Choreographers Evening 2010

The Twin Cities' best dancers strut their stuff in this annual show that highlights a variety of movement styles and levels of experience. Susana di Palma, the artistic director of Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater and a fixture on the local scene since the 1970s, has curated this year's assortment of performances. Word is that she attended the very first Choreographers' Evening in 1971. Di Palma's original plans for the night shifted when she saw the huge range of talent, and decided to open the floodgates to a wide variety of dances from many genres. While several forms of dance will be represented, flamenco is not among them, despite it being di Palma's passion. Instead, audiences will be treated to new work by known dancers James Sewell and Carl Flink, alongside fresh talents like the brother-sister team of Dario and Giselle Mejia (pictured), modern artists SuperGroup, and hip-hop troupe Christ Up Dance Crew, to name a few. Di Palma calls it a "kick-off to the holidays," and has worked hard to choose complementary pieces and imbue the night with seasonal warmth. In short, those who love the local dance scene should not miss this amazing showcase, which the website playfully notes contains "joyous nudity." (Photo by Cameron Wittig)
Sat., Nov. 27, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2010

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