fbpx

 

 

Laguna Dance Festival presents…

 

Dance Like No

One’s Watching

 

YEAR END CAMPAIGN & EVENTS

 

Friday, December 4

6:00pm to 7:00pm

 

 

Featuring

Internationally acclaimed Flamenco Virtuosa,

Irene Rodríguez & Special Guests

  • $50,000 Goal 51% 51%

2020 Year End Campaign

 

$50,000 Goal

 

For 15 years, Laguna Dance Festival has presented internationally renowned dancers, choreographers and companies to energize and entertain our village patrons, and to educate and inspire our local students. As the pandemic has devastated the dance world by closing down theaters, practice studios, canceling tours, and furloughing thousands of staff, LDF has found ways to continue bringing dance to our community. We have included free live solo performances at The Promenade in Laguna Beach, free online dance classes, and virtual performances via our digital media outlets.

We are also proud that we have continued to provide vital professional opportunities to dancers in need of places to dance. To this end we are currently focusing on commissioning dancers and choreographers to create new works. Our first commissioned dance will be performed by internationally acclaimed Flamenco dancer, Irene Rodríguez, during our virtual year end campaign event “Dance Like No One’s Watching” event December 4th.

Thank you

 

2020 Contributors

 

David E. Kelley and Michelle Pfeiffer

Mari & Ward Bukofsky

Bobbi Cox

Kristy Santimyer Melita

Karen and Doug Wilson

Pamela and Sam Goldstein

Mary Dawe

Ilene Glassman

Randy Kraft

Nancy and Mike Meyer

Coco Dumonde

Marissa and Mark Dahlberg

Karen Schwager

Christina Grahn

Edie Tonkon

Joy Dittberner

Robbie and Steve Prepas

Robin Lerner

Gwen Behrstock

Deena and Ed Nahmias

Ina Alumbaugh

Bob Vogelsang

Jason Romano

Stuart Byer

Tiffany Cassler

Deborah and Kerry Vandell

Deborah and Cody Engle

Your generous contribution to our year end fundraising campaign will help us keep dance alive
and thriving in Laguna Beach during the pandemic and beyond.

Additional Special Events

MEET THE ARTIST
PANEL
IRENE RODRíGUEZ
November 22nd
5:30pm

Online panel discussion with internationally acclaimed Flamenco dancer Irene Rodríguez.

Free to the public.

MEET THE ARTIST
PANEL
MARIA KOWROSKI & DESMOND RICHARDSON
December 2nd
5:30pm

Online panel discussion with Maria Kowroski (Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet) and Desmond Richardson (Co-Founder of Complexions Contemporary Ballet).

Free to the public.

DANCE LIKE
NO ONE’S
WATCHING
December 4th
6:00pm
  • World Premiere, Irene Rodríguez Towards Your Shore, filmed on location in Laguna Beach
  • Learn a Flamenco Fan Dance
  • Scholarship Performances
  • Contribution of $100 or above required to participate
MEET THE ARTIST
PANEL
JODIE GATES
December 9th
5:30pm

Our own LDF Artistic Director and former Joffrey ballerina will share favorite clips from her performing career.

Free to the public.

Contribute

 

Contributions at levels $100 and above will receive an invitation to join the Dance Like No One’s Watching evening and will be recognized

on our website and in other promotional materials.

Buy a ticket to the Dance Like No One’s Watching event on Friday, December 4th – 6:00pm.

 

Sponsor a dance teacher.

Sponsor a student for an LDF Intensive. 

 

 

Support an LDF scholarship.

Sponsor Irene Rodríguez’s Dance Like No One’s Watching performance. 

 

Underwrite a choreographic commission. 

Underwrite a choreographic dance and music commission. 

 

 

Underwrite a dance company performance for the next live Festival. 

 

 

 

 

Dance Like No

One’s Watching

 

Friday, December 4, 2020
6:00pm

Irene
Rodríguez

Virtual world premiere of Towards Your Shore, filmed on location in Laguna Beach.

Fan “Dance Along”

For our “fans” — learn a flamenco fan dance live with Irene Rodríguez.  No experience necessary!  Fans will be provided to the first 75 to contribute to the 2020 Campaign.

2020 Scholarship Performances

A favorite tradition – inspiring solo performances by our young and talented 2020 scholarship recipients.

2020 Scholarship Winners

The Laguna Dance Festival has awarded five (5) $1,000 scholarships to Southern California dancers:

MAYA ALVAREZ-COYNE

ERIN PARK

LEILANI SMITH

CHRISTOPHER TSUKADA

VINNIE WINDERMAN