DANCE NEWS


Premiere of 'Australia Home Land' in D.C.

Posted on: 9/4/2013 9:05AM

Australian dancer and choreographer Sarah J. EwingCityDance Resident Artist Sarah J. Ewing is premiering her dance work Australia Home Land at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on the Millennium Stage in Washington D.C. on September 5 and 6 at 6 p.m. The performance is free to the public.


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Australian Ballet School seeking new director

Posted on: 9/3/2013 10:28AM

Marilyn Rowe of The Australian Ballet SchoolThe Australian Ballet School, a world-renowned centre for elite vocational classical dance training, has announced recruitment plans for the next director of the school of The Australian Ballet. The recruitment process has begun following the decision of current Director Marilyn Rowe to retire at the end of 2014.


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Alonzo King LINES Ballet's fall tour

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

Alonzo King LINES Ballet 2013 fall tourAlonzo King LINES Ballet, the internationally celebrated contemporary ballet company, will embark on a fall tour on September 12, with performances in California, Israel and France.


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Alvin Ailey to premiere Aszure Barton work

Posted on: 8/30/2013 8:10AM

Jamar RobertsAlong with many other choreographic works that Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will present during its season at New York City Center this December 4 to January 5, the company will present the world premiere of contemporary choreographer Aszure Barton’s LIFT.


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Ballet Magnificat! to perform in Texas

Posted on: 8/29/2013 7:00AM

Ballet Magnificat!'s Deliver UsBallet Magnificat!, America’s premier Christian ballet company, will perform its classic work Deliver Us! on September 17 at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas. Choreographed by Jiri Sebastian Voborsky, Deliver Us! is one of the company’s most popular and longest touring ballets.


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18th International Ballet Festival of Miami

Posted on: 8/28/2013 8:00AM

2013 International Ballet Festival of MiamiThe 18th Annual International Ballet Festival of Miami (IBFM) is scheduled to launch on Thursday, August 29 and will continue through Sunday, September 8, with performances and an array of other activities in various venues throughout Miami-Dade County in Florida.


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Joe Goode Performance Group in 'Hush'

Posted on: 8/27/2013 11:15AM

Joe Goode Performance Group's HushJoe Goode Performance Group, a dance and theater company based in San Francisco, will present the world premiere of Joe Goode’s Hush on September 26- October 5. Co-produced by Z Space, the work follows the interlocking stories of six characters as they are alternately hushed or become “hushers” themselves.


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Atlanta Ballet to host Healthy Living Day

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

Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance EducationAtlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education will host its second annual Healthy Living Day on Sunday, Sept. 8 from noon to 6 p.m. at its Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre in West Midtown Atlanta. The event is a part of the Centre’s initiative to promote sustainable lifestyles and will include nutrition seminars, food demonstrations and free dance classes.


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'Savion Glover's STePz' in NY in November

Posted on: 8/23/2013 7:00AM

Savion Glover's STePz in NYCInternationally acclaimed tap dance virtuoso Savion Glover returns to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College in November to open their 2013-14 season with a one-night-only engagement of his new show, Savion Glover's STePz. Mr. Glover and his ensemble of dancers (TLHS) will take tap dance to new heights!


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New dance documentary to premiere soon

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

Dance documentaryThe feature-length documentary Strength and Beauty will be premiering in London, England at the Portobello Film Festival on September 3. The film examines the lives of three ballerinas working at North Carolina Dance Theatre in Charlotte, NC. Each dancer, which is at a different point in their career, opens up about their struggles with weight, motherhood and maintaining personal relationships.


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Bloch sponsors SYTYCD Live Tour 2013!

Posted on: 8/21/2013 8:00AM

So You Think You Can Dance Season 10 Top 10In its first large-scale entertainment sponsorship, Bloch recently announced that it is a participating sponsor in the 2013 Live Tour of the hit Fox TV series So You Think You Can Dance. Bloch will provide apparel and shoes for the Top 10 tour dancers from Season 10 while they are performing live across the US. The tour begins October 1, hitting 42 cities through November 27.


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UDMA offers dance seminars at fall shows

Posted on: 8/20/2013 7:00AM

United Dance Merchants of America 2013 dance showsUnited Dance Merchants of America (UDMA) will present new dance seminars during the organization’s Dance Resource and Costume Shows, coming to Atlanta, Ga, Meadowlands, NJ and Chicago, IL in October.


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NYCB opens four-week fall season in Sept.

Posted on: 8/19/2013 8:00AM

New York City Ballet's Fall 2013 SeasonNew York City Ballet will open its 2013-14 season on Tuesday, September 17 with six performances of Peter Martins’ full-length production of Swan Lake. The fall season will continue through Sunday, October 13 with performances of 17 additional ballets, including both classics and world premiere works by Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck and Angelin Preljocaj.


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Open call for 2014 APAP applications!

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

APAP Showcases 2014Peridance Capezio Center has just opened the call for presenters for the 2014 APAP Showcases. Dance companies and choreographers can submit an online application until the deadline of September 15.


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CostumeManager.com rolls out Storefront

Posted on: 8/15/2013 11:21AM

CostumeManager.com's new StorefrontCostumeManager.com rolled out a revolutionary new feature on August 4 at the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City. The company's new Storefront feature is a free, flexible and hassle-free online experience where studios can sell and manage their inventory of dancewear, costumes and accessories without any fees.


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Dorothea Garland to lead Cleveland classes

Posted on: 8/14/2013 8:00AM

Dorothea Garland teaches classes in ClevelandBallet in Cleveland, a new organization seeking to facilitate and host ballet events in Cleveland, Ohio, will present master classes led by ballet dancer Dorothea Garland on Sunday, September 15 at the Gund Dance Studio inside Playhouse Square.


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Hip Op-eration Crew takes Vegas by storm

Posted on: 8/13/2013 11:05AM

The Hip Op-eration CrewHundreds of hip-hop dance crews competed in Las Vegas last weekend at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships. But by far, one of the most sensational and unique groups performing was the world's oldest hip-hop group – better known as “The Hip Op-eration Crew.” Hailing from a small New Zealand island, the crew sure knows how to get their swagga on.


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Celebrated ballet teacher passes away

Posted on: 8/12/2013 3:58PM

Ballet teacher David HowardLegendary ballet instructor David Howard sadly passed away on Sunday, August 11 at 75 years old. Celebrated for the legacy he left behind, Howard taught hundreds of dancers over the years. His classes and training seminars attracted attention worldwide.


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'Restless Creature' premieres at the Pillow

Posted on: 8/12/2013 8:00AM

Restless Creature at Jacob's PillowWendy Whelan, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, has joined forces with notable male dancers and choreographers Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo to create and co-present Restless Creature, premiering at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival on Wednesday, August 14.


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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Fall Series

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

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Season 36 Fall SeriesHubbard Street Dance Chicago has announced its updated programming for the company’s Fall Series, to open Season 36 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park on October 10–13. It will feature choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek and Robyn Mineko Williams.


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The Washington Ballet to present 'Giselle'

Posted on: 8/8/2013 12:46PM

The Washington Ballet's GiselleThis October, The Washington Ballet will open its 2013-14 Season with Giselle, one of the world's most famous 19th-century romantic ballets. Created at the very height of the romantic era, Giselle is an extraordinary story of absolute love, unconditional devotion and the power of redemption set to Adolphe Adam's poignant score.


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Universal Studios Japan Audition Tour - including Utah!

Posted on: 8/7/2013 2:06PM

Universal Studios Japan auditionsThe Senior Vice President of Universal Studios Japan® has arranged his audition team to include Salt Lake City as one of the 10 cities they visit on the world wide audition tour! Other cities include Las Vegas, Hollywood, Chicago, Orlando and  New York.


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The Fourth Annual Jersey Tap Fest

Posted on: 8/7/2013 7:00AM

The Boston Tap Company will perform at Jersey Tap FestJersey Tap Fest, New Jersey's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and classes, celebrates four years on August 22-25 in Bloomfield, NJ. The four-day festival that sold out last year will offer more than 30 tap dance classes and a main stage celebration event entitled TAP ‘N TIME.


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Inaugural Hudson Valley Dance Festival

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

Hudson Valley Dance Festival 2013The inaugural edition of the Hudson Valley Dance Festival, a unique evening of world-class dance performances, will arrive Saturday, October 12 at the Historic Catskill Point. The event is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, and will include performances by the Stephen Petronio Company and Evidence, A Dance Company, amongst others.


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Ballet Academy East announces auditions

Posted on: 8/5/2013 7:00AM

Ballet Academy East Pre-Professional DivisionBallet Academy East has announced auditions for the 2013-2014 Pre-Professional Division, for students aged 7-18, to be held on August 28 and September 16. The academy’s curriculum includes technique classes, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men's weight training, modern and character.


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Houston Ballet to launch into 44th season

Posted on: 8/2/2013 5:00AM

Houston Ballet's 2013-14 seasonIn September, Houston Ballet will launch into its 2013-14 season with a mixed repertory program of premieres by emerging and established choreographers. In this Four Premieres program, audiences will see a new work created for the company by famed choreographer James Kudelka, Intimate Pages by British master Christopher Bruce, and world premieres by Garrett Smith and Melissa Hough.


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Ballet West II's new Interim Director

Posted on: 8/1/2013 7:00AM

Ballet West's Christopher SellarsBallet West’s Artistic Director Adam Sklute has announced the appointment of First Soloist Christopher Sellars as the new Interim Director of Ballet West II. Sellars will take the reins in this additional capacity on August 5 for the 2013-14 season.


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Ballet Arizona presents free performances

Posted on: 7/31/2013 8:00AM

Ballet Arizona's Ballet Under the Stars programBallet fans can spend a relaxing evening under the Arizona sky this September as Ballet Arizona presents the 16th annual Ballet Under the Stars program, free classical and contemporary ballet performances in a casual outdoor setting.


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Wabi Sabi returns to Atlanta for 3rd season

Posted on: 7/30/2013 7:00AM

Wabi Sabi in Atlanta in 2013Wabi Sabi, Atlanta Ballet’s contemporary chamber performance group, returns for another season of premieres by a cast of budding young choreographers. Performances include intimate showings at Inman Park’s Whitespace Gallery, North Georgia’s Sautee Nacoochee Center and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.


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'Woman of Leisure and Panic' at FringeNYC

Posted on: 7/29/2013 8:00AM

Charlotte BydwellDancer Charlotte Bydwell brings her acclaimed solo show, Woman of Leisure and Panic, to the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) for five performances in August. A whimsical combination of dance and theater, her work depicts a young woman's quest to find balance in a life where every achievement seems to bring further uncertainty.


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