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Now its tenth year, the Riverside Dance Festival, a partnership between Ballet Vero Beach and Riverside Theatre,is an intensive, two-week dance program that offers students the opportunity to work and learn from some of the best current American modern dance companies. The culmination of the two weeks of classes and workshops results in a FREE public performance with the students and professional dancers on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 2pm.
“Continuing the pursuit to bring the best of dance to our own backyard, Ballet Vero Beach is thrilled to present konverjdans to be part of this year’s Dance Festival,” said Adam Schell, Artistic Director of Ballet Vero Beach and Director of Dance Education at Riverside. “It is a very unique experience and I cannot wait to see what the students and professionals present at the end of the Festival.”
Started in 2012 under the direction of Mr. Schnell, accepted students from the local area and around the country will experience daily technique classes with konverjdans dancers and Riverside’s distinguished faculty. The tenth Riverside Dance Festival runs July 26 through August 7 and accepted a limited number of dedicated dancers from ages 10 and up.
konverjdans is a Brooklyn-based contemporary ballet company co-founded in 2016 by artistic directors Amy Saunder, Jordan Miller and Tiffany Mangulabnan, three female dancers/creators who hail from Zimbabwe, the US and the Philippines.
konverjdans is dedicated to celebrating the convergence of different art forms, backgrounds, and experiences by always creating dance in collaboration with other artists – musicians, visual artists, designers, filmmakers, photographers, writers, poets, and other dancers and choreographers.
Previous renown dance companies that have participated in the Riverside Dance Festival include: Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, Prometheus Dance, Ballet Nebraska, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance, CORE Dance, and Ariel Rivka Dance Company.
The Riverside Dance Festival performance with konverjdans and will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 2pm.
Tickets for the dance performance are FREE. For more information on the Riverside Dance Festival, call the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at http://www.riversidetheatre.com.