The Fifth Annual MixMatch Dance Festival will be presented by the Hart Pulse Dance Company Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9 through 11, and Sept. 16 through 18 at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica.
Held at the Electric Lodge in Venice for the last four years, the festival has shifted venues to Santa Monica to accommodate a larger audience. Event organizers note that MixMatch has grown in popularity, selling out at every recent performance.
Along with the increased space, the festival has also added an additional weekend of performances for a total of two weekends with six different shows.
Each year has also brought in a steady increase of artist submissions, allowing for performances to be spread out for a different show each night, event organizers said.
Dance styles will include contemporary, modern, ballet/pointe, jazz, hip-hop, belly, world, pole and dance on film from choreographers throughout Southern California, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Nevada, Oregon and New York.
Performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 9 and 16; 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 10 and 17; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 11 and 18.
The performance line-up on each day features:
Sept. 9 —Anandha Ray, Marie Hoffman, Watson Dance, Dreamscape Dance Theater, Leverage Dance, Sophie Olson Dance Explosion, Dorcas Roman Dance Theatre, Rubans Rouges Dance Company, Holly Fletcher, Amanda Hart and Natalie Metzger.
Sept. 10 —Dorcas Roman Dance Theatre, Anandha Ray, Natalie Metzger, OPUS MIXTUS Post Jazz, Cherise Richards Dance Company, JAGGED, Los Angeles FUSION Dance Theater, Nevada Repertory Dance Theater, Rangoli Dance Company and Amanda Hart.
Sept. 11 —Dorcas Roman Dance Theatre, Nevada Repertory Dance Theater, Minerva Tapia Dance Group, Joei Waldron, Nancy Evans Dance Theatre, Amanda Kay White, Lisa D. Long, Cherise Richards Dance Company, Troupe Zaghareet, Qualia Dance Theater, Athletic Garage Dance Team and Amanda Hart.
Sept. 16 —Sophie Olson Dance Explosion, Natalie Metzger, Altered Modalities Dance Company, Evolve Dance Inc., Rob Westin, Amanda Hart, Anna and The Annadroids, Chasen and the Realm Girls and Stephanie Swensen.
Sept. 17 —Stephanie Swensen, Natalie Metzger, Qualia Dance Theater, Ken A. Morris, Altered Modalities Dance Company, Megill and Company, Evolve Dance Inc, Amanda Hart and Deborah Rosen and Dancers.
Sept. 18 —Marie Hoffman, Watson Dance, Amanda Hart, Rubans Rouges Dance Company, Megill and Company, Chelsea Asman, SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre, JAGGED, L.A. Unbound, Robert Salas and Deborah Rosen and Dancers.
Admission is $14.