New Mexico Dance Coalition, a non-profit organization with the mission of developing and promoting dance within New Mexico, presents its 31st annual Choreographer’s Showcase at the Railyard Performance Center on April 27 and 28.
“There will be solos and group pieces,” explains the show’s producer Jasmine Quinsier, a dancer who has performed in past showcase events.
“Most of the works are new and have been created especially for this show,” she adds. “They represent a variety of movement styles. Each dance is fully costumed and features professional lighting and sound.”
Among this year’s participants are Pomegranate Studios, Moving Alchemy with dancer Lee Johnson, Albuquerque dancer Rujeko Dumbutshena and Zircus Erotique, a Santa Fe-based theatrical dance company combining the genres of classical ballet, modern lyrical, Arabic, salsa and burlesque dance styles.
New Mexico youth who study with the showcase’s professional dancers, including students from New Mexico School for the Arts, are also part of the show.
An organization established in 1986, New Mexico Dance Coalition hosts monthly dance gatherings and awards annual dance scholarships to students interested in furthering their dance training. It also serves as a fiscal agent for independent artists to produce shows.
Tickets are available at the door.