3251 Poplar Ave.,
Memphis, TN 38111-3613
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134-7693
Union Avenue Campus
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-3322
901/333-STCC * www.southwest.tn.edu
DATE: July 13, 2001
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247
Dance Works' Informance at STCC
Southwest Tennessee Community College will host four one-hour classical ballet performances this summer titled Informance. The special dance concerts will feature students enrolled in the Dance Works, Inc., A Chance To Dance Summer Program. Performances will be held in the Union Avenue Campus Theater, Linden and Manassas.
The Junior Informance, featuring students in the 7-13 age category, is set for 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thursday, July 19, and Thursday, August 2. The Senior Informance for ages 9-19, will run from 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Friday, July 20, and Friday, August 3. This cultural outreach event is open to the public. Adults attend free, children pay $1.
Karen Zissoff is executive and artistic director for Dance Works, Inc. The dance program offers graded courses in classical ballet ,which follow the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabi. It is based at STCC's Fine Arts, Language and Literature Department.
Zissoff said her company's summer program will run through August 3. A Chance To Dance is designed to introduce youth to the arts, and there is a special focus on reaching inner-city youngsters, she said. The sessions are taught by guest choreographers and musicians.
In the Informance concerts, students will share with the audience different dance idioms such as classical ballet, African dance, jazz, creative movement and character dance.
For more information, call Karen Zissoff at 333-5174.
Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.