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Jul 27, 2020

Dance in Medellín, Colombia

Jul 23, 2020

SPAIN: Kun Dance Residential, august 2020

SPAIN: Kun Dance residencial agosto 2020

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Jul 17, 2020

NEW YORK: Gallim Intensives 2020

NEW YORK: Gallim Intensives 2020

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Jul 16, 2020

UNITED STATES: Improvisation Assembly: Practice in Action (a workshop on zoom with The Architects) July 23-26 2020

In this workshop we investigate the relationship and interdependence of solo practice and ensemble/collective action using the lens of improvisation.

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Jul 07, 2020

BRUSSELS: Planetary Dance 2020

12 July 2020 - 16:00 > 18:00

Bois de la Cambre, Plaine entre le lac et l'avenue de Boitsfort.

FREE/ No age limit

BRUSSELS: Planetary Dance 2020

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Jul 03, 2020

KHOROPHON: new album by SoundFORMovement

KHOROPHON: new album by SoundFORMovementThis is the first album by Khorophon, a duo collaboration with Austin Booth. Austin is a great friend of mine and an amazing musician. We are so excited to...

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Jun 28, 2020

Danza RATTE No 13 (In Spanish)

Danza RATTE No 13 Revista Especializada de Danza(In Spanish)

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Jun 24, 2020

When Ancient Dance Becomes Contemporary (English) by Artur Ghukasyan

Description: After the Soviet Union, when Armenia regained its independence, a new generation was born. This article is about them. WHEN ANCIENT DANCE

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Jun 17, 2020

57th World Congress of Dance Research, Moscow 21-25 January 2021

57th World Congress of Dance Research, Moscow 21-25 January 2021

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Jun 16, 2020

Choreographic video contest by Vanara The Musical (deadline June 25th, 2020)

Choreographic video contest by Vanara The Musical

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Jun 16, 2020

GERMANY: Stanislavsky | Chekhov | Meyerhold Workshop 20-26 August, 2020

Stanislavsky | Chekhov | Meyerhold Refresh your technique after a lock-down We are back to training | Join our One-Week Residency this August International

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Jun 08, 2020

Webinaire « Writing dance & Movement analysis: Presentation of tools created by Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) »

By Raphaël Cottin, 8 and 9 june 2020, 15.00 French time.

Part I : Historical background and Rudolf Laban's life.

Part II : How does Kinetography work?

Information :

https://dancingopportunities.com/writing-dance-and-movement-analysis-presentation-of-tools-created-by-rudolf-laban/

Inscription (free and mandatory): https://app.livestorm.co/institut-francais-de-serbie

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May 21, 2020

OPEN CALL POOL 2020

Festival: 8 – 12 September 2020, DOCK 11, Berlin Deadline: June 14, 2020

OPEN CALL POOL 2020

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May 18, 2020

ATHENS: 55th World Congress of Dance Research

1 - 5 July 2020. Yes, it will take place!ATHENS: 55th World Congress of Dance Research

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May 17, 2020

Fabio D'Andrea's last album danced by Hollywood actors

“Culture at a time like this is going to help you because you're watching other people's stories and you can see how we're all connected. Every single person on this planet is now connected by one thing” says Russell. “Watching this short film, I hope moves you, as it's a beautiful piece of art, it's beautiful music, but it’s also very hopeful. You go into the pain of this character, and what he's coping with, and then he sees himself as a kidand he's like, ‘I can face the world again. I just needed to get in touch with my own feelings and give myself permission to be sad or scared.’ That's what this story is about: trying to control the stuff that goes on your head, and telling yourself this is normal, this is ok. However you feel, there is always a way out.” Russell Tovey

“So much can be communicated via our arts that cannot be in other ways,” says Fabio. “A doctor can go on BBC News and say, ‘you need to look after your mental health at this time’, but that's not going to resonate with people. That's why I hope that this video gets seen by loads of people – this message is so relevant to everybody. There's a real need for art and culture right now.” Fabio D'Andrea

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May 16, 2020

Virtual accompanist for online classes by soundFORMovement

by Mike Wall:"With so many educators moving to online teaching, I thought another way I can help is to start making mixes of typical "flows" of my music choices for playing class...like a virtual accompanist. I have made some updates to the layout of my website, and will make lots of different types of mixes. Educators I spoke with let me know that most online classes are around 60 minutes, so that's what I will focus on for the next couple of months...."

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May 09, 2020

En-sueño by Rancho A Parte

May 05, 2020

Nancy Stark Smith Teaches "Mini Solo Underscore" (2013)

Apr 29, 2020

About the kinesphere... (in Spanish)

Apr 28, 2020

Dance Day Message by CID

Before film and video, dance used to be “the evanescent art” – choreographies throughout history have disappeared while masterpieces of painting, sculpture, poetry, or theater remain for thousands of years. The widespread use of video has revolutionized the art of dance; its contribution is invaluable.

Dance Day 2020 is celebrated in cooperation with the International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (CICT/ICFT), a partner of UNESCO just like CID. The general theme is “Youth-Dance-Video.” Choreographers and dance school directors are encouraged to produce a work executed by dancers under 18, record it on video and send it to be screened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

This short choreographic piece should be inspired by values defended by UNESCO; for example: intercultural and interreligious dialogue; anti-doping; promoting shared history and memory for reconciliation; protect, promote, and transmit heritage; culture of peace, non-violence, and sustainable development; poverty, climate change, natural disasters, and social inequities.

You will find more values, such as equality, democracy, peace, and human values, at the portals of UNESCO and the United Nations. The challenge is how to portray such abstract notions through concerted movement on stage. The most important objective is for your young dancers to understand the importance of one or more of these values and to engage in expressing them.

On Dance Day the attention of the world is directed towards the art of dance. Video serves us immensely as a simple means for recording and disseminating our creative work. This year, dance and video will combine in celebrating the uplifting of humanity towards the noble goals set by its summit organizations.

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

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Apr 27, 2020

Try a home version of Trisha Brown’s ‘Roof Piece', (no roof required)

Everything is explained by Brian Seibert from the New York Times in the article linked below:

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Apr 20, 2020

Online audios by LAURENCE LOUPPE (in French...)

Laurence Louppe, une pensée qui danse

Le Centre national de la danse met en ligne une série de montages sonores qui invitent à " entendre – à travers cet enthousiasme de Laurence Louppe – une pensée sans cesse en mouvement qui s’élance, s’emballe, se rattrape, digresse et nous surprend à chaque instant" (CND).

L'occasion de découvrir les temps de partage avec les danseurs en formation qui ont nourri son ouvrage phare, Poétique de la danse contemporaine.

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Apr 15, 2020

Free online Kun Dance class by Dominik Borucki, 25th April

Free online Kun Dance class, 25th April

To refine listening during these days of confinement, I want to offer you a Kun Dance session online on April 25. All you need is an internet connection, click on the link below and have a little space around to move around. In this completely free online Kun Dance session, we will delve in detail into listening in movement. We will base ourselves on the space of sensations and investigate in the Cycle of completing.It is aimed at all audiences interested in Kun Dance, people who want to have a first touch with this method and also advanced.

Here's the link: https://meet.jit.si/KunDance25abril

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Apr 14, 2020

Gaga Classes Online

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Apr 10, 2020

Free access to dance videos by the INAEM

You just need to register in their platform:Free access to dance videos by the INAEM

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Apr 08, 2020

Dance "Rosas Danst Rosas" at home!

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Apr 06, 2020

ÉDITIONS CONTREDANSE / Steve Paxton : Gravity audiobook

ÉDITIONS CONTREDANSE / Steve Paxton : Gravity audiobook

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Mar 30, 2020

Contemporary Dance History.

Contemporary dance history, including representative figures and aesthetical features of their choreographic production.

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Mar 26, 2020

Dancer's Ways Online School

Dancer's Ways Online School

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Mar 22, 2020

The Royal Opera House will stream content for free during the coronavirus outbreak

The Royal Opera House launches a programme of free online content for the culturally curious at home.

We're offering a schedule of free broadcasts and live content that audiences can access for free anywhere, anytime across the globe...

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