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Dance Fest announces November event

The Savannah Dance Festival announced it will host the East Coast premiere of No Hero, created by award-winning choreographer Alex Ketley.

The film combined with live performance, featuring members of Ketley’s company The Foundry, will take place on Saturday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jepson Center.

No Hero was created when Ketley traveled extensively throughout the rural parts of the American west interviewing people in their homes, community halls, and RV parks about their relationship to dance. The full work is a combination of a video projection collected through these experiences accompanied with a live performance of contemporary dance.

“Our vision is to make Savannah a destination for dance,” said Bobbie Shelton, president of the Savannah Dance Festival. “Alex Ketley’s No Hero is such a unique combination of dance and film that all audiences will be impressed,” said Shelton.

The multi-media production of No Hero premiered in San Francisco in summer 2012. Ketley was recently a winner of two Isadora Duncan Awards, one of which was given to No Hero for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Design.

Tickets for the premiere are $25 per person and can be purchased online at This performance is presented by the Savannah Dance Festival and sponsored by Stratton & Mary Leopold.