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BIG RIVER DANCE FESTIVAL

Dance & Film Festival Celebrating Art through Movement: Master Classes. Live Performance. Film Festival...Huntington, WV.

BIG RIVER DANCE FESTIVAL:

Big River Updates: Mark your calendars...Big River will be getting a bit hotter this year and moving to Summer 2020!

 

Stay tuned for submission deadlines & festival details for an exciting fifth year festival!!!

In the meantime...check out the 2018 festival:

 

Live Performance:

Catch three LIVE PERFORMANCE events: 

EVENT 1:

WEDNESDAY: September 12th @7:30pm:

Big River Kick Off Event: (Free Admission)

Join the in house modern dance company, JDG, at 4th Avenue Arts for a one of a kind, TOTALLY FREE, interactive performance event! Catch us on social media for performance updates!

EVENT 2:

SATURDAY: September 15th @2:00pm:

Big River Dance Festival Matinee Performance: $7

Check out the talented youth dancing their way to Big River Dance Fest! This informal showing of work will feature a variety of genres and choreographic styles.

EVENT 3:

SATURDAY: September 15th, @7:00pm:

Big River Dance Festival on the 4th Avenue Arts Main Stage Theatre: $20

Catch the AMAZING artists coming into Huntington for this one night only showing of LIVE work! This performance will feature our top 3 ScreenDance artists as well as the following live performance artists: 

Marquez Dance Project (Cleveland, OH) 

Matriarch Dance Company (Greensboro, NC) 

West Virginia Dance Company (Beckley, WV) 

Matt Saffron (Morgantown, WV) 

Re-Dance Group (Chicago, IL) 

Found Movement Group (Nashville, TN) 

Forrest Hershey (Beckley, WV) 

Danah Bella Dance Works (Baltimore, MD) 

Curtis Johnson (Beckley, WV) 

 (Nashville, TN) 

ScreenDance:

Catch the dance on Film SCREENDANCE Festival and see Film artists from around the world merge movement and film together:

FRIDAY: September 14th: 7:00pm

ScreenDance @ 4th Avenue Arts: $7 

See the following Artists: 

Diego Funes (NYC) 

Lisa Le Lievre (CA)

Alvaro Congosto (MA) 

Yujie Chen (China) 

Greyzone (NYC)

Tomer Zirkilevich (Germany)

Mark Williams (WV)

Richard Allen & Karen Pearlman/The Physical TV Company (Australia) 

Marta Renzi (NYC) 

DansPXL (Spain) 

Tickets on sale NOW!

Check back daily for updates...see you at the festival!

September 12th - 16th, 2018

Master Classes:

Big River Dance Festival has a HUGE variety of Master Classes! Schedule/sign ups/descriptions coming soon...

Master Class Fees: 

Single Class Pass: $18

3 Class Pass: $50

Five Class Pass: $75

Master Class Schedule 

FRIDAY: September 14th

5:00 - 6:15pm: 

Ballet with Emily Webb (youth)

Abstract Partnering with Jennifer Eccher & Shannon Sefcik

SATURDAY: September 15th

9:30 - 10:45am: 

Improvisation with Toneta Akers-Toler

Modern with Stacie Flood-Popp (youth)

Ballet with Emily Webb (Adv.) 

 

11:00 - 12:15pm: 

Contemporary African with Nekesha Wall

Contemporary Modern with Lucy Riner 

 

3:00 - 4:15pm: 
Modern with Donald Laney 
Tap with Matt Saffron (Int.) 

 

SUNDAY: September 16th

12:00 - 1:15pm: 

Tap with Matt Saffron (Int./Adv.)

Restorative Movement/Releasing Patterns with Jessica Lynn Fox.

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