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  • Sidra Bell Dance New York in 'garment''
    Top Ten Contemporary Dance Performances of 2014
    Pittsburgh’s contemporary dance scene continues to grow and surprise. From the large-scale productions the Pittsburgh Dance Council presents to our local favorites, it is simply impossible to see everything the city has to offer. 2014...
  • 2014 World Latin Dance Cup
    2014 World Latin Dance Cup winners crowned
    The World Latin Dance Cup is the largest salsa and Latin dance competition in the world, and the winners of the competition were announced early Sunday morning in the packed ballroom of the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami. Over 800 competitors...
  • Chris Van Allsburg Nutcracker street scene
    Grand Rapids Ballet: 'The Nutcracker' is magical and full of surprises
    From the moment the lights went down and the show started, the audience was held in thrall by the magic of Grand Rapids Ballet's opening night performance of "The Nutcracker" on Friday, Dec. 12. The audience was transported out of...
  • 2014 NYC Nutcracker Lineup
    2014 NYC Nutcracker Lineup
    There are just twelve days left until Christmas - here's your lineup of everything Nutcracker in NYC. Don't miss all the sugarplums and snowflakes!NEW YORK CITY BALLET:George Balanchine's The NutcrackerWhere: Lincoln Center for the...
  • The last steps before opening night.
    The last steps before opening night.
    The stage and audience seating of the Crater High School performance theater felt vast and barren as the stage crew moved upstage, downstage, and backstage, adjusting curtains, backdrops, lighting, and props. Dancers ranging from age six to age...
  • Van Allsburg battle scene model set
    Grand Rapids Ballet: Chris Van Allsburg designed 'Nutcracker' opens this weekend
    Sometimes there are family holiday events that are too amazing to miss. Grand Rapids Ballet's professional production of "The Nutcracker" is one of those rare events. Even if you have seen the ballet before, this is the year to go...
  • SAG-AFTRA dancing instructor Jamal Story
    SAG-AFTRA dancing instructor Jamal Story
    SAG-AFTRA has added a new class to its repertoire as it works towards covering all aspects involved with being a Union member, from acting, to singing, voice-overs, reporting, the business of acting and so much more. Now a dancing class has been...
  • Nutcracker theme Van Allsburg sketch
    Grand Rapids Ballet brings Chris Van Allsburg's art to life in new 'Nutcracker'
    "The Nutcracker" is about the magic of Christmas and childhood imagination. The story told through the artistry of dance ushers in the Christmas season for many West Michigan families. In much the same manner, families all over the...
  • San Francisco Ballet's 'Nutcracker' season opens this week
    San Francisco Ballet's 'Nutcracker' season opens this week
    San Francisco Ballet adds some extra sparkle to the Festive Season this Friday with the opening of Helgi Tomasson’s glittering production of The Nutcracker.The Nutcracker holds a special place in the history of San Francisco Ballet, for the...
  • Farewell Mouse King and thanks
    Farewell Mouse King and thanks
    More than 30 years ago, a gigantic mouse dropped from the ceiling of the Seattle Opera house, completing a battle between dancing rodents and knee-knocking wooden soldiers. Audible gasps ran through the audience as cannons boomed earlier and there...
  • Swan Lake
    'Swan Lake' and its multiple versions in program at Lincoln Center Library
    The Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center will present a program exploring the various versions and interpretations of the ballet, “Swan Lake,” December 8th at 6 PM. A panel discussion will bring together Alastair Macaulay,...
  • Navigating a number of Nutcrackers across Chicagoland
    Navigating a number of Nutcrackers across Chicagoland
    It hardly seems like Christmas in the city without Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker performed by The Joffrey Ballet through December 28 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on 50 E. Congress Parkway. To learn more about the 27th...
  • Open House at Destiny Dance Center
    Destiny Dance Center opens to the public during Christmas
    Have you been looking for a Ballet Studio with Christian perspectives? Would you like to enroll your daughter, son (yes, boys do take ballet, acro and tap for bodily coordination in athletics and other arenas), or a relative in an exercise...
  • A mouse was stirring in the house: A review of 'Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker'
    A mouse was stirring in the house: A review of 'Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker'
    We were honored with the opportunity to attend opening night of “Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker” on Nov. 28, 2014. Although the day after Thanksgiving in the US is known as Black Friday, this ballet production was full of wonder...
  • A look at some Bay Area performances over Thanksgiving weekend
    A look at some Bay Area performances over Thanksgiving weekend
    SFJAZZ presents banjo maestro, Béla Fleck, with Abigail Washburn in the Miner Auditorium this weekend. Winner of 15 Grammy® Awards, Fleck is regarded by some as the premiere banjo player in the world, with a remarkable performing and recording...