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5 Internationally Renowned Dance Companies To Follow On Instagram

If you are an artist who likes to remain updated through social media, here are a few internationally renowned dance companies you must follow on instagram. Ready to be inspired and WOWed by amazing dance pictures?


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre @alvinailey

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is a modern dance company based in New York, founded in 1958 by choreographer and dancer Alvin Ailey. This performing arts community plays a crucial social role of uniting people of all races, ages and backgrounds, using the beauty and humanity of the African-American heritage and other cultures.

Their instagram account showcases dynamic photographs of their dancers in photoshoots and on stage. Anyone with a keen eye for technique can see the genius skill and ability of their dancers. They focus on their dancers individually and promote company’s performances as a whole. The company’s on-the-stage performance stills are mesmerizing and impactful for anyone looking at them. One can also look at rehearsal videos of dancers in the studio to learn about their ongoing and upcoming pieces and creations.


Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company @kibbutzdancecompany

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC) established in 1970 by the Israel Prize laureate Yehudit Arnon,  is now identified with the work of acclaimed Artistic Director Rami Be’er whose exclusive and unique choreographic character has become the company’s trademark both in Israel and abroad. The company's studio is located in the international dance village, in Kibbutz Ga'aton in the western Galilee.

This instagram page showcases the company’s’ multiple stage performances. Followers will come across incredible high-contrast performance stills. The company has physically eclectic cast of dancers who are technically strong. The dynamic sensibility of their work is mind-boggling for anyone who understands the art. Those who are interested in their summer intensives must follow to remain updated about the same.


Martha Graham Dance Company @marthagrahamdance

The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in contemporary dance since 1926. The Company showcases masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists. With programs that offer a rich thematic narrative, the Company creates new platforms for contemporary dance and multiple points of access for audiences.

The company's instagram page is a well-crafted combination of its' dancers photographs and videos on and off stage.Their performance stills are sculpted with such precision that they take the viewers breath away. Dancers can also be seen practicing the Graham technique and contract-and-release technique in classes.


Akram Khan Company @akramkhancompany

The company was founded in 1999 by Akram Khan, the artistic director who Embraced an artistic vision that both respects and challenges Indian kathak form and contemporary dance, to create a body of critically acclaimed work that ranges from classical and modern solos to artist-to-artist collaborations and company productions.

The account consists of photographs which are abstract shots of their dancers in motion. All their work and creations have a story to tell for the one who is willing to listen. The photographs are thoughtful and provocative and communicate ideas that are courageous and new. Followers will be intrigued and forced to think and engage in meaning making.


Parsons Dance @parsonsdance

Parsons Dance is a contemporary dance company which was found in 1985 by David Parsons and Howell Binkley. It is internationally renowned for its energized, athletic ensemble work. The company has toured worldwide and has performed at various notable venues.

The company's profile showcases it's dancers’ in-the-studio videos which gives the viewers a sneak peek of their upcoming performances. Their profile is also has various choreography workshop videos which showcases dynamic choreographies and mesmerizing photographs of dancers on stage which highlight the sheer talent and ability of their dancers.

They engage audiences of all ages through education and outreach programs; through post-show discussions, open rehearsals, studio showcases, video workshops, open company classes, summer workshops for pre-professional dancers; and in-school workshops for public school students. One must follow them to remain updated about the same.


Follow these companies now to know more about their existing work, ongoing pieces and upcoming creations and stay updated about various educational opportunities provided by them like summer intensives and more!

Further Reading: Some Dancers of Navdhara India Dance Theatre You Should Follow on Instagram