Derek Tabada

dancescape la

i'm thrilled to be contributing a piece for dancescape, a benefit for art + music education in los angeles. my piece is inspired by the music of missy mazzoli and the talent of my dancers - kenzie mcclure, kelsey landers, baden silva, and derek tabata. the show features work from a plethora of talented choreographers and dancers. don't miss a great chance to see live dance and give back to the community! special thanks to EDGE performing arts center for their generous donation of rehearsal space.

 

dancescape la

sunday, jan 31st - 7pm @ club nokia (one night only!)

click here for tickets and more information


a short glimpse at "door into the dark"

the observed

inspired by cultural weekly's #DareToDance campaign, i took beauty to the streets with "the observed". the piece was shot in one take in downtown la and brought to life by dancers kelsey landers, kenzie mcclure, derek tabata, + ty wells. music is by the amazing composer missy mazzoli from her record Vespers for a New Dark Age, New Amsterdam Records, with vocals by melissa hughes. a special thanks to jessica heistand for camera op.  

LA Philharmonic...Benjamin Britten and Dance!

 

thrilled to be returning to the la phil to direct and choreograph the upcoming "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" and Britten's "Sea Interludes" such GORGEOUS MUSIC and beautiful LA dancers bringing it to life for me!

grateful to be surrounded by so much creativity and beauty.

thank you to dancers: Jessica Hiestand, Kelsey Landers, Kenzie McClure, Hannah Odgers, Stephen Jacobsen, Derek Nemechek, Derek Tabada and Ty Wells.

performances are on sat, nov 21st and sat, dec 5th @ 11am | click below for tickets and more info

http://www.laphil.com/tickets/toyota-symphonies-for-youththe-young-persons-guide-to-orchestra/2015-11-21