The Dance Gallery Festival 

CAS is proud to partner with the Dance Gallery Festival for the second year to offer the Level UP choreographers and dancers a three-day residency in the picturesque mountains of the Catskills. The artists will open rehearsals and class to the public at the Laundry King and the residency will culminate with a free performance at the Beaverkill Valley Inn on Sunday, September 2, at 7pm.

The Dance Gallery International Festival was created in 2007 by Astrid von Ussar and Mojca Ussar and has since become a well-known festival with annual showcases in New York City, Texas and now Livingston Manor, NY. The production of modern concert dance is often challenged by the scarcity of suitable and affordable performance venues.  The Dance Gallery Festival addresses this problem by providing a state-of-the-art theater, complete with production staff, marketing, and public relations support to showcase each choreographers work.  

The Dance Gallery Festival is committed to find up-and-coming choreographic talent. Level UP serves as a performance showcase for talented dance companies/ choreographers that are ready to advance to the next level in the development and promotion of their work.  Each company will receive 25 minutes of performance time at the prestigious Ailey Citigroup Theatre and a commission fee.

Laundry King                                                                      Beaverkill Valley Inn
65 Main Street                                                                    7 Barnhart Road
Livingston Manor, NY
                                                      Lew Beach, NY

Friday, August 31                                                                   Friday, August 31
Open rehearsal - 3 - 6 pm                                                     Open rehearsal - 3 - 6 pm

Saturday, September 1                                                          Saturday, September 1
Open class - 10 - 11 am                                                        Open rehearsal - 10 am - 1 pm
Open rehearsal - 11 am - 1 pm                                             Open rehearsal - 3 – 6 pm
Open rehearsal - 3 - 6 pm

Sunday, September 2                                                            Sunday, September 2
Open rehearsal - 10 am - 2 pm                                             Open rehearsal - 10 am - 2 pm

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Ashley Clos is proud to return to the Dance Gallery Festival since first participating in 2015. She has also presented research at the American College Dance Association’s South-Central Adjudicated and Informal Concerts and the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM. Ashley currently lives and works in Houston, TX.

Cameron McKinney, Artistic Director of Kizuna Dance, has been commissioned by festivals across the country and abroad.  He has presented work at prestigious institutions such as The Japan Society, Performatica, Serendipity UK, and The Ailey School. Cameron has taught in eleven states and four countries and teaches at Gibney Dance.