16th season

GRIT: 2021 - 2022

16th Season: GRIT

Sarasota Contemporary Dance's 16th Main Stage Season "GRIT" is a testament to the company's passion, purpose, and perseverance. After surviving and celebrating its landmark 15th season through a global pandemic, SCD is returning to the stage with greater conviction than ever before, bringing contemporary dance back to Sarasota both in-person and virtually. Reflecting the true grit of the company, SCD is raising the voices of its own dancers, presenting their talent as choreographers in various stages of their careers through its annual Voices - Rising Choreographers production. SCD is also continuing to make a commitment to its tradition of collaborating with nationally renowned choreographers and musicians, enticing national crowds to Sarasota.

Click below for information regarding COVID-19 protocols for performances this season.



SCD is continuing to offer the ability to watch our high-caliber performances from the comfort of your home. Through a high-quality, multi-camera recorded experience, you'll feel like you're right there on stage with us! Subscriptions and tickets are available. Please click here for some Frequently Asked Questions regarding our Virtual offerings this season.

Performance Location:
Jane B. Cook Theater
5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
Voices: Rising Choreographers
Opening Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s 16th Season is Voices: Rising Choreographers, a showcase of budding choreographers and movement makers, including guest artists and SCD’s own company members.
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SCD + Duke Ellington in Collaboration with Shane Chalke B.E. Jazz
Duke Ellington was one of the most impactful musical forces of the twentieth century, influencing classical music, popular music, and, of course, jazz.
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Dance Makers 2022
This year, Dance Makers features new imaginative dance pieces created by nationally acclaimed contemporary choreographers.
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Cuban Project: Historias
“Mi Historia, Tu Historia, y Nuestra Historia” (My Story, Your Story, Our Story)
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