Other local companies participating in the Gala premiere included Trey Pickett's Disciples of Chaos, Duke City Dance, Paul Paradise's Paulish Dance, and Sara de Luz Flamenco.
Soloists from companies across America who performed in the showcase include Gabi Rojas (Cleo Parker Robinson), Julie Cobble (Roxey Ballet, NJ), and Thomas Panto (Atlanta Ballet).
Some works were accompanied by live music.
Duke Dance Collective dedicates itself to creating original and experimental dance theatre that reflects the community. Based in Albuquerque and largely composed of alumni from UNM's Department of Theatre and Dance, these dynamic performers regularly present their innovative work in local productions, and were also featured artists in the 2008 Boulder International Fringe Festival.