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10th anniversary dance at CAST

Two concerts on April 17

Columbia Center for the Arts presents Rainbow Dance Theatre as it celebrates its 10th anniversary season in the Pacific Northwest with two concerts on April 17 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in the theater at 215 Cascade Ave. Hood River.

The intimate setting in Columbia Arts theater provides a unique opportunity for the audience to feel part of the dance.

The Rainbow Dance Theatre (RDT) from Monmouth, Ore. will highlight its unique modern dance repertory that incorporates the raw energy of Hip Hop and Break Dance, the pulsing rhythms of West African and Caribbean Dance, the strength and balance of East Indian Yoga, the lyrical grace of Classical Dance and the Company's signature non-traditional partnering into a theatrical tour-de-force of high-power dancing and striking visual effects.

Celebrated throughout the Northwest for its creative originality and for its ensemble of virtuoso dancers, a Rainbow Dance Theatre concert surprises and delights audiences of all ages.

Also performing will be special guests Columbia Gorge Dance Academy Company dancers for several dance numbers.

A special treat for Hood River audiences will be an appearance by Kaitlin Bauld, daughter of Hood River residents Stacy and Robert Bauld. Kaitilin grew up in Hood River and is currently a senior dance major at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. She is apprenticing with the Rainbow Dance Theatre during the 2009-10 season and will appear onstage in two of the works performed at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors and are available in advance at Waucoma Bookstore and Columbia Arts in Hood River, Collage of the Gorge in White Salmon and online at and at the door the day of the performance as available.


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