Dance Company : Schedule
Taproot Productions with ZUZI! Dance Company proudly present
The Migration Project
"The place I call home expands with every risk I take, every truth I share"
The Migration Project is a theatrical docudrama exploring human migration and our efforts to claim home, opens November 14th in a collaborative workshop production with ZUZI! Dance Company.
November 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $18, general admission. $15 for students, seniors and military.
at the ZUZI! Theater in the Historic Y
738 N. 5th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85745
Playwright Eugenia Woods utilized input from refugee, immigrant and indigenous communities to shape this theatrical work. The play weaves together stories of 5 central characters from Mexico, The Hopi Nation, China, Zimbabwe, and one composite character representing the voices of refugee women from Iraq, Egypt, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Blending actual interview material with dramatic writing, Woods' play examines what compels these characters to leave home, what they are forced to leave behind, and how they attempt to create a new home in a foreign land.
Director Marc David Pinate of Borderlands Theater and Choreographer Nanette Robinson of ZUZI! are partnering in creating the physical language of the play, set against Artist/Scenic Designer Wesley Creigh's sculptural installation.
In the past year, THE MIGRATION PROJECT has engaged community participation through public art activities at The Tucson Museum of Art, the Hopi Foundation's Owl and Panther Project and ZUZI! Dance Company. Woods has been gathering data for the project for over a year, interviewing migrants who have left their homes for safety, for survival, for love, for freedom, for peace, for a sustainable relationship of self to place.
Opening night is free thanks to a generous grant from the Tucson Pima Arts Council. Tickets will be offered on a first come-first serve basis with project participants receiving priority seating. Donations are welcome.
Ticket reservations may be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 520 975 4021 .
Family & Friends Sharing
December 6th, 2014
Youth & Adult showing at 11:30 AM in the ZUZI! Theater in The Historic Y.
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 Family & Friends event is an opportunity for ZUZI! students (and students of community classes held at ZUZI!) 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 & Friends audiences get the treat of seeing a wide variety of pieces from performers of all ages, skills, and backgrounds! From preschool to mixed ages aerial dance to adult modern dance - Family & Friends is a performance embracing a rainbow spectrum of movement!
Friday, December 19th - Open Dress Rehearsal - 5:30pm
Saturday, December 20th - Opening Night - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 21st - Solstice Reception - 7:30pm
ZUZI! Dance Company celebrates the Solstice with modern and aerial dance in a multi-generational performance titled, “Return.” The two-night event includes performances by the ZUZI! Professional Company, Apprentice Company, “Many Limbs” Youth Aerial Company, and members of the Releasing into Performance Community Workshops. This year also features dance pieces by former company members that have ventured out from ZUZI!, returning to share their new perspectives and new choreography. In addition to the performances, there is a reception and silent auction to benefit ZUZI! as a non-profit arts organization.
On the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice marks the beginning of the return of warmer, lighter days. Traditionally, this season was used as a time of reflection, renewal, and community celebration. In that spirit, ZUZI! has invited former company members to perform choreography never before seen in Arizona. These special guests include Alison Hart from Los Angeles, Nathan Dryden from Salt Lake City, Mechelle Tunstall, and Bridget Gunning from the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts in Seattle.
A silent auction will span all three nights, closing with a reception after the performance on Sunday, December 21st. For more information or to donate to the silent auction, please call 520-629-0237.
TICKETS: are available here: http://zuzimoveit.givezooks.com/events/return-17th-annual-solstice-celebration
$20 for Saturday, December 20th performance
$25 for Sunday, December 21st performance & reception
$10 donation for Open Dress Rehearsal Friday, December 19th at 5:30 PM.