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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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Feb 02, 2016

Royal Ballet Flanders Auditions 2016 - 2017 season

... at Ballet Vlaanderen's studios, Theater ‘t Eilandje, Kattendijkdok-Westkaai 16, 2000 Antwerp in Belgium on Saturday March 5th, with recalls on Sunday March 6th.

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Jan 27, 2016

Is there a website that can help you learn how to dance

Would anyone recommend a website to try at home dancing? The only one I've found so far is but it seems erudite

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Jan 26, 2016

GERMANY: Workshop in DOCK11 Berlin (2​7​th - 2​8​th​ February 201​6​)

Choreographer ​Sagi Gross​ -​ ​Artistic director of​ GrossDanceCompany​ Amsterdam 2​7​th - 2​8​th​ February 201​6​/ Everyday between 11:00 - 1​7:00

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Jan 20, 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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Jan 13, 2016

Here's something shared by Alun:

Tanz - bewegte Gegenwart from alun on Vimeo.

Jan 12, 2016

Routine of a dancer

I live in Pune, India. I have decided to make my career in dance so I want myself to be fully dedicated towards it. I want to know how my routine should

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Jan 12, 2016

Free music for contemporary dance by PostArt Ensemble

PostArt Ensemble

Hi! I would like to offer my music to all contemporary dancers seeking for inspiration or looking for something different for their performance. In return for using the music I would ask just for mentioning credits and a little promotion. Here is the music:

PostArt Ensemble

And our Youtube channel:

PostArt Ensemble

Jan 11, 2016

FRANCE: Aide à la recherche et au patrimoine en danse/Danse en amateur et répertoire


Nous vous rappelons que les appels à projets pour l'Aide à la recherche et au patrimoine en danse et Danse en amateur et répertoire sont accessibles en ligne, sur le site du CND.

[, vignette « recherche et répertoires », puis « aide à la recherche et au patrimoine en danse » ou « danse en amateur et répertoire », soit :

La date limite des inscriptions en ligne est le 23 février 2016.

Nous restons à votre entière disposition pour tout renseignement complémentaire.

Laurent Barré
chargé de mission - direction générale
responsable du service Recherche et Répertoires chorégraphiques

Un centre d’art pour la danse
1, rue Victor Hugo
93507 Pantin cedex

+33 (0)1 41 83 83 91

Jan 07, 2016

Dance Websites.

Directory of dance websites. Includes blogs, journals, forums, institutional sites and other types of contemporary dance related websites.

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Jan 04, 2016

PARTS Audition (2016-2019)

Hey, I got two questions about the audition at PARTS in Brussels. 1. Does anybody know anything about the expectations in ballet? 2. In the discription

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Dec 16, 2015

Musicians looking for choreography

T I M E is an international project by Million Bells & Friends, that we are finishing these days. At this moment we have a pré-mix available (with four out of nine singers), while others are recording their parts as we speak. It will be a ten minute epic song, full of variation, about the fact that time, in the end, always wins.

We would like to extend the musical project with another art, and maybe a ballet-choreography would be an interesting addition...

Contact me if you're interested, and I will mail you the current mix: milo.beyls[at]

Dance on!


Dec 14, 2015

SPAIN: open call for ACIELOABIERTO 2016

Deadline for submission: 31st December 2015

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Nov 22, 2015

Mike Wall's new album

Mike Walls' Summer2015

You can download the album for free at

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Nov 14, 2015

MOTUS by TZM Creative Lab

Motus – Creative Motion Enhancer from TZM Creative Lab on Vimeo.


We released a wireless musical motion controller for dancers. With Motus, dancers can directly control and improvise with sound, live visuals or lighting through their motion. No keys, buttons or knobs. Motus is independent from tracking area and lighting conditions.

Motus prototype has been already used by a modern dance theatre for 3 seasons in Europe. Dancers feedback video:

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Nov 13, 2015

Hey... check this out:

Contemporary Dance Music

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Nov 13, 2015

A Very Mixed Bill. Emerge Festival 2015, Week One.

Emerge Festival is a platform for emerging choreographers and new works. The Festival runs for 3 weeks, with 5 different works each week. Week One showcased

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Nov 08, 2015

Teaching about dance (what is dance?)

I am a high school teacher and this year I am teaching a class that covers the fine arts (music, dance, visual art, theatre) and I am approaching the unit

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Nov 08, 2015

PARIS: Appel à projets Aide à la recherche et au patrimoine en danse


Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer que l'appel à projets Aide à la recherche et au patrimoine en danse 2016 est lancé sur le site du Centre national de la danse.

Vous avez jusqu'au mardi 23 février 2016 pour déposer votre dossier (dossier de candidature et pièces jointes) en ligne., vignette « information aux pros », puis « Aide à la recherche et au patrimoine en danse », soit :


Laurent Barré
Chargé de mission - Direction générale
Responsable du service Recherche et Répertoires chorégraphiques

Un centre d’art pour la danse
1 rue Victor Hugo
93507 Pantin cedex
+ 33 1 41 83 83 91

Oct 28, 2015

The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program

The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program was recently launched. It is open to all full-time students, as well as to high school seniors that may have awarded acceptance letters for the 2016 academic year.

All applicants will get a chance to win $2000 that will be used to cover academic expenses including, but not limited to, tuition fees, books, laptops, and other equipment. The three winners with the best applications will be selected and awarded $2000 each to cover the aforementioned expenses.

The deadline for submitting the applications is 11:59 PM EST, March 31, 2016. Winners will be announced 7 working days after the close of the application process.

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Oct 27, 2015

ISRAEL: Vertigo International Training Program.

The Vertigo Dance Company invites you to participate in the creative process while further developing your artistic identity and exploring community and

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Oct 25, 2015

Release Technique: a training method for contemporary dance.

The expression ‘ Release technique ’ within the field of dance refers to a training and/or studying method that aims to reeducate or enhance motricity, as its most general goal.

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Oct 20, 2015


Find the basics of dance history in the handy e-book of CONTEMPORARY DANCE HISTORY.


Oct 05, 2015

Contemporary Dance Music.

Contemporary dance music. Learn how to choose the music for your contemporary dance piece or how to order a musician to compose it for you. Tools, advices and tips.

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Sep 16, 2015

PRAGUE: Dance Hackathon, November 2015

Dance Hackaton in Prague, November 2015

The EuropeanaSpace project is organising an exciting event about the use and re-use of cultural digital content, in particular dance. Participants will form teams and during two days of focused and intensive collaboration, with assistance from the hackathon ambassadors (experts in programming, BCI technologies, motion-tracking, and cultural heritage), explore new creative ideas, design and develop prototypes.

The Prague Dance Hackathon focuses on the re-use of cultural heritage materials in live performance, cross-media storytelling, motion tracking and transformation of data, brain/computer interfaces in performance. We encourage participants to combine different aspects of these elements to create something truly new and unique that will shake up the market!

Eventbrite Registration page

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Sep 14, 2015

STUTTGART: Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival 2016

Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Stuttgart 2016

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Sep 12, 2015

Ballet music by Jeff Durand and Tommy Barbarella

Sep 07, 2015

Billy Schultz' work

Hey everybody... have a look at what Billi Schultz just shared with us:

"...I show dancers short videos and then have them use them as inspiration for creating dance. Looks like this:

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