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“Another way to get up close and personal with the creators whose work you're consuming is Hi Artist, a cultural and event company that produces pop-up contemporary dance performances and gives audiences the opportunity to mingle with the performers before and after the show. Volume 3: Venus celebrates women in contemporary dance with a program entirely created by local female choreographers: Thryn Saxon, Emily Tellier, Maiya Redding, Holly Ledbetter, and Matilda Sakamoto.”

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Elizabeth Cooke, Founder of Hi Artist, Explains What Gives Salon-Style Dance An Edge

“Hi Artist events provide a new way to see dance, and their audiences most love the intimacy that the format provides. After the performance, the dancers join the audience for drinks and conversation, giving guests the opportunity to meet the artists both as performers and as people. The entire event, not just the show itself, is an experience, and through this format the company hopes to introduce dance to new audiences. Everything they do was designed based on findings from 10+ months of customer research.”

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