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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

Pentacle @ APAP: January 10, 2015

THE ROSTER SHOWCASE Click image to enlarge for more details. City Center, Studio 4 130 West 56th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 3-5pm Bridgman|Packer Dance @ 3pm TU Dance @ 3:25pm… Read More

November 25, 2014

Social Tango Has Been Granted a 2014 NDP Touring Award

Congratulations to Social Tango for receiving a National Dance Project Touring Award from New England Foundation for the Arts. The grant goes to support a U.S. tour of the Argentina-based show with up to $35,000 in touring fee subsidies for the… Read More

November 25, 2014

Pentacle Hosts Salon Conversation on Sustainability for Los Angeles Dance Community

On November 4th, a diverse group joined Pentacle’s salon conversation on strategic alliances and sustainability in the LA dance community. Attendees included presenters, funders, local companies, administrators, and special guests Dan Froot and Vera de Vera. The discussion challenged set notions of companies “needing” to incorporate as a path… Read More

November 17, 2014

H.T. Chen & Dancers Previews South of Gold Mountain Before its Spring Tour

Join us for a sneak peek performance of H.T. Chen & Dancers‘ newest work, South of Gold Mountain, before it’s upcoming Spring tour. The product of an enduring research process throughout the Southern states, South of Gold Mountain is a multimedia work that centers on the Chinese American communities who… Read More

November 13, 2014

TU Dance is Kicking Off their 11th Season at The O’Shaughnessy

TU Dance is celebrating the start to their 11th performance season with international flair by returning to St. Catherine University’s The O’Shaughnessy with a world premiere commissioned by The O’Shaughnessy and choreographed by Icelandic choreographer Katrin Hall. Hall has been recognized for her extensive performance and directorial history with Iceland Dance… Read More

November 10, 2014

Jessica Gaynor Dance and BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT at Triskelion Arts

Jessica Gaynor Dance premieres Free Fall, an evening length piece based on force as it applies to physicality, momentum, bodies in space and contact interactions. Themes explored include dynamic equilibrium, centripetal force, gravity, thrust, torque, drag and friction. Accompanying the dance will be music by Quentin… Read More

November 7, 2014
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