Celebrate Dance 2013

WHAT: Executive Producer Jamie Nichols presents Celebrate Dance 2013 with a line-up of 8 top-notch dance companies on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 8:00pm at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. Entering the 8th year Celebrate Dance 2013 with 8 Los Angeles dance companies:  Invertigo Dance Theatre, JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble, L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, Lydia Zimmer + Dancers, Lux Aeterna Dance Company, Nickerson-Rossi Dance, SoleVita Dance Company and the Los Angeles debut of Francisco Gella’s, Colabo Youth Dance Collective. Celebrate Dance 13, holding to its tradition, promises to inspire, enlighten, and entertain audiences again with a wide variety of companies and spectacular production values. This is the must-see dance event of the year!

Celebrate Dance 2013 brings back to the Alex stage 3 companies from last year’s participants with more Los Angeles premieres. After receiving a standing ovation for her work in 2012, Lydia Zimmer + Dancers returns with an expanded version of her spellbinding, improvisational choreography. Invertigo Dance Theatre will light up the Alex with their playful edginess, and the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company promises a fresh, new work with its trademark mix of imaginative choreography and compelling dancers.

From the impressive roster of past Celebrate Dance productions, Ms. Nichols re-introduces the delicious pure jazz movement of JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble. Also returning is the acclaimed break dance inspired work of Jacob “Kujo” Lyons for Lux Aeterna Dance Company.

Fulfilling the commitment of her mission statement to present new and emerging artists, Nichols will introduce 3 new dance companies. They include the modern dance company Nickerson-Rossi Dance, SoleVita Dance Company embracing contemporary jazz dance, and the Colabo Youth Dance Collective directed by renowned dancer, teacher and choreographer, Francisco Gella.

This eighth production of Celebrate Dance promises another outstanding, seamless evening of dance for Los Angeles, with gorgeous lighting design by award winning Eileen Cooley, and the elegant surroundings of Glendale’s Alex Theatre.  Celebrate Dance has been awarded the Lester Horton Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement for Production for three consecutive years. Many of the artists presented have garnered multiple Horton awards from participating in this critically acclaimed event.

With her generous commitment to community outreach, Executive Producer Jamie Nichols has created an ongoing partnership with Bancroft-Howe Middle School in Hollywood. In its fourth year and with continuing support from The Flourish Foundation, the Celebrate Dance Master Class series are taught at Bancroft-Howe by participating dance companies. The program donates hundreds of free tickets to Bancroft-Howe school children to attend the show. CelebrateDance 13 master class teachers including JazzAntiqua Dance Company, Lux Aeterna Dance Company and Invertigo Dance Theatre, will be sharing the diversity oftheir dance works with these middle school students.

Celebrate Dance continues to sell-out and draws diverse and enthusiastic audiences of all ages. Show time runs approximately 2 hours and is suitable for all ages. (Celebrate Dance is sponsored in part by Glendale Arts and is under the fiscal receivership of the Dance Resource Center)


Executive Producer Jamie Nichols presents:

Invertigo Dance Theatre

JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble

L.A. Contemporary Dance Company

Lydia Zimmer + Dancers

Lux Aeterna Dance Company

Nickerson-Rossi Dance

SoleVita Dance Company

and the Los Angeles debut of

Francisco Gella’s Colabo Youth Dance Collective

WHERE: Alex Theatre 216 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, California 91023

WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2013, 8:00pm

TICKETS: $16-$36 (all children seated with an adult, $12)

Discounts: students, seniors and DRC Members.

Group rates for 15 or more @ 25% off are available by calling the Box Office

HOW: Alex Theatre Box office 818-243-2539 or http://www.alextheatre.org

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