Dance Bistro 2013: A Little Taste of Every Dance Style

 

Members of Luminario Ballet hang from aerial silk; Watson Dance troupe spills out into the aisles; LA Follies kick line taps to ’40s tunes; CONTRA-TIEMPO mixes salsa, Afro-Cuban, urban and contemporary styles. These are just four of the 13 dance companies performing at the second annual Dance Bistro at Cal State Long Beach this weekend.

40 Under 40 Winner: Markus Manley

Though he is currently the owner and Co-Founder of Long Beach’s first co-working space WE Labs, Markus has made a name for himself as one of the city’s great cultural advocates—someone who believes in fostering collaboration among musicians, writers, videographers, graphic designers and traditional visual artists.