Scorpius Dance Theatre's Kick-A Dance Showcase Opens June 13 at Phoenix Theatre's Little Theatre
For the second year Lisa Starry of Scorpius Dance Theater will bring together dancers and choreographers from around the state for a showcase of kick-ass contemporary dance.
Courtesy of Scorpius Dance Theater
The show is a take on the highly acclaimed Choreographer's Carnival, except Kick-A Dance Showcase features work from Arizona choreographers. If you enjoyed the performances the first time around, then you'll be happy to know the number of submissions for this year's event doubled from last year, giving Starry an even more impressive pool from which to select.
In addition to featuring pieces from various up-and-coming choreographers, the showcase will include several new works from Starry.
"I want the audiences to be surprised with new works," she says.
Though she said she couldn't reveal much about the new pieces before the première of the show, Starry said one would be a re-working of a piece she's already shown and another would be a "pretty intense small group piece" set to music from the score of the recent Great Gatsby movie. Her four works in the showcase will be called "No More Walls," "Rotation," "I'm Your DJ," and "Deep Web."