DT Notes

And the VMA for Best Choreography Goes to…

August 31, 2015 by

The 2015 Video Music Awards were last night and this year’s nominations for Best Choreography were as impressive as they were diverse. Fan favorites Beyoncé, Ryan Heffington, NappyTabs and Keone and Mari Madrid were up … Continue reading

School of Alberta Ballet Adds Contemporary Program

August 28, 2015 by

The School of Alberta Ballet in Canada launches a contemporary dance program this September, for professional division students in grades 11 and 12. Graham McKelvie joins the school as program head. McKelvie trained at Canada’s … Continue reading

InterPlay Tools for Educators Workshops at Gibney Dance Center

August 27, 2015 by

Dance educator Diane Smagatz-Rawlinson will facilitate two workshops at Gibney Dance Center in New York City, in September to train teachers in the improvisational movement practice and philosophy known as InterPlay.
Created in 1989 by San Francisco Bay … Continue reading

Joffrey’s Ashley Wheater Receives University of Chicago Award

August 26, 2015 by

The University of Chicago names Joffrey Ballet artistic director Ashley Wheater as the recipient of its Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal for achievement through research “deemed of great benefit to humanity.” Wheater, who danced with the … Continue reading

David Dorfman Is NDEO’s Conference Keynote Speaker

August 25, 2015 by

The National Dance Education Organization has announced that David Dorfman will be 2015 Annual National Conference Keynote Speaker. He will speak at the Grand Closing Reception and Dinner, held on Saturday, October 10, 6:30–8:30 pm.
Dorfman is … Continue reading

Arthur Mitchell’s Archives at Columbia University

August 24, 2015 by

Arthur Mitchell’s archival collection—including photographs, posters, correspondence and early film footage—can be found at Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library in NYC. New York City Ballet’s first African-American principal, Mitchell went on to found … Continue reading