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Dublin Dance Festival 2011

The Dublin Dance Festival (DDF) performs May 13 - 28, 2011 at DanceHouse, Project ddf-CloudArts Centre, and several other venues around the city of Dublin, Ireland.

A major focus in DDF 2011 is the work of Asian choreographers -- fitting enough to us here in the US, where May 2011 is Asian American Heritage Month

The Centerpiece Performance is Songs of the Wanderers by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. "A stream of rice drizzles onto the head of an Asian monk. Tonnes of golden grains ricochet and rain down to form an ever changing landscape through which some 20 extraordinary Cloud Gate dancers move." Based on Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha, Lin Hwai-min’s signature work evokes a spiritual journey and a grand purification ritual.

Training in qi gong, meditation, internal martial arts, modern dance, ballet and calligraphy all feed into producing the awesome movements of the Cloud Gate dancers, who have been captivating audiences worldwide for over 20 years.

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The New York Comedy Festival 2010

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Now in its seventh year, The New York Comedy Festival, produced by Carolines on Broadway and United Entertainment Group in association with Comedy Central, runs November 3rd – 7th, 2010.

The festival has featured some of the country's top comedians, including Bill Maher, Tracy Morgan, Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, Artie Lange, Katt Williams, Steven Wright, Denis Leary, and Joy Behar, to name a few.

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Dance New Amsterdam

Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) presents the fourth edition of its most interdisciplinary series, OB • ject • ob • JECT, from February 18 to 21, 2010, at its facility at 280 Broadway in New York City. OB • ject • ob • JECT celebrates the spirit of female collaboration as it blends dance, music, theater and new media in a shared performance setting.

Balancing the female voice within the dance community with the male virtuosity spotlighted in DNA’s series, In the Company of Men (ICOM), this edition of OB•ject • ob•JECT features work by Marýa Wethers & Daria Faïn, Giulia Mureddu, and Mariangela Lopez/Accidental Movement.

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Glitter and Glamour in Gotham - NY Burlesque Festival

In the last decade, Burlesque has risen like a phoenix from the ashes, proving to be a style of entertainment that is flourishing and here to stay. From Gypsy's resurrection on Broadway to burlesque scenes on the hit television show Gossip Girl, the bump n' grind has shimmied its way back into popular culture!

Leading this colorful charge is The Annual New York Burlesque Festival, now teasing its way into its 7th year. The largest burlesque event in the world, it has attracted sold-out crowds since its beginning in 2002.

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