2020 – 21 Upcoming Performances for KARLOVSKY & COMPANY DANCE:

  • InTRANSIT – Friday, September 4, 2020, at 6-7:00pm

    InTRANSIT is a walk, bike, drive-by migratory, outdoor performance taking place in various locations of the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis.  In an effort to work together as a creative community, 20+ dancers and a handful of musicians offer viewers an opportunity to experience these beautiful art forms in real time and socially distant space.

    On Sept. 4 from 6:00-6:30pm, five groups of dancers and musicians will perform simultaneously at five different locations within the Grand Center area.  Viewers can watch the performances at the Grand Center Arts Academy Plaza, The Sheldon (on the steps and plaza), and Park-Like (across from the Pulitzer Arts Foundation). 

    Viewers are welcome to walk, bike, or drive to one of the other listed locations between 6-6:30pm to see different groups of performers in different spaces.  To conclude the program, the dancers and musicians will travel from their on-site locations to Strauss Park for the final ensemble performance between 6:45-7pm.  InTRANSIT is a free public performance.   To prevent social gatherings of large groups, no seating will be provided.

    Presented by Karlovsky & Company Dance. For more information contact Dawn Karlovsky at info@karlovskydance.org

  • DINE ON DANCE LUNCHTIME PERFORMANCES – Friday, September 18, 2020 at Noon – 1:00pm at Strauss Park in Grand Center, St. Louis and September 25 at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis.

Now in its 17th year, DINE ON DANCE continues to serve dance performances with live music over this hour-long lunchtime break.  The Dine on Dance Lunchtime Performances features a community of professional contemporary and site-specific dance and live music in outdoor venues. DINE ON DANCE is FREE and family friendly.  Brown bag or purchase a lunch from the local restaurants on location. Limited seating and tables will be available at the parks and cleaned prior to the performance. Audiences are welcome to bring their own chairs or blankets. We will require social distancing throughout the performance. 

Directed by Dawn Karlovsky, Artistic Director of Karlovsky & Company Dance.Live music performed by Rick Kramer (director of Joia) and Tory Starbuck (The Tory Starbuck Project).

  • PLAYFUL PAIRINGS (PENDING due to Covid-19) October 17 and 18, 2020.  The Grandel Theatre:  PLAYFUL PAIRINGS and PLAYFUL PAIRINGS: BITE SIZE (for children ages 4 and up) takes the audience on a sensory-guided journey of site-specific dance paired with live music, and culinary treats that are created to match the qualities of movement, music, theme, and space.
  • INTERWOVEN – March 19 and 20, 2021 – The Grandel Theatre  INTERWOVEN is the company’s main-stage spring concert featuring original choreography by artistic director, Dawn Karlovsky, and guest collaborators. Inspired by the language of nature and the book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, Karlovsky creates a new work of contemporary dance/dance-theatre reflecting on our humanity of friendship and love, community and support, our environment, and of diversity among us.

  • CONVERSATIONS  –  United States / South Africa Dance Collaboration (TBA – POSTPONED UNTIL  2021 due to COVID-19)

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

CONVERSATIONS is the main stage concert program of Karlovsky & Company Dance with choreography by Artistic Director, Dawn Karlovsky, and guest artists from New World Dance Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa. This bold international performance project involves collaboration between artists of different ethnic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds.

In August 2019, five members of the company traveled to Cape Town for a two-week residency collaborating, teaching, and performing with New World Dance Theatre.

For part II of this collaboration, we welcome NWDT to St. Louis for the “Conversations” concert with Karlovsky & Company Dance. The concert consists of original contemporary choreography by each company along with a shared piece that we started building together while in Cape Town.  The theme of the concert is centered around conversation with dialogue to discover how we learn to understand one another and build trust.