Steps Artists Talk with Jane Goldberg

Posted on: 12/24/2013 7:00AM

Tapper Jane GoldbergOn Saturday, January 11, Steps Beyond will present By Word of Foot: Tap Masters Pass on Their Tradition, a film by famed tapper Jane Goldberg, followed by a lively panel discussion on passing on the tradition of tap and how the creation of tap festivals helped in the codification and understanding that tap can be taught.

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Full Radius Dance to present 'New/Favorites'

Posted on: 12/23/2013 8:00AM

Full Radius Dance in AtlantaThe physically-integrated modern dance company Full Radius Dance returns to 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25 to present the program New/Favorites. The company will present two premieres, including guest choreographer Lisa K. Lock's Perpetual Motion and Artistic Director Douglas Scott's It is Four Years Ago and it is Yesterday.

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A Tap Dance Salute To Beyoncé!

Posted on: 12/20/2013 11:22AM

Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies Beyonce Tap TributeChloé Arnold's Syncopated Ladies – Female Tap Band saluted the fabulous Beyoncé with the release of their latest music video covering the unforgettable hit, End of Time. Inspired by her experiences working with Beyoncé, Chloé Arnold wanted to bring that fierce femininity to her passion for tap dancing.

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Paul Taylor Dance Company's 60th Season

Posted on: 12/20/2013 7:00AM

Paul Taylor Dance CompanyThe world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to Lincoln Center for its 60th Anniversary New York Season on March 12-30, 2014, following two record-shattering seasons there. The season celebrates Paul Taylor’s masterworks spanning seven decades, from 1954 through today. The repertoire will also feature the New York premiere of American Dreamer and the world premiere of Taylor’s 140th as-yet-untitled piece.

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ABC announces 2014 Guest Master Teacher

Posted on: 12/19/2013 8:00AM

American Ballet Competition 2014For its 10th anniversary season, American Ballet Competition will bring in guest master teacher Francesca Zumbo, a former Paris Opera Ballet Première Danseuse and now a professor of dance for the Paris Opera Ballet School. Classes with Zumbo will be held during the competition, set for June 11-14, 2014, at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts.

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BalletNext to present debut season at NYLA

Posted on: 12/18/2013 8:00AM

BalletNext at New York Live ArtsBalletNext, a company made up of world-class performers led by internationally renowned dancer Michele Wiles, will present a highly anticipated debut season at New York Live Arts on January 14 – 18, 2014. Featuring three works by acclaimed choreographer and former American Ballet Theatre dancer Brian Reeder, the season will build upon BalletNext’s and Reeder’s long-running relationship.

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Tap dance down to '42nd Street' in Aurora

Posted on: 12/17/2013 8:00AM

42nd Street at Paramount Theatre in downtown AuroraNo more tap dancing around it. If you are a Chicago area or Aurora resident and haven't checked out the new "Better than Broadway" musical series at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, then the company's upcoming revival of the quintessential song-and-tap-dance musical 42nd Street is the perfect excuse. Directed by award-winning Rachel Rockwell, the choreography is by multi-Jeff Award-winner Tammy Mader.

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42nd Prix de Lausanne set for January

Posted on: 12/16/2013 7:00AM

42nd Prix de Lausanne in 2014The 42nd Prix de Lausanne is set for January 27-February 1, 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The candidates for the international ballet competition have been announced, as well as the jury, teachers, coaches and musicians. Out of 295 candidates, 71 young dancers were selected to compete.

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Ballet West holds 'Nutcracker' food drive

Posted on: 12/13/2013 8:00AM

Ballet West in The NutcrackerThe artists of Ballet West are holding a food drive in partnership with the Utah Food Bank. For all performances of The Nutcracker from now till the day after Christmas, Ballet West dancers will be available in the theater lobby to collect non-perishable food donations.

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Inaugural BlakTina Festival in L.A.

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

BlakTina Festival in LALatina Dance Theater Project and Bootleg Theater present the inaugural BlakTina Festival, the first Los Angeles dance festival to focus on celebrating emerging and mid-career black and Latina choreographers who live and work in the city. This exciting new festival will feature eight contemporary choreographers in an evening of compelling work on December 12-14.

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MCB School's 2014 National Audition Tour

Posted on: 12/11/2013 11:26AM

Miami City Ballet School ShowcaseMiami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet (MCB) and a nationally recognized leader in dance education, will hold auditions for its prestigious five-week Summer Intensive beginning in Washington, D.C. on January 4, 2014. The national audition tour will visit 10 additional cities, concluding on February 9, 2014 at MCB’s 63,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility located just steps away from Miami Beach’s famed shoreline.

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'White Christmas' musical coming to Dallas

Posted on: 12/10/2013 8:45AM

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Just in time for the holidays, the national tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will come to The Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. The musical will run December 17-29, drawing audiences into the story’s picturesque Vermont inn and entertaining them with dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written.

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New Choreographers and Dancers Competition

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

International Contemporary Choreographers and Dancers CompetitionValentina Kozlova, the renowned Soviet-born ballerina who hosts an international ballet competition in her name annually, has announced the first edition of her new International Contemporary Choreographers and Dancers Competition, to be held April 28 and 29, 2014, at Symphony Space in New York City. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2014.

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Alvin Ailey's 2013 Opening Night Gala

Posted on: 12/7/2013 8:00AM

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2013 Opening Night GalaLed by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2013-14 season at New York City Center kicked off on December 4 with an Opening Night Gala Benefit hosted by Honorary Co-Chair and actress Gabrielle Union. The evening helped raise over $2.4 million for the creation of new works and Alvin Ailey’s extensive educational programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School.

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FOCUS DANCE presents four programs

Posted on: 12/6/2013 7:00AM

Jean Butler will perform at FOCUS DANCE in 2014FOCUS DANCE is a part of FOCUS 2014, a national platform that promotes American dance both abroad and nationally. Presented by Gotham Arts Exchange, it will return in January to The Joyce Theater in New York City with four programs featuring eight choreographers.

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Dance Canvas unveils 2014 choreographers

Posted on: 12/5/2013 8:00AM

Dance Canvas 2014 Showcase Atlanta-based Dance Canvas, a platform for emerging professional choreographers, will return to the Woodruff Arts Center’s 14th Street Playhouse on January 17 and 18 for its annual performance series, featuring choreographers from across the country. The annual performance series is the culmination of six months of work by the 10 selected choreographers of Dance Canvas’ Choreographer Career Development Initiative.

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Siberian dance company in rare NYC show

Posted on: 12/4/2013 8:00AM

The Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of SiberiaThe Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia will perform for one night only in New York City on Saturday, February 1 as part of the 2013-14 season of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. Like a Russian fairytale come to life, this company of 55 dancers and musicians incorporates colorful folkloric costumes, thrilling choreography, and an orchestra of national folk instruments as it celebrates the rich cultural heritage of its native Siberia.

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Spoleto Festival USA releases 2014 lineup

Posted on: 12/3/2013 8:00AM

Dorrance Dance coming to 2014 Spoleto FestivalSpoleto Festival USA, traditionally held in late May and June every year in Charleston, SC, is predominately a music and theatre festival, but as of the last few years the festival has also been bringing in top-notch dance artists and companies. Announced on November 29, the 2014 festival will bring back contemporary powerhouse Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, as well as New York-based Keigwin + Company, tap troupe Dorrance Dance and dancer Gregory Maqoma for the first time.

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Northwest Dance Project's 'In Good Company'

Posted on: 12/2/2013 8:00AM

Northwest Dance Project's annual holiday show In Good CompanyAs part of the company’s 10th anniversary season, Portland-based Northwest Dance Project will present its annual holiday show In Good Company on December 6-15. Winding the clock back 40 years, the company will be rockin’ the Top 40 hits from 1973 in this production.

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'Tidings of Tap!' returns to Chicago

Posted on: 11/29/2013 8:00AM

Chicago Tap Theatre will present Tidings of Tap! in 2013Chicago Tap Theatre's annual production of Tidings of Tap!, set for December 13-15, will feature dances to celebrate Christmas, Chanukah and the winter season – all with live music! Presented at the University of Illinois Chicago Theater, this family-friendly show revels in all things wintery through rhythm and jazz.

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Ailey's New York City Center season

Posted on: 11/28/2013 8:00AM

Alicia Graf Mack and Vernard J. Gilmore in Wayne McGregor's ChromaAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 42nd consecutive year from December 4, 2013 to January 5, 2014 with exciting performances that have become a joyous holiday tradition.

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'New York Artists for the Philippines' benefit

Posted on: 11/27/2013 8:00AM

dance benefit performanceNew York City Ballet Principal Ashley Bouder will produce a dance benefit performance on Monday, December 30 at 7 p.m. at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in NYC. The one-night-only performance will benefit the World Food Programme in an effort to help the survivors of typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon—known locally as Yolanda—is already the deadliest storm in the Southeast Asian country's modern history, with the official death toll at more than 5,000.

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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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