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The latest news on live + streaming theatre in Dance.


Mark DeGarmo Dance Receives Grant From The NEA Photo Mark DeGarmo Dance Receives Grant From The NEA
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in Dance

Mark DeGarmo Dance has been awarded a highly competitive, peer-reviewed national Grant for Arts Projects to support  its Partnerships in Literacy through Dance and Creativity© program. Mark DeGarmo Dance's project is among the more than 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding. 
BST Returns To Live Performance With The Bridge Street Belly Dance Project Photo BST Returns To Live Performance With The Bridge Street Belly Dance Project
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in Dance

Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre returns to live performance on June 12 with what has always been one of its most exciting and popular annual events: the 2021 edition of Bridge Street Belly Dance.
Photo Flash: IHeartDance NYC Returns with an Ann Reinking Tribute, 3 World Premi Photo Photo Flash: IHeartDance NYC Returns with an Ann Reinking Tribute, 3 World Premieres and A Multi Disciplinary Program
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in Dance

iHeartDance NYC, a new initiative to celebrate and support the dance artists of New York City through performance opportunities and financial relief, welcomed audiences for 2 sold out performances on the rooftop of the Empire Hotel.
Helgi Tomasson's SWAN LAKE Closes SF Ballet's 2021 Digital Season, May 20- June Photo Helgi Tomasson's SWAN LAKE Closes SF Ballet's 2021 Digital Season, May 20- June 9
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in Dance

San Francisco Ballet streams Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson's Swan Lake from May 20 to June 9, 2021, closing SF Ballet's 2021 Digital Season.
QUEER BUTOH 2021 to Begin Streaming This June Photo QUEER BUTOH 2021 to Begin Streaming This June
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in Dance

Vangeline Theater/ New York Butoh Institute, in collaboration with Howl Arts presents Queer Butoh 2021 on June 8, 15 and 22nd, 2021 at 8pm, streaming free at www.howlarts.org. After each live stream, the video presentations will be available at www.vimeo.com/vangeline until June 30, 2021.
HERE Presents Janessa Clark's COMMUNION, June 3-19 Photo HERE Presents Janessa Clark's COMMUNION, June 3-19
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in Dance

The OBIE-winning HERE will present Janessa Clark's “Communion,” an experimental video art response to the isolation and uncertainty individuals are facing in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Guillaume Côté Appointed a Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Québec Photo Guillaume Côté Appointed a Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Québec
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in Dance

Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté has been appointed a Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec for his significant contribution to the arts in Québec. The honour was announced by Québec Premier François Legault on May 11 along with 42 other appointments.
Celebrate National Tap Dance Day With M.A.D.D. Rhythms And Chicago Tap Theatre Photo Celebrate National Tap Dance Day With M.A.D.D. Rhythms And Chicago Tap Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in Dance

M.A.D.D. Rhythms will continue its 20th Anniversary celebration in May with a day of special events in partnership with Chicago Tap Theatre to celebrate National Tap Dance Day 2021 including intermediate and advanced classes, a Tap and Jazz history lecture, and a performance featuring many of Chicago's all-star tap performers.
Metropolitan Ballet Company Announces Audition for Free Boys' Scholarship Dance Photo Metropolitan Ballet Company Announces Audition for Free Boys' Scholarship Dance Classes Taught by John Selya & More
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in Dance

Metropolitan Ballet Company is holding auditions for its renowned Boys' Scholarship Dance Program on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM, at the Metropolitan Ballet Academy, 700 N. Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Boys, ages 7-11 and 12-18 are eligible to receive free, weekly dance classes plus performance opportunities from September 2021 through June 2022.
Northwest Ballet is Now Streaming ALORS ON DANSE Photo Northwest Ballet is Now Streaming ALORS ON DANSE
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2021 in Dance

The Northwest Ballet Company is now streaming its 41st annual spring production virtually. The performance is titled 'Alors on Danse (So We Dance),' is is available now through Sunday, May 23.
Center for Modern Dance Education Founder Shirley Ubell Has Passed Away Photo Center for Modern Dance Education Founder Shirley Ubell Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in Dance

Shirley Ubell, modern dancer, dance therapist, and founder and longtime artistic director of the nonprofit Center for Modern Dance Education (CMDE), in Hackensack, New Jersey, died on April 11 in Lafayette, Calif., at the age of 93.
Ballet Sun Valley Announces Artist Lineup For July & August Performances At The Photo Ballet Sun Valley Announces Artist Lineup For July & August Performances At The Sun Valley Pavilion
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in Dance

Ballet Sun Valley announces artist lineup for its in-person, outdoor performances at the iconic open-air Sun Valley Pavilion, July 12 & 13 and August 22 & 23.
Dances Patrelle Presents REFLECTIONS ON OUR TIME - A Virtual Spring Season Photo Dances Patrelle Presents REFLECTIONS ON OUR TIME - A Virtual Spring Season
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in Dance

Dances Patrelle presents Reflections on our Time, a virtual spring season, on Thursday, May 20.
Ballet Hispánico 50th Celebration Free Virtual Premiere Photo Ballet Hispánico 50th Celebration Free Virtual Premiere
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in Dance

Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization known for 'piercing stereotypes' (The New York Times), announces its highly-anticipated 50th Celebration commemorating half a century of dance, orgullo, education, sabor, access, amor, community, espíritu, and innovation-a love poem to one of America's Cultural Treasures.
Ballet Hispánico Presents Livestream Of EN FAMILIA And Virtual Movement Workshop Photo Ballet Hispánico Presents Livestream Of EN FAMILIA And Virtual Movement Workshops In Partnership With DOROT
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in Dance

Ballet Hispánico is partnering with DOROT, a New York City-based nonprofit organization creating social connections for older adults, to present a virtual performance and artistic talkback with Rodney Hamilton, Michelle Manzanales, and Melissa Verdecia on Thursday, May 13, 2021 and two virtual movement workshops on Thursdays May 20 and 27, 2021.
North Shore Civic Ballet's Summer Auction Announced Photo North Shore Civic Ballet's Summer Auction Announced
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in Dance

The North Shore Civic Ballet invites the public to get involved in its online summer auction that raises funds to support the performing arts on the North Shore.  The nonprofit dance company seeks donations of gift cards and gift certificates for services and products to use in the auction and welcomes volunteers to participate in a number of ways.
Ballet Hispánico Announces 50th Celebration Virtual Premiere Photo Ballet Hispánico Announces 50th Celebration Virtual Premiere
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in Dance

Ballet Hispánico has announced its highly-anticipated 50th Celebration commemorating half a century of dance, orgullo, education, sabor, access, amor, community, espíritu, and innovation-a love poem to one of America's Cultural Treasures.
Rhiannon Faith's DROWNTOWN Announces Online World Premiere and Digital Tour Photo Rhiannon Faith's DROWNTOWN Announces Online World Premiere and Digital Tour
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in Dance

​​​​​​​In Rhiannon Faith's new show DROWNTOWN, six strangers, weighed down by individual darkness, come to a deprived coastal land. Seemingly abandoned, there is no one to help but themselves. Stuck between the remains of a broken community and the vast bleakness of the sea, they struggle with isolation, shame and failed support systems.
Arena Stage Announces Three-Year Partnership With Step Afrika! Photo Arena Stage Announces Three-Year Partnership With Step Afrika!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in Dance

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced a newly formed three-year partnership with Washington, D.C.-based dance company Step Afrika!. The partnership will begin in Fall 2021 as part of Arena’s 2021/22 Season and continue through 2024.
Former English National Ballet Dancer Faces Jail Sentence For Sexually Abusing Y Photo Former English National Ballet Dancer Faces Jail Sentence For Sexually Abusing Young Students
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2021 in Dance

Former English National Ballet principal dancer Yat-Sen Chang is facing a jail sentence after being found guilty of sexually abusing young dance students.
Dancing Classrooms To Host Virtual Community Celebration Of Social Dance Photo Dancing Classrooms To Host Virtual Community Celebration Of Social Dance
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2021 in Dance

On June 12, 2021, Dancing Classrooms will host its 2021 Social Dance Showcase - an online community celebration commemorating a year of defiant joy, or actively pursuing happiness and self-expression in the face of great grief and challenge. 
DANCE NOW and Arts On Site Present ENCORE! Digital Season On The Arts, June 18 Photo DANCE NOW and Arts On Site Present ENCORE! Digital Season On The Arts, June 18
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2021 in Dance

DANCE NOW and Arts On Site present Encore! DANCE NOW's Digital Season on the Arts On Site Stage, an outdoor performance featuring both live and digital works on Friday, June 18, at 6pm and 8pm.
Joffrey Ballet Expands Presence With South Loop Studio Purchase Photo Joffrey Ballet Expands Presence With South Loop Studio Purchase
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2021 in Dance

The Joffrey Ballet has announced the establishment of new studio space and training facilities at 1920 South Wabash Avenue (formerly the Chicago Dance Academy studios), expanding the Joffrey's reach to the South Loop and beyond, and marking a major step towards the completion of the organization's five-year “Joffrey for All” strategic plan.
Philadelphia's Chocolate Ballerina Company Announces IMPACT Program For Summer 2 Photo Philadelphia's Chocolate Ballerina Company Announces IMPACT Program For Summer 2021
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2021 in Dance

Chocolate Ballerina Company, a contemporary community-based dance organization that supports the hidden talents in youth and adult artists of color in the Philadelphia region, has announced their Summer 2021 IMPACT series. The program provides free dance classes and free dance leotards for performers 12-16 years in age. The IMPACT program runs from May 12 through June 30, 2021, from 5pm-6:45pm each Wednesday, at the Mt. Airy Playground, located at 7001 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
MÁM, by internationally acclaimed Irish dance theatre company Teaċ Daṁsa, nomina Photo MÁM, by internationally acclaimed Irish dance theatre company Teaċ Daṁsa, nominated for two UK Critics' Circle National Dance Awards
by Brendan Daly on May 11, 2021 in Dance

Director and choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan has been nominated for UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography for his piece MÁM, and dancer Rachel Poirier has been nominated for the Outstanding Female Modern Performance in the piece.