The Dayton Dance Initiative, a collective of local, professional dancers has been formed and presents their inaugural show, “Making Moves” on May 18th, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm at the PNC Arts Annex in downtown Dayton. Tickets are on sale now through Ticket Center Stage.
Founded by Dayton Ballet dancer Jocelyn Green, this initiative brings together dancers from the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and Arthur Murray Dance Center in an effort to expand opportunities for dancers to choreograph their own works. The aim is also to provide employment for the dancers during their “off” season and to broaden the reach of dance in Dayton.
“It’s been a challenging yet incredibly rewarding process so far. The dancers are working on completing their pieces and I think this show is really going to inspire the community.”, says Green. She is a recipient of the 2018/19 Artist Opportunity Grant through Culture Works (funded by Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District) which she is using to help fund this initiative. The group has recently reached their goal of raising an additional $10,000 to fund the performance.
“Making Moves” features 8 world premieres, each by a different choreographer, ranging in style from to contemporary to modern and includes ballroom as well. Local composer Austin Jaquith has created a brand new composition for one of the choreographic pieces. In keeping with the group’s mission to build bridges between artist and audience, a post show Q&A with the choreographers will follow both shows.
Check out a sneak peek at the YouTube link below!
HOW TO GO?
“Making Moves” runs for two shows on May 18th, 2019
2pm and 7:30pm at PNC Arts Annex
Cost: $20.00, Tickets at (937) 228-3630 or https://my.ticketcenterstage.com/5428
Contact: Jocelyn Green, (314)5206144 or at [email protected]