BEACON is an annual contemporary dance series whose mission is to provide a professional dance performance experience specifically for St. Petersburg. Co-founded and co-produced by St. Petersburg natives, Helen Hansen French and Lauren Slone, this series grew out of their strong desire to provide more opportunities for professional dancers and multidisciplinary artists to create and share high-quality work with the local community. Although BEACON is currently in its fifth season, we are in a bit of a holding pattern at the moment. As is the case with most events right now, we have postponed our BEACON '20 show and will hopefully be rescheduling it for some time this fall. Please check back with us soon. In the meantime, below is information about how you can get support, as well as ways in which you can support our community.
We believe dance, as an embodied art form, is central to any understanding of our place in the world. It is critical for our communities to come together (even one night per year) to celebrate what dance alone has the power to do through BEACON – honor the potential and beauty of every human body.