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All-male troupe brings cheeky sensibility to classical dance in documentary 'Rebels on Pointe'

Can men be considered “ballerinas”? They can — and are — especially when they’re members of the gender-bending, all-male comic ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a.k.a. “The Trocks,” which is enjoyably profiled in the documentary “Rebels on Pointe.” The internationally popular,...

Founder Of AXIS Dance Company Talks About The History Of Dancing While Disabled In America

Judith Smith: "[Thirty years ago,] there were people doing contact improvisation and including dancers with disabilities in that. But we didn't know any other companies that were actually setting choreography. The first 10 years were really trying to convince the dance world that we were doing dance, and not dance therapy. "

Chicago Dance Crash celebrates 15 years with its edgy, hip-hop kind of class

In 2002, an actor, a dancer and a martial artist started a fusion hip-hop contemporary dance company. It sounds like the setup for a bad joke, but one’s got to wonder if Illinois State University grads Charlie Cutler, Mark Hackman and Marissa Moritz knew when they conceived a different sort of...

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Nov. 19-26: Westside Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' and more

Sonidos Gitanos Flamenco from Andalusia, Spain, with Maria Bermudez and company. El Portal MainStage Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Sun., 6 p.m. $40-$75. (818) 508-4200. Spirit of Argentina Tango Buenos Aires salutes Argentine singer and songwriter Carlos Gardel. Renée and Henry...

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Nov. 19-26: Westside Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' and more

5 days agoArts : Culture Monster

Sonidos Gitanos Flamenco from Andalusia, Spain, with Maria Bermudez and company. El Portal MainStage Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Sun., 6 p.m. $40-$75. (818) 508-4200. Spirit of Argentina Tango Buenos Aires salutes Argentine singer and songwriter Carlos Gardel. Renée and Henry...

Watch This Old Lady Show Off Her Moves With Professional Dancers in a Viral Video

She dances alongside Alvin Ailey company members, a breakdancer, a krumper and a former rhythmic gymnast.

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"Balance and Imbalance" Bereishit Dance Company of Seoul, Korea Millennium Stage South The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC November 7, 2017 by George Jackson © 2017 by George Jackson Words that indicateShow More Summary

A 'Bionic Ballerina' Trying To Change The Discussion Around Dance And Disability

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This dancer "formed the Fredericksburg dance group Company 360 eight months ago between operations, lung infections and doctor visits.... Dance takes her to another place, beyond the aches and pains and away from a body that causes so much grief."

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Nov. 5-12: Diavolo, AteNine and more

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Life Stories Donna Sternberg & Dancers explore aging in L.A. Veterans Memorial Complex, Garden Room, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. Sun., 3 p.m. $15, $20. (800) 838-3006. No)one. Art House The company offers a new site-specific work. Hauser & Wirth, North Breezeway, 901 E. 3rd St., L.A. Thu.,...

Sprint, T-Mobile end merger talks

NEW YORK (AP) — Wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile are calling off merger negotiations, saying the companies couldn't come to an agreement that would benefit shareholders. The two companies have been dancing around a possible merger for years, and were again in the news this week with talks of the two companies coming together after all. Show More Summary

David Vaughan, Modern Dance Historian And Merce Cunningham's Archivist, Dead At 93

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"[He] served the Cunningham company and school in various capacities for a half-century.... He began collecting dance ephemera in the late 1950s and was considered the first in-house archivist of an American dance company, a post he held officially from 1976 until the Cunningham troupe disbanded in 2012 after Cunningham died, in 2009."

Oregon’s NW Dance Project to bring Virginia Woolf novel to life at Carpenter Performing Arts Center

"Woolf Papers" inspired by "Mrs. Dalloway" will be performed in concert with two other works by the company.

MacMillan National Celebration: a photo gallery

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

The month of October brought a historical dance event to the Royal Opera House’s main stage, with Britain’s leading ballet companies getting together to... The post MacMillan National Celebration: a photo gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Oct. 29-Nov. 5: Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project and more

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

DANCE Compiled by Matt Cooper Garth Fagan Dance The Rochester, N.Y.-based company returns with two West Coast premieres plus an encore of Fagan’s tribute to the late Geoffrey Holder. Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Sun., 3 p.m. $25-$35. (323) 964-9766. Attractor...

It's His Company Now

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Songs of Bukovina,” “Symphonic Variations,” “Other Dances,” “Serenade after Plato’s Symposium” American Ballet Theatre David H. Koch Theater New York, New York October 21, 2017 afternoon Copyright © 2017 by Michael Popkin The two ballets by Alexei Ratmansky on the program, including his newest work, were vibrant and full of life. Show More Summary

Technicolor greenhouse in Tokyo converts into pulsating light show when plants are touched

Although dancing in most greenhouses might be inappropriate in most cases, the fun Digital Vegetables installation in Tokyo is enticing visitors to bust a groove among the greenery. Created by Tokyo design company, Party, the installation is a digitally-equipped greenhouse filled with plants that set off a disco-like light and sound show when touched.[...]

Big Plans For Sydney Dance Company As It Heads Toward 50th Anniversary

Rafael Bonachela, who took the reins of the company from Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon in 2009, "wants to create a Sydney Dance Company 2, a sibling company of eight young dancers to tour regional theatres throughout Australia.... [He] also wants Sydney to have its own 'dance house' - a dedicated theatre just for […]

'One Of The Buddhas Of American Dance'

A reporter travels to the northeastern corner of Vermont to visit Steve Paxton, who was a star in Merce Cunningham's company in the 1960s and went on to invent Contact Improvisation.

Mariinsky Ballet La Bayadere – 10/17

The ritual fires burned brightly Tuesday evening as the Mariinsky Ballet began a seven-performance run of La Bayadere at the Kennedy Center which ends today. The company has been dancing this production since 1941 and continues to dance it peerlessly...

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Oct. 22-29: 'Forever Flamenco' and more

DANCE Compiled by Matt Cooper Forever Flamenco Leilah Broukhim returns; with dancer Manuel Gutierrez, et al. The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., L.A. Sun., 8 p.m. $30-$50. (323) 663-1525. Invertigo Dance Theatre The company launches its 10th season with a retrospective. The Moss Theatre,...

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