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Shift Dance Festival

Saturday Oct 1, 2016

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4904 Fourth Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
US

Phone: 345-2872
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$10-$50

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

SHIFT | DANCE

Website: Click to Visit

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Unique choreographic voices, points of views and movement styles from dancers Allie Hankins, Jacqueline Stewart, Jacqueline M. García, Lisa Nevada and Kelsey Paschich.

Albuquerque’s own SHIFT | DANCE is proud to present our first national contemporary dance festival, SHIFT DANCE | Festival 2016.  As SHIFT | DANCE continues to drive the exploration and presentation of current contemporary dance in Albuquerque, our inaugural festival will feature two national artists, Allie Hankins (PDX) and Jacqueline Stewart (CHI/NYC) as well as a newly commissioned work by local artist, Donna Jewell, performed by SHIFT co-directors Jacqueline M. García, lisa nevada and Kelsey Paschich. To round out the festival, SHIFT co-directors will premiere three new works on opening night of the festival. 

The inaugural SHIFT DANCE | FESTIVAL 2016 is the next step in SHIFT’s evolution as budding dance presenters and producers. After one year of existence and strong support from the local dance community, SHIFT has taken the bold leap to create a 3-day contemporary dance festival. Each night will feature a different show by one of our guest artists.

SHIFT DANCE | FESTIVAL 2016 culminates a year of incredible activity for SHIFT, which has become a choreographic incubator for the resident choreographers and invited guests of the company to experiment and foster risk-taking in exploratory performance research. Our invited guests each present a unique choreographic voice, point of view, and movement style to share with our local audiences.

Albuquerque’s own SHIFT | DANCE is proud to present our first national contemporary dance festival, SHIFT DANCE | Festival 2016.  As SHIFT | DANCE continues to drive the exploration and presentation of current contemporary dance in Albuquerque, our inaugural festival will feature two national artists, Allie Hankins (PDX) and Jacqueline Stewart (CHI/NYC) as well as a newly commissioned work by local artist, Donna Jewell, performed by SHIFT co-directors Jacqueline M. García, lisa nevada and Kelsey Paschich. To round out the festival, SHIFT co-directors will premiere three new works on opening night of the festival. 

The inaugural SHIFT DANCE | FESTIVAL 2016 is the next step in SHIFT’s evolution as budding dance presenters and producers. After one year of existence and strong support from the local dance community, SHIFT has taken the bold leap to create a 3-day contemporary dance festival. Each night will feature a different show by one of our guest artists.

SHIFT DANCE | FESTIVAL 2016 culminates a year of incredible activity for SHIFT, which has become a choreographic incubator for the resident choreographers and invited guests of the company to experiment and foster risk-taking in exploratory performance research. Our invited guests each present a unique choreographic voice, point of view, and movement style to share with our local audiences.

See also: Culture Shock

The City's New Languages of Dance

SHIFT's inclusive dance movement

Kelsey Paschich
Francois Achan

“In Albuquerque there is quite literally space that enables us to do what we do,” Kelsey Paschich explained as we sat under a bright awning at Pop Fizz. “If you go somewhere like New York, there's physically not space [and also] you're trying to jam your voice in where there's lots of voices. It's this thicker, denser environment, which can be … really exciting, [but] we're coming at it from a totally different angle. … The isolation is actually a strength.” What Paschich does, along with Lisa Nevada and Jacqueline Garcia, all of whom are co-directors, is run SHIFT Dance. “I think we're always very conscious and aware of our environment,” she added. Part of the local arts environment for many years, however, was a distinct void of modern dance, particularly after initiatives like Global Dance Fest and Wild Dancing West folded. Paschich, Nevada and Garcia saw the need to create opportunities in the medium—for dancers, choreographers and audiences—and founded in SHIFT in 2015.

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