DANCE NEWS


Che Malambo tours percussive footwork

Posted on: 3/29/2017 8:00AM

Argentinian gaucho dance troupeChe Malambo, a powerhouse company of 14 Argentinian “gauchos” (cowboys), is touring its awe-inspiring show of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming, singing, and whirling “boleadoras” (lassos) around America through May.


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'Ballet Across America' at The Kennedy Center

Posted on: 3/28/2017 10:15AM

Nashville Ballet will perform Concerto at the 2017 Ballet Across America seriesThis year Ballet Across America is being curated by American Ballet Theatre Principal Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck. Hosted by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the series will run April 17-23, with two world premiere commissions among the roster of performances.


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‘World of Dance’ show to premiere on NBC

Posted on: 3/27/2017 3:00PM

NBC dance competition seriesWho else is excited about the premiere of the new dance competition series World of Dance? Set for Monday, May 8 from 10-11 pm, the show will air right after The Voice on NBC. It will feature Jennifer Lopez, NE-YO and Derek Hough as the judges and Jenna Dewan Tatum as the host/mentor.


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Energetiks offers free international shipping

Posted on: 3/27/2017 9:30AM

Energetiks now offers free international shippingAustralian dancewear brand Energetiks has announced that shipping to addresses outside Australia is now free when shoppers spend over AUD $100! Orders will usually arrive fast - in five working days or so!


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PNB explores virtual reality in new video

Posted on: 3/24/2017 9:00AM

Pixvana partnered with Pacific Northwest Ballet for projectPixvana partnered with the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) to explore the unprecedented possibilities for dance and performance within virtual reality (VR), resulting in the three-minute VR film Silent Resonance.


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Texas dance gala commands attention

Posted on: 3/23/2017 8:30AM

Command Performance Gala 2017 by TITAS PresentsTITAS Presents, labeled “North Texas’ foremost presenter of dance”, recently announced it will honor the SMU Meadows School of the Arts Division of Dance at its annual Command Performance Gala on May 13 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.


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José Mateo Ballet Theatre set to take flight

Posted on: 3/22/2017 2:00PM

José Mateo's The Even and the OddJosé Mateo Ballet Theatre in Massachusetts will present three ballets by Artistic Director José Mateo as part of its Taking Flight program on March 24 – April 9.  They’ll explore the sweet, the strange and the ominous at The Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge.


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ADC|IBC announces 2017 Gala Artists

Posted on: 3/21/2017 12:00PM

American Dance Competition ADC|IBC 2017The American Dance Competition (ADC|IBC) is coming up on March 25-30 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pre-professional ballet dancers will compete for esteemed opportunities and attention from prestigious jury members. As part of the annual festivities, ADC|IBC will also host a celebratory Gala event featuring local and international ballet stars. The special Gala is set for March 30 at The Mahaffey Theater.


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Dance luminary Trisha Brown dies at 80

Posted on: 3/20/2017 3:30PM

Choreographer Trisha Brown diesRenowned choreographer Trisha Brown, a leader and founder of American postmodern dance, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. The influential artist was 80 years old.


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Progressing Ballet Technique Workshops

Posted on: 3/16/2017 7:00AM

Marie Walton-Mahon with ballet studentProgressing Ballet Technique will soon host training workshops in North America with Founder and Director Marie Walton-Mahon. Designed for teachers who wish to learn all three levels of PBT, they will be held in locations from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.


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Riverdance rolls on, still touring USA

Posted on: 3/15/2017 7:00AM

Irish dance phenom tours USA in 2017Riverdance, the internationally-acclaimed Irish dance phenom of toe-tapping men and women, continues to take North America by storm. It tours through June 18 and by the time it’s done it will have performed in 60 cities across the USA and Canada.


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Ballet Chicago Studio Co. celebrates 20th year

Posted on: 3/14/2017 7:00AM

Choreography by George Balanchine Ballet Chicago, an internationally recognized professional track school of ballet, launched its Studio Company (BCSC) 20 years ago. To honor the company’s Platinum Anniversary, a concert program will be presented Saturday, May 6 at 2 and 7:30 pm at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.


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Atlanta awaits ‘Gennadi’s Choice’ program

Posted on: 3/13/2017 7:00AM

Gennadi Nedvigin of Atlanta BalletFor the first time, audiences will witness new Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin’s vision take the stage through Gennadi’s Choice – an exciting program curated by Gennadi himself and designed to explore the evolution and transformative nature of dance. It will run for one weekend only, March 17-19, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.


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PCDC presents its 2017 Spring Season

Posted on: 3/10/2017 7:00AM

PCDC presents its 2017 Spring Season in MarchNew York City’s Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, led by Founding Artistic Director Igal Perry and Executive Director Yarden Ronen-van Heerden, will present its Spring Season this month. The two programs feature works by Perry, Jae Man Joo and Marlena Wolfe.


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‘Bollywood Musical Revue’ touring America

Posted on: 3/9/2017 7:00AM

The Bollywood Musical Revue by Vaibhavi Merchant and Shruti MerchantTaj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue has been touring across America since February 2 and will continue through April 24. This show explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations.


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Visceral Dance Chicago premieres ‘Synapse’

Posted on: 3/8/2017 7:00AM

Synapse by Artistic Director Nick PupilloVisceral Dance Chicago continues its 2016-17 Season with SPRINGFOUR on April 8 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. It will include a world premiere entitled Synapse by Artistic Director Nick Pupillo, as well as Minor Threat from Canadian-based choreographer Mark Godden.


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Huge Dance Floor Sale

Posted on: 3/8/2017 7:00AM

Stagestep dance flooring solutionsStagestep, a leader in dance flooring, is having its annual dance floor remnant sale. This is your chance to snap up a bargain on dance flooring for your studio, or even your basement or garage to create your own safe and comfortable practice space. Enjoy up to 50% off flooring, plus free shipping and handling in the continental U.S. until Friday March 17.


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Ailey II makes NYU Skirball Center debut

Posted on: 3/7/2017 7:00AM

Ailey II in Marcus Jarrell Willis' workAiley II makes its NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debut March 29 – April 2, sharing two programs of premieres and returning favorites with audiences during its annual New York season. The 12 young dancers return to the New York stage after a 25-city world tour.


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skinner|kirk ensemble returns to BodyVox

Posted on: 3/6/2017 7:00AM

Eric Skinner and Daniel KirkBodyVox—a dance organization in Portland, Oregon—will present the skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE in a program based in classical roots on March 23-April 1. Founded by longtime BodyVox dancers Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk, the skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE has become a fixture on BodyVox's annual Portland performance season.


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San Francisco Ballet hosts 3rd 'Sensorium'

Posted on: 3/3/2017 7:00AM

San Francisco Ballet eventSan Francisco Ballet will present the third annual Sensorium at the War Memorial Opera House on Tuesday, March 21, from 7:30 pm to midnight. SF Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has created an innovative, interactive evening, tailored toward a younger audience.


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ABT premieres 'Whipped Cream' in California

Posted on: 3/2/2017 7:00AM

Betsy McBride as Swirl GirlSegerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California will soon present the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre’s new production of Whipped Cream, choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, with sets and costumes by pop-surrealist Mark Ryden. There will be seven performances March 15–19 in Segerstrom Hall.


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Texas Ballet Theater delivers mixed rep

Posted on: 2/28/2017 7:00AM

Texas Ballet Theater to present Rooster by Christopher BruceTexas Ballet Theater will perform Rooster & Smith & Scher, a trio of ballets, at Bass Performance Hall on March 3-5. This mixed repertoire features Rooster, a rock ‘n’ roll ballet set to the music of The Rolling Stones; A Full Life, a world premiere by choreographer Avi Scher; and Imbue, a world premiere by choreographer Garrett Smith.


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Oklahoma City Ballet announces expansion

Posted on: 2/27/2017 7:00AM

American Energy Partners Fitness CenterOklahoma City Ballet recently announced that it has acquired two new facilities to expand the mission and reach of the organization, which works to present the finest in classical and contemporary dance to Oklahoma City.


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Russian-Italian connections in ballet history

Posted on: 2/25/2017 7:05AM

Bolshoi Ballet Academy training in ItalyThe cross-pollination in ballet between Russia and Italy has a long, fascinating history, and by bringing the excellence of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy to Italy today, Russian Ballet International is rekindling an exciting exchange that has roots in the early days of the Academy.


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Flight Crew to offer Audition Prep Classes

Posted on: 2/24/2017 7:00AM

Cheerleading squad for New York JetsThe Jets Flight Crew is a professional cheerleading squad for the New York Jets of the NFL. The squad of 40 women performs to crowds of 82,000 fans on game nights and regularly participates in media appearances. For dancers interested in joining the crew, Founder Denise Garvey will hold Audition Prep Classes at various venues in and around NYC in March and April.


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Two legendary dancers respond to Nick Cave exhibit at MASS MoCA

Posted on: 2/23/2017 8:00AM

Nick Cave’s exhibition Until to welcome performance by Bill T. JonesJacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA in western Massachusetts will present two solo works created in response to and performed within Nick Cave’s monumental exhibition Until, currently installed in MASS MoCA’s largest galleryIconic choreographer Bill T. Jones will perform on March 4 and Bessie Award recipient Okwui Okpokwasili will perform on April 7.


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Miami City Ballet premieres ‘The Fairy’s Kiss’

Posted on: 2/22/2017 7:00AM

Miami City Ballet premiered The Fairy’s KissMiami City Ballet recently premiered The Fairy’s Kiss, its second commission from world-renowned ballet choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. On February 24-26 the company will bring this new work – as well as George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet and Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia – to West Palm Beach. Then on March 11-12, this program will also be presented in Ft. Lauderdale.


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Star Talent Productions begins 2017 Season

Posted on: 2/21/2017 11:30AM

Dance competition in Southern United StatesStar Talent Productions kicks off its 2017 Competition Season this weekend with a sold-out event in Spartanburg, SC. Over the course of the next three months the dance competition will travel to 11 more cities before hosting its final event of the year, its Nationals, in Greensboro, NC on July 12-16.


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Boston Conservatory revels in 150th year

Posted on: 2/20/2017 4:30PM

Limitless dance program by Boston ConservatoryBoston Conservatory at Berklee is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with an impressive spring performance lineup that is bringing some of the finest in the performing arts to the stage. For dance, there are a couple notable events taking place.


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New Teacher Training Course announced

Posted on: 2/17/2017 11:00AM

RAD Silver Swans Dance Teacher Training CourseDance Teacher Web, an online resource for dance teachers, has just announced a new partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) to present the organization’s exclusive Silver Swans Teacher Training Course at the 2017 Dance Teacher Web LIVE Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. This gives teachers access to delivering a new program of ballet classes for the over-55s from fall 2017.


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