The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective put Tahoe City in the limelight throughout 2015 – making it a stage for innovative and professional dance. The company, which launched its first full series in February, rounds out its inaugural season with New York City’s New Chamber Ballet, October 15-17 at Tahoe City’s Art Haus and Cinema.
Known for their simplicity, intimacy and daring, New Chamber Ballet performs with only four dancers and two musicians. The New York Times has described it as “a direct and sensuous experience of music and dance.” Christin Hanna, founder of the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective and a Tahoe City native, was also one of the founding members of the New Chamber Ballet.
“It’s an integral part of who I am,” Hanna said. “It’s thrilling to have them perform here and further my efforts to bring dance to Tahoe.”
Hanna has collaborated with Miro Magloire, New Chamber’s artistic director, and Constantine Baecher, resident choreographer, for well over a decade. Baecher even helped establish the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival.
The October performances will include “Entangled” and “Mozart Trio,” both choreographed by Magloire and Baecher, respectively. The company will also premier a new, untitled ballet in Tahoe City.
Featured dancers will include Elizabeth Brown (member of Ad Hoc Ballet and founding member of New Chamber Ballet), Sarah Atkins, (Continuum Contemporary/Ballet), Traci Finch (Ballet Neo and Legacy Dance Theatre), and Cassidy Hall (former apprentice with the Pennsylvania Ballet). Violinist Doori Na and pianist Melody Fader, both Julliard alumni, will provide the music.