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2013 Tony Award nominations announced!

Posted on: 5/8/2013 10:23AM

2013 Tony Award Nominations AnnouncementNominations in 26 competitive categories for The 67th Annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 30th by stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 24 theater professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.


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Aerial dance festival being offered in France

Posted on: 5/7/2013 9:12AM

Les Rencontres de Danse AérienneThe 5th Aerial Dance Encounters, titled “Les Rencontres de Danse Aérienne,” will take place July 1-12 in France. An international aerial dance festival, it is an educational and artistic event that takes place every year during the first two weeks of July.


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SummerStage Dance Season announced!

Posted on: 5/6/2013 8:00AM

Martha Graham Dance CompanyCity Parks Foundation has announced the 2013 line-up for SummerStage, New York City's largest free performing arts festival featuring over 100 free music, dance, film, comedy, family and theater programs in 17 parks across all five boroughs.


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Wonderbound presents 'Industrial Project'

Posted on: 5/3/2013 7:00AM

WonderboundOn Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, Denver-based dance company Wonderbound will present the 4th annual installment of Industrial Project — a program of innovative dance works produced and performed entirely by the dancers, with all proceeds benefiting The Artist Resource Fund.


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Arts Ballet Theatre Of FL invited to Poland

Posted on: 5/2/2013 9:30AM

Arts Ballet Theatre of FloridaThe Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the direction of Maestro Vladimir Issaev, is about to finish its 15th season with two performances in May in Ft. Lauderdale and Aventura. With less than a month left of a spectacular season, Issaev and two dancers are preparing to venture to Poland after Issaev was recently invited to judge an international competition.


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Lincoln Center's 43rd season of outdoor shows

Posted on: 5/1/2013 8:59AM

Dance HeginbothamThe schedule for this summer’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, which runs from July 24 to August 11, was announced on April 30 by Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center’s Director of Public Programming. More than 100 free performances, including 21 premieres and debuts, are set to take place across the plazas of Lincoln Center during three weeks.


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PNB to present 'Director's Choice'

Posted on: 4/30/2013 8:00AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Carla Körbes in 'Diamonds'Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Season comes to a close with Director’s Choice, a triple-bill featuring a world premiere from contemporary ballet choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two tributes to George Balanchine, whose works have been vital to the company’s history.


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Purchase Dance Company at NY Live Arts

Posted on: 4/29/2013 8:00AM

Purchase Dance CompanyPurchase Dance Company will present its first full New York City Season at New York Live Arts on May 22–25. The company will perform works by five choreographers, including Bill T. Jones’s Spent Days Out Yonder (2000), George Balanchine’s Valse-Fantaisie (1967), and new works created specifically for the company by Ori Flomin, Loni Landon and Claire Porter.


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Helen Simoneau Danse International Tour

Posted on: 4/26/2013 8:00AM

Helen Simoneau DanseHelen Simoneau Danse will perform Flight Distance III: Chain Suite as a part of a three-country international tour presented by Montréal-based organization, Tangente. The tour will begin in late spring and will include three performances in each location, including the cities of Montreal, Toyko and Busan.


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RIOULT Dance NY presents premiere in June

Posted on: 4/25/2013 8:00AM

RIOULT in 'Bolero.' Photo by Basil Childers.RIOULT Dance NY will present its 2013 New York Season at The Joyce Theater on June 4-9. It will feature Pascal Rioult's world premiere choreographed to commissioned music by composer Michael Torke, which will be performed live by the Camerata NY Orchestra.


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Bombing amputee vows to dance again

Posted on: 4/24/2013 8:00AM

Adrianne Haslet-DavisAdrianne Haslet-Davis, a 32-year-old ballroom dance instructor who lost her foot in the recent Boston bombings, has vowed to dance again. She plans to use a prosthetic foot to get back to doing her passion. 


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Sixth annual 'Choreographer's Canvas'

Posted on: 4/23/2013 8:00AM

Group Theatre TooGroup Theatre Too presents its sixth annual Choreographer's Canvas, a one-night event featuring the works of more than 15 established and emerging choreographers from around the country. The Canvas, headed by GTT Executive Producer Justin Boccitto, will play at The Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on Saturday, May 18.


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Miami City Ballet/Trey McIntyre Project combo

Posted on: 4/22/2013 8:00AM

MCB 'Slaughter on Tenth Avenue'Miami City Ballet and Trey McIntyre Project offer South Florida dance fans a double-dose of exciting, critically-acclaimed ballet and contemporary dance performances April 26-28 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale – and all for a low ticket price of $99!


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Celebrity CREATE Champion presents show

Posted on: 4/19/2013 8:00AM

Talia Favia workAs the 2012 Celebrity CREATE Competition Champion, Talia Favia earned the full financial backing for her own customized, live performance at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Arizona. Last month, Favia and her team of dancers presented her work The Difference Between Sinking & Drowning to a sold-out theater.


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Washington Ballet presents world premiere

Posted on: 4/18/2013 8:36AM

Jared Nelson in The Washington Ballet’s 'Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises.' Photo by Brianne BlandThe Washington Ballet concludes its 2012-2013 season with the world premiere of Artistic Director Septime Webre’s Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises. The new ballet based on Ernest Hemingway’s American classic opens with a preview May 8 and runs May 9-12.


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Nashville Ballet reprises 'Romeo & Juliet'

Posted on: 4/17/2013 9:38AM

Nashville Ballet’s 'Romeo & Juliet'Described as “enthralling” when it debuted in 2004, Nashville Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet returns to Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall April 26–28 to tell the tale of a love so powerful that nothing could contain it – not feuding families, not youth – not even life itself.


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Tapper Andrew J. Nemr at The Cutting Room

Posted on: 4/16/2013 2:27PM

Andrew J. NemrAndrew J. Nemr, protégé of Gregory Hines and a leader in the tap dance world, brings his one-man show to The Cutting Room in New York City this Thursday, April 18. Nemr tells stories of love and life through dance and music as he shares the stage with some of his talented friends that he's met along the way. 


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Dance Teacher Web LIVE set for July

Posted on: 4/16/2013 8:00AM

Dance Teacher Web LIVEThis year's Dance Teacher Web LIVE is scheduled for July 26-29 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through this Conference and Expo, dance teachers, studio owners, school staff, college dance majors and professional dancers have access to three days of interactive sessions, dance resources and special events.


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Dance Affiliates publishes historic book

Posted on: 4/15/2013 8:00AM

Dance AffiliatesDance Affiliates, Philadelphia’s leading presenter of world-class dance, has published an informative and historic 155-page book commemorating its rich legacy as one of the few remaining dance-only presenters in the United States. The book is chockfull of 400 breathtaking archival photographs featuring 175 local, national and international companies.


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Juilliard Dance in Assemblée Internationale '13

Posted on: 4/12/2013 8:00AM

Juilliard School Dance DivisionThe Juilliard School recently announced that from April 28 to May 4 its Dance Division will be taking part in the second Assemblée Internationale (AI13), to be held in Toronto, Canada. Hosted by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), the AI13 will bring together students and artistic staff from 18 international professional ballet schools.


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Jacob's Pillow awards Michelle Dorrance

Posted on: 4/11/2013 11:53AM

Michelle DorranceJacob’s Pillow announced Wednesday, April 10 that Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff will soon present the seventh annual Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award to Michelle Dorrance, an acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance. The award honors outstanding, visionary dance artists and carries a prize of $25,000.


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U.S. debut tour for Spellbound Dance Company

Posted on: 4/11/2013 10:07AM

Spellbound Dance CompanyItaly’s leading contemporary dance company, Spellbound Dance Company, is finishing its U.S. debut tour at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in Palm Beach, FL, this weekend. After touring to Texas, California, Massachusetts and Oregon, the company is presenting four performances in Flordia.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre to premiere works

Posted on: 4/10/2013 8:00AM

Oregon Ballet TheatreOregon Ballet Theatre’s upcoming American Music Festival presents two world premieres and one West Coast premiere in an ambitious program that spans a wide spectrum of the country’s musical genres. It will be presented at Newmark Theatre in downtown Portland beginning April 18.


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NYCB's Spring Season opens April 30

Posted on: 4/9/2013 8:00AM

New York City Ballet in 'West Side Story Suite'New York City Ballet’s 2013 Spring Season will open with a three-week American Music Festival featuring 25 ballets and music by 17 American composers. This festival will also mark the 25th anniversary of the 1998 American Music Festival.


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"The Nun Dash" world record attempt

Posted on: 4/8/2013 8:00AM

Sister ActIn celebration of the upcoming Atlanta engagement of SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL at the Fox Theatre, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta and The Festival on Ponce have teamed up to present "The Nun Dash" on April 13. The run will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer and will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people dressed as nuns.


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Louisville Ballet closes season with mixed bill

Posted on: 4/5/2013 8:00AM

Louisville BalletThe Louisville Ballet brings to a close its 2012-13 season on April 12 and 13 with a mixed repertory program and a balance of female and male, classical and contemporary ballets.


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Atlanta Ballet unveils 2013-14 season

Posted on: 4/4/2013 8:00AM

Atlanta Ballet in Jorma Elo’s '1st Flash'. Photo by Charlie McCullers.Atlanta Ballet will continue to shape it’s new artistic profile in the upcoming 2013-14 season, which was announced last week. The robust and diverse season includes the company premieres of Roméo et Juliette by Les Ballet de Monte-Carlo’s Jean-Christophe Maillot, Ohad Naharin’s Secus and Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas, as well as the return of Stephen Mill’s Hamlet and a world premiere by Atlanta Ballet Choreographer in Residence Helen Pickett.


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Dance event benefits American Cancer Society

Posted on: 4/3/2013 8:00AM

Dance Against Cancer In May, Dance Against Cancer will bring together top dance companies from New York City and beyond for a night of beautiful performances, world premiere solos and great company, all to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.


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National Flash Mob event set for April 27

Posted on: 4/2/2013 9:11AM

National Dance Week Foundation Flash MobOn Saturday, April 27, the National Dance Week Foundation (NDWF) will host the 2nd Annual Flash Mob Event. To celebrate how dance is part of life, and how it can be part of every person, NDWF encourages every city and town in the U.S. to “get up and dance!” Officials are asking all dance studios and independent dancers to get involved.


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Exhibit to showcase two decades of dance

Posted on: 4/1/2013 8:00AM

'Julie Lemberger: two decades of documenting dance'Norte Maar presents Julie Lemberger: two decades of documenting dance, an exhibition of more than 50 photographs from the photographer’s personal archive chronicling 20 years of Lemberger’s interaction and engagement with the New York dance and performance world. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, April 5.


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