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Cascade, a 20-minute dance project for six dancers, is athletic, humorous, and touching, reminding all of the importance of water in our lives. It is geared for all audience members, from children to adults, utilizing music and sounds for the duration of the presentation. Cascade will be presented for “3/4ths stage,” so audience members will be able to see it from different areas of Marshall Way Bridge, creating many viewpoints and perspectives. 


Nicole L Olson is artistic director for NicoleOlson|MovementChaos. She has presented her choreography in such venues as the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), TBA Festival/Ten Tiny Dances (Portland, Oregon) , MixMatch Festival (Los Angeles, California), Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival (Chicago, Illinois), Dance in the Desert Festival (Las Vegas, Nevada), Dance for Life (Palm Springs, California), Sling Dance Project (Austin, Texas), Breaking Ground Dance and Film Festival (Tempe), Tiny Works|Tiny Dances (Phoenix), Herberger Theater (Phoenix), and Orpheum Theatre (Phoenix). Olson has choreographed for Evita and Once (Phoenix Theatre), Heathers and Silence! The Musical (Stray Cat Theatre), and Hair (Desert Stages Theatre). She was awarded an AriZoni Award in Choreography for Nearly Naked Theatre’s production of The Who’s Tommy in 2006. Over the last few years, Olson has been presenting more of her work in alternative performance spaces, creating and performing dance for Phoenix Art Museum, Grand ArtHaus, and {9} The Gallery in downtown Phoenix. In the spring and fall of 2018, Olson produced four evening-length, site-specific pieces for Canal Convergence. These works were viewed by over 1,000 people in this internationally awarded, annual event. With her newly announced company, NicoleOlson|MovementChaos, she and her artists will continue creating works for stage and for alternative spaces. Olson was awarded the 2016 Phoenix Mayor’s Arts Award for Dance (Cliff Keuter Award) and was selected as Phoenix New Times’ Best Dancer 2016 for its annual Best Of Phoenix and one of its 100 Creatives for 2016. Recently, she and artist Patricia Sannit received Best Art Collaboration in the Best of Phoenix ’18 through the Phoenix New Times for their work together in 2017–18. 


Canal Convergence
Canal Convergence
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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