Lake Tahoe Dance Collective Announces Tenth Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective (LTDC) presents the tenth annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, taking place this summer July 27-29, 2022 at venues in Tahoe City and Truckee, CA for in-person audiences.

This summer, the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival features works by George Balanchine, Erick Hawkins, Constantine Baecher and Lar Lubovitch with special guests Kristina Berger, Ashley Bouder, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Joseph Gordon, Stephen Hanna, Holly Curran and Lloyd Knight.

The festival begins Wednesday, July 27 at 5 p.m. with the tenth anniversary opening night celebration, where the public can enjoy a silent auction with food and wine, and a special presentation of the Washoe tribe, performing the ceremonial round before the evening. -performance on stage. Performances on the main festival stage continue July 28 at 6 p.m. in Tahoe City and July 29 at 6 p.m. in West End Beach, Truckee, CA.

LTDC is celebrating its 10th year of presenting the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival. The festival has featured over 35 works with over 35 guest artists and 75 local dancers since its debut in 2013. The Festival’s program includes a variety of dance styles, combining landmark works from the past with the newest creations of today. today.

“When we founded the festival, we were committed to scheduling shows in a universally accessible way,” explained Christin Hanna, who founded LTDC in 2008 and the Festival in 2013 with longtime friend and collaborator Constantine Baecher. . “and showing an evening where each work is radically different from the next, helps educate new audiences and delight dance fans.”

Entertainment Pas de Deux from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Balanchine

Performed by Stephen Hanna and Ashley Bouder

Beloved by audiences for its true romantic expressiveness and depiction of ideal love, this pas de deux from act two is part of the first entirely original evening ballet Balanchine choreographed in America in 1962.

To each in his time choreographed by Lar Lubovitch

Portrayed by Adrian Danchig-Waring and Joseph Gordon

Commissioned by New York City Center’s Fall For Dance Festival 2021, this duo adds to Lubovitch’s canon of organic, swirling, lush contemporary dances, laced with ballet lines, that are always emotionally evocative.

Stephen Acrobat choreographed by Erick Hawkins, reimagined by Katherine Duke

Performed by Kristina Berger and Lloyd Knight

Former Hawkins dancer and now artistic director Katherine Duke reimagined Erick Hawkins’ 1947 Stephen Acrobat as Acrobat of Innocence, premiering in 2021 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

New commission (still untitled) choreographed by Constantine Baecher

Performed by Holly Curran

Long-time collaborators and festival nerds Holly Curran and choreographer Constantine Baecher will create a new solo for Ms. Curran inspired by the music of Italian composer Teho Teardo.

LTDC will continue to monitor and adapt to COVID safety policy developments and changes. In accordance with CDC and California Department of Public Health guidelines, the most recent updates to our COVID safety procedures are available at laketahoedancecollective.org/safety.

The Young Dancers’ Workshop, an intensive three-week course from July 11-29, 2022 for dancers aged 10 and up, offers training with festival artists in small classes with an emphasis on classical ballet, modern technique and improvisation. The dancers learn a work from the repertoire which is performed as part of the festival.

The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival is made possible in part through the support of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Arts Council of Placer County, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, and Tahoe Weekly. Additional support from Rodney Strong Winery, Alpenglow Sports, Interwest Insurance, Plumas Bank, Tahoe City Downtown Association, Trunk Show, Tahoe Marina Lakefront, Za’s Lakefront and Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique.

Tickets start at $25 and are available online at laketahoedancecollective.org. The event will also be available via a free live stream, available on the company’s website from Saturday, July 30 through Tuesday, August 2.

For more information on the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, visit: www.laketahoedancecollective.org

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