Happening This Week
- Cara Hagan for American Dance Festival – Program: were we birds?
- On August 22, 2023: The American Dance Festival will present we were birds? A new ADF commissioned site-specific work by Cara Hagan (female).
- Katie Spagnoletti for The Rosin Box Project – Program: Debuts
- August 24, 2023 – August 26, 2023: The Rosin Box Project will present Debuts, a program featuring new works by Katie Spagnoletti (female), Mike Tyus (male), Jeremy Zapanta (male), alongside a work by Penny Saunders (female).
- Rachel Arianne Ogle, Kimberley Parkin, Jasmin Sheppard for Sydney Dance Company – Program: INDance
- August 17, 2023 – August 26, 2023: Sydney Dance Company will present INDance, an “opportunity for the independent dance sector to have work presented by Sydney Dance Company.” The four independent contemporary dance choreographers chosen for the 2023 iteration of INDand are Rachel Arianne Ogle (female), Kimberley Parkin (female), Jasmin Sheppard (female), and Ryuichi Fujimura (male).
- Yanira Castro, Marina Fukushima, Audrey Johnson, and Marissa Brown for ODC Theater’s State of Play Festival
- August 3, 2023 – August 13, 2023: ODC Theater will present the State of Play Festival, which will feature new works by Yanira Castro (female), Ajani Brannum (they/them), and Marina Fukushima (female), Isak Immanuel (male) & Surjit Nongmeikapam (male) also featured will be a work-in-progress piece by Audrey Johnson (Female), and works by Baye & Asa, Marissa Brown (female), Bhumi B Patel (she/they), Kensaku Shinohara (male), gizeh muñiz vengel (she/they), Jerron Herman (male), and DANDY.
- Stephanie Lake for The Australian Ballet
- July 25, 2023 – August 19, 2023: The Australian Ballet is scheduled to present its 2023 tour. The tour features a new commission by Stephanie Lake (female) alongside works by Marius Petipa (male), and Lucas Jervies (male).
Female Choreography Commissions, World Premieres, and Programming
- Courtney Scheu and Riannon McLean for Australian Dance Collective Youth Ensemble – Program: Echo
- August 25, 2023 – August 26, 2023: the Australian Dance Collective Youth Ensemble will present Echo, A program featuring new works by Courtney Scheu (female) & Riannon McLean (female).
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- Giordano Dance Chicago Announces New Executive Director
- On August 2, 2023: Giordano Dance Chicago announced that Erica Lynette Edwards (female) has been appointed as Executive Director of the company effective August 7, 2023. Edwards succeeds Michael McStraw (male) in the role. This is a male-to-female transition.
- National Ballet of Canada Announces New Rehearsal Director
- On August 3, 2023: the National Ballet of Canada announced that Lise-Marie Jourdain (female) has been appointed as a rehearsal director for the company.
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Outstanding Artists (lighting, music, tech, design, etc.)
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