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Le Salon de Danse Part Deux

Curated by Michael Foley, assisted by Paula Kramer

The Studio@620 is thrilled to welcome back one its most successful performance series of the 2008/2009 season – “Le Salon de Danse.”  This sold-out series re-established the Studio@620’s reputation for bringing cutting-edge choreographers to the Tampa Bay area.  “Le Salon de Danse, Part Deux” will feature the work of four powerful and exciting choreographers in Spring, 2010.

In the tradition of the 19th century “Salons” in Paris where patrons could experience an artists’ work in a close setting, Studio @ 620 introduced its new series, “Le Salon de Danse” in October, 2009 to capture the magic of dancers and choreographers close-up.  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 series brings audiences closer to a contemporary choreographer’s 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. “Le Salon de Danse” is curated by Michael Foley, and assisted by Paula Kramer.


Special Opening Night Post Salon Reception

A limited number of tickets are available for Opening Night + A Special Post Dance Salon Reception.  This after party will be held in a lovely private location and will provide an opportunity to chat with the choreographers and other local artists and celebs!


About the choreographers:


Jennifer Archibald January 16th and 17th

Jennifer Archibald has slowly been making a name for herself as one of hip-hops new “game changers.”  Her unique blend of hip-hop’s trademark locking, popping and virtuosic athleticism is combined with the technique and creativity of  ballet and modern dance creating one of the most interesting dance-hybrids on the concert dance scene today.  This Canadian-born, New York-based dance diva has become a striking performance fixture in South Florida thanks to her many residencies and concerts here.  Jennifer brings a series of new and old solos to the Studio@620, along with the world premiere of Michael Foley’s dance film “Joan,” which Jennifer Archibald is the film’s indisputable “star.”



Helen Hansen February 28th

Helen’s work has become a beloved treasure to local audiences as evidenced by her recent show last summer at Studio@620.  She returns for an encore presentation for a special Sunday Salon where Helen brings a taste of dance refinement and exuberance to a St. Pete Sunday afternoon.






Tania Isaac March 27th

The Tania Isaac dance performance has been postponed by the artist.  All other shows will continue as scheduled.  One of Philadelphia’s most dynamic choreographers brings a powerful evening of dance storytelling to the Studio in March.  As one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch in 2006,” the Caribbean-born dancer/choreographer has been a luminous fixture on the contemporary dance scene for the past few years solidifying her “reputation as a uniquely skilled artist who spans multiple dance genres and thoughtfully grapples with issues of broad political concern.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)



Kyle Abraham April 24th

Kyle Abraham is one of New York City’s most innovative young choreographers.  His dances have been hailed by the New York press as kinetic things of beauty and his evening at the Studio will be an event not to be missed.  Kyle’s silky dancing is punctuated by moments of stylized brilliance that are sure to captivate, provoke and astound.



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