Dance World News (March 16, 2017)

Girl Power…The Cincinnatti Ballet is making strides towards gender parity by commissioning work from over 50 percent female choreographers for the Cincinnatti Ballet’s 2017-2018 season. Eight of the 15 choreographers are female and five (Kate Weare, Penny Saunders, Jennifer Archibald, Johanna Bernstein Wilt and Heather Britt), are debuting new works. Read more here.

Who will get their Dance Chance? You have until Sunday to decide who will take the stage as part of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s Inside/Out Performance Series. Visit their Youtube channel, watch the videos of the six contenders and hit the “thumbs up” button to cast your vote!

I guess imagining the audience in their underwear just doesn’t cut it anymore…Statistics show that 50 percent of performing artists of all levels experience stage fright.


Juilliard hopes to combat this number with its new online course, “Conquering Performance Anxiety.” Taught by Juilliard graduate, psychologist and former violinist Dr. Noa Kageyama, the course breaks beating performance anxiety into six weeks of topics that include Beating Anxiety, Practice that Sticks, and Handling Mistakes like a pro. Learn more about the course here.

Physicality+Physics…Dance and Quantum Physics combine in a new performance collaboration by Yale alums Emily Coates (former New York City Ballet Dancer) and physicist Sarah Demers. The lecture/performance “Incarnations” will premiere on March 16 and will feature sections on Newton’s corporeality principle and the Higgs boson particle. Because really, what is dance without a little…


What will the dance world look like next week?? Stay tuned!!



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