Fall Concert Series #14

At the Charleston Heights Performing Arts Center

Contemporary West Dance Theatre Fall Concert Series #14

At the Charleston Heights Performing Arts Center

Contemporary West Dance Theater (CWDT), in collaboration with the city of Las Vegas, is one of the first Artists in Residence at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. CWDT will rehearse, perform and continue its mission to cultivate multicultural performing arts programming for the Las Vegas community. Over the last 15 years, CWDT has aspired to increase its creative impact within the Las Vegas local arts community by raising the bar of artistic excellence. The collaboration between the city of Las Vegas and CWDT continues to elevate the company’s status as a creative force and permanent fixture in the city. Under the leadership of Ally Haynes- Hamblen (Director of Cultural Affairs), CWDT Founder and Artistic Director Bernard Gaddis, CWDT will present its first in person concert October 22 – 23, 2021 since covid-19. Masks and proof of Vaccinations are required to attend. Tickets go on sale August 24, 2021. The Program will consist of two world-premieres, “Liaison” by founder and artistic director Bernard H. Gaddis, “Our Time” choreographed by the company’s Ballet master Don Bellamy, the premiere of “Shards” by Donald Byrd and a remount of “Night Creature” created by famed choreographer Alvin Ailey. Tickets prices range from $10.00 – $25.00. Curtain Times are 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Charleston Heights Arts Center front desk.


Contemporary West Dance Theatre (CWDT), formerly the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater is celebrating 15 years! A multicultural nonprofit organization founded in March 2007 by Bernard H. Gaddis and Charmaine Hunter. These former principal dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theatre of Harlem (respectively) created Las Vegas’ first premiere contemporary modern dance company, named by the Las Vegas Review Journal as one of the “Fab Four” arts organizations in Nevada. The company has a dance methodology that integrates classical and modern paradigms with an athleticism that gives audiences a more profound dance experience. CWDT dancers are passionate, relatable and highly skilled, and have been bringing virtuoso performances to the stage that have excited and inspired audiences around the world for over a decade.

Contact: Bernard H. Gaddis
800 Brush Street,
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Phone: (818) 749-6477
Email: B.Gaddis@LVDance.org
Date: August 14, 2021
Images: available upon request

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