LOS ANGELES, CA: July 30th, 2007 – Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company based in Southern California, premieres new works in Los Angeles on Friday, August 31st and Saturday, September 1st, both at 8:00 pm at the Diavolo Dance Space, 616 Moulton Avenue, Los Angeles, 90031. Tickets prices for advance purchase are: adults $14, children $7. If purchased at the door: adults $16, children $8. Dance Resource Center members $8. For information and to purchase tickets visit www.kennethwalkerdanceproject.org/shows.htm.
KWDP will perform highlights from the repertoire as well as premiere new works in a presentation entitled “Sheer Force of Will.” One of the evening’s works, Focus on the Middle Distance has been chosen to be presented along with 24 other companies from throughout the world at the prestigious American Dance Guild’s 2007 Performance Festival in New York at the Hudson Guild Theatre Thursday, September 6. Visit www.americandanceguild.org for more information.
Kenneth Walker Dance Project, comprised of eight professional dancers from Southern California, is a vehicle for nationally recognized choreographer Kenneth Walker. KWDP appeared at the prestigious Piccolo Spoleto Festivals in Charleston, South Carolina in 2006 and 2007 and the AAPHERD Southeast Conference in Virginia. KWDP has also appeared at the Los Angeles Dance Invitational, Palm Desert Dance Under the Stars, Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica, and Central Coast Summerfest in Monterey, California. KWDP will mark its New York debut this September at the American Dance Guild. Mr. Walker’s choreography has been well received. John Meehan former director of ABT Studio Company, now currently with Hong Kong Ballet, described Walker’s Savage Grace as “…a fun piece, full of energy with some nice choreographic invention;” and, Alun Jones, former director of Louisville Ballet called Savage Grace “tremendous.”
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