The Second Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival


July 15-17 in Tahoe City, California

Works by Deborah Lohse, Bryan Arias, Erik Wagner, Deborah Wingert, and
Greek Dreams by modern dance pioneer Erick Hawkins

Tuesday-Thursday, July 15-17
Gatekeeper’s Museum at William B. Layton Park, 130 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, Ca.
Reservations: and at the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Center in Tahoe City.

Christin Hanna, Lake Tahoe native and founding Artistic Director of the Tahoe Youth Ballet, joined by frequent collaborator Constantine Baecher, formerly with the Royal Danish Ballet, are proud to announce the second annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, July 15-17 in the uniquely picturesque Gatekeeper’s Museum in William B. Layton Park.  The Festival is hosted by the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and will feature three days of events and three nights of performances on the Main Stage of the Gatekeeper’s Museum.

The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival will get underway with a Tuesday July 15 Gala Opening Night Celebration of dinner, a special performance, and a swing dance lesson for all, catered by Melanie Jackson.   The following Main Stage performances on Wednesday and Thursday, July 16 & 17, will include free, educational pre-performance talks.

Lake Tahoe Dance Festival 2014 from Tahoe Youth Ballet on Vimeo

Performances at the Main Stage performances will feature works by modern dance pioneer Erick Hawkins, and contemporary choreographers Bryan Arias, Deborah Lohse, Erik Wagner and Deborah Wingert.

Guest dancers will include

** Bryan Arias, powerhouse dancer previously with Nederlands Dance Theatre and Kidd Pivot, a Canadian-based contemporary dance company;
** Kristina Berger, formerly with Erick Hawkins Dance, performing an historic, rarely seen Hawkins work Greek Dreams.
** Christin Hanna, founding Artistic Director of Tahoe Youth Ballet and previously with New Chamber Ballet.
** Rachel Fallon, dancer with Idan Sharabi and Dancers, formerly of Sidra Bell Dance New York
** Vincent Chavez, Jamielyn Duggan and Christopher Dunn of Dance Theatre of San Francisco

About the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival:
Founded and directed by Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher, the Festival presents state-of-the-art professional dance and dance instruction in North Lake Tahoe to promote the art of dance, to enrich the private and community lives of the residents, and to establish Tahoe as a cultural destination.

The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival is a project of Tahoe Youth Ballet, founded in 2009 by Christin Hanna, who returned to her native Lake Tahoe after a career performing with ballet companies in NYC.  The professional level company that she established only a few years ago already boasts a varied and sophisticated repertory of approximately twenty contemporary and classical works, choreographed by guest dancemakers from around the world commissioned by the Company to set or create their work on Tahoe’s talented artists.  Dancers from the Company have taken this experience and been accepted at some of the most prestigious dance schools in the country.

The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival is grateful for support from the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, the Sierra Sun and the Weekly.   Main Stage Performances are presented through the gracious sponsorship of Alpenglow Sports.

Click here to visit the official Lake Tahoe Dance Festival website

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