"Concentric Harmonies" was premiered at Celebrate Dance on March 9, 2013 at the historic Alex Theater in Glendale, CA. The performance of "Concentric Harmonies" in Celebrate Dance, under the direction of executive producer Jamie Nichols, also marked the Los Angeles debut of COLABO Youth Dance Collective.
Colabo Youth Dance Collective is a fresh new project from dance educator and
choreographer Francisco Gella, and affiliated with NUEVO School of Contemporary
Dance in Chino, CA. Colabo dancers are selected from the schoolʼs conservatory and
from among other talented young Southern California artists. The repertory of
created works represents diverse choreographers from across the United States.
Colabo is for our youth – to inspire, to motivate, to create, to impact. As an
emerging community of passionate young dancers from Southern California
communities, the collective provides a creative platform to perform, to learn new
styles, and to develop personal voice. As these aspiring young artists are preparing for
their own future, they are also influencing the future of dance, and just as importantly,
the world itself as citizens of the global community. Colabo is a safe place for artists to
begin that journey. Through Colabo, Francisco hopes to continue to transform how students
are educated as dancers.
Listen to emerging choreographer Jonathan Bond talk about his artistic process in working with Colabo Youth Dance Collective and his thoughts on the importance of Colabo's mission in nurturing young dancers. Jon, a dancer with world-renowned New York-based Company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, set an original piece on Colabo in December 2012.
Listen to emerging choreographer Nathan Makolandra talk about his artistic process in working with Colabo Youth Dance Collective and his thoughts on the importance of Colabo's mission in nurturing young dancers. Nathan, a dancer with Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project, set an original piece on Colabo in January 2013.