Photo by Manny Crisostomo

Sacramento’s creative scene is booming. For undeniable evidence of this, look to Capital Dance Project’s fourth annual Behind the Barre: Made in Sacramento on Aug. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Crest Theatre (1013 K St.). Behind the Barre is a unique collaboration between CDP’s resident choreographers and dancers and local visual artists like Raphael Delgado, Franceska Gamez and Melissa and Melinda Arendt; digital media artists Natalie McKeever and Brandon Manning; and experimental pop musician Makebelief, bassist and singer Casey Lipka and hip-hop/soul artist The Philharmonik. For a month leading up to the two big shows, the collaborators have worked together to create nine different world premiere dance works with integrated art installations, newly composed music that will be performed live and digital landscapes to be presented on the Crest movie screen. “It’s so exciting to see what the CDP choreographers create with their chosen collaborators,” founding member Alexandra Cunningham stated in a press release submitted to Submerge. “Each artist involved brings a special talent to the production so it’s really a melting pot of artistic styles and mediums. I love that it showcases Sacramento’s diversity and it’s particularly exciting to create new dance pieces that reflect our city and our artists specifically.” Tickets to Behind the Barre are just $25 in advance, available online at or You can also snag fee-free tickets in person now through Aug. 9 for $25 cash at ​New Helvetia Brewing Co. (1730 Broadway), Identity Coffees (1430 28th St.) or The Trade Coffee and Coworking (2220 K St.). Don’t miss out!

**The write-up above first appeared in print on page 8 of issue #271 (Aug. 1 – 15, 2018)**