Northwest Dance Project calls for dancemakers

Posted on: 3/19/2014 8:36AM

Pretty Creatives International Choreographic CompetitionNorthwest Dance Project announces a call for entries for its 6th annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition to identify two emerging choreographers who will have the opportunity to create an original work during LAUNCH: 9. The company utilizes the competition to help develop new voices in dance. The submission deadline is March 28. Winners will be announced in April 2014.

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New Fundraising Tool for Dance Studios

Posted on: 3/18/2014 1:00PM

Fundraising for dance has just launched Storefront Fundraising, giving dance studios a free online fundraising tool to sell dancewear, shoes, accessories and costumes to their students. Studio owners can have their Storefront online and selling within about 10 minutes!

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Spring events with World Dance Movement

Posted on: 3/18/2014 7:30AM

World Dance Movement Spain 2014How does this sound – spending your spring break dancing in the valley of the Swiss Alps or learning from world-renowned dancers in Spain? If this sounds enticing, then World Dance Movement is calling your name! World Dance Movement, an organization that presents dance workshops in exotic and beautiful locations all around the globe, has announced that they will be offering spring programs in Madrid, Spain on April 12-17 and in Lucerne, Switzerland on April 21-26. 

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Reggie Wilson's 'Moses(es)' in Chicago

Posted on: 3/17/2014 8:00AM

Reggie Wilson and Fist & Heel Performance GroupThe Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago concludes its 40th season by presenting choreographer Reggie Wilson and his company Fist & Heel Performance Group in a work co-commissioned by The Dance Center. In performances on April 3–5, the company will present Moses(es), an evening-length work that explores our relationship to leadership and the effects of migration on beliefs and customs.

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'Moving Target' presents new perspective

Posted on: 3/16/2014 7:00AM

Ballet National de Marseille in Moving TargetThe French ballet company Ballet National de Marseille will present Moving Target on March 28-29 in its hometown venue, the Opéra de Marseille. An iconic show highlighting the relationship between dance and architecture, it is the outcome of a fascinating first-time collaboration between choreographer Frédéric Flamand and New York-based architects Diller+Scofidio.

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BalletNext names new leaders

Posted on: 3/15/2014 6:00AM

BalletNext’s new Resident Choreographer Brian Reeder and new Executive Director Elizabeth JohanningmeierThis month, New York-based BalletNext announced Brian Reeder as the company’s new Resident Choreographer and Elizabeth Johanningmeier as its new Executive Director. Revealed on the heels of the company’s most critically acclaimed season to date, BalletNext is thriving under the artistic direction of Michele Wiles, a former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre.

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Wonderbound to premiere 'Gone West'

Posted on: 3/14/2014 7:00AM

Wonderbound Dance Company in Gone WestColorado-based Wonderbound will present a world premiere creation by Artistic Director Garrett Ammon on April 4-13 entitled Gone West. A work that will take you on a true Western journey, Gone West features new music by Denver musician Ian Cooke and original poetry by Michael J. Henry.

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REVERBdance Festival returns for 9th season

Posted on: 3/13/2014 7:00AM

Bryn Cohn and Artists will perform at REVERBdance Festival 2014REVERBdance and Steps Beyond will present the ninth annual season of the REVERBdance Festival on Friday-Sunday, March 21-23 in New York City, introducing the works of 20 choreographers across four performances. The eclectic assembly features creative and daring dancemakers pooled from around the world, with choreographers from all over the U.S. and as far as Australia, Taiwan, Italy and the Philippines.

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Injury Prevention Workshop with Sara Mearns

Posted on: 3/12/2014 7:30AM

The School at Steps Complete Dancer Series Injury Prevention WorkshopOn Sunday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m., The School at Steps closes its 2013-2014 Complete Dancer Series with an Injury Prevention Workshop, covering ways to prevent and recover from dance injuries. The panel consists of Leigh Heflin, Robin Powell, Dr. Andrew Price, and special guest Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet.

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Atlanta Ballet in three company premieres

Posted on: 3/11/2014 8:00AM

Atlanta Ballet dancers John Welker and Christine Winkler in Tara Lee's PavoThree premieres illuminate Atlanta Ballet’s athletic and artistic range in its Modern Choreographic Voices program being presented March 21-23 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. The company will perform works by Ohad Naharin, Alexei Ratmansky and veteran company dancer Tara Lee.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet presents new show

Posted on: 3/10/2014 7:00AM

Birmingham Royal Ballet presents The Prince of the Pagodas Birmingham Royal Ballet will present its new production of The Prince of the Pagodas at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on March 19-22 and the London Coliseum on March 26-29. An imaginative reworking of a classic story that celebrates the power of family love, The Prince of the Pagodas had its world premiere in October of 2011 in Tokyo.

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'Radio Dances' at Colorado Public Radio

Posted on: 3/7/2014 9:03AM

Radio Dances at Colorado Public RadioColorado Public Radio (CPR) will launch a weekly arts show on CPR News beginning today, Friday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. UTC. The arts show is the latest development for CPR’s new multi-media arts bureau, which is designed to significantly increase arts coverage in Colorado. For the first edition, Arts Editor and host Chloe Veltman will introduce “Radio Dances,” a multi-faceted project exploring how the visually oriented medium of dance translates to the airwaves.

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ODC/Dance Downtown at YBCA

Posted on: 3/7/2014 7:00AM

ODC/Dance Downtown March of 2014San Francisco-based contemporary dance company ODC/Dance will celebrate its 43rd season on March 20–30 with the world premiere of boulders and bones, an epic work inspired by the creations of visual artist Andy Goldsworthy. Performances will be presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) and will also include: the 2013 smash hit Triangulating Euclid; Two if by Sea, new choreography by Kimi Okada; and a reprise of Unintended Consequences: A Meditation.

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Bolshoi Ballet returns to Kennedy Center

Posted on: 3/6/2014 11:10AM

The Bolshoi Ballet’s GiselleThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Bolshoi Ballet in Giselle, with choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa, and staging by Yuri Grigorovich. The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will accompany all performances May 20–25. Principal David Hallberg, who also dances with American Ballet Theatre, will dance the role of Albrecht on May 20 and 22.

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McCallum Theatre's 17th Choreography Fest

Posted on: 3/6/2014 8:30AM

Lauren Edson + DancersThe McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California will once again host its Choreography Festival this November 8 and 9. Now in its 17th year, the festival is a competition that awards select choreographers a free chance to present their work as well as the chance to win monetary prizes. Submissions to present work in the 2014 Choreography Festival are due April 15.

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Hubbard Street Auditions for 2014-15 Season

Posted on: 3/5/2014 9:30AM

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago AuditionsEarly-career and professional dancers, male and female, are invited to audition for 2014–15 contracts with Hubbard Street’s main company and HS2 this Saturday, March 8. Individuals interested in a position with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago should have at minimum two years of professional experience. Hubbard Street 2 invites dancers ages 18 to 24 with strong backgrounds in classical and contemporary techniques.

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Peridance's 2014 NY Spring Season

Posted on: 3/4/2014 9:30AM

Peridance Contemporary Dance CompanyThis month, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company will present three new creations at its annual New York Spring Season – one by Artistic Director Igal Perry, another by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago alumna Robyn Mineko Williams, and a third by Netherlands Dance Theater alumnus Bryan Arias. In addition, Peridance will perform Manuel de Falla's flamenco masterpiece El Amor Brujo as part of the NY Flamenco Festival. Performances are the weekends of March 15-16 and 22-23 at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance.

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Ailey II celebrates 40th year with NY season

Posted on: 3/3/2014 8:00AM

Ailey II's Gentry Isaiah George and Tyler Brown in Robert Battle's WeAiley II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, from April 2-13 for a highly anticipated 40th anniversary season – the second led by Artistic Director Troy Powell. For two weeks, audiences will experience 14 performances featuring two dynamic programs, which come on the heels of a successful North American tour to over 30 cities and an array of critically acclaimed performances in Germany and France.

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Oregon Ballet Theatre announces 25th season

Posted on: 2/28/2014 8:00AM

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s 25th Anniversary SeasonOregon Ballet Theatre recently announced its 25th anniversary season, which will officially start in October and run through April 2015. It will present four programs that honor where the company’s been while also looking ahead to where it can go. Highlights include world premieres by Nicolo Fonte and Darrell Grand-Moultrie, the company’s first full-length Cinderella, a trilogy of duets by numerous influential choreographers, and the launch of OBT II in the spring.

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4th Project Dance London set for July

Posted on: 2/27/2014 7:00AM

Project Dance London 2013Project Dance, a dance organization self-described as “a movement of dancers seeking to positively impact culture through artistic integrity,” will host its fourth three-day event in London this year on July 18-20. An inspiring dance experience, the fourth Project Dance London is centered around an all-day dance concert that will take place in central London.

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Ballet Austin's 5th Choreographic Competition

Posted on: 2/26/2014 8:30AM

5th Biennial New American Talent/Dance CompetitionBallet Austin's nationwide search for the country's most exciting choreographers returns as the 5th Biennial New American Talent/Dance Competition, which culls a national pool of applicants down to three finalists who will compete for $20,000. The three choreographers chosen – Gabrielle Lamb, James Gregg and Jimmy Orrante – will each present an original choreographic work in performances on March 28-30 at The Long Center in Austin, Texas.

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New York Theatre Ballet to present 'Cinderella'

Posted on: 2/25/2014 7:45AM

New York Theatre Ballet in CinderellaNew York Theatre Ballet will present Donald Mahler’s Cinderella at Florence Gould Hall in New York City this Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The production features a dancing clock, wacky stepsisters and everyone's favorite princess, Cinderella.

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California Ballet presents 'Beyond the Barre'

Posted on: 2/24/2014 8:00AM

California Ballet Company in 2014 performanceCalifornia Ballet Company, the premiere classical dance company of San Diego, will present Beyond the Barre on Saturday, March 22. An evening of classical and contemporary dance works by local San Diego choreographers, the Beyond the Barre program will feature guest artist the Body Poets, a gorgeous Romeo and Juliet pas de deux and numerous new choreographic works.

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M.A.D. Festival celebrates 20th anniversary

Posted on: 2/21/2014 8:00AM

Project 7 Contemporary DanceThe 20th annual Modern Atlanta Dance (M.A.D.) Festival takes the stage on March 14 and 15 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s for two nights of exceptional dance. Designed by Douglas Scott and Full Radius Dance to showcase the diversity and excellence of the local dance scene, the M.A.D. Festival strives to present the best of Georgia’s modern/contemporary dance, allowing audiences to experience a variety of choreographers, techniques and artistic visions in a single evening.

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28th Hanover Choreographic Competition

Posted on: 2/20/2014 10:30AM

28th Hanover International Choreographic CompetitionFor 28 years the Ballet Society of Hanover, Germany has organized the Hanover International Choreographic Competition. Over the past few years the competition has become an increasingly important event in the national and international dance scene. The 2014 competition will be held June 21 and 22. Choreographers can apply through April 25.

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Suzanne Beahrs Dance premieres 'Amid'

Posted on: 2/19/2014 8:30AM

Suzanne Beahrs Dance in performanceSuzanne Beahrs Dance will present a full evening of dance on March 27-29 at 8 p.m. at Danspace Project in New York City. Amid, a new hour-long dance piece by the company, is a vigorous representation of how a personal trial can take audiences on convoluted journeys through pain, love, fear, loss, joy and resilience.

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Mark Stuart Dance Theatre in 'Standard Time'

Posted on: 2/18/2014 9:15AM

Mark Stuart Dance Theatre in ‘Standard Time’After debuting Standard Time last September at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mark Stuart Dance Theatre will present the dance-musical again at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 23. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Mark Stuart, Standard Time is a celebration of love's power to defy societal barriers.

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'Breaking Pointe' stars lead Cleveland classes

Posted on: 2/17/2014 8:00AM

Ballet in Cleveland presents classes led by stars of 'Breaking Pointe'On Saturday, March 1, Ballet in Cleveland, an organization seeking to facilitate and host ballet events in Cleveland, Ohio, will present master classes with Allison DeBona, Christopher Ruud and Rex Tilton of Ballet West and the former hit TV series Breaking Pointe. Classes will be available for dancers from 8 years old to adult at Gund Dance Studio in PlayhouseSquare.

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Hubbard Street devotes program to Jiří Kylián

Posted on: 2/14/2014 8:00AM

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 27'52Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton, will present its first-ever mixed repertory program devoted to the work of a single choreographer during its Spring Series, set for March 13–16. This engagement’s four works by Jiří Kylián, celebrated international artist and former director of Nederlands Dans Theater, will include Hubbard Street’s first performances of Kylián’s Sarabande (1990) and Falling Angels (1989).

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L.A. Dance Project finds new home

Posted on: 2/13/2014 9:30AM

L.A. Dance Project in performanceL.A. Dance Project has announced that it will present three performances this month at its new home venue, the Theatre at Ace Hotel, formerly known as the United Artists Theatre. An ornate, Spanish gothic-style auditorium that’s at the base of a newly renovated and re-opened boutique hotel, the Theatre at Ace Hotel will welcome the dance company as its second event since its grand reopening. Performances are on February 20, 21 and 22.

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