Indiana Dance Festival set for April

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A three-day dance festival happening next month features performances, dance classes and panel discussions.

The Indiana Dance Festival is April 12th-14th at the Arts Campus Fort Wayne. The festival in its fourth year.

The mission of Indiana Dance Festival is to provide a diverse population with unique opportunities to experience the cultivation, presentation, discipline, and conservation of dance, movement arts, and health.

Some of the dancers and companies performing include: Elizabeth Shea Dance, Fort Wayne Ballet, Mikautadze Dance Theatre, Water Street Dance Company, Butler University, Ball State University, and many more.

Fort Wayne Ballet student Brett Conway will be performing an original piece on Saturday, April 13th. He will also be one of the Master Class instructors, along with many renowned teaching artists.

Performances will take place on Friday and Saturday evening, 7:30pm, at the Arts United Center. Performances will have a different line-up each night.

Master Classes in genres, such as ballet, tap, classical Indian dance, contemporary, hip hop, Butoh, and African dance, will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Dancers and enthusiasts may also take part in an Improv Jam Session lead by local Embody Dance leaders, Sydney Pacula and Steve Vachon. IDF Master Classes are for diverse abilities and levels.

The Indiana Dance Festival has something for all ages and community members with varied interests. Panel Discussions will take place throughout the weekend and will engage local artists through the conversation of collaboration and job opportunities in Indiana. Panelists will include some of the IDF teaching artists, as well as, George Kalamaras of Purdue Fort Wayne, Miriam Morgan of Arts United, Caitlin Negron of Indy Convergence, Dan Swartz of Wunderkammer Co., and Anna Tragesser of Indiana Arts Commission.

Head to fwdc.org/IDF2019 to learn more. 

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