Marking the festival’s anniversary and honoring the contributions of both longtime director Laura Faure and festival founder, the late Marcy Plavin, the Gala unites favorite artist alumni for an unforgettable evening of performance. Sharing the stage for this celebration will be “Short Story,” a poignant duet by Doug Varone and Natalie Desch; an excerpt from “The Making Room,” by Bebe Miller and Angie Hauser; a glimpse of “Crazy Beautiful, a new solo by Tania Isaac; excerpted solos by Larry Keigwin, Sara Pearson, Patrik Widrig and Riley Watts; and a group work by festival veteran, Michael Foley. A Gala party will follow the Saturday night performance.
“Bebe Miller is a cartographer of human emotions; mapping the landscape
of the passions of her dance with luminous intelligence.” — The Washington Post
“[Larry Keigwin’s] wit and genial, conversational manner makes you wonder why this form of dance is so rare.” — Deirdre Towers, Eye on Dance
“[Sara Pearson is a] A true comedienne – pithy, winsome, and able to deliver with right-on timing.” — Dance Magazine