DANCE NEWS


Full Radius Dance to premiere 'Touch'

Posted on: 12/19/2012 9:47AM

Full Radius DanceFull Radius Dance, an Atlanta-based modern dance company, returns to the stage in mid-January to present the world premiere of Touch, a work focused on the science, emotion and memory of touch.


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FOCUS DANCE to present four programs

Posted on: 12/18/2012 10:22AM

Gotham Arts Exchange presents FOCUS DANCEFOCUS DANCE is a part of FOCUS 2013, a national platform promoting American dance both abroad and nationally. The weeklong event, taking place January 8-14, 2013, presents performances of U.S.-based dance companies during the annual Arts Presenters Conference in New York City. This year, FOCUS DANCE presents four programs featuring eight choreographer's works. 


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Parsons Dance to present new works

Posted on: 12/17/2012 9:00AM

Parsons Dance in 'Dawn to Dusk.' Photo by Scott Suchman.Contemporary dance company Parsons Dance will return to The Joyce Theater on Jan. 15-27 with a program that includes two new works: Dawn to Dusk by David Parsons and Black Flowers by former Parsons Dancer Katarzyna Skarpetowska.


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Costume Gallery awards $14,000 in dance scholarships

Posted on: 12/14/2012 12:41PM

Costume Gallery ScholarshipCostume Gallery has awarded Twenty-six dancers with Beverly Miller Scholarships. The 2012 winners were selected from hundreds of applicants, based, in part, on their 120 word essays. The winners, ages 12-21, discussed how they would use the funds to further their dance studies.


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Atlanta's Dance Canvas hosts 5th season

Posted on: 12/14/2012 7:45AM

Dance CanvasServing as a platform for emerging professional choreographers, Atlanta-based Dance Canvas has recently announced its 2013 performance and event series. The year will kick off with a showcase featuring 10 budding choreographer’s works on Jan. 18 and 19. 


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Famous photographer releases 'Ballet' book

Posted on: 12/13/2012 9:00AM

'Ballet, Photographs of the New York City Ballet.' Photo courtesy of photographer Henry Leutwyler.Ballet, Photographs of the New York City Ballet, is a book by Henry Leutwyler that is the culmination of four years of collaboration between the internationally-renowned portrait photographer and the New York City Ballet.


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Miami City Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker'

Posted on: 12/12/2012 9:48AM

Miami City BalletA Nutcracker doll will come to life, a Sugar Plum Fairy will dance, snowflakes will fall and smiles from children of all ages will rain down as Miami City Ballet presents its enchanting holiday production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in Fort Lauderdale Dec. 14-16 and Miami Dec. 20- 24.


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California Contemporary Ballet's 'Snow Queen'

Posted on: 12/11/2012 11:09AM

California Contemporary Ballet’s 'The Snow Queen’California Contemporary Ballet celebrates its 15th anniversary season of The Snow Queen with an extravaganza of aerial arts, gymnastics and a rich variety of classical ballet and contemporary dance, all performed by an integrated cast of professional dancers and talented youth. 


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Spring master classes in Chicago

Posted on: 12/10/2012 9:00AM

The Dance Center of Columbia College ChicagoThe Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is offering opportunities for dancers and dance students to learn from some talented choreographers whose companies are appearing at The Dance Center in 2013.


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New York benefit concerts aplenty

Posted on: 12/7/2012 8:00AM

Ellison BalletMany New York-based dance companies and studios are presenting full concerts or small showings this month in an effort to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Two upcoming benefits include Ellison Ballet’s Winter Showcase 2012 and New York Moves. 


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NYCB showcases Justin Peck world premiere

Posted on: 12/6/2012 9:00AM

Justin PeckNew York City Ballet announced in November that the company will present a world premiere by NYCB dancer and choreographer Justin Peck as part of the company’s annual New Combinations Evening on Friday, January 31, 2013.


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Dances Patrelle presents annual Nutcracker

Posted on: 12/5/2012 8:03AM

The Yorkville NutcrackerDances Patrelle presents the 17th annual production of The Yorkville Nutcracker on Dec. 6-9 in New York City. Set in 1895, The Yorkville Nutcracker takes audiences on an action-packed tour of Olde New York’s most beloved landmarks. 


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'West Side Story' coming to Atlanta

Posted on: 12/4/2012 10:06AM

'West Side Story' coming to Cobb Energy Performing Arts CentreThe tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of West Side Story is coming to Atlanta as part of the Gas South Broadway Series. West Side Story will open at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, Dec. 13. All five performances of the show will benefit the United Way of Greater Atlanta.


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Pacific Northwest Ballet receives NEA grant

Posted on: 12/3/2012 8:00AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet. Photo by Angela Sterling.National Endowment for the Arts announced last week that Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. PNB is recommended for a $40,000 grant to support the presentation of DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, the closing program of PNB’s 40th Anniversary Season.


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Inaugural En Route Dance Film Festival

Posted on: 11/30/2012 8:00AM

En Route Dance Film FestivalDances Made to Order closes 2012 with a world-class festival of dance film, including Johnnie Hobbs' Nostalgia, starring Dulé Hill. Dance fans can watch exclusively online from their comfy couch or on their mobile device Dec. 13–17.


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Free classes for Ailey's audiences

Posted on: 11/29/2012 10:10AM

Ailey Extension Ballet classThe Ailey Extension is offering fans nationwide a chance to take the magic of dance from the stage to the studio with a free class at Ailey’s home – The Joan Weill Center for Dance. This special “Ticket to Dance” promotion offers a complimentary Ailey Extension class with a ticket stub from any Alvin Ailey performance around the nation.


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Curtain Call partners with SYTYCD

Posted on: 11/28/2012 10:21AM

Curtain Call CostumesSo You Think You Can Dance’s ninth-season Top 10 finalists are currently making their way across North America as part of the 2012 live tour. For this circuit, costume supplier Curtain Call is proudly serving as the exclusive Dancewear On-Screen Media Partner.


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'The Colonial Nutcracker' one night only

Posted on: 11/28/2012 9:17AM

Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial NutcrackerBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts continues its 2012-2013 season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.


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Kidd Pivot's Joyce debut

Posted on: 11/27/2012 9:52AM

Kidd Pivot performing Crystal Pite’s 'The Tempest Replica'Kidd Pivot, based in Vancouver, Canada and under the direction of renowned choreographer Crystal Pite, will make its Joyce Theater debut with the New York premiere of The Tempest Replica this week. 


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World Dance Movement set for Switzerland

Posted on: 11/26/2012 9:00AM

World Dance Movement Switzerland 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 a spring program in Lucerne, Switzerland this coming March.


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Chicago Tap Theatre presents 'Tidings of Tap!'

Posted on: 11/23/2012 9:00AM

Chicago Tap Theatre's Tidings of Tap! Featuring whimsical interpretations of favorite Christmas, Chanukah and winter songs, Chicago Tap Theatre's Tidings of Tap! will be shown Dec. 14-16 at the University of Illinois Chicago Theater.


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Atlanta Ballet names resident choreographer

Posted on: 11/22/2012 8:00AM

Helen Pickett named Atlanta Ballet Resident ChoreographerAtlanta Ballet recently announced that it has named Helen Pickett as the company’s resident choreographer, a 3-year commitment that includes new works and an annual one-week “Choreographic Essentials” workshop. The news was released in tandem with the rollout of the company’s new 5-year strategic plan. 


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Martha Graham School offers winter intensive

Posted on: 11/21/2012 8:00AM

Martha Graham School of Contemporary DanceRegistration is now available for the 2013 Winter Intensive at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance taking place January 2 - 18, 2013.


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24 hour dance project

Posted on: 11/20/2012 9:00AM

Jane Franklin DanceArlington, Virginia-based Jane Franklin Dance will challenge choreographers on Dec. 2 with a limited time frame to create and deliver a new work. The 24 hour dance project will have dancers and artists trying to beat the clock.


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Washington Ballet's Nutcracker Tea Party

Posted on: 11/19/2012 8:00AM

The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker Tea PartyOne of Washington D.C.'s most beloved holiday traditions, The Nutcracker Tea Party helps raise critical funds to support The Washington Ballet's artistic and educational programs. Taking place Sunday, Dec. 9, the tea party admission also includes a ticket to the company’s matinee performance.


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Complexions Contemporary Ballet at Joyce

Posted on: 11/16/2012 8:00AM

Complexions Contemporary Ballet performing Artistic Director Dwight Rhoden’s The Curve. Photo by Sharen Bradford.For its current Joyce Theater season, Complexions Contemporary Ballet is performing two world premieres and two New York premieres. Performances run through Nov. 25.


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Ballet Arizona shares holiday cheer

Posted on: 11/15/2012 10:28AM

Ballet Arizona's The NutcrackerThis holiday season a special treat has been prepared for riders of the Phoenix Public Transit. A Nutcracker-themed bus will roam city streets beginning Nov. 19. 


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Jessica Gaynor Dance premieres 'Hero'

Posted on: 11/14/2012 9:00AM

Jessica Gaynor DanceTriskelion Arts presents Jessica Gaynor Dance in the world premiere of Hero from Nov. 15-18 at 8 p.m. at the Aldous Theater in Brooklyn.


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Steps hosts Hurricane Sandy benefit

Posted on: 11/13/2012 9:04AM

Step Up benefits Hurricane Sandy victimsSteps on Broadway will host Step Up! on Friday, Nov. 16 in an effort to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The event will include six dance classes at $10 each. 


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Parsons Dance names new executive director

Posted on: 11/12/2012 8:00AM

Parsons DanceJohn Krasno, a seasoned arts administrator with extensive business experience, has been named the new executive director of Parsons Dance, an internationally renowned contemporary dance company. 


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