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Ailey II celebrates 40th year with NY season

Posted on: 3/3/2014 8:00AM

Ailey II's Gentry Isaiah George and Tyler Brown in Robert Battle's WeAiley II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, from April 2-13 for a highly anticipated 40th anniversary season – the second led by Artistic Director Troy Powell. For two weeks, audiences will experience 14 performances featuring two dynamic programs, which come on the heels of a successful North American tour to over 30 cities and an array of critically acclaimed performances in Germany and France.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre announces 25th season

Posted on: 2/28/2014 8:00AM

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s 25th Anniversary SeasonOregon Ballet Theatre recently announced its 25th anniversary season, which will officially start in October and run through April 2015. It will present four programs that honor where the company’s been while also looking ahead to where it can go. Highlights include world premieres by Nicolo Fonte and Darrell Grand-Moultrie, the company’s first full-length Cinderella, a trilogy of duets by numerous influential choreographers, and the launch of OBT II in the spring.


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4th Project Dance London set for July

Posted on: 2/27/2014 7:00AM

Project Dance London 2013Project Dance, a dance organization self-described as “a movement of dancers seeking to positively impact culture through artistic integrity,” will host its fourth three-day event in London this year on July 18-20. An inspiring dance experience, the fourth Project Dance London is centered around an all-day dance concert that will take place in central London.


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Ballet Austin's 5th Choreographic Competition

Posted on: 2/26/2014 8:30AM

5th Biennial New American Talent/Dance CompetitionBallet Austin's nationwide search for the country's most exciting choreographers returns as the 5th Biennial New American Talent/Dance Competition, which culls a national pool of applicants down to three finalists who will compete for $20,000. The three choreographers chosen – Gabrielle Lamb, James Gregg and Jimmy Orrante – will each present an original choreographic work in performances on March 28-30 at The Long Center in Austin, Texas.


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New York Theatre Ballet to present 'Cinderella'

Posted on: 2/25/2014 7:45AM

New York Theatre Ballet in CinderellaNew York Theatre Ballet will present Donald Mahler’s Cinderella at Florence Gould Hall in New York City this Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The production features a dancing clock, wacky stepsisters and everyone's favorite princess, Cinderella.


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California Ballet presents 'Beyond the Barre'

Posted on: 2/24/2014 8:00AM

California Ballet Company in 2014 performanceCalifornia Ballet Company, the premiere classical dance company of San Diego, will present Beyond the Barre on Saturday, March 22. An evening of classical and contemporary dance works by local San Diego choreographers, the Beyond the Barre program will feature guest artist the Body Poets, a gorgeous Romeo and Juliet pas de deux and numerous new choreographic works.


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M.A.D. Festival celebrates 20th anniversary

Posted on: 2/21/2014 8:00AM

Project 7 Contemporary DanceThe 20th annual Modern Atlanta Dance (M.A.D.) Festival takes the stage on March 14 and 15 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s for two nights of exceptional dance. Designed by Douglas Scott and Full Radius Dance to showcase the diversity and excellence of the local dance scene, the M.A.D. Festival strives to present the best of Georgia’s modern/contemporary dance, allowing audiences to experience a variety of choreographers, techniques and artistic visions in a single evening.


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28th Hanover Choreographic Competition

Posted on: 2/20/2014 10:30AM

28th Hanover International Choreographic CompetitionFor 28 years the Ballet Society of Hanover, Germany has organized the Hanover International Choreographic Competition. Over the past few years the competition has become an increasingly important event in the national and international dance scene. The 2014 competition will be held June 21 and 22. Choreographers can apply through April 25.


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Suzanne Beahrs Dance premieres 'Amid'

Posted on: 2/19/2014 8:30AM

Suzanne Beahrs Dance in performanceSuzanne Beahrs Dance will present a full evening of dance on March 27-29 at 8 p.m. at Danspace Project in New York City. Amid, a new hour-long dance piece by the company, is a vigorous representation of how a personal trial can take audiences on convoluted journeys through pain, love, fear, loss, joy and resilience.


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Mark Stuart Dance Theatre in 'Standard Time'

Posted on: 2/18/2014 9:15AM

Mark Stuart Dance Theatre in ‘Standard Time’After debuting Standard Time last September at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mark Stuart Dance Theatre will present the dance-musical again at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 23. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Mark Stuart, Standard Time is a celebration of love's power to defy societal barriers.


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'Breaking Pointe' stars lead Cleveland classes

Posted on: 2/17/2014 8:00AM

Ballet in Cleveland presents classes led by stars of 'Breaking Pointe'On Saturday, March 1, Ballet in Cleveland, an organization seeking to facilitate and host ballet events in Cleveland, Ohio, will present master classes with Allison DeBona, Christopher Ruud and Rex Tilton of Ballet West and the former hit TV series Breaking Pointe. Classes will be available for dancers from 8 years old to adult at Gund Dance Studio in PlayhouseSquare.


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Hubbard Street devotes program to Jiří Kylián

Posted on: 2/14/2014 8:00AM

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 27'52Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton, will present its first-ever mixed repertory program devoted to the work of a single choreographer during its Spring Series, set for March 13–16. This engagement’s four works by Jiří Kylián, celebrated international artist and former director of Nederlands Dans Theater, will include Hubbard Street’s first performances of Kylián’s Sarabande (1990) and Falling Angels (1989).


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L.A. Dance Project finds new home

Posted on: 2/13/2014 9:30AM

L.A. Dance Project in performanceL.A. Dance Project has announced that it will present three performances this month at its new home venue, the Theatre at Ace Hotel, formerly known as the United Artists Theatre. An ornate, Spanish gothic-style auditorium that’s at the base of a newly renovated and re-opened boutique hotel, the Theatre at Ace Hotel will welcome the dance company as its second event since its grand reopening. Performances are on February 20, 21 and 22.


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Registration now open for Dance Proms 2014

Posted on: 2/12/2014 10:03AM

Dance Proms 2013 at London’s iconic Royal Albert HallCalling all teachers! Registration is now open for Dance Proms 2014! Dance Proms is an international celebration of dance, dancers and dance teachers that produces a live performance experience every year at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. Dance teachers from around the world can enter their students, aged between five and 21 years, to perform an original dance piece in any dance style or technique at the annual November gala performance.


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Beloved child star Shirley Temple passes away

Posted on: 2/11/2014 3:22PM

Child star Shirley TempleAccording to various news organizations, screen darling Shirley Temple Black died of natural causes late Monday night at 85 years old. A dancer and actress who rose to fame through dozens of feature films, she is still arguably the most popular child star in Hollywood history.


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Myspace and Nissan Dance Contest

Posted on: 2/11/2014 3:11PM

#MakeMoves dance contestMyspace and Nissan are teaming up on an exciting dance contest to promote the All-New 2014 Nissan JUKE Nismo, a new compact sport utility vehicle. By entering online, the Myspace community can showcase their best dance moves through the #MakeMoves dance contest, with one lucky winner being awarded a new Nissan JUKE Nismo and a trip to a dance party in Los Angeles, CA.


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'La Sylphide' alights on the Louisville Ballet

Posted on: 2/11/2014 9:00AM

Louisville Ballet presents La SylphideThe Louisville Ballet presents the timeless and classical ballet La Sylphide for its February program. This two-act story ballet follows a Scottish farmer, James, on a journey that leads him away from his betrothed to pursue his insatiable desire of true but unattainable love with a winged spirit. Performances take place Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 in Whitney Hall at The Kentucky Center.


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The State Ballet of Rhode Island's Spring Show

Posted on: 2/10/2014 8:00AM

The State Ballet of Rhode Island's 2014 Spring PerformanceThe State Ballet of Rhode Island, the longest-standing classical ballet company in Rhode Island, will present its annual spring performance, entitled Cowboys, Cadets and Collaborative Works, on Friday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. This performance will be educational, specifically targeted at schoolteachers, home school moms/teachers, students and general audiences.


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National Water Dance set for April

Posted on: 2/7/2014 8:10AM

National Water Dance 2014Students at universities, private dance schools, elementary schools and dance companies, from the University of Alaska to Miami Dade College in Florida, will unite on Saturday, April 12 in a simultaneous, site-specific dance near separate bodies of water for the 2014 National Water Dance event. This spectacular celebration of arts in action hopes to inspire both participants and viewers to take responsibility for conserving and protecting water.


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The Royal Ballet presents a mixed triple bill

Posted on: 2/7/2014 2:17AM

The Royal Ballet in Frederick Ashton’s RhapsodyStarting Friday, February 7, Wayne McGregor's new ballet will be presented by The Royal Ballet alongside works by Kenneth MacMillan and Frederick Ashton in a celebration of three defining choreographers. This mixed programme will be presented by Britain's largest ballet company through Saturday, February 15 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.


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Vitacca P&C to offer Fusion Dance Intensive

Posted on: 2/6/2014 8:45AM

Vitacca Productions & Company offers Fusion Dance IntensiveVitacca Productions & Company, a dance development organization that provides advanced dance coaching, outreach programs and professional performances, announces the 2014 Fusion Dance Intensive (FDI) taking place in Houston, TX from June 9-14. Fusion Dance Intensive is a weeklong summer intensive program for all advanced dancers that unifies superior classical and contemporary training.


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Apply for the Young Choreographer's Festival

Posted on: 2/5/2014 9:15AM

2014 Young Choreographer's FestivalWould you love to have your work shown in New York? Would it be a dream-come-true getting your choreography presented in the Big Apple? Well, here’s your chance! Applications are open for the 2014 Young Choreographer's Festival through Saturday, February 15. Apply now!


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New non-profit for specialised ballet coaching

Posted on: 2/5/2014 7:48AM

New ballet non-profitFormer Prima Ballerina Cynthia Harvey has founded the En Avant Foundation, a new non-profit foundation for specialised ballet coaching, mentoring and the awarding of scholarships. The foundation is a new initiative formed with a specific purpose to promote classical ballet.


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U.S. dancer wins a Prix de Lausanne Prize

Posted on: 2/4/2014 8:46AM

Precious Adams wins award at 2014 Prix de LausanneAmerican ballerina Precious Adams was one of six dancers awarded at the 42nd edition of the Prix de Lausanne. The international ballet competition ran from January 27 to February 1, 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Adams trains with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre to present 'Reveal'

Posted on: 2/3/2014 8:00AM

Oregon Ballet Theatre in 'Almost Mozart'On the heels of a highly successful run of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Oregon Ballet Theatre will show a multitude of facets with Reveal at the Keller Auditorium in Portland on February 22–March 1. Four works will appear on the bill, three of which were or will be created on the dancers of OBT.


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BalletMet to present 'Alice in Wonderland'

Posted on: 2/1/2014 7:00AM

BalletMet in Alice in WonderlandFollow Alice down the rabbit hole into a land of mayhem and magic as BalletMet Columbus presents Alice in Wonderland for nine performances on February 7–15 at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The production features BalletMet dancers, student performers and CATCO actors.


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Aszure Barton & Artists tours to California

Posted on: 1/31/2014 10:37AM

Aszure Barton & Artists in AwaaAszure Barton & Artists will tour to San Francisco and San Diego with Founder and Director Aszure Barton’s Awáa in February. The production will first visit Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco on February 7-8. Then it will visit the University of California in San Diego on February 19.


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BodyVox-2 starts New Year with a showcase

Posted on: 1/30/2014 8:00AM

BodyVox-2 in rehearsalOn February 6-15, Portland-based BodyVox will present a showcase for the talents of the company's team of emerging artists, BodyVox-2. BodyVox Co-Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland have fashioned an interesting challenge for this season's BodyVox-2 show: each dancer will be paired with a different choreographer to develop a new solo.


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American Dance Festival School Auditions

Posted on: 1/29/2014 8:42AM

American Dance Festival 2014 School AuditionsIn February, the American Dance Festival (ADF) will embark on a 14-city tour to audition the country’s most talented dance students for the 2014 ADF Six Week School (6WS). The ADF School provides one of the world’s leading professional training programs for students, choreographers and teachers. The 2014 ADF 6WS, directed by Gerri Houlihan, coincides with ADF’s 81st season held from June 12 - July 26 in Durham, NC. Applications are currently available online.


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The 2014 Prix de Lausanne kicks off!

Posted on: 1/28/2014 7:03AM

2014 Prix de Lausanne The 2014 Prix de Lausanne kicked off on Monday and runs through Saturday, February 1, in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 42nd international ballet competition is hosting 71 selected young dancers from around the world after a total of 295 candidates originally applied. The semi-finals of the competition will be on Friday and the finals will be on Saturday. Of the 20 top candidates participating in the finals, only six will be awarded a one-year scholarship with one of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne partner schools or companies.


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