February 21, 2005

Dancers’ pasts presented in Ancestral Memories

Photo of: Members of the California State University, Sacramento dance company Sacramento Black Art of Dance
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Sacramento Black Art of Dance, California State University, Sacramento’s premier dance company, is set to present a spring show based on the multicultural heritage of its own performers with Ancestral Memories. The show opens at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 10 in the University’s Dancespace at Solano Hall 1010. Performances continue at 8 p.m., March 11 to 13 and 16 to 20.

Original pieces by several S/BAD choreographers working under the direction of Sacramento State professor Linda Goodrich will celebrate the cultural memories of the company members with dance. The African American, Chinese, Hispanic and other ancestors of the performers will be honored through movement and music.

Photo of: Members of the California State University, Sacramento dance company Sacramento Black Art of Dance
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Dramatic, dancer-dwarfing puppets created by Sacramento State professor Richard Bay will be intertwined into the onstage action as well.

Although not presented during Black History Month, Goodrich says this dance concert is intended to reinforce the principles of that observance: reverence for one's history, appreciation of one's ancestors and a sharing of cultural values.

Tickets are $15 general, $13 for students and seniors, $12 for Sacramento State students and $9 for youth. They are available from the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or Tickets.com.

For more information, call (916) 278-6368. Media assistance is available from public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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