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TAHOE CITY, CA: 5th annual Lake Tahoe Dance Collective
LAKE TAHOE DANCE COLLECTIVE
LAKE TAHOE DANCE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS
ITS FIFTH ANNUAL LAKE TAHOE DANCE FESTIVAL
PERFORMANCES AT GATEKEEPERS MUSEUM TAHOE CITY & TRUCKEE AMPHITHEATER
Featuring works by James Graham Dance Theater, SFDanceWorks, and
Choreographers Constantine Baecher, Justin Peck, Christin Hanna, Kristina Berger
Opening Night: Wednesday July 26 at 5:30 PM at Gatekeeper's Museum, 130 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
Opening night includes food, wine, silent art auction - seating provided - tickets: $50
Thursday July 27 at 6 PM at Gatekeeper's Museum, 130 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA - please bring blanket or low-back chair - tickets: $30
Friday July 28 at 6 PM at Truckee Amphitheater, Truckee Park, 10500 Brockway Rd., Truckee, CA. - please bring blanket or low-back chair - tickets: $30
The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective (LTDC) presents its fifth annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival featuring works by James Graham Dance Theater, SFDanceWorks, and choreographers Constantine Baecher, Justin Peck, Christin Hanna, and Kristina Berger. This year’s Festival features two premieres: Mountainscape by choreographer Constantine Baecher and Departures by Lake Tahoe Dance Collective Artistic Director Christin Hanna.
LTDC Artistic Director Christin Hanna, notes: “This year’s Festival is a mix of classical, modern and contemporary works in the beautiful outdoors. Since founding the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective nine years ago, I have worked to create opportunities for professional dancers to teach and perform in nature, and present first-rate dance to both residents and visitors of the Lake Tahoe area.”
The 2017 Program Lineup Includes:
- James Graham Theater’s Mouse Marrow, a work that plays with sameness, childhood, and the mystery of memory. Mouse Marrow is a duet that is part of a larger work Alpha Mouse premiering September 28-30 at ODC Theater, San Francisco. This piece originally premiered in Dance Lovers 6, February 2017.
- SFDanceWorks’ Never Was (Choreographer: Alejandro Cerrudo), “a gorgeous duet that uses the music of Handel and Purcell and almost extreme physicality to conjure an experience...of pure holiness,” (Chicago Theater Beat). Created for and performed by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago II in 2012.
- Choreographer Constantine Baecher’s Mountainscape (world premiere) is a dance tribute to French artist Victoria Colombet’s collection of drawings ‘Les Brumes, (or the Mists)’. This new pas-de-deux will be performed by Mr. Baecher and long time collaborator Traci Finch. Created specially for the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, Mountainscape, is a duet inspired by the unparalleled beauty of performing outdoors on the shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains.
- Choreographer Justin Peck’s second work for New York City Ballet, Year of the Rabbit, is a collaboration with American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens and is set to Stevens’ Enjoy Your Rabbit, an electronica album and song cycle based on the Chinese zodiac. The ballet features a new orchestration of the score by Michael Atkinson that was created specifically for the ballet. Year of the Rabbit is an elaboration of Peck’s Tales of a Chinese Zodiac, which was created in 2010 for the New York Choreographic Institute. The excerpted pas de deux will be performed by Dustin True of Dortmund Ballet and Bianca Bulle of Los Angeles Ballet.
- LTDC Artistic Director Christin Hanna’s Departures (world premiere) explores the challenges that face a relationship when confronted with fear of the unknown while not compromising an unwavering love and companionship.
- Choreographer Kristina Berger’s Threshold (2017, Boston), a work about the space and time between journeys. A liminal moment: the second part of a three-part ritual, where your previous self has been stripped but you have not yet taken on the new self.
- The dancers who participate in the Festival's Young Dancers Workshop will also present an excerpt from Coppelia and an improvisational work created with Festival artists Constantine Baecher, Traci Finch and Christin Hanna.
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