Dance Kaleidoscope

Dance Kaleidoskope

Performing in the 2012 Green Show on Tuesday, July 24th; Wednesday, July 25th; Thursday, July 26th and Saturday, July 28th.

This is their 14th season with the OSF Green Show.

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy (July 24 and 26)

A dramatic re-telling, in dance and music, of Shakespeare's beloved tragedy

Super Soul: Motown & More (July 25 and 28)

Celebrating the music of Motown; light-hearted, expressive, and timeless music and dance

Dance Kaleidoscope is a 40 year old professional contemporary dance company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. DK's dancers are trained in the Graham Dance Technique and classical ballet under the direction of Artistic Director David Hochoy, now in his 21st season. Hochoy brings to the company his history with the world-renown choreographer Martha Graham having worked with Graham and her dance company as a dancer, soloist and rehearsal director. The company is currently 10 company members strong with one apprentice. The dancers are diverse in age, race, gender and are from various parts of the U.S. DK presents a full season of four different productions/five shows per production in Indianapolis, a variety of in-school and educational programs, summer festivals and tours when the opportunity arises to different parts of the country. DK has worked with the prestigious Oregon Shakespeare Festival for ten years as the Green Show dance company in residence and since as guest artists.

Dance Kaleidoscope on Community: Dance Kaleidoscope is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has a loyal diverse audience base including age, race, gender, socio-economic situations and locale. DK works with local corporations, young professional groups, and universities to grow their audiences. Dance Kaleidoscope's outreach includes numerous underserved organizations, retirement centers, community parks and inner city schools. The company celebrates diversity by presenting performances with different themes, music types, dance styles, and subject matter. DK's dancers teach dance in many Indianapolis-area studios and schools sharing their expertise with young students. Master classes are offered to pre-professional dance students at the high school and college level. The company rents studio space from Butler University and offers daily company class to university dance majors and high school dance students. The company would like to connect with greater numbers of life-long learners, middle school students and culturally diverse groups in an effort to reach those community members that may feel 'left out' or 'forgotten.'