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FLY Dance Company To Perform In Ketchikan


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 Dance Company


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 Dance Company

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.


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