It's Something About The Shoes/Es Algo Sobre Los Zapatos

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SMCC's Theater and Storytelling Departments are very pleased to be hosting Dustin Loehr's ground-breaking Thesis Performance, "It's Something About the Shoes." Please join us for this innovative and interactive performance that explores the connections between contemporary and traditional dance.

Although the performance begins at 7:00, plan to come early to experience the performance environment.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Eight years ago, Loehr made a discovery. He stumbled upon a dance group unlike any he had seen as a contemporary tap dancer. "I couldn't keep my eyes off of their shoes, and was enchanted by the music that came from them," says Dustin regarding his motivation to find the dancers and engage in a collaborative exchange. "It's Something About the Shoes" is a live performance installation exploring the relationship between these dancers - the Sonajera Danza CAAS, and the contemporary tap dancing of Dustin Loehr. Through the realization of a co-created space, this collaborative performance will allow both the participants and audiences to re-examine histories and be transformed.

About Dustin Loehr
Dustin Loehr is active within the artistic community of Arizona. A spoken word and tap soloist, Loehr is best known for his autobiographical one-man-shows fusing tap dancing with his own personal narratives, myths, fairy tales, and legends. As a teaching artist Loehr specializes in tap dance, theatre, theatre management, storytelling, Directing and Choreographing, theatrical make-up design, and the Expressive Arts. Loehr is passionate about the transformative power of the arts for community. Dustin has been tap dancing for the past 23 years.

About Danza CAAS
Martha Morales is the leader of the Danza CAAS, the only known group of Sonajera dancers currently practicing in the United States. She and her husband, Miguel, host rehearsals at their Phoenix home every week as the group works primarily towards the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe in October of each year. The Danza CAAS was named as an acronym: Conocer (to know), Amor (to love), Ayudar (to help), Servir (to serve). The dances are improvise in unison as a celebration of faith. The Danza CAAS have been celebrating/worshiping in Phoenix since 2006.
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