Greenfield Residency: Mar. 2017
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.
Woven, ZUZI! Solstice Celebration: Dec. 2017
“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.
Adult Improvisation Class: Sept. – Dec. 2017
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. Together we create an inclusive, participatory and collaborative environment where each dancer can contribute his/her unique creative energy to the group.
Choreography Lab: Sept. – Dec. 2017
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. Let us create together!
ZUZI Dance Summer Solstice: Summer 2017
A dance concert featuring multiple companies and choreographers, all coming together to share their work with the community.
“Frida Kahlo: Blood and Gold: Spring 2017
The Good Shephard’s Chuch, Sahuarita, AZ, April 7, 2017
Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, AZ, May 26, 2017
Improvisation Classes: January – May 2017
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
“The Four Directions,” December 2016
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
“Frida Kahlo: Blood and Gold,” October 2016
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 to celebrate the opening of the “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden and Life” exhibit.
Skinner Releasing and Mettler-based Workshop, Spring 2016
A 3-workshop series exploring the complementary qualities of Mettler-based creative dance and Skinner Releasing Technique.
Mettler-based Creative Dance Improvisation Workshops, Spring 2016
A 10-class series to introduce Mettler-based creative dance.
For more about ZUZI! Dance Company, click HERE.