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DanceAfrica continues with "Community Celebration Day" - see dancers from near and far in DanceAfrica’s first ever Community Day Bantaba! @ 6pm!
ALSO submit a picture to the DanceAfrica virtual photo booth and have your image revamped in DanceAfrica style.
Some Dance This Week(end)~
Miro Maglorie's New Chamber Ballet - LIVE
May 28 & June 4
Mark Morris Dance Center
Magloire's New Chamber Ballet returns to the stage for two live performances. On the program is the premier of the 55-minute Sea which Magloire calls "a celebratory work coming from the joy of being able to perform again person, for a live audience." Also on the program is a solo for departing dancer Madeleine Williams. Reservations are required - click here.
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Nai-Ni Chen and Dancers
Month of May
The Maplewood Township, South Orange Village, SOMA Cross Cultural Works and the AAPI Community come together to recognize and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. These organizations stand in solidarity, the focus is on education, healing and creating joy as we honor the richness and diversity of Asian and Pacific Islander cultures with an exciting lineup of family oriented activities and programs. The South Orange Performing Arts Center will share Chen’s Awakening free on demand throughout the Month of May. Highlights include Chen’s Truth Bound, Introspection, Luminescence, and Shadow Force. Find out more here
AFROFEMONONOMY // WORK THE ROOTS
March 1-June 27
At Performance Space New York, members of AFROFEMONONOMY who have collaborated in different configurations come together for the first time as a group to celebrate each other’s work. 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
May 20 & 27
A live stream of Ballet Hispánico’s En Familia, a virtual performance narrated by Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro showcasing excerpts from the company’s repertoire – Con Brazos Abiertos and Club Havana. The performance will be followed up by a Q&A featuring some Ballet Hispánico artists and educators. Find out more here.
May 15 - June 18 & July 1 - August 31
Dancespace Project's The Dream of the Audience, curated by artistic director Judy Hussie-Taylor brings artist to the virtual space to present works built while in-residence at Danspace’s historic venue in St. Mark’s Church, and more. The Dream of the Audience features the premiere of a new film by Ishmael Houston-Jones in collaboration with josé e. abad, Snowflake Calvert, Keith Hennessy, and Kevin O’Connor followed by live conversation with Houston-Jones & Miguel Gutierrez. Also featured will be films by Okwui Okpokwasili, Eiko Otake with Joan Jonas, and Reggie Wilson. All films will be available for online viewing July 1-Aug 31. Find out more here
Dormeshia, Jason Samuels Smith, and Derick K. Grant
May 21 - June 3
Dormeshia, Samuels Smith and Grant come together for the Joyce Theater's presentation the 4th annual Tap Family Reunion featuring the original production: The Mayor of Harlem - Bill “Bojangles” Robinson in a simultaneous celebration of National Tap Dance Day and Robinson’s birthday. Find out more here
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
May 21 - 31
The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company will broadcast three the duet from Concerto Six Twenty-Two, danced by the Lubovitch company; Othello, performed by San Francisco Ballet; and The Planets, created for an ensemble of both ice skaters and non-skating dancers from the US and Canada. Reservations are required - click here
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Pay What You Wish $10, $25 or $44
Join us for the virtual FloBert TapEx experience! This year our Flo-Bert Honorees are Ayodele Casel and DeWitt Fleming. Our presenters will be Baakari Wilder and Deborah Mitchell. Our hosts will be Laraine Goodman and Hank Smith.
The Date: Sunday May 30, 2021
The Time: 7:00pm (EST)
The link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FoIBIcR_SQaj9WfzgfUCTg
Register now, it's Free!
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is seeking dancers with a strong background in modern, ballet, and African-based techniques for its professional company and company apprentice program. The company offers a 35.5-week contract starting June 28, 2021, including annual season performances in Chicago and New York as well as national and international touring.
Auditions and season activities are subject to change due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Deeply Rooted will act in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the city of Chicago guidelines to ensure the safety and appropriate protections for dancers and instructors.
The Actor's Fund Series - SPOTLIGHT ON DANCERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY - MOVING FORWARD IN 2021
About this series
As a post-pandemic life emerges in the coming months . . .
The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance expands its Fellowship opportunities for minority dancers on the cusp of a professional career.
Three new Fellowships will provide:
Apply and find out more here
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I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member at The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College (Guest), 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."