Photo credit: Bob Morrison


Karlovsky & Company Dance: REMEMBRANCE


Karlovsky & Company Dance main stage season concert of new work by artistic director, Dawn Karlovsky and guest work by French choreographer, Marie Christine Dal Farra.

MARCH 23 & 24, 2018 – 7:30pm                                                                                 The Grandel Theatre                                                                                                     3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63108

PLAYFUL PAIRINGS: Dance, Beats, Wine and Treats

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23                                                                                      8PM – 9:30PM

 THE GRANDEL THEATRE                                                                                                        3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis MO 63108                                                                                                     

We can talk about dance as being luscious, full-bodied, and elegant, or light, crisp, and lively just as we would describe a certain wine, a piece of music, or a delicious flavor.

Karlovsky & Company Dance creates a sensory journey through this progressive performance of site-specific dance playfully paired with live music, culinary treats, and wines matched with the qualities of movement, music, theme, and environment.

Joining the dancers of Karlovsky & Company Dance are musicians:

  • Mo Egeston (piano)
  • Harvey Lockhart (saxophone)
  • Lance Garger (percussion)
  • Tory Z Starbuck (electronics)
  • Kalo Hoyle (bass)

Wine pairings and culinary treats by Chef Samantha Pretto of the Dark Room!

Discover the unique spaces of the Grandel Theatre through this sensory-guided performance event.

Tickets: $30 through (ticket price includes performance, wines, and culinary treats)


MAY 19 & 20, 2017    7:30pm                                                                                           LOUDER THAN WORDS                                                                                             The Sun Theater                                                                                                                3625 Grandel Square                                                                                                          St. Louis  63108

Season concert of new work and choreographic collaboration with guest artist Sarah LaRose-Holland of Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company (Minneapolis).                      Through Karlovsky’s stimulating choreography, LOUDER THAN WORDS explores the powerful subject of communication and the non-verbal forms used in human interaction with direct and indirect ways that we express ourselves through gesture, touch, and body language.

Support for this event is made possible by the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency, the Regional Arts Commission, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, and KDHX.

TICKETS      MetroTix:  314-534-1111       

JUNE 2 & 3, 2017                                                                                                              JSB TEKBOX at the Cowles Center, Minneapolis, MN

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Wine Tasting Benefit


Wednesday – November 16, 2016   6-8PM

PARKER’S TABLE                                                                                                       7118 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63117                                     

  • Sample specialty wines, cheeses, and meats from around the world!
  • Meet the company and hear about our upcoming season and future plans!
  • Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Parker’s Table gift basket!

Tickets: $35 at                                     Space is limited – please purchase tickets in advance.

More info:  

DINE ON DANCE: 13th Annual Lunchtime Performances




Thursday, September 22 – Old Post Office Plaza (9th & Locust St. St. Louis 63101)

Friday, September 30 – Strauss Park in Grand Center (Grand & Washington, 63103)

These FREE outdoor performances feature site-specific dance by local choreographers R. Vance Baldwin, Alice Bloch, Ashley Tate, Gabriella Deakin, Dawn Karlovsky, and Rafael Tilery with live musical accompaniment by Rick Kramer and Tory Z Starbuck.

ABOUT DANCE: Exploring Dance Through Poetry

Celebrating Art for Senior Engagement Festival!

May 1, 2016 – 3:30pm – Crown Center Senior Living                                   8350 Delcrest Drive, St. Louis 63124     

Join us for this FREE presentation focusing on the relationship and influence of poetry, movement, and music.

RSVP to 314-283-1851 or  314-991-2055

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Open Modern Class


Dawn Karlovsky

Dawn Karlovsky

Open Modern Class on Monday nights!
Int/Adv level

When:  Mondays, 6:30 – 7:45pm (Through June, 2017)

Where:  The Grandel Theatre    3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63108

Cost:  $8/per class (drop-in basis)

 This class doubles as a company warm-up for Karlovsky & Company Dance, but is open to all intermediate-advanced level dancers.


French Connections Concert!

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Friday and Saturday, April 3 & 4, 2015 8:00pm

Center of Creative Arts (COCA) 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63130


Karlovsky & Company Dance presents French Connections, a full-length concert of new works inspired by French language, history, music, and art. Through international and local collaboration, French Connections creates a mélange of innovative movement, video, and live music that pays tribute to the French heritage of St. Louis reflecting on its 250th Anniversary celebration. French Connections exhibits extraordinary dancing by the members of Karlovsky & Company Dance through original choreography by Dawn Karlovsky and by Los Angeles guest choreographer Doris Ressl of Ressl Dance! with her national premiere of Volante´.

The inspiration to create French Connections commenced with the recent residency of Artistic Director, Dawn Karlovsky, in Nérac, France, where she collaborated and performed site-specific work with French-based visual artist Marie Binder and dancer Martine Fontaine, director of Cie Haute Tension. Karlovsky’s premiere of Entre Nous, a three-part solo work, reflects on the movement, the dialogue, the video documentation, and the landscape these artists shared during this international performance collaboration.

The third featured work is the premiere of “De La Vie et De L’Amour” (Of Life and Love) choreographed by Dawn Karlovsky. This 30-minute piece integrates dance, theater, live music, voice, and video into a seamless dance experience illuminating aspects of French culture, music, and poetry.

In St. Louis, the collaboration continues with local musicians joining the dancers onstage including performances by classical vocalist Lauren Honz, singing Beau Soir by Debussy, Lance Garger performing Trois Danses de Travers by Erik Satie, and cellist Tracy Andreotti, performing an original, French inspired composition. Join us for an evening of kinetically exciting, emotionally stirring, and athletically fluid dance!

TICKETS: $20 Tier I / $15 Tier II / $13 Student

(Groups rates available for groups of 10 or more)

Contact COCA for tickets online at, by phone 314.561.4877, or in person at COCA 524 Trinity Avenue, University City, MO 63130.  (Additional fees are added for online sales $1/ticket, and phone sales $2/ticket.)  There are no fees when you purchase in person.

For general information, contact Karlovsky & Company Dance at 314-283-1851



This event is made possible in part by financial assistance through the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, The Missouri Arts Council – a state agency, Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, and through private donors.

Additional sponsorship by Le Centre Francophone of Webster University.