The artist faculty members that will be leading The School at Jacob’s Pillow during the upcoming 2015 season are diversely experienced, and will be joined at the Beckett, Massachusetts, dance festival by dance artists, choreographers, and artistic directors from across the globe.
Although only a few kilometers apart, but separated by a wall and many checkpoints, a Palestinian and Israeli dancing troupe have decided to meet all the way in Ireland, reports Al Arabiya News.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) will celebrate 25 years of promoting and supporting American tap and contemporary percussive artists with the debut of a new, multi-venue Chicago Rhythm Fest.
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.
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.
For the first time, the American Dance Festival (ADF) will hold winter intensives in New York City and Pasadena, California.
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.
Ten Vermont choreographers will present works during the first annual DanceFest Vermont!, a showcase and celebration of modern dance, set for September 5 and 6 in venues in Barre and Stowe.
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.
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.
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.
The third annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival, named for a folkloric music style from the Southern Mexican state of Veracruz, will be held August 14, 16, and 17 at several venues in San Francisco.
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.
A new program developed by Vail International Dance Festival artistic director Damian Woetzel is recognizing 16-year-old flamenco dancer, Elena Heiss, as the festival’s inaugural scholar-in-residence.
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.
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.
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.
In-demand tap artist Michelle Dorrance and her Dorrance Dance company will headline the 15th edition of the Vancouver International Tap Festival set for August 28 to 31 in Vancouver, Canada.
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.
Some 130 representatives of 30 countries are taking part in the 26th edition of the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, which aims at finding young talents in classical and contemporary ballet.
San Francisco Ballet is in Paris for an unprecedented 17-day engagement at the Théâtre du Châtelet, beginning on July 10, and is featured in the Les Etés de la Danse Festival, reported San Francisco Classical Voice.
Philadelphia Dance Day, a nonprofit festival featuring free workshops, live performances, and a huge evening dance party, will be held July 26.
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.
NYC Dance Week, the 10-day festival of free and discounted dance, fitness, and wellness classes, is taking place at dance studios across New York’s five boroughs now through June 28, reported Broadway World.
The 4th International Istanbul Ballet Competition and Festival, organized to highlight Turkey’s artistic identity, kicks off June 21 at the Zorlu Center PSM with the ballet Count Dracula.
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.
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.
Jersey Tap Fest, New Jersey’s annual tap dance festival, celebrates its fifth-year anniversary August 14 to 17 in Bloomfield with more than 30 tap dance classes and a main stage celebration event, “TAP ‘N TIME.”
Carmen de Lavallade holds the distinction of having the longest Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival performing career on record, having made her Pillow debut with Lester Horton Dance Theatre in 1953.
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.
The San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema in Boulder, Colorado, has a deadline of May 23, to submit film and video works that integrate dance and cinematography.
Intensive tap festivals abound, and most include workshop classes, performances, and more. Whether you’re on the hunt for a great tap experience for your students or yourself, you’ll find the right fit in our listings.
Top salsa dance teachers from the Dallas area will lead free 30-minute dance lessons every Saturday night in June and July as part of the Dance Council of North Texas’ Vitruvian Salsa Festival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new movie at the Tribeca Film Festival takes an intimate look at young dancer Justin Peck’s road to opening night as he choreographs the 422nd ballet for New York City Ballet.
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.
Entertainment star and dance educator Debbie Allen was brought to tears when she collected an award before an audience of mostly kids and young adults at Duke Ellington School of the Arts this past weekend, reported the Washington Post.
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.
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.
Rhythmic drum beats and vibrant movements characterize the Bombazo Dance Company, the only New York dance group invited to perform at New Orleans’ Congo Square Rhythms Festival.
The 36th annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival will feature 31 dance companies and more than 300 dancers and musicians at this year’s event, set for June 5 to 29.
The American Dance Festival (ADF) will present the 2014 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement to choreographer and director Angelin Preljocaj.