Dance Canvas Moves to the Rialto Center for the Arts!

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On January 18th, the curtain closed on our final show at the 14th Street Playhouse! The 14th Street Playhouse was recently sold to a new owner, and is no longer available for Dance Canvas performances. So, after 6 years, we will be moving into a new theater home!

As we grow, so do our shows! AND… We are excited to announce that our 2014-15 Performance Series will be at the Rialto Center for the Arts!

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Photo Credit: http://www.rialto.gsu.edu

The 14th Street Playhouse Main Stage, where we perform, held 375 people in the audience. The Rialto Theater holds 833. Since there are no theaters in the heart of Atlanta that are the same size as the 14th Street Playhouse, we decided to go bigger instead of going smaller. This will allow us to bring in 450 additional students to our student matinee performances. We will also be able to increase the number of tickets we are able to give to underserved kids and charity organizations (currently we donate 150).

We know that things happen for a reason…and even though the doors at 14th Street Playhouse are closing, we are excited to open new ones…AT THE RIALTO!

We are also excited that the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs has offered to match any donation we receive through their power2give program. Since our move to the Rialto will double our capacity, we need to raise $10,000 to cover the cost of the theater, technical crew, and production costs by June 1, 2014. We would love for you to be a part of our move and the Dance Canvas family! Please consider a donation to our end of the year fundraising campaign…we only have to raise $5,000 and the city will match the other half!

To donate, visit: http://www.power2give.org/atlanta/Project/Detail?projectId=5019

Each month the Rialto Center for the Arts hosts Feed Your Senses serving lunch with an intimate look at different art forms. This month featured History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers with members of Dance Canvas.

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Photo by Jonathan Phillips, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Regine Metayer (right), Whitney Edwards and Caroline Simpkins perform “Muses in Form” inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Please join us as we move to our new theater home! We need your help to get there, but we are SO EXCITED for you to see the curtain open in 2015!

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to comment, subscribe, share, and DONATE! We appreciate all of our Dance Canvas Supporters!

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