More than 70 dance pieces, 50 choreographers and eight dance styles come together at Santa Monica’s Miles Memorial Playhouse this weekend (Aug. 22 through 25) for the 7th Annual MixMatch Dance Festival.
Co-founded by CalArts alumnae Amanda Hart (Dance BFA 05) and Sandra Rasor (Dance BFA 05), the festival showcases disparate dance styles from dancers all over the US under one roof. “The goal is for everybody to leave loving at least one of the dances,” says Hart, who produces this year’s fest.
Along with Hart’s Hart Pulse Dance Company, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at is well-represented in the four-day event. CalArts alumni performers include Lisa D. Long (Dance MFA 11), Anne C. Moore (Dance MFA 12), Kim Thompson (Dance BFA 08), Ken Datugan (Dance BFA 02), Natalie Metzger (Dance MFA 11), Tiffany Stacey (Dance BFA 09), Misa Kelly (Dance MFA 96), Hannah Rutherford Beavers (Dance BFA 08), Princess Mecca Romero (Dance BFA 11), Michelle Sagarminaga (Dance BFA 12) and Jamie Pea (Dance BFA 13), among others.