When Ballet Is Your Life, What Does Life After Ballet Look Like?
27 May 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
For a generation of ballerinas, Wendy Whelan was a walking goddess. The former New York City Ballet principal dancer joined the company at 17, and was quickly singled out for promotion and praise. She served as a muse for multiple then-up-and-comin...
Fire Island Dance Festival returns July 14-16
26 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The charitable and cultural event Fire Island Dance Festival will return July 14-16 to Fire Island Pines, NY. This summer’s festival will feature the premieres of three works and the return of several companies that have become festival favorites. ...
Florida Dance Festival hits Tampa in June
25 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
From June 17–25, the Florida Dance Association (FDA) returns to the University of South Florida with the 2017 Florida Dance Festival (FDF). From its inception, FDF has been one of the state’s leading summer dance intensive programs, bringing talent...
Wendy Whelan film opening in theaters
24 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Starting today, May 24, the intimate documentary Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan is opening in two New York City theaters – at the Film Forum in Hudson Square (running till June 6) and in the 140-seat Francesca Beale Theater that’s a part of the Fi...
School at Peridance holds pre-pro auditions
23 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The School At Peridance in New York City will soon hold auditions for its Pre-Professional Training Program’s 2017-18 Year. They will be held on Sunday, June 4 at the Peridance Capezio Center. The School at Peridance offers a unique Pre-Profess...
Marguerite & Armand: A Photo Gallery
22 May 2017   |   from: theballetbag.com
Here are some wonderful images taken last month by Alice Pennefather of Tamara Rojo & Sergei Polunin’s guest performances with the Royal Ballet in Marguerite & Armand. Part of an all-Ashton bill, this was a special revival which marked Rojo’s good...
The Costumes of Elite Syncopations
22 May 2017   |   from: theballetbag.com
The Royal Ballet’s current revival of MacMillan’s Concerto, The Judas Tree and ragtime ballet Elite Syncopations closes tonight. We send it off with this quick look at Ian Spurling’s stylish lycra costumes which decorate Elite Syncopations with equ...
‘Dirty Dancing’ remake to premiere on ABC
22 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
This week ABC will broadcast its brand-new TV remake of the classic dance movie Dirty Dancing, starring Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal, Billy Dee Williams a...
5 Atlanta Ballet dancers form new troupe
21 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
In early April, it was revealed that Atlanta Ballet was set to experience some major changes as it moved into its 2017-18 Season. Nearly half of the troupe’s dancers were either leaving or being let go – including some of its longtime stars. On...
Comcast To Charge Insane Amount For A Single Season Of 'House Of Cards'
20 May 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
Soon you'll be able to buy season one of Netflix's original show "House of Cards" via Comcast cable. Please don't. "House of Cards" will be available for purchase on Comcast within the next 30 days or so, a source with knowledge of the deal told ...
Auditions for new ‘Dirty Dancing’ U.S. Tour
20 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Another Dirty Dancing National Tour is set for America for the 2017-18 Season! With direction by Sarna Lapine and choreography by Kate Champion and Michele Lynch, Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage will return to tell the story of Baby and J...
Ad Deum prepares for an eventful summer
19 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Houston-based Ad Deum Dance Company, directed by Founder Randall Flinn, is preparing for a busy summer. Beginning in June, the organization will present concerts in its home city, host its summer intensive, travel to a teaching conference, hold com...
KSU offers 2017 Summer Dance Intensive
18 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The Kennesaw State University (KSU) College of the Arts will present numerous Summer Arts Intensives in 2017. These one-week, non-residential programs are perfect for young artists living in the Atlanta area who are serious about honing their craft...
Joffrey Ballet School Scholarship Winners
18 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Dance Informa is excited to announce Joffrey Ballet School Summer Scholarship winners! The Joffrey Ballet School with Dance Informa offered up to 50 scholarships for summer intensives, including classical ballet, contemporary, hip hop and musical t...
New Australian musical to open NYC festival
17 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
It has been announced in New York that ERROL AND FIDEL, a new musical written by four Sydneysiders, will open this year’s New York Musical Festival, one of the most prestigious showcases for new work in the musical theatre world. The musical wa...
Alchemy Tap Project presents ‘Beat Science’
17 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Not content with traditional perceptions of tap dancing, the Alchemy Tap Project (ATP) will soon present “a modern take on a classic American art form” in its upcoming performance series in Seattle, WA. The company, which is made up of serious tap ...
Eurotard releases new Fashion Pieces
16 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
As dancewear trends continue to evolve, Eurotard Dancewear is constantly producing new fashion-forward designs. In the company’s latest collection, dancers will see cutouts and textured fabrics that are edgy and exciting. “Eurotard Dancewear ha...
From Our Partners
15 May 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
In February 2014, Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling was convicted by a court-martial of violating a number of articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Sterling was reduced to the rank of E-1 and received a bad conduct discharge from th...
‘Billy Elliot’ auditions being held in Colorado
15 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, a 43-year-old Colorado arts institution, will present Billy Elliot this August and September. General auditions will be held at the Breckenridge Theater on Sunday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Broadway’s origina...
Apply to perform at Tap City this July!
12 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Tap City, a New York City tap dance festival, is right around the corner! The 2017 festival will take place July 8-15 with classes for ages 9 - adult. Registration has begun and applications are now open to those wishing to perform on the Copasetic...
Juilliard taps its 7th President
11 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
On May 10, 2017, The Juilliard School announced that it selected Damian Woetzel, artistic director of Vail Dance Festival in Colorado, as its seventh president beginning July 2018. Woetzel, also the current director of the Aspen Institute Arts ...
Abby Lee Miller sentenced to prison
10 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
It was revealed on Monday, May 8 that Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller has been sentenced to prison, bringing to a close her courtroom drama that first began in October 2015. Miller was first charged with attempting to conceal $775,000 of income...
Houston Ballet presents ‘The Tempest’
09 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
From May 25 - June 4, Houston Ballet will present the North American premiere of David Bintley's magical ballet The Tempest. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Bintley has created a fantastical production based on The B...
YoungArts accepting 2018 applications
08 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Are you a talented 15–18 year old dancer? Or do you know someone who is? If so, it’s time to look into The National YoungArts Foundation, better known as “YoungArts” for short. This organization’s mission is to identify and nurture accomplished you...
Immediate Cruise Contracts for Dancers and Singers
08 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Norwegian Creative Studios, the production company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises is seeking dancers and singers for immediate contracts. This is your opportunity to perform on the highs seas! The company ...
A Profile of Daniel Deivison-Oliveira, Soloist at San Francisco Ballet
05 May 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
Daniel Deivison-Oliveira joined San Francisco Ballet in 2005 and was promoted to Soloist in 2011. I first saw him in 2006. It was my first assignment. The occasion a matinee, the final performance of the Company s previous production of Swan La...
Nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards
05 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards have been announced. Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the 2017 Tony Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 11 at 8/7c on CBS. The musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Come...
‘World of Dance’ to host classes nationwide
05 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
World of Dance, the newest and biggest dance competition show coming to television, will begin on Tuesday, May 30 on NBC. Produced by Jennifer Lopez, she is joined by fellow superstars Derek Hough and Ne-Yo to judge the best dancers from around the...
Footprints Festival highlights modern dance
04 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and the West Side YMCA Community Arts Department will present the third annual FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival on May 18-20 at New York City’s intimate Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, located between Lincoln Center...
OKCU awards doctorate to Harold Nicholas
03 May 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Oklahoma City University (OKCU) recently awarded a posthumous Honorary Doctor of Performing Arts in American Dance to Harold Nicholas, who passed away in 2000. Harold and his brother Fayard performed as the famously known “Nicholas Brothers” and ha...