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Nashville Ballet stages Holocaust project

Posted on: 1/22/2018 10:00AM

Ballet Austin in Holocaust remembrance danceNashville Ballet will stage Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project this February, an internationally acclaimed contemporary ballet that journeys through one of history’s darkest hours to ultimately shine a spotlight on the triumph of the human spirit. Presented as part of the company’s annual Attitude series, Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project comes to Music City from Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills.


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ABT dancers, stage managers threaten strike

Posted on: 1/20/2018 4:20PM

Swan Lake by Kevin McKenzieOn Friday, January 19, The New York Times reported that American Ballet Theatre  (ABT) is experiencing internal conflict between its management and its dancers and stage managers. The latter group voted Thursday to approve a strike should management continue to fail to grant more to the dancers’ and stage managers’ retirement plans.


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4 New Broadway Shows We’re Excited About

Posted on: 1/19/2018 12:25PM

August Wilson Theatre New YorkThis year promises to be quite memorable on Broadway, with many new, exciting productions in the works! If you’re not living in NYC, it might be time to book those plane tickets because our four handpicked shows might be the start of something big!


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New Mexico’s Choreographic Center draws national talent

Posted on: 1/18/2018 8:00AM

Keshet Makers Space Experience 2018The Keshet Makers Space Experience expands in 2018 with 10 choreographers (Makers) from throughout the United States each spending 10 days at the Southwest’s newest Choreographic Center, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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Wonderbound offers Valentine’s Day Escape

Posted on: 1/17/2018 11:45AM

Aphrodite’s SwitchboardThe Colorado dance company Wonderbound will present Garrett Ammon’s Aphrodite’s Switchboard from February 9-24 at three Denver Metro Area theaters. This production follows Aphrodite and her steadfast assistant, Hermes, as they come down from Mount Olympus to bring love back into the world. 


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Female dance leadership in the spotlight

Posted on: 1/16/2018 12:00PM

2018 Women in Dance Leadership ConferenceThe 2018 Women in Dance Leadership Conference is this week in New York City! Running January 18-20, the focus is Female Leadership in the 21st Century. As directed by Sandra Shih Parks, the conference will celebrate and promote the female impact on dance making and dance related fields.


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Winter Tap Dance Carnival to hit NYC soon

Posted on: 1/15/2018 10:15AM

American Tap Dance FoundationThe American Tap Dance Foundation will soon hold a fundraising event for its ongoing adult education programs at the American Tap Dance Center in NYC. The 2018 Winter Tap Dance Carnival will present three-day courses and master classes, films, food, talks, games, a raffle, a jam session and more.


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OKC Ballet premieres new 'The Little Mermaid'

Posted on: 1/12/2018 12:00PM

The Little Mermaid ballet. Photo by Shevaun WilliamsNext month, Oklahoma City Ballet will present a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s story of The Little Mermaid, which has ignited the imagination of the young and young-at-heart for generations. In this world premiere ballet, choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Mills, audiences will follow a young mermaid who is willing to give up her identity and her life in the sea to gain a human soul.


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Grand Rapids Ballet appoints new director

Posted on: 1/11/2018 11:00AM

Grand Rapids BalletMichigan’s only professional ballet company recently announced the appointment of James Sofranko as its new Artistic Director. Grand Rapids Ballet will officially welcome the San Francisco Ballet soloist and founder of Bay Area contemporary repertory company SFDanceworks on July 1.


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Spoleto Festival USA unveils 2018 Program

Posted on: 1/10/2018 11:45AM

Spoleto Festival USA 2018 SeasonThe 42nd Annual Spoleto Festival USA will take place in Charleston, South Carolina from May 25 through June 10, 2018. For 17 days and nights, a variety of artists will converge in the historic and colorful Southern city, filling its theaters, churches and outdoor spaces and adding to the area’s rich cultural fabric. The 2018 Festival’s more than 160 ticketed events include performances by Miami City Ballet, contemporary dance company A.I.M and Michelle Dorrance.


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BDC announces 2018 Audition Tour

Posted on: 1/8/2018 12:30PM

BDC Professional Semester Audition Tour 2018Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester Program offers the advanced technical training and powerful networking opportunities that dancers need to launch a sustainable career in dance. Now BDC has announced an exclusive audition tour for this elite program!


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Teens invited to study Graham Technique

Posted on: 1/5/2018 8:05AM

Martha Graham School 2018 Winter IntensivesTeens@Graham, the Martha Graham School's flagship program for dancers ages 10-17, aims to help students strengthen their dance and academic performance through study of the Graham Technique, Ballet, Contemporary, Composition, and Repertory. A Teen Winter Intensive for dancers ages 13–17 will be offered February 19–24 alongside a separate Pre-Teen Winter Intensive for ages 10-12.


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Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in its 50th Year

Posted on: 1/4/2018 7:25AM

Men’s Stories: A Concerto in RuinThe Lar Lubovitch Dance Company is edging closer to its exciting 50th anniversary season at The Joyce Theater in New York City on April 17–22, 2018. The season will feature the world premiere of Wanderers as well as signature works from the company’s vast repertory.


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Houston Ballet sets new dates for Spring 2018

Posted on: 1/3/2018 9:00AM

San Francisco Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan and Aaron RobisonHouston Ballet recently revealed new dates and venues for its Spring 2018 Season, which will continue its “Hometown Tour” in a variety of Houston theaters. The season will begin March 1-4 with a mixed repertory program entitled Rock, Roll & Tutus, the first of the “Unconventional Ballets” at the George R. Brown Convention Center.


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American Dance Platform returns to The Joyce

Posted on: 1/2/2018 7:00AM

American Dance Platform 2018 at Joyce TheaterThe Joyce Theater in New York City will soon present American Dance Platform, a diverse showcase now in its third year. Some of the most captivating American companies performing today will hit the stage, all in dedication to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance.


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Chicago Dancemakers Forum invites proposals

Posted on: 1/1/2018 9:00AM

Chicago Dancemakers Forum's Lab Artist Awards ProgramIn November, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum announced the 15th year of its signature Lab Artist Awards program and invited Chicago contemporary choreographers of all dance forms and all areas of the city to submit proposals. Up to six dancemakers will each receive $15,000 along with a year of mentorship. Applications are open through February 6, 2018.


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SF Ballet divulges Unbound Festival details

Posted on: 12/31/2017 8:00AM

Unbound: A Festival of New WorksSan Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced the program order, artistic credits, and select titles for Unbound: A Festival of New Works, which will be performed Friday, April 20 to Sunday, May 6, 2018.


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Ballet Beyond Borders Challenge coming up

Posted on: 12/30/2017 7:00AM

Grand Prix Dance Challenge 2018Now celebrating its 20th year, the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre recently announced a host of global dance stars headlining the upcoming Ballet Beyond Borders Grand Prix Dance Challenge, to be held the week of January 9-13, 2018. This year dancers from Brazil, Mexico, Kazahkstan, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Romania, Korea, Panama, Italy, China, the U.K. and from across the U.S. will meet in Missoula, Montana for the challenge.


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Audition Online for New York Dance Project!

Posted on: 12/29/2017 3:00PM

Ballet & Contemporary Summer Programs in NYC and ItalyIn 2018, New York Dance Project will offer Ballet and Contemporary Summer Programs in New York City as well as Florence, Italy! Dancers auditioning via video link or master class who register upon acceptance prior to January 1 will receive a 20% discount!


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APAP 2018 at Peridance Capezio Center

Posted on: 12/28/2017 9:45AM

Peridance Capezio Center APAP ShowsPeridance Capezio Center in New York City will present 20 innovative dance companies during the 2018 Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) Conference week. Shows will be presented January 13 and 14 in the Salvatore Capezio Theater.


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'Step Up: High Water' reveals release date

Posted on: 12/27/2017 12:31PM

Step Up series by YouTube Red Step Up: High Water officially has a release date – plus, it has debuted a new trailer! The YouTube Red series is the latest installment in the Step Up franchise and is being produced by none other than Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum. All 10 episodes will go live on YouTube Red on January 31, 2018.


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Savion Glover to launch 'All FuNKD' Up' tour

Posted on: 12/26/2017 12:35PM

All FuNKD' Up, The ConCert TourCelebrated tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover will launch the North American Tour of his All FuNKD' Up, The ConCert on Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24 at Washington D.C.'s National Theatre. His new show will highlight his percussive genius as he and his six-piece band and a company of dancers illuminate original compositions.


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Keshet Arts accepting choreography entries

Posted on: 12/22/2017 11:00AM

Keshet Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New MexicoKeshet Arts is now accepting submissions until January 8 for its 2018 Choreographers’ Showcase! Showcase performances will be held February 3-4 at the Keshet Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Choreographers will be notified by January 15 if their piece has been accepted into the showcase.


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Chicago's ARC to launch 2018 with $1 classes

Posted on: 12/21/2017 8:50AM

Chicago dance movement studioThe American Rhythm Center (ARC), Chicago's shared education, rehearsal and special-event facility for dance and theatre arts, kicks off the new year with "All For ONE," a week of $1 classes January 2-8, 2018 in the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago.


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Audition dates announced for Boston Ballet School's 2018 Summer Dance Program

Posted on: 12/20/2017 7:45AM

2018 Summer Ballet Intensive Boston USABoston Ballet School’s Summer Dance Program (SDP) is a five-week intensive summer residential dance program for Pre-Professional level students from all around the world and gives young dancers the opportunity to work with Boston Ballet School’s internationally-renowned faculty. Meant for aspiring dancers ages 12–18, the program often serves as a stepping-stone to further professional ballet training at Boston Ballet School.


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Trailer released for 'Nutcracker' movie

Posted on: 12/19/2017 1:00PM

Disney's The Nutcracker and The Four RealmsWalt Disney Studios has released the first official trailer for “The Nutcracker and The Four Realms”, which will hit theaters on November 2, 2018. Directed by Lasse Hallström, the movie puts a spin on the holiday classic. It stars A-listers like Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirran and Morgan Freeman. But perhaps what has the dance world buzzing the most is its Ballerina, played by none other than Misty Copeland.


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Train at French Academie of Ballet this winter

Posted on: 12/18/2017 8:00AM

Winter Ballet Workshop in New York In January and February 2018, the French Academie of Ballet in New York City will present special Winter Workshops on Sundays for dancers aged 11 and older. One workshop will focus on Pointe & Variations while another hones in on Contemporary Technique.


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TBT’s holiday classic features special guests

Posted on: 12/15/2017 10:00AM

Holiday classic The NutcrackerTexas Ballet Theater (TBT) is currently presenting its annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Performances began December 8 and will conclude December 24. The program features a twist this year, with a dancer swap with the Queensland Ballet in Australia.


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Detroit Dance Race celebrates 20th Edition

Posted on: 12/14/2017 11:40AM

ArtLab J choreographic showcaseArtLab J, a multi-faceted dance organization based in The Motor City, will present the 20th Detroit Dance Race soon. This event was founded to give emerging and professional choreographers an opportunity and location to present their work. It was dubbed the “Detroit Dance Race” because its creators wanted dance to be continuously growing, changing and building up the community, just like the motor-city.


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Tap dancer Andrew Nemr performs solo show

Posted on: 12/13/2017 3:45PM

Rising to the Tap showThe BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, will present tap virtuoso Andrew Nemr’s solo performance Rising to the Tap this Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16.


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