Choreographers to present two-day showcase

Center for Performing Arts hosting 10 dancers in highlighted works

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Ten dancers chosen from “The D’amby Project,” a local dance company, will employ their talents in this weekend’s two-day choreography showcase at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.

The list of choreographers is comprised of both established and upcoming choreographers from an array of backgrounds and styles, such as Limon, Irish Dance, Hawkins Modern Dance, Horton Modern Dance, Sultry Jazz, and African/Latin Fusion.

This is director Leighann Kowalsky’s first year of orchestrating what she describes as “the biggest dance show of the year… breath-taking, exciting and full of variety.”

In addition to her role as director, Kowalsky holds the title of choreographer and dancer, and will perform her own work and others. The choreographer’s showcase, called “The Thing About Art, See,” also incorporates the work of pre-eminent local choreographers like Elaine Colandrea, a student of famed choreographer and dance innovator Jose Limon; and Katherine Duke, sole guardian to Eric Hawkens’ work.

Other choreographers include Joel Hanna, Bridget Madden, Alex Bloomstein, Anne Ruhe and younger participants like Rowan Willigan, a recent Red Hook graduate and Bard College student.

Performances will be Sat., May 25 at 8pm and Sun., May 26 at 3pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children.

Taylor Crichton Center show

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