MULTIPLEX DANCE proudly presents the first inaugural West Hollywood Dance Festival (WHDF), a 6-day event celebrating the joy of creativity, the rigor of professional dance training, the transformative power of live performance, and the nurturing of community engagement with concert dance. The festival includes a 5-day intensive training program geared for pre-professional and professional dancers, a series of free community workshops and open rehearsals available to the public, and public performances featuring MULTIPLEX DANCE and special guests TONGUE Dance Project and the Taiko Center of Los Angeles. The Festival aims to increase the presence of the accessibility of concert dance in the City of West Hollywood by creating a space and place where people can engage with the art form in a variety of ways.
WHDF DANCE INTENSIVE - August 15 - 19
Hosted by MULTIPLEX DANCE, the WHDF Dance Intensive offers 5 exciting days of dance classes designed for pre-professional and professional dancers ages 14 & up, grounded in the company's mission and aesthetic, taught by 8 of LA's bold and daring movement innovators.
WHDF includes 2 FREE community workshops, open to the community and accessible to all people regardless of age or ability.
TAIKOPLEX Community Dance and Drumming Workshop- Tuesday, August 16 5-7pm
The TAIKOPLEX workshop combines Taiko drumming with choreography.
INTERFACE Community Dance Workshop - Thursday, August 18 5-7pm
The INTERFACE workshop teaches participants how to integrate smartphones and mobile applications in the creative process.
OPEN REHEARSALS - August 16 - 19 3 - 4:30pm
Come and observe the creative process of Chad Michael Hall as he stages his latest choreography Flux for inclusion in the festival performances.
August 20 2pm & 8pm
Plummer Parks Fiesta Hall
7377 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Join MULTIPLEX DANCE with special guests TONGUE Dance Project and the Taiko Center of Los Angeles for 2 exciting and powerful performances that are sure to entertain and inspire you!
**MULTIPLEX DANCE is offering a special limited time $10 ticket price to the 8pm performance for DRC members, students, young alums (who have graduated in the past 5 years), veterans, and WeHo residents through July 20. There is also $50 off full-tuition for the intensive through July 20. WHDF is utilizing dynamic pricing so ticket prices will increase after July 20. For more info go to www.multiplexdance.org
The program is presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission. For more info on WeHo Arts programming please visit www.weho.org/arts or follow via social media @WeHoArts.
Addition support has been provided by the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Outreach Program.