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19 min ago | Hilobrow

Merce Cunningham

Facing all fronts and occupying serial centers, MERCE CUNNINGHAM stands at the pivot point of 20th-century performance; along with partner and collaborator John Cage, he initiated the critical freedoms taken up in postmodern dance.


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3 hrs ago | Charleston City Paper

Three arts groups partner to produce Mannequin: The American Dream

Mannequin utilizes modern dance and dissonant music to interpret the reality of the American Dream - the good and the bad "Shoulder roll, look left, wave wave, hip swivel, forward fold, forced arch, flat back, three steps back, pas de bourre!" Who dictates the movement of your life, the rhythm of your spirit? Is it the percussions of your heart or ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Going Through the Motions

Born 20 years apart, U.S. dancer-choreographers Trisha Brown and Stephen Petronio are related artistically yet about as different as their genders.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Theater, Ballet, Opinion

Glocally Newark

Alvin Ailey's Revelations: A Cultural Treasure. "How Does One Keep it Fresh"

TODAY at NJPAC in partnership with Alvin Ailey Dance Company, there will be a panel discussion on Alvin Ailey's Revelations: A Fresh Look at a Classic.


Related Topix: Dance, Texas


Ballet Meets Folk for a "Cornbread Duet"

With old-timey string tunes that'll lift your spirits and your knees, the Carolina Chocolate Drops know how to get the party hopping like no other revivalist band can.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dance, DMC


PHILADANCO Leaps Into Spring with Blood, Sweat and Dance

Spring comes in leaps and bounds with the return of Philly's own modern dance company Philadanco performing Blood, Sweat, and Dance, Thursday -Saturday, April 17-19, 2014, at Perelman Theater.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Theater, Ballet, Philadelphia, PA, Recreational Vehicle, Award

Swindon Advertiser

Strictly Come Dancing stars wow the crowds in Swindon

SINCE Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev teamed up as a professional dance couple on the hit BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, they have wowed audiences with their Ballroom routines and Latin dances.


Related Topix: Strictly Come Dancing, Ubisoft, Video Games, Comedy Movies, Music!, Drama Movies, Shall We Dance, Musical Movies, Take the Lead, Katya Virshilas, Waterloo Road, Entertainment, Television, Arts

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Austin enjoys Dance Fest

The Austin Dance Fest at Cafe Dance in central Austin is an exciting development on the dance scene.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, Arts, Texas State University, University of Texas at Austin, Ballet, Texas A&M University

Hispanic Business

Edouard Lock and Stina Nyberg create for Cullberg Ballet

One of the most interesting young choreographers today Swedish Stina Nyberg, with a sharp contemporary expression, lets the dancers create music and movements in an integrated work of art in which choreography, sound and light are equal.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Dance

Jessica Lang Dance pools resources of video, costumes and...

Dancers clad in blue, yellow, red and black offered an homage to painter Piet Mondrian in "Lines Cubed," one of several fascinating works on Saturday's concert by Jessica Lang Dance.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Ballet

Sun Apr 13, 2014

LA Weekly

Coachella 2014 Saturday Lineup: Muse, Lorde, Jay Z & More

"Living legend" is used so frequently, some elevated version of the phrase seems necessary to capture the full stature of modern-dance giant Paul Taylor.


Related Topix: Arts, Jazz, Paul Taylor, Black Entertainment, Earth, Wind & Fire, R-N-B, Pasadena, CA

Poughkeepsie Journal

Dance helps youths learn to be creative

When I was 6 years old, I took my first dance class. I got a new pink leotard, tap shoes and the most beautiful costume dress I had ever seen.


Related Topix: Arts, Preschoolers, Family

Sat Apr 12, 2014

LA Weekly

These Folks Come to Coachella to Get Sober

"Goddamn, Iggy Azalea is fine as hell," is what anyone and everyone must be thinking after watching the Australian-born rapper's recent music video for "Fancy," which is a spot-on ode to 1995's Clueless.


Related Topix: Dan Hedaya, Arts

The New Zealand Herald

Co-founder of Jamaican dance company dies

Eddy Thomas, co-founder of a prominent Jamaican dance company that sought to promote African heritage in a country emerging from under British rule, has died, the group announced Friday.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, World News, Jamaica,

Fri Apr 11, 2014

CBS News

Backstage with the "Naughty Boy" of modern dance

I was introduced to Paul Taylor when I was about nine years old. My father, Bob Geis, was a Public Affairs Officer for the United States Information Agency in Leningrad in the late 1970s.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance

Trinadad Express

Hunte for pageant crown

Hunte is among 70 young women from 70 countries across five continentals. The 2014 Edition will be held on the Convention Centre of Grand Hilton Seoul on May 31. Local franchise holder Oneness Entertainment T&T conducted screening on March 9 at the Petrotrin Staff Club.


Related Topix: South Korea, Arts


Dance shows in the Twin Cities: your spring guide

If the long-awaited arrival of spring makes you feel like dancing, go ahead. But also think about watching some very talented dancers express themselves in these productions.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Idaho, Theater, Ballet

Newberry Library to be Honored by Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts

The Newberry is honored to be the second recipient of The Ruth Page Center for the Arts Distinguished Service Award.


Related Topix: Page Center, IA, Arts, Dance, Ballet, Temple University, Moody Bible Institute

LA Weekly

Ben Stiller Funds Hollywood Newcomers' Fake Reality Show

The big box of candy known as Coachella is stuffed again with an assortment of familiar flavors, although there are fewer exotic confections overall this year than in previous editions.


Related Topix: Outkast, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Pop/Rock, The Replacements, Chromeo, Electronic, The Knife, Arts

LA Weekly

3 Great L.A. Rice Bowls For Every Occasion

One of the last remaining commercial-free, basic-cable TV networks, Turner Classic Movies airs everything from cult films to golden-age gems, silent flicks to original productions.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Replacements, The Knife, Electronic, Arts