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“A Visit to Mother Winter”: A Winter Solstice Celebration
December 21, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm MST$25
ZUZI! Dance Solstice Celebration
“A Visit to Mother Winter”
“…The well disappeared, and they were standing in the middle of a broad field of silvery snow. There was no sign of either sun or moon, but the sky above seemed to glow with a silvery light, and in the distance there was a grove of trees with white bark that seemed to shine from within…” – excerpt from “A Visit to Mother Winter” adapted tale by Starhawk.
As the shortest day of the year, the winter Solstice marks the turning from the cold, dark days of winter to the warmer, lighter days of spring and summer. Historically, this season is a time of reflection, renewal, and community celebration. With each Solstice celebration we envision honoring the interconnectedness of our humanity as we move forward to grow, evolve, and change with the return of the sun. This year’s winter theme reflects on past lessons and the gifts we share through the journey of life. Join us for a magical adventure that inspires the lessons which transcend age and gender. This celebration begins on Wednesday, December 21st at 8pm at Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre located in the Historic Y at 738 N 5th Ave.
The Solstice Celebration show combines the art of narrated storytelling with the visual component of dance to bring a festive and unique holiday tale to life on the stage. This show is the culmination for ZUZI! Dance’s community workshop and youth aerial workshops hosted this fall in preparation for this performance. Both groups will bring their talents to the stage in vital story roles. ZUZI! Dance will feature choreography by ZUZI! dancers Maddie Brown, Aja Squires and Cofounder Nanette Robinson. The evening will also feature guest artist performances and choreography by Charlotte Adams with 520 Dance Company, Vanessa Corona, Amy Faulk with Leaps for Lives and musicians, Cantrell Maryott, Vicky Brown and Anton Shekerjiev. The production includes a dress rehearsal at 6:00pm that is open to the public and the main performance at 8:00pm. Registration to the dress rehearsal is by donation only while tickets to the featured performance are only available for pre-sale. The lobby of Scoundrel and Scamp will open at 6:30pm for refreshments and raffle viewing. The raffle will include Arts and Craft, Entertainment, Health and Wellness and Culinary Baskets. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased for $3 each.
ZUZI! Dance has been a community-centered, artist driven dance space for over two decades. Their vision for Tucson is a place where aerial (trapeze), somatic dance and contemporary-modern movement is a regular part of the cultural landscape. This performance has been a long-standing tradition for ZUZI! to create a space and opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to work, move, learn, and grow together. Participants have ranged in age from 7 to 72. This multi-generational approach to dance is rooted in ZUZI!’s belief that individual perspectives shared and shaped with others creates a healthy community. More information and tickets can be found at https://www.zuzimoveit.org/event-details/winter-solstice-celebration
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