Scorpius Presents Repertory Showcase April 18-19


Scorpius Dance Theatre will bring its unique style of contemporary dance, theatrics and aerial arts to the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts April 18 at 7:30pm and April 19 at 2pm.
The Repertory Showcase will feature 15 diverse works by Artistic Director Lisa Starry and Assistant Directors Nicole Olson and Gavin Sisson. Longtime fans of Scorpius Dance Theatre will recognize familiar pieces from such popular shows as Catwalk and Catwalk….I Love Duran Duran, as well as favorite pieces from Scorpius’ early days. Guests will also be treated to brand new, never seen before works.
Notable returning pieces include “Man Who Stole a Leopard,” an aerial hoop piece from Catwalk…I Love Duran Duran; “A Better Tomorrow,” an emotional duet from the original Catwalk; “Common Resonance,” Starry’s first work that she set on Scorpius; and “Reverence,” an athletic modern ballet male trio created by Olson.
New dances include “River,” an aerial silk duet co-created by Starry and Sisson; “Fade,” Starry’s latest work that was recently presented with Center Dance Ensemble; and “Merrily We Roll Along,” a fun work by Olson, featuring three girls on yoga balls.
Tickets for Scorpius Dance Theatre’s Repertory Showcase are $24 and can be purchased by calling 623.815.7930 or visiting www.scorpiusdance.com/shows. The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is located at 8355 West Peoria Avenue in Peoria.

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