Behind the Barre Photo by Manny Crisostomo

Capital Dance Project is a dancer-run collective of some the most talented dancers in our city, who formed a company where they have free reign to imagine innovative programming. A nonprofit, they seek to collaborate with one another while making dance at once edgier and more accessible to our community. In their third annual Behind the Barre, the theme is Made in Sacramento and promises to be a sight to see at the Crest Theatre the weekend of Aug. 25–27, 2017. In partnership with the Sacramento Kings, Friday night’s performance will be the first local Sensory-Friendly Dance Performance, designed to meet the needs of individuals with sensory disorders. Then on Saturday and Sunday, C.D.P.’s Behind the Barre will blow your mind with their nine different creative dance works that will be premiering. New Helvetia Brewing Co. sponsors with tasty pours, and local musicians have been hard at work collaborating with dancers and choreographers to create a one-of-a-kind, can’t-miss performance experience. Learn more at or purchase event tickets at

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 11 of issue #246 (Aug. 14 – 28, 2017)**