07/26/2017 - 5:30pm to 07/28/2017 - 8:30pm
The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival is a presentation of the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective, a 501c3 organization, whose mission is to promote classical, modern and contemporary dance of the finest quality in the Lake Tahoe area through performance, education and outreach, enriching the community as a whole and as a cultural destination.
The festival was started to present the finest professional dance and dance instruction in North lake Tahoe. Our three goals are: to promote dance itself; enrich the community through intellectually stimulating performances, and to establish Tahoe as a cultural destination. The festival is directed by longtime friends and collaborators, Constantine Baecher and Christin Hanna, who's friendship started in 1998 at American Ballet Theatre's summer program in New York.
To further collaboration between artists and young dancers, the festival offers three days of main stage performances, audience participatory demonstrations, site-specific installations, meet-the-artists talks and more. The festival celebrates a variety of innovative works while preserving beloved classics of the past; including works by George Balanchine, Lester Horton, and Erick Hawkins.
The Opening Night Gala Performance on July 26 at Gatekeeper's museum kicks off the Festival in style with food, wine, silent art auction and a breathtaking performance.
Main Stage performances take place July 27th at Gatekeeper's Museum and July 28th at Truckee Amphitheater - bring a picnic blanket or low-back chair to enjoy the setting world-class professional dance against the majestic backdrop of the Sierra landscape.