DANCE CANVAS ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SEASON & SELECTED CHOREOGRAPHERS

“Each season, the pool of applicants grows and grows,” exclaims Dance Canvas’ Executive Artistic Director, Angela Harris. This October marks the start of Dance Canvas’ 2018-19 Season – our 11th year of programming. “We are thrilled to announce the professional choreographers that we’ve selected for our annual Choreographer Career Development Initiative. It is a strong…

Why Don’t We Collaborate More?

by Lara Davis Sometimes the Atlanta dance scene seems like a bubble. You go to a dance show and you see the same people you saw at the last show.  If we spend so much time creating pieces to share with the community, why should we settle for so frequently sharing our ideas within the…

DANCE CANVAS SELECTED AS A GRANTEE OF BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES’ ARTS INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Dance Canvas, Inc. will participate in $43 million program ATLANTA, GA — August 13, 2018 — Dance Canvas today announced that it is a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity and programming of small and mid-size cultural organizations within Atlanta, Austin,…

A Look Back on Dance Canvas

Samantha Miller As we prepare to usher in the new 2018/19 season, we can’t help but feel sentimental about the evolution of this company, as well as imagine what it will continue to grow to be. It’s hard to believe how quickly time has flown since the inception of Dance Canvas. The community, connections and…

Catching Up With Choreographers: Gierre Godley

2017 Dance Canvas choreographer Gierre Godley has had an exciting year. His NYC-based dance company, Project 44, was recently featured on Mashable for their work redefining gender norms in dance. Read more about what he’s been up to and his advice for the Next Generation below! How did you get your start dancing? Gierre: Like most…

Catching Up With Choreographers: Kamali Hill

Dance Canvas audiences last saw Kamali Hill’s work during the 2016 Performance Series at the Rialto Center for the Arts, when she presented “Keep The Body, Take The Mind”. But this choreographer has been anything but dormant since then. From setting work on companies both locally and nationally, choreographing musicals, teaching or collaborating with other artists, Kamali…

Movement by Marci: Exploring Change and Love Through Physically Integrated Dance

Meet Marci Lefkoff; former Hawks dancer and assistant choreographer, DSA Resident teacher, DC Next faculty, NPTI certified Personal Trainer and jazz enthusiast! Don’t be fooled by her height! This well-rounded, inspirational lady is chocked full of technique and choreographic genius.  As a much loved and instrumental member of the Dance Canvas community, we could not…

Learning about Lara Davis

This week we focus on choreographer and Dance Canvas Administrative Assistant Lara Davis! Lara has been involved with Dance Canvas in almost every way possible: as a student in the DC Next 2010 intensive, as an intern for the 2014 season, as a dancer in 2012 Performance Series, a dancer for Lonnie Davis and Tracy…

Who is Gladys? Insight into Britt Whitmoyer Fishel’s Epoch

“To begin, begin.” – William Wordsworth  These are the words of wisdom Britt Whitmoyer Fishel offers to the next generation of dance makers. Of this quote she says, “My great friend and colleague Maxx Passion introduced me to this quote in graduate school and I always find it relevant during roadblocks or when I need to think less,…

Focusing on Lindsay Fritz (Spoiler: there’s a cute dog)

This week we’re highlighting returning choreographer Lindsay Fritz! We had the privilege of presenting her work in our 2017 show, and this year she is back with a sassy jazz trio that is sure to energize the audience! We always love to get some #WednesdayWisdom from our choreographers, and Lindsay did not disappoint! When I…

Choreographer Spotlight: MUSIC MONDAY with Vanessa Zabari!

Queen. Choreographer. Teacher. Hoofer. Model. Entrepreneur. Founder of Vanessa Zabari & Co. Judge for Inspire National Dance Competition. Vanessa Zabari is a multi-talented, Atlanta-based entrepreneur who is bringing tap back to the mainstream. This year, she’s been working on a unique project with Dance Canvas Director, Angela Harris, to bring a pointe and tap collaboration…

Choreographic Spotlight: Juel Lane

During our last showcase, I got a moment to sit down with returning Choreographer Juel Lane. Lane is an Atlanta Native, with an impressive resume that boasts commissioned works for Ailey II & Dallas Black Dance Theatre.  When we asked Juel for his #WednesdayWisdom for new choreographers, he simply said “teach them”. When asked to elaborate,…