LOS ANGELES, CA: July 5, 2011— Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company, premieres new work along with audience favorites for the seventh season in a row in an evening entitled “Little by Little, AKA Poco a Poco” one night only on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 7:30 pm at Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre, California State University Long Beach, 6200 East Atherton, Street, Long Beach CA 90840. Tickets are $13 presale, $18 at the door, $10 for students/seniors/DRC Members. All purchases at the door are cash/check only. DRC, student, and senior tickets, please contact us for a discount code at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are available at www.kennethwalkerdanceproject.org/tickets.
KWDP will showcase three favorites from its repertoire Dirty Faced Angels, Suburban Symphony and All that Glitters. Last season’s premiere of the upbeat A Little Mozart costumed by designer Michael Pacciorini returns to the lineup. Guest Company, La Danserie, led by Patrick Franz will round out the event.
Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP) is a contemporary ballet company dedicated to the expression of the modern condition through the lens of the classical vocabulary. Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and The City of Long Beach, KWDP’s vision is to bring the artist and audience to the poetics of the human condition and believes in the transforming capacity of art and its power to affect human lives.
Comprised of local dancers, KWDP is a vehicle for nationally recognized choreographer Kenneth Walker. The company has appeared at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina (2006/2007), AAPHERD Southeast Conference in Virginia (2006), American Dance Guild Festival in New York (2007), MAD BAD Festival Bay Area (2009), Pasadena Dance Festival (2010) and Golden West Dance Invitational (2011). Mr. Walker’s choreography is well received by audiences and critics. John Meehan former Hong Kong Ballet director described Walker’s Savage Grace as “…a fun piece, full of energy with some nice choreographic invention. Alum Jones, former director of Louisville Ballet called Savage Grace “tremendous.”