On September 19, 2020 at 6PM LA Dance Moves will present Beyond Limits, and all online dance and musical experience via Ballet Project.TV. Set to music by guest artist and composer Frederick Keeve, the performance will feature two world premieres with choreography by Artistic Director Nancy Paradis and resident choreographer Chasen Greenwood.
In addition to being the Artistic Director of LA Dance Moves, Nancy Paradis, is an artist, educator, and choreographer who began her career performing with the Washington Ballet, Richmond Ballet and Louisville Ballet Companies. As a principal and soloist, she danced roles ranging from classical, neo-classical and modern ballet. After relocating to Los Angeles, Paradis performed in the commercial dance arena including NBC Must See TV, A&E Promo, and MTV Movie Awards, to name just a few. She has also performed as a Madonna impersonator in China on a national tour. Currently, Nancy is an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University and Moorpark College.
LA Dance Moves is an art, dance, music, and media company in which Paradis assists and inspires composers and musicians to reach a larger audience by collaborating with dancers and creating new works for film, concert and other media venues. In her June 2020 article for LA Dance Chronicle titled Let’s Move, Let’s Create, Let’s Unite, Paradis spoke to the troubling times that we are all experiencing.
“I am a positive person. Been through a lot and really nothing can get me down, at least not for long. The first week of the shutdown was a feeling of shock. By Thursday there was a feeling of gloom and helplessness. I realized if I am feeling this way, everyone is. Friday morning, I woke with a thought and a plan. We have to move! We have to keep moving and we are going to do this together.”
Despite current challenges presented by the pandemic and the resulting shutdown, Paradis is more determined than ever for LA Dance Moves to “move your soul!” The company’s press release stated “ LA Dance Moves is about collaboration, team work, showcasing talents and giving opportunity. Together, we encompass the beauty of what it means to come together as a community.”
“Beyond Limits is thematically driven by the challenges of the present day and how we manage to rise above them. Set to the uniquely different choreographic styles of both artistic director Nancy Paradis and resident choreographer Chasen Greenwood, Beyond Limits is sure to leave audiences hopeful and optimistic. Continue watching for guest appearance and secret footage as you enjoy the LA Dance Moves Experience!” LA Dance Moves press release – 9/4/20
LA Dance Moves hopes that you will consider donating to:
Help keep us On-The-MOVE!
Our Gift to You
We would like to offer tokens of our appreciation for your support:
$75 – Images of Inspiration: Receive professional photos of LA Dance Moves artists in action.
$100 –Free Ticket to our digital performance.
$200 – Behind the Scenes rehearsal footage: Receive snippets of what we’re up to during the creative process.
$500 – Meet the Choreographers: Join us for a Zoom Meet + Greet! Get to know us, our thoughts on the work being presented and a little bit about our creative inspirations.
LA Dance Moves is Fiscally Sponsored by Dance Resource Center. Since recent shut-downs, we have been especially determined to help dancers return to what they have trained their entire lives for. This is a trying time for The Arts so your donations are fully appreciated. Your contribution will bring opportunity to create, perform and bring high quality dance works for you, the dance enthusiast. The Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 organization as defined by the US Internal Revenue Service. All donations are fully tax deductible in accordance with law. Please consult your tax advisor for confirmation.
Written by Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle.
Featured image: LA Dance Moves – (L to R) Back row: Michelle Lebowski, Yelena Zerkovska, Greyson Myles – Front row: Jenna Valdez, Chasen Greenwood, Ana da Costa – Photo by @rachidla_pix