International Work

Since 1989, Bill Young/Colleen Thomas and Co. has been at the forefront of international activity in contemporary dance - participating in numerous collaborations and residencies overseas, ranging from early work in the former Eastern Bloc (including the Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Russia and Slovenia), to later collaborations with artists in Canada, Asia and especially Latin America.  They were recognized as one of the first US dance groups to perform, teach, and exchange with dance artists from Eastern Europe and to witness first-hand the profound change to that part of the world. 

Their international activities have now expanded to many corners of the globe.  The impact of years of overseas exchange is evident in the make-up of the company, which has evolved into a truly international group of dancers, including artists from Greece, Capo Verde, Venezuela, Germany, Albania, and China.  

These projects have been sponsored by a number of agencies, including the State Department (US Information Service), the Fund for US Artists at International Festivals, the Suitcase Fund, Artslink, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. 

The company's history of international Residencies and Performances includes:

nov, 2010
bogota international dance festival, teatro libre
bogota, colombia

may 7-10, 2009
montreal, quebec

oct 12-15, 2006
mostra corumba - festival da dana
corumba, brazil

sep 23-24, 2006
iv encontro de dana de sergipe
maceio/aracaju, brazil

jun 30 - jul 2, 2005
danza neuva - festival internacional de lima
lima, peru

jun 26, 2005 
teatro municipal
arequipa, peru

jun 23, 2005 
teatro municipal
chiclayo, peru

jan 10-15, 2005
forum de danca de sao jose do rio preto
sao jose do rio preto, brazil

aug 25 - sep 5, 2004
festival internacional de danca contemporanea
caldas/leira/fundao/elvas/guarda, portugal

july 5-10, 2004
theater for young spectators open look festival
st. petersburg, russia

jul 21, 2004
international contemporary dance festival
bytom/krakow, poland

jun 28,29, 2004
new new yorkers festival
warsaw, poland

june 22-23, 2004
young choreographers festival
caracas, venezuela

aug 31- sep 7, 2003
festival internacional de danca contemporanea
tomar/leira/santarem/alpiarca, portugal

feb 3-9, 2003
festival internacional de nova danca
brasilia, brazil

feb 2, 2003
janeiro de grandes espetaulos
recife, brazil

jan 30,31, 2003
festival de artes do centro historico
joao pessoa, brazil

aug 25-31, 2002
festival internacional de danca contemporanea
tomar/leira/santarem/alpiarca, portugal