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Pisa Za Congo Dance Co. | AirAligned

March 17, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM



The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Pisa Za Congo Dance Company with Vivien Bassouamina and AirAligned aerial dance group with Tresa Honaker on Friday, March 17, 2017.  The  Pisa Za Congo Dance Company features live drummers and dance as pure, spiritual, primal energy.  AirAligned aeral dance group offers theatrical aerial dance with stunning choreography and breahtaking moves.  A Question & Answer session will take place after the performances.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the Performance begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 General Admission and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Tresa Honaker, Artistic Director of AirAligned aerial dance group will present a workshop on Wednesday, March 15.  The workshop is open to the general public, ages 10 and older.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, please click HERE.


Pisa Za Congo Dance Company

The mission of Pisa Za Congo Dance Company is to share our hearts with the world through powerful performance! We aim to impact peoples’ lives by spreading the joy of dance!


AirAligned aerial dance group

AirAligned aerial dance group was formed in 2002 by Artistic Director Tresa Honaker. Unlike traditional circus performers AirAligned members consist of formally trained dancers. AirAligned is a theatrical aerial dance group. Productions are beautifully choreographed and athletically executed. The group has received additional training in the aerial arts from Ingrid Hoffman, Hollywood Aerial Arts and Cirque LA in Los Angeles, Trapeze Arts in Oakland and San Francisco Circus Center.


Nevada City Dance Festival

The Nevada City Dance Festival is presented with assistance from a California Arts Council Local Impact Grant.  The CAC Local-Impact Grant of $10,800 is a matching grant, and as such, requries the support of the community which it has been awarded.  Ticket sales alone will not help us match the grant funds.  Sponsorships are critical to the on-going success ofthe Nevada City Dance Festival.  The goals of the Nevada City Dance Festival are:

  • Exposure of a wide range of local dance students to professional choreography.
  • Exposure of professional dance companies to Nevada County and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center
  • Developing the foundation for long-term relationships with professional dance companies and encouraging formation of permanent residency programs in our community.
  • Nuturing community involvement in the creative artistic processes of professional dance.

Thank you to our Festival Underwriters:

Courtyard Suites
Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli
Three Forks Bakery & Brewery

Thank you to our dance partners:

Nevada Union High School Theatrical Dance Department
Holt Ballet Conservatory
Sierra Dance Institute
KSK Dance Collective


March 17, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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