Indianapolis, IN 46208
About Dance Kaleidoscope
A contemporary company whose dancers are trained in classical ballet and Graham Technique, DK performs regularly at the Indiana Repertory Theatre and other venues including the Athenaeum and Clowes — and continues a fruitful relationship with Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore., along with performing at other national festivals. Everything is top-notch, from costuming to lighting to choreography, and the company is all about collaboration, performing to live music and spoken narrative, and presenting guest choreographers including Cynthia Pratt, Norman Walker and Nicholas Owens.
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Annual performance event Spotlight 2011 featured the best of Indy's art companies while raising money for a worthy cause, the Indiana AIDS Fund.
After nine years during which he advanced from apprentice to senior company member, Salinas will leave DK following Saturday's fundraising gala.
Dance Kaleidoscope takes on two very different pieces:
Remembrance of Things Past,
a new work inspired by Shakespeare's sonnets, and Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet.'
Patton, who is leaving Dance Kaleidoscope after 14 years with the company, reflects on a tenure that included roles as Shakespeare and the Shaman in 'Rite of Spring.'
A remount of David Hochoy's 1997 'COLE! The Music of Cole Porter,' is distinguished by a dual take on 'From the Top,' which is sunny in the first act, gritty in the second.
Executive director Jan Virgin tells NUVO how Dance Kaleidoscope came to face a significant budget deficit for the coming year.
Cynthia Pratt places Sinatra within the context of other entertainers, choreographing with zip, zap and zing, while David Hochoy focuses on the man himself.
Jillian Godwin and Zach Young bring pathos and hopefulness to Edith Piaf's
the standout number from DK's latest production at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
Speed, strength and sensitivity were the watchwords for a remarkable season-opening program whose opening piece, Riverboy, employed gigantic inner tubes.
Body-romping and shimmying.