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Los Angeles-based Diavolo dance company to defy gravity again on “America’s Got Talent” finale

The remaining 10 acts in Season 12 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” will perform Tuesday, Sept. 19, on the Dolby Theatre stage with the hope of gaining last-minute support from America’s TV audience. Diavolo, founded in 1992 by French choreographer Jacques Heim, is the only act from California, but there is no such thing as […]

For Hubbard Street's fall series, you'll follow dancers on loading docks and stairwells of Harris Theater

Over its 40-year history, Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance has continuously expanded the constraints of contemporary dance and embraced theatrics. If you’ve seen the company in performance recently, maybe a world premiere from Brian Brooks or a Twyla Tharp revival or the genre-defying Second City...

Sprint and T-Mobile might actually be inching closer to a merger

Sprint and T-Mobile have been doing a dance of acquistion and merging for years now, and it looks like all the talk might finally be leading someplace. According to CNBC, the two companies are now actively discussing a merger. Source: CNBC

Visceral Dance Chicago's fall opener pops and fizzles

A small but enthusiastic crowd assembled at Skokie’s North Shore Center for the Performing Arts for Visceral Dance Chicago’s fall offering, the official season opener for the fledgling company’s fifth season. The program, which will show again Oct. 7 at the Harris Theater, is mostly greatest hits...

Paul Taylor Dance Company displays the joy of dance at Laguna Dance Festival

The iconic Paul Taylor Dance Company proves its staying power even after over 60 years.

Watch billionaire CEO Jack Ma dance to Michael Jackson in full costume

Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget provides a quick breakdown of Alibaba's Jack Ma unique approach to the company's annual meeting, which saw the CEO do his best Michael Jackson impression. Join the conversation about this story »

David McDermott named executive director of Hubbard Street Dance

David McDermott will join Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s leadership team as executive director, the company announced Thursday. McDermott currently serves as the first deputy commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, managing daily operations and working on events...

How Pina Bausch's Company Keeps Thriving, Eight Years After Her Sudden Death

"Over the course of those years since 2009, the company's future has become more clear. Crucially, there appears to be an undiminished appetite for Bausch's emotionally driven style of tanztheater (or dance theater)... (Performances tend to sell out weeks in advance.) Part of that future is a product of continuity. There aren't many dance […]

Tamara Tchinarova, 98, Dancer With The Ballets Russes

"While she was still in her teens Tchinarova danced with companies that formed in Europe after the death of Diaghilev. She travelled with Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, Les Ballets 1933, Colonel. W. de Basil's Ballets Russes and finally to Australia in de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet in 1936." She settled there - and […]

A Dance Company For Dancers In Wheelchairs

“People with disabilities lived with the stigma that they can’t do this, they can’t do that, they can’t dance, they can’t walk, they can’t talk. When you dance with a partner, you really forget who you’re dancing with. You forget their age, you forget their ability, disability, ethnicity, height, weight, you know, forget all of […]

Fall Dance Top 10: A must-see Elevate Dance and a visit from Olympics choreographer Shen Wei

While some excellent tours are rolling into town this season, the fall months are primarily reserved for homegrown dance. Especially exciting are two unique, not-to-be-repeated events highlighting a fantastic array of companies: Elevate Chicago Dance and the Auditorium Theatre’s Golden Celebration...

Dance Moms Alum Mackenzie Ziegler Has Her Own Active Wear Line

Unfortunately for Mackenzie Ziegler, she had to leave the Abby Lee Dance Company and the show Dance Moms when her older sister Maddie Ziegler left to pursue her professional dance prospects. In all honesty, she got out just in time, before things really got crazy with Abby Lee Miller’s legal drama and subsequent prison time. Show More Summary

Mickey Mouse, Viacom & ‘South Park’ Sued By ‘Mickey’ Singer Over 1982 Hit

It likely won't totally blow your mind, to paraphrase Toni Basil's famed 1982 ‘Mickey’ tune but today the ex-So You Think You Can Dance guest judge is going after the Walt Disney Company, Viacom, South Park and others in court for non-consensual use of her persona, image and voice. Show More Summary

How Houston's Dance Community Is Holding Up Under Harvey

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

While the basement and parking garage of the Wortham Theater Center (home venue of Houston Ballet) are flooded, "so far, it seems that the small and mid-size companies came through the storm with minor damage."

Chinese Company Sets Guinness World Record for the Most Robots Dancing Simultaneously

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The WL Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd in China broke a Guinness World Record in Guangzhou, China for the most robots dancing simultaneously. On August 17th, they had 1,069 Dobi robots performing a choreographed dance routine for 1 minute and 16 seconds. A post shared by Guinness World Records (@guinnessworldrecords) on Aug 18, 2017 at 12:16pm...

VMware Cloud is now live on AWS — and IT pros just did a little happy dance

When VMware announced it was partnering with AWS last fall, it turned more than a few enterprise heads. After all, we’re talking about one company that dominates virtual machines on-prem, and the other in the public cloud. Together,Show More Summary

Backstage With the Royal Swedish Ballet

4 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Photographer Björn Abelin offers an intimate look at one of the world’s oldest dance companies in a new exhibit.

New World Record For Dancing Robots (No, Seriously - And You Can See Video Here)

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"On a large plaza in the city last week, company staff diligently set up more than one thousand of the 18-inch robots to attempt the dancing record. You’ll be pleased to know that the team achieved the feat, with a total of 1,069 Dobi robots strutting their stuff in sync with one another, and as […]

Preview: Staibdance marks 10th anniversary with “X,” a showcase of its best works from its past

Dance companies are often formed to fill artistic needs. For George Staib, founder and artistic director of Staibdance, that need was for an outlet to explore choreography in more depth than he could with his students at Emory University, where he’s a member of the dance faculty. But he also thought that delving into dance...

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