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Footworks!

November 13, 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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First Steps: ASU Dance Company's Inaugural Performance

AROVA Feature-Length Documentary Film Premiere

Sanspointe presents "Trip the Light"

African Dance with Youssouf Koumbassa

ASFA Dance Department presents "Soul of November"

AROVA Contemporary Ballet presents "Revive"

Hip-Hop, Tap, Adult Fitness Classes at Grebel Dance

Wes Chapman Named Permanent ASFA Guest Artist in Residence

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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First Steps: ASU Dance Company's Inaugural Performance
AROVA Feature-Length Documentary Film Premiere
Sanspointe presents "Trip the Light"
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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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November 14: The feature length documentary, AROVA, about Bulgarian Ballerina and Founding Artistic Director of Alabama Ballet, Dame Sonia Arova will premiere November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Birmingham at the Alabama School of Fine Arts’ Creative Writing Lecture Hall. Directed and produced by Birmingham native, Colleen Laeger with Therese Laeger, Executive Producer, AROVA focuses on the passion and dedication of the world-renowned ballerina, teacher, and mentor whose legacy to the dance community world-wide impacts many. Starting out as a documentary short, AROVA grew into a feature after the Director and Producer, Colleen Laeger discovered the many stories that were untold from Dame Arova’s life. The documentary short was awarded Best Film and Best Director at the 2012 NW Short Film Festival in Vancouver, Washington and is part of major dance collections around the world.

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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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African Dance with Youssouf Koumbassa
ASFA Dance Department presents "Soul of November"
AROVA Contemporary Ballet presents "Revive"
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November 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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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 5-7: Revive is a collection of contemporary dance works, performed by the AROVA Contemporary Ballet, that celebrates the restoration of Birmingham’s art and cultural vitality. This production will explore the city’s past from selfish ambitions during the heights of the steel and coal era, to its deeply rooted racial tensions and the fall from its former economic glory. It will also uplift and restore the soul to begin anew as the dancers embody the current cultural renewal of Birmingham. Revive is a journey about change and its redemptive quality that in hope awakens the source of one’s imagination. Performances are December 5-6, 7:30pm, and December 7, 2:30pm at ASFA's Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. Purchase tickets online.

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Hip-Hop, Tap, Adult Fitness Classes at Grebel Dance
Wes Chapman Named Permanent ASFA Guest Artist in Residence
Open Auditions for Dance Choreographers
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Ongoing: Check out these classes and more at Grebel Center for Dance in Pelham:

Hip-Hop: Mondays 6:15-7pm, Thursdays 7:15-8pm

Adult Ballet: Wednesdays 6-7pm, Thursdays 11am - 12pm

Adult Jazz: Mondays 7-8pm

Fee: $50/month or $15 per class. First class FREE!

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For Immediate Release: The Alabama School of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Wes Chapman, international classical ballet teacher, coach and répétiteur, is joining our Department of Dance as Permanent Guest Artist in Residence. Mr. Chapman will be on campus teaching for extended periods each school year and will also represent the ASFA Dance Department at dance festivals and summer dance intensives throughout the country. Mr. Chapman has visited ASFA many times as a guest artist over the years. He describes his desire to make his relationship with the school more permanent as a feeling of “coming full circle” and looks forward to passing on to young dancers now in the program his lifetime of experience in the professional dance world. David Keener, Department of Dance Chair, says, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Wes on a regular basis. His talent and perspective will be of immeasurable value to our students.”

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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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