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Steps Repertory Ensemble presents program ‘both intimate and grand’

Posted on: 5/3/2016 7:00AM

2016 New York Season of Steps Repertory Ensemble to present Lar Lubovitch's Legend of TenThe Steps Beyond Foundation—Steps on Broadway’s non-profit arm committed to connecting artists and the community through dialogue, performance and artistic collaboration—recently announced a three-day performance celebration set for May 6-8 at Ailey Citigroup Theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The celebration includes Steps Repertory Ensemble's annual New York season.


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Ballet West announces 2016-17 Season

Posted on: 5/2/2016 7:00AM

Ballet West’s 2016-17 SeasonBallet West’s 2016-17 Season will highlight the scope of the company’s versatility with works of contemporary storytelling, supreme classical purity, thought-provoking masterpieces, as well as cutting-edge creations. For the first time, the company will also present the Ballet West National Choreographic Festival.


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Atlanta's glo prepares for various projects

Posted on: 4/29/2016 7:00AM

glo dancer. Photo by Alan Kimara Dixon.In mid-March, glo, the Atlanta-based “nomadic medium” merging contemporary dance and performance art, announced a group of projects for 2016 that include social art, interdisciplinary experiments, local conversations and a new web platform. First up is SEARCH ENGINE on May 2-8.


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FOOTPRINTS returns to NYC’s West Side

Posted on: 4/28/2016 8:00AM

Amanda Selwyn Dance TheatreThe West Side YMCA Community Arts Department and Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre present FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival on May 19-21 at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. This dance festival, now in its second year, will celebrate innovative works of contemporary dance from diverse new and established voices in NYC dance.


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Boston Ballet reprises popular ‘Swan Lake’

Posted on: 4/27/2016 7:00AM

Boston Ballet reprises Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake in 2016Boston Ballet’s spring season kicks off on International Dance Day with Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake, back by popular demand after a record-breaking world premiere in October 2014. The production, which welcomes New York City Ballet Principal Gonzalo Garcia for select performances, runs April 29–May 26 at The Boston Opera House.


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Take class from Cat Cogliandro & Chelsea Thedinga at Celebrity this fall

Posted on: 4/26/2016 7:00AM

2016 Celebrity Dance Conventions FacultyCelebrity Dance Conventions has recently announced that Cat Cogliandro will join the convention faculty this fall – plus Chelsea Thedinga will be back after touring with Shaping Sound last season!


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6 Times When Dance Changed Lives

Posted on: 4/25/2016 7:00AM

U.S. National Dance Week 2016In honor of U.S. National Dance Week, Dance Informa wanted to share some of our favorite instances when dance changed the lives of its participants. These stories move us and inspire us to celebrate dance, an art form capable of encouraging people and taking its partakers to new heights!


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The Music Center in L.A. unveils its 2016-17 Dance Season

Posted on: 4/22/2016 11:00AM

Jessica Lang Dance coming to The Music Center in L.A.The Music Center’s powerful new dance season will engage both dance lovers and those new to the art form. As the first season to be launched under new President and CEO Rachel Moore (formerly CEO of American Ballet Theatre), "Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center" will provide the platform for some of the finest U.S. dance companies and artists along with internationally renowned companies who are breaking boundaries.


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Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre revives 1993 work ‘Parts & Labor’

Posted on: 4/21/2016 11:00AM

Parts & Labor revivalLos Angeles-based Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will produce its first official performance of the season in May: Parts & Labor. This work is “extra special” to the company as it’s a throwback to the troupe’s earliest years.


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Real Time Pain Relief supports dancers

Posted on: 4/20/2016 7:00AM

Real Time Pain Relief Foot Cream for DancersReal Time Pain Relief, a 2016 sponsor for Dance Teacher Summit, offers a Foot Cream for dancers and teachers that contains healing ingredients for helping to resolve pain and discomfort. The Foot Cream works to relieve muscle strains, bruises, sprains and any arthritic pain.


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YAGP NYC Finals coming up!

Posted on: 4/19/2016 10:00AM

YAGP 2015 Finalist Rio AndersonThe annual New York City Finals for the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) are set for April 22-29. Dedicated to YAGP’s longtime Director of Operations Shelley King, who passed away in August, the NYC Finals will take place at various venues across the city – with the competition starting at the Jack Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and the final round and gala happening at the Howard Gilman Opera House.


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Dance Informa covers Dance Against Cancer

Posted on: 4/18/2016 10:15AM

NYC Dance Fundraiser for American Cancer SocietyOn Monday, April 25, Dance Informa will cover New York City’s annual Dance Against Cancer (DAC) event live on Twitter and Instagram. There are many ways you can get involved and support the cause and your favorite dance stars.


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Kathryn Posin awarded grant from LMCC

Posted on: 4/15/2016 12:00PM

Founder of Kathryn Posin Dance CompanyThe Kathryn Posin Dance Company, invited by 92nd Street Y to open the Harkness Dance Festival in February, has been awarded a generous grant for this program by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, which includes the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.


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World Dance Celebration Workshops at Ailey

Posted on: 4/14/2016 11:00AM

The Ailey Extension offers World Dance Celebration WorkshopsThis spring, The Ailey Extension is offering a plethora of unique opportunities for students to blossom. Recently, it has featured a Horton Workshop led by Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell and a Contemporary Jazz Workshop taught by Ailey dancer Sean Aaron Carmon. Now it will present various World Dance Celebration Workshops in seven different techniques.


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