Barnstorm Dance Fest

Barnstorm Dance Fest

The 2020 Barnstorm Dance Fest took place in the digital space June 15-30 with performance playlists featuring works by this year’s selected artists, panels with festival choreographers, and more. The links to festival works are no longer available at this time.

Head to DSH’s Youtube channel to watch Digital Dance Chats with our 2019-2020 Artists in Residence Joel Aguilera, Rivkah French and Roberta Paixao Cortes — who are all presenting work on Program C. Learn more about their residency experience and insight into their dance for camera works. 

We look forward to when it is safe to come together and enjoy dance in shared space again. Stay tuned for information about Barnstorm Dance Fest 2021! We hope you enjoyed this year’s digital festival edition!

Learn more about the 2020 Barnstorm choreographers

Program A Artist Bios

Program B Artist Bios

Program C Artist Bios

*All artists selected for the 2020 festival:

Anna Bauer Mark Gonzalez
Bones and Memory Dance / Heather vonReichbauer Mohini Studio / Saraswathy Lakshmivaraham
Carlos Perez Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective / Stacey Allen
Claudia Orcasitas Rivkah French Choreography
Jacqueline Bobet Roberta Paixao Cortes
Jennifer Mabus SalaRu Sri Lankan Cultural Academy / Saliya Bandara Ilankoon
Jessica Figueroa Shaun Keylock Dance Company
Joel Aguilera Tehillah Hartmann
Kanami Nakabayashi Ty Lewis
KoumanKe’le’ African Dance & Drum Ensemble Ventana Ballet
Lizzy Woodson

*Due to the necessary shift from the in-person, live performance format to the digital version, not all selected artists were able to participate in the festival.

By |2020-09-08T18:01:03+00:00October 15th, 2019|Barnstorm Dance Fest, Dance Source Programs|5 Comments


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