Executive Producer Jamie Nichols presents a line-up of eight extraordinary dance companies sizzling with poetic lyricism, dazzling moves, contagious vitality and jaw-dropping physicality. This delicious mixture of compelling new works, premieres and Los Angeles debuts celebrates contemporary, modern, ballet and jazz dance on one stage for one night only. Celebrate Dance 2011 brings two companies from out of town this season. From Brooklyn, New York, the Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn is under the direction of Jamel Gaines. Gaines’ work explores contemporary movement and laces it with African influences to convey the story of Americans shifting their perceptions, roles and movement in society. Recently, his choreography was featured on the popular TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. The company will offer “Prize” as a Los Angeles premiere. Also on the program is Malashock Dance from San Diego, California under the direction of John Malashock. After a distinguished performing career with Twyla Tharp Dance in New York, John Malashock founded Malashock Dance in 1988. Malashock was most recently named “Faces To Watch in 2011” by the Los Angeles Times. Malashock Dance will be showing two works on the program: “Everybody Knows” choreographed by Malashock and “Tethered”, choreographed by Michael Mizerany. This will be a homecoming of sorts for Mr. Mizerany. Formerly a dancer with the Lewitzky Dance Company, his critically acclaimed work has not been seen in Los Angeles for several years. Six other exceptional companies from the greater Los Angeles area will offer premieres as well: BARE Dance Company, Deborah Rosen and Dancers, Monat Dance, Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, Terri Best Dance, and Visions Dance Theatre. BARE Dance Company (Artistic Director / Mike Esperanza) Costa Mesa, CA Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn (Artistic Director / Jamel Gaines) Brooklyn, NY Deborah Rosen and Dancers (Artistic Director / Deborah Rosen) Pasadena, CA Malashock Dance (Artistic Director / John Malashock) San Diego, CA Monat Dance (Artistic Director / Sophie Monat) Santa Monica, CA Regina Klenjoski Dance Company (Artistic Director / Regina Klenjoski) Long Beach, CA Terri Best Dance (Artistic Director / Terri Best) Los Angeles, CA Visions Dance Theatre (Artistic Director / Macarena Gandarillas) Temecula, CA.
|When||Saturday, March 12, 2011.|
|Time||8:00 PM-10:00 PM|
|Price||Tix start @ $15|
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