Save the Date

February 7, 2010

Cross-Cultural Collaboration

What happens when culturally diverse movement languages collide onstage? Akram Khan’s Bahok. This month, Khan and his company will collaborate with the National Ballet of China to create a piece inspired by five

different cultures. Catch them at the University of Minnesota. Mar 3;


Lindy Hop for Hope

Wish you could use your love of dance for a good cause? Here’s your chance: Learn to swing-dance and raise money for cancer research—all in one night! The 24 Hour Cancer Dance-A-Thon in Orange County, CA, will include swing lessons, live music and contests. By the end of the night, you’ll be a swing master and a do-gooder! Mar 13–14;


Ailey II on the Road

Love Ailey but can’t make it to NYC? Let the powerhouse modern dancers come to you! Don’t miss your last chance to catch Ailey II this season as the company wraps up its North American Tour in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Mar 21–26;


Defying Disability

Prepare to experience the possibilities of dance as the AXIS Dance Company brings its wheelchair-collaborative contemporary dance to the University of Virginia—yep, they had the idea long before “Glee!” AXIS proves that when it comes to dance, a so-called disability can be a definite asset. The company will hold a master class, lecture and demonstration for the community, as well as a special performance on the 26th. Mar 23–26;


A Vivaldi Anniversary

It’s an anniversary year for Atlanta Ballet! Celebrate the company’s 80th birthday with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, choreographed by James Kudelka.

Atlanta Ballet is the first company, apart from the National Ballet of Canada, to perform this work about the journey of life. Mar 25–28;



Photo of Akram Khan Compnay in
Bahok by Hugo Glendinning