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Tag: Tacoma Performing Dance company

May
1st

Congratulations to local Metropolitan Ballet and Jo Emery School dancers and artist Mark Larson on scholarships, study and international exhibition

Congratulations are in order to local dancers on scholarships and summer school placements won, as well as artist Mark Larson for inclusion in an international exhibition at Chianciano Art Museum in Tuscany, Italy. The dancers come from the Metropolitan Ballet and Jo Emery dance schools in Tacoma

Metropolitan Ballet student Anna Krumpos has won a $100,000 scholarship to study at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet BFA program at the Dominican University, as well as a scholarship for the dance program at the University of Arizona. Student Naquoia Bautista has been offered a full scholarship to the summer intensive

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April
13th

Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Performing Dance, glass at Seymour Conservatory, TEDX Talk at Museum of Glass and Salish Sea at Christ Episcopal

Tacoma Performing Dance Company dances “From the Heart”

This Saturday the Tacoma Performing Dance Company presents “Dances From the Heart”, a spring repertory program of new work by artistic director Jo Emery and guest choreographers Amity Howel-Sloboda, Jean Milano, Anna Herron and Amity Kernen. Using crescendos and stirring scores, the program explores research on how music affects heart rates and rehabilitation, and half of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 14. $22/$18. Stadium High School Performing Arts Center, 111 N. E St., Tacoma. 253-752-8530, tacomaperformingdance.org

Hilltop glass tribes at Seymour Conservatory

The Seymour Conservatory in Wright Park is now home to some newly-created archeological relics, blown in glass. “Shared Values: The Lost Tribes of Hilltop” features work of the Hilltop Artists in Residency, based at Jason Lee Middle School, as they create everyday objects reflecting an imaginary long-lost tribe. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through May 24. $5 suggested donation. Wright Park, 316 S. G St., Tacoma. 253-591-5330, metroparkstacoma.org/conservatory. Read more »

Dec.
16th

Critic’s Picks: Flamenco at New Frontier, the Tacoma Symphony Chorus’ “Messiah,” Click Flick at the Grand Cinema and three “Nutcrackers”

Tacoma Symphony Chorus sings “Messiah”

Hear the arias and choruses of Handel’s famous oratorio, sung by the Tacoma Symphony Chorus with Tacoma Symphony accompanying, and with soloists Denise Lees, Melissa Plagemann, James Brown and Benjamin Harris. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $25. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7112 S. 12th St., Tacoma. 253-272-7264, www.tacomasymphony.org

Flamenco at New Frontier

The 3 Glorias: Flamenco en Vivo performs at the New Frontier tonight, featuring sultry Seattle dancer Savannah Fuentes, singer Jesus Montoya and Pedro Cortez on guitar. 9 p.m. tonight. 21 and over. $20. New Frontier Lounge,

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March
21st

Beatles, “Moulin Rouge” and more from the Tacoma Performing Dance Company

This weekend you can see dancers moving to everything from the Beatles through Tim Burton to “Moulin Rouge” in “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,” the Tacoma Performing Dance Company’s Spring Concert at Stadium High. The company, part of the venerable Jo Emery Dance School, will premiere new works by artistic director Jo Emery (“Money,” staged to music by the O’Jays and “Almost Alice,” set to the Tim Burton movie score) as well as new work by choreographers Amity Howell-Sloboda (to four Beatles tunes) and Anna Herron (“The Color Green.”)

There’ll also be the can-can from the movie “Moulin Rouge,” and much more.

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Dec.
9th

Still time to see some “Nutcrackers” this weekend and next

It’s “Nutcracker” season, and there are plenty of varieties to choose from in the South Sound, quite apart from Pacific Ballet Northwest’s extravaganza in Seattle. Some have already gone, like Dance Theatre Northwest last weekend. But if you’re looking for a good dose of sugar plums and snowflakes, here’s the low-down on the rest.

Ballet Northwest

This is the Olympia classic, performed by over 70 dancers in a huge range of ages with all the trappings in the Washington Center.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18; 2 p.m. Dec.

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Dec.
2nd

Another “Nutcracker,” from Tacoma Performing Dance Company

Arrgh – I messed up! If you read my recent holiday arts guide (Sunday Nov. 29) you’ve missed out knowing about one more Tacoma “Nutcracker” performance. My bad. The one I left out is from the Tacoma Performing Dance Company, led by eminent teacher Jo Emery. Here are the details:

Tacoma Performing Dance Company, “The Nutcracker”

What it is: Choreography by artistic director Jo Emery.

When: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19; 2 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20

Where: Stadium High School auditorium, 111 N. E St., Tacoma

Tickets: $18-$22

Information: 253-752-8530, www.tacomaperformingdance.org