About Dance Kaleidoscope



Artistic Director David Hochoy

Now celebrating his 32nd season with Dance Kaleidoscope, Artistic Director David Hochoy is a legendary ambassador for contemporary dance. Born in Trinidad, West Indies, David joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1980 and toured the world until 1989. During that time, he was a soloist and rehearsal director and has been on the faculty of the Martha Graham School since 1982. He has given master classes in Graham technique throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. He has taught at the American Dance Festival and has given workshops in Quebec City, Tokyo, Vienna, Oslo, Dublin and Rio de Janeiro. David spent two years as a full-time faculty member at Texas Christian University and was Artistic Director of The Green Shows at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for ten seasons.

The Company

Comprised of 13 professional dancers from across the United States, Dance Kaleidoscope performs 4 mainstage performance each season along with multiple performances and engagements throughout the city in collaboration with other organizations such as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The company is known for their voluminous dancing, and their movement is grounded in athleticism and technical expertise.

The Repertory

The Company’s repertory includes Hochoy’s works, choreography by Associate Artistic Director Stuart Lewis, company members and commissions from contemporary choreographers. This diverse and powerful repertory provides unparalleled breadth and unique experiences for audiences.
Hochoy has created over 70 dances including Scheherazade, Carmina Burana, COLE!, The Planets, El Salòn Mexico, Magical Mystery Tour, Rite of Spring and Les Noces. Recent works include Feeling Good to the music of Michael Bublé choregraphed by Hochoy and Associate Artistic Director Stuart Lewis and Star-Crossed Lovers, a full-length production featuring Hochoy’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy to Tchaikovsky and Stuart Lewis’ Sweet Sorrow set to contemporary music.

Recent guest chorographers include Brock Clawson and Lalah Ayan. The 2022-23 Season will feature a new work by Norbert De La Cruz III.

Workshops, Educational Outreach and Community Engagement

Dance Kaleidoscope offers many opportunities for people of all ages and communities to discover and experience contemporary dance through workshops and customized dance performances. In partnership with Arts for Learning, DK has been in schools throughout Indiana since 1992.

A full range of workshops and classes are offered including Graham Technique, ballet, contemporary, improvisation and expression.

Our Mission:
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 access and exposure to dance through arts education.
  • To be a cultural ambassador of the Indianapolis community and the State of Indiana  

 

 

 

Photos by Freddie Kelvin and Crowe's Eye Photography.

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