Elisa Monte Dance, founded in 1981, bridges cultural barriers through the universal language of dance. From its earliest recognition on the world stage in 1982 as “best company” at the International Dance Festival of Paris, the company has succeeded for over two decades. The company’s work emphasizes three main objectives: Train and maintain a corps of professional dancers of multi-ethnic origin, capable of meeting the artistic and physical demands of Elisa Monte's choreography; Educate individuals in the art of movement and in appreciation of live dance performance; and collaborate with distinguished artists across other disciplines.
Kinetic Synergy Dance Company is a performance based company seen throughout New England. Originating in Rhode Island in 2009, KSDC established an outlet for young adult dancers to assemble, create and inspire. The dancers of KSDC strive to participate in many community events. Our dancers are adults who during the day have extraordinary yet ordinary professions and in the evenings and on the weekends, double as the personable, devoted and dedicated dancers of Kinetic Synergy Dance Company. With our participation in community events, our dancers can inspire those who need to ignite their inner passion for dance again.
DHPCo. is at the forefront of San Francisco’s newest modern dance movement. Founded in 2007 under the artistic vision of David Herrera, DHPCo. creates work that promotes cultural understanding in an evolving American context. Rich in theatricality and immersed in visceral physical movement the company makes its mark through seamless weaving of dance and theater, text, video & media, and music into a textured conversation between audience and performer. In particular DHPCo is interested in lending a voice to the diversity of the Latino diaspora within an American experience.
Additionally, DHPCo. seeks out alliances with other arts organizations and individual artists contiuing their lineage of cross-pollinating and inter-disciplinary art. To date the company has had the pleasure of presenting over 10 SF companies and choreographers.
Works by DHPCo. have been performed at Links Hall (Chicago), ODC Theater (S.F.), Dance Mission Theater (S.F.), San Jose State University (CA), The Garage (S.F.), Little Theater (Seattle, WA), Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (S.F.), The 418 Project (Santa Cruz, Ca), Orange County Community College (Ca), LEVYdance Studio (SF), Kunst-Stoff Studios (SF), Mint Plaza Downtown SF, and United Nations Plaza (SF).
DHPCo. has been the recipient of the Puffin Foundation Grant, Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Grant, and residencies at The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts & Studio 210. The company has been featured in multiple print publications and online: SF Guardian, San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinnel, Santa Cruz Good Times, Wanda Sabir’s Radio Podcast, Mission [email protected], California Literary Review (Dance Vine).
Nancy Evans Dance Theatre is a modern/contemporary based company made up of 6-8 members and guest artists/choreographers. The company was established in September of 2009 in Pasadena, California, under the Artistic Direction of Nancy Evans Doede, and had its inaugural performances in June of 2010 in evenings of original choreography entitled WORKS 2010: A DANCE COLLABORATIVE, in association with Paradigm Dance Theatre.
The success of the first season of performances led to a 2010-2011 season that included performances at the 4th Annual Pasadena Dance Festival, “Standing On The Edge”, “Concordance”, as producer of and performers in “Friends/Family”, and WORKS 2011: A DANCE COLLABORATIVE, our second concert series in conjunction with Paradigm Dance Theatre.
In just over a year, NEDT has established a repertory of 8 new works, including “SHIFT”, a half-evening piece with original score composed by percussionist Blake Colie.
Our production of “Friends/Family” featured the works of company members and guest choreographers, as well as the works of other companies in our dance community, including Kin Dance, Paradigm Dance Theatre, Robert Salas’ Moorpark Touring Ensemble, and local choreographers Donna Cicchesi and Mallory Russo. This concert was conceived to bring together diverse work from Los Angeles based choreographers and companies and foster visibility and appreciation for dance.
For 38 years strong, contemporary dance company Jennifer Muller/The Works has applied a multi-disciplinary technique that weaves dance, theater and visual arts to create exhilarating dances that celebrate and illuminate the human spirit. Artistic Director Jennifer Muller creates dances that are evocative, passionate and engaging.
The Works has developed an astounding international presence, having appeared in the world’s preeminent theaters and festivals in 39 countries on four continents. The company has performed worldwide from Buenos Aires to Moscow and Toronto to Madrid with appearances in Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Köln, Tel Aviv, Montreal and Amsterdam, to name a few. The Works recently performed to rave reviews at FENDAFOR 10 (Festival Internacional de Dança de Fortaleza), The Sixth Beijing International Theater & Dance Festival, Bangkok’s Eighth International Festival of Dance and Music and at Festival Internacional de Teatro Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia. The Works will return to China for a multi-city engagement in 2011.
The Works has performed in 30 states in the USA and self-produced 21 NYC Seasons. Recent New York area performances have included Guild Hall, Union Square Park’s Summer in the Square Festival, Central Park Summerstage, Fire Island Dance Festival and the Ailey Citigroup Theater. In 2007, The Joyce Theater awarded Ms. Muller with a special Commissioning
Grant to create Bench, the signature premiere of The Works’ 35TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON in 2009.
The Works has two educational programs for New York City public schools, ImagineThat! and Faces of Wonder. Also, HATCH Presenting Series of The Works hosts a performance series for emerging and established choreographers for no cost to them bi-annually.
DV8 Physical Theatre was formed in 1986 and has been led since its inception by Lloyd Newson.
The company has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance pieces, which have toured internationally, and four award-winning films for television.
DV8 Physical Theatre receives regular funding from Arts Council England and is an Artsadmin associate company. DV8 has also received project support from The British Council. DV8 is a member of the ITC and Dance UK.
Synthesis Dance Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
CONTRA-TIEMPO is a non-profit, Los Angeles based, activist dance company, founded and directed by Ana Maria Alvarez. CONTRA-TIEMPO is dedicated to transforming the world through dance. Our unique Urban Latin Dance Theater brings to life voices that are not traditionally heard on the concert stage. We build community, facilitate dialogue and move youth to imagine what is possible in the world.
The company fuses Salsa, Afro-Cuban, West African, Hip-Hop, and abstract dance-theater, to create an invigorating blend of physically intense and politically astute performance. While their performances are consistently electrifying, what sets the company apart most is its unique relationship to its own community. CONTRA-TIEMPO is, much like the community it reaches, a tapestry. CONTRA-TIEMPO is an active and uncompromisingly radical take on the ways in which artists function within communities. Its company members, professional dancers and artists, are also immigrants, teachers, activists, organizers and movers of all types living and working in Los Angeles. Each member lives and struggles within the varied and infinitely complex political and personal landscapes, which Ana María seeks to address in her work.
The company has several large-scale performance works, many shorter pieces, as well as community arts workshops for adults and young people that have been and continue to be presented in and around Los Angeles and abroad. CONTRA-TIEMPO’s work has been shared all over California, New York, Washington D.C., North Carolina, Georgia, Washington State, Arizona, Mexico, Puerto Rico and most recently Cuba.
For teens and pre-teens, the company's workshops address social, political and race issues through movement and through traditional cultural dance forms. For younger audiences workshops focus on how the body can be used as a tool for communication. It is CONTRA-TIEMPO's interest to create work that can be meaningful and enjoyed by a broad range of audiences regardless of age, class, race or politics. The company is dedicated to working with under served populations of young people, in particular communities of color. CONTRA-TIEMPO's commitment is to create dialogue and greater understanding across populations, in particular around issues of resistance and power. By doing this, CONTRA-TIEMPO is contributing to the development of more self reflective, socially and politically engaged and culturally responsible artists and communities!
" The new face of Los Angeles dance, and the new voice as well." – Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times
Tap. Drums. Vocals. Bass. Guitar.
"Just over an hour in their company and you could take on the world!" The Sydney Morning Herald.
The show that has been hailed as the ‘next big thing to hit the stage’, BPM beatsperminute is a 7 piece band that intertwines tap, shuffles and stamps with melody, chords and riffs. Performing in and around the audience, they invent a new style of percussive tap, set to an original score of jazz, funk, blues, rock and rap. Renowned for dynamic stagecraft coupled with dance that is raw, fresh and invigorating, it’s no wonder this show claims rave reviews including: multiple sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Australian Dance Awards and TV guest appearances on Good Morning Australia and Kerri-Anne. Within this exhilarating talent of genre-shuffling music and smooth full-body dance, you will be tapping your feet and grooving in the streets.
BPM beatsperminute premiered in March 2002 at the Sydney Opera House, forging a spark between local fast-paced tap dancers and high caliber musicians. Together they created a cunning fusion of rhythm, music and dance that is a celebration of raw talent uniting as one.
Upgrading and redesigning the cooperation between the state theaters in Darmstadt and Wiesbaden existing since 1975, Hessisches Staatsballett is founded. The ensemble of 28 firmly committed members develops together with ballet director Tim Plegge and renowned guest choreographers a variety of pieces per season from ballet to experimental forms.The second pillar consists of a number of high-ranking guest performances as well as the invitation of promising dance creators to residencies with workshop character and unconventional forms of presentation. Educational programs and a dance project for amateurs of all ages are integral part of every season. In the end it's all about the pleasure of movement.