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Aug 18, 2015

Peace One Day

Peace Day One Day One Dance

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Aug 10, 2015

The Dancer Diet.

The dancer diet. What to eat, how much and when. Learn the dancers’ tips for being healthy and strong.

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Aug 03, 2015

ARGENTINA: Danzamerica 2015

Danzamerica 2015

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Jul 27, 2015

"Deep in Dance" by Luke Bradley

Here's a paper shared by Luke Bradley. It will remain available at the section for dance papers, which you can reach through the navbar at the left.

Some info:

The main gist of the article is that I position myself as an 'outsider' on the subject at hand, and as such, have yet to lose perspective on things, like what inevitably occurs when one becomes too immersed in the world of any subject, especially a rather niche one such as I have discussed in the piece. Having no background in the art and finding things out for myself may have limited the extent of my knowledge, but this is offset by creating an idiosyncratic 'taste' and a relatively layman's view on the discipline, which I hope might provide some intriguing insights. Obviously, the underlying point of the piece is to introduce people to dance pieces that they may enjoy, but for the more learned fan of dance I have also tried to include parts on music, aesthetics and even tiny lapses into general philosophy. (I am much more knowledgable about music so often rely on that as a way to approach analysis.)

I've split the text into 3 sections using the Chinese characters 過去, 現在 and 未来 as markers (handy for Cmd + F searching). The first section is a brief bio and explanation of my relationship with dance, the second section is a list of 100 or so of my favourite contemporary works, with 'annotations' and video links (although some may be dead by now, having been inserted over 2 months ago, and if you're using a PC or MS Word they may not appear at all as I used TextEdit to write it and sometimes the links don't transfer across when read), with a special highlighting of a particular butō troupe, and the final section is an essay-cum-structured ramble on how to 'improve' dance and the dance industry (if you actually read this part, it's nowhere near as pretentious and egotistical as that sounds, hence the quotation marks around 'improve', and may be of the most interest to someone such as yourself, whether that's for positive or negative reasons I couldn't hazard a guess). As a whole, it may be a tad UK-centric, especially the references to football and rugby league, but hopefully most of it makes sense to you, and if not it only adds to the idiosyncratic and eccentric persona, reinforcing the basis for the piece.

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Jul 26, 2015

Most professional dancers ‘earn less than £5k a year’

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Dancer Income

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Jul 17, 2015

BRUSSELS: Rosas auditions (deadline August 31st)

Rosas audition

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Jul 16, 2015

"Love me or leave me" by Free Flow Studio

Here's something shared by Alice Aleksandridi (Free Flow Studio), from Estonia. Choreography by Anna Maria Kalvi and Alice Aleksandridi.Thanks Alice!

Jul 14, 2015

BELGIUM: Compagnie Thor – Thierry Smits (Brussels) is looking for 11 exceptional male dancers

PROFILE: For its next production, Compagnie Thor is looking for 11 exceptional male dancers, enthusiastic, with excellent technique and experience in contemporary

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Jul 13, 2015

CHOREOSCOPE - INTERNATIONAL DANCE FILM FESTIVAL BARCELONA

Deadline for applications: 31 july

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Jul 05, 2015

SPAIN:Dance Improvisation in Banyolas

Improvisation Workshop

Jun 30, 2015

ITALY: AUDITIONS DANCEHAUS & BIRD'S DANCE PROJECT

DanceHaus & Bird’s Dance Project Matteo Levaggi & Guests at DanceHaus Bird’s Dance Project is a multi-year project devoted to young dancers and contemporary

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Jun 29, 2015

TELEHOLOGRAPHIC REALITY DANCE PERFORMANCE

Hi, Is there any body creating teleholograhic reality dance performance? I created Body in Between a teleholographic reality dance for my Doctoral degree

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Jun 27, 2015

20 Festival Internacional de Dança do Recife

Festival Internacional de Dança do Recife

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Jun 19, 2015

One Day One Dance

One Day One Dance

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Jun 17, 2015

PHYSICAL DAYS BERN

Physical Days Bern

From July 27-31, 2015 the first edition of Physical Days Bern will take place.

Physical Days Bern offers professional dancers from Switzerland and elsewhere the opportunity to receive advanced trainings in a variety of dance forms. Physical Days Bern invited renowned dancemakers from around the world to give workshops in contemporary dance, ballet, improvisation, yoga, Gaga, and other dance forms. The program we’ve put together is sure to be multifaceted and stimulating.

With: Jorge Jauregui Allue, Marcel Leemann, Nina Kripas, Erik Wagner, Ariadna Montfort and Amber Spear

Physical Days Bern is a join initiative of Marcel Leemann Physical Dance Theater and the Dampfzentrale Bern and will take place in the “Brückenpfeiler” – a suite of studios belonging to Marcel Leemann Physical Dance Theater, Junge Bühne Bern and Schlachthaus Theater, located directly under the Monbijou Bridge in Bern.

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Jun 09, 2015

Motivation tips for dancers

Hello! I have been dancing for 10 years, but have only wanted to do it seriously these past few months. I would very much like to do most of my dance

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Jun 02, 2015

Article: « L’envie de désobéir. » By Maria Naranjo, 2003.

Dance Article. Article sur la passion en danse contemporaine. « L’envie de désobéir ». By María Naranjo, 2003.

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May 26, 2015

Compagnia Zappalà Danza will hold auditions in JUNE 2015 in several European cities, in order to select dancers for the production 2016

zapala danza

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May 18, 2015

"Together" by Luis Santos

Together from Luis Santos on Vimeo.

May 15, 2015

FLANDERS: Royal Ballet Flanders auditions 2015-2016 season

Royal Ballet Flanders, under the new artistic directorship of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and associate artistic director Tamas Moricz, is looking for experienced male and female dancers for the 2015-2016 season.

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May 13, 2015

Columbia University Press is pleased to announce the publication of Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming by Kimerer L. LaMothe.

Why we dance

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May 11, 2015

ATHENS: 40th World Congress on Dance Research

40th-world-congress-on-dance-research

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May 08, 2015

CANARY ISLANDS: FESTIVALILLO - FUERTEVENTURA, 3-6 September 2015

FESTIVALILLO IS A CONTEMPORARY DANCE, MUSIC AND VIDEOART FESTIVAL THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN FUERTEVENTURA FROM 3 TO 6 SEPTEMBER OPENED TO PROFESSIONAL

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May 06, 2015

On the (h)edge of time Review of Maria Gorgia's 'Στην άκρη του βατήρα' Athens (Greece) February-May 2015

Info: ‘στην άκρη του βατήρα’, Μπαγκλαντές, Chalkokondyli 35, Athens. Final shows: 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 May 2015 Concept- Choreography- Direction- Stage

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May 04, 2015

ITALY, SUMMER SCHOOL 2015, 1-25 July

DANCE SUMMER SCHOOL 2015 one month, the best teachers form all over the world ! JULY 1° - 25 LIVORNO ITALY by l'A.E.D. Ass. Europea Danza the

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Apr 29, 2015

International Dance Day message by ISRAEL GALVAN

israel galvan


Carmen Amaya, Valeska Gert, Suzushi Hanayagi, Michael Jackson...I see them as energy-generating turbines and this makes me think about the importance of choreography on that energy of the dancer. The important thing is probably not...

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Apr 27, 2015

ITALY: Motus Danza Audition (23rd, 24th May)

Motus Danza Audition

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Apr 24, 2015

Common Dance Injuries. Explanation and Treatment.

Ten common dance injuries: spasm, muscle or ligament tear (or strain), tendonitis, sprain, dislocation, fracture, overload (chronicle fatigue) syndromes, vascular syndromes. Explanation and treatment.

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Apr 22, 2015

ARGENTINA: Audición bailarines varones. Estudio Cohelo-Olguin.

Audición bailarines varones. Estudio Cohelo-Olguin.



InscripciónDel 16 de Abril de 2015 al 24 de Abril de 2015 En info@cohelolgin.com

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Apr 20, 2015

Israel, Vertigo summer course 2015, 26 July- 6 August

Summer Dance Course 2015 Vertigo Eco Art Village An in-depth introduction to the unique Vertigo dance language. From Earth to Movement

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