Labayen Dance SF
Enrico Labayen, Artistic Director
Dance Mission Theater
World Premiers by Enrico Labayen,
Anandha Ray, Erik Wagner, Laura Bernasconi & Malu Rivera-Peoples
Labayen is creating a dance concert celebrating love, life, hope & the future; a village of dancers and choreographers afloat in the spirit of dance. He has gathered thirteen new dancers of all races to narrate this universal experience seen through contemporary dance lens. And he brings together some of his favorite Bay Area choreographers to share the concert.
“Rarely does a choreographer successfully combine the precision of classical ballet with the freedom of modern dance, Labayen succeeded at this task, his work is hypnotic & mesmerizing. A refreshing vision of contemporary dance.” -Dance Magazine
On the program are new works by Anandha Ray, Erik Wagner, Laura Bernasconi & Malu Rivera-Peoples, four eclectic and exciting choreographers that tackle relevant themes of Cherokee Indian experiences, love, loss/mourning of a love one, the importance of balance between sexes, young adults trying to fit in todays society.
Laura Rae Bernasconi