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: 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
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
For additional information and reservations, call Southwest Tennessee
Community College at (901) 333-5174.
Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.