From its earliest recognition on the world stage in 1982 as “best company” at the International Dance Festival of Paris, the company has succeeded for three decades. The work of Elisa Monte, a former principal dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch and Pilobolus, is widely recognized for its highly athletic and sensual style, as well as its technical and physical acuity, exploring a multitude of topics and themes. Monte has created over 45 works in her years as a choreographer. These works have been performed by Elisa Monte Dance and other notable dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Boston Ballet,San Francisco Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Ballet Gulbenkian of Portugal, Teatro alla Scala Ballet, Philadanco, Dallas Black Dance Theater,North Carolina Dance Theater, the Batsheva Dance Company of Israel, and the PACT Contemporary Dance Company of South Africa.
A singular artistic vision combines with vigorous athleticism in the works of Elisa Monte Dance. At once true to its own distinctive style and eager to encompass diverse cultural influences, Monte’s choreography takes a global view of movement that puts the world of dance within her audience’s grasp. Her dancers rise to the creative challenge in an ecstatic display of physical prowess that gives life to an intense array of emotions.
Elisa Monte Dance feels arts education is an important part of each artist’s job. Over the years, Elisa Monte Dance has taken a practical and integral approach to this duty, regularly teaching workshops and master classes, as well as conducting lecture demonstrations and open rehearsals. These and other educational activities – specifically tailored to the institution and the broader community being served – are offered in conjunction with company performances at venues throughout the United States and the world.
Join us for our 32nd Anniversary Season
April 11-13 | Gala April 12
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