To inspire, educate and entertain through the experience of outstanding contemporary dance.
- To create, produce and maintain a repertoire of outstanding dance by internationally recognized choreographers.
- To strengthen and broaden the understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance.
- To develop and sustain diverse audiences.
- To provide increasing access and exposure to dance through development of informative educational programs for children.
- To be a cultural ambassador of the Indianapolis community and the State of Indiana.
Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana's longest dancing professional contemporary dance company since 1972, is celebrating its 41st season (2012-13). As a mainstay of its mission, DK consistently brings the finest quality dance performances to diverse audiences of all ages with a strong emphasis on arts education. Since 1991, DK has seen substantial artistic growth under the leadership of Artistic Director David Hochoy, who brings a truly international perspective to the company. David was born in Trinidad, West Indies, eventually joined the Martha Graham Dance Company where he became soloist and later rehearsal director and toured the world with the company.
David and other guest choreographers explore the limits of the human body as a means of expression. Through movement, their dances paint landscapes of the soul revealing the full spectrum of human emotions.
DK's professional ensemble consists of 11 gifted, athletic dancers who are trained in the rigorous modern dance technique of Martha Graham as well as classical ballet. These talented individual artists bring their multi-faceted skills to form an ensemble dedicated to giving world-class performances of contemporary dance. Our dancers are diverse in training, dance styles and professional experience, and almost all carry college degrees.
The company is gaining national recognition touring innovative educational residencies and popular public performances.
DK grew out of an educational program with Young Audiences of Indiana, the local chapter of the national arts organization that supports arts in education and has maintained a partnership with Young Audiences throughout its history. Through its educational programs, the company has performed in hundreds of schools throughout Indiana and the country and annually presents dozens of student matinees and workshops that serve thousands of school children. A compelling aspect for DK's education programs is its firm belief that the art of dance is an important tool for our children's education and their ability to learn.
Photo by Gray Dragon Photography.