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August 2015 dance calendar

Two landmark dance events happen this month, with Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrating the life of Geoffrey Holder (Saturday, Aug. 1) and as part of CityPark’s Foundation’s Summer Stage, a 40th anniversary celebration of Broadway’s “The Wiz,” headed by Tony Award winner George Faison (Aug. 12 to 14).

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DanceBrazil is raw, complex, vibrant

elon Vieira, artistic director of DanceBrazil, better known within the Brazilian dance community as “Maestre” (“Master”), is also the founder and artistic director of the Capoeira Foundation.

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Bill T. Jones tell the story of ‘Dora’

Bjorn Amelan is Bill T. Jones’ partner and the son of Dora Amelan, the 94-year-old French Jewish nurse and World War II social worker, for whom Jones’ newest work, “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” is built.

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Ailey dedicates evening to Dudley Williams

For their recent, annual two-week season at Lincoln Center, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater planned new productions of Talley Beatty’s “Toccata” (1960), Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison’s “A Case of You” duet from the larger work “Reminiscin’” (2005), the company premiere of Artistic Director Robert Battle’s “No Longer Silent” and the premiere of celebrated hip-hop choreographer, Rennie Harris’ “Exodus.”

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July 2015 dance calendar

Tap City, the American Tap Dance Foundation’s weeklong celebration of tap dance, returns for the 15th year July 6 to 11 with performances, award presentations, theater showcases, films and master classes.

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July 2015 dance calendar

Tap City, the American Tap Dance Foundation’s weeklong celebration of tap dance, returns for the 15th year July 6 to 11 with performances, award presentations, theater showcases, films and master classes.

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Misty Copeland: Two milestones in two weeks

Raven Wilkinson—who in 1955 joined the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as the first African-American woman—and Lauren Anderson—who in 1990 became the first female African-American principal dancer in the country at Houston Ballet and, at the time, the world’s only African-American prima ballerina in a major ballet company—brought flowers and warm hugs to Misty Copeland at the curtain call for her performance as Odette/Odile in “Swan Lake,” one of the most important roles in a ballerina’s repertoire.

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Yamazaki’s ‘OQ’ a quiet story

The New York dance world first knew of Japanese-born fashion designer and butoh choreographer Kota Yamazaki through his collaboration with Germaine Acogny and her Senegal-based company Jant-Bi.

King’s collaborations translated through beautiful dance

On making work, San Francisco-based choreographer-artistic director Alonzo King of LINES Ballet insists “my experience has been that working with collaborators in whatever field, you realize you are doing the same thing.”

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Dance/NYC celebrates Upper Manhattan, Harlem

Dance/NYC, under Executive Director Lane Harwell, has been making strides in and around New York City in a big way.

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