FLY Dance Company To Perform
January 07, 2004
Wednesday - 12:40 am
When hip hop meets Vivaldi, what happens is out of the ordinary.
On January 27th at 7:30pm at the Kayhi auditorium, the audience
of FLY Dance Company will get to witness the graceful, athletic,
and hilarious results of such a collision. FLY Dance Company
is an all-male group of self-taught street dancers aged 21 to
25. Director Kathy Wood, veteran choreographer and show producer,
has melded their style, moves, and tricks with contemporary choreography
and staging to produce a fresh, new dance style.
Photo courtesy FLY
FLY dance performances are
marked by youthful energy, risk-taking, and the obvious joy that
the dancers have for dancing. They have performed in such varied
venues as the Kennedy Center's Imagination Celebration, the Boys
and Girls Clubs of America Convention, and the Cirque du Soleil
Opening Night Party, not to mention wowing audiences in concert
halls all over America and Europe. Imagine a cold January night
enlivened by amazing dance to an eclectic mix of music, ranging
from Vivaldi to your do-wop favorites from the fifties, and ending
up with the raging blues of B.B. King.
The Houston Press said, "This ain't no ordinary
lacy-fingered, twinkly-toed dance troupe. These FLY guys are
tough, with a streetwise, sideways charm; and they know how to
move, too, from their knuckles all the way down to their toenails."
Photo courtesy FLY
The Ketchikan Arts Council has received tremendous support from
a number of sources to make this performance possible. WESTAF
and the NEA Regional Touring Program, the Rasmuson Foundation
and the Alaska State Council on the Arts are underwriting the
concert and the school program that FLY Dance Company will perform
while they are in town. The Torch Nights Performing Arts Series
could never take place without the generous support of the businesses
that advertise in our concert programs, the individuals, families
and businesses that make membership contributions and all of
those who are members of the audience. The Arts Council said
it is sincerely grateful for all of the support.
Tickets are on sale now for
Fly Dance Company in Ketchikan at the Arts Council (716 Totem
Way), Soho Coho, Tongass Business Center, Madison Hardware, and
Mirror Images. For more information or to purchase tickets by
phone call the Arts Council at 907-225-2211.
Fly Dance Company
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