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BalaSole presents Program of 10 Dancer/Choreographers

Posted on: 10/11/2012 8:03AM

Roberto Villanueva, BalaSole Dance CompanyRoberto Villanueva, Founder/Artistic Director of BalaSole Dance Company, will present Voces, a new program of ten dancer/choreographers in a broad range of dance styles, music choices, and artistic voices on November 3 & 4 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC.

 

Due to Super Storm Sandy these performances have been postponed until January 26 & 27.


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Boston Ballet to Tour London

Posted on: 10/9/2012 7:00AM

Boston BalletBoston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced that the Company will visit London, 1 – 7 July 2013 for six performances at the London Coliseum. The date marks the return of Boston Ballet to London for the first time in 30 years.


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Eisenhower Dance Ensemble opens 22nd season with On the Move

Posted on: 10/4/2012 8:51AM

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Alicia CutaiaEisenhower Dance Ensemble of Michigan, will open its 22nd subscription season in metro Detroit with On the Move on Saturday, October 20 at Varner Recital Hall, Oakland University. On the Move will include performances by special guests Hardcore Detroit and Oakland University's Repertory Dance Company and work by choreographers Lauren Edson, Harrison McEldowney and Michael Foley.


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Ballet Arizona to Break Ground on New Home

Posted on: 10/2/2012 12:39PM

Ballet Arizona new facilityOn Oct 9 Ballet Arizona's corps of dancers, patrons and staff will join Phoenix civic and community leaders to kick off the construction of Ballet Arizona's highly anticipated new home. The new 45,000 square foot, feature-rich center is expected by ballet and city leaders to be an active and transformative community hub.


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BIBC becomes VKIBC

Posted on: 10/1/2012 8:02AM

American International Ballet CompetitionBoston International Ballet Competition (BIBC), founded in 2011 by Valentina Kozlova, former Principal Dancer with Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, has now become Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC).


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Finale of 'A Chance to Dance'

Posted on: 9/28/2012 8:01AM

A Chance to DanceThe new documetary style television series A Chance to Dance airs its finale on Oxygen tonight. The show, produced by Nigel Lythgoe, follows Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt as they build a new dance company. If you've missed any episodes, check here for weekly recaps.


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Nominations Open: Dance/USA Honor & Ernie Award

Posted on: 9/26/2012 7:00AM

Dance/USA ConferenceKnow someone making an outstanding contribution to dance? Nominate him or her for a Dance/USA Honor or Ernie Award to be presented at the 2013 Dance/USA Annual Conference. 


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2013 Prix de Lausanne Choreographers

Posted on: 9/24/2012 10:44AM

Prix de Lausanne ballet competitionThe Prix de Lausanne has announced the names of the three choreographers who have generously offered their contemporary variations to the candidates of the 2013 competition: Didy Veldman, Goyo Montero and Jorma Elo. All three artists have well-established, international reputations.


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Aszure Barton & Artists Tour

Posted on: 9/24/2012 6:58AM

Aszure Barton and Artists contemporary danceAszure Barton & Artists are back in the studio this week in preparation for the upcoming fall tour. They hit the road in two weeks with performances in Austria, Arizona and many cities across Canada. The company will be performing two works, Awáa and Busk, as well as taking master classes.


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Dance wins Emmy Awards

Posted on: 9/24/2012 6:52AM

Smash the musicalDancing with the Stars won two awards at last night’s 64th Primetime Emmy’s and So You Think You Can Dance took home an award for ‘Outstanding Lighting Design | Lighting Direction For A Variety Series’. Joshua Bergasse took home the top prize for ‘Outstanding Choreography’ for his work on Smash.


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National Dance Week Kick It Rockette Challenge

Posted on: 9/20/2012 6:30AM

National Dance Week Rockette Kick It ChallengeThe National Dance Week Foundation Rockettes 85th Celebration 'Kick It' categories have been announced. Pick your category for NDW's Kick It Challenge and be a part of this tremendous dance milestone honoring four and a half decades of dancers that have achieved their lifelong dream of becoming a Rockette.


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SYTYCD: And the Winners Are...

Posted on: 9/19/2012 6:17AM

Chehon Wespi-Tschopp Eliana Gerard Cat DeeleyOne guy and one girl, it’s a new precedent for Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. In the past, the reality competition has only selected one dancer to be “America’s Favorite Dancer,” but this season both a guy and a girl received the coveted title, all revealed in a star-studded, jam-packed season finale.


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Applications For Music Center Spotlight Awards Open

Posted on: 9/18/2012 12:51PM

Music Center Spotlight AwardsApplications are now open until October 17, 2012 for LA's Music Center's Spotlight Program. Spotlight is one of the nation's premier arts education and scholarship programs for teens, awarding over $100,000 in scholarships.


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Nationwide Dance Auditions

Posted on: 9/18/2012 1:00AM

dance auditionsDance Informa has huge dance audition listings, covering opportunities for dance company employment, university dance, commercial dance and even theme park and cruise ship positions. Make sure to check out Dance Informa's audition listings here.


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Twyla Tharp arrives in Winnipeg

Posted on: 9/13/2012 9:06AM

choreographer Twyla TharpInternationally-acclaimed choreographer Twyla Tharp has landed in Winnipeg, Canada. She will be in residence at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet for the next six weeks while she prepares the final version and Canadian Premiere of Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 2012/13 season opener, The Princess & The Goblin.


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Entries Open for the world's first Online Competitive Dance Competition

Posted on: 9/11/2012 12:34PM

online dance competitionOnline dance competition Dance Upon a Dream is 'live' and taking enrtries from around the world. Dance Upon a Dream is the new way for young and amateur dancers to compete against each other from around the world for prizes and fame.


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NY International Ballet Competition open for applications

Posted on: 9/7/2012 1:01PM

2013 New York International Ballet CompetitionNew York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC) is currently in preparation for its 30th Anniversary, to be held June 19-23, 2013 at the Rose Theater/Lincoln Center.  Dancers' repertory study will take place June 3-18. Applications are being accepted from dancers around the world until December 15th.


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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Gala

Posted on: 9/6/2012 11:02AM

Robert Battle and Joan Weill, Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater will kick-off a five-week holiday season on November 28th with a star-studded gala benefit performance at New York City Center and party at the Hilton New York.  Academy award-winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique will serve as the evening’s Honorary Chair.


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Nigel Lythgoe creating a new FAME!

Posted on: 9/4/2012 1:00AM

Nigel LythgoeWith Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance almost over, Nigel Lythgoe is already moving on to his new dance-a-licious production. Recently, the TV juggernaut signed a deal to produce a series based on the 1980s movie-turned-television-series classic, Fame.  


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The Lady Mollie Askin Ballet Scholarship could be for you!

Posted on: 8/27/2012 5:02PM

The Lady Mollie Askin Ballet Scholarship The scholarship provides support for ballet artists to further their career through travel and helping to tackle further study. Worth $20,000 each, there are three scholarships on offer in 2012 for young Australians between 17 – 29 years.


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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Receives Grant from Target

Posted on: 8/27/2012 8:17AM

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Arts Ballet Goes to SchoolArts Ballet Theatre of Florida's Arts Ballet Goes To School program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation in recognition of the efforts of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida in offering free outreach educational cultural programs to children of Elementary public schools in Miami Dade County


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20th Anniversary of Stars of The 21st Century

Posted on: 8/21/2012 12:18PM

Ballet Gala Stars of the 21st CenturyThe 20th anniversary performance of Stars of the 21st Century will be held this October 18 at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, NYC with performances from artists from Alvin Ailey, Bolshoi Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Mariinsky Ballet, National Opera and Ballet of Ukraine, Royal Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin and the Vienna State Opera Ballet.


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APAP Opportunity for Choreographers and Dance Companies

Posted on: 8/20/2012 3:00AM

APAP Peridance ShowcaseFollowing a very successful presentation last year, Peridance Capezio Center will once again be presenting choreographers and dance companies at its Salvatore Capezio Theater during the 2013 APAP conference week, in NYC. Application deadline is September 30th.


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NBC Fails to Air Darcey Bussell dance in Olympic Closing Ceremony

Posted on: 8/15/2012 8:14AM

American audiences unfortunately missed out on viewing a beautiful ballet sequence staring famous former Royal Ballet principal Darcey Bussell at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics on Sunday. Viewers are up in arms as NBC cut out coverage from the Closing Ceremony to air their new show Animal Practice.


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Stacey Tookey Starts New Dance Company

Posted on: 8/13/2012 2:17PM

Stacey Tookey dance companyCelebrity, contemporary choreographer Stacey Tookey is starting her own dance company. A few weeks ago, she tweeted, “Happy to announce I am starting my own contemporary company. First company show will be this fall!!"


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Wanted: choreographers and dancers

Posted on: 8/2/2012 6:55AM

Solo-Tanz-Theater danceEntries are open for choreographers and dancers wishing to take part in the 17th Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival in TREFFPUNKT Rotebuehlplatz in Stuttgart, Germany, from 14th to 17th March 2013. Artists from all around the world with a passion for dance and music are invited to bring their contemporary, choreographed dance solos to Stuttgart.


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Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies Release Tap Dance Video

Posted on: 7/31/2012 7:40AM

Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies – Female Tap Band Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies – Female Tap Band has released a cover of Rihanna’s Where Have You Been. The video features five world renowned female tap dancers: Chloe Arnold, Melinda Sullivan, Sarah Reich, Maud Arnold, and Anissa Irving (So You Think You Can Dance, Beyonce, Glee, Dancing with the Stars).


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Shirley MacLaine To Be Honored At Dizzy Feet Foundation Celebration Of Dance Gala

Posted on: 7/27/2012 7:58AM

National Dance Day Dizzyfeet FoundationShirley MacLaine, Henry T. Segerstrom and Damian Woetzel will be honored at the highly anticipated Dizzy Feet Foundation Celebration of Dance Gala, tomorrow Saturday July 28. The Celebration of Dance Gala hosted by Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman and Katie Holmes will coincide with this year’s National Dance Day.


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Young Dancemakers Company free concerts around NYC

Posted on: 7/27/2012 2:00AM

Young Dancemakers CompanyAn ensemble of 19 talented, ethnically diverse high school dancer/choreographers, under the expert eye of director/founder Alice Teirstein, will participate in the 17th year of Young Dancemakers Company, performing their original works in eight free performances in NYC, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, July 26-August 4th.   


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Spectrum Dance Audition at Steps

Posted on: 7/25/2012 11:00AM

dance audition Spectrum Dance TheaterDonald Byrd of Spectrum Dance Theater, Seattle, is holding an audition at Steps on Broadway this Saturday July 28, 1:00-3:00pm, after taking part in Steps Beyond's "The Creative Process Unraveled" artists talk this Friday.


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