Commemorating 35 years of arts and entertainment innovation, Dimensions Dance Theater presents Celebration, a collaborative retrospective that interweaves the company’s most inspired choreography from the past three decades and demonstrates the diversity of its dynamic movement styles. This historic 35th anniversary performance debuts at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15 at the Oakland Interstake Center (near the Mormon Temple) at 4780 Lincoln Boulevard in Oakland.
Celebration is an ambitious, multi-media presentation featuring the combined efforts of twenty artists and excerpts from Dimensions Dance Theater’s most renowned works, including Panther, Rhythm Harvest (commissioned by World Arts West), Beneath The Baobab by Donald McKayle,(choreographer of Raisin and Sophisticated Ladies), Between Shores, Mudzimu (in collaboration with Banrara of Cuba choreographer Isais Rojas and African mbira musician Stella Chiweshe), Lifted, Sweet Savory Sunday (in collaboration with veteran R&B vocalist Linda Tillery and gospel singer Terrance Kelly) and Cross Currents, a recent collaboration with jazz percussionist and composer Anthony Brown.
The evening-long performance will also feature vocals from tenor Larry Sampson, spiritual influence from composer, arranger and pianist Jacqueline Hairston, and music from trumpeter and composer Khalil Shaheed and his band.
With its blend of choreographic styles and myriad musical genres, Celebration will be soul-stirringly spectacular and theatrically unique
No tickets will be sold at the door. All tickets must be purchased in advance. through http://www.ticketweb.com or Marcus Bookstore at 3900 MLK Boulevard, 510-652-2344. For additional information and directions call 510-465-3363
Tickets prices for the November 15th performance of Celebration are as follows: $25.00 for general admission; $20.00 for students, seniors, and groups of ten or more; $15.00 for children under twelve.