Painter Jamie Wyeth, son of Andrew Wyeth and grandson of N.C. Wyeth, and dancer Rudolf Nureyev collaborated on an improbable visual pas de deux in the 1970s, when Nureyev was at the height of his powers.
More than 30 dance studios from the Buffalo, New York, area will join forces next month to raise money for cancer research during the seventh annual event sponsored by Dancers Give Back—an organization started by a dancer that has raised more than $200,000 for cancer research.
The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, has chosen Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif, and Stephanie Martinez as winners of its fifth annual Choreographers of Color Award.
Conflicts with the professional ballet company commitments of dancers cast in the new Starz drama Flesh and Bone is one of the reason the pay cable network has decided to air it as an eight-episode limited series, reported Deadline Hollywood.
Danielle Robin Reinstein of Sudbury, Massachusetts, will receive the Martha Hill 2014 Young Professional Award at the Martha Hill Dance Fund’s annual awards gala November 24 in New York City.
The concept of Spanish designer Lesia Trubat’s “E-traces” project is based in capturing dance movements and transforming them into visual sensations through the use of new technologies—such as pointe shoes outfitted with microcontroller boards that record the pressure and actions of the dancer’s feet and send the signal to an electronic device.
Local elementary school children from Danvers, Massachusetts, can spend the day dancing—and raise money for dance therapy programs for children with cancer and special needs—through the “Dréa’s Dream DECA Dance Day” set for November 15 from 10am to 1pm.
Doris Hering, a critic who surveyed the dance world for decades, and was later the founding executive director of the national organization now known as Regional Dance America, died on October 15 in the Bronx, reported the New York Times. She was 94.
Ballet Magnificat! is partnering with its home city of Jackson, Mississippi, and The Salvation Army to create an original holiday show that will be performed, free of charge, as a “thank you” for the community’s 28 years of supporting the ballet.
Caterers, photographers, jewelers, entertainers, and bridal shop representatives will showcase their wares and services at the National Museum of Dance’s 6th annual Bridal Show, set for November 2.
Bob Carroll, best known as a performer for 18 years with the Southern California company Rhapsody in Taps, where he danced featured roles in choreographed pieces and unleashed memorable solo improvisations, died October 13 in a single-vehicle traffic accident in Pueblo, Colorado. The Los Angeles Times said the 48-year-old Home Depot employee had been in declining health.
When we think of nuns, thoughts of Madonna may often follow. Ordinarily, this would be a reference to the Virgin Mary; for some this week, however, Sicilian sister Cristina Scucci comes to mind.
Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced last week that its $25 million extravaganza Heart and Lights, a Rockettes show that was in development for Radio City Music Hall, is being reconceived by Tony Award–winning Broadway artists with input from the producer Harvey Weinstein.
Choreographer Joshua Bergasse, an Emmy Award winner for his work on Smash, makes his Broadway debut this season with the Broadway classic On the Town, a feat of storytelling in song and dance that is rarely seen on the modern Broadway stage.
For Rachel Maher, an 11-year Pennsylvania Ballet veteran, the choreography, costume changes, and intense action of the season-opening program “Press Play” were a little taxing at times. Maher is expecting her first child at the end of March.
Your Move Modern Dance Festival, featuring new and developing works by choreographers from New Jersey, New York, and beyond, will run this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at DeBaun Performing Arts Center at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.
A Toronto studio, Performing Dance Arts, has weighed in on recent news that the Canadian government will increase the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, which includes dance.
A site that for years has housed Oregon Ballet Theatre’s dance studio and school is set to become part of the latest building craze in Portland: apartments.
A jury has ruled against a ballet dancer with a bad hip who sued Oklahoma City over his arrest in a park where he was exercising in high heels with his cane, according to The Oklahoman.
The Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine has had many troubles over the past 20 years, including a three-year theater renovation that forced them into a 1991 U.S. tour that fell apart as the USSR dissolved.
A California couple’s plans to replace their longtime studio garage space with a larger stand-alone facility cost three years and an unexpected additional $250,000, but on November 1, The Dance Gallery 2 owners will celebrate a grand opening at their new Roseville studio.
On Monday night, two titans in the field were honored at the annual Bessie Awards ceremony: Arthur Mitchell, the founder of Dance Theater of Harlem, with a lifetime achievement award; and Chuck Davis, the founder of DanceAfrica, for service to the field of dance.
Flags of green, white and orange will wave in the wind at Villanova University on Saturday, November 1 during the Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival, according to the [Montgomery County, PA] Times Herald.
One of the great ballet pairings of recent years—David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova—will be reunited in New York City this spring during American Ballet Theatre’s season at the Metropolitan Opera House, reports the New York Times ArtsBeat.
Proposals are now being accepted for the Second International Conference on Somatics-Based Dance Education, to be directed by Bill Evans and Cynthia Williams, July 15 to 19, 2015, at the Palladino School of Dance, Dean College, Franklin, Massachusetts.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is marking this year’s 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with Matthew Rushing’s ODETTA, a new piece honoring folksinger and civil rights activist Odetta Holmes, reported the Kansas City Star.
A grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation will allow city children to receive dance lessons at low cost—and allow college students to put lessons learned in pedagogy classes into action, reported News OK.
West Coast Movement Project of Laguna Hills will hold an Afternoon Tea and Trunk Show to benefit the Andréa Rizzo Foundation’s Dance Across America initiative on October 26 from 2 to 5pm at the Wiebe Residence, 26531 Elmcrest Way, Lake Forest, California.
Dr. Peter Lovatt, the 48-year-old head and founder of the Dance Psychology Lab at the University of Hertfordshire in England, rarely has difficulty convincing people to dance. An article in Men’s Health says his lectures on dance psychology often end with the audience bursting into dance.
Tony Award–winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli, in rehearsals for the Newsies national tour, spoke to CT Now of the crowds of young boys at the stage door throughout the Broadway run, and of young male dancers who came up to him thanking him for his choreography, saying that they want to dance in the show some day.
Mary Ramirez Cook teaches a variety of classes each week at her A-Marika Dance Studio in Sharonville, Ohio, including one for students with Down syndrome she created for her son, Matthew.
Joann Tabeek always encouraged her daughter, Krystal, to follow her dreams, but didn’t live to see Krystal through her 15 years of competitive dance. Working as a vice president and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center, she was one of the nearly 3,000 people who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Cynthia Gregory, whom Rudolf Nureyev called “America’s prima ballerina assoluta” and who was celebrated as one of the world’s greatest ballerinas during a career that spanned more than a quarter of a century, will receive the 63nd annual Capezio Dance Award.
Tickets for Grand Rapids Ballet’s new production of The Nutcracker, designed by Grand Rapids native Chris Van Allsburg, author of The Polar Express, and Tony Award-winning designer Eugene Lee, are now on sale.
Choreographers Alejandro Cerrudo, d. Sabela Grimes, and RoseAnne Spradlin are among 34 people who have been awarded $50,000 and named U.S.A. fellows for 2014, reported the New York Times.
Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network at the organization’s Respect Awards on October 17 for his work to prevent bullying, reported Variety.
A story from KLS.com reports that while Michael Jackson was known for his talented voice and for his impressive dance moves, an LDS missionary might have bested a Michael Jackson impersonator in the battle of the moonwalk.
6ABC.com reports that Bucks County Dance Center in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, was badly damaged in a fire early Monday morning. Investigators say it was arson.
Brothers Young Productions recently held a video casting call for dancers around the world to appear in the movie Untapped. After evaluating thousands of submissions, the list has been narrowed down to 200 semifinalists.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet will celebrate its 20th anniversary season with a run at The Joyce Theater from November 18 to 30.
Former dancer Colleen Perry, 49, started the Free 2 Be Me program after reading an article about a choreographer who created a Boston Ballet dance program for children with Down syndrome. Perry instantly knew what she wanted to do.
San Francisco’s Museum of Performance + Design is on the hunt for unique, creative, and evocative selfies of performing artists for its exhibition, “Instant Love: Simple Moments of Magic and Memories in Offstage Sketches, Snapshots and Selfies,” opening December 18.
Through financial woes, the death of her husband, and leadership turnovers, Laurie Picinich-Byrd kept The Florida Ballet going as a Jacksonville arts institution for 35 years. The Florida Times-Union reported that Picinich-Byrd died last Wednesday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 67.
A weekend performance in New Orleans explored an “energetic exchange” between two art forms—tap and jazz—as a professional tap troupe shared a stage with a seven-piece jazz music ensemble.
“Does the dance world need another competition?” writes Judith Mackrell in the Guardian.
Seventeen teens from Starr’s Studio of Dance in Kent, Connecticut, got a crash course in soccer while in New York City in late September before playing the roles of soccer teammates in an episode of the CBS TV series Madam Secretary. The Litchfield County Times said the dancers met actress . . .
As creator of The Maria Project, a theatrical investigation into the 1931 murder of Maria Salazar by her husband, playwright Marcella Goheen took note when the National Domestic Violence Hotline experienced an 84 percent increase in calls after a video leaked in September of football player Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City elevator.
Registrations are still being accepted for the first annual Dréa’s Dream Dance Convention, a day of dance classes for student ages 6 and older that will benefit a program that provides dance therapy programs for children with cancer and special needs in pediatric hospitals and public schools nationwide.
Lorna Badon Knaus, a longtime Orange dance instructor who showcased Southeast Texas’ special brand of dance from the Soviet Union to Disney World, died Monday at Houston’s Methodist Hospital from diverticulitis, a common colon disease. She was 54.
Twyla Tharp’s new position as Joyce Theater Foundation’s 2014–16 artist-in-residence comes with something she’s never had during her esteemed 50-year choreography career: her own school.