Dance Company : Schedule
October 24th, 2014
Show at 7:30pm in the ZUZI! Theater in The Historic Y, 738 n 5th Ave.
ZUZI! Dance Company, School & Theater presents its fall, biannual No Frills Cheap Thrills Dance Happenin' Show. A variety of performers throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona come to share fresh and innovative works from various stages of the creative process. The works range from serious to silly and some are presented here for the first time. This year features choreographers Josette Weibrecht from ZUZI! Dance Company, Maya Hernandez & Michael Quihuis from Arts for All, Inc., and Lee Anne Hartley from FUNHOUSE Movement Theater, among others. Performances on the ground and in the air are interspersed with the off-the-wall antics of ZUZI!’s lovable MC, Carie Schneider.
“The ‘No Frills’ concert has come to serve two important purposes,” says ZUZI!’s Artistic and Executive Director, Nanette Robinson. “It has become a popular venue for showcasing youth performers, schools, and youth choreography and it continues to be venue for local choreographers to take creative risks with new work.” The show has been described as an open mic for dance and is a unique opportunity to perform in a relaxed setting. As the name suggests, there are no frills—no fancy lights, no fancy sets—just dancers, choreographers, and experimentation.
No Frills, Cheap Thrills Dance Happenin’ will be presented on Friday, October 24th, 2014, highlighting both youth and adult choreographers and performers. The show starts at 7:30 PM in the ZUZI! Theater at the Historic Y at 738 N. 5th Avenue in Tucson.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased here: http://zuzimoveit.givezooks.com/events/no-frills-dance-happenin-2014
"White Moon Dances" at Metal Arts Village
Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - 5:30 PM
Metal Arts Village Sculpture Garden
3230 N. Dodge Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
ZUZI! Dance Company presents "White Moon Dances" in the Sculpture Garden of Metal Arts Village. The evening will begin at 5:30 with roving improvised performances by members of ZUZI! Dance Company, ZUZI! Apprentice Company, and ZUZI!'s "Many Limbs" Youth Company. At 6:00, dancers will perform a short piece combining site-specific choreography and improvisation, inspired by the work of Trisha Brown, the first female choreographer to receive the coveted MacArthur "genius" award. Brown is renowned for her contributions to the development of the "release" technique, the incorporation of design and technology in her choreography, and her unusual collaborations with visual artists and avante-garde composers. In that spirit, ZUZI! Dance companies will be performing with local musicians, Glenn Weyant and Pablo Peregrina.
Taproot Productions with ZUZI! Dance Company proudly present
The Migration Project
"The place I call home expands with every risk I take, every truth I share"
The Migration Project is a theatrical docudrama exploring human migration and our efforts to claim home, opens November 14th in a collaborative workshop production with ZUZI! Dance Company.
November 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $18, general admission. $15 for students, seniors and military.
at the ZUZI! Theater in the Historic Y
738 N. 5th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85745
Playwright Eugenia Woods utilized input from refugee, immigrant and indigenous communities to shape this theatrical work. The play weaves together stories of 5 central characters from Mexico, The Hopi Nation, China, Zimbabwe, and one composite character representing the voices of refugee women from Iraq, Egypt, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Blending actual interview material with dramatic writing, Woods' play examines what compels these characters to leave home, what they are forced to leave behind, and how they attempt to create a new home in a foreign land.
Director Marc David Pinate of Borderlands Theater and Choreographer Nanette Robinson of ZUZI! are partnering in creating the physical language of the play, set against Artist/Scenic Designer Wesley Creigh's sculptural installation.
In the past year, THE MIGRATION PROJECT has engaged community participation through public art activities at The Tucson Museum of Art, the Hopi Foundation's Owl and Panther Project and ZUZI! Dance Company. Woods has been gathering data for the project for over a year, interviewing migrants who have left their homes for safety, for survival, for love, for freedom, for peace, for a sustainable relationship of self to place.
Opening night is free thanks to a generous grant from the Tucson Pima Arts Council. Tickets will be offered on a first come-first serve basis with project participants receiving priority seating. Donations are welcome.
Ticket reservations may be made by email at email@example.com or by calling 520 975 4021 .
Family & Friends Sharing
December 6th, 2014
Youth Showing at 5:30, Adult Showing at 7:30 in the ZUZI! Theater in The Historic Y.
Performance is a vital part of the creative process, integrating learned skills into something more powerful and meaningful - performance gives a dance a life of its own! The Family & Friends event is an opportunity for ZUZI! students (and students of community classes held at ZUZI!) to share what they've learned and explored this session in a relaxed, informal performance atmosphere. Not only do the students enjoy this chance to let their talents shine, but Family & Friends audiences get the treat of seeing a wide variety of pieces from performers of all ages, skills, and backgrounds! From preschool to mixed ages aerial dance to adult modern dance - Family & Friends is a performance embracing a rainbow spectrum of movement!
December 20th, 21st, 2014
Shows at 7:30pm in the ZUZI! Theater in The Historic Y.
ZUZI! Dance Company celebrates the Solstice with modern and aerial dance in a multi-generational performance including the ZUZI! Professional company, Apprentice Company, “Many Limbs” Youth Aerial Company, and members of our Releasing into Performance Community Workshops. The word Solstice literally means “standing still sun.” The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year; it marks the turning from the cold, dark days of winter to the warmer, lighter days of spring and summer. Traditionally, this season was used as a time of reflection, renewal, and community celebration. A silent auction accompanies the performance with many items including, jewelry, concert tickets, wine baskets, and much, much more. All proceeds benefit the continuation of ZUZI!