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Pentacle Pilots New Initiative in Support of LA Dance Makers

As noted by dance writer Lewis Segal in his end of 2014 dance wrap up story: “Angeleno choreographers Melissa Barak, Josie Walsh (both at the Broad) and Jacob Jonas (at Highways) launched impressive, short-term attempts to break into wider renown.  But what’s next for… Read More

February 1, 2015

A Second NY Times Review for Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

After receiving a rave review by Alastair Macaulay for their recent performance in India, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble has been recognized stateside for this past weekend’s two-show run at the Temple of Dendur in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  In Monday’s NY Times publication, Robert Seibert claimed that “The only proper response to dancers… Read More

January 14, 2015

Looking Back: Ivan's First APAP Conference (Before it was APAP)

By Ivan Sygoda, Founding Director I remember viscerally the first time my mother took my wee sentient self into New York City on the Long Island Rail Road. I sensed more than heard the tremor of the approaching train. The platform seemed three feet wide, and I pressed myself… Read More

January 8, 2015

RUBBERBANDance Group, David Roussève/REALITY, and Nrityagram Dance Ensemble Recognized in NY Times and Dance Magazine

RUBBERBANDance Group and David Roussève/REALITY were both acknowledged for their notable work in Wendy Perron’s Best and Worst of 2014. Victor Quijada’s Empirical Quotient was listed under “Best New Choreography” of the year, with Ms. Perron citing that the Montreal-based troupe indeed finds success in fusing the genres of “hip-hop, cirque, and… Read More

January 7, 2015

Apply for Pentacle's Internship Program

Pentacle’s Cultivating Leadership in Dance provides an unparalleled opportunity for interns to learn the ins-and-outs of arts administration while working directly under the artistic director of a dance company or administrative manager of an organization. Pentacle interviews both the interns and participating artists/organizations in order to find out… Read More

January 5, 2015

Work with Pentacle to Make Los Angeles Dance Happen

Your investment today will have double the impact! During our Matching Gift Challenge, your support will be matched dollar-for-dollar through December 31st, 2014. Click here to join Pentacle in keeping California dance healthy! Pentacle provides Los Angeles and San Francisco dance companies and project-based dance makers with the direct… Read More

December 22, 2014

Looking Back: Ivan Sygoda Reflects on the NEA Four

By Ivan Sygoda, Founding Director While we pat ourselves on the back for getting a NEA grant, we should remember that not all that long ago, NEA grants could be fraught with controversy. Then Foundation for Independent Artists (a nonprofit corporate structure administered by Pentacle) member Tim Miller was… Read More

December 4, 2014

Pentacle Receives NEA Grant to support Help Desk® and Back Office Programs

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced two days ago that Pentacle (DanceWorks, Inc.) is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Pentacle is recommended for a $40,000 grant to support the expansion of Pentacle’s Help Desk® and Back Office programs in… Read More

December 4, 2014

Pentacle Announces Changes in Staffing

With the amicable departure of David Claps, Pentacle is pleased to announce that Clarissa Soto has been appointed to the position of Director of Fiscal Services. Clarissa has played a key role in the fiscal department for the past four years, serving as a fiscal administrator for a range of… Read More

December 1, 2014
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