Dance Concerts coming to Santa Monica Pier
22 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Jacob Jonas The Company—the 21st Century dance company which is quickly gaining acclaim for mixing contemporary ballet, breakdance and acrobatic movement—presents To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier, a free two-night dance festival on the Santa ...
Kids Dance lights up The Joyce stage
21 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Kids Dance, the student performance troupe of the NYC public school for dance, Ballet Tech, will present its annual performances at The Joyce Theater on June 8-11. Ballet Tech Artistic Director Eliot Feld remains committed to curating a reperto...
New Dialect springs into warmer weather
20 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
New Dialect, a contemporary dance collective of 12 artists based in Nashville, is reviving its work H E A P, which premiered in November at Tennessee Performing Arts Center, for a special pop-up installation in the iconic War Memorial Courtyard at ...
Center Dance Ensemble in ‘American Voices’
19 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Center Dance Ensemble, a nearly 30-year-old modern dance company based in Phoenix, Arizona, will celebrate the poetic impact of movement and words as it presents its 2016-17 Season Finale, American Voices, on April 23 at Herberger Theater Center, w...
Cast named for ‘Frozen’ on Broadway
18 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Disney Theatrical Productions announced the highly anticipated cast of Frozen: The Broadway Musical today. The production is scheduled to open in Spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre in NYC. Caissie Levy, known for starring in Ghost, Wicked and...
2017 YAGP Finals Winners Announced
18 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is known for discovering some of the most promising young ballet dancers on today’s scene, with many winners later joining the rosters of the world’s top dance companies. The 2017 YAGP New York City Finals finish...
Dance Teacher University offers certification
17 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Dance Teacher Web and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) have come together to create a cutting-edge curriculum that produces great results for dance teachers. Instructors looking for training, certification, or just some fresh inspiration a...
Ballet Hispánico presents works by all-female Latina choreographers
17 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to The Joyce Theater in NYC with a program of all-female choreographers this week, from April 18-23. Tickets start at only $1...
Ballet Hispánico Is Giving Latino Artists A Voice They Deserve
15 Apr 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
A small number of residents from Manhattan s Upper West Side gathered in a community garden on Tuesday to watch as members of Ballet Hispánico posed for a photo shoot. The dancers were dressed in the costumes they ll wear onstage at the Joyce Th...
Ballet Hispánico Is Giving Latino Artists A Voice They Deserve
15 Apr 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
A small number of residents from Manhattan s Upper West Side gathered in a community garden on Tuesday to watch as members of Ballet Hispánico posed for a photo shoot. The dancers were dressed in the costumes they ll wear onstage at the Joyce Th...
Ballerina Body by Misty Copeland
14 Apr 2017   |   from: balletnews.co.uk
I think most people agree that keeping healthy isn’t rocket science. That it requires some discipline and awareness. But the road blocks are often more to do with the how than the why. How to eat for energy. How to make the best choices based on c...
Chita Rivera to receive Woman of Valor Award
14 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Victory Dance Project, under the artistic direction of Amy Jordan, will celebrate its third anniversary with three performances, running June 15 – 18 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC) in NYC. The season will open with a celebration honorin...
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in 3 premieres
13 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana recently announced the program for its annual New York City season, set for May 16–21 at BAM Fisher. Founded in 1983, Flamenco Vivo is one of this country’s longest-established flamenco companies, dedicated to prom...
A Day in the Life of a Young Choreographer
12 Apr 2017   |   from: theballetbag.com
Myles Thatcher, the young choreographer who in 2014 won a mentorship under Alexei Ratmansky (through the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative), continues to make waves at San Francisco Ballet. After creating Manifesto for the company in 201...
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg tours for 40th
12 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia is set to launch a North American Tour on May 11-13 in Toronto, ON, Canada. From here to Northrop Memorial Auditorium in Minneapolis on May 17 to Chicago’s historic Auditorium Theatre on May 19-21, the compan...
OKC Ballet to stage Shakespearean comedy
11 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Just off the smashing success of its recent performance of The Sleeping Beauty, Oklahoma City Ballet will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream on April 21-23 at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. Set to Felix Mendelssohn’s lush score an...
For Your Consideration: Ballet Bracket Final Round
10 Apr 2017   |   from: theballetbag.com
We have just finished counting the votes to our Ballet Bracket Round 2, including those on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and we re ready for the epic battle in the final round, phew! Before we proceed, some notes on the previous round: 1)...
Young performers to compete at GA festival
10 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Eurotard Dancewear and Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival are joining forces to offer cash grants to young performing artists in a special event during Barefoot’s 2017 festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14. Eurotard has pledged si...
Ommm -- Your Yoga Pants Are Polluting The Oceans -- Ommm
09 Apr 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
Here s something to meditate about. Yoga pants, and other clothes made from common synthetic materials, are causing the world s oceans to fill up with minuscule pieces of plastic known as microfibers, according to a new study out of Florida. Th...
Rhythmic dance takes over Chicago for spring
07 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
STOMPING GROUNDS, a free performance series produced by The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), kicked off this week at the Chicago Cultural Center. The annual series, now in its third year, spotlights the Windy City's exceptionally diverse percus...
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance presents its BFA Spring Dance Show
06 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will present its annual BFA Spring Dance Performance on April 26 – 28 in Bing Theatre. The mixed bill will feature new and classical works by dance heavyweights, like renowned choreographers William Forsythe, ...
Star Dance Alliance documentary released
05 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Nashville-headquartered Dance Network recently announced the online premiere of the new documentary film Dance Family exclusively on its dance-centric digital network at DanceNetwork.tv. Produced by Dance Network in partnership with Star Dance ...
Free dance classes led by pros in Dallas, TX
04 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
During April – which is Dallas Arts Month – numerous dance companies will each lead one session of the free outdoor fitness series Local Motion in the Dallas Arts District of Texas. The spring 2017 semester recently kicked off on April 1 on the cam...
For Your Consideration: Ballet Bracket Round 2
03 Apr 2017   |   from: theballetbag.com
After a painstaking vote counting, taking into account your comments in our original post, plus votes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (thank you all for participating!), we’re back with our Ballet Bracket and it’s time for Round 2! First, som...
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in free shows
03 Apr 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, a 32-year-old Los Angeles-based troupe, is known for creating innovative dance experiences in nontraditional places. In addition to recently leading an exploratory movement-based workshop at Occidental College that resu...
Ballet News Previews | Giselle : Belle of the Ballet
02 Apr 2017   |   from: balletnews.co.uk
BBC Four Sunday, April 2nd 2017 8pm Double Giselle : 19th Century & 21st Century Paris & London Alina Cojocaru & Tamara Rojo Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli/Jules Perrot & Akram Khan A girl with a weak heart & a zest for life. What m...
LEAP! coming to U.S. cinemas this fall
31 Mar 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The Weinstein Company’s animated film LEAP! about an 11-year-old orphan who dreams of moving to Paris to become a dancer was originally set to open nationwide on Friday, April 21. But according to Variety, the release date has now been pushed back ...
Elm City Dance Collective premieres new work
31 Mar 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Beginning this weekend, Elm City Dance Collective presents its newest original work at Lyric Hall Theater in New Haven, CT. Running through April 8, If You Knew You Then is a patchwork reconstruction of circumstances evolved from revisiting past be...
Ballet West to present its inaugural National Choreographic Festival in May
30 Mar 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Ballet West will host four of America’s most esteemed ballet companies in Salt Lake City as part of its inaugural National Choreographic Festival on May 19—27. Over two weekends, and with two completely different programs, the event will celebrate ...
Che Malambo tours percussive footwork
29 Mar 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Che 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. Danced solely...