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303 Star Starred
Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 25 members
Review from Patricia S.
65 events 29 reviews

Great variety of LA Dance Companies.

reviewed Mar 15 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Dee Davis
20 events 9 reviews

Full house- sold out. Wonerful choreography and dancing. Will go next year as well.

reviewed Mar 15 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Angela Miller
9 events 6 reviews

It was a joy to watch such varied forms of dance so well executed. I very much appreciate that new artists are introduced each year and that those that do return perform new material. Great exposure to dance at a winning price!

reviewed Mar 15 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Seven Los Angeles Premieres! The Debut of BODYTRAFFIC a new Los Angeles contemporary Dance Company! and the restaging of Marie de la Palme’s award winning red silk aerial ballet Le Coeur Illuminé.


Photo: _Motion Tribe _taken by Jack Hartin.


__Celebrate Dance_ is fast becoming a coveted event for dance companies to participate in, as many have received Lester Horton Dance Award nominations and awards from showing their work in this highly produced festival presented by “impresaria” Jamie Nichols._

_This year will be no exception as Executive Producer Nichols raises her “barre” again for Los Angeles dance to be presented at its finest Celebrate Dance 2008 will feature:_

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  • _Bradley Michaud’s Heart stopping! Jaw dropping!  Method Contemporary Dance in a world premiere titled _Claudia __
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  • _Jennifer Backhaus’ exceptional multiple Lester Horton Dance Award winning contemporary company BackhausDance in Arrive a premiere for Celebrate Dance for eight dancers _
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  • _Provocative and highly physical dance drawn from West African and post-modern genres by Baker& Tarpaga Dance Project in a Celebrate Dance premiere with live contemporary African music in Dar Es Salaam which translates as _Land__ of Peace____
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  • _Hot urban salsa by Ana Maria Alvarez¹s Contra-Tiempo in Mundo Plastico_, a premiere for Celebrate Dance 2008
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  • _Hybrid break’n (break dancing) by the international icon Jacob “Kujo” Lyons’ inspiring Lux Aeterna Dance Company in Metanoia a premiere for Celebrate Dance _
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  • _The ever-brilliant Viktor Kabaniaev and Dancers with contemporary ballet from San Francisco in the bewildering solo work Episodes Of… _
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  • _The enchanting red silk aerial contemporary ballet, Le Coeur Illuminé restaged for the Alex Theatre and Celebrate Dance by award winning choreographer Marie de la Palme with her company Motion Tribe_
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  • _And just recently added to the program! The debut of BodyTraffic a new contemporary Los Angeles company Co-Directed by the gorgeous dancers/choreographers Lillian Barbeito & Tina Finkelman Berkett in a world premiere Da Vinder with live music accompaniment played by Cellist Emily Corwin_

<em>Company</em> Shen Yun: <em>Experience a Divine Culture</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey St. Paddy's Trackside Celebration Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater <em>Night of Destruction</em>