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Footworks!

November 7, 2014

 
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:

Festival Feature: Faculty Connections to SYTYCD!

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UA presents Dance Alabama! Fall 2014

NOBA presents Stars of American Ballet

African Dance with Youssouf Koumbassa

Mobile Ballet presents "Dracula"

Tap Master Class at Grebel Center for Dance

First Steps: ASU Dance Company's Inaugural Performance

Sanspointe presents "Trip the Light"

ASFA Dance Department presents "Soul of November"

Open Auditions for Dance Choreographers

Festival Feature: Faculty Connections to SYTYCD!

Meet the Festival's guest artist faculty with connections to the FOX hit television show "So You Think You Can Dance" - Nicki Loud, Joy Denver Spears, and Janelle Issis. Don't miss this opportunity to take their high-energy classes at the 2015 Alabama Dance Festival! Register now!

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UA presents Dance Alabama! Fall 2014
NOBA presents Stars of American Ballet
African Dance with Youssouf Koumbassa
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November 7: A campus favorite, Dance Alabama! returns to the stage this fall presented by the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance. Students choreograph, cast, rehearse and design their pieces in hopes to be chosen by the Dance faculty through a rigorous audition process. The concert features approximately 25 pieces produced entirely by students. Performances are November 4-6, 7:30 pm, and November 7, 5:30 pm, Morgan Auditorium, Morgan Hall in Tuscaloosa.

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November 7, New Orleans: New York City Ballet (NYCB) Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht directs and performs with a virtuoso and elite ensemble of top stars from NYCB and Houston Ballet, plus guest artist Wendy Whelan, hailed as “America’s greatest contemporary ballerina.” (The New York Times). This glamorous evening is a rare opportunity for audiences to see some of today’s most remarkable classical ballet dancers hand-picked from NYCB and Houston Ballet, performing a stylish, tailor-made program of works by the most important dance makers of our time, including icons George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon and Jerome Robbins. Presented by New Orleans Ballet Association at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. 50% off our $44-$69 tickets that are available online, over the phone or in person at the NOBA office by using the code NOBA50! Call 504-522-0996.

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November 12 & 19: Please join Youssouf Koumbassa for an amazing high energy dance class series with live drumming provided by Mitch Caponetto, John Scalici and friends. Classes are on November 12, 6:30 pm at Homewood Community Center, and November 19, 7:00pm at Children's Dance Foundation. All levels welcome, ages 16+. $13 per class, $5 viewing donation. For more information, please contact Antonia Viteri @ 323-702-3885 or Mitch Camponetto @ 504-913-7759.

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Mobile Ballet presents "Dracula"
Tap Master Class at Grebel Center for Dance
First Steps: ASU Dance Company's Inaugural Performance
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November 8-9: Mobile Ballet presents "Dracula, a Gothic Romance" on November 8 at 7:30 pm and November 9 at 2:30 pm. in the Mobile Civic Center Theater. Tickets start at just $20 plus discounts! Call Candice Frazier today at 251-342-2241 or email. For 27 years, Mobile Ballet, Winthrop Corey, Artistic Director, has provided superior dance education, presented quality performances, and promoted the ballet to the community as an expression of the human spirit.

 

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November 8: The next Tap Master class at Grebel Center for Dance is November 8, 12:30-1:00 pm Beginning Level and 1:00-1:45 pm Intermediate Level, at Grebel Center for Dance. Learn time steps, explore rhythm and have fun!!! Fee: $10 per class. Call (205) 987-7234 to register.

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November 12-16: The Alabama State University College of Visual and Performing Arts will host a performance by its new dance company on Nov. 12-16 at the Lelia Barlow Theatre. The performance, “First Steps,” is the inaugural concert of the new BFA/Dance Program. Performances will be held at 7 pm nightly. A 3 pm matinee will take place on Sunday, Nov. 16. $12 General (for all shows), $8 student (for all shows), $25 Gala Price (Saturday, November 15, 2014). Gala ticket price includes pre- and post-performance receptions and reserved seating. For tickets, call 334-229-4551 or 334-229-6929.

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Sanspointe presents "Trip the Light"
ASFA Dance Department presents "Soul of November"
Open Auditions for Dance Choreographers
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November 14-16: Sanspointe Dance Company announces new dance, music and video created by local and national artists in their upcoming concert entitled, "Trip the Light." The company has invited Eric Yow of the Orlando-based troupe Yow Dance and Lynda White from Denver to set repertory pieces on them and Linze McRae from the Downtown Dance Conservatory in Gadsden to collaborate with Artistic Director Taryn Packheiser Brown, on a dance for the camera media project. Rounding out the performance are new dances by company members Sara Turney, Chelsea Henderson and Brown. Music Director, Justin Wallace, will premier two audio compositions. Tickets for the concert are $15 and can be purchased at here.

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November 21-23: Public Radio WBHM 90.3 & Alabama School of Fine Arts present "Soul of November" choreographed by Todd Rosenlieb on November 21-22 at 7:30 pm and November 23 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Performances are at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, 800 19th Street North, Birmingham 35203.

Tickets available at www.djdtheater.org or call the Box Office at 205-458-0360.

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December 31: AROVA Contemporary Ballet is offering local choreographers the opportunity to set their dance work(s) on ACB dancers. Works will be performed at AROVA's 2015 Choreographer's Ball on May 16th and 17th, 2015. Selected choreographers will also be in the running for a Guest Choreographer contract with AROVA Contemporary Ballet for Spring 2016. Email a video or YouTube link of your choreography (contemporary ballet, modern, or jazz dance) and your resume by December 31st. All auditioning choreographers will be informed of a decision by January 16.

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