13th Movimentos Festival set for Germany
The 13th Movimentos Festival, set for April 10-May 17 in Wolfsburg, Germany, will present a program that addresses the theme of peace in its many different facets. Dance performances include Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel, the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan and the Movimentos Academy as led by choreographer Daniel Martins.
Mark Morris' 'L'Allegro' airing on PBS
Mark Morris' masterwork L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato will make its television premiere on Friday, March 27 on PBS's Great Performances. The show, with an introduction by Mikhail Baryshnikov, was filmed last summer in Madrid in high-definition and is a wonderful opportunity for people to see this landmark work.
Ballet Arizona revives Ratmansky work
Ballet Arizona will revive Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's Le Carnaval Des Animaux (meaning “Carnival of the Animals”) as part of its program “Today's Masters” this week, on March 26-29. Ratmansky, who is renowned as the former director of the Bolshoi Ballet and as the current artist-in-residence for American Ballet Theatre, originally brought the work to Ballet Arizona in 2013.
Canada's Ballet Kelowna concludes season
Ballet Kelowna will close its 2014-15 Season with two world premieres and one company premiere from some of the country’s leading contemporary ballet choreographers—James Kudelka, Shawn Hounsell and Ballet Kelowna’s own Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando—in Forward: A Mixed Repertory Programme at the Kelowna Community Theatre on April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
American Dance Festival releases 2015 season
The American Dance Festival (ADF) announced the schedule for its 2015 season last week. ADF's 82nd season, running June 11-July 25, includes something for everyone with more than 60 performances by 31 companies and choreographers from around the world. Program highlights include: Shen Wei Dance Arts celebrating its 15th anniversary; “Dynamic Duos” presenting four ADF-commissioned duets; and the ADF debuts of Frances's Company Wang Ramirez and Cuba's Ballet Folklórico Cutumba.
West Australian Ballet holds auditions in NYC
West Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director Aurelien Scannella will hold auditions in New York City on Friday, April 17. West Australian Ballet, a 37-member historic dance company founded in 1952 by Ballets Russes dancer Madame Kira Bousloff, is based in Perth and offers extensive programing throughout the year, with three to four major seasons plus regional touring.
DanceTeacherWeb Live moves to East Coast
This summer, the DanceTeacherWeb Conference and Expo is coming to the East Coast! After five years in Las Vegas, the conference now invites dance teachers to the fabulous Foxwoods Resort in beautiful Connecticut on August 3-6 to connect with fellow teachers and studio owners from around the world. Featuring an all-star faculty and a fantastic expo, DanceTeacherWeb Live will send attendees home re-energized and ready for the new season ahead.
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet closes
Late Friday, March 20, New York-based Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet announced that it is closing. It posted a short announcement on its website and its social media. The highly esteemed avant-garde company was founded and funded by Walmart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie a dozen years ago. The company, most recently run by Artistic Director Alexandra Damiani, just finished an an international tour.
Project Dance hosts Greenville event in May
Project Dance, a global movement of dancers, has launched its 2015 season! It will host an event on May 22-24 in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, with participants dancing at The Peace Center's beautiful outdoor theater. Greenville Event Producers Shaun and Chasity Stricklend invite dancers in the region to register.