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This #GivingTuesday Donate to Blue13

TODAY IS THE DAY. 
Art is an expression of the soul.  Blue13 expresses our shared humanity with a positive and diverse representation of American dance theatre on stages, in classrooms, and in public spaces around the U.S. and abroad. Please give what you can today to support our important and enriching work in communities around the U.S. and abroad.  Help us reach our year-end goal to raise $13,000.

Gates Foundation Matches Facebook Donations Today Only
On Facebook Today Only, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will Match Donations to Blue13 and Facebook will waive all fees.  Your tax-deductible donation will help us surpass our Giving Tuesday goal of $1,000!  Donate on Facebook Securely Now.

Achinta’s 2017 Choreography Reel Available on YouTube

Blue13 Artistic Director, Achinta S. McDaniel choreographs not only for the company but also for the film, TV and commercial industries in Hollywood, specializing in Bollywood dance, Bhangra, contemporary, jazz, and more.  You may have seen her work in The Strokes Threat of Joy Music Video, on New Girl, Speechless, in Madden, Snapple, and Heineken commercials, and more.  Achinta is also a professor of dance at USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in Los Angeles, and teaches around the globe.  Shoot us an e-mail at [booking at blue13dance dot com] for more information.

Ever Seen a Beatles Baraat?

ACHINTA’S BEATLES BARAAT

Blue13’s Achinta  created some pretty unique and incredible concepts in June for her brother’s big wedding in Greenwich, Connecticut!  Never one to be part of the status quo, McDaniel created a Beatles song Baraat (the groom’s traditional procession filled with dancing family and friends en route to the wedding), with choreographed moves, live drumming and a stilt walker.  Even The Huffington Post India picked up on the excitement.  Video by Vinnie Chhabra.  Music: Love me Do, The Beatles.  Dhol: Sonny Brooklynwala.

Save the Date: Los Angeles Dance Festival

Photo by Javier Guillen

Blue13 Dance Company is honored to open the festival this year, in a gala night performance with 4 other incredible companies from LA.  Save the date for a wonderful night of dance including an opening gala soiree at the Raymond Kabbaz Theatre.  Information and Tickets.

Happy Thanksgiving from Blue13!

We are thankful to have dance in our lives, and to share our work with such wonderful and loyal supporters and friends as you!  Thank you for continuing to come to class, to see our shows, to engage in public community events with us.  We give you our love and gratitude everyday, but especially on Thanksgiving!  Have a safe and happy holiday.

With love,

All of us at Blue13 Dance Company