Jun 22-Jun 23, 2019
The Dance Eclectic (formerly known as Mesilla Valley Dance Collective) from Las Cruces is bringing a creative and collaborative dance showcase to the Black Box Theater on June 22nd and 23rd, 2019. The dance company has brought pieces from past and future shows along with guests from El Paso, Las Cruces, and the surrounding area. The Dance Eclectic is excited to have Human Nature Contemporary Ballet back this year and Tumbleweed Collective, both from El Paso. They will also welcome their host studio HD2 Hip Hop Studio from Las Cruces this year.
The idea for Fringe Dance Festival (formerly known as Dancing in the Desert) was originally started by Black Box Theater owner Ceil Herman who wanted to have more dance performances in her theater. It allows companies like The Dance Eclectic to showcase pieces from previous shows that have not been seen in many years. It will also preview of a piece from the upcoming The Dance Eclectic show in February choreographed by Morgan Rivera. There will also be a collaboration between The Dance Eclectic and their host studio HD2 Hip Hop Studio that will stretch both groups dancing ability..
This show has been collaboratively created and choreographed by The Dance Eclectic as well as the other companies that will be participating.
About The Dance Eclectic
"The Dance Eclectic is excited to get to revive pieces that have been performed over the years. This year we are excited to bring back a cheerleading style dance that was done in 2015 as well as "Blood Moon" a fun zombie style dance. These two pieces highlight the diversity in our collective," Creative Director Morgan Rivera says about the pieces for this year's show.
The Dance Eclectic seeks to provide opportunities for dancers of all skill levels, backgrounds, and abilities, as well as individuals who are simply creative and want an outlet to dance and work collaboratively with others with similar passions. They are primarily focused on crafting a single creative theatrical production once a year that explores a theme or narrative on which the members collectively agree. These productions are highly collaborative, with every member having a voice in their creation, by contributing original choreography, costuming, and more. Ages and skill levels of the dancers in the Collective vary greatly, with members in their teens, twenties, and thirties. Some members have been dancing since the age of 3, some have college degrees in dance, and some members found their passion for dance only in the last few years. Learn more at http://thedanceeclectic.com
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