It is almost the end of 2010, so this weekend Minnesota's modern dance staple Zenon is celebrating with their Fall Dance Zone Showcase. Starting tonight through Sunday, the distinguished studio and its talented students will show off all the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears they put into dance this year.
The showcase will feature Dance Zone students, who are dancers taking part in an intensive study and performance program with Zenon's accomplished instructors and local choreographers. The students are chosen by audition and given partial scholarships to learn and explore new ideas and styles of dance.
This weekend is the culmination of their most recent session, and will be an opportunity to show off their new and improved dancing chops after 14 weeks of study at this in-studio concert. Included in the latest showcase will be the current Dance Zone students performing works by guest choreographers Mad King Thomas, Erinn Liebhard, and Laura Holway.
Also included in the showcase will be Jamey Garner of Three Dances performing her new solo, "Cliché and Bourgeoise." Garner is calling this dance installation an old school work in progress, and looks forward to comments and feedback as she navigates her way through the choreography while wearing a one-of-a-kind wearable art piece by Lollycopter, and dancing to Steven Jobe's composition "Clownfish."
The showcase is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hennepin Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $10, and are available at the door. If you are interested in auditioning for a spot in one of the Zenon Dance Zone sessions, dancers from all technique backgrounds are encouraged to audition this Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Zenon's studios.