Contemporary dance and ballet have dominated past WestWave Fests. This year, however, the three programs blend big name and on-the-brink troupes from a smorgasbord of styles including Hula, Cambodian, hip hop, and dance theater. Also new: a dance film night, panel discussion series, and a site-specific installation by aerial innovators Zaccho Dance Theater. As for the reduced stage time and eclectic roll call, the way we see it, get Flamenco fanatics whooping for hip hop dancers and balletomanes breaking down butoh, and the creative sparks will fly without limit.
Aug. 16-24, 2008