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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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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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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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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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Big Apple Tap Festival next month

Posted on: 10/18/2013 7:00AM

2013 Big Apple Tap Dance FestivalCalling all tap dancers! The Big Apple Tap Dance Festival, an intensive weekend of exciting events, is set for November 8-10 in New York City. This thrilling festival will include master classes taught by leading tap artists, tap history talks, a participants showcase, a video presentation, two adult programs and special programs for teens and young tappers.


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Atlanta Ballet announces China Tour

Posted on: 10/17/2013 2:27PM

Atlanta Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon's RushA special addition has been made to Atlanta Ballet’s 2013-14 performance season. The 84-year-old company has announced that it will now begin its upcoming season with a two-week tour to China – its first major international tour in more than 10 years.


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Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in new work

Posted on: 10/17/2013 7:00AM

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in Grounds KeepersLos Angeles-based Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre recently announced a new performance entitled The Groundskeepers, which will be presented in the cinematic location of the historic Linda Vista Hospital on November 1-2 and 7-9. The Groundskeepers will focus on the hospital building’s rich history and architecture.


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ASH kicks off 3rd Season this Weekend

Posted on: 10/16/2013 10:40AM

ASH The Workshop ExperienceStarting this weekend in Orlando, Artists Simply Human: The Workshop Experience enters its third exciting season. ASH provides an unparalleled dance experience with the most sought after faculty in the industry where dancers interact, learn, and most of all have a fun and memorable time.


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Ballet Inc.'s first full evening performance

Posted on: 10/16/2013 9:22AM

Aaron Atkins presents A Night With Ballet IncChoreographer Aaron Atkins presents A Night With Ballet Inc., the first full evening performance of his fresh young company, on Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m. at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in NYC. Ballet Inc. features an ensemble of 11 dancers, joined by guests whose credits include Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Elisa Monte Dance and more.


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Costume Drive for Children's Cancer Hospital

Posted on: 10/15/2013 12:06PM

Costume drive for Children's Cancer Hospital in EgyptThe 57357 Children's Cancer Hospital in Egypt is asking for dance costume donations for their patients. The costumes would be for a performance the patients will participate in this winter. Donations can be new or used dancewear as long as it is in decent condition.


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Paul Taylor Dance Company in Cleveland

Posted on: 10/14/2013 7:00AM

Paul Taylor Dance Company in ClevelandPaul Taylor Dance Company, headed by one of history’s most celebrated modern dance makers, will be presented by DANCECleveland at PlayhouseSquare’s intimate Ohio Theatre on Saturday, November 9. The engagement will also include a free pre-performance talk and a post-performance moderated Q&A session, with a professional-level master class also being offered on the same day.


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Performance to benefit cancer research

Posted on: 10/11/2013 7:00AM

Get in Front cancer benefit dance performanceThe California Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies are joining together in a one-night-only performance to benefit the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. The event, entitled Get in Front, will be held Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the Lam Research Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco.


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BalaSole to present all-new 'Visages'

Posted on: 10/10/2013 9:56AM

BalaSole Dance CompanyBalaSole Dance Company will present its 11th concert season with the program Visages on October 24 and 25 at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater. A new program representing a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, Visages will showcase the diversity and individuality of 10 dance artists.


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