Doug Varone and Dancers awarded a National Dance Project Touring Award
20 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers has had a lot to celebrate recently. In addition to kicking off its 30th Anniversary Season, which will include numerous home performances and intensives, the company was recently named as a recipient o...
‘Joffrey Elite’ docuseries greenlighted
20 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
After its teaser in November, Joffrey Elite, a new docuseries following the lives of dancers at the Joffrey Ballet School, was given the greenlight by the YouTube channel AwesomenessTV to continue creating episodes for release. The series premieres...
7th Annual ‘Destiny Rising’ Benefit
19 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, returns to The Joyce Theater in NYC on Monday, January 30 with Destiny Rising. A yearly fundraisin...
Dance From Your Heart: A Place Where ALL Children Can Learn To Dance
18 Jan 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
I had the pleasure of visiting Laylas Dance Academy, a studio designed for dancers of ALL abilities. Layla is a Russian-trained gymnast, who was scouted when she was just 3 years old! After an injury, she turned her passion to dance and fell in lo...
Bolshoi's Youngest Prima Ballerina To Star In 'Sleeping Beauty'
18 Jan 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
You know the story. The lovely Princess Aurora, cursed by the evil Carabosse, falls into a deep slumber on her 16th birthday. Only true love s kiss could break the spell. No matter how many times you ve read Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault ...
StarQuest to host 60+ events in its 24th year
18 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Directed by President and Founder Steve Wappel, StarQuest Performing Arts Competition will soon launch its 24th year of dance events with its first Regionals on January 26-29 in Long Island, NY and Lancaster, PA. In total, StarQuest will host more ...
Women Reclaim The Streets Of Cairo Through Stunning Ballet Photos
17 Jan 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
In his series Ballerinas of Cairo, photographer Mohamed Taher documents Egyptian dancers making the city streets their stage pirouetting, leaping and posing their way through their country s sprawling capital. The photos are, at first gl...
For Tony Williams And The Urban Nutcracker, It's All About Trust
17 Jan 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
Tony Williams must trust me. He must trust me a lot. He trusts me so much that he let me appear in his Urban Nutcracker this past December in Boston. Williams has presented the Urban Nutcracker for 16 years, so it's unlikely that I could have l...
the happy kitchen
17 Jan 2017   |   from: balletnews.co.uk
Feeling blue ? Dry January ? Help is at hand. Right now, with the happy kitchen in hand, you could try spiced tomato baked eggs with sweet potato and guacamole. the happy kitchen takes the latest scientific research and melds it with the author’s...
Boston Ballet reveals mid-season promotions
17 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen recently announced two promotions from within the company: Lauren Herfindahl (Kingston, MA) and Addie Tapp (Glenwood Springs, CO) have been promoted from company artists to second soloists. The com...
Curing Albrecht: introducing our original dance film
16 Jan 2017   |   by English National Ballet   |   from: blog.ballet.org.uk
Posted on 13 Jan 2017, 14:57 by English National Ballet Categories: Engagement, News Tags: Akram Khan's Giselle, Curing Albrecht, Engagement, Giselle, Manchester International Festival As Mary Skeaping s Giselle opens to rave reviews, we re de...
'Run The Night' hosted by Jared Grimes
16 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
“Run The Night” is back on Monday, January 30! As one of New York City's most explosive dance competitions, you won’t want to miss it! The event brings together top agents, industry leaders and dance celebrities to critique and give constructiv...
A Profile of Wei Wang - Soloist at San Francisco Ballet
14 Jan 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
San Francisco Ballet recently announced the promotion of Wei Wang to soloist for the 2017 Season. That means he's staying. Thank you, SF Ballet! Wei has been a member of the corps de ballet since 2013 - grabbing my attention throughout a wide varie...
Four Young Ballerinas Celebrate Dancers Of Color Who Inspire Them
13 Jan 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
I want to show the ballet world it s possible to do all these things and not be rail-thin or have blond hair, Â Misty Copeland told Self Magazine last year. I feel like I m representing not just the little brown girls but all African-American ...
Fantastic reviews for Mary Skeaping’s Giselle
13 Jan 2017   |   by English National Ballet   |   from: blog.ballet.org.uk
Posted on 13 Jan 2017, 11:28 by English National Ballet Categories: News, Productions Tags: Alina Cojocaru, Fernando Bufala, Giselle, Isaac Hernandez, Laurretta Summerscales Our classical production of Giselle opened at the London Coliseum this...
Ballet in the Studio
13 Jan 2017   |   from: balletnews.co.uk
Introduced by Dutch National Ballet Principal Jozef Varga, Ballet in the studio by Rob Becker is a beautifully produced photography book with a difference. Firstly, there’s a barre running through it. Almost every image is studio based, and the da...
The Art of Movement
13 Jan 2017   |   from: balletnews.co.uk
Simply, this is a coffee table photography book capturing dancers in the studio. Some wear couture dresses, all are effortlessly showcasing the art of movement. The Art Of Movement (Hardcover)...
IABD to present 29th Annual Conference
13 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The 29th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance is honoring dance industry trailblazer Robert Battle, the artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, when it meets in Dallas, Texas on January 25-29, 2017. Rober...
Classic Nutcracker at historic Mariinsky Theatre
12 Jan 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
Photo courtesy of Mariinsky Theatre The scene outside the Mariinsky theatre was just as it might have been when Tchaikovsky wrote the Nutcracker: snow flurries coming down, below zero temperatures, crowds of people dressed in fur against the cold,...
Fly on a Wall presents work on a floating floor
12 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Fly on a Wall is an Atlanta-based multidisciplinary group of artists that produces work that includes elements of dance, acting, music, design and visual art. The collective will soon present Prism 2, an intimate evening of open research and develo...
Ballet BC announces 2017 auditions
11 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
For the 2017-18 Season, Ballet BC is looking for full-time artists and apprentices, as well as young dancers to participate in the company’s Summer Dance Intensive. To fill these spots, the 30-year-old ballet company based in Vancouver, Canada, wil...
NUVO celebrates its 10th touring season
10 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
NUVO Dance Convention has entered its 10th year of touring, firmly establishing its influence on the dance industry. Directed by Ray Leeper and produced by Break the Floor Productions, it officially launched its 2016-17 Season back in September and...
Chen Dance Center plans another tour
09 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The Chen Dance Center, located in the heart of New York City's Chinatown, continues its mission of offering arts education, artistic creation, and presentations to educate and engage people in Asian American culture, history and social issues. ...
A Viral Photo Is Paving The Way For Ballet In 2017
07 Jan 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
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The Nutcracker at Philadelphia's Academy of Music Meets Baryshnikov
07 Jan 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
Innocence, young love, pastels of youth, the magic of Nutcracker Suite under the artistic direction of Angel Corrella at the Philadelphia Academy of Music is masterful. The last time I had seen the Nutcracker was in the late nineties at New York...
Fusion launches its 5th Tour
06 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Directors Paula Dell-Beasley and Jill S. Reeves are excited to launch their 5th Anniversary Season of Fusion National Dance Competition this month! Kicking off January 28 in Birmingham, AL, the competition will be touring to 16 cities total in 2017...
Complexions leaps into 2017
05 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Complexions Contemporary Ballet celebrates the kickoff of its 23rd Season at The Joyce Theater in New York City from January 24 – February 5. It will present two distinctive new programs over a two-week span. Under the artistic direction of Dwi...
Shake the Ground to kick off 2017 Tour
04 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Shake the Ground: The Ultimate Dance Competition is preparing to kick off its 2017 Regionals this month. “This year as we celebrate our 5th Anniversary Season, we are focused on acknowledging and inspiring every competitor to be a positive part...
LA Dance Film Festival to debut
03 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The new Los Angeles Dance Film Festival has announced the lineup and event details for its inaugural screening. The festival will feature a diverse range of fictional and non-fictional short dance films from filmmakers from around the world, as wel...
APAP 2017 presents 21 companies in NYC
02 Jan 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Peridance Capezio Center, one of New York City’s leading dance organizations, has carefully selected a dynamic roster of 21 innovative dance companies and choreographers for its presentation at APAP 2017, the Association of Performing Arts Presente...