A B O U T
Our mission is to create a rich movement environment, educating and encouraging an understanding of dance in a kinetic, imaginative, and intellectual way to the community and the world at large. By creating and presenting new work, engaging audiences through exposure to dance in likely and unlikely places, discussion, teaching, and collaborating with other artists, the company strives to enrich the human experience and preserve the art of dance.
The Linda Bair Dance Company is a close knit group of dancers committed to exploring movement, crafting dance that engages the intellect and the soul, and educating audiences about the art of dance. They are equally comfortable presenting dance for stage, and dance for unconventional spaces. Founded in 1998, the company is in residence at the Davis Arts Center where they train adult dancers in modern dance and ballet.
LBDC has presented dance throughout California including: Works in the Works in Berkeley, Sacramento State University Festival of the Arts, Bay Area National Dance Week, the DaDa Project, Works in the Works, and at the Westwave Dance Festival in San Francisco. Twice the group has been
featured on the television program "Good Day Sacramento". In 2008, they participated in the Merce Cunningham Creativity Project, resulting in several free concerts of dance/video/animation performance. The LBDC has an ongoing association with the Natsoulas Gallery in Davis resulting in annual
performances at the Beat and Beyond Festival and producing free concerts such as “A Small Evening about Love” and "What do You See” an installation of dance to be found, photographed, videoed, or sketched. The company has shown dance at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, at the grand re-opening, the 8x8 competition and the dance series "Hatch” as well as producing evening length concerts and interactive educational performances for children.
Engaging and educating the audience is a priority for the company. Whether producing high quality concerts and dance “happenings” followed by audience/artist discourse, improvising with musicians and painters on the rooftop of a downtown gallery or creating classes to promote connection
and community, Linda Bair Dance Company strives to enliven the everyday experience through dance.