PYE [Workshops]

Peridance Capezio Center

Peridance Capezio Center
126 E 13th st.
New York, NY

  • Sep 1 @ 09:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Mission Peridance Youth Ensemble has two major goals: 1. To provide dance training of the highest caliber to young dancers, preparing them for a professional career in dance. 2. To make the art of dance accessible to at-risk youth, through free performances, interactive workshops and seminars. About Peridance Youth Ensemble was founded in 2000 as a natural extension of the professional non-profit Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. It is now separated into two companies: the Jr. Youth Ensemble and the Sr. Youth Ensemble. The Ensemble dancers, aged 14-18 years old, are trained extensively within The School at Peridance's Pre-Professional Training Program and enjoy multiple performance opportunities, representing both Peridance Capezio Center and the main Company in their outreach activities. Training and performing with Peridance Youth Ensemble and later with Peridance's Certificate Program prepares young dancers who are pursuing a professional career in dance to join Peridance Contemporary Dance Company or, alternatively, an academic route such as a university degree program. A pre-professional training program for dancers ages 14 to 18 years old and not-for-profit outreach youth dance companies. In addition to the extensive, well-rounded curriculum of classes, Ensemble dancers have the opportunity to work closely with renowned choreographers and to participate in performances in New York City! Additionally, these dancers serve as a beacon of Peridance's artistic and educational youth activities, performing, mentoring and teaching workshops to at-risk youth. Training Peridance Youth Ensemble's dancers are accepted by audition only. This highly individualized training program offers a well-rounded curriculum comprised of weekly technique and composition classes. The devoted faculty provides a positive and healthy training environment. Faculty includes Founder and Artistic Director Igal Perry, Contemporary choreographer Kristin Sudeikis, and Peridance's Reagan Wood and Marlena Wolfe.PerformingIn addition to an extensive, well-rounded curriculum, dancers learn choreography from emerging and established artists, which they later perform in different venues around the city. Choreographers to date include Martha Graham (set on the Company by Marnie Thomas), Robert Battle, Igal Perry, Sean Curran, Kate Skartepowska, Kristin Sudeikis, Diego Funes, Hernando Cortez, and Gregory Dolbashian. Under the direction of Diego Funes, Ensemble dancers are offered the opportunity to explore time, space, and energy, developing their own unique artistic voice and creating original choreography. This choreography is later showcased in their Annual Spring Choreography Showcase and in outside venues such as the 92nd Street Y's "High at Noon Series" and WOW Cafe.OutreachFor the past 12 years, Peridance Youth Ensemble has positively influenced hundreds of children from various organizations by extending their knowledge and love for dance through performances and interactive workshops, inspiring participants and enhancing their sense of community. The ensemble has worked with organizations include the University Settlement, Services at the Beacon and Turn 2 Foundation.ContactFor more information and to audition please contact the Youth Ensemble Director Diego Funes at 212-505-0886 or youthensemble@peridance.com. Url: http://www.peridance.com/peridance-youth-ensemble.cfm Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDX0JRMwhHo

Young Dancers Program Second Semester Begins [Workshops]

The School at Steps

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

  • Jan 29 @ 09:00 AM - May 27 @ 09:00 AM

The School at Steps Young Dancers Program: Classes Begin January 29th for Ages 18 months – 5 years! The Young Dancers Program welcomes children to the exciting world of dance and music. Classes in this program are designed to introduce creative movement exercises that foster body coordination, rhythmic awareness, and a path to imaginative exploration. A unique aspect of the Young Dancers Program is the presence of a live musician in each class. Structured activities build strength, musicality, and spatial awareness. “Mommy and me” classes for students 18 months – 2 years provide an opportunity to fall in love with dance while building coordination. Pre-Tap is offered, as well as “For Boys Only,” an innovative class using props, heroic character themes and live percussive music to build self-confidence and athletic coordination.

abunDANCE with Keomi Tarver Friday Class at Mark Morris Dance Center [Workshops]


Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY

  • Feb 9 @ 06:30 PM - Jun 8 @ 06:30 PM

Every Friday, come try something new with Keomi Tarver of abundancewithkeo! Beginner Hip Hop class at Mark Morris Dance Center from 6:30-8pm. Kick off your weekend right every week with Keomi!

Miami City Ballet to Perform in World-Class Cultural Festivals in the U.S. and France [Professional Performances]

Miami City Ballet


  • Feb 9 @ 08:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • May 25 @ 08:00 AM - May 27 @ 08:00 AM
  • Jun 28 @ 08:00 AM - Jun 30 @ 08:00 AM

Miami City Ballet, one of the country’s premier ballet companies, is proudly looking ahead to upcoming performances with two world-class cultural festivals. In May, the company will open Charleston’s 42nd Spoleto Festival USA from May 25-27 before traveling to Paris for performances with the prestigious Les Etés de la Danse Festival from June 28-30. The company is also preparing for the February 9th World Premiere of "One Line Drawn," choreographer Brian Brooks’s newest work, featuring 16 MCB dancers and a commissioned score by Michael Gordon. The new work was commissioned by Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance as part of Brook’s three-year Choreographer in Residence Fellowship.

Scott Wells: The Flying Score - Workshop, Berlin 25-27.5.18 [Workshops]

Scott Wells & Dancers

Tanzfabrik Berlin
Berlin, Berlin Germany

  • May 25 @ 04:00 PM - May 27 @ 06:00 PM

The Flying Score – Workshop by Scott Wells Workshop in Contact Improvisation, flight patterns and fluid acrobatics May 25-27, 2018 – Tanzfabrik Berlin (Kreuzberg) Scott Wells, San Francisco Artistic Director of Scott Wells & Dancers – contemporary dance ensemble „renown for their high-flying, gravity-defying dance“ SCHEDULE: – Friday 25.5.: 16-20:00 – Saturday 26.5.: 10-18:00 (break 13-14:00) (19-22:00 public Contact Jam) – Sunday 27.5.: 11-18:00 (break 14-15:00) (=total teaching time: 17h) TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/109335346 COST: Early bird: 145€ (money transfer until April 25, 2018), thereafter: 185€ YOUR REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at xs4jan@gmx.de EVENT WEBSITE: http://contact-improvisation.net/2018/02/27/the-flying-score-ws-by-scott-wells-may-25-27-2018/ SHARE YOUR INTEREST: https://www.facebook.com/events/224081734805089 WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION – The Flying Score: Starting with contact as our foundation, we’ll traject towards a space that supports freedom of flight and expression: expression that takes us into interaction and ensemble improvisation. That is: we start at zero to redefine what is contact—to ourselves, others, reality, gravity. We start at zero to connect with our bodies, our interest and spontaneity. Some notions: We will decode momentum to ride moving support — riding momentum is about letting go without being out-of–control. We’ll track flying centers of gravity to find aerial interactions that increase the contact. I like to inject some body systems material (BMC, Alexander Technique and bodywork). For example: Jumping ≠ Flying because jumping is a muscular action, whereas flying is in the bones and is affected greatly by emotions and attitude. Some of the techniques that will be tought are: ‘flying patterns’ (lifts, how to spring, how to jump, how to fly), ‘fluid acrobatics’ (actobatics in movement), ‘pure contact’(contact improvisation basics). For the acrobatic and advanced patterns everyone will work at their own level and will learn best by building group safety and trust – everyone will do something new. We will learn some repertory and practice taking the aerial work into improv. I like feedback and will see what the group is up for. We will practice flying, catching, landing, fluid acrobatics and deft maneuvers. We’ll be doing my favorite contact exercises and current curiosities--created or learned over the decades of investigation and indulgence. We use these to warm up, center and to re-enter the “beginner’s mind” of contact improvisation. We will practice integrating the flying and acrobatics into the contact flow. That is: aerial interactions that increase the contact. We will take the aerial work into improvisation FLYING SCORES. VIDEOS: https://vimeo.com/115280415 https://vimeo.com/71350780 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAxE41NM5Pg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBnus7agXHk https://vimeo.com/132053009 https://vimeo.com/69625456 BIO Scott Wells: In 1981 Scott Wells discovered the pleasure of contact improvisation shortly after becoming obsessed with the struggles of modern dance. He stuck with both, received an MFA in dance from the University of Illinois (1991) and currently directs a company in San Francisco. Scott Wells & Dancers is celebrating 25 years of making dances in San Francisco. Wells has created works for skateboarders, for boxers and choreographed West Side Story for Sonoma State University. In 2010 and 2005 Scott received the Izzie (San Francisco’s most prestigious dance award) for Outstanding Choreography and was selected by Dance Magazine as “one of the 25 To Watch”. In 2016 Wells choreographed Touchy Subjects with Keith Hennessy and in 2017 choreographed On the Occasion of our 25th Anniversary (and eviction) we ask, “Was that good for you?” with Kathleen Hermesdorf. Wells has been practicing Alexander Technique for twenty five years and BMC for fifteen. Scott’s style of contact is athletic and emphasizes freedom of movement, flying, fluid acrobatics (easy to advanced), safety, precision, pleasure and technique. What students often like best in Scott's classes is the variance between meditative, playful, and very physical dancing. And students appreciate how the scary or advanced moves are safe, relaxed and made possible. PRESS: “Scott Wells...has a dizzying abundance of pure dance-making talent“ Rachel Howard, SF Examiner "Wells has become over the last fifteen years the Paul Taylor of Contact Improv — that is, the first to make dances in this idiom that are deeply musical, somehow "normal," imaginative, witty, often hilarious, sometimes fierce.” Paul Parrish, Danceviewtimes "Come for the Thrills, Stay for the Artistry." Allan Ulrich, Voice of Dance "Sproing! Once you adjust to the notion that very fit people are supposed to be bouncing off walls and flying in your face, you can relax and let them (Wells and dancers) do their thing, which is an electrifying style of contact improvisation" SF Weekly LOCATION: Tanzfabrik Berlin Möckernstr.68, 10965 Berlin (Kreuzberg) Studio No.4 http://www.tanzfabrik-berlin.de/en/studios TRAFFIC LINKS: U6 & 7 Yorckstrasse / Mehringdamm S1 & 2 Yorckstrasse Bus M19 Katzbachstrasse https://www.google.de/maps?daddr=10965+Berlin,+M%C3%B6ckernstr.+68 PHOTO CREDIT: David Papas

Limon Dance Company New York City Summer Intensive [Workshops]

Limón Dance Foundation

52 Chambers St
New York, New York

  • May 29 @ 10:00 AM - Jun 2 @ 05:00 PM

Join “the best company of the year” (Dance Europe) for a 1-week summer intensive led by the Artistic Director of the Limón Dance Company Colin Connor, and Rehearsal Director Logan Kruger. Delve into the Company’s thrilling physicality, rhythmic vitality, and movement philosophy. Through daily technique and repertory classes led by the Directors, dancers will hone the skills necessary to thrive in today’s contemporary dance world. Company audition will be held following the workshop on June 4. Visit limon.org to apply. Daily sessions with a culminating studio sharing. Dancers should be at the pre-professional (17+ years) or professional level.

Modern Rebels [Professional Performances]

Sokolow & Guests

The Tank
312 W 36 St.

  • May 29 @ 07:00 PM - May 30 @ 09:00 PM

The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble presents "Modern Rebels," a collection of rarely seen dances by modern dance pioneers Mary Wigman, Ruth St. Denis, Isadora Duncan, Anna Sokolow, Jane Dudley, and Talley Beatty, along with tributes to them by Stanley Love, Jaime Blanc, and Rae Ballard. The stellar cast consists of Rae Ballard, Clarence Brooks, Eleanor Bunker, Jennifer Conley, Christine Dakin, Erica Dankmeyer, Samantha Geracht, Sandra Kaufman, Martin Lofsnes, Lisa Thurrell, rancesca Todesco, and Luis Gabriel Zaragoza.

Anabella Lenzu's "No More Beautiful Dances" [Professional Performances]

Anabella Lenzu

LaMaMa E.T.C.
66 E 4th St.
New York, NY

  • May 30 @ 07:00 PM - May 31 @ 07:00 PM

The LaMaMa Moves! Dance Festival presents Anabella Lenzu as she declares "No More Beautiful Dances," a dance/theater solo. The spoken word, drawings, photographs, and Todd Carroll's video projections merge to offer a very personal view of femininity, aging physically and mentally, and what it means to be a woman today. The high-tech production is captured not only by the audience, but by two live-streaming cameras, two laptops and two projectors.

No more beautiful dances [Professional Performances]

Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama

La MaMa - The downstairs
66 E 4th Street
New York, NY

  • May 30 @ 07:00 PM - May 31 @ 08:00 PM

"No more beautiful dances" (world premiere) on May 30 & May 31 at 7pm at the La Mama Moves Festival. http://lamama.org/no_more_beautiful_dances/ “No more beautiful dances” wrestles with the ideas of exploration, introspection and reframing a woman after becoming a mother, and being an immigrant. Lenzu’s dance theater piece uses drawings, spoken word and video projections to tell a personal vision of femininity, and what it means to be a woman today. Choreographer and Dancer: Anabella Lenzu Video Projection Design: Todd Carroll Direction: Daniel Pettrow Costumes: Jennifer Johanos La MaMa - The Downstairs | 66 E 4th Street Wednesday & Thursday at 7PM $25 Adult Tickets; $20 Students/Seniors; Limited $10 Tickets (+1 Facility Fee) Run Time: 50 Minutes

Appalachian Spring [Professional Performances]

Dance Kaleidoscope

Indiana Repertory Theatre
140 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN

  • May 31 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Jun 1 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jun 2 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jun 3 @ 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Dance Kaleidoscope will perform Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring at Indiana Repertory Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. Former Graham dancers David Hochoy and Miki Orihara have set this masterpiece on the company, coaxing each subtle moment. The program will also include Benny Goodman's Sing, Sing, Sing by Andre Megerdichian and Taking Watch by Chicago choreographer Stephanie Martinez.

Global Mashup #4: Balkans meets El Barrio [Professional Performances]


  • Jun 1 @ 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Raya Brass Band thrills audience with intense, soul-shaking Balkan wedding music and Spanglish Fly returns with irresistible grooves that play 60’s soul inspired by Latin boogaloo. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Come ready to dance! DATE: FRI | JUNE 1 | 7 PM (DANCE LESSONS) & 8 PM (CONCERT) Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students (Teens 13-19 free with ID)

Global Mashup #5: Texas meets Peru [Professional Performances]

flushing town hall

flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
Flushing, NY

  • Jun 1 @ 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Featuring Brian Clayton and The Green River Band, comprised of six of the finest country musicians, and Corina Bartra Afro Peruvian Band playing infectious Afro-Peruvian music. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Come ready to dance!



The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia, PA

  • Jun 1 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Jun 2 @ 03:00 PM - Jan 2 @ 04:30 PM
  • Jun 2 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Known for its highly-imaginative dance theater works and collaborative projects, ANNE-MARIE MULGREW AND DANCERS COMPANY (AMM & DCO) presents its 32nd Annual Home Season Concert with the premiere of Strange Dreams: 30 Years Later. Conceived and directed by Artistic Director Anne-Marie Mulgrew, this multi-media full-length production for ten professionally-trained company dancers features inventive choreography, colorful props, striking projections, a portable set, a genre-defying sound score and inflatable costumes. In addition, guest artist Ashley Searles makes a return appearance performing an emotionally-driven solo k.i.t.e (2018) choregraphed by KC Chun-Manning. Performances take place on Friday, June 1 at 7:30pm and Saturday June 2 at 3pm and 7:30pm, The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are $20 and are available on line at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3414140 , reserved by phone 215-462-7720 or purchase at the door day of the show. $10 student tickets (with valid ID) are available day of the show at the door. For more information visit www.annemariemulgrewdancersco.org This 12- section work takes audiences-of-all-ages on an adventure with moods ranging from the contemplative to the whimsical to the bucolic to the surreal. Cathedral Dreams, a full-ensemble work set to ancient Gusli music explores the inner states of being and notions of community. Three Ladies Three Bowls set to “Laguna” comments on bucolic beauty whereas Forward Backward, a full-ensemble work, to a story about one of China’s most famous poets Li Bai has a postmodern sensibility in its use of voice, repetition, and striking solo moments. Inflatable Dreams, a 15-minute four-section visually -stunning work to music ranging from Janis Joplin to circus to Baroque to the sounds of the inner tubes, explores colorful swimming tubes as wearable props and performers. Smaller sections include a tender male duet inspired by the 1925 “Tango Poema” sung by Francisco Canaro, a quirky obsessive solo titled “Sad Cat Diary” and the super silly quartet to a Klezmer Nutcracker tune. Company dancers include LaNise Ambrose, Sean Thomas Boyt, Alissa Johann, Kate Lombardi, Leslie Ann Pike, Jorge Rullan, and Olivia Wood plus cameo appearances by Joseph Cicala, Anne-Marie Mulgrew and guest artist Ashley Searles. Artistic Director, Anne-Marie Mulgrew notes “Strange Dreams tackles dream-like states - the sensations, memories, colors and sounds in a non-linear stream of consciousness format. Dreams appear, disappear, and continue to haunt the dreamer who questions the logic of it all. Join us through unknown realms of the imagination where anything is possible. Strange Dreams is reaction of sorts to the political and social realities we face today and (wo)mans need to dream, heal and celebrate the resilience and joyfulness of the human spirit.” Guest artist Ashley Searles performs KC Chun-Mannings’s k.it.e. (2018 to “Vale Que tengas - Ely Guerra (letra).” Ashley Searles had a 15-year performing career in New York City dancing for a wide variety of dance companies including Parsons Dance Company, Carolyn Dorfman and Moving Theater. She was featured in performances at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center New York, The Guggenheim and Whitney Museums, New York, and The LA Theater Center. She also worked as a Rehearsal Director assisting in the touring productions of Murray Spalding Movement Arts that included performances at the Spoleto Festival. She currently choreographs, teaches and performs in Philadelphia. AMM & DCO is supported in part by The Philadelphia Cultural Fund. AMM & DCO is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. ANNE-MARIE MULGREW AND DANCERS CO (AMM & DCO) is an experimental modern dance troupe based in Philadelphia, PA. AMM & DCO was founded in 1986 by artistic director/founder Anne-Marie Mulgrew. Its first full-length multi-media production Hard Facts and Stuffed Gardenias wowed audiences at Group Motion Multi-Media Theater (4th & South St.) with its movement invention and verve. Mulgrew created 71 works for the company that have been seen nationally and in Canada. These productions have appeared on traditional and nontraditional stages, film/TV, and festivals. Venues include Mandell Theater, The Painted Bride, Movement Theater International, UARTS/Drake Theater, Chester Springs Studio, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Suzanne Roberts Theater, Ryerss Museum, Philadelphia Fringe/LiveArts Festivals, Conwell Dance Theater, Group Motion, CEC, The Philadelphia Cathedral, The PIFA Festival, The Barnes Museum, Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater and Buddies in Bad Times Theater (Toronto, Canada), to name a few. In NYC, AMM & DCO has performed at DanceSpace, Movement Research, the DIA Center, University Settlement House, UBU Repertory Theatre and the Dumbo Festival (Brooklyn NY). In 2011, the company made its debut at DancePlace, Wash. DC. AMM & DCO was recently featured on WHYY’s Friday Arts Program produced by Karen Smyles that aired June 2017 through Spring 2018. AMM & DCO holds the distinction of being the only Philadelphia troupe to appear twice at the fFIDA Festival in Toronto, Canada. The company consists of 5-7 core dancers, collaborating artists in mixed media, and additional community-based performers for large-scale works. Fusing modern dance, theater, music, technology and art, AMM & DCO charms, provokes and informs audiences of all-ages with its insightful and wacky views of the world. AMM & DCO also believes in dance education and offers classes, workshops, and residency activities tailored to the needs of the community. AMM & DCO is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization AMM & DCO's mission is to educate and involve the public in the performance and creation of new interdisciplinary dance works through performances, workshops, residencies and special projects.

Diamond Dance Recital at Carnegie Music Hall [Student Performances]

Carnegie Performing Arts Center

Andrew Carnegie Music Hall
300 Beechwood Avenue
Carnegie, Pennsylvania

  • Jun 2 @ 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Jan 3 @ 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Diamond Dance, the Carnegie Performing Arts Center year end recital will be presented Saturday, June 2, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue in Carnegie. Featured on the program will be solos from graduating seniors Gabrielle Fabian, Danielle Buttlar, Cori Sheppard and Melina Kennelly. The recital will feature performers ages 3 - 18 dancing ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tap, modern and pre dance. Melina Kennelly who performed this year's Sugar Plum Fairy with the Carnegie Performing Arts Center's Nutcracker, is a graduating senior at Keystone Oaks High School. She has danced for 16 years and is a part of the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagle Marching Band. Melina plans a career in Fashion Merchandising. Cori Sheppard, this year's Dew Drop Fairy in the Nutcracker is a graduating senior at Mt. Lebanon High School. She is a National Honor Society recipient and dances with the Blue Devils Marching Band as a Rockette. Cori plans to attend West Liberty University where she will major in Zoology. Gabrielle Fabian is a graduating senior at Chartiers Valley High School. She has danced with the Carnegie Performing Arts Center for 12 years and was this year's Mary Poppins in the Carnegie Performing Arts Center production of Mary Poppins. Gabrielle plans to pursue a career in Nursing. Danielle Buttlar is a graduating senior at Seton LaSalle High School where she sings in the liturgy choir for mass and is a varsity cheerleader. Danielle was the Snow Queen in this year's production of the Nutcracker. Danielle will be attending Slippery Rock University where she will focus on Special Education K-4. Tickets are available at the box office and are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. For more information call 412-279-8887 or look at the website at carnegieperformingartscenter.com.

The School at Peridance Student Companies Audition+Workshop [Workshops]

Peridance Capezio Center

Peridance Capezio Center
126 East 13th Street
New York , New York

  • Jun 3 @ 09:00 AM - Jun 12 @ 05:00 PM

AUDITION FOR OUR 2018-2019 SEASON! Take class, rehearse, and perform in one of our student companies! iReP Jr. Street Dance Crew: Ages 12-16 Years Love street dance and want to join a fun and talented crew? iReP Jr. is for the motivated and committed hip hop or street dance student who loves to perform! All interested students must participate in entire workshop audition (dates and times below). Please visit the website here for more info! Workshop Audition Dates: Tuesday June 12th (4:30-6:00pm), Wednesday June 13th (4:30-6:00pm), Thursday June 14th (4:30-6:30pm) Fee: $150 for full workshop audition SynKopate, a NYC Tap Project: SynKopate II Ages 9-12 Years SynKopate Ages 13-17 Years In addition to weekly rehearsals and classes, SynKopate dancers will have opportunities to particpate in master classes with renowned choreographers and to perform in a variety of venues in and around NYC. This is for those students who have a passion for and are inspired by all things TAP! Please visit the website herefor more info! Audition Date: Sunday June 3rd (10:30-11:30am SynKopate II, 12:00-1:00pm SynKopate) Fee: $20 audition fee Peridance Youth Ensemble: Junior Company Ages 14-16 Years Senior Company Ages 16-18 Years Ensemble dancers have the opportunity to work closely with internationally renowned choreographers and to participate in performances in NYC! Additionally, these dancers serve as a beacon of Peridance's artistic and educational youth activities by performing, mentoring, and teaching workshops to at-risk youth. Please visit the websitehere for more info! Audition Date: Sunday June 3rd (9:30-11:30am) Fee: $20 audition fee

16th Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration [Professional Performances]

Lotus Music and Dance

Inwood Hill Park
218th Street and Indian Road (4 blocks west of Broadway)
New York, New York

  • Jun 3 @ 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

The 16th Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 in Upper Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, Rain or Shine. This event is free to the public and is presented by Lotus Music & Dance in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, sponsored in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council. The host for the event will be Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for WABC-TV and host of "Here and Now” and the afternoon co-host will be Patrick Riley Pop Culture Expert/ Blogger. This year we will feature Composer, Pete M. Wyer's iForest, a unique experience: a 72 voice choral work featuring “The Crossing” (winners of the 2018 Grammy for Best Choral Performance) each voice individually recorded and played back across ancient woodland, a work inspired by the Mohawk Thanksgiving and sung in the indigenous Mohawk language. DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® f eatures Manhattan’s only open air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native American people that will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers with Host Drums Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud. This multicultural family-oriented festival combines Native American heritage with the diversity of New York City with performances of world dance and drumming traditions, including Sidiki Conde and Tokounou, featured in “You Don’t Need Feet to Dance”, West African Dance and Drumming from Guinea, Kapulli Huehuethlatolli Aztec Dancers and Drummers, the Mohawk Singers and Dancers and more. Activities also include Native American crafts, storytelling, international cuisine and a World Market Tent. In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental awareness and education, DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® will continue to feature an Environmental Tent and a free bicycle valet for attendees who ride their bike to the park. For more information, pleas e visit: www.drumsalongthehudson.org. Follow us on Facebook: LotusMusicDance Twitter: @DrumsOnHudson

PVDFest [Special Events]


Down town
Providence, RI

  • Jun 7 @ 09:00 AM - Jun 10 @ 09:00 AM

Party with Providence! For the fourth year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will host PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival June 7-10, 2018. Experience incredible food, unforgettable musical performances, and interactive art installations with your friends and family during this free four-day festival in the Creative Capital.

Peridance's 35th Anniversary Gala [Special Events]

Peridance Capezio Center

NYU Skirball
566 LaGuardia Place
New York , New York

  • Jun 9 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Peridance Capezio Center and Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Founder and Artistic Director Igal Perry, are celebrating the Center's 35th Birthday in a one-night gala performance! Stunning performances by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Peridance's Faculty, The Youth Ensemble, The School at Peridance, The Certificate Program and Intensive Semester Students. With special guest Elizabeth Parkinson and a tribute to Peridance's beloved faculty member, world renowned House and Hip Hop dancer, choreographer, and teacher Marjory Smarth (1969-2015). The evening also celebrates Peridance's pianist Raisa Umanskaya, who has been playing for our ballet classes for 25 years. All tickets include FREE admission to our celebration party at Peridance, following the performance. General Admission Tickets $35 Student and Senior Tickets $20 Deluxe Tickets $100 (VIP Seating and pre-show champagne)

Giordano Dance Chicago [Professional Performances]

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL

  • Jun 9 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Giordano Dance Chicago, America’s original jazz dance company, closes out its 55th season with its fourth full-evening appearance at the Auditorium Theatre. The company, led by Artistic Director Nan Giordano and called “jazz dance pioneer[s]” by Crain’s Chicago Business, delights audiences with its wide-ranging repertoire and engaging, fast-paced performances. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “[Giordano Dance Chicago] invariably brings high-octane energy to the stage.”

Triskelion Arts Presents... Mari Meade Dance Collective [Professional Performances]

Triskelion Arts

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

  • Jun 14 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jun 15 @ 01:00 AM - 01:00 AM
  • Jun 16 @ 01:00 AM - 01:00 AM

Triskelion Arts Presents... Mari Meade Dance Collective* "dialogue" June 14 - 16, 2018 at 8pm Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – Enter on Banker Street *Triskelion Arts’ 2018 Resident Artist Tickets: $18 in advance | $22 at the door Purchase: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-mari-meade-dance-collective-tickets-41340699144 Triskelion Arts is pleased to present "dialogue", an evening-length work detailing city-life conversations and interactions by our 2018 Resident Artist, Mari Meade Dance Collective. Characters as diverse as a gaggle of expectant mothers waiting for a doctor’s appointment to a trio of male boardroom members deep in argument share slices of urban life and the stressors, humilities, hubbub, and private moments of reflection therein. The highly physical choreography is complemented by the Kathak and Eastern European percussive scores’ intricate rhythmic patterns. Gestural exchanges give way to moments of tenderness, unity, competition, camaraderie, and humor. “'dialogue' began as an exploration of turning formalized dance movement into gesture, to communicate a story,” says Meade. “It morphed into a presentation of perception throughout a single day. I was drawn to the word sonder, the idea that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. We each live in our own realms, which form concentric circles that constantly overlap and intertwine with those of others—we’re woven into everyone else’s experience. I wanted to present an array of exaggerated characters, from businessmen to pregnant women to an arguing couple to a polygamous relationship, and show how their realms coexist. To reflect this, every selection of the music/sound score has some sense of interaction and communication, even if we’re just hearing the monologue that’s been extracted from a dialogue going on inside someone’s head.” "dialogue (men’s trio excerpt)" was the winner of Spoke the Hub’s Winter Follies 2017 (NYC) and a finalist in McCallum Theatre’s Choreography Festival (2017). "dialogue (duet excerpt)" was created with support from the UNCSA Choreographic Institute. More Info: www.triskelionarts.org/mmdc

Moving Memory [Professional Performances]

Bryce Dance Company

280 Broadway
Enter at 53A Chambers Street
New York, New York

  • Jun 14 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Jun 15 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Jun 16 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM

On June 14-16, 2018 Bryce Dance Company will premiere Moving Memory, a production exploring how identity, internal narrative and relationships inevitably change as memory becomes fragmented, altered or lost. Through intimate choreography, story fragments and original music, this evening length work reflects the experiences of individuals and caretakers impacted by Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. The movement evokes the inner turmoil, fear and confusion, as well as moments of deep connection and meaning that are inherently beautiful. Moving Memory was developed by Heather Bryce in collaboration with the dancers and supported in part by a residency at Mount Tremper Arts. The Company’s engagement with area seniors included a series of classes at Brooklyn senior centers through a partnership with the NYC Department for the Aging. The piece was also informed by Bryce’s former work as a Hospice volunteer and caretaker for individuals with traumatic brain injury and dementia. Original score composed by Spencer Snyder, lighting design by Dylan Friedman and projection design by Javier Cruz. Bryce Dance Company explores timely and relevant themes through community engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration. Artistic Director Heather Bryce currently works as a Teaching Artist for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lincoln Center Education, The Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase, and The Center for Arts Education. Bryce holds her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Her choreography has been presented at venues such as Dixon Place, Mark Morris Dance Center, The Tank, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and The Dance Complex. For more information about the company please visit www.brycedancecompany.com This performance is a part of Gibney’s POP series, a program supporting the dance community through subsidized theater rental.

Ballet des Amériques School and Company Perform at the Emelin Theatre [Professional Performances]

Ballet des Amériques

Emelin Theater
153 Library Lane
Mamaroneck, NY

  • Jun 16 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Jun 17 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

On the heels of their Evenings of Dance in Port Chester and a performance at the Music Hall in Tarrytown, the dancers of Ballet des Amériques return to the Emelin Theatre in June for two matinees featuring the company’s ever-evolving repertoire, including an expanded version of Lentil Soup. The professional company’s program will be introduced by a presentation of the next generation of dancers, the talented students of the ballet conservatory, who will dance Jeux d’enfants or Children’s Games – a set of twelve miniatures composed by Georges Bizet – in an original choreography by Carole Alexis. Lentil Soup is an exploration of our human hunger and quest for spiritual nourishment. A series of Africa-inspired dances to the music of diverse artists suggests how our hunger is satisfied in various ways in communion with nature, with animals, plants, the earth and fire, with each other in religious and secular communities, and indeed around the dinner table where we share a common meal. Performances are on Saturday, June 16, and on Sunday, June 17, at 3pm. Tickets are $25, $40 and $50, and seating is assigned. Tickets are available online at http://emelin.org, at the Emelin Theatre’s box office at 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, or by calling 914-698-0098. Established in 2011 under the directorship of French-American choreographer Carole Alexis, Ballet des Amériques, as its name implies, inserts itself into the French cultural heritage of the Americas. Composed of classically trained dancers of diverse backgrounds, the young company has already danced the choreography of Carole Alexis in over 50 public performances beginning with its debut at the Festival de Fort-de-France in Martinique in 2011. As the resident dance company of the Tarrytown Music Hall, Ballet des Amériques is building on the success of its Evenings of Dance series to develop a regional dance audience in Westchester and neighboring counties. With its local roots and international orientation, the company is poised to grow its audiences beyond dance connoisseurs to reach those who have never been exposed to this art and especially young people, in conscious fulfillment of the educational function of dance in the spirit of Maurice Béjart. Ballet des Amériques 16 King St Port Chester, NY 10573 admin@balletdesameriques.com www.balletdesameriques.com

The Mask of the Red Death [Professional Performances]

Premiere Division Ballet

St. Jean Baptiste Theater
184 E 76th Street
New York , NY

  • Jun 17 @ 02:30 PM - 03:45 PM

Premiere Division Ballet will present their newest ballet, a reinterpretation based on Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Mask of the Red Death”. This reinterpretation will be staged by PDB Artistic Director Ms. Nadege Hottier and composed by Julliard School alumni Jake Landau. The Mask of the Red Death ballet will emphasize dramatic and theatrical ideas through its use of live orchestra, lighting design and artistically strong dancers. This work will be shown at the St. Jean Theater on Sunday June 17th 2018. 2.30PM and 5:30PM



between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY

  • Jun 22 @ 06:45 PM - 07:15 PM

Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD) will present three of their most popular repertory works at BRYANT PARK Contemporary Dance Program on FRIDAY, JUNE 22, beginning at 6:45PM. "Cycles," an abstraction of space and sea, "Chaise Lung," a theatrically quirky and comical take on tango, and "Grand Duo," a three-part love story exploring the ups and downs of romantic relationships, will be shown. Eryc Taylor Dance was established in NYC in 2006 with a mission to advance the appreciation of movement through creating and presenting original performances, conducing master classes and curating movement-based community outreach workshops. The annual Bryant Park dance series features acclaimed contemporary dance choreographers on five back-to-back summer Fridays in June and July - FREE!

NINJA BALLET 2018 SEASON – The Fusion of Ballet and Martial Arts [Professional Performances]


4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, New York

  • Jun 28 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Jun 29 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Jun 30 @ 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Jun 30 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Jul 1 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Award-winning ballerina, choreographer and Artistic Director Shoko Tamai returns with her company of five dancers and martial artists for the 2018 Season of NINJA BALLET at The Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY. The company will present five performances, from Thursday, June 28 through Sunday, July 1. The company’s new work, “MA,” the Japanese word for negative space, will premiere. Live music. Founded in 2017, Ninja Ballet Dance Company fuses classical ballet with traditional martial arts, creating an immersive and interactive dance theater performance with original music, special effects and fight choreography. Performers blur the line between what is real and what is possible, using acrobatics, fire and weapons, with new technologies helping to facilitate an interactive theater experience. Ninja Ballet seeks to reconnect people with nature and to create a space where dance, music and visual arts merge as one. “We hope to inspire mindful awareness, forming a connection between nature and humanity,” says Ms. Tamai. Live musical accompaniment for Ninja Ballet 2018 Summer Season will be provided by six artists: William Catanzaro on percussion (including Shiva Drum,) Alfonso Montiel on Singing Bowl and Gong, Michael Joseph Burdi on flute and Oud, Kento Iwasaki Watanabe on Koto (traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument,) Edwin Rodriguez (percussion, Indian Drum and Native American flute,) and Vladimir Demin on Handpan Drum. The production features dance choreography by Shoko Tamai, with dancers Rezy Pardito, Nellie Licul, Kirsten Reynolds, Pan Yu and Edward Reyes; fight choreography by martial arts expert Tony Ortiz.

Queens Jazz Orchestra 10th Year Anniversary! [Professional Performances]

Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
Flushing, NY

  • Jun 29 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Since 2008, FTH’s Queens Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of NEA Jazz Master Dr. Jimmy Heath, has performed to thousands of jazz lovers, honoring music made popular by jazz icons who called Queens their home, featuring established jazz heroes and the next generation of greats. Our 10th-anniversary celebration will honor Jimmy Heath and his life’s journey through jazz. DATE: FRI | JUNE 29 | 8 PM | JAZZ Tickets: $42/$32 Members/$20 Students; Table Package: $125/$100 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine & Snacks)​ Teens 13-19 free with ID

The American Tap Dance Foundation TAP AWARDS [Professional Performances]

The American Tap Dance Foundation

The Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, New York

  • Jul 10 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

THE 2018 TAP DANCE AWARDS TUESDAY, JULY 10 AT 7PM Winners include Jared Grimes and Katherine Kramer, Ralph Brown, and Leticia Jay & The Tap Happenings - Live Music/Films/Dance Performances The ceremony will honor winners of the organization’s Hoofer and Tap Preservation awards and include inductions into the ATDF Tap Dance Hall of Fame. The awards evening is a featured event of “TAP CITY,” the week long celebration of tap dance returning to New York City for its 18th consecutive year (July 7 to 13). Jared Grimes and Katherine Kramer are recipients of this year’s ATDF Hoofer Award, in recognition of their inspiration to future generations and contributions to the art form. The 2018 Tap Preservation Award will be awarded to the late Leticia Jay for her role in advancing tap dance through presentation and preservation. The late Ralph Brown and "The Tap Happenings" are this year’s inductees into the ATDF Tap Dance Hall of Fame, the only Tap Dance Hall of Fame focused exclusively on 20th and 21st century professional tap dancers. Each ATDF Tap Dance Award presentation will be accompanied by a dance performance or film footage.

Rhythm in Motion [Professional Performances]

The American Tap Dance Foundation

Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
at 95th Street
New York, New York

  • Jul 11 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

RHYTHM IN MOTION, the American Tap Dance Foundation’s (ATDF) yearly performance showcase, will return to New York City on Wednesday July 11 at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street at 8pm. Top tap talent and emerging choreographers will offer a window into the forward thinking, innovative choreography driving the art form today. Directed and curated by American Tap Dance Foundation Artistic/Executive Director Tony Waag, "Rhythm in Motion" reveals the evolution of tap dance and the future of the medium. Introducing new work by ATDF’s “Artists in Residence,” "Rhythm in Motion" 2018 will include choreography by Brinae Ali, Chloe Arnold, Christina Carminucci, Michelle Dorrance, Felipe Galganni, Ana Rokafella Garcia, Lisa La Touche, Charles Renato, Tamii Sakurai, Delores Sanchez, Leo Sandoval, Samara Seligsohn, Caleb Teicher and Nicholas Van Young. "Rhythm in Motion" is a theatrical platform enabling the art form to present, move forward and grow. The American Tap Dance Foundation has been lauded for preserving the history of tap dance, as well as inspiring its evolution. The Rhythm is Gonna Get You!

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Vortex, the Ballet That Rocks Reno [Professional Performances]

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre

Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater
6000 Bartley Rance Road
Reno, Nevada

  • Jul 13 @ 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jul 14 @ 08:30 PM - Jan 14 @ 10:00 PM

Reno, NV - The Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch will come alive with ballet grace and passionate rock, dance, and alternative music as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents the rock ballet Vortex July 13th and 14th as part of the Artown celebration. Artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne has choreographed an exciting contemporary ballet that will be like no other you have ever seen. Imagine ballerinas performing grande jetés to music by popular rock artists. The stage will feature scaffolding and exciting props and sets that will create a visual spectacle that cannot be missed. Thanks to generous support from the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, the E.L. Cord Foundation, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation and the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation, the rock ballet Vortex is free to the public. The gates open at 7:30pm for picnicking and the shows begin at 8:30pm. This is a PG-13 production. 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. Vortex during the month of July is part of the 23nd annual Artown festival, July 2018. The month-long summer arts festival features more than 500 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide. Artown receives major funding from the City of Reno, and is sponsored by Grand Sierra Resort, U.S. Bank, NV Energy, Reno Tahoe USA, RGJ Media, KOLO 8 News Now, Reno Media Group, and KNPB Public Television. Additional support is received from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. ###

BalletX Summer Series 2018 []


The Wilma Theater
265 S. Broad St
Philadelphia, PA

  • Jul 22 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Jul 18 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jul 19 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jul 20 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jul 21 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Jul 11 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jul 12 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jul 13 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jul 14 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Jul 21 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jul 14 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jul 15 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Penny Saunders, winner of the 2016 Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship, joins us for her first world premiere on BalletX, after creating work on such companies as Whim W’him and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Saunders will collaborate with Rosie Langabeer, co-creator and composer of Sunset, o639 Hours, on the ballet’s score, to be performed live by Langabeer and guest artists. Matthew Neenan, recognized by The New York Times as “one of the strange originals of American ballet,” has hinted that his new Summer Series ballet will center around a mysterious dinner party and the marriage of language and movement. Neenan will mentor BalletX’s 2018 Choreographic Fellow, Andrew McNicol. Chosen for the Fellowship from a competitive pool of international applicants, McNicol has created work for The New York Choreographic Institute and is described as “talented beyond his years” by Ballet News.

DanceBARN Festival 2018 [Special Events]

DanceBARN Collective

Lakes Area Community Center
112 Main St E
Battle Lake, Minnesota

  • Jul 23 @ 10:00 AM - Jul 29 @ 03:00 PM

The DanceBARN Festival is an annual event held in Battle Lake, MN that brings professional dancers, choreographers, and dance educators together for one week of dancing, creating, relaxing, and performing in the heart of the lakes. Visit our website for more details on the festival. www.dancebarncollective.org TEACH - Share the technique of something you are an expert in, or experiment with something you've been pondering. APPLY BY APRIL 8th CHOREOGRAPH - Create something new or reset a work on new dancers at the festival. Selected choreographers will present their work on Saturday, July 28 at a performance open to the public. APPLY BY APRIL 8th Follow the link to apply. www.dancebarncollective.org/festival

Soul Sisters [Professional Performances]

Dance Kaleidoscope

The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts
1 Center Green
Carmel, IN

  • Aug 4 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Aug 5 @ 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Celebrate the voices of these amazing women artists this August. Our athletic dance performances will match the emotional intimacy and raw energy of songs recorded by Ella, Janis & Aretha. • The music included from Ella Fitzgerald features many of her most famous songs from the 1940s and 1950s. The velvety elegance of her voice is matched well by David's Hochoy's witty choreography and Guy Clark's costumes. Songs include "Night and Day," "Too Darn Hot" and "Lady Be Good." • Janis Joplin's music is high-voltage power with a raw edge. Choreographer David Hochoy has created dance that adds layers of athleticism energy, with costumes from Guy Clark that match the intensity in the music. Songs include "Me and Bobby McGee," "Cry Baby" and "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)" • The music used in this show by Aretha Franklin by choreographer Nicholas A. Owens ranges from tender to pure joy. Songs include "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You're All I Need to Get By" and "Respect." We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right. —Aretha Franklin

Destination Dance [Student Performances]

BusyBodies Dance Company, Incorporated

New Orleans People's Health Jazz Market
Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans , LA

  • Aug 25 @ 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

The dance students of BusyBodies Dance Company will take you on a trip around the world in dance.
May 27, 2018