The Spin

Tomoki Sage and Kiyota Sage of nanda perform in the glow variety show.
Tomoki Sage and Kiyota Sage of nanda perform in the glow variety show. Photo courtesy of David Levore.

This week, visiting London professor Stephanie Jordan’s lecture “Rites of Spring: A Century of Tradition,” looks at Igor Stravinsky’s famous dance score, from its riotous premiere to its many creative permutations, at 1 pm Thursday, March 5, on the UO campus. And next week, Pablo Luis Rivera presents an interactive evening of music and dance, featuring Puerto Rican Bomba, a traditional musical style combining Spanish, African and Taino cultures, 7:30 pm March 12; $8-$12. Both events take place in the UO Frohnmayer Music Building, room 178, 961 E. 18th Ave.

Also at the UO, the annual Graduate Dance Loft features a variety of work choreographed by graduate students in the School of Music and Dance 8 pm Friday, March 13, in the Dougherty Dance Theatre; $3-$5.

Local dance school favorite, Zapp Dance Company, performs ZAPPland at the Hult, 7:30 pm March 7; $15.

Later this month, dancer and choreographer Anna Miller presents The Glow Variety Show, a benefit for the Trauma Healing Project, featuring “international, intergenerational and interdisciplinary performance art,” 7 pm Saturday, March 28, and 3 pm Sunday, March 29, in the LCC Raggozino Hall; $15-$20.

The Shen Yun Performing Arts company explores 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture through colorful and mesmerizing dance, acrobatics and song, accompanied by a full orchestra, 7:30 pm March 31, at the Hult Center; $60-$120.

In the “Kudos” department, LCC’s 14-member Lane Dance Company will perform this month at the American College Dance Festival Association conference in Greeley, Colorado.

And the Eugene dance community becomes more inclusive with a new Dancing for Life/Parkinson’s Dance class. Based on the Dance for PD program developed collaboratively by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Support Group in 2001, “Dancing for Life classes bring the joy and physical benefits of dance to people with Parkinson’s as well as people with other movement disorders.” Offered on the first and third Sundays of every month, 1-2 pm, at Ballet North West Academy; free. For more information, call 343-3914.

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