Pacific Northwest Ballet reprises Don Quixote
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the return of Alexei Ratmansky’s spectacular, rousing Don Quixote from January 30 to February 8 in Seattle. This extravagant production requires 2,200 square feet of dancing space on stage, utilizes 280 costumes and props, and uses more lumber and building materials than PNB’s Coppélia, Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty combined.
SYTYCD announces new judges for Season 12
World-renowned choreographer, performer, singer and songwriter Paula Abdul and global superstar, singer/songwriter/dancer Jason Derulo will join Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe at the judges’ table, alongside returning host Cat Deeley, for the 12th season of So You Think You Can Dance. The new season, which airs on Fox this summer, will feature a fresh twist in the competition: stage dancers vs. street dancers. The audition tour is currently underway.
Canada's Alberta Ballet performs in Houston
From January 30–February 1, Houston Ballet will present Alberta Ballet as part of the Cullen Series. Under the artistic direction of Jean Grand-Maître, Alberta Ballet will perform Love Lies Bleeding, a celebration of the music of rock legend Sir Elton John and his writing partner Bernie Taupin.
Off Center Festival examines B-Boy culture
Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California is hosting its fourth annual Off Center Festival now through January 31. The festival presents eight exciting artists and companies performing at the Center for the first time. This weekend, from January 29-31, Amy O’Neal: Opposing Forces will be presented, examining the paradoxical nature of B-Boy culture.
Dance on Camera moves beyond familiar
Now in its 43rd year, the prestigious Dance on Camera Film Festival is set to return to New York on January 30–February 3. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Dance on Camera will once again honor ballet and contemporary dance personalities through documentaries and narrative films. For this festival, Dance on Camera moves beyond familiar expectations too, presenting a cheerleading documentary as well as a girls’ hand-clapping film for the first time.
London’s Ballet Black presents a triple bill
Following acclaimed performances in 2014, Cassa Pancho’s company of black and Asian classically trained dancers returns with a stunning new program in February. Ballet Black will present a triple bill on February 10-14 at Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre, featuring exciting works choreographed by Kit Holder, Will Tuckett and Mark Bruce.
Costume Gallery names scholarship recipients
The founders of Costume Gallery, Beverly Miller and her husband Norman, served the dance community for more than half a century. In their memory and as a dedication to young dancers in the community, Costume Gallery established the Beverly Miller Scholarship Fund to help young people pursue their dance education. Every year, a total of $10,000 in scholarships is awarded to dancers based on their application submissions – 18 $500 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship. Recently, at the end of 2014, this year’s scholarship recipients were announced.
AIM Invitational invites submissions
Broadway Dance Center has announced its Sixth Annual AIM Invitational, set for March 28-29 at the prestigious New York dance destination. This esteemed event, hosted by BDC's youth performance company, Arts in Motion (AIM), offers prominent surrounding area studios the chance to showcase their recital, concert or competition pieces for an audience of some of today's most distinguished industry professionals. BDC invites submissions for consideration through February 22.