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sjDANCEco Announces 2016-2017 Season

by Lee Kopp
July 15, 2016
California Theatre
345 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 295-9600
sjDANCEco Presents: Goddesses and…
Season Opening Program

Friday, October 14 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 15 at 8:00pm
The California Theatre, 345 S 1st St, in downtown San Jose, 95113
Single Tickets: $29 to $75
Student Prices: $22 to $29
Senior Prices: $30 to $38
(408) 520-9854
www.sjdanceco.org

sjDANCEco’s 2016-2017 season-opening program will feature three World Premieres including the World Premiere of “Goddesses and…” a choreographic collaboration between sjDANCEco Artistic Director Maria Basile, long-time Ballet San Jose Principal Dancer Karen Gabay, and Artistic Associate Rasika Kumar of Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose.

ChoreoProject Awards

Fall Awards - November 11 and 12, 2016
Spring Awards - March 17 and 18, 2017
Friday and Saturday 2:30pm and 7:00pm
Location: SJSU Dance Theater (SPX 216) One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192 (Near 4th and San Carlos Streets)
Tickets: $17-$28 Student, Senior, and General Admission tickets available)

In its 12th 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.)

Participants are selected about 8 weeks prior to the performances.

Last Year's Awardees:
Fall sjDANCEco Award: Lindsey McLevis
Fall Audience Choice Award: Annie Parr
Spring sjDANCEco Award: Nhan Ho
Spring Audience Choice Award: Amit Patel and Ishika Seth

sjDANCEco Presents: On The Edge
Winter Season Performance - Diablo Ballet and select Company Choreographers will present a program of new works. (TBA)
February 10 and 11, 2017
Friday and Saturday 2:30pm and 7:00pm
Location: SJSU Dance Theater (SPX 216) One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
Tickets: ($17-$28 Student, Senior, General Admission tickets available)

sjDANCEco Festival at Santana Row
Celebrating National Dance Week - A cornerstone Bay Area Dance Week event
Sunday, April 23, 2017
10:00am-5:00pm
Santana Row Park, 368 Santana Row, Stevens Creek Boulevard between Olin Ave and Olsen Drive in San Jose, CA 95128
Admission 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.

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, sjDANCEco produces each Spring at Santana Row a free outdoor Dance Festival in celebration of National Dance Week. Having recently participated in national and international dance festivals in New York and Taipei, sjDANCEco ignites the spirit of dance.
(Left to right) Karen Gabay, Rasika Kumar, Maria Basile, choreographers of “Goddesses and…”.

(Left to right) Karen Gabay, Rasika Kumar, Maria Basile, choreographers of “Goddesses and…”.

Photo © & courtesy of Thomas Hassing


(Left to right) The feet of Maria Basile, Karen Gabay and Rasika Kumar, choreographers of “Goddesses and…”.

(Left to right) The feet of Maria Basile, Karen Gabay and Rasika Kumar, choreographers of “Goddesses and…”.

Photo © & courtesy of Thomas Hassing

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