Alight Dance Theater in garden performances
Alight Dance Theater, a small dance ensemble based in Greenbelt, Maryland since 2010, will present Dance in the Garden, a free outdoor performance series produced in partnership with the Chesapeake Education Arts & Research Society. Alight Dance Theater is creating three site-specific works to be performed in the Three Sisters Demonstration Gardens in the spring, summer and fall of this year. The first performance will be April 26.
13th Annual DANCE OPEN in Russia
The 13th Annual DANCE OPEN International Ballet Festival will be held this year on April 23-28 on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This season’s main focus is original contemporary choreography. It will present the Dutch National Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Malandain Ballet Biarritz and stars from companies such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hamburg Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet.
Steps offers Summer Study NYC program
Coming up this summer, Steps on Broadway will offer “Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Dance Intensive.” This program is open to domestic and international students and offers dancers the opportunity to study with some of New York’s leading artistic directors and contemporary choreographers. The program’s first session is June 16–July 11 and the second session is July 14–August 8.
VIBE Dance Workshop registration ends soon
VIBE Dance Workshop is returning to Atlanta this summer after kicking off its inaugural season last year. VIBE, led by co-directors Tara Shepard Myers and Emily Yewell-Volin, provides daily classes in barre strengthening, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop taught by current industry professionals. Dancers have until Thursday, May 1 to register.
YAGP releases 2014 results
The results for the 2014 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) have been announced, boasting many American winners this year. As the world's largest student ballet scholarship competition, the final round of YAGP took place at Lincoln Center in New York City on Wednesday, April 9.
CoreDance presents ‘Thresholds of Being’
CoreDance Contemporary presents Thresholds of Being, a diverse program of modern dance, on Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn, New York. CoreDance, an Australian modern dance company residing in New York, will present the NYC premiere of Of Loss: Grief’s Transitions, a work exploring the seven stages of grief, in addition to A Woman’s Work.
Dance meets ice-skating in Chicago
American Ice Theatre, a new contemporary ice dance company in Chicago, will present its spring concert Let's Dance! on Saturday, May 31. Along with the AIT ensemble, the show features work from finalists in the Young Artists Showcase, an online international figure skating choreography competition. Guest stars include 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown, 2011 U.S. Men's Champion Ryan Bradley and a cast of world-class skaters all coming together in the name of “dance” on ice.
Mass. Dance Festival calls for artists
Now through May 15, the Massachusetts Dance Festival (MDF) seeks performers and instructors for events to be held throughout Western Massachusetts this fall. Active dancers and teachers are invited to be a part of MDF Amherst in September or the Paper City Mini-Fest in Holyoke this October. These events will highlight the best in dance from throughout the region and beyond.
25th Anniversary of Nai-Ni Chen Dance Co.
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with performances featuring repertory works and a world premiere on Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. in NYC. All choreographic works will be performed to live music by Artistic Director Nai-Ni Chen's frequent collaborators over the last 15 years.
‘Celebrate’ is final show for OBT star
Oregon Ballet Theatre’s offering of Celebrate at the Newmark Theatre this season marks the end of an era with the retirement of Principal Dancer Alison Roper, who will perform the company premiere of Nacho Duato’s Cor Perdut in every show. Also on the Celebrate program is the pulsating and colorful Petal, a company premiere by Helen Pickett, and Matjash Mrozewski’s The Lost Dance, created on OBT in 2012. Celebrate runs for eight performances on April 17-26.