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Footworks!

April 30, 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:

Promote Your Spring Performances and Summer Camps in Footworks!

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ENCORPS! Dance, Dialogue & Music with AROVA

ASFA presents "Celebrating Spring with Dance"

Children's Dance Foundation: Here's to Forty!

Derby Day: Ballet, Bourbon, and Bowties!

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

Promote your spring performances and summer camps in Footworks!

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ENCORPS! Dance, Dialogue & Music with AROVA
ASFA presents "Celebrating Spring with Dance"
Children's Dance Foundation: Here's to Forty!
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April 30: AROVA Contemporary Ballet invites you to participate in an evening of food, drink, and merriment as we get ready for our Choreographer's Showcase at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater on May 15th-17th, 2015. As a preview of the Showcase, we'll be performing several pieces, arranged by up and coming choreographers from around the country. Join Liesa Cole, Ellise Pruitt Mayor, Jamorris Rivers, and others at the Continental Bakery Downtown as they share their experiences, struggles, and desires about making art in Birmingham. Tickets: $15 with proceeds supporting AROVA.

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May 1-3: The Alabama School of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents "Celebrating Spring with Dance" on Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2, 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 3 at 2:30 pm at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, 800 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203. Purchase tickets online at www.djdtheater.org or by calling 205-458-0360. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Enjoy ample parking at Boutwell Parking Deck, open lots and curbside.

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May 2: Join us for a performance celebrating Children’s Dance Foundation’s past, present and future. Featuring CDF students in 3rd grade and up performing choreography by CDF teaching artists Shellie Chambers, Johanna Dobbin, Stephanie Kolodziej, Jamorris Rivers, Heidi Stoeckley and Sara Turney. Saturday, May 2 @ 7:30pm at the Alabama Theatre. Admission is free; no tickets are required.

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Derby Day: Ballet, Bourbon, and Bowties!
NOBA presents Limón Dance Company
AROVA presents A Choreographer's Showcase
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May 2: Join Alabama Ballet’s Junior Board on Saturday, May 2, for the 4th Annual Ballet, Bourbon and Bowties, a Kentucky Derby themed event with an open bar, food provided by Silvertron Cafe, a silent auction and a meet and greet with some of Alabama Ballet’s professional dancers. The event will be held at the Alabama Ballet Center for Dance from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit CityDance, Alabama Ballet’s local education outreach program. The Junior Board invites you to experience the excitement of the Derby by joining us for Ballet Bourbon and Bowties. Tickets are $60 per couple or $35per individual, and kids 12 and under are free. Visit alabamaballet.org or call 205-322-4300 for tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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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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Sanspointe Dance Company presents Choreography FORUM
AYBC & Grebel Dance present The Sleeping Beauty
Nathifa Dance Company Celebrates 22nd Anniversary
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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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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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