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IndepenDANCE Community Dance Project presents the culminating performance of their eighth season on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2 and 7 p.m. at The Ellen Theatre.

Featuring Justin Bartels as master of ceremonies, “Limitless” showcases the work of 23 Bozeman-area choreographers and more than 100 local dancers, actors and musicians. The performance incorporates a variety of unique dance styles, including contemporary, ballet, tap, hip-hop, salsa, belly dance, and more.

Each IndepenDANCE season begins with an open call for choreographers and open auditions, during which dancers are selected and placed in an array of pieces.

“We have had the extreme fortune of being able to place every dancer who has arrived at auditions,” said IndepenDANCE Director Stevie Peterson. “Each choreographer works with their particular group all summer to bring their vision to life. Every year’s performance is entirely different than those before it, as our group of choreographers and participants evolves, builds, and grows, to create something organic and meaningful to those involved.”

IndepenDANCE is an entirely volunteer-run group that provides opportunities and support for adult dancers and choreographers of all backgrounds and abilities. Together, they connect, create, and perform all types of dance. Since their inception, the group has excelled in building a platform not only appreciated by their participants, but also by community members who attend the annual show and additional performances during the year.

“IndepenDANCE thrives because people believe in the idea and continue to join in the creative process,” Peterson said.

The non-profit project is sustained by participant help, generous support from local businesses and individual sponsorships, as well as assistance from Montana Arts and the Montana Arts Council.

Visit independanceproject.org for more information.