400 Harvard St.
Cambridge, MA 2138
United States
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Description

Founded in 1986, the organization has gained a distinctive reputation for its innovative programming, artistic excellence, and extensive community outreach. After recently signing a 41-year lease with the National Historic Landmark Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square, JMBT started a renovation project to transform this architectural gem into a world-class dance and performance space.

Los Angeles, CA
United States
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L.A. Dance Project is an artist collective founded in 2012 by renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied, along with composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, Founding Producer Charles Fabius and Nicholas Britell.

L.A. Dance Project’s mission is to create new work and to revive seminal collaborations from influential dance makers. Programs include full-length evenings in traditional theater venues as well as various modular performances in non-traditional environments. New works by the company endeavor to be multidisciplinary collaborations with various artists: visual artists, musicians, designers, directors and composers. L.A. Dance Project promotes the work of emerging and established creators, contributing to new platforms for contemporary dance.

L.A. Dance Project’s inaugural performance, commissioned by The Music Center was held at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 22, 2012. The company’s most recent premiere of the new work Reflections by Benjamin Millepied took place at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on April 23, 2013. In addition to the time it spends at its home base in Los Angeles, L.A. Dance Project will continue to tour at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Spoleto Festival in Italy, Edinburgh International Festival, La Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France and Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.

Sixth Day Dance
Seattle, WA 98175
United States
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Description

We are a non-profit dance company that uses professional dance works for the purpose of impacting people of all cultures in a positive and uplifting way. We are devoted to bridging the gap through dance between typically abled and people with disabilities.

MKM BollyStars
Calgary, AB
Canada
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Description

The expression of one's inner light, the ages old story of a soul, driven by the sparks of passion, magical like the stars...

Leading Entertainment Company specializing in Bollywood, Indian, Fusion, and Multinational Entertainment. Based in Hollywood, CA and Calgary, Canada, MKM BollyStars is the first Bollywood company to service both US and Canada.

MKM BollyStars is a dynamic dance company that prides itself for its high quality performers, contemporary choreography, and authenticity of both eastern and western dance styles. Energetic, graceful, and passionate, the company comprises of versatile industry dancers straight out of Hollywood. A rich dance heritage, a visionary artistic director, and a cultural and creatively diverse team, provide the backbone for what transpires to be truly memorable and statement driven work.

Established in 2010 in Canada and in 2012 in the US, MKM BollyStars has acquired numerous notable performance credits and popularity with diverse audiences. Under the stewardship of founder and artistic director, Shivani Thakkar, MKM Bollystars is a strong collaborate team of dancers, each performer is well-versed in multiple dance styles, with strengths in diverse areas of expertise. From Bharata Natyam to Ballet, Salsa to Flamenco, Hip Hop to Tap, MKM BollyStars is a full service entertainment company that can cater to all your event needs. Tailor made performances, audience interaction, workshops, private coaching – you name it, the BollyStars have got it. MKM BollyStars prides itself in providing dynamic and diverse all-inclusive entertainment that has yielded repeat clients and invitations for encore performances.

Past clients and performance credits include: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Paramount Studios, Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles), Cultural Capital of Canada 2012 Kick-Off Celebrations, Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen, Golder Associates, Mayor’s Evening of Excellence in the Arts, Indian Medical Health Organization Chicago, Association of Indian Pharmacists Chicago, Kulsoom Foundation, AAPI Chalotte, AAPI Greensboro, Indian Tribune Magazine 15th Anniversary Celebrations, Khubsurat Bridal Fashion Show, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, Omni Television Canada.

MKM BollyStars provides services such as performances for corporate and industry events; private events including but not limited to Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, and Bridal Showers; charitable foundations; private coaching and choreography in various dance styles; workshops; masterclasses; intensives; and educational shows.

Nagy Győry István u. 36/A
Budapest
H - 1201
Hungary
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Description

Budapest Dance Theatre is one of the biggest and most influential contemporary dance companies in Hungary. It was founded in 1991 and since then it is one of the leading companies in the country.
The dance style of the group is European Modern Dance which contains high knowledge of classical ballet, contemporary artistic skills and different varieties of modern dance, such as: Limon, Cunningham and Graham techniques. Budapest Dance Theatre brings them in harmony and performs them on stage successfully.

Budapest Dance Theatre celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. In 1999 the company received one of the most prestigious awards, the EuroPAS prize, and in 2004 at the festival of the National Dance Theatre they won the viewers’ choice.

We are actively participating in festivals in Hungary and internationally as well. The past few years the company participated for example at the MittelFest in Italy, in Germany at the Tanzfestival Bielfeld in 2010, in Montreaux-Switzerland and also had the great opportunity to perform at the Opera Vichy for thousands of people whose expectations were really high. Fortunately we have requests from all parts of Europe and from overseas as well.

Just a few details, places where we were invited to: 1991, 1994, 1998, 1999 Austria Summer Festival in Klagenfurt, 1995 Budapest Hungarian National Opera, 1995 Israel tour, 1997 Canada Arts Centrum in Montreal, 1998 Switzerland DanceFestival in Montreux, 1999 France Summer Festival in Limoges, 2000 Germany - Goggingen, 2000 France- Paris, 2001 Croatia tour, 2003 France Lyon, 2004 Netherlands Amsterdam, 2005 France - Limoges Paris, 2008 Russia Festival in Moscow, 2009 Italy Arts Festival in Cividale, 2010 France Vichy, Russia Moscow, 2010 France Limoges, 2010 Germany Opening Festival Program in Bielefeld, 2011 Germany Residency Program in Munich.

In Hungary we have approximately 50 performances a year. In Budapest we perform at the National Dance Theatre and at the Palace of Arts, but we also have performances all over the country. Budapest Dance Theatre gives experience for all ages because we have performances both for children and for adults too. We care about the fact that we would like to spread the culture among the younger generation. We feel that by these performances their visual sensitivity can improve, so we have pieces dedicated just for them, what we call „initiating the youth into dance theatre”.

Vertigo Dance Company
Gerared Behar Center
11 Bezalel St.
Jerusalem
Israel
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Description

Vertigo is a contemporary dance company, offering a physical meeting place for artists and audience. Vertigo takes the viewer every time to a new or an unexpected, exciting and challenging journey into unfamiliar territories. Vertigo represents international standards of artistic excellence, with a social and community touch.

We see Vertigo as a messenger of Israeli Art at its best, at home and abroad, that comes to bring people closer together and touch them through the language of the body. As such, the company combines, in addition to its performances, master classes, workshops, co-productions with other companies from around the world and invites artists from different fields to create together with the company.

The community branch of Vertigo includes the Dance School, which operates alongside the company and enables everyone to study dance; the Vertigo Dance Workshop, which provides a professional framework for training dancers. Performances and workshops for every community, including the disabled, out of the belief that the dance language of Vertigo is unique yet universal and challenges the limits of the body.

Tapestry Dance Company
2302 Western Trails Blvd.
Austin, TX 78745
United States
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Description

Tapestry Dance Company is a professional, non-profit dance organization founded in 1989 by rhythm tap dancer Acia Gray and ballet/jazz artist Deirdre Strand for the purpose of developing a foundation in multi-form dance performance and education.

Initially a performing company of three, the organization has expanded to a major dance organization in Austin, home to the only full-time professional tap company in North America with six resident artists, a diversified administrative and production support staff and a pre-professional and adult training facility sharing the unique Strand/Gray training syllabus.

What We're Involved In

The events and programs of Tapestry Dance Company are sponsored by individual contributors, corporations, the City of Austin and the Texas Commission on the Arts as well as its wonderful audiences and touring sponsors. These programs include seasonal multi-form concerts at the historic Paramount Theatre, The Annual Soul to Sole Festival, community outreach programs such as Rhythm, Dance, Music & You!, numerous master classes and workshops in modern, jazz, ballet and rhythm tap as well as touring residencies throughout the country. The most recent production of The Souls of Our Feet - A Celebration of American Tap Dance is currently on tour through the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces.

The company is also proud to have hosted numerous Austin based as well as international dance and music artists such as Fayard Nicholas, Brenda Bufalino, Gregory Hines, Sarah Petronio, Bill Evans, Suzanna Sharpe and the Samba Police, Dee McCandless, Dianne Walker, James Clouser, Tina Marsh and the Creative Opportunity Orchestra and many, many others.

Grand Rapids, MI
United States
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d'shire dance collective is a collaborative, project-based dance collective, directed by Deven P. Brawley. Brawley thrives on presenting and teaching a diverse body of work that explores the experiences woven through the fabric of human existence. Fusing athleticism, power, imagery, and intense strength, showcasing the talents of the area's finest male dancers. The collective operates as collaboration between dancers, community, and regular guest artists. Conducting both performances and workshops to inspire broad participation in dance as a path to creating individual expression, celebration of diversity, and community transformation.

ddc is dedicated to creating a dynamic outlet for progressive voices, striving to challenge the intellect, imagination, and moral expectations of our artists as well as our audience. Working with contemporary contexts, ddc creates innovative and exciting dance performances for everyone to advance dialogues, challenge the mind, and entertain audiences in Southern California, the US, and abroad.

Chicago Dance Crash
Chicago, IL
United States
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Description

Chicago Dance Crash is a multi-disciplined, contemporary dance company committed to both exploring and exploiting the potential of human response and athleticism through live performance. The company develops a wider appreciation within the community for dance as an influential art form and as an accessible form of entertainment.

Urbanity Dance
Boston, MA
United States
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Urbanity Dance is a Boston-based contemporary dance company that celebrates its fifth anniversary in May 2013. Urbanity’s more than thirty company dancers come from strong technical backgrounds in dance, and use formal training in performances that aim to push boundaries and affect change. Community workshops and open classes celebrate accessibility to the arts, and performances are often a product of cross-disciplinary collaboration with other local musicians, fashion designers, even architects. Just four years old, Urbanity has been recognized as Boston’s strongest contemporary jazz/modern company to date and has been invited to perform in venues across the U.S., including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires, the Dance Gallery Festival in Houston, and the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York. Most recently, Urbanity was awarded Best of Boston’s 2012 Dance Company by the Improper Bostonian. Urbanity is the host of The Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, which occurs in August of each year.