More Than 30 Dance Companies, 300 Artists Gather In St. Louis For Spring To Dance | St. Louis Public Radio

More Than 30 Dance Companies, 300 Artists Gather In St. Louis For Spring To Dance

May 21, 2019

MADCO's Belicia Beck (at left) and Dance St. Louis' Christopher Mohnani joined Tuesday's talk show along with Bennyroyce Royon (not pictured).
Credit Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

A three-day-long dance extravaganza gets underway later this week as Spring to Dance takes over the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Considered to be Dance St. Louis’ signature festival of the year, this 12th annual event will feature everything from tap, ballet and clogging to hip-hop and aerial performances Thursday through Saturday.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, guest host Sharon Stevens led a conversation about what makes Spring to Dance such a vibrant showcase of dance talent in St. Louis, across the country and beyond.

Joining the discussion were Christopher Mohnani, managing director of Programs and Community Engagement for Dance St. Louis; Belicia Beck, rehearsal director and company member with MADCO; and Bennyroyce Royon, the New York City-based founder of Bennyroyce Dance.

Listen to the conversation:

Related Event
What: 12th Annual Emerson Spring to Dance Festival
When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 23-25, 2019
Where: UMSL’s Touhill Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $5-$35, touhill.org

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is produced by Alex Heuer, Evie Hemphill and Lara Hamdan. The engineer is Aaron Doerr and the call screener is Charlie McDonald.

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