Celebrity CREATE entries due August 15
After recently wrapping up Nationals at Sea, Celebrity Dance Competitions is already back to going full steam ahead, preparing for the new season of conventions and competitions, as well as its annual choreography competition, Celebrity CREATE. Winners of this competition are awarded some awesome prizes, including cash prizes, gifts from co-producer Capezio and the opportunity to present what they’ve created in a live show this fall. Entries for CREATE are due August 15.
2014 Vail International Dance Festival begins
The 2014 Vail International Dance Festival will open on Sunday, July 27 with a star filled evening previewing artists and companies to be featured in the 26th season. The festival will run through Saturday, August 9, featuring the companies BalletX, Pennsylvania Ballet and Martha Graham Dance Company, as well as dance stars Carla Kӧrbes, Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, Gabriel Missé, Analía Centurión, Tiler Peck, Robert Fairchild, Herman Cornejo, Alessandra Ferri, Shantala Shivalingappa, Brian Brooks and so on.
Dance Celebration announces its 32nd Season
Dance Celebration’s 32nd Season in Philadelphia will feature 10 companies from seven countries in a total of 51 performances. Opening the series in October is London’s BalletBoyz showcasing the virtuoso talents of 10 male dancers in works by Liam Scarlett and Russell Maliphant.
Ballett Zürich to premiere 'Anna Karenina'
Switzerland’s largest professional ballet company will premiere a new ballet version of Anna Karenina this October as it opens its 2014-15 season. Ballett Zürich, which was formerly known as the Ballet of the Zurich City Theatre, is led by Artistic Director Christian Spuck and includes 36 dancers.
PCDC hosts NY workshop and audition
New York's Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (PCDC) will host a workshop running Monday to Friday, August 25-29 for advanced dancers. Drop-ins are welcome but registration for the whole workshop is recommended. Also, the company will host an audition on Saturday, August 30 for experienced male and female dancers. Company contracts run for a full year starting September 2014 and include national and international touring.
Nominees announced for 30th Bessie Awards
The New York Dance and Performance Awards, also known as The Bessies, are NYC’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field. On Wednesday, July 16, the 36 nominees for the 2013-14 season were announced at a press conference by members of The Bessies Selection Committee. The 2014 awards ceremony will take place on Monday, October 20 at the legendary Apollo Theater in NYC. One 2014 award was also presented at the press conference – the fourth annual Outstanding Emerging Choreographer Award.
Groove looks ahead to 2014-15 season
Groove is one of the fastest-growing dance competition and convention series in the nation! Led by Artistic Director Daniel DeFranco, Groove is now preparing for its 2014-15 season, which will include five fall conventions, 23 regional competitions and two national finals! The one-day fall conventions will kickoff the season in October and will visit five East Coast cities.
Russia's Mariinsky Ballet returns to London
The Mariinsky Ballet, the classical ballet company based at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia, will return to the Royal Opera House in London with the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre for another exciting three-week season of spectacular ballets. Presented by Victor Hochhauser, the season will run July 28-August 16 and will include Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, a George Balanchine mixed bill, Cinderella and another mixed bill featuring The Firebird, Marguerite and Armand and Concerto DSCH.