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Three local dance companies are driving innovation through collaboration

Lauren Warnecke

St. Louis Magazine - August 1st, 2023

"The architects of Ballet 314STL Rhythm Collaborative, and RESILIENCE Dance Company, formed in 2019, all have deep ties to the city and looked to fill the gaps they saw in its artistic landscape. Yet, for at least half of their histories, the four directors of these three companies had to throw out the rule book on running a small arts nonprofit as the COVID-19 pandemic thrust the arts into uncharted territory. But the rule book wasn’t quite working anyway, with a disappearing arts middle class and cutthroat competition. Those realities are part of the reason they formed their companies in the first place..." Read more

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Entry Points

October 13 - 15, 2023
Intersect Arts Center

Our first mainstage performance of our 2023 - 24 Season! Join us for a dynamic repertory show featuring new works  by Rosanna Tavarez, Mike Esperanza, Persi Mey, Xi Zhao and Suzanne Beahrs. Each dance serves as an "entry point" into a unique and relevant idea, engaging audiences and fostering continued conversation. Tickets on sale September 1st.

Intersect Arts Center - 7:30pm

$15 - $20 Tickets

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Voyage STL - Inspiring Stories

February 21, 2022

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emily Haussler.

Hi Emily, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
RESILIENCE Dance Company began as a quick scribbling of ideas in a notebook while I was dancing for a professional ballet company. I was frustrated with certain aspects of the dance world – that dancers were frequently overqualified and underpaid for their work, mistreated and undervalued, and that production needs always seemed to trump human needs. Not only had I experienced many of these frustrations personally, I knew countless friends with similar stories... Read more

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