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‘Every Single Step’ returns for second season

Posted on: 9/24/2016 8:00AM

choreography competition series on go90Every Single Step, the new choreography competition series produced by So You Think You Can Dance creator Nigel Lythgoe, returns for eight new episodes on September 26, exclusively on go90. Ten choreographers will compete against each other in a series of themed challenges – and only one will walk away with the $25,000 cash prize.


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Six weeks of contemporary dance to hit ATL

Posted on: 9/23/2016 11:30AM

Vertigo Dance Company coming to Atlanta for Exposed FestivalIn an unprecedented partnership, CORE, the contemporary dance organization dually based in metro Atlanta and Houston, is collaborating with 7 Stages Theatre, Emory University Dance Program, Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University to present EXPOSED, a six-week festival of richly-layered, boundary-blurring contemporary dance and physical theatre from Israel.


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Ten 2016–17 dates set for DanceChance

Posted on: 9/22/2016 8:00AM

DanceWorks Chicago’s monthly program at Lou Conte Dance Studio in the Hubbard Street Dance CenterBeginning Friday, September 30, DanceWorks Chicago’s monthly program DanceChance returns to the Lou Conte Dance Studio in the Hubbard Street Dance Center in Chicago’s West Loop. Since its inception in March 2008, DanceChance has encouraged dialogues between artists and audiences, across 85 events to date, featuring the work of more than 200 Chicago-based choreographers.


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Ivan Liška’s ‘Le Corsaire’ comes to the U.S.

Posted on: 9/21/2016 11:30AM

Ivan Liška’s Le Corsaire coming to Boston BalletBoston Ballet’s 53rd season begins with the North American premiere of Ivan Liška’s adventure and romance-filled Le Corsaire, with music by Adolphe Adam, Léo Delibes, Cesare Pugni, Riccardo Drigo and Prinz von Oldenburg, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra. Running October 27-November 6 at the Boston Opera House, Le Corsaire showcases the corps de ballet.


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Bessies announce 2016 Lifetime Achievement & Service to the Field of Dance Awards

Posted on: 9/20/2016 4:00PM

Tap Innovator and Choreographer wins 2016 Bessie Award for Lifetime AchievementThe NY Dance and Performance Awards, known as “The Bessies”, recently announced legendary tap innovator and choreographer Brenda Bufalino is the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Dance. It also revealed this year’s recipients of Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance – The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library and Alex Smith, executive chairman of Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center.


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NJ kids tackle a new theatrical rock ballet

Posted on: 9/19/2016 11:00AM

Kids only theatrical rock ballet directed by Marlowe ScottA new kids-only production of Over The Rainbow is set to premiere at Franklin High School in Somerset, NJ this Saturday, September 24. Directed by choreographer Marlowe Scott, the full-length, one-of-a-kind rock ballet presents kids from diverse backgrounds dancing to timeless pop songs in modernly-branded costumes.


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Visceral Dance Chicago premieres two works in fall engagement

Posted on: 9/16/2016 12:00PM

Nick Pupillo dance companyVisceral Dance Chicago will begin its fourth season with a fall engagement at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm. This program will include world premieres by Artistic Director Nick Pupillo and Los Angeles-based choreographer Erica Sobol.


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World Ballet Day LIVE returns on October 4

Posted on: 9/15/2016 10:00AM

World Ballet Day LIVEThe Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet will collaborate for the third time to broadcast 20 hours of behind-the-scenes footage on Tuesday, October 4. For the first time, World Ballet Day LIVE will be streamed via Facebook LIVE—the longest broadcast ever to be shown on the platform.


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YoungArts is now accepting applications

Posted on: 9/14/2016 9:00AM

Dance scholarship through YoungArtsAre you a talented 15- to 18-year-old ballet, hip-hop, jazz, modern, tap or world dancer? Or do you know someone who is? If so, it’s time to check out The National YoungArts Foundation, better known as “YoungArts” for short. This organization identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts in the U.S. Young dancers should apply by October 14!


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Celebrity CREATE entries due soon

Posted on: 9/13/2016 12:00PM

Celebrity Dance Competitions' Choreography CompetitionCelebrity Dance is as busy as ever preparing for its new season of conventions and competitions, with its Fall 2016 Convention Tour kicking off this month and running through mid-November. The stellar Celebrity team is also diligently sorting through the incoming entries for its annual choreography competition, dubbed “Celebrity CREATE.”


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SYTYCD Season 13 Winner Revealed

Posted on: 9/13/2016 10:00AM

So You Think You Can Dance Season 13 winner revealedThe finale of So You Think You Can Dance Season 13 aired on Monday, September 12, 2016 on Fox. The episode kicked off with a bang, presenting a fun hip-hop number choreographed by Jamal Sims and Christopher Scott that featured the Top 10 dancers and their All-Star counterparts. At the end of the jam-packed evening, host Cat Deeley read the results and revealed who the "Next Generation" winner is.


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Dance college & career fair returns to Chicago

Posted on: 9/12/2016 8:00AM

Dance College & Career Fair in Chicago areaThe Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM) will host its 3rd annual Dance College & Career Fair on November 4-5 at the DoubleTree Hotel Chicago-Oakbrook. Held concurrently with CNADM’s Fall Dance Workshops, the College & Career Fair is popular with dance students, teachers, choreographers, and performers from around the country.


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PNB’s season opener salutes France

Posted on: 9/9/2016 2:30PM

PNB dancers in the company’s 2008 world premiere of Benjamin Millepied’s 3 MovementsSeattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet will raise the curtain on its 44th season with TRICOLORE, a balletic ode to all things French, on September 23 – October 2. The program will include George Balanchine’s Symphony in C as well as 3 Movements and Appassionata, both choreographed by Benjamin Millepied.


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Doppelgänger begins its second season

Posted on: 9/8/2016 8:00AM

New England duets dance companyDoppelgänger Dance Collective, founded by artists Danielle Davidson and Shura Baryshnikov, returns to the New England community this fall to begin an exciting second season. The new season presents premieres by choreographers Alissa Cardone, Heidi Henderson and Kellie Ann Lynch, as well as multidisciplinary artist Andy Russ, who will direct a dance film.


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