'Radio Dances' at Colorado Public Radio
Colorado Public Radio (CPR) will launch a weekly arts show on CPR News beginning today, Friday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. UTC. The arts show is the latest development for CPR’s new multi-media arts bureau, which is designed to significantly increase arts coverage in Colorado. For the first edition, Arts Editor and host Chloe Veltman will introduce “Radio Dances,” a multi-faceted project exploring how the visually oriented medium of dance translates to the airwaves.
ODC/Dance Downtown at YBCA
San Francisco-based contemporary dance company ODC/Dance will celebrate its 43rd season on March 20–30 with the world premiere of boulders and bones, an epic work inspired by the creations of visual artist Andy Goldsworthy. Performances will be presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) and will also include: the 2013 smash hit Triangulating Euclid; Two if by Sea, new choreography by Kimi Okada; and a reprise of Unintended Consequences: A Meditation.
Bolshoi Ballet returns to Kennedy Center
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Bolshoi Ballet in Giselle, with choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa, and staging by Yuri Grigorovich. The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will accompany all performances May 20–25. Principal David Hallberg, who also dances with American Ballet Theatre, will dance the role of Albrecht on May 20 and 22.
McCallum Theatre's 17th Choreography Fest
The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California will once again host its Choreography Festival this November 8 and 9. Now in its 17th year, the festival is a competition that awards select choreographers a free chance to present their work as well as the chance to win monetary prizes. Submissions to present work in the 2014 Choreography Festival are due April 15.
Hubbard Street Auditions for 2014–15 Season
Early-career and professional dancers, male and female, are invited to audition for 2014–15 contracts with Hubbard Street’s main company and HS2 this Saturday, March 8. Individuals interested in a position with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago should have at minimum two years of professional experience. Hubbard Street 2 invites dancers ages 18 to 24 with strong backgrounds in classical and contemporary techniques.
Peridance's 2014 NY Spring Season
This month, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company will present three new creations at its annual New York Spring Season – one by Artistic Director Igal Perry, another by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago alumna Robyn Mineko Williams, and a third by Netherlands Dance Theater alumnus Bryan Arias. In addition, Peridance will perform Manuel de Falla's flamenco masterpiece El Amor Brujo as part of the NY Flamenco Festival. Performances are the weekends of March 15-16 and 22-23 at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance.
Ailey II celebrates 40th year with NY season
Ailey II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, from April 2-13 for a highly anticipated 40th anniversary season – the second led by Artistic Director Troy Powell. For two weeks, audiences will experience 14 performances featuring two dynamic programs, which come on the heels of a successful North American tour to over 30 cities and an array of critically acclaimed performances in Germany and France.
Oregon Ballet Theatre announces 25th season
Oregon Ballet Theatre recently announced its 25th anniversary season, which will officially start in October and run through April 2015. It will present four programs that honor where the company’s been while also looking ahead to where it can go. Highlights include world premieres by Nicolo Fonte and Darrell Grand-Moultrie, the company’s first full-length Cinderella, a trilogy of duets by numerous influential choreographers, and the launch of OBT II in the spring.