Leverage Dance Theater

Archive for Performances

Reasons to Give

Letter from our Artistic Director May 2017 Dear Friends, Leverage has an important fundraising campaign happening on May 11 (for 24 hours only). It is particularly important to us for a few reasons. Leverage has invested so much to get here — to a place, where I believe we are really able to deliver on […]

UNHINGED, a new show for St. Lou Fringe

A brand new LVDT show comes to the St Lou Fringe. UNHINGED is an experience in dance design born of experimental collaborations. Expect the unexpected: risky, brave, bold, emotionally daring, and perhaps even… a little bit funny. Leverage Artists premiere new collaborations between Diana Barrios Whitman (artistic director), Hannah Fischer (assistant director), Betsy Brandt (senior artist), and […]

Show Me St. Louis

Dance Performance at SLU Church by Julie Tristan KSDK Show Me St. Louis March 31, 2014

St. Louis Post Dispatch

Leverage Dance Theater is Dancing in the Pews by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post Dispatch March 29, 2014

Am I the Only One

Thank you for a great concert, we could not have done it without you! If you have a moment, kindly fill out our Creative Feedback Survey regarding Am I the Only One. Thanks! ST. LOUIS, MO – Leverage Dance Theater’s second site-specific dance performance in Grand Center, Am I The Only One, will run April […]

Now and Next Dance Mentoring

Leverage Dance Theater is collaborating with Lindenwood University to host Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. At Now & Next, college women and recent graduates study somatics, contemporarydance technique, improvisation, and new works repertory each morning; teach dance classes and mentor middle school girls each afternoon; and […]

LVDT performs at Habdash Returns Thurs 12.16

HABDASH RETURNS, presented by St Lou Fringe Thursday Dec 19, 2013  7:00pm @ Barnett on Washington LEVERAGE DANCE THEATER + BROTHERS LAZAROFF = first time, one-of-a-kind, one night only, collaborative show full of original dance and music performances.   The evening included: improvisational scores roving performances by the dancers audience participation site-specific dance musicians and dancers working […]

Reviews: New Dance Horizons

Alive Magazine: Dance St. Louis And ‘Dance Horizons II’ Shine At Touhill By: Christopher Reilly  “The exceptionalism was evident at the onset as Leverage Dance Theater opened with “Encounters With the Intimate,” choreographed by Nejla Yatkin. As the piece moved toward its conclusion, a sharp light cut through the pitch to illuminate an intimate portion […]

Review: Sketch

Excerpts from Jessica Ruhlin, blogger and dancer Sketch The show is held in the Chapel – a sanctuary for the arts– which I found only because I was lost and figured that if I wandered into a church, someone would surely help me. The space is small and intimate yet the ceilings are high and embellished with colored stain-glass […]

New Dance Horizons Oct 4 & 5, 2013

Leverage Dance Theater is again excited to perform with New Dance Horizons, presented by Dance St. Louis, as it returns to the Touhill Oct 4 &5, 2013.   This year Nejla Y. Yatkin is setting an original work on the Leverage dancers for the second annual New Dance Horizon’s performance. Following the weekend performances the selected St. Louis companies […]

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