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sjDANCEco 2017 – 2018 Season Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact: Lee Kopp   leekopp@att.net   408.839.2379

Box Office:  408.520.9854   www.sjDANCEco.org

sjDANCEco Announces its 2017 – 2018 Season of ‘ROOTS & WINGS’

 sjDANCEco, San José’s contemporary dance company, celebrates its 15th Anniversary Season with multiple world premieres, a season-long youth movement, and expanded venues including the Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose (October 12 and 14), and ODC Theater in San Francisco (November 3 and 4.) According to Artistic Director Gary Masters, “this is only the second time in our fifteen years, that we have brought our company to these two marvelous venues. We are so very excited to be back. Our Season-Opening program, entitled Roots & Wings, will explore the diverse inspirations and contributions that have been the foundation…the roots of creativity...for our resident choreographers and which have made and continue to make sjDANCEco’s repertory so distinctive.”

The entire 2017 – 2018 season also focuses on Youth & Wings and the importance of passing on to young people the power of the Art of Dance as a medium for communication, and as a way to bring the world to a more embracing and inclusive possibility. Special performances for youth, particularly those in under served areas, will also be presented during the October performances at the Hammer Theatre Center.

The season continues in February with On the Edge, sjDANCEco’s annual program that showcases select Company Choreographers in a program of new works. (TBA) The spring edition of ChoreoProject Youth will take place in March, and will be devoted to choreography by and for youth groups. The season concludes with a salute to National Dance Week in April with the hugely popular sjDANCEco Festival at Santana Row.

Tickets to individual programs will be available beginning in August.  (Please see calendar information below.)

Box Office:  408.520.9854  www.sjDANCEco.org

 2017 – 2018 Season Calendar

 ROOTS & WINGS   (Season Opening Program shown in two different venues)Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:30pm and 8:00pm
The Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio in downtown San Jose, CA 95113
Tickets Available August 1st 
Single Tickets: $25 to $90
$25    Student
$35    Senior
$40    General
$60    VIP Thursday evening & Sat. matinee 
$90    VIP Sat. evening Gala Reception
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Tickets Available August 1st
Single Tickets: $25 to $40
$25    Student
$35    Senior
$40    General

sjDANCEco’s 2017-2018 season-opening program will feature three World Premieres by; sjDANCEco Artistic Director Maria Basile, company choreographer and dancer Hsiang Hsiu Lin, and by former company dancer Nhan Ho. Each new work will explore the choreographer’s Roots and the inspirations that give them Wings to excite and motivate their creativity. Also on the program will be a revival of Journey Through the Labyrinth originally created in 1994 for the Limón West Dance Project/San José and Idance of Independence High, with choreography by Artistic Director Gary Masters and set to a new commissioned score (TBA.) The revival will include a new section with choreography by Los Lupeños de San José Artistic Director Sam Cortez. The company’s “Classic Offering” for these performances will be Doris Humphrey’s masterpiece, Day on Earth set to Aaron Copland’s “Sonata for Piano.” Collaboration with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Barbara Day Turner continues to highlight the company’s signature brand of contemporary dance and classic works of the American Modern Dance Repertory.

 

ChoreoProject Awards  (Two programs: Fall and Spring)Fall Awards  - November 17 and 18, 2017
Friday and Saturday, 2:30pm and 7:00pm
San Jose State University Dance Theater, (SPX 216) One Washington Square, San Jose CA 95192 (Near 4th and San Carlos Streets)
Tickets Available November 1st 
Single Tickets: $20 to $30

$20   Student

$25   Senior

$30   General
Spring YOUTH Awards  - March 23 and 24, 2018 
Friday and Saturday, 2:30pm and 7:00pm
The March edition of the program will be devoted to choreography by and for youth groups.
San Jose State University Dance Theater, (SPX 216) One Washington Square, San Jose CA 95192 (Near 4th and San Carlos Streets)
Tickets Available March 1st 
Single Tickets: $20 to $30

$20   Student

$25   Senior

$30   General

Now in its 13th year, sjDANCEco's ChoreoProject Awards Concert is a low-tech dance series for all dance disciplines (modern, ballet, hip hop, jazz, ethnic dance, etc.) designed to provide emerging and professional choreographers a cost-free opportunity to present their work. Choreographers audition their work, and those selected perform in the concert for an opportunity to receive one of two awards presented - The sjDANCEco Award (selected by the Artistic Directors) and The Audience Choice Award (selected by audience ballot vote.)

 sjDANCEco presents: On The Edge
February 16 and 17, 2018
Friday and Saturday, 2:30pm and 7:00pm
San Jose State University Dance Theater, (SPX 216) One Washington Square, San Jose CA 95192 (Near 4th and San Carlos Streets)
Tickets Available February 1st 
Single Tickets: $20 to $30

$20   Student

$25   Senior

$30   General


Select Company Choreographers will present a program of new works. (TBA) Presented with Guest Company Diablo Ballet/Walnut Creek. 

 sjDANCEco Festival at Santana Row
Celebrating National Dance Week - A cornerstone Bay Area Dance Week event.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Santana Row, 368 Santana Row, Stevens Creek Boulevard between Olin Avenue and Olsen Drive in San Jose, CA 95128
Admission and parking is FREE  

Sixty to seventy Bay Area Dance Organizations (from young children to professional companies and everything in between) present many styles of dance on Santana Row’s outdoor festival stage during a 7-hour window. This celebration of National Dance Week showcases the diversity of the Bay Area dance community.

 PHOTOS:
Attached photos are from this year’s Festival at Santana Row. Each year the festival acts as the kickoff event to announce the coming season. Photos are by Fred Corpuz. (Additional photos available upon request.)

ABOUT US: sjDANCEco is a year-round contemporary dance company based in San Jose, California that produces world premiere dances by its core and guest choreographers, and presents the very best of Contemporary and Classic Modern Dance as well as Masterpieces of the American Modern Dance Repertory. In addition to a full season of dance concerts, each spring sjDANCEco produces a free outdoor Dance Festival at Santana Row in celebration of National Dance Week. Twice a year, sjDANCEco’s ChoreoProject offers emerging and professional choreographers in all dance disciplines (modern, ballet, hip hop, jazz, ethnic dance, etc.) a cost-free opportunity to present their work. 

sjDANCEco ignites the spirit of dance.

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