Project21Dance is an innovative, explosive Modern Dance company creating artistic stir throughout Los Angeles and the Inland Empire founded by artistic director Maura Owens Townsend. Maura’s energizing choreography fuses multiple styles into harmony: Modern, ballet, Jazz, and urban movement. This dynamic range allows her work to fall on a diverse spectrum of themes, from socially conscious pieces to musically tantalizing movement, as well as choreography that encompasses several genres of art. As a “Performing Arts Consortium” Project21Dance puts the spotlight on pieces that collaborate with equally rich artistic expressions such as spoken word, multimedia, live music, and physical practices such as martial arts and capoeira, bringing an extra layer of depth to rehearsals and the stage. Next up, Project21Dance will host the beauty of collaboration between artists at Highways Performance Space during the company’s 2nd annual IMPLOSION dance festival, in which prominent southern California choreographers and accomplished artists in a variety of mediums create work for the stage together for an unforgettable show.