Inside/Out: Chance to Dance Live Competition

At Inside/Out Performance Space: Aug 17

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Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:15pm


Jacob’s Pillow’s Chance to Dance viewers’ choice contest is an open invitation for dance artists from around the globe to enter to win an opportunity to perform on the iconic Inside/Out stage. In 2019, over 100 artists applied, six were selected to be featured on the Pillow’s YouTube channel, from which three were voted by dance fans all over the world to come to Jacob’s Pillow. In this exclusive Inside/Out performance, the top three contestants from the crowd-sourced online competition will perform in a live competition, scored in real time by audience members.

2019 Chance to Dance viewers’ choice contest Finalists:

MN Dance Company, led by Artistic Directors Michal Rynia and Nastja Bremec Rynia, was founded in 2008. The MN Dance Company is playing a vital role in the popularization of dance among all generations. Their performances and workshops are moving the borders of various dance styles. They are trendsetters who inspire a lot of dancers all over the globe. Michal and Nastja, both graduates of CODARTS–Rotterdam Dance Academy, are creating their own recognizable dance style and body language. Their training methods are based on new ways of body movement and expression. Influenced by their backgrounds they create pure, powerful, and expressive dance. Watch their video.

Soleful Dance Company is a Vancouver, Canada-based tap dance company, under the direction of choreographer Alexandra Clancy. Blending the intention and movement of contemporary dance with the musicality and tradition of tap dance, their main purpose is to allow audiences to listen, watch, and feel. Their goal is to express themselves through storytelling and connect through human nature. Watch their video.

Xing Dance Theater (XDT) is located in Baltimore, Maryland. By combining Chinese and Modern dance, XDT connects audiences to the rich and many Chinese cultures. XDT actively researches Chinese dance and provides educational opportunities to engage in Chinese-American and non-Chinese-American populations. Since its founding in 2016, XDT has been invited and selected to perform at the NextNow Festival, Maryland Campaign, 2018 Peabody Spring Dance Showcase, 2018 Global Perspectives Festival Washington DC, 2018 Maryland Dance Festival, and more. Watch their video.

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