- Abroad: Opera and state theatres closed down in Turkey on Presidential decree -

Turkish media report that the country’s opera, state theatres, and ballets were shut down following a presidential decree. The decree mentioned they would be closed on Wednesday night until artists and entertainment groups were “harmonised” with the new Presidential system that took effect after the recent national elections. Source: www.themanews.com

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- Abroad: Course of the Vaganova Ballet Academy of Saint Petersburg -

Official International Summer Course of the Vaganova Ballet Academy of Saint Petersburg in La Spezia (Italy), organized with La Maison de la Danse , under the Patronage of the Town of La Spezia, for ballet students and teachers, with exclusive for Central and Southern Europe. The deadline for the registration is May 31, 2018. The Summer Course will take place from July 3 to 13. On July 3, a presentation of the Course and of the Vaganova Teachers will be organized. From July 4...

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- Abroad: Ohad Naharin to step down as artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company -

Over the weekend, internationally renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin informed the public that he will be stepping down from his longtime post as artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. Naharin took up the reins of Batsheva 27 years ago, during a period in which the troupe was in “the midst of an identity crisis” in his eyes. Naharin will leave his position but will remain the house choreographer of the company. Ohad Naharin laying the groundworks for Gaga technique, an improvisation-...

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- Abroad: Be part of Springback Academy on Spring Forward 2017 -

The first pilot version of the Springback Academy took place during the Spring Forward festival in Umeå in 2014; a second, extended version was held during Spring Forward in Barcelona in 2015, and a third, in Pilsen in 2016. Once again, in 2017, Springback Academy will offer aspiring dance writers the chance to be mentored in the fundamentals of quality dance criticism in the action-packed environment of Spring Forward, Aerowaves' buzzing annual festival that will take place this year in...

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- Abroad, News: Don’t just look, Be SpectACTive! -

The first pan-European project on active spectatorship is up and running: it started in April with the artistic residencies of Michal Záhora, dancer and choreographer from Czech Republic, in Sibiu (Romania) and Sansepolcro (Italy). Now we are rapidly heading toward new artistic residencies, our first international conference and debuts: in 2015 Be SpectACTive! will produce six theatre performances. Our promise: we will keep the spectators ACTive during the next four years! Be SpectACTive! is...

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- Abroad: Another Award for Jiří Kylián -

On May 23, 2015, Jiri Kylian received the László Seregi Award in Budapest, Hungary. Kylian writes about being recipient of this Award the following: Dear friends, Let me thank you for choosing me as the recipient of the first László Seregi award. As you know, I was always interested in promoting cultural exchange between the countries of the former “Eastern block” of Europe and the western countries. This was something very close to my heart. I always felt that these two parts of Europe,...

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- Abroad: Join Spring Forward online – it's easy! -

Aviso from Aerowaves: We're piloting two new on line projects this year at Spring Forward – Springback and a Live Stream. So wherever you are, you can follow what's happening and join the conversation. Springback Professional critics Donald Hutera, Sanjoy Roy and Margareta Sörenson will mentor a group of writers during Spring Forward. You'll find their rapid-fire responses, opinions and provocations online from Friday evening onwards:  Follow us on Twitter @AerowavesEurope. Search for...

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- Abroad: For Researchers: New Publication on Dance Ethnography -

A brand new publication Dance Ethnography and Global Perspectives - Identity, Embodiment and Culture was published in February in the UK. The editors are Linda E. Dankworth and Ann R. David. Dance Ethnography and Global Perspectives presents the work of dance scholars whose professional fieldwork spans several continents and includes studies of the dance and movement systems of varied global communities. It offers a selection of dance ethnographies that represent individual approaches to...

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- Abroad: José Limón Dance Foundation Announced: Alan Danielson Passed Away on Wednesday, Fabruary 12, 2014 -

Already an accomplished musician, Alan discovered dance at age 22 and subsequently moved to New York to study with Ruth Currier, who performed in the Limón Dance Company for many years and became the Company Director after José Limón’s death. Ten years later he was approached by the Director of the Limón Institute, Norton Owen, to help found the Limón School. Under Alan’s guidance, the Professional Studies Program was created in 2001, which is an intensive nine-month program in the Limón...

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- Abroad: Famous French Dancer Jean Babilée Passed Away at the End of January, He Was 90 Years Old -

On Thursday 30 January one of the most outstanding performers of the 50s and 60s dance generation, French dancer Jean Babilée, passed away, just days before his 91st birthday. A dancer, who was nicknamed the rebel of ballet due to his unorthodox views on dance and lifestyle. Stellar part of his career began in 1946 in the famous ballet choreographed by Roland Petit Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (Young Man and the Death) . He volunteered to dance it again even in his 61 years of age and the New...

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