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Special Focus

Oakland Ballet Company in 'Luna Mexicana.' Pictured: Samantha Bell and Landes Dixon.
John Hefti

Performance Reviews

After confirming to Buddy (Dan Bob Higgins), left, that he’s human, Santa gives him a snow globe to show him what the Empire State Building, where his father works, looks like in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Elf, The Musical, now on stage through Dec. 31.
Patricia Rettig

Interviews and More

West Coast Swing at The Mercury Cafe
Robert Abrams

DanceSpots

Neos Dance Theatre's Kassandra Lee as Marie in the '1940’s Nutcracker.'
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Previews

After finding redemption on Christmas Day, Ebenezer Scrooge (Jeff Stockberger) enjoys some time with Tiny Tim (Ashton Curry) in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, on stage select dates through Dec. 21.
Patricia Rettig

Press Releases

  • Bobbi Jene Smith's 'With Care' Leaves Little Impact - 11/2/18 by Joanna G. Harris - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Indianapolis Ballet Takes & Meets Risks with New Works Showcase - 11/9/18 by Rita Kohn - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season LGBTQ+ Series - 11/16/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Cherkaoui’s “Sutra” Features Monks in Boxes - 11/12/18 by Bonnie Rosenstock - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • NYC Premiere of 'Fantasque,' A Magical Dance Pageant, Nov. 17 & 18 - 11/9/18 by Helene Davis - PRESS RELEASES

  • Valerie Green/Dance Entropy (VG/DE) presents the World Premiere of 'Utopia,' Dec. 13-15 - 11/7/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Olga Pericet’s “Focal Point” Channels the Essence of Carmen Amaya - 11/8/18 by Bonnie Rosenstock - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Ballet Hispánico’s All-Female Choreographers Program Struck All The Right Chords - 11/13/18 by Steve Sucato - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Scapino Ballet Exceptional in Ed Wubbe's 'Ting' - 10/19/18 by Helma Klooss - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Netherlands Dance Theater 1 Brilliant in Season-Opening Production - 10/28/18 by Helma Klooss - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents English National Ballet: Akram Khan's 'Giselle,' Nov. 11 - 10/30/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • New York Theatre Ballet's Once Upon a Ballet Series presents 'Cinderella,' February 9 & 10 - 10/27/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • New York Theatre Ballet's Once Upon a Ballet Series presents Keith Michael's 'The Nutcracker,' December 14-16 - 10/27/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 60, Nov. 5 - 10/26/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • New York Theatre Ballet Announces 2018-19 Once Upon a Ballet performances - 10/24/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents A Dorrance Dance Rotunda Project Revival with two free educational demonstrations and a performance for middle and high school students, Nov. 1 - 10/21/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • BALLET HISPÁNICO in collaboration with THE APOLLO THEATER presents CARMEN.maquia, Dec. 7-8 - 10/20/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents WORKS & PROCESS DANCE COMMISSION PREVIEW Caleb Teicher & Co with Conrad Tao: More Forever, Oct. 28 - 10/18/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to join Germany/Luxembourg Choreographer Hannah Ma in workshop and performance at Tuchfabrik Center in Trier, Germany October 2018 - 10/16/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • The 2018 Swans, the annual ‘Oscars’ of the Dutch Dance World Announced - 10/25/18 by Helma Klooss - PRESS RELEASES

  • Guerin's Split Leaves Attentions Divided - 10/17/18 by Mindy Aloff - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance Open Rehearsal of reeling -> healing, Oct. 18 - 10/11/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Cleveland Ballet’s Season-Opener Promises to be an Eye-Opener - 10/16/18 by Steve Sucato - PREVIEWS

  • 'Wild Sweet Love' to usher in Sofranko-Era at Grand Rapids Ballet - 10/15/18 by Steve Sucato - PREVIEWS

  • Caruso Wows and Bodiography Entertains in Butler Program - 10/11/18 by Steve Sucato - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Bliss Bar from Ocka Treats - a vegetable dessert with a hint of sweet and a hint of tart - 10/11/18 by Robert Abrams - FOOD REVIEWS AND RECIPES

  • Martha Graham Studio Series Seeking Choreographer Applications for Third NEXT@Graham Program, Deadline Nov. 22 - 10/10/18 by Janet Stapleton - AUDITIONS & PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES

  • BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance the World Premiere of reeling -> healing as a part of the Fall 2018 Season at Triskelion Arts - 10/9/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • A Report on the 2008 University of Florida/NYC Xchange Program - 5/15/08 by Explore Dance staff - ARTS AND EDUCATION

  • 2018 New York Dance And Performance Award, Bessie Winners Announced - 10/9/18 by Ellen Jacobs - PRESS RELEASES

  • Abraham Takes 'A.I.M' at Greatness with Akron Program - 10/9/18 by Steve Sucato - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Charles Slender-White's latest production is to die for - 9/27/18 by Joanna G. Harris - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Mark Morris Dance Group's 'Pepperland' is Beatles music like we never heard before…plus great dancing - 9/30/18 by Joanna G. Harris - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Smuin Contemporary Ballet Program Mixes Old and New to the Company Works - 9/23/18 by Joanna G. Harris - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • SF Dance Works' 2018 Program worth the journey - 6/11/18 by Joanna G. Harris - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Three Reconstructed Works Highlight Cid Pearlman Performance's Fascinating 'The All Joan Show' - 9/23/18 by Joanna G. Harris - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • San Francisco Ballet - 2018 Unbound: A Festival of New Works Program A - 4/21/18 by Joanna G. Harris - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Works & Process at the Guggenheim Gala: SOLD OUT! Performance-Only Tickets Now Available!, Oct. 31 - 10/8/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • UIndy Jazz Faculty Debuts as Another Performing Group at Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center in Indianapolis - 9/25/18 by Rita Kohn - MUSIC PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Ballet Hispánico School of Dance Announces Fall 2018 Adult Dance & Fitness Classes - New This Fall: Latin Fusion, Latin Jazz, Sevillanas & Tap - 10/4/18 by Michelle Tabnick - DANCE CLASSES

  • Dance Now Festival Challenges Performers and Charms Audiences - 9/10/18 by Bonnie Rosenstock - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Movement and Music are in perfect Sync at Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Opening Concert - 9/23/18 by Rita Kohn - MUSIC AND DANCE REVIEWS

  • After Two Decades 'The Lion King' still Roars - 9/18/18 by Rita Kohn - THEATER REVIEWS

  • AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE welcomes the public to an Open Rehearsal, Oct. 15 - 9/30/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents American Ballet Theatre: Jessica Lang & Sarah Crowner, Oct 7 & 8 - 9/30/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture at the 14th Street Y Announces 2018-2019 Fellows - 9/18/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • La Emi brings New Mexican Flair to Flamenco Tradition - 7/30/18 by Paul Ross - SPECIAL FOCUS

  • Ballet Academy East Appoints Jenna Lavin as New Principal of Pre-Professional Division - 9/17/18 by April Thibeault - PRESS RELEASES

  • Mary Sano: Dancing Dreaming Isadora - 9/9/18 by Joanna G. Harris - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Robert Moses’ Kin’s 23rd Season “Bootstrap Tales” an Energetic Program - 2/25/18 by Joanna G. Harris - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • For International PARK(ing) Day Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance in conjunction with Community Board 7/Manhattan presents Spot for Dance: A Micro Movement Festival and Community Zone, Sept. 21 - 9/13/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • WHITE WAVE presents The 2018 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL: A Four-Day Spectacular Presenting 70 Companies from New York and Around the World, October 11-14 - 9/12/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater's a GREEN AFTERNOON VI a Tremendous Success - 9/8/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Ballet Hispánico at the 92nd Street Y - Fridays at Noon / In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 14 - 9/7/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker, December 6-9 - 9/7/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • MOMIX Magical Hits & Classics Program at the Joyce Theater - 8/25/18 by Bonnie Rosenstock - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018, Oct. 18-21 - 9/5/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • K’ARTS BALLET Presents the American Premiere of SONG OF THE MERMAID, Oct. 20 & 21 - 8/22/18 by Helene Davis - PRESS RELEASES

  • So, what’s your marrying story? - 9/2/18 by Rita Kohn - THEATER REVIEWS

  • Kick up your heels for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre - 8/30/18 by Patricia Rettig - PRESS RELEASES

  • New York City Premiere of Tere O’Connor’s “LONG RUN”, Oct. 12 & 13 - 8/24/18 by Helene Davis - PRESS RELEASES

  • BALLET ACADEMY EAST announces the addition of 15 New Male Scholarships - 8/21/18 by April Thibeault - SPECIAL FOCUS

  • Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance: A La Calle Block Party, Sept. 16 - 8/17/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance: Hispanic Heritage Happy Hour, Oct 2 - 8/17/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Embracing George Balanchine’s Legacy: Indianapolis School of Ballet Delivers a free community program of Ten New Works at Indianapolis Artsgarden July 20 - 7/23/18 by Rita Kohn - SPECIAL FOCUS

  • IndyFringe 2018: Rich with Inspiring Choreography Delivered by Strong Dancers - 8/20/18 by Rita Kohn - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance: Instituto Coreográfico, Sept. 13 - 8/17/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Emma Portner with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago / Third Coast Percussion, and Anne Plamondon, Sept. 9 & 10 - 8/16/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • A Hustle Dance Masterclass & Social with Maria Torres, August 22 - 8/14/18 by Michelle Tabnick - DANCE CLASSES

  • Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2018-19 School Year Class Registration Early Bird Registration Discount Ends August 17! - 8/14/18 by Michelle Tabnick - DANCE CLASSES

  • Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2018 Season - 8/4/18 by Michelle Tabnick - PRESS RELEASES

  • Caleb Teicher & Company program perfect summer fare to close out ‘ADF in CLE’ dance festival - 8/9/18 by Steve Sucato - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • NYU Skirball Presents Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Analogy Trilogy, Sept. 22-23 - 7/27/18 by Helene Davis - PRESS RELEASES

  • Hubbard Street Masterful in National Dance Day Performance at ADF in CLE - 8/1/18 by Steve Sucato - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • Charlotte Ballet-Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Collaboration Pays Tribute to Beloved Institution Dance Makers - 7/24/18 by Steve Sucato - PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

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