© Dance Collective, Carol Nolte 2017

WESTFEST is an annual dance festival presented in the historic Westbeth Artists' Residence building.  The festival includes site-specific performances animating multiple spaces within the iconic building as well as a series of performances in the legendary top floor studio, which was home to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for many years and now houses the Martha Graham Dance Company.  The festival aims to open the Westbeth building to dance artists and audiences and engage the resident artist population of the space with a broader community of artistic stewards of Westbeth and its legacy.

"...the cumulative effect of encountering performance in Westbeth's idiosyncratic nooks and crannies was marvelous. Bodies animate architecture as much as they are animated by it, and Westbeth's artistic ghosts provide fertile ground for chance encounters."

 

-Claudia LaRocco, The New York Times

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