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SummerDance on Tour: Towne Crier Cafe

The Vanaver Caravan SummerDance on Tour! returns to the Towne Crier for a festive evening of percussive and world dance including a tribute to Pete Seeger. Bill and Livia Vanaver (who also direct Beacon's Annual Calico Ball) will be joined by Company members Joel Hanna and Carla Giudicelli.

Joel Hanna has been called “one of the most exciting dancers to ever step on the world stage,” and is a world-renowned dancer and choreographer known for his athletic and boundary-breaking mixture of tap dance, musical percussion, Irish dance and martial arts. He's performed around the world in legendary venues and for dignitaries from Queen Elizabeth II to United Nations diplomats. He toured with “Riverdance” and choreographed and starred in the production “Fire of Dance.” Quoted by Arun Gandhi, peace activist and grandson of the Mahatma Gandhi, “Joel Hanna is being the change we all wish to see in the world” for creating “Fighting For Change,” a women's Martial Arts program in India. He is currently Executive Director and Choreographer, for The Vancouver Spring Show, and is involved in numerous exciting and ground breaking projects all over the world.

Carla Giudicelli was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and moved to Senigallia, Italy where she got her start in modern, jazz and Latin dance. She became a member of a contemporary troupe called TeaTroLuce, performing in musical theatre and performance art pieces. After teaching and performing in Calgary, Canada, Carla returned to Italy to study at Spazio Danza, further exploring her interest in street dance. She has landed in New York City to peruse her passion for street dance. Her experience here includes Afro-Brazilian and Capoeira performances. Carla joined TVC in 2014.

Joel will feature Percussive and Irish dance. Carla will bring her Latin and Hip Hop dance to the stage. SummerDancers ages 9-teens share their multi-cultural and expressive dances, making the night a true festival.

Tickets $20 general; $10 kids under age 12