Dance St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Thirty Dance Companies Converge On The Touhill For Dance St. Louis’ Spring To Dance http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/thirty-dance-companies-converge-touhill-dance-st-louis-spring-dance <p>It’s not often that 30 different professional dance companies perform in the same place on the same weekend. But it’s happening this weekend at the Touhill. Beginning Thursday, May 22 and ending Saturday, May 24, ten different professional companies will perform each night, representing a spectrum of dance styles and locales over the course of the three nights.</p><p>St. Louis is represented by at least one local company per night, with performances by The Big Muddy Dance Company, Leverage Dance Theater, Saint Louis Ballet, Common Thread Contemporary Dance and MADCO.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 17:04:56 +0000 Camille Phillips 36400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Thirty Dance Companies Converge On The Touhill For Dance St. Louis’ Spring To Dance STL’s Antonio Douthit-Boyd Returns Celebrating 10 Years With Ailey, First Year Of Marriage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-s-antonio-douthit-boyd-returns-celebrating-10-years-ailey-first-year-marriage <p><em>Updated Friday, April 25, 2014 to include audio from Cityscape.</em></p><p>Growing up in north St. Louis, Antonio Douthit dreamed of dancing with the <a href="http://www.alvinailey.org">Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. </a>The <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/30676/douthit_spring_to_dance_050113">story of his rise from homeless kid to COCA prodigy to Ailey dancer</a> is legend in the St. Louis arts world.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:00:58 +0000 Nancy Fowler 35531 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STL’s Antonio Douthit-Boyd Returns Celebrating 10 Years With Ailey, First Year Of Marriage Common Thread Contemporary Dance Collaborates With The DisAbility Project and Dance St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/common-thread-contemporary-dance-collaborates-disability-project-and-dance-st-louis <p>Joan Lipkin has been creating theatre with the disability community since 1996 when she co-founded the <a href="http://www.uppityco.com/dp.html?pnl=1_3">DisAbility Project.</a>&nbsp; An outgrowth of <a href="http://www.uppityco.com/index.html">That Uppity Theatre Company</a> of which Lipkin is artistic director, the DisAbility Project brings together amateur and professional performers of all abilities to create theatre based on lived experience.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 23:01:56 +0000 Mary Edwards 30432 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Common Thread Contemporary Dance Collaborates With The DisAbility Project and Dance St. Louis Larger-Than-Life Production Of ‘Carmina Burana’ At The Touhill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/larger-life-production-carmina-burana-touhill <p>When a symphony orchestra performs Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” it’s always something of a spectacle.&nbsp; The stage is packed to the brim with a large orchestra including two pianos and celeste, vocal soloists, a chorus and children’s chorus.&nbsp; But <a href="http://www.nashvilleballet.com/">Nashville Ballet</a> Artistic Director Paul Vasterling’s vision of “Carmina Burana” employing 120 singers, 60 orchestral musicians and 40 dancers takes the work to new proportions.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:51:57 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 9355 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Larger-Than-Life Production Of ‘Carmina Burana’ At The Touhill Dance St. Louis' New Season http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dance-st-louis-new-season <p><a href="http://www.dancestlouis.org/main.htm">Dance St. Louis'</a> season opener features four world premieres performed by four St. Louis professional dance companies.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.stlouisballet.org/">Saint Louis Ballet</a>, <a href="http://www.atrekdance.org/">Leverage Dance Theater</a>, <a href="http://www.madcodance.com/">MADCO</a>, and <a href="http://commonthreaddance.com/">Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company</a> are teaming up to open the 2012-2013 season with “New Dance Horizons.”</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 21:08:22 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 5074 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dance St. Louis' New Season STOMP performers scavenge station for instruments, play live for Cityscape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stomp-performers-scavenge-station-instruments-play-live-cityscape <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="350" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/V8bFnTvrWPk" title="YouTube video player" width="440"></iframe></p><p>The dance and percussion company <a href="http://www.stomponline.com/index-us.php">STOMP</a> is in town this weekend for its <a href="http://www.dancestl.org">Dance St. Louis</a> performances at the Fox Theatre.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:30:27 +0000 Madalyn Painter & Aaron Doerr 811 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org