ZUZI! Dance Company

2020:   Current classes are paused due to Covid-19.
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Jun. – Jul. 2019:  ZUZI Summer Arts Camp
High FlyingArts Camp, a literature-based art camp with themes from “Rainbow Bird” by Eric Maddern.
ZUZI! Dance Camp, 1-week dance intensive that introduces children to a variety of dance experiences, including aerial, jazz and creative movement.

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Mar. 2019:  Greenfield School Residency
A 1-week literature-based arts residency for Greenfield School’s 2nd graders that includes dance, hooping, theatre and aerial classes with themes from “Zen Shorts” by Jon J. Muth.
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Oct. – Dec. 2018:  Physically Integrative Creative Dance
Integrated dance classes that is geared towards all levels, experience, ages and abilities.  These inclusive classes offer a unique way way for all to experience the joys of dance and movement through creative dance group improvisation.
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Jun. 2018:  ZUZI Summer Arts Camp
A literature based art camps that give students the opportunity to explore the performing arts of music, aerial dance and creative movement as well as theater, writing, drama, visual arts and costume design with themes from “Zen Shorts” by Jon J. Muth.
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Mar. 2018:  Greenfield Residency
A 1-week arts residency for Greenfield School’s 2nd graders that includes dance, hooping, theatre and aerial classes with themes drawn from “Shibumi and the Kitemaker” by Mercer Mayer.
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Dec. 2017:  Woven, ZUZI! Solstice Celebration
“The art of weaving is a profound metaphor for understanding the workings of the universe and our place in it…..In this Solstice celebration we envision honoring the interconnectedness of our humanity.”  Nanette Robinson, Founder and Director of ZUZI! Dance.
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Sept. – Dec. 2017:  Adult Improvisation Class
These classes are designed to encourage movement expressions through improvisation techniques founded upon the free approach to dance and movement pioneered by Barbara Mettler (www.barbarbamettler.org).   Students will be guided through movement explorations to expand movement vocabulary and discover new ways to dance.   No prior dance experience needed.
Sept. – Dec. 2017:  Choreography Lab
An introductory class that introduces students to the principles and practices of creating dance choreography.  Students will generate movement using imagination through improvisation and source exploration; manipulation of movement; creation and performance of short movement studies; and observation, critical analysis, and self-reflection.  We will explore the elements of body, shape, space, and time; qualities of movement; principles of composition; and ways to modify movement phrases.

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Summer 2017:  ZUZI Dance Summer Solstice
A dance concert featuring multiple companies and choreographers.

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Spring 2017:  “Frida Kahlo: Blood and Gold”

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Apr. 7. 2017:  The Good Shephard’s Chuch, Sahuarita, AZ

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May 26, 2017:  Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, AZ

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Jan. – May 2017:  Improvisation Classes
Dance improvisation is the creation of dance while dancing.  Everyone has the ability to dance.  Everyone can say something special through dance.  These inclusive classes are designed to unlock our creative potential and to discover our common language of humanity through movement and dance.   No prior dance experience needed.  For Mixed Ages:  Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 am

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Dec. 2016:  “The Four Directions,”
The 19th solstice celebration choreographed by Nanette Robinson and Billbob Brown.
“This collaborative effort highlights the elemental qualities of each of the four directions of the medicine wheel, integrating cultural identities and traditions of the past with the blending of today’s global communities.  In this Solstice celebration we envision honoring the interconnectedness of our humanity as we move forward with the sun.” ZUZI!Dance

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img_1844Oct. 2016:   “Frida Kahlo: Blood and Gold”
A showing of original choreography by ZUZI! Dance Company Founder and Artistic Director, Nanette Robinson, and original score by musicians extraordinaire, Pablo Peregrino, Glenn Weyant and Sally Withers, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens for the opening of the “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden and Life” exhibit.

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Spring 2016:  Skinner Releasing and Mettler-based Workshop
A 3-workshop series exploring the complementary qualities of Mettler-based creative dance and Skinner Releasing Technique.

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Spring 2016:  Mettler-based Creative Dance Improvisation Workshops
A 10-class series to introduce Mettler-based creative dance.

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Learn more about ZUZI! Dance Company HERE.