Read about Eva Yaa Asantewaa's new position as Curatorial Director at Gibney, and see the list of Bessie Award Ricipients for AmNews.
INKUBATE® July 11th featuring MIP2® dancers, staged by Loni Landon, Video by Blake Kreider
Wednesday, August 1st at 7:00 pm at
for NJDTE's final INKUBATE®
garden dance installation performance! Grounds open at 6:00 pm for garden picnic.
Featuring works by Belinda McGuire formerly of Jose Limon Dance Company, NJDTE Alum Sam Kunzman of Big Muddy Dance, and NJDTE Artistic Director and NJSCA Fellow Nancy Turano.
Tickets available online at www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or pay at gate.
$15 for non-RRA members | $5 for students
Free for RRA members and children under 3.
**Please stay tuned for weather updates. An email will be sent with location change information if the event is moved indoors.
Looking for additional dancers
(please read the following carefully)
David Appel is looking for additional dancers to be part of his upcoming small group project, toward performances on November 16-17 in New York City.
After several get-acquainted dancing sessions in August, the current plan is to have two 3-hour rehearsals per week during September, October, and early November. These will take place on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings, or the occasional Friday before 2pm or Saturday morning if necessary, depending on available space. Please reply only if you know that you can be there during these days/times.
What we’re doing embraces a variable mesh of improvised and set material. The ideal participant is a mature, articulate mover who improvises well (alone and with others), is open to expanding the range of their dancing in sometimes curious and unconventional ways, is willing and able to investigate a variety of performative qualities, and is comfortable with the ebb and flow of process as an underpinning for creating dances—all of which are key to how we’re working and what we’re working on. [Realistically this means that someone should probably have at least several years of professional experience beyond college/university.]
There is no rehearsal pay, but dancers will receive a significant performance fee.
We will be holding a dancing session for an invited group of people during our rehearsal on Wednesday August 1 from 6-9pm. This will be an opportunity to become familiar with some of the building blocks of the work and to dance with us, so that we can hopefully find the right fit.
If interested, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 30, with your contact information (including phone number) and a one-page resume or background summary (with dates) attached. If your combination of training and experience seems like a possibly intriguing match, the 8/1 rehearsal location will then be sent to you.
It is strongly suggested that you visit www.youtinydancer.com (the video area) to acquaint yourself with some previous small group pieces BEFORE you contact us.
Note: please respond only if you have the experience indicated above, are especially keen on this kind of work, and are willing and able to make the consistent commitment necessary to be part of realizing what we’ll be up to.
Looking forward to hearing from you, and dancing with you. Thanks!
Radio City Productions
August 6th with callbacks on August 7th
Radio City Music Hall
West 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10020
Radio City Productions is pleased to announce special August auditions for Rockettes to perform in the 2018 production of The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes in New York City.
American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) contract with competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) plan and year-round health insurance. Rockettes must be between 5'6" and 5'10 1/2" tall (measurements will be taken in stocking feet). Rockettes candidates must be proficient in ballet, tap, and jazz.
Open Call Auditions will be held at Radio City in New York on August 6th.
For more information, visit www.radiocityauditions.com.
The Movement Research Performance Journal is seeking a highly-motivated and qualified candidate to work as its Managing Editor. Started in 1990, MRPJ is a printed forum created by and for artists, fostering the evolution of written and graphic languages that contemplate current issues of dance and performance. Published twice annually, MRPJ provides a unique forum for critical rigor and a multi-disciplinary readership.
Please submit a cover letter and resume by August 8th to email@example.com for consideration.
Interviews with selected candidates will be conducted on August 19th and 20th.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Email inquiries only, please; no phone calls.
Intern with the Performance Journal!
Internships are approximately 5-10 hours / week. Hours will be distributed unevenly depending on the production schedule for the publication and any pressing needs that emerge with each issue. The internship term is for two issues, lasting approximately one year. During that time, the intern will receive free Movement Research classes and some workshops.
The internship is largely self-directed, and the intern will most often work from home, aside from meetings. It is an opportunity to gain experience in the field and hone editorial and critical thinking skills.
Find out more here
The International Association of Blacks in Dance is excited to announce the new IABD Career Center, our premier resource to connect highly qualified arts talent with career opportunities in the field.
For access, visit: https://careers.iabdassociation.org/
The IABD Career Center will allow you to:
Manage Your Career:
Early Bird Special - All Rentals from 7-9am $10/hr
RESERVE STUDIO SPACE
Marcella Lewis hails from Los Angeles, CA, where she began her dance training at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre at the age of 3. She then continued her studies at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). She later received her BFA from the Purchase Conservatory of Dance, where she was awarded the Adopt-A-Dancer Scholarship. While at Purchase, Marcella performed works by Doug Varone, Gregory Dolbashian, madboots, Kevin Wynn, and Ori Flooman. Marcella has completed summer programs at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Hubbard Street Dance, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet, where she was awarded the Homer Avila Scholarship. She is the recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award in Dance. Marcella joined A.I.M in 2016.
Kyle Abraham will receive the 2018 Princess Grace Statue Award!
The Princess Grace Statue Award, established in 1985, recognizes Award winners who have made significant contributions to their chosen artistic field of theater, dance or film since receiving their initial scholarships, apprenticeships, or fellowships. Kyle Abraham is the sixty-fifth artist to receive this honor.
Read more here!
Shamel Pitts whose choreography Fellowship will support the creation of a new work for Gibney Dance Company
GDC Co-Director, Nigel Campbell, sat down with Shamel to discuss the Fellowship, and his upcoming commission for GDC set to premiere this fall.
“I am very excited, grateful, and overwhelmed by this reception and this Fellowship... I have seen the incredible artists in the past that have received this award. To be a part of such an outstanding group of artists is incredibly humbling and propelling. I am looking forward to engaging a larger audience and network with my artistic work as a new family member of the Princess Grace Foundation. Thank you to you, and to Gibney for the nomination.” – Shamel Pitts
Read more on our blog, and stay tuned for more information about Shamel's November 2018 premiere later this summer. View the official announcement from the Princess Grace Foundation here.
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I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a faculty member at Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College (Guest), Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member of The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Kean University and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I write on dance for The Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine and various publications. Click below to read more about me at my home page - "About Me."