sjDANCEco's 19th SEASON
Continuing the Splendor and Power of DANCE
19th Annual sjDANCEco Dance Festival
A Virtual Event April 19th - 25th, 2021
The Spring Festival means so much to all of us, and to go another year without celebrating the roots of sjDANCEco, and the core of what brings our dance community together feels impossible. So, we are excited to bring the ‘Splendor and Power of Dance’ to our community once again. With the current state of COVID in California and many ‘unknowns’ ahead, we have decided to move our festival to a virtual event. Even though we all would prefer to be together, dancing on a stage with an audience, we want to make sure that we get Dance out to you, our audience and for everyone to remain safe and healthy. We hope that you will join us!
To join us for this FREE event, sign up HERE
The sjDANCEco Festival (called Dancin' Downtown from 2003-2011) was sjDANCEco's first community event 19 years ago! Originally located in Downtown San Jose's Circle of Palms, the festival has grown substantially and moved to Santana Row in 2011. In 2019, we relocated to Eastridge Center hosting over 10,000 viewers. This Festival continues to be a cornerstone event of Bay Area Dance Week.
sjDANCEco is instrumental in bringing local as well as regional dance artists together to celebrate National Dance Week in a FREE festival featuring the diversity and the wealth of our dance community.
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Spring Season @ The Hammer Theater
June 11th and 12th, 2021
The great John Lewis, who we lost recently to the Angels, once said,
"Without the arts, without music, without dance, without drama, without photography,
the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings."
Indeed we agree wholeheartedly that the Power of Dance and all the Arts have the capability to enhance and possibly to change our lives and society. And, we are ready to fly, to get back into the studio and onto the stage. At present, we are masked, 6 feet apart and staying positive. Despite all the uncertainty and negative news we are excited about our "Re - Envisioned" 18th/19th Season at the Hammer Theater Complex June 11 & 12 2021. It may be Live Streamed or Virtual but our Dance Artists and the Dance are needed more than ever before and we are ready to bring the
Splendor and Power of Movement to you - our audiences and community.
It will be an All World Premiere program with choreography by Company Artists Maria Basile, Hsiang Hsiu, Fred Mathews and Gary Masters. Returning Dance Artists include Kayleigh Carlson, Sarah Hernandez, Kevin Gaytan,
Ryan Tucker and new member Cameron Cornejo.
We greatly look forward to reuniting and sharing our passion for Dance and for Life with You.
Until then Stay Safe, Well and Positive!