Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman

25th Anniversary of SISTER MOSES: The Story of Harriet Tubman

Sunday, January 15, 2017 ~ 7:00pm

 Chandler Center for the Arts

250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ

$25 General, $20 Seniors, $15 Students, $13 Groups of 10+, Friends & Members of DDT, ADC, APA, AzDEO

CCA Box Office: 480-782-2680

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SISTER MOSES PROMO VIDEO

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Desert Dance Theatre presents “The 25th Anniversary of Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ. The first half of the program begins at 7:00pm, opening with Desert Dance Theatre repertory, including “Marco’s Swing,” choreographed by Lisa R. Chow with original music by Step Raptis; two dances as a tribute to Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” performed by Renee Davis and “Spreadin’ Rhythm Around” performed by the company; and a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We’re On The Move” (excerpt from Desert Dance Theatre’s “FREE AT LAST”).

We are honored and pleased to have special guest performances by two of the Valley’s Finest Treasures from the World of Jazz Music, Dennis Roland and Charles Lewis.

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Gracing the stage will be jazz vocalist, Dennis RowlandThis Detroit native and Phoenix, Arizona resident was the voice of the world-renowned Count Basie Orchestra between 1977 and 1984, where he shared the stage with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams and Tony Bennett. He is also featured on the Basie Band’s Grammy award-winning record “On the Road.” (http://www.dennisrowland.com)

 

 

Energetic, screenshot2014-09-06at10-52-29amcreative, and unforgettable…all words that describe Phoenix piano legend Charles Lewis. Named the first jazz-category inductee to the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame, Lewis began performing on the piano at church functions when he was just seven years old. In 1953, he moved from Philadelphia to Arizona to attend Arizona State University, and he started performing in 1954 at the 7th Avenue Elks Club jams. He played with several bands before forming the Charles Lewis Quintet. http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/charles-lewis-legacy-quintet-presented-mim-nash

 

After intermission, Desert Dance Theatre presents its featured performance of “Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” for the show’s 25th season. This production is a beautiful story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad.  She was one of America’s first liberated women of color, who fought against all odds for the sake of freedom and equality. Our goal in producing this program is to bring light to the incredible accomplishments of the anti-slavery activist, Harriet Tubman.

This powerful music / dance / drama features Desert Dance Theatre with Renee Davis as Harriet Tubman, dramatic narration / voice of Harriet by Renee Morgan Brooks, African drumming and music direction by Step Raptis, accompaniment by the Sister Moses String Quartet and traditional spirituals sung by the Sister Moses Choral Ensemble, featuring baritone soloist, Greg Dansby. The unique blend of this 45-minute multidisciplinary presentation highlights the most important episodes of Harriet Tubman’s life, and shares the knowledge and experience of her struggles and accomplishments that will bring a source of inspiration to our audience.

The program follows Tubman’s life as a young slave on a Southern Plantation, her attempts to escape slavery, her work on the Underground Railroad, and her contributions to the Abolitionist movement. Slave songs from that period are featured for their significance as a means of passing information among the slaves. Hidden in the lyrics were vital escape details.

Sister Moses brings history to life through music, dance and drama. Sister Moses is entertaining, educational and truly inspirational!

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This performance is made possible by support from the City of Chandler’s Event Sponsorship Funding Program and other sponsors.

Desert Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company known for its diverse modern dance repertory, interdisciplinary collaborations, and major thematic productions which address important historical as well as current issues.

Don’t miss this exciting performance of music, dance and drama! 

For more information contact Desert Dance Theatre at 480-962-4584 or go to www.DesertDanceTheatre.org.

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Download: Sister Moses Description Page

 

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FROM RAISING ARIZONA KIDS ~ 

“Students explore history through dance”

By Lynn Trimble | January 29, 2013

http://www.raisingarizonakids.com/2013/01/students-explore-history-through-dance/

 

SISTER MOSES VIDEO CLIPS:

Opening Solo & Cotton Picking (Excerpts)
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hvizBSzjsns

Harriet at the Auction
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zBUkcghMg4c

Harriet & Quakers
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JHaCTXsPvPk

Motherless Child
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7RgZ9tfvyx0

 

 

 

QUESTIONS? Contact Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org or call 480-962-4584.

 

 

PAST PERFORMANCES……

 

Performance Date and Location

 

MATINEE PERFORMANCE:

March 1, 2016 (Tuesday 10:15am)

Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Avenue, Chandler, Arizona

Matinees are available by reservations only through DDT. Cost: $5.00 Students, $5 Adults, Two free Chaperone/Teachers per group of 25 Students.

Desert Dance Theatre: 480-962-4584 or www.DesertDanceTheatre.org

 

Downloadable Reservation Forms:

Sister Moses Description

SM Letter 2016

SM Reservation Form 2016 PDF

 

 

“Students explore history through dance”

FROM RAISING ARIZONA KIDS

By Lynn Trimble | January 29, 2013

http://www.raisingarizonakids.com/2013/01/students-explore-history-through-dance/

QUESTIONS? Contact Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org or call 480-962-4584.

 

 

 

 

EVENING PUBLIC PERFORMANCE:

January 29, 2015 (Thursday 7:00pm)

6:00pm Pre-show Event (Entertainment, vendors, food, etc.)
Pre-show Food by South Chandler Self-Help Foundation.
Menu: BBQ chicken, potato salad, green salad, baked beans, banana pudding, etc.
Recommended! Food Reservation: (480) 227-9706 (call or text).
Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Avenue, Chandler, Arizona
$15 Adults, $12 Seniors, $10 Students, $8 Groups 10+/ADC/APA/AzDEO

PURCHASE TICKETS: CCA Box Office 480-782-2680

Desert Dance Theatre: 480-962-4584 or www.DesertDanceTheatre.org

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Sister Moses Celebrates 23 Years!


Desert Dance Theatre presents “Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” for its 23rd Season on January 29, 2015 at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ. The pre-show event opens at 6:00pm in the Foyer with vendors, entertainment and food. Food will be offered by South Chandler Self-Help Foundation to benefit their educational and community programs. The main stage presentation begins at 7:00pm, featuring special guest performance by Axe Capoeira Arizona (http://www.axecapoeira-az.com/) and other local performers. The main featured performance of Sister Moses will follow after intermission.

“Sister Moses” is a beautiful story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. She was one of America’s first liberated woman of color, who fought against all odds for the sake of freedom and equality. This powerful dance drama features Desert Dance Theatre with Renee Davis as Harriet Tubman, dramatic narration by Renee Morgan Brooks, African drumming and music direction by Step Raptis, accompaniment by a string quartet and traditional spirituals sung by a choral ensemble featuring baritone soloist, Gregory Dansby. Community talent in the production will include dance students from local colleges, Chandler High School, Bologna Elementary and other Chandler schools will perform along with the professional cast. “Sister Moses” promises to entertain and enlighten its audiences.

Desert Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company known for its diverse modern dance repertory, interdisciplinary collaborations, and major thematic productions which address important historical as well as current issues.

Don’t miss this exciting performance of music, dance and drama!

Questions? For concert information contact Desert Dance Theatre, 480-962-4584 or go to www.DesertDanceTheatre.org.

 

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Arizona Dance Festival 2017

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Arizona Dance Festival 2017

CONTACT: Lisa R. Chow Phone: 480-962-4584 E-Mail: Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org Website: www.DesertDanceTheatre.org WHO? DESERT DANCE THEATRE WHAT? Arizona Dance Festival 2017 WHEN? Friday-Saturday, October 6-7, 2017 WHAT TIME? 7:30pm WHERE? Tempe Center for the Arts – Studio 700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85281 COST? $20 Adult, $18 Senior, $15 Student, $13 Group of 10+, Arizona Dance Coalition (ADC), Arizona Presenters Alliance (APA), Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO), $30 for 2 shows, VIP Deals – $12 Friends of Desert Dance Theatre (DDT) TICKETS? TCA Box Office: 480-350-2822 or www.tempe.gov/tca (Service and convenience fees may apply) QUESTIONS? For concert information contact Desert Dance Theatre, 480-962-4584 or go to http://desertdancetheatre.org/arizona-dance-festival-2017/. Photos available upon request. ARIZONA DANCE FESTIVAL 2017 Desert Dance Theatre presents the Arizona Dance Festival 2017 at the Tempe Center for the Arts Studio on Friday-Saturday, October 6-7, 2017 at 7:30pm.  Each evening will showcase different dance artists including emerging artists as well as professional companies from all genres and styles of dance from Arizona.  A post-performance Q & A will be facilitated by the Arizona Dance Coalition directly after the show. Please check the DDT website for updates. The program is subject to change. For concert information contact Desert Dance Theatre, 480-962-4584 or go to http://desertdancetheatre.org/arizona-dance-festival-2017. AZ DANCE FESTIVAL LINE-UP (Alphabetical Order, Not Program Order): FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH Amy Symonds (Gilbert, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Pointe Arathi School of Dance (Phoenix, AZ) – Bharathanatyam – Classical Indian Ballet Etudes (Gilbert, AZ) – Pre-professional Ballet Canyon Movement Company (Flagstaff, AZ) – Modern Dance CONDER/dance (Tempe, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Crossroads Performance Group (Mesa, AZ) – Interdisciplinary Music and Dance Collaboration Danielle McNeal Johnson (Show Low, AZ) – Modern Dance Desert Dance Theatre (Tempe, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Dance Theatre Instinct Dancecorps (Scottsdale, AZ) – Scottsdale Community College Dance Julia Chacon (Scottsdale, AZ) – Flamenco Dance Kara Ko Dance (Tempe, AZ) – Contemporary Dance Movement Source Dance Company (Phoenix, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Step’s Junk Funk (Mesa, AZ) – Interdisciplinary Movement and Percussion The Conner Sisters (Gilbert, AZ) – Lindy Hop Swing Dance   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH Ballet Yuma (Yuma, AZ) – Contemporary Ballet Chaos Theory Dance (Tucson, AZ) – Comedic Movement Theater Crossroads Performance Group (Mesa, AZ) – Interdisciplinary Music and Dance Collaboration Danielle McNeal Johnson (Show Low, AZ) – Modern Dance Dansense~Nrtyabodha, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ) – Bharata Nrityam – Classical Indian Desert Dance Theatre (Tempe, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Dance Theatre In Spiritus/The Dancespace (Page, AZ) – Modern Dance Jenny Gerena/Candy Jimenez (Phoenix, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Mayuri Dance Group (Chandler, AZ) – Kathak & Bharathanatyam – Classical Indian Fusion Step’s Junk Funk (Mesa, AZ) – Interdisciplinary Movement and Percussion The Parking Lot Project (Phoenix, AZ) – Contemporary Jazz ZoukPhoenix (Scottsdale, AZ) – Latin Brazilian Zouk For more information call Desert Dance Theatre, 480-962-4584 or go to www.DesertDanceTheatre.org. For tickets: TCA Box Office: 480-350-2822 or www.tempe.gov/tca....

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Southern Vermont Dance Festival July 13-16

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Southern Vermont Dance Festival July 13-16

             July 13-16, 2017 Desert Dance Theatre ~ Step’s Junk Funk ~ Crossroads Performance Group Southern Vermont Dance Festival in Brattleboro, VT Check SVDF website for details and schedule: http://southernvermontdancefestival.com/explore/ https://www.facebook.com/svtdancefest/ https://twitter.com/SVTDanceFest 106 Classes at every level over the 4 days 2 Gala’s in our Historic Theater Thursday and Friday (different shows each day) An outdoor Promenade performance showing the work of 10 artists at Scott Farm and the Stone Trust 2 concerts in the Historic and newly renovated Stone Church A Resistance/Social Justice Performing Arts walking tour that brings people in to local venues to see dance, theater, vocalists and musicians. A collaboration with VPL’s Open Lab which coincides with Southern Vermont Dance Festival. A free community dinner with performances Dozens of free community events that include dance, live music and workshops around Brattleboro A Movement Inspired Visual Art Tour Some guerrilla style performances A mini dance film festival within the festival …and much more…all in 4 days! Brattleboro is a great destination for a summer weekend....

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Arizona Dance Festival 2017 ~ Application/Submission

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Arizona Dance Festival 2017 ~ Application/Submission

          Dear Dance Artists and Companies, I would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Arizona Dance Festival (ADF) that will take place at Tempe Center for the Arts Studio on October 5-7, 2017, co-sponsored by the Arizona Dance Coalition.  The festival will give you or your company great exposure, and it’s a fun way to share your art with colleagues from around the state and guests from out of state. The Arizona Dance Festival is open to individuals and emerging artist groups as well as professional companies from all genres and styles of dance. Up to 15 dance slots per show will be selected to be performed. The applicant works will be adjudicated by a diverse panel of judges that are highly knowledgeable about dance. Here’s how to apply: You must submit the following by July 20, 2017: ADF application form Description form Audition Video Link $35 non-refundable application fee ($15 per additional audition pieces) Email ADF Application and Description Forms, and request PayPal invoice for payment OR Mail ADF Application and Description Forms with payment. The audition Video Link must be the work that you are planning to show that has not been seen in any major Metro-Phoenix venues within 2 months prior to the show dates or a work that is representative of your current repertory with your current dance members. If selected, you must sign a letter of agreement and pay a participation fee per dance of $50 (solo), $75 (duets), $100 (3-5 dancers), or $150 (6 or more dancers). Each dance may not exceed 10 minutes (no exceptions). This fee will go towards facility, production, publicity and other expenses. Applications can be downloaded from http://desertdancetheatre.org/adf-2017-application/. If you have any questions, contact me at 480-962-4584 or at Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org. We are anticipating an exciting program this upcoming season and hope you can participate. Sincerely, Lisa R. Chow Artistic Director & Company Manager Desert Dance Theatre   Downloadable Application & Submission Forms: ADF-Invitation-17 ADF-Application-17 ADF-Dance-Submit-Desc-17...

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Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences / Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese

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Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences / Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese

This project was made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities.   WHAT: Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences (Life Conversations) / Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese (Documentary Film) WHEN: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 WHAT TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm WHERE: First Congregational United Church of Christ 1407 North 2nd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004 COST: FREE (RSVP Required) RSVP: Please RSVP by June 12th Eventbrite RSVP: http://mississippijourney.eventbrite.com FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1884069311815190/ For more information: 480-962-4584, 480-430-8946, Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org   MISSISSIPPI JOURNEY Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences, tells the life journey of three Arizona residents with deep roots in the Magnolia state. From very different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Rev. James Pennington – Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Lisa Chow – Artistic Director of Desert Dance Theatre and Floyd Alvin Galloway – Owner of AGE2 Management Services will share experiences that they have found in common that have connected them in their life through their journey from Mississippi to Arizona. Mississippi is a state of many paradoxes, conflicts and puzzles, but also through its struggles molded people of strength and character. The evening will also shed more light on a Chinese American community in the Mississippi Delta through filmmaker and special guest, Samantha Cheng – Executive Producer of Heritage Series, and her documentary Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese. This will be a lively night to remember and a great learning experience for all. Please RSVP early for this free event. Seating is limited. This project was made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities, and is sponsored by First Congregational United Church of Christ, AGE2 Management Services, Desert Dance Theatre, Heritage Series, Arizona Informant Newspaper, and Radio Phoenix. DETAILED PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The evening program is in two-parts. The first part is a open conversation with three individuals who have roots in Mississippi and have migrated to Arizona called, “The Mississippi Journey: Three Life Experiences.” Lisa R. Chow, Floyd Alvin Galloway, and Rev. James Pennington talk about their vastly different life experiences surrounding their upbringing in Mississippi including: ethnic culture, religion, socio-economics, philosophies and politics and other influences that shaped their lives to become who they are today. They will also share how they came to reside in Arizona and how they evolved. Lisa R. Chow was born and raised in Greenville, MS by Chinese immigrant grocery store/restaurant owners. At a very young age, she discovered that she had the passion for the arts in a small town with very limited resources. She grew up living three different lives, 1) with traditional Chinese values, 2) in public and private school that was predominately Caucasian, then 3) worked in the family business that was in a predominately African American neighborhood. She is the Artistic Director of Desert Dance Theatre and President of the Arizona Dance Coalition.   Floyd Alvin Galloway, originally from Rockford, Il, would re-migrate annually to his parents’ native Mississippi home. He spent numerous summer months in the sweltering heat of discrimination and America’s racial class system. The racial and political climate was as thick as the humidity in the Mississippi Delta area during the 60’s civil rights movement. He is owner of AGE2 Management Services and Great Press America Media Relations.   Rev. James B. Pennington was born and raised in Booneville, MS. He moved with family to the South Side of Chicago when he...

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AUDITIONS for 2017-18 Season

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AUDITIONS for 2017-18 Season

AUDITIONS ~ FREE CLASS Desert Dance Theatre & Step’s Junk Funk 2017-18 Season   Download and Email DDT Audition Form to Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org   Step’s Junk Funk ~ Need experienced male and female dancers with good rhythm and good percussion skills! Desert Dance Theatre ~ Need experienced male and female dancers versed in Classic Modern Dance Styles (Techniques ~ Graham, Limon, Horton, Cunningham, etc) OR willing to learn.   Dance Theater West 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ   Audition Dates and Times: Monday, June 19 ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm Wednesday, June 21 ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm   The Auditions/Classes are FREE, but RSVP is required. RSVP at 480-962-4584 or Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org Requirements ~ · Dancers must have flexible schedule and available to rehearse and perform. · Dancers must be versatile and have performance experience in modern dance. · Experience in ballet, jazz and other dance and performing arts disciplines is a plus. · Dancers must be responsible with reliable transportation. Must be available to attend regularly scheduled classes/rehearsals on: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm Rehearsal schedule may vary as needed. INFO: 480-962-4584 or Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org or...

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Step’s Junk Funk at Tempe Public Library

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Step’s Junk Funk at Tempe Public Library

June 20 (2:00pm-3:00pm) ~ Step’s Junk Funk Summer Program Tempe Public Library FREE to the Public Step’s Junk Funk will perform pieces from its current repertory with audience participation. Guest appearance by Tempe Mayor Mark...

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“Everything Old Is New Again” Dance Fusion Showcase and Musical Revue

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“Everything Old Is New Again” Dance Fusion Showcase and Musical Revue

“Everything Old Is New Again” Dance Fusion Showcase and Musical Revue Co-sponsored by Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 4:00pm Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center, 13625 N 32nd Street, (SW corner of 32nd Street and Thunderbird Rd.) Tickets on sale NOW, $15 online at www.dancefusionaz.com, $25 at the door, children FREE Adult and Teen dancers take the stage at this unique Variety Show of over 30 dance routines. Meet Guy as his Dance Angel takes him to Broadway, Around the World to Arizona and back to Dance Fusion to find his passion for dance once again. Family friendly Variety Show with over 100 performers: Dance Fusion Company, Tap Fusion, Divine Chaos Tribal Fusion, LLC, Bruce Goolsby, Rhythm and Motion Dance Theater, The Middle of Somewhere, Desert Dance Theatre/Step’s Junk Funk, Foot Klan, Hogdepodge, U. N. All-Stars, SMYL, Swexy, Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center, Chad and Marie Burson, Jeannie Bernstein and Jim Maranto, Johnny Rigby and Lexi Kenrick, and more….. Take a Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Ballet, Belly Dance, Bollywood, and Hip Hop adventure to Broadway and Around the World as Dance Fusion brings you this one-of-a-kind Musical Theater Revue with the best Dance Fusion and the Valley has to offer.  ...

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Amor de Baile 3

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Amor de Baile 3

Yumi La Rosa Flamenco presents… Amor de Baile 3 ~ Flamenco & more Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 6:30pm Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281 Tickets: $20-$35 http://tca.ticketforce.com 480-350-2822 Featuring: Yumi La Rosa, Kenny Jezek, Martin Gaxiola, Gaetano, Ioannis Goudelis, Max Perrault, Adriel Perrault, Desert Dance Theatre/Step’s Junk Funk, Nicolas Tapia & Stephanie Berg

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Black History Month Celebration ~ Let’s Do It Again ~ Variety Show

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Black History Month Celebration ~ Let’s Do It Again ~ Variety Show

Friday, February 10, 2017 (7:00pm) Black History Month Celebration ~ Let’s Do It Again ~ Variety Show presented by South Chandler Self Help Foundation & Desert Dance Theatre Chandler Center for the Arts ~ Bogle Theater, 250 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler AZ 85225 FREE TO THE PUBLIC PROGRAM INFO Invocation and Introduction by Rev. Victor Hardy Welcome from MC, Mrs. Black Arizona 1989, Kim Anderson “The Negro National Anthem” by Miss Moriah Payne Miss Black Teen “Purpose” (spoken word) by Rodney Love Poetry (spoken word)by Donna Williams Gospel (2 songs)by Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church choir and band “Let Freedom Ring” by Jesse Washington “Strange Fruit” by Desert Dance Theatre ~ Renee Davis “Marco’s Swing” by Desert Dance Theatre ~ Malikah Fernandez, Danielle McNeal Johnson, Caroline Liddicoat, LeBrian Alexander Patrick “The Soul of a Black Woman” (spoken word drama) by Kim Anderson Poetry (spoken word) by Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Youth Program ~ D’zjhanea, Rayahna and Layliana Solo Dance by Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Youth Program ~ Brittany Mack Music Performance (rap) ~ Rick Hall Phoenix Soul Steppers Drill Team (no music) Musical Performance by Moriah Payne Musical Performance (2 songs) by Club Upstairs Band ~ Bennie Dixon Band & Vocal Performances (3 songs) by Club Upstairs Band with Connected ~ Lara Day and Brenda & Davell...

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AUDITIONS! Desert Dance Theatre & Step’s Junk Funk

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AUDITIONS! Desert Dance Theatre & Step’s Junk Funk

Email Application to Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org: DDT Audition Form AUDITIONS ~ FREE CLASS Desert Dance Theatre & Step’s Junk Funk ~ 2016-17 Season Step’s Junk Funk ~ Need experienced male and female dancers with good rhythm and good percussion skills! Desert Dance Theatre ~ Need experienced male and female dancers versed in Classic Modern Dance Styles (Techniques ~ Graham, Limon, Horton, Cunningham, etc) OR willing to learn. Saturday, February 4, 2017 Step’s Junk Funk Audition ~ 1:00pm-2:15pm Desert Dance Theatre Audition ~ 2:30pm-4:00pm Monday, February 6, 2017 & Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Step’s Junk Funk Audition ~ 6:00pm-7:15pm Desert Dance Theatre Audition ~ 7:30pm-9:00pm PLEASE RSVP by calling/text 602-740-9616. The audition class is FREE! Dance Theater West 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ ·       Dancers must have flexible schedule and available to rehearse and perform. ·       Dancers must be versatile and have performance experience in modern dance. ·       Experience in ballet, jazz and other dance and performing arts disciplines is a plus. ·       Dancers must be responsible with reliable transportation. Regularly scheduled classes/rehearsals are: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm AND (If Needed) Tuesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm and/or Saturdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm and/or Sundays 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm or later Rehearsal schedule may vary as needed. INFO: 480-962-4584 or Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org or...

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