DANCING SOLO TOGETHER
July 23 – September 3, 2020
Laguna Dance Festival presents a series of free live dance solos. Professional dance artists from across the country perform for shoppers, diners, and pedestrians. The site-specific presentations will take place at The Promenade on Forest every Thursday, July 16-September 3rd, 7:00pm-8:30pm.
Each performance is unique, highlighting solo dancers and their creative work. The dance presentations are intended to enhance the artistic experience embedded in the Laguna Beach life style, by offering dynamic and thought provoking dance performances, while practicing social distancing and promoting health and safety of all guests on The Promenade on Forest.
Each performance is unique, highlighting solo dancers and their creative work. The dance presentations are intended to enhance the artistic experience embedded in the Laguna Beach life style, by offering dynamic and thought provoking dance performances.
Please Donate to Support our Dancers
During COVID-19, we have continued to provide jobs for these talented artists who are being hit very hard by the cancellations of live events. Please help us continue to support these deserving dancers, so they can bring joy to all of us. We appreciate your donations.
August 13th performance features:
Stephanie Dai is a 2019 inaugural graduate of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and a specializer in contemporary, hip hop, and conceptual improvisation. Her unique, intricate style has allowed her to perform as a soloist in the original works of choreographers Bill T. Jones, Sonya Tayeh, and most recently the JA Collective; she has also been featured in the music and conceptual videos of artists such as Julia Stone, Solange, Porter Robinson, and CL. Currently, Stephanie is a member of Micaela Taylor’s TL Collective and continues to freelance as an LA based performer. When not dancing, Stephanie loves to play the piano, practice illustration, and pet dogs! Read more here.
Trevor graduated from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in May 2019. He is now based in LA working as a dancer, actor, photographer, editor and digital creator. In the past year Trevor has worked with Jacob Jonas The Company, Kenny Ortega, Ishida Dance, Sam Smith, JA Collective, Spotify, Demi Lovado, Ozuna, Converse, Alejandro Cerrudo and many other companies/artists. As an artist, his goal is to constantly push himself further through collaboration, movement hybridization, and an emotional through line within all of his works. Read more here.
Paulo Hernandez-Farella is a first-generation Salvadoran-American from Los Angeles, California. During their career Paulo has studied and performed the works of Forsythe, Kylián, Duato, Balanchine, Graham, Taylor, Petipa, Lopez-Ochoa, Rhoden, Cerrudo, Andrea Miller, Aszure Barton, and choreographed their own original work. This is Paulo’s second season with Ballet Hispanico. After four years at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, they attended the University of Southern California on a full-ride. In just four years, Paulo graduated with both a BFA in Dance from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and a Master’s in Public Administration from the USC Price School of Public Policy.
Thursday, August13th – 7-8:30 PM
The Promenade on Forest
SKILL LEVEL + PRICE
FREE or consider making a donation!
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COCO ALVAREZ MENA
MARK DAFTARI & LENAI WILKERSON