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"Le Salon de Danse"

A new dance series featuring contemporary choreographers

In the tradition of the 19th century “Salons” in Paris where patrons could experience an artists’ work in a close setting, Studio @ 620 introduces a new series, “Le Salon de Danse.”   Among the many visual artists who exhibited at the Paris Salons, it was also where dance pioneer Isadora Duncan first introduced her groundbreaking trends in interpretive dance to an enthusiastic bourgeois audience.  In homage to that era this new series brings audiences closer to a contemporary choreographers work in a evening’s program of short solos in the intimate setting of the Studio @ 620.

“Le Salon de Danse” is an opportunity to see a choreographers’ work designed particularly for the close space of an art gallery. 

Michael Foley

The first dancer/choreographer in the series will be internationally known and locally based choreographer, Michael Foley, presenting at Studio @ 620 on Saturday, October 18th.  A professor of dance at the University of South Florida, Mr. Foley has choreographed for modern dance companies worldwide and his work has been praised by The New York Times as “exuberant” and “hypnotic” and The St. Petersburg Times as “stunningly beautiful.”  He will present a series of solos based on his travels over the past 15 years set to a soundtrack ranging from Chopin’s poignant “Nocturnes” to one of Bob Dylan’s folksy diatribes from the 1960’s. 

Andee Scott

On November 15th, the series welcomes Austin, Texas-based solo artist Andee Scott who will be performing a series of solos choreographed by well-known dance artists from Italy, South Korea, New York City and Mexico. For over 10 years, Ms. Scott has been presenting her deeply personal works that often incorporate video and now brings this affecting work to the Tampa Bay area.

Heather Maloney

The series continues in December.  Known for her highly expressive and kinesthetic style, Heather Maloney is a riveting performer, who draws on improvisational structures to create movement magic. She is a Miami-based choreographer, dancer and co-director of InKub8, and her work has been presented at Bates Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival, New World School of the Arts and in Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela. In 2002 Maloney's evening-length work entitled, "We Live in Rooms inside of Rooms" was listed as one of the top ten dance events in Miami by the Miami Herald.  Ms. Maloney brings an intimate evening of solos to “Le Salon de Danse” on December 20th.

“Le Salon de Danse” is curated by Mélanie Verdeaux and Michael Foley.

Thanks to Treasures of Morocco for providing set display items for this series.






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