To celebrate and inaugurate the Fall Downtown 2010 season, each of the 11 participating cultural organizations will host a kick-off event at its venue(s) on Tuesday, September 21. Launch events include surprise performances, world premieres, workshops, happy hours, gallery openings, free giveaways, discounted tickets, and more. The detailed launch events are listed here.
Some highlights I hope to get to:
Next Tuesday Sept. 21 is the kickoff! An excuse to schmooze...
*Looks like Battery Dance is co-hosting a launch event at Access Theater at 8pm, with free drinks and performance by company dancers.
*Dance New Amsterdam is offering $12 classes all day on Sept. 21 with promotional code FALL10. DNA offers a variety of techniques and styles, including Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Flamenco, Pilates, Thai Massage and more.
*Later on October 7-8 DNA presents RAW Material - a juried performance series that encourages burgeoning artists to bring new work to a live audience, experimenting with new ways of crafting their work. Mentored by Artistic Advisor Gus Solomons, Jr., this season¹s artists include Randy Burd; Sumi Clements/Summation Dance; Moriah Evans and Sarah Beth Percival; Gorgas/PoMoMojo; Joanna Kotze; and Dawn Robinson.
*And on October 9...FREE CLASSES! DNA welcomes dance lovers from all over to take part in the organization's second annual FREE Class Day!, which provides a spectacular array of technique and wellness classes at a range of levels, from amateur to professional, for an entire day, free. Culminating the day of free classes, DNA will present a one-of-a-kind performance event showcasing the diversity of DNA's faculty.
A whole bunch more events and performances are happening downtown throughout the season as part of the festival. Check out their website (which doesn't seem to be updated yet...)