McCallum Theatre's 20th Anniversary Choreography Festival wraps up
20 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA recently presented its 20th Annual Choreography Festival. Exciting original choreography by dance makers from across the nation was premiered at this one-of-a-kind festival on November 11 and 12. Every year, ...
Ballet Landscapes: An Interview with Alice Pennefather and Charles Haswell
19 Nov 2017   |   from: theballetbag.com
For those who have followed the work of dance photographer Alice Pennefather for a while, her interest in filming dance will come as no surprise. With her skill in composition and experience in underwater filming, incorporating movement and nar...
Steps on Broadway holds Classes for a Cause
18 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
New York City’s premier dance studio and training organization Steps on Broadway is raising funds for disaster relief the week of Thanksgiving. Dancers can attend Classes for a Cause and class proceeds will directly support the survivors of recent ...
Eisenhower Dance to heat up December
17 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Eisenhower Dance, a premier contemporary dance company in Detroit, Michigan, will soon present its annual December celebration of innovative dance. This year’s December Dances program will be Friday, December 8 at 8 p.m. at the Seligman Perform...
MSA Talent Agency to launch southern branch
16 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
McDonald/Selznick Associates (MSA), a global leader in dance and choreography representation, will launch its southern branch, MSASouth, in Atlanta, Georgia this fall. The official launch event, complete with red carpet appearances and a lineup of ...
Mary’s Household Tips & Tricks by Mary Berry
15 Nov 2017   |   from: balletnews.co.uk
Here’s a book filled with no nonsense tips that you’ll find helpful if they’re new to you. Like all these things, if you know how to lay a table or wash delicate clothes, you don’t need a book such as this and they’ll seem like obvious tips. If, o...
GA ballet troupe announces exciting first
15 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
It took 36 years but in 2017 Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker will feature an exciting first. GBT’s Nutcracker 2017 has cast two young African American ballerinas in the lead role of Sugar Plum, a first for Gwinnett’s oldest p...
Narrowing the Gap: Vishneva’s Context, Polina the movie
14 Nov 2017   |   from: theballetbag.com
It’s hard to be a ballet fan in the Bay Area at this time of the year. While the San Francisco Ballet season starts only in January (which effectively means there has been no ballet over here since May), we keep getting news of tantalising balletic...
Sylvia
14 Nov 2017   |   from: theballetbag.com
Is this ballet for you? Go if/Skip if: Whether you should see Sylvia or not heavily depends on which version you are looking at. If you re a “ballet newbie” we d recommend you skip the Ashton version for the reasons explained in our recent revie...
Signed Pointe Shoes to Fight Child Slavery
14 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Cloud & Victory, an ethical dancewear and ballet brand for dancers, recently launched its newest initiative – Pointes Against Child Slavery. Through this Saturday, November 18, dancers can purchase a pair of pointe shoes from their favorite ballet ...
2017 Martha Hill Awards Gala coming up
13 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The Martha Hill Dance Fund will soon host its 2017 Martha Hill Awards Gala on Monday, November 20 from 6-10 p.m. at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City. This year the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are dance historian and archivist ...
DanceClassMusic.com unveils Holiday Sales
11 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Jay Distributors and DanceClassMusic.com offer hundreds of music, DVD and CD ROM titles for dance class training, and just in time for the holidays, they’ve announced a new sale! Shoppers can currently enjoy 15% off holiday titles and a new David P...
Pretty Girl Cosmetics offers samples
10 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Dance Studio Owners and Cheer Gym Directors, did you know Pretty Girl Cosmetics by ColorOn Beauty offers you free makeup samples? Supplying dancers and cheerleaders across the country a simple, high-quality solution to their cosmetic woes, the ...
Down To Earth by Monty Don
09 Nov 2017   |   from: balletnews.co.uk
“Notice where the thrush sings as the light falls.” Golden nuggets. This book is packed with them. Nobody telling you what you should be doing, but rather, bringing together 50 years of gardening experience and shedding light on what you might do ...
Debbie Reynolds Studio has new owners!
09 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Debbie Reynolds Studio, established in 1979 in North Hollywood by the American actress and dancer herself, has now unveiled new leadership and a new name. Faculty member Teresa Espinosa, commercial dancer Marie Courchinoux and her husband Austin Wr...
Tiler Peck shines on ‘The Ellen Show’
09 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Tiler Peck is on fire! The leading ballerina has had a jam-packed year and she’s not losing steam yet! Just recently, she starred in a fast-footed solo on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on November 3. Skip ahead to t...
Onstage New York looks ahead to 2018 Tour
08 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
In just a few months, Onstage New York (ONY) will launch its 2018 Regional Tour! The talent search and competition will offer professional performance opportunities complete with state of the art sound, lighting and video. Participants can expe...
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07 Nov 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
How many times have I heard at the end of a ballet performance, Why did the choreographer select that piece of music? Or, I saw X choreograph that music much better. Or, The music didn t fit the dance. While I don t agree with Elizab...
Glam’r Gear offers Thanksgiving Deals
07 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Glam’r Gear, a company offering the next-generation of dance/performance bags, is excited to announce a whole month of different Thanksgiving deals! Each week Glam’r Gear will reveal a new deal on its products! Inspired by the needs of dance mo...
7 Americans chosen for 46th Prix de Lausanne
06 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The Prix de Lausanne, an international ballet competition for young dancers, recently announced its 2018 selected candidates. The event, which will take place on January 28-February 4 in Lausanne, Switzerland, has accepted 78 competitors. The...
Reinvent Me by Camilla Sacre-Dallerup
05 Nov 2017   |   from: balletnews.co.uk
I think for most people, the idea of reinventing themselves or their life seems a bit overwhelming. After all, if you’re stuck in a rut/black hole/dark tunnel and not sure of the way out, change seems daunting, let alone trying to find the energy t...
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03 Nov 2017   |   from: huffingtonpost.com
Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius was so important in Finland that his 50th birthday was declared a national holiday. His Fifth Symphony is deeply tied to the idea of Finnish independence. So imagine having to take a piece so precious and familiar to ...
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet to wave farewell
03 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The Kennedy Center’s own Suzanne Farrell Ballet will celebrate its 16th and final season with a farewell program of George Balanchine favorites this December. Three works on the program were created for Farrell herself: the rarely performed pas...
Long Beach Opera auditioning dancers
02 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
In January 2018, the Long Beach Opera in California will present The Black Cat, a visual multi-media production based on the unsettling story by Edgar Allen Poe. The organization has issued a dance audition callout for one male dancer and one femal...
MacMillan National Celebration: a photo gallery
01 Nov 2017   |   from: theballetbag.com
The month of October brought a historical dance event to the Royal Opera House’s main stage, with Britain’s leading ballet companies getting together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kenneth MacMillan’s death and his choreographic legacy. The ...
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents ‘Her Story’
01 Nov 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Three renowned female choreographers get the well-deserved spotlight in Her Story, the second program of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 45th season. The program, which will be presented November 3–12, will feature the return of Twyla Tharp’s dramat...
ZviDance set to premiere ‘LIKE’
31 Oct 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance will present the world premiere of LIKE at New York Live Arts on November 8-11. Gotheiner, in collaboration with eight dancers, composer Scott Killian, Lighting Designer Mark London and ...
NBC’s ‘World of Dance’ is casting for Season 2
31 Oct 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
NBC, Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez and dance brand World of Dance have announced the renewal of hit TV show World of Dance. The new dance competition series will return for its second season and it’s now casting talented and innovative dancers ...
‘The Dancer’ film to open in U.S. and Canada
30 Oct 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
The Dancer, a French feature film by Stéphanie Di Giusto, will be released in the U.S. and Canada in select theaters beginning December 1, 2017. Inspired by the lives of dance legends Loïe Fuller and Isadora Duncan, the film captures two seminal fi...
Misty Copeland leads Harlem Ballet Class
27 Oct 2017   |   from: danceinforma.us
Harlem Stage, a leading arts organization for more than 30 years, is back with another amazing season featuring a range of dance, music, film and spoken word. The legendary uptown venue has been promoting the creative legacy of Harlem and artists o...