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Let’s Talk Dance: The Artistic Process and Collaborations of Merce Cunningham

Sat, Oct 5, 2019

Join Robert Swinston, former Cunningham dancer and current Artistic Director of Compagnie Centre National de Danse Contemporaine-Angers
and others for a conversation that will give you a glimpse into how Merce Cunningham created and collaborated to create ground-breaking dance works.

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Working Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Dance scholars provide commentary, via wireless headsets, about the choreography, dancers, and history of the art form as companies rehearse on stage.

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Dance Fitness

Nov 2, 2019 – Mar 7, 2020

Part of our new Dance Wellness Series! Try on different styles of dance while beating the winter blues in these fitness-focused classes held the first Saturday of the month, November 2019 through March 2020. Each class will be offered in collaboration with a local dance fitness professional or organization. All experience levels welcome and celebrated.

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Any Level Class for Seniors with Mark Morris Dance Group

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Take a class led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance.

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Dance for Parkinson's Disease: Mark Morris Dance Group

Sat, Nov 16, 2019

This program offers internationally acclaimed dance classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease in more than 250 communities and 24 countries. Join Mark Morris Dance Group for a free workshop where participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Pre-registration is required. 


Revelations Celebration Workshop with Ailey Arts in Education Teaching Artists
 

Sat, Feb 8, 2020

Free, no tickets required. One of America's favorite dance companies offers a special workshop, teaching excerpts from Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s signature masterpiece.


Working Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Dance scholars provide commentary, via wireless headsets, about the choreography, dancers, and history of the art form as companies rehearse on stage.

On Sale 9/12/2019


Dance for Parkinson's Disease: Lucy Bowen McCauley

Feb 15 – May 16, 2020

This program offers internationally acclaimed dance classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease in more than 250 communities and 24 countries. Join local Dance for PD certified instructor Lucy Bowen McCauley for a free workshop where participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Pre-registration is required.


Family Dance Workshop: American Ballet Theatre

Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Free, no tickets required. Join us for these 45-minute workshops led by artists from our visiting ballet companies. Designed for families with children age 10 and under, each workshop explores music, movement, and/or themes of a ballet while taking families through learning simple ballet steps or choreography. Children must participate with an adult. Pre-registration will be available approximately one month before each event and is highly recommended. 


Let's Talk Dance: Panel Discussion: Martha Graham, Women in Dance, and Dance as Activism

Sat, Mar 7, 2020

With Let's Talk Dance, join us for various conversations, panels, Q&As, lectures, artist talks, pre- and post-performance discussions, podcasts, and more inspired by themes and topics of the current ballet and dance seasons. With each event, we will connect you to dance beyond performance and strive to inspire you towards a deeper appreciation for the world of dance. 

On Sale 11/5/2019


Beginning Creative Movement for Adults with New York City Ballet

Sat, Apr 4, 2020

Take a class led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance.

On Sale 11/12/2019


Family Dance Workshop: New York City Ballet

Sun, Apr 5, 2020

Free, no tickets required. Join us for these 45-minute workshops led by artists from our visiting ballet companies. Designed for families with children age 10 and under, each workshop explores music, movement, and/or themes of a ballet while taking families through learning simple ballet steps or choreography. Children must participate with an adult. Pre-registration will be available approximately one month before each event and is highly recommended. 


Unifying Uniquenness with A.I.M

Sat, May 2, 2020

Part conversation and part movement workshop, Unifying Uniqueness investigates the ideologies surrounding uniqueness and likenesses in each individual participant. Led by one to two A.I.M company members, students of all levels will learn phrases of material from A.I.M repertory, engage in a dialogue centered around early memories, and integrate movement with ideas of perception, family, and freedom.

On Sale 11/12/2019


Beginning Ballet for Adults with Scottish Ballet

Tue, May 12, 2020

Take a class led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance.

On Sale 11/5/2019