I-DANCE to send representatives to the XI International Ballet Gala of Nicaragua, thanks to a generous grant from the US Embassy in that county (June 2013)
Details: Thanks to the warm and supportive relationship that I-DANCE has developed with the American Embassy in Nicaragua through multiple projects, we have been given a substantial grant that enables us to send a master ballet teacher, two dancers from New York Theatre Ballet, and pianist Michael Scales to Nicaragua as part of the International Ballet Gala organized by the Ballet Nacional de Nicaragua. During the 1-week residency, our representatives (including master teacher James Sutton, dancers Amanda Trieber and Amanda Lynch and pianist Michael Scales) will be teaching master classes in Managua, León, Matalpalpa, and Chichigalpa, as well as performing in all but the last city. In Managua, the dancers will take part in the Festival Gala performance at the beautiful Teatro Rubén Darío.
Fundraising: Goal: $6000.00
Status: Goal reached
Dates: June 9 - 15, 2013
I-DANCE sends acclaimed William Forsythe alumnus Christopher Roman to Ballet San Marcos in Lima, Peru (2013)
Details: Opening yet another new frontier in its growing network, I-DANCE is collaborating with a South American company for the first time in it's latest project. Christopher Roman, dancer, stager, choreographer and teacher long associated with William Forsythe, is traveling to Lima, Peru February 27 - March 15 to conduct intensive workshops with Ballet San Marcos. Assisted by the organization Partners for the Americas, I-Dance and Ballet San Marcos have teamed up to create what will be an unforgettable experience for the young dancers of this promising company. While in Lima, Christopher will teach classes in ballet technique as well as improvisational methods which will open new vistas on contemporary dance for this group of dancers.
I-DANCE invited to Danza Abierta in Costa Rica (July 2012)
Details: After participating this past September as a member of the international jury for the Festival de Coreógrafos Graciela Moreno - the contemporary choreographic competition held each year in San José - I-DANCE founder Kevin Irving has been invited to organize an I-DANCE project at Danza Abierta. Portland-area choreographer Rachel Tess will spend 10 days in San José working with the pre-professional and professional dancers connected to Danza Abierta, itself part of the Universidad de Costa Rica. During her stay, Rachel will not only teach contemporary technique but also choreograph a work to be performed at the end of her stay there.
Exchange With Compañíía Nacional de Danza de El Salvador
Details: Renowned American choreographer Nicolo Fonte travels to El Salvador to give master classes to Compañíía Nacional de Danza de El Salvador from 15 - 22 of May, 2011. While in San Salvador, Fonte will also create a short work for the company, which will premiere in July. Fonte, who has worked with some of the top international companies for the last ten years, travels to Latin America for the first time as a choreographer. Compañíía Nacional de Danza de El Salvador is well known for its dynamic, full-throttle dancing - so the exchange between American choreographer and Latin American company is sure to produce exciting results.
International Contemporary Dance Festival of Nicaragua (August 2010)
Details:Lindsay Gilmore conducts a weeklong intensive in contemporary composition for a select group of professional dancers, August 18-24 2010. The results will be presented in the opening performance of this year's XVI edition of the dance festival, in Managua. Lindsay will also perform three solos in this performance.