Agnieszka Laska Dancers
May 2014 ALDancers took a big step: a 2-week tour of Poland, to perform 3 critically acclaimed shows: Broken Flowers, The Rite of Spring and The Chopin Project. We are performing in Zakopane, Warsaw, Polanica Zdroj and Krakow. We are also running workshops, master classes and participating in an international conference on choreographer/composer collaboration. The entire proceedings from last performance in Krakow went to support Ukryte Skrzydla (Hidden Wings) Foundation and will grant summer vacations for 50 kids, that never went out of Krakow before.
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May 19-20 travel PDX-Krakow
May 21 - outreach performance + lecture / demonstration for the International School of Krakow
May 21-23 workshop in Krakow
May 24 – Broken Flowers in Zakopane at Teatr im Witkacego
May 26 – Chopin Project in Warsaw + international conference at Frederic Chopin University of Music.
May 30 – Rite of Spring & Chopin Project in Polanica Zdroj at Teatr Zdrojowy
June 1 – Rite of Spring and Chopin Project in Krakow at Teatr Ludowy
June 2 - travel Krakow-PDX
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Agnieszka Laska Dancers is a public benefit 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Our Kickstarter fundraising for POLAND TOUR was successful! Thank to everybody who donated and spread the message!
Big thank you to our generous, wonderful Kickstarter backers:
Jack Gabel, Tomasz Werner, Gary Nelson, Elizabeth Dyson, Lisa LaRue Baker, Cassandra Adams, Allan Seward, Angela Carlson, Harold Gray, Jane Boyden, Cynthia Gerdes, Tatiana Kolchanova, Ines Voglar, Leander Geoffrey Star, Sharon Riesterer, Lauren Kessler, Maxwell Fritz, Tannia Adams, Mindi Boyden, Kala Shafer, Ronni Lacroute, Will Mayall, Robert Shotola, JoAn Sterr, Becky Lawhorn, Leslie Dunaway, Jared Sund, Ken and Helen Shafer, Julie Miller, Megan Petrich, Renata Dajnowska, Matt Czyzewski, Chris Leck, Derek and Olive Healey, Anna Grudzien, Pierre Pizzetta, Allen Haberberg, Jennifer Berk, Lisa Kruse, Merlin Benneth.
Thank you all!
"...There’s nothing quite like a virgin sacrifice to attract a capacity audience to the concert hall. That’s what happened when the PSU Symphony teamed up with the Agnieszka Laska Dancers to produce an eye-catching, enthusiastic, and evocative performance of Igor Stravinsky “Le Sacre Du Printemps” (“The Rite of Spring”) on Friday (June 8). The production captivated a standing-room-only audience at Lincoln Performance Hall, most of whom, like this reviewer, had probably never before seen a live ballet performance of Stravinsky’s iconic work. They were rewarded with an electrifying production that worked exceedingly well to interpret the music and the story..."
James Bash, Northwest Reverb
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The Rite of Spring production was made possible by an RACC Special Opportunity Grant and generous donors -
thank you all!
We held a successful fundraiser in March — huge THANKS!!!! to everyone who attended our Benefit Ball, contributed through our Silent Auction and donated — Thank You ALL Again!
ALD is a modern, multi-media, dance company — now in its 10th year. We've staged over 180 performances in 3 countries on 2 continents with over 250 different dancers, 150 musicians, 12 actors, 14 children and 1 dog — over 22,000 have attended at wide-ranging venues, including 5 international dance festivals. ALD prides itself on the extensive number of performances we've staged with musicians aboard (i.e. not in the can). Our signature is collaboration — we relish it and consistently deliver inspired highbred art.
We are a tax exempt 501(c)(3) public benefit, non-profit corporation. We serve the community in the fine arts tradition as a modern dance company. Our artistic/educational mission is to advance the art of modern dance, primarily through engaging performance, coupled with educational opportunities when they arise and are pertinent to the work.
All pictures by Chris Leck Photography