Summer School Students Introduced to Sokolow’s Legacy

Students of the New York State Summer School of the Arts will appear in a free performance of Anna Sokolow’s Kaddish, staged for an ensemble of 10 by original Kaddish soloist Deborah Zall, on August 17 at 7pm.

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New Bedford Ballet’s Summer Offering a Family-Friendly Affair

New Bedford Ballet’s summer dance performance, “A Patchwork of Dance,” will be presented August 3 at 5:30 and 7pm and August 4 at 2 and 3:30pm at the New Bedford Ballet Community Theatre, 2343 Purchase Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Distribution of Free Tickets to Chicago Dancing Festival Now Underway

Free tickets are now available to the general public for the Chicago Dancing Festival’s 6th annual series of dance performances, set for August 20 to 25.

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See Martha Graham, BalletX, and More for $20.12 at Vail Festival

A thrilling array of dance will again be on display when the popularly-priced Dance for $20.12 evening returns to the Vail Valley Foundation’s Vail International Dance Festival August 7 at 7:30pm.

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Cornish College Junior Dancers Present Two Showings of ‘En Avante’

The Cornish College of the Arts Junior Dance Company will present “En Avante,” June 9 at 3 and 7:30pm and June 10 at 3pm at Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, Washington.

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Gotham City Inhabitants Struggle to Survive in Chicago Dance Crash Show

Chicago Dance Crash will present the world premiere of Gotham City, a fully choreographed graphic novel spun on stage through break-dance, ballet, and heart-pumping acrobatics.

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Festival Showcases the Importance of Arts in Children’s Lives

The TakePART Arts Festival: Connecting Communities Creatively—a free event featuring hands-on art activities, artist workshops, a student art exhibit, and dance, music, and theater performances—will be held June 2 from 10am to 2pm at R.H. Dana Middle School in Hawthorne, California.

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Company Honors Military through Dance Performance on USS Intrepid

As part of Fleet Week celebrations in New York City, dancer/choreographer and former U.S. Marine Roman Baca will present his Exit 12 Dance Company in a performance on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid on May 26 at 11:30am.

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Ballet with a Spanish Flair Presented in Miami Beach

Artistic director Pedro Pablo Peña and the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami will present Spanish Classical Night on June 16 at 8pm and June 17 at 5pm at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater.

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Free Tickets, Transportation Available for Vision-Impaired Dance Patrons

Blind or vision-impaired patrons can request free tickets and transportation from Union Station Metro Stop to AXIS Dance Company’s upcoming audio-described performances on May 19 at 8pm and May 20 at 7pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington D.C.

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Ballet San Jose Students Prepare for Spring Performances

Students in both the open and professional divisions of the Ballet San Jose School will showcase their talent, technique, and artistry during spring performances set for May 27 at the California Theatre, 345 South First Street, in downtown San Jose.

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Young DC Dancers Present Dance Works by Elite Choreographers

The Youth Dance Ensemble, Joy of Motion Dance Center’s elite program for developing young dancers, will perform at The Greenberg Theatre at American University, Washington, D.C., on May 12 at 7:30pm.

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Public Invited to View Artistic Creations of Juilliard’s Senior Dancers

The Juilliard Senior Dance Production, the culmination of a year-long creative and educational process focused on launching seniors into the professional world, will feature six works by dance division seniors in free performances May 3 to 6 in The Juilliard School’s Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater, 155 West 65th Street, New York City.

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Berkeley Dance Closes Main Stage Season With ‘Beneath the Flesh’

Berkeley Dance Project 2012: Beneath the Flesh, the final production in UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Main Stage season, opens April 20 in Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley campus.

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Scarsdale Ballet Students Present ‘Serenade’ in Annual Workshop

The Scarsdale [NY] Ballet Studio celebrates the ninth season of its annual workshop performance, Concert Dance, on April 22 at 2 and 7pm.

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Montgomery Ballet Springs Into Spring With Gala Celebration

Montgomery Ballet’s Spring Gala Celebration, a showcase of classical and contemporary dance, is planned for April 20 and 21 at the Montgomery [AL] Performing Arts Centre.

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Youth Groups, Veteran Tappers Celebrate National Tap Dance Day

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) presents “Windy City Rhythms,” its annual performance celebrating National Tap Dance Day, May 10 and 11.

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Audiences in London, Washington to Welcome SF Ballet

The San Francisco Ballet will be leaving its home by the bay this fall for engagements in London and Washington, D.C.

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Modern Dance Takes Center Stage at Miami Dance Festival

The eighth annual Miami Dance Festival will kick off with an environmental dance performance by Momentum Dance Company on April 1 at Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

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Five Premieres by Bill Evans Featured in Rochester Show

Bill Evans Dance Company will present “Dancing in the Vernal Equinox,” five premieres with choreography by modern dance master Evans, on March 18 at 3pm at Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester, New York.

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Ancient Tale of Beauty and War Part of Robert Moses’ Kin’s Season Opener

Robert Moses’ Kin begins its 17th annual home season in San Francisco from March 30 to April 1 with the world premiere of Helen, an interpretation of Homer’s Iliad inspired by the words and music of Carl Hancock Rux and the poetry of E. Ethelbert Miller.

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Philadelphia Choir Accompanies Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘Messiah’

Pennsylvania Ballet presents choreographer Robert Weiss’s Messiah, set to George Frideric Handel’s score and featuring The Philadelphia Singers, March 8 to 17 at the Academy of Music at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia.

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PNB Glances Back in Time as It Presents Two Masterworks

Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 39th season with a potent program of Greek gods and 13th-century monks, “Apollo & Carmina.”

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New Bedford Youth Ballet Takes Flight with ‘The Firebird’

The New Bedford Ballet’s annual spring fundraiser on March 18 will feature an adaptation of The Firebird with performances by members of The New Bedford Youth Ballet.

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Maida Withers Share Dances, Films During One-Week Tour of India

Maida Withers Dance Construction Company of Washington, DC, will be dancing and presenting film shorts while it tours India February 21 to 26.

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Saratoga Community Members Speak About Achievements of Black Artists

National Museum of Dance’s Black History Month Celebration features members of the Saratoga community speaking on how the struggle to achieve human rights, equality, and dignity is expressed in the works of literature, music, dance, and the visual arts.

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State Ballet of Rhode Island Plans Valentine Brunch

The State Ballet of Rhode Island will hold a “Be My Valentine” brunch on February 12 from 11am to 2pm at the Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road, Lincoln, Rhode Island.

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Nemr and CPD PLUS Share Thoughts on Bullying With High Schoolers

High school students in New Milford, New Jersey were given a unique opportunity to learn about bullying through an innovative tap performance held in the school auditorium earlier this month, reported NewJersey.com.

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Rennie Harris Puremovement Plans D.C. Performances

Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) returns to Washington, D.C.’s Dance Place for performances January 28 at 8pm and January 29 at 4pm.

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Dean College Dancers to Perform at American College Dance Festival

Dancers from Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts, will be performing and taking dance classes at The American College Dance Festival February 8 to 11 at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.

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Paul Taylor Turns Back the Clock to 1962 with $3.50 Tickets

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Paul Taylor’s iconic dance, Aureole, tickets to the company’s March 13 program will cost $3.50—the same price tickets sold for when the dance premiered in 1962.

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Up-and-Coming NJ Tappers Strut their Stuff at February 3 Concert

Tapping the Source, featuring the budding tap artists of NYTAP2, will be held February 3 at 8pm at Westminster Arts Center, campus of Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey.

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Riolama Lorenzo’s Farewell Pennsylvania Ballet Performance Set for February 12

Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Riolama Lorenzo will retire after 15 years on stage with a performance of Matthew Neenan’s Keep on February 12 at 2 pm at the Merriam Theater, 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia.

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James Sewell Ballet Prepares January Performance at Missouri S&T

James Sewell, one of American ballet’s most inventive choreographers, will bring his dance company to Missouri University of Science and Technology on January 17 for a 7:30pm performance in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall on the university campus, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

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Percussive Dance Companies Come Together in ‘Stam-Pede’

“Stam-Pede,” an afternoon of percussive dance by eight companies, will be presented January 8 at 3pm at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York City.

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Vishneva to Make NYC Debut in Graham’s ‘Errand Into the Maze’

In a one-night-only event from the Martha Graham Dance Company, international ballet superstar Diana Vishneva will make her New York debut in Errand Into the Maze on March 14 at New York City Center.

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Lizards, Aliens, and Wrestling All Part of Mayhem in DNA Performance

The first DNA PRESENTS performance of 2012 will include two weekends of Dan Safer’s Witness Relocation, including the remounted version of I’m Going To Make A Small Incision Behind Your Ear to Check and See If You’re Actually Human REDUX.

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Utah Lawmaker Turns Nose Up at Repertory Dance Theatre’s Grant Award

A small troupe of highly trained dancers will soon appear before Salt Lake City schoolchildren, gliding, leaping, and twisting into shapes that are meant to teach them about air pollution and the environment.

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Learn the History Behind the Melody in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

The next installment of American Repertory Ballet’s On Point enrichment series will feature an in-depth discussion of the ballet Romeo and Juliet and the evocative themes it portrays through Prokofiev’s haunting score.

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Dancewave Toasts the Holidays With Free Salsa, Performances

Dancewave’s Holiday Fiesta, with music, shopping, food, and more, will be held December 10 from 10am to 6pm at the Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 Fourth Avenue (at President Street), Brooklyn, New York.

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Gelsey Kirkland Students Present Program of Bournonville, Petipa

“Mostly Bournonville and Petipa,” a program of excerpts from ballets such as Swan Lake, La Bayadère, and Napoli, will be performed by students from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet on December 16 at 7:30pm at New York’s Symphony Space.

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Bausch’s Commentary on 20th Century Life Presented at Cal Performances

German choreographer Pina Bausch’s company returns to Cal Performances with Danzón, Bausch’s funny, bittersweet meditation on humanity’s trek through 20th-century life, named for the lively and passionate Cuban dance form, for two performances in Berkeley, California.

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‘Nutcracker’ in a Nutshell Prepares for Carson City Performances

Peanutcracker—The Story in a Nutshell, will returning to Carson City again for the holiday season, and promoters are hoping to attract more students than ever before for the December performances, according to the Nevada Appeal.

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Circus and Dance Students Fly High to Raise Funds for ‘Fairies’

Dance & Circus Arts of Tampa Bay in Florida will hold a special performance showcasing students’ aerial abilities on November 8 from 5 to 9pm at Casa Tina’s Mexican Restaurant to help finance production costs of “Fairies, Inc.”

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Houston B-Boys Showcase Power and Style in Brooklyn Center Show

Soul Street Dance will present its high-energy blend of poppin’ and lockin’, power moves, gymnastic stunts, b-boying, uprock, and Brazilian capoeira in “Breakin’ Backwards,” to be presented as part of the Brooklyn [NY] Center for the Performing Arts Target Family Fun Series on November 6 at 2pm.

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ClancyWorks Dancers Ponder Relationships in Dance Place Concert

ClancyWorks Dance Company presents performances of original choreography focusing on relationships and made through relationships on November 5 at 8pm and November 6 at 7pm at Dance Place, Washington, DC.

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San Luis Obispo Studios Join Forces in Weekend Dance Performance

A dance performance, “Come Together,” a joint effort of neighboring dance studios in San Luis Obispo, CA, will be presented Oct. 22 -23 at the Spanos Theatre.

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Seattle Dancework Created In and Around Mountain Bike Landscape

Cornish Dance Theater of Cornish College of the Arts will present Beneath Our Own Immensity, a site-specific dance choreographed by Alia Swersky performed at the I-5 Colonnade Park in Seattle, Washington, in October and November.

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Buglisi Dance Concludes Syracuse U. Residency With Performance

Buglisi Dance Theatre will wrap up a three-week residency at Syracuse University in New York with a public performance October 29 at 7pm at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater.

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Conference Performance Starts off Nai-Ni Chen Dance’s 2011-2012 Season

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performed two works, Incense and Way of Five-Fire, at the National Association of Women Judges 2011 annual conference, held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on October 13 in Newark, New Jersey.

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