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James Santos Runs Away With the Cirque

This month, my friend and Dance Project Artistic Director James Santos will move away from Redding for the second time in his life. He’s taking a position as artistic assistant with the world-renowned entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil. I talked to… Continue Reading

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The Dance Project to Cast Singers, Dancers, Actors

The Dance Project will audition singers and dancers for its new season, which will include A Cascade Christmas and The Sound of Music. Auditions for actors and singers for A Cascade Christmas and The Sound of Music will be held… Continue Reading

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‘Off Stage’ With The Dance Project’s Lisa Redden

Lisa Redden remembers her Grandma June singing around the house. “She had a wonderful voice and sang the songs of the 30s and 40s. Many of the songs were show and Broadway songs popular at the time. She was fearless in her singing and I’d sing with her like crazy. It took me many years to muster the courage to sing out loud in front of anyone but Grandma June.”

About 6 years ago, Lisa met vocal instructor Trish Spinner, and with her encouragement… Continue Reading

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‘Off Stage’ with The Dance Project’s Louis Licon

Last fall, “Backstage Pass” with behind-the-scenes video by Tom Ramont gave readers an inside look at The Dance Project’s “Cascade Christmas,” from auditions to performance. “Off Stage” is a chance to meet the cast and crew of the Dance Project without… Continue Reading