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Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (May 26–28)

There is a mix of culture and cars this weekend. If fast, noisy cars are your thing, the National Capital Rally is on and offers easy access to a spectacular event. If art is more your thing the Sydney Dance Company are in town with their latest production, Orb, and the National Indigenous Art Triennial opens […]

Story Time Sweets

5 days agoHumor : Cake Wrecks

Once Upon a Time... ...in the Kingdom of Zuu, (By Artisan Cake Company) lived a helpful young owl his Mom had named Huu. Huu danced with Petunia when she did ballet, (By Dinky Doodle) and untangled Sloth when bars got in the way. (By...Show More Summary

Five Atlanta Ballet Stars Split Off On Their Own To Form New Company

"Before Terminus Modern Ballet Theater even puts a pointe shoe onto a Marley floor, it is already one of the most prominent dance troupes in Atlanta. First, there’s the star power of their five company dancers — perhaps the most recognizable faces in the Atlanta dance community from their tenures at Atlanta Ballet."

Matthew Bourne opens the vault and pulls out gems: 'Early Adventures' at the Wallis

6 days agoArts : Culture Monster

Los Angeles has seen more of Matthew Bourne’s provocative dance dramas than any other American city. But on Wednesday, his London-based company, New Adventures, presented three works entirely new to us — new and old at the same time. In its sole U.S. engagement, Bourne’s “Early Adventures” came...

Small and minority-led dance companies get access to new funds

Dance/NYC is launching a $500,000 fund to make operating grants to the most fragile companies. The money comes from a grant by the Ford Foundation. With the Dance Advancement Fund, Dance/NYC, a... To view the full story, click the title link.

The inside story of Terminus, the new dance company by five ex-Atlanta Ballet dancers

On a sultry Thursday evening in late April, only three weeks before the Atlanta Ballet season finale, five current and former company dancers gathered in an enclosed parking garage inside the Westside Cultural Arts Center to greet their future. The hard, bare concrete floor was hardly optimal for dance — far removed from the state-of-the-art...

L.A. Dance Project Is Becoming A New Model For What A Dance Company Can Be

Benjamin Millepied's "ambitious vision is redefining what an independent dance company can do: grow into an online dance platform and a lifestyle brand, host a building and performance space, and build an international presence."

Maybe It's Time To Quit Talking On And On About 'Audience Engagement' - There Are Already Engaged Audiences Out There

In an editorial that concentrates in the dance scene in Philadelphia but could apply to any of the performing arts, Steven Weisz argues that there are plenty of smaller companies and organizations "already firmly entrenched in the communities they service... [and] tend to attract younger and more diverse audiences as a result" - and […]

Nomi's 'Ten Yeared' includes dance work 'Kim' for every woman

Concluding its 10th season, Nomi Dance Company presents "Ten Yeared" for one night only Saturday at the Athenaeum Theatre. On the program is "Fyrsta Decad," an abstraction of Nomi's 10-year journey premiered last fall by artistic director and choreographer Laura Kariotis, plus a world premiere...

Missing the Martha in Martha Graham Dance

Celebrating Martha Graham’s commitment to new American music, an ambitious five-part program at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge on Saturday found the Graham Dance Company accompanied and outclassed by Christopher Rountree’s chamber orchestra wild Up. The problem: passion that could...

Hubbard Street's 'Dance(e)volve' plays with rehearsal time notions - and cyborgs

Is there such a thing as a third space for company dancers, and what might that be? I speak not here of Starbucks but of a place somewhere between the sanctuary of the rehearsal room — where dancers exist in a closed community, progressively fusing themselves to their work but always being pulled...

Should Dancers Have To Pay A Fee To Audition?

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"In other industries, paying a future employer for an interview would be considered unethical. Yet in dance, it is common practice. Many companies offer the explanation that it is expensive to hold open calls and in exchange for that fee, they are providing a class. Now, cash-strapped dancers and even some company leaders find themselves […]

A Woman Takes Over From A Man In New York City Ballet's First Gender-Neutral Role - How's It Working Out?

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Justin Peck selected his old friend (and company star) Robert Fairchild to dance the lead in the premiere run of his The Times Are Racing. But he conceived it as a unisex part, and he chose Ashly Isaacs to take over from Fairchild for the current season. Alastair Macaulay reports on how she looks in […]

Anaheim Ballet performing with ‘no filter’

The Anaheim Ballet is performing later this month in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Samueli Theater. The company will be presenting a one-act dance concert titled “#NOFILTER,” which features classical and contemporary styles. There will be no curtain and no wings to the stage for the May 26 performance. Instead, audience members will see […]

German insurance ad slammed for its 'cheap ripoff' of a Maori haka

Unfortunate that it has to be said in 2017, but please don't appropriate other peoples' culture. A German insurance company, ARAG, is facing online backlash for a TV spot that features a dance imitating a traditional Ma?ri haka, a culturally...Show More Summary

Dell EMC leverages shared portfolio to take aim at cloud

When giants dance, the world watches. Dell and EMC, both giants in their own right, have merged into Dell EMC, now a powerful force in the tech industry. This merger gives both companies the tools and product lines they need to navigate a future of cloud and services. Show More Summary

Preview: With “Camino Real,” Tara Lee and 12 others take their last dance for Atlanta Ballet

This weekend marks the symbolic end of the John McFall era at Atlanta Ballet. The company performs the ballet version of Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real, which the former artistic director commissioned from his last resident choreographer, Helen Pickett. It also marks the final performance of 13 dancers from the McFall era, including five of the company’s...

Dance Moms’ Star Sentenced to Prison

Abby Lee Miller, the controversial dance company founder who stars on the Lifetime reality show “Dance Moms,” was sentenced to one year plus one day in federal prison in her bankruptcy fraud case. People reports that Miller’s prison term is...

Paul Taylor proves staying power of '70s and '80s dance

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Now 86, Paul Taylor has been making dances for more than 60 years. His artistic legacy far exceeds, and reverberates much wider, than the sum of his individual pieces. In preparation for a future Paul Taylor Dance Company without the master, outside choreographers have been invited in to make works...

Under New Management

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Concerto Grosso", "Corvidae", "The Exiles", "Suite from a Choreographic Offering", "Night Light" Límon Dance Company Joyce Theater New York, New York May 2, 2017 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2017 by Mary Cargill José LÍmon founded his...Show More Summary

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