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BWW Review: PAT TAYLOR'S JAZZANTIQUA DANCE ILLUMINATES THE BRAND LIBRARY AND THR Photo BWW Review: PAT TAYLOR'S JAZZANTIQUA DANCE ILLUMINATES THE BRAND LIBRARY AND THRILLS THE AUDIENCE @ The Brand Library & Art Center
by Valerie-Jean Miller on May 28, 2022 in Dance

Another lovely early evening of pure dance bliss. Sun still shining on another ideal California spring day; the final performance in the three-part dance series by nine talented and soul-sharing dancers included Shari Washington Rhone, Justin Edmonson, Latrice Postell, Kacy Keys, Chris Smith, Tashara Gavin-Moorehead, Laura Ann Smyth, Alex Rasmussen and Bernard Brown; all a part of JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble. They performed mainly outside on the grounds surrounding the Library.​​​​​​​ This was the third and final performance of the Brand Associates Dance series that included Nickerson-Rossi Dance, Tropicaleiza and 4 weekends of workshops. Pat Taylor is a master at her craft. She created and is Artistic Director/Choreographer for the prestigious jazz dance company established in 1993. She not only chooses her music, dancers, production people, etc. to gel with her initial idea for a dance piece; she develops it with input from all the dancers as well, and creates through her emotions, her knowledge, love and history in Dance, and what she draws from each of her full-of-joy/life dancers... and they are into it! The program consists of excerpts from a new work they are now continuing to develop, after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, entitled “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” which, Pat Taylor explained, “celebrates music and reflections by renowned African-American women that are jazz artists, activists and engagers. It is a celebration of community, and a soul-stirring shout-out to living, learning and loving.
Florida Teen Selected for Training Spot with The Sarasota Ballet Photo Florida Teen Selected for Training Spot with The Sarasota Ballet
by Marissa Tomeo on May 28, 2022 in Dance

When former international ballet star Jean-Hugues Feray decided to open his own dance school in Jupiter in early 2009, the Keavy family noticed. They recognized Feray immediately from his years dancing professionally with the original Ballet Florida and were one of the first families to enroll their then-4-year-old daughter Clare in dance classes at his new school. Their daughter quickly fell in love with ballet, and today – after 13 years of training with Feray at his now-renowned Paris Ballet and Dance – Clare, now 17, has earned a coveted trainee spot at The Sarasota Ballet on Florida’s west coast.
Leonardo Suarez Paz's PIAZZOLLA 100 Presents SYMPHONIC TANGO Photo Leonardo Suarez Paz's PIAZZOLLA 100 Presents SYMPHONIC TANGO
by A.A. Cristi on May 27, 2022 in Dance

Leonardo Suarez Paz's PIAZZOLLA 100 presents 'Symphonic Tango' in collaboration with the North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Max Lifchitz, who leads the orchestra in its 42nd season featuring soloists Leonardo Suarez Paz on violin and Lisa Hansen on flute.
Helen Simoneau Danse to Premiere New Dance at Dance St. Louis Photo Helen Simoneau Danse to Premiere New Dance at Dance St. Louis
by A.A. Cristi on May 27, 2022 in Dance

In addition, Helen Simoneau Danse will premiere a new duet at Dance St. Louis on May 27, 2022, and Simoneau is also being commissioned by both Charlotte Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre for their upcoming 22/23 seasons.
Helen Simoneau Danse Announces Four Summer Events Including World Premiere Of DE Photo Helen Simoneau Danse Announces Four Summer Events Including World Premiere Of DELICATE FLOWER
by A.A. Cristi on May 27, 2022 in Dance

Helen Simoneau Danse announces summer performances in St. Louis, MO; Durham, NC; and Miami, FL. Featuring the world premiere of Delicate Power at the American Dance Festival on June 23, 2022, Helen Simoneau Danse will then perform two engagements at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center: first as part of Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami on July 16 & 17, 2022, and later at the Center's Lab Theater on August 5-7, 2022.
Semperoper Dresden Presents Ballet Premiere: PEER GYNT June 2022 Photo Semperoper Dresden Presents Ballet Premiere: PEER GYNT June 2022
by A.A. Cristi on May 27, 2022 in Dance

Five years after its world premiere in Basel, Johan Inger's choreography »Peer Gynt« will now be staged in Germany for the first time.
Human Connection Arts Premieres FREEDOM DANCE At The Gene Frankel Theatre Photo Human Connection Arts Premieres FREEDOM DANCE At The Gene Frankel Theatre
by A.A. Cristi on May 27, 2022 in Dance

Human Connection Arts, a non-profit founded by NYC-based artist and body painter Andy Golub, announced today performance dates of the group's second Naked Theater production, 'Freedom Dance.'
The Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival Continues with the LANDSCAPE by Elena Ant Photo The Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival Continues with the LANDSCAPE by Elena Antoniou
by A.A. Cristi on May 27, 2022 in Dance

The program of the 23rd Contemporary Dance Festival continues on Monday, 6th of June  with the LANDSCAPE performance by Elena Antoniou, which has been selected as the Cypriot participation in the Festival.
Dancer, Actor & Broadway Performer Robert John Weber, Jr. Passes Away at 63 Photo Dancer, Actor & Broadway Performer Robert John Weber, Jr. Passes Away at 63
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 27, 2022 in Dance

Robert John Weber, Jr., 63, passed away May 3rd in Wanaque, New Jersey. Born in Midland, Michigan, Robert was a dancer, actor and choreographer who performed on Broadway in Miss Saigon and Meet Me in St. Louis, in the Broadway national tour of Jerome Robbins Broadway and as principal soloist with multiple European ballet companies.
GatherNYC Announces the Final 3 Weekends of its Spring 2022 Season Featuring Pig Photo GatherNYC Announces the Final 3 Weekends of its Spring 2022 Season Featuring Pigeonwing Dance & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 27, 2022 in Dance

GatherNYC has announced the final 3 performances of its Spring 2022 season, held at the series’ new home at Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). The performances take place Sundays, June 5, 12 and 19 at 11am, and also feature a brief spoken word performance by Moth StorySLAM-winning storytellers and a collective celebration of silence.
Scottish Ballet Presents the London Premiere Of THE CRUCIBLE, June 14-18 Photo Scottish Ballet Presents the London Premiere Of THE CRUCIBLE, June 14-18
by A.A. Cristi on May 26, 2022 in Dance

Scottish Ballet is set to bewitch London audiences at Sadler's Wells in June 2022 with its award winning production of The Crucible, based on the play by Arthur Miller and choreographed by  Helen Pickett. 
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces The Bridge Class June 1 Photo Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces The Bridge Class June 1
by A.A. Cristi on May 26, 2022 in Dance

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company announces The Bridge Virtual Dance Institute of boundary breaking dance experiences free pne-hour company classes on Zoom open to all dancers at an Intermediate to Advanced Level June 1, 2022.
The National Center for Choreography - Akron to Host a National Summit Convening Photo The National Center for Choreography - Akron to Host a National Summit Convening
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 26, 2022 in Dance

The National Center for Choreography - Akron (NCCAkron) will host a National Summit Convening for all of its Creative Administration Research (CAR) program Artists and Thought Partners, Thursday, June 2 through Saturday, June 4, 2022.
World Premiere of Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company's CURRICULUM II to be Prese Photo World Premiere of Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company's CURRICULUM II to be Presented at PEAK Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 26, 2022 in Dance

PEAK Performances at Montclair State University will welcome back Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company for the world premiere of Curriculum II, a timely new work conceived and directed by the iconic, Tony-winning, and currently-Tony-nominated Bill T. Jones and choreographed by Jones with Janet Wong and the Company. 
Dance/NYC Announces the Recipients of New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsid Photo Dance/NYC Announces the Recipients of New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 26, 2022 in Dance

The service organization Dance/NYC has announced the 20 recipients of the second iteration of the New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program (RSS), made possible by the generous support of the Mellon Foundation.
Polish National Ballet and Dutch National Ballet Will Co-Produce THE TEMPEST / H Photo Polish National Ballet and Dutch National Ballet Will Co-Produce THE TEMPEST / HAMBURG Next Month
by Stephi Wild on May 26, 2022 in Dance

This co-production of the Polish National Ballet and Dutch National Ballet was originally devised by Krzysztof Pastor in the year of the Bard’s 450th birthday. Two years later, acing on his desire to reinterpret the work, the choreographer used the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death as an opportunity to put on a new adaptation of The Tempest, this time round at the Polish National Opera and with the dancers of the Polish National Ballet.
More Talent Announced For Fire Island Dance Festival Photo More Talent Announced For Fire Island Dance Festival
by Stephi Wild on May 26, 2022 in Dance

A bevy of performers bringing a new wave of fresh perspective to the world of ballet, plus internationally renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, have just been added to Fire Island Dance Festival’s luminous lineup.
Ballet Hispánico School Of Dance Announces Best Practices: We Support Learning! Photo Ballet Hispánico School Of Dance Announces Best Practices: We Support Learning!
by Stephi Wild on May 26, 2022 in Dance

Ballet Hispánico School of Dance announces that registration is now open for a week-long summer professional development program for dance teachers, July 11-15, 2022. The program is $525 for in-person attendees and $435 for virtual attendees, with discounts available for School of Dance partner organizations, including NDEO and NASD members.
Philadelphia Ballet Returns to Red Rose Farm for Third Annual Spring Festival Photo Philadelphia Ballet Returns to Red Rose Farm for Third Annual Spring Festival
by A.A. Cristi on May 25, 2022 in Dance

Philadelphia Ballet has announced its Third Annual Spring Festival at Red Rose Farm, a new outdoor ballet tradition, taking place June 2 - 4 in Villanova, PA.
Dance New Jersey Announces Applications Are Open For Their Mini-Grant 2022: Covi Photo Dance New Jersey Announces Applications Are Open For Their Mini-Grant 2022: Covid Relief For Individual Dance Artists
by A.A. Cristi on May 25, 2022 in Dance

Applications are open for Dance New Jersey's Mini-Grant 2022: Covid Relief for Individual Dance Artists through June 6th, 2022.
American Ballet Theatre Announces Casts for First Two Weeks of 2022 Summer Seaso Photo American Ballet Theatre Announces Casts for First Two Weeks of 2022 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 25, 2022 in Dance

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2022 Summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.
Paris Ballet to Perform at Kravis Center Photo Paris Ballet to Perform at Kravis Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 25, 2022 in Dance

Paris Ballet is bringing the enchantment of dance to the Kravis Center for its final performances of the 2021/22 season!
World Premiere of AMERICA(NA) TO ME to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022 Photo World Premiere of AMERICA(NA) TO ME to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 25, 2022 in Dance

The world premiere Pillow-exclusive engagement, America(na) to Me, will kick off Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2022 in the opening week of the Festival – as the first week-long performance in the newly renovated Ted Shawn Theatre – from June 22-26.
Cynthia Erivo Announced as Honorary Chair for Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Photo Cynthia Erivo Announced as Honorary Chair for Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 25, 2022 in Dance

The centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center engagement is the Ailey Spirit Gala on Thursday, June 16. The evening’s Honorary Chair is Grammy® Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning actress, singer and producer Cynthia Erivo, most recently seen in Apple TV+’s anthology series Roar.
TAP CITY Returns in July With All New Festival Lineup Photo TAP CITY Returns in July With All New Festival Lineup
by Stephi Wild on May 25, 2022 in Dance

Live, in-person tap dance workshops, performances and special events herald the return of Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, the American Tap Dance Foundation's week-long tap festival Monday, July 4 through Sunday, July 10 right in in tap’s hometown, New York City. The TAP CITY Festival week, celebrating its 22nd year, will return LIVE for the first time since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic - in 2020 Tap City was virtual, and in 2021 hybrid.
Diablo Ballet Announces New Dance Laboratory Photo Diablo Ballet Announces New Dance Laboratory
by A.A. Cristi on May 24, 2022 in Dance

Founded in 2022 by Diablo Ballet dancer Felipe Leon, Dance Laboratory is a residency program that has offered four local Bay Area choreographers to have an unconstrained space to dream, develop and express an innovative new work featuring Diablo Ballet dancers. 
REVERIE: An Independent Short Dance Film To Premiere At DANCES WITH FILMS Photo REVERIE: An Independent Short Dance Film To Premiere At DANCES WITH FILMS
by A.A. Cristi on May 24, 2022 in Dance

Reverie, a short dance film directed and choreographed by Caitlin Gray, with cinematography and editing by AJ Paug, is having its West Coast premiere at the world-famous Chinese Theatres in Hollywood in conjunction with Dances with Films 25th Anniversary Season on June 10th at 5pm PST. The film is produced by Caitlin Gray Creative and Pandako Media.
Deeply Rooted to Receive Highest Level of Support from the University of Chicago Photo Deeply Rooted to Receive Highest Level of Support from the University of Chicago's Community Programs Accelerator 
by A.A. Cristi on May 24, 2022 in Dance

On May 18, the Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago announced that Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is one of two organizations joining the Accelerator's 2022/2023 nonprofit cohort at the Core level. The organization will receive $50,000 in grant funding along with intense, focused, and customized support for up to three years.
SAB Alumni Cocktail Party To Celebrate 50 Years Of Suki Schorer, June 3 Photo SAB Alumni Cocktail Party To Celebrate 50 Years Of Suki Schorer, June 3
by A.A. Cristi on May 24, 2022 in Dance

The School Of American Ballet invites alumni near and far to celebrate Suki Schorer's 50th Anniversary at SAB! Since joining the permanent faculty in 1972, Suki has touched the lives of countless young dancers, imparting her wisdom and singular understanding of Balanchine's teaching and aesthetic to generations of students. The School will honor Suki at our 2022 Workshop Performances and we invite alumni to join us in celebrating her this spring.The School Of American Ballet invites alumni near and far to celebrate Suki Schorer's 50th Anniversary at SAB! Since joining the permanent faculty in 1972, Suki has touched the lives of countless young dancers, imparting her wisdom and singular understanding of Balanchine's teaching and aesthetic to generations of students.
Protest Against Phoenix Dance Theatre Ending Dancers' Contracts Photo Protest Against Phoenix Dance Theatre Ending Dancers' Contracts
by Aliya Al-Hassan on May 24, 2022 in Dance

Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds has confirmed it will end the contracts of five dancers, despite a petition and high-profile protest against the move. On 23rd May, a demonstration was held outside its headquarters in Leeds after more than 1,800 people signed a petition calling on Phoenix Dance Theatre to reverse the decision. 
Tom Gold Dance Announces Summer 2022 Programming Photo Tom Gold Dance Announces Summer 2022 Programming
by Stephi Wild on May 24, 2022 in Dance

Tom Gold Dance will return to TurnPark Art Space in West Stockbridge, MA, Wednesday, June 22 and to Untermyer Park and Gardens in Yonkers, Sunday, July 24.
The Washington Ballet Takes To The Plaza At City Center For Three Nights Of Free Photo The Washington Ballet Takes To The Plaza At City Center For Three Nights Of Free Performances
by A.A. Cristi on May 23, 2022 in Dance

Shop, dine and experience The Washington Ballet June 2, 3 and 4 in the Plaza at CityCenter.
Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Presents Classic And New Dance From Rising Stars Photo Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Presents Classic And New Dance From Rising Stars
by A.A. Cristi on May 23, 2022 in Dance

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park - Sonja Kostich, Chief Executive and Artistic Officer - announces the full programming for the 2022 Summer Festival, with a host of stars and premieres in the scenic Hudson Valley location. Continuing its mission to be a home for artists across disciplines with the annual Summer Festival, Kaatsbaan continues with:
Kaatsbaan Cultural Park to Present World Premiere By Live Arts Global Photo Kaatsbaan Cultural Park to Present World Premiere By Live Arts Global
by A.A. Cristi on May 23, 2022 in Dance

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park - Sonja Kostich, Chief Executive and Artistic Officer - announces the full programming for the 2022 Summer Festival, with a host of stars and premieres in the scenic Hudson Valley location. Continuing its mission to be a home for artists across disciplines with the annual Summer Festival, Kaatsbaan continues with:
MOMIX to Return to The Joyce with ALICE Photo MOMIX to Return to The Joyce with ALICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 23, 2022 in Dance

The Joyce Theater Foundation will travel down the rabbit hole this summer with MOMIX and Artistic Director Moses Pendelton’s latest creation, ALICE. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this mind (and body) bending evening-length adventure will play a three-week summer engagement at The Joyce Theater from July 6-24.
VIDEO: Watch 'Open Relations,' a Dance Film About Gay Relationships Photo VIDEO: Watch 'Open Relations,' a Dance Film About Gay Relationships
by Marissa Tomeo on May 22, 2022 in Dance

The Broadway and LGBTQ communities are coming together to celebrate bringing open relationships out of the closet with a dance film short!  In the film you will see a gay couple sharing their lives with multiple partners in a joyful and harmonious way. The approach to the film is light, playful and even humorous at times while still honoring the depth and heart of the content.