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SVDF Opening Gala Concert

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Jul 13 2017 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Thursday July 13th The Southern Vermont Dance Festival will present it's Opening Gala Concert at 430pm at the Latchis Theater. This gala concert is perfect for families and people who just love to watch a show full of excellent choreography and exciting genres of dance and welcomes SVDF2017. Showcasing the many different genres of dance with choreographers coming from all over the world to show their work. Choreographers have come from every corner of the country to share new and revived work! There will be works in Modern, Ballet, Classical Indian, Tap and more!

The festival opens on July 13th with an Opening Gala Performance at 430pm at the Latchis Theater on 50 Main St. This performance is slated to show both serious and upbeat works. It is the perfect way to open the four day festival. The choreography includes pieces by ten choreographers. The show opens Alison Cook-Beatty that shows the stunning precision and creativity of contemporary ballet. Cook-Beatty has had her work commissioned by Ballet Next, Joffrey Ballet School, NYU and more. This afternoons performance will also include two one tap number, one by Subject: Matter, a new and upcoming tap company from Boston, MA, led by Ian Berg of Chicago, Illinois. There grounded and fun tap works remind you of some of the tap greats of our time. Returning to the stage this year is Julie Marie Muskat, Minnesota choreographer and published author and violinist brings her artistry back to the gala stage. Muskat has taught, performed and shown work throughout the country as well as in Israel and Italy. Also returning is Bedford Dance Ensemble a dynamic large group of dancers who bring alive contemporary dance for the audience. Shilpa Darivemula will bring to the stage Classical Indian Dance from the perspective of a surgeon. Her work is influenced by her career and Thursday's performance entitled "White Coat" will be a depiction of her experience. Other new artists this year include, Accumulation Dance from Boston Massachusetts, Nozama Dance Collective also a Boston Based Company, Angela Cole and Ellen Oliver from Rhode Island and Zoe Warshaw from Warfields based out of New York City. Finally, Sonia Plumb comes to us a Vermont grown artist now living in Hartford CT, recently receiving a Community Legacy Project Award. This show will be the perfect length for families and a wonderful eclectic upbeat late afternoon of dance. This opens the festival with a bang. This performance is followed by an opening Reception at 630pm. Tickets to this performance are $18 Students/$22 general in advance and $24students/$28 general at the door.

This opening concert is meant as a showcase and will present wonderful dance from all around the country. This work was chosen among dozens of artists to open the festival and should prove to be an exciting afternoon of dance. This show will be followed by an Community Potluck at Harmony Place.. For tickets, to volunteer, or to sponsor this or any event go to www.southernvermontdancefestival.com


Latchis Theater
50 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT
United States
42° 51' 4.6584" N, 72° 33' 28.2924" W
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