Inman Park Dance Festival
Saturday, April 31 & Sunday, May 1
The dance festival takes place at:
The Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30307 [map]
The 15th Inman Park Dance Festival will take place the Saturday and Sunday of Festival at 4:00 pm in The Trolley Barn. These are free performances open to all which give audiences a sample of the vibrant dance community that is a part of the City and State. This year's preforming companies are Ballethnic, Callanwolde Dance Ensemble, DENSE, Emory, Full Radius Dance and The Georgia Ballet. Each brings a unique voice to the show.
Ballethinic's blending of classical ballet and ethnic dance forms is always exciting for the audience and highlights the technical and performance achievements of the dancers.
Callanwolde Dance Ensemble is part of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center's dance program, providing dancers ages 8-18 the opportunity to perform in professional-quality stage productions. The young dancers will perform An Exaltation of Larks which uses the flight of birds as its inspiration.
DENSE returns with the distinctive perspective of choreographer Susan Eldridge. They will perform Orbits, a movement work that looks at the suspended gravitational curved path of our lives.
2016 will be the first year that the Emory Dance and Movement Studies Program participates in the dance festival. Emory has one of several well developed dance departments in the State. The program invests in the traditions of modern dance, the cutting edge of movement invention, and the theory and analysis of movement research.
Full Radius Dance, comprised of professional dancers with and without physical disabilities, strongly illustrates a belief that inclusion in the performing arts, and in particular, dance, creates power, beauty and innovation. FDR will present a work echoing the Steam Punk phenomenon that blends current technology with a 19th century esthetic.
The Georgia Ballet will return to the dance festival after a several year absence. With a founding date of 1960, the company's new director Daet Rodriguez will offer two selections, one from a ballet that has been performed for more than 100 years and another from this decade, demonstrating the artistic diversity of this classically based company.
The performance which is both family friendly and has artistic merit, runs about an hour and includes an opportunity to ask the artists questions (after they catch their breath!). We hope you will put one of the performance on your "dance card" for Festival weekend!