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DANCER, feat. Grand Rapids Ballet and Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company Presented by The Rozsa

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Saturday, September 16, 2023, 7:30 pm

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Grand Rapids Ballet and Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company come together for DANCER: an unforgettable weekend of dance, celebrating an art form rooted in tradition and flourishing into the future.

CONTENT GUIDANCE | Dance styles in this event include traditional ballet, contemporary ballet, and Native American dance.

PRESENTER | Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
VENUE | Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
DURATION | 120 minutes, including intermission
TICKETS | Pay As You're Able ($25 Full Ticket Fee)   What is this? 
SEATING | General Admission

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The Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company was established in 2013 and comprises Native American Ojibwe, Lakota, Potawatomi, Menominee, and Apache dancers. The group represents men’s and women’s Native American styles including traditional, fancy, jingle, grass, and hoop. Woodland Sky's focus is the telling of historic tales and stories using traditional native songs and dances.

Grand Rapids Ballet is Michigan's only professional ballet company. Under the artistic leadership of James Sofranko since 2018, the company has made an exciting transformation that has attracted world-class dancers, produced some of the most creative works in contemporary dance, and generated local, national, and international attention. Grand Rapids Ballet presents numerous styles of dance from some of the finest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since 2010, they have presented 56 works by choreographers including George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, David Parsons, Jose Limon, Gerald Arpino, Ulysses Dove, Kirk Peterson and commissions by Mario Radacovsky, Olivier Wevers, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Robyn Mineko Williams and Brian Enos.


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Part of the 2023/24 Rozsa Presenting Series

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Pay As You're Able Ticketing

The Rozsa believes that the foundation of an equitable and inclusive arts culture requires making events financially accessible to all. So, we are offering Pay as You're Able ticketing for all of our Presenting Series events.

For Pay As You're Able, the "full fee" represents the value of the ticket. For you, Pay As You’re Able may mean covering your ticket price and part of someone else's through "full fee +." It could also mean paying half or some of the ticket price. Please pay what you can afford.


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Digital Program
The full program will be available online at least one day in advance for all devices and is compatible with most screen readers. 

Limited Print Program
Print programs containing limited show information will be available at the door.

Large-Print Program
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