The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective has assembled an impressive lineup of classical and modern dancers for the third annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival at Gatekeeper’s Museum.
The festival will feature artists from nationally esteemed companies Erick Hawkins Dance and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Professional dancers and co-founders Constantine Baecher and Christin Hanna will perform the collaborative duet “Proximity,” which debuted in New York last month as part of the New Chamber Ballet’s 10th anniversary.
The festival opens with a catered gala and performance beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The remaining two days offer main stage performances beginning at 6:30 p.m., with general admission costing $20 for picnic-style seating.
For more information, visit laketahoedancefestival.org.
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