Carmen updates

Due to ongoing social distancing and an uncertain future for live performances we have decided to postpone our premiere of Carmen until 2021. We are in the process of developing virtual programming in the near future. Please check back for more information.

You can make the difference!

KWDP has embarked on an incredible journey, to create our largest and most ambitious work to date, a re-imagining of  Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.This ballet is being created because of the incredible artists of KWDP. The company members get the remarkable experience of having a new work created on them. There is almost nothing more exciting for an artist!

KWDP can’t wait to perform The Seasons for you this summer at our annual performance. Be a part of the process! By contributing, YOU are creating a new ballet!

Our version will be the biggest ballet we’ve ever created.  This foray is our largest expenditure in time and energy in creating a work of art. When we complete the dance we will have completed a new way of visioning contemporary ballet.
Our artists are being challenged with learning four times the amount of choreography we normally tackle and our designers will be creating four times the amount of lighting and costume designs for our new project.

You can contribute via mail by sending us a check to Kenneth Walker Dance Project, PO Box 41, Lomita, CA 90717 or donating quickly and painlessly via our Indiegogo campaign.Gia Calhoun rehearsing for "The Seasons"

Other ways you can help

Share this campaign with your social network to help make this vision come true.  Buy a ticket early to help us sell-out this amazing venture.
Tell a friend to join you at this performance.

 

When will you see this new work?

We can’t wait to premiere it for you August 13 and 14 at the Martha Knoebel Dance Theater in Long Beach! Tickets go on sale soon!

Suburban Symphony

Saturday, April 23rd / 8PM  
Motion Flux Scholarship Benefit Concert presented Moorpark College Music & Dance Department.  Come catch KWDP dancers Tracy Jones and Nathan Ortiz performing the opening duet of Suburban Symphony.

 Location:  Performing Arts Center, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA / CLICK HERE to purchase TICKETS or call Box Office 805) 378.1485  ($16 Adults, $9 Students, Seniors, Staff)

>all concert proceeds to benefit MC Dance Scholarship Fund<

Winter Intensive

Come dance with KWDP for the holidays!

Hosted by CSU, Dominguez Hills Dance Department

December 21, 2015

1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747

Dance Room A-102 inside the gym.

 

Kenneth Walker Dance Project is doing its first ever Dance Intensive.  Come study with Kenneth and the artists of KWDP in Ballet, Modern, and more.

 

$60 for the day or $16 per class

 

Floor warm up  11-12

Modern 12-1:30

Lunch 1:30-2:30

Ballet 2:30-4

Repertory 4-5

 

For more information contact us at ken@kennethwalkerdanceproject.org

December News

December 15, we are performing in Temecula.  The company will be performing at Old Town Temecula Community Theater.  Tickets are only $5 and you get to see this up and coming company in Hum and the solo Tuesday.

Come study with KWDP this December!  Kenneth Walker Dance Project will be conducting its first ever Winter Intensive December 21.  This event will be hosted by CSU, Dominguez Dance Department.  Take classes in Ballet, Modern, Repertory, and more from the artists of Kenneth Walker Dance Project.

Movement Theatre CoLab Summer Intensive

Come to Dance Creations and enjoy a couple weeks of dance master classes with such notable teachers and choreographers: Wendi Baity, Ken Datugan, Beth Megill, Kenneth Walker II and more.

Kenneth will be teaching ballet and creating new material at the Movement Theatre CoLab Summer Intensive in Simi Valley  June 26th and July 3.  Classes are open on a drop-in basis.  Contact us at ken@kennethwalkerdanceproject or Movement Theatre CoLab for more information.

Tickets now onsale

Tickets are now onsale for our August 10, 2013 show.

Kenneth Walker Dance Project presents Trajectorie Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre at 7:30PM.

Trajectorie will feature world premieres, company premieres, and the return to repertoire of audience favorites.

The dance “Savage Grace” will make its company premiere. Savage Grace was commissioned by South Bay Ballet and was the closing ballet at the Regional Dance America dance conference when it was performed. This highly regarded dance is finally making its way into our rep with the help of the Los Angeles County Arts Council which is supporting the season in part and our performers who are coming to us from companies such as South Bay Ballet, Utah Regional Ballet, and Boston Ballet.

KWDP is also world premiering a new ballet with new music co-produced by Robert Malone and Kena Raquel Rohi Custage (the composer of the music for our dance Focus on the Middle Distance.

Are you ready for a little winter in August? We are doing a contemporary version of the Snow Scene from “The Nutcracker”. We call it Snow Day. Don’t worry this version will bring a smile to your face.

The program will also include the return of the dance Gate with music by Mario Salvucci, Hum music by former KWDP dancer Candice Glass Davis, and Purgatory.

Student and senior tickets available at the door. To purchase student/senior tickets early contact us. To purchase group tickets for groups larger than 7 please contact us.

Master Class

We have huge news for us!  June 22, 2013 from 3-5:15pm in the rehearsal halls of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center of Los Angeles we will be having a master class taught by Arturo Fernandez, Ballet Master for the World Famous Alonzo King LINES Ballet.  A native of California, Mr. Fernandez has choreographed for James Sewell Ballet, Inland Pacific Ballet, among others.   For more than two decades he has been an integral and part of Alonzo King LINES Dance Center.  He has staged Mr. King’s work world -wide, most notably for the Royal Swedish Ballet.  His complete biography is available at LINES Ballet.

To attend you have to be preregistered and prepaid. To pay simply purchase an event ticket at Brown Paper Tickets.
We’ll need your address to keep you posted on location updates and the like.

 

Not a dancer?  You can donate the registration for one of KWDP’s dancers to attend this rare event.  Donations will be processed through PayPal.  A PayPal account is not necessary to make a donation.

 

Upcoming Performances

KWDP is back at the Pasadena Dance Festival.  We are performing our latest work, Soft Ambient Pulse, on February 16 at Lineage Performing Arts Center at 7pm.  For tickets visit, http://lineagedance.org/festival/feb-16/

Alumni Stories

Kenneth was just interviewed by UCLA’s alumni department. Read about his decision to start KWDP and his favorite day at UCLA.

New Photos

We have lots of new photos on our Facebook page for you to enjoy. One set is from a photo shoot with dance photographer Paul Antico. The remaining new photos were taken at the dress rehearsal for the show Little by Little, AKA Poco a Poco.

Performances

Kenneth Walker Dance Project is pleased to announce its 2012 and 2012 seasons are supported in part by a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Council.
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Pay Our Rent Party!

Let’s Party!

June 25 from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the home of one our fantastic board members, we will be hosting one of our famous pay our rent cocktail parties. This is a great opportunity to meet the dancers, talk to fellow patrons, and show your support for the company. We’re suggesting a donation of $11 to help fund programming for our 2012 season. We will be making a special announcement at the party, so don’t miss it. We ask that you RSVP at ken@kennethwalkerdanceproject to receive the address.

Book Fair

We’re exited announce that we’re partnering with Barnes &Noble for a Book Fair. On Sunday May 1, 2011
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Audience Comments

It was great!
…this is so wonderful. You are great! Absolutely amazing!!
Variety + very enjoyable
Fabulous!
Very great show a lot of fun.
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