8 Works, 2 Takes: A Room to Create

Jun 13, 2016

img_2845Nancy Evans Dance Theatre:

This is the dance that makes you think, makes you stop and wonder about what you value and how you want to be in the world. Evans’ musicianship (as seen in others pieces as well) is embedded in her craft. Music, dance and expression all as one.
—Beth Megill, dance instructor/choreographer, Simi Valley; writer at Musings by a Dancing Poetess

Nancy Evans Doede has been the Artistic Director of Nancy Evans Dance Theatre (NEDT) since 2009, producing dance collaboratives and participating in the Pasadena Dance Festival.






Doede was a student of and dancer for Hanya Holm, “known as one of the ‘Big Four’ founders of modern dance.” Holm (1893-1992) was known as a dance educator, teaching “a unique form of technique that shaped generations of dancers,” which included pulse, planes, floor patterns, aerial designs, direction, and spatial dimensions—”emphasizing the freedom and flowing of the torso and back.”






In 1976, Doede was also one of six people recruited by Steppenwolf Theatre Company founders Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, and Jeff Perry, to be an “original member,” which also included Laurie Metcalf and John Malkovich. In Los Angeles, Doede was an assistant director at Taper, Too and a producer of the Children of the World Project, receiving a Grammy nomination in 1985.



Nancy Evans Doede


For three evenings only, Nancy Evans Dance Theatre performs “Works 2016: 8 works, 2 Takes” at A Room to Create in Pasadena.

We have taken some of our best-loved repertory, created by Nancy Evans Doede, Ashleigh Doede, Jenn Logan, Katrina Amerine, and Scot Tupper, and revised them in a new and exciting way.




8 Works, 2 Takes
Friday-Sunday, June 17th-19th, times vary
A Room to Create, 1158 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91106
Wheelchair accessible, free parking on site or the street
Tickets: $20 eachFor details, visit







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