BalletBoyz premieres ‘Young Men’ in London
BalletBoyz, the celebrated British dance company created by former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, will soon present a new full-length production entitled Young Men in London. Opening Sadler’s Wells 2015 programme, Young Men is choreographed by rising star Iván Pérez and explores the theme of war and the bonds that develop between the men consumed by it.
Luminarium explores dreams in new work
This December, Luminarium Dance Company presents its newest feature-length production, The Sleeprunner. The premiere will transform the space at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts into a dynamic dream world while highlighting the company's signature imaginative choreography, lighting and scenic design.
Mikhailovsky Ballet makes West Coast debut
Joining the illustrious list of renowned ballet companies presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, the Mikhailovsky Ballet from St. Petersburg, Russia will make its West Coast debut on November 28, opening the Center’s 2014–15 International Dance Series. Mikhailovsky Ballet, which is currently performing through November 23 in New York, will present The Flames of Paris, a work rarely seen in a full production.
Cynthia Gregory accepts Capezio Dance Award
On Monday, November 17, the Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation honored American prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory with the 63rd Annual Capezio Dance Award in a special commemorative event at Las Vegas' Smith Center. The foundation has presented the award every year since 1952. It is awarded to those who bring respect, stature and distinction to dance and who exhibit qualities such as innovation, creativity and imagination.
Leap! Dance Competition revs up for 2015
Leap! National Dance Competition has announced its fourth season of fresh, fun and exciting dance experiences. Leap!, the first and only competition in the industry to offer a leaping contest at every event, begins its 2015 regional competitions on Valentine’s Day weekend in sunny California.
SYTYCD renews & restructures for 12th year
Fox has renewed its Emmy Award-winning So You Think You Can Dance for a 12th season. From 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions, it has been announced that SYTYCD will return in the summer of 2015 with a dramatic new twist.
Russell Maliphant Co. touring 'Still Current'
British choreographer Russell Maliphant is currently touring his new program Still Current. On November 27 and 28, his company will perform at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. Following these performances, the company will tour the program to Théâtre de la ville de Luxembourg, The Joyce Theater in New York and Lincoln Hall in Portland.
Ailey receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
The White House recently announced that President Obama has selected Alvin Ailey to be a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. This honor – the nation’s highest civilian honor – is being given posthumously to acknowledge Ailey’s contributions and commitment to Civil Rights and dance in America. His pioneering legacy lives on through Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) with performances, training, educational and community programs for people of all backgrounds.
Groove prepares for 2015 regionals
As the cold weather rolls in, Groove National Dance Competition begins to wrap up its fall convention series and prepare for its 2015 competition season. Regionals are just around the corner and Groove staff says they “cannot wait” to visit even more cities this upcoming year.
New Master Class Series with SF Ballet School
In an effort to share the joy of dance with a wider audience, the San Francisco Ballet School is now offering a new Master Class Series for pre-professional and professional ballet dancers ages 15-25. Each uniquely themed class will be taught in the school’s studios by San Francisco Ballet dancers, ballet masters and teachers. Those who wish to observe a class can register for an observer ticket.
Capezio keeps dancers fashionably outfitted
This holiday season as dancers around North America and the world prepare for their end-of-the-year recitals, beloved dancewear provider Capezio is busy making sure they are outfitted in the most fashionable apparel and shoes – whether it be leotards and tights for rehearsal, knitwear and leg warmers for warm-ups, activewear for fitness classes and hitting the gym, or new shoes for auditions and performances.