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Dance revival begins at Alliance for the Arts

January 28, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Dance returns to the Alliance for the Arts with the revival of Dance Alliance, the organization's resident dance company. Composed of six area dancers, the company is scheduled to host two 2010 concerts in the Foulds Theatre, says spokeswoman Chelsea Birczk.

On January 30 at 8 p.m. and January 31 at 2 p.m., Valarie Green /Dance Entropy, a New York based modern dance company, will share the stage

with the Dance Alliance to present a program designed to encourage and showcase creative movement, Birczak said.

Their performance has been described by the Village Voice as, "Articulate, fearless, intelligent dancing."

Following the Dance Entropy performances, audiences will be treated to a "sneak peak" of Dance Alliance's Season Concert.

On April 17 at 8 p.m. and April 18 at 2 p.m., Dance Alliance will perform its first annual Season Concert displaying new works created by local movement

artists, Birczak said. Featured pieces will celebrate choreographer and dance teacher Cynthia Arenillas of Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor Dance Companies.

"As the resident dance company of the Alliance for the Arts, Dance Alliance's mission is to inspire our community through the art of dance. As a

collaborative group, all members contribute to the repertoire and bring their unique backgrounds to each piece," Birczak said.

Tickets are now on sale for both concerts: $20 for adults, $12 for students, $30 for both concerts. Call (239) 939-2787 or go on line at: Group rates are available.

The Alliance for the Arts supports the artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County, she said. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard.



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