class 5/6 4:00-5:15
Project21Dance is an innovative, explosive Modern Dance company creating artistic stir throughout Los Angeles and the Inland Empire founded by artistic director Maura Owens Townsend.
Maura's energizing choreography fuses multiple styles of dance into harmony: Modern (contemporary explorations and Horton-based technique), ballet, Jazz, and urban movement styles. The dynamic range of styles allows her work to fall on a diverse spectrum of themes, from socially conscious pieces to dances that are musically tantalizing, as well as choreography that encompasses several genres of art. As a “Performing Arts Consortium” Project21Dance puts the spotlight on dance pieces that collaborate with equally rich artistic expressions such as spoken word, multimedia, live musical artists, and various forms of movement and practices such as martial arts and capoeira that bring an extra layer of depth to the rehearsal process and stage.
The company has performed in Las Vegas; Lecture Demonstration in Nevis-St. Kitts in British West Indies
Project21Dance is very diverse artistically and culturally. It allows for a full spectrum of themes, from socially conscious to musically tantalizing that encompasses several genres of art
Facebook: Maura Townsend’s Project21Dance
Lineage Dance Company
class 5/7 1:00-2:15
Regina Klenjoski is a choreographer, dance educator and artistic director of Regina Klenjoski Dance Company. Passionate about the moving body with a thirst for communication through dance, the Macedonian-born choreographer creates deeply personal works that examine our search for intimacy and connection in contemporary society. Recognized by the Los Angeles Times as “a dynamic, graceful and indefatigable presence who appears to have it all," she has created 31 works for Regina Klenjoski Dance Company. Her work has received numerous awards including four Choreography awards from the prestigious Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival and 26 Lester Horton Dance Award nominations with awards for achievement in choreography, costume, music and lighting design. She recieved a Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, Ohio University, and was the recipient of a Long Beach Public Corporation for the Arts Fellowship and an Excellence in Arts Award from the City of Torrance for her contributions to the community through “Dancing with RKDC,” the company's dance education program that has served over 15,000 students since 1999. Klenjoski's work has also been performed by numerous professional and educational institutions including California State University Long Beach, Loyola Marymount University, Irvine Valley College, Zephyr Dance, DePaul University, Malashock Dance, Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, Renaissance High School for the Arts, The University of Kansas, and Wichita State University, among others. Ms. Klenjoski has been a faculty member or visiting artist with California State University Long Beach, Loyola Marymount University, Malashock Dance Summer Intensive, Santa Ana College, Ohio University, Renaissance High School for the Arts, Scripps College, The University of Kansas and is currently on the dance faculty at Wichita State University. Committed to building community and opportunity among local professional dance artists she created and produced the highly regarded SOLA Contemporary Dance Festival from 2001-2008.
The company has perrromed at City Center in New York City as part of APAP, throughout Chicago including Chicago’s Next Dance Festival and the Harris Theater, Spring 2017 will be perforing at Harvester Arts in Wichita, KS.
Will be expanding home season performances to Wichita, KS making the company a duel city organization.
Founded in 1985, DS&D is a non-profit interdisciplinary dance company. Our goals are to discover, transform and connect. We believe the act of discovery can be transformative and often use science as a framework to give shape and structure to our artistic explorations and interpretations. We intentionally seek partnerships with artists, cultural organizations, scientists and science institutions to find innovative ways to probe the science/human connection through dance in collaboration with other art forms. DS&D has premiered over 80 works, including 9 full-length performances throughout California and Mexico. In 2016 the company performed at the Venice Biennale in Italy, collaborating with architects LeeMundwiler. DS&D has been presented in both traditional and non-traditional venues such as the LA County Art Museum, Skirball Museum, UC-Irvine, Laguna Art Museum, Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center, in libraries, art galleries, urban parks and outdoors. It has received funding from state and local government agencies, corporations and foundations.
We work to build bridges between dance and science
The company has performed Mexico, Italy
Photo credit: Scott Belding
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company
class 5/6 1:00-2:15
Donna Sternberg & Dancers
class 5/6 2:30-3:45
Donna Sternberg & Dancers
Lineage Dance Company
Shieldwall Dance Company
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company
Nancy Evans Dance Theatre
Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre
Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre, a modern dance company of drama, wit, joy and invention capable of moving everyone in their audience, presented their first performance in 1986. The company has performed on a continual basis for the last twenty eight years.
Nannette Brodie is the artistic director and principal choreographer for the company. According to Nannette, “Dance should be a celebration, an exploration of ourselves and our environment, of our culture and our world.” NBDT has given performances for over 275,000 people both within the Southern California area and by touring nationally and internationally, averaging 15 to 25 performances a year.
They have received support from the Arts Council for Long Beach, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, L.A. County Board of Supervisors, California Council for the Humanities, Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Life Foundation, Target, Kiewit Corporation, the Boeing Company, Orange County Community Foundation, Josephine Gumbiner Foundation, Dwight Stuart Foundation, and James A. Doolittle Foundation. The William Gillespie Foundation has awarded two grants to NBDT to develop international touring and to support their concerts in Southern California. The Arts Council for Long Beach has given continual support since 1989 for concert seasons, administrative development, marketing and school residencies. Support for the current year is from the Arts Council for Long Beach, L.A. County Arts Commission, L.A. County Board of Supervisors, and private donors.
NBDT is a member and frequently showcases for presenters at the Western Arts Alliance Conferences and for the Association for Performing Arts Presenters in New York.
NBDT has performed with the music ensemble, Enoch Train, at the Ford Amphitheatre of Hollywood in their evening work entitled, “Heartland—The Immigrant Experience.” This production has toured in California and Utah. The company also collaborated with musicians from Enoch Train on their production of “All Things Irish.” Both productions are available for booking. The So-Cal Dance Invitational is produced and directed by NBDT. This program presents Southern California dance companies in venues of Orange County and at the summer series of the Ford Theater in Hollywood.
Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre, founded in 1986, has collaborated with the Long Beach Opera for 4 years choreographing 5 operas. NBDT collaborates with several school districts in California to bring their residencies and lecture-demonstrations to the schools. Nannette has produced many invitational concerts in California and the So-Cal Dance Invitational for Orange County is in its seventh year. The L.A. So-Cal Dance Invitational made its debut at the Ford Amphitheater in August 2013 and returned with a successful new slate of companies in June of 2014. The company is working this season on their California Arts Council project called “Veterans Expressions,” which brings the arts to veterans and their families.
WHERE WE HAVE PERFORMED:
Chicago, Salt Lake City, UT, Tempe, AZ, Mexico City, Paris, Avignon, France, Helsinki, Finland, New York City, Prague, Czech Republic
WEBSITE: www.nannettebrodiedance.org and www.socaldanceinvitational.org
And Facebook – Nannette Brodie Dance Theatr
PROMO VIDEO LINK:
FRINGE Performances at Diavolo Space
Nancy Evans Dance Theatre
class 5/20 10:00-11:45
Lineage Dance is a contemporary dance company dedicated to raising support and awareness for nonprofit organizations, as well as to making the arts accessible to all. Lineage is known for giving back through dance and strives to build community through the arts – reaching across barriers of age, ethnicity and ability. Since its founding in 1999 by Artistic Director Hilary Thomas, the dance company has presented over 1000 concerts and raised more than $200,000 for organizations in health, educational, arts and social service agencies across the country. Lineage Dance’s repertoire is athletic, energetic and emotional, and many of the pieces tell compelling stories inspired by nonprofit partners and charitable causes. In 2010, the company opened the Lineage Performing Arts Center (LPAC) in Old Pasadena. LPAC serves as a comprehensive arts resource and community hub that hosts a variety of events including dance and music performances, theatre productions, art exhibitions, fundraising events, film screenings, private gatherings and more. Lineage's Dance for Joy program offers free movement classes for those in our community living with Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, Down Syndrome and stroke. Lineage also produces the annual Pasadena Dance Festival, an award winning dance festival that highlights the greater Pasadena/Los Angeles dance community, featuring top teachers and inspiring performers. For more information, visit www.lineagedance.org.
Some of our favorite tour spots are: New York, Seattle, Portland, Missoula, Houston, Boston, Washington D.C., and Boulder
We are proud to offer non-profits as well as individuals an artistic platform through which they can tell their stories.
For more information, visit www.lineagedance.org.
"Calendar Cover" and "Hil Elbow" Photos by Mario Barberio, "Kat/Hil Beach" Photo by Allen Birnbach
Los angeles Dance Festival
produced by Brockus & co-produced in 2017 with Theater Raymond Kabbaz
class No Class
class 5/20 11:30-12:45
Sean Greene began dancing at age 19 at Pierce Junior College in Woodland Hills, California. Three years later, he joined the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company, where he danced and taught worldwide for 19 years as Principal Dancer and “Master Teacher.” In 1988, Sean left Lewitzky to direct Transitions Dance Company and the Advanced Performance Course at the Laban Centre in London. At age 62, Sean gave his final performance at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2014, Sean launched Shieldwall Dance Company, a small ensemble dance company. He currently teaches Modern Dance and Improvisation at Chapman University.
"old school modern" technique, emotional and demanding work
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2SPnhyn41A
photo credit: David Gordin
photo credit: Alissa Roseborough
Shieldwall Dance Company
class 5/6 10:00-11:15
Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles is an award winning repertory ballet and aerial dance company reflecting the vibrancy, diversity, and global relevance of SoCal. Luminario Ballet stages revivals of ballet from such as Michael Smuin of San Francisco Ballet; modern dance classics from the Lewitzky Dance Trust, and features aerial dance, such as founder Judith FLEX-Helle’s “LedZAerial”, a Cirque du Soleil /Led Zeppelin ballet.
The company also performs commissioned, corporate, and commercial dance and aerial works.
Contemporary ballet choreographers in repertory include Jamal Story (Complexions NYC, Dance Theater of Harlem), and Alexandre Magno (“So You Think You Can Dance”).
Neo-classical pieces include Stefan Wenta’s Chopin’s 200th birthday hommage, “Fantasie on Polish Airs; Judith FLEX Helle’s “Winterreise” to Franz Schubert’s famous song cycle; and San Francisco Ballet’s Michael Smuin’s “Bouquet” set to Shostokovich.
Special guest choreographer for the 2013 season was Debra Brown, choreographer of 13 Cirque du Soleil shows.
World Premiere of eco-art ballet “TRAILS” for 2014 season, music by Philip Glass, images from NASA, with 6 choreographers contributing
World Premiere of “Carnival”, 2015, composed by Erich Bulling, choreographed by Judith FLEX Helle, with ballet and aerial dance and accompanied live by the New Valley Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles.
Luminario Ballet/Judith FLEX Helle has been commissioned by the LA Philharmonic- “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland and “Estancias” by Alberto Ginestera; The Dana Point Symphony- “Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” and Tchaikovsky’s “The Tempest”, Four Spanish dances “Casa Cuarteto” commissioned by the Casa Romantica San Clemente; the Downey Symphony performing Tschaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”; and corporate commissions for original choreographies in contemporary ballet, acro/gymnastics, and aerial dance for various fundraisers and special events.
Luminario Ballet has performed rep shows nationally; at Colony Theatre Miami Beach for the 10th annual Miami Dance Festival April 2013, and in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Orange County, and Long Beach.
Repertory shows have been presented 5 times since 2009; between rep shows, festivals and other performances, Luminario Ballet has performed for over 50,000 audience members to date.
Luminario Ballet’s repertory has been performed on the SoCal college circuit including: USC Voices and Visions, CALARTS Commuter Festival, Cal State LA and Cal State Long Beach, UC Irvine, and more. Festivals include CADance Laguna Beach, Pasadena Dance Festival, LA/SOCAL Dance Invitational at the Ford, and others.
Luminario Ballet is company in residence at our rehearsal studio, Faisdodo/Sukonick Concert Hall.
Luminario Ballet founder, managing and artistic director Judith FLEX Helle was recognized in July 2014 by Dance Magazine as one of Southern California’s Top 5 Women in Dance Leadership; has been a judge in 2013, 2014, and 2015 for the World Dance/Choreography Awards, and was nominated for a 2012 World Dance/Choreography Award* in Concert/Live Performance, an international dance industry award reflecting the broad international interest in dance in movies, TV, music videos, commercials, and live stage productions, for her ballet and aerial dance piece “Lift Ticket”. www.worldchoreographyawards.com
Luminario Ballet has been twice awarded a grant by the LA City Department of Cultural Affairs, and is supported by the Charles Evans Foundation, the Aileen Getty Foundation, the Tutu Foundation, and the Berkshire Hathaway Foundation, among others.
For press and reviews, please go to www.luminarioballet.org/pres
To see galleries of photos, please go to: www.facebook.com/luminarioballet/photo
2 minutes of “TRAILS” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eRH8bVK_co2 minutes of Judith FLEX Helle for Luminario Ballet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFb30ZbJDQ8
Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre
class No Class
Chad Michael Hall is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of California, Irvine and the founder, artistic director and choreographer of MULTIPLEX DANCE in Los Angeles. He is also the creator and artistic director of the West Hollywood Dance Festival, a new annual event sponsored by the city through a Cultural Resource Development Grant, celebrating the joy of creativity, the rigor of professional dance training and the transformative power of live dance performance. Hall is recognized nationally and internationally for his creative work as a choreographer and performer. He first moved to LA in 2004 to perform with Diavolo/Architecture in Motion, touring throughout the U.S. and around the world. He has also performed with BODY TRAFFIC, Regina Klenjoski Dance Company and the Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, among others, and was a choreographer and performer with the critically acclaimed The Men Dancers: From the Horse’s Mouth from 2012 to 2014 performing at Jacob’s Pillow and NYC. So far in 2017, he has premiered three works- Closer Orbits, Critical Mass, and Perihelion- premiering at the Irvine Barclay Theater in Orange County, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Illinois, and Warehouse 22 in the Port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv, respectively. In 2016, he created Flux for the Idan Cohen Dance Company. Since its premiere, the piece has been commissioned, restaged and performed by ensembles in Israel, Arizona, Orange County, and Los Angeles. LADF 2017 marks the sixth staging and premiere of Flux by MULTIPLEX DANCE. Dedicated to making innovative, accessible dance works and programs that engage audiences in creative and powerful ways, MXD is now in it’s fourth season, having performed and conducted residencies in New York, Arizona and throughout California. Hall considers himself a Metamodernist choreographer, merging musicality, formal structure, and technical Modern dancing with a uniquely intense and contemporary physicality and expression of post-ideological and mercurial human conditions. For more information about Chad Michael Hall, MULTIPLEX DANCE and the 2017 West Hollywood Dance Festival, visit www.multiplexdance.org.
MXD is a Metamodern dance company integrating athletic and acrobatic movement with digital media and electronic music. Our INTERFACE brand of productions integrate audience smart phones, mobile technology and social media into the performance of the work, allowing for additional digital layers of content to communicate and interact with the audience through their smart phones during the performance.
NEDT blends dance and theatre together to bring audience and dancer into a spontaneous relationship that fulfills the dancework
Under the artistic leadership of Nancy Evans Doede, Nancy Evans Dance Theatre has been producing and guest performing since 2009. The company has accumulated a varied and extensive repertory since its inception, including choreography not only from its Artistic Director, Nancy Evans Doede, but also from its dancers and guest artists. The company blends dance and theatre together to create work that will foster a relationship with the audience that is both intimate and fluid. Our mission is to share stories through movement that expose us as imperfect, vulnerable, sometimes ludicrous…human.
“This is the dance that makes you think, makes you stop and wonder about what you value and how you want to be in the world.” Beth Megill, Dancing Poetess.
Places outside of CA that company has performed: Florida, as guests of Jacksonville Dance Theatre, Jacksonville, FL.
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