Blue 13 Dance Company – Contemporary Indian Dance Theater – October 20th-24th


“From contemporary Bollywood to classic Indian fire dancing, from hip-hop to aerial/acrobatic dance, Blue13 stirs the pot thick and heavy, coming up with a totally original dish!”   - Rayhané S. Sanders   Campus Circle

 “Blue13 Dance Company is a contemporary Indian dance theatre ensemble based in Los Angeles, California.  Since 1999, the company has performed all over the United States and abroad in its signature Neo-Kathak and Bollywood-Tech styles, modern dance work that is highly energetic, colorful, and theatrical, and inspired by the classical and cultural dance of India.  The Company’s mission is to advance non-traditional contemporary dance, while preserving and cultivating the cultural and classical forms of India. Translating dance into enduring societal contributions, Blue13 dispels cultural stereotypes and connects diverse communities through cross-genre and multicultural live performances, dance education, and outreach that inspire global unity and togetherness.

Artistic director, Achinta S. McDaniel reinvents the cinematic Bollywood concept for the live concert stage, pulling precision, musicality and emotion from her ensemble to create work as rebellious and unconventional as its creator. Storytelling through dance is central to the company, as is a continual exploration of technique and collaboration with its diverse performers and choreographers.  The work is moody and emotional, and may range in one piece from a joyous quintessentially “Bollywood” high to a dark and brooding low- a group of 13 dancers satirizing Indian cinema, to a rhythmic footwork assault performed by 2 dancers with bell-clad ankles.  Blue13 presents the audience with an intelligent experience of performance that turns the cultural stereotype of Indian dance on its head. 

The ensemble has performed critically acclaimed works all over the U.S., in Europe, and North Africa, and has worked with renowned artists including Timbaland, Dustin Hoffman, Anupam Kher, director, Todd Haynes, Boman Irani, Manasi Scott, and legendary songstress, Kavita Krishnamurthy.  Director McDaniel and the company have also had work featured on feature films and commercials, and on television programs on MTV, CBS, NBC, WE, Sony TV, and on PBS.

Dance education and outreach are central to Blue13′s work, teaching Bollywood dance classes, workshops, and offering community outreach and interactive events.”

Tahoe Arts Project is excited to present Blue 13 to the schools and community  October 24, 2014 at the Mont Bleu Showroom.

The schedule of school performances is available here.

Achinta S. McDaniel adapts Romeo & Juliet and West Side Story in “Fire & Powder,” making its Northern California debut at the beautiful MontBleu Theater in South Lake Tahoe for one night only. Hip Hop Capulets battle Bollywood Montagues in the classic tale of star-crossed lovers, with dancers performing American street dance, funkified Bhangra, contemporary, and other Indian dance styles.

Fire & Powder features a rousing urban Indian soundtrack including Bollywood, Hip Hop, and Rock hits, and original music by artists from the U.S. and India. Musicians include live drummers, Dhol Nation, and composers like Tej Gill, Coffee Pot Productions, Plum, and DJ Persyst.

Friday October 24th, MontBleu Showroom 7pm

Tickets range from $8-$23

Including an Audience “Flash Mob


Tickets will also be available at the door


Disneyland Tickets Raffle

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$20 per raffle ticket

Winner will be announced on November 16th at TAP’s
Holiday Festival at S. Tahoe Middle School
To purchase tickets please call
Tahoe Arts Project at 530-542-3632

Also available online

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Wine Tasting at the Cork and More – Thursday October 16th, 7-9pm



Wine Tasting at the Cork and More – Thursday October 16th, 2014 7-9pm

Cork and More offers the best wines, cheeses, catering, deli, gift baskets, specialty foods, seasonal décor, & wedding cakes at Lake Tahoe for 37 years.  Did you know the Cork and More host a monthly wine tasting that benefits different non-profit organizations around South Lake Tahoe?

Join us Thursday – October 16th, 2014 at the Cork and more for wine tasting and hor d’oeurves for $15.  All proceeds will benefit TAP.

Call 530-544-5253 to reserve your tickets.  Spaces are limited so call today before the event sells out!  Hope to see everyone there!



3rd Annual Holiday Festival


We are so excited to announce the return of our Holiday Festival!

Saturday – November 15th, 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday – November 16th, 2014 10:00am-3:00pm


Tahoe Arts Project’s Holiday Festival features handcrafted arts and crafts, food, music and dance. ADMISSION IS FREE!!!

Event will feature up to 30 booths with handmade items.  If you’re an artist interested in a booth the artist application is available here.


Safari Rose – Thursday September 18th, 2014


Join us for an amazing night aboard the Safari Rose.

Enjoy the sunset and the amazing views of Lake Tahoe while enjoying delicious Appetizers and Wine.

(530) 542-3632 or email for more information

Thursday September 18th, 2014  $65 includes wine and appetizers.

Only a limited amount of tickets are sold for this fundraiser.


Music on the Beach – Thursday – August 21st, 2014

Tahoe Arts Project is glad to announce the return of Music on the Beach.  Grab your friends and a good bottle of wine and come enjoy the sunset on the beach while listening to some of Tahoe’s best local musicians!

Suggested donation is $10 for this wonderful evening and all proceeds benefit Tahoe Arts Project

Music on the Beach

Can’t Attend but still want to support TAP?




Tahoe Arts Project 2014-2015 Season

Tahoe Arts Project

 Tahoe Arts Project

2014-2015 Season



The Missoula Children’s Theatre

Rapunzel July 7-11, 2014

Auditions: July 7, 2014 10am- 12pm S.L.T. Middle School

Rehearsals: July 8-11, 2014

Public Performances : July 11, 2014 3pm & 6pm S.L.T. Middle School



Blue13 Indian Dance co.

Bollywood Style Dance

School Shows (K-12) Oct. 20-24, 2014

Public Performance: Oct. 24, 2014 7:00pm in the MontBleu Showroom



Living Voices

Sponsored by Robert Chester

Dec. 1-3, 2014

Historical Program Presented to Selected Middle and High School students.



The Missoula Children’s Theatre

The Jungle Book

Auditions: January 12, 2015

Rehearsals: January 12-16, 2015

Public Performances : January 17, 2015

MCT--Jungle -- Web


Kealoha and Diane Ferlatte

Poet and Laureate of Hawaii and Storyteller

School Shows (K-12) Jan. 26-30, 2015

Public Performance: Jan. 30, 2015



Todd Green

Multi Instrumentalist

Schools Shows (K-12) March 16-27, 2015

Public Performance: March 27, 2015




March 7, 2015




Missoula Children’s Theatre Summer Session


TAP is very excited to present the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre this summer!

From July 7th -July 11th, 2014 MCT will return and this time the children will be performing RAPUNZEL.


Must be 5 years old and have COMPLETED Kindergarten

Auditions are FREE and if cast, there will be a fee of $50 per child.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Call Peggy Thompson at 530 542-3632.

More Information is available here.


MONDAY, July 7


South Tahoe Middle School Multi-Purpose Room




(depending on role)

S.T.M.S Multi Purpose Room


  FRIDAY, July 11

  3:00 & 6:00 PM

   Adult $10 Child $5

 South Tahoe Middle School Multi Purpose Room

Please mark your calendars now!


Bert’s Spaghetti Dinner Fundrasier


It’s that time of year again!  The annual Bert’s Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser is  May 8th, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm at Bert’s Cafe in South Lake Tahoe.

Enjoy the evening as Tap Board Members and volunteers serve up tasty spaghetti along with wine and baked goods.

Come hungry and ready to have fun!  Proceeds will benefit Tahoe Arts Project.


Unable to attend but still want to support TAP?



Give Where You Live



On May 6, 2014, the El Dorado Community Foundation will join Tahoe Arts Project, along with hundreds of community foundations across the country, in a 24 hour giving challenge through a national campaign called the National Day of Giving. This unprecedented event is a celebration of giving by many donors which will not just bring additional funding, but increased awareness of the nonprofit sector who work tirelessly to make our community a better place. Giving challenges are sparking excitement in many regions just like ours and have raised millions.

The El Dorado Community Foundation has been planning and preparing our version of the National Day of Giving, named GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE, and  designed exclusively for our own community of El Dorado County.  This virtual event will showcase El Dorado County nonprofits and give you an opportunity to support them by “funding a need”.

Tahoe Arts Projects current needs are:

$25 – Covers printing cost of teacher study guides provided to schools for programming.

$50 – Provides one child, ages 5-18, participation in a week long performing arts program.

$100 – Will provide 10 complimentary tickets to under-served community members for public performances.

$500 – Provides approximately 200 students access to three performing arts programs throughout the school year.

$1000 – Provides one school, and all it’s students, access to three performing art programs throughout the year.

$2000 – Will allow us to purchase a state of the art portable sound system needed for school performances.


Easy gifting avenues will be available online with a credit card or through paypal.  You can even donate on your smart phone by texting TAHOEARTS to the number 55000 on the Day of Giving (May 6th). Donations may also be made at the El Dorado Community Foundation Office at 312 Main Street in Placerville, or at El Dorado Savings Banks throughout the county for walk-in gifts.

Thanks to the collaboration of El Dorado County Office of Education’s internet technology department, you will be able to visit the El Dorado Community Foundation’s website  click on GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE and quickly learn how you can join in the fun and excitement as the ticker rises and together we make a huge difference with our donations!