Artistic Director - David Hochoy
Executive Director - Jan Virgin
Dance Kaleidoscope (DK), Indiana's longest-dancing professional contemporary dance company since 1972, is celebrating its 49th season (2020-21). Since 1991, DK Artistic Director David Hochoy has brought an international perspective to the company. Born in Trinidad, West Indies, David danced as a soloist for the Martha Graham Dance Company, performing all over the world, and then became its rehearsal director. For DK, David and 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 14 talented, athletic dancers who are trained in the rigorous Martha Graham Technique and classical ballet. Our dancers are diverse in training, dance styles and professional experience, and almost all carry college degrees.
Teaching the Next Generation
DK began as an education program through Arts for Learning Indiana: Voice of the Arts (formerly Young Audiences of Indiana), the local chapter of the national arts organization that supports arts in education. Since then, DK 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. DK firmly believes that the art of dance is an important tool for children's education. And so, DK offers public dance classes at the new Dance Kaleidoscope Studios and contines to grow strong education outreach programs.
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
Photos by Chris Crawl (top); Freddie Kelvin (middle) and Crowe's Eye Photography (bottom).