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2nd Annual Jump on the Dance Wagon Festival

2nd Annual Jump on the Dance Wagon Festival

Company:

Jump on the Dance Wagon Festival

Location:

Ailey Citigroup

Dates:

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 4:30pm

Tickets:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/318984

Company:
Jump on the Dance Wagon Festival

Celebrating its second annual festival, Jump On the DanceWagon (J/DW) presents a unique opportunity for four emerging contemporary choreographers to share the stage and premiere their new works at the venerable Ailey Citigroup Theater.  This innovative split-bill features 20 minutes of work by four women: Alyson Laury (Alyson Laury Dance); Marianne Delehanty (MarDel Dance); Megan Lynn (Asterial Dance company); and the debut of choreographer Frances Lai Baca (Lai Baca Dance).

 

J/DW provides a transparent, creative, visible and financially feasible platform for up-and-coming choreographers.  “There are so many obstacles for choreographers to overcome, e.g., space rental, costs of dancers, scheduling, etc.,” explains Ellen Stokes Shadle, Founder of J/DW.  “J/DW seeks to ease these parameters and embraces the creative process completely.”  This year’s festival has upgraded by increasing its venue capacity, enhancing its level of production capabilities, and utilizing a more technically advanced staff.

 

This year’s participants represent a varying array of performance experience, dance backgrounds and artistic influences.  Alyson Laury, a recent graduate of Point Park University, brings a mature level of sophistication and focuses on the athleticism and fluidity of dancers.  The most distinctive, conceptual and experimental of the choreographers is Marianne Delehanty – a previous winner of Dance Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice Award” who is often inspired by current events.  Megan Lynn is a former soloist with the Hartford Ballet Company and currently works with the Matthew Westerby Company.  And, making her debut is Frances Lai Baca – perhaps embodying the true essence of J/DW as a young choreographer who is eager to showcase her work for the first time.


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