Sarasota Contemporary Dance Residency with Guest Artists April 22-25, 2016

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Sarasota Contemporary Dance Residency with Guest Artists

April 22-25, 2016


Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s 10th season has offered a variety of residencies continuing its philosophy of providing unparalleled opportunities to dancers and choreographers. For its upcoming last production of the season, Evolving/Evolving June 2-5, at the Jane B. Cook Theater, they have invited past SCD emerging choreographers to restage some of the company’s past favorites. Crystal Edwards and Sarah Caldabaugh originally set Run in 2009 while Sarah Caldabaugh was a company member. Edwards and Caldabaugh will be in Sarasota April 22-25, to reset “a fearless athletic duet performed by two women”, says Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott.


Edwards describes the creative process of Run, “We dared to push our bodies beyond what we thought possible to highlight the physical strength and courage that women should feel proud to claim as their own.”


Caldabaugh is excited to return to the dance world and set Run, which she created with Edwards while they were dance majors at the University of Florida. “Coming back as a previous company member to SCD to reset Run is both nostalgic and refreshing. I’m excited to watch the piece transform on the current company members and hope to see where they ‘run’ with it after taking a step away from my own dancing career,” says Caldabaugh.


During their residency there will be two master classes open to the community on Friday, April 22 and Monday, April 25 at 10am. These classes will provide a glimpse of the strength and endurance needed to perform works by Edwards and Caldabaugh. Get ready to sweat, jump, and be upside down. These classes are also additional offerings SCD will be providing during National Dance Week along with their fundraiser at Kahwa Coffee, April 23-30, in downtown Sarasota, (1487 2nd Street in downtown Sarasota- adjacent to the Urbanite Theater and across the street from Whole Foods).



Contemporary Dance Master Class w/ Crystal Edwards

Monday April 22 & Wednesday April 25

10am, New College of Florida Fitness Center (east side)

$15, RSVP at [email protected]




To learn more about the Choreographers:

Crystal Edwards holds a BFA in dance and a minor in mass communications from the University of Florida, where she gained invaluable training and a love for using the arts to push boundaries and challenge people. She has danced professionally for Black Label Movement, Moving Current Dance Collective, and toured nationally and internationally with Diavolo Dance Theater, based in Los Angeles, CA. She has been a teaching artist at Hamline University, Winona State University, and College of Saint Benedict and her choreography has been recognized at ACDFA Nationals in Washington D.C. Crystal is an arts administrator and educator passionate about arts integration. She is currently the managing director, and a dancer in Minneapolis- based Black Label Movement.  Locally she works for Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Outreach Teaching Artist/School of Arts Teacher), and Mad Cow

Theatre (Manager of Creative Development)


Sarah Caldabaugh is a graduate of the University of Florida, receiving her BFA in dance.  Her love for dance and movement started at age 3 and has been a consistent passion throughout her life. She has performed at the Kennedy Center in conjunction with the American College Dance Festival in honor of Nationals,

  1. She has had her own co-choreographed work, “Run” featured in the Gala performance at the 2008 American College Dance Festival (Southeastern Conference).  Sarah was a member of Sarasota Contemporary Dance from 2008-2010.  Since her time with Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Sarah has worked as an Ocean Lifeguard, competing in local, regional, and national level events.  Most recently, Sarah has become a Firefighter/Paramedic and currently works for St. Lucie County Fire District.  She now enjoys competing in Olympic-style weightlifting in her free time


To purchase tickets to see Run:


Thursday – Sunday June 2 – 5, 2016

Performances: 7:30 pm, except Sun 2:00 pm

Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, selection seating

Single Tickets: 941.359.0099 or



About Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Sarasota Contemporary Dance was formed in 2002 as Fuzión Dance Artists, Sarasota’s first contemporary dance company, by Co-Founders Leymis Bolaños-Wilmott and Rachael Inman. Now in its 10th season, the company was renamed on September 18, 2015, and continues to bring dance to the community through eclectic performances and educational programming, while collaborating with artists and community groups to enrich the human experience.

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