Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will kick off their 50th anniversary season with the long-awaited, much anticipated world premiere of The Bench: Journey Into Love. Created & directed by nationally renowned choreographer Kiesha Lalama, (one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch”) and featuring professional singing talent, The Bench – Journey into Love will be sure to be a hit! The work features original music and lyrics.
What do you get when you cross a love story with dance, theatre and song? The world premiere of a full-evening concert, The Bench: Journey into Love, by choreographer Kiesha Lalama. See what happens when a man and woman meet by a park bench, fall in love, have a family, and continue their love into the next life. The Bench – Journey into Love is a whimsical love story told through the influential lens of Fate and Destiny, who unite the charming Antonio and the beautiful Eva through magical serendipity. Emotions run wild as the young couple experience life’s delights and obstacles. This impassioned and passionate theatrical experience weaves together innovative story-driven dance and a gripping jazz musical score to create a timeless tale of love and family.
Catch The Bench: Journey Into Love Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, October 7 at 4:00pm at Victoria Theatre, located at 138 N. Main St. in Dayton. Tickets start at $15.50. The show is sponsored by Kettering Family Philanthropies & Media Sponsor is Synchrony Financial.
KIESHA LALAMA has created more than 50 works for stage, film and television. Kiesha choreographed feature films, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “Sorority Row,” the hit television documentary series “Broadway or Bust” (PBS), and critically acclaimed television series “Outsiders” (WGN). Theatrical credits include The Jimmy Awards (Broadway), and many more. Lalama has created two full-length contemporary dance theater productions: HeartShakes, which premiered with DCDC in 2015 and The Bench.
Tickets for The Bench: Journey Into Love are available at ticketcenterstage.com or by calling
937-228-3630. Group Tickets available for groups of 10+. Student, Veteran & Senior discounts also available.
The 50th Anniversary Season named Heritage, is sponsored by the Dayton Power & Light Foundation.
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About Dayton Contemporary Dance Company:
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company was founded in 1968 to create performance opportunities for dancers of color.
50 years later, DCDC remains rooted in the African American experience, committed to the development of
diverse movement artists on the global stage. Our first and second companies perform more than 60 times every
year and reach more than 25K youth throughout the Miami Valley through our arts-integrated education programs.
DCDC also tours nationally and internationally, serving as cultural ambassadors for the greater Dayton community.