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5 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com
JARMAN is a premiere performance collaboration between the dynamic ensemble force/collision and OBIE award-winning playwright Caridad Svic, playing October 19 and 23. Archival home movies, new video, sound and live performance merge together to reconstruct the essence of the cult figure, artistic legacy and punk movement. Jarman brings together a community of over 40 performers through video and sound, manipulated in real time in a daring and vulnerable performance by force/collision Founding Director John Moletress .
9 hrs ago | Star Tribune
When the Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903 they couldn't have imagined how air travel would evolve from an inventor's dream into a tool of commerce complete with cramped seating. With the dance opera "Test Pilot," which had its world premiere Friday night at The O'Shaughnessy in St. Paul, choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen have put the romance back into flying, with a visually and aurally striking creation that both turns back time and contemplates the future.
14 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
Auckland is showcasing a diverse range of dance acts at Tapac at Western Springs this week. The month-long festival boasts 300-plus performers and is already 35 plays and nine song-based shows into its season.
The mirror ball grand prize and bragging rights will once again be up for grabs at the third annual Frankfort Dancing With The Stars presented at the Frankfort Convention Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Professional dancers from Capital City Dance Studio will pair with 11 local "celebrities" to compete for the annual prize.
Hip hop dancer and choreographer to the stars Steve Roybal aka Zulu Gremlin arrives in Auckland to promote the positive side of hip hop culture. He has choreographed for Justin Bieber and chilled with Rihanna, but helping to get a bunch of Kiwi kids to the world dance champs is all in a day's krumping for Zulu Gremlin.
In the age of social media and YouTube, the world of dance is increasingly being shaped by underground innovators, often youngsters pushing creative boundaries while dancing purely for fun. "Those underground movements are just as interesting as what the people at Cirque du Soleil are coming up with - if not more interesting," says dance guru and Step Up 5: All In producer Adam Shankman.
One of the most celebrated dance troupes in the world, the Akram Khan Company, is currently in Dhaka, news that will excite connoisseurs of performing arts greatly. The British Council, with help of the Bengal Foundation, is facilitating the 'homecoming' of world-renowned dancer-choreographer Akram Khan -- whose roots lie in Bangladesh.
An aerial dance troupe will take to the side of a building in the Tenderloin for the next few weeks with the goal of turning the conversation about homelessness in a more personal direction . The idea for the production, called Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane , first came to choreographer Jo Kreiter when she was working on a show on the rooftop of the Tenderloin's Renoir Hotel and would often see homeless women in the shadows below.
"Neel:a ...Blutopias of Radical Dreaming": Choreographer Ananya Chatterjea has never shied away from such big issues as racism, social justice, violence against women and war, but she also knows how to take her audience on a transcendent journey using her unique blend of the Indian dance form Odissi, yoga and Chau, a martial arts technique. "Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming" enters into the realm of women's dreams where beauty, horror, sensuality and joy all exist.
Burning Coal Theatre Company and NC State Dance Program will present State of Dance , the world premieres of six new dance pieces created by six of the most exciting young, emergent dance makers in North Carolina November 6 - 8, 2014. The works will premiere at Burning Coal Theatre's Murphey School Auditorium , Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 6 - 8 at 7:30pm.
Austin Sinclair, 11, and his Woodford schoolmates are excited to be part of today's Victorian State Schools Spectacular in Melbourne. 140909AS41 Picture: AARON SAWALL Twenty children from Woodford Primary School and a combined 30 kids from Nullawarre and District, Cudgee and Panmure primary schools will join nearly 3000 others from around Victoria at Melbourne's Hisense Arena today for the annual State Schools Spectacular.
Choreographer Liss Fain has cleared away most of the multimedia clutter in her latest dance installation, "Imperfect is Our Paradise," which opened Thursday at ODC Theater and runs through the weekend. The effect is a bit liberating and most welcome, too.
Many people wondered what would happen to the Bruce Wood Dance Project after the untimely passing of their artistic director and choreographer. Would the company fold once again? Or would they continue to pursue the mission set forth by their founder? It seems as if fate, this city, the dance community, and the desire to do what they love, has found the company choosing the latter, which you can see on stage in Lovett + More at Dallas City Performance Hall 8 p.m. Saturday or 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Chammak Challo choreographer said he clicked 1700 pictures of the Dedh Ishqiya actress during her maiden dance tour, where he was a backup dancer. "I am a huge MD fan and no one in this industry can enact her choli ke peeche walk like she does.
SRU dance students rehearse for the dance film that will be directed by Marta Renzi. Eleven students were chosen for the film, this being their first time on camera.
Avid supporters of dance flocked to the Sofitel Hotel for the Diplomats of Dance Society's "inaugural soiree" in support of D.C.'s Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company and its upcoming tour to Suriname with the U.S. State Department. Ambassador Subhas Mungra of Suriname was an honored guest.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 02:31 pm
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