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Che Malambo tours percussive footwork

Posted on: 3/29/2017 8:00AM

Argentinian gaucho dance troupeChe Malambo, a powerhouse company of 14 Argentinian “gauchos” (cowboys), is touring its awe-inspiring show of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming, singing, and whirling “boleadoras” (lassos) around America through May.


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'Ballet Across America' at The Kennedy Center

Posted on: 3/28/2017 10:15AM

Nashville Ballet will perform Concerto at the 2017 Ballet Across America seriesThis year Ballet Across America is being curated by American Ballet Theatre Principal Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck. Hosted by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the series will run April 17-23, with two world premiere commissions among the roster of performances.


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‘World of Dance’ show to premiere on NBC

Posted on: 3/27/2017 3:00PM

NBC dance competition seriesWho else is excited about the premiere of the new dance competition series World of Dance? Set for Monday, May 8 from 10-11 pm, the show will air right after The Voice on NBC. It will feature Jennifer Lopez, NE-YO and Derek Hough as the judges and Jenna Dewan Tatum as the host/mentor.


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Energetiks offers free international shipping

Posted on: 3/27/2017 9:30AM

Energetiks now offers free international shippingAustralian dancewear brand Energetiks has announced that shipping to addresses outside Australia is now free when shoppers spend over AUD $100! Orders will usually arrive fast - in five working days or so!


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PNB explores virtual reality in new video

Posted on: 3/24/2017 9:00AM

Pixvana partnered with Pacific Northwest Ballet for projectPixvana partnered with the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) to explore the unprecedented possibilities for dance and performance within virtual reality (VR), resulting in the three-minute VR film Silent Resonance.


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Texas dance gala commands attention

Posted on: 3/23/2017 8:30AM

Command Performance Gala 2017 by TITAS PresentsTITAS Presents, labeled “North Texas’ foremost presenter of dance”, recently announced it will honor the SMU Meadows School of the Arts Division of Dance at its annual Command Performance Gala on May 13 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.


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José Mateo Ballet Theatre set to take flight

Posted on: 3/22/2017 2:00PM

José Mateo's The Even and the OddJosé Mateo Ballet Theatre in Massachusetts will present three ballets by Artistic Director José Mateo as part of its Taking Flight program on March 24 – April 9.  They’ll explore the sweet, the strange and the ominous at The Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge.


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ADC|IBC announces 2017 Gala Artists

Posted on: 3/21/2017 12:00PM

American Dance Competition ADC|IBC 2017The American Dance Competition (ADC|IBC) is coming up on March 25-30 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pre-professional ballet dancers will compete for esteemed opportunities and attention from prestigious jury members. As part of the annual festivities, ADC|IBC will also host a celebratory Gala event featuring local and international ballet stars. The special Gala is set for March 30 at The Mahaffey Theater.


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Dance luminary Trisha Brown dies at 80

Posted on: 3/20/2017 3:30PM

Choreographer Trisha Brown diesRenowned choreographer Trisha Brown, a leader and founder of American postmodern dance, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. The influential artist was 80 years old.


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Progressing Ballet Technique Workshops

Posted on: 3/16/2017 7:00AM

Marie Walton-Mahon with ballet studentProgressing Ballet Technique will soon host training workshops in North America with Founder and Director Marie Walton-Mahon. Designed for teachers who wish to learn all three levels of PBT, they will be held in locations from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.


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Riverdance rolls on, still touring USA

Posted on: 3/15/2017 7:00AM

Irish dance phenom tours USA in 2017Riverdance, the internationally-acclaimed Irish dance phenom of toe-tapping men and women, continues to take North America by storm. It tours through June 18 and by the time it’s done it will have performed in 60 cities across the USA and Canada.


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Ballet Chicago Studio Co. celebrates 20th year

Posted on: 3/14/2017 7:00AM

Choreography by George Balanchine Ballet Chicago, an internationally recognized professional track school of ballet, launched its Studio Company (BCSC) 20 years ago. To honor the company’s Platinum Anniversary, a concert program will be presented Saturday, May 6 at 2 and 7:30 pm at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.


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Atlanta awaits ‘Gennadi’s Choice’ program

Posted on: 3/13/2017 7:00AM

Gennadi Nedvigin of Atlanta BalletFor the first time, audiences will witness new Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin’s vision take the stage through Gennadi’s Choice – an exciting program curated by Gennadi himself and designed to explore the evolution and transformative nature of dance. It will run for one weekend only, March 17-19, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.


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PCDC presents its 2017 Spring Season

Posted on: 3/10/2017 7:00AM

PCDC presents its 2017 Spring Season in MarchNew York City’s Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, led by Founding Artistic Director Igal Perry and Executive Director Yarden Ronen-van Heerden, will present its Spring Season this month. The two programs feature works by Perry, Jae Man Joo and Marlena Wolfe.


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‘Bollywood Musical Revue’ touring America

Posted on: 3/9/2017 7:00AM

The Bollywood Musical Revue by Vaibhavi Merchant and Shruti MerchantTaj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue has been touring across America since February 2 and will continue through April 24. This show explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations.


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Visceral Dance Chicago premieres ‘Synapse’

Posted on: 3/8/2017 7:00AM

Synapse by Artistic Director Nick PupilloVisceral Dance Chicago continues its 2016-17 Season with SPRINGFOUR on April 8 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. It will include a world premiere entitled Synapse by Artistic Director Nick Pupillo, as well as Minor Threat from Canadian-based choreographer Mark Godden.


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Ailey II makes NYU Skirball Center debut

Posted on: 3/7/2017 7:00AM

Ailey II in Marcus Jarrell Willis' workAiley II makes its NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debut March 29 – April 2, sharing two programs of premieres and returning favorites with audiences during its annual New York season. The 12 young dancers return to the New York stage after a 25-city world tour.


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