Updated: Oct 13, 2020
★★★★☆ - Delicious
Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater presented their emotional, mystical, and whimsical dance concert “Shared Treasures” at West Las Vegas Library Theatre last weekend, giving free performances for the public in honor of Black History Month. Subtitled “A Retrospective of African American Dance,” the offering featured four works from the company’s repertoire including three choreographed by African Americans prominent in contemporary dance.
During intermission founding artistic director Bernard H. Gaddis stepped on stage to explain that the show was sponsored by the library and that the company hoped it would “speak to the whole community” and be “a voice for everybody in the community.” If the applause was any indication on Saturday, the eclectic and appreciative audience heard that voice loud and clear.
Zane Booker’s 2009 moody, contemporary dance “Portraits” opened the show. A character-driven piece set to St Germain’s bluesy “Rose Rouge,” it features dancers portraying historical civil and feminist rights activists such as James Baldwin and