Community Dance Project Troupe 2013.

Community Dance Project photo by David Grist

DANCE Lansing Community Dance Project

Saturday, Sept 20, 2014
1:00 to 1:30 pm
MICA Stage

Performances by DANCE Lansing Community Dance Project offer an eclectic blend of modern and contemporary dance. 2014 performances draw upon a repertoire of 35 new original dances, a cadre of 80 dancers and 30 choreographers.  The 2014 summer season assembled works into various hour-long programs suited to venues ranging from formal theater settings, to intimate club settings, to festivals like Lansing JazzFest.  In their first performance at BluesFest, their dances will reinforce the blues rhythms of this festival.

Community Dance Project (CDP) was founded in 2005 as an in-house component of Happendance, Michigan’s longest-running professional modern dance company (since 1976). It rapidly evolved into a major collaboration with Lansing Community College’s Dance Program, and later with select dance studios. Now in its ninth year, it has adopted use of the name “DANCE Lansing” and expanded its operations, but remains dedicated to its original goals: to foster and advance the creative process by nurturing choreographers; to connect dance artists and organizations and improve opportunities for their development; and to demystify modern dance for new audiences through its concert formats and community outreach.

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