When: September 24-25, 2016
Where: Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
Guest Performers from 2016’s Inaugural Festival
burnsWORK (Artistic Director: Christian Burns)
Between Lines (Winifred R. Harris)
LEDGES AND BONES (Holly Johnston)
Festival in Review: Across the Current Now (2016)
ZiRu Dance’s inaugural Silicon Valley Dance Festival™ was a great success! Curated by founding members Philein Wang and Emily Withenbury, Across the Current Now showcased fresh and innovative work from ZiRu Dance Artistic Director Philein Wang; dance-choreographers from ZiRu Dance; Christian Burns of burnsWORK; Winifred R. Harris of Between Lines; and Holly Johnston and the artists of LEDGES AND BONES – all of whom presented Silicon Valley premieres. This year’s festival also featured performances from an all-star cast of artists who have performed with companies from around the United States and beyond, including Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Guangdong Modern Dance Company, Oakland Ballet, Robert Moses’ KIN, and more.
Leading up to the festival, ZiRu Dance also had the opportunity to work with students from the Dance Department at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo. In the workshop, students found freedom of movement in improvisational exercises and explored different styles of dance in dynamic choreography by Elizabeth Chitty and Charles Roy.
Thank you to all who attended and supported SVDF 2016, including community members from Academy of American Ballet, Facebook, Google, Hillsdale High School Dance Department, LG Electronics, Menlo Park Senior Center, Oracle, Serendipity School, and more!