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White Mountain Summer DANCE FESTIVAL 2010!

February 27th, 2010

White Mountain Summer Dance Festival

White Mountain Summer Dance Festival celebrates it’s 32nd year and it’s to be held between July 10-July 31, 2010.

WMSDF-2010

WMSDF-2010

Venue:

Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street, Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017.

White Mountain Summer Dance Festival offers three weeks of dance training at Sarah Lawrence College. It’s an exploration of movement and creativity for students and educators. WMSDF offers an recognized innovative and comprehensive approach that combines specialized training and personal attention. Faculties work together to present a curriculum with more than 12 hours of instruction. Classes are taught by educators committed to ensure participants reach their maximum potential in dance and movements. It is a program that supports breakthroughs in technique, creativity, and life. Enrollment is limited to 40 resident participants ensuring four students for one faculty.

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Vancouver International Dance Festival

February 25th, 2010

VIDF-2010

The VIDF is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary to present outstanding culturally diverse dance performances by artists from all over the world. Presented with the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, the 2010 VIDF takes place during the Paralympic Games period of March 12 – 21, 2010 with performances at the Roundhouse and at the Playhouse.

Venues:
ROUNDHOUSE: 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC, Canada
PLAYHOUSE : Hamilton at Dunsmuir, Vancouver

VIDF-2010

VIDF-2010

Mission:
The presentation of high quality dance performances and workshops by outstanding culturally diverse dance artists that are:

  • focused on the body
  • interested in kinetically exciting work
  • interested in advancing the art of contemporary dance through innovation, experimentation, rigor, and physical discipline
  • Increasing audiences for culturally diverse contemporary dance to:

  • provide a sustaining body of patrons of dance who will underwrite dance presentations through buying tickets
  • provide a critical response to the artists they are supporting through their attendance of dance presentations and workshops
  • Increasing public profile of culturally diverse dance practice through:

  • effective marketing in print, television, radio, and through the Internet
  • Networking with other dance and arts presenters to provide more performance opportunities for culturally diverse contemporary dance artists
  • Commissioning of new culturally diverse contemporary dance works
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    Bates Dance Festival-2010

    February 22nd, 2010

    Bates Dance Festival

    Bates Dance Festival

    Bates Dance Festival

    Programmes:
    Young Dancers Workshop (ages 14-18) June 25- July 16
    Professional Training Program (ages 18 and up) July 17-August 8
    Youth Arts Program (ages 6-17) July 19-August 7
    Performance &; Events Season July 5-August 7

    For twenty-seven years, the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine, has welcomed dancers from across the country and around the world to “Study with the best!” Its founders knew from the outset that inviting the field’s most outstanding dance artists to come and teach would be a key to the program’s success.

    The Bates Dance Festival brings together an international community of choreographers, performers, educators and students in a cooperative community to study, perform and create new work. The Festival offers a supportive atmosphere for creative exchange of ideas, encouraging exploration of new ground and providing opportunities to experience a wide spectrum of dance. Artists, students and audiences share their knowledge and inspiration through workshops,  discussions and performances.

    The Bates Dance Festival is comprised of four interwoven programs: two professional training programs including the Young Dancers Workshop (YDW), the Professional Training Program (PTP); a main-stage performances series featuring dance artists from around the world: and community activities including the Youth Arts Program with dance and music training, and the Community Dance Project that invites local residents to participate in an intensive creative collaboration with a choreographer and Festival dancers. Commissioning and residency projects support new works by established companies, emerging choreographers and international artists.

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    New England Folk Festival-2010

    February 15th, 2010

    New England Folk Festival
    The New England Folk Festival is a fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands. The 66th annual Festival is to be held on April 23-25, 2010 in Mansfield, Massachusetts (near Boston).

    NeffA-2010

    NeffA-2010

    This yearly event attracts thousands from the west coast, Michigan, Pennsylvania,New Jersey, New York, Canada, all the New England states and the rest of the world to its wonderful mix of particpatory dance (folk, square and contra), folk music and song, international food, crafts, performances, family-oriented activities, and much, much more.

    Participatory Dance – A lot of contra and traditional square dancing, International Folk Dancing, dancing from specific regions, couple dancing, swing dancing, clogging, etc. All levels of expertise are featured and favorites are the contra dance medleys.

    Dance performances – Costumed ethnic performing groups have been a part of NEFFA since the beginning. Some performances are done in the in the Main Hall, a large gym or on stage in the Auditorium. About a dozen morris teams dance outside the High School — a welcoming sight to new and returning Festival visitors.

    Music – Jam sessions in the halls, instrument workshop sessions, performances of folk music, singing… Bring your instruments! Free instrument checking is provided. The South Room will be available on a sign-up basis for rehearsals and jam sessions.

    Food – About a dozen booths serve food from all nations. The food is very good.

    Crafts – Handmade items are for sale in the crafts room. Demonstrations of craftsmanship happen frequently.

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    San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival-2010

    February 12th, 2010

    Ethnic Dance Festival-2010

    The 32nd annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival is to be held from June 5-June 27, 2010 at the Palace of fine arts, San Francisco.

    The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival was founded to present the diverse ethnic dance companies in the Bay Area. Over the years, the Festival has expanded its reach to include performers from throughout Northern California and has presented over 600 dance companies from over a hundred different genres.

    Ethnic Dance Festival-2010

    Ethnic Dance Festival-2010

    The 31st annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival featured 36 local dance companies representing over 20 distinct cultures. More than 500 Northern California dancers and musicians brought their repertoire to the Palace of Fine Arts over four weekends in June of this year. Over 11,000 local Bay Area arts lovers attended the performances, some for the first time, but many as part of an annual, cherished cultural tradition.

    The Festival has presented over 14,000 dancers, with dancers from community groups performing alongside internationally recognized professionals, students beside masters, and cultural groups as different as Senegalese dancers from the Kaolak region and Mexican folkorico dancers from the Tobasco region all performing on the same stage. Each program features 7-11 companies. The Festival performers are selected from an annual audition, where each company has ten minutes to present its work, while soloists have five minutes. Participants in the field come from varied socioeconomic backgrounds and represent a broad range of occupations and lifestyles. Many are second and third generation dancers and musicians, and after so many years, the children of Festival pioneers are now recreating, preserving, and innovating important work as their contribution to contemporary culture.

    Since 1978, the Festival’s performance have reached hundreds of thousands of audience members, providing excellent opportunities to artists who seek to present the dance expressions of their cultural and ethnic heritages.

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