DANCING SOLO TOGETHER
July 23 – September 3, 2020
Sadly, with the current surge of Covid-19 cases in LA and OC counties, we are pausing our live Thursday Solo Series until it is safe to dance together again. However, we will continue to present dance. In the interim, each dancer is video taping their performance which can be seen on our social media and website. Videos from our performers will go live on our every Thursday at 6pm. These videos will be available for a week.
The presentations will take place online every Thursday, July 23-September 3rd, 6PM.
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 6th 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.
Daftari blossomed in the commercial realm during his time as a BFA student at USC Kaufman School of Dance, working with Sam Smith, Yanis Marshall and many more on top of this curriculum. This year, Daftari was featured in Todrick Hall’s music video for “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels”, as well as Sam Smith’s video for “How Do You Sleep”, choreographed by Parris Goebel. Daftari hopes to create a platform for binding concert and commercial aesthetics, and to take that platform of art from both ends to challenge dancers around the world. Read more here.
In defying the inequality that bound many black ballerinas before her, Lenai Wilkerson dreams of becoming the realization of the 21st century ballerina. She is currently dancing as a company member with Ballet Hispánico. Read more here.