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Jul 19, 2014

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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Jul 06, 2014

Call to Artists! Chop Shop: Bodies of Work 2015 (Deadline for submission: August 30th, 2014)

A CALL TO ARTISTS For Participation In CHOP SHOP: BODIES OF WORK, 2015 A Contemporary Dance Festival to be presented February 14 & 15, 2015 at Meydenbauer

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Jul 04, 2014


Moving Bodies as a international touring festival will create a rare opportunity for performing arts professionals and students to work with Japanese

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Jul 01, 2014

New contemporary danceshort by Simon Baucks & Crew:

Inmotion from Simon Baucks on Vimeo.

Jun 26, 2014

PARIS: stage BMC et danse du 7 au 11 juillet de 10 à 13h à Micadanses‏

Stage BMC et Danse a Paris

Jun 15, 2014

"The Art of Arctic Destruction" - The Dying Swan

Jun 12, 2014

LITHUANIA: AURA Dance Theatre is looking for dancers.

Requirements: modern dance technique basics, improvisational skills. We offer: - Performances in Lithuania, various European and other foreign countries,

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Jun 08, 2014

The Feldenkrais Method.

The Feldenkrais method is a system of ideas and physical exercises that aim to increase awareness through movement. Learn about it and find related links on this page.

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Jun 01, 2014

Dance Websites.

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

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May 19, 2014


Find everything here:

Tanztage Berlin 2015

May 18, 2014

Dance Teaching.

Contemporary dance teaching advises and ideas. Includes a structure to organize the content of a class and links to related pages.

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May 12, 2014

TOKYO: Japanese flamenco bailaora and Spanish butoh dancer meet on stage

Switched roles you may say. Fabulae brings together on stage a Japanese flamenco bailaora and a Spanish butoh dancer. She's drawn by curiosity, first,

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May 08, 2014


ARTLabAfrica BETWEEN US - INSTALLATION & PERFORMANCE June 14 - July 19, 2014 Between Us is an experimental multi media production by Miriam Syowia

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May 07, 2014

FRANCE: Rencontre nationale / Danse en amateur et répertoire‏


Nous avons le plaisir de vous confirmer que la prochaine rencontre nationale Danse en amateur et répertoire aura lieu les samedi 31 mai à partir de 16h30 et dimanche 1er juin à partir de 11h à la Maison de la danse de Lyon.

Ce sera pour vous l'occasion de découvrir et (re)découvrir :

le samedi :Ratatat (1985) de Hanya Holm ; Assaï (1986) de Dominique Bagouet ; Plissé Soleil (1990) de Flora Théfaine ; Ensemble, deux pas vers l’autre face (2007) de Miguel Nosibor ; Fan Dance (La Danse des éventails, 1978) d’Andy DeGroat ; Sade, le théâtre des fous (2007) de Marie-Claude Pietragalla et Julien Derouault ; Never Mind (2006) de Daniel Larrieu ; DéBatailles (2008) de Denis Plassard ; Les Écailles de la mémoire (2008) de Germaine Acogny et Jawole Zollar ; Insurrection (1989) d’Odile Duboc.

et le dimanche :Le Jardin (2006) de Julien Ficely ; Hommage à Trisha (2007) de Josette Baïz ; Cher Ulysse (2007) de Jean-Claude Gallotta ; Fan Dance (La Danse des éventails, 1978) ; Trajets de vie, trajets de ville (2007) d’Anne Le Batard et Jean-Antoine Bigot (compagnie Ex Nihilo).Michèle Luquet, coordinatrice de la rencontre à la Maison de la danse, vous transmettra au mois de mai un déroulé de ces deux journées de présentation. Vous pouvez d'ores et déjà réserver vos places (entrée libre) au numéro suivant : 04 72 78 18 18.

Nous serions très heureux de vous savoir parmi nous à cette occasion (particulièrement riche et stimulante).

Bien à vous,

Laurent Barré

chargé de mission - direction générale
responsable du service Recherche et répertoires chorégraphiques
Centre national de la danse
T : +33 (0)1 41 83 83 91

Apr 29, 2014



Apr 24, 2014

OPEN CALL: II VIDEODANCE FESTIVAL 2014 (deadline 30th June)

In coincidence with the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Spain and Japan, Palma Espai d'Art Foundation is launching

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Apr 23, 2014

Breathing Space - A dance film by Riya Mandal

Apr 21, 2014

Contemporary Dance Festivals: the worldwide directory.

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

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Apr 12, 2014

ATHENS: 37th World Congress on Dance Research: 2-6 July 2014

CID congresses are the largest gatherings of dance specialists world-wide, the best opportunity to showcase one's work to a wide audience of practitioners, dance teachers, choreographers, researchers, journalists, organizers and suppliers.

Approximately 400 conferees from 40 countries of the 5 continents attend each congress.

Intended primarily for professionals, the Congress is a scientific conference, a trade fair and a participatory event focused on contacts with colleagues and informal discussions.

All forms of dance are represented. Strictly non-profit. Not to be confused with festivals, workshops, competitions or open conferences.

The 10-hours-a-day program includes:

- Research reports (papers) are presented and discussed among peers
- Lectures on original subjects
- Classes, where teachers give a demonstration of their method
- Performances by dance companies, duos or solos
- Video projections presenting choreographies or full performances
- Exhibitions and sale of books, records, pictures, costumes, accessories etc.
- Evenings where members can discuss in a relaxed setting or dance to local music.
- Visits to places of special interest, such as dance schools, museums, sites etc.

This congress is organized by the Athens and Piraeus Sections of CID as well as the national Dora Stratou Dance Theater. It is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the National UNESCO Commission, as well as the Mayor of Athens.

Submitting a presentation is optional. Absentee presenters can register also; their presentations will be included in the program and in the proceedings website visited by tens of thousands of dance professionals all over the world.

To apply for a visa and/or financial assistance, registered participants receive an official certificate.

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Apr 07, 2014

XVIII International Festival of Choreographic Miniatures (deadline for application May 10th 2014)

We would like to invite you to apply for the XVIII International Festival of Choreographic Miniatures, a competition for choreographers, which will be

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Apr 07, 2014

Danzas de Carácter

Definición de danzas de carácter, entendidas como parte del repertorio de las obras de ballet clásico.

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Apr 05, 2014

Character Dances

Definition of character dances, understood as part of the repertoires of classical ballets.

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Apr 04, 2014

"There’s two ways of working with the body..."

"There’s two ways of working with the body. One is when the mind informs the body; the mind is telling you what to do. That’s one way of working. The other is when the body itself informs the mind; your body impulses guide you and then you do these movements and suddenly they become your movement; its part of your creative process and you’re able, from that point of view, to have experiences that go beyond words, that go beyond your conscious thinking, but are part of you. That’s the thrill of working with movement..."

Anna Halprin

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Apr 03, 2014

What is the duration of an action according to Laban’s theory?

Dear Maria, I read your very interesting article about Laban's effort qualities. I am new to the theory as I started reading it a few months ago and have

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Mar 20, 2014

Gathered by Gecko Production

New conceptual short film project - Gathered. Shared by Jakub from Gecko Production, Kenya:

Gathered from Gecko Production on Vimeo.

Mar 20, 2014

How to do a deeper plié?

Hello. I would like to ask u a question. I hope u can answer me, thank u. I cannot do really deep plié; mine is really shallow. Like really, can't even

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Mar 14, 2014

JAPAN: May Butoh Intensive Workshops & Events in Tokyo (May 2nd-22nd)

Join us for this exciting program of workshops and events in Tokyo this May! Where: Bunkyo-ku & Minato-ku (Tokyo) When: May 2nd-22nd Who: Kanazawa Butoh

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Mar 11, 2014

Tips for young choreographers

Hi, my name is Maryah and I'm 17 years old. I just wanted to email you, because dancing is a huge part of my life and my career is to be a dance choreographer

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Mar 03, 2014

Flying Low and Passing Through.

Flying Low and Passing Through make up the dancing technique and performing method developed by David Zambrano. Find descriptions, images and related links in this page.

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Feb 25, 2014

The pros and cons of starting a company versus being a freelance choreographer

Hello, I have really been enjoying your site! Thank you so much for the extent of information that you offer. My question is about starting a career

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