Master Class with Vincent Thomas and Works-in-Progress Showing at The Dance Exchange

From Hayley Cutler, Artistic Director of darlingdance company

Looking for a creative and engaging way to round out your weekend? Head to the Dance Exchange for a master class with Vincent Thomas*, and a showing of works-in-progress by choreographers of the 2011 Eureka Dance Festival. Preview their diverse works before they are debuted in December, and experience the unique processes employed by each artist. The Eureka Dance Festival, in its third season, highlights and fosters the blossoming careers of six choreographers from the Greater DC region. Beginning with the selection process in May, and culminating with a Dance Place debut in December, the Festival provides support to artists embarking on the journey of creating a brand new work.

Choreographers who will be showing work this Sunday are Hayley Cutler (darlingdance), Marissa Guerrero, Sara Herrera, Eureka Co-Director Orit Sherman, and the Festival’s International Guest Artist, Nir Ben Gal.

If you like what you see this Sunday (or are excited by the info posted here!), please head over to when you get home and help us reach our Kickstarter Fundraiser goal of $1,000 by 11:59pm that very night, September 18th!

We hope you join us for both the master class and showing! (Master class attendance is, of course, not required to attend the showing)

*Vincent E. Thomas, dancer, choreographer and teacher, received his MFA in Dance from Florida State University and a BME in Music from the University of South Carolina. He has danced with Dance Repertory Theatre (FSU), Randy James Dance Works (NY/NJ), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (MD), EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (DC), and is currently an adjunct artist with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. His choreography has been presented at various national and international venues including Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, Avignon, France, Athens, Greece, and Bari, Italy. Vincent is a recipient of a 2008 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission Project Award, several MetroDC Dance Awards, multiple Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards, 2009 Best of Baltimore- Choreographer Award, and a 2009 Baker Artist-Baltimore Choice Award. He is a faculty member for the Urban Bush Women Summer Institutes (NY & New Orleans), and an Associate Professor of Dance at Towson University (MD).

  • 6:00-7:00 pm – Master Class with Vincent Thomas ($10 Eureka members; $12 Non-Eureka members [suggested donation])
  • 7:00-9:00 pm – Work-in-progress Showing ($5 suggested donation)
  • Location: Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD Metro: Takoma Park Station (Red Line)

About Cecile
Cecile Oreste is an arts marketing and public relations professional living in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter @cecileoreste.

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