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The Palm Desert Choreography Festival

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 4:00pm

McCallum Theatre
73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260

The Palm Desert Choreography Festival at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert Presented by the City of Palm Desert.

Choreography by both emerging and established dancemakers takes center stage in McCallum’s popular festival, now in its 22nd year. Exciting original dances in a number of styles are performed by companies from across the nation with winners announced at the conclusion of each performance. Highlighting dance as an art form, this event always delivers an interesting mix of work by inventive artists.


Saturday, November 9, 7pm - Professional Companies

Vanessa Owen/Stewart/Owen Dance (Asheville, NC), Ye Li (Portland, OR), Manuel Vignoulle/M/motions (New York, NY), Laura O’Malley/SFDanceworks (San Francisco, CA), Yoshito Sakuraba/Abarukas (New York, NY), Madison Hicks (Los Angeles, CA), Joshua Manculich (Houston, TX), Dolly Sfeir (New York, NY), Grayson McGuire & Shiori Kamijo/Kamagine Dance (Los Angeles, CA), Nicole Berger/Company Rhome (Los Angeles, CA), Pat Taylor/JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble (Los Angeles, CA)

Lifetime Achievement Award presentation: Rennie Harris


Sunday, November 10, 4pm – Pre-professional Companies

Mark Carlson/International Youth Ballet (Littleton, CO), Jacob Gutierrez-Montoya/Hawkins School of Performing Arts (Folsom, CA), Kelela Rose Batinga/Kelela Rose Dance (Fountain Valley, CA), Nicole Hagen (Burbank, CA), Dasha Tertova (Los Angeles, CA), Macarena Gandarillas/CSU Fullerton (Fullerton, CA), Jared Baker/University of Arizona School of Dance (Tucson, AZ), Azuki Umeda/Chapman University (Orange, CA), Kihyoung Choi/Movers Unlimited Dance Company (Hurst, TX),  Hannah Weinmaster/ University of Arizona School of Dance (Tucson, AZ), Brian Golden (Orange, CA), MJ/Innovate Dance Company (New York, NY), Amy Nakamura/Mt. San Antonio College Dancers (Walnut, CA)

Powerful performances by local students in East Valley Dance Project and The Studio Project

The Palm Desert Choreography Festival represents the extraordinary work being done by McCallum Theatre Education which has served close to 620,000 schoolchildren, educators and community members since its inception. Your support will help immeasurably in sustaining one of the most highly-valued festivals in the community and dance world.


Event Type

Unique, Arts & Culture, Theatre & Shows


Palm Desert





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