co-produced by Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers/ Louise Reichlin & Dancers (booth 825) and by Rhapsody In Taps/Linda Sohl Ellison (booth 111)
Dance Artists
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BARE Dance Company/Mike Esperanza

Mike Esperanza, Artistic Director

"Street" an excerpt from MANHATTAN (9:30min)
Choreography and Music: Mike Esperanza
Dancers: BARE Dance Company
Type of piece - fast/heavy

"Unoccupied" (10min)
Choreography and Music: Mike Esperanza
Dancers: BARE Dance Company
Type of piece - light hearted/quirky

See them on Wednesday evening at 11:10pm (Booth #111)
Danza Floricanto/USA

Founded in 1975 by Gema Sandoval, this is the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Los Angeles. From an Aztec ritual to the vibrant fiestas of today's Jalisco, from Spanish-influenced tropics of Veracruz to the conflictive realities of the Chicano experience, Danza Floricanto/USA presents the bold, colorful panorama of its Mexican heritage as it interacts with its American reality. This award-winning, 29 year old company has been enthusiastically received on tour throughout California and the American Southwest.

Work: Alma Llanera-Spirit of the Plains, a full evening dance work about a young boy's rite of passage into manhood, two cultures and values that span across our cultural divide.

See them on Wednesday evening at 10:30pm (Booth #825)
Illstyle & Peace Productions

The New York Times has described Illstyle & Peace Productions’ work as “a hip hop revue with killer dancing”. A multicultural Philadelphia based dance company founded in 2002 by Brandon Albright, also known as "Peace," and Forrest Webb, they create work rooted in contemporary and old school hip hop blended with an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap, ballet, DJing and Beatboxing. Illstyle has toured to critical acclaim nationally and internationally and is committed to delivering positive messages to audiences young and old. "Crazy fun is guaranteed" - Canton Repository

Signature Work: Same Spirit Different Movement

See them on Wednesday evening at 9:35pm (Booth #225)
Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble

Keshet Chaim is an American-Israeli contemporary dance troupe dedicated to celebrating the inclusive spirit of Jewish and Israeli culture throughout the world. Founded in 1983 by Artistic Director Eytan Avisar, Keshet Chaim creates, develops and presents original choreography which fuses contemporary Israeli dance with Jewish folk dance traditions from across the Diaspora. Keshet Chaim "forges a unique identity…one of the few touring American dance groups committed exclusively to Israeli culture and dance," - LA Daily News. Choreography by Kobi Rozenfeld.

Work: SHEDEMATI (My field)
TISMOR L'OLAM YELED (Watch over the world child)

See them on Wednesday evening at 10:55pm (Booth #825)