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DATE: March 5, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, (901) 333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, (901) 333-4247

Dance Performances to Take Center Stage at Southwest;
National Dance Week is the Focus of Celebration


Southwest Tennessee Community College will host two April dance concerts in celebration of National Dance Week . The concerts are set for 8 p.m., Saturday, April 27, and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 28, at the College's Union Avenue Campus Theater, 737 Union Avenue, Union and Manassas. This impressive cultural event is being co-sponsored by Dance Works, Inc., and the Germantown Academy of Ballet. Cost for the performances is $10 for adults and $6 for children and students with ID.

National Dance Week is designed to raise the level of dance awareness in the community and to bring together artists for a celebration of their craft. The performances are dedicated to the memory of Jean George Noverre, a ballet innovator and dance theorist of the 18th Century.

The co-producers of the event are Debra Wexler, director of the Germantown Academy of Ballet, and Karen Zissoff, executive and artistic director of Dance Works, Inc. Both artists moved to the Mid-South after having successful careers in the professional dance arena. They are continuing to be major contributors to this art form in Memphis as teachers and dance professionals.

Dancers of all ages from downtown Memphis to Germantown will be featured in the performances. They will display their talents in Ballet, Modern, African, and Jazz dance works. This artistic observance will also feature the works of painter/sculptor Don Allen, and dance interpretations by choreographers Misty Clark, Elizabeth Ann Brown, Anna Burns, Vera Stephenson, and Candyce Washington.

Dance Works, Inc., is based at Southwest's Fine Arts, Languages and Literature Department. This partnership is aimed at helping the College extend cultural opportunities into the community. The program offers graded courses in classical ballet which follow the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabi. It targets students ages five years-old to the college level.

For additional information and reservations, call Southwest Tennessee Community College at (901) 333-5174.
 

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.