April 23, 2003

CONTACT: Kimberly Stark, (901) 333-4023


Dance Works, Inc., a classical ballet company housed at Southwest Tennessee Community College, will celebrate the 15th Annual Dance Week with two performances of “East Meets West & In-Between: A Celebration of Jean Georges Noverre’s Birthday.” These special performances will be held Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m., in the Union Avenue campus Theater, Linden and Manassas. They will feature five pieces by students enrolled in the Dance Works program and five by students of the Germantown Academy of Ballet.

Dance Works students will perform three pieces (“Shades of Florence Price”) by the late Florence Price, accompanied by Lyn Joyner. Price was an Arkansas native who composed for the orchestra and solo piano. Also performing will be violist Marshall Fine, cellist Jonathan Kirkscey and piccolo player Andra Hawk.

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children and for students with ID.

Karen Zissoff, the executive and artistic director, founded Dance Works, Inc., in 1987. 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. For additional information, call Karen Zissoff at (901) 333-5174.

Southwest 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 12,000 students, and offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, Associate of Applied Science degrees for immediate career entry into technical, business, service, education and allied health fields; and technical and academic certificates to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the marketplace.