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French dance music superstars Daft Punk split

Paris - One of the era's defining dancefloor acts hung up their helmets on Monday, as electronic music stars Daft Punk announced their retirement in typically enigmatic fashion with a video showing one of them exploding in a desert.

New Year's saving grace for Vienna's silenced music scene

Vienna - While a virus-laden silence has descended over what is normally a busy period of concerts and balls in the Austrian capital Vienna, the city's world famous New Year Concert is at least providing one saving grace -- albeit to an empty hall.

'Mao's last dancer' glides through pandemic

Brisbane - Since Li Cunxin was plucked from rural China to join Madame Mao's elite ballet school, through his exile in the US and now the pandemic, his life has been a reluctant pas de deux with politics.

Review: Vin Diesel charms on amazing dance single 'Feel Like I Do' Special

World-renowned superstar Vin Diesel has released his breakthrough dance single "Feel Like I Do" via Palm Tree Records/Sony Music. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: Loreno Mayer releases empowering electronic single 'Stronger' Special

Loreno Mayer is back with his vivacious single "Stronger," which is quite an empowering ode. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: AM3N releases refreshing electronic dance track 'Glory' Special

Last week, artist and producer AM3N released his new electronic dance track "Glory." Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos has the scoop.

Catching up with dance recording artist VASSY while quarantined Special

Multi-platinum dance recording artist VASSY chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Argentine tango dancers go solo awaiting embrace lost to pandemic

Buenos Aires - Tango's once-warm embrace has grown cool under Argentina's strict coronavirus quarantine, though aficionados are finding a way to circumvent social isolation with virtual classes while they wait for dance venues to reopen.

Review: Felix Jaehn releases vivacious electronic dance single 'Sicko' Special

Acclaimed German DJ and producer Felix Jaehn released his new single, the vivacious "Sicko" via Universal Music. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Debbie Gibson scores Top 10 dance hit with 'Girls Night Out'

Former teen queen Debbie Gibson has a major reason to be proud. Her latest single "Girls Night Out" reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Dance charts.

Same-sex couple to waltz into Vienna's history books

Vienna - When Sophie Grau and Iris Klopfer take to the floor as two of the debutants at Vienna's prestigious Opera Ball on Thursday, they will be dancing their way into history.

Marc JB of Bimbo Jones talks new dance single, and digital age Special

Marc JB from Bimbo Jones chatted with Digital Journal about "Turn Your World Around," their new collaboration with Thelma Houston.

Review: Cash Cash and Wrabel release refreshing 'Mean It' dance single Special

On January 24, acclaimed electronic trio Cash Cash released their refreshing brand new single "Mean It" via Big Beat Records.

Review: Kristine W releases fantastic music video for 'Just a Lie' Special

Dance queen Kristine W released her new music video for "Just a Lie" via Fly Again Music Productions. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Legendary Berlin dance hall faces uncertain future

Berlin - The dance floor of Claerchens Ballhaus has seen it all: from its first tangos in 1913 to balls for war widows to the Cuban rumba banned by the Nazis.

Taiwan's wheelchair athletes find love on the dance floor

Taipei - Taiwanese athletes Vincent Kuo and Ivy Huang each discovered an electric talent for wheelchair dancing on their own -- but it was when they were paired up together that the sparks really flew.

Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso dead at 98

Havana - Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso, who developed a new Latin-influenced style and taught well into her 90s despite being practically blind for most of her dancing career, died on Thursday. She was 98.

Review: Illenium charms on 'Ascend' electronic dance music album Special

World-renowned DJ and electronic dance music producer Illenium released his latest album "Ascend" in mid-August of 2019.

Adam Lambert to play at Avicii tribute concert for mental health

Adam Lambert will be one of the performers at the upcoming Avicii tribute concert, which will raise mental health awareness.

Cosmic Gate talk new album, celebrating 20 years in dance music Special

Acclaimed electronic duo Cosmic Gate chatted with Digital Journal about their upcoming album and celebrating 20 years in electronic dance music.

Nearly 900 Mexican performers set world record for folk dance

Guadalajara - Nearly 900 people twirled and stamped their feet to mariachi music in the Mexican city of Guadalajara to set a Guinness record for the world's biggest folk dance.

Russian disqualified from Tango competition over 'punch'

Buenos Aires - A Russian participant in the World Tango Championships in Buenos Aires has been disqualified for violence towards his partner, the organizers said Wednesday.

Eartha Robinson talks about The H.E.ART Arts and Vernée Watson Special

Veteran choreographer and dance and movement instructor Eartha Robinson chatted with Digital Journal about The H.E.ART Arts, where she works with two-time Emmy winner Vernée Watson.

Review: VASSY soars on electronic dance single 'Concrete Heart' Special

Multi-platinum recording artist VASSY soars on her newest electronic dance single "Concrete Heart." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: Afrojack releases vivacious dance single 'It Goes Like' Special

On June 7, world-renowned electronic producer and DJ Afrojack released his new single "It Goes Like," and it is quite the club banger.

Review: The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha flawless on 'Call You Mine' Special

Electronic dance music (EDM) fans and listeners are bound to have a new song as their guilty pleasure, and that is "Call You Mine" by The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha.

Review: Sam Feldt releases soaring 'Magnets' EP Special

Dutch DJ and producer Sam Feldt released his latest EP "Magnets" on May 24, 2019, via Spinnin Records. It is certainly his most ambitious musical effort to date.

Rodg talks new album 'Fate,' future plans, technology and Beyoncé Special

Electronic artist Rodg chatted with Digital Journal about his new studio album "Fate," which will be released on Armada Music. He also spoke about the impact of technology on the electronic dance music scene.

Mexico's 'voladores' seek to keep ancestors' flying spirit alive

Papantla De Olarte - Four teenagers climb to the top of a towering pole, fasten themselves to ropes and throw themselves, headfirst and backwards, into the air.No, it's not the latest social media challenge.

A black prince evoking migrant suffering at the ballet

Apo - Fernando Montano was once a migrant who fled poverty, prejudice and the daily threat of violence from Colombia's drugs gangs before becoming a star at the Royal Ballet in London.
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Several dance groups performed for hundreds of Torontonians at the city s Yonge-Dundas Square.  Each...
Several dance groups performed for hundreds of Torontonians at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square. Each group performed a unique style that wowed the audience.
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The Karamadi Dance Group does its thing.
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DJ Earworm playing a live show
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Several dance groups performed for hundreds of Torontonians at the city s Yonge-Dundas Square.  Each...
Several dance groups performed for hundreds of Torontonians at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square. Each group performed a unique style that wowed the audience.
National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer Guillaume Cote performs the title role in  Nijinsky.
National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer Guillaume Cote performs the title role in 'Nijinsky.'
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During Tuesday s remembrance ceremony  the organizers presented attendees a dance to reflect upon th...
During Tuesday's remembrance ceremony, the organizers presented attendees a dance to reflect upon their culture.
A closing moment from the 2014 production  The Five & the Prophecy of Prana   performed in London.
A closing moment from the 2014 production "The Five & the Prophecy of Prana", performed in London.
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Screenshot of Les Twins showing off their dancing skills
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Several dance groups performed for hundreds of Torontonians at the city s Yonge-Dundas Square.  Each...
Several dance groups performed for hundreds of Torontonians at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square. Each group performed a unique style that wowed the audience.
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Wikwemikong Powwow and Cultural Festival 2013
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Shells act as rattles when placed on the ankle.
The combination of actor and dancer is something Campbell has taken to heart. A large part of Nijins...
The combination of actor and dancer is something Campbell has taken to heart. A large part of Nijinsky’s artistry derived from his seemingly-seamless integration of the theatrical and balletic. It’s an integration Campbell is focusing on. “We have technically difficult steps we have to execute,” he notes, “but that’s not the majority of what the role is about.”
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Jillian Vanstone in 'The Sleeping Beauty' in 2009.
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The artwork for Krewella's and Headhunterz' new single.
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Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Pictured: Alex Finke  Erich Bergen and Company.
Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Pictured: Alex Finke, Erich Bergen and Company.
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Guillaume Cote in  Nijinsky   on now at the Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts in Toronto.
Guillaume Cote in 'Nijinsky', on now at the Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts in Toronto.
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