DoubleTake & Roschman Dance in joint show

Posted on: 5/23/2014 8:30AM

DoubleTake Dance in New York CityNew York-based dance companies Roschman Dance and DoubleTake Dance will present a joint program entitled Arrival at New York’s Theatre 80 on June 6-8. Featuring a split-bill evening of new work by Artistic Directors Sean Roschman of Roschman Dance and Ashley Carter and Vanessa Martinez de Banos of DoubleTake Dance, the program will present six works total.

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Lake Tahoe Dance Festival in second season

Posted on: 5/22/2014 9:22AM

Christin Hanna and frequent collaborator Constantine BaecherThe 2nd Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival will be held on July 15-17 in the uniquely picturesque Gatekeeper's Museum in William B. Clayton Park in Tahoe City, California. Directed by Christin Hanna, Lake Tahoe native and founding artistic director of the Tahoe Youth Ballet, and Constantine Baecher, formerly with The Royal Danish Ballet, the festival will feature three days of events (including workshops and youth performances) and three nights of performances.

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Ad Deum to present 'From One Heart'

Posted on: 5/21/2014 7:13AM

Ad Deum Dance Company in From One HeartAd Deum Dance Company will present From One Heart, a fresh and innovative springtime mixed bill, on Friday, May 30 and Sunday, June 1. Recently returning from its annual New York tour and major performance in an open-air festival in Times Square, the company is eager to bring its new choreography to its home front in Houston. Choreographers include Randall Flinn, Durell Ron Comedy, Freddie Moore and Ryan Corriston.

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Ballet Next hosts masterclass and audition

Posted on: 5/20/2014 11:15AM

Ballet Next in performance in 2014Advanced ballet dancers are invited to a masterclass led by internationally renowned dancer Michele Wiles. Wiles, the Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Next, will also approach the masterclass as a company audition. The masterclass will be offered on Sunday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at New York City Center.

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Misse and Centurion tango across NYC

Posted on: 5/20/2014 10:29AM

Tango masters Gabriel Misse and Analia CenturionTango masters Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion will come to New York City from May 30 through June 8 to present an Argentine Tango Seminar, three Milongas (tango parties) and a "Meet and Talk with the Artists." Events will be held at both the Dardo Galletto Studios and the 92nd Street Y.

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Benita Bike's DanceArt returns to Culver City

Posted on: 5/19/2014 8:00AM

Benita Bike’s DanceArt in Eternal EncounterFor art and dance lovers of all ages! After a long hiatus, Benita Bike’s DanceArt returns to Culver City in western Los Angeles County, California with an exciting and unique dance performance on Sunday, June 1 at 1:30 p.m. The performance will present the brand new work In the Garden, accompanied by Finnish vocal music, as well as the quirky Through the Lens and ever popular Southern Memories, set to traditional music of the Southern United States.

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Dance dad debuts first book

Posted on: 5/17/2014 7:00AM

All In, My Amazing Journey As a Dance DadThe first insider’s look at the competitive dance world written from a father’s point of view debuted in late April in paperback and eBook formats, coinciding with the 33rd Annual National Dance Week celebration throughout the U.S. The memoir All In, My Amazing Journey As a Dance Dad, written by Tim Colley, explores the highs and lows of one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. today.

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London Studio Centre on tour throughout U.K.

Posted on: 5/16/2014 8:00AM

London Studio Centre's contemporary dance company Intoto DanceStarting this month, London Studio Centre, a comprehensive dance and theatre training institution, is sending many of it’s final-year fulltime students on tour throughout the U.K. with one of the centre’s three performing companies – Intoto Dance, The Jazz Dance Company or Seedtime.

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Prix de Lausanne winners choose schools

Posted on: 5/15/2014 2:35PM

Mikio Kato at 42nd Prix de LausanneThe prize winners of the 42nd Prix de Lausanne, an international ballet competition which took place January 27-February 1 in Switzerland, will continue their training in world-renowned schools and companies such as The English National Ballet, The San Francisco Ballet School, The Royal Ballet School, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company.

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ZviDance to premiere 'Surveillance'

Posted on: 5/15/2014 8:30AM

ZviDance Home Season 2014Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance will present the world premiere of Surveillance, a contemporary dance and multimedia piece, on June 11-14 at New York Live Arts. Surveillance will explore the realities behind the surveillance camera.

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Erica Sobol presents Runaway at Avalon Hollywood

Posted on: 5/14/2014 9:54AM

CollidEdance Runaway, Erica SobolErica Sobol won the 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Award for her all-male contemporary dance piece titled Black Flies/Heavy Skies. As her prize Erica was awarded $15,000 to produce her own full length show based on the work. Erica and her dancers of collidEdance will present the much anticipated full length show Runaway at Avalon, Hollywood on May 19 and 20.

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Peridance Capezio Center presents 2014 Gala

Posted on: 5/14/2014 9:30AM

Peridance Capezio Center 2014 GalaPeridance Capezio Center, led by Artistic Director Igal Perry, has announced that its Annual Gala at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will be Saturday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. Celebrating “all things dance,” the 2014 Gala will present performances by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, The Limón Dance Company, The School at Peridance, Peridance’s Certificate Program, the Peridance Youth Ensemble in memory of faculty member Alan Danielson, and partners Djoniba Dance Centre and BAILA Society. The evening will also feature a special presentation of the Capezio Dance Award honoring Twyla Tharp.

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Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in London

Posted on: 5/13/2014 7:00AM

Ballet dancers Natalia Osipova and Ivan VasilievTwo of the world’s most celebrated dancers, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, are re-uniting for this summer’s hottest ticket at the London Coliseum on Wednesday–Saturday, August 6-9 in producer Sergei Danilian’s presentation of Solo for Two. The pair will dance three exciting, diverse pieces including two world premieres commissioned by the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Ardani Artists.

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Australian Ballet dancer to guest with ABT

Posted on: 5/12/2014 12:27PM

Principal Artist Kevin Jackson of The Australian BalletPrincipal Artist Kevin Jackson of The Australian Ballet will be flying into New York this week to guest star with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in two Manon performances in June. Invited by the company’s Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, Jackson will be the first Australian Ballet dancer to guest with ABT in more than 20 years.

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Helen Pickett Workshop presented in Atlanta

Posted on: 5/12/2014 7:00AM

Atlanta Ballet Resident Choreographer Helen PickettAs a part of her residency with Atlanta Ballet, choreographer Helen Pickett will be presenting a Choreographic Essentials Workshop at Kennesaw State University the week of May 20. Pickett, who performed with William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt for over a decade, will teach Forsythe Improvisation Technologies.

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24th Rhythm World Festival in Chicago

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

24th Rhythm World Festival faculty membersHighlighting the depth and breadth of Chicago, national and international tap artistry, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world. This year’s festival will be July 7 to August 3 in downtown Chicago, presented in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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PNB Principal Kaori Nakamura to retire

Posted on: 5/8/2014 7:00AM

Kaori Nakamura as GiselleAfter a 17-year career with the company, Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Kaori Nakamura will retire from performing at the end of PNB’s 2013-14 season. Nakamura joined PNB as a soloist in 1997 and was promoted to principal in 1998. She will perform the lead role in Giselle from May 30–June 8 and then dance in PNB’s annual Season Encore Performance on June 8. Following her retirement, Nakamura will join the faculty of PNB School.

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Steps Beyond presents 'Performance Lab'

Posted on: 5/7/2014 7:00AM

Steps Beyond 2014 Performance LabSteps Beyond, a division of Steps on Broadway, and REVERBdance will present a "Performance Lab," a showcase for 10 young choreographers, on Saturday, May 17 at 8 p.m. at the Steps Studio Theater in NYC. The event will also present a special appearance by Steps Repertory Ensemble, under the direction of Bradley Shelver.

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Alvin Ailey returns to Lincoln Center in June

Posted on: 5/6/2014 8:00AM

Dancer at Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York with four different programs for a two-week, 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater on June 11–22. Artistic Director Robert Battle recently announced repertory for the season, highlighted by a world premiere from Robert Moses, a first-time collaboration with the company.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet reveals 2015 season

Posted on: 5/5/2014 11:31AM

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Elisha Willis and César MoralesBirmingham Royal Ballet has announced the 2014-15 Birmingham Hippodrome season, the 25th season at its home theatre in Birmingham, England. The season will celebrate the company’s varied repertory, from the gothic fairy-tale Beauty and the Beast in the autumn through to the return of The Nutcracker for Christmas and Sylvia in the summer of 2015. Added to the mix will be two works new to Birmingham audiences: a re-creation of the ground-breaking Miracle in the Gorbals, and a new one-act ballet from Director David Bintley.

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Houston Ballet presents three free shows

Posted on: 5/5/2014 7:00AM

Houston Ballet presents free outdoor showsHouston Ballet will present three free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre on May 9-11 at 8 p.m. These performances will showcase Houston Ballet's extraordinary versatility, featuring an excerpt from a great 19th century classic alongside two 21st century works choreographed by Artistic Director Stanton Welch.

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Calling all female choreographers!

Posted on: 5/2/2014 9:30AM

ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival in Central ParkChEckiT!Dance is now accepting applications to the Fourth Annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers. This eco-friendly event will celebrate female choreographers in an evening of dance held in New York City’s picturesque Central Park this July. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 9.

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Pros unite for 'Dance Against Cancer'

Posted on: 5/1/2014 12:00PM

Herman CornejoProducers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht will partner with the American Cancer Society to present the fourth annual Dance Against Cancer on Monday, May 5 at the AXA Equitable Theater in New York City. The event will bring together top dancers from NYC dance companies for a night of beautiful performances and premiere works, all to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

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Hubbard Street's Adaptive Dance Programs

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

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Adaptive Youth ProgramsHubbard Street Dance Chicago has announced two new Adaptive Dance Programs: The Autism Project, for youth with autism spectrum disorder in grades 1–6; and Physically Integrated Dance, for neurotypical youth ages 8–16 with physical disabilities. Five-week pilot sessions for both programs are scheduled to begin in June 2014, joining Hubbard Street’s continuing Parkinson’s Project.

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SYTYCD could be entering final season

Posted on: 4/29/2014 10:19AM

So You Think You Can Dance Season 10According to a tweet posted by Resident Judge Nigel Lythgoe yesterday afternoon, the upcoming season of So You Think You Can Dance, which kicks off Wednesday, May 28, could be the last. 

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7th Annual Choreographer's Canvas at MMAC

Posted on: 4/29/2014 10:06AM

Seventh Annual Choreographer's CanvasThe Group Theatre Too (GTT) presents its seventh annual Choreographer's Canvas, a one-night event featuring the works of over 15 established and emerging choreographers from around the country. The Canvas, headed by GTT Executive Producer Justin Boccitto, will play at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (MMAC) on Friday, May 2 and will showcase many styles of dance, including tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, theatre dance, aerial and this year, bellydancing. 

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JR creates Pièce D’Occasion for NYCB

Posted on: 4/28/2014 2:03PM

JR works with New York City BalletThe award-winning artist JR has created a new theatrical work for New York City Ballet that will premiere tomorrow on Tuesday, April 29 during the opening night of the company’s 2014 Spring Season. JR recently produced NYCB’s 2014 Art Series installation entitled The Eye of New York City Ballet, a 6,500 square foot image featuring 80 company dancers.

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Germany's Gauthier Dance premieres 'Alice'

Posted on: 4/28/2014 7:00AM

Gauthier Dance premieres AliceGauthier Dance will present the world premiere of Italian star choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti’s Alice on June 25 at Theaterhaus Stuttgart in Germany. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the work will explore a curious, topsy-turvy world that is constantly shifting from the serious to the comical. It will be set to all new music, which will be played live by the composers.

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L.A. Contemporary Dance Company in 'Youth'

Posted on: 4/25/2014 8:00AM

L.A. Contemporary Dance Company in YouthL.A. Contemporary Dance Company will present its Spring Repertory Concert on Thursday-Sunday, May 1-4. The concert will feature choreography by Holly Rothschild, Nina McNeely, and Co-Founder and Artistic Director Kate Hutter. Performances will be at Club Fais Do Do.

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The PULSE's 14th Annual Teacher Workshop

Posted on: 4/24/2014 11:08AM

The PULSE’s Annual Teacher WorkshopThe 14th Annual Teacher Workshop, presented by The PULSE and Broadway Dance Center, brings together master faculty from The PULSE and BDC to commune with dance teachers from all over the globe – it's “Teachers teaching Teachers!" This workshop is designed specifically for studio owners, teachers and teaching assistants. It will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York on July 25-27.

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