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Academy of Russian Ballet kids classes [Workshops]

Academy of Russian Ballet


14675 MARTIN Drive Ste 400
Suite 114
Eden Praire, Minnesota

  • Sep 8 @ 01:00 AM - May 16 @ 01:00 AM
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Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) Provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities. Tuesday 8:30-9:00 am Mommy and Me 2 (age 20 months-3 years) Tuesday 9:00-9:30 am Pre-Ballet 1 (age 3-5) This class is designed to work on large motor skills as skipping, chasses, and ponies. Students will be working on rhythm timing and love of movement. Saturday 9:15-10:00 am Pre-Ballet 2 (age 5-8) In this class students will continue to work on large motor skills as skipping, chasses, and stretching. Students will be working on legs, arms positions as well as coordination and improving listening skills. Saturday 10:00-11:00 am Pre-Ballet Advance (age 6-8) These classes will introduce younger students to basic ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Work on stretching, extensions, simple legs and arm positions, steps and jumps a cross of studio to improve coordination, musicality. Rhythm and concentration will be emphasized. Monday and Thursday 4:30-5:30pm

New York Theatre Ballet’s BALLET SCHOOL NY Begins 2014-15 Dance Classes in New Home [Student Performances]

New York Theatre Ballet

New York Theatre Ballet
131 East 10th Street
New York, NY

  • Sep 15 @ 10:00 AM - Jun 13 @ 06:30 PM
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Ballet School NY, the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet, will begin 2014-15 Dance Classes on September 15, 2014 at its new home at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery at 131 East 10th Street. Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year is now open. For registration and more information, visit http://nytb.org/ballet-school-ny/2014-2015-information. The fall session will include an expanded schedule of classes in both the Children’s and Adult Divisions. NYTB is looking forward to becoming an active member of the vibrant St. Mark’s Community, offering open rehearsals and in-house performances. The Company will also continue its award-winning LIFT Community Service program which offers scholarships to homeless children and children in need. “We have fond memories of all of the teachers, dancers and performances that have been a part of our last three decades, said Diana Byer, artistic director of NYTB. “But we are thrilled to be beginning this new chapter for NYTB. With a national tour planned, a new venue for repertory works and an expanded schedule of classes to meet the needs of our new neighborhood, NYTB is in a stronger position than it has ever been to advance its mission to bring the appreciation of dance to an evermore-diverse audience. And we’re not done, stay tuned as we are making plans to be bigger and better than ever.” The Company’s 2014/2015 season will include a national tour as well as repertory performances at the 92nd St. Y (January 10-12, 2015), New York Live Arts (February 18-21, 2015), and Danspace (June 15-20, 2015). NYTB continues to maintain its association with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children will continue at Florence Gould Hall throughout the year. NYTB will also continue to offer its Free Ticket Program for families who are unable to afford to attend performances. Ballet School NY (BSNY) was founded by artistic director Diana Byer in 1978 as the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet. The school teaches dance as a total art form, developing strong technical skill and discipline. Following the Cecchetti syllabus, classes emphasize music, theatricality, gesture and style. For the advanced and professional level student classes in modern, theater dance, pointe, variations and repertory round out the training curriculum. Ballet School NY provides teaching assistants in every class. Small class size guarantees highly individualized instruction. For qualified students, the school’s unique relationship with the Company provides performing experience throughout the year in ballets featuring roles for children. ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices. By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents. NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.

New York Theater Ballet’s 2014/15 Once Upon a Ballet Series [Professional Performances]

New York Theatre Ballet

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY

  • Dec 19 @ 01:00 PM - Jun 7 @ 03:30 PM
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New York Theatre Ballet presents the 2014-15 series of Once Upon a Ballet, which will includes four, hour-long family ballets: Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker (December 19-21, 2015), Cinderella (February 6-8, 2015), GOOSE! (March 6-8, 2015), and Carnival of the Animals (June 5-7, 2015). All performances take place at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. Tickets are $35 for Children and $40 Adults; Subscriptions run from $90 to $140. Tickets and series subscriptions are available online www.nytb.org or via email at admin@nytb.org, or by mailing an order form (available online) with check or credit card information to New York Theatre Ballet, 131 East 10th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10003. “For all their childlike wonder, most story ballets don’t cater to the average kid’s attention span. With its long-running Once Upon a Ballet Series, New York Theater Ballet consolidates the classics into hour-long productions for the under-10 crowd and puts parents’ minds at ease.” – The New York Times Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker – December 19-21, 2014 New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns for a fourth year of Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker, an enchanting holiday ballet. From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael, and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan. “One of the most kid-friendly around!” – The New York Times Cinderella – February 7-8, 2015 With a Dancing Clock, wacky Stepsisters and everyone’s favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Metropolitan Opera’s Resident Costume Designer, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith. Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages. GOOSE! – March 7-8, 2015 The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of a lively baker’s dozen of Mother Goose characters. They literally leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-at-heart, just as they have for centuries! Carnival of the Animals – June 6-7, 2015 In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins! Choreography by Beth Storey Taylor. “The most endearing and engaging part of the show happened … during a prelude led by the company’s artistic director, Diana Byer. In an effort to acquaint young audiences with the behind-the-scenes work of putting on a ballet, Ms. Byer invited her animated production manager, Pepper Fajans, to demonstrate the meticulous art of marking the stage to indicate where props and dancers should go. This also served as a basic math lesson, as Mr. Fajans divided the floor into halves and quarters with bits of colored tape. Ms. Byer then ushered out five “dancing examples” (children from New York Theater Ballet’s school) to show how this task helps to organize bodies in a given space. My 8-year-old companion never seemed more enthralled than when other kids her age arrived onstage, dutifully arranging themselves into a diagonal, a triangle, a square. Their simple, swift and spirited performance, more relatable than any fairy tale, was hard to top.” – The New York Times ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices. By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents. NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by Macy’s and State Street.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS [Special Events]

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

SUBMISSIONS DATES :
NOW thru May 1, 2015
San Francisco, California

  • Jan 1 @ 01:00 AM - May 1 @ 11:45 PM

SF DANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Brava Theater Center
2781 24th St * Mission Distict
San Francisco, California

  • Oct 8 @ 07:00 PM - Oct 11 @ 09:00 PM
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In five years, San Francisco Dance Film Festival has grown from a small underground screening room showing a handful of films to a four-day event filling a full-size, 360-seat theater. In 2015 we expect over 2000 people to attend our screenings, with thousands more viewing the work online in years to come via our soon-to-launch live archive. In addition, SFDFF presents lectures and screenings year-round in collaboration with respected local partners such as libraries, universities and dance schools. These outreach programs give selected filmmakers even further exposure, as they join us in bringing dance to new audiences through the accessible and portable medium of film. As fellow artists we appreciate the time and cost that went into your project and pledge to review your entry with the respect and focus it deserves. Thanks and good luck! Categories All dance-based films of any style or length will be considered Dates for Submissions Final Deadline: May 1, 2015 Notifications will be sent via email by July 1, 2015 Entry Fee $50 per entry Submission Formats Online preview link on Vimeo or YouTube, password optional. Exhibition Formats Selected films should be submitted in their native frame rate in the QuickTime format using one of the following codecs: ProRes, ProRes HQ, or ProRes 4444. Blu-ray may be sent as an additional option for films over 20 minutes ONLY. A ProRes file will also be required as backup.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS [Special Events]

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

SUBMISSIONS DATES :
NOW thru May 1, 2015
San Francisco, California

  • Jan 1 @ 01:00 AM - May 1 @ 11:45 PM
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In five years, San Francisco Dance Film Festival has grown from a small underground screening room showing a handful of films to a four-day event filling a full-size, 360-seat theater. In 2015 we expect over 2000 people to attend our screenings, with thousands more viewing the work online in years to come via our soon-to-launch live archive. In addition, SFDFF presents lectures and screenings year-round in collaboration with respected local partners such as libraries, universities and dance schools. These outreach programs give selected filmmakers even further exposure, as they join us in bringing dance to new audiences through the accessible and portable medium of film. 2015 FESTIVAL October 8-11, 2015 Brava Theater Center in San Francisco's colorful Mission District As fellow artists we appreciate the time and cost that went into your project and pledge to review your entry with the respect and focus it deserves. Thanks and good luck! Categories All dance-based films of any style or length will be considered Dates for Submissions Final Deadline: May 1, 2015 Notifications will be sent via email by July 1, 2015 Entry Fee $50 per entry Submission Formats Online preview link on Vimeo or YouTube, password optional. Exhibition Formats Selected films should be submitted in their native frame rate in the QuickTime format using one of the following codecs: ProRes, ProRes HQ, or ProRes 4444. Blu-ray may be sent as an additional option for films over 20 minutes ONLY. A ProRes file will also be required as backup.

Fieldwork Atlanta Spring 2015 Sessions Begin February 24 & 25 [Workshops]

CORE Performance Company

Core Studios in Decatur
139 Sycamore Streeet
Decatur, Ga

  • Feb 24 @ 07:00 PM - Apr 22 @ 09:30 PM
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Are you a choreographer who wants feedback on your newest dance? A writer who needs a regular meeting to help keep you motivated to write? If you’re an independent artist, no matter your art form, participating in a Fieldwork workshop can give you support to grow your work by: providing feedback, offering a solid goal, helping you find language to describe your work, and supplying a venue to showcase (informally) what you’ve created. When: 5 Bi-weekly Sessions (2/24, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21) Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30pm, facilitated by dance maker, teacher and performer Dee Dee Chmielewski or 10 Weekly Sessions (2/25- 4/22) Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30pm, facilitated by dance maker, teacher and performer Joshua Rackliffe $75 for 5 bi-weekly or 10 weekly sessions and participation in the May 2 showcase. Culminating Fieldwork Showcase: Saturday, May 2 at 8:00pm at CORE Studios in Decatur Square Space is limited to 10 artists per session. Register online or you may bring a check or cash to the first session. Call 404-373-4154 or email info@coredance.org for more information. directions:http://www.coredance.org/classes/

2015 DUMBO Dance Festival Call for Choreographers [Professional Performances]

WHITE WAVE

WHITE WAVE
753 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

  • Mar 6 @ 12:00 PM - Apr 20 @ 12:00 AM
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WHITE WAVE now accepts applications to our 15th Annual DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF), to be presented from October 8th through October 11th, 2015. We are proud to announce that this year’s DDF will be presented at the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet’s state-of-the art, 300-seat theater, which will be created in the summer of 2015 at 29 Jay Street in DUMBO (currently St. Ann’s Warehouse). With a long-time history of nurturing the work of emerging artists, WHITE WAVE is dedicated to showcase the freshest and the most individual voices in the dance field today. This year’s DDF will showcase the work of about 85 emerging and established choreographers/dance companies from across the USA and abroad. All performances will be free of charge to the public. The 2015 DUMBO Dance Festival is expected to attract audiences of more than 4,000 people. Join the list of inspiring artists who have graced the stage at past years’ festivals! We look forward to receiving your application(s) and encourage you to think creatively and courageously. The online application form and application guidelines are now available at www.whitewavedance.com.

Boston Ballet School Intro to Ballet Course for Adults – BOSTON STUDIO [Workshops]

Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA

  • Mar 7 @ 02:00 PM - Apr 11 @ 03:30 PM
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March 7 – April 11 Saturdays, 2-3:30pm Ages 18+ Join us for our NEW Introduction to Ballet Course for adults! This 5-week progressive course is tailored to the adult student looking to learn ballet for the first time. Students will learn the basics of a ballet class, gain the skills to continue in drop-in classes, and discover the joy of dance! The $90 course also includes a complimentary ticket to a Boston Ballet performance on March 28 in place of class that day. Classes meet on Saturdays from 2-3:30pm at our state-of-the-art facility in the South End of Boston. Visit us online to learn more. Space is limited, register today!

Fieldwork Houston Spring Session 2015 [Workshops]

Core Performance Company

The Barn - Dance Source Performing Arts Space (Studio A)
2201 Preston St, Houston, TX 77003
Houston, TX

  • Mar 9 @ 07:00 PM - May 11 @ 07:00 PM
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A Workshop for Artists working in all Styles/Genres Art Grows Here Register online When: March 9, 2015- May 11 Mondays 7:00pm-9:30pm 1 (10-week) weekly session Facilitated by writer and performer Neil Ellis Orts Where: The Barn – Dance Source Performing Arts Space (Studio A) 2201 Preston St, Houston, TX 77002 Map and parking directions: http://dancesourcehouston.org/the-barn/ Are you a choreographer who wants feedback on your newest dance? A writer who needs a regular meeting to help keep you motivated to write? If you’re an independent artist, no matter your art form, participating in a Fieldwork workshop can give you support to grow your work by: providing feedback, offering a solid goal, helping you find language to describe your work, and supplying a venue to showcase (informally) what you’ve created. The Weekly sessions, beginning Monday March 9, will be facilitated by writer and performer Neil Ellis Orts. 2201 Preston St, Houston, TX 77003 $75 for a 10-week session and participation in May 16 Showcase. $25 OFF for current DSH members. Space is limited to 10 artists per session. Register online or you may bring a check or cash to the first session. Call 713.862.5530 or email info@coredance.org for more information. Culminating Fieldwork Showcase: Saturday, May 16 at 7:00pmThe Barn – Dance Source Performing Arts Space 2201 Preston St, Houston, TX 77003 Featured Artist: Neil Ellis Orts, Facilitator Neil Ellis Orts is a writer and performer in Houston, TX. He has written articles are arts and religion for OutSmart Magazine, Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and Dance Studio Life. His creative writing has most recently appeared in Saint Katherine Review, The Dying Swan, and Blue Rock Review. He produces his performance work as Breath & Bone/Orts Performance and sometimes performs in other people’s work.

2015 DUMBO Dance Festival Call for Choreographers [Professional Performances]

WHITE WAVE

WHITE WAVE
753 Lexington Avenue
Suite 2B
BROOKLYN, New York

  • Mar 12 @ 01:00 PM - Apr 20 @ 12:00 AM
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CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS! WHITE WAVE is now accepting applications to the 15th Annual DUMBO Dance Festival (Oct 8-11, 2015). This year’s festival will be presented in association with the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet at their state-of-the art, 300-seat theater, which will be created in the summer of 2015 at 29 Jay Street in DUMBO (currently St. Ann’s Warehouse). This four-day extravaganza of cutting-edge contemporary dance features about 85 emerging and eminent dancemakers hailing from NYC’s vibrant contemporary dance scene as well as from all across the USA and abroad. The festival will present an extraordinarily diverse group of contemporary dance works, both in style and spirit. All performances will be FREE OF CHARGE to the public. The 2015 DUMBO Dance Festival is expected to attract audiences of more than 4,000 people. Application materials are now available at www.whitewavedance.com. Think creatively and courageously!

"Daily Life Everlasting" [Professional Performances]

La MaMa E.T.C.

La MaMa, E.T.C.
66 East Fourth Street
New York City , New York

  • Apr 2 @ 08:00 AM - Apr 19 @ 05:00 AM
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In "Daily Life Everlasting" by Charles L. Mee, people meet, fall in love, make out with each other, find being alive both awkward and funny, and dance a lot. Witness Relocation will apply its unique, pop-culture dance/theater style to the play, in which a group of characters move through various relationships, are buffeted about by the situations they suddenly find themselves in, have a huge blow-out party and hopefully, find true love in the end. Directed and choreographed by Daniel Safer with original songs by Obie-winner Heather Christian and costume design by fashion designer Brad Callahan of BCALLA. Productions by Witness Relocation combine dance and theater with the energy of a rock show, exploding contemporary culture into intensely physical, outrageous, poetic, and sometimes brutal performances. This is the company's third play in its ongoing collaboration with Charles L. Mee.

NYC-MYC [Special Events]

Paul Cosma-Cimpoieru

Romanian Cultural Institute, New York
200 East 38th Street
New York, New York

  • Apr 2 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Using music and dance, Paul Cosma-Cimpoieru fervently explores a Romanian immigrant's experiences in the Big Apple. From the subways, bodegas, tourists, Uptown, Downtown, he reveals through this interpretive dance work what it feels like to wake up in the city that never sleeps and strive to be a part of it. Paul Cosma-Cimpoieru (dancer, choreographer and actor), with the charisma, moves and stamina reminiscent of Baryshnikov, has catapulted to a premier stage in Romanian dance theater, yet his innovation and gift for storytelling places him in a class by himself. He launched his dance career in 2004 in Bucharest with the Compania de Teatru "Passe-Partout" led by the great Dan Puric. Since then, he has toured the globe and danced with prestigious companies such as the Gigi Caciuleanu Dance Company, Bulandra Theater (Bucharest), National Centre of Dance (Bucharest) and National Theatre of Bucharest. Recently, he created the award-winning dance theater work "Two of Us" with Ana Pepine that has been presented around the world including Belgrade, New York, Russia and India. In addition to his successful career in dance, he has produced and appeared in several short films and documentaries including "Life & Death of Harry Houdini" (2014) and "The Man and the Fish" (2013). Currently, he is in New York City completing an internship at the acclaimed Actors' Studio and developing new works. This program is produced by the Romanian Cultural Institute and Creative Ammo Inc./Downtown Urban Theater Festival and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and City Council Member Daniel Garodnick. FREE EVENT - RSVP to dutfnyc@gmail.com

Dance Salad Festival 2015 [Professional Performances]

Dance Salad Festival

Wortham Center
501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX

  • Apr 2 @ 07:30 PM - Apr 4 @ 10:00 PM
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8 USA PREMIERES* APRIL 2, 3 and 4, 2015, 7:30 PM @ Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, Houston,TX. USA Premieres are marked with * 1. Queensland Ballet from Australia and its Artistic Director, Li Cunxin, former Houston Ballet principal of 13 years and an author of international best-selling autobiography Mao's Last Dancer which was followed by the blockbuster feature film under the same title. Queensland Ballet will perform Short Dialogues* by highly acclaimed choreographer Nils Christe, set to Philip Glass's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, as well as Through to You* by Andrew Simmons set to Arvo Part's Spiegel im Spiegel. 2. Norwegian National Ballet, Oslo, will mark its 5th appearance in DSF. This top European ballet company will premiere in the USA a curated version of the very evocative production, Ibsen's Ghosts*(premiered in Oslo on September 19, 2014) based on Henrik Ibsen's drama Ghosts, directed by Marit Moum Aune and choreographed by Cina Espejord, set to a specially created jazz score by well known Norwegian jazz trumpeter and composer Nils Petter Molvær who will perform his composition live with another popular Norwegian musician Jan Bang. 3. EASTMAN, Antwerp, Belgium, will perform a uniquely curated version* of Genesis, one of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s acclaimed works. Founded in 2010 and named European Cultural Ambassador as of 2013, Eastman was set up to produce and spread the work of Cherkaoui, the company’s Artistic Director who is one of the leading contemporary choreographers of our time.Live music will be played by several musicians from around the world. 4. Introdans, Arnhem, Netherlands, will debut in Houston with the comedic and dynamic work Trompe l'Oeil by legendary choreographer Jiri Kylian."Theatre - the eternal seducer, luring us into believing our own fantasies.Theatre - the ultimate Trompe l'œil [deceives the eye]..."Jiří Kylián. 5. Semperoper Ballett, Dresden, Germany, is coming back to Dance Salad Festival with a USA premiere of Opus.11* choreographed by well-known British choreographer David Dawson and set to music by Greg Haines and a Houston debut of the Pas de deux from Workwithinwork by legendary William Forsythe, set to Luciano Berio's Duetti for Two Violins. 6. Houston Ballet Principal dancers, Connor Walsh and Melody Mennite will premiere a very special duet, Shadow Lovers*, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and set to Henry Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas. 7. Armitage Gone! Dance Company, New York, USA will present a Houston debut of several beautiful Pas de Deux from Karole Armitage's Ligeti Essays set to music by György Ligeti. Armitage is renowned around the world for pushing boundaries to create contemporary works that blend dance, music and art. 8. Patrick de Bana, Madrid, Spain, one of the notable European choreographers will debut in Houston with his dazzling flamenco inspired choreography Factum*, set to music by Fernanda and Bernanda de Utrera with arrangements by Luis Miguel Cobo. Factum will be danced by Patrick de Bana and Spanish and flamenco dancer Helena Martin. 9. Bereishit Dance Company, Seoul, South Korea will debut in the USA with Balance and Imbalance* by choreographer and company's Artistic Director, Park Soon-Ho. This work will be accompanied with a live Korean traditional drum performance by the famous drum ensemble, Noreum Machi, from Seoul. Visit our gallery of 2015 Participants. http://www.dancesalad.org/gallery.html April 1, 2015, 7:00 PM 13 th Annual DSF CHOREOGRAPHERS' FORUM at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Caroline Weiss Law Building, Brown Auditorium. The Forum will honor the work of Jiri Kylian featuring a film of his recent work Anonymous and the documentary Forgotten Memories with Kylian's own personal narration. Free event.

Thursday 2nd Of April Kizomba Dance Lessons @ The Pod Bar [Special Events]

Kizomba Addiction

The Pod Bar
105-109 The Broadway SW19 1QG
Wimbledon, London United Kingdom

  • Apr 2 @ 08:00 PM - Apr 3 @ 12:00 AM
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Classes Start From 8pm EVERY Thursday with Syed Ali and Mikumba UK with DJ Dgil on the decks PRICE £10 for 2 hours classes and Social just £5 Social special offer for limited period £0 for first 10 £1 next 10 £2 next, then £3 each, you just need to share the event on your wall before 6 pm and tag Syed Kizomba-Addiction ADDRESS The Pod Bar 105-109 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1QG TIMES 8pm Technique Class with Syed 9pm Beginner+ and Improver with Mikumba & Syed 10pm Party until 12am with DJ KA & DJ Dgil MUSIC Mix of the best new and classic Kizomba, Ghettozouk and Zouk and Semba selected by DJ KA TRAVEL 1. The Pod Bar is situated next to the New Wimbledon Theatre. 2. The Pod bar 5-10 mins walk from both South Wimbledon (Northern) or Wimbledon (District) tube Stations 3. Cheap and easy parking is available beside the venue, also you can get free parking very close by the venue in the back roads. 4. Buses 131, 219, 57 and 93 stop directly in front of the venue. 5. Trams available from Croydon 6. Direct links on the Overground from Kingston, Richmond, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall and Victoria DRINKS 2-4-1 on Cocktails from 6-10pm OTHER CLASSES AND NIGHTS Every Saturday Night Classes and Party - Clube Vicio @ Adulis Adulis Restaurant 44-46 Brixton Road London SW9 6BT Prices classes from 8 pm for £10 and Party from 10 pm until 3am for £7. CONTACTS 1. E-mail: info@kizombaaddiction.com 2. Website: www.kizombaaddiction.com 3. Kizomba Addiction Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kizombaaddiction 4. Syed Ali Facebook: http://goo.gl/o4Dnn0 5. Twitter: www.twitter.com/kizombaaddict 6. Mobile :07886471393

NIDT Workshop from India to the US [Workshops]

Navdhara India Dance Theatre

Joffrey Ballet School
434 Avenue of the Americas
10011
New York, NY

  • Apr 3 @ 10:00 AM - Apr 5 @ 05:00 PM

BP Studios
618 moulton Avenue
Los Angeles , CA

  • Apr 14 @ 10:00 AM - Apr 16 @ 04:30 PM

ODC School
351 shotwell street
94110
San Francisco , CA

  • Apr 17 @ 12:00 PM - Jan 17 @ 04:00 PM
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Navdhara India Dance Theatre (NIDT) aspires to expose western dancers to the raw energy approach of Indian dance and tradition. NIDT comes from a deep belief that movement already exists in the universe and that all that is needed is the word allow or flow, rather than be boxed-in by the limitations of the word ‘create’. Combining the physical methodologies of contemporary dance and the spiritual philosophies of India and Indian dance, including principles of the ancient Indian Gurukul system, this dance workshop focuses on complete dance training for students who want to push beyond the realm of technique and tradition. The movement style used is neither eastern nor western, but completely universal. The only allegiance is to the truth of breath and ‘prana’, or life energy. The focus is simplicity and communication through a universal language, so all boundaries dissolve, and Navdhara or ‘new flow’ is achieved. Classes will be offered in Ballet, Contemporary, Bollywood and Prana Paint™ technique. Artistic Director Ashley Lobo - Prana Paint™ technique: Ashley Lobo’s philosophy is that the human body is influenced deeply - physically, emotionally and spiritually by the five elements of earth, fire, air, water and space. Their relationship with the breath or ‘Prana’ (life energy) becomes the paint which the body uses to color the ever-changing canvas of life. The canvass may change from air to the floor to dancer to the audience, but the paint always remains the same. Movement is felt, rather than seen… and its energy manifests through physicality. The balance of all these elements, therefore, is the key. The goal, like a gentle mountain stream, is very clear ... to seek till all you find is the larger sea… the sea of you. Yehuda Maor – Ballet: Yehuda Maor incorporates Maggie Black's philosophy to his own teaching which is "working from the naturally occurring rotation of the hip joints and distributing weight evenly through the feet (instead of over the toes), which redeveloped the leg muscles and moving the pelvis and back through space in one unit, this further simplicity that give dancers greater coordination and grace.” Yuko Harada – Contemporary: Yuko Harda has developed her method from her rich and various international professional experience. Her approach towards movement is organic and highly physical, and requires total commitment. Yuko brings great challenge and extremely focused, and respectful energy into her class. Bollywood from Mumbai, India: The Bollywood Classes are inspired by the high energy music from Indian films. Class consists of energetic and fun dance routines, choreographed to the latest and greatest Bollywood hits. Targeting your abs, hips, thighs, core strength, flexibility and coordination. Class includes an Indian Bhangra folk dance to warm up and Yoga postures to cool down.

Columbia Dance Presents! [Student Performances]

Columbia Dance

Royal Durst Theater
3101 Main St.
Vancouver, WA

  • Apr 3 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Apr 4 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Apr 4 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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From April 3-4, Columbia Dance Company performs their diverse repertory program, Columbia Dance Presents! featuring alumni Steven Goforth in excerpts from Swan Lake. This classical ballet story, set to Tchaikovsky’s lush score, has inspired Artistic Director Jan Hurst to fill the stage with selected excerpts from Act I and Act II. In the classic tale, Prince Siegfried, a spirited hunter, celebrates his birthday in the palace gardens with family and friends. He journeys into the woods with his hunting companions where he comes upon a flock of beautiful wild swans swimming on an enchanted lake. Siegfried falls in love with Odette, the Queen of the Swans, who is cursed, and the only way to break the spell is if a man pledges his love for her.

Micha Scott Dances! [Professional Performances]

Tandy Beal & Company

Veterans Memorial Building
846 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA

  • Apr 4 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Tandy Beal & Company presents Micha Scott Dances! a brand new family concert with choreography created by Micha Scott. This program features a company of five professional dancers who live, teach, and perform in the Santa Cruz County. The focus of this high-energy show is to provide the audience a glimpse into the inner workings of dance creation and to experience Micha’s kinetic art. Inspired by her mentor, Tandy Beal, Micha offers viewers a deeper understanding of how dancers and choreographers create, and hopes to inspire others to become movement inventors. "I truly believe that dance is for every body, at any age, in any place. It goes beyond all of the "isms" that humans use to separate and divide themselves. Dance is a language that people can feel in the innermost center of their beings, and it can express untold emotions, intellectual ideas, and revelations of the spirit in us all." –Micha Scott Infusing elements of African and Caribbean dance, Micha Scott creates work that is fast paced, rhythmic and fun! Micha Scott performed with Garth Fagan Dance Company for 13 years, touring internationally and nationally. She was a soloist with the Company and a founding teacher of the Garth Fagan School. With his company she taught ‘at risk’ youth throughout Rochester, NY. She has also taught dance at SUNY Brockport, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara University and Cabrillo College. She was a soloist in the PBS special “Griot in New York”, in a Michael Franks music video and with Tandy Beal & Co. Her dancing has been featured in Time, Essence and Dance Magazines. MICHA SCOTT DANCES! will be showing at the Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building on Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 AM as part of Tandy Beal & Company's First Saturday Family Concert Series. For more info visit www.tandybeal.com

The Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Romeo and Juliet [Professional Performances]

The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT

  • Apr 4 @ 04:00 PM - 06:15 PM
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William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets. Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience.

Hungarian Connection Spring Gala [Professional Performances]

Le Petit Pas

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre
1010 Ulatis Drive
Vacaville , California

  • Apr 4 @ 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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Hungarian Connection Spring Gala Invites Italy! The gala will feature breathtaking performances by Máté Szentes & Lauryn Winterhalder from Sacramanto Ballet, the virtuoso Hungarian folk dancers Laci Tihanyi & Péter Vajda as well as the Balliamo Italian dancers. At last, but not at least young talents from the Le Petit Pas Junior Company will also perform! Join us for a memorable evening celebrating the rich Hungarian & Italian culture, dance and music! Box office: (707) 469 4013

Kizozmba Dance Classes & Party in London the Saturday 4th Of April - Clube Vicio [Special Events]

Kizomba Addiction

Adulis Restaurant
44-46 Brixton Road, Oval
London, London United Kingdom

  • Apr 4 @ 08:00 PM - Apr 5 @ 03:00 AM
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The party and classes to be at for Kizomba purists every Saturday, with strong PALOP attendance giving you a chance to experience Kizomba as its danced by Angolans and PALOPS from other countries while the teachers focus on developing strong foundations so you can dance smoothly and elegantly with connection and musicality in every step. ADDRESS Adulis Restaurant (basement level) 44-46 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6BT PRICE Kizomba Classes are £10 Party £7 TIMES 8 pm Technique class with Syed 9 pm 3 Kizomba classes with Sonny, Syed and Mikumba 10 pm - Party with G-Sousa & DJ KA. DRESS CODE Dress to impress, no hoodies, running trainers, woolly hats or sports wear. Smart, funky, elegant, african or sexy. SPECIAL OFFERS 1. Join our text list by texting your full name & the word "Vicio" to 07886471393 to stay updated with the latest news and special offers only available to you on the text list! 2. Get a FREE entry to a double lesson by collecting 10 attendance stamps on your loyalty card. 3. For a limited time only get £2 off entry for the party before midnight just click attending and share the event and tag Syed Kizomba Addiction then can pay £5 instead of £7 before 12am. BIRTHDAY DEAL Free entry for the birthday boy or girl and a free table reservation also special guest list price entry for your friends ;) To organise your birthday party call and book now. For further info or if you have questions just call 07886471393 or use the contacts at the bottom of the screen. TRAVEL 1. Less than 5 mins walk from Oval underground station. 2. Free parking is available on singe red line on Brixton road after 7 pm and on the side roads too! 3. Buses from Vauxhall 185, 436 36 stop close to the venue. Buses from Brixton 35, 45 and 59 stopping close to the venue. OTHER CLASSES AND NIGHTS Kizomba Classes With A Practice Session Every Thursday 8pm The Pod Bar 105-109 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1QG CONTACTS 1. E-mail: info@kizombaaddiction.com 2. Website: www.kizombaaddiction.com 3. Kizomba Addiction Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kizombaaddiction 4. Syed Ali Facebook: http://goo.gl/o4Dnn0 5. Twitter: www.twitter.com/kizombaaddict 6. Mobile: 07886471393

Miami Dance Festival [Special Events]

Miami Momentum Dance Company

Various Locations on Miami Beach

Miami Beach, FL

  • Apr 4 @ 08:00 PM - May 24 @ 08:00 PM
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The Miami Dance Festival celebrates its twelfth anniversary this spring, kicking off April 4 with two performances by Momentum Dance Company at the Colony Theater. This year’s Festival promises an intriguing selection of dance companies and dance styles including modern dance, flamenco, water ballet, a family day, and a community dance event, as well as panel discussions and a film screening. All age groups can participate and many events are free. Created in 2003, Miami Dance Festival celebrates dance as an art form in one of the most dynamic urban centers in the U.S.—beautiful, exciting, stylish and fun loving Miami, Florida. The Festival honors dance traditions and encourages innovation while presenting a diverse palette of dance works and artists in an array of genres and styles. It’s consists of a series of dance events, workshops and seminars with some of the most talented industry leaders.

Delfos Danza Contemporanea [Professional Performances]

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
4140 George Washington Lane
Seattle, WA

  • Apr 9 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Apr 10 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Apr 11 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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Delfos Danza Contemporanea is Mexico’s premier contemporary dance company. Winner of numerous awards, including Mexico’s prestigious National Dance Award, Delfos is a unique collective of artists known for its introspective, near-mystical approach to dancemaking. The company’s creative vision is characterized by fluid physicality and poetic narratives within a diverse repertory. Delfos makes its Seattle debut with Cuando los Disfraces se Cuelgan (When the Disguises are Hung Up), integrating dance, video, computer animation and music to explore identity and the unveiling of our interior world.This engagement of Delfos Danza Contemporanea is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.

2015 Los Angeles Dance Festival [Professional Performances]

Over 25 Professional companies

Brockus Project Studios
618 B Moulton Ave
Los Angeles , CA

  • Apr 9 @ 07:30 PM - Apr 12 @ 10:00 PM
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LA is bustling with creativity and becoming the place to see dance. Even the New York Times is noticing. Modern started here in the early 1900's and the local dance community is now stronger than ever. Not seen much of them? That is because they are touring all over America and to China, Scotland, Poland, Russia, Canada, Mexico, Spain, West Indies, Cuba, India, Israel and France to name a few locations. Los Angeles Dance Festival brings these award winning choreographers and dancers home for four amazing days of contemporary Dance in LA. Four nights of completely different shows and 2 full days of classes, complete with food trucks. What is not to like about this festival? Held in Downtown LA at the Brewery Arts Complex in both the Diavolo and Brockus studios. The festival was began by Deborah Brockus, Jacque Heims and Matt Wells in 2012 to showcase local companies that are seen more out of LA than in LA. It is now produced solely by Brockus. Festival goers can buy a-la-carte or package tickets. Come out and see what LA has to offer in the arts. Visit www.ladancefest.org for more details! Companies include: Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY Diavolo/Architecture in Motion -Education Company Royal Flux Dance Company JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble Versa-Style Dance Company Kin Dance Company Nickerson-Rossi Dance KDC BARE Dance Company Toogieaurus Alex Little's Escape Artists LA Contemporary Dance Company Union Project Dance Company SoleVita Dance Company PROJECT21DANCE DatuganDanceTheatre Regina Klenjoski Dance Company Invertigo Dance Theatre BrockusRED Kevin Williamson + Company No)one. Art House Rosanna Gamson /World Wide Contemporary Modern Dance Cooperative Lula Washington Dance Theatre Rubans Rouges Dance Company PTERO Dance Theatre lollieworks Clairobscur Dance Company

Thursday 9th Of April Kizomba Dance Lessons @ The Pod Bar [Special Events]

Kizomba Addiction

The Pod Bar
105-109 The Broadway
Wimbledon, London United Kingdom

  • Apr 9 @ 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Classes Start From 8pm EVERY Thursday with Syed Ali and Mikumba UK with DJ Dgil on the decks PRICE £10 for classes and £3 for social Social special offer for limited period £0 for first 10 £1 next 10 £2 next, then £3 for next ten and £4 for next 10 and then £5 each, you just need to share the event on your wall before 6 pm and tag Syed Kizomba-Addiction ADDRESS The Pod Bar 105-109 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1QG TIMES 8pm Technique Class with Syed 9pm Beginner+ and Improver with Mikumba & Syed 10pm Party until 12am with DJ KA & DJ Dgil MUSIC Mix of the best new and classic Kizomba, Ghettozouk and Zouk and Semba selected by DJ Dgil and DJ KA TRAVEL 1. The Pod Bar is situated next to the New Wimbledon Theatre. 2. The Pod bar 5-10 mins walk from both South Wimbledon (Northern) or Wimbledon (District) tube Stations 3. Cheap and easy parking is available beside the venue, also you can get free parking very close by the venue in the back roads. 4. Buses 131, 219, 57 and 93 stop directly in front of the venue. 5. Trams available from Croydon 6. Direct links on the Overground from Kingston, Richmond, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall and Victoria DRINKS 2-4-1 on Cocktails from 6-10pm OTHER CLASSES AND NIGHTS Every Saturday Night Classes and Party - Clube Vicio @ Adulis Adulis Restaurant 44-46 Brixton Road London SW9 6BT Prices classes from 8 pm for £10 and Party from 10 pm until 3am for £7. CONTACTS 1. E-mail: info@kizombaaddiction.com 2. Website: www.kizombaaddiction.com 3. Kizomba Addiction Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kizombaaddiction 4. Syed Ali Facebook: http://goo.gl/o4Dnn0 5. Twitter: www.twitter.com/kizombaaddict 6. Mobile :07886471393

Urban Bush Women [Professional Performances]

White Bird Uncaged

Portland'5 Newmark Theater
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon

  • Apr 9 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 10 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 11 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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“THEY SPARKLED, STRUTTED AND STAMPED AS THOUGH TRYING TO PUT OUT A FIRE—ONLY THEY IGNITED ONE” -Herald-Sun (Durham) ---Celebrating 30 years, Urban Bush Women is a force of nature. Jawole Willa Jo Zollar founded the company in 1984 to showcase the energy, vitality and boldness of the African American community. After a seven-year absence, the company will return to White Bird with a stirring program featuring a new work Walking with ‘Trane, inspired by John Coltrane’s jazz suite A Love Supreme, accompanied on live piano by Grammy award-winning composer/pianist George Caldwell.

What We Do With Time [Professional Performances]

Brandi Coleman

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL

  • Apr 10 @ 07:00 PM - Apr 11 @ 07:00 PM
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What We Do With Time is an evening of dance works featuring rhythm as a means of cultivating individual and communal experiences onstage. Featuring dancers from the Stephens College Dance Department and guest artists from Chicago-based Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, this work by new dance maker, Brandi Coleman, seeks to embrace the downbeat, explore the offbeat and present movement that thrives in the liveliness and purposefully constructed chaos that is rhythmic dancing. Choreographer Brandi Coleman’s work is inspired by the human experience and uses rhythm to tap into the element of emotion and conscious connecting. Characteristics of her work include visibly articulated music played in the body, physically integrated polyrhythms and rhythmic counterpoint into the dancing score, and expressive play used as a foundation for the creative process and resulting artistic work. Links Hall, Studio A April 10-11, 2015, at 7:00pm Tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/search/?q=Brandi+Coleman

Victory Road- The World Premiere [Professional Performances]

Bowen McCauley Dance

The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
2700 F St NW
Washington, D.C.

  • Apr 10 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Apr 11 @ 07:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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Bowen McCauley Dance unites with Jason and The Scorchers to transform their songs into movement. Featuring music from their deep collection, the band joins BMD on stage for an exhilarating performance about a boy’s dream of becoming a rock star – a journey of hope, tragedy, and triumph. Enjoy an evening with revolutionary artists: The Washington Post named BMD “DC’s premier contemporary dance company” and Rolling Stone Magazine credited Jason and The Scorchers with “rewriting the history of rock-n-roll in the South.”

The Northern Stars of Dance [Professional Performances]

Northern Illinois University

Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL

  • Apr 10 @ 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 11 @ 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 12 @ 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
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The Northern Stars of Dance Concert highlights students, alumni, and faculty from the NIU School of Theater and Dance. Founded in 1980, the dance program at NIU has consistently produced stellar dance professionals and features equal training in ballet and modern dance in a conservatory setting. Northern Illinois dance faculty present choreography in a variety of styles, demonstrating the diverse technical skill of the artists involved. The Northern Stars of Dance Concert program includes the masterwork Spent Days Out Yonder, as the centerpiece for the dance concert, set on NIU dancers by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company member Catherine Cabeen. Spent Days Out Yonder is a pure musical exploration, rare in the Bill T. Jones canon, set to the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major. The movement is firmly rooted in Jones’s elegant, weighted movement vocabulary, challenging dancers to move with ease, efficiency and physical honesty through the sublime score. The program also includes: Head of the Dance program, Judith Chitwood, performing to the music of Philip Glass in a contemporary ballet duet, Passages, exploring the intricacies involved in staying or leaving in emotional, proximal and physical contexts. Autumn Eckman, a former dancer with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Giordano Dance Chicago, Lucky Plush Productions, RPM Productions and Ron De Jesus Dance, presents Take Five, a premiere choreographed to Dave Brubeck’s iconic song of the same name. Paula Frasz, a 30-year veteran of the Chicago dance scene, will present her signature comic work Silly Love Songs featuring former NIU student Micah Moch (most recently appearing in the film Avatar) as well as her award-winning Sea Songs in which a sailor lost at sea is depicted on the end of a long bungee cord tied horizontally off stage. Newest faculty member Rich Grund restages Paquita, first choreographed for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1846 by Joseph Mazilier, and later adapted by Marius Petipa in 1881. The story centers on a Spanish gypsy named Paquita, who saves the life of Lucien, a French aristocrat. The variations selected for this performance are some of the most celebrated examples of 19th-century classicism and highlight the classical dancing of the Northern Illinois University students. In addition, two alumni perform with their own dance companies: Wade Schaaf and his Chicago Repertory Ballet and Chloe Jensen with Aerial Dance Chicago performing Continuum, an inventive and creative exploration of three dimensional space, momentum, gravity, friction and inertia. Crossing freely between the air-ground continuum, the dancer dives into the air at moments, and dives into the ground at others.

Half and Halves: A Dance Exploration of the Punjabi-Mexican Communities of California [Professional Performances]

Duniya Dance and Drum Company and Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street
San Francisco, Ca

  • Apr 10 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 11 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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“Half and Halves” uses live dance and music, spoken word, and video to explore the coming together of Punjabi men and Mexican women farm workers, and their “half and half” children, in California’s central valleys in the early 1900s. A collaborative creation of San Francisco-based Duniya Dance and Drum Company and Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco, this exciting performance brings together vibrant Punjabi Bhangra and Mexican Folkloric dance, as well as innovative fusions of the two, in order to explore the complex dynamics of immigration, discrimination, and shared communities.

Flatlands Dance Theatre presents Wanderlust: Think Globally, Dance Locally [Professional Performances]

Flatlands Dance Theatre

Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA
511 Avenue K
Lubbock, TX

  • Apr 10 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 11 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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Flatlands Dance Theatre is excited to present Wanderlust: Think Globally, Dance Locally, a dance concert in two acts that focuses on ideas such as travel, adventure, history, spirituality, and human connections. The performance features the choreography of guest artists Sarah Gamblin and the Big Rig Dance Collective and compositions by guest artist Curtis Peoples. Live music will provide dynamic environments and projected digital images will offer a backdrop for innovative contemporary dance. Wanderlust will be presented on Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA. Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-seat surcharge, and are $20 general admission and $12 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. Acts of Absence is a work of dance/music and digital media performance that explores the desire for connection in a world defined by vastness. Just like an open prairie, which can be so quiet that minute details of the landscape emerge, but then can suddenly shift into an overwhelming and unstable place, this work presents a wide range of physicalities and psychological locations. Choreographed by guest artists Sarah Gamblin and the Big Rig Dance Collective, the cluster of dance works within the frame of Acts of Absence, range from sparse and subtle to overwhelmingly athletic and are united by the physical imagery of absence, sudden change and the often unmet need to connect. The ever adventurous and award winning Fort Worth musical group Momentary Gamelan Ensemble provide rich accompaniment ranging from the almost silent to the raucous to the untenable. Nivedita is a work of dance and music inspired by the story of educator and social worker Sister Nivedita, her lifetime of explorations through Ireland and India, and the resultant spiritual journey that accompanied her travels. Original compositions by Curtis Peoples provide varying landscapes through which dance choreographed by Ali Duffy, Sarah Mondle, Kyla Olson, and Rachel Ure is interwoven. Special guest choreographer Katrina Hinds and young dancers from Christ in the Arts school will join the company for interludes of Celtic dance. For more information, contact Artistic Director Ali Duffy at ali@flatlandsdance.org. This production is made possible by the generous support of the CH Foundation, Helen Jones Foundation and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation.

EnCORE: Decatur Dance on Screen [Professional Performances]

CORE Studios

CORE Studios on Decatur Square
139 Sycamore Street
Decatur, Georgia

  • Apr 10 @ 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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A social gathering for the arts! Film and Conversation. Presented by CORE. Dance on Screen! EnCORE brings together a collection of original dance works for screen, performed, choreographed and directed by local artists as well as their regional, national and international peers.. April 10th, Doors open at 8:45 pm. First screening begins at 9pm. Admission is free (Donations welcome at the door) Be our guest. Be a part of the audience, grab a chair and enjoy watching what our local filmmakers are up to! Are you interested in sharing your work with the community? EnCORE: Decatur DANCE ON SCREEN is the event for you. ALL dance styles welcome! We invite all artists who have an interest in Theater Arts, Film, Media, and Performing Arts to participate. You can be a featured artist at this informal performance series by submitting your work ahead of time Please submit a downloadable VIMEO link to production@coredance.org by March 15, 2015. Make sure to put DANCE ON SCREEN in the subject line and include your name, film title and any other important credits. Films must be 10 minutes or less.

EnCORE: Decatur Dance on Screen [Professional Performances]

CORE Performance Company

CORE Studios on Decatur Square
139 Sycamore Street
Decatur, Georgia

  • Apr 10 @ 09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Dance for Film, Dance on Screen, Dancing on Screen Community Film Night! A social gathering for the arts! Film and Conversation. Presented by CORE. Dance on Screen! EnCORE brings together a collection of original dance works for screen, performed, choreographed and directed by local artists as well as their regional, national and international peers.. April 10th, Doors open at 8:45 pm. First screening begins at 9pm. Admission is free (Donations welcome at the door) Be our guest. Be a part of the audience, grab a chair and enjoy watching what our local filmmakers are up to! Are you interested in sharing your work with the community? EnCORE: Decatur DANCE ON SCREEN is the event for you. ALL dance styles welcome! We invite all artists who have an interest in Theater Arts, Film, Media, and Performing Arts to participate. You can be a featured artist at this informal performance series by submitting your work ahead of time Please submit a downloadable VIMEO link to production@coredance.org by March 15, 2015. Make sure to put DANCE ON SCREEN in the subject line and include your name, film title and any other important credits. Films must be 10 minutes or less.

Learn from the Masters from the American Ballet Theatre and More! [Special Events]

Classical Ballet Theatre

Classical Ballet Theatre
320 Victory Drive
Herndon, Virginia

  • Mar 7 @ 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Mar 7 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mar 14 @ 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Mar 14 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Apr 11 @ 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Apr 11 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Classical Ballet Theatre, a not-for-profit performing arts organization located in Herndon, VA, is thrilled to bring some amazing Master Class opportunities to Northern Virginia! Classes are available at both the intermediate and advanced levels. As space is limited, telephone (703) 471-0750 to register! -- Saturday, February 28th: Veronika Freifrau von Loehneysen, Former Principal Dancer with the Bolshoi Theater -- Saturday, March 7th: Audra Johnson, Ballerina with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet -- Saturday, March 14th: John Gardner and Amanda McKerrow, Former Soloist and Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, then under the Direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov -- Saturday, April 11th: Dan Joyce Associate Professor, George Mason University School of Dance and Former Member, Mark Morris Dance Group For more information, please visit http://www.cbtnva.org/masterclass.

Dance Planet 19 [Special Events]

Dance Council of North Texas

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
2501 Flora St
Dallas, TX

  • Apr 11 @ 09:30 AM - Apr 12 @ 05:00 PM
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Dance Council North Texas presents Dance Planet 19—the fantastic feast of dance featuring triple-threat Broadway star and Dallas native LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, guest artist of this FREE, community-oriented, weekend dance festival. Dance Planet is now in its 19th year. Take free musical theater, jazz, and hip hop classes with powerhouse LaQuet, who is best known for her successes on Broadway in The Lion King, Lysistrata Jones, Memphis, and Sweet Charity. LaQuet started her dance training at age 14 in Dallas. She graduated from Booker T. Washington HSPVA, and studied at The Dallas Powerhouse of Dance and The Centre for Dance. LaQuet went on to North Carolina School of the Arts, then off to Broadway, and the rest is history. Dance Planet 19 features 30 free classes from samba to swing; African to Middle Eastern; circus silks to two-step; tap to contemporary; ballet to Pilates; a special Twitter-feed scavenger hunt; and two extraordinary afternoon Performance Showcases with over 80 dance companies and more than 1,000 performers from the North Texas region. Each Showcase culminates with a solo performance by LaQuet. Dance Planet is America’s largest FREE dance festival and appropriate for all ages. Dance Planet is made possible, in part, by title sponsor Heritage Auctions (ha.com), with support from Booker T. Washington HSPVA; City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; Dallas Independent School District; Metroplex Pilates; Texas Commission on the Arts in association with the National Endowment for the Arts; and support from the private sector.

Dance with MMDG | BAM Series [Special Events]

Mark Morris Dance Center

Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY

  • Apr 11 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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Learn the works of acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris that will be performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group this April at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) WHERE Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Brooklyn, NY 11217 WHEN on Saturday April 11 2015 | 3-4pm WHAT Free dance class for all ages in which participants will learn segments from Mark Morris’ works to be presented at BAM this Spring 2015. ABOUT THE PROGRAM Dance with MMDG is a free, open level dance class for the whole family taught by Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) dancers to live piano accompaniment. No experience is necessary: all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. For this special 3-month series, the dancers will teach excerpts of the works they will perform at BAM this Spring. This is an unique and exciting opportunity to get familiar with the dance group’s repertory before seeing it on stage April 22 - 26. For tickets and more information about this engagement, go to mmdg.org. On April 11 Nicole Sabella and Dallas McMurray will teach excerpts from Pacific, which the company will perform as part of Program A at our upcoming BAM performances. Pacific, which was originally commissioned and performed by San Francisco Ballet in 1995. It is the first ballet that Mark Morris has set on his own dancers. "Mr. Morris's melding of music and movement is utterly lucid - not because of the harmony he creates, but because he allows the forms to be heard and seen in pure and equal ways." The New York Times ABOUT THE MARK MORRIS DANCE CENTER The Mark Morris Dance Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, was built in 2001 and is a major cultural resource for the community. In addition to being the home of the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Dance Center offers a wide range of education and community programs to over 15,000 weekly visitors. It houses the School at the Mark Morris Dance Center, 7 fully-equipped studios that are available for rent to the arts community at discounted and/or subsidized rates, and many amenities including a large 140-seat studio theater, lounges, dressing rooms, and outdoor terraces. ABOUT THE MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP Founded in New York in 1980, the internationally-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has been called “the preeminent modern dance organization of our time” (Yo-Yo Ma), receiving “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity.” (Bloomberg News). MMDG spent three years in residence at Brussels’ Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie as Belgium’s national dance company, returning to the United States in 1991. The Dance Group is distinguished as the only modern dance company with a commitment to live music at every performance, founding the MMDG Music Ensemble in 1996. MMDG also regularly collaborates with eminent musicians across genres, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, jazz trio The Bad Plus, the London Symphony Orchestra, baroque orchestras Tafelmusik and Philharmonia Baroque, as well as opera companies such as The Metropolitan Opera and the English National Opera. Community engagement is also a vital component of the Dance Group. Through the organization’s Access/MMDG programming, it integrates opportunities for dance, music, talks, and education at its Brooklyn home, the Mark Morris Dance Center, as well as on tour around the world. “The Mark Morris Dance Group has long been ahead of all other dance companies in the flow and detail of its dancers’ response to music. And their qualities of focus, stillness, and ease are ones that most actors would envy. “ — Financial Times

Amaara - A Journey of Love [Professional Performances]

Navdhara India Dance Theatre

The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance
126 East 13th street
New York, NY

  • Apr 11 @ 08:00 PM - Apr 12 @ 09:00 PM

Diavolo Dance Theater
616 moulton avenue
Los Angeles , CA

  • Apr 15 @ 08:30 PM - Jan 16 @ 10:00 PM

ODC - Studio B
351 shotwell street
San Francisco , CA

  • Apr 18 @ 08:30 PM - Apr 19 @ 10:00 PM
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Navdhara India Dance Theatre (NIDT) is proud to present: "Amaara – A Journey of Love". NIDT's US tour includes 2 performances in NYC on April 11th & 12th at The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance at 8 pm, 126 East 13th street, New York, NY, followed by 2 performances in Los Angeles on April 15th & 16th at Diavolo Dance Theater at 8:30 pm, 616 moulton avenue, Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco on April 18th & 19th at OCD Studio B at 8:30 pm, 351 shotwell street, San Francisco, CA. General admission $25. “I hear you, smell you, see you, touch you, taste you in every breath… you are my lover and I am yours.” Indian choreographer Ashley Lobo’s Amaara takes you into a world of experiencing the body and mind as they fuse their way to nothingness - a love story that just is and always was. In this work, the dancers, using his Prana Paint™ technique (a unique sensitizing approach developed by Lobo that explores movement through connectivity, Yoga, breath, and touch), journey through themselves to explore their own identity and oneness – leaving the viewer with an experience that is felt rather than seen. NIDT is a contemporary dance company based out of Mumbai, India, it was founded by Indian choreographer Ashley Lobo. NIDT comes from a deep belief that movement already exists in the universe and that all that is needed is the word allow or flow, rather than be boxed-in by the limitations of the word ‘create’. Combining the physical methodologies of contemporary dance and the spiritual philosophies of India and Indian dance, including principles of the ancient Indian Gurukul system, NIDT seeks to allow newer methodologies and works of dance theatre to come through. The movement style used is neither eastern nor western, but completely universal. The only allegiance is to the truth of breath and ‘prana’ or life energy. The focus is simplicity and communication through a universal language, so all boundaries dissolve, and Navdhara or ‘new flow’ is achieved. April's performances mark the world premiere of "Amaara".

Kizozmba Dance Classes & Party in London the Saturday 11th Of April - Clube Vicio [Special Events]

Kizomba Addiction

Adulis
44-46 Brixton Road
London, London United Kingdom

  • Apr 11 @ 08:00 PM - Apr 12 @ 03:00 AM
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The party and classes to be at for Kizomba purists every Saturday, with strong PALOP attendance giving you a chance to experience Kizomba as its danced by Angolans and PALOPS from other countries while the teachers focus on developing strong foundations so you can dance smoothly and elegantly with connection and musicality in every step. ADDRESS Adulis Restaurant (basement level) 44-46 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6BT PRICE Kizomba Classes are £10 Party £7 TIMES 8 pm Technique class with Syed 9 pm 3 Kizomba classes with Sonny, Syed and Mikumba 10 pm - Party with G-Sousa & DJ KA. DRESS CODE Dress to impress, no hoodies, running trainers, woolly hats or sports wear. Smart, funky, elegant, african or sexy. SPECIAL OFFERS 1. Join our text list by texting your full name & the word "Vicio" to 07886471393 to stay updated with the latest news and special offers only available to you on the text list! 2. Get a FREE entry to a double lesson by collecting 10 attendance stamps on your loyalty card. 3. For a limited time only get £2 off entry for the party before midnight just click attending and share the event and tag Syed Kizomba Addiction then can pay £5 instead of £7 before 12am. BIRTHDAY DEAL Free entry for the birthday boy or girl and a free table reservation also special guest list price entry for your friends ;) To organise your birthday party call and book now. For further info or if you have questions just call 07886471393 or use the contacts at the bottom of the screen. TRAVEL 1. Less than 5 mins walk from Oval underground station. 2. Free parking is available on singe red line on Brixton road after 7 pm and on the side roads too! 3. Buses from Vauxhall 185, 436 36 stop close to the venue. Buses from Brixton 35, 45 and 59 stopping close to the venue. OTHER CLASSES AND NIGHTS Kizomba Classes With A Practice Session Every Thursday 8pm The Pod Bar 105-109 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1QG CONTACTS 1. E-mail: info@kizombaaddiction.com 2. Website: www.kizombaaddiction.com 3. Kizomba Addiction Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kizombaaddiction 4. Syed Ali Facebook: http://goo.gl/o4Dnn0 5. Twitter: www.twitter.com/kizombaaddict 6. Mobile: 07886471393

The Broadway Dolls [Professional Performances]

The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT

  • Apr 11 @ 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Starring Holly Howard of "Hairspray", "Mamma Mia" and "Annie Get Your Gun", Tracee Beazer of "Honeymoon in Vegas", "Hairspray", "The Wedding Singer" and "Good Vibrations", Emily Padgett of "CATS" and "Rock of Ages", Heather Parcells of "Chicago", "Some Like It Hot" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and Gabrielle Ruiz of "If/Then", "Evita" and "In The Heights". From Lady Gaga to Frank Sinatra, this “Glee” like award-winning concert experience will take you from Broadway and beyond- going from Pop to Broadway to Rock and Roll and more. Featuring a roster of the most dynamic women of the Broadway community, The Broadway Dolls is a truly unique pop/cultural experience combing music and dance- switching from a Brittany Spears tune to My Girl and back to Katy Perry. This first-rate company of talent hails directly from the Broadway casts of MAMMA MIA, CHICAGO, ROCK OF AGES, JERSEY BOYS, RENT, HAIRSPRAY, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, LEGALLY BLONDE, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, GREASE, THE WEDDING SINGER, A CHORUS LINE, SISTER ACT, GOOD VIBRATIONS, and more!

Injury Prevention Workshop [Special Events]

The School at Steps

The School at Steps
2121 Broadway
4th Floor
New York, NY

  • Apr 12 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
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The School at Steps is hosting an Injury Prevention Workshop on April 12 at 6:30 pm in Loft III. Join our panel of experts as we cover strength training, injury prevention, and recovery. Our panel includes: -Rachel Fine, Nutritionist -Leigh Heflin, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries -Lucy Panush, School at Steps Pre-Professional dancer -Robin Powell, Pilates Instructor -Dr. Andrew Price, Assoc. Professor of Orthopedic Surgery -Ashley Tuttle, former ABT Principal & Tony Award Nominee for Broadway's Movin' Out Purchase tickets for $10 at http://stepsnyc.com/the-school-at-steps/events-performances/complete-dancer-series/ This event is sponsored by Dance Spirit Magazine.

Ballet Hispanico [Professional Performances]

Ballet Hispanico

The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
New York, New York

  • Apr 14 @ 07:30 PM - Apr 26 @ 02:00 PM
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Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to the Joyce Theater from April 14-26, 2015 with 15 performances featuring five dynamic programs. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org. Under Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico has melded its Latino roots with an eclectic, sleekly modern style that has made it one “of the best contemporary repertory ensembles” (The New York Times). Highlights of this year’s Joyce season include a raw and athletic world premiere by Mexico-based choreographer Miguel Mancillas and the dazzling New York premiere of Show.Girl. by Miami-based, Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer Rosie Herrera. Other highlights include the Joyce Premiere of Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia, a contemporary spin on the iconic story about a passionate gypsy with set design by Luis Crespo and costumes by fashion designer David Delfin; Sombrerísimo, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and commissioned by New York City Center for the 10th anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival; and El Beso, choreographed by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, with original costumes by Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez. For the first time during its New York Season, Ballet Hispanico will also offer a 90-minute matinee on Saturday, April 18 that is specially curated for children and families featuring excerpts from Ballet Hispanico’s diverse repertory and a Q&A with the dancers. Hosted by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro and Education Director AnaMaria Correa, Ballet Hispanico’s fun, interactive and educational Performances for Young People—now celebrating 30 years—give families a glimpse into the beauty of the arts and Latino culture. “Our New York Season truly offers something for everyone,” said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico. “The works this season highlight the full breadth of the company's powerful ability to interpret the many shades of the Latino cultural experience. From raw human expression to stylized theatrical seduction, each work is a chapter in the past, present and future of our American experience. And, I am particularly excited to offer our beloved and signature Performances for Young People to family audiences through a special Saturday matinee.” Ballet Hispanico’s New York Season at The Joyce Theater – April 14-26, 2015 Conquer (2015) – World Premiere Choreography by Miguel Mancillas A raw and athletic world premiere by Mexico-based choreographer Miguel Mancillas that explores, through notions of power and possession, the ways in which we seek to conquer spaces and people. Mr. Mancillas’s work came to fruition through Ballet Hispanico’s Instituto Coreográfico, an innovative choreography lab program for Latino dance makers. Show.Girl. (2014) – New York Premiere Choreography by Rosie Herrera A dazzling New York premiere by Miami-based, award-winning choreographer Rosie Herrera, Show.Girl. uses the Cuban cabaret aesthetic to explore the Latina female identity. Ms. Herrera’s work was commissioned in part by American Dance Festival and came to fruition through Ballet Hispanico’s Instituto Coreográfico, an innovative choreography lab program for Latino dance makers. CARMEN.maquia (2014) – Joyce Premiere Choreography by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano Hailed as a “masterpiece” by the Chicago Sun-Times, CARMEN.maquia is a Picasso-inspired contemporary take on Bizet’s beloved classic. The physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco. A stunning set design by Luis Crespo and minimalist black-and-white costumes by fashion designer David Delfin evoke the paintings of Pablo Picasso. Highly original and full of elaborate partnering, CARMEN.maquia is a bold and electrifying reimagining of this tragic tale. Sombrerísimo (2013) Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa An absorbing exploration of identity, Sombrerísimo references the surrealist world of the Belgian painter René Magritte, famous for his paintings of men in bowler hats. This athletic work for six male dancers was commissioned by New York City Center for the 10th anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival. El Beso (2014) Choreography by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano Spaniard Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s first work for Ballet Hispanico is a spirited look at the nuances of a kiss set to Spanish Zarzuela music and featuring original costumes by Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez. Asuka (2011) Choreography by Eduardo Vilaro Asuka is a celebration of the music of Celia Cruz through the lens of the Latino experience. Cruz, renowned as the "Queen of Salsa," captured the heart of Latinos the world over and became a symbol of perseverance for many. Through rich imagery and humor, Eduardo Vilaro explores the struggles of departure from one’s homeland and the exuberance of success experienced by a community. Good Night Paradise (1994) Choreography by Ramón Oller Catalan lyrics, haunting tableaus, and relationships that stem from the dark side of the heart shape this powerful and highly physical piece of dance theater by Catalan modernist Oller. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Program A: Show.Girl., Conquer, El Beso Tue 4/14, Wed 4/15 at 7:30pm; Thu 4/16, Fri 4/17, Sat 4/18 at 8pm, Sun 4/19 at 7:30pm Program B: CARMEN.maquia Tue 4/21, Wed 4/22 at 7:30pm; Thu 4/23, Fri 4/24, Sat 4/25 at 8pm Program C: Conquer, Sombrerísimo, El Beso Sun 4/19 at 2pm; Sat 4/25 at 2pm Program D: Show.Girl., Good Night Paradise, Sombrerísimo, Asuka Sun 4/26 at 2pm* *Specially programmed to celebrate retiring Ballet Hispanico dancer Jessica Alejandra Wyatt SATURDAY EN FAMILIA Program: Sat 4/18 at 2pm Excerpts from Asuka, CARMEN.maquia, Sombrerísimo, El Beso Bring the whole family to a 90-minute, fun-filled journey through Latin American dance and culture featuring excerpts from Ballet Hispanico’s diverse repertory and a Q&A with the dancers. Hosted by Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro and Education Director AnaMaria Correa, our fun, interactive and educational Performances for Young People—now in their 30th year—give families a glimpse into the beauty of the arts and Latino culture. All tickets $25. ABOUT BALLET HISPANICO Since its inception in 1970, Ballet Hispanico has been recognized as the nation’s premier Latino dance organization. Led by award-winning Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, the Ballet Hispanico Company has performed for audiences totaling over 3 million, throughout 11 countries, and on 3 continents. The Company’s commitment to contemporary repertory has produced world-class, multifaceted performances that have featured master works by Nacho Duato, cutting-edge premieres by Cayetano Soto and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and live music collaborations with renowned artists such as Paquito D’Rivera and Ruben Blades—to name a notable few. Through the work of its professional company, school of dance, and community arts education programs, Ballet Hispanico celebrates the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, building new avenues of cultural dialogue and sharing the joy of dance with all communities. For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org. Follow Ballet Hispanico on Facebook and Twitter. EDUARDO VILARO, a first generation Cuban-American, began as artistic director of Ballet Hispanico in August of 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since it was founded in 1970. Mr. Vilaro has been part of the Ballet Hispanico family since 1985. As a dancer with the Ballet Hispanico Company, he performed throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe and assisted founder Tina Ramirez with the development of dance education residencies. Mr. Vilaro is also an accomplished choreographer, having created works for the Ravinia Festival, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Lexington Ballet, the Civic Ballet of Chicago, and over 20 ballets for Luna Negra Dance Theater, the company he founded in Chicago. He received a B.F.A. in Dance from Adelphi University and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Art from Columbia College Chicago, where he served as Artist-in-Residence at The Dance Center. Mr. Vilaro was a guest speaker at the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders and the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture, and continues to speak to the growing need for cultural diversity and dance education. THE JOYCE THEATER FOUNDATION, INC., a non-profit organization, has proudly served the dance community and its audiences since 1982. The founders, Cora Cahan and Eliot Feld, acquired and renovated the Elgin Theater in Chelsea, which opened as The Joyce Theater in 1982. The Joyce is named in honor of Joyce Mertz, beloved daughter of LuEsther T. Mertz. It was LuEsther’s clear, undaunted vision and abundant generosity that made it imaginable and ultimately possible to establish the theater. One of the only theaters built by dancers for dance, The Joyce Theater has provided an intimate and elegant New York home for more than 290 domestic and international companies. The Joyce has also commissioned more than 130 new dances since 1992. In 1996, The Joyce created Joyce SoHo, a dance center providing highly subsidized rehearsal and performance space to hundreds of dance artists. New York City public school students and teachers annually benefit from The Joyce’s Dance Education Program, and adult audiences get closer to dance through pre-engagement Dance Talks and post-performance Humanities discussions. The Joyce Theater now features an annual season of approximately 48 weeks with over 340 performances for audiences in excess of 135,000. Ballet Hispanico’s 2015 New York season is made possible by Jody and John Arnhold, Goya Foods, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Princess Grace Foundation - USA and with public support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain & Spain Arts & Culture. MetLife Foundation is the Official Tour Sponsor of Ballet Hispanico. American Airlines is the Official Airline of Ballet Hispanico. WNYC is Ballet Hispanico’s New York Season Media Sponsor. BALLET HISPANICO The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC April 14-26, 2014 Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm (Evening performance on Sunday, April 19 only.) Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase in person at the Joyce Theater Box Office, by phone at (212) 242-0800, or online at joyce.org. Ticket prices are subject to change.

The Image Unfolds [Professional Performances]

CORE Performance Company

Museum of Fine Arts,Houston, Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005
Houston, Texas

  • Apr 16 @ 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
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CORE, a contemporary dance organization, creates, performs, and presents compelling and distinctive original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively engages in international cultural conversations. In our communities, CORE supports innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking, and sustainable art-making in dance. Founded in 1980 by Sue Schroeder, CORE (Several Dancers Core, Inc.) has homes in Houston, TX and Atlanta, GA and cultivates dance awareness and education nationally and internationally through our three organizational initiatives: CORE Performs, CORE Presents, and CORE Connects. CORE Performance Company, the professional contemporary dance company of CORE, is internationally acclaimed for its emotionally lucid and instantly accessible work.

Triskelion Arts Presents... Split Bill - April 2015 [Professional Performances]

Triskelion Arts

Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street
Brooklyn, NY

  • Apr 16 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 17 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 18 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 19 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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Triskelion Arts Presents... Split Bill April 16 - 19, 2015 at 7:30pm at Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Enter on Banker Street) Tickets: $16 --- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/962036 Triskelion Arts is pleased to present Split Bill this April in the new Muriel Schulman Theater, featuring BOOMERANG/Double-Edge Dance, Una Projects, Amy Cova Dance, and The Moving Architects. SCHEDULE Thursday, April 16: BOOMERANG/Double-Edge Dance & The Moving Architects Friday, April 17: BOOMERANG/Double-Edge Dance & UNA Projects Saturday, April 18: UNA Projects & Amy Cova Dance Sunday, April 19: Amy Cova Dance & The Moving Architects ABOUT THE WORK The Moving Architects’ Demure as Dynamite looks to the women of the bible in portrait as depicted in two volumes of poetry by Artistic Director/Choreographer Erin Carlisle Norton’s late grandfather Thomas John Carlisle. Shamefulness and submissiveness, vitality and heroism, these traits are pulled from the prose and conveyed through the angularly powerful and suggestively fragile states and interactions between five dynamic female dancers. The work’s tone represents the range of emotions in these portraited women, revealing the darker, agitated underbelly of the female experience while embracing the meaningful significance of camaraderie and generosity found between women in biblical times and today. UNA Projects will premier their latest work, Ships, a study on being alone. Comprised of duets and solos, the piece looks at our desires, fantasies, challenges, and innate similarities and differences as human beings. In their newest work, pubic bones and buttered popcorn, Amy Cova Dance explores sustainability, food, and sex. The movement vocabulary, an explosive dialogue on rituals, refocusing and magic shares the space with an original composition by Alvin Hill. The dancers begin with questions, struggle with answers and live in the evocative presentation of process. This ensemble work is layered with unexpected static, dynamic mouthfuls and holistic offerings. BOOMERANG/Double-Edge Dance present the recent solos, Thresheld and cloud elegy. Thresheld is a solo of cascading rises and falls, pushing the barriers of physicality and vulnerability, with live music by maverick pianist Adam Tendler. cloud elegy is a premiere of an expanded and riveting solo performed by Sarah Lass and vocalist/composer Michelle Birsky, which also includes electroacoustic music by composer Ross Feller. More Info: www.triskelionarts.org

Thursday 16th Of April Kizomba Dance Lessons @ The Pod Bar [Special Events]

Kizomba Addiction

The Pod Bar
105-109 The Broadway
Wimbledon, London United Kingdom

  • Apr 16 @ 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Classes Start From 8pm EVERY Thursday with Syed Ali and Mikumba UK with DJ Dgil on the decks PRICE £10 for classes and £3 for social Social special offer for limited period £0 for first 10 £1 next 10 £2 next, then £3 for next ten and £4 for next 10 and then £5 each, you just need to share the event on your wall before 6 pm and tag Syed Kizomba-Addiction ADDRESS The Pod Bar 105-109 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1QG TIMES 8pm Technique Class with Syed 9pm Beginner+ and Improver with Mikumba & Syed 10pm Party until 12am with DJ KA & DJ Dgil MUSIC Mix of the best new and classic Kizomba, Ghettozouk and Zouk and Semba selected by DJ Dgil and DJ KA TRAVEL 1. The Pod Bar is situated next to the New Wimbledon Theatre. 2. The Pod bar 5-10 mins walk from both South Wimbledon (Northern) or Wimbledon (District) tube Stations 3. Cheap and easy parking is available beside the venue, also you can get free parking very close by the venue in the back roads. 4. Buses 131, 219, 57 and 93 stop directly in front of the venue. 5. Trams available from Croydon 6. Direct links on the Overground from Kingston, Richmond, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall and Victoria DRINKS 2-4-1 on Cocktails from 6-10pm OTHER CLASSES AND NIGHTS Every Saturday Night Classes and Party - Clube Vicio @ Adulis Adulis Restaurant 44-46 Brixton Road London SW9 6BT Prices classes from 8 pm for £10 and Party from 10 pm until 3am for £7. CONTACTS 1. E-mail: info@kizombaaddiction.com 2. Website: www.kizombaaddiction.com 3. Kizomba Addiction Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kizombaaddiction 4. Syed Ali Facebook: http://goo.gl/o4Dnn0 5. Twitter: www.twitter.com/kizombaaddict 6. Mobile :07886471393

Lyon Opera Ballet [Professional Performances]

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
4140 George Washington Lane
Seattle, WA

  • Apr 16 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 17 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 18 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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One of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, The Lyon Opera Ballet is renowned for its vast repertory of work by emerging and established choreographers. The company has acquired and commissioned ballets by a wide range of international dance makers including Jirí Kylían, Nils Christe, Nacho Duato, Trisha Brown, Ralph Lemon, and Bill T. Jones, among others. Anna Kisselgoff of The New York Times hailed Lyon Opera Ballet as “a company full of surprises,” marked by “impressive individuality [and] versatile dancers.” The company returns to Meany Hall with a mixed program: William Forsythe’s Steptext (a quartet set to J.S. Bach), Sunshine by Emanuel Gat and Sarabande by Benjamin Millipied. "One of France's national treasures." — San Francisco Chronicle

David Hallberg Presents: LEGACY [Professional Performances]

YAGP - Youth America Grand Prix

David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY

  • Apr 17 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Celebrated international ballet star, David Hallberg, will share his unique perspective of the companies where he has performed extensively throughout his career and which have left indelible impressions on him as an artist. The evening is presented in association with Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), a global network of dance, connecting students, teachers, schools, dancers, dance companies, and audiences worldwide. PROGRAM TOKYO BALLET – US DEBUT Bhakti III (Maurice Bejart) – US PREMIERE Japan’s most celebrated ballerina, Mizuka Ueno, leads the dancers of Tokyo Ballet to present the U.S. debut of this 20th Century masterpiece by one of the most celebrated choreographers of our era – after it has thrilled audiences at the Paris Opera, La Scala, and Mariinsky. BOLSHOI BALLET Marco Spada (Pierre Lacotte) – US PREMIERE Evgenia Obraztsova and Igor Tsvirko bring to life the revival of Rudolph Nureyev’s favorite ballet – created for him, reconstructed exclusively for Bolshoi Ballet last year, and never before seen in the US. MARIINSKY BALLET Choreographic Game 3x3 (Anton Pimonov) – US PREMIERE The incomparable ballerina Ekaterina Kondaurova leads an all-star cast from the Mariinsky Ballet in a new work by one of the most exciting young Russian choreographers working today. AUSTRALIAN BALLET Unspoken Dialogues (Stephen Baynes) – US PREMIERE Iconic Australian ballerina, Amber Scott, brings to the American audiences one of Australian Ballet’s most cherished, intimate love duets. AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE STUDIO COMPANY Untitled (Pontus Lidberg) - WORLD PREMIERE This new work by a rising star on the international choreographic scene was specially commissioned by David Hallberg exclusively for the LEGACY program, fulfilling David’s passion for developing the stars of tomorrow.

Sara (the smuggler) [Professional Performances]

Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero

CounterPulse
1310 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

  • Apr 17 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 18 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Apr 19 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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Sara (the smuggler) is a performance about dance legends, friendship, history, and love. It is a solo dance converging the legendary Bay Area artists Keith Hennessy (choreography), Sara Shelton Mann (performance), and Norman Rutherford (music). Sara (the smuggler) is inspired by Growing Up in Public, a solo dance performance by Lucas Hoving, choreographed by Remy Charlip in 1984, to explore artistic lineage and dance history.

Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet [Professional Performances]

City Center Studio 5
130 West 56 St
NY, NY

  • Apr 17 @ 08:00 PM - Apr 18 @ 08:00 PM
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Miro Magloire presents his New Chamber Ballet in a premiere by resident choreographer Constantine Baecher, set to music by Mozart, and a new Magloire work to music by contemporary French composer Tristan Murail. Also on the program: Magloire's "Moments," music by Salvatore Sciarrino and "Entangled" to three Paganini Caprices for solo violin. Dancers are Sarah Atkins, Elizabeth Brown, Traci Finch, and Amber Neff. Musicians are pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na.

Kizozmba Dance Classes & Party in London the Saturday 18th Of April - Clube Vicio [Special Events]

Kizomba Addiction

Adulis
44-46 Brixton Road
London, London United Kingdom

  • Apr 18 @ 08:00 PM - Apr 19 @ 03:00 AM
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The party and classes to be at for Kizomba purists every Saturday, with strong PALOP attendance giving you a chance to experience Kizomba as its danced by Angolans and PALOPS from other countries while the teachers focus on developing strong foundations so you can dance smoothly and elegantly with connection and musicality in every step. ADDRESS Adulis Restaurant (basement level) 44-46 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6BT PRICE Kizomba Classes are £10 Party £7 TIMES 8 pm Technique class with Syed 9 pm 3 Kizomba classes with Sonny, Syed and Mikumba 10 pm - Party with G-Sousa & DJ KA. DRESS CODE Dress to impress, no hoodies, running trainers, woolly hats or sports wear. Smart, funky, elegant, african or sexy. SPECIAL OFFERS 1. Join our text list by texting your full name & the word "Vicio" to 07886471393 to stay updated with the latest news and special offers only available to you on the text list! 2. Get a FREE entry to a double lesson by collecting 10 attendance stamps on your loyalty card. 3. For a limited time only get £2 off entry for the party before midnight just click attending and share the event and tag Syed Kizomba Addiction then can pay £5 instead of £7 before 12am. BIRTHDAY DEAL Free entry for the birthday boy or girl and a free table reservation also special guest list price entry for your friends ;) To organise your birthday party call and book now. For further info or if you have questions just call 07886471393 or use the contacts at the bottom of the screen. TRAVEL 1. Less than 5 mins walk from Oval underground station. 2. Free parking is available on singe red line on Brixton road after 7 pm and on the side roads too! 3. Buses from Vauxhall 185, 436 36 stop close to the venue. Buses from Brixton 35, 45 and 59 stopping close to the venue. OTHER CLASSES AND NIGHTS Kizomba Classes With A Practice Session Every Thursday 8pm The Pod Bar 105-109 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1QG CONTACTS 1. E-mail: info@kizombaaddiction.com 2. Website: www.kizombaaddiction.com 3. Kizomba Addiction Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kizombaaddiction 4. Syed Ali Facebook: http://goo.gl/o4Dnn0 5. Twitter: www.twitter.com/kizombaaddict 6. Mobile: 07886471393

Pixom [Professional Performances]

Dzul Dance

Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 West 59 St.
NY, NY

  • Apr 18 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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Dzul Dance premieres director/choreographer Javier Dzul's "Pixom" (Maya for "Spirit"), based on Mayan fables for children. Much like our own childrens' fairytales, these ancient fables of the Aluxes, Kizin and Ixtabay are both beautiful and macabre. Dzul has a unique connection with the legends, having been born and raised in a Mayan tribal community in southern Mexico performing ritual dances, speaking Mayan and studying ancient teachings until the age of 16. Dzul Dance fuses dance with aerial arts and contortion as a means of communicating pre-Hispanic, Latin and Mexican culture.

Audition for George Brown Dance Post-Secondary College [Workshops]

George Brown Dance

CBJ/GBD Studios, George Brown College
160 Kendal Ave
Blg C, Rm 126
Toronto, Ontario Canada

  • Mar 15 @ 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Apr 19 @ 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  • May 24 @ 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
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-P101 Dance Performance Preparation -P102 Dance Performance Studies P103 Commercial Dance Studies Pre-Professional Summer Training -Summer Ballet Intensive IV (SI IV) Train with professional dance artists for careers in Ballet, Contemporary Dance, and the Commercial Dance Field. George Brown Dance offers the most comprehensive career-focused Diploma and Certificate. http://georgebrowndance.ca/prospective-students/audition-registration/

Dance Theatre of Harlem [Professional Performances]

White Bird Dance Series

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon

  • Apr 21 @ 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 22 @ 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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“DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM HAS RECLAIMED ITS RIGHTFUL AND VITAL PLACE AS ONE OF THE MAJOR COMPANIES IN AMERICA” -The Dance Enthusiast After a thirty-year absence from Portland, Dance Theatre of Harlem is back, and we could not be more excited. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, and now led by former DTH principal star dancer Virginia Johnson, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural institution with an extraordinary legacy and repertoire. This legendary company will perform a boldly contemporary program by such exceptional choreographers as Ulysses Dove, Tanya Wideman and Thaddeus Davis.

Triskelion Arts Presents... Karl Rogers/Red Dirt Dance with Special Guests [Professional Performances]

Triskelion Arts

Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street
Brooklyn, NY

  • Apr 23 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 24 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Triskelion Arts Presents... Karl Rogers/Red Dirt Dance with Special Guests April 23 - 24, 2015 at 8pm at Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Enter on Banker Street) Tickets: $16 | www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1197940 Triskelion Arts is pleased to present Karl Rogers/Red Dirt Dance this April in the new Muriel Schulman Theater. Known for making theatrical dances that are at once humorous and profound, Rogers’ newest evening of dance, all wound up and other works, includes four pieces ranging from a searing depiction of a deteriorating relationship to a spirited romp in football gear. 3 episodes big birds can’t do draws on portrait postures, physical descriptions, and favorite songs, as it envisions a kinetic conversation between David Hockey and Tennessee Williams. The quartet rough draft, inspired by the recent outings in professional American football, imagines a new arena for masculine relationships. Of the four pieces on the bill, two are world premieres. all wound up, a duet for Rogers and collaborator Tristan Koepke, considers the experience of the passage of time in fits and starts. The other premiere on the program is by guest artist Kendra Portier. With a particular blend of dance and theatre that merges virtuosity of the body into real world scenarios - romantic breakups, office settings, and domestic bliss - Red Dirt Dance showcases the dancing body as an invitation to imagine the possibilities of human interaction; the dances are interdisciplinary storytelling at its best. More Info: www.triskelionarts.org

Dance St. Louis Presents Compagnie Kafig [Professional Performances]

Touhill Performing Arts Center
UMSL Campus
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO, 63121

  • Apr 24 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 25 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Apr 25 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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There’s hip-hop and then there’s Compagnie Käfig’s brand of hip-hop, with its global composition, international flavor and fusion of styles. With dancers set in motion to the rhythmic beats of samba, bossa nova and electronic music, this company has managed to create its own unique style that does not deny its hip-hop origins, but rather enables the hip-hop movement to win over diverse audiences around the world.

Jump on the DanceWagon Festival 4/24-26 [Professional Performances]

Jump on the DanceWagon Festival

Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 West 55th St
New York, NY

  • Apr 24 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 25 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 26 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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Celebrating its third annual festival, Jump On the DanceWagon (J/DW) returns to the Ailey Citigroup Theatre with world premiere works by up-and-coming female choreographers. Presenting a unique opportunity for contemporary artists to share the stage on a transparent and financially feasible platform, Jump on the DanceWagon is proud to showcase six 20-minute pieces by a group of promising young women — Nicole Buggé (Buggé Ballet), Alexandra Pobiedzinski (danceETHOS), Jackie Kokolus (danceETHOS), Morgan Chambers (danceETHOS), Megan Mizanty (MizantyMoves Dance Works), and Jessie Tomanek (JT Lotus Dance Company).

Soul De Soul Dance Convention [Workshops]

Soul De Soul

Hilton Los Angeles
100 W Glenoaks Blvd
Glendale, CA

  • Apr 25 @ 07:00 AM - Apr 26 @ 04:00 PM
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WHAT is Soul de Soul? Soul de Soul (SDS) is a dance convention for dancers at any level of experience from ages 5 - 50. SDS offers classes in a variety of styles for "mini" dancers through teachers and everyone in between! Co-founded and directed by best friends, Hilary McAlister and Mackenzie Crosley, this convention is meant to be a way of sharing their passion for dance with other young artists. SDS reaches to empower dancers of all ages by creating a community where they can dance, risk and excel in a safe environment with some of the best teachers and choreographers in the industry. SDS offers class in several styles but believes the improv class is the true heart of Soul de Soul as it imparts a new understanding and true love of movement. WHY we created SDS: Soul de Soul was created out of our shared concern of the closed off community that we felt in our city due to the lack of opportunity to take from other local teachers outside of home studios and the desire to bridge the gap between studios and dancers who were training down the street from each other 3 times a week. Our efforts were to create a safe place free from those boundaries and to offer a safe place where dancers, students, teachers and anyone with the shared affinity for dance could come create and experience others' talents. This is the founding integrity of our company.

Beauty and the Beast- Inland Pacific Ballet [Professional Performances]

Inland Pacific Ballet

Bridges Auditorium
450 N College Way
Claremont, CA

  • Apr 25 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Apr 25 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Apr 26 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Beauty and the Beast is Inland Pacific Ballet’s newest original ballet creatively adapted from adventure filled stories. Living at the edge of a mystical forest, Beauty is a young girl pure of heart, whose father is accosted by a mysterious Beast after picking a single white rose from the Beast’s beloved garden. To save her father, Beauty offers herself in exchange for his freedom, and begins a journey of love and transformation for both herself and the Beast. With beautiful sets and costumes, and a magnificent sound collage of music, Beauty and the Beast is a visual feast that will delight audiences of all ages! Meet the cast after the performance for photos and autographs. $34-42 Discounts available for children, seniors, and groups.

Carolina Lugo's & Carolé Acuña's Ballet Flamenco []

Pena Pachamama
1040 Pleasant Valley Drive
San Francisco, ca

  • Apr 25 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • May 2 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Mar 21 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Mar 28 @ 06:30 PM - 08:15 PM
  • Mar 29 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Apr 4 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Apr 5 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Jan 11 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
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The well worn hardwood floors resonate with the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar. Carolina Lugo and her daughter Carolé Acuña and their company of Flamenco musicians and dancers paint a visual canvas in movement through dance for a very special evening of entertainment. If you have not seen this group in one of it's many Concert Hall performances, this is an opportunity to experience their high energy and passion for their art that defines a new dimension in Flamenco and Spanish dance traditions. 24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006

Triskelion Arts Presents... Megan Bascom & Dancers [Professional Performances]

Triskelion Arts

Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street
Brooklyn, NY

  • Apr 25 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 26 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Apr 26 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Triskelion Arts Presents... Megan Bascom & Dancers SAID.I.MEANT April 25 - 26, 2015 Saturday at 8pm | Sunday at 2pm* and 8pm at Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Enter on Banker Street) Tickets: $16* | www.brownpapertickets.com/event/922757 *The 2pm matinee is a FAMILIES WELCOME show and will be followed by a separate workshop for kids. Visit triskelionarts.org for details. At FAMILIES WELCOME shows, each regularly priced adult ticket admits one free child (under 12). Each additional child’s ticket is only $5! Contact info@triskelionarts.org to reserve children’s tickets. Triskelion Arts is pleased to present Megan Bascom & Dancers this April in the new Muriel Schulman Theater. SAID.I.MEANT is a distillation of experiences. It is a project that reflects transition, relocation, and the elements of life that wash away and get left behind. Exploring the components that cause change, whether sudden and forced or gradual and chosen, this work considers the flotsam and jetsam that come and go with time, effecting memory, tradition, and identity. “Bascom’s choreography is challenging and exciting; utilizing a constant sense of graceful falling that accompanies her unmistakable quirkiness. It’s unpredictable, yet highly disciplined.” -- Tara Sheena for The Dance Enthusiast, ‘Day in the Life: Daydreaming with Megan Bascom’ April 2013 More Info: www.triskelionarts.org

Kizozmba Dance Classes & Party in London the Saturday 25th Of April - Clube Vicio [Special Events]

Kizomba Addiction

Adulis Restaurant
44-46 Brixton Road, Oval
London, London United Kingdom

  • Apr 25 @ 08:00 PM - Apr 26 @ 03:00 AM
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The party and classes to be at for Kizomba purists every Saturday, with strong PALOP attendance giving you a chance to experience Kizomba as its danced by Angolans and PALOPS from other countries while the teachers focus on developing strong foundations so you can dance smoothly and elegantly with connection and musicality in every step. ADDRESS Adulis Restaurant (basement level) 44-46 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6BT PRICE Kizomba Classes are £10 Party £7 TIMES 8 pm Technique class with Syed 9 pm 3 Kizomba classes with Sonny, Syed and Mikumba 10 pm - Party with G-Sousa & DJ KA. DRESS CODE Dress to impress, no hoodies, running trainers, woolly hats or sports wear. Smart, funky, elegant, african or sexy. SPECIAL OFFERS 1. Join our text list by texting your full name & the word "Vicio" to 07886471393 to stay updated with the latest news and special offers only available to you on the text list! 2. Get a FREE entry to a double lesson by collecting 10 attendance stamps on your loyalty card. 3. For a limited time only get £2 off entry for the party before midnight just click attending and share the event and tag Syed Kizomba Addiction then can pay £5 instead of £7 before 12am. BIRTHDAY DEAL Free entry for the birthday boy or girl and a free table reservation also special guest list price entry for your friends ;) To organise your birthday party call and book now. For further info or if you have questions just call 07886471393 or use the contacts at the bottom of the screen. TRAVEL 1. Less than 5 mins walk from Oval underground station. 2. Free parking is available on singe red line on Brixton road after 7 pm and on the side roads too! 3. Buses from Vauxhall 185, 436 36 stop close to the venue. Buses from Brixton 35, 45 and 59 stopping close to the venue. OTHER CLASSES AND NIGHTS Kizomba Classes With A Practice Session Every Monday 8pm The Pod Bar 105-109 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1QG CONTACTS 1. E-mail: info@kizombaaddiction.com 2. Website: www.kizombaaddiction.com 3. Kizomba Addiction Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kizombaaddiction 4. Syed Ali Facebook: http://goo.gl/o4Dnn0 5. Twitter: www.twitter.com/kizombaaddict 6. Mobile: 07886471393

Family Dance Workshop -- Swan Lake [Workshops]

Ballet Austin

Ballet Austin's AustinVentures StudioTheater
501 W. 3rd Street
Austin, Texas

  • Apr 26 @ 02:30 PM - 03:45 PM
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See excerpts from Ballet Austin's iconic Swan Lake and learn a movement phrase with the help of Ballet Austin dancers. Recommended for ages 3 to 12 years old.

Christopher Wheeldon in Conversation with Rita Moreno [Special Events]

Words on Dance

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
NY, NY

  • Apr 27 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
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Words on Dance, in association with Symphony Space, is proud to present an evening with Christopher Wheeldon, featuring the internationally acclaimed choreographer/director in rarely seen TV and film clips and a live conversation conducted by Academy/Tony/Emmy/Grammy Award-winning actress Rita Moreno. Mr. Wheeldon will talk about his extraordinary career, starting with his training at The Royal Ballet School and dancing with the Royal Ballet and NYCB before turning to choreography. The evening will take place two weeks after the opening of the much anticipated "An American in Paris," which opens on Broadway in April.

Monday 27th Of April Kizomba Dance Lessons @ The Pod Bar [Special Events]

Kizomba Addiction

The Pod Bar
105-109 The Broadway
Wimbledon, London United Kingdom

  • Apr 27 @ 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Classes Start From 8pm EVERY Monday with Syed Ali and Priscilla PRICE £10 for classes and £3 for social ADDRESS The Pod Bar 105-109 The Broadway Wimbledon SW19 1QG TIMES 8pm Technique Class with Syed 9pm Beginner and Improver with Priscilla & Syed 10pm Social until 12am MUSIC Mix of the best new and classic Kizomba, Ghettozouk and Zouk and Semba selected by DJ KA TRAVEL 1. The Pod Bar is situated next to the New Wimbledon Theatre. 2. The Pod bar 5-10 mins walk from both South Wimbledon (Northern) or Wimbledon (District) tube Stations 3. Cheap and easy parking is available beside the venue, also you can get free parking very close by the venue in the back roads. 4. Buses 131, 219, 57 and 93 stop directly in front of the venue. 5. Trams available from Croydon 6. Direct links on the Overground from Kingston, Richmond, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall and Victoria DRINKS 2-4-1 on Cocktails from 6-10pm OTHER CLASSES AND NIGHTS Every Saturday Night Classes and Party - Clube Vicio Adulis Restaurant 44-46 Brixton Road London SW9 6BT Prices classes from 8 pm for £10 and Party from 10pm until 3am for £7. CONTACTS 1. E-mail: info@kizombaaddiction.com 2. Website: www.kizombaaddiction.com 3. Kizomba Addiction Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kizombaaddiction 4. Syed Ali Facebook: http://goo.gl/o4Dnn0 5. Twitter: www.twitter.com/kizombaaddict 6. Mobile :07886471393

8 DAYS Dance Improv & Free Jazz Meeting []

Arts for Art

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente
107 Suffolk St
New York, New York

  • Apr 28 @ 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Apr 29 @ 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Apr 4 @ 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Apr 7 @ 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Apr 8 @ 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Apr 17 @ 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Apr 18 @ 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Apr 22 @ 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Announcing Arts for Art's April Evolving Series, presenting FreeJazz and Dance Improvisation. These 2 important streams in innovation and Improvisation each grew up in the Lower East Side in the 70’s and 80’s but only randomly interacted. Yoshiko Chuma & the School of Hard Knocks in collaboration with Patricia Nicholson Parker & Arts for Art, are bringing these improvisational streams together so that we can all see what might happen next. Arts for Art has successfully brought Free Jazz aka avantJazz to the attention of a world wide audience. Now it is time that these two improvising trends met and share with each other. We already know that the music, poetry and dance are without compromise. Now they will share the same space on an equal footing. Schedule: Saturday 4th Opening Event 7 pm Panel on Improvisation in Free Jazz & Dance (followed by a series of improvisations) Matthew Shipp/ Michael Bisio / Yoshiko Chuma Patricia Nicholson Parker/ Lance Gries 9:00 Duo Matthew Shipp -piano / Michael Bisio -bass Tuesday 7th 2 pm to 4:40 pm open dance improv rehearsal 7 pm Steve Dalachinsky -poetry / Mara Rosenbloom pi 8:00 Anne Waldman poetry / Yoshiko Chuma dance Lenny Picket sax 9:00 Lewis Barnes ‘Selma’ Lewis "Flip" Barnes – trp Asim Barnes – gtr / Jared Nickerson - el bass Hiroyuki Matsuura - drums Wednesday 8th 7 pm 4 Dancers in a Room Part1: Lance Gries Paul Singh / Chisa Hidaka / Elena Demyanenko 8:00 4 Dancers Improv + NuBand 9:00 Nu-Band / Joe Fonda -bs / Lou Grassi -drums Mark Whitecage –sax / Thomas Heberer -trp Friday 17th 7 pm Jason Jordan & Patricia Nicholson -dance TA Thompson - drums 8:00 Black Host: Gerald Cleaver –drs / Cooper-Moore -piano, syn / Darius Jones -sax Pascal Niggenkemper –bs / Brandon Seabrook -gtr 9:00 FIVE: Steve Swell –trb / Thomas Heberer -trp Chad Taylor –drs / Yoni Kretzmer –sax Max Johnson -bass Saturday 18th 7:00 Film: Taylor Ho Bynum's Acoustic Bicycle Tour -15 min “Quartet Collective”Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar dance Taylor Ho Bynum – brass / Abraham Gomez-Delgado 8:00 Black Host - Gerald Cleaver - drums Cooper-Moore – piano, synthesizer / Darius Jones- alto Pascal Niggenkemper – bass / Brandon Seabrook - gtr 9:00 Juan Pablo Carletti Trio : Juan Pablo Carletti - drums Tony Malaby – sax / Chris Hoffman – cello Wednesday 22nd Earth Day 7 pm Ramya Ramana -poet 8:00 Amina Baraka -poet / Patricia Nicholson -dance William Parker -bass, shakuhachi 9:00 Ras Moshe -sax / Bill Cole -double reeds Larry Roland –bass, poet / Lisette Santiago perc Tuesday 28th 7 pm Part1. Yoshiko Chuma - dance /Nicole Peyrafitte -poet Steve Swell - trombone Part 2 Yoshiko Chuma /Miriam Parker /Megumi Eda -dance / Saori Tsukada – text /Jason Hwang –violin Part 3 ALL 9:00 Steve Swell – trombone & Jason Hwang violin Wednesday 29th 7 pm 4 Dancers in a Room Part 2: Lance Gries / Paul Singh / Chisa Hidaka / guest 8:00 Joe McPhee SOLO + 4 dancers 9:00 Joe McPhee Trio - Joe McPhee sax Dick Griffin, Steve Swell - trombone Performance Admission: one set: $11 / two sets: $16 / 3 sets: $22 Students/Seniors, one set: $8 / two sets: $12 / three sets: $16

Dorrance Dance Tap [Professional Performances]

White Bird Exclusive

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon

  • Apr 29 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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“EXTRAORDINARY DANCERS WITH DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF TAP’S TRADITIONS AND ITS CONNECTION TO THE BLUES” -The New York Times ---The Blues Project. Hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today,” Michelle Dorrance founded Dorrance Dance in 2011 after devoting 30 years to studying and performing tap dance. She and her company will make their Portland debut with The Blues Project, an unforgettable evening combining nine astonishing tap artists with a live blues band, led by award-winning musician and composer Toshi Reagon.

Studio Spotlight -- Swan Lake [Professional Performances]

Ballet Austin

Ballet Austin's AustinVentures StudioTheater
501 W. 3rd Street
Austin, Texas

  • Apr 30 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Apr 30 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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Join us for an up-close and personal view of dancers rehearsing in the studio! Learn about Ballet Austin's Swan Lake. Watch the dancers rehearse excerpts from the production, and ask questions of Artistic Director Stephen Mills and dancers! The 12pm session includes a costume viewing. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

14th Annual Dance Media Festival [Special Events]

Dance Camera West

Varies
RECAT, MOCA, Palace Theatre, Crest Theatre, UCLA
Aero Theatre, Egyptian Theatre,
Los Angeles, CA

  • Apr 30 @ 06:30 PM - May 5 @ 10:00 PM
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Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West (DCW) presents the 14th Annual Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. Taking place at various venues in Beverly Hills (UTA Screening Room), Downtown Los Angeles (MOCA, historic Palace Theatre, REDCAT), Hollywood (historic Egyptian Theatre), Santa Monica (Aero Theatre), and Westwood (Crest Theater, UCLA) from April 30 – May 5, 2015, this multi-disciplinary festival promises to offer something for everyone and will showcase many forms of dance including modern, post modern, world, tap, dance theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value. Over 30 films will be screened over the course of the Festival connecting diverse cultures and environments through the exploration of dance. Events and screenings range from free - $15; Festival Kickoff $75. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.DanceCameraWest.org. Highlights of the Festival include: April 30 Festival Kickoff: West coast premiere of Dancing is Living: Benjamin Millepied May 1: Opening Night Shorts: A selection of top international short films at The Palace Theatre May 2: Two daytime screening programs including a celebration of Technicolor’s 100th Anniversary with a of The Unfinished Dance, with the film’s star Margaret O’Brien in attendance at The Crest Theatre and an evening screening at The Aero Theatre May 3: Daytime programs at MOCA including Israel Past and Future screenings and a Choreography and Animation Technology Panel with special guests including Frank Gladstone and Peggy Holmes and two evening programs at REDCAT which includes the CalArts Emerging Artists Competition May 4: UCLA Special Campus Screening May 5: 4th Annual Dance-A-Long at the Egyptian Theatre - Bring your dancing shoes, friends and family for a fun dance lesson – Free; and the final festival screening Dancing for my Havana DCW aspires to awaken and infuse the public mainstream with a desire for critical creative programming. The vision of DCW is to present the visual language of dance on screen in a way that stretches the imagination and changes the way we think about dance. Dance Camera West is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the vibrant art of dance media. DCW connects diverse cultures and environments through its exploration of dance on screen, bringing hundreds of challenging and provocative films to Los Angeles from around the globe, effectively bridging the gap between the uniquely influential Los Angeles film community and the significant local dance populace. Even more importantly, Dance Camera West utilizes the accessible nature of dance as a non-verbal art form to reach across cultural, geographic, and socio-economic divides by making a special effort to engage a wide range of Los Angeles audiences of varying ethnicities and interests, offering everyone a chance to experience the thought-provoking thrill of dance media.

Patricia Noworol Dance at New York Live Arts [Professional Performances]

Patricia Noworol

New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
New York, NY

  • Apr 30 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 1 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 2 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • May 2 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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Award-winning Polish-German choreographer Patricia Noworol leads her dance theater troupe in a three-day run at New York Live Arts’ Theater with the world premiere of Replacement Place. Known for her layered storytelling and provocative productions, Noworol continues to create visually striking, emotionally charged displays of dance-theater and multimedia performances that demand rigor and passion.

Rituals of Abundance for Lean Times #14: Curious Reinventions [Professional Performances]

The Dance COLEctive & Peter Carpenter Performance Project

Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL

  • May 1 @ 07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
  • May 1 @ 09:00 PM - 10:15 PM
  • May 2 @ 07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
  • May 2 @ 09:00 PM - 10:15 PM
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Peter Carpenter and Margi Cole join forces to co-choreograph a dance that considers the importance of mimicry and imitation. How do imitations of others shape our sense of self? How can imperfect copies shed light on the excesses of the original? Can mimicry terrorize the status quo? Carpenter and Cole scheme to address these questions in a promenade-style dance-theatre hybrid that asks audience members to leave the comfort of their seats and traverse the onstage, backstage and lobby areas of the DCASE Storefront Theater. The performance showcases high-velocity dancing, irreverent theatricality and unorthodox compositional devices.

Boca Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty to Feature Principal Dancers Bridgett Zehr and Nehemiah Kish [Professional Performances]

Boca Ballet Theatre

FAU's University Theatre
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL

  • May 1 @ 07:30 PM - 09:45 PM
  • May 2 @ 07:30 PM - 09:45 PM
  • May 3 @ 02:00 PM - 04:45 PM
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Experience the fairytale of all fairytales – where good triumphs over evil, in Boca Ballet Theatre’s presentation of The Sleeping Beauty. This alluring ballet is staged by BBT’s Co-Artistic Director, Dan Guin, after the original choreography of Marius Petipa, and set to the music of Peter Tchaikovsky. The Sleeping Beauty, acknowledged as the most lavish and extravagant of all classical ballets, will delight both young and old! Featuring guest artists Bridgett Zehr, Principal dancer with English National Ballet & National Ballet of Canada, and Nehemiah Kish, Principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London.

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DJD

Theatre Junction GRAND
608 1 St SW
Calgary, AB Canada

  • May 1 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 2 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 24 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 25 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 26 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Apr 28 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 29 @ 08:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Apr 30 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ziriguidum (Zee – Ree – Ghee – Doom) DJD shares the stage with Cia. Vatá. APRIL 24 – MAY 2, 2015 Theatre Junction GRAND Ziriguidum is a Brazilian Portuguese word with a strong African tone that expresses the sounds of drums and other percussion instruments used in Samba and Carnival music. DJD welcomes Cia.Vatá, a celebrated dance and music company from Brazil, to share the stage for a highly theatrical evening of live music and dance. The production will feature Cia.Vatá and DJD each performing half the show, with one piece combining the two companies. Don’t miss this bold and exciting international collaboration.

Beauty and the Beast - Inland Pacific Ballet [Professional Performances]

Inland Pacific Ballet

Lewis Family Playhouse
12505 Cultural Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

  • May 2 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • May 2 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 3 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Beauty and the Beast is Inland Pacific Ballet’s newest original ballet creatively adapted from adventure filled stories. Living at the edge of a mystical forest, Beauty is a young girl pure of heart, whose father is accosted by a mysterious Beast after picking a single white rose from the Beast’s beloved garden. To save her father, Beauty offers herself in exchange for his freedom, and begins a journey of love and transformation for both herself and the Beast. With beautiful sets and costumes, and a magnificent sound collage of music, Beauty and the Beast is a visual feast that will delight audiences of all ages! Meet the cast after the performance for photos and autographs. $44 Premium Seats (all ages) $36 Adults $33 Seniors $24 Child (12 & under) Prices subject to change

Beauty and the Beast - Inland Pacific Ballet [Professional Performances]

Inland Pacific Ballet

Lewis Family Playhouse
12505 Cultural Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

  • May 2 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • May 2 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 3 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Beauty and the Beast is Inland Pacific Ballet’s newest original ballet creatively adapted from adventure filled stories. Living at the edge of a mystical forest, Beauty is a young girl pure of heart, whose father is accosted by a mysterious Beast after picking a single white rose from the Beast’s beloved garden. To save her father, Beauty offers herself in exchange for his freedom, and begins a journey of love and transformation for both herself and the Beast. With beautiful sets and costumes, and a magnificent sound collage of music, Beauty and the Beast is a visual feast that will delight audiences of all ages! Meet the cast after the performance for photos and autographs. $44 Premium Seats (all ages) $36 Adults $33 Seniors $24 Child (12 & under) Prices subject to change

Beauty and the Beast - Inland Pacific Ballet [Professional Performances]

Inland Pacific Ballet

Lewis Family Playhouse
12505 Cultural Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

  • May 2 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • May 2 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 3 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Beauty and the Beast is Inland Pacific Ballet’s newest original ballet creatively adapted from adventure filled stories. Living at the edge of a mystical forest, Beauty is a young girl pure of heart, whose father is accosted by a mysterious Beast after picking a single white rose from the Beast’s beloved garden. To save her father, Beauty offers herself in exchange for his freedom, and begins a journey of love and transformation for both herself and the Beast. With beautiful sets and costumes, and a magnificent sound collage of music, Beauty and the Beast is a visual feast that will delight audiences of all ages! Meet the cast after the performance for photos and autographs. $44 Premium Seats (all ages) $36 Adults $33 Seniors $24 Child (12 & under) Prices subject to change

A.V.A. ballet Theatre and the Reno Philharmonic's Sleeping Beauty [Professional Performances]

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
100 South Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada

  • May 2 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 3 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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Reno, NV. - The 2015 spring gala season for the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic Sleeping Beauty on May 2rd and 3th at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the haunting score to this wonderful ballet. Re-staged and re-choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, Sleeping Beauty is the story of a beautiful princess who is cursed by the evil Carrabosse. Professional dancers from throughout the country will star in the lead rolls. The large cast includes many talented dancers from four different ballet studios in the Reno area. The Saturday May 2rd performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday May 3th performance will be at 2pm. Ticket prices for adults are from $25 to $45 with discounts for seniors and children. For tickets call the Pioneer Center at 1-866-553-6605 or on-line at pioneercenter.com. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 6pm. A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company for the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. They are northern Nevada's largest company under the instruction of a professional faculty with years of performing experience in renowned metropolitan ballet and production companies across the United States and Europe. ###

Feria de Sevilla Flamenco Dance and Spanish Cultural Arts Festival [Professional Performances]

Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre

Parker Press Park
428 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ

  • May 3 @ 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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Take a journey to Spain for an afternoon in Woodbridge, NJ! Join the premiere Spanish Dance & Flamenco dance company of NJ, the widely acclaimed Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, on Sunday May 3, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. (rain date Saturday May 9) as they transport you and your family and friends to the famous Spanish fair, the Feria de Sevilla (Seville Fair) at the Parker Press Park, located at 428 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. Experience the vibrant colors, sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Spain. Admission to this colorful and exciting festival is FREE! This THIRD annual festival is presented by The Bank of Woodbridge - Division of BCB Community Bank and UPS, in collaboration with Woodbridge Township. Additional funding is provided in part by AmeriHealth New Jersey. The Feria de Sevilla is a week-long festival held in April in Seville, Spain, where the local population gathers to celebrate their vibrant culture. As part of the Woodbridge Township Family Cultural Event Series, Alborada recreates this festival, which will not only celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Spain, but also provides a family oriented event - great for people of all ages. Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac will welcome you and open this enjoyable afternoon of colorful costumes, dances performed by the professional company of Alborada, joyous live music, clicking castanets, stomping feet, delicious foods and drink, arts & crafts, ALL Spanish Style! And NEW this year: Calling all Artists...Bring an easel, sketch pad, or camera and be inspired by the Feria in our beautiful outdoor setting and capture the excitement of traditional dancing and costumes from Spain...swirling ruffles, polka dots, flying fringe, fluttering fans and twirling capes and shawls, strumming guitars...All art media welcome! Original art creations inspired by the Feria can be submitted for a curated exhibit to be held in Fall 2015 at The Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge. For more information and to pre-register your participation as an artist (participants must be 18 years old or older), please contact The Barron Arts Center at 732-634-0413 or email barronarts@twp.woodbridge.nj.us. For information on the Feria, please contact Alborada at 732-598-3979, email AlboradaDance@optonline.net or on-line www.AlboradaDance.org. For information on Woodbridge Township, please contact Brian Molnar at 732-596-4045, email brian.molnar@twp.woodbridge.nj.us. About the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre Through dance, drama and music, the passionate artistry of Alborada reveals the many diverse and historical threads that comprise the multicultural fabric of Spanish culture. Both entertaining and educational, the variety of its repertoire runs the artistic gamut of Spanish Flamenco and traditional dances, to Hispanic, Celtic, Moorish cultural influences and beyond. As stated by Tammy LaGorce, New York Times, Alborada is: awhirl in drama and color. Visit www.AlboradaDance.org for more information. Alborada can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alborada.dance.

Boston Ballet's Next Generation [Professional Performances]

Boston Ballet School

Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street
Boston, MA

  • May 6 @ 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Join us for an inspirational evening of dance! Wednesday May 6, 7pm at The Boston Opera House Next Generation showcases the talented youth in Boston Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Program and Boston Ballet II, with young musicians from New England Conservatory. This inspirational, one-night-only performance demonstrates the progression of Boston Ballet School’s curriculum at its highest level. Program highlights include George Balanchine’s timeless Divertimento No. 15 and Peter Martins’ Les Gentilhommes, an elegant ballet for male dancers. Come support the extraordinary young talent from two of Boston’s finest arts education institutions! Order tickets online or call the Box Office at 617.695.6955.

Narnia: The Ballet [Professional Performances]

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN

  • May 8 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 9 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • May 9 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 10 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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TWIN CITIES BALLET WORLD PREMIERE, NARNIA: THE BALLET MAY 8-10 Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to present the world premiere of its newest original full-length Ballet, based on C.S. Lewis classic book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Created in the tradition of classic story ballets, Narnia: The Ballet features an original story adaptation, music compilation, stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography. Full of magic, imagination, hope and redemption, Narnia is sure to delight the whole family! 2015 Performances of Narnia: The Ballet: Friday, May 8, 7:00pm Saturday, May 9, 2:00pm Saturday, May 9, 7:00pm Sunday, May 10, 2:00pm Performances will be at the south metro's premier professional theater, Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center). TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Tickets available in person at the Ames Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or at www.Ticketmaster.com Ames Center, Burnsville 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337 FREE PARKING Directions to Ames Center: I-35W to US Hwy 13-North Exit; Hwy 13 North to Nicollet Ave (first light); turn Right (south) on Nicollet; Turn Right on Travelers Trail; Ames Center is on the Left (about one half block) For more information visit: http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

Gotta Dance! [Professional Performances]

The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT

  • May 8 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Show-stopping Numbers from Broadway's Hottest Dancers Directed by Daniel C. Levine (Les Miserable, Chicago) Choreographed by Mark Myars (Wicked, If/Then) Musical Direction by Bryan Perri (Wicked, Chaplin) From Agnes de Mille to Bob Fosse to Jerome Robbins, iconic choreography has made stars of dancers and forged the path of Broadway musical theatre. GOTTA DANCE! features six leading Broadway dancers - backed up by two Broadway vocalists and a live band - performing Broadway's most sensational show-off dances of all time. Celebrity and Tony Award Winning choreographers make video appearances to share backstage stories and their favorite clips of blockbuster dance performances. Join us for a dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history! If you liked “Broadway Backstage!” at The Playhouse, “Gotta Dance!” will blow you away. This is the PERFECT show for fans of Broadway and dance. From "Oklahoma!” to “Mamma Mia!” - see how dance has evolved on Broadway over the decades.

Swan Lake [Professional Performances]

Ballet Austin

The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas

  • May 8 @ 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • May 9 @ 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • May 9 @ 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • May 10 @ 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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CHOREOGRAPHY: Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanov
 MUSIC: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
 LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT BY: Austin Symphony Orchestra Join us Mother’s Day weekend for the exquisite and iconic classic...Swan Lake. It’s the timeless tale of love and loss on everyone’s “ballet bucket list.” This celebrated love story, infused with magic and intrigue from the innocence of the lovely Odette to the passion of Black Swan, Odile, provides all the magic of the world of ballet. Sweeping sets and costumes, breathtaking moments with the corps de ballet...and add the timeless Tchaikovsky score for the perfect way to close our season.

Dissolver [Professional Performances]

Funsch Dance

ODC Dance Commons
351 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA

  • May 8 @ 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 10 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • May 10 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • May 10 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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“shadowy, softly ephemeral, full of surprises. It also sparkles with a gentle wit” --Rita Felciano, 2014, Dance View Dissolver is Funsch Dance Experience’s new full-length work structured as a series of duets and trios that become subsumed into a group work for seven dancers. Wistful yet sensual, with a hint of humor lurking at its edge, Dissolver seamlessly blends everyday gesture and more abstracted movement in support of its mood. Though partitioned into duets and trios, Dissolver uses the group to fluidly represent one authorial point of view.

Intrinsick [Professional Performances]

OdDancity

Pieter Dance Space
420 West Ave 33
Unit 10
Los Angeles, California

  • May 8 @ 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 9 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Intrinsick will be the first live psychological thriller dance work performed by OdDancity, based in Los Angeles, California. Intrinsick is built on using human’s greatest addictions and the process of what might happen if these dependencies were taken away. It has resemblances to solitary confinement reactions, but what you will discover most is that with your numbness prohibited, your real self emerges. Restraint or lack thereof. Inner whispers. Guilt. Abandon. Helplessness. Judgement. Manipulation. Deception. Intrinsick will leave you out of breath and searching…for…

Beauty and the Beast- Inland Pacific Ballet [Professional Performances]

Inland Pacific Ballet

Arcadia Performing Arts Center
188 Campus Dr
Arcadia , CA

  • May 9 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • May 10 @ 02:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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Beauty and the Beast is Inland Pacific Ballet’s newest original ballet creatively adapted from adventure filled stories. Living at the edge of a mystical forest, Beauty is a young girl pure of heart, whose father is accosted by a mysterious Beast after picking a single white rose from the Beast’s beloved garden. To save her father, Beauty offers herself in exchange for his freedom, and begins a journey of love and transformation for both herself and the Beast. With beautiful sets and costumes, and a magnificent sound collage of music, Beauty and the Beast is a visual feast that will delight audiences of all ages! Meet the cast after the performance for photos and autographs. $36-44 Discounts available for children, seniors, and groups.

Carolina Lugo’s & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco [Professional Performances]

Moroccos
873 Castro Street
Mt View, CA

  • May 10 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Jun 14 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Jul 12 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Sep 15 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Oct 11 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Dec 13 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
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24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006. Well well worn hardwood floors resonate with the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar. Carolina Lugo and her daughter Carolé Acuña and their company of Flamenco musicians and dancers paint a visual canvas in movement through dance for a very special evening of entertainment. If you have not seen this group in one of it's many Concert Hall performances, this is an opportunity to experience their high energy and passion for their art that defines a new dimension in Flamenco and Spanish dance traditions.

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet [Professional Performances]

Hudson River Youth Ballet

Poughkeepsie High School
70 Forbus Street
Poughkeepsie, NY

  • May 10 @ 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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Full length Ballet Performance on May 10, 2015 @ 6:30 Poughkeepsie High School in Poughkeepsie, NY. For more information call 845-896-1888.

Pilobolus [Professional Performances]

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
4140 George Washington Lane
Seattle, WA

  • May 14 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 15 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 16 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
4140 George Washington Lane
Seattle, WA

  • May 16 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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Named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy, and strength, audience favorites, Pilobolus, return to Seattle for their eighth appearance on the UW World Series. The company continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Pilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shape-shifting, shadow play, and other explorations, and enjoys a fervent and ever-expanding following. The company has been featured on Oprah, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and the Academy Awards, and was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for OK Go’s music video, All Is Not Lost. Please note: program contains partial nudity. Program On The Nature Of Things All Is Not Lost Automaton The Inconsistent Pedaler Sweet Purgatory

Ballet Academy East Spring Performance [Student Performances]

Ballet Academy East

Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 W. 59th Street
New York, New York

  • May 15 @ 07:00 PM - May 17 @ 02:00 PM
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Ballet Academy East will present its Spring Performance from May 15-17, 2015 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at 524 W. 59th Street, NYC. Performances: Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm, Saturday May 16 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday May 17 at 2:00pm. The Saturday May 16, 2:00pm performance will be a special family matinee, which will feature craft activities in the lobby during intermission, (recommended for ages 6 and up). Tickets are $40 - $60 and may be purchased at www.TicketCentral.com beginning March 30, 2015. The performance will feature the Pre-Professional Division, levels 2-9, in ballets choreographed by Jenna Lavin, Matthew Neenan, Margo Sappington and Rex Wheeler. ABOUT BALLET ACADEMY EAST Ballet Academy East, established in 1979 by director, Julia Dubno is made up of four divisions. The Pre-Professional Division for ages 7-19, led by artistic director, Darla Hoover, trains dancers for professional careers in ballet. An audition is required for admission to the Pre-Professional Division. The Enrichment Program is open to students ages 7 and older who wish to study ballet recreationally. The well-known Young Dancers Division offers creative movement, pre-ballet, tap, and modern to ages 18 months to 6 years. BAE’s Open Class Program offers adults of all levels classes in ballet, tap, Pilates, Zumba, and yoga. For more information, visit www.baenyc.com. ABOUT THE BAE STUDENT COMPANY The BAE Student Company was formed in 2003 to provide performing opportunities to the aspiring dancers of BAE’s Pre-Professional Ballet Division. The Company performs twice annually, in February and May. The BAE Student Company is able to accept tax-deductible donations through Unique Projects, Inc., a subsidiary of Pentacle/DanceWorks. All proceeds raised go towards supporting the BAE Student Company performances. ABOUT THE GERALD W. LYNCH THEATER AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. The GWLT is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society. In addition to Ballet Academy East, the GWLT has hosted events for many notable organizations, such as the Lincoln Center Festival since its first season in 1996, New York City Opera, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Gotham Chamber Opera, Metropolitan Opera Guild and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Ailey II. The Theater has also been the site of many television and film specials including A&E's Live by Request, Comedy Central Presents and Premium Blend. For directions to the venue and more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater.

Giselle [Professional Performances]

Manassas Ballet Theatre

Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA

  • May 15 @ 07:30 PM - May 17 @ 03:00 PM
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Giselle, the classic, romantic ballet that speaks to the power of true love, tells the tale of the peasant girl Giselle who dies of a broken heart after she discovers the one she loves belongs to another. In the end, her love for the heartreaker saves him from a horrible fate at the hands of Wilis, ghosts of jilted girls known to dance the untrue to death. Giselle, with its colorful act one village scene and wistful, romantic act two, is the oldest ballet in active repertoire, remaining a worldwide favorite since its debut in 1841. MBT will be accompanied live by the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra.

Beauty and the Beast- Inland Pacific Ballet [Professional Performances]

Inland Pacific Ballet

Fox Performing Arts Center
3801 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA

  • May 16 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • May 16 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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Beauty and the Beast is Inland Pacific Ballet’s newest original ballet creatively adapted from adventure filled stories. Living at the edge of a mystical forest, Beauty is a young girl pure of heart, whose father is accosted by a mysterious Beast after picking a single white rose from the Beast’s beloved garden. To save her father, Beauty offers herself in exchange for his freedom, and begins a journey of love and transformation for both herself and the Beast. With beautiful sets and costumes, and a magnificent sound collage of music, Beauty and the Beast is a visual feast that will delight audiences of all ages! Meet the cast after the performance for photos and autographs. $36-44 Discounts available for children, seniors, and groups.

National Arts Education Collaborative Concert: A Special Performance Bringing Together Professional and Students Artists Across Disciplines [Special Events]

NAECC Concert

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street
btwn Rivington & Delancey
New York , NY

  • May 28 @ 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center is proud to announce the presentation of the National Arts Education Collaborative Concert Thursday May 28 and Friday, May 29, 2015. The NAECC features the collaboration of professional artists and performing and visual arts students from Dr. Sun Yat Middle School 131, New York, NY; the School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, OH; CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School, Hartford, CT and members of the Ruth Eckerd Hall Center Stage Choir, Clearwater, FL. Highlights of the collaborative concert will be original works created by noted National Artist Teacher Fellowship Program educators and administrators including Afro-Cuban choreography by Margaret Elaine Plaza that depicts the resilience of African slaves conceived from her experiences studying dance in Havana, Cuba, original jazz compositions written and conducted by Dr. Isidore Rudnick, a choral composition written in Rome by Kathleen Bawel and poetry written by Pamela Nomura, sung by the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School Choir conducted by Theresa Rice. The concert will also feature the work of guest artists Jean Rho, Visual Arts Educator at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Middle School 131; Omega Dance Company, a sacred dance company in New York City and hip-hop teaching artists Zachary Cruz of Abrons Arts Center and Ness Martinez and Wendell Bullen of The Door. The NAECC Concert connects professional artists and performing and visual arts students of diverse age groups, cultures and educational backgrounds across geographic distances and arts disciplines furthering the development of artists and arts education. This experience will empower artists, students, schools, and communities through artistic and academic innovation and will showcase the talent of an exciting new generation of young performers. For tickets, event details, artist bios, and fundraising initiatives please visit bit.ly/NAECCConcert.

Ariel Rivka, Carolyn Dorfman, Sean Curran and More on One Stage 5/28-30 [Professional Performances]

Ariel Rivka Dance

New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
New york, NY

  • May 28 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 29 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 30 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • May 30 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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Ariel Rivka Dance presents its eighth New York City season in partnership with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Guest Soloists Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch (formerly of Martha Graham) and Paul Dennis (formerly of Jose Limon), and featuring choreography by Sean Curran (formerly of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company).

Carnival of the Animals [Professional Performances]

New York Theatre Ballet

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, New York

  • Jun 6 @ 11:00 AM - Jun 7 @ 03:30 PM
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New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Carnival of the Animals from June 6-7, 2015 as part of the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. Performances: Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm. Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults. Single tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, and subscriptions can be purchased by submitting an order form to admin@nytb.org. For more information, visit http://www.nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Carnival-of-the-Animals. In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins! Choreography by Beth Storey Taylor. The performance will feature live music, with four hands on one piano. ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices. By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents. NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.

Kuopio Dance Festival [Professional Performances]

Music Centre, Kuopio City Theatre
Kuopionlahdenkatu 23
Niiralankatu 2
Kuopio, Finland

  • Jun 10 @ 11:00 AM - Jun 16 @ 11:00 PM
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46th Kuopio Dance Festival is one of the oldest and biggest international dance festivals in Nordic Countries. This year on main programme: Cie Käfig (FRA), Danish Dance Theatre (DK), Quorum Ballet (PT), Susanna Leinonen Company (FIN), Marita Liulia (FIN), Cia Marco Flores (ES), Aurinkobaletti (FIN) etc. and nearly 60 dance courses.

Providence International Arts Festival [Special Events]

FirstWorks

Kennedy Plaza
Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI

  • Jun 11 @ 12:00 PM - Jun 14 @ 10:00 PM
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The Providence International Arts Festival, produced by FirstWorks and the City of Providence, June 11 -14, 2015, promises to be a jaw-dropping celebration in the Creative Capital of Providence, Rhode Island. Discover the city center as it comes to life with firsts in arts, culture, music, food, and spectacle. Experience an extravaganza of performances and art installations throughout the city and join the parade converging on Kennedy Plaza during this signature showcase event.

7th St. Louis Indian Dance Festival [Professional Performances]

Soorya Performing Arts

Clayton High School Auditorouium
#1 Mark Twain Circle
St. Louis, MO

  • Jun 12 @ 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jun 13 @ 01:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Jun 14 @ 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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The St. Louis Dance Festival is the brainchild of Guru Prasanna Kasthuri, artistic director of Soorya Performing Arts, a distinguished performer, teacher and choreographer of two Indian classical dance styles Bharatanatyam and Kathak. This festival is an artistic infrastructure for the promotion of Indian performing arts carved out to provide opportunities for Indian classical dancers mainly living in USA and Canada. This festival presents 25 performances - dances such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam from the Indian Subcontinent, whose histories spans across many centuries. Apart from classical dances, you will witness famous folk dances such as Bhangra, Raas Garbha, Parai dance, Kolata, Bihu, Rajasthani Folk dances and many more.

Aerial & Dance/Circus Camp [Special Events]

Caroline Calouche & Co.

Caroline Calouche & Co. Studios
9315-E Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC

  • Jun 15 @ 09:00 AM - Jun 19 @ 05:00 PM
  • Jun 22 @ 09:00 AM - Jun 26 @ 05:00 PM
  • Jul 6 @ 09:00 AM - Jul 10 @ 05:00 PM
  • Jul 13 @ 09:00 AM - Jul 17 @ 05:00 PM
  • Aug 17 @ 01:00 AM - Aug 21 @ 01:00 AM
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Summer Camp 2015 Ages 6 – 12 9am – 5pm Bring a lunch Circus Camp June 22 – 26 July 13 – 17 Circus Camp inspires creativity and confidence all while building skills in the circus arts. With classes in Juggling, Partner Acro, Hooping, Tumbling, Aerial Sling and Trapeze, your child will be well on his way to the big top! Aerial & Dance Camp June 15 – 19 July 6 -10 August 17 – 21 Learn to dance on the ground and in the air this summer at our Aerial & Dance Camp! Exciting classes in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Improvisation, Choreography, Partnering, Hip-Hop, Aerial Sling, and Trapeze will bring both fun and fitness to your child's summer. Your child will have a blast making new friends and learning new skills. Pricing: $25 registration fee (waived if registered and paid before April 30, 2015) 1 Week = $200 2 Weeks = $350 3 Weeks = $525 4 Weeks = $700 5 weeks= $875 Additional 10% off Family Discount Promo Code: FAMILY Parents, you take a regular weekly class with us, you all get the Family discount.

West Coast Contact Improv Jam 2015 [Workshops]

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Sawtooth Bld
2525 8th St.
Berkeley, CA

  • Jun 27 @ 10:00 AM - Jul 2 @ 02:00 PM
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The West Coast Contact Improvisation Jam includes: 5-Day Contact Improvisation intensives with Karen Nelson & Brenton Cheng, single classes with Rebecca Bryant, Cathie Caraker, Leslie Castellano, Daniel Bear Davis, Kevin Dockery, Kristen Greco, Vitali Kononov, Emily Leap, Brad Stoller, Scott Wells, Taja Will, Miriam Wolodarski, and Shira Yaziv. There will be a daily family class/jam each morning and a fundamentals class each evening before jamming. See wcciJAM.org for sliding scale pricing and registration options.

Audition for FOUR Companies in One Great Workshop [Workshops]

Boca Ballet Theatre

Boca Ballet Theatre
7630 NW 6th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL

  • Jun 29 @ 10:00 AM - Aug 2 @ 06:00 PM
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The Directors’ Audition and Performance Workshop provides an invaluable opportunity for dancers (between 17 - 20 years old) to audition for FOUR Professional Ballet Companies in ONE great workshop that culminates with a performance with professional dancers. This special 5-week summer intensive workshop features classes with Artistic Directors from four major companies: Ballet West, Kansas City Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet and Richmond Ballet. This allows dancers to be seen and evaluated by multiple renowned company directors instead of the typical process of auditioning for one company, or attending a single company’s workshop. The workshop concludes with a full-stage production of works by American Masters: Lew Christensen’s Con Amore and Balanchine’s Serenade at our Summer Spectacular Repertory Show, which will also feature professional dancers. Dates: June 29 - August 2, 2015 | Monday – Saturday, 10am-6pm Acceptance is by audition only. Only 32 dancers accepted. Auditions offered in New York, Atlanta, Salt Lake City & Boca Raton. Video auditions accepted. AUDITIONS FOR SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP BOCA RATON: Sunday, March 1, 2015 Registration | 2:00pm Audition | 2:30 - 4:00pm Location: Boca Ballet Theatre Studios | 7630 NW 6th Avenue | Boca Raton, FL NEW YORK CITY: Sunday, February 22, 2015 Registration | 3:00 – 3:30pm Audition | 3:30 – 5:00pm Location: The Juilliard School | 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY SALT LAKE CITY: Sunday, February 22, 2015 Registration | 3:00 – 3:30pm Audition | 3:30 – 5:00pm Location: University of Utah - Marriott Center for Dance | 330 S. 1500 East | Salt Lake City, UT ATLANTA: Sunday, February 22, 2015 Registration | 3:00 – 3:30pm Audition | 3:30 – 5:00pm Location: Southern Performing Arts Academy | 3315 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Suite 16 | Lawrenceville, GA

Opera Saratoga’s 2015 Summer Festival Season [Professional Performances]

Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York

  • Jul 2 @ 08:00 PM - Jul 26 @ 10:00 PM
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OPERA SARATOGA Announces its 2015 Summer Festival Season La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Music by Gioachino Rossini, Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti Based on the Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault Directed by Lawrence Edelson, Conducted by Gary Thor Wedow Featuring Sandra Piques Eddy, Andrew Owens, John Brancy, David Kravitz, and Ryan Kuster July 2 – 26, 2015 Dido and Aeneas Music by Henry Purcell, Libretto by Nahum Tate Directed and Choreographed by Karole Armitage, Conducted by Nicole Paiement Featuring Jennifer Johnson Cano and ArmitageGone! Dance Company Presented in Partnership with the National Museum of Dance July 6 – 21, 2015 The World Premiere of The Long Walk Composed by Jeremy Howard Beck with libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann Directed by David Schweizer, Conducted by Steven Osgood Featuring Daniel Belcher, Heather Johnson, Caroline Worra, David Blalock, Javier Abreu, Justin Hopkins, and Donita Volkwijn July 10 – 25, 2015 Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 – July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout
Saratoga Springs, New York. The 2014/2015 season is the first programmatic year under the artistic and general direction of Lawrence Edelson and marks an expansion for the company in several ways: the first World Premiere presented by the company in nearly 30 years, three operas instead of two, and a longer festival season including performances at multiple venues in the region. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Opera Saratoga into its next chapter, and thrilled that my first season will provide opportunities for audiences to see three operas that show the breadth and depth of what is happening in opera today, with some of the foremost artists of our generation,” said Lawrence Edelson. “The season includes three operas that couldn’t be more different. La Cenerentola (Cinderella) is a bubbling comedy by Rossini that features virtuoso singing to impress the most passionate opera lovers, and is also an ideal introduction to opera for family audiences. Our presentation of Dido and Aeneas will be our first site-specific production, presented in partnership with the National Museum of Dance. Operas that prominently feature dance will be a part of our programming every season moving forward, and this particular production not only builds upon the region’s connection to dance, but also takes advantage of the stunning natural beauty of Spa State Park, where we are located. The world-premiere of The Long Walk marks a reaffirmed commitment to the inclusion of contemporary American opera as a regular part of our programming. The Company has produced 33 works by American composers in its history, 5 of which have been world premieres, but The Long Walk, by two of the most exciting writers in American opera today - composer Jeremy Howard Beck, and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann - will actually be the first world-premiere for the company in 27 years! This year, we are initiating new partnerships with a wide variety of cultural organizations throughout the region, enabling us to offer exciting new performance programs that compliment the season’s operas, which provide even more ways for audiences to connect with the company and our wonderful artists. By expanding the festival, and moving it into July, we are providing more opportunities not only for local audiences to enjoy our programs, but opportunities for audiences from around the country to enjoy the cultural riches that Saratoga Springs has to offer. With a train station in the heart of the city, and Albany airport less than 30 minutes away, we look forward to welcoming opera lovers from around the country to enjoy not only Opera Saratoga, but all of the restaurants, shops, cultural attractions, historic sites, and natural beauty that Saratoga Springs has to offer.” In tandem with the expansion of the season, the Young Artist Program – the second oldest program of its kind in the country – is being expanded to provide greater professional development opportunities for emerging professionals. The program will consist of three tiers for singers, as well as opportunities for pianists, conductors and directors, under the direction of Laurie Rogers. Opera Saratoga has selected 28 gifted artists from over 1,000 applicants from across the country, who will be in residence in Saratoga Springs this summer. A complete list of Young Artists may be found at http://www.operasaratoga.org/2015-young-artists/ OPERA SARATOGA’S 2015 SUMMER FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella) Music by Gioachino Rossini, Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti, Based on the Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault Directed by Lawrence Edelson, Conducted by Gary Thor Wedow Featuring Sandra Piques Eddy, Andrew Owens, John Brancy, David Kravitz, and Ryan Kuster Performances: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 11, Tuesday, July 14, and Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2pm; Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 7:30pm Opera Saratoga opens the 2015 Summer Season with Rossini’s beloved version of Cinderella. Based on Perrault’s timeless fairytale, La Cenerentola features plenty of magical enchantment; the ridiculous, over-the-top situations and toe-tapping melodies that you expect from the master of comic Italian opera; and heartfelt emotion to bring together this story of forgiveness and true love. The ultimate rags to riches tale; it's a Cinderella story...but not quite as you may know it! Opera Saratoga is proud to present the company debuts of five extraordinary singers in La Cenerentola: Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy sings the virtuoso title role along side tenor Andrew Owens as Prince Ramiro, baritone John Brancy as his valet Dandini, David Kravitz as her wicked step-father Don Magnifico, and Ryan Kuster as the mysterious philosopher Alidoro. Gary Thor Wedow also makes his company debut conducting this new production by Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson. DIDO AND AENEAS Music by Henry Purcell, Libretto by Nahum Tate Directed and Choreographed by Karole Armitage, Conducted by Nicole Paiement Featuring Jennifer Johnson Cano and ArmitageGone! Dance Company Presented in Partnership with the National Museum of Dance All tickets include admission to the wonderful exhibits at The National Museum of Dance, beginning at 7pm. Seating is general admission, with seating beginning at 7:45pm for the performance beginning at 8:15pm. Performances: Monday, July 6, 2015; Sunday, July 12, 2015; Sunday, July 19, 2015; Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Opera Saratoga is thrilled to present the first Baroque opera in the company’s history in a truly unique production under the stars! One of the earliest English operas, Dido and Aeneas is one of Purcell's foremost theatrical works. This heartbreaking opera recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero, Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. The combination of exquisite vocal music and extensive use of dance has inspired many interpretations of the great score. Opera Saratoga has invited world-renown choreographer and director Karole Armitage to create a very special site-specific production for Saratoga Springs that embraces the natural beauty and history of The National Museum of Dance located in Spa State Park. The production will feature Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano in her company debut Jennifer Johnson Cano as Dido, along with the exquisite dancers of the ArmitageGone! Dance Company in what is sure to be one of the most talked about productions of the summer for dance and music lovers alike. WORLD PREMIERE THE LONG WALK Composed by Jeremy Howard Beck, Libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann Based on The Long Walk, A Story of War and the Life that Follows, by Brian Castner Directed by David Schweizer, Conducted by Steven Osgood Featuring Daniel Belcher, Heather Johnson, Caroline Worra, David Blalock, Javier Abreu, Justin Hopkins, and Donita Volkwijn Commissioned by American Lyric Theater Performances: Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:30pm; Monday, July 13 and Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2pm; and Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7:30pm The Long Walk is based on Brian Castner’s critically acclaimed book of the same name. The opera is a deeply personal exploration of a soldier’s return from Iraq where he served as an officer in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit and his battle with what he calls “the Crazy” as he tries to reintegrate into his family life upon returning from the war. Opera Saratoga is honored to present the world premiere of The Long Walk in partnership with American Lyric Theater. Internationally renowned theater and opera director David Schweizer makes his Opera Saratoga debut, with celebrated American conductor Steven Osgood on the podium. Grammy Award winning baritone Daniel Belcher returns to Opera Saratoga to create the role of Brian, alongside mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson, who makes her company debut as his wife Jessie. The cast also includes the company debuts of sopranos Caroline Worra and Donita Volkwijn, tenors David Blalock and Javier Abreu, and bass baritone Justin Hopkins. In addition to the three operas being presented, an extensive series of concerts and community events will take place throughout the month of June and July. These include: Season Preview Concert Wednesday, June 17 at 1:30PM, Free The Sembrich Museum in Bolton Landing This concert will feature arias and scenes from the three operas in Opera Saratoga’s 2015 Summer Season, performed by members of the company’s Young Artist Program. Stars of Tomorrow! Saturday, June 6 at 8 PM, Free Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Arts Center 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs Opera Saratoga's Young Artist Program is the second oldest mentorship program for emerging professional singers in the country, also providing opportunities for gifted young conductors, pianists and directors. This season, we received over 1,000 applications for 24 spaces - making the selection process more competitive than getting into Harvard! The singers that we have selected represent some of the most gifted young artists in the country. Join us for this very special program where you will have a chance to get to know the incredible young artists who will be a part of our community this summer. We promise, one day you'll be able to say, "I heard them before they were stars!" A Master Class with Joan Dornemann Sunday, June 14 at 2 PM, $20 in advance ($15 for subscribers) or $25 at the door. Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs Joan Dornemann, Metropolitan Opera Assistant Conductor, is one of the most highly respected opera coaches in the world today. She has worked with such singers as Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Sherrill Milnes, Kiri Te Kanawa, Montserrat Caballe, Deborah Voigt, Renée Fleming, and Leo Nucci. She has been associated with the Gran Liceo in Barcelona, the Spoleto Festival, New York City Opera, Opera National de Paris and the Kirov Opera. She received an Emmy Award for her contribution to the highly acclaimed first Live From the Met telecast of La Bohème and is the founder of the International Vocal Arts Institute. Joan will lead a special master class on the art of singing Rossini, featuring members of Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program. This is a very special opportunity to see one of the world’s leading authorities on bel canto mentor our emerging professional artists, leading up to the season opening of La Cenerentola. Mr. Tambourine Man at Caffè Lena with soprano Caroline Worra Friday June 19 and Saturday 20 at 8PM, $20 in advance ($15 for subscribers) or $25 at the door. Caffè Lena 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs Opera Saratoga makes a special appearance at the historic Caffè Lena to celebrate the poetry and lyrics of Bob Dylan in a concert featuring soprano Caroline Worra. Caroline has been hailed by Opera News as "one of the finest singing actresses around," and has sung over 75 different operatic roles including more than 20 World, American, and Regional Premieres. At the center of this special concert is the Saratoga premiere of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man, a beautiful, haunting and powerful setting of some of Dylan’s most famous song lyrics by the Academy Award winning composer of The Red Violin. If it aint Baroque... Sunday, June 21 at 2 PM, Free Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Riggi Theater The National Museum of Dance 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs In honor of Opera Saratoga's first production of a Baroque opera, members of the Young Artist Program will perform a program of arias and ensembles from a wide variety of Baroque operas, including works by Handel, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Lully Rameau, and Purcell, including a special preview from our production of Dido and Aeneas. Songs of Longing and Desire with mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano Friday, June 26 at 8 PM, $20 in advance ($15 for subscribers) or $25 at the door Picotte Recital Hall at the Massry Center for the Arts, Albany Jennifer Johnson Cano is one of the country’s most exciting young mezzo sopranos. The New York Times extolled that “emotion suffused every moment of her eloquent, impassioned New York debut recital.” Opera Saratoga is delighted to not only present Jennifer’s role debut as Dido this season, but to also offer our audiences the opportunity to hear her in recital with Christopher Cano, who is not only her husband, but an extraordinary pianist with whom Jennifer collaborates often. Jennifer and Christopher have put together a special selection of songs of longing and desire, including works by Brahms, Dove, Barber, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Of Arms and the Man I Sing Sunday, July 12 at 2PM, Free The New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center 61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs Opera Saratoga's world premiere production of The Long Walk builds upon a rich and important history of operas that explore the dynamics of war, and the emotional journeys our soldiers take in their efforts to protect our freedom. Join us for a special concert featuring members of the company's Young Artist Program, featuring excerpts from operas from Monteverdi's Il ritorno di Ulysses in Patria, to the 2012 Pulitzer Prize award winning American masterpiece Silent Night by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell. A World War I Tribute with baritone John Brancy Thursday, July 16 at 8 PM, $20 in advance ($15 for subscribers) or $25 at the door The New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center 61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs Baritone John Brancy is a fast-rising star making his debut with Opera Saratoga this summer. This season, John is also making important recital debuts at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, so we couldn’t resist the opportunity to present him in recital and share a very special program with our community. John has put together a journey into the music of WWI - revealing the thoughts, emotions and psyche of the great composers during that tremulous time. The program will include a performance of George Butterworth’s (who died in combat during the Battle of the Somme in 1916) famously beautiful settings of poetry from A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad, as well as songs by Gerald Finzi, Claude Debussy, Carl Orff, and Charles Ives. 2016 Season Preview Thursday, July 23 at 2 PM, Free Spa Little Theater Are you curious what the Summer of 2016 will bring to Opera Saratoga? Join us for a season preview, featuring music from all three operas to be presented in 2016, sung by members of the Young Artist Program. Subscriptions are currently on sale, providing a savings of up to 15% off single ticket prices, including special visitor subscription packages for out of town guests. Single tickets are also now on sale. Ticket information is available at www.operasaratoga.org. Special packages are available for out-of-town visitors that will provide an opportunity to see multiple operas over a few days while enjoying the many other things that the city has to offer, including the summer residency of New York City Ballet at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), and the opening of the Track Season, which coincides with the final weekend of the festival. ABOUT OPERA SARATOGA Opera Saratoga, formerly known as Lake George Opera, began with a production of Die Fledermaus at the Diamond Point Theatre on July 5, 1962, playing to an audience of 230. The Company now calls Saratoga Springs home and performs for more than 25,000 people annually. To date, the Company has performed ninety different fully-staged works by fifty-two different composers, including thirty-three works by American composers and five world-premiere productions. Throughout its history, the Company's continued success has been shaped by visionary leaders, talented artists, and critically acclaimed productions. For more information, visit www.operasaratoga.org. ABOUT LAWRENCE EDELSON, ARTISTIC AND GENERAL DIRECTOR Lawrence Edelson (Artistic and General Director, Saratoga Opera) is highly respected not only as a critically acclaimed stage director, but also as a visionary company leader who has created programs in the areas of artist mentorship and new works development that have served as models of innovation for opera companies around the country. In January 2014, Lawrence was appointed Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, effective July 1, 2014. Lawrence is responsible for the oversight of both the artistic and administrative management of Opera Saratoga’s programs. As a stage director, Lawrence’s critically acclaimed productions include Philip Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox (Fort Worth Opera), the American Premiere of Telemann’s Orpheus (Wolf Trap Opera), the World Premiere of Jeff Myers’ Buried Alive (Fargo Moorhead Opera), the New York premiere of Fauré’s Pénélope (Manhattan School of Music), La Traviata (Minnesota Opera), Carmen (Toledo Opera), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Hawaii Opera Theater), H.M.S. Pinafore (Opera Saratoga), Ariadne auf Naxos, Little Women, Eugene Onegin, Werther, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (IVAI Tel Aviv) and the world premiere of The ToyMaker Off-Broadway. Lawrence is perhaps best known in the opera field as the founder of American Lyric Theater (ALT), where he continues to serve as Producing Artistic Director concurrent with his role at Opera Saratoga. He has been responsible for assembling ALT’s Board of Directors, its world-renowned artistic staff, and implementing strategic operating and fundraising plans to ensure the long-term viability of the organization. As Producing Artistic Director, he coordinates the diverse artistic programs of ALT, including The Composer Librettist Development Program, commissioning of new works, co-production relationships, and recordings. A tireless advocate for emerging artists and the diversification of audiences for opera, Edelson also serves on the Strategy Committee for OPERA America, and continues to forge collaborations with opera companies across the country. BIOGRAPHIES OF FEATURED ARTISTS LA CENERENTOLA In season 2014-15 mezzo soprano Sandra Piques Eddy returns to Opera North (UK) as the title role in The Coronation of Poppea; to Boston Lyric Opera as Varvara in Janáček’s Katya Kabanová; to Portland Opera as Carmen; makes her Calgary Opera debut in that title role; and debuts with New York Philharmonic Ensembles as soloist in Respighi’s Il tramonto. Her 2013-14 engagements included her return to the Metropolitan Opera as Fiona in the American premiere of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys (recorded for the Nonesuch label), the title role in Carmen in her debut with Opera Colorado, and with Nashville Opera as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. In summer of 2014 she traveled to Japan to sing Dorabella in Così fan tutte at Hyogo Performing Arts Center. Highlights include Mercédès in Carmen (live and international HD broadcast) and Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, both for the Metropolitan Opera; Carmen with Opera North (UK); Cherubino with Los Angeles Opera, also Canadian Opera Company; Dorabella in Così fan tutte with New York City Opera and Glimmerglass Opera; Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and the title role in La Tragédie de Carmen, all with Chicago Opera Theater; title role in La Cenerentola with Spoleto Festival USA; and Idamante in Idomeneo with Boston Lyric Opera. Ms. Eddy was the first place New England Regional Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a National Semifinalist. With a beautiful Italianate timbre, effortless top and exceptional vocal agility, Andrew Owens is quickly building a reputation as one of the most exciting young international tenors. Last season, Andrew was a member of the Junges Ensemble at the Theater an der Wien, where he performed the roles of Don Ramiro La Cenerentola, Scitalce in Vinci’s Semiramide, Tito La clemenza di Tito (Kammeroper), Gastone La Traviata, and Barbarigo I due Foscari opposite Placido Domingo (Theater an der Wien), and on the concert platform he sang Giove in Rossini’s rarely performed cantata Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo in concert at the Theater an der Wien opposite Lawrence Brownlee, and tenor solos in Bach’s B minor mass at the Hofburgkapelle. Recipient of Central City Opera’s Iris Henwood Richards Apprentice Artist Award, further credits include 1st Prize in the Mario Lanza Competition for Tenors in New York City, honors at the Mario Lanza competition in Philadelphia, and an award from the Marilyn Horne Foundation. Andrew is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Maryland Opera Studio, and has participated in the Music Academy of the West Voice Program, the Salzburger Festspiele Young Singers Project, and was a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opernstudio. The 2014/15 season brings a return to Theater an der Wien for Chevalier Léon in Milhaud’s La mere coupable, Tamino Die Zauberflöte and Camille de Rosillion Die lustige Witwe for Theater Magdeburg, and tenor soloist in The Genius of Mozart at the national Concert Hall, Dublin with the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra. In the 2014-2015 season, John Brancy’s debuts include: The Opera San Antonio as the title role in Tobias Picker’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox along with a gala appearance at the opening of San Antonio’s new Tobin Center; Edmonton Opera as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte; and Opera Lyra Ottawa as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro. His numerous concert engagements include his debut with Musica Sacra in Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall, where he also performs a recital with pianist Ken Noda later in the season for “The Song Continues”. He makes his recital debut at the Kennedy Center with Vocal Arts DC, and reprises the same program with CAIC (Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago), and Société d’art vocal de Montréal. He also returns this season to the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) performing at Merkin Hall. Future seasons include a debut with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera Tour, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, and a return to Carnegie Hall in recital as part of their “Evening of Song Series”. Last season Mr. Brancy made important debuts at Oper Frankfurt as Sonora in La fanciulla del West, Gotham Chamber Opera in Charpentier’s La descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, and Pacific Opera Victoria as Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos. Mr. Brancy's concert and recital engagements for the year included performances with the Saskatoon and Regina Symphonies, San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Art Song Society, and Carnegie Hall. David Kravitz's 2014-2015 season includes a company debut with Palm Beach Opera, as the Rabbi in the world premiere of Enemies, A Love Story. Additionally he returns to Boston Lyric Opera as the Baron Duphol in La Traviata. Last season brought a company debut with Dallas Opera to reprise the role of United Nations in Death and the Powers, the role of Frederik in Sondheim's A Little Night Music with Emmanuel Music, as well as performances with Boston Lyric Opera as both the Speaker in Die Zauberflöte and Marullo in Rigoletto. His concert performances included Mohammed Fairouz's Symphony No. 3 (Poems and Prayers) with the UCLA Philharmonic, and A Sea Symphony, with the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra. He closed the season as La Rocca in Un giorno di Regno with Odyssey Opera in their inaugural season, followed by debuting the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof with Ash Lawn Opera. Mr. Kravitz has also recently appeared with: Washington National Opera, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The English Concert, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Chautauqua Opera, Florentine Opera, Atlanta Opera, Opera Memphis and New York City Opera. The baritone appears as a featured soloist on several commercial recordings that were recently released, including Mohammed Fairouz's For Victims (Naxos) and Poems and Prayers (Sono Luminus) and Peter Ash's The Golden Ticket (Albany Records). Bass-Baritone Ryan Kuster gained vast attention after completing a two-year residency and over 80 performances with the prestigious Adler Fellowship at San Francisco Opera. His performance as Escamillo in their production of Carmen was called “pure bravado.” The Classical Voice said of his performance as Masetto in Don Giovanni, “Handsome Ryan Kuster sang beautifully, and acted so convincingly that it was hard to believe he’s an Adler Fellow.” This season’s appearances include: a concert of his signature repertoire with North State Symphony, the title role in Don Giovanni at Opera Memphis, Escamillo in Carmen at Opera Grand Rapids and Knoxville Opera, Angelotti in Tosca with Orlando Philharmonic, Alidoro in La Cenerentola at Opera Saratoga, and makes a triumphant return to Dallas Opera in late 2015. Recently, he made his symphonic début with the Los Angeles Philharmonic singing the role of Masetto in their production of Don Giovanni, returned to Wolf Trap Opera to début the title role of Don Giovanni and made his National Symphony début performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Additionally, Ryan sang Alidoro in Nashville Opera’s production of La Cenerentola; sang Masetto in Don Giovanni with Cincinnati Opera; appeared in Dallas Opera’s production of Turandot; Colline in La bohème with Arizona Opera; Escamillo in Carmen with both Opera Colorado and Virginia Opera; and two roles at Bard SummerScape Opera: Lysiart in Weber’s Euryanthe and Brutamonte in Schubert’s Fierrabras. Conductor Gary Thor Wedow has established an enviable reputation for dramatically exciting and historically informed performances with orchestras, opera companies and festivals throughout North America; he debuted with the New York Philharmonic in 2012 conducting Messiah and returns this season again conducting Handel’s masterpiece. A frequent guest of Seattle Opera, some of his recent successes there include the double bill of Poulenc’s La voix humaine and Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Gluck’s Orphée, Iphigénie en Tauride and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; this season he leads their performances of Don Giovanni and Handel’s Semele. His 2014-2015 season also includes Messiah with the Santa Fe Symphony and Le nozze di Figaro for the Juilliard School directed by Stephen Wadsworth. Mr. Wedow was closely associated with New York City Opera for many years where he led their Don Giovanni in the groundbreaking Christopher Alden production and in May 2012 conducted the New York premiere of Telemann’s Orpheus. Last season included The Magic Flute with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Messiah for the Seattle Symphony, Don Pasquale for Arizona Opera, Abduction from the Seraglio for Utah Opera and the St. Matthew Passion on tour with the Juilliard 415 Historical Performance Ensemble culminating in a performance in Alice Tully Hall that ‘caught fire and magic’. Born in LaPorte, Indiana, Wedow studied with virtuoso Jorge Bolet; he has prepared several performing editions of baroque works in collaboration with countertenor Lawrence Lipnik and is currently on the faculty of The Juilliard School. DIDO AND AENEAS Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano is a 2012 Richard Tucker Career Grant and George London Winner who joined The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera in 2008 and made her Met debut in 2009-2010. As First Prize winner of the 2009 Young Concert Artist International Auditions, she has given recital debuts with husband Christopher Cano in New York at Carnegie Hall, in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center, in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center. Over the last two seasons, Ms. Cano has debuted as Meg Page in Falstaff, Bersi in Andrea Chenier, Marguerite in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust, The Sharp Eared Fox in Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen with Franz Welser-Möst and Diana in La Calisto. Her 2014-2015 season includes Hansel, Nicklausse and Mercedes with The Metropolitan Opera, Donna Elvira with Boston Lyric Opera, Mahler II with the Utah Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and a return to the Baltimore Symphony with Marin Alsop for Leonard Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony, which will also be recorded live for Naxos. Nicole Paiement is Artistic Director and Conductor of Opera Parallèle in San Francisco where she has conducted many new productions including the World premiere of Harrison’s opera Young Caesar; the commissioned chamber version of Harbison’s The Great Gatsby; John Rea’s re-orchestration of Berg’s Wozzeck; Glass’s Orphée; Thomsons’ Four Saints in Three Acts; Chessa’s commissioned opera A Heavenly Act; Golijov’s Ainadamar; the commission of De Silva’s opera Gesualdo, Prince of Madness; Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias; Weill’s Mahagonny Songspiel; and the American premiere of Gorb’s opera Anya 17. This season, Paiement will conduct Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and the American premiere of O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness. Paiement is an active guest conductor and was recently been appointed Principal Guest Conductor at The Dallas Opera where she will conduct the World Premiere of Joby Talbot’s opera Everest in February 2015. Other performances with The Dallas Opera include Machover’s Death and the Powers and Maxwell Davies’s The Lighthouse. This December, she will be conducting at the Washington National Opera. Paiement made her Korean debut conducting opera in 2008. Her interest in interdisciplinary projects has led Paiement to collaborate with many dancers and media artists, conducting works from the 17th to the 21st century. Paiement is also well versed in Baroque Music, having completed a doctorate degree at the Eastman School of music, which focused on the music of Handel. Paiement studied Baroque performance practice with Jens Peter Larsen, Alfred Mann and John Eliot Gardner. She has frequently appeared with the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival and been a guest-conductor numerous times at the Sherbrooke University Summer Festival where she conducted large oratorios by works by Handel. Over the years, Paiement has conducted numerous recordings ranging from Early Music to Contemporary Music. Additionally, she is the Artistic Director of the BluePrint Project sponsored by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Karole Armitage, director of the New York-based Armitage Gone! Dance Company, was rigorously trained in classical ballet. As a professional dancer she performed in Balanchine’s Grand Théâtre de Genève Company and in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Armitage is renowned for pushing the boundaries to create contemporary works that blend dance, music and art to engage in philosophical questions about the search for meaning. She joins a legacy of process-focused experimental dance that embraces the ballet and modern dance heritage as well. She directed the Ballet of Florence. Italy (1995–99) and the Biennale of Contemporary Dance in Venice (2004), served as resident choreographer for the Ballet de Lorraine in France (1999–2004). She has created works for many companies form The Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow to the Tasmanian Dance Company in Australia. She has choreographed two productions for the New York Philharmonic, directed opera at important European Opera Houses from Teatro di San Carlo in Naples to Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, two Broadway productions (Passing Strange and Hair, the latter earning her a Tony nomination), videos for Madonna and Michael Jackson, several films for Merchant Ivory productions and the Cirque du Soleil production Amaluna (2012). Ms. Armitage, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, was awarded Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France’s most prestigious award in 2009, and an honorary Doctorate of the Arts from the University of Kansas in 2013. THE LONG WALK Winner of a 2010 Grammy Award, baritone Daniel Belcher has performed in many of the world’s music capitals, including Paris, London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Geneva, Toronto, Tokyo, Seoul and Houston. With a 50-role repertoire, Belcher has championed roles from the Baroque to those composed expressly for him. He came to international attention in 2004 creating the role of Prior Walter in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and recently created the role of Robert Kennedy in Robin de Raaff’s Waiting for Miss Monroe for The Netherlands Opera and Holland Festival. Other world premieres include John Brooke in Mark Adamo’s Little Women (released on the Ondine label and recorded by PBS’ Great Performances), Andy Warhol in Michael Daugherty’s Jackie O (released by Decca on the Argo label) and Tod Machover’s Resurrection (released on the Ondine label), all with Houston Grand Opera. World premieres in development include Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein's Sister Carrie, Thomas Morse and Ken Cazan's Frau Schindler, and The Scarlet Letter by Lori Laitman. In 2014-15, he debuts in Norway at the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival with both Sombre and L'amour de Loin by Kaija Saariaho, returns to the Portland Opera for its 50th Anniversary season as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Opera Colorado as Papageno in The Magic Flute, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City in his role debut as Father Palmer in Silent Night. Mezzo soprano Heather Johnson, hailed by Opera News as "a dramatic singer in the truest sense", has received critical acclaim for her work on both the opera and concert stage. After making her Metropolitan Opera company debut in the 2011 Summer Recital Series, Johnson returned to the Met in the 2012-13 season making her house debut as a Flower Maiden in the new production of Parsifal. In the 2013-14 season Johnson returned to the Metropolitan Opera for their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and sang the title role in Boston Lyric Opera's new production of Beeson's Lizzie Borden which she will repeat this summer at the Tanglewood Festival. Other notable performances include the title roles in La Cenerentola, Hansel and Gretel and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible with Sarasota Opera, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Boston Lyric Opera, the title role in Carmen with Folkstheater Rostock, Germany and Baltimore Concert Opera, Sainte-Marie in Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ with New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with New Jersey Opera, Opera Southwest and Mill City Summer Opera. The New York Times acclaimed her performance as the title character in Gustav Holst's Savitri, "Heather Johnson sang with penetrating power and natural phrasing… her eyes were haunted and her performance was both grand and intimate, in the best Wagnerian tradition." Upcoming performances include Page in Salome in her Dallas Opera debut as well as a return to the Metropolitan Opera. Puerto Rican tenor Javier Abreu has been described as a commanding force on stage, incorporating a rich, sweet and agile voice, with ample dramatic skills. Engagements for 2013-2014 included his debut with Atlanta Opera as Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Tonio in La fille du régiment with Madison Opera, appearances with the Phoenix Symphony and Lexington Philharmonic for Handel’s Messiah and the Philadelphia Ballet for Orff’s Carmina Burana. In the 2014-2015 season Javier returns to Nashville Opera in Florencia en el Amazonas, debuts with Virginia Opera in Sweeney Todd, appears with Opera Sanata Barbara as Lindoro in L’italiana in Algeri, and sings First Elder in Handel’s Susanna with the Collegiate Chorale. In concert he appears with the Louisville Orchestra for Carmina Burana and the Jacksonville Symphony for Mozart’s Requiem. The 2012-13 season brought debuts with Nashville Opera as Ramiro in La Cenerentola, Opera Santa Barbara as Ernesto in Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Phoenix Symphony in their rendition of Carmina Burana as well as with The Jacksonville Symphony in Handel's The Messiah. Summer of 2013 brought a reading of the new opera La Reina with American Lyric Theater and performances of Almaviva with Central City Opera. Additionally, he is featured in two recent recording releases: John Musto's The Inspector with the Wolf Trap Opera and the Five Borough Songbook with the Five Borough Music Festival. Tenor David Blalock begins the season by returning to Virginia Opera, singing Toby in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. He was seen this past season in Virginia as Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos and Remendado in Carmen. In November, David sings Jaquino in Beethoven’s Fidelio with Madison Opera. In the spring, he returns to his home state to debut with NC Opera as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. In 2013, David made his Fort Worth Opera debut as Young Thompson in Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied. Opera News described his performance as “appealingly brash and defiant in the face of the unspeakable.” Other credits include Bertram in La donna del lago with Santa Fe Opera, First Prisoner in Oscar with Santa Fe Opera, and Rodolfo in La bohème with Greenville Light Opera. After receiving his undergraduate degree from UNC Greensboro, David spent two years as a member of the Maryland Opera Studio in College Park. David has performed as a young artist with Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Seagle Music Colony, and Ash Lawn Opera. He has won first prize from the NC District Metropolitan Opera Auditions on two occasions, the Charles A. Lynam Competition, the Heafner/Williams Competition, the St. Andrews International Aria Competition, and the Charlotte Opera Guild Competition, as well as awards in the Sally and Tony Amato Competition, the Violetta DuPont Competition, the Mario Lanza Competition, the Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges, The Wonderlic Competition, the Long Leaf Opera Competition, the Opera Birmingham Competition, and the FAVA Grand Concours de Chant. A standout among his peers on the operatic stage and a performer of increasingly high demand, bass-baritone Justin Hopkins continues to move audiences around the world with his performances. The 2014-2015 season includes his return to Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels for Strauss’s Daphne, as well as his return to Carnegie Hall to perform the role of the Dark Angel in Kurt Weill’s The Road to Promise with the Collegiate Chorale and American Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Hopkins will also make his debut with the Dayton Philharmonic in Britten’s War Requiem under the baton of Maestro Keith Lockhart. The 2014-15 season also includes two world premieres: Repast an oratorio based on the life of Booker Wright in collaboration with composer Nolan Gasser, as well as The Long Walk in his debut at Opera Saratoga. He has performed in such houses as: Queen Elisabeth Hall, London; Verbier Festival, Switzerland; Carnegie Hall; Opera Philadelphia. Mr. Hopkins has performed works by composers ranging from Mozart, Verdi, Strauss and Debussy on through to Philip Glass, Conrad Cummings and Anthony Davis under the baton of such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Keith Lockhart, and Leon Botstein. As a performer of musical theater and popular music, he has performed with the Boston Pops, BBC Concert Orchestra, as well as New York City performances including Kurt Weill On Broadway at Symphony Space. He took 2nd place in the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition. Soprano Caroline Worra has been hailed by Opera News as "one of the finest singing actresses around" (2014). She has sung over 75 different operatic roles including more than 20 World, American, and Regional Premieres. She was internationally acclaimed for her performances of Jenny in The Mines of Sulphur, Grammy nominated CD for Best Opera Recording, and as the title role for The Greater Good; Passion of Boule de Suif, Opera News and New York Times pick for one of the top classical CDs of the year. Her third full opera recording, Glory Denied, was on the Washington Posts pick for the Best of 2013. Worra has worked at over 30 opera companies across the United States including The Metropolitan Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Lyric Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and six seasons at both NYCO and Glimmerglass. She recently reprised two of her most acclaimed roles, Eurydice in Philip Glass’s Orphee at Pittsburgh Opera, and Abigail in Lizzie Borden at Tanglewood with Boston Lyric Opera, and this fall, will perform the role of Regina in the American premiere of Faccio’s Amletto for Baltimore Concert Opera and Opera Southwest. Soprano Donita Volkwijn has been seen recently in major European cities performing the role of Bess for a touring production of Porgy and Bess. The role has led to two important company debuts: with Seattle Opera in 2011 and Tulsa Opera in 2007. She also performed the role of Micaela in Carmen with Tulsa Opera that year, and again the following season with Hawaii Opera Theatre. No stranger to the music of Puccini, she has also performed two of his heroines with Dicapo Opera Theatre, Mimi in La boheme, and Anna in Le Villi, as well as her first Musetta in La boheme with Tulsa Opera. As part of the Mezzo Television Competition, she was selected to sing the part of the Condemned Female in David Alagna’s Le Dernier Jour d’un Condamne, which was performed in Debrecen and Dzeged, Hungary. A finalist in the 2005, 2001 and 2000 MacAllister Awards Competition, Volkwijn received the Glynn Ross Award. She was a regional finalist in the 2000 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a national winner of the 1995 Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition. A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Volkwijn earned her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Oberlin College-Conservatory and her Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Steven Osgood is one of North America’s sought after conductors. He is the former Artistic Director of American Opera Projects. Elsewhere, he has conducted Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Schoenberg’s, Erwartung and La Traviata for Edmonton Opera, Tan Dun’s Marco Polo for the Netherlands Opera, Schwartz’ Seance on a Wet Afternoon and La Boheme for New York City Opera, Susa’s Transformations at Juilliard, Tosca, Peter Grimes, and The Ballad of Baby Doe for Chautauqua Opera, Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at Wolf Trap; Foss’ Griffelkin, Hoiby’s A Month in the Country, and Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles at Manhattan School of Music; Xenakis’ Orestia at Columbia University; Aidanamar for Long Beach Opera , and Little Nemo for Sarasota Opera. The current season includes three world premieres: American Opera Projects for Laura Kaminsky’s As One, Beth Morrison Productions for The Scarlett Ibis. He will also debut with The Atlanta Opera to conduct Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, and lead concert performances of Songs from the Uproar in Houston. He has also conducted orchestral concerts with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, and the Chautauqua Festival. David Schweizer emerged from Yale Drama School to make his New York directing debut at the age of twenty-four at Lincoln Center for producer Joseph Papp. He returned to Lincoln Center years later with his acclaimed staging of Richard Rodney Bennett’s opera The Mines of Sul for the New York City Opera. Early career highlights include world premiere productions by such playwrights as Sam Shepard, Michael Weller, Albert Innaurato, Maria Irene Fornes, Len Jenkin, Ronald Tavel, and Austin Pendleton. More recent work off-Broadway: WINTERTIME at Second Stage, WHITE CHOCOLATE at Century Playhouse, SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED at the New York Theater Workshop, and his critically-acclaimed collaborations with composer/performer Rinde Eckert, AND GOD CREATED GREAT WHALES (OBIE Award) and HORIZON (Lucille Lortel Award). His extensive work in opera includes Benjamin Britten’s ALBERT HERRING (Gotham Opera) Stephen Hartke’s THE GREATER GOOD (Glimmerglass Festival), and several notable Verdi productions. His production of Victory Ullmann’s THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS in Boston was a ten best of the year NY Times pick. He has directed extensively at prominent regional theaters including Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, Yale Rep, The Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Children’s Theater Company (Minneapolis), Magic Theater, and Center Stage (Baltimore). Numerous international residences include Warsaw, Krakow, Lisbon, Hamburg, London, Stockholm, and Toga Village, Japan. Schweizer’s work with performance and solo artists includes Ann Magnuson , Sandra Tsing Loh, John Fleck, Carmelita Tropicana, Mark Wolf, and most recently Marga Gomez and Mike Albo.

PASSING THROUGH BAZAR #2 [Workshops]

Zutano BaZar - FRANCE

Cité du Cirque // Prieuré de Vivoin

Le Mans - Vivoin, Region Pays de la Loire - North West of France France

  • Jul 4 @ 10:00 AM - Jul 9 @ 06:00 PM

Public performances

Le Mans - Nantes - Vivoin, Region Pays de la Loire - North West of France France

  • Jul 10 @ 06:30 PM - Jul 12 @ 05:00 PM
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From July 4th till 12th 2015 Cité du Cirque - Le Mans (72) // Prieuré de Vivoin - Vivoin (72) * Big dance workshop with international dancers from @50collective and Florence Loison, artist choreographer from Zutano BaZar company. * Intensive workshop to discover the Flying Low-Passing Through technique imagined by David Zambrano. * Human and artistic adventure open to all, without pre-requisite in dance, from 14 years old. Workshop in 3 times : > Week-end : on July 4th and 5th in groups at Prieuré de Vivoin in Vivoin (little village near Le Mans) or at Cité du Cirque in Le Mans - learning of the Flying Low - Passing Through technique. > Week : from July 6th to 9th at Cité du Cirque in Le Mans - preparation in whole group of public performances. > Public performances : on July 10th in Le Mans, on July 11th in Nantes (regional capital) and on July 12th in Vivoin. FEES : > Week-end option : 12 hours - 70€ + 5€ (subscription to Zutano BaZar) > Entire week option : 27 hours + 3 public performances - 120 € + 5€ (subscription to Zutano BaZar) Passing Through Bazar #2 receives support from Conseil Général de la Sarthe, Ville du Mans and Région Pays de la Loire. More about here : http://wp.me/P2LsfZ-eT

International Ballet & Contemporary Dance Competition Hellas [Special Events]

IDCH

Theater Hellenic Cosmos
Athens
Athens, Greece

  • Jul 4 @ 11:00 AM - Jul 8 @ 12:00 PM
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International Dance Competition Hellas' 15th Anniversary Celebration. A Classical Ballet & Contemporary Dance Competition, for Professional & Amateur Dancers, Dance companies, and Dance Schools. IDCH has been taking place every year, since 2001 in Greece (Athens) and has become an institution. Mrs Katerina Pavlaki is the founder, organizer and director of this important dance event, which has become a reference point for many dancers and is the well known for her activities as dancer, teacher and choreographer. The great accomplishment of the competition is that each year the festival continuously increases interest in participation with dancers from all over the world, as well as a higher level of the participants. The competition aims to unify Professional and Amateur dancers from all over the world, through a contest of talent and technique, in order to exchange ideas and experiences. The competition seeks to offer dancers the best possible reward and recognition. By offering awards and scholarships to the distinguished dancers, serves as a motivation for furthering their professional career.

Brooklyn Creative Arts Lab [Professional Performances]

Mark Morris Dance Center

Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY

  • Jul 6 @ 09:00 AM - Jul 24 @ 04:00 PM
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Brooklyn Creative Arts Lab July 6 - 24, 2015 For rising 6th, 7th, & 8th graders Monday-Friday 9am-4pm | Extended day option available: 4:15-6pm Final Presentation: Saturday, July 25 at 2:00pm Mark Morris Dance Group, BRIC Arts Media, and Irondale Ensemble Project present the second annual Brooklyn Creative Arts Lab (BCAL). A unique summer arts experience for young minds in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. Explore and learn from professional teaching artists working in the fields of Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, and Film/Media. Be inspired, collaborate, and create with other young artists, and produce and perform in a culminating integrated stage spectacle that pushes the boundaries of art making! Early Registration through April 10*: $1,500 Regular Registration: $1,550 Scholarships Available More Information & To Register: http://brooklyncreativeartslab.org/

New York Theatre Ballet’s Ballet School NY Summer Camp [Workshops]

New York Theatre Ballet

New York Theatre Ballet
131 East 10th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

  • Jul 6 @ 09:00 AM - Jul 17 @ 03:30 PM
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New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents the annual Ballet School NY Summer Camp from July 6-17, 2015 for children ages 8-12. A Pre-Ballet Summer Session for children ages 3-7 will be held from July 6-24, 2015. The camp from July 6-17 will include ballet, theater dance, tap, field trips, original choreography by the students, and a performance on the final day. The camp will take place Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 3:30pm. The final performance of class work and the students’ original choreography will take place on Friday, July 17th at 3:30pm. The cost to attend the two-week camp is $1,000. A deposit of $100 is required at registration. The Pre-Ballet Summer Session from July 6-24, 2015 will be divided into two sections. Pre-Ballet I (ages 3-4) will be help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00pm. Pre-Ballet II (ages 5-7) will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00pm. The cost to attend the three-week session is $125. To reserve space for your child, email Susan at susanlin@nytb.org or call (212) 679-0401. Registration is now open. ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices. By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents. NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.

Aerial & Dance Intensive [Workshops]

Caroline Calouche & Co.

Caroline Calouche & Co. Studios
9315-E Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC

  • Jul 20 @ 09:00 AM - Jul 24 @ 05:00 PM
  • Jul 27 @ 09:00 AM - Jul 31 @ 05:00 PM
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Summer Intensive Dates: July 20 – 24 July 27 – 31 9am – 5pm Bring a lunch. Ages 13+ All levels of experience welcome. Classes in Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Partnering and Aerial Arts. Small class sizes allow for individual attention and intensive training in skill and technique. Pricing $50 registration fee (**waived if register before May 1, 2015**) 1 week = $400 2 weeks = $750 Scholarships available, see website for link. **Application deadline: May 1, 2015 Caroline Calouche & Co. 9315-E Monroe Rd 704-844-0449 classes@carolinecalouche.org http://carolinecalouche.org/camps/

2015 Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute [Special Events]

Tulane University
6823 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA

  • Jul 24 @ 08:00 AM - Aug 2 @ 10:00 PM
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2015 Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: Organizing for Racial Equity July 24 - August 2, New Orleans, LA. April 3, 2015: SLI Scholarship and Internship Applications Due April 10, 2015: All SLI Applications Due http://urbanbushwomen.org/bold/summer-leadership-institute The Summer Leadership Institute is the ideal place to turn challenges into opportunities for finding our power – individually and collectively. Study with Urban Bush Women and our powerful partner, The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, in addition to dozens of experienced artists and organizers from around the country who make up the SLI faculty!

Ballet East Summer Intensive 2015 [Workshops]

Ballet East {FL}

Ballet East {FL}
2365 Vista Parkway
Suite #7
West Palm Beach, Florida

  • Jul 27 @ 09:00 AM - Jul 31 @ 02:30 PM
  • Aug 3 @ 09:00 AM - Aug 7 @ 02:30 PM
  • Aug 10 @ 09:00 AM - Aug 14 @ 02:30 PM
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Ballet East Summer Intensive 2015 will be a 3 week program! Come train with our award winning faculty and outstanding guest instructors. For SERIOUS dancers age 12 -19. Auditions will be held from 1:30 - 3:30pm on Feb 28, 2015 and again on Mar 28, 2015. Check in at 1pm on both dates. Dancers should bring 4x6 headshot and first arabesque en pointe {if applicable} or technique shoes {required}. Please pre-register by visiting BalletEastFL.com. Audition fee is $35 per person. Our 3 week program starts on July 27, 2015 and will run through August 14, 2015. Classes will take place Monday - Friday 9am - 2:30pm {2:30 - 4 for students taking the entire 3 week program}. $225 per week. 10% discount if taking all 3 weeks. Single Class $20 per hour. Ballet East aims to be one of the best training facilities in America. Our students are trained by the highest quality dance educators. Our professional productions seek to educate both dancers and audiences alike. www.BalletEastFL.com 561-683-0096

Dancewave's Advanced Summer Dance Intensive on Governors Island [Workshops]

Dancewave

LMCC Building at Governors Island

Manhattan, NY

  • Aug 3 @ 10:00 AM - Aug 14 @ 04:30 PM
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Dance with Shen Wei Dance Arts and Stefanie Batten Bland at Dancewave's Advanced Summer Dance Intensive, featuring a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for dancers wishing to learn repertory from the masters themselves! Classes will be held in beautiful dance studios on Governors Island that overlook the Hudson River! FOR ADVANCED DANCERS 18-24 Years (Limited enrollment by audition only) SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:30pm Friday Showcase 4:30-5:30pm TUITION: $655/1 Week Session, $945/2 Week Session AUDITION DETAILS: Auditions are required. All auditions will be held at Dancewave's 182 space at 182 4th Avenue Brooklyn NY AUDITION DATES: MAY 9, JUNE 6, JULY 11, 2015 | 2:00-4:00pm SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! To sign up for an audition, or for more information, send us an email at rsvp@dancewave.org or call 718.522.4696. About Shen Wei Dance Arts An international dance company founded in 2000, Shen Wei Dance Arts has performed in 138 cities, in 30 countries, on five continents and has appeared at many prestigious festivals and venues around the world such as Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Artistic Director Shen Wei incorporates colors, design, and a great use of space into the company's theatrical dances. About Stefanie Batten Bland A 2015 Alvin Ailey Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab Fellow, choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland created her company, Company Stefanie Batten Bland, in 2008. Her dance works are created to investigate the human condition. Her company has performed live and though dance cinema in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States.

Advanced Summer Dance Intensive 2015 w/ Shen Wei Arts and Stefanie Battenbland [Workshops]

Dancewave

LMCC Studios
125 Maiden
Lane #2
New York, New York

  • Aug 3 @ 10:00 AM - Aug 7 @ 10:00 AM
  • Aug 10 @ 10:00 AM - Aug 14 @ 10:00 AM
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Dance this summer with artists from renowned dance companies - Shen Wei Arts (Aug 3-7, 2015) and Stefanie Battenbland (Aug 10-14, 2015). Dancewave offers a full day rigourous curriculum of Ballet, Modern Technique and Repertory with a Friday performance on the island! Classes will be held at beautiful LMCC dance studios that overlook the water at the Governors Island! Limited Enrollment by AUDITION ONLY. AUDITION DATES: MAY 9, JUNE 6, JULY 11, 2015 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! To inquire about the Advanced SDI Program, please contact: rsvp@dancewave.org

Pilobolus [Professional Performances]

The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT

  • Sep 25 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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Founded in 1971 as an avant-garde dance company by Dartmouth College students, Pilobolus has become an international entertainment brand featured on the likes of Oprah, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and the Academy Awards. Pilobolus is renowned worldwide for its witty and gravity-defying dance and acrobatics. Using the human body as a medium of expression, the company focuses on how people, working together, can create form and movement to breathtaking effect. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world to challenge the way we think about dance and to make art that builds community.
April 1, 2015