From left, Gin Dance Company dancers Therese Gahl, Hannah Church, and Alissa Huff.
Photo by Ruth Judson/Courtesy Gin Dance Company
Reston’s own Gin Dance Company has been honored with an invitation to perform at a prestigious New York City dance festival: the 18th DUMBO Dance Festival. This is the second year in a row that Gin Dance, a modern dance company, will be performing at the invitation-only festival.
“I feel so fortunate that Gin Dance Company can be part of the DUMBO Dance Festival two years in a row. We are looking forward to the festival.” said Shu-Chen Cuff, Gin Dance Founder and Artistic Director.
“We had a wonderful experience performing at last year’s DUMBO Dance Festival,” added Cuff. “It was so great to meet many talented artists from around the globe and see their work. The host of the festival, Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director of White Wave Dance, and her team are passionate and dedicated to bringing unique and fresh work to New York City.”
According to Young Soon Kim, “This is a festival about opportunities. It offers New York audiences the chance to participate in one of the most diverse displays of leading-age choreography and excellence at an affordable price,” noted Young Soon Kim.
Gin Dance will perform excerpts from its original work, choreographed by Cuff, titled “Burgundy.” The dance work piece takes the audience “into a deeper look at the roles that women play in our society as strong, confident, capable, fun, and sensitive individuals,” said Cuff. “Women play very important roles in bringing the community together and building a better and healthier world.”
Gin Dance will perform “Burgundy” on Saturday evening, Oct. 13, 2018 as part of an extended weekend of four nights and three days of singular contemporary dance programs.