Dog Days of Summer Dance Festival

Free to the public
E.L. Cord Plaza at the Pioneer Center
The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts is creating a new, three-night, free community event in partnership with the SPCA of Northern Nevada. Six northern Nevada-based dance/movement companies are being commissioned to perform work on our outdoor plaza stage, with the iconic Pioneer Center gold dome and Nevada summer sky as their backdrop. Each evening of the festival will feature two companies performing a wide range of dance creations. During intermission, SPCA-NN will showcase adoptable and adopted dogs from their organization. The Dog Days of Summer Dance Festival will be presented free to the public on the E.L. Cord Plaza at the Pioneer Center in the heart of downtown Reno. The plaza will open at 6pm for a 7:30pm performance each night.
Flyer for Dog Days of Summer.
The performance schedule is:
Friday, August 19
• RSIC Pow Wow Dance Group: Lorri Stump-Chasing Crow, director
• Around the Stage: Keely Cobb, director
Saturday, August 20
• Ballet Folklórico Pueblo Nuevo: Belén Chávez Buenrostro, director
• Nevada Dance Company: Oliver-Paul Adams and Erica Chipp-Adams, directors
Sunday, August 21
• Tsurunokai: Rieko Shimbo, director
• Collateral & Co.: Caitlin McCarty, director
Audience members are invited to come early [plaza opens at 6:00 pm], bring low-level lawn chairs, cushions, or blankets for seating around our 270⁰ outdoor stage, and enjoy a variety of food trucks before the performances at 7:30 pm. This event provides a performance opportunity for local dance companies and spotlights the work that SPCA-NN does for our community. Though we ask that patrons leave their actual dogs at home, we do encourage patrons to bring pet food and supplies to be collected by the SPCA-NN and visit their Adoption Board.
Learn more about this event at the Facebook page below.
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