Stamford Center for the Arts is thrilled to bring back the 2nd Annual Young Choreographers Festival to The Palace Theatre in Stamford on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM.
Dress rehearsals are scheduled on Saturday, November 10 from 10:30AM to 7:30PM and on Sunday, November 11 from 10:30AM to 4:00PM, where the choreographers will be available for photo ops and interviews.
Designed for student choreographers ages 13 to 18, the Young Choreographers Festival is part of SCA’s commitment to supporting dance through vibrant educational experiences. There will be 32 choreographers from 13 dance schools from Westchester and Fairfield Counties participating in this year’s festival.
Tickets are on sale now at www.SCAlive.org. The 2012-2013 season is made possible through the generosity of SCA’s Season Sponsors Seaboard Properties, Inc. and The Whittingham Family.
“The Young Choreographers Festival is an incredible opportunity for young dancers to not only dance on a professional stage and work with true theater professionals but it also gives them the opportunity to build a piece from beginning to end,” says festival creator & SCA Director of Education, Carol Bryan. “The Festival gives students the excitement of finding their own creative voices, enhances their growth as a young artist/performer and expands their understanding of what goes into being a choreographer. The joy of expressing their passion and working together with their peers is an invaluable life experience for these young artists.”
These choreographers must demonstrate leadership as they audition dancers, organize rehearsals, book studio space with their dance schools, choose their music, costumes and design the lighting during their twenty minute tech/dress rehearsal.
These original pieces being performed range in style from contemporary, to lyrical, to jazz/funk, to ballet. Some tell a story about life, love and friendship while others are more abstract presentations.
Tickets for The 2nd Annual Young Choreographers Festival on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM are $20 for Adults and $15 for Students, including per-ticket fees, and are on sale now at www.SCAlive.org, charge by phone with major credit cards by calling the SCA Box Office at 203-325-4466 or in person at the Palace Theatre Box Office in downtown Stamford, CT. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10am to 6pm.
For additional information visit the SCA website at www.SCAlive.org or call 203-325-4466.
Editor's note: This announcement originally was posted Tuesday, Nov. 7. The time stamp was changed for layout purposes on the Home page of this Patch.