April 30 & May 1
At SOPAC seven local New Jersey artists are will share works in“Capturing the Moment: A Showcase of New Jersey Choreographer Fellows,” ia two-part, pre-recorded event. Featured will be the awardees of the 2020 Choreography Fellowship: Erin Carlisle Norton (Montclair), Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde (Teaneck), Pallavi Degwekar-Shaikh (Dayton), Tsai His Hung (Woodridge), Robert Mark Burke (Jersey City), Barkha Patel (Guttenberg), and Nai-Ni Chen (Englewood Cliffs). Interviews conducted by dance critic and journalist Robert Johnson.
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AFROFEMONONOMY // WORK THE ROOTS
March 1-June 27
At Performance Space New York, members of AFROFEMONONOMY who have collaborated in different configurations, gathered and celebrated each other’s work—come together for the first time as a group. This exploratory collaboration happens with Black femme theatermakers Lileana Blain-Cruz, Charlotte Brathwaite, Eisa Davis, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Ayesha Jordan, Joie Lee, April Matthis, Jennifer Harrison Newman, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Karen Robinson, Kaneza Schaal, and others. Find out more here
Ailey All Access
March 17 – June 24
Join the Ailey All Access web page and get real-time access to many Ailey classics, favorites and more. Find out more here
April 27 - May 1
The Company will present CARMEN.maquia as part of a 3-part streaming experience hosted by the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Find out more here
Trisha Brown Dance Company
April 29 - May 12
At the Joyce, the digital program will feature works Brown’s Geometry of Quiet (2002), the program will also include newly recorded performances of Locus Trio (1980), Watermotor (1978) and The Decoy Project from Glacial Decoy (1979) find out more here.
April 15 – 29
On demand, choreographer Asherie’s Odeon, a hybrid layering of breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue made with her brother, jazz pianist Ehud Asherie plus other live musicians and a cast of dancers returns on the Joyce Theatre’s streaming series. Find out more here
Join Reggie May 1st at 3pm EDT to see the premiere of a film of the curated project, "Grounds That Shout! ...and others merely shaking".
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Join the Park Avenue Armory and The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the launch of the 100 Years | 100 Women Conversation Series, a continuation of 100 Years | 100 Women initiative celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment’s ratification granting some women the right to vote. The Conversation Series will engage the project’s participants in a set of two informal lunchtime chats every month through the end of August. Each moderated conversation features a discussion amongst a diverse, multidisciplinary group of participants that explores specific topics that resonate with the Project and are responsive to the complexities and turbulence of the pandemic era. Select participants include Murielle Borst-Tarrant, Rashida Bumbray, Caridad “La Bruja” De La Luz, Karen Finley, Andrea Jenkins, Shola Lynch, Toshi Reagon, Martha Redbone, Split Britches, Marilee Talkington, Imani Uzuri, and many more.
May 10, 2021, Video Audition Deadline
July 5, 2021, In-person Call Back in Pittsburgh, PA by invitation only
(Invited dancers will be notified by May 24, 2021)
Aug 16, 2021, Contract Start Date On-Ground in Pittsburgh, PA
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This 3-day virtual workshop will take participants through UBW’s creative choreographic lab.
We will work from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM daily.
Participants should have an existing practice in composition and have at least enough space to comfortably spread out into an 'X' across the floor.
The participants will engage in a process-based approach to UBW’s art-making. The process-based investigations are informed by who is in the room and involves iterative cycles of rigorous embodied research informed by radical Black experimentation in the fields of culture, politics, identity, and history.
Our desire is to use a large palette of our learning that includes Radical Black Theatre Dance practices and westernized practices while holding at the center the glory of defining ourselves. James Frazier calls this “The Radical Act of Being” -- without apology, worrying about the comfort, acceptance, or understanding of people who may have “othered” us.
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SAVE THE DATE!
Virtual Generative Dancer Choreographic & Performance Lab *registration opens, Wednesday, April 21, 2021!
Dance at Illinois is searching for a Teaching Assistant Professor of Dance. This is a one-year, full-time non-tenure track appointment. Join our community! For a full description of the position, application and more information, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=144328&job=college-of-fine-applied-arts-teaching-assistant-professor-dance-fa21-144328. Application close date: April 26, 2021.
Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Dance
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dance at Illinois is a national epicenter for the development of dance artists and leading innovators in the field. The mission of Dance at Illinois is to contribute to Dance’s positive impact on the world, as a distinctive generator of new knowledge and as a vital cultural agent and signifier. We promote ethical, anti-racist, and progressive practices, operating from a deeply held belief that diversity and inclusion are critical for the advancement of the artform and for humankind.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Dance seeks candidates for a position of Teaching Assistant Professor of Dance. This is a one-year, full-time non-tenure track appointment on an academic year (nine-month) service basis paid over twelve months. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to college-level teaching, an ability to provide courses suitable for a diverse student population and must exhibit versatile instructional ability for undergraduate and graduate students. Primary specialization should be in teaching Ballet with additional expertise in physical practices that may include contemporary expressions of techniques ranging from African, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Modern. Secondary expertise in teaching somatic practices or choreographic process is also desired. Other duties may include choreographing or occasional directing of departmental concerts, undergraduate advisement, assisting with recruitment activities and service on departmental committees. Proposed start date will begin August 16, 2021.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Teach all levels of major and non-major technique in primary area of expertise; teach additional undergraduate courses in areas of secondary expertise; choreograph for departmental concerts; occasional directing of departmental concerts; undergraduate advisement; assisting with recruitment activities; academic advising; service on departmental committees.
Proposed start date: August 16, 2021
Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience.
To apply, please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following:
To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by April 26, 2021. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the applicable closing date will receive full consideration for the position.
Please direct any inquiries to Anna Sapozhnikov, Assistant Head of Academic Program Administration and Engagement in the Department of Dance email@example.com or Tara Heiser, Office Administrator, Performing Arts Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 244-2600.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit
Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, anticipates an opening in its Performing Arts Department for a teacher and program director in the Dance Program, to begin July 1, 2021. Chartered in 1922, the school currently enrolls approximately 400 boarding and day students from ten countries and territories and fifteen states.
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IABD Receives Funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation To Further Support the COHI | MOVE Program, Will Distribute $2.65 Million to Sixty Member Companies From 2021-24
FROM THE FOLKS AT IABD:
The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) is pleased to announce the receipt of grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation in further support of the Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative | Managing Organizational Vitality and Endurance (COHI | MOVE) program. These grants continue relationships that began in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
The $3,138,500 Mellon Foundation grant will permit distribution of $1,775,000 in MOVE grants to 30 member companies beginning in 2021. Five member companies, recognized as the INFLUENCERS Cohort, will each receive $150,000 over the next three years, while the remaining 25 companies, recognized as the COLLECTIVE Cohort, will receive more than $31,000 per company over the next three years.
In partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund, IABD will offer access to financial coaching so that companies may receive strategic feedback and guidance as they seek to apply the learnings to their organizations. IABD will also underwrite access to discrete consulting engagements over the course of the three-year period.
Through the Ford Foundation, IABD will facilitate broadened access to the COHI | MOVE program resources through the launch of an extension called Building Up: Integrated Learning and Development (BUILD) and distribute $375,000 to a cohort of 25 additional member companies. The BUILD cohort will have access to the financial and organizational health resources developed during the 2018-2021 COHI | MOVE program.
From 2021-2024, the BUILD cohort will engage in virtual and in-person convenings designed to address critical issues and industry-wide concerns; have opportunities for continued professional development, networking opportunities and peer-to-peer engagement; and gain access to vital resources including emergency preparedness planning, emergency relief funding, and fiscal sponsorship. Participating companies will receive $15,000 each over a three-year period.
The application and selection phase for the COHI | MOVE 2021-2024 COLLECTIVE Cohort opened April 26 for IABD Member Organizations. Applications for the BUILD Cohort are set to follow later this summer.
For additional information, application and eligibility requirements for IABD Member Organizations, click here. Please log into your member account. Not a member? Learn more about IABD Membership here.
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