Foothills Dancemakers Inaugural Concert

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Foothills Dancemakers, a new consortium of modern dance companies in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains, announces their first concert in June. Benita Bike's DanceArt, Pennington Dance Group, Nancy Evans Dance Theatre and Lineage Dance will present a joint concert Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 16 at 4 p.m. at A Room to Create (ARC) in Pasadena, California.

The goal of the Foothills Dancemakers is to work together to support and bring visibility to concert modern dance in the foothills of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys.  The directors of the four companies - Benita Bike, John Pennington, Nancy Evans Doede and Hilary Thomas - represent 130 years of combined experience producing dance work for the stage.  Through this collaboration, the Foothills Dancemakers hopes to promote a variety of invigorating dance activities serving its community and encourage joint projects by area dancemakers.

▪ Benita Bike's DanceArt, a five-member chamber dance company, is in its 38th year presenting concert dance. The company will present Bike's Plugged, a new work, and On Beat 3.
▪ Pennington Dance Group, founded by John Pennington in 2000, is an eight-member company, and will perform selections from Company of Orbs and new work choreographed by Pennington.
Nancy Evans Dance Theatre is celebrating its 10th year and will perform Everness, Le Gemelle, and There Between.  The company specializes in dance theatre with choreography by its six dancers and director, Nancy Evans Doede.
Lineage Dance, established by Hilary Thomas in Pasadena twenty years ago, will present excerpts from Waking in the Mourning, and the quartet Midnight to 12:01.

Foothills Dancemakers concerts take place on Saturday, June 15th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 16th at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20, general admission, and $15 for students, seniors, and DRC members with valid ID. A Room To Create (ARC) located at 1158 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA. 91106. Parking is available in the lot behind the building or on the street. For reservations please visit  Call 626-204-0331 for more information.

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