Reviews & Recommendations
"Had the privilege to sit in on a run through of Dance Kaleidoscope's contemporary dance concert honoring the timeless music of Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald. Choreographers David Hochoy and Nick Owens have created a masterpiece. Exceptional dancers brilliantly executing exceptional choreography."
"David Hochoy’s iconoGlass is the best showcase I’ve yet seen for the grace, style and personality of his strong company of dancers … enormously satisfying, compelling movement set to music."
—Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal
“Dance Kaleidoscope is hands down, the most impactful group of artists that I've ever brought in to our community. From sun up to sun down each day, these dancers poured out their hearts and their passions to both student and adult community members alike. Their outreach programs are beyond compare. Their public performances are appropriate for all ages, and have popular appeal. I highly, highly, recommend Dance Kaleidoscope to all presenters.”
—Kyle Arnett, Executive Director, Henderson Area Arts Alliance, Henderson, KY
“The Grand’s audiences, whether in the schools, workshops or its stage, thoroughly engaged in and enjoyed DK. The intensity of their work ethic was apparent. The results brought dance alive to our audiences. We love Dance Kaleidoscope and hope they will return to the Grand in a future season.”
—Bill Cull, President, Save the Grand Theatre, Inc., Frankfort, KY
“Dance Kaleidoscope is an electrifying contemporary dance company that does outstanding residency work as well. Magical Mystery Tour was an amazing production that still has my audience talking about a return visit."
—Stuart Secttor, Executive Director, Clark State Performing Arts Center, Clark State University, Springfield, OH
“The superb artistry of the dancers and the exquisite quality of the choreography delighted our audiences and brought elegance and beauty to each season.”
—Libby Appel, Artistic Director Emerita, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR
"David Hochoy...once again displayed his genius and dramatic flair...and reminded us that we possess world-class talent right here in our own backyard."
—Mundo Latino, Indianapolis, IN
“DK is at their best in an intimate space where facial expressions and minute nuances of physicality are appropriately “in your face” to convey the depth of Piaf’s distinctive style in observing the underbelly of Parisian life. With love in its manifest meanings as the thread running through 14 songs, it’s the harsh flip side of brutality that grabs, particularly in the layerings of the 10-member company becoming a microcosm of mob mentality with Jillian Godwin amazing as the hapless figure in “Hooray for the Clown!” And in the end, no regrets — like Sinatra, Piaf did it her way and DK shows that splendidly.”
—Rita Kohn, Nuvo Newsweekly
"Wordless humor and pathos in nearly equal proportions characterized Dance Kaleidoscope's brilliant Piaf: a Celebration. Through his dancers, Hochoy makes coherent a balance of flow and abruptness that picks up on the wide emotional terrain of Piaf's songs.”
—Jay Harvey, The Indianapolis Star
“Honestly, in all my years in education, Dance Kaleidoscope is the BEST program I have ever seen presented to students.”
—Laura Hammack, Asst. Superintendent, Brown County Schools, Nashville, IN
“If you are looking for an arts in education residency that creates lasting integrated arts connections with your students and community, I offer my highest recommendations for David Hochoy and Dance Kaleidoscope.”
—Donna Schepers, Education Coordinator, Jasper Community Arts, NEA, Jasper, IN