Arts, Dance

TWDCC’s WinterDance Fest 2021

Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center
Sat Feb 27 4pm every Saturday Ages: family friendly
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Angela ChambersGregory Dawsonmicha scottTaliha Abdiel

About TWDCC’s WinterDance Fest 2021

Throughout the month of February, Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center (TWDCC) will return with their fifth annual Winter Dance Fest, featuring four premieres from a lineup of world-renowned and emerging choreographers, airing for free, every Saturday via the TWDCC website.

Winter Dance Fest 2021 will feature returning artists Gregory Dawson (dawsondancesf), Taliha Abdiel (Abdiel Dance Project), and debut Winter Dance Fest features Norwood Pennewell (Garth Fagan Dance), and Angela Chambers (TWDCC).

Winter Dance Fest 2021 honors Black History Month by centering and highlighting a full lineup of Black choreographers. Gregory Dawson’s fifth consecutive appearance at WDF offers an excerpt from his new work, The Human Project, exploring themes of change, sacrifice, community, and death. Taliha Abdiel, in her third WDF feature, will premiere This is Why I Can’t Go Home, a self-choreographed solo exploring the complex freedoms of longing, escapism and finding destination. Norwood Pennewell, renowned principal dancer with Garth Fagan Dance, choreographed a solo for TWDCC’s own Artistic Director and Fagan principal alum, Micha Scott, entitled …And Still She Moves, - to find balance between opposing elements. And TWDCC’s well-beloved teacher and administrator, Angela Chambers, will make her WDF debut with Ode, a dancerly dedication to her students, who have shared their moments of uncertainty, heaviness, and their resilience. Angela has incorporated youth dancers into Ode, uniting her dedication with some of the dancers who inspired it, for the first time TWDCC youth have performed for WDF. These four artists are an inspired cast for WinterDance Fest 2021. To read more about the WDF features, please visit tanneryworlddance.com/winterdance-fest/

Artist videos will premiere on each Saturday of February, along with interviews of each artist on the podcast Speak For Change, hosted by Thomas Sage Pederson.
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