21st Annual LAS VEGAS DANCE IN THE DESERT FESTIVAL
Friday July 26, 2019: 7:00 pm
Saturday July 27, 2019: 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center
1771 Inner Circle Dr.
Free and open to the public!
For more information call (702) 507-3863
Festival Director and Co-Founder: Kelly Roth
Associate Director: Johanna Jody Caley
Co-Founder: Kyla Quintero
From the press release:
“Gather with us in the beautiful Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center for a veritable smorgasbord of contemporary dance! The 21st annual Las Vegas Dance in the Desert Festival showcases some of the finest choreographers and dance companies from around the valley, the nation, and the world!
Presenting their latest and most innovative works in three contrasting programs, this year’s Festival hosts over 2 dozen companies and artists with a large Arizona contingent including Ann Ludwig/Beth Lessard; Nicole L. Olson; Cat + Fish Dance; Amber Robbins; Danielle McNeal Johnson; Diane McNeal Hunt: ELEVATE Dance Works; Ellisa Reed; Scott Bodily; SM2Dance; Turiya Chavez; Canyon Movement Company; and Wight Noise. From California returns Robert Salas: Movement Theatre CoLab; and Jana Taylor;. Ana Cuellar, a multi-year participant from Florida, again revisits the Festival with her dancers. Traveling from Utah are returning artists Alicia Trump/Carrie Miles; and first timer Natalie Gotter.
Las Vegas generated contemporary dance emerges from Eric Bean; Candy Jimenez; Leslie Kremer Roth with Kiss is 4Kidz; Kelly Roth & Dancers; College of Southern Nevada Dance Ensemble; Concert Dance Company; Mary LaCroix/Pamela Lappen: Las Vegas Dance Ensemble; and Danny Mendoza.*
In addition to the three different concerts taking place on Friday, July 26, at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, July 27 (National Dance Day,) at 2:00 & 7:00 pm, will be modern dance master classes taught by guest artists both days from 10:30-noon onstage. All Festival events are FREE and open to the public.
A co-production of the Las Vegas Clark County Library District and the New Dance Foundation for the Arts, Inc. with support from the Nevada Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and donors like you.
For additional info call or text Kelly Roth: 702-504-4578
* Artist roster subject to change.”
Jubilee!’s 34 Years of Glamour
With hundreds of rhinestone-encrusted costumes that cost $3,000 or more each to construct, this was the last show mounted by the famed Donn Arden that showcased the gorgeous, elegant showgirl style that ruled Las Vegas for decades.
Costume designs by the incomparable Pete Menefee and Bob Mackie adorned the beautiful women and handsome men that carried on this historical and spectacular production show with pride and passion until the closing show. Closing night saw former cast and crew members fly in from all corners of the world to be with their former castmates, to celebrate the decades-long run of this gem of a show. It was a monumental gathering of generations of talent that is not likely to be seen ever again. The Las Vegas showgirl is now a dying art form.