From ballet to salsa to clogging, there's a dance event to satisfy however you feel like shakin' it this weekend. Here are a few key performances to check out, but there is always much more going on. Check out our online calendar at Rochestercitynewspaper.com for all of Rochester's happenings.
The Borinquen Dance Theatre will debut three new works during its community performance of "Rise Up & Dance" on Saturday, April 26. "Supplication/Revelation" is a revival of an original piece by Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez, Borinquen founder. Christopher Morrison, Borinquen modern dance instructor has also choreographed a modern ballet piece titled "A Journey: Looking for Freedom," which was inspired by a scene from the movie, "Django Unchained." The evening's production will also include a dance choreographed by Karis Imani Perry, a Borinquen dancer since 2008. "Rise Up & Dance" takes place on Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. Tickets are $10 for children under 12 and $20 for adults. For more information, visit Borinquendance.org.
Several local featured and guest dancers will perform "Building Community through Dance" at Penfield High School, 25 High School Drive in Penfield, on Saturday. The performance is produced by Drumcliffe Parents Organization and will feature works by the artistic Director of Drumcliffe Irish Arts, Edward J. Murphy Jr. Guest artists include Presence Tense Dance, Rochester Dance Project, PEAC, and a new work by Pharaoh Diaby and Marcus Bowens. The performance will also include a work by Drumcliffe Irish Dancers combining African dance, drumming rhythms, and Irish clogging. The show will take place on Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. tickets are $20 at the door or $17 pre-sale and $15 for Students (with a valid high school or college ID). For more information, visit drumcliffe.org.
Brush up on your salsa moves at the 3rd annual Upstate NY Spring Salsa Weekend. The event will take place Friday-Sunday, April 25-27. Friday and Saturday night, head out to Bush Mango, 34 Elton Street, to learn some Salsa, Bachata, and Mambo moves. Saturday and Sunday will feature some of the best Latin dance professionals around teaching classes for beginners to advanced dancers. The workshops will be held at Rhythm Society, 758 South Ave. Friday and Saturday night parties will begin at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $15 before 11 p.m. and $20 after. Saturday workshops run 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and tickets are $75. Sunday workshops run 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and tickets cost $65. For more information and to order tickets, visit Rhythm-society.org.