2006: ZUZI! Goes Seuss
Based on the well loved stories of Dr. Seuss, with choreography from ZUZI! Dance and guest artist collaborators Kevin Johnson, Director of Arizona Onstage Productions, and Rick Wamer & Lorie Heald of Theatrical Mime Theatre.
Always innovative and surprising, ZUZI! brought Theodor Geisels crazy contraptions and whimsical creatures to life in an array of upbeat, unique and funny dances, combining modern and aerial dance, theater and mime. Pieces ranged from a quirky upbeat duet on roller skates choreographed by Nathan Dryden and Jennifer Hoefle, to a look into a child’s dream of a circus in “If I Ran the Circus,” choreographed by Nanette Robinson and Nathan Dryden. Co-facilitators Nanette Robinson and Jennifer Hoefle adapted the “Sneetches” story, highlighting the idea of acceptance and friendship, and ZUZI! dancers dared to explore the world of mime with a piece by Rick Wamer & Lorie Heald from the timeless Seuss story, “Sam I AM.”
ZUZI! dancers: Jennifer Hoefle, Wendy Joy, Nathan Dryden, Amber Eubanks, Alison Chafin, Yumi Shirai, Bridget Gunning, Carie Schneider, Lia Greisser, and Nicole Buffan.
2010: Crossing Boundaries
This meaningful and timely thematic dance concert deals with challenges around local and international border issues using the language of dance, aerial, live music and theater. The concert features special guest artists:
- Musician Pablo Peregrina and Latina Dance Project featuring local dancer Eva Tessler & LA artist Licia Perea
- “New Moon over Juarez” by Eva Tessler, text by Victor Hugo Rascon Banda and music by William Campbell
- An art display of objects and clothing found in the desert by Artist Debbi McCullough in the newly opened Historic “Y” Art Gallery.
Featuring performances addressing how many of our ancestors have come from somewhere else, leaving their homes and families to journey to a foreign land to start anew, the Israeli Wall, and personal boundaries.
2011/2012: Come Together
2014: Powerful Women