PASADENA, CA: Foothills Dancemakers in Concert
Benita Bike's DanceArt, Pennington Dance Group, Nancy Evans Dance Theatre and Lineage Dance
Foothills Dancemakers, founded in 2019 as a vibrant consortium of modern dance companies in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains, announces their second concert in September. Benita Bike's DanceArt, Pennington Dance Group, Nancy Evans Dance Theatre and Lineage Dance will present a joint concert on Saturday, September 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 25 at 4 p.m. at A ROOM TO CREATE in Pasadena, California.
The goal of the Foothills Dancemakers is to work together to support and bring visibility to concert modern dance in the foothills of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. The directors of the four companies - Benita Bike, John Pennington, Nancy Evans Doede and Hilary Thomas - represent 130 years of combined experience producing dance work for the stage. Through this collaboration, the Foothills Dancemakers hopes to promote a variety of invigorating dance activities serving its community and encourage joint projects by area dancemakers.
▪ Benita Bike's DanceArt, in its 42nd season, will present Bike's new work “Griot Songs” and a duet from the dance “Entrelazadas.”
▪ Pennington Dance Group, founded by John Pennington in 2000, will perform “Skins” and excerpts from “Goodman Dances,” both works choreographed by Pennington.
▪ Nancy Evans Dance Theatre is celebrating its 10th year and will perform “Everness,” “Le Gemelle,” and “There Between.” The company specializes in dance theatre with choreography by its six dancers and director, Nancy Evans Doede.
▪ Lineage Dance, established by Hilary Thomas in Pasadena twenty years ago, will present excerpts from” Waking in the Mourning,” and the quartet, “Midnight to 12:01.”
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