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Spring preview: eight opera and dance performances this spring in New York

Even at the best of times, opera and dance are dying art forms. Their following is loyal but small, and not necessarily growing. Yet they persevere because there will always be a core group supporting new and classic work. The Metropolitan Opera reopened in the fall and, unlike many theatrical events, did not miss performances […]

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Travel by wagon to five unique dance performances in Scottsdale in March

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and The Movement Source Dance Company will present a special series of moving dance performances in Old Town Scottsdale on March 4-5. Arizona Trolley Dances will begin at the center, where patrons will ride Ollie the Trolley for a tour of short dance works at various downtown locations. […]

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Deeply Rooted Expands Mac Dance Instruction to Chicago’s South Side

Building on its successful dance education program, Deep-rooted dance theater adds a new location for new and existing programs, in addition to its original location at Ballet Chicago in downtown Chicago. Classes and workshops at the new Mayfair Arts Center (MAC), 8701 S. Bennett Avenue, Chicago, March 5 through April 25, with a culmination of […]

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Remembering Nai-Ni Chen: Inventive, prolific dance artist dies at 62

Nai-Ni Chen dances in her own piece, “Mirage.” Choreographer and dancer Nai-Ni Chen died on Dec. 12 at the age of 62, while swimming off the beach in Honolulu. Bridging centuries-old Chinese traditions and contemporary art, Chen was a brilliant performer and a humanitarian whose sophisticated theater works often involved collaborations with contemporary musicians. Her […]

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2021 brought back in-person dance performances, rainy weather and hope for a more diverse dance community | Berkshire landscapes

Reader attention: The following article contains optimism. Yet, as this is a “year in review” piece, it is important to remember that, as always, there were inevitable difficulties, disappointments and losses in the dance world in 2021. Nonetheless, dear dance lovers, I am looking forward, and placing my bets on silver linings, rather than stormy […]

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Top 10 Twin Cities Dance Shows To Experience This Fall

Autumn sound garden Enjoy the beauty of transforming colors as composer and director JG Everest shares the third of his four seasonal presentations, “Water Suite”. It features dancers Leslie O’Neill, Erika Hansen, Sarah Baumert and Megan Mayer. (Oct. 2, West River Parkway, Mpls. Free but reservations required, waveletscreative.org) ‘Frankenstein’ Author Mary Shelley’s own story is […]

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Free outdoor dance performances by General Mischief and Kinesis Project this weekend

As summer draws to a close this month, two New York-based dance companies are offering free outdoor performances over the coming weekend, as the weather is still pleasant and the COVID protocol. -19 is still in place. Photo by Joshua Green. Edited by Emily Smyth Vartanian, General Mischief Dance Theater combines high-level storytelling, high-quality movement […]

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Dance artist graduated from the prestigious Antwerp school

Dance artist Ella Spiteri recently graduated in dance studies after completing a dance program at the Royal Ballet School in Antwerp (KBA). She has trained in several dance disciplines, including ballet, contemporary dance and Spanish dance, in addition to participating in several shows and taking assessments and exams. Ella Spiteri During his training at KBA, […]

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Lied’s virtual offerings include a jazz band led by Marsalis, a multimedia dance artist | Nebraska today

The Lied Center for Performing Arts is offering nine free virtual events in April, including music, dance and theater. The programming is part of the Lied’s commitment to continue to bring the arts to the people of Nebraska, no matter the circumstances. If needed, event registration is available here. The events are: ” The democracy […]

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ArtSea: the company that brings dance education to the Bahamas

From hotels to hair salons, many industries have been hit hard by the pandemic. But I would say that the industry most affected – the industry that seems to be the lowest priority in terms of support from governments around the world – is the arts, and more specifically dance. No better example of this […]

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“The Nutcracker” and 5 More Dance Shows on Screen This Season

NUTCRACKER Since local audiences can’t make it to the Opera for Boston Ballet’s holiday classic this year, the company is offering to bring the ballet to you – for the very first time, and for free. The all-new, streamlined one-hour version, edited from video of previous years’ dress rehearsals, will have three TV broadcasts as […]

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9 dance performances to revive your spirits

Companies have had to completely rethink how to keep their artists and audiences engaged and connected. “We had to find ways to keep dance present in people’s lives,” says Dance Complex executive director Peter DiMuro, of which Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion is one of many companies plagued by major creative adjustments, to deal with […]

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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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Dance artist Yvonne Montoya presents the online debut of STORIES FROM HOME: ADDENDUM COVID-19

Tucson-based bi-national choreographer, mother and artist Yvonne Montoya announces her new online series Stories From Home: COVID-19 Addendum, which will debut July 15, with new content appearing weekly from July 15 through September 16, 2020. Newly Evolved in response to COVID-19 and quarantine-based parenting and work, Stories From Home is a dance series embodying the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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17 City Ballet School students expand their dance education this summer

Students at the City Ballet School in downtown Hagerstown are continuing their dance studies across the country this summer. Seventeen students from the City Ballet School were chosen to participate in the best summer study programs in the United States. Students were selected through national and international audition tours for highly selective programs ranging from […]

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Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe Brings Dance Education to Underserved Communities in Paris : NPR

When the famous Alvin Ailey dance troupe tours, they do community outreach. This summer, they are in Paris to give lessons to underprivileged young dancers. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Now in Paris where audiences enjoy the first leg of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s European tour. For nearly 60 years, the company has performed modern […]