|The Festival of Us, You, We & Them|
The Dance Complex will celebrate their 25th Anniversary year by literally dancing in the streets and on the building with the Festival of Us, You, We & Them, June 23-25, 2017.
This 3-day festival is a time for art to be seen, explored and experienced by all! The Dance Complex takes to the sidewalk and opens its doors to welcome the greater community through exciting programming all weekend long. A combination open house, teaching artist/student concert, arts gallery and celebration, this festival emphasizes the inclusive, humanizing nature of dance and the arts.This year we are looking for more connections, more genres, more intersections, and to dive more deeply into how you connect with dance. How do you join the dance? How does your work connect to dance?
For the third year, the Dance Complex is throwing open its historic doors and taking to the street for a weekend-long celebration of the arts and movement. With pop-up performances and classes, traveling dance concert, hung artwork and “spontaneous actions of creation,” organizers hope to emphasize the inclusive and humanizing nature of the arts. Many events are free and ALL are open to the public for their enjoyment.
Experience the magic that happens here everyday alongside the special programming of this exciting weekend. Mark your calendars and stay tuned to the Dance Complex for more information about performers, presenters, and activities!
LEADING UP TO THE FESTIVAL OF US, YOU, WE & THEM:
Class Exploration Week - June 19-25, 2017
The Dance Complex is throwing open its doors for Class Exploration Week June 19-25, 2017. Seasoned dancers and dance newbies will be welcomed to our unique space for amazing experiences in movement. Many of our most popular classes will be offered FREE of charge to new students!!!* Space is limited. SIGN UP HERE.
All of this will lead up to a celebration of the arts and movement with the Festival of Us, You, We & Them, June 23-25.
FLASH MOB ON FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd!
Friday night features a tribute to our community with afternoon-to-evening dancing in the street: a 25 minute flashmob and an illumination of our 5 story facade with dance images and video. Nearly 100 dancers, ages 3-94, will fill the streets in our flashmob 25..6,7,8. The dance material in the flash mob was inspired by movements from over 15 genres of dance including West African, Hip Hop, Rhumba, Ballet, Bhangra, Flamenco and Modern, representing the inclusive nature of dance at The Dance Complex.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: Classes, Workshops, Performances, and More
Teaching Artists & Student Concert
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:00pm AND Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 7:00pm
A highlight of the Festival of Us, You, We & Them, The Dance Complex presents the Teaching Artist/Student Concert on June 24 and 25. Showcasing a wide range of movement styles from flamenco to hip hip to Indian dance, this performance celebrates the vibrancy of the variety that occurs at The Dance Complex every day.
Experience both new and recent works by teaching artists, performed by both professional and dedicated student dancers in this eclectic program.
BONUS: Immediately after the performance, witness our historic building illuminated in video and images of all the art that happens inside project onto five stories of our dance palace!
Your favorite teachers and their students take the stage.
Participating Teaching Artists:
Yosi Karahashi- Family Flamenco ** Sat. only
Revised: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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