Union Avenue Campus
901/333-STCC * www.southwest.tn.edu
DATE: December 6, 2001
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247
Southwest Tennessee Community College Set to Host Classical Dance Performance
Dance Works, Inc., a classical ballet company housed at Southwest Tennessee Community College, will present its 14th Annual Students' Work & Dances concert at 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 14. This special performance will be held in the Union Avenue Campus Theater, Linden and Manassas. It will spotlight students enrolled in the Dance Works, Inc., program. The ages of these talented pupils range from four years old to the college level. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.
Karen Zissoff, the executive and artistic director for Dance Works, attributes sponsorship of the December presentation to Southwest, the Aloca Foundation, the Greater Memphis Arts Council and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The impressive performance will feature students from all levels of Dance Works, Inc.'s, program. They will perform ballet divertissement and free movement variations set by Zissoff and ballet assistant Sondra Brooks.
These talented performers will be accompanied by resident pianists Lee Ann Jones, Abi Lowther and Blair Seymour. This unique production will also showcase the talents of guest artists Matthew Keefe, Tony Thomas and Melvin Turner.
Selections for this classical dance presentation will include Treba, Entity, La Bayadere and Schubert's Moments Musical.
Founded in 1987 by Zissoff, Dance Works, Inc., is in its ninth year at Southwest's Union Avenue Campus. The company incorporates all segments of the Memphis community in its dance curriculum. The program encompasses such dance forms as ballet, modern, jazz and African.
Southwest Tennessee Community College is the comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college whose mission is to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of students, employers, and communities of Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region. Southwest has nearly 13,000 students, making it the largest community college in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
For additional information and reservations, call Karen Zissoff at 901/333-5174.
Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.