Emerson SPRING TO DANCE® Festival 2021
The Big Top
Friday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. | Saturday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | Sunday, June 27 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Dance on! Dance St. Louis and Whitaker Foundation are proud to present the Emerson SPRING TO DANCE® Festival 2021 under The Big Top!
Now in its 13th year, and noted as one of the region’s must-see festivals, the vibrant dance extravaganza returns, bringing prominent dance companies from across the country and beyond to St. Louis for three days of nonstop dance.
Guests enjoy a smorgasbord of dance—ballet, contemporary, modern, hip hop, flamenco, and more—from a lineup of professional dance companies from San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Detroit, Kansas City, St. Louis, and more!
In collaboration with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and in consultation and approval by city officials, guests will experience the festival through socially distant pod seating and contactless ticketing.
SPRING TO DANCE offers something for everyone with a different program each day and remains the best opportunity to see a wide range of nationally touring professional dance companies in one place.
Emerson SPRING TO DANCE Festival 2021 program order*:
FRIDAY, JUNE 25
Karlovsky & Company Dance
Visceral Dance Chicago
Boom Crack! Dance Company
1 additional dance company to be announced
SATURDAY, JUNE 26
Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company
Störling Dance Theater
Kansas City Ballet
Owen/Cox Dance Group
SUNDAY, JUNE 27
Eisenhower Dance Detroit
PARA.MAR Dance Theatre
Miami City Ballet’s Jennifer Lauren & Rainer Krenstetter
(*Program subject to change.)
For the past 12 years, the festival has gained national attention for thrilling audiences with a wide array of dance styles from the country’s premier and emerging professional dance companies. The Chicago Tribune hails SPRING TO DANCE “arguably the best dance buffet in the Midwest.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch calls it “consistently exciting” and Time Out Chicago says, “Audiences flock to the performances.”
Emerson is the title sponsor of SPRING TO DANCE. Whitaker Foundation is the presenting sponsor. Ameren and Edward Jones are the festival’s major underwriting sponsors along with the National Endowment for the Arts and Mary Strauss. Kranzberg Arts Foundation is the festival’s reimagined season partner.