DANCE NEWS


Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Fest

Posted on: 9/16/2013 8:00AM

Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival 2012The fourth annual Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival is set for September 20-22 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. The festival roster features innovative, dynamic performances from contemporary dance artists hailing from Chicago and across the nation.


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Joffrey Ballet to present 'Russian Masters'

Posted on: 9/13/2013 8:00AM

Rite of Spring at Russian Masters programThe Joffrey Ballet kicks off its 2013-14 season on September 19–22 with a special addition to its home engagement line-up, a one-weekend-only program titled Russian Masters, celebrating the centennial of Vaslav Nijinsky’s groundbreaking 1913 ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), alongside George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and two works by Yuri Possokhov.


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Ballet's Greatest Hits this Sunday

Posted on: 9/13/2013 1:00AM

Ballet's Greatest Hits from Youth American Grand PrixBallet's Greatest Hits is back on the big screen for one day only, this Sunday, at BIG Cinemas Manhattan, New York. From the Youth America Grand Prix Gala, Ballet’s Greatest Hits presents an all-star cast from the world’s leading dance companies. The film showcases Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, and Flames of Paris


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NYCB releases short film 'New Beginnings'

Posted on: 9/12/2013 8:30AM

New York City Ballet New Beginnings short filmFollowing the 12th anniversary of 9/11, New York City Ballet has released New Beginnings, a short film that captures an extraordinary and moving performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain. The film was captured during sunrise on the 57th floor terrace of Four World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.


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Bunting Art Collection on Auction at Skinner

Posted on: 9/12/2013 8:00AM

Robert Bunting Collection of Dance-related Art on AuctionOn September 20, Skinner Auctioneers will present The Robert Bunting Collection of Dance-related Art. The 155-lot collection offers not merely memorabilia of past performances but a direct, perceptible connection to ballet’s greatest artists, works and the period of their creation.


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'Fall Further II' at Ailey Citigroup Theater

Posted on: 9/11/2013 8:00AM

Lorraine Chapman The CompanyFall Further II, a dance celebration featuring companies from Pentacle's Gallery Artists, will present performances from BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, ClancyWorks Dance Company, Jessica Gaynor Dance, Lorraine Chapman The Company, Ramya Ramnarayan and Prashant Shah on Tuesday, September 24 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City.


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Thodos Dance Chicago in concert

Posted on: 9/10/2013 9:43AM

Thodos Dance Chicago in New Music and DanceLongtime collaborators Thodos Dance Chicago and Fulcrum Point New Music Project will present a retrospective evening with a recreation of Chicago modern dance legend Sybil Shearer's In a Vacuum and a world premiere choreographed by Melissa Thodos set to Nagoya Marimbas by Steve Reich. The one-night-only performance takes place Friday, September 20.


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DanceMotion USA's 4th season selectees

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

DanceMotion USA 2014 seasonDanceMotion USA, a vibrant cultural diplomacy and exchange program, has selected Contra-Tiempo, David Dorfman Dance and the Mark Morris Dance Group for its fourth season. David Dorfman Dance will travel to Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in April and May 2014. Contra-Tiempo will travel to Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador in May and June. Then, Mark Morris Dance Group will travel to Myanmar, Cambodia and Timor-Leste in October and November.


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Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre's Fall Concerts

Posted on: 9/6/2013 7:00AM

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre's 15th anniversary concert seriesChicago-based Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre will present its 15th Anniversary Fall Concert Series at Ruth Page Center for the Arts Theater on September 14-15. In addition to celebrating 15 years of dancing, artistic excellence and community engagement, the concert series also marks the retirement of longtime company member Kate Dempsey.


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San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Posted on: 9/5/2013 8:48PM

San Francisco Dance Film FestivalThe San Francisco Dance Film Festival will kick off next Thursday, September 12 with a collection of international screendance shorts being shown at The Roxie Theater. The program lineup includes a total of 70 films from around the globe during four days of film premieres, parties, social events and panel presentations.


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General Mischief presents 'Three If By Air'

Posted on: 9/5/2013 8:00AM

General Mischief Dance Theatre presents Three If By AirGeneral Mischief Dance Theatre, based out of the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, will premiere Three If By Air on September 21-22. Three if by Air is a brand new production featuring aerial adventures, mind-bending yogis and the world premiere of Suite Shel, a trio of dances inspired by the poems of Shel Silverstein.


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Premiere of 'Australia Home Land' in D.C.

Posted on: 9/4/2013 9:05AM

Australian dancer and choreographer Sarah J. EwingCityDance Resident Artist Sarah J. Ewing is premiering her dance work Australia Home Land at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on the Millennium Stage in Washington D.C. on September 5 and 6 at 6 p.m. The performance is free to the public.


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Australian Ballet School seeking new director

Posted on: 9/3/2013 10:28AM

Marilyn Rowe of The Australian Ballet SchoolThe Australian Ballet School, a world-renowned centre for elite vocational classical dance training, has announced recruitment plans for the next director of the school of The Australian Ballet. The recruitment process has begun following the decision of current Director Marilyn Rowe to retire at the end of 2014.


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Alonzo King LINES Ballet's fall tour

Posted on: 9/2/2013 8:00AM

Alonzo King LINES Ballet 2013 fall tourAlonzo King LINES Ballet, the internationally celebrated contemporary ballet company, will embark on a fall tour on September 12, with performances in California, Israel and France.


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Alvin Ailey to premiere Aszure Barton work

Posted on: 8/30/2013 8:10AM

Jamar RobertsAlong with many other choreographic works that Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will present during its season at New York City Center this December 4 to January 5, the company will present the world premiere of contemporary choreographer Aszure Barton’s LIFT.


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Ballet Magnificat! to perform in Texas

Posted on: 8/29/2013 7:00AM

Ballet Magnificat!'s Deliver UsBallet Magnificat!, America’s premier Christian ballet company, will perform its classic work Deliver Us! on September 17 at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas. Choreographed by Jiri Sebastian Voborsky, Deliver Us! is one of the company’s most popular and longest touring ballets.


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18th International Ballet Festival of Miami

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

2013 International Ballet Festival of MiamiThe 18th Annual International Ballet Festival of Miami (IBFM) is scheduled to launch on Thursday, August 29 and will continue through Sunday, September 8, with performances and an array of other activities in various venues throughout Miami-Dade County in Florida.


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Joe Goode Performance Group in 'Hush'

Posted on: 8/27/2013 11:15AM

Joe Goode Performance Group's HushJoe Goode Performance Group, a dance and theater company based in San Francisco, will present the world premiere of Joe Goode’s Hush on September 26- October 5. Co-produced by Z Space, the work follows the interlocking stories of six characters as they are alternately hushed or become “hushers” themselves.


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Atlanta Ballet to host Healthy Living Day

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

Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance EducationAtlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education will host its second annual Healthy Living Day on Sunday, Sept. 8 from noon to 6 p.m. at its Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre in West Midtown Atlanta. The event is a part of the Centre’s initiative to promote sustainable lifestyles and will include nutrition seminars, food demonstrations and free dance classes.


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'Savion Glover's STePz' in NY in November

Posted on: 8/23/2013 7:00AM

Savion Glover's STePz in NYCInternationally acclaimed tap dance virtuoso Savion Glover returns to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College in November to open their 2013-14 season with a one-night-only engagement of his new show, Savion Glover's STePz. Mr. Glover and his ensemble of dancers (TLHS) will take tap dance to new heights!


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New dance documentary to premiere soon

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

Dance documentaryThe feature-length documentary Strength and Beauty will be premiering in London, England at the Portobello Film Festival on September 3. The film examines the lives of three ballerinas working at North Carolina Dance Theatre in Charlotte, NC. Each dancer, which is at a different point in their career, opens up about their struggles with weight, motherhood and maintaining personal relationships.


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Bloch sponsors SYTYCD Live Tour 2013!

Posted on: 8/21/2013 8:00AM

So You Think You Can Dance Season 10 Top 10In its first large-scale entertainment sponsorship, Bloch recently announced that it is a participating sponsor in the 2013 Live Tour of the hit Fox TV series So You Think You Can Dance. Bloch will provide apparel and shoes for the Top 10 tour dancers from Season 10 while they are performing live across the US. The tour begins October 1, hitting 42 cities through November 27.


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UDMA offers dance seminars at fall shows

Posted on: 8/20/2013 7:00AM

United Dance Merchants of America 2013 dance showsUnited Dance Merchants of America (UDMA) will present new dance seminars during the organization’s Dance Resource and Costume Shows, coming to Atlanta, Ga, Meadowlands, NJ and Chicago, IL in October.


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NYCB opens four-week fall season in Sept.

Posted on: 8/19/2013 8:00AM

New York City Ballet's Fall 2013 SeasonNew York City Ballet will open its 2013-14 season on Tuesday, September 17 with six performances of Peter Martins’ full-length production of Swan Lake. The fall season will continue through Sunday, October 13 with performances of 17 additional ballets, including both classics and world premiere works by Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck and Angelin Preljocaj.


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Open call for 2014 APAP applications!

Posted on: 8/16/2013 8:00AM

APAP Showcases 2014Peridance Capezio Center has just opened the call for presenters for the 2014 APAP Showcases. Dance companies and choreographers can submit an online application until the deadline of September 15.


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CostumeManager.com rolls out Storefront

Posted on: 8/15/2013 11:21AM

CostumeManager.com's new StorefrontCostumeManager.com rolled out a revolutionary new feature on August 4 at the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City. The company's new Storefront feature is a free, flexible and hassle-free online experience where studios can sell and manage their inventory of dancewear, costumes and accessories without any fees.


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Dorothea Garland to lead Cleveland classes

Posted on: 8/14/2013 8:00AM

Dorothea Garland teaches classes in ClevelandBallet in Cleveland, a new organization seeking to facilitate and host ballet events in Cleveland, Ohio, will present master classes led by ballet dancer Dorothea Garland on Sunday, September 15 at the Gund Dance Studio inside Playhouse Square.


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Hip Op-eration Crew takes Vegas by storm

Posted on: 8/13/2013 11:05AM

The Hip Op-eration CrewHundreds of hip-hop dance crews competed in Las Vegas last weekend at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships. But by far, one of the most sensational and unique groups performing was the world's oldest hip-hop group – better known as “The Hip Op-eration Crew.” Hailing from a small New Zealand island, the crew sure knows how to get their swagga on.


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Celebrated ballet teacher passes away

Posted on: 8/12/2013 3:58PM

Ballet teacher David HowardLegendary ballet instructor David Howard sadly passed away on Sunday, August 11 at 75 years old. Celebrated for the legacy he left behind, Howard taught hundreds of dancers over the years. His classes and training seminars attracted attention worldwide.


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'Restless Creature' premieres at the Pillow

Posted on: 8/12/2013 8:00AM

Restless Creature at Jacob's PillowWendy Whelan, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, has joined forces with notable male dancers and choreographers Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo to create and co-present Restless Creature, premiering at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival on Wednesday, August 14.


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