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Oakland Dancers Share Stage with Snoop Dogg at Levi's Stadium

Cheryl Hurd reports. An Oakland dance group shared the stage with rap superstar Snoop Dogg during a halftime performance at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg, Rap, Arts

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Dancer Marge Champion Set for Rare Live Interview at The Spiral Theater, 10/5

In celebrating a career that spans eight decades, Marge Champion steps back into the limelight to tell her story to Richard Skipper who interviews celebrities by broadcast, podcast, newspaper column, blog and in a live setting such as the Spiral Theater Studio, to get the essence of the artist's complete body of work. No one in Manhattan is interviewing the performer quite like Richard Skipper is today.


Related Topix: Marge Champion, Drama Movies, Show Boat, Musical Movies, Theater, Arts, Family, Comedy Movies, Hello, Dolly!

Heidi Duckler Dance Theater to Premiere Ocean's Skin at Brisbane Festival, Sept 23-27

On Tuesday, September 23 through Saturday, September 27, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will present the world premiere of Ocean's Skin, in partnership with Topology Music , for free performances at the Brisbane Festival in South Brisbane, Australia. Ocean's Skin is the creation of Artistic Director/Choreographer, Heidi Duckler, based in Los Angeles, and Topology Music 's Composer/Musical Director, John Babbage, based in Australia.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Brisbane, Australia Travel, Australia Travel, Theater

Roll into town for fresh, funky festival

THE streets surrounding Hilton College will come alive with art during the Witness Hilton Arts Festival this weekend, for a number of reasons. According to the festival programme, Locomoto integrates contemporary dance and a steel sculpture to share a distinct message about desire, dominance and consumption.


Related Topix: Arts

New York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab Continues Tonight

In the September installment of New York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab, three choreographers will present new production numbers created in conjunction with three composer/lyricists. The salon begins at 6:30pm at ART/NY Studios, Spaces @ 520 .


Related Topix: New York, Theater, Arts

Melissa West illuminates dark side of Staten Island's 'bad woods' with new dance

Choreographer Melissa West has nothing against Staten Island's lovely forests: "bad woods," her new dance, isn't intended as criticism. Appropriately enough, the three-person piece will take place under tall trees Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Modern Dance, Entertainment

Winifred Haun & Dancers Set for Breaking Ice at Link's Hall, 10/16-18

Winifred Haun & Dancers will be featured in Fused Muse Ensemble's "Breaking Ice," an evening of cutting edge music, dance and video, from October 16 to 18 at Link's Hall. Breaking Ice explores themes of water, ice, our rising oceans, and the fragility of nature.


Related Topix: Arts, University of Chicago

City Pages

Ananya Chatterjea on Imagined Futures Emerging from Despair

After spending four years investigating violence against women through the lens of mud, gold, oil, and water, choreographer Ananya Chatterjea of Ananya Dance Theatre now points her focus toward revering the extraordinary work women do throughout the world to sustain their communities. Titled "Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming," Chatterjea's new piece draws on Duke Ellington's concept of a an imagined future that's not frilly but soaked in the blues of past disappointments.


Related Topix: Arts, Columbia University

CBC News

Young dancers excited to perform at human rights museum's opening

It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 130 young Winnipeggers who will dance at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights' opening ceremonies on Friday morning. They were selected from almost 500 dancers, between the ages of eight and 13, who had auditioned for a chance to take part in the opening ceremony.


Related Topix: Arts

Detroit News

Rita Moreno reflects on Oscar-winning role in 'West Side Story'

If you've seen the musical 'West Side Story,' which adapted the star-crossed lovers theme of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' and set it in gang-infested Manhattan, it isn't hard to imagine how the young performers caught up in such a fiery, high-energy film formed lifelong bonds. Actress Rita Moreno played the key role of Anita, the girlfriend of Bernardo, leader of the Puerto Rican Sharks gang.


Related Topix: Rita Moreno, Arts

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Friends of Jim Giancarlo remember Ashland theater icon

The celebration of the life of the long-time artistic director of Oregon Cabaret Theatre was held in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Angus Bowmer Theatre, where mourners and well-wishers filled the 600-seat theater to near-capacity. With Stadelman as master of ceremonies, and with lots of help, the program chronicled Giancarlo's life - often with old film and still photos - from the time he was a kid in Buffalo, N.Y., to a young man becoming a social worker, then a flower child in San Francisco, a Green Show dancer for the OSF and ultimately a choreographer and college teacher, and the business and spiritual leader of the popular OCT.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Buffalo, NY, York College

The Link

Dance Theatre Fusion

Choreographer Fabien Prioville's new performance art piece Reverse_Me will take-over the Montreal location of the German non-profit Goethe-Institut this week. "The show is unique because it touches several different creative arts," said Prioville.


Related Topix: Theater

The Washington Post

Patricia McBride, Kennedy Center honoree, is no tragic ballerina

"Ballerina" is hardly the profession that comes to mind when one thinks of work-life balance or "having it all." The women in the spotlight conjure images of beauty, but also sacrifice, single-minded devotion and lofty standards, impossible to reach.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Wedding, Teaneck, NJ, Entertainment, Television

The Hollywood Gossip

Abby Lee Miller Slams Taylor Swift Dancing: How Dare She?!?

On an edition of E! News last Thursday, bullying Dance Moms choreographer took aim at Taylor Swift, saying she isn't a fan of the singer's dance moves in the video for " Shake It Off ." "She should have had the Abby Lee Miller Treatment as a child," Miller said.


Related Topix: Taylor Swift, Arts, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, J Lo

WRIC-TV Richmond

Richmond Ballet Opens Season with "Studio One" This Month

The Richmond Ballet is opening their 2014-2015 season with "Studio One" this month. The show features a special performance called iNVERSION, a multimedia piece from New York-based choreographer, Darrell Grand Moultrie.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet

WNYC-AM New York

Bill T. Jones' Stories

Bill T. Jones , award-winning artistic director, cofounder, and choreographer of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and executive artistic director of New York Live Arts and the author of , looks back on his start as an artist and the influence of John Cageon his career.


Related Topix: Arts

Sun Sep 14, 2014


RNZB appoints new Artistic Director

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the appointment of 36 year old Italian Francesco Ventriglia as the company's new artistic director. Francesco Ventriglia was appointed after an extensive international recruitment process.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, New York, Italy, World News,

Artist, Activist & Gardener Derek Jarman Conjured In Premiere Solo Performance, Oct. 19-23

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 .


Related Topix: Arts, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel

Star Tribune

REVIEW: A world premiere for dance opera 'Test Pilot'

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.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Inventions, Science / Technology, Ballet, Entertainment

The New Zealand Herald

Dancing like there is no tomorrow

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.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet