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Outdoor dance performances and classes coming to the Avondale parking lot in October

AVONDALE — A new dance company is hosting a series of shows and classes next month in an Avondale parking lot. The series of events, called “kiss,” will take place October 3-4 in the parking lot of 3319 N. Elston Ave. PARA.MAR Dance Theaterfounded in July by Chicago-based contemporary ballet choreographer Stephanie Martinez is behind […]

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“We Are Hip Hop” will feature dance performances, art, poetry, Zoom workshops and DJ battles

By Charlie Leonard August 31, 2020 (updated) Created by local artists, a new music festival titled “We Are Hip Hop” is coming to the Booth Playhouse. The festival will run from January 21-24, 2021 and will feature virtual and in-person performances from hip hop artists and dancers, DJs, spoken word poets, graffiti artists, and more. […]

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Dance performances return online, outdoors

Dance canvas. Beneath the rusting steel beams of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center’s outdoor pavilion, a wide range of choreographers will share works created in collaboration with the arts institution’s first Dance Canvas choreographic residency. The residency has given artists a platform to create and show work that responds to the COVID-19 shutdown while addressing […]

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Under an open sky, dance performances begin in Cambridge’s new Starlight Square

Live dance performances have been rarer than hen’s teeth this summer due to pandemic restrictions. But this weekend, the Dance Complex and Starlight Square are launching a new series to begin showcasing live dance outdoors and from a physical distance. Although the venue – a parking lot in Cambridge’s central square transformed into a multi-purpose […]

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Seattle parks become stages for pop-up dance shows

It took some getting used to. Dance films are nothing new, but for many choreographers and dancers, working in a new medium and in new locations (mostly outdoors) has upended their usual processes. For The only thing you see now, dancers Miles Pertl and Leah Terada (who live together and could therefore safely dance as […]

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The best places to watch dance shows online

Photo: Erin Baiano and Paul Kolnik/New York City Ballet You won’t be able to catch a dance performance for a while: For the next few months, it’s video or nothing. And there are definitely some things you lose by watching the dance virtually, like how a dancer’s gestures communicate directly with the viewer’s muscles (when […]

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Ranking The Marlins’ “The Last Dance” Performances Over Their Walking Years

What do the Marlins – at any time in their history – have in common with the iconic Chicago Bulls of 1997-98? Not a lot. ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ chronicles a directed Michael Jordan dynasty, while the Marlins, even in their eventual championship-winning campaigns, were seen as underdogs and nuisances. Who outside of South Florida […]

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Here’s where you can stream dance performances online

While live shows have temporarily ceased, many dance companies have moved their shows online! Here is a list of places to stream line dancing: Trisha Brown Dance Company Watch videos every week on the company’s website and on the IGTV channel (@trishabrowncompany). Next up is his 1985″job titleand a new, socially distanced version of his […]

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7 dance shows to see in New York this weekend

Our guide to the dance shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead. VLAANDRE BALLET at the Joyce Theater (March 3-5, 7:30 p.m.; March 5, 8 p.m.; until March 7). Also known as the Royal Ballet of Flanders, this Belgian company is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a program of three best international choreographers […]

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6 dance shows to see in New York this weekend

Our guide to the dance shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead. RICHARD ALTON at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ (Feb. 20-21, 7:30 p.m.; through Feb. 23). Alston has been creating vibrant, lyrical dance for half a century and has been a mainstay of British dance for […]

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Black History Month dance performances explore race

Legend Artists from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform “Greenwood” by Donald Byrd. Contributed by Paul Kolnik Legend Artists from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform “Greenwood” by Donald Byrd. Contributed by Paul Kolnik Rhoden and Byrd’s works touch on different aspects of African American culture and history, and they take on different […]

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8 dance shows to see in New York this weekend

[Read about the events that our other critics have chosen for the week ahead.] NEW YORK CITY BALLET at the David H. Koch Theater (January 24, 8 p.m.; January 25, 2 and 8 p.m.; January 26, 3 p.m.; January 28-30, 7:30 p.m.; until March 1). The spotlight remains on George Balanchine, the founding father of […]

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Bon Iver cancels Houston dance shows after sudden scandal

Society of the Performing Arts staff, modern dance aficionados and fans of the folk-rock hero Good Iver were disappointed when the famous independent artist canceled his scheduled performances in Houston of come through with the Minnesota dance company TU Dance on February 20 and 21 at Jones Hall. Cancellation comes after TU Dance co-founder Uri […]

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Gambit Winter 2020 Entertainment Preview: Dance Performances Include Ballet, Contemporary, Improv and More | Events

Check Gambit’s weekly “Going Out” lists for updated information and new events. Visit “Box Office” for more information on the venue. January 25 Stars 50th Anniversary Party The New Orleans Ballet Association presents the show featuring dancers from the Joffrey Ballet, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the National Ballet of Canada. Mahalia Jackson […]

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The 10 outstanding and on-point dance performances of 2019

The dance stage gave us upside-down guitar playing, jaw-dropping magic, and a ravishing finale: The Best of Arts & Entertainment of 2019 included those 10 performances. 1. . Valerie Oliveiro: “The Standard,” June 20-22: In the intimate space of JSB Tek Box, Oliveiro’s use of slow motion and stillness was captivating. Dancers Rosy Simas and […]

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On the GCC campus: teachers and alumni will present dance performances

The annual faculty and alumni dance production at Glendale Community College will take place over three days, with four performances in the school’s auditorium starting Friday. The performances will take place on Friday at 8 p.m., on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Free entry. Children under 5 […]

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No Single Perspective offers intriguing dance performances – The Denisonian

From left to right, students Vaval Victor ’20, Jailena Almonte ’22 and Alex Drumm ’20 perform the final dance of the evening, titled “1969”. PC: Shanti Basu/The Denisonian ALINA PANEK, Editor-in-Chief — Five performances in two hours that leave audiences and dancers breathless as dancers perform in somatic style. Dance type refers to techniques based […]

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Ten festive dance performances bring the holiday spirit

THE NUTCRACKER BY MIKKO NISSINEN While there are “Nutcracker” productions all over New England this time of year, none can match the Boston Ballet version for its grandeur, excellent dancing, and live music. The company’s narrative of Clara’s fantastical journey sets the standard for jaw-dropping ballet magic. 29 Nov-Dec $29.37-$300. Citizens Bank Opera. 617-695-6955, www.bostonballet.org […]

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Four irresistible dance shows; Erika Lee in Sainte-Kate

Is there some sort of dance explosion going on? Because after the great mid-October weekend for dance, then the Twin Cities Tap Festival, Dorrance Dance and the Irish Teaċ Daṁsa, here are four more irresistible performances. If you time it right and your budget allows, you can see all four, each expressing different perspectives and […]

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8 Dance Shows to See in NYC This Weekend

[Read about the events that our other critics have chosen for the week ahead.] KAYLA FARRISH/DECENT STRUCTURE ARTS at the Danspace Project (Oct. 17-19, 8 p.m.). When farrish speaks of a new frontier, it confronts the past and imagines a future in which people of color, women and minorities are pioneers paving the way for […]

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Watch: ‘Queendom’ contestants present jaw-dropping vocal and dance performances

The voice and performance unit performances have finally been revealed on Mnet’s “Queendom”! On the October 10 show, the contestants participated in the third round where members of different girl groups collaborated in units. LovelyzMAMAMOO’s Kei and MAMAMOO’s Hwasa showed great chemistry. Hwasa said, “Kei is a friend I feel comfortable with. I thought she […]

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Dance Shows and Things to Do This Fall in Colorado

It’s definitely fall, and as the weather cools, the action on local stages heats up. Local and national dance companies will be putting their best foot forward over the next few months; here’s what to expect: Block ballet: Nutcracker, November 29-December 8. Modern Masters: Taylor & Wheeldon, February 21-23. Sleeping Beauty, May 15-17. Ballet in […]

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11 dance shows to see in New York this weekend

Our guide to the dance shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead. BALLET X at the Joyce Theater (October 1-2, 7:30 p.m.; October 3-4, 8 p.m.; through October 6). “The Little Prince,” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless tale, gets the ballet treatment from popular choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, performed by this valuable Philadelphia-based company. […]

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11 dance shows to see in New York this weekend

Our guide to the dance shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead. GERMAINE ACOGNY AND MIKAEL SERRE at the Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa (Sept. 26-28, 7 p.m.). Described as the “mother of African contemporary dance”, Acogny has been a formidable force on this continent for decades, notably through the creation of […]

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6 Dance Shows to See in the Seattle Area in Fall 2019

A classical ballet in pointe shoes; a working weekend examining masculinity, homosexuality, race and gender; and an array of new choreography across the city – yes, it’s fall in Seattle and the dancing begins. Here are some highlights from the season. “Carmina Burana” & “Agon” Pacific Northwest Ballet kicks off its 2019-20 season with a […]

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Things to do in LA: Fall 2019 Dance Shows

Fall is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the beauty of dance, from local talent to global ensembles, who will be presenting a variety of new and historic works in the coming weeks. Benjamin Millepied’s upcoming festival celebrates the future of dance in Los Angeles with premieres from choreographers such as Kyle Abraham, Jacob […]

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3 dance shows to see in New York this weekend

Our guide to the dance shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead. CREATE: ART DANCE POP-UP at the Ace Hotel (August 31, 8 p.m.). Typically, the lobby of this hotel in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood is a dark, brooding cave pierced by the glow of electronics wielded by its hip, itinerant residents. This summer, […]

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Dance Shows in LA This Week: Heidi Duckler Dance

Here is a list of dance performances in LA from August 18-25: The 13th MixMatch Dance Festival This two-day showcase presented by the Hart Pulse Dance Company is coming to an end. The Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Sun., 2 p.m. $20. (800) 838-3006. HartPulseDance.com Wild rose garden The Raiford Rogers Modern […]

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These dance performances are music to my eyes and ears

Over the past two weekends, I’ve enjoyed four nights of incredible dance performances – twice on stage, at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and twice on the big screen, at the Royal Theater in Laemmle. After 24 years, the Royal Ballet has returned to Los Angeles to perform its seminal work, Mayerling, created by […]

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Bodiography announces new classical dance shows for the 2019-2020 season | Dance | Pittsburgh

Click to enlarge Photo: Eric Rose Bodiography Bodiography Contemporary Ballet delivers great performances for dance fans in Pittsburgh and beyond with its 2019-20 season. The Pittsburgh-based company and school of dance announced their new season with a number of local dates, beginning with a company-in-residence at Butler County Community College Succop Theater […]

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Free music and dance performances for all ages at the Edmonds Arts Festival

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers performs at 2 p.m. Friday. (Photos courtesy Edmonds Arts Festival) Kelle Bradley is on stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Enjoy a variety of free music and dance performances during the Edmonds Arts Festival June 14-16. The main venue is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater that features traditional seating and a large lawn […]

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Dance performances in historic churches bring spiritual stories to life

At Reggie Wilson’s …they stood shaking while others started screamingperformed by Fist and Heel Performance Group (all photos by Daniel Kontz) PHILADELPHIA — When a choreographer Regie Wilson started his work …they stood shaking while others started screaming at Danspace project in 2018, he cited an unusual source of inspiration: a Black Shaker elder named […]

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Dance and tumbling performances from rising star to celebrate Casper’s 35th birthday

Photo courtesy of Rising Star Tumbling and Dance Studio CASPER, Wyo.– Rising Star Tumbling and Dance Studio will perform a company presentation “Cheers to 35 Years” at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at the Restoration Church in Casper. “Rising Star Tumbling and Dance Studio celebrates 35 years of business serving you and your children […]

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9 dance shows to see in New York this weekend

NEW YORK CITY BALLET at the David H. Koch Theater (until June 2). For the first time, the work of City Ballet’s founding choreographer, George Balanchine, and that of its current resident choreographer, Justin Peck, are on the program together (Friday, Tuesday and Thursday), cementing Peck’s status as heir presumptive and shaper of modern corporate […]

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Cinco de Mayo dance performances hit the streets of Pensacola on Sunday

The sights and sounds of traditional Jalisco dances will radiate through Pensacola on Cinco de Mayo this Sunday to celebrate the Mexican holiday. Instead of a stationary festival, The Costa Latina will feature three festive dance celebrations this year performed by San Patricio Grupo Folklorico of Loxley, Alabama. “I just always wanted to do a […]

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8 Unforgettable Contemporary Dance Performances By K-pop Stars

WayV/NCT’s Ten and WinWin perform a self-choreographed routine. In addition to performing their own original tracks (either solo or with their respective bands), K-pop idols take the time and effort to explore various facets of performance art, with some choosing to explore contemporary dance. Whether presented as a special video gift for their fans or […]

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5 dance shows to see in New York this weekend

Our guide to the dance shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead. COMPANY ABT STUDIO at the Joyce Theater (April 24, 7:30 p.m.; April 25, 8 p.m.; until April 27). This group, led by former American Ballet Theater soloist Sascha Radetsky, acts as a bridge between ballet training and a professional career. The […]

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Dance performances explore the relationship between performer and audience

Blindfolded dancers will take the floor for a part of “it must happen before the end”. The showcase, consisting of two group dances, will take place at Glorya Kaufman Hall on Friday and Saturday. World Arts and Culture/Dance graduate students Kristianne Salcines and Levi Gonzalez choreographed “Afternoon Experiences” and “subpolyversadiscoteca” respectively for the show. The […]

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Choreograph Your Spring and Summer Around These 11 Dance Shows – Twin Cities

Whether it’s traditional Indian, Brazilian, stage or ice moves, it’s a fascinating season for dance. Here are 11 performances worth catching up on. More spring/summer events. Ragamala Dance Company and Brooklyn Rider April 12: Not long ago, one of classical music’s most interesting and innovative string quartets, Brooklyn Rider, hosted a summer festival in Stillwater […]

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5 Dance Shows From Around the World in Chicago

Budding ballerinas, dedicated dancers and art enthusiasts will be inspired by some of the incredible dance performances taking place in Chicago in the months to come. Dance styles from around the world will be showcased, providing both opportunities to explore different cultures and to see that dance truly can be a universal medium of communication. […]

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Delaware Art Museum expands to music and dance performances

The Delaware Art Museum is planning an eclectic lineup of musical performances to reaffirm the museum’s mission to engage the public in an exploration of artistic creation through stimulating conversations and performances. “In 2019, the series pursues the twin goals of peak performance and social justice,” said Jonathan Whitney, manager of performance programs and community […]

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Dance performances and workshops are coming to Northampton

Given how quickly news moves these days, it’s easy to forget that for some fifteen years Thornes Market in Northampton was the scene of a regular series of dance performances and workshops in January, held on the third floor of the downtown building by Available Potential Enterprises (APE), Ltd., the arts organization founded by the […]

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12 dance shows to see in New York this weekend

LIVE ARTERY at New York Live Arts (January 4-7). As arts presenters from across the country and around the world flock to New York to discover artists and fill their performance spaces, audiences can also revisit their favorite works from the past year or catch critically acclaimed shows that he could have missed. Over several […]

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Eight of the Most Affectionate Local Dance Performances/Productions of 2018 | Dance | Pittsburgh

Photo: Katie Ging Conservatory Dance Company in Chaplin Then and Now by Tyce Diorio In a year filled with many great local dance performances and programs, here are eight that have touched the hearts and minds of local audiences in very different ways. Shana Simmons Dance – The missing piece (Bricolage Theatre, March […]

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The best dance shows of 2018

Zhu Jiejing and Wang Jiajun in the Shanghai Dance Theater’s production of “Soaring Wings: Journey of the Crested Ibis”, at the Boch Center Shubert Theater BJM/Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, presented by World Music/CRASHarts at the Cutler Majestic Theater Seo Hye Han and Lasha Khozashvili in the Boston Ballet’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” by […]

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Holiday Dance Shows in Clark County Coverage Spectrum

“Nutcracker” shows Presented by Vancouver Dance Theater When: 7:30 p.m. November; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 1; 2 p.m. on December 2. Or: Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St. Tickets: $16. Free for lap-sitters 2 and under. Contact: www.vancouverdancetheatre.com Presented by Friends of DanceWorks When: 7 p.m. Dec. 7; 2 p.m. and […]

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Nutcracker, Nutcracker, Nutcracker – and a hooley? Holiday dance shows just got more interesting – Twin Cities

Dancing in December is not just “The Nutcracker”. OK, that might sound like it, and there are some interesting variations on this classic ballet performed in the Twin Cities, sometimes combining the toy-turned-prince story with other stories or a bit of 60s swing. But there there is also tap dancing, jazz dancing and traditional Irish […]

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10 dance shows to see in New York this weekend

Our guide to the dance shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead. ATE9 at the Schimmel Center at Pace University (November 10, 7:30 p.m.). In Los Angeles, choreographer Danielle Agami took some of the sexy, spasmodic energy she brought with her from her native Israel, after years of dancing with the Batsheva Dance […]

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Music, theater and dance performances in Annapolis in fall 2018 and beyond – Capital Gazette

As the cooler fall descends upon us, the county’s cultural arts season heats up with theater, ballet, opera and music events. The Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis is the obvious magnet for many events, as symphonic, choral arts, ballet and opera companies call it. Other outlets, particularly theater companies, are added to […]

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39 dance shows to see this fall

SARAH MICHELSON The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis presents the premiere of Ms. Michelson’s “OCTOBER2018/”, which continues this groundbreaking choreographer’s close relationship with the center. Ms. Michelson refers to her recent dances as “a work in the studio, to be watched and accompanied, built in this time for this time – an attempt to stay […]

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Unique theater and dance performances will take to the High Country stage this summer | The music

BOONE, NC – An Appalachian summer festival is proud to present unique works of theater and dance to captivate and inspire audiences this season. 2018 performances include Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, BODYTRAFFIC, and the North Carolina Black Repertory Company Production The legend of Buster Neal. These performances will be presented at the Schaefer Center for […]

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Block Party, Dance Shows and More in Long Island City for One Day This Summer

A 2007 Make Music New York performance on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. (Photo: Jonny Leather via MMNY) June 7, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez Long Island City will be the site of several day-long music and dance performances this summer as part of a citywide celebration of music. The free events, organized by the nonprofit Make […]

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Akram Khan retires from dance feature films | Akram Khan

Akram Khan, one of the UK’s most beloved contemporary dancers, is to retire from feature films with a piece marking the centenary of the First World War. The 43-year-old dancer-choreographer said he would always dance smaller roles and cameos, but the physical rigors of performing solo on stage for over an hour were getting too […]

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Three summer dance shows to see in the great outdoors

To keep us going, the dance companies of San Francisco are mixing up this summer, inviting us to places where we are not used to seeing them. Two weeks ago, we recommended that you approach a few dance companies that have slipped into intimate spaces. Now we take a look at three more, all of […]

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Spring Arts Preview: Dance Shows in the Triangle

“Ballet Coppelia and The Broken Doll” will be performed by the Campaneria School and Ballet Company and the KMJ Jazz Co. April 29-30 at the Cary Arts Center. ALEXANDRA BLAZEVICH Alexa Rose Photography ▪ Rainbow Dance Company Annual Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. March 3 and 2 p.m. March 4, Cary Academy, 1500 North Harrison Ave. […]

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News desk | ILLINOIS

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Audience members will use their cellphones to interact with the dancers and set as ‘Critical Mass’ premieres at performances this week in Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The University of Illinois dance department present February Dance: Crafted Environments at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “Critical Mass” examines the nature of […]

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The best of the week… theater and dance performances | To dance

Five of the best… theater shows this week 1 One night in Miami The year is 1964 and young boxer Cassius Clay, soon to change his name to Muhammad Ali, celebrates his victory in a Miami hotel room with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and American football star Jim Brown. There’s some exciting acting from everyone […]

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37 classical and dance shows to discover this fall

American Ballet Theater Photo: Rosalie O’Connor Hope you had a few minutes to play around with our fall fun generator. But if you’re looking for clean and simple lists of things to watch by medium, we’ll separate them separately. Here’s a look at the fall album releases. September 9/7The loserUntil September 11, Opera BAM Howard […]

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Philadanco Breaks Color Limit in Dance Shows – Chicago Tribune

When Joan Myers Brown started dancing, she was one of a kind. She continues to blaze a trail for herself and others through the Philadelphia Dance Company. “I always say I don’t have dance; dancing has me,” Brown said. “When I started, it was during the segregation era. I was the only little black girl […]

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37 classical music and dance shows to see this fall

Code tree. Photo: Ravi Deepre I hope you had a few minutes to play with our fall fun generator. But if you’re looking for clean and simple lists of things to watch by medium, we’ll separate them separately. Here is an overview of the classical music and dance performances of the fall. SEPTEMBER 9/11“Arvo Pärt […]

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Unmissable dance performances this season | East Bay Express

For an unsuspecting audience, dance can be one of the easiest art forms to dismiss with the statement “It’s just not for me.” But East Bay’s diverse and burgeoning dance scene deserves an audience. Fortunately, the community is opening its arms wide this season, offering performances that expertly execute traditional dance forms as well as […]