2020 marks the 10th Anniversary Season of the DN SteelStacks program, which to date has brought more than 250 plus New York City based choreographers, educators and companies into the Lehigh Valley to perform at the new center, as well as teach and create new work for the students in the numerous local schools, colleges and universities through it’s sister DN Silo Master Class program.
To celebrate this 10th anniversary we will be offering several free dance and live music events on the outdoor stages during ArtsQuest’s 36th Annual Season of MusikFest, which is America’s largest free out door music festival.
Friday July 31 - Sunday August 2
Reprise of The Bang Group’s
Re-imagining of the Musical Annie Get Your Gun – ShowDown.
Friday August 7 - Sunday August 9
Subject: Matter and their live musicians return to SteelStacks
with guest artist, Orlando Hernández
Art, Culture and History Meet in Lehigh Valley
In 2010, DANCE NOW entered a new partnership with ArtsQuest, a non-profit in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that celebrates the arts and culture. Joining forces with this like-minded arts organization, that shares DANCE NOW’s vision of defying the norm and seeking out the unconventional, DANCE NOW SteelStacks™ is bringing some of New York City’s most exciting dance innovators to the new ArtsQuestCenter at SteelStacks.
DANCE NOW SteelStacks kicked off with a ‘bang’ on June 10, 2011, presenting David Parker’s and The Bang Group’s ShowDown in the new MusikFest Café – the Joe’s Pub of Lehigh Valley, and presented David Parker and The Bang Group's Nut/Cracked, bringing this unconventional version of the holiday classic to the little town Christmas town of Bethlehem, where it ran for four consecutive years from 2011-2014.
Since 2011, each August DANCE NOW SteelStacks has presented two up and coming choreographers and their companies during ArtsQuest’s annual MusikFest which reachs more than one million audience members each year, along with several featured works on the indoor ArtsQuest stages, including: Take Dance's Somewhere Familiar Melodies, Nicole Wolcott's Paper Pieces, Keigwin & Company's Places Please and most recently, Megan Williams One Woman Show.