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San Francisco Ballet unveils 81st season

Posted on: 5/30/2013 8:45AM

San Francisco Ballet’s Frances Chung and Davit Karapetyan in Helgi Tomasson's The Fifth Season. Photo by Erik Tomasson.San Francisco Ballet, one of the oldest and most revered professional ballet companies in America, has announced the repertory and performance schedule for its 81st Repertory Season. The season will include three world premieres and the presentation of two full-length works, including the revival of Helgi Tomasson’s Giselle and the encore presentation of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella.


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Ballet Tech to perform at Joyce Theater

Posted on: 5/29/2013 8:00AM

Ballet Tech's Kids DanceBallet Tech's Kids Dance, a student performance troupe, returns to the stage at the Joyce Theater in New York City with Eliot Feld's newest ballet, UPSIDE DANCE, on June 13-16. As part of Ballet Tech’s performances, the students will also dance Meshugana Dance and A Stair Dance.


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Dance Teacher University offers elite training

Posted on: 5/28/2013 8:47AM

Dance Teacher UniversityDance Teacher Web and faculty from the University of Nevada Las Vegas have come together to offer Dance Teacher University on July 26-29 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, alongside the Dance Teacher Web LIVE Conference & Expo the same week. Dance Teacher University will offer a comprehensive teacher-training program for dance teachers, K-12 instructors and dance studios with multiple disciplines.


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Peridance Capezio Center Gala

Posted on: 5/27/2013 8:00AM

Peridance Capezio CenterPeridance Capezio Center, led by Artistic Director Igal Perry, celebrates its landmark 30th anniversary at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m. The Gala will reflect three decades of dedication to dance, bringing to the stage Peridance’s brightest young talent alongside notable alumni.


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Hubbard Street's new works festival

Posted on: 5/24/2013 8:00AM

Hubbard Street danceHighly acclaimed contemporary dance companies Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street 2 will return to the stage at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for the second danc(e)volve: New Works Festival this June. The performances feature new works created by rising choreographers within the company and former main company member Robyn Mineko Williams.


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Lydia Johnson Dance presents two premieres

Posted on: 5/23/2013 8:00AM

Lydia Johnson DanceIn upcoming performances set for June 6-8, Lydia Johnson Dance will present the world premieres of two new works by choreographer Lydia Johnson, set to music by Franz Schubert and Osvaldo Golijov.


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Young Choreographer's Festival in June

Posted on: 5/22/2013 8:00AM

Young Choreographer's FestivalThe 4th Annual Young Choreographer's Festival will present up-and-coming young choreographers in all genres of dance. Presenting the future of dance at its finest, the show will be performed in New York City for one night only on Saturday, June 15.


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Vitacca offers Choreographic Fellowships

Posted on: 5/21/2013 9:18AM

Vitacca ProductionsTexas-based Vitacca Productions & Company is offering Choreographic Fellowships to ambitious choreographer’s ages 16-30. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 31.


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Must-see dance film by Teddy Forance

Posted on: 5/20/2013 9:38AM

Teddy Forance's MovementOne dance filmNow available for download and DVD purchase, Movement One is a dance documentary that follows producer/composer Jon Arpino and Emmy-nominated choreographer Teddy Forance. In just eight days, 20 dancers collaborated to choreograph and perform a 30-minute dance production set to an original score. Movement One features well-known dancers such as Teddy Forance, Twitch, Jaimie Goodwin, Allison Holker, Kathryn McCormick and Michael Keefe.


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Dance festival in Texas calls for submissions

Posted on: 5/20/2013 8:00AM

Brazos Contemporary Dance FestivalBrazos Contemporary Dance Festival is looking for dance works less than 10 minutes in length for a performance that will be in Texas on October 11-12. Submissions must be postmarked by Friday, July 12.


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Thodos Dance Chicago's Summer Intensives

Posted on: 5/17/2013 8:00AM

Thodos Dance ChicagoContemporary dance company Thodos Dance Chicago is offering two 2013 Summer Intensives for intermediate, advanced and pre-professional dancers, one in late June and the other in early August. Ballet, modern and contemporary technique will be taught, along with composition and improvisation, repertory, and body health and wellness.


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Two dance moms publish guidebook

Posted on: 5/16/2013 8:00AM

Dance Mom Survival GuideTwo dance moms recently published a self-described “guidebook” titled Dance Mom Survival Guide. A humorous and helpful endeavor written to parents of dancers, the book's authors, Malena Lott and Jill Martin, address the difficulties and joys of raising a dancer.


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'Ballet Across America' returns in June

Posted on: 5/15/2013 8:00AM

Ballet AustinReturning after successful runs in 2008 and 2010, the Kennedy Center's Ballet Across America series continues to showcase the extraordinary breadth and depth of American ballet through three mixed repertory programs on June 4-9. Nine ballet companies are set to perform, three per program.


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Ballet West unveils 2013-2014 season

Posted on: 5/14/2013 9:54AM

Ballet West in Jiri Kylian’s 'Petite Mort'Ballet West celebrates its 50th anniversary with an extraordinary year of first-time productions and long-time favorites. The company’s 2013-2014 season includes six exciting world premieres, a Utah premiere, a major revival and outstanding productions that honor Ballet West’s rich legacy.


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SAB's 'Workshop Performance Benefit 2013'

Posted on: 5/13/2013 8:00AM

School of American BalletThe School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2013 on Tuesday, June 4 honoring Peter Martins' and Kay Mazzo's 30th Anniversary at SAB. The benefit is the school’s most anticipated event of the year. The annual Workshop Performances are SAB's only public performances and a rare opportunity to get a sneak preview of the ballet world's up and coming young stars.


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The Wooden Floor presents 'Sunrise'

Posted on: 5/10/2013 8:00AM

The Wooden FloorThe Wooden Floor presents its 30th Annual Concert, Sunrise, from Thursday, May 30 through Saturday, June 1 at Irvine Barclay Theatre, just south of Los Angeles, CA. The Wooden Floor, a nationally-renowned arts-for-youth organization in Santa Ana, hosts a powerful collaboration between internationally-recognized choreographers and 
under-served local youth.


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DFC fundraises to end water crisis

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

Dance for ChangeDance for Change, an organization that gives dancers a platform to help people around the world, is currently working with the nonprofit charity: water to raise $5,000 that will provide access to clean drinking water in Africa.


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2013 Tony Award nominations announced!

Posted on: 5/8/2013 10:23AM

2013 Tony Award Nominations AnnouncementNominations in 26 competitive categories for The 67th Annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 30th by stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 24 theater professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.


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Aerial dance festival being offered in France

Posted on: 5/7/2013 9:12AM

Les Rencontres de Danse AérienneThe 5th Aerial Dance Encounters, titled “Les Rencontres de Danse Aérienne,” will take place July 1-12 in France. An international aerial dance festival, it is an educational and artistic event that takes place every year during the first two weeks of July.


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SummerStage Dance Season announced!

Posted on: 5/6/2013 8:00AM

Martha Graham Dance CompanyCity Parks Foundation has announced the 2013 line-up for SummerStage, New York City's largest free performing arts festival featuring over 100 free music, dance, film, comedy, family and theater programs in 17 parks across all five boroughs.


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Wonderbound presents 'Industrial Project'

Posted on: 5/3/2013 7:00AM

WonderboundOn Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, Denver-based dance company Wonderbound will present the 4th annual installment of Industrial Project — a program of innovative dance works produced and performed entirely by the dancers, with all proceeds benefiting The Artist Resource Fund.


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Arts Ballet Theatre Of FL invited to Poland

Posted on: 5/2/2013 9:30AM

Arts Ballet Theatre of FloridaThe Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the direction of Maestro Vladimir Issaev, is about to finish its 15th season with two performances in May in Ft. Lauderdale and Aventura. With less than a month left of a spectacular season, Issaev and two dancers are preparing to venture to Poland after Issaev was recently invited to judge an international competition.


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Lincoln Center's 43rd season of outdoor shows

Posted on: 5/1/2013 8:59AM

Dance HeginbothamThe schedule for this summer’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, which runs from July 24 to August 11, was announced on April 30 by Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center’s Director of Public Programming. More than 100 free performances, including 21 premieres and debuts, are set to take place across the plazas of Lincoln Center during three weeks.


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PNB to present 'Director's Choice'

Posted on: 4/30/2013 8:00AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Carla Körbes in 'Diamonds'Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Season comes to a close with Director’s Choice, a triple-bill featuring a world premiere from contemporary ballet choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two tributes to George Balanchine, whose works have been vital to the company’s history.


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Purchase Dance Company at NY Live Arts

Posted on: 4/29/2013 8:00AM

Purchase Dance CompanyPurchase Dance Company will present its first full New York City Season at New York Live Arts on May 22–25. The company will perform works by five choreographers, including Bill T. Jones’s Spent Days Out Yonder (2000), George Balanchine’s Valse-Fantaisie (1967), and new works created specifically for the company by Ori Flomin, Loni Landon and Claire Porter.


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Helen Simoneau Danse International Tour

Posted on: 4/26/2013 8:00AM

Helen Simoneau DanseHelen Simoneau Danse will perform Flight Distance III: Chain Suite as a part of a three-country international tour presented by Montréal-based organization, Tangente. The tour will begin in late spring and will include three performances in each location, including the cities of Montreal, Toyko and Busan.


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RIOULT Dance NY presents premiere in June

Posted on: 4/25/2013 8:00AM

RIOULT in 'Bolero.' Photo by Basil Childers.RIOULT Dance NY will present its 2013 New York Season at The Joyce Theater on June 4-9. It will feature Pascal Rioult's world premiere choreographed to commissioned music by composer Michael Torke, which will be performed live by the Camerata NY Orchestra.


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Bombing amputee vows to dance again

Posted on: 4/24/2013 8:00AM

Adrianne Haslet-DavisAdrianne Haslet-Davis, a 32-year-old ballroom dance instructor who lost her foot in the recent Boston bombings, has vowed to dance again. She plans to use a prosthetic foot to get back to doing her passion. 


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Sixth annual 'Choreographer's Canvas'

Posted on: 4/23/2013 8:00AM

Group Theatre TooGroup Theatre Too presents its sixth annual Choreographer's Canvas, a one-night event featuring the works of more than 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 on Saturday, May 18.


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Miami City Ballet/Trey McIntyre Project combo

Posted on: 4/22/2013 8:00AM

MCB 'Slaughter on Tenth Avenue'Miami City Ballet and Trey McIntyre Project offer South Florida dance fans a double-dose of exciting, critically-acclaimed ballet and contemporary dance performances April 26-28 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale – and all for a low ticket price of $99!


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