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July 26 - 31
Dormeshia returns to The Joyce Theater with the world premiere of Rhythm is Life which “celebrates both the art form she dominates and life itself.” This newest work of “…percussive perfection draws on the collective pulse of life to create a meditative voyage of music and dance,” according to the release. Dormeshia will be joined other favored tappers and a live band. Find out more here
July 20 – 31
Little Island’s Music & Dance Festival, co-curated by Ayodele Casel, Michael McElroy and Torya Beard will celebrate blues, jazz, hip hop, soul, Broadway and more. Guest includes Brinae Ali, Luke Hickey, Barkha Patel, Max Pollak, Soles of Duende; Generation Dance! Featuring Laraine Goodman, Kevin Iega Jeff, Earl Mosley; Soul to Soul: Black Women in Music featuring Capathia Jenkins, Lillias White, Melonie Daniels and hosted by Phylicia Rashad and Michael McElroy; and Maurice Chestnut’s Beats, Rhymes, and Tap Shoes and more. Find out more here
July 28 – 30
Shinohara shares a solo that reflects on sexuality, objectification, intimacy, dominance and boundaries. The series is curated by Stacy Grossfield as part of her Images // Landscapes. Find out more here
Threads Dance Project is seeking a racially/ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older. Men, women, and dancers with diverse gender identities are encouraged to apply. Threads is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learners and are fluent in a variety of dance forms.
Virtual audition format is available upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP and send materials via email by Friday, July 29th, 2022.
Dancers are encouraged to register by WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3rd, 2022, and upload a headshot and resume via the google form provided below.
Ballet Hispánico is seeking male and female dancers to join the Professional Company immediately. Auditions will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. All dancers must register prior to the audition. For more information and to register, visit ballethispanico.org/audition.
Members of the Company perform on New York City’s greatest stages, tour nationwide, and are an integral part of Ballet Hispánico’s community engagement programs.
Due to the high volume of people anticipated, dancers will be designated a time slot between 10:30am-1:30pm. Dancers will receive an email confirming Ballet Hispánico received their form, and a second email within 48 hours containing their check-in time for the audition. If no email with a check-in time is received after 48 hours, please email email@example.com.
There is NO FEE to attend this audition. Dancers are REQUIRED to provide a negative COVID test (taken within 24 hours of the audition) and proof of vaccination upon arrival to the audition. To locate a testing site, visit NYC Testing Locations or LabQ Testing Locations.
Nominated by UBW SLI Associate Director and Company Alum Paloma McGregor, the award, which comes with about $250,000, is given to U.S. artists who, as described by the renowned actress Lillian Gish, have made “an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world” and to people’s “understanding and enjoyment of life.” — Learn more
From the folks at JACK:
JACK is thrilled to announce the appointment of theater director, writer, and facilitator Skye Kowaleski to join Jordana De La Cruz as Co-Director of JACK. Skye joins the team as JACK’s Founder and Co-Director Alec Duffy transitions out of leadership, fulfilling his original intention to turn over the space after 10 years in order to promote the infusion of fresh energy and ideas.
Skye joins JACK after a long history of collaboration, including co-directing Daaimah Mubashshir’s Everyday Afroplay and organizing the educational series, An Artist’s Guide to Participating in your Community (Board) with the League of Independent Theater at JACK (and arts spaces across NYC).
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The Dance Industry Census is Now Live!
The Dance Industry Census is a first-of-its-kind effort to count every individual dance worker, dance-related organization, business, group, and project in the New York City dance ecology.
If your or your organization’s work intersects with or relates to dance and you live and/or work within the New York City metropolitan area, the Dance Industry Census
is for you!
GET COUNTED IN THE DANCE INDUSTRY CENSUS TODAY
The Dance Industry Census will run from Wednesday, July 20, 2022 until Monday, October 31, 2022 and can be completed online at Dance.NYC/DanceIndustryCensus on mobile or desktop interfaces, or via:
• Paper surveys as made available at survey sites
• Downloadable PDF surveys (link coming soon) submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• By phone during Dance Industry Census office hours (to be announced) at (212) 966-4452 (voice only)
• In person on designated Survey Days at at designated Survey Sites throughout the metropolitan NYC area
For more information about the Census or additional methods for completing and submitting the Census, please call (212) 966-4452 (voice only) or email email@example.com.
The New York City AIDS Memorial
Neil Greenberg's The Disco Project Remix, a site specific and live returns with and updated remix that stages elements of the original 1995 choreography in a response to the site’s current exhibition, Songs for a Memorial by Steven Evans.Performed beneath Evans’ sculptural installation of classic disco song titles rendered in glowing neon, some - like “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Do You Wanna Funk?” The event is free and open to the public.
The Disco Project Remix is curated by musician and artist Nick Hallett, as the launch of an ongoing series of unique live art events at the New York City AIDS Memorial. Find out more here
Ladies of Hip Hop
July 13 – 17
Gibney & Chelsea Factory
For the 18th annual Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival, the community offers a five-day Festival with a panel discussion, workshops, and performances. The five-day Festival kicks off July 13 with an opening reception and continues with a MAKING HERSTORY panel discussion; two days of workshops; and two nights of performances. The One-on-One Hip-Hop, Breaking, Waacking and House Battle closes the Festival. Find out more here
Hope Boykin Dance
Boykin will present a program inspired by her self-published collection MOMENTS "...which serves as the beginning of a commitment to use words with movement to meaningfully represent her ideas, thoughts, feelings, and emotions..." Find out more here
The Invisible Dog
For the 2nd Edition of "Dance Films" at The Invisible Dog Art Center featured will be films from international artists. O Samba do Crioulo Doido: Ruler and Compass (2020, 15mn) by Calixto Neto (Brazil); Nioun Rec (2021 - 9mn) by Amala Dianor and Grégoire Korganow (France); and A Young Girl in Her Nineties (Une jeune fille de 90 ans) (2016 - 85mn) by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Yann Coridian. Find out more here
July 20 – 31
Little Island’s "Music & Dance Festival," co-curated by Ayodele Casel, Michael McElroy and Torya Beard will celebrate blues, jazz, hip hop, soul, Broadway and more. Guest includes Brinae Ali, Luke Hickey, Barkha Patel, Max Pollak, Soles of Duende; Generation Dance! Featuring Laraine Goodman, Kevin Iega Jeff, Earl Mosley; Soul to Soul: Black Women in Music featuring Capathia Jenkins, Lillias White, Melonie Daniels and hosted by Phylicia Rashad and Michael McElroy; and Maurice Chestnut’s Beats, Rhymes, and Tap Shoes and more. Find out more here
Ragamala Dance Company
Lena Horne Bandshell
Ragamala Dance Company will present Sacred Earth as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Find out more here
New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks Residency & Performance program is a season-long residency for emerging movement-based artists in support of new work creation and professional development. This season marks the 58th year of Fresh Tracks, which was a signature program of Dance Theater Workshop created in 1965 to bring new choreographic artistry to the forefront.
Five artists will be selected for the program and receive a 50-hour studio residency, $3000 fee, guidance from Artistic Advisor nia love, professional development workshops led by renowned professionals from the field, exclusive access to Live Arts’ Communications, Development, Production and Programming staff, a Live Core Artist Membership and a fully-produced shared program in the New York Live Arts theater.
Kyle Marshall Choreography will be holding an audition/workshop Wednesday, July 20th and Thursday, July 21st 2-5p at 280 Gibney Dance Center
We are seeking a femme/female identified performer of color for an immediate position in KMC’s upcoming project, Onyx.
However, this workshop is open to all folks interested in our process.
This workshop is open to all folks interested in KMC’s process. However, priority will be given to femme/female performers of color for an immediate addition into the Onyx cast. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your headshot, resume, and a brief statement of interest in the body of the email. Please write “KMC July 2022 Audition” in the subject line and specify if you can attend either one or both of the days.
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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."