April 27th, 2012
Most welcome to enjoy watching dance and enjoy life, it might be time to “Celebrate Life” through this dance show.
The great “Celebrate Life” is presented by Reflections School of Dance at evening 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett.
The luxury dance show features Revolution, Emerge Dance Co. and Dunamis Dance Teams and Ballet Pointe dancers from Reflections School of Dance based in Snohomish.The special guest artists will be hula dancers and others.
The dance event is being held during National Dance Week. A $15 donation is suggested with proceeds going to Snohomish County Young Lives & Youth Unlimited.
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April 20th, 2012
Since 2009, four Piedmont School of Music & Dance students have gone on to attend The Juilliard School’s dance program in New York City, which each year accepts only about 20 female students out of thousands applying from all over the globe.
Several of this school’s students this year also have been selected to attend some noteworthy institutions.
Laura Dearman, 16, of Statesville received a lifetime merit scholarship at The Joffrey Ballet School in New York City.
Chloe Ellis, 12, of Mooresville will attend American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive program in New York. Chloe also placed second in the Classical Solo category at the 2012 Youth American Grand Prix competition. She competed against about 90 national and international dancers in her age division in Columbia.
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April 20th, 2012
In the show represented “The Empathy Hearts,” the duo will give a performance called “Hand in Hand”, which has made their name internationally.
28-year-old Zhai Xiaowei lost his left leg when he was 4, while Ma Li lost her right arm in an accident in 1996 when she was 19.
The pair met each other in 2005 and then encouraged each other to practice ballet. In 2007, their “Hand in Hand” performance won the Silver prize in CCTV’s (China’s national TV channel) Dance Contest, which attracted around 7,000 participants.
“The Empathy Hearts” is to be held by the Hanoi-based Family and Children magazine, the Capital Communications Corporation, and the city’s Red Cross, and will also feature a number of local artists.
Also at the show, around VND4billion (US$200,000) will be handed over to children with congenital cardiac diseases as well as disabled kids and dioxin victims across the country.
“The Empathy Hearts” will take place at 8pm on April 21 at the Hanoi Opera House at 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District.
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April 10th, 2012
The K-State Student Union Courtyard was filled with excellent music and laughter as more than 30 students participated in “International Dance Steps” on Monday. The great International Coordinating Council hosted the event as part of International Week, which gave students a chance to learn about other cultures by trying out basic dance moves from around the world.
“The purpose of International Week is to show how diverse K-State is,” said Benita Mugabo, sophomore in management and information systems. “It’s important for students to learn about other cultures and to share with others.”
Mugabo hails from Rwanda, but taught a Pacific Island dance called “Tutuki” that she had learned from a friend in high school. The dance did not involve much stepping, but instead focused on arm and hip movements. The music she chose for the dance was from Fiji.
Marazula, a medieval European dance, had participants doing simple stepping and clapping in a circle, but the great tempo of the music kept getting faster and faster. The group scrambled to keep up with the music, laughing at the results.
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April 10th, 2012
This sensuous and gritty romp, with stirring music by Carl Orff, is based on works written by 13th century vagabond poets—those rascals! Featuring the dynamic mix of MDT dancers with acclaimed vocalists Bradley Greenwald (baritone), Jennifer Baldwin Peden (soprano) and Justin Madel(tenor). Original choreography by MDT founder Loyce Houlton under the direction of Lise Houlton and Dominique Serrand.
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