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Footworks!

May 7, 2015

 
Welcome to Footworks!, a publication of the Alabama Dance Council. Please stay tuned each week as we keep you informed of news, performances and special events from the Alabama dance community.
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In this issue:

Save the Date for the 2016 Alabama Dance Festival!

Connect with the ADC

NOBA presents Limón Dance Company

AROVA presents A Choreographer's Showcase

Sanspointe Dance Company presents Choreography FORUM

AYBC & Grebel Dance present The Sleeping Beauty

Nathifa Dance Company Celebrates 22nd Anniversary

Alabama Dance Theatre Summer Classes

AL Dance Educators Network Launches Summer Dance Series

The FILES Arts Project Dance & Music Workshop

How to Feature Your Summer Events in Footworks!

Save the Date for the 2016 Alabama Dance Festival!

The Alabama Dance Council is proud to announce the dates and the guest company for the 2016 Alabama Dance Festival! For all you ballet lovers, the Festival is proud to present Jessica Lang Dance in partnership with Samford University! So, please mark your calendars now and plan to attend: January 29, New Works Concert, 8pm; January 30, Jessica Lang Dance, 8pm; January 31, Alabama Dance Festival Showcase, 2:30pm. All performances are at the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center. The date for Dance Across Birmingham will be announced soon!

Jessica Lang Dance Repertory Reel

Connect with the ADC Online

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NOBA presents Limón Dance Company
AROVA presents A Choreographer's Showcase
Sanspointe Dance Company presents Choreography FORUM
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May 9: The Limón Dance Company kicks off its 70th anniversary season in New Orleans and begins a year-long celebration honoring the incredible legacy of founder and American modern dance icon, José Limón. In tribute, this gorgeous company brings a brilliant program, including Mazurkas, a poetic suite of dances set to Chopin, and Limón's signature piece, The Moor's Pavane, considered to be "one of the greatest works of 20th century modern dance." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) For the grand finale, NOBA sponsored the monumental revival of the “profoundly stirring” (Dance Magazine) masterpiece Missa Brevis. With an exuberant score by Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, this revival features a local 40-member chorus, organist and dancers selected from the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance. Saturday, May 9, 8:00pm, Mahalia Jackson Theater.

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May 15-17: A Choreographer's Showcase is a gala event of dance works created by up and coming choreographers from around the country. All works will be set on AROVA Contemporary Ballet dancers and each choreographer will be given the chance to compete for a choreographer contract for spring 2016. The Choreographer's Showcase will also feature a new work by AROVA's artistic director, Jamorris Rivers, as well as Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company's artistic director, Jennifer Medina, who won AROVA's previous choreography competition. Performances are May 15-16, 7:30 pm, and May 17, 2:30 pm at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. Tickets: Adult online $20/Adult @ door $25/Student @ door $10.

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May 16: Sanspointe Dance Company presents "FORUM, a Choreography Showcase" Saturday, May 16th, 7-9pm, at Children's Dance Foundation, 1715 27th Court South, Homewood, AL, 35209. This is s FREE event for choreographers and audiences. FORUM will enable artists to present work in a professional theatrical space and audiences an opportunity to share in the creative process. In order to offer this opportunity to as many people as possible the event will be free. Audiences will experience work by current members of Sanspointe Dance Company and guest artists from the local and regional area. Feedback sheets and writing implements will be available for spectators. The talkback will be moderated by SDC’s current Artistic Director, Taryn Packheiser Brown.

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AYBC & Grebel Dance present The Sleeping Beauty
Nathifa Dance Company Celebrates 22nd Anniversary
Alabama Dance Theatre Summer Classes
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May 16: Alabama Youth Ballet and students of Grebel Dance present The Sleeping Beauty on Saturday, May 16, 3:00 pm at Pelham High School. Choreography by Stevan Grebel after Marius Petipa and music by Tchaikovsky. Pre-ordered tickets are $10 or $15 at the door. Tickets bought online will be available at WILL CALL. There is a $2 handling fee for each order online. Please leave a note of your seat selection. All seats are reserved.

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May 17: On May 17, 2015, 4:00 pm, community dance will fill the stage celebrating the 22nd anniversary of Nathifa Dance Company with African dance and drumming. Featuring current & past company members of NDC, Guiding Light Pure Royal-T Hip Hop Ministry, Guiding Light Drum Line Ministry, Workmanship Incorporated, Christina J. Wade, Birmingham Dance directed by Dr. Jan Berry. Sardis Missionary Baptist Church, Family Life Center Theater, 1620 4th Court West, Birmingham, AL 35210. $10 advance and $12 at the door. Call 205-572-8861 or email.

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June 1-July 16: The Alabama Dance Theatre will be offering summer classes in classical ballet (pre-ballet to the professional level), pointe and variations, pas de deux,, composition, modern, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, tap, and “Back to Dance”. Session I is June 1st – June 18th and Session II is June 29th - July 16th. There will also be a “Tutu’s and Tiaras” camp for ages 3-8 June 22nd – 26th. The Alabama Dance Theatre Summer Seminar for intermediate and advanced dancers will be held July 20th – August 3th. Classes will be held at the Armory Learning Arts Center, home of the Alabama Dance Theatre located at 1018 Madison Avenue. For more information please call 334-241-2590 or visit www.alabamadancetheatre.com.

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AL Dance Educators Network Launches Summer Dance Series
The FILES Arts Project Dance & Music Workshop
How to Feature Your Summer Events in Footworks!
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June 9-July 21: The K-12 Alabama Dance Educators Network, members of the Alabama Dance Council teaching in public schools, is launching a Summer Dance Class Series open to all middle school and high school dance students. Classes are $5/class and registration is 30 minutes prior to the class start time: 4:00-5:30pm beginner/intermediate; 5:30-7:00pm intermediate/advanced, at Children's Dance Foundation. For more info, email faithlenhart@gmail.com.

June 9, Nicki Loud, Troy University, Jazz
June 16, Allison Barnes, Birmingham, AL, Hip Hop
June 23, Kelly Lester, Univ of Southern MS, Modern
July 7, Stacy Alley, Univ of AL, Musical Theatre
July 14, Winston Strickland, MADSKILZZ Dance Co, Hip Hop
July 21, Sarah Barry, Univ of AL, Contemporary

June 15-19: The FILES Arts Project Dance & Music Workshop 2015 will be held on Monday, June 15 - Friday, June 19 at The Carver Theatre in Birmingham. Our workshop offers rigorous training for beginner dancers & musicians ages 6-11, and intermediate dancers & musicians ages 12 & up. Our dance classes, which feature Ballet, Horton, Graham, & Jazz techniques, provide dancers the opportunity to refine their skills, explore the latest in modern/contemporary movement, injury prevention, and more! The goal of the music classes is to teach saxophone & flute fundamentals like tone production, technique, phrasing, and advanced concepts will also be introduced. How to prepare for auditions (College or All-State) will be covered. This is a free workshop sponsored by The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and space is limited! .

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Help us to promote you! The Alabama Dance Exchange is THE calendar of events for the Alabama dance community and is a great way to promote your performances, classes, and summer intensives and camps! Users have complete control in listing unlimited events, uploading photos and videos, and broadcasting your events to Dance Exchange members and your favorite social media sites. Events listed in the Dance Exchange calendar are automatically populated in the scrolling events section on the ADC homepage. Login to the Dance Exchange now to create your events, and during May and June, we will include ALL events in Footworks. This is usually a benefit for ADC members only. If you don't have a profile on the Alabama Dance Exchange, create a free account now!

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