DANCE NEWS


Atlanta dance pioneer passes away

Posted on: 7/22/2017 11:00AM

Georgia Dance Conservatory founderThousands of student dancers in Atlanta have been touched by the legacy of local dance pioneer Ruth Mitchell, who passed away on July 18. After a successful Broadway career, she founded her own Atlanta-based dance school in 1956, which is currently known as the Georgia Dance Conservatory.


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TITAS Presents announces 2017-18 Season

Posted on: 7/21/2017 7:15AM

TITAS Presents 2017-18 SeasonTITAS Presents, led by Executive Director/Artistic Director Charles Santos, is North Texas’ foremost presenter of high culture performance art. TITAS Presents has been presenting dance and music in Dallas for 34 years. Now it has revealed that it will officially launch its 2017-18 Season with MOMIX on August 31.


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JJTC announces first official season

Posted on: 7/20/2017 7:30AM

Los Angeles dance companyJacob Jonas The Company (JJTC) has announced its first official season with local Los Angeles performances and two out-of-state presentations. Starting off, JJTC will be presented by The Music Center on Saturday, August 19 at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood.


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ASFB launches Summer Performance Series

Posted on: 7/19/2017 9:45AM

Cherice Barton’s EudaemoniaKnown as one of the chief ballet ensembles in the American West, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) is not only presenting performances by its own dancers this summer, but also three guest companies in its pair of home cities: Aspen, CO and Santa Fe, NM.


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Homo Veritas Dance Theatre makes NYC debut

Posted on: 7/18/2017 12:05PM

Matthew S. Berenbaum directs dance companyHomo Veritas Dance Theatre, a company committed to creating works immersed in the spirit of storytelling, will host its inaugural full-evening performance at New York City Center Studios on August 5 and 6. Under the artistic and executive direction of company founder Matthew S. Berenbaum, nine versatile dancers will present 16 new works.


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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre livens garden

Posted on: 7/18/2017 11:00AM

Amanda Selwyn Dance TheatreNew York City-based Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will present Green Afternoon V, an annual interactive garden installation and performance at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY, on Saturday, August 5. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations.


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Chicago Dancemakers Forum recognizes its 2017 Lab Artists at benefit

Posted on: 7/17/2017 12:12PM

Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2017 Lab ArtistIn June, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum announced the recipients of the 2017 Lab Artist Awards – Brittany Harlin, Daniel “Bravemonk” Haywood, Joshua L. Ishmon, Jumaane Taylor, Rika Lin and Victoria Bradford. On Thursday, July 13, these six Lab Artists were recognized at The Arts Club of Chicago during the 2017 Lab Artist Awards Celebration and Benefit.


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David Hallberg’s memoir set for fall release

Posted on: 7/14/2017 6:30AM

David Hallberg’s memoir on his dance careerDavid Hallberg, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet, has penned a memoir entitled A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back. On November 7, it will be published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster. It is now available for pre-order.


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Boys Ballet Summer Intensive offered in N.C.

Posted on: 7/13/2017 7:05AM

BBSI at the International Ballet Academy Cary North CarolinaRegistration is still open for the Boys Ballet Summer Intensive (BBSI) this August 7-12 in Cary, North Carolina. This intensive is designed specifically for male dancers ages 12-22. It offers technique classes, variations (repertoire), jumps and turns workshops, weight training and partnering.


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Full Radius Dance to launch 26th Season

Posted on: 7/12/2017 8:00AM

physically integrated dance classFull Radius Dance, a physically integrated modern dance company based in Atlanta, has now wrapped up its Silver Anniversary Season, which began and ended with international excursions. Soon it will launch its 26th Season with the Full Radius Dance Summer Intensive beginning July 30.


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Applications due for San Pedro arts festival

Posted on: 7/11/2017 7:05AM

Los Angeles Choreographers and DancersThe San Pedro Festival of the Arts will return for the 11th year this September. A free family event, it will feature dance, music and visual arts/crafts booths in the courtyard of Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles. Applications are closing for this year’s festival and both professional and pre-professional dance companies are encouraged to submit their work.


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Veronika Part's ABT contract not renewed

Posted on: 7/10/2017 12:45PM

Principal Veronika Part forced out of American Ballet TheatreIn the last week, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has announced some major changes to its company roster. To the shock of diehard fans, Principal Veronika Part’s contract was not renewed for the 2017-18 Season. The announcement was made on July 3 and her final performance was set for only five days later. On July 7, four promotions were revealed.


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Ginger Cox leads Partnering Workshop

Posted on: 7/10/2017 10:30AM

Ginger Cox leads Improvisation Partnering WorkshopCelebrated dance educator Ginger Cox is preparing to offer an Improvisation Partnering Workshop this Thursday, July 13 at Chelsea Studios in NYC. Set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., dancers 18 and older are invited to discover new ways to work with a partner, to reinvent their dance process and to be inspired by new ideas.


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Teatro alla Scala Ballet makes rare U.S. visit

Posted on: 7/7/2017 8:15AM

Teatro alla Scala Ballet CompanyCalifornia’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts will soon welcome Italy’s Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company in an exclusive West Coast engagement. Returning to America for the first time in 16 years, the company will perform Giselle from July 28–30 in Segerstrom Hall.


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The Moving Joint offers scholarships

Posted on: 7/6/2017 7:30AM

Los Angeles Pilates StudioThe Moving Joint is a sustainably built Yoga, Pilates, Bodywork and Gyrotonic studio serving west Los Angeles communities. It recently announced the launch of its Pilates Teacher Training Program and its offering two $500 scholarships to pre-professional or professional dancers to participate.


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Dallas Black Dance Theatre holds Auditions

Posted on: 7/5/2017 8:01AM

Photo by Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image.Founded in 1976, Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) will be celebrating its 41st Anniversary in its 2017-18 Season. The diverse, multi-ethnic troupe will be holding company auditions this Saturday, July 8 at its DBDT Studios, located on the eastern end of the thriving downtown Dallas Arts District.


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Inaugural INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/4/2017 9:00AM

INSITU Site-Specific Dance FestivalKinematik Dance Theater will soon present Long Island City's first two-day, outdoor site dance festival, taking place at four LIC waterfront parks and featuring a diverse program of unique, site-specific dance works by 24 distinguished and emerging New York City-based choreographers.


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Burn up the dance floor at Ailey Extension

Posted on: 7/3/2017 8:04AM

West African Class at Ailey Extension NYCThis summer, Ailey Extension has launched new weekly classes and one-time-only workshops for adults and even for the entire family. From dance fitness to bellydance to yoga classes, there’s something for students of all levels and backgrounds. Led by New York City’s best choreographers and teachers, these classes are held at The Joan Weill Center for Dance – home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.


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Thodos Dance Chicago’s final ‘New Dances’

Posted on: 6/30/2017 7:30AM

New Dances by Thodos Dance ChicagoFor 17 years, Thodos Dance Chicago has fostered new dance creation by producing New Dances, one of this city’s first and, still today, most extensive in-house choreography incubation programs. Now, in the series’ final year, New Dances 2017 will give eight members of the company one last chance to present their own, self-conceived new works on July 15 and 16.


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NextMove Dance reveals its 2017-18 Season

Posted on: 6/29/2017 8:00AM

Compagnie Hervé Koubi coming to PhiladelphiaNextMove Dance, Philadelphia’s presenter of contemporary dance, recently revealed its 2017-18 “Season of WOW”, which will include company debuts, local premieres and masterworks in 40 performances at the Prince Theater. The new season will run October 12, 2017- May 13, 2018.


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Dawn Stoppiello joins USC Kaufman faculty

Posted on: 6/28/2017 7:15AM

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Assistant ProfessorThe USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance recently announced a new addition to its faculty. With both a BFA and MFA in dance, plus years of experience in the field, Dawn Stoppiello will join the school’s faculty as Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance and New Media.


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PBS to air ‘Bare Feet’ Season 2

Posted on: 6/27/2017 11:45AM

Bare Feet in NYC with Mickela MallozziThree-time New York Emmy Award-winning host and producer Mickela Mallozzi is back with a second season of her popular travel dance series, showcasing her adoptive city of New York. Bare Feet in NYC with Mickela Mallozzi follows her as she highlights the ethnic neighborhoods of the Big Apple, discovering the dance and music traditions of local New Yorkers.


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2017 Kozlova Int'l Ballet Competition Winners

Posted on: 6/26/2017 12:20PM

2017 Valentina Kozlova International Ballet CompetitionThe Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC) hosted just under 200 dancers from countries around the world for the June 6-10 event at Symphony Space in New York City. The display of international talent was rich as dancers in four categories, ages 11 to 26, performed for medals, scholarships to dance academies around the world, and company contracts.


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Jersey Tap Fest returns August 10-13

Posted on: 6/23/2017 7:15AM

Jersey Tap Fest from Hillary-MarieIt was announced on National Tap Dance Day on May 25 that the Jersey Tap Fest would be returning for its eighth year this August. This expanding festival will present a full menu of nearly 60 beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in tap, improvisation, stepping, lindy hop, music theory and more.


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Lincoln Center Festival celebrates ‘Jewels’

Posted on: 6/22/2017 7:30AM

Lincoln Center Festival 2017An unprecedented cultural event will hit Lincoln Center this summer! The renowned NYC venue will welcome the Bolshoi Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and New York City Ballet to its David H. Koch Theater stage in July to celebrate the 50th anniversary of George Balanchine’s masterpiece Jewels.


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New faces join Ballet West's 54th Season

Posted on: 6/21/2017 11:00AM

Principal Adrian Fry and Soloist Alexander MacFarlanBallet West will soon welcome new dancers joining its troupe for the 2017-18 Season. The Salt Lake City-based company will see new additions and three promotions as part of its 54th season roster. The most noteworthy promotion is of Adrian Fry to the position of Principal Artist, an upgrade from First Soloist.


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Deeply Rooted hosts South African artist

Posted on: 6/20/2017 11:00AM

Paige Frazier and Joshua Henry. Photo by Ken Carl.Chicago's Deeply Rooted Dance Theater celebrates its past and seeds its future with its Summer Dance Intensive and Emerging Choreographers Showcase in July and the 20th anniversary season finale performances in December, featuring a premiere by South African choreographer Fana Tshabalala.


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Lydia Johnson Dance in premieres at NYLA

Posted on: 6/19/2017 12:00PM

Crossings by River. Photo by Kokyat.Lydia Johnson Dance will premiere two new works this week: one to music by Philip Glass and Marc Mellits, and the second to Trio Sonatas of Handel. The program will also feature company works set to the compositions of Osvaldo Golijov.


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Jane Franklin Dance to present ‘Aflight’

Posted on: 6/16/2017 8:00AM

Aflight by Jane Franklin DanceJane Franklin Dance, a company based in Arlington, Virginia, will soon present its program Aflight in the Elstad Auditorium at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. Aflight ponders the stories of migration and nature through movement and sound.


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Miles Faber works on dance-heavy Disney film

Posted on: 6/15/2017 7:30AM

Canadian dancer Miles FaberThe Disney Channel recently began production on a new TV movie musical named Zombies. Featuring choreography by Christopher Scott, it will follow the story of teen zombies from “Zombietown.” So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 1 Runner-up Miles Faber joined the cast.


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