ZUZI! Dance Company, School & Theater | 738 N. 5th Ave. | In The Historic Y | Tucson | AZ | 85705
Wednesday, July 15th - EDGE 78 : Joel Hans, Andie Francis & Aisha Sloan
Wednesday, July 15
Suggested Donation: $5
At the ZUZI! Theater in the Historic Y
738 N. 5th Ave. (corner of E. University Blvd.)
EDGE is a series of local and national writers and cross-genre artists, emphasizing diversity of narrative, identity and literary source. Its purpose is to create community, visibility and voice for diverse voices and words, emerging and/or younger writers, and performers working across media and art form. Broadsheets of the authors' work will accompany each reading. Books and journals will be available for purchase and signing by the authors. Founded by Melissa Buckheit in 2008 at Casa Libre en la Solana, Edge is currently in its eighth year, and co-curated by Melissa Buckheit & Estella Gonzalez.
Joel Hans is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Arizona, and the managing/prose editor for Fairy Tale Review, a literary journal devoted to honoring and promoting the contemporary fairy tale. His fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Caketrain, West Branch, Redivider, Booth, Necessary Fiction, and others. In his spare time, Joel helps edit an online literary magazine called Cartridge Lit, which is devoted to literature that has been inspired by video games, and the elevation of video games as a legitimate cultural touchstone. He was a recent recipient of a University of Arizona Foundation Award for his fiction. He is currently working on a novel, The Epitaphist, along with a short story collection on extinctions in various forms, tentatively titled Eat the Dreams.
Andie Francis is the author of the chapbook, I Am Trying to Show You My Matchbook Collection (CutBank 2015). Her work appears or is forthcoming in Cimarron Review, CutBank, Fjords Review, Portland Review, The Greensboro Review and Timber. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor with DIAGRAM.
Aisha Sabatini Sloan earned an MA in Cultural Studies and Studio Art from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Arizona. Her essays have been named notable for the Best American Non-Required Reading and Best American Essays anthologies of 2011, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and published in Ninth Letter, Identity Theory, Michigan Quarterly Review, Terrain.org, Callaloo, The Southern Review, and Guernica. Her essay collection, The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White was chosen as a finalist for the 1913 First Book Contest in 2011, and published by the University of Iowa Press in 2013. Recently, she was a finalist for the inaugural Write-A-House contest in Detroit. She has taught courses in composition, literature and creative writing for the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, the University of Michigan's New England Literature Program (NELP), and Carleton College. She is a contributing editor for Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics.
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Saturday, July 18th - Authentic Movement Workshop
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM with Debby Urken
$20, Ages 18+
Authentic movement is a contemplative movement practice that encourages us to "see" clearly. In authentic movement, we learn to pay attention to the physical sensations, feelings, and impulses that arise in our bodies, the subtleties of others' movement, and our habitual patterns of interacting with others and the environment. As we alternate between moving freely with our eyes closed and witnessing others' movement with an open mind and heart, we reground ourselves in the present moment. Through journaling, drawing and group sharing, personal and collective stories emerge. All levels welcome; no experience necessary.
Debby Urken has led writing, expressive arts and movement groups in Tucson for more than five years. She is a member of Zuzi Dance Company. Debby holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Brain and Behavioral Science from Cornell University. She is also a certified Let Your Yoga Dance ® teacher and Journey Dance™ teacher.
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July 20th-24th - Move It! Dance Summer Camp
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This is an intensive camp for the serious dance student. All experience levels are welcome. Campers will focus on exploring different dance and movement forms. Campers bring their own lunch, snack and water bottle.
CLASSES: Modern Dance, Ballet, Aerial Dance, Yoga, and Choreography
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