TODAY: International Women’s Day Dance Festival

Through master classes, panels, and a studio showing, pre-professional and professional dancers have the opportunity to train, connect, and gain insight from L.A. area female-identifying artistic directors.

Ultimately, this free day of programming invites the Los Angeles dance community to convene, build deeper community connections, and imagine what we can become together. Register for the many programs at https://www.mashupdance.com/iwddancefest. This project is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood.

TODAY’S FREE EVENTS

Through master classes, panels, and a studio showing, pre-professional and professional dancers have the opportunity to train, connect, and gain insight from LA area female-identifying Artistic Directors. This free day of programming invites the Los Angeles dance community to convene, build deeper community connections, and imagine what we can become together. This project is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood.

  • 1:00pm-1:45 pm — PANEL: Journey to Leading a Dance Company as a Female-Identifying Artist
  • 2:00 pm-3:15 pm – Master Class with Jamila Glass (Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company)
  • 3:30-4:45pm — Master Class with Hannah Millar (Imprints Dance Company)
  • 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm — Studio Showcase
  • 6:00-7:00 pm — PANEL: Revitalizing and Reassessing the LA Dance Community

Held at: ProDanceLA, 744 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Dance industry and general audiences alike are invited to celebrate feminist advancements and art,  critically examine bias, and envision a future of gender equality at the International Women’s Day Dance Festival (IWDDF) in Los Angeles. 

Through March 8, the festival will host free dance classes for pre-professional and professional dancers; a free, public, all-level, body, age, and ability movement workshop; a downtown LA live performance and a virtual showcase highlighting local and international dance that embodies feminist values; as well as industry-led panels exploring topics related to gender identity, leadership, and community.

Adapting the official theme set by the International Women’s Day campaign (www.internationalwomensday.com), festival workshops and panel discussions will challenge audiences and participants to examine bias and inclusivity in line with this year’s theme, Break the Bias. Featuring dance works and instruction from over 30 female-identifying choreographers, IWDDF is a rare national opportunity to experience a wealth of thought and creativity coming from women in dance.

The International Women’s Day Dance Festival is made possible in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County Art Commission, and the California Arts Council. Full festival information including registration, tickets, and covid policy, is available at mashupdance.com/iwddancefest.

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Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
6 months ago

good grief

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