New Dance Partners.

New Dance Partners
The Ultimate Collaboration – two shows!

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 18, 2020 - September 19, 2020 | Yardley Hall

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Carlsen Center Presents brings together three choreographers and three local dance companies for the ultimate festival of contemporary and modern dance.


Audiences will delight in a feast for the eyes as four new works premiere on Yardley Hall stage. For the seventh festival of contemporary and modern dance, Carlsen Center Presents has enlisted three choreographers to create original works for three local dance companies to perform at the world premieres. Each new work will then be owned by the dance company for two years for use in their own programs.

This year’s collaborative partners are:

Caili Quan, working with Owen/Cox Dance Group

Raised on Guam, trained in New York, and a dancer with BalletX since 2013, Quan has choreographed for Konverjdans, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, DanceWorks Chicago’s ChoreoLab, and CelloPointe.

The mission of the Owen/Cox Dance Group is to create new music and dance collaborations, present high-quality contemporary dance performances with live music, and engage a wide audience through affordable live performance, education and outreach programs.

Rosie Herrera, working with Störling Dance Theatre

Herrera is a Cuban-American dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Rosie Herrera Dance Theater in Miami. She also has collaborated with numerous producers and filmmakers.

Störling Dance Theater has built a repertoire that includes dances of beauty and passion, while establishing a reputation for their gutsy and powerful narrative productions.

Micaela Taylor, working with Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company

Taylor is a professional dancer/teacher/choreographer from Los Angeles, where she founded contemporary dance company The TL Collective in 2016.

With thought-provoking performances that speak to the human spirit, the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company is known for its beautiful, athletic style and has been hailed as one of the most exciting, captivating dance troupes in the Midwest.