Benita Bike
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Dance Discover: Culver City at Culver City Senior Center

June 3, 2018 from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Join Benita Bike’s DanceArt for an inviting and interactive dance program on Sunday, June 3 in Culver City! See polished concert quality dance in an unconventional space. This program will awaken you to the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual value of dance by presenting dance works in a non-intimidating fashion.See More
May 6
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Explore Dance: LA Mission College at Campus Center, LA Mission College

April 26, 2018 from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Join members of the community and Mission College students and faculty in a unique dance experience! Benita Bike's DanceArt will present an interactive dance performance that delights and inspires on Thursday, April 26, 4:30 pm at Los Angeles Mission College’s Campus Center Building, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar, 91342. This performance is funded, in part, by the California Arts Council, the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, and Los Angeles Mission College AGS Honor Society.See More
Mar 24
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Benita Bike's DanceArt at Malibu Library at Malibu Library

April 18, 2018 from 6pm to 7:30pm
How do dancers create dances? How do they change movement into mood, image and story? These questions and more are answered when Benita Bike’s DanceArt performs at the Malibu Library. Dances are performed, and audience members have numerous opportunities to talk with the artists. The performance will feature the brand new “Schoenfield Dances,” blending a classical sensibility with old popular dance styles; “For Rose,” a tribute of sorts to the choreographer’s mother; and “On Beat 3,” a spunky…See More
Mar 15
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Benita Bike's DanceArt in Concert - Guest Artist Weslie Ching at Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater, Cal State Long Beach

April 7, 2018 from 8pm to 10pm
One of Los Angeles’ modern dance companies of longest standing - Benita Bike’s DanceArt - performs in concert with guest choreographer Weslie Ching on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8pm, at Cal State Long Beach’s Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater.Benita Bike’s DanceArt is known for its musicality, elegance, and expressivity. Choreographer Benita Bike combines unusual music with highly expressive movement and gesture to reveal moments of beauty. The company’s work is known for its dramatic use of space…See More
Mar 7
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Dance: La Crescenta Library at La Crescenta LIbrary

March 3, 2018 from 2pm to 3:30pm
LA-based modern dance company Benita Bike’s DanceArt performs at the beautiful La Crescenta Library on Saturday, March 3, 2:00pm. The La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, 91214. This is a FREE performance, supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Friends of the La Crescenta Library. Call 818-248-5313 or 818-470-5734 for information.Sometimes people think dance shows are just for kids, but not so! Benita Bike’s DanceArt has spent…See More
Jan 28
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Discover Dance: Lake View Terrace Library at Lake View Terrace Library next to Los Angeles Discovery Cube

December 9, 2017 from 2pm to 3:30pm
For a completely eye-opening arts experience, join Benita Bike’s DanceArt on Saturday, December 9, 2pm at Lake View Terrace Library, 12002 Osborne Street, Lake View Terrace. Bring your family and make an afternoon of it by visiting the Los Angeles Discovery Cube right next door! This FREE dance performance is suitable for adults, children, and seniors. It is supported, in part, by the California Arts Council, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, and Friends of Lake View Terrace…See More
Nov 12, 2017
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Explore Dance: LA Mission College at Los Angeles Mission College

November 30, 2017 from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Benita Bike's DanceArt presents an interactive dance performance that delights and inspires on Thursday, November 30, 4:30 pm at Los Angeles Mission College’s Campus Center Building. Join members of the community and Mission College students and faculty in this unique dance experience! The College is located at 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar, 91342. This program is funded, in part, by the California Arts Council, the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, and Los Angeles Mission…See More
Nov 5, 2017

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Performance Discipline
Dance
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Choreographer Benita Bike began her dance training in Arizona at the age of three. In college, she studied with Utah Repertory Dance Theatre, the faculty of Bennington College and the faculty of the University of Arizona. In New York, she studied with Robert Christopher, Emmy Devine, Karen Levy, and Ruth Currier.

Benita's dance work has been shown in the U.S. (New England, New York, California, Arizona, Kentucky) and in Europe (France and Poland). Benita is a two time winner of the ARC grant, in 2008 from the Durfee Foundation and in 2011 from the Center for Cultural Innovation. She was a Massachusetts Artists Foundation Choreographic Fellowship recipient and a former Artist-in-residence at Massachusetts College of Art. In Massachusetts, Benita was the Chair of the Boston Dance Alliance and a member of the Boston Cultural Corporation's Curatorial Board.

In Los Angeles, Benita served on the Board of the Dance Resource Center for two years. She has taught dance at her studio in Boston, at Boston Center for Adult Education, Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro and at Whittier College in Whittier, California. Benita was Co-producer of the Fountain Theatre's annual Festival of Solos & Duets in Hollywood between 1995 and 2007. From 2001-2004, she was Coordinator of the annual dance series at the Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, California.
Website
http://www.DanceArt.org

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Explore Dance: Culver City

Posted on May 8, 2016 at 5:51pm 0 Comments

Benita Bike’s DanceArt concludes its 35th Anniversary Season with an interactive dance performance at Culver City’s Senior Center on Sunday, June 5, 1:30 pm. The Culver City Senior Center is located at 4095 Overland Avenue, at the corner of Overland and Culver. This performance is made possible in part by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Additional support comes from the Culver City Senior Center. This performance is FREE and suitable for all…

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