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St. Louis Contemporary Dance Festival

Hosted by RESILIENCE Dance Company

June 15th, 2024


St. Louis Contemporary Dance Festival


An exciting new event hosted by RESILIENCE Dance Company at Intersect Arts Center in St. Louis, MO on June 15th, 2024.


This one-day event will include dance jams, classes, and resource sharing throughout the day, culminating in an evening performance, post show talk balk, and networking reception. St. Louis Contemporary Dance Festival will foster artistic dialogue, connect artists throughout the country, and provide a platform to support groundbreaking contemporary dance-making.


Through a formal application and adjudication process, RESILIENCE selected 9 choreographers - a mix of local, regional and national artists - to participate in the curated festival.  


These choreographers have powerful artistic voices, embody diverse perspectives, and are pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance. Don't miss out on an unforgettable evening of groundbreaking dance from across the country! 

This program is made possible with support from Regional Arts Commission.



Marisa Ballaro (New York City, NY)

Lexie Hoehn (St. Louis, MO)

Samanvita Kasthuri (St. Louis, MO)

Kendra Key (St. Louis, MO)

Saki Morimoto (Fort Wayne, IN)

Travis Prokov (Houston, TX)

Kaley Pruitt (New York, NY)

Molly Weidmaier (Metuchen, NJ)

Hot Crowd (Chicago, IL)

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Festival Programming


During the Day

11am: Artist Welcome Brunch at Intersect

12pm: Open Level Dance Improvisation Workshop and Jam by David and Holly Marchant.

Participation is free, registration is required. 

Register Here to reserve a spot


Evening Performance 

The 7pm performance will feature choreography from local and out of state artists, an excerpt from RESILIENCE's newest evening length work, "Falling Forward", and a piece from RDC's Choreography Project students choreographed by Xi Zhao.


 Talkback & Reception

Directly following the performance, RDC will host an audience/artist talkback and a reception in Intersect Arts Center's art gallery space, accompanied by light snacks and drinks.


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