Traverse City Dance Project Summer Tour Rotary Square

  • Presented By: Traverse City Dance Project
  • Dates: August 3, 2024
  • Location: Rotary Square
  • 203 S Union Street
  • Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free

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  • About

    The Traverse City Dance Project's final performance on its 2024 summer tour will be an exciting and rare opportunity for Northern Michigan audiences to experience professional dance at its best, right here in downtown Traverse City! Set against the backdrop of Rotary Square, attendees are in for an evening of artistry at this captivating, FREE performance. Before the main event, guests can enjoy pre-show tunes by Jordan Hamilton and his band, setting the perfect mood for the evening ahead. The program boasts an impressive lineup of professional dancers from across the country, showcasing new dance works by esteemed choreographers Matthew Neenan and Resident Choreographer Jennifer McQuiston Lott, in collaboration with composer Jordan Hamilton and musicians Grayson Nye & Andy Catlin. Additionally, audiences can look forward to a new work by Rachel Harris, a Bessie Award Nominee and Howard University's 2021 Emerging Choreographer to Watch, along with a premiere by Artistic Director Brent Whitney, promising a diverse and engaging program. This performance also features guest artists Isabella LaFreneire, a dancer with the New York City Ballet, and Dylan Ward of Pacific Northwest Ballet, performing choreographer Peter Martin’s famous Black Swan Pas de Deux from the ballet Swan Lake. This performance also includes guest artists from the Grand Rapids Ballet, under the direction of James Sofranko, performing excerpts from choreographer George Balanchine’s ballet Who Cares. Following the performance, attendees are invited to participate in a Q&A session with the dancers, musicians, choreographers, and crew, providing insight into the creative process and behind-the-scenes experiences. This promises to be a highlight event of the summer, offering a unique and unforgettable experience in downtown Traverse City. Please remember to bring your own chairs or blankets as seating will not be provided. All donations will support the Traverse City Dance Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This event is accessible to all, but please reach out to us in advance if there are specific needs we can accommodate.

    6:30 Pre-Show Music
    7:30 Performance

    The rain date for this performance is August 4th, 2024. Please check the website for updates regarding inclement weather three hours before the performance.