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5 hrs ago |

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 .


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9 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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.


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18 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

A lifetime of dance

THE name Patricia Judith Maryla Ricketts may not immediately ring a bell, but say Patsy Ricketts, and the word dance is almost guaranteed to follow. Come National Heroes' Day - October 20 - Ricketts joins a long list of Jamaicans who will receive national awards at King's House where she will receive the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander , for her sterling contribution to the creative arts in the area of dance.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

State Journal

Local 'celebrities' and professional dancers come together for charity, competition

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.


Related Topix: Arts, Frankfort, KY, Family, Kids

Zulu Gremlin pops and locks with Kiwi kids

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.


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The New Zealand Herald

Kiwi dancer stars in Step Up 5

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.


Related Topix: Arts, So You Think You Can Dance, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Drama, Oceania, New Zealand, World News,

The Daily Star

A global superstar in town

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.


Related Topix: Arts, Bangladesh, World News, Asia, Events


Dancing on Architecture: An aerial dance troupe will take...

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.


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Halifax Courier

Stars of ballet and TV waltz into Halifax for dance academy opening

Two stars of the ballet world and a children's TV presenter are visiting Halifax this weekend to celebrate the opening of a new dance academy. Prima Ballerina Monica Loughman who trained in Russia and went on to become of their top ballerinas, and Daniel Jones, who has just retired after 22 years as a soloist with the English National Ballet, are guests at The Halifax Dance Academy, along with popular CBeebies TV presenter, Alex Winters.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, West Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Yoga, Fitness,

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Star Tribune

Dance: Ananya's 'Radical Dreaming' takes flight

"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.


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Burning Coal Theatre and NC State Dance Program to Present State of Dance, 11/6-8

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.


Related Topix: Arts, Raleigh, NC, Wake County, NC, Modern Dance, Cary, NC

Warrnambool Standard

Primary school dancers take a spectacular step

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.


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Dance review: Fain's 'Imperfect' on way to perfect

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.


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Dallas Observer

Finding the Future in the Past for Bruce Wood Dance Project's Lovett + More

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.


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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 judge Ganesh Hegde clicked 1700 pictures with Madhuri Dixit-Nene

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.


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"Yes, I rock, but only on stage"

Young dancehall musician, MzVee, who often gets her audience excited by the way she twerks and winds her waist during live performances says most men get it wrong when they equate how well a woman dances to how good she may be in bed. "I don't understand it," she told Showbiz, "why some men think that because of the suggestive dance moves I make on stage, I am automatically naughty, or I'm a bad girl.


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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Rocket

Dance majors of SRU cast in a new film

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.


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The George Towner

Diplomats of Dance Society founders and host committee: Nicole...

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.


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Daily Reporter

Wheeldon's colorful 'Alice' - a really big show

It takes nine - yes, nine - tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. No wonder its choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, calls the production "my big girl."


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