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Philadelphia Dance Celebration [Special Events]

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

  • Oct 18 @ 12:00 PM - May 17 @ 12:00 PM
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Companies performing include Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, LDTX Modern Dance Company, the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Limon Dance Company

GLASSY ESSENCE [Professional Performances]

CEDAR LAKE

Cedar Lake
547 West 26 Street
New York, NY

  • Apr 24 @ 08:00 PM - May 3 @ 09:00 PM
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Part choreographed dance performance and part interactive installation, “Glassy Essence” bridges the gap between dancer and audience by merging the two in the most literal sense. Audience members are standing throughout the show and are invited to move freely within the same space in which the dancers are performing.

the determining factor (preview) [Professional Performances]

EDGEWORKS Dance Theater

American Dance Institute
1570 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD

  • May 2 @ 08:00 PM - May 3 @ 08:00 PM
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American Dance Institute presents EDGEWORKS Dance Theater in two preview performances of "the determining factor," a multi-media dance examining the often difficult issues around gender, sexuality and spirituality.

BAX First Weekends New Performance and Discussion [Professional Performances]

Alexandra Beller/Dances, Kelly Hanson/Human Company, Jimena Paz/xyzeta Projects

BAX
421 Fifth Avenue
Park Slope
Brooklyn, NY

  • May 2 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 3 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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FIRST WEEKENDS New Performance & Discussion Series Featuring Alexandra Beller/Dances, Kelly Hanson/Human Company & xyzeta Projects/Jimena Paz Friday & Saturday, May 2-3, 2008 8pm admission: $15 | low-income: $8 — ALEXANDRA BELLER/DANCES egg unearths the turmoil, ecstasy, passion and ambivalence in the first year of motherhood. egg reveals why we fail as mothers in the eyes of society and attempts to find love within the matrix of perfection. In The Death of Faust, KELLY HANSON/HUMAN COMPANY uses physical theatre to explore the legendary Faust, grappling with issues of soul, mortality, fragility, heaven and hell, good and evil. XYZETA PROJECTS/JIMENA PAZ’s Barely There is a reflection on deadlines: work deadlines, artistic deadlines, scheduling deadlines, educational deadlines. The notion of an expiration date on actions and ideas becomes an expression for the silent witness involved in making work. Curated by Shannon Hummel.

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
547 West 26th Street
New York, NY

  • May 3 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 3 @ 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 24 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Apr 24 @ 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr 26 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Apr 26 @ 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 1 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 1 @ 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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“Glassy Essence,” an installation work combining dance, photography and video will premiere Friday, April 24th at the company’s West Chelsea theater and performance space. Part choreographed dance performance and part interactive installation, “Glassy Essence” bridges the gap between dancer and audience by merging the two in the most literal sense. Audience members are standing throughout the show and invited to move freely within the same space in which the dancers are performing. Collaborating on “Glassy Essence” with Cedar Lake Artistic Director/Choreographer Benoit-Swan Pouffer is the photographer and visual artist François Rousseau, who has provided a series of images best described as “other-worldly portraits” of the dancers in various guises. Whimsical, provocative, and fantastic, these images provide the road map through the event. Rousseau began his artistic career as a painter then transitioned to photography and is best known for his famous “Dieux du stade” series of books and calendars. “Glassy Essence” also features an original score by frequent Cedar Lake collaborator Stefano Zazzera. Zazzera has composed dance, theater, film, and electronic music for companies in the USA and internationally. Other collaborators include costume design by Nancy Haeyung Bae and video design by Gilles Papain. Tickets are $10, general admission. To order tickets, please visit www.SmartTix.com or call 212-868-4444. For more information, visit www.glassyessence.com.

Sinatra, Shadows, and Stars [Professional Performances]

American Repertory Ballet

The Berrie Center at Ramapo College
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, New Jersey

  • May 3 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Sinatra, Shadows, and Stars is an outstanding evening of dance featuring two new works by the Company's Artistic Director, Graham Lustig, and international choreographer, Lisa de Ribere. Shadows in the Attic by Graham Lustig is a new work inspired by the powerful spirit of survival expressed by the family of Anne Frank and their extraordinarily brave Dutch friends whose daily help was essential to the family's safety. Starry Nights by Lisa de Ribere is a part of American Repertory Ballet's commissioning program, Dancing Through the Ceiling, which promotes classically-based women choreographers. De Ribere's piece about the creative muse is inspired by three paintings by Van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhone; 1888, The Cafe Terrasse, Arles, at Night; 1888, and The Starry Night; 1889. In addition to these two pieces, American Repertory Ballet will perform Twyla Tharp's Sinatra Suite, a duet choreographed to five songs sung by Frank Sinatra, and Barcarolles, a ballet inspired by the lilting melodic style of traditional Venetian rowing songs, choreographed by Graham Lustig.

DANCIN' WITH SLAMMIN' [Special Events]

Crosspulse

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA

  • May 3 @ 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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In celebration of National Dance Week, Keith Terry and his Slammin All-Body Band with special guests present “Dancin’ With Slammin” at the intimate 240-seat James Moore Theatre at the Oakland Museum of California May 3, 2008 at 8:00pm. National Dance Week brings various organizations and performers together from around the country to encourage the growth and development of Dance in America by raising the public consciousness to the values, importance and contributions of Dance to our daily lives and culture. Slammin All-Body Band will be joined by Seattle-based tap dancer Mark Mendonca from Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk; Oakland-based modern dancer Melecio Estrella from Bandaloop and Joe Goode Performance Group; and Dream Team, comprised of Oakland-based hyphy dancers, Madiagne Sarr and Damon Williams.

ESDC in Concert [Professional Performances]

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY

  • May 3 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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LIVE MUSIC AND PREMIERE WORKS ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF ESDC’S HOMEBASE CONCERT AT THE EGG The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company (ESDC) will offer a unique program of dance, live music and new set design on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at its annual home base performance as resident company of The Egg. This concert will feature some of the greater Capital Region’s most talented artists in performance with ESDC’s outstanding dancers. Performers will include flamenco guitarist Maria Zemantauski, cellist Monica Wilson-Roach and percussionist Brian Melick. A new set design by sculptor Jim Lewis will also be a part of the program. The evening will feature two choreographic premieres. "Compas", is a new work choreographed by Ellen Sinopoli to a musical composition by Maria Zemantauski and performed live by Zemantauski, Wilson-Roach and Melick. The score is based on five flamenco compas (or rhythms) – Tango, Siguiriya, Farruca, Rumba and Bulerias – that are enticingly infused with an array of jazz and funk. The second premiere, "Snowblind", is a 30-minute work in several sections that depicts an icy and barren arctic landscape enhanced by two haunting “ice” domes by sculptor Jim Lewis and a dramatic lighting design by Jason Sinopoli. Driven by Evelyn Glennie’s provocative percussive soundscape, this world and its inhabitants reveal the life that exists there sometimes secretly, yet often explicitly. Additional works on the program will be from ESDC’s repertory including "Falling" and "Sandungera". " Falling" will feature Zemantauski and Melick playing their musical composition live. "Sandungera" is set to Latin jazz, Cuban and tango music. The word, “sandungera” encompasses a variety of meanings including groove, sensuality, rhythm, and above all, the splendid movement of a woman’s waist, as she dances to the erotic rhythm. A woman who embodies all of these qualities is called a “sandungera”. The Gazette offers the following quote: “brilliant...the piece simmered with a warm sultriness that was irresistible”. Tickets for the performance are $24 for adults, $20 for seniors and $12 for children. Student rush tickets are also available one hour before the show. Tickets are available through The Egg’s Box Office at (518) 473-1845 or www.theegg.org. ESDC website: www.sinopolidances.org The performances and programs of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company are funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and by the City of Albany.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company [Professional Performances]

The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY

  • May 3 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ellen Sinopoli’s creative modern dance company premieres collaborative works with flamenco guitarist Maria Zemantauski, cellist Monica Wilson-Roach, and percussionist Brian Melick .

Irish Arts Center Irish Dance Festival [Special Events]

Summer On the Hudson

Pier 1, Riverside Park South
West 70th Street
New York, NY

  • May 4 @ 01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Opening event of the free annual Summer On the Hudson festival, presented by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Experience Irish dance and music first hand at the Irish Arts Center’s 7th annual celebration featuring traditional Irish music and performances by stars of the Irish dance world and students from NY area dance schools. Join in on the fun with live music, master workshops in traditional Irish dance, a singer’s circle, Irish language classes, face-painting and more! Fun for all ages!

Tuesdays@Noon [Professional Performances]

Dance Currents, Marjorie Morgan&Karl Cronin, Prometheus Elders, Aparna Sindhoor

The Dance Complex
536 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA

  • May 6 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • May 13 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • May 20 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • May 27 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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Part of Cambridge's DanceMonth, a city-wide celebration of dance. Tuesdays@Noon is a concert and luncheon series held every Tuesday in May in The Julie Ince Thompson Theatre at The Dance Complex. For only $12, a live dance performance, followed by lunch with the artists. Catered by some of the finest restaurants in town, a series ticket is only $40 and it is transferable.

Cinderella [Professional Performances]

The Washington Ballet

Warner Theatre
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 111
Washington, DC

  • May 7 @ 01:00 PM - May 11 @ 01:00 PM
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A blockbuster bar none, Septime Webre’s Cinderella is a spectacle of opulence and beauty, athleticism and schtick, with ravishing costumes and Prokofiev’s ultra-lush score – all befitting a world-famous fairy tale! Tickets start at $20 - Please call Ticketmaster, 202.397.7328 or visit ticketmaster.com

Ariadne Unhinged [Professional Performances]

Armitage Gone! Dance Company

The Playhouse, Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
New York, NY

  • May 7 @ 07:30 PM - May 11 @ 02:00 AM
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Gotham Chamber Opera presents the world premiere of a new production, ARIADNE UNHINGED: Music of Monteverdi, Haydn, and Schoenberg, from May 7-11, 2008. Staged by maverick director/choreographer Karole Armitage and featuring one singer, six musicians, and the Armitage Gone! Dance Company, ARIADNE UNHINGED has sets by internationally-renowned photographer Vera Lutter. Ariadne has just been abandoned by her lover and savior Theseus on the island of Naxos, where she alternates between near-madness and madness. In Ariadne Unhinged, Gotham’s new version of the classic story, three musical works from different centuries intertwine to reflect Ariadne’s emotional and psychological states: Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna, Haydn’s solo cantata Arianna a Naxos, and Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.

ARIADNE UNHINGED: Music of Monteverdi, Haydn, and Schoenberg [Professional Performances]

Gotham Chamber Opera

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
New York, NY

  • May 7 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 8 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 9 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 10 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • May 10 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • May 11 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
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Featuring one singer, six musicians, and the Armitage Gone! Dance Company, the production has sets by internationally-renowned photographer Vera Lutter. Mezzo sopranos Emily Langford Johnson and Brenda Patterson will perform the role of Ariadne in alternating performances. Costumes by Peter Speliopoulos and lighting by Clifton Taylor. Ariadne has just been abandoned by her lover and savior, Theseus, on the island of Naxos, where she alternates between near-madness and madness. In ARIADNE UNHINGED, Gotham’s new version of the classic story, three musical works from different centuries intertwine to reflect Ariadne’s emotional and psychological states: Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna, Haydn’s solo cantata Arianna a Naxos, and Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. In another first, internationally renowned photographer Vera Lutter provides the stunning visual backdrop for this daring exploration. This production was conceived by Artistic Director Neal Goren for the Gotham Chamber Opera as a continuation of the company’s ongoing series of operas based on the myth of Ariadne. The first installment in this series was the US stage premiere of Handel’s Arianna in Creta, performed in February 2005; audiences can look forward to a Gotham production of Strauss’s original 1912 version of Ariadne auf Naxos in a future season, among other Ariadne offerings.

Until Nostalgia Sets In [Student Performances]

The New School

Tishman Auditorium
Johnson Building
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY

  • May 8 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 10 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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Premiering five original dance works choreographed by students in the 2008 senior seminar in dance, led by Professor Rebecca Stenn. Pieces explore the intersection between identity, heritage and the bodily experience while manipulating perception and the relationship between subject and object. Sponsored by the Arts program at Eugene Lang College. General admission, $5 Tickets available at the box office 66 West 12th Street lobby / 212.229.5488

Sinatra, Shadows, and Stars [Professional Performances]

American Repertory Ballet

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

  • May 8 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 9 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Experience an outstanding evening of dance with American Repertory Ballet featuring two new works by The Company’s Artistic Director, Graham Lustig, and international choreographer, Lisa de Ribere, in addition to two works by Twyla Tharp. Shadows in the Attic by Graham Lustig is a new work inspired by the powerful spirit of survival expressed by the family of Anne Frank and their extraordinarily brave Dutch friends whose daily help was essential to the family’s safety. Starry Nights by Lisa de Ribere is a part of American Repertory Ballet’s commissioning program, Dancing Through the Ceiling, which promotes classically-based women choreographers. De Ribere’s piece about the creative muse is inspired by three paintings by Van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhone; 1888, The Café Terrasse, Arles, at Night; 1888, and The Starry Night; 1889. In addition to these two pieces, American Repertory Ballet will perform two Twyla Tharp pieces, Sinatra Suite, a duet choreographed to five songs sung by Frank Sinatra, and Octet, one of Tharp’s most distilled creations. Rarely seen in New York, in this “fully abstract” ballet, Tharp presents men and women in equal measure numerically, but shows off the women somewhat more prominently using the music of bassist Edger.

Communication is Key [Professional Performances]

Deborah Jackson

The Ailey Citigroup Theater at The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue
New York, New York

  • May 8 @ 08:00 PM - May 10 @ 08:00 PM
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Deborah Jackson presents Communication is Key featuring Kevin Zabawa and Deborah Jackson from Thursday, May 8 through Saturday May 10. The performances take the audience on a journey through history with a diverse movement vocabulary and musical score that spans 900 years. Each scene explores elements of communication. Humor, statistics, landscape photography, and quotes from iconic figures accompany the audience through the politics of economics and the satisfying appeal of the symbols of success. Accompanied by a musical score that spans 900 years, the music winds its way through passages from Berlioz to German liturgical song to French troubadour music as the characters confront themselves and each other. Jazz trumpet, the blues, and house music from India flow in and out of the listener’s ears as history unfolds before the audience. Communication is Key will be presented at The Ailey Citigroup Theater at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue. Ticket sales are available online at www.SmartTix.com or via phone (212-868-4444). DEBORAH JACKSON (Choreographer) has a diverse performance history with career highlights over the last 20 years that include modeling, dance, and theater. Deborah has had the opportunity to perform in venues such as the National Theater Munich, The State Theatre at Lincoln Center, The Joyce, Aaron Davis Hall, Chicago State Theatre, and Houston Grand Opera to name a few. She has also danced with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Jane Comfort & Company, and Rosanna Gamson. Deborah’s theatre credits include performing improvised musical comedy and touring with Chicago City Limits and Some Assembly Required. In addition to her long performance career, Deborah has been working in the financial industry for 20 years. Her tenure includes the firms of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., McKinsey & Company, and JPMorgan Chase. Deborah is a military child and has a BA in Theater and Music.

European Open Dance Contest [Special Events]

European Show dance Union



Porec, Croatia

  • May 9 @ 10:00 AM - May 13 @ 06:00 AM
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International Dance Competition with 2000+ dancers from 25+ countries and 4 continents. For children, teens and adults, amateurs and professionals as well. Disciplines : jazz, tap, modern, ballet, open, production number, hip-hop, acro dance, freestyle/b-boying,musical, song&dance, character dance, vocal

UF/NYC Dance Xchange [Student Performances]

University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance

Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer Street
New York, New York

  • May 9 @ 04:00 PM - May 10 @ 04:00 PM
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A Free To The Public Informance (A unique high-energy, low-tech performance) of 17 current dance majors from the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance. The program will feature the students' fabulous works as well as guest artists works. Directed by choreographer, Neta Pulvermacher RSVP required, Space is limited: neta@ufl.edu

Faculty and Dance Residency concert [Professional Performances]

danceTactics performance group by Keith A. Thompson

Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Ave
Bayside, NY

  • May 9 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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danceTactics performance group by Keith A. Thompson will be showing his latest work entitled 'Silent Echo'. Thompson's work returns to the New York dance scenesince the companies New York debut at Dance Theater Workshop in 2006. Thie latest investigation is a variation of the ongoing investigation of ‘cause & effect’. Looking at how a movement or movement idea recently experienced becomes the remote past, but then revisiting some part of it (an echo), that places it in relevant present time again. This of course becomes a cycle onto itself.

KWENDA VUTUKA (Come Go Return) [Professional Performances]

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group & Andreya

FIAF - Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
(between Park & Madison Aves.)
NYC, NY

  • May 9 @ 08:00 PM - May 10 @ 08:00 PM
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A Program Featuring: -- Rhetta Aleong in "Untitled" -- Reggie Wilson in "INTRODUCTION" -- NEW YORK PREMIERE: Andreya Ouamba an d Fatou Cisse in "Improvise II" -- Reggie Wilson and Andreya Ouamba in a Work-in-progress Excerpt of "The Good Dance" ----- The ancestry of Cameroon, Gabon, and the Congo resound throughout, as New York choreographer Reggie Wilson and Congolese choreographer Andreya Ouamba create an anthropological exploration of movement and its origins. A wildly inventive collaboration, this excerpt of work in progress "The Good Dance," continues both men's fascination with the genealogy of culture. They use movement and music drawn from blues and worship traditions to consider the influences--both real and metaphorical--of Central African culture on world performance forms. Additionally, both choreographers will present works from their diverse repertoires. ----- Presented by French Institute Alliance Francaise, as part of "World Nomads," and 651 ARTS, as part of the "Mississippi Delta Heritage Project."

The Judgment of Paris [Professional Performances]

Company XIV

303 Bond Street
303 Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY

  • May 9 @ 08:00 PM - May 31 @ 08:00 PM
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LUST, LOVE, AND TRAGEDY COMPANY XIV TO PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS, AN INTOXICATING FEAST FOR THE SENSES Featuring French Can Can Girls, Greek Tragedy, Golden Apples, Baroque Pageantry, Courtesans, Goddesses, Circus Freaks, Blonde Bombshells, Spartan Warriors and Helen of Troy… Company XIV is proud to present the World Premiere of The Judgment of Paris, an erotically charged show with a unique fusion of dance, theater and music, choreographed and directed by Austin McCormick. McCormick currently performs with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet of New York. Performances run May 9 - 31, 2008 in a limited engagement at 303 Bond Street (between Union & Sackett) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. “McCormick’s unique choreographic style fuses Baroque, Ballet, Theater and Contemporary Dance” ~ Dance Spirit Magazine/Sara Cann The show plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and can be purchased online at http://www.SmartTix.com or by calling 212-868-4444. For more information on Company XIV and to view a tantalizing trailer visit http://www.CompanyXIV.com. Inspired by the Greek myth “The Judgment of Paris”, in which the first ever beauty contest occurred, and informed by the stage directions of the Baroque Opera, The Judgment of Paris, by John Weaver, Company XIV tells an epic story of lust, love, and tragedy, illustrating the events that lead to Paris’ fateful decision to award Aphrodite the golden apple in exchange for Helen of Troy. This decision launched the Trojan War, resulting in years of blood shed and catastrophe. The Judgment of Paris explores archetypes prevalent in Greek literature, tracing them through history, equating Helen of Troy (the first blonde bombshell) to other blondes throughout time…Marilyn, Marlene, Brigitte Bardot, etc. Humorous interludes, supplied by Offenbach’s comic opera La Belle Helene, tantalize throughout the evening. Equal parts classical, contemporary, historical, and pop art, The Judgment of Paris defies easy categorization. The show is an official entry of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland. The show includes music by Marlene Dietrich (Blonde Women, Maybe I’ll Come Back, Look Me Over Closely), Arvo Part (Cactus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, Stabat Matter), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Quando Corpus), Antonio Vivaldi (Cum Dederit Dilectis Suis Somnum) and Jacques Offenbach (La Belle Helene). “McCormick’s Noveau Baroque is dangerously stylish” ~ Santa Barbara Independent (CA) Company XIV is a non-profit mixed media dance/theater company based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by Artistic Director Austin McCormick in 2005, the company works in the mediums of live dance/theater and film. Company XIV is contemporary, yet baroque inspired, with a mission to produce compelling theatrical dance productions that create a beautiful affecting experience. Company XIV is the resident company of 303 Bond St., a 3,800 square foot performance/rehearsal venue. The space was converted from a tow truck warehouse to a theater, with the addition of a state of the art dance floor, glass façade and theatrical lighting. Austin McCormick’s work has been performed at Lincoln Center’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Clark Studio Theater, and James and Martha Duffy Performance Space at the Mark Morris Dance Center in New York. His unique blend of Baroque vocabulary in conjunction with contemporary movements and theatrical staging is commanding attention. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Susan Braun Award, a grant given to one young choreographer/filmmaker by Dance Films Association, supporting new choreography for the camera. Subsequently, his dance film Folies d’Espagne premiered at the Walter Reade Cinema in Lincoln Center in January 2008 and has been selected/screened at Galerie Michel Journiac in Paris/France, the Wisconsin Film Festival, Circle Cinema Oklahoma, Film Fest Reload (Staten Island), and CineDans International Film Festival in Amsterdam. Dawn Lille of Art Times called the film “a rich, sensual and beautifully costumed work inspired by Baroque dance.” Austin was commissioned by the New York Baroque Dance Company in 2007 to create a new work involving artists from both Company XIV and NYBDC. He graduated in 2006 with a BFA from the Juilliard School and trained in Baroque Court dance from the age of eight with dance historian Régine Astier at the Conservatory of Baroque Dance, from which he graduated with Honors. Austin is an alumnus of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Harid Conservatory where he studied Classical Ballet. “Louis XIV is alive and well and living in Brooklyn” ~ Montecito Journal (CA) The cast includes actor/opera singer Toby Burns (Harvard grad), actor Gioia Marchese (”Marchese manages to channel the wit and zany charm of the original team, displaying an impressive comedic range of her own” ~ 2007 Variety review of Parallel Lives) and dancers Laura Careless (Juilliard grad), Samantha Ernst (NYU grad/dance residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center), Yeva Glover (Vancouver Foundation Award-Winner for upcoming young dancer) and Davon Rainey (Juilliard grad). The design team includes Leigh Allen (Lighting Design), Olivera Gajic (Costume Design) and Rumiko Ishii (Set Design). Mature content – no one under 16 admitted.

Evenings of Dance [Special Events]

College of San Mateo and the CSM Performance Dance Ensemble

College of San Mateo Theatre
1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, California

  • May 9 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 10 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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On May 9 and 10, College of San Mateo and the CSM Performance Dance Ensemble are hosting “Evening of Dance,” an annual concert that features professional, college and high school dancers working side-by-side. The event begins each evening at 8 pm in the campus theatre. Tickets ($10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors) may be reserved by calling (650) 574-6243 or purchased at the door.

City Ballet presents DON QUIXOTE [Professional Performances]

City Ballet of San Diego

Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway
San Diego, CA

  • May 9 @ 08:00 PM - May 11 @ 02:00 PM
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This great classic ballet, based on the story behind “Man of La Mancha,” presented in its entirety, fully staged with breathtaking sets and costumes, is any ballet lover’s dream. The ballet will feature City Ballet’s own principal dancers in the demanding lead roles and will also include the company’s fine soloists and corps de ballet. This ballet has it all – emotion, humor, romance, and brilliant dancing that City Ballet is known for.

A.H. Dance Company presents Berita [Professional Performances]

A.H Dance Company

Merce Cunningham Studios
55 Bethune St
New York, NY

  • May 9 @ 09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • May 10 @ 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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A.H. Dance Company presents Berita Alaine Handa and Dancers is proud to present its first full performance engagement, opening May 9th (9pm) & May 10th (8pm), 2008, at Merce Cunningham Studios in the heart of Manhattan’s West Village. Berita, the Bahasa word for “news,” is a series of performances examining the depth of media in everyday culture and the ways it infiltrates our society and individual consciousness. It features choreography from a variety of dancers studying different disciplines What happens when the path you are on is no longer the way to go? Sasha Soreff Dance Theater’s If You Can’t Get There From Here, Stand Still opens the show with an exploration of the vicissitudes of motion and the impulse to slow down. Drifting in Delta will be Khoi Le’s first piece presented in New York. It follows concepts laid down by Erick Hawkins’ and Martha Graham’s techniques. Madina Agenor’s following duet delves into the complexities of human affectivity. It tells the story of an emotional connection between two people that transcends the boundaries of time, place and gender. Alaine Handa’s first performance mirrors latchkey kids wasting away in front of television and video games. It is followed by Caber Tossed, a sneak peek into the two-dimensional world of childhood games such as Super Mario Brothers and Super Bonk. Themes of pop culture continue into Alaine Handa’s and Jenny Boissiere’s duet regarding the unnecessary expectation on resembling the superslim goddesses of runway models and Barbie dolls. Homage to La-La-Land explodes this stereotype into a comical snapshot of the fashion industry and hyper-sexuality of the media, transforming innocent starlets to look “Hollywood perfect.” A trio performed by Emily Vetsch, Khoi Le and Yayoi Hirano follows, dealing with two lovers suffering through the loss of each other in times of war and witnessing the schism through a haze of drugs and alcohol. Red Satin Puppets shows dancers Melanie Monterey and Sarah Gelband bound to each other in a dark examination of pawn governments, blurring the line between puppet and puppeteer. A penultimate solo performed by Molly Campbell shows courage in the face of war as a Muslim woman from a poor family who is “sold” to an organization that thrives on violence. Berita ends with Salaam, a piece about Muslim women in a war-torn nation, facing extremes of emotion and brutality every day. Alaine Handa and Dancers has a mission: to present and support independent contemporary artists and companies in New York and worldwide. Through collaborations with local dancers and artists of other mediums, Alaine Handa and Dancers hope to share modern dance to communities that lack exposure to it. Ms. Handa's movement vocabulary is quirky, athletic, and lyrical. Berita will be presented at Merce Cunningham Studios, 55 Bethune St. (btw. Washington St. & West Side Hwy.) on May 9 & 10, 2008 at 9 pm & 8 pm respectively. Tickets are available for $15 ($12 Seniors/Students, TDF/V).

2nd Annual Destined 2 Dance Awards [Professional Performances]

Destined 2 Dance Awards

University of Memphis, Harris Auditorium
123 Music Building
Memphis, Tennessee

  • May 10 @ 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
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This event is filled with great performances from different area individuals and studios that have dynaminc dancers and instructors. It is filled with information on different dance genres and how they orginated. Dance Scholarships for students who take dance seriously. Special recognition to deserving instructors, students, and studios for a job well done. This event will take place first in Memphis, TN. Next stop Oklahoma City, Oklahoma be on the look for a state around you. Remember this event is Semi Formal. Tickets go on Sale APRIL 1, 2008.

Masters of Dance Seminar [Workshops]

Cal State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach - Walter Pyramid
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA

  • May 10 @ 09:00 AM - 06:00 AM
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Use Promotional code: STUTE for $50.00 off registration. Spend a day learning techniques from some of the hottest dancers and choreographers in the entertainment industry today. Come be inspired by remarks from Carrie Ann Inaba, a judge on ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars. Learn from professionals who've worked with Janet Jackson, Cher, Madonna, Twyla Tharp, Baryshnikov, Kenny Ortega (Choreographer for High School Musical), and with other world class artists in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, and Latin dance. You will get tips from artists who've been soloists in the LA Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company and have appeared in hit shows like So You think You Can Dance, FAME, Star Search, and Dancing With the Stars. The Masters of Dance Seminar will be a day you'll never forget. Who Should Attend? Professional dancers interested in increasing their repertoire; Dance students interested in learning new steps and routines; Novice dancers interested in learning the form and structure of various dance styles; Anyone interested in enhancing their skills in dance and movement. Seminar participants will be placed in groups by age and will learn routines in: Modern, Latin Ballroom, Broadway, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Lyrical. The day will end with the awarding of two Carrie Ann Inaba Dance Scholarships. Instructors: Aaron Cash, Adesola Osakalumi, Kelly Connolly, Charles "Bubba" Carr, Artem Chigvintsev, Nathan Prevost, and Carlton Wilborn. For registration and scholarship information, please visit: www.modsuniversity.com. Don’t forget to use promotional code: STUTE for $50.00 off registration

The Reality Series [Professional Performances]

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers

Madrid Theatre
21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA

  • May 10 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 AM
  • May 10 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 AM
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The Reality Series (Premiere) About: Do you dream of performing on stage with a dance company? Come to a performance of Louise Reichlin & Dancers and you might get your chance. "The Reality Series" is an interactive dance/multimedia work based on parts of our lives that we often don't pay too much attention to. Each will use members of the audience either as volunteers, or to propel the work as it unfolds on stage. Some participate on stage, others watch from their seats. "The Shampoo" "Los(t) Angeles" "Identity" Also excerpts from "The Tennis Dances" including "Harem" not seen since 1999. Plus tribute to tapper Alfred Desio. Where: Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park CA 91303 When: Saturday, May 10, 2008, 2 performances @ 2:00 and 7:00 pm. Tickets: $25, $20 general, $20, $15 DRC/senior/student Box Office: 818-347-9938 or www.culturela.org/madridtheatre/tickets.html Low-priced group sales 213-385-1171 See videos on YouTube.com/LouiseReichlin

Dance Makers & Ground Breakers [Student Performances]

Loco-Motion Dance Theatre for Children

The Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway
New York, New York

  • May 10 @ 07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
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Dance Makers & Ground Breakers will give audiences a glimpse into the minds and hearts of its young choreographers and dancers ages 6 -17. In addition to participating in Loco-Motion’s curriculum of modern dance, dance composition, ballet, and improvisation techniques, 80 students from seven different classes have spent the last nine months in extensive choreography workshops. Under the tutelage of Artistic Director Lisa Pilato, they have been conceptualizing, creating, editing and executing their own pieces in a unique dance environment that allows for individual creative expression and artistic autonomy. There will be 13 pieces in the performance including: Dear Mr. President, a political plea to President Bush with dancers representing underserved Americans and one representing Bush as an out of touch leader. Included topics are homelessness, no child left behind policy, gay rights and over-crowded jails. It is a fusion of ballet, hip hop and jazz dance styles; Free, a civil rights dance to “A Symphony of Brotherhood” by Miri ben Ari and inspired by the teachings of Martin Luther King, JR., the dance focuses on the progress made during the civil rights movement towards racial equality and acknowledges how much work has yet to be done. It is a fusion of modern and West African dance; Legacy, a modern dance piece with choreography based on research and photographs of turn of the last century immigrants and utilizes six foot long thin sticks of plywood as props that transform from oars, to bridges to tenements, etc. It juxtaposes the initial hope of the immigrants against the harsh realities of finding their place in a new world as they seek a better life for their future generations; and Vintage Cartoon Dance (untitled) where the plots and themes take actual choreography and sound from old cartoons to explore and examine the psychological and relational dynamics between the characters of some of our favorite cartoons. Included is the relationship between Tom and Jerry (I love to hate you); a tango between Pepe Le Pew and Penelope, the manipulation and cunning apparent in the antics of Bugs Bunny; and the savior and the need to be saved dynamic between Popeye and Olive Oyl. The choreography is a fusion of jazz and vaudeville styles. Dance Makers & Ground Breakers will prove to be an entertaining and thought-provoking experience for audiences of all ages.

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Staatstheater Mainz
Gutenbergplatz 7
Mainz, 55116 Germany

  • May 10 @ 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Mar 30 @ 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Apr 6 @ 02:00 PM - 04:15 PM
  • May 28 @ 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Apr 17 @ 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Apr 21 @ 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Feb 23 @ 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Mar 2 @ 02:00 PM - 04:15 PM
  • Mar 4 @ 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Mar 5 @ 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Apr 27 @ 02:00 PM - 04:15 PM
  • Mar 8 @ 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Mar 21 @ 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM
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PROGRAMM XXVI Philipp Egli: Contredanse (World Premiere) Music by Jean-Philippe Rameau Decor: Florian Etti, Costumes: Sabine Schnetz Antony Tudor: Jardin aux Lilas Poeme für Violine und Orchester op. 25 von Ernest Chausson Set: Thomas Ziegler, Einstudierung: Donald Mahler Martin Schlaepfer: Reformationssymphonie (World Premiere) Sinfonie Nr. 5 d-Moll op. 107 von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Costumes: Marie-Therese Jossen

Wiebe Moeys Dance Project: scultura in musica [Professional Performances]

Wiebe Moeys Dance Project

Centro Culturale Lifework
Via E.Fermi 615
Ispra (VA), Italy

  • May 11 @ 09:30 PM - 10:45 PM
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Wiebe Moeys Dance Project: sculpture in music A new project mixing dance, live music and sculture. Starting from various fragments, it will evolve into a vivrant fusion between the various art-forms in which we can see have many aspects in common that unite one to the other. The project grew out of collaborations between artists of different origins, especially Yuri Goloubev and Wiebe Moeys. The Wiebe Moeys Dance Project is preparing a new production; this won't be an exhibition of songs and dance steps, but a constant moulding and transformation of living scultures towards an imminent moment which will stick in your minds for it's simplicity and truth. It starts with the sound of a breath, then man, woman, the couple moving towards the musician and his instrument. The relationship and the transformation in order to create something that today we can only immagine, but in reality will be different. This is a show that can stimulate the ideas of artists ( in particular scultures, painting, musicians and choreographers).

VARIA [Professional Performances]

Odyssey Theater Ensemble

Merce Cunningham Studio
55 Bethune Street
11th Floor
New York, NY

  • May 12 @ 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 13 @ 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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VARIA is a showcase of four works by five choreographers that depict the simplicity of everyday moments and the journey of both emotional and personal discovery. Cecilia Ceresa and Anthony Giorgio’s "Vita" incorporates jazz, 80s funk and comedic flare to illustrate a young woman’s struggle to maintain her grasp on strength, hope and love. John Paolillo (aka Johnnie P) offers up a few Latin flavored and Gospel-infused selections from his body image inspired production, "lbs: the musical with weight behind it." Shana Solomon’s "Vanishing Point" combines modern, lyrical and urban styles with a dash of slapstick to create a multi-vignette piece about New Yorkers. Bossa Nova beats and sensual stirrings spring forth from Tracie Stanfield’s "Mucha Muchachas," "UnRavel" and "Ellington."

Border [Professional Performances]

GERALDCASELDANCE

Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer Street
New York, NY

  • May 15 @ 08:00 PM - May 18 @ 08:00 PM
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GERALDCASELDANCE is pleased to announce the premiere of Border, the company’s first evening-length piece. Border holds up and examines cultural identity by commenting on both the figurative and literal experience of movement across borders. This work explores society’s fascination with and quiet repulsion against that which is foreign. Border asks, what if there were no physical borders? Do boundaries unite or stratify? Can a person live invisibly and still maintain their dignity? How does one create a life of balance from a state of disorientation and displacement? As the piece progresses, metaphors expand beyond these questions making way to an elegiac meditation on how humans treat one another. The melodic textures of Claude Debussy and Jeff Hanson provide a counterpoint to an original sound score played live by Robert Poss (guitar and electronics). The dance will be performed by Lindsay Ashmun, Ben Asriel, Tim Harvey, Na-ye Kim, Kai Kleinbard, Toni Melaas, Omagbitse Omagbemi, Paul Singh and Isadora Wolfe. Lighting designer Joe Levasseur collaborates with Casel for the first time and fashion designer David Quinn creates original costumes.

Romeo & Juliet [Professional Performances]

North Carolina Dance Theatre

Belk Theater
130 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC

  • May 15 @ 08:00 PM - May 17 @ 08:00 PM
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Find yourself transported to fair Verona as the tragic story of Romeo & Juliet comes to life once again with Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s choreography. The star-crossed lovers will dance amidst grand scenery to a score by Hector Berlioz. This is a ballet for those who are in love, have lost love and those who yearn to feel such love.

TAKE Dance Company Celebrates its 4th New York Season with the Premiere of Three Contemporary Works [Professional Performances]

Take Dance Company

Miller Theatre
Columbia University
116th and Broadway
New York, New York

  • May 15 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 16 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 17 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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New York City – TAKE Dance Company, a 12-member modern dance ensemble known for its “gentle blend of eastern and western sensibilities,” presents a three-night performance series soaked in stage-filling structural patterns, exuberant play, and human dancescapes.

Dance Recitals [Student Performances]

Encore Studio of Dance

Cudahy High School
4900 South Lake Drive
Cudahy, WI

  • May 16 @ 07:00 PM - May 17 @ 07:00 PM
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50's/60's inspired theme rectial. Come dance with us back in the day before there were cell phone and computers! Just malts and jukeboxes!!

XX [Student Performances]

Imagination Stage Dance Ensemble

Imagination Stage
4906 Auburn Ave
Bethesda, MD

  • May 16 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 17 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 18 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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The Imagination Stage Dance Ensemble (ISDE) works as an ensemble, creating works around an idea or theme. The choreographer, Veronika Farkas, serves as the architect with the dancers working as developers. For 2008, ISDE is focusing on issues that present themselves within a woman’s life. What does it mean to be a woman? What are the expectations from society, from other women, from the other sex? Throughout the year, ISDE dancers will explore their own feelings through music and movement, culminating in “XX,” a full-length dance performance. Dance pieces will specifically spotlight issues such as motherhood, work, self-image, the “ideal” woman, woman in war, and the question “do the clothes make the (wo)man?”

Spring Forward! [Professional Performances]

The Center Dance Company with Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co.

Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
3501 South 2nd St.
Arlington, VA

  • May 16 @ 07:30 PM - May 18 @ 02:00 PM
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In celebration of the Company's long history and its' leap' to a magnificent new facility we are delighted to announce a unique collaboration presentation - "Spring Forward" - a festival performance with the renowned Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Co. The program consists of a classical divertissement from Act III of Swan Lake "Fiancees Pas de Six"; "Fractures" and "Khaybet" choreographed by Dana Tai Soon Burgess; and a revival of one of The Center Dance Company's signature works"A Bluegrass Portrait."

Ausdruckstanz Dance | Imprints in Motion - presents new work by Brigitta Herrmann: "Physiognomy of the Spirit" [Professional Performances]

Ausdruckstanz Dance | Imprints in Motion

CEC Meetinghouse Theater
3500 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

  • May 16 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Performances: May 16 & 17 @8 PM (Fri./Sat.), & May 18 @2 PM(Sun) at the CEC Meetinghouse Theater, 3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia http://www.cecarts.org/ Tickets: $20 General admission $15 students/seniors/Dance PASS holders RESERVATIONS: 215.438.2744 or bodyintuition@cs.com In "Physiognomy of the Spirit", choreographer Brigitta Herrmann reintroduces the concept of a dance/movement choir, with an intergenerational group ranging from teen- to senior age. Investigating layers of consciousness, each section portrays aspects of a shift in perception between the internal/ external worlds, utilizing choreography and structured improvisation in juxtaposition with text/voice/music, along with video by Peter Price. This concept of a dance choir, as an entity of group consciousness was explored and favored by Mary Wigman, Expressionist dance pioneer, and Herrmann’s teacher/mentor. The piece explores images of relationship, reflecting on our interconnectedness with the planet and one another through solo, duet, and group forms. Participating dancers include: Kristin Narcowich, Rebecca Patek, Josie Smith, Zornitsa Stoyanova, Emily Sweeney, Sheila Zagar, and Group Motion Workshop community dancers: Kathie Brown, Vickie Seitchick, Nina Sherak, Elizabeth Weinstein, & Suzanne Wright. "Physiognomy of the Spirit" is supported in part by Dance Advance, a program of the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by the University of the Arts. *********************************************************************** Dedicated to DANCE ART and music making for nearly half a century, in 2008 Brigitta Herrmann celebrates her 40th anniversary working with Group Motion and living in the US (Philadelphia); also, this year marks her 70th birthday, and 20 years of activities with her own company: Ausdruckstanz//Imprints in Motion.

The Sleeping Beauty [Professional Performances]

Orlando Ballet

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
401 W Livingston St
Orlando, FL

  • May 16 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 17 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 18 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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Orlando Ballet closes its 2007-08 Season with its full-length production of The Sleeping Beauty accompanied by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. The Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale classic with fairy godmothers, evil witch’s curses and a handsome prince. The ballet begins during a celebration for Aurora’s sixteenth birthday. Suddenly the festivities are cut short when Aurora pricks her finger on a poisonous rose. The entire kingdom falls into a deep slumber and only true love’s kiss can break the spell. In the final act, a wedding celebration takes place and Aurora and her prince are joined by Bluebird and Princess Florine, Puss in Boots and the White Cat.

MEN DANCE MICHIGAN [Professional Performances]

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Knickerbocker Theatre
86 East 8th Street
Holland, Michigan

  • May 16 @ 08:00 PM - May 17 @ 08:00 PM
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MEN DANCE MICHIGAN is a forum for male choreographers designed to showcase the works of men who live, work and create dance in the State of Michigan. The project is committed to keeping the distinctive male vision on dance energized within its home State and to encourage men and male dancers to remain in Michigan, or come to Michigan, to create and present dance. Performances and videos by state residents Shawn Bible, Steven Iannacone, Gregory Patterson and Peter Sparling will be featured along with other established and emerging choreographers at the historic Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland, Michigan on May 16 & 17 at 8 PM. Call (616) 395-7890 for tickets.

Burden [Professional Performances]

6th Day Dance Company

MainSpace Theater
915 E Pine Street Suite 200
Seattle, Washington

  • May 17 @ 03:00 AM - 05:00 AM
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6th Day Dance Company, a Seattle-based contemporary dance company, presents “Burden,” a collection of new works that explore life’s questions and answers about the purpose of life and death. It will premier on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 3pm and 8pm at MainSpace Theater 915 E Pine Street Suite 200, Seattle 98122. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors over 65 and children under 12. However, this show may not be suitable for children under the age of 6. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance via www.sixthdaydance.org or by phone at 206-406-5465. For more information on tickets, contact info@sixthdaydance.org

Newport Stories [Professional Performances]

Island Moving Co.

Great Friends Meeting House
Corner of Marlborough & Farewell Streets
Newport, RI

  • May 17 @ 04:00 AM - May 18 @ 04:00 AM
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NEWPORT STORIES Full Evening Premiere A collaborative work based on poems, history and contemporary stories of Newport. Choreography by Island Moving Co. Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen & Michael Bolger; music composed by Christopher Eastburn; text by John Pantalone. Performed with members of Boston's Family Folk Chorale at the Great Friends Meeting House at the corner of Marlborough and Farewell Streets in Newport, RI. Tickets: $23, which includes a donation for the restoration and upkeep of the Meeting House. May 17 performances at 4 and 7pm May 18 performance at 4pm

The Little Mermaid [Professional Performances]

North Carolina Dance Theatre

Belk Theater
130 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC

  • May 17 @ 01:00 PM - May 18 @ 11:00 PM
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Dive into the underwater world with the world premiere of Mark Diamond’s The Little Mermaid. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fable, Mark Diamond’s The Little Mermaid chronicles a young mermaid through her adventures of discovering a new world.

New York City Dance Parade [Special Events]


begins: between 27th and 28th between Broadway and Sixth Avenue
New York, New York

  • May 17 @ 01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Following the Parade down Broadway from 28th Street to University, we dance our way East along Saint Marks to Tompkins Square Park for DanceFest--A four hour free festival with breathtaking staged performances, social dancing, dance lessons and a DJ party. Grand Marshals Luiji (the Father of Jazz Dance), Jonathan Peters (DJ Times ranks him as #1 DJ in America) and others soon to be announced!

"ANCESTOR CONFIRMATION… A Movement Discourse Inspired by Rumi” [Special Events]

Def Dance Jam Workshop

Audubon Ballroom at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center
3940 Broadway
New York, NY

  • May 17 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • May 17 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Def Dance Jam Workshop in association with the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center will present the sign interpreted performance featuring a special guest appearance by Mete Horzum, one of Turkey’s leading Whirling Dervish dancers. 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm (two performances). Tickets are $15 (Children 6 years and under admitted free)

"ANCESTOR CONFIRMATION… A Movement Discourse Inspired by Rumi” [Special Events]

Def Dance Jam Workshop

Audubon Ballroom at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center
3940 Broadway
New York, NY

  • May 17 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • May 17 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Def Dance Jam Workshop in association with the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center will present the sign interpreted performance featuring a special guest appearance by Mete Horzum, one of Turkey’s leading Whirling Dervish dancers. 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm (two performances). Tickets are $15 (Children 6 years and under admitted free)

Tamburitzans [Professional Performances]

Tamburitzans of Duquesne University

Servite Theatre
1952 W. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA

  • May 17 @ 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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The Tamburitzans perform the vibrant dance of Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The troop is composed of dancers, from across the globe, who have earned both a spot in the troop and as students at the highly regarded Duquesne University. The performance is a high energy show, filled with unusual steps, moved and rhythms. Don't miss this world dance event!

TEX FEST SHOWCASE [Student Performances]

Rednerrus Feil

SHSU Dance Theater
AB III
Huntsville, TX

  • May 18 @ 08:00 AM - May 24 @ 10:00 PM
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TEX FEST 2008 is a performance showcase featuring the students of TEX FEST. This 7 day dance intensive features yoga, ballet, anatomy and daily choreography rehearsals culminate in the Showcase performance Saturday May 24th at 8pm at the SHSU dance theater. Guest professional company Rednerrus Feil will be headlining the event.

Folklorico [Special Events]

Ballet Folklorico Tierra y Libertad

Sylmar Recreational Park
13109 Borden Ave.
Sylmar, CA

  • May 18 @ 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
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"Tarantella - Spider Dance" [Professional Performances]

Alessandra Belloni & Company

DROM
85 Avenue A
New York, New York

  • May 18 @ 08:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Renowned performer & researcher Alessandra Belloni and her company of musicians and dancers in "Spider Dance", ancient music and dance rituals to expel the poison of the tarantula. Choreography is by Antonio Fini of Calabria, currently a member of the Martha Graham Dance Co.

Buglisi Dance Theatre at Baryshnikov Arts Center [Professional Performances]

Buglisi Dance Theatre

Howard Gilman Performance Space, Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 W. 37th St., 4th Floor
between 9th & 10th Aves.
New York, NY

  • May 19 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Buglisi Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of Jacqulyn Buglisi's captivating Interplay No.9, with live music, as well as acclaimed BDT repertoire including Requiem and Caravaggio Meets Hopper. Tickets: $20 ($10 students); $75 (priority seating/champagne reception) Reservations: info@buglisi-foreman.org or call 212-719-3301

The Chase Brock Experience [Professional Performances]

The Chase Brock Experience

Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer Street
New York, New York

  • May 22 @ 08:00 PM - May 25 @ 08:00 PM
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Chase Brock, the enterprising young choreographer with one foot on the concert stage and the other on Broadway, presents a program of dances the celebrate youth, music, friendship, and the open road.

Elements Contemporary Ballet's Spring Concert 2008 [Professional Performances]

Elements Contemporary Ballet

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

  • May 23 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • May 24 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Under the artistic direction of Mike Gosney, Elements Contemporary Ballet takes a daring and aggressive approach to ballet with Spring Concert 2008, showcasing stunning versatility with innovative works by up-and-coming choreographers.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company New York Season 2008 [Professional Performances]

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Ailey Citigroup Theater
455 West 55th Street
New York, NY

  • May 23 @ 08:00 PM - May 24 @ 08:00 PM
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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents its New York City Season for 2008 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. The exciting and diverse program celebrates the work of artistic director Nai-Ni Chen, and includes two New York premieres - "The Way of Five, No. 2 - Fire" and "The Way of Five, No.3 - Water." Tickets are already selling fast - don't miss this opportunity to see this cross-cultural, groundbreaking company at one of New York's premier venues for modern dance. Call 800-650-0246 for reservations, or visit www.nainichen.org for online purchases. Tickets: $30 Adult $15 Child/Senior/Student

Repertory Program [Professional Performances]

Island Moving Company

Great Friends Meeting House
Corner of Marlborough & Farewell Streets
Newport, RI

  • May 23 @ 08:00 PM - May 24 @ 08:00 PM
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Repertory program includes new works by the dancers of the Island Moving Company. Great Friends Meeting House at the corner of Marlborough and Farewell Streets in beautiful Newport, RI. Tickets: $23 which includes a donation for the restoration and upkeep of the Meeting House. Performances at 8 pm each evening.

Twyla Tharp's Armenia [Professional Performances]

Company C Ballet

Dean Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA

  • May 23 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May 24 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Company C Contemporary Ballet presents the world premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Armenia. Set to six traditional Armenian folk dances compiled by Vardapet Komitas, Tharp’s new duet features challenging ballet technique and difficult partnering as well as Tharp’s trademark humor and off-beat timing.

Loco-Motion Dance Theatre for Children Performs in La MaMa Moves Dance Festival [Student Performances]

Loco-Motion Dance Theatre for Children

LaMaMa ETC, The Annex
66 East 4th Street
New York, New York

  • May 25 @ 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
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Loco-Motion Dance Theatre for Children will perform in the La MaMa Moves Dance Festival on May 25, 2008, at 2:30pm. Loco-Motion’s young choreographers and dancers, ages 8 to 17, conceptualized, created, and choreographed their performance through a unique creative process under the guidance of artistic director Lisa Pilato. Loco-Motion will perform 10 original dances, including: “We Are The People We've Been Waiting For”- Inspired by the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr., this dance celebrates racial unity while acknowledging the work that remains to be done. The dancers perform this fusion of modern and West African dance to “A Symphony of Brotherhood” by Miri Ben-Ari. “Legacy” — This modern dance piece contrasts the hopes of recent immigrants with the struggles of finding a place in a new world. The dancers use six-foot wooden sticks as props that transform from oars to bridges to tenements. This is a fusion of modern and West African Dance. “Dear Mr. President” — This piece, a fusion of ballet, hip hop and jazz, is a plea to President Bush, exploring topics such as homelessness, th e No Child Left Behind law, gay rights, and overcrowded jails. Other dances explore the loss of childhood, the war in Iraq, friendship, and the joy of being part of a creative community.

FRAME DANCES [Workshops]

Susan Marchall and Company and Music-Theatre Group

10 Jay Street
10 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York

  • May 28 @ 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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Music-Theatre Group is thrilled to announce the inauguration of its new performing space at 10 Jay Street, in Brooklyn, with eight workshop performances of Susan Marshall & Company in FRAME DANCES, a brand-new performance installation created by Susan Marshall with music and video May 28 – June 1, 2008. (Details attached.) FRAME DANCES presents movement-based art specifically created to inhabit the confined spaces of relatively small frames. Each FRAME DANCE will be captured on video in live time, in full view, and the different perspectives will be presented side by side. Audiences become part of the work as they move freely through the space, making choices about how they view the various pieces. Composer Peter Whitehead has created a series of layered scores for this installation, which he will perform live. FRAME DANCES is commissioned and produced by Music-Theatre Group, extending MTG’s long tradition of working with artists as they experiment in real time to develop new expressive techniques. Tickets $15 through Smart Tix at www.smartix.com or 212 868 4444

Danceforms' "The 40th International Choreographers' Showcase" [Professional Performances]

Dance-Forms Productions

The Montenegrin National Theater

Podgorica, Montenegro

  • May 28 @ 08:00 PM - May 29 @ 08:00 PM
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Dance-Forms Productions presents "The 40th International Choreographers' Showcase" featuring "Sardonyx" by Dutch choreographer Ivo Van Zwieten with principal dancer Attila Joey Csiki, "Future Memories" by Karen Peterson & Dancers from Miami, Florida, "Tribe" by Birute Letukaite & Aura Dance Company from Lithuania, "L'Eclat des Lucioles" by Balkis Manoukian from France, "Desdemona" by Michael Fichtenbaum with the St. Poelten Ballet from Austria. Popular Prices are 8.00 Euros for the general audience. Make your reservations by phone calling Dance-Forms Productions at (502) 222-2273. By e-mail writing to danceformspro@aol.com

FRAME DANCES [Workshops]

Susan Marshall and Company and Music-Theatre Group

10 Jay Street
10 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York

  • May 29 @ 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • May 29 @ 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • May 30 @ 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • May 31 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • May 31 @ 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Jun 1 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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Music-Theatre Group is thrilled to announce the inauguration of its new performing space at 10 Jay Street, in Brooklyn, with eight workshop performances of Susan Marshall & Company in FRAME DANCES, a brand-new performance installation created by Susan Marshall with music and video May 28 – June 1, 2008. (Details attached.) FRAME DANCES presents movement-based art specifically created to inhabit the confined spaces of relatively small frames. Each FRAME DANCE will be captured on video in live time, in full view, and the different perspectives will be presented side by side. Audiences become part of the work as they move freely through the space, making choices about how they view the various pieces. Composer Peter Whitehead has created a series of layered scores for this installation, which he will perform live. FRAME DANCES is commissioned and produced by Music-Theatre Group, extending MTG’s long tradition of working with artists as they experiment in real time to develop new expressive techniques.

Ear to the Ground [Professional Performances]

Chen Dance Center

Chen Dance Center
70 Mulberry St., 2nd Floor
New York, NY

  • May 29 @ 07:30 PM - May 31 @ 07:30 PM
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Just in time to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Chen Dance Center will present Ear to the Ground. This semi-annual commissioning series will feature two Wo rld Premieres by Abby Man-Yee Chan and Marie Alonzo Snyder. Meet the artists at Thursday night's reception or Friday night's post-performance discussion. Tickets: $14 General Admission; $12 Students/ Seniors Reservations:212-349-0126/info@chendancecenter.org Performers: Geoffrey Armes, Abby Man-Yee Chan, Kimiko Fukuoka, Akiko Furukawa, Meiying Huang, Keiko Ishida, Christine Sandifer, Marie Alonzo Snyder, Kiran Na Paek

SALT [Professional Performances]

Letty Bassart, Independent Choreographer

Space 4004
4004 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL

  • May 29 @ 08:00 PM - May 31 @ 08:00 PM
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Salt is Miami-based choreographer Letty Bassart's newest work featuring performers Roxana Barba, Kalyn James, Ilana Reynolds, Gretel Trujillo, and an original composition by David Homan. Salt investigates the way we experience the absence of distance, weight, love, and other currencies. An excerpt from Flower Chronicles will also be shown.

Wet Spots: The Story Project [Professional Performances]

Christine Suarez/SuarezDanceTheater

Venice Beach Eco Cottages
447 Grand Blvd
Venice, CA

  • May 30 @ 07:00 PM - May 31 @ 07:00 PM
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Wet Spots: The Story Project is a collection of miniature dances about the female orgasm conceived, choreographed and directed by Christine Suarez in collaboration with a multi-generational cast of women. Smashing the typical proscenium model, Suarez guides her audience through the Venice Beach Eco Cottages in small groups, each room offering intimate experiences of dance, micro-theater, audio installations and food. Guided walk-throughs begin at 7:00pm and are every 15 minutes until 9:15pm. Admission is $15, $10 for students and seniors. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Best in 10 [Professional Performances]

Sandra Organ Dance Company

Miller Outdoor Theatre
n Hermann Park
Houston, Texas

  • May 31 @ 08:15 AM - 09:45 AM
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The Sandra Organ Dance Company will reprise the best of its decade of contemporary ballet commissioned and choreographed by founder Sandra Organ. Included will be Jose Limon’s “There Is a Time,” featuring member’s of Houston’s contemporary dance community, as well as members of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Produced by SODC.

Choreographic Sketches [Professional Performances]

BRIC Studio
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York

  • May 31 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Choreographic Sketches is an emerging educational choreography series that investigates the demystification of the choreographic/creative processes of choreographers; featuring works by emerging African Diasporic choreographers and their companies. The 2008 series feature choreographers composed of the following compelling artists: Shani Nwando Ikerioha Collins, "LA MORA" Danis Perez Prades, Jo Anna H. Norris, William Oaks, Makeda Thomas, Penelope JoAnn Armstead-Williams and Kwame Azalius Ross; curated by Jo Anna Hazel Norris the Founder/ Director of Choreographic Sketches. This diversified assemble of African Diasporic choreographers will perform spectacular and innovative works over the course of an evening.

The showing will be an evening of all-encompassing choreography and stunning contemporary and traditional dance held at BRIC Studios in beautiful Fort Greene’s, Brooklyn, located on the 2nd floor, at 8:00 pm. There will be an opening reception at 7:30 and a closing reception with the artists following the performance at 9:00 pm. The receptions will feature choreographer and film artist William Oaks’s stunning visual imagery multi-media installation set to music of Bob Marley and speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Barack Obama. General admission is $25 and $20 for Seniors/Students with proper identification. Tickets will be made available at the door. Admission includes complimentary wine & light hors d’oeuvres during the receptions. Please RSVP at choreographicsketches@gmail.com so that we make sure we order enough food and beverages to keep everyone happy and smiling. We are looking forward to producing an awesome evening and are anticipating a great turnout (seating is limited). For more information please visit us on the web at www.myspace.com/choreographicsketches or contact us at choroegraphicsketches@gmail.com.

The Feast of Sarah: A Gypsy Festival [Professional Performances]

Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre

George St. Playhouse
9 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

  • May 31 @ 08:00 PM - 10:00 AM
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BACK ON STAGE by popular demand, this time at the well-known New Brunswick theatre George Street Playhouse, is the THE FEAST OF SARAH: A Gypsy Festival from the repertoire of Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre. From fiery Flamenco to the energetic Csardas, to wailing violins and guitars, on May 31, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. this critically acclaimed company, one of New Jersey’s premier dance companies, brings a new version of this visually and musically exciting production. Here, all the sights and sounds of the oldest festival in Saint Maries de la Mer (Camargue, southern France) are re-created, to which the Roma - the Gypsies - make their annual pilgrimage. The entire Alborada company will be joined by The Daughters of Sophia Tribal Dance Company, the Talpra Hungarian Folk Dance Ensemble, and the Gypsy band MetroFolk. Twenty four dancers and ten musicians will grace the stage, bringing the diversity of Gypsy cultures in dance, music and song in the form of an extended Spanish Gypsy and Hungarian Roma family with their Balkan cousins. Come and have your spirits lifted by this Feast of dance and music! Advance Ticket Sales: General - $23. Seniors/Students - $17. Preferred Seating - $45. Group tickets (10 or more) - $20. At the door: $25. To order tickets by phone call Daytime 732-416-1647 / Evening 732-255-4071, email alboradadance@aol.com.
November 22, 2017