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Tucson: PCC Center for the Arts - PCC dance The Four Seasons May 11-12


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Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 1:46 PM
Subject: Press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts - PCC dance The Four Seasons May 11-12


April 3, 2012

Pima Community College Dance conveys the passage of time in The Four Seasons

what: Pima Community College Dance performs The Four Seasons
where: PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709-0225
when: May 11-12, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
tickets: $10 with discounts available
information: 520-206-6986,,
Tucson, Arizona-- Pima Community College performing arts department presents the PCC Dance concert THE FOUR SEASONS. Under the direction of Aurora Gonçalves-Shaner, dancers transport the audience on a journey through winter, spring, summer and autumn highlighting the seasonal and emotional experiences of human life. Ballet, modern and jazz dances choreographed to an array of music including the classical music of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” illustrate the passage of time.
Reflecting on the concert Gonçalves-Shaner remarks, "I grew up listening to Vivaldi's compositions and have always wanted to create movement to his master work ‘Four Seasons.’ During the performance dancers fill the stage with the experiences of fall harvest and Halloween, winter ice skating and skiing, spring blooming roses and young love, and summer pool fun with Arizona monsoon weather. Someone once said, ‘Memories are like summer roses in the winter of our lives.’ We all go through different seasons in our lives, why not celebrate them all through movement and music?”

Gonçalves-Shaner was born in São Paulo, Brazil and grew up in Bahia, where she developed her classical ballet and modern dance techniques. She has travelled the world performing as a professional dancer with a Brazilian contemporary dance company, Ballet Teatro Castro Alves (a.k.a Bahia Ballet). As an American resident, besides obtaining her B.A. in dance from Brigham Young University, and her M.F.A. in dance from The University of Arizona, Gonçalves-Shaner has won national titles in ballroom dance competitions. She is currently a full-time dance faculty member teaching at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona.
The PCC Dance concert is open to the public. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts box office, located on West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, (just west of downtown and I-10 on St. Mary’s Road which turns into Anklam Road). The box office hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. and one hour prior to performance. For more information call 520-206-6986, e-mail, or


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