A3 Dance Department presents:
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
April 25 - 25 & May 2 -3 7:30pm
The Academy for Arts and Academics (A3) Spring Dance Concert boasts new works by student choreographers Megan Denham, Maddie Doerr, Adey Gabuya, Katie Mueller, and Sionna Stevens, A3 dance faculty Erinn Ernst and Nicci Schaefer-Limbach, members of The Dance Movement, Jenny Elston and Hannalisa Johnson, and features the A3 Dance Company in "Food for Thought," a movement investigation about food and our relationships with it.
The concepts of the dances include a music and dance collaboration, a jazzy social commentary, a walk through the woods, going down to the river, a daydream in the clouds, the movement of atoms and molecules, and many more exciting, funny, and beautiful new dances. Please join us in this celebration of dance and choreographic talent!
The concert runs at 90 minutes with an intermission. Reception to follow the Friday, April 25th performance in the A3 school lobby.
Tickets: $7.00 adults, $5.00 Seniors, Students FREE
Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra Presents
"An Aerodynamic Evening"
Holly Hoffman & Mike Wofford
Friday, May 9th at 7:30pm
Mike Wofford is a legendary jazz pianist, having long-time associations as music director for the two most prominent jazz singers in history--Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. Holly Hofmann is an internationally acclaimed jazz flutist. Both are guest artists with Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra Friday May 9 at 7:30 p.m., at the Wildish Theater in Springfield.
Cost is $15, $35 family.
Center for Community Counseling's 2nd Annual Chocolate & Chuckles Comedy Benefit
Saturday, May 10 7:00pm
All Tickets $25.00
Join us for an evening of comedy with emcee Leigh Anne Jasheway. And featuring, back by popular demand, Wymprov! Doors open at 6:00
GLOW Variety Show
Saturday, May 17 7:00pm
Sunday, May 18 2:00pm
All tickets $20.00
GLOW, a variety show and benefit for The Trauma Healing Project will be presented May 17th at 7pm and May 18th at 2pm. There will be many local greats performing music, dance and acrobatics in this show, including Pamela Lehan-Siegel with Dance Theater, of Oregon, Jacob Brown doing Acro-Yoga, Eric Christian Smith and Anna Miller with original and exciting choreography. Boon Richter, our own local teen great, doing the latest and coolest moves. Father/daughter musical duo Tenaya and Bruce Cooley. Austin Bowles from Concrete Loveseat. And our own Olive Delsol of local legend. Plus more exciting acts...
All That! Dance Company Presents "Overcome".
Friday, May 30 7:00pm
All Tickets are $15.00
This concert event will feature dancers of all ages exploring the concept of overcoming life's challenges. The Expressions company dancers will carry you away on a journey to let go of insecurities as they take the stage bound to a flowing kite string in the contemporary piece "Tie Me to a Kite." See the visual impact of the piece "Roots Before Branches" as a dozen young women use their bodies interwoven in to the branches of a ten foot tree to artistically bring to life a young girl's journey to find herself while relying on her strong foundation of family and friendship. Award winning groups and soloists will grace the stage for this one night event to empower youth to Overcome any thing that may be in their path. This is a benefit concert for Brielle Crawford - a young, three year-old dancer who is currently battling Klippel-Feil Syndrome. Brielle may be tiny, but she is mighty and all proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Brielle Chloe Crawford medical fund.