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Jul 25, 2016

USA: Call for ALAANA artists by the Joffrey Academy of Dance (deadline october 1)

Call for Alaana artists by the Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announced a national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy’s Seventh Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. The goal of the award is to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers whose unique perspective will ignite creativity in the form of original works of dance.

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Jul 24, 2016

WARSAW: 45th World Congress on Dance Research

World Congress on Dance Research

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Jul 17, 2016

BERLIN: MATAN LEVKOWICH: ANIMAL INSTINCT - Workshop, Nov. 25-27, 2016

ANIMAL INSTINCT – Progressive Movement Training – Movement Reaserch & Contact Improvisation Workshop – with MATAN LEVKOWICH Tanzfabrik Kreuzberg, Berlin,

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Jul 14, 2016

HUNGARY: ZeroPlus Contemporary Dance Workshop Audition (3 & 10 September, 2016)

ZeroPlus Contemporary Dance Workshop calls for entry for its 14 weeks long super-intensive holistic dance training program starting in September 2016.

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Jul 13, 2016

ISRAEL: Vertigo Dance Company Masterclass & Audition (8 - 12 August 2016)

Masterclass 8-11 Aug 2016 Audition 12 Aug 2016 10:00 am Description: Vertigo Dance Company Summer 2016 Master Class + Audition A rare opportunity to

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Jun 30, 2016

Contemporary Dance Festivals: the worldwide directory.

Find a list of contemporary dance festivals worldwide. Share or promote your dance festival.

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Jun 26, 2016

Contemporary Dance Schools.

Contemporary dance schools directory (or where to learn contemporary dance). Names, addresses, phone numbers, web sites and e-mails.

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Jun 19, 2016

Open call: Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival 2016 (deadline July 31)

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Jun 17, 2016

PARIS: Stage Body-Mind Centering et Danse

Stage BMC avec Jean Marc Piquemal

Jun 14, 2016

Ryan Tweedy's "Dance Like Everybody's Watching"

My name is Ryan Tweedy and I've started a new dancing project, "Dance Like Everybody's Watching" and I'm looking for people to help me achieve my goal.

I've been afraid to dance my entire life. I've never felt good in my own body. I had this idea in my head that people would laugh at me if I tried. Plus, I simply wasn't good at dancing. The older I got the easier it was to just chalk it up to not being capable.

Then ,suddenly, I realized I'm only 36 and I can still learn new tricks. I'm not an old dog yet.

This January I hired a hip hop and ballet instructor and began filming the process of learning to dance, not only the technique but the overcoming of myself. I released my first video recently and I am asking dancers and non dancers alike to share videos (they can be on a cell phone) of them dancing so that I can try to recreate them and learn to dance by watching others. I then share both videos side by side. I will attempt to do any and every dance sent to me.

I am also trying to find a community that cheers each other on. Through this process I am reminding myself that laughing at yourself is as important at laughing with your self.

I am reaching out to dance studios, bloggers, individuals - anyone who will help me jump start this process...

Thank you!

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Jun 07, 2016

UK: Holistic Studies in human anatomy from an experiential perspective (October 2016 - March 2017)

Holistic Studies in human anatomy from an experiential perspective WHEN: 5 long weekends running OCTOBER 2016 – MARCH 2017 WHERE: Buckfastleigh Town Hall,

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May 26, 2016

BRUSSELS: Judith Sanchez Ruiz Workshop (August 22 - September 2)

REGISTRATION: jusaru@mail.com This workshop is an investigation into our knowledge as makers and performers, aiming to challenge and question ideas

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May 22, 2016

What's the exact period in which modern dance existed

In your dance history section it says end of XIX century to 1950s, but all the other dance styles say until present day. Modern dance is still ongoing

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May 22, 2016

80 Collective – Second Year Strong

80 Collective presents Pitch 2016 as part of Lift Off Festival. Pitch is a platform for emerging dance artists to perform and present their own works.

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May 19, 2016

ITALY: Dance Start Up VII, Art Factory International, Leggere Strutture Art Factory, 5th of June 2016, Audition in Bologna.

Dance Startup by Leggere Strutture

Dance Start Up VII is a paid, international dance training programme, lasting 8 months from October 2016 to May 2017 for a total of 960h . The platform offers a knowledge-intensive training in differentdisciplines, giving each participant the opportunity to challenge himself or herself with daily lessons of classical and contemporary dance, choreographic composition and improvisation every day from Monday to Friday (time 10am to 5pm - break 1h). Every month, seminars and workshops will be held by international artists like:

Eduardo Torroja | Ultima Vez Company David Zambrano | Fly Low and Passing Through Erion Kruja | Dancer of Hofesh Shechter Company Brigel Gjoka | Choreographer, Frm Dancer The Forsythe Company (Forsythe Improvisation & Choreographic Research) Gentian Doda | Choreographer and first ballet Master of the Staatsballet Berlin (Rep. Nacho Duato / Gentian Doda) Teri Weikel | Feldenkrais® method Maria Martinez | Experiential Anatomy method BCM® Anna Albertarelli and Prof. Roberto Penzo | theater – dance and disability Enrico Pitozzi | Dance and Technology seminar Patrick Rump | Sports and Science

The programme includes the participation in various projectsorganized by Leggere Strutture such as artistic residencies and performances. The participants will be involved in the Dance & Technology research project called “Project Work” experiencing the innovative Touch Designer software. Dance start up aims at supporting the career path of each attendee by providing information about companies and auditions, mentoring and advising through each step of the job search process.

The Programme takes place at Bologna to the Artistic Centre "Leggere Strutture Art Factory" in Italy.

The Admission is subject to audition on invitation and this is free of cost.

coordinamento@leggerestrutture.it

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May 10, 2016

Dance Poetry.

Selected dance poetry at contemporary-dance.org.

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Apr 25, 2016

Sound & Color / An Earth Day Dance Short by Gerrad Wilson

Sound & Color / An Earth Day Dance Short from Gerrad Wilson on Vimeo.

Apr 19, 2016

BERLIN: KATIE DUCK: IMPROVISATION - Workshop in Performance Research and improvisational compositions, June 3-5, 2016

KATIE DUCK: IMPROVISATION - Workshop in Performance Research and improvisational compositions - June 3-5, 2016 in Berlin DATE: June 3-5, 2016 VENUE:

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Apr 13, 2016

Do I need to be flexible to do contemporary dancing and do I need skills in Ballet ?

Hi Im 12 years old, and I was wondering if I could start contemporary dancing but I have no skills in Ballet or what so ever. Is this even possible ?,

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Apr 11, 2016

GLOBAL: Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s Summer Intensive Program

Come study contemporary dance with one of the leading dance companies in the world! This summer, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC), will host

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Apr 07, 2016

USA: Boston Contemporary Dance Festival Submissions (deadline May 1st)

The Boston Contemporary Dance Festival was established in 2012 and brings a diverse array of contemporary dance artists together from across the United

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Mar 30, 2016

Portrait of a Dancer: Lauren Cuthbertson

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Mar 30, 2016

Contemporary Dance Companies in Canada.

Contemporary Dance Companies in Canada. Choreographers, web sites, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mails.

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Mar 04, 2016

Spring Forward Festival: Free tickets available for industry professionals (from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 April 2016)

Spring Forward presents some of the most promising new choreographers in Europe at a buzzing weekend dance festival in Pilsen in the Czech Republic, from

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Feb 29, 2016

"Imago Ep.I: Orientation" by Die Wolke Art Group

Imago Ep.I: Orientation from Die Wolke Art Group on Vimeo.

Feb 28, 2016

Springback Academy: Open Call for Dance Writers

Springback Academy offers aspiring dance writers professional mentorship during a 4 day contemporary dance festival, Spring Forward. The project, run

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Feb 22, 2016

Oysho Studio & Martz Contemporary Dance Company

Oysho Studio & Martz Contemporary Dance Company from Eva Sanchez Martz on Vimeo.

Feb 09, 2016

France - LANLA MOVES ACOGNY - Toulouse (25 - 26 - 27 March 2016)

LANLA MOVES ACOGNY Intensive Dance Workshop about technique Germaine Acogny Official presentation of LANLA in France and Performance and Meet&Greet with

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Feb 08, 2016

Contemporary dance studios in Ohio?

Hello! I have danced for 10 years (8 at my current studio). My studio I'm at now is more ballet based, but I take the other forms as well (jazz modern

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Feb 05, 2016

Looking for recording of Jerome Robbins' "The Cage"

Hi, I'm trying to find a video recording of The Cage. I can't find one online to view or to buy. I contacted the Jerome Robbins Foundation, but they said

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