Westobou: Dance

Saturday, Oct. 6
De Trace will perform Parkour, described as "urban ballet meets extreme sport," at 2 p.m. on Oct. 6.

The showpiece of dance at Westobou is the L.A. Dance Project, coming to Augusta just a few weeks after its inaugural performances in Los Angeles.


Created by dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, L.A. Dance Project brings together dance, choreography, composing, producing and filmmaking.

The company will perform Winterbranch, a dark and tough performance where movement is extremely slow and controlled; and Millepied’s own Closer, which he describes as a “marathon for the two performers and is deeply intimate and revealing.”

Finally, a new work, a fast-moving, energetic piece will be performed with tight coordination required of the dancers.

De Trace brings a slice of big-city movement and style in the frenetic movements of Parkour, a practice bringing acrobatic leaps, rolls and jumps across urban landscapes – described as “urban ballet meets extreme sport.” Formed by Atlantans Danillo Kisser and Dylan Moore, Cameron Richardson joins them in this display.

On Oct. 6, the festival will present a Danish documentary on the subject, My Playground.


• De Trace: Parkour performance. 2 p.m. Oct. 6, parade grounds, Old Academy of Richmond County, 540 Telfair St.
• L.A. Dance Project. 8 p.m. Oct. 6, Imperial Theatre, $75 advance


The Westobou Festival, set for Oct. 3-7, spotlights the arts, with performances and exhibitions featuring dance, film, music, spoken word and visual arts. Each day of the festival will focus on a particular discipline but includes events featuring all of the arts. Events are free, unless noted.

Tickets are available at the Westobou office, 965 Broad St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; by calling (706) 755-2878 or online at www.westoboufestival.com.

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