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2015-2016 SEASON

Student ShowcaseSaturday, December 5th, 2015 - Student Showcase

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$7 at the door

Performance is a vital part of the creative process, integrating learned skills into something more powerful and meaningful - performance gives a dance a life of its own! The Student Showcase is an opportunity for ZUZI! students to share what they've learned and explored this session in a relaxed, informal performance atmosphere. Not only do the students enjoy this chance to let their talents shine, but family and friends in the audience get the treat of seeing a wide variety of pieces from performers of all ages, skills, and backgrounds.

Saturday-Monday, December 19-21, 2015 - "The Light Keepers Box" Solstice Concert

Light Keeper's Box poster by T V Design

Saturday, December 19 - 2:00 pm 
Sunday, December 20 - 7:30 pm
Monday, December 21 - 7:30 pm

$20 General Admission
$15 Student/Senior/Military

ZUZI! Theater in the Historic Y
738 N. 5th Ave. (corner of E. University Blvd) 
Tucson, AZ 85705

Directed by Nanette Robinson
Choreographed by Nanette Robinson and Karyn Reim

Adapted for stage by Eugenia Woods
Narrated by Alida Wilson-Gunn

Special musical guests:
Sally Withers, Elena Martin, and Threshold Choir

Featuring dancers:
Monica Boccio & Jennifer Coughlin
Greg Colburn 
Sabrina Geoffrion 
Aleena Glinksi
Bethanne Griffin
Josie Jamarta
Jasmine Roth
Raine Ugstad
Cynthia Wasco 
and the Solstice Community Dancers

This ancient tale is inspired by the Warao tribe of Venezuela who make their home on the Orinoca River delta. In this story of offerings, the Warao preserve a remnant of their ancient "gift culture" in which the giving away rather than selling of parts of the selves of plants, animals, and people is the bloodlike circulation that forms community. Gift Cultures moisten all beings with generosity and cooperation.

Warao still worship the life in every being on earth and to this end they work with other native peoples to build into Venzuela's constitution, civil rights for themselves as separate cultures.

If you'd like to donate something to the raffle, please email zuzisphere@gmail.com.

The word Solstice literally means “standing still sun.” The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year; it marks the turning from the cold, dark days of winter to the warmer, lighter days of spring and summer. Traditionally, this season was used as a time of reflection, renewal, and community celebration.

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Friday-Saturday, March 4-5, 2016 - No Frills Dance Happenin'

ZUZI! Dance presents its spring, biannual No Frills Dance Happenin'. A variety of performers throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona come to share fresh and innovative works from various stages of the creative process. The works range from serious to silly and some are presented here for the first time. 

“The ‘No Frills’ concert has come to serve two important purposes,” says ZUZI!’s Artistic and Executive Director, Nanette Robinson. “It has become a popular venue for showcasing youth performers, schools, and youth choreography and it continues to be venue for local choreographers to take creative risks with new work.” The show has been described as an open mic for dance and is a unique opportunity to perform in a relaxed setting. As the name suggests, there are no frills—no fancy lights, no fancy sets—just dancers, choreographers, and experimentation.

No Frills Dance Happenin’ will be presented on Friday, March 4th, 2016, highlighting youth choreographers and performers and on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 to feature adult choreographers and dancers. Both shows start at 7:30 PM in the ZUZI! Theater at the Historic Y at 738 N. 5th Avenue in Tucson. Tickets are $10.