Featured Guest artists


Artistic Director/Choreographer         Red Desert Dance Ensemble

Artistic Director/Choreographer         Red Desert Dance Ensemble

Cathy allen

Allen (M.A. in Dance Performance, Brigham Young University) has performed modern works by Doug Nielson, Gregg Bielimeier, Loretta Livingston, Martina Young, Malashock Dance and Company, Rudy Perez, and Anna Nassif, as well as her own choreography.    Performing in ‘Footloose” the 1984 movie, Las Vegas Productions of “Lido de Paris” and “Jubilee”, Allen also performed in regional theatre productions at Sundance in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, “Pippin” and “Satin Lady”.  Other performing credits include Lina Lamont in “Singin in the Rain”, TV commercials, Las Vegas Convention Revues and various print and runway modeling.   She was a member of the Las Vegas Music and Dance Ensemble and the John Malashock Dance Company in San Diego, California.  

Allen received the Nevada State Council of the Arts Fellowship Award in both 1994 and 2001.  CSun Award for Teaching in 2012, and a National Dance Association Presidential Citation Award for her service as Dance Chair of the National APHERD Conference in Reno in 1998.  She has created works for Korean National Olympic University in Seoul, Korea, LIPA in Liverpool, England, SUNY at Buffalo in New York State, Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and showcased her choreography throughout the USA, Korea, Germany, Australia, and Scotland on numerous occasions. 


"FIRST ANNUAL ARTIST SHOWCASE" FEATURED LOCAL ARTISTS


  Artistic Director Karar Dance Company

  Artistic Director Karar Dance Company

 
 
 
 
           Choreographer & Dancer

           Choreographer & Dancer

Richmond, Virginia's KARAR DANCE COMPANY is a modern and contemporary dance company led by Artistic Director Kara Robertson, Richmond native, and VCU alumna.  The company debuted April 2017 with an inaugural performance weekend showing two reprised works and two world premieres, including Kaizen, a work that examines the multiple ways in which humans process and react to change.  KARAR DANCE COMPANY recently collaborated with local, multi-faceted musician Savannah Hatcher to create The Glass Ceiling, an uplifting story that was written to create a conversation about gender issues.  The company will present their second self-produced concert featuring a world premiere, with an original score by Ryan Davis, on October 2018 at the Grace Street Theater in RVA.  KDC continues to serve the community through education, collaborative performance, and community engagement.  Stay up to date by following KARAR DANCE COMPANY on Instagram and Twitter and like them on Facebook. karardancecompany.org

 

Callie Moore graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with BFA in Dance and Choreography in 2017. A Richmond native, she grew up dancing at the Village Dance Studios and then Henrico High School, Center for the Arts under Victoria Fink. She has attended the American Dance Festival, Doug Varone and Dancers' Summer Workshop, and Bates Dance Festival. In her time at VCU, she has performed in faculty works by Scott Putman, Autumn Proctor, and Robbie Kinter. Callie has worked with Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Becky Ferrell and her company FDANCE, and Ground Zero Dance with Pam England and Victoria Fink. Callie spent the spring semester of her junior year studying at the London Contemporary Dance School and was able to work with and perform repertory by the Hofesh Shechter Company. She attended the Doug Varone and Dancers’ Summer Workshop and studied “choreographic devices” under Doug Varone in the summer of 2015, was a part of Varone’s new repertory, Prayer #4, during her time at the Bates Dance Festival 2016, and returned to the Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Workshop again in 2017. Her work, Contrapposto premiered at the 2014 VCU Pathfinders Student Concert, and her work Precognition premiered at the 2015 VCU Pathfinders Student Concert and was also featured in the 2015 Richmond Dance Festival as part of the New Seeds production. Her dance film Iris was included as part of the 2015 VCU Dance NOW production, was shown at the London Contemporary Dance School’s Ideas in Action and has been accepted for the Dance Shorts: College Film Festival 2017. Her film Natural was included as part of the 2016 VCU Dance Salon and was also chosen for the Dance Shorts: College Film Festival 2017. Her work, Duo, premiered at the VCU Pathfinders Student Concert in January 2017. Her most recent work and senior capstone, Snap Soup, performed as part of the 2017 Spring Senior Projects Concert: RESIST. Callie was awarded the 2017 Richard Carlyon Student Research Fund for Independent Study and used the funding to transform Snap Soup into a dance film. Snap Soup the film was a finalist in the Frost Bite International Film Festival, a Semi-Finalist in Screen.Dance.Now., and selected for the 2018 Utah Dance Film Festival. Presently, Callie works as a freelance performer, choreographer, videographer, filmmaker, and teacher in the Greater Richmond Area. Callie is currently producing her first show "Callie Moore Presents a Night of Dance & Film," to happen April 6 & 7, 2018 at Dogtown Dance Theatre. She will also be launching her dance company in the fall of 2018.

 

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Senfu Stoney Musician/Drummer

  • Coalesce Central Park Performance

Ryan Rosenberry Musician /Drummer

  • Bound and Determined

Sean Winburn Musician /Bass Guitar

  • Bound and Determined

Carolyn Lajara Photographer

  • Coalesce

Eric Kling Photographer     

  • The High Project

  • Bound and Determined

Joshua Rubin Photographer

  • The High Project

Alok Nath - Graphic Designer

  • Original HCDT Logo


Special thanks

Harper Continuum Dance Theatre would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our success.  As we continue to grow, your support does not go unnoticed.  We are sincerely humbled and honored to have such a great group of people support our journey, and show their love for dance and the arts.  Thank you for being there every step of the way!