What happens when professional dancers and dancers-turned-choreographers from companies across the valley come together for a weekend of performances? More dancing than you can shake a leg at. That's exactly what Boise Dance Co-op presents with its second annual summer series Friday, Aug. 23-Saturday, Aug. 24.
Dancers from Balance Dance Company, Ballet Idaho, Idaho Dance Theatre, Off Center Dance, Project Flux and Trey McIntyre Project--including Boise Dance Co-op founders Jason Hartley and Phyllis Rothwell-Affrunti--bring to life the work of local dancer-choreographers Benjamin Behrends, James Brougham, Kelli Brown, Chanel DaSilva, Yurek Hansen, Chris Mackenthun, Nate Powell, Ryan Redmond, Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill, Gonzalo Valdez, Ashley Werhun and Gracie Whyte. There will even be special excerpts from Lauren Edson's award-winning piece "I Hit the Ground," which debuted at Milwaukee Ballet's 2013 Genesis International Choreography Competition.
While already a creative concept, Boise Dance Co-op innovates even more this year with the addition of local band Sun Blood Stories accompanying James Brougham's pieces live. And if this wasn't enough, audience members who attend the performance on Friday, Aug. 23, can dance their own butts off until the wee hours with a free ticket to the Endless Summer Salsa shindig at Knitting Factory later that evening.