Dancing Outside DK

DK dancers Phillip Crawshaw, Jillian Godwin and Stuart Coleman are appearing in performances with other companies this summer. We wanted to catch up with them to hear how their expereinces there are going.

Artistic Director David Hochoy says, "DK dancers are known for their versatility and their ability to seem at home in a number of different styles of dance. Audience members are constantly saying to me, 'I didn't know they were such good actors!' It's healthy for our dancers to venture into new explorations of their talent and artistry, so I encourage them to pursue these opportunities. There is indeed no limit to the ever-expanding well of creativity and expression that dwells in all of us."

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Q & A with Phillip Crawshaw

May 17, 2016
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Why do you dance?
Dance is not only physically demanding, but incorporating the emotion and spirit of the dance is challenging, yet so rewarding. Although I love to talk, words never come easy to me. Dance allows me to communicate through my body. I have tried stepping away from dance a few times, but I have always returned to dance. Sometimes being away from something, you realize how much love and passion you have for it.

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Q & A with Aleksa Lukasiewicz

April 18, 2016
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Why do you dance?
I dance because it the most fulfilling activity I have ever come across. It is a physical, mental and emotional challenge. I get to open up and be myself, yet also play an endless amount of characters. I get to be part of a team and accomplish amazing feats, then sometimes I get the chance to shine on my own. It never gets boring and not to mention, its fun!

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Q & A with David Hochoy

DK's Artistic Director, David Hochoy, was approached by Alexa Harris who is working on a project about what it's like to go into the dance field called Careers in Art Project. She granted DK permission to publish her Q&A here.
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What is your favorite part of being DK's artistic director?
Choreographing dances, and watching the dancers evolve with time, training and patience.

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