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2009-07-28 15:00:09

Dancer and influential choreographer Merce Cunningham has died at his home in New York, the Cunningham Dance Foundation announced. He was 90. The cause of Cunningham's death Sunday night was not disclosed. The New York Times said the Centralia, Wash., native, who enjoyed a career that spanned nearly seven decades, is regarded as a dance icon on the same level as Isadora Duncan, Serge Diaghilev, Martha Graham, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine. Among the places Cunningham studied dance were...

2009-03-12 12:08:00

Highlights Include 35th Anniversary of Balanchine's Coppelia; Swan Lakeand Slaughter on Tenth Avenue; Saratoga Premieres of Melissa Barak'sA Simple Symphony, a New Work by NYCB Principal Dancer Benjamin Millepied and NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins'Papillons SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced today that its 2009 Season of New York City Ballet, July 7-18, will feature 20 different ballets, including full-length...

2009-01-29 13:00:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Want to make this Valentine's Day more romantic? Start your evening with the sexiest pastime of all -- dancing with your partner! At Arthur Murray Dance Studios (www.arthurmurray.com) around the world, dance experts know that a real night of romance begins on the dance floor, whether the music is a sexy Latin tango, a dashing Viennese waltz, or the classic Foxtrot. For a romantic surprise this Valentine's Day, take your date to...

2009-01-26 20:06:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- AKQA has been appointed by New York City Ballet (NYCB), the nation's largest dance organization, to be the Company's digital agency of record, and help NYCB engage a broader audience, while further enhancing the Company's reputation as a leader in the performing arts. One of the foremost dance companies in the world, NYCB is renowned for its athletic, contemporary style and for its unparalleled repertory, with most of its ballets created in house, by such...

2008-12-22 09:45:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans who fell in love with ballroom dancing from Dancing with the Stars may be feeling mild withdrawal symptoms, now that the 2008 season is over. We have a solution that will not only take care of that DWTS withdrawal, it'll help keep your New Year's resolutions past January 14th -- learn how to ballroom dance. "For everyone who spent that last season planning on learning to dance 'someday,' we have a great idea -- make 'someday'...

2008-12-12 09:58:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve talented Washington area residents are just steps away from winning a brand new Toyota, having been selected as finalists in the return of the Washington Auto Show's Dancing with Toyotas free car giveaway. While millions of Americans were focused on television's Dancing with the Stars, these Dancing with Toyotas contestants were polishing up their own dancing shoes and perfecting their steps -- all for the chance to win a new Toyota, Camry...

2008-09-26 06:00:23

By John Przybys By JOHN PRZYBYS REVIEW-JOURNAL Don't think of it merely as the Nevada Ballet Theatre's 2008- 2009 season. Think of it as a very entertaining, season-long introductory course in dance. With no final exam. That's because this season's diverse slate of offerings by Nevada's largest professional dance company will satisfy both balletgoing veterans and beginners with everything from classical to cutting-edge dances created by George Balanchine and today's hottest...

2008-09-09 00:00:17

The story of one of the most famous dancing duos ever paired is to be told during a special event at Meade King Hall in Plymouth College. The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association at Hyde Park Infant School is inviting the public to attend an evening of dance music telling the story of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on Friday, September 19. The music will be supplied by the Tony Harris Band and interspersed with stories of the era and the dancers, with the audience invited to don period...

2008-09-03 09:00:26

To: ENTERTAINMENT EDITORS Contact: Christina Kellogg of Cal Performances, +1-510-643-6714, ckellogg@calperfs.berkeley.edu BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 3, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new, site- specific work titled 'Craneway Event' by dance legend Merce Cunningham will be performed at the landmark former Ford assembly plant in Richmond, CA -- rechristened Ford Point -- Sunday, November 9 at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Additionally, award-winning visual artist Tacita Dean will use the occasion to make...

2008-08-08 00:00:27

Want to beat the heat but not break the bank as summer winds down? The Clay Center is giving families the chance to do just that with its free series of classic Hollywood matinees. The films, all from 1950 or earlier, begin at 2 p.m. in the Clay Center classrooms and are free. The series begins Sunday with 1932's "Tarzan, the Ape Man" starring Johnny Weismuller in the iconic role. Maureen O'Sullivan co- stars as Jane. On Aug. 17, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers pair up for 1935's...


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