Teresa Mitchell / Photo by Scott Mitchell
Dear 2011 GWC Professional Invitational Concert Dancers, Choreographer's and all Participants,
Thank you so much for attending and making this year's concert our best yet! We were so pleased with all thirteen dance companies; every piece performed was beyond expectation. Thank you for all of your hard work,support and help in bringing dance to our community. This concert was a success because of you and your dedication to the art of dance!
We would like to express a very special thank you to Orange Coast College's Dance Department and Technical Crew. Brock and Quintan, you both made this concert run smoothly and flawlessly and it is always a pleasure to work with you. Seth from GWC, thank you for the Body of Water set design and for hauling it to yet another
stage for NBDT. To all of the dance students at Golden West College who helped usher, pull curtains set up displays, we couldn't have done it without you.
Thank you to Steve Shea and his dance photography skills, we appreciate your talents.
Be sure to look out for his 2011 GWC Invitational photos posting at
www.sheaphoto.printroom.com. The photos will be under the gallery titled GWC and the password is bustamove. Thanks to GWC dance faculty Jeff Hendrix, as well, for filming both performances, DVD’s will be coming to each one of you soon.
Master Class with Kenneth Walker
Thank you to Anandha Ray of Moving Arts Dance, Kenneth Walker of Kenneth Walker Dance Project and Andy Vaca of Jazzworks - Long Beach for taking the extra time, reaching out and teaching some inspiring master classes. We had over 50 students of all levels and ages in attendance. These classes were a great way to start off the festival weekend. Also a thank you to Sarah Melli, who kicked off the festival for NBDT with a master ballet class, it was a great way for us to get ready for the weekend!
Han and Dance Asylum dance studios thank you for taking a chance on us, opening your doors and helping us out! We loved your space, teachers and your vibe. We would like to acknowledge The Lab in Costa Mesa for helping with publicity, Koji and Zinpagu Restaurant for hosting our Friday night cast party and Peter and Robert of Mesa Restaurant for hosting Saturday's cast party. Koji, Peter and Robert thank you for your hospitality, care and support of the arts in your community, we would love to party with you again soon!
NBDT / Photo by Liz Thompson
Lastly and most importantly we would like to thank our fans, family and audience! We definitely can't do it without you. We are so greatly blessed with a giving, helpful and supportive extended community who donate their skills, time and talents to our cause.
Please stay in touch with us via Facebook and our blog www.nannettebrodiedance.org as we would love to share stories, pictures and every one's upcoming performances. We hope that you enjoyed your time with us, made some new friends, networked and witnessed some amazing dance.
Until next year,
GWC Director of Dance