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Nov 29, 2021

Online workouts by members of the TCUNAM

Online workouts by members of the TCUNAM

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Nov 10, 2021

MEXICO: Segundo Encuentro Danzas del pasado (In Spanish)

MEXICO: Segundo Encuentro Danzas del pasado (In Spanish) 2021

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Oct 28, 2021

Contemporary Dance Companies USA.

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

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Oct 22, 2021

EDN publishes "Dance Mobility in Times of Fractures"

EDN publishes

Both full paper and executive summary are available for download.

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Oct 21, 2021

Inclusion & Intersectionality Symposium (november 2021)

Inclusion & Intersectionality Symposium (november 2021)

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Oct 19, 2021

ACTS - SAISON 21/22

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Oct 14, 2021

Dance Websites.

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

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Sep 20, 2021

Catalogue Éditions Contredanse 2021

Catalogue Éditions Contredanse 2021

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Sep 03, 2021

PID: Diplomado Internacional (In Spanish)

PID: Diplomado Internacional (In Spanish)

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Aug 31, 2021

ISRAEL: International Dance Journey Program

ISRAEL: International Dance Journey Program

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Aug 27, 2021

BOGOTÁ: Coreo-ecologías 2021 (In Spanish)

BOGOTÁ: Coreo-ecologías 2021 (In Spanish)

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Aug 20, 2021

GERMANY: Frei Art Festival 2021

GERMANY: Frei Art Festival 2021

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Aug 18, 2021

International Congress on Dance Research Florida 2021

International Congress on Dance Research Florida 2021

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Aug 06, 2021

HAMBURG: TANZAHOi International Dance & Dance FIlm Festival

HAMBURG: TANZAHOi International Dance & Dance FIlm Festival

| 3. - 11. September 2021 | in Hamburg at Metropolis Kino (3. - 5. Sept.) and Kraftwerk Bille (10. - 11. Sept.) and Online Stream | Tickets: 5€ - 35€ |

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Jul 29, 2021

Contemporary Dance Companies World Wide

Contemporary dance companies world wide. A directory that includes links to web pages, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mails.

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Jul 27, 2021

MEXICO: 2º Diplomado en Danza y mediación Tecnológica

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Jul 21, 2021

UK: Jasmin Vardimon Company Audition (14 August 2021)

Following the lifting of restrictions, we are delighted to hold a live company audition for our delayed projects. We are looking for versatile performers

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Jul 15, 2021

MADRID: 35 certamen coreografico 2021

MADRID: 35 certamen coreografico 2021

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Jul 10, 2021

BARCELONA Dance International Competition 2022

BARCELONA Dance International Competition 2022

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Jul 01, 2021

Will I have to dance naked?

I am 16 and have been studying dance (ballet, modern) for 8 years. I am really interested in contemporary dance, but so many of the performances I see

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Jun 29, 2021

SPAIN: Festival Internacional de Danza Itálica 2021

SPAIN: Festival Internacional de Danza Itálica 2021

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Jun 25, 2021

BARCELONA: Eix Festival 2021

BARCELONA: Eix Festival 2021

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Jun 18, 2021

NEW YORK CITY: Valleto summer intensive

Global and inclusive transformative dance training program that is offered every summer in New York City.

Intermediate and advanced dancers from all over the globe are welcome to apply. It is led by Valeria Gonzalez, and guest emerging international choreographers, and guest speakers. Students will be trained in techniques such as, Contemporary, Floorwork and Improvisation.

Upcoming Intensive: July 5th - July 17th ...

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Jun 17, 2021

Online Laban summer mini-courses (In Spanish)

Online Laban summer mini-courses (In Spanish)

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Jun 04, 2021

Can I get good at contemporary dance in 3-4 years?

Hi, I'm a freshman in high school and want to audition for AMDA's dance program in 3-4 years. I was wondering if I could get to a level high enough to

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Jun 01, 2021

The dancer aged 106 who bans the word 'old'

By Gary Nunn

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May 17, 2021

"Footballers as dancers" by Alkis Raftis

Recently the major European football clubs tried unsuccessfully to form a Super League promising to “deliver excitement and drama never before seen in football”. A bank would invest 4 billion dollars, expecting earnings of 5 billion a year from broadcasting rights. Imagine football matches at Netflix, that is why some called it Soccerflix.

Fans watching football are supporters of a team, they want their team to win, they are there to cheer it. Under this project spectators would focus more on the game itself and less on who wins it. They would not really be tied emotionally to a team, but only look for thrills in the show. Players would be regarded even more as superstars performing for the audience.

This brings in mind dance performances, where there are no winners and losers, no goals to score, no adversaries. People watch mainly dancers in the leading roles, their dexterity and grace, their physical and artistic feats, achieved through long practice and talent. They enjoy the story, the music, the creativity of the choreographer. Dancers compete with themselves, not with each other.

If footballers are gradually regarded as dancers, why don’t dancers become like footballers? Why don’t they earn astronomical sums? It is because dance performances do not fill stadiums. A theater has 500 seats, a stadium has 50,000. This means a hundred times more money from tickets, plus much more from sponsors, plus even more from TV rights. A footballer gets paid 1000 times more than a dancer.

Why doesn’t dance fill stadiums? Even now, with meagre financing dance offers much more than football, much more than any sport. Imagine dance financed 1000 times more, it would be glorious! It would transform society altogether. Why doesn’t it?

Alkis Raftis

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May 11, 2021

Yeyé Awá: "a singing for life, an evocation, so that the orisha Yeyé Awá takes care of us all in this hard times"

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Apr 28, 2021

FRANCE: Résidences 2021 Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso et Cité Internationale des arts

FRANCE: Résidences 2021 Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso et Cité Internationale des arts

(candidatures jusqu’au 13.05 inclus)

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Apr 26, 2021

DANCE DAY Message by CID

80 years ago, Europe around 1941: a great part of Europe is occupied, curfew is imposed, radio is forbidden, sometimes no electricity. Families stay long evening hours at home with nothing to do, under conditions leading to depression and nervous breakdown - they get desperate.

Grandparents come to the rescue - their memories go back to the time when people could produce their own enjoyment, when they did not depend on TV, on dining out, going to the cinema or attending events. They had active, not passive entertainment. Younger ones had lost the ability to take pleasure in relating stories, telling jokes, singing and dancing at home in good company.

The aged people became the soul of the party singing the old songs, dancing the dances and taking the whole family with them, plus the neighbors. This is how the half-forgotten songs and dances jumped one generation and survived, producing after the War a revival of folk dancing.

As dance professionals, think of your role in the present situation of pandemic, lockdown and curfew. People need you now and will need you after this crisis. You produce a vaccine against the virus of the soul: you know how to make people dance. You hear the call, answer it!

Alkis Raftis President of the International Dance Council CID, UNESCO, Paris

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