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Missouri Contemporary Ballet adopts director’s name

Since 2006, the dancers of Missouri Contemporary Ballet have fused art and athleticism, delivering some of Colombia’s most dynamic performances. Throughout this time, Founder and Director Karen Mareck Grundy has shaped the organization, emotionally combining fundamentals, collaboration and showmanship. This summer, the troupe will both nod to its pioneering work and prepare for the future […]

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Verb Ohio Contemporary Ballet will present a regional summer tour

Verb, “Ohio Contemporary Ballet” launches its summer series with a regional tour of the Great Lakes region. Verb is a unique Midwestern contemporary ballet company focused on building community through performance and educational programs. The company’s summer series includes performances at Cain Park on June 25, the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival on July 29 […]

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet Announces First-Ever Intensive Summer Camp for Pre-Pro Dancers

Smuin Contemporary Ballet has announced its first-ever Early Bird Summer Intensive Course for pre-professional dancers. This four-day program, open to dancers aged 14 to 22, allows students to dive deeper into their art, learning directly from the artists of the Smuin company. A comprehensive course for dancers who have intermediate/advanced training, Smuin’s Early Bird Summer […]

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Dance Collective welcomes Complexions Contemporary Ballet

In recent years, diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords in business circles. Companies and organizations hire people, schedule meetings, or create departments to put these terms into practice. But since 1994, a world-renowned dance company has been doing diversity and inclusion in a different way, “reinventing” human movement from the ground up to incorporate a […]

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The Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet returns to Triad

Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet returns to Triad with ‘Revivalution’ Updated: 1:56 PM EDT April 13, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript >> AFTER FOUR YEARS, THE ROYAL EXPRESSIONS BALLET IS BACK IN THE TRIAD. CHRISTINA: THEY ARE BACK WITH ATH REVIVALUONTI WHICH IS PERFORMANCES FOR THE COMMUNITY. ♪ CHRISTINA: A BEAUTIFUL PE.EK SNEAK WE ARE JOINED […]

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Top 10 events of the week: Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theatre, “Point Pleasant Beach Cares”, more

Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater will present “Something’s Coming: Song & Dance from Movie Musicals,” April 8-10 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal. Here’s a roundup of arts events happening across the state, through April 14. DANCE • Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater will present “Something’s Coming: Song & Dance from Movie Musicals” on April […]

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Missouri Contemporary Ballet comes to life with new pieces and original music

While performing this weekend, dancers from Missouri Contemporary Ballet will emphasize several meanings of the title of their show. They will, of course, be “live”, in person, moving gracefully on stage at the Missouri Theater. But the company will also model a way of inhabit — embodied, athletic, uniting body and mind to fully come […]

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Czech choreographer Jiri Kylian’s contemporary ballet masterpiece ‘Falling Angels’ has its world premiere at the Astana Ballet Theater

NUR-SULTAN – Eight ballerinas took to the stage of the Astana Ballet Theater on April 1 to perform in the Kazakh premiere of “Falling Angels” – a choreographic miniature, one of Czech choreographer-philosopher Jiri’s most famous works Kylian. “Falling Angels” choreographed by Jiri Kylian. Photo credit: Astana Ballet Theater The ballet, accompanied by Steve Reich’s […]

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Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater presents “Something’s Coming” this weekend

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 04/03/2022 (OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) — Axelrod’s Contemporary Ballet Theater present something is cominga program of suites from favorite musicals, including the lyrical, jazzy music of George Gershwin An American in Paris and Porgy and Bessurban and immortal by Leonard Bernstein West Side Storyiconic of Sheldon Harnick […]

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Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater celebrates the musical with “Something’s Coming”

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Axelrod’s Contemporary Ballet Theater celebrates the musical with “SOMETHING’S COMING”

Ocean, New Jersey—The Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) returns to the Axelrod PAC stage on the weekend of April 8-10 with sequels to “West Side Story”, “An American in Paris”, “The Sound of Music” and more in a new show called “Something’s Coming”. Under the direction of AXCBT director Gabriel Chajnik, “Something’s Coming” will capture […]

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Axelrod’s Contemporary Ballet Theater Celebrates Musicals with “Something’s Coming”

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 03/25/2022 (OCEAN, NJ) — Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) returns to the Axelrod PAC stage the weekend of April 8-10 with sequels from West Side Story, An American in Paris, The Sound of Music and more in a new show called “Something’s Coming.” Under the direction […]

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Axelrod’s Contemporary Ballet Theater celebrates the musical with SOMETHING’S COMING

Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) returns to the Axelrod PAC stage the weekend of April 8-10 with sequels to “West Side Story”, “An American in Paris”, “The Sound of Music” and more in a new show called “Something’s Happening.” Under the direction of AXCBT director Gabriel Chajnik, “Something’s Coming” will capture iconic moments from 10 […]

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet presents a tribute ballet to David Bowie in April

Complexions Contemporary Ballet, an “incomparable American dance company” (Philadelphia Inquirer), debuts at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with three performances on April 14, 15 and 16, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., at the Bram Goldsmith Theatre. The New York-based company presents two works by co-founder/co-artistic director Dwight Rhoden, including the West Coast premiere […]

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New Ballet 5th Annual FAST FORWARD Contemporary Ballet Announced at Hammer Theater Center

Fast Forward offers the opportunity for award-winning and avant-garde choreographers, local and from across the country, to experiment. Choreographers Amy Seiwert, Duncan Cooper, Marika Brussel, Mariana Sobral and Dalia Rawson create brand new works that push the boundaries of classical ballet. Set to music ranging from classical to live-performing singer-songwriters, this program will provide audiences […]

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet wraps up its 28th season with DANCE SERIES 2: PS FOREVER SMUIN

Smuin Contemporary Ballet concludes its 28th season with the dynamic program, Dance Series 2: PS Forever Smuin, featuring four diverse ballets from established dancers and rising choreographic voices, with performances in San Francisco, Mountain View and Carmel. Audiences will be delighted with the return of acclaimed dancer Val Caniparoli’s Playful Confessions, an inventive work that […]

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Ukrainian dancer stranded in Georgia due to war joins Tbilisi contemporary ballet troupe

Ukrainian dancer Olha Vidisheva, who found herself stranded in Georgia due to the outbreak of hostilities in her country following the Russian invasion, has joined the troupe of the Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet and will be featured in its upcoming shows. In an interview with the Georgian public broadcaster’s daily program Rush Hour, Mariam Aleksidze, the […]

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Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet prepares Bach Project premiere to launch series at Royal District Theater

A three-show program will mark Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet’s final premiere in the capital next week, with founder and artistic director Mariam Aleksidze bringing to the stage of the city’s Royal District Theater the first installment of the Bach Project series from the troop. Conceived by Aleksidze and involving the score of the Cello Suites by […]

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The Dance Theater of Harlem sets a new standard for contemporary ballet

Last Friday, January 28, Dance Theater of Harlem returned to the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Auditorium for the first time in more than seven years. The 53-year-old dance company has long been a cultural and social fixture in the classical ballet community as one of the largest and most influential multi-ethnic cohorts of dancers and […]

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Jorgensen hosts Complexions Contemporary Ballet for its distinctive performance “Bach to Bowie”

The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is one of the few venues in Connecticut that still prioritizes dance as a major part of its annual programming. Aiming to offer programs that showcase a wide range of dance styles and genres, Jorgensen is off to a strong start with his upcoming performance by Complexions Contemporary […]

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to the Staller Center on February 5

Major sponsors are News 12 – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick – Danfords Hotel & Marina – Friends of the Staller Center – Hilton Garden Inn – Island Federal – Jefferson’s Ferry – Renaissance – Stony Brook Medicine – Suffolk County – WLIW – Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation. COVID GUIDELINES The Staller Center prioritizes the safety […]

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to the Staller Center |

Renowned New York dance company Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to the Staller Center on Saturday, February 5 in a spectacular evening featuring their two most recent full-length pieces performed on the same program for the very first time, in celebration of Black History Month. Under the artistic direction of dance icons Dwight Rhoden and Desmond […]

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Gateway Contemporary Ballet will present a recital on Saturday | Local news

CLINTON – After an absence of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gateway Contemporary Ballet is preparing to give its first recital in 2 years today. All dancers must audition to be a member of the Gateway Contemporary Ballet, and they sign a one-year commitment to dance with the company. This year’s member […]

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet presents DANCE SERIES 1: LOVE, SMUIN

Smuin kicks off the new year with her “Dance Series 1: Love Smuin” featuring the company premiere of internationally renowned choreographer Gina Patterson, You Are Here. This moving work inspired by loss and perseverance, to the music of Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi, received its world premiere with the Cincinnati Ballet where it was titled “Strength […]

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Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet to present an original show in Middletown this weekend

DOWNTOWN – Contemporary Ballet Ekklesia, a local professional faith-based dance company, will present an original ballet, “Ahavah: The Story of Christmas,” this weekend at Middletown High School at 200 LaRosa Lane. The performances will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. “Ahavah” (love in Hebrew) is about […]

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The return of classical and contemporary ballet

Tutus and tights are back. The same goes for pleats and entrechats, updos and dance belts. After a difficult year that saw 70% of its 2021 season postponed or canceled, the Australian Ballet returns to the Sydney Opera House for a very chic pre-Christmas rise. Featuring pas de deux from classical ballets and daring contemporary […]

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Return of classical and contemporary ballet | Canberra time

lifestyle, celebrity Tutus and tights are back. The same goes for pleats and entrechats, chignons and dance belts. After a difficult year which saw 70% of its 2021 season postponed or cancelled, the Australian Ballet returns to the Sydney Opera House for a very chic pre-Christmas elevation. Featuring pas de deux from classical ballet and […]

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Return of classical and contemporary ballet

Tutus and tights are back. The same goes for pleats and entrechats, chignons and dance belts. After a difficult year which saw 70% of its 2021 season postponed or cancelled, the Australian Ballet returns to the Sydney Opera House for a very chic pre-Christmas elevation. Featuring pas de deux from classical ballet and cutting-edge contemporary […]

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Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra to Present ‘The Nutcracker’ with Texture Contemporary Ballet | Events of regional interest

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present two performances of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker”, featuring the Texture Ballet School and guest dancers from the Texture Contemporary Ballet on Saturday, December 11 at 11 am and 3 pm at the Palace Theater, Greensburg. WSO Artistic Director Daniel Meyer will direct the performances. “We are delighted to […]

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EDGE RULES at the Joyce Theater

New York is experiencing a homecoming as theaters of all sizes fill with patrons eager to return to the unparalleled shared experience of live entertainment. Broadway (and Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway) is back, touring is resuming, and companies are planning and performing new repertoire offerings. In the dance world, the homecoming that I have been waiting […]

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COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET at Joyce is a mirror of our ever-changing world

It’s weird and wonderful to be in the theater again. These days everything looks different – the way you enter; Identity documents and vaccination cards in hand, security guards keeping everything in order. But once I walked into the Joyce Theater to see Complexions Contemporary Ballet, everything felt perfectly familiar. Art loving friends, buzzing, expressing […]

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Contemporary ballet theater Axelrod brings family favorite LES ROCHES NOISETTE to life

Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) returns home to the Axelrod Performing Arts Center on December 11 to begin his series of “The Nutcracker rocks, “ a family favorite annual holiday tradition. This contemporary adaptation of the ballet was conceived by the artistic director of AXCBT, Gabriel Chajnik. Based on Tchaikovsky’s beloved sheet music, “The Nutcracker […]

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Axelrod’s Contemporary Ballet Theater presents “The Nutcracker Rocks”

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 11/19/2021 (DEAL PARK, NJ) — Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) returns to the Axelrod Performing Arts Center December 11-19 for its series of “The Nutcracker rocks, a family favorite annual holiday tradition. This contemporary adaptation of the ballet was designed by AXCBT’s artistic director, Gabriel Chajnik. […]

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Axelrod’s Contemporary Ballet Theater brings family favorite ‘The Nutcracker Rocks’ to life December 11-19

(OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) — Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) returns home Axelrod Performing Arts Center on December 11 to begin his series of “The Nutcracker rocks, a family favorite annual holiday tradition. This contemporary adaptation of the ballet was designed by AXCBT’s artistic director, Gabriel Chajnik. Based on Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, “The Nutcracker Rocks,” features […]

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Contemporary East Coast Ballet Performs Mi Vida at Darien Arts Center

The Darien Arts Center welcomes the premier of Mi Vida, the first full-length original ballet of the East Coast Contemporary Ballet. Performances will take place on Friday November 19 and Saturday November 20 at 7:30 p.m. at DAC Weatherstone Studio. Mi Vida, set in 1950s Cuba, is the interwoven story of six artists whose individual […]

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10 contemporary ballet choreographers who innovate in art

Throughout the long history of ballet, there have always been contemporary choreographers who have left their own imprint on the art form. “A contemporary ballet choreographer is one who honors and understands the history of ballet while finding ways to innovate and make relevant what is happening in the present,” said the Dean of the […]

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R&J Reimagined is an exciting contemporary ballet based on a Shakespeare classic

Yaoqian Shang as Juliet and Tyrone Singleton as Romeo in R&J Reimagined. Photo: Bill Cooper Birmingham Royal Ballet director Carlos Acosta shows his commitment to exciting contemporary dance alongside the traditional ballet repertoire with his Carlos Curates programs. As they prepare for the festive Nutcracker favorite, the October reunion season at Birmingham Racecourse featured Sir […]

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Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet to Launch New Production in Former Prison Space

The Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet is working on the creation of its latest work, a “multimedia ballet” involving experimental media and the troupe’s dancers, in a newly redesigned Tbilisi venue from a detention center to a contemporary art space. In the courtyard of the Alternative Art Space No 12, formerly of the penitentiary No 12 in […]

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Axelrod’s Contemporary Ballet Theater presents “Dancing in the Dark”

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 09/10/2021 (HOLMDEL, NJ) — Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) presents “Dancing in the Dark”, an immersive dance-theatre performance celebrating the “world beyond”. AXCBT invites theatergoers and Halloween fans to a spellbinding dance party, inspired by popular horror classics. Each performance will include dance theater pieces inspired […]

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Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater presents DANCING IN THE DARK

Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater presents “Dancing in the Dark” in October, an immersive theatrical dance performance celebrating the “world of the afterlife”. AXCBT invites theatergoers and Halloween lovers to a spellbinding dance party, inspired by popular horror classics. Each performance will include dance-theater works inspired by Marie shelley‘s “Frankenstein,” Bram stoker‘s “Dracula”, Alfred hitchcock‘s “The […]

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Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater presents “Three’s A Crowd” at Holmdel

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | OVERVIEW | EVENTS originally published: 06/29/2021 (HOLMDEL, NJ) – Dance fans will have to wait until fall to travel to Manhattan and see the return of many of the country’s top companies. In the meantime, the New York dance world is coming to the Garden State. Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT), […]

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WA Ballet showcase STATE: contemporary ballet Slow Haunt on the Perth stage

WA Ballet’s Giselle’s 2019 season played a significant role in inspiring choreographer Melanie Lane’s new work, Slow Haunt, which is part of the company’s new annual contemporary ballet bill, STATE, and which has fittingly followed an encore season of Giselle in May. It was the first time the Melbourne-based WAAPA graduate had seen the company […]

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet announces SMUIN AL FRESCO

East Bay dance audiences may be wondering not “to be or not to be”, but whether it’s nobler to dance when Smuin Contemporary Ballet takes the stage with Smuin al Fresco at the magnificent Bruns Amphitheater in the open air in Orinda. Performed live at the California Shakespeare Theatre, this delightful program will offer a […]

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Unreal Engine powers contemporary ballet “Aberthol”

Producer, Tom Cummings, former Matthew Bourne dancer Swan Lake, used Unreal Engine to create an award-winning new contemporary ballet feature film. Aberthol, took five years to write, choreograph, film and produce. His company, Renaissance dance theater, received a MegaGrant from Epic Games. “Unreal Engine is more than just a game engine,” Cummings noted. “It is […]

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Rosin Box project brings contemporary artist-led ballet to Liberty Station

The Rosin Box Project, a contemporary ballet company from San Diego, moved to Liberty Station in March. Photo credit: @therosinboxproject, via Facebook the Rosin box project, a contemporary San Diego ballet company, has moved to a new home at Dorothea Laub Dance Place in Liberty Station. The company moved to Point Loma’s Installation Arts District […]

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The Brazilian choreographer behind the new production of PDX Contemporary Ballet talks about dance, family and adventures in Lebanon and France

COVID-19 has killed over 2 million people, but it didn’t kill Helbert Pimenta’s creativity. “For dancers, life is almost like a novel,” explains the Brazilian dancer and choreographer. “We go through a lot, a lot of adversity, a lot of times of struggle – and we adapt, we change and we grow. So COVID is […]

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Gretchen Wilson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Complexions Contemporary Ballet are part of the Park City Institute season

Complexions Contemporary Ballet will kick off the Park City Institute’s new season on April 17th with “StarDust: From Bach to Bowie”.Photo by Sharen Bradford The Park City Institute is cautiously optimistic that live performances will return to the city in the spring. At a Zoom talk on Wednesday night, Park City Institute Executive Director Ari […]

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet finds new ways to reach audiences

It simply cannot be overstated how difficult the pandemic has been for performing arts organizations. In March, when spring was in full swing, live performances were suddenly interrupted. Some companies have chosen to “go dark” and wait, hoping to be able to return to the scene later in the year. By the end of the […]

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s Tatiana Melendez proves there’s no one way to a career in ballet

It is pointThe fall 2020 cover story. Click here to buy this number. JTell anyone about rising contemporary ballerina Tatiana Melendez, and one word is sure to come up time and time again: “Fierce.” And fair enough, that’s a perfectly apt way to describe the 20-year-old’s stage presence, technical prowess and determination to succeed. But […]

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Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet kicks off a new season with a premiere

A program of ballet miniatures and the premiere of a work based on music by the late composer Giya Kancheli will open Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet’s new season this month, as the troupe sets out to incorporate experiences of lockdown into their new creations. The season will open with an impromptu stage in the inner courtyard […]

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Axelrod’s Contemporary Ballet Theater presents free virtual dance workshops for all ages

Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT), part of the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal Park, New Jersey, fulfills a desired community need by offering a free, multi-faceted virtual dance and theater program. workshops in response to the national “Stay at Home” order starting in March. Since then, AXCBT has enjoyed impressive attendance and garnered rave […]

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Dance with the pros! Smuin Contemporary Ballet Virtual Classes

Homepage // Promotions and Contests Calling all budding dancers, professionals and retirees! Learn ballet, hip hop and more with world-class performers and instructors through May 3. April 14, 2020Updated: April 14, 2020 1:51 p.m. As Shelter-in-Place continues, Smuin Contemporary Ballet offers aspiring, retired and professional dancers the chance of a lifetime to dance with the […]

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Compagnie C Contemporary Ballet: Pulse, Appalachia Waltz, Ominous Rumblings Of Discontent, Indoor Fireworks

David Van Ligon, Chantelle Pianetta & Jackie McConnell in Charles Anderson and Benjamin Bowman’s Indoor fireworks.[Photo by David DeSilva] From large resident and touring ballet companies to small start-up performance groups, Bay Area audiences are definitely spoiled when it comes to dance options. While large companies depend on a strong mix of classics and expensive […]

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Transformative Contemporary Ballet Company pursues Bell Works vision of cultural innovation

Bell Works of Holmdel, New Jersey – a once-ruined megastructure spanning over 472 acres and the brainchild of Eero Saarinen, the iconic architect who designed DC’s Dulles Airport and iconic St. Louis Arch, is experiencing a resounding rebirth as “The Metroburb” – a metropolis bringing urban life to the suburbs. Over the past few years, […]

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American contemporary ballet steps into glamor with “Astaire Dances III” performances

Josh Brown and Cara Hansvick dance “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” Photo: Mary Joyce For its latest performance, the American Contemporary Ballet of Los Angeles revisits the glamor of Fred Astaire’s jazz-infused choreography with costumes to complete the recreation of magical moves. “It’s wonderful and special to see a man dressed to perfection […]

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East Coast Contemporary Ballet will dance at the Darien Arts Center on February 14 with original works

Photo added The Darien Arts Center hosts, A Celebration of Love for the Arts, a new production by East Coast Contemporary Ballet on February 14 at 7:30 p.m. East Coast Contemporary Ballet arrives at the Darien Arts Center on Tuesday, February 14 with a performance titled “Celebration of Love for the Arts” featuring four original […]

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Axelrod’s Contemporary Ballet Theater to Present Holiday Favorite THE NUTCKER ROCKS

Axelrod’s Contemporary Ballet Theater [AXCBT] presents a new holiday tradition, “The Nutcracker ROCKS” with a Jersey Shore rock and roll twist that reimagines this holiday favorite. Holding six performances over the weekend of December 20 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, “The Nutcracker ROCKS” is the brainchild of AXCBT director and choreographer Gabriel Chajnik, who […]

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Where classic rock and contemporary ballet collide

ON STAGE What: Ballet Victoria presents Ballet Rocks Where: McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Sq. When: October 25-27 — Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets: $23.50 to $60 on rmts.bc. ON THE SCENE What: Ballet Victoria presents Ballet RocksWhere: McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Sq.When: October 25-27 — Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, […]

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The Darien Arts Center hosts ‘Unveiled’ on November 8 by the East Coast Contemporary Ballet

The Darien Arts Center hosts, Unveileda special inaugural performance by East Coast Contemporary Ballet on November 8. The evening of contemporary dance and live music features entirely original works and six world premieres produced by the avant-garde non-profit. — an announcement of Darien Art Center Dance performances will encompass classical ballet, modern jazz, contemporary jazz […]

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My contemporary ballet aims to inspire people to care about climate change!

People often ask me: why did you create a ballet on climate change? I wanted to communicate what climate change looks like. Art can have an impact on climate change because it affects our perceptions and arouses gut feelings about the issue. The immediacy of the live performance connects us on a visceral and emotional […]

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Go Ask Alice About Axelrod’s Contemporary Ballet Theater

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS By Brent Johnson, JerseyArts.com originally published: 08/14/2019 It started, of course, as a 19th-century whimsical children’s book. In the 1950s, it was made into a Disney cartoon. And 60 years later, Tim Burton has turned it into a piece of modern cinema. Now “Alice in Wonderland” is reimagined […]

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Texture Contemporary Ballet opens its ninth season with Flying & Falling | Dance | Pittsburgh

Click to enlarge Marc Simpson Photography Dancers and choreographers Madeline Kendall and Alan Obuzor Ultramodern dance choreographed to modern pop takes center stage in fly and fall, the first performance of Texture Contemporary Ballet’s ninth season. New, expanded and reformulated choreography will be performed during the season opener at the New Hazlett Theater July 18-21. […]

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Texture Contemporary Ballet prepares local dance dishes for the season opener

Alexandra Tiso (Photo: Mark Simpson Photography) By Steve SucatoPittsburgh Current Dance [email protected] Home cooking has been a staple of Texture Contemporary Ballet and its menu of dance works has been served to local audiences for the past decade. For its ninth season opener fly and fall, July 18-21 at the New Hazlett Theater, the company […]

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David Bowie sets Complexions Contemporary Ballet in motion in ‘Star Dust’ | Arts

To create “Star Dust”, a love letter to david bowie, choreographer Dwight Rhoden immersed himself in the music of the man. He listened at home, in the car, at the gym as he sifted through decades of songs, personalities and styles to select just a fraction of the works for the Complexes Contemporary Ballets production. […]

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet will summon the spirit of David Bowie with “Stardust”

Dwight Rhoden grew up listening to David Bowie, even imitating him, standing in front of mirrors with a hairbrush in the 1970s. He remained a huge fan throughout his own journey of co-creating Complexions Contemporary Ballet, a touring troupe of stellar, crowd-pleasing dancers now 25 years old. Pretty much coincidentally, says Rhoden, he was building […]

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Inside Texture Contemporary Ballet’s Uncharted | Dance | Pittsburgh

Marc Simpson Photography The unknown dancers Alexandra Tiso and Alan Obuzor Alexander Graham Bell’s adage “When one door closes, another door opens” came true for Alexandra Tiso of Texture Contemporary Ballet. to earn a place in the professional company. When that door closed, Alan Obuzor, one of her instructors at PBT, opened the door to […]

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COMPLEXIONS The 25th anniversary celebration of contemporary ballet at the Joyce is a specter of perfection

The Joyce Theater catapults its scintillating 2019 season that encompasses an array of contemporary international movements with the celebrated and acclaimed COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet. The company and its creators — founding artistic director/choreographer Dwight Rhoden (responsible for 80 ballets for COMPLEXIONS) and co-artistic director Desmond Richardson (ABT’s first African-American principal dancer who also performed on […]

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Flash gift! See Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater welcomes the world-renowned Complexions Contemporary Ballet to its stage until March 3rd 2019 as the company celebrates its 25th anniversary as a leading multicultural company. Choreographer Dwight Rhoden combines traditional ballet movements with innovative methods, styles and cultures that create an immersive experience for audiences.complexions just uses minimal lighting and costumes for […]

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Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater will present an inventive new “Jungle Book”

The world premiere of ‘The Jungle Book’ presented by Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater features headpieces designed by Tentacle Studios, whose clients include Lady Gaga, Kesha and the Royal Ballet. Axelrod’s new Contemporary Ballet Theater will kick off its first full season with an innovative take on “East Meets West” of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale about […]

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SoCal Dance Lists, Jan. 27-Feb. 3: American Contemporary Ballet’s “Astaire Dances 2” and more

CollectivesDrift The Collectif TL and the Collectif JA mix hip-hop and contemporary dance; as part of the “Danse à l’Odyssée” festival. Odyssey Theater, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West LA Sunday, 2 p.m. $25. (310) 477-2055. www.OdysseyTheatre.com Forever Flamenco by Kai Narezo The guitarist provides artistic direction for this concert featuring dancers Vanessa Albalos and Briseyda […]

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Smuin’s annual gala on March 3 celebrates the contemporary ballet company’s quarter century

Smuin Contemporary Ballet celebrates its silver anniversary with the annual Smuin Gala, hosted by Co-Chairs Patti and Jerry Hume and Athena and John Konstin along with the Smuin Board of Directors and Friends of Smuin Committee. Honoring 25 years at the forefront of contemporary ballet, San Francisco’s artistic, civic and philanthropic leaders will mingle with […]

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How Contemporary Ballet Summer Programs Can Empower the Individual Dancer

Before participating in the Alonzo King LINES Ballet summer program at age 18, Maya Harr did not have much experience in improvisation. In fact, she was so introverted that even the word sounded scary. “The teacher came into the studio, turned off the lights, put on some music and told us to dance,” says Harr, […]

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Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater Announces Winter Intensive and Partnership Workshops

Monmouth County’s first professional ballet company, the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater [AXCBT]will host a Winter Intensive on January 12 and a Partnership Workshop on February 9 for local dance students who wish to experience focused training in a professional setting under the guidance of the Artistic Director and Choreographer Gabriel Chajnik. When Chajnik first joined […]

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Erie Contemporary Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker “Erie’s Own”

Saturday 24 – 25 November After last year’s success, Erie Contemporary Ballet Theater is sweetening the east side by returning to the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center in Mercyhurst for their fourth annual performance of Nutcracker. Although the location and well-known story of the Christmas season’s favorite ballet remains the same, viewers can still expect […]

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet came to Dallas with Bowie and Bach

New York-based Complexions Contemporary Ballet came to Dallas through TITAS, performing a simple two-part program at Moody Performance Hall. But what were these two parts. In their 25and anniversary season, the highly acclaimed company that has performed in Dallas before and will return in May for TITAS’ season finale gala has proven its place as […]

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Even with a festive program, Smuin Contemporary Ballet undersells at 25

Smuin dancers Valerie Harmon (bottom), Max van der Sterre (middle) and Peter Kurta (top) with company in Ben Needham-Wood’s ‘Echo’. Photo: Keith Sutter / Dance Smuin Smuin Contemporary Ballet opened its silver anniversary season on Friday, September 21, and founder Michael Smuin would surely be proud of what his namesake company has achieved since his […]

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to Detroit Music Hall 06/17

It’s that time again like music hall again presents one of America’s most influential and innovative dance companies, Complexions Contemporary Ballet-Sunday June 17 at 4 p.m. on the main stage, which will close the celebration of Detroit Music Weekend. Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company under Founder Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden has become one of the […]

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Dallas Contemporary Ballet changes name to Ballet Dallas

In 2000, there weren’t many avenues for dancers and choreographers in Dallas, but that same year Contemporary Ballet Dallas expanded the pool when it opened its doors. Today, after 18 years, one of Dallas’ oldest ballet companies is changing its brand and mission. Beginning with their season-closing performances on Thursday and Friday, the company will […]

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Overview of the arts: conversation with Sharon Lockhart, Complexions contemporary ballet, MFA dance concert, and more.

arts and entertainment May 1, 2018 This week in the arts, experience an opera-rock ballet that pays homage to the iconic and chameleon spirit of David Bowie, attend a talk with American artist Sharon Lockhart, see the premiere of six conceptually diverse dance pieces, and more. Harry Partch Festival 7:30 p.m., May 11 to 13 […]

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Next week at LA dance, April 15-22: Complexions Contemporary Ballet and more

April Fair The third annual festival features flamenco artists from local dance studios. Historic St Isidore Square, 10961 Reagan Street, Los Alamitos. Sun., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $15. www.feriadesevillalosalamitos.com Life after death for the living Lineage Dance explores love and loss. Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Sun, 7 p.m. […]