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10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

At Dance Placea s reopening gala, music and funky fashion

Just moments before the gala performance was set to begin at Dance Place on Saturday night, a clique of staffers was instructed to start herding patrons away from the hors d'oeuvres and toward the theater. But first, the staffers huddled together in a hallway as one loudly whispered, "Did you see Carla? She's in heels!" "Carla" is Carla Perlo, the Dance Place co-director who typically dresses casually but has been anything but nonchalant in her efforts to complete a 10-month, $4 million renovation project at the Brookland venue that has been so vital to Washington's modern dance scene since 1986.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Travel, Entertainment

11 hrs ago |

An evening with Ballets with a twist

Ballets with a Twist brought a new flavor to Medford Oregon's Craterian Theater last night. The unique brilliance of contemporary dance with a little classical ballet flavor added in lit up the stage in this New York-based company's "Cocktail Hour."


Related Topix: Medford, OR, Theater, Arts, Ballet

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Erie Times News

Today in History for Sept. 14

On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to begin writing the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" after witnessing how an American flag flying over the Maryland fort had withstood a night of British bombardment during the War of 1812; the poem later became the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner."


Related Topix: Pensacola, FL, Arts

Review: a Angel of Gravitya

Though it bears the same title as last April's show, the revived "Angel of Gravity" presented Friday at the Uptown Studio, was, in fact, a fairly different production. It was still a collaborative and somewhat experimental effort that brought together modern dance and flamenco, but most numbers were new.


Related Topix: Arts, Painting


Taylor Swift Embraces The Angst In New 'Shake It Off' Outtakes

Have you had enough of "Shake it Off" in your life? No? OK, good. Glad I'm not alone there.


Related Topix: Taylor Swift, Arts, Ballet

Fri Sep 12, 2014

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, Dance, Raleigh, NC, Wake County, NC, Cary, NC


Day at the Museum: Spectacular Costumes From the 'Dance & Fashion' Exhibit at FIT

This is turning out to be quite a good week for fashion history lovers. Following the opening of Killer Heels on Wednesday comes Dance & Fashion , the Museum at FIT 's latest exhibit, debuting to the public tomorrow.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Fashion, Designers, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Art Daily

Exhibition of photographs by Peter Lindbergh spanning thirty years opens at Gagosian Paris

Gagosian Paris presents photographs by Peter Lindbergh spanning thirty years, his first solo exhibition in Paris in more than a decade. Over the course of his career, Lindbergh has taken inspiration for his photography from modern dance, early German and East European cinema and photography, as well as his own personal history, resulting in a bold, elemental photographic language.


Related Topix: Photography, Arts

Daily Camera

Boulder County workout: The Body Speaks

Colleen Mulvihill, right, works with Kim de Jager. Mulvihill incorporates Pilates, Gyrontonic and other modalities into her client-specific workouts.


Related Topix: Pilates, Fitness, Boulder County, CO, Longmont, CO, Arts, Dance, Yoga

The Northern Scot

Rebecca Vasment with the Kaktsitsi Drummers.

FOUR new dates for the autumn at the Ironworks offer world music, a top tribute to the ultimate Britpop band, the Mod's final fling and the return of a Runrig favourite at a ceilidh for CRY DJ/producer Rebecca Vasmant and the Kaktsitsi Drummers bring a live fusion show mixing traditional African rhythms with modern dance ingredients on Saturday, October 4. The Fergie MacDonald Band and Skipinnish will play into the small hours for the Md 2014 Final Fling! on Friday, October 17. On November 15, a special ceilidh night will be held in aid of C.R.Y with Donnie Munro, Jim Mackay's Dance Band, Grianan and Kristine Kennedy.


Related Topix: Arts, Pop/Rock, Oasis

Tue Sep 09, 2014

mishiDance at Actors Fund Arts Center

Brooklyn was full of dance this weekend as the emerging company mishiDance presented a diverse lineup of works at the Actors Fund Arts Center . Under the artistic direction of dancer and choreographer Mishi Castroverde, the company is just four years in the making with nearly a dozen dances in its repertoire and 18 dancers at the ready.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Ballet

Dancing the nights away

SCRATCHING his head slightly and thinking about dance in Europe, the internationally celebrated French choreographer, Angelin Preljocaj, says there's a kind of academics of modern dance that's developing in Europe. He has brought his renowned ballet company, Ballet Preljocaj, with a contingent of 18 dancers, to perform Les Nuits for the first time in South Africa as part of this year's Dance Umbrella.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Ballet

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Miami Herald

Cuba's Danzabierta performs a glittery psychological portrait...

The project being sold by Douglas Elliman is slated for delivery in January 2015. "> : A rendering of the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Residences.


Related Topix: Cuba, AL, Arts

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Wild Space Dance takes next strides at old Schlitz brewery

Seriously, indoors, outdoors, on top of a parking garage, in an old hardware store or a gallery - any place is a possibility for one of Wild Space's imagination-stirring, site-specific modern dance performances. Loewen and company having been hanging out in the stock house of the old Schlitz brewery in recent weeks, preparing for the "Brew City Dreams" program Sept.


Related Topix: Arts, Beer, Entertainment

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Dancers to share iconic stage

Talented dance students from Quay Theatre Arts in Weymouth will be joining 23 other dance acts at the fourth annual Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall on November 2. The students will be performing on stage in front of an audience of dance lovers and celebrity patrons, including Darcey Bussell CBE, Kimberly Wyatt and Wayne Sleep OBE. The dancers will be sharing the iconic stage with students from afar afield as Spain, Malta and Israel, as well as with a variety of celebrity guest acts including Matthew Golding and Akane Takada from The Royal Ballet.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Sunday, September 14

1901 - U.S. President William McKinley dies in Buffalo, New York, of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeds him.


Related Topix: Arts, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Burma,

The Stranger

'Ms. Pak-Man: Multiple Lives!'

Full disclosure: The Stranger has not yet seen Ms. Pak-Man: Multiple Lives! No one has.


Related Topix: Arts

Fri Sep 05, 2014


Dance in the Twin Cities: your fall guide

It's a fascinating fall full of international companies and choreographers visiting the Twin Cities, with a dozen different countries represented among the 10 most promising programs of the season. Two of the choreographers and their companies are among the most important currently working in the dance world.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Theater, St. Paul, MN, Ballet


New Dance Studio Opens in North Adams

Freedom Dance, a dance program for young children and advanced dancers that is based on the foundations of classical ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance, has opened in the heart of the city. Dance instructor Olivia Moran has been teaching beginning to preprofessional students for 15 years.


Related Topix: North Adams, MA, Arts, Ballet, Pilates, Fitness, Yoga

Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Video: Voci Dance, DJ Nigel present 'Whisper/Roar'

Voci Dance will present "Whisper/Roar" this weekend, Sept. 5-6 - it's described as a mashup of dance, music, film and installation art.


Related Topix: Arts, Orlando, FL, Project, Entertainment