California Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies are joining together in a one-night-only performance to benefit the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. The event, entitled Get in Front, will be held Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the Lam Research Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco.


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BalaSole to present all-new 'Visages'

Posted on: 10/10/2013 9:56AM

BalaSole Dance CompanyBalaSole Dance Company will present its 11th concert season with the program Visages on October 24 and 25 at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater. A new program representing a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, Visages will showcase the diversity and individuality of 10 dance artists.


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#ShareTheMattress Series goes viral

Posted on: 10/9/2013 11:29AM

Larry Keigwin in #ShareTheMattress photoshootChoreographer Larry Keigwin and his contemporary dance troupe KEIGWIN + COMPANY kicked off a fun new video series last month called #ShareTheMattress, which features Keigwin and a variety of well-known creative artists dancing and playing on their beds in tribute to one of Keigwin’s best-known dance works, Mattress Suite, on its 10th anniversary. The series encourages viewers to indulge their creative inspirations.


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Bessie Awards' 2012-13 Winners announced

Posted on: 10/8/2013 9:16AM

29th Annual Bessie AwardsThe winners of the 29th Annual Bessie Awards were announced at the legendary Apollo Theater on Monday, October 7. The evening brought the top names in dance together, with former Cunningham dancer Gus Solomons Jr. and former American Ballet Theatre principal Martine Van Hamel co-hosting the event. Broadway legend Donna McKechnie presented Louis “Luigi” Faccuito with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and other notable presenters included Renee Robinson, Christopher Wheeldon and Meredith Monk.


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The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in two programs

Posted on: 10/7/2013 11:00AM

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet at The Kennedy CenterThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present its own ballet company, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, on November 6-10. The company will offer two programs of mixed repertory highlighting the work of George Balanchine and presenting the company premiere of Paul Mejia’s Romeo and Juliet.


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Peridance Presents this November

Posted on: 10/4/2013 3:26PM

Peridance PresentsOver two weekends in November, Peridance Capezio Center will hold Peridance Presents at its Salvatore Capezio Theater, NYC. Companies presented include Nathan Trice/Rituals, Brice Mousset's OUI Danse, Emery LeCrone, Enzo Celli's Celli Contemporary Ballet, Shannon Gillen & Guests and Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.


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NCDT opens season with 'Carmen'

Posted on: 10/4/2013 8:00AM

North Carolina Dance Theatre's CarmenNorth Carolina Dance Theatre opens its 2013-14 performance season with the ballet Carmen, a story of passion and seduction set in Charlotte, NC. A thrilling and dangerous tale of ill-fated attraction, Carmen is choreographed by NCDT Associate Artistic Director Sasha Janes and is set to Bizet’s famous score.


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ClancyWorks' 2013-14 season begins

Posted on: 10/3/2013 8:00AM

ClancyWorks Dance CompanyClancyWorks Dance Company, a modern dance ensemble based in Silver Spring, Maryland, has begun its busy 2013-14 season. After touring in September to the Arts MidWest Conference in Texas and the Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York, the company is now preparing to present a home season in November.


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'Kings of the Dance' 2014 UK premiere

Posted on: 10/2/2013 8:00AM

Kings of the Dance in London in 2014The critically-acclaimed Kings of the Dance makes its UK debut at the London Coliseum on March 19-22, 2014, showcasing the phenomenal artistry, style and power of its celebrated male dancers. The current line-up showcases Roberto Bolle, Marcelo Gomes, Ivan Vasiliev, Denis Matvienko and Leonid Sarafanov.


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glo and Living Walls' public art tour

Posted on: 10/1/2013 8:00AM

gloATL on public art tourThis fall, two of Atlanta's most acclaimed emerging public art organizations, glo and Living Walls, have partnered for a first-of-its-kind public art tour of Georgia. The Traveling Show is pooling the respective talents of 15 artists and production specialists to encompass both organizations' mission of employing public art to revitalize communities and introduce new ways of viewing the world.


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Intermezzo in debut performances

Posted on: 9/30/2013 8:00AM

Intermezzo Dance Company debut performancesIntermezzo Dance Company, a new ballet company founded by American Ballet Theatre soloist Craig Salstein, will present its debut performance season on October 18-20 at 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, located at 1395 Lexington Avenue (between 91st and 92nd Streets) in New York City.


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NYCDA 'Bright Lights Shining Stars'

Posted on: 9/27/2013 11:48AM

NYCDA Bright Lights Shining StarsRenowned Broadway performers and respected members of the dance community are all set to perform at the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation’s BRIGHT LIGHTS SHINING STARS this Sunday, September 29. The event will be held at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.


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Martha Graham School Annual Luncheon

Posted on: 9/27/2013 8:00AM

Peggy Lyman Hayes of Martha Graham Dance CompanyThe Martha Graham School will honor Peggy Lyman Hayes, a star with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1973 to 1988, at its Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, October 16. Ms. Lyman Hayes is celebrating her 40th anniversary with the company. All proceeds raised at the luncheon will benefit the Graham School’s Scholarship Fund.


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Elm City Dance Festival in New Haven, CT

Posted on: 9/26/2013 8:00AM

Elm City Dance Collective at Elm City Dance FestivalElm City Dance Collective will present Elm City Dance Festival in New Haven, Connecticut on November 15 and 16. The festival will begin with an improvisation jam and then offer two professional-level master classes before culminating in a performance showcasing the work of contemporary dance artists from around the Northeast.


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Modlin Arts Dance Series to launch

Posted on: 9/25/2013 8:00AM

Modlin Center for the ArtsThe Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will open the dance portion of its 2013-14 season on Thursday and Friday, October 3 and 4 with Keigwin + Company. The Modlin Arts Dance Series will later feature headliner companies CONTRA-TIEMPO, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, the Moscow Festival Ballet and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.


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Susan Marshall & Company in Los Angeles

Posted on: 9/24/2013 8:00AM

Susan Marshall & Company in Los AngelesAmerican choreographer Susan Marshall and her company will present Play/Pause on Saturday, November 9 in Los Angeles. Play/Pause is a postmodern mash-up of dance theater and indie rock, with music performed live by electric guitar quartet Dither.


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'Vision, Faith & Desire' collaboration

Posted on: 9/23/2013 8:00AM

Vision, Faith & Desire in ChicagoWinifred Haun & Dancers and the Leopold Group, two powerhouse Chicago modern dance companies, have teamed up to collaborate and explore a shared choreographic lineage. What has resulted is a curated evening of dance named Vision, Faith & Desire: dancemakers inspired by Martha Graham, set to premiere September 27-28.


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