EVERETT, from Providence, Rhode Island, is a unique and innovative dance theatre group who blends dance, video, music, and theater. Their show, Brain Storm, tackles a fascinating subject and resulted from years of research and development, during which Everett worked with scientists and people living with brain injuries.
ZVIDANCE, of New York, New York, is a lush, full- bodied company of athletic and lyrical dancers, led by the Israeli-born Zvi Gotheiner. ZviDance’s new work, Zoom, asks the audience to use their cell phones in real-time internet interactions to explore the evolving landscape of virtual communities.
PHILADANCO is Philadelphia’s premier modern dance company, created in 1970, and now, an internationally-renowned institution. PHILADANCO travels down memory lane with favorite repertory and presents a new work by prominent hip hop choreographer Rennie Harris.
AREA CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL is a celebration of choreographers and dancers with regional ties to Southwest Ohio. Comprised of juried selections of contemporary dance, it is an eclectic palette. Dance writer Kathy Valin writes that the festival is an “essential link to area’s abundance of talent and its ongoing expression.”
PILOBOLUS is back after performing to sold-out crowds in Cincinnati last season. Their artistry, singularity, and physical prowess were so intriguing and enjoyed by Cincinnati, that Contemporary Dance Theater just had to bring them back again. The dance troupe is no stranger to sold-out crowds, having performed over 5000 times in 64 different countries.
The Contemporary Dance Theater Guest Artist Series is sponsored by THE OTTO M. BUDIG FAMILY FOUNDATION and is supported by the thousands of people who give generously to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. Support also comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Contemporary Dance Theater is also supported by The Ohio Arts Council, a state agency that supports public programs in the arts.
The Everett and ZviDance projects are made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network Performance Residency Program. Major contributions include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org.
The PHILADANCO project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.