Lake Tahoe Dance Collective Presents Tenth Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival
Lake Tahoe Dance Collective (LTDC) presents the tenth annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, which will take place this summer from July 27-29, 2022 at venues in Tahoe City and Truckee, CA for in-person audiences. Tickets start at $25 and are available online. Portions of the event will also be available for free online viewing on the company’s website from Saturday, July 30 through Tuesday, August 2.
This summer, the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival includes works by George Balanchine, Erick Hawkins, and Constantine Baecher with special guests Kristina Berger, Ashley Bouder, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Joseph Gordon, Stephen Hanna, Holly Curran, and Lloyd Knight.
The festival begins on Wednesday, July 27 at 5PM with the Tenth Anniversary Gala Opening Night Celebration, where audiences will enjoy a silent auction with food and wine, and a special presentation from the Washoe Tribe, performing the Ceremonial Round Dance prior to the evening’s on-stage performance. The festival’s Main Stage Performances continue on July 28 at 6PM in Tahoe City and on July 29 at 6PM on West End Beach, Truckee, CA.
LTDC celebrates its 10th year of presenting the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival. The festival has presented over 35 works with more than 35 guest artists and 75 local dancers since its beginnings in 2013. The Festival program comprises a variety of dance styles, pairing seminal works from the past with the newest work being created today.
“When we founded the festival, we felt strongly about programming performances in a way that would be universally accessible, and by showing an evening where each work is dramatically different from the next helps to educate new audiences as well as provide a treat to dance fans,” explained Christin Hanna, who founded LTDC in 2008 and the Festival in 2013 with longtime friend and collaborator Constantine Baecher.
A few of the works to be featured are: Divertissement Pas de Deux from Balanchine’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed by Stephen Hanna and Ashley Bouder; Stephen Acrobat choreographed by Erick Hawkins, reimagined by Katherine Duke, performed by Kristina Berger and Lloyd Knight; Light Rain (pas de deux) choreographed by Gerald Arpino, staged by Daniel Baudendistel, performed by Ethan Price and Katherine Loxtercamp; and Three Chopin Dances choreographed by Jerome Robbins, performed by Adrian Danchig-Waring and Indiana Woodward.
The Young Dancers Workshop, a three-week intensive from July 11-29, 2022 for dancers ages 10 and up, offers training with festival artists in small class sizes with an emphasis on classical ballet, modern technique and improvisation. Dancers learn a repertory work that is performed in the festival.
For more information about the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, visit: www.laketahoedancecollective.org