With featured performances by world-renowned guest dancers and choreographers, Dance and Celebration is always a favorite event with DDCF audiences. A major highlight of our festival’s weekend long celebration of the art of dance, this is a performance you will not want to miss.
Carmelo Segura Companhia
Carmelo Segura earned a Diploma in Dance & Performing Arts through a scholarship with MPA school in London. His dance credits include the Royal Opera Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and working with choreographers from La Scala di Milano, Metropolitan Opera House, Lyon Opera House, and West End Productions in London and Madrid. He founded Carmelo Segura Companhia in Madrid in 2013, creating works for his own company, and as a guest choreographer internationally. He is currently working with the Jackson Family and Summum music productions as a choreographer for the world tour of an official show about the life of Michael Jackson.
One Dance Project Group
One Dance Project Group is a platform-based organization centered on dance creation activities and educational activities. By exploring the physical changes of the social body according to the improvisational interactions of the body and the situation, they plan and produce creative works and educational programs focusing on the interaction between dance and other media.
Alexander Quetell is a choreographer and performing artist from Rochester, MI. He received his bachelor’s with honors from Princeton University where he studied Dance, Environmental Studies, and German. His senior thesis was an immersive dance-theater performance, which received the award for outstanding work by a senior in dance. Alex has collaborated on numerous productions in dance, theater, and immersive performance and is credited as choreographer for the first student production of Once: the musical. Currently based in Los Angeles, Alex performs with Ate9 directed by Danielle Agami and is represented by Storm LA. He performed with Studio Kate Wallich’s YC2 from 2017-18 and is an alumnus of Springboard Danse Montréal.
Founded in 2012 by Artistic Director Joori Jung, ArtLab J is a Detroit-based professional contemporary dance company that seeks to explore humanity’s fundamental nature with honesty by observing the change of movement through the performance in a pure state of mind. Using the power of dance to not only bare our life stories but bridge them, ArtLab J unites persons across divides of race, age, sex, class, gender, religion, status and experience.
Byoung Sug Kim
Byoung Sug Kim is the founder and executive director of Global Pungmul Institute, a Chicago-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting traditional Korean cultural and performing arts, especially Korean drumming, called pungmul. He has been playing and teaching Korean drumming and dance for 25 years.