Drexel Hill, PA (PRWEB) March 21, 2006
Music & Motion Dance Productions is one of eight youth dance companies selected to participate in this year’s Youth Regional Dance Festival at Haverford’s Centennial Hall, Saturday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m. The second annual show, sponsored by ContempraDance, gathers youth dance ensembles from across the region, performing in a variety of dance styles.
At the 2006 festival, young dancers are provided an opportunity to perform in a professional arena and interact with members of the professional ContempraDance company, while the audience enjoys a professionally staged show of emerging dancers.
Music & Motion Dance will be featuring several new dance pieces from the upcoming premiere of it’s new work “To A Different Beat”. Known for visually arresting creations, this contemporary youth company explores a cultural fusion of expressive rhythm and dance set to modern global music. Blending individual creativity, these dancers entice with their own rhythms of the heart, intense imagery, boldness and pure energy.
Other featured youth dance companies will include American Dance Academy, ContempraDance Youth Ensemble, FloMotion 2, KICKS School of Dance, Nyce Stylez Junior Hip Hop Company, Pottstown Dance Theater and BMD Performing Arts Center.
Luncheon will follow the youth show. At 2:30 pm the day will conclude with a special performance by ContempraDance Theatre. The company’s performance includes the premier of Artistic Director Gail Vartanian’s new original dance work Intersect -- multi-media work integrating dancers, video, photography, and live original music. Vartanian’s choreography accompanies music by Divine Loraine and Autovon, video elements by artist Jen Mazer, and interactive lighting and set designs by Madison Cario. ContempraDance Theatre also plans to perform its colorful signature piece Exotic Birds, the zany Crash Course and the sultry Variation of Blues.
Tickets to the 2006 Youth Regional Dance Festival are $40 and include the youth performances, lunch and ContempraDance Theatre’s company show. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Tickets can be reserved by calling ContempraDance Theatre, 610-225-3007 or order on line at:
http://www.music-and-motion.com/contempradance. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Music & Motion Dance Productions is a non-profit corporation, which is both owned and operated by teens with mentoring from outside corporations and individuals. It is a group of pre-professional dancers ages fourteen through eighteen, who have expressed an interest in pursuing dance and the performing arts. Under the artistic direction of Steven Weisz, this group’s mission has been to empower young people through dance and creative collaboration in the performing arts, building self-esteem and inspiring self-expression and community action.
To that end, Music & Motion performs locally and in surrounding communities throughout the year, as well as performances in a fully professional atmosphere presented for corporations, museums, gardens, and live arts related venues. Music & Motion fulfills the need for providing young dancers with performing experience in a nurturing environment, while continually exciting audiences wherever they perform. The collaborative efforts of the entire company create a synergy rich in imagination, celebration and spirit.
2006 Cast Members are: Maddie Breslin, Yardley, PA ; Christina Heupel, Newtown, PA; Kristen Konski, Bristol, PA; Kate Lubenetski, Quakertown, PA ; Lauren Mulholland, Aston, PA; Melissa Martin, Schwenksville, PA; Andrea Piovane, Bensalem, PA; Lindsay Reuter, Bryn Athyn, PA; and Noelle Tolbert, Harleysville, PA.
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