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Awakenings & Beginnings Dance Festival 2017 - Closing Night "Colours of Our World"
Diavolo Dance Space
Los Angeles, CA
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Awakenings & Beginnings Dance Festival 2017 - Closing Night "Colours of Our World"
Rubans Rouges Dance Presents:
AWAKENINGS & BEGINNINGS Dance Festival 2017 - 8pm
CLOSING NIGHT "Colours of Our World"
Description: Established Artists Program at DIAVOLO Space & the winner from our Emerging Artists Program - Under the auspices of Glendale Arts. 1st Photo Left Darrin VanGorder

WE HAVE GROWN - THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN! To continue to DONATE this festival & further its growth, please visit: www.RubansRougesDance.com - We appreciate all of your support through the years.

"AWAKENINGS & BEGINNINGS Dance Festival" - 2017 is now one entire week long of fun master classes, community building, dancer development, performance excitement, art, education, music and of course dance.

JOIN us for a very exciting evening of Dance Art & Multi-Media Dance Performances as we close our beloved festival on this night. This festival sells-out every year thanks to supporters like you; be sure to get your tickets on line now. Do not wait, it'd be disappointing to turn you away.

Rhapsody In Taps, Don McCleod's Living Statues, Kelly Alvarez & Artists, D'Amby Project, MULTIPLEX Dance, Not Man Apart, Rubans Rouges Dance, FUSE Dance Company

This 8:00 pm formal performance presents professional Established Artists & Dance Companies and the two winners in our Emerging Artists Program in the Los Angeles region. This closing Main Stage Performance will present different dance disciplines such as ballet, tap, modern, Butoh, and contemporary forms of dance. Surely to be an amazing presentation.

Rhapsody In Taps, Linda Sohl-Ellison (Jack Hartin 2nd photo left)
Choreography: Linda Sohl-Ellison
Music: Monti Ellison (drums and vocals); lyrics-traditional
Costumes: Ro George
Performed by by Linda Sohl-Ellison & Monti Ellison

Description:  Wade is an intimate duet for tap dancer Linda Sohl-Ellison and her husband, drummer/vocalist Monti Ellison. Together they perform an interactive tap/live music rendition of the gospel song, Wade in the Water. Wade is from the repertoire of Rhapsody In Taps, a Los Angeles based tap dance and live music touring company under the Artistic Direction of Linda Sohl-Ellison (also RIT choreographer and soloist).  The company of 7 tap dancers, 6 musicians and guest artists celebrated its 35th Anniversary Season in Sept. 2016 with an audience of 1,200 at Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College. For more information about the company: rhapsodyintaps.com

D'Amby Project, Leighann Kowalsky
"Calm Gray Strike"  Contemporary Choreographed by Leighann Kowalsky & Rowan Willigan
Danced by Leighann Kowalsky & Rowan Willigan

Kelly Alvarez & Artists, Kelly Alvarez
"Labrynth" 9 minutes Contemporary Ballet Choreographed by Kelly Alvarez
Danced by Charlotte Ahlstrom, Jestoni Dagdag, Ava Gordy, Jonathan Kim, Kaitlin Wright
Music: "Winter" by WVM

Rubans Rouges Dance, Noelle Andressen (Paul Antico 6th photo left)
"CELLO CONCERTO" Contemporary-Modern/Dance Drama Choreographed by Noelle Andressen
Danced by Noelle Andressen, Damien Joseph Diaz, Angel Reid, also featuring: Paige Amicon, Barbara Brownell, Lily Gavrisenko, Nupeir Garrett, Lora Hankanson, Michael John, Anneliese Klages, Sullivan Matheson, Toney Wilson

Description: The player gets played. An analogous tale about men seeing woman as instrumental objects layered with introspective glimpses inside the psyche and the duality that challenges our reactions. Explores the themes of roles in society, feminism, equality and acceptance, narcissism, Utopian vs Dystopian society and our control or lack of within the social ranks; a very timely piece.

MULTIPLEX Dance, Chad Michael Hall (Ani Collier photo)
"Perihelion" 6 minutes Choreographed by Chad Michael Hall
Danced by Sarina Ramirez-Ortiz
Music: "Perihelion" by Alan Terricciano

Not Man Apart, Jones Welsh
"Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny (Excerpt)" 5 minutes Choreographed by and Danced by Jones Welsh & Anne-Marie Talmadge
Description: This is a short dance from Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny a full length adaption of John Milton's epic poem, presented by Not Man Apart, directed by Jones (Welsh) Talmadge. This show transforms Miltons elegant text into an epic acrobatic dance on stage and in the air. Jones (Welsh) and Anne-Marie Talmadge combine their choreography and innovative vision into dynamic partnering that incorporates a unique brand of physical storytelling with stunning digital animation effects of J-Walt Adamczyk and video installation artist Hannah Beavers. This show offers up a new future, undetermined by the past, free from the need to dominate, and empowers the audience to fully claim a created destiny and connection to the whole.

Donald McLeod
"Alien Morph" Butoh 10 minutes Choreographed by Don McLeod
Danced by Donald McLeod and Crystal Mantecon
Description: Butoh piece

Also spotlighting the winner from our Emerging Artists Showcase:
FUSE Dance Company! Come see the excitement!
(more details on the artists & the work presented please visit RubansRougesDance.com)

Please be aware there are several events and other parts of this festival. January 14, at DIAVOLO Space, we have our Opening Night Gala with professional Emerging Artists, Seasoned Professional Choreographers and Mid Career Artists. If you'd also like to get tickets for this show, copy and paste this link in your browser: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2685127

For more updated and in depth information about our festival and the hosting dance company: Rubans Rouges Dance, please do check our official website: http://www.RubansRougesDance.com/

Ample parking in front of DIAVOLO Space and anywhere in the Brewery Arts parking lot and on the street. Please do read the signage as some store-front and shop owners do not allow for parking in front of their space even after hours. You will be towed at the vehicle owner's expense. Please read the signs carefully. Thank you.

Once you arrive at DIAVOLO Space, please find the Will Call Desk outside to the left of the stairwell. Once you've checked in you may proceed inside and claim your seat.

If you're buying tickets at the door, please go to the Desk to the right of the stairwell. CASH ONLY. Be aware, we may already be sold-out. Please purchase your tickets now.

Should this event sell-out, please do come and place your name on our wait list. We will do our best to seat you. The wait list will be at the Wait List Desk outside to the right of the stairwell.

First come first served general seating-not reserved (unless you purchased a VIP seat. These seats will have your party's name and be marked on your seat with a RESERVED sign.). We advise that you arrive early. House opens at 6:30 pm.

Thank you to all the artists joining us in this artistic expression, this could not be done without you. Our sincere and deepest gratitude to those who share in the like-mindedness of artists coming together and supporting one another. Thank you to Glendale Arts for your support always. This project was made possible in part by our sponsors, donors and supporters. Thank YOU! This production is under the auspices of the Glendale Arts.

Photo Credits in order of appearance top left: Awakenings & Beginnings Dance Festival Poster-Darrin VanGorder; Rhapsody In Taps-Jack Hartin; D'Amby Project-   ; Kelly Alvarez & Artists-   ; Rubans Rouges Dance-Paul Antico; MULTIPLEX Dance-Ani Collier;  Not Man Apart-  ; Donald McLeod-  ; Not Man Apart- ;


Diavolo Dance Space (View)
616 Moulton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Music > All Ages

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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