Dancers to showcase upbeat ‘Fusion’

By MELINA CASILLAS

Ballet, modern and jazz styles will be in the spotlight May 6-7 when Pima Community College dancers stage “Dance Fusion” under the direction of Nolan Kubota and Erika Colombi.

Student and faculty choreography draws inspiration from a variety of classic and contemporary movements.

“It’s one of our most talked about shows,” Kubota said. “The audience is going to love the closer. You have to stay till the end.”

Kubota, who has been with the PCC dance program since 2011 and has been director of productions for two years, said the production has been an exercise in exploring new movement and techniques.

Performances will include a re-staging of “La Vivandere” and original works derived from Forsythe improvisation techniques.

In addition to choreography by Kubota, Colombi and instructor Mirela Roza, Pima students have also contributed works.

An adult ensemble with mixed abilities from Arts for All will also perform a piece led by Karenne Koo.

Performances will be Friday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the West Campus Proscenium Theatre. Tickets are $10, with discounts available.

For more information, call the box office at 206-6986 or visit pima.edu/cfa.

Pima Community College dancers rehearse a dynamic group number as they prepare for their “Dance Fusion” concerts May 6-7. (Photograph by Ed Flores)

Pima Community College dancers rehearse a dynamic group number as they prepare for their “Dance Fusion” concerts May 6-7. (Photograph by Ed Flores)


FYI

“Dance Fusion”

When: May 6-7; Friday at 7:30 p.m.,

Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where: Proscenium Theatre,

West Campus Center for the Arts

Admission: $10, with discounts available

Box office: 206-6986

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