The 7th Annual International Women’s Day Dance Festival will be four days packed full of celebrating women dance artists
Held annually surrounding International Women’s Day on March 8th, LA-Based MashUp Contemporary Dance Company’s International Women’s Day Dance Festival celebrates women’s achievements in dance and the arts and envisions a more equitable future for the dance industry and beyond.
Providing a rare opportunity for 20+ women choreographers to present and discuss their work; facilitating thoughtful, timely dialogue on gender issues; connecting artists with women artistic leaders; and inspiring broad action towards greater gender equality, the 2023 Festival will be held at multiple venues in Los Angeles and West Hollywood from March 3-8, 2023. Dancers and dance-lovers all over Los Angeles are invited to experience and celebrate the wealth of thought and creativity coming from women in dance!
The 2023 festival will include a dance industry summit, free public movement workshop, a pop-up women-owned marketplace, performances, master classes, a Gala where two women leaders in the LA dance industry, nominated by the dance community, will be honored, and a dance film screening event. Threaded throughout the festival will be reflections and dialogue on the 2023 International Women’s Day campaign theme #EmbraceEquity.
MashUp’s 4-women Creative Council leadership team states that “Every year there is an almost tangible energy and robustness to this festival that brings the dance community together to celebrate and support the female-identifying voices within it. Our biggest event yet, this year’s IWD dance festival is filled with diverse and dynamic programming showcasing the stories, ideas, and creativity of a multitude of awe-inspiring artists from various backgrounds.”
Full Festival Registration is now available on the company’s website, and individual event sign-ups will be made available in late January and early February. Participating Artists will be announced between now and early January. The International Women’s Day Dance Festival is made possible in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County Art Commission, and the California Arts Council.
Full festival information, including participating artist announcements and registration, will be available at mashupdance.com/iwddancefest