DANCEPerformances This Week
SOMETHING WE LOST. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Opening October 24 and continuing through November 2: The Barbea Williams Performing Company presents Something We Lost...1230 A.C.E., chronicling the dance cultures of the various ethnic groups that laid foundation to the Malian Empire. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students; ticket are $2 more at the door. Call 628-7785 for tickets and information.
AFRICAN DANCE. 121 E. Seventh St. Learn the movements of dance from Guinea, Senegal, Nigeria, and Afro-Brazilian and Cuban regions with teacher Denise Hawthorne Bey. You'll also learn the intricacies of the music, and the traditional songs and their meanings. Classes meet from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Cost is $10 general, $8 for students, and $5 for kids grades K through 12. Call 623-8231 for information.
COME OUT & DANCE. Arizona Ballroom. 5536 E. Grant Road. Get out of the house and put some swing in your step at 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings with Come Out And Dance. A new style of dance--ballroom, Latin, or country--will be featured each week. Lessons are $5, with proceeds benefiting the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. Call Arizona Ballroom at 290-2990, or Jolyn Reuter at 670-1470, for information.
DANCE AND DRUMS. The Barbea Williams Performing Company announces fall classes in Pre-African and Pre-Ballet for children; and African Brazilian/West African, African Cuban/West African, and West African drum lessons for teens and adults. Registration is on-going. Call 628-7785 for information.
INSIDE DANCE. PCC Center for the Arts Recital Hall. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Join Gray Montague, Executive Director of Ballet Arizona, for Inside Dance: A Multi-Media Encounter. This free series brings dancers and dance lovers together for an intimate exploration of this dynamic art form. On Wednesday, October 28, discover which is the "real" Giselle comparing the classical Kirov production with Mats Ek's contemporary version, set in an insane asylum. Events begin at 7 p.m. Call 206-6988 for recorded information.
MODERN MONDAYS. The Zenith Center. 330 E. Seventh St. Jennifer Pollack teaches intermediate modern dance classes to help you find and strengthen your center, improve placement, and explore and develop individual style from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday evenings. Call 320-7844 for information.
PRUNE JUICE FOLLIES. 875 N. Houghton Road. The Prune Juice Follies offer weekly adult tap and musical comedy dance lessons for active, energetic men and women. No experience necessary. The Follies are also available for old-time vaudeville revues. Call Zircon Zelda at 885-2877 for information.
WEST COAST SWING. Tucson Swing Dance Club. 6245 E. Bellvue. 573-3732. Get in the swing of things at the Tucson Swing Dance Club every Thursday evening. Lessons are from 7 to 7:45 p.m. for beginners, and 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers. General dancing continues until 10:30 p.m. No partner necessary. Cost is $3, $2 for members. Call 573-3732 for information.
CORD CONFERENCE. For the first time in 25 years, the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) conference will be in Tucson. The three-day conference, entitled Dance, Culture and Art-Making Behavior, will involve not only lectures and presentations of scholarly material, but also dance demonstrations and participatory dance workshops. Ellen Dissanayake, scholar, author and lecturer, is this year's keynote speaker. Topics to be covered include: "Dance as Survival Behavior," "Dance and Cultural Identity" and "You Are What You Dance! Violence, Greed, Politics and Dance Aesthetics." Conference runs October 31 through November 2. For information and registration, contact Dr. John Wilson, University of Arizona Dance Division, at 621-2923; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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