Past Events

  • 2019-20 Past Performances for KARLOVSKY & COMPANY DANCE:
    • PLAYFUL PAIRINGS: Collaborations in Movement, Music, Taste, and SpaceSEPTEMBER 21 @ 8:15 PM – 9:30 PMTHE GRANDEL THEATRE
      3610 Grandel Square
      St. Louis, MO 63108PLAYFUL PAIRINGS is a performance of site-specific dance paired with live music and culinary treats that are specifically created to match the qualities of movement, music, theme, and environment.
    • PLAYFUL PAIRINGS:  Bite Size (performance and pairings for children 6 and up)SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 4:00pm – 5:00pm THE GRANDEL THEATRE 3610 Grandel Square – St. Louis, MO 63108Grab your kiddos…PLAYFUL PAIRINGS: BITE SIZE is a performance for children 6 and up of site-specific dance playfully paired with live music, kid-friendly treats and beverages.
    • DINE ON DANCE LUNCHTIME PERFORMANCES – Free public performances Thursday, September 19, 2019 – NOON at Strauss Park in Grand Center, 3534 Washington Ave, St Louis, MO 63103Thursday, September 26, 2019 – NOON at The Old Post Office Plaza, 801 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63101
  • March 29 & 30, 2019, 7:30pm – SHIFTING TIME – The Grandel Theatre Main stage season concert of new choreography by Dawn Karlovsky in collaboration with guest artist, Megan Nicely, from San Francisco.  
    Performing between 1:00-3:00pm at Washington & Grand
    Karlovsky & Company Dance is the featured 2019 NDW Honorary Dance Company!
    NDW Master Class by Artistic Director, Dawn Karlovsky
    Sunday, April 28
    3:00 – 4:30pm / Washington University (Mallinckrodt 207)
  • ABOUT DANCE – April 15 at 6:30pm, Crown Center for Senior Living(in collaboration with CASEfest – Celebrating Art for Senior Engagement)
  • GIVE STL DAY – May 1st
    Touhill Performing Arts Center, Lee Theatre,
  • National Tour – SF/Bay Area – SHIFTING TIME     June 28 & 29      Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkley, CA
  • International Tour – Cape Town, South Africa
    • CONVERSATIONS – Karlovsky & Company Dance and New World Dance Theatre – Cape Town, South Africa, August 1 – August 12, 2019

European Tour – June 12-24, 2018 – France  

June 15-19 – Education program and Performances – Couloisy                           June 20 – 22 – Performance at the Théâtre du Rouret, Le Rouret, France

Karlovsky & Company Dance: REMEMBRANCE

Karlovsky & Company Dance’s main stage concert, REMEMBRANCE, will explore themes of memories and the significance of the times and places in our lives where such memories are built. This concert will feature new choreography by the company’s artistic director, Dawn Karlovsky, and guest work by French choreographer, Marie Christine Dal Farra of Vallauris, France, as part of an international choreographic exchange. Original sound score will be created and performed by local musician Tory Z Starbuck.

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, 2017                                                                           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 connects these sensory experiences through a 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), and Kalo Hoyle (bass).

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


DINE ON DANCE: 14th Annual Lunchtime Performances

Hosted by Karlovsky & Company Dance

Free outdoor performances featuring site-specific dance by local choreographers and live music.  Noon!

Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Old Post Office Plaza (9th & Locust St, 63101)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – Strauss Park in Grand Center (Grand & Washington, 63103)


May 19 & 20, 2017    7:30pm                                                                                           LOUDER THAN WORDS                                                                                             Sun Theater, St. Louis                                                                                               Season concert of new work and choreographic collaboration with guest choreographer Sarah LaRose-Holland of Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company (Minneapolis)

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

March 5, 2017      11:00am                                                                                             ABOUT DANCE: Dance as Human Expression                                               Presentation and Performance                                                                                              Ethical Society of St. Louis                                                                                             9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

In this combined lecture/performance, Karlovsky & Company Dance discuss the subject of non-verbal communication exhibiting the direct and indirect ways that we express ourselves through gesture, touch, and body language.

April 27, 2017 6:00pm                                                                                            ABOUT DANCE: Dance as Human Expression                                               Presentation and Performance                                                                                    Crown Center for Senior Living                                                                                     8350 Delcrest Drive                                                                                                     Ladue, MO 63124

(This FREE program will be presented as a part of Celebrating Art for Senior Engagement Festival in collaboration with Maturity and its Muse.)

DINE ON DANCE: 13th Annual Lunchtime Performances

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Karlovsky & Company Dance hosts the 13th Annual Dine on Dance Lunchtime Performances. 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            .

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

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


FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 2016 – Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. 3229 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103

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First run- 7:40 p.m.

Second Run- 9:45 p.m.

Please show up to the performance venue 5-10 minutes before the projected show time listed.

KARLOVSKY & COMPANY DANCE create an elusive performance of dance excerpts and short movement studies as they interact with space, shadow and light.

St Lou Fringe presents the inaugural Microtheatre performances in a pop-up theatre in the Urban Chestnut Brewing Company biergarten in Grand Center.  Pint-sized and culturally delicious, Microtheatre shows are fully realized performances that take place in less than 20 minutes for no more than thirteen people at a given time. Five performances will run in rotation on August 20 and 26 of the Festival.


Gabby and Vance - French Connections

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

ABOUT DANCE: Exploring Dance Through Poetry is a presentation and performance focusing on the relationship and influence of words, poetry, movement, and music. As poetry can excite the imagination, dance can bring such imagery to life through personal interpretation and abstract expression. This program is part of the Celebrating Art for Senior Engagement Festival through Maturity and Its Muse.


Regional concert exchange with Christopher Watson Dance Company of Minneapolis!

MARCH 19, 2016, 2pm and 8pm                   EDISON THEATER (at Washingon University)   St. Louis, MO                                                               

October 2 & 3, 2015, 7:30pm at Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis, MN            Crossing Rivers Concert, Minneapolis


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DINE ON DANCE: 12th Annual Lunchtime Performances

Friday, September 18 – NOON – Strauss Park at Grand Center (Grand & Washington) 63103

Thursday, September 24 –  NOON – The Old Post Office Plaza (9th St. & Locust St.) 63101

14th Annual Dances at the Lake Festival
Presented by Christopher Watson Dance Company

7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015                                               Rose Garden at Lake Harriet Minneapolis, MN 14th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival


Dances on the Lakewak                                                                                    Presented by Ressl Dance!                                                                                              July 17 & 18, 2015 – 7pm Lake Place Park  Duluth, MN

French Connections

Friday and Saturday, April 3 & 4, 2015 – 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.

Concert Preview celebrating French Language and Dance – Friday March 27, 2015 Webster University in the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance
Presentation: French Poetry introduced by Lionel Cuille, Choreography by Dawn Karlovsky
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Women in the Arts Conference

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Collaboration in Dance: An Inside Look at the Process of Creating a Dance


Kranzberg Art Center Black Box Theater 501 N. Grand Blvd, St. Louis Saturday, June 21 – 5:00 pm Sunday, June 22 – 2:00 pm Tickets: $10 + Fringe Badge STLFRINGE.COM 314-643-7853 for ticket, venues & event details

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City in Motion Dance Theater, “A Modern Night at the Folly” on February 8, 2014


Dancing in the Street 2013 


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Modern Mixes


St. Lou Fringe Festival, Kranzberg Black Box , June 22-23, 2013

St. Louis Dance Festival


Edison Theater, Friday, May 10, 2012- 7:30pm

Lunchtime Performances

For more information, contact Karlovsky & Company dance at:

 Phone: 314-283-1851




logoSpecial thanks to The Missouri Arts Council – a state agency, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, Grupo Atlantico, and to private donors for their support.