DANCE NEWS


Dance Gallery Festival calls for choreographers

Posted on: 3/12/2013 9:00AM

Dance Gallery FestivalThe Dance Gallery 2013, an international dance festival in its seventh year, is looking for concert dance choreographers. The festival offers performances in New York City and Huntsville, Texas at Sam Houston State University. This is an exciting opportunity for choreographers to present larger or smaller works.


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Pacific Northwest Ballet presents mixed-bill

Posted on: 3/11/2013 9:00AM

'Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven'MODERN MASTERPIECES, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s March mixed-bill, is set to deliver a world premiere and various works from repertory giants. With works by Ulysses Dove, Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine and PNB’s own Paul Gibson, MODERN MASTERPIECES promises to be a spectacular evening of masterful, beautiful ballet. It runs for seven performances only on March 15-24.


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Celebrate Dance 2013 at Alex Theatre

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

Celebrate Dance 2013Executive Producer Jamie Nichols presents Celebrate Dance 2013 with a fresh line-up of eight top-notch dance companies on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. Celebrate Dance 2013 offers a seamless production that promises to inspire, enlighten and entertain.


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Lou Conte Dance Studio's Open House

Posted on: 3/7/2013 9:00AM

Lou Conte Dance StudioChicago's Lou Conte Dance Studio is offering free beginner classes on Sunday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees can take classes in various dance techniques and styles, such as ballet, modern, jazz, tap, yoga, Pilates and more.


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Edward Villella in exclusive interview

Posted on: 3/6/2013 9:00AM

Edward VillellaWords on Dance producer Deborah DuBowy, in association with The Paley Center for Media, presents an evening with Edward Villella, featuring the dance icon in rarely seen television and film clips and a live interview conducted by his daughter Crista Villella on Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in New York City.


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Three confess to attack on Bolshoi director

Posted on: 3/6/2013 8:17AM

Pavel DmitrichenkoA principal dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet and two other men have confessed to conspiring to attack the company’s artistic director, Sergei Filin, in an acid attack that occurred in January.


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2013 UDMA Dance Resource/Costume Shows

Posted on: 3/5/2013 9:00AM

UDMABig news for studio owners and dance teachers! The United Dance Merchants of America is launching its 20th Anniversary Dance Resource and Costume Shows. Events will come to Atlanta, GA, Meadowlands, NJ, and Chicago, IL, all in October.


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Miami Dance Festival's 10th Anniversary

Posted on: 3/4/2013 9:00AM

Ballet Flamenco La RosaThe Miami Dance Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary season with six weeks of diverse dance events featuring flamenco, modern dance, aerial work and contemporary ballet. Plus, there will be a family day, a film night and a water ballet.


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Inaugural VIBE Summer Dance Workshop

Posted on: 3/1/2013 8:00AM

VIBEThe inaugural VIBE Summer Dance Workshop, kicking off in Atlanta this June, will provide concentrated studies in contemporary dance, jazz and hip-hop. Taught by current industry professionals, the workshop is open to intermediate and advanced dancers ages 14 and up.


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BalletMet Columbus names new director

Posted on: 2/28/2013 9:00AM

Edwaard LiangBalletMet Columbus announced this week that renowned choreographer Edwaard Liang would become its new Artistic Director effective July 2013. A former dancer with New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and on Broadway, Liang has a significant international reputation.


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Cleveland master classes with Allison DeBona

Posted on: 2/27/2013 1:50PM

Allison DeBonaBallet in Cleveland, an organization seeking to facilitate and host ballet events in Cleveland, Ohio, will hold its first major event this Saturday, March 2. Allison DeBona, star of the CW's hit series Breaking Pointe, will lead two master ballet classes.


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Peridance Contemporary Dance in concert

Posted on: 2/27/2013 9:33AM

Peridance Contemporary Dance CompanyThe internationally acclaimed Peridance Contemporary Dance Company will present its New York Spring Season, spanning two weekends in March. The company’s highly anticipated season will take place at Peridance’s resident venue, the Salvatore Capezio Theater, and includes premieres from renowned choreographers.


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Philadelphia-Poland exchange opportunity

Posted on: 2/26/2013 9:52AM

Dance/USA PhiladelphiaArt Stations Foundation, of Poznań, Poland, in partnership with Dance/USA Philadelphia invite Philly-based choreographers for a study visit to Poland. Programed by the Stary Browar New Dance program, two Philadelphia-based choreographers will be selected to visit dance communities in Poland in a 3-week visit this summer.


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Steps offers contemporary summer intensive

Posted on: 2/25/2013 9:00AM

Steps on BroadwayIntermediate and advanced dancers interested in studying with some of New York’s leading artistic directors, choreographers and professional dancers this summer will enjoy Summer Study NYC, a program being offered in two sessions by Steps on Broadway.


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Ailey II's New York season opens in March

Posted on: 2/22/2013 8:00AM

Ailey II's 'Divining'Ailey II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, from March 13- 24 for a highly anticipated two-week season – the first led by recently appointed Artistic Director Troy Powell. The 14 exciting performances experienced through two dynamic programs come on the heels of a successful North American tour.


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The Washington Ballet's 'Stars and Stripes'

Posted on: 2/21/2013 1:00AM

The Washington Ballet’s 'Stars and Stripes'Opening Thursday, February 21, The Washington Ballet’s Stars and Stripes Tour-de-Force program will feature classical and contemporary works from choreographers George Balanchine and Nacho Duato. The performances will run only one weekend, through Sunday, February 24, at Harman Center for the Arts' 
Sidney Harman Hall.


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Dance Planet 17 set for April in Dallas

Posted on: 2/19/2013 12:35PM

Dance PlanetPresented by the Dance Council of North Texas, the 17th Annual Dance Planet festival, set for April 6-7, will take place at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the Dallas Arts District. 


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Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal in Massachusetts

Posted on: 2/19/2013 8:44AM

Les Ballets Jazz de MontrealJacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA co-present world-renowned contemporary ballet ensemble Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal on March 2 and 3 at MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center for the Performing Arts.


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Miami City Ballet presents commissioned work

Posted on: 2/18/2013 2:00AM

'Symphonic Dances.' Photo by Joe Gato.Beginning February 22 in West Palm Beach, Miami City Ballet will present Program III: The Masters, featuring the repertory premiere of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances, a work commissioned by the company.


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The Hamburg Ballet performs 'Nijinsky' in U.S.

Posted on: 2/15/2013 2:00AM

The Hamburg BalletThe San Francisco Ballet recently welcomed The Hamburg Ballet to the Opera House stage for special U.S. performances of Nijinsky, John Neumeier’s dance theater epic based on the tumultuous life of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. The program runs now through Tuesday, February 19.


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'Rockin' In Rhythm' tap showcase

Posted on: 2/14/2013 9:29AM

Rockin’ in RhythmThe American Tap Dance Foundation brings together dynamic and diverse youth tap ensembles from across the country to share the stage and present their best works in Rockin’ in Rhythm this weekend.


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Utah premiere of Ashton's 'Cinderella'

Posted on: 2/13/2013 9:00AM

CinderellaBallet West will warm the hearts of Salt Lake City with the Utah premiere of Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella February 14-23. The company becomes only the second in the U.S. to perform the renowned Ashton version of this beloved ballet.


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'WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party' in NYC

Posted on: 2/12/2013 9:18AM

Winter Heat 2012Career Transition For Dancers and Complexions Contemporary Ballet come together to present WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party on Thursday, February 14th at 7 p.m. at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. A hot evening of music, dance, food and entertainment, this Valentine’s Day event is a benefit for the two organizations.


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Martha Graham Dance Company at Joyce

Posted on: 2/11/2013 8:00AM

Martha Graham Dance CompanyThe Martha Graham Dance Company will present 15 performances at The Joyce Theater between February 20 and March 3, 2013. The season continues the company’s innovative thematic presentations with Myth and Transformation—three compelling programs.


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CoreDance Contemporary to present 'theLINE'

Posted on: 2/8/2013 9:00AM

CoreDance ContemporaryCoreDance Contemporary, a rising Australian modern dance company residing in New York, will be presenting its inaugural spring season theLINE on Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3 at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn. The program will include Destination Uncertain, Once Evolved in Time Devolved and the premiere of the new work, A Woman’s Work.


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2013 Vail International Dance Festival

Posted on: 2/7/2013 9:00AM

Vail International Dance FestivalThe Vail International Dance Festival reaches an important milestone this year as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary with special programming and exciting events, including a world premiere by the living legend of modern dance, Paul Taylor. The 2013 festival will run July 28-August 10 in Vail, Colorado.


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2013 Prix de Lausanne Prize Winners

Posted on: 2/6/2013 8:27AM

Prix de LausanneThe 41st edition of the Prix de Lausanne, an international competition for young dancers, came to a close on Saturday, February 2nd after a week of hard work and passion. Eight finalists were offered scholarships, including Joel Woellner, who studied with Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy.


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The Jared Grimes Feel for one night only

Posted on: 2/5/2013 10:05AM

The Jared Grimes FeelThe Jared Grimes Feel is debuting a 75-minute nonstop rush of music and dance by world-renowned tap dancer and protégé of Wynton Marsalis, Jared Grimes. This one-night-only performance, presented by CEG on February 19, will feature a live band.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre presents 'Swan Lake'

Posted on: 2/4/2013 9:59AM

Oregon Ballet Theatre's 'Swan Lake'The long-awaited return of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s celebrated Swan Lake will carry particular significance as the run will include the retirement performances of OBT Principal Dancer Yuka Iino.


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Prix de Lausanne Finalists Announced

Posted on: 2/1/2013 9:41AM

Prix de LausanneThe 2103 Prix de Lausanne finalists have been announced. 20 talented dancers will be competing in tomorrow's finals at Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland. The finals will be streamed live online in high definition.


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