Silicon Valley Dance Festival™
About the Festival
Silicon Valley Dance Festival™ marks ZiRu Dance’s first foray into festival production, expanding upon the company's nine years of art making in the Bay Area and China. This event brings together a vibrant cross-sample of contemporary dance from the Bay Area and beyond, and presents this to the Silicon Valley and Peninsula communities in an entertaining and artistically engaging atmosphere. A leader in technological innovation, Silicon Valley has long been distinguished worldwide as a site of creativity and ingenuity, and ZiRu Dance aims to give the best of contemporary dance a home here as well.
As the festival grows, Artistic Director and Founder Philein Wang will expand programming to invite more companies from across the United States as well as China, where ZiRu Dance has long-standing contacts. In addition to performances, future years of the festival will also incorporate master classes, community outreach events, and open rehearsals with the intention of engaging audiences of all ages in every aspect of the creative process. Wang says, “At the heart of this whole endeavor, we want to make contemporary dance accessible for students and families in Silicon Valley and the Peninsula, so they can enjoy the cultural richness of dance.”