Lake Tahoe Dance Collective Announces Annual Festival
The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective (LTDC) presents its fifth annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival featuring works by James Graham Dance Theater, SFDanceWorks, and choreographers Constantine Baecher, Justin Peck, Christin Hanna, and Kristina Berger. This year's Festival features two premieres: Mountainscape by choreographer Constantine Baecher and Departures by Lake Tahoe Dance Collective Artistic Director Christin Hanna.
LTDC Artistic Director Christin Hanna, notes: "This year's Festival is a mix of classical, modern and contemporary works in the beautiful outdoors. Since founding the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective nine years ago, I have worked to create opportunities for professional dancers to teach and perform in nature, and present first-rate dance to both residents and visitors of the Lake Tahoe area."
The 2017 Program Lineup Includes:
James Graham Theater's Mouse Marrow, a work that plays with sameness, childhood, and the mystery of memory. Mouse Marrow is a duet that is part of a larger work Alpha Mousepremiering September 28-30 at ODC Theater, San Francisco. This piece originally premiered in Dance Lovers 6, February 2017.
SFDanceWorks' Never Was (Choreographer: Alejandro Cerrudo), "a gorgeous duet that uses the music of Handel and Purcell and almost extreme physicality to conjure an experience...of pure holiness," (Chicago Theater Beat). Created for and performed by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago II in 2012.
Choreographer Constantine Baecher's Mountainscape (world premiere) is a dance tribute to French artist Victoria Colombet's collection of drawings 'Les Brumes, (or the Mists)'. This new pas-de-deux will be performed by Mr. Baecher and long time collaborator Traci Finch. Created specially for the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, Mountainscape, is a duet inspired by the unparalleled beauty of performing outdoors on the shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Choreographer Justin Peck's second work for New York City Ballet, Year of the Rabbit,is a collaboration with American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens and is set to Stevens' Enjoy Your Rabbit, an electronica album and song cycle based on the Chinese zodiac. The ballet features a new orchestration of the score by Michael Atkinson that was created specifically for the ballet. Year of the Rabbit is an elaboration of Peck's Tales of a Chinese Zodiac, which was created in 2010 for the New York Choreographic Institute. The excerpted pas de deux will be performed by Dustin True of Dortmund Ballet and Bianca Bulle of Los Angeles Ballet.