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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Rockettes announce 'Jump The Line' contest

Posted on: 3/29/2013 8:00AM

RockettesFor every girl who has dreamed of joining the world-renowned Rockettes, now may be the perfect time to reach for the stars! Through April 3rd, Rockette-hopefuls can submit their best dance video on Facebook to compete for the chance to "Jump the Line" and participate in The Rockettes’ open auditions in April.

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Parsons Dance offers summer workshops

Posted on: 3/28/2013 8:00AM

Parsons Dance Summer Intensive WorkshopParsons Dance presents the 13th annual New York City Summer Intensive Workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers on June 3 - 15. David Parsons' Master Choreography Workshop will follow, taking place June 17-21.

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Max Pollak leads Magnolia March in NYC

Posted on: 3/27/2013 8:42AM

Max PollakFamed tapper Max Pollak recently announced a New York Magnolia March set for April 27. He invites the public to join this traditional New Orleans jazz funeral procession to honor the memory of victims lost to recent violence throughout the United States and around the world. Known as a Second Line Parade, it will be led by prominent jazz musicians, artists and dancers.

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Ballet Hispanico's 25th season at The Joyce

Posted on: 3/26/2013 7:01AM

Ballet Hispanico performing Nacho Duato's 'Jardi Tancat.' Photo by Jeaux McCormick.Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater for its 25th annual New York season from April 16-28. The season includes the world premiere of Sortijas by Cayetano Soto, the 30th anniversary and company premiere of Jardi Tancat, and the Joyce premiere of Danzón with live music by Paquito D'Rivera.

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Steps Repertory Ensemble in varied program

Posted on: 3/25/2013 9:00AM

Steps Repertory EnsembleSteps Repertory Ensemble, directed by Claire Livingstone, will perform a varied program of works, including two world premieres, by choreographers Shannon Gillen, Zvi Gotheiner, Ricky and Jeff Kuperman, Yesid Lopez, Nathan Trice and Manuel Vignoulle, on April 18-20 in New York City.

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Terra Firma Dance Theater premieres 'Stagioni'

Posted on: 3/22/2013 9:00AM

Terra Firma Dance TheaterTerra Firma Dance Theater will premiere Stagioni at Middlesex County Performing Arts Conservatory featuring newly promoted New York City Ballet Soloist Lauren King on Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. A playfully romantic neo-classical dance deconstruction, the work is set to the recent compositional reworking by Max Richter of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

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NYTB presents 'Legends and Visionaries'

Posted on: 3/21/2013 9:00AM

New York Theatre Ballet's Elena Zahlmann performing James Waring’s 'An Eccentric Beauty Revisited'New York Theatre Ballet presents the second installment of Legends and Visionaries: Program B this Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. in New York City. The evening features works by Richard Alston, Antony Tudor, James Waring and a world premiere by Gemma Bond, commissioned by the company.

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NYIBC cancels June 2013 event

Posted on: 3/20/2013 9:31AM

NYIBCThis year, ballet dancers around the world will not have the same extraordinary opportunities their forebears have had in the past several decades as the New York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC) recently announced the cancellation of its 11th competition, slated on the organization’s 30th Anniversary this June.

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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's NY season

Posted on: 3/19/2013 10:38AM

Nai-Ni Chen Dance CompanyIn two performances on April 6th and 7th, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present the New York premiere of Ms. Chen's Whirlwind, a work inspired by the choreographer's recent journey on the legendary Silk Road, which begins in China and passes through Central Asia.

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Christopher K. Morgan & Artists' 'moveMENt'

Posted on: 3/18/2013 9:00AM

Christopher K. Morgan & ArtistsChristopher K. Morgan & Artists returns for its second season at the Alden with moveMENt on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. The performances will be an exhilarating evening of virtuosic and poignant dances made by a diverse collection of all male choreographers.

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San Francisco Ballet reprises 'Onegin'

Posted on: 3/15/2013 9:00AM

OneginAfter receiving rave reviews in 2012, San Francisco Ballet is reprising John Cranko’s dramatic story ballet, Onegin, from March 21 to 28. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s classic novel, Onegin tells a timeless story of love and friendship, honor and betrayal. 

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Laura Pawel Dance presents two premieres

Posted on: 3/14/2013 8:07AM

Laura Pawel Dance CompanyLaura Pawel Dance Company returns to the Chen Dance Center with the premieres of Lost Thoughts, music by Phil Stone, and Tête-à-Tête, music by Gene Caprioglio, on March 14-16 in New York City. As always, the company dances to live music.

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ADaPT Festival returning to the U.S.

Posted on: 3/13/2013 7:29AM

ADaPT FestivalFor 2013, the ADaPT Festival returns to the U.S. with artists from Europe, the East Coast and West Coast all gathering to share performance installations, works in progress and completed works. An event celebrating the movement arts and its emerging genres, ADaPT Festival rings in its third season following the 2012 event in Vienna, Austria.

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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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