as part of the Dance Managers Collective’s 

2021 Imagine Dance Festival

Wed – Sun, Jan 6 – 10, 2021

(Available for viewing Jan 4 – Feb 7, 2021)

*Click here to make your reservation for the Elsie Dance Showcases.

(All times are EST)

Wed, Jan 6, 2021

Thurs, Jan 7, 2021

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Each showcase includes a closing LIVE meet-the-artist Q&A.

Please click on the company name for showcase details!


*Click here to make your reservation for the Elsie Dance Showcases.

DON’T MISS the special presenter moderator guests who are a part of the LIVE closing events for each Elsie showcase:
Akiba Abaka, Akiba Abaka Arts, with Sankofa Danzafro
Mary Lou Aleskie,  Hopkins Center for the Arts, with Ragamala Dance Company
Christy Bolingbroke, The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron, with Ashwini Ramaswamy
Kristy Edmunds, UCLA/Center for the Art of Performance, with Trisha Brown Dance Company
Aaron Mattocks, The Joyce Theater, with Sankofa Danzafro
Jodee Nimerichter, American Dance Festival, with Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Carla Peterson, MANCC, with Ann Carlson and Inkboat
Kathleen Pletcher, FirstWorks, with eVenti Verticali
Aaron Shackelford, Ferst Center, with fuse*
Tara Aisha Willis, MCA Chicago, with a canary torsi|Yanira Castro 
Click here for more details about the LIVE events they will be moderating with select artists.



APAP* pitch

5 minute pitch, 5 minute LIVE Q&A
Fri, Jan. 8: NOON -1:00pm EST

*You must be registered for the APAP conference to participate in the Q&A.

ISPA* pitches

Wed, Jan 13, 2021: 9-11am EST & 8-10pm EST

  • Machine de Cirque’s Ghost Light
  • Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein
  • Sankofa Danzafro’s Accommodating Lie
Follow-up ProEx exhibit time:

Wed, Jan 13, 2021: 11am – NOON EST & 10-11pm EST


*you must be registered for the ISPA conference to attend this session