Dancers’ Workshop Summer 2023 Professional Dance Performance Line-Up
Another exciting Summer of extraordinary dance performance lies ahead, featuring the talent and passion of both local and national artists. Contemporary Dance Wyoming (CDW), Dancers’ Workshop’s professional company, opened the season on May 20th with an immersive presentation of dance and visual art at the Tayloe Piggott Gallery in downtown Jackson.
CDW is led by Artistic Director, Babs Case and Associate Artistic Director and performer, Fran Romo. Now celebrating its 25th season, CDW represents the pinnacle of expressive and innovative modern dance in Wyoming.
Up Close, CDW’s annual presentation, will be held on June 8th and 9th in the intimate setting of DW’s Black Box Studio 1, on the 2nd floor of the Center for the Arts. The evening will feature two programs from multiple local choreographers.
“Up Close demonstrates an athletic range of diverse styles and artistic processes. This year incorporates several original music pieces from locally connected composers as well,” says Case.
In July, Dancers’ Workshop is proud to present the renowned San Francisco Ballet for their summer Gala Celebration. The gala performance will take place on July 27th with an additional show on the 28th. There will be Guest Artist classes as well as open rehearsals free to the public throughout the week. For more information see www.dwjh.org
With their new Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, San Francisco Ballet promises masterful performances of resilience and artistic virtuosity that push the creative envelope. Works will feature 19 of the company’s star dancers accompanied by members of their Grammy Award-winning orchestra. “We pride ourselves on being a Company of ‘firsts,’ of pushing boundaries in dance while also honoring the classics” explains Rojo in their 2023 Season Program Book.
“We are so proud to have San Francisco Ballet as our Gala performers this year,” says Case. “Their creativity and exploration of classical ballet upholds our commitment to provide excellence through movement performance, outreach and education. This enables the creative spirit to thrive and grow in our Wyoming community.”