Led by Artistic Director Christin Hanna, Lake Tahoe Dance Collective (LTDC) will present its tenth annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival July 27-29, 2022 at venues in Tahoe City and Truckee, CA for in-person audiences. This summer, the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival includes works by George Balanchine, Erick Hawkins, Constantine Baecher, and Lar Lubovitch with special guests Kristina Berger, Ashley Bouder, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Joseph Gordon, Stephen Hanna, Holly Curran, and Lloyd Knight. Tickets start at $25 and are available online at laketahoedancecollective.org. The event will also be available via free livestream, available on the company’s website Saturday July 30th through Tuesday, August 2nd.
The festival begins on Wednesday, July 27 at 5PM with the Tenth Anniversary Gala Opening Night Celebration, where audiences will enjoy a silent auction with food and wine, and a special presentation from the Washoe Tribe, performing the Ceremonial Round Dance prior to the evening’s on-stage performance. The festival’s Main Stage Performances continue on July 28 at 6PM in Tahoe City and on July 29 at 6PM on West End Beach, Truckee, CA.
The festival’s program will include:
Divertissement Pas de Deux from Balanchine’s Midsummer Night’s Dream
Performed by Stephen Hanna and Ashley Bouder
Beloved by audiences for its genuine romantic expressivity and representation of ideal love, this pas de deux from act two is part of the first wholly original evening-length ballet Balanchine choreographed in America in 1962.
To Each in His Own Time choreographed by Lar Lubovitch
Performed by Adrian Danchig-Waring and Joseph Gordon
Commissioned by New York City Center’s Fall For Dance Festival 2021, this duet adds to Lubovitch’s canon of lushly swirling, organic contemporary dances laced with balletic lines, which are always emotionally evocative.
Stephen Acrobat choreographed by Erick Hawkins, reimagined by Katherine Duke
Performed by Kristina Berger and Lloyd Knight
Former Hawkins dancer and now Artistic Director Katherine Duke has reimagined Erick Hawkins’ 1947 Stephen Acrobat as Acrobat of Innocence, premiered in 2021 at University of Nevada Las Vegas.
New commission (as-yet-untitled) choreographed by Constantine Baecher
Performed by Holly Curran
Longtime collaborators and festival allum Holly Curran and choreographer Constantine Baecher will be creating a new solo for Ms. Curran inspired by the music of Italian composer Teho Teardo.
The Young Dancers Workshop, a three-week intensive from July 11-29, 2022 for dancers ages 10 and up, offers training with festival artists in small class sizes with an emphasis on classical ballet, modern technique and improvisation. Dancers learn a repertory work that is performed in the festival.
LTDC will continue to monitor and adjust to the developments and changes in COVID safety policies. In accordance with CDC and California Department of Public Health Guidelines, the most recent updates to our COVID safety procedures are available at laketahoedancecollective.org/safety.
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Written and compiled by Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle from a press release by Michelle Tabnick Public Relations.
Featured image: Jack Blackman at Lake Tahoe Dance Festival 2021. Credit Photo: Erin Baiano