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Dance concert to benefit children of abuse

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WHAT: Multi-Genre Dance Concert & Fundraiser for Northern California Abuse Treatment (NCAT)

WHO: The Movement Alliance, Sierra College classes and dance club (NCC and Roseville Gateway Campuses), NUHS Theatrical Dance Student Work, Dancer’s Investigation Group/D.I.G. (Sacramento State University), and Ecos y Ricones de Nuestra Tierra.

WHERE: The Center for the Arts Off Center Stage @ 315 Richardson St. Grass Valley, CA.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 7pm

TICKETS: $15 members/ $18 non-member. Available at The Center’s Box Office, online, and The Briar Patch



The Movement Alliance will produce a multi-genre dance concert and benefit Wednesday. The Movement Alliance Director, Lovie Bucknell, Associate Director, Marni Marshall, and Associate Choreographer, Marissa Hernandez will once again combine efforts in producing and directing an evening of dance to benefit a social and/or environmental cause. This time, proceeds will go to help children who have suffered crime, abuse and neglect at Northern California Abuse Treatment.

The Movement Alliance will feature Poison, (choreographed by Marshall in 2003), a moving work illustrating the danger of domestic violence and child abuse, as well as the hope for education and healing of families. The dance company will also show some exciting and fun pieces to celebrate spring and dance in the community and region including The KVMR Flea Market (Bucknell, 2012), Ecotone (Marshall, 2006), Circularity (Marshall, 2003), Mechanical Garden (Hernandez, 2005), Twice (Hernandez, 2013), and Gypsy Fade (Hernandez, Premier). There will be live music by Jeffrey Wanzer Dupra.

This multi-genre dance extravaganza also includes Sierra College Dance (both Roseville and Nevada County campuses), NUHS Theatrical Dance, Ecos y Ricones de Nuestra Tierra, a traditional Mexican Folkloric children’s group, and Dancers’ Investigation Group (DIG), directed by Sacramento State University professors.

The Nevada Union High School student choreography by Monique McDowell called The Cry for Equality won first place at the 21st annual Ohlone College’s High School dance festival.

The Sierra College Dance Club’s student choreography features works by Arame Laine, Kelsey Nelson, Camden Hosea-Small, and Samantha Cooper.

Tickets to the 7 p.m. Wednesday performance are $15 for members of the Center and $18 for the general public and available at the Center’s Box Office in person, by phone at 530-274-8384 ext. 14, online at or at BriarPatch Co-op.

There will also be a silent auction and refreshments available for sale. The performance will be at the Off Center Stage, which has limited seating, so advance tickets are advised. For more information go to

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