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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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