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Explore Dance: Culver City 2017 at Culver City Senior Center Auditorium

June 4, 2017 from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
May 6
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LA Mission College Hosts Benita Bike's DanceArt at Los Angeles Mission College

April 20, 2017 from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Benita Bike's DanceArt returns to Los Angeles Mission College’s Campus Center Building on Thursday, April 20, 4:30 pm with an interactive dance program that delights and inspires. Join folks from the community and Mission College students/faculty to share some dance! The College is located at 13356 Eldridge Ave. in Sylmar. This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Mission College’s AGS, and it is FREE!During its 36…See More
Mar 19
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Benita Bike's DanceArt at La Crescenta Library at La Crescenta LIbrary

January 28, 2017 from 2pm to 3:15pm
Chamber modern dance company Benita Bike’s DanceArt returns to the beautiful La Crescenta Library on Saturday, January 28, 2017 for an interactive program that draws people into the art of dance. This is a FREE performance, supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Friends of the La Crescenta Library.Have you ever wondered how dances are created? How do dancers magically change ideas into movement that expresses mood, image and story? These questions and more will be…See More
Dec 31
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Explore Dance: Culver City

Benita Bike’s DanceArt concludes its 35th Anniversary Season with an interactive dance performance at Culver City’s Senior Center on Sunday, June 5, 1:30 pm. The Culver City Senior Center is located at 4095 Overland Avenue, at the corner of Overland and Culver. This performance is made possible in part by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Additional support comes from the Culver City Senior Center. This performance is FREE and suitable for all…See More
May 8, 2016
Benita Bike is now a member of Contemporary Performance Network
Jan 10, 2016

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Choreographer Benita Bike began her dance training in Arizona at the age of three. In college, she studied with Utah Repertory Dance Theatre, the faculty of Bennington College and the faculty of the University of Arizona. In New York, she studied with Robert Christopher, Emmy Devine, Karen Levy, and Ruth Currier.

Benita's dance work has been shown in the U.S. (New England, New York, California, Arizona, Kentucky) and in Europe (France and Poland). Benita is a two time winner of the ARC grant, in 2008 from the Durfee Foundation and in 2011 from the Center for Cultural Innovation. She was a Massachusetts Artists Foundation Choreographic Fellowship recipient and a former Artist-in-residence at Massachusetts College of Art. In Massachusetts, Benita was the Chair of the Boston Dance Alliance and a member of the Boston Cultural Corporation's Curatorial Board.

In Los Angeles, Benita served on the Board of the Dance Resource Center for two years. She has taught dance at her studio in Boston, at Boston Center for Adult Education, Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro and at Whittier College in Whittier, California. Benita was Co-producer of the Fountain Theatre's annual Festival of Solos & Duets in Hollywood between 1995 and 2007. From 2001-2004, she was Coordinator of the annual dance series at the Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, California.
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Explore Dance: Culver City

Posted on May 8, 2016 at 5:51pm 0 Comments

Benita Bike’s DanceArt concludes its 35th Anniversary Season with an interactive dance performance at Culver City’s Senior Center on Sunday, June 5, 1:30 pm. The Culver City Senior Center is located at 4095 Overland Avenue, at the corner of Overland and Culver. This performance is made possible in part by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Additional support comes from the Culver City Senior Center. This performance is FREE and suitable for all…

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