DANCE NEWS


7th Annual Pasadena Dance Festival

Posted on: 11/26/2013 8:00AM

7th annual Pasadena Dance FestivalCalifornia–based Lineage Dance Company invites applications from the dance community for the 7th annual Pasadena Dance Festival, set for February 16-21, 2014 at the Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena.


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David Hallberg to perform in Australia

Posted on: 11/25/2013 7:00AM

American dancer David Hallberg performs in AustraliaIn an exciting coup, The Australian Ballet has announced that international ballet sensation David Hallberg, a dancer who balances performing with Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet and as a principal artist at American Ballet Theatre, will guest star in the company’s Sydney season of Cinderella. Hallberg will dance the role of the Prince in a select number of performances.


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Doug Varone and Dancers' Winter Intensive

Posted on: 11/22/2013 8:00AM

Doug Varone and Dancers 2014 Winter IntensiveNew York City-based Doug Varone and Dancers, a 27-year-old contemporary dance company, will host a six-day Winter Intensive on January 13-18, 2014. Running from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, dancers will interact with Artistic Director Doug Varone and various company members through a set of classes focusing on contemporary technique, repertory and creative investigation.


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Dance on Camera reveals 2014 lineup

Posted on: 11/21/2013 11:09AM

Dance on Camera festival tap filmThe Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association have recently unveiled the lineup for the 42nd annual Dance on Camera festival, set for January 31-February 4. Opening this year's event is the world premiere of Greg Vander Veer's Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter, a film about important dance pioneer and instructor Martha Hill.


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Cirque du Soleil NY Open Audition

Posted on: 11/21/2013 8:39AM

Cirque du Soleil NY Open AuditionCirque du Soleil is urgently seeking a professional male dancer for an immediate contract for the resident show The Beatles: LOVE in Las Vegas. The creator requires a male dancer of European heritage who is 5’ 10’’ or above with strong hip-hop technique. The open audition will be at Chelsea Studios in New York City on Monday, December 9.


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'Once' comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre

Posted on: 11/20/2013 11:16AM

Once The Musical comes to AtlantaOnce, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play in Atlanta at The Fox Theatre for a limited engagement on March 4-9, 2014 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway 2013-14 season. The celebrated new musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, Once tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music.


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David Dorfman Dance's Winter Intensive

Posted on: 11/19/2013 8:00AM

David Dorfman Dance Winter IntensiveDavid Dorfman Dance's 2014 Winter Intensive will be Friday-Thursday, January 3-9 at Gibney Dance Center, located at 890 Broadway in New York, NY. Registration is $500 and schedule information will soon be announced.


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Ballet Hispanico coming to Washington D.C.

Posted on: 11/18/2013 8:00AM

Ballet Hispanico in Jardi TancatFollowing a performance at The Apollo Theater in New York City on Saturday, November 23, Ballet Hispanico will soon thereafter venture to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for two performances in the Eisenhower Theater. Recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, Ballet Hispanico will present two performances on Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6.


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San Francisco Ballet's spring fashion show

Posted on: 11/15/2013 8:00AM

Ken Downing of Neiman MarcusSan Francisco Ballet and Neiman Marcus Union Square will partner to present a fashion show on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The Fairmont San Francisco. The grandeur of the luxury hotel atop Nob Hill will be the dramatic backdrop for a runway show highlighting Neiman Marcus’ collections, curated by its Fashion Director and Senior Vice President Ken Downing. The fashion show will benefit San Francisco Ballet.


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Infinity Dance Theater in 'Unbound'

Posted on: 11/14/2013 11:47AM

Infinity Dance Theater of New York CityKitty Lunn's Infinity Dance Theater, the company for dancers with and without disabilities, will present Unbound: Dancing From Here to There, four performances featuring two different programs at Theater for the New City on December 6-8. The programs include choreography by Kitty Lunn, Peter Pucci, Alice Sheppard and Carla Vannucchi.


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Dance, architecture and physics come together

Posted on: 11/13/2013 9:04AM

Thodos Dance Chicago in new work on architectureLeading artists from Chicago's culture scene, Melissa Thodos and Jeanne Gang, are combining their singular talents to create a cross-disciplinary, world-premiere dance that explores the fascinating worlds of - and intersections among - dance, architecture and physics. This exciting new work, as yet untitled, will debut as part of Thodos Dance Chicago's Winter Concert 2014 on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Skokie, Illinois. 


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Complexions to premiere four new works

Posted on: 11/12/2013 8:47AM

Complexions Contemporary Ballet November 2013 Joyce SeasonComplexions Contemporary Ballet comes to The Joyce Theater in New York City for a jam-packed two-week season filled with new works galore on November 19 - December 1. Performances will include premieres by Artistic Director Dwight Rhoden, Associate Artistic Director Jae Man Joo, choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo and company member Gary W. Jeter.


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2014 London International Mime Festival

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

Fet a Mà coming to London International Mime FestivalThe London International Mime Festival, an annual celebration of contemporary visual theatre, will return in January 2014 for its 38th year. The festival will feature some interesting performances integrating dance, including France’s Compagnie Non Nova, which will open this year’s festival, as well as Mathurin Bolze’s A Bas Bruit and Gecko’s Missing at the Royal Opera House.


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2014 UK National Dance Awards Shortlist

Posted on: 11/8/2013 10:36AM

UK Critics’ Circle National Dance AwardsEvery year the UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards celebrate all that's great in dance. As of this week, the votes have been counted for the shortlist of the 2014 National Dance awards, with the final names ranging across ballet, modern dance and flamenco. American dance companies Boston Ballet and San Francisco Ballet were nominated for the outstanding company award.


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Eurotard offers Dance Scholarships!

Posted on: 11/8/2013 7:00AM

Eurotard Dance ScholarshipsEurotard, a premier dancewear manufacturer, is offering scholarships to dancers. Whether a beginner in dance or a seasoned ballerina, all dancers are welcome to apply. A total of 13 scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,000 are available. Also, Eurotard offers a Cash Donation Program, a fundraising opportunity for studios that doesn’t require them to sell or buy anything in particular.


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staibdance and T. Lang Dance in concert

Posted on: 11/8/2013 7:00AM

Atlanta-based staibdance in concertAtlanta dance companies staibdance and T. Lang Dance will present an evening of new work at Fabrefaction Theatre on Thursday-Saturday, November 14-16 at 8 p.m. Six-year-old contemporary dance company staibdance will present its newest work s n a p and T. Lang will return with her company to present excerpts from Post Up.


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Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's 'Nutcracker'

Posted on: 11/7/2013 10:05AM

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s The NutcrackerLouisiana’s Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet will bring in big ballet stars to guest in its annual production of The Nutcracker on December 7 and 8. Sasha De Sola, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and Tiit Helimets, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will perform together in leading roles.


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SENSEDANCE premieres new pas de deux

Posted on: 11/6/2013 7:00AM

Henning Rübsam's SENSEDANCEHenning Rübsam's SENSEDANCE will present TWO BY TWO – SENSEDANCE in an evening of new pas de deux on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 at Salvatore Capezio Theater in NYC. The program will present various premieres celebrating Rübsam's 22nd year as founding artistic director of the ensemble.


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BodyVox to present Arcane Collective

Posted on: 11/5/2013 9:16AM

Arcane Collective’s Cold Dream ColourFrom the canvas to the stage, BodyVox presents Arcane Collective's original work Inside: Cold Dream Colour, a dance homage to Ireland's foremost 20th century painter, Louis le Brocquy. Fresh from performances at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, BodyVox will present Arcane Collective in three performances at the BodyVox Dance Center in Portland, Oregon on December 5-7.


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'Cold House' unites dance and live music

Posted on: 11/4/2013 8:00AM

skybetter and associates in Cold HouseOn Monday, November 18, Brooklyn-based skybetter and associates will perform an evening of contemporary dance repertory to live music by the Ear Heart Music Ensemble, a modern chamber of musicians making their debut in this concert. The program, entitled Cold House, will include the New York premiere of Eveningland, choreographer Sydney Skybetter’s recent commission by the John F. Kennedy Center.


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'Motown' open auditions in Atlanta

Posted on: 11/1/2013 8:00AM

Motown The Musical Open Call AuditionsProducers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy have announced “Makin’ It Motown,” a nationwide open call casting search for African-American singers for both the Broadway production of Motown The Musical and the upcoming national tour. The nationwide search will include a rare opportunity to audition for the musical at the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, on Sunday, November 10.


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NYC tango show 'La Tangueria: Arte Tango'

Posted on: 10/31/2013 8:00AM

Tango master dancers Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion New Generation Dance Company will once again transport audiences to the colorful barrios of Buenos Aires to encounter authentic Argentine Tango and original choreography by Dardo Galletto on Saturday, November 16 in New York City. The performance, entitled La Tangueria: Arte Tango, will present special guests and renowned tango masters Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion.


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Hubbard Street's 2014 Summer Intensives

Posted on: 10/30/2013 10:15AM

Hubbard Street's 2014 Summer Intensives Audition TourHubbard Street Dance Chicago will host an 11-city U.S. tour for dance students to audition for two full-time, four-week training sessions in summer 2014, meant for pre-professional and early-career dancers. Hubbard Street’s Summer Intensive in Iowa City is for advanced dance students and runs June 16–July 11, 2014. Hubbard Street’s Summer Intensive in Chicago is for advanced and professional dancers and runs June 30–July 25, 2014. Auditions will begin in January 2014.


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Premiere of Houston Ballet documentary

Posted on: 10/29/2013 9:21AM

Houston Ballet in Rite of SpringOn Sunday, November 10 at 4 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the 2013 Houston Cinema Arts Festival will present the world premiere of a new documentary on the five-decade history of Houston Ballet – Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries. An encore screening of the film will be held at Sundance Cinemas on Monday, November 11 at 6:45 p.m. Both screenings are free and open to the public.


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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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