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So You Think You Can Dance? This choreographer (and her showcase) think so, too – Charlotte Observer, Lawrence Toppman, February 2017. “Salena Mable Stamp’s mini-festival of choreography is open to anyone who pitches a piece to her. This relative newcomer has become Charlotte’s most open-armed choreographer.”

Loose Leaves features 12 choreographers in March – Charlotte Five, Brianna Smith, March 2016. “Loose Leaves, Charlotte’s biannual dance showcase for North Carolina choreographers, is one of my top five favorite performance events in Charlotte. Produced by local dancer/choreographer Salena Mable Stamp, it’s anything but your ordinary dance showcase, and that’s what makes it great.”

Loose Leaves Pile Together – CLTure, Audrey Baran, October 2015. “The upcoming concert will mark the first anniversary of Loose Leaves, and also demonstrates the production’s relatively quick success. Previous venues for the showcase held 50 chairs, and in the last show this spring, both weekend evening performances were standing room only. By moving to the Duke Energy Theater, Mable Stamp is allowing the scope of Loose Leaves to continue to grow in terms of quality of work presented and breadth of its audiences.”

The 2017 ‘CL’ Fall Guide – Creative Loafing, September 2017. ” The program boasts a proud legacy as Charlotte’s most diverse dance showcase. So if you don’t like a particular piece, just stick around. You may love the next one.”

Agenda Weekender – Charlotte Agenda, September 2018. “Experience firsthand the new and innovative works from the minds of local choreographers.”

Agenda Weekender – Charlotte Agenda, September 2017. “Charlotte’s most diverse dance showcase will feature new and unexpected dance works by local Charlotte choreographers.”

The Rundown-Things to Do Thursday September 28-Tuesday October 3 – Charlotte Pride Magazine, September 2017″It’s time once again for the “Loose Leaves Showcase” dance recital. This colorful concoction of choreography features new and unexpected dance works by local Charlotte dancers in a variety of styles. Acts include: Salena Mable Stamp and Shakeela Mays, Mackenzie Smith, Mayela World Dance, Fallon McKeon and many more.”

Top 10 Things to Do – Creative Loafing, March 2017, “The secret is Stamp’s egalitarian approach to the arts…If you don’t like a particular piece, just stick around – you may love the next one.”

Fall Guide – Creative Loafing, Anita Overcash, Madeline Lemieux, Ryan Pitkin, August 2016. “The change of the seasons is the inspiration behind Loose Leaves, a showcase coming to the Duke Energy Theater that lends the stage to Charlotte dancers and choreographers who might otherwise lack the resources to put on a production.”

The Rundown – Things to Do Thursday September 8 to Monday September 12, Shawn D. Allison II, August 2016. “Don’t miss Loose Leaves Showcase…This colorful concoction of choreography features new and unexpected dance works by local Charlotte choreography in a variety of styles.”

Why you should jump into this weekend’s BOOM art explosion – Charlotte Five, Brianna Smith, April 2016. “A focus on Charlotte culture, despite out of town artists. You’ll get a chance to see artists like…Loose Leaves Showcase…Where else are you going to see such diversity of artists in one place?”

Fun in Charlotte: Panthers Tailgate, Spooktacular Fun and Tony Bennett Comes to Town – Charlotte Observer, October 2015. “New and unexpected dance works by local choreographers in a variety of styles.”

 

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