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LTDC | Linda Bair Dance Co.

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective and the Linda Bair Dance Company on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective presents world class choreography performed by serious young dancers alonside professionals.  The Linda Bair Dance Company explores the edges of movement providing a kinetic, imaginative, and intellectual way to understand the art of dance.  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.

Linda Bair will present a Master Class on Friday, March 17th.  Please click HERE to register.

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective

The mission of the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective is to promote classical, modern and contemporary dance of the finest quality in the Lake Tahoe area through performance, education and outreach, enriching the community as a whole and as a cultural destination.  What started as Tahoe Youth Ballet in 2009 with a single performance at the North Tahoe High School auditorium has evolved in to a company that presents a range of performances for Lake Tahoe audiences throughout the year, including its own productions as well as visiting dance companies.  Lake Tahoe Dance Collective is a nonprofit 501c3 organization.

Linda Bair Dance Company

The mission of the Linda Bair Dance Company is to create a rich movement environment, educating and encouraging an understanding of dance in a kinetic, imaginative, and intellectual way to the community and the world at large. By creating and presenting new work, engaging audiences through exposure to dance in likely and unlikely places, discussion, teaching, and collaborating with other artists, the company strives to enrich the human experience and preserve the art of dance.

Master Class

Linda Bair, Artistic Director, will also present a Master Class.  Linda Bair is a seasoned performer, choreographer, and teacher. Born and raised in San Jose, California, her early training was in ballet, studying with Carol Petersen and Ballet San Jose. In college she discovered her passion for modern dance and graduated with a BFA in dance from UC Santa Barbara. She has studied with and/or performed in works by many outstanding artists including: Karole Armitage, Donald Byrd, Joe Goode, Bebe Miller, Momix, Elisa Monte, David Parsons, and Rod Rodgers. She has danced with Repertory West II, Bonnie Simoa Dance Company, Christopher Watson Dance Company and marTa Tanz. In 2007, Linda had the honor of being a guest artist with the Limon Dance Company, performing “Missa Breva” at the Mondavi Center. After spending time living and teaching in Germany in 1997, Linda returned to the United States and became a visiting lecturer in the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance. In 1998, she formed the Linda Bair Dance Company (LBDC), now in residence at the Davis Arts Center. Linda has taught in colleges, elementary schools, offered master classes, and currently teaches all levels of modern dance at the Davis Arts Center. Her choreography has been presented throughout California, in Germany, and the Caribbean. She has created over 30 works for LBDC. In 2012, Linda co-founded Solodos Dance with Jorge Luis Morejon: a company creating dance in California and the Caribbean. Their latest collaboration “Carpentier in Barbados” was with painter/performance artist Leandro Soto. While in Barbados, Bair taught at the University of West Indies and participated in CAFE XV: the Journeys of Cuban Artists symposium. Equally passionate about choreographing and teaching, her work is concerned with what is best said with the body: an investigation of breath, bone and muscle, abstraction and loose narrative. At its core, it’s about finding the person in the movement and the movement in the person.

Nevada City Dance Festival

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Second Annual Nevada City Dance Festival, March 13-17, 2017.  This year, we are able to expand the Nevada City Dance Festival and offer a full week of professional dance activities, including three full evenings of dance, five professional dance companies, Master Classes for local dancers, a Gala Reception for all dance company members and patrons.

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

 

2017 Nevada City Dance Festival

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Second Annual Nevada City Dance Festival, March 13-17, 2017.  This year, we are able to expand the Nevada City Dance Festival and offer a full week of professional dance activities, including three full evenings of dance, five professional dance companies, Master Classes for local dancers, a Gala Reception for all dance company members and patrons.

 

 

Performances

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

dawsondancesf

Back by popular demand, risk taking, muscularly elegant contemporary ballet
Gala Reception After the Performance

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective

World class choreography performed by serious young dancers alongside professionals
Linda Bair Dance Company

Explores the edges of movement providing a kinetic, imaginative, and intellectual way to understand the art of dance

Friday, March 17, 2017

Pisa Za Congo Dance Company with Vivien Bassouamina

With live drummers, dance as pure spiritual, primal energy
AirAligned aerial dance group with Tresa Honaker

World premiere of theatrical aerial dance, stunning choreography, breathtaking moves

Master Classes

Gregory Dawson, Artistic Director, dawsondancesf, will present a master ballet class for intermediate / advanced ballet dancers ages 13 to young adult.  Space is limited, pre-registration is required.  Please click HERE for more information or to register.

Linda Bair, Artistic Director, The Linda Bair Dance Company will present a master class on Friday, March 17th.  If you would like to attend the workshop, please click HERE to register.

Tresa Honaker, Artistic Director of AirAligned aerial dance group will present a workshop for the general public (age 10+) on Wednesday, March 15th from 7:30-9:00pm.  If you would like to attend the workshop, please click HERE to register.  Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

Support

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

 

 

Nevada City Dance Festival

BUY TICKETS

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Nevada City Dance Festival, the first festival of professional dance in Western Nevada County.  Presented with a grant from the California Arts Council, the Nevada City Dance Festival will offer master classes for local dancers, a gala reception, and two professional dance performances by visiting companies.   dawsondancesf will perform on Tuesday, November 17th and Kimberly Miguel-Mullen will perform on Thursday, November 19th.  The Box Office opens at 5:30 p.m. the night of each performance, with the theatre opening at 6:30 p.m. and the performance beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 per performance for General Admission seating, plus ticketing fees.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Festival Events

November 14 ~ Master Class
November 17 ~ Gala Reception
November 17 ~ Performance by dawsondancesf
November 18 ~ Master Class
November 19 ~ Performance by Kimberly Miguel-Mullen

 

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dawsondancesf breaks down the barriers placed on classical ballet and brings to light the strength and beauty that artists possess within themselves, allowing them to explore their voices through choreography and vision.  Through this process, artists transform themselves, audiences, and the world of dance that surrounds them.  Artistic Director Gregory Dawson formed dawsondancesf in 2007 as an outlet for his choreographic goals and vision and has choreographed a piece specifically for the Osborn/Woods Hall.

“Having created a good amount of  my larger works in unconventional spaces, I find myself attracted to the challenge.  So much so that I find myself slightly uncomfortable with the conventional proscenium.  Indeed what attracts me to those spaces is the history that lies within.  The richness of the architect, the sweat that was behind the construction of the edifice, and most definitely how lives are effected by it existence.  Having visited the Miners Foundry, I was inspired to create a composition that is intimate and inclusive, and having the structure be the gateway into the world that we will create.”  ~ Gregory Dawson

 

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Kimberly Miguel-Mullen is an internationally acclaimed choreographer and dance ethnologist who has performed in the United States, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Tobago, Cuba, and Hong Kong.  As a solo artist, she was one of a chosen few to perform with the late legendary Cuban percussionist Francisco Aguabella.  The Los Angeles Times has described her movement as “spectacularly supple”, a well-crafted mixture of Silvestre contemporary dance and traditional techniques from the African diaspora.  Mullen, who earned a Master of Arts degree in Dance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures, actively pursues her interests in dance ethnography and traveling throughout the world while creating links among cultures through the expression of dance.

 

California Arts Council

California Arts Council Local Impact grants are awarded to smaller arts organizations for the purpose of providing project support add fostering equity, access , and opportunity to arts programs in smaller communities.  The Mission of the California Arts Council is to advance California through the arts and creativity.

Nevada City Dance Festival

BUY TICKETS

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Nevada City Dance Festival, the first festival of professional dance in Western Nevada County.  Presented with a grant from the California Arts Council, the Nevada City Dance Festival will offer master classes for local dancers, a gala reception, and two professional dance performances by visiting companies.   dawsondancesf will perform on Tuesday, November 17th and Kimberly Miguel-Mullen will perform on Thursday, November 19th.  The Box Office opens at 5:30 p.m. the night of each performance, with the theatre opening at 6:30 p.m. and the performance beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 per performance for General Admission seating, plus ticketing fees.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Festival Events

November 14 ~ Master Class
November 17 ~ Gala Reception
November 17 ~ Performance by dawsondancesf
November 18 ~ Master Class
November 19 ~ Performance by Kimberly Miguel-Mullen

 

Scene3-pic-DawsonWallace-feat

 

dawsondancesf breaks down the barriers placed on classical ballet and brings to light the strength and beauty that artists possess within themselves, allowing them to explore their voices through choreography and vision.  Through this process, artists transform themselves, audiences, and the world of dance that surrounds them.  Artistic Director Gregory Dawson formed dawsondancesf in 2007 as an outlet for his choreographic goals and vision and has choreographed a piece specifically for the Osborn/Woods Hall.

“Having created a good amount of  my larger works in unconventional spaces, I find myself attracted to the challenge.  So much so that I find myself slightly uncomfortable with the conventional proscenium.  Indeed what attracts me to those spaces is the history that lies within.  The richness of the architect, the sweat that was behind the construction of the edifice, and most definitely how lives are effected by it existence.  Having visited the Miners Foundry, I was inspired to create a composition that is intimate and inclusive, and having the structure be the gateway into the world that we will create.”  ~ Gregory Dawson

 

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Kimberly Miguel-Mullen is an internationally acclaimed choreographer and dance ethnologist who has performed in the United States, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Tobago, Cuba, and Hong Kong.  As a solo artist, she was one of a chosen few to perform with the late legendary Cuban percussionist Francisco Aguabella.  The Los Angeles Times has described her movement as “spectacularly supple”, a well-crafted mixture of Silvestre contemporary dance and traditional techniques from the African diaspora.  Mullen, who earned a Master of Arts degree in Dance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures, actively pursues her interests in dance ethnography and traveling throughout the world while creating links among cultures through the expression of dance.

 

California Arts Council

California Arts Council Local Impact grants are awarded to smaller arts organizations for the purpose of providing project support add fostering equity, access , and opportunity to arts programs in smaller communities.  The Mission of the California Arts Council is to advance California through the arts and creativity.