ZUZI! Dance is hosting auditions for our upcoming Solstice Celebration: The Four Directions. Co-directed by Billbob Brown in collaboration with ZUZI! Dance.
We're seeking committed contemporary dancers with great stage presence and strong core/technique/creativity. Especially encouraging to men, women, and other gender expressions; people of color, and people with a diverse background in style, form, and points of view.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016
12noon - 2:30pm
ZUZI! Theater, in the Historic Y
738 N. 5th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
For more information call (413) 265-4975 or visit our website at www.zuzimoveit.org
Billbob Brown (choreographer) has served as the Chair of the School of Dance in Hong Kong, and as director of Dance at UMass Amherst. Co-founder of Desert Dance Theatre in Phoenix in the 1980s, he has performed and taught across the globe, including tours in Japan, Thailand, Great Britain, and Mexico; created shows for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, and choreographed and performed in T V work and commercials for the Chicago Cubs, Molson Canadian Beer, Disney Studios, and ABC-T V. He has toured internationally with the Bill Evans Dance Company, and was director of Buen Viaje Dancers, a group of people with disabilities. His Emmy-award winning video, “Opening Doors,” with Buen Viaje, has been seen on PBS stations across the country.
Frida Kahlo: Blood & Gold
at the Tucson Botanical Gardens:
October 9th 5-8pm
Enjoy a truly unique and enchanting evening under the stars and feel transported to the Home of Frida Kahlo in Mexico City.
The New York Botanical Garden’s blockbuster Exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life is coming to the old Pueblo! It will open at the Gardens to our special friends and supporters in a preview event and festive Gala on the evening of October 9th. The exhibit opens to the public on the following day and will run for eight months accompanied by cultural celebrations and educational programming throughout.
Conceived and choreographed by ZUZI! Dance Director Nanette Robinson, Frida Kahlo: Blood and Gold will be performed 7:30 pm during the dessert portion of the event.
Dancers: Aarlin Acuña, Sabrina Geoffrion, Bethanne Griffin, Karenne Koo, Sherry Mulholland, Aja Squires, Cynthia Wasco
Musicians: Pablo Peregrina, Sally Withers, Glenn Weyant
This special performance is a part of A Butterfly Affaire: A Night at Casa Azul, October 9, 5 pm – 8pm.
A Preview night and festive Gala for the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden Life. Come and be transported to the Home of Friday Kahlo.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
5:00 pm Don Julio Tequila & Margarita Tasting
5:30 pm Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life Ribbon Cutting
6:00 pm Dinner, Entertainment
7:30 pm Dessert & Special Dance Performance of Frida Kahlo: Blood & Gold by ZUZI! Dance
8:00 pm Raffle Drawing
ZUZI! Dancers and musicians include: Cynthia Wasco, Sherry Mulholland, Bethanne Griffin, Aarlin Murrieta Acuna, Aja Squires, Karenne Koo, Sabrina Geoffrion, Pablo Peregrina, Sally Withers, Glenn Weyant
Concieved and Choreographed by: Nanette Robinson
For ticket information visit www.tucsonbotanical.org/event/butterfly-affaire-night-casa-azul/
No Frills, Dance Happenin'
November 4th at 7:30pm
“No Frills” has been in existence for 16 years and is an important venue for local choreographers to show new work or work in progress. ZUZI! “No Frills” has been described as an open mic for dance and is a unique opportunity to showcase work and perform in a relaxed setting. As the name suggests, there really are no frill…..no fancy lights, no fancy sets….just dancers, choreographers, experimentation, and a great show! I am writing specifically to invite you to consider showing your work on one of these shows!
The Friday, November 4th will showcase our youth and adult choreographers. Both the Youth and Adult showcase will truly be about the process, so that you do not have to have a finished product to show your work.
Tickets $10, purchase at the door