DSL NewsWire: Dance+ Festival Going Strong for 25 Years in Saratoga Springs

Dance+ Festival; photo courtesy Facebook

The 25th annual Dance+ Festival will offer classes in over a dozen different styles of dance and movement for dancers and non-dancers of all ages and levels on March 29 at the National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York.

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DSL NewsWire: NJ Dancers to Explore African Heritage on Performance Trip to Ghana

The Garvey School; photo courtesy Facebook

Dancers from Trenton, New Jersey’s Garvey school will travel to the West African nation of Ghana this summer to perform at a cultural festival, reports NJ.com.

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DSL NewsWire: Carla Körbes This Year’s Artist-in-Residence at Vail Festival

Carla Körbes, the Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer who announced last year that she would retire at the end of this season, will be the artist-in-residence at this year’s Vail International Dance Festival, according to the New York Times’ ArtsBeat blog.

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DSL NewsWire: Ella Baff, Dedicated Leader of Jacob’s Pillow, to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Ella Baff, longtime executive and artistic director of the international Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, during the college’s commencement ceremonies set for May 22 at 10:30am on the campus.

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DSL NewsWire: SF Dance Film Festival Holds Open Call for Submissions

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2015 San Francisco Dance Film Festival, scheduled to run October 8 to 11 at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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DSL NewsWire: Alumni, Students, and Established Artists Celebrate Contemporary Dance at Bates Festival

The 2015 edition of the Bates Dance Festival, a laboratory for artists making important contributions to contemporary dance, will take place July 1 through August 8 on the Bates College campus, Lewiston, Maine.

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DSL NewsWire: American Dance Festival Auditions for Summer School Students

The American Dance Festival (ADF) will embark on a 16-city tour to audition dance students for the 2015 ADF Six Week School and Three Week School, to be held as part of ADF’s 82nd season, June 11 to July 25, in Durham, North Carolina.

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DSL NewsWire: Traditional Arts of Indigenous Peoples Featured in Festival

The Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, a six-day celebration of the indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast and beyond, will be held March 3 to 8 in the Great Hall at University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA).

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DSL NewsWire: Jacob’s Pillow Internships Provide Experience in Arts Careers

Applications are due February 13 for young dancers and dance lovers who would like to spend the summer learning about dance production, theater management, public relations, marketing, and more as an intern at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts.

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DSL NewsWire: Dance Planet 19 Special Guest, Dallas Native, LaQuet Pringle

Musical theater performer and Dallas native LaQuet Sharnell Pringle will be special guest artist during the 19th edition of Dance Planet, a free, community-oriented weekend dance festival held in Dallas by the Dance Council of North Texas.

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DSL NewsWire: Dance, Theater, Music, and Art Focus of 6th Move Me Festival

More than 1,000 attendees of all ages are expected at the 6th annual Move Me Festival, a free family-friendly celebration of arts and culture, scheduled for March 21 from 1 to 5pm at Kenmore Middle School, Arlington, Virginia.

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DSL NewsWire: From Ballet to Jookin, Spoleto Festival Celebrates Wide Range of Dance

Included among the dance offerings at the 39th Spoleto Festival USA will be the Scottish Ballet with its acclaimed adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Annual Gathering of Black Dance Professionals Set for January in Cleveland

The International Association of Blacks in Dance will host its 27th annual conference and festival in Cleveland, Ohio, January 21 to 25.

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Educators, Choreographers Gear Up for 2015 School Programs at the Pillow

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.

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Israeli, Palestinian Dancers Defy Status Quo

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.

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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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Villanova University to Host Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival

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.

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Special Needs Dance Teacher Counters Competition’s Rebuff by Creating One of Her Own

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.

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After 25 Years, the Work Has Just Begun for Chicago Human Rhythm Project

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.

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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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American Dance Festival Invites Students to Winter Intensives in NYC, California

For the first time, the American Dance Festival (ADF) will hold winter intensives in New York City and Pasadena, California.

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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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Modern dancers, Audiences, Form Connection Through First Annual DanceFest Vermont!

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.

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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 and Music Workshop Part of San Francisco’s Son Jarocho Festival

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.

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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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Teen Flamenco Dancer is First Vail International Dance Festival Scholar-in-Residence

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.

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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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Ambitious Schedule of Classes, Performances, Mark Vancouver Tap Fest

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.

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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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Tune In Next Week to Catch Final Round of Varna International Ballet Competition

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.

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Entire San Francisco Ballet Company In Paris For Festival Performances

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.

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Dance All Day—For Free!—on July 26, Philadelphia Dance Day

Philadelphia Dance Day, a nonprofit festival featuring free workshops, live performances, and a huge evening dance party, will be held July 26.

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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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Annual Week of Free Dance Classes Now Underway in New York City

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.

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Turkey Aims to Raise Profile of Ballet in Country by Hosting International Festival

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.

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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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Jersey Tap Fest Celebrates Five Years By Founding Scholarship Program

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.”

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Legendary Dance Artist Carmen de Lavallade Celebrates 61 Years at Jacob’s Pillow

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.

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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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San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema Calls for Entries

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.

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Salsa It Up Every Saturday Night in June and July, Thanks to DCNT

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.

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