Film Lineup Announced for Dance on Camera

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association will present Dance on Camera, a film festival that features an array of narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts, all centered around dance, running January 30 to February 3.

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Jacob’s Pillow Building Housing its Dance Archives to Triple in Size

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will break ground this month on an expansion project at Blake’s Barn—home to its rare and extensive dance archives—which will triple the areas for storage and increase access for the public, artists, students, researchers, and scholars.

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Festival’s Move to Larger Space Speaks to Growth in Modern Dance Community

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.

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ADF Addresses Dancer Health and Wellness in Free November Workshop

Recognizing that a lack of dance-specific medical care often prevents dancers from seeking medical care for an injury, the American Dance Festival will hold a Dancer Health & Injury Prevention workshop this November in Durham, North Carolina.

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Seattle’s Men in Dance Festival Growing in Prestige and Program Offerings

The ranks of professional dancers are still dominated by females, and both ballet and modern choreographers still face challenges finding a sufficient number of males when casting. But things are changing, according to the Seattle Times, and this year’s biannual Men in Dance Festival is proof.

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New Orleans Studio Founds Community Festival to Confront Violence and Inspire Action

Dancing Grounds’ first Dance for Social Change Festival seeks to bring artists, activists, and community members together to inspire dialogue and action about key issues confronting New Orleans, according to the Times-Picayune.

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Studio Owner’s Desire for a Place to Dance Results in Second Detroit Dance City Festival

The second annual Detroit Dance City Festival, set for August 22 to 24, brings together local and out-of-state dancers, both professionals and students, in a celebration of all things dance, with more than 20 all-day workshops, classes, and afternoon and evening performances in downtown Detroit.

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Virginia Company Director to Represent U.S. at International Festival in Germany

Lucy Bowen McCauley, artistic director of Virginia’s Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD), will serve on an American delegation of dance artists and administrators at the international dance festival Internationale Tanzmesse, August 27 to 30, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Exit12 Dance Company to Raise Awareness of Erbil, Iraq, at NYC’s Summer Streets

Exit12 Dance Company, a contemporary dance company founded by United States Marine Corps Sergeant Roman Baca after returning from service in Iraq, will perform in New York City’s annual Summer Streets festival, reports Broadway World.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem Street Festival Encourages Dance Fans to Get Involved

Free performances by the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s company, summer intensive students, and special guest artists will be part of the Summer 2014 DTH Street Festival on August 9 from noon to 7pm at West 152nd Street between Amsterdam and St. Nicholas Avenues, New York City.

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Threats Cause Israel University to Cancels Student Dancers’ Edinburgh Festival Appearance

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city, attracting thousands of performers from around the globe who present theater productions, comedy, dance performances, circuses, cabarets, children’s shows, operas, and exhibitions.

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U.S. Appearances Help Raise Profile of Dance Born in Rio de Janiero Slums

Audiences at New York City’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival sampled a new Brazilian street-dancing style: Passinho, Brazil’s version of b-boying or breakdancing, born years ago in the slums of Rio de Janiero and still shunned by its home country.

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Fire Island Dance Festival Nets More Than Half a Million for AIDS

Performances by top dancers from the ballet, contemporary, Broadway, and ethnic dance worlds helped the Fire Island Dance Festival to raise a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Second Annual Cape Dance Festival Brings World-Class Dance to Cape Cod

The Cape Dance Festival, scheduled for July 26 at 6pm at the Province Lands Amphitheatre in Provincetown, Massachusetts, has been a labor of love for co-founders Stacey-Jo Marine and Liz Wolff. And that affection for increasing the amount of dance performance on the Cape has been embraced throughout the region.

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Lyons, Kelly, Latest Inductees Into International Tap Dance Hall of Fame

Hollywood icon Gene Kelly and Carnell Lyons (“Mr. Magic Feet”) will be inducted into the International Tap Dance Hall of Fame at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts tonight as part of the American Tap Dance Foundation’s annual Tap City festival, announced NJ.com.

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DancerPalooza Offers Up a Week of Classes and Performances from Celebrity Teachers

Top professional choreographers, master teachers, professional dancers, dance students of all ages, and dance fans will meet at the Long Beach [CA] Convention Center July 22 to 27 for DancerPalooza, reported Broadway World.

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Jason Samuels Smith’s 12 Years A Slave Collaboration Presented Free in NYC

Award-winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith and renowned musician/singer/composer Owen “Fiidla” Brown will present an original musical response to the critically acclaimed film 12 Years A Slave in a free performance June 20 at 7pm in Brooklyn’s Herbert Von King Park as part of the 2014 SummerStage festival.

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Life Stories of Retired Residents Serve as Choreographic Inspiration in Cincinnati

The lives and experiences of residents of Cincinnati’s Llanfair Retirement Community served as thematic elements for four pieces to be shown during this weekend’s Area Choreographers Festival, run by Contemporary Dance Theater.

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Southern Vermont Dance Festival Offers Four Days of Classes, Performances

The Southern Vermont Dance Festival returns to Brattleboro July 17 to 20 for its second year with a wide range of dance classes, workshops, lectures, performances, site-specific concerts, and free community events such as outdoor performances and live music.

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Cast of Top Companies, Dancers, Continue Support for AIDS with Fire Island Festival

Some of the top dancers and dance companies in the country will offer a diverse array of artistry and genres during the 20th anniversary Fire Island Dance Festival, set for July 18 to 20, outdoors on the beautiful Great South Bay in New York.

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Dancer Lil Buck To Bring Arts to Schoolchildren through Aspen Institute

As 2014 Harman-Eisner artists in residence for the Aspen Institute Arts Program, actor Alfre Woodard and dancer Charles “Lil Buck” Riley will participate at the Aspen Ideas Festival set for June 27 to July 3, and also engage in institute activities throughout the year in New York, Washington, DC, and elsewhere.

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World Dance Takes to the Streets During May 17 Annual Dance Parade

Tap legend Savion Glover and Bessie-winning founder and artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women will serve as grand marshals of the 8th Annual Dance Parade and Festival, which will kick off at 1pm May 17 in New York City.

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Promising Young Tappers Win Scholarships to This Summer’s Rhythm World Festival

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) has announced its 2014 Tap Scholars—deserving, talented youth who receive scholarship assistance to attend CHRP’s annual Rhythm World summer festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts.

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LA’s Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival Gives Fifth Graders First Experience with Dance

More than 3,100 fifth-grade students from throughout Los Angeles County will simultaneously perform a choreographed dance on The Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles this weekend as part of The 44th Annual Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival, reports the Balita Filipino News.

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Theater, Dance, Music, and Fun Featured in 5th Annual Move Me Festival

Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) will present the 5th Annual Move Me Festival, a free family-friendly celebration of the arts and culture that promotes healthy lifestyles through movement and the arts, on April 26 from 1 to 5pm at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Virginia.

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St. Louis Dance Community Mourns Loss of Dancing in the Streets Festival

For seven years, the Dancing in the Street festival in Grand Center, St. Louis, not only opened the entertainment district’s fall season, but also served as a showcase for local companies. The family-friendly outdoor setting was invaluable in introducing dance to new audiences while raising the profiles of the companies onstage.

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