DAGDAG Dance is a contemporary dance company in Long Beach, CA directed by Jestoni “Jet” Dagdag. Founded in 2017, the company’s mission is to work closely and to foster a collaborative and professional environment for local dancers. Its goal is to provide performance opportunities and to contribute to the ever growing community of dance in the Southern California region. Since its inception, the company has produced a full-length show, and has participated in numerous dance festivals, school dance shows, and fundraising events across the region. DAGDAG Dance’s style is rooted from ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary styles so its repertoire is quite versatile. The company hopes to inspire by bringing unique, entertaining and thought provoking works to the table for both patrons of the arts and the general audience.

For this year’s festival, DAGDAG Dance is bringing a contemporary duet entitled “Residue”. This is an excerpt from a 20-min work called, Awakenings. It depicts a man’s healing journey through a series of life changing events. The piece is inspired from the teachings of Eckhart Tolle and his book, “The Power of Now”.

Title: Residue (Excerpt from Awakenings)

Choreographer: Jestoni “Jet” Dagdag

Dancers: Hyoin Jun (Soloist) & Jestoni “Jet” Dagdag

Music: Deru (I Would Like, Up, Recommended, What Happens When You Ask)

Website: dagdagdance.com

Instagram: @dagdag_dance

Photo Credit: Skye Schmidt www.skyeschmidt.com

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