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‘Re-Stories of the Borderland’ — The collection of contemporary dance performances depicting life along the border set to popular regional music is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 30-July 1, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.
Arabesque 2017 — Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer’s annual gala performance featuring belly dance superstar Aubre Hill and top regional dancers is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Scottish Rite Temple Theatre, 301 Missouri. Tickets: $15 online; $20 day of show at the door. Information: 691-1938. Tickets: snakecharmerandthebellydancer.com.
Aubre Hill will host workshops are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for shopping and henna.
Festival of Dance in the Borderland — Mesilla Valley Dance Collective presents a creative and collaborative dance festival 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 Sunday, July 15-16, to the Black Box Theater, 430 N Main Street in Las Cruces, with guest companies from El Paso, Las Cruces, and Alamogordo. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65). Reservations: (575) 523-1223
The concept of the showcase originally grew from a request put forth by Ceil Herman, owner of the Black Box Theater. She and her husband solicited Mesilla Valley Dance Collective to put choreography to a Swedish song “Ett Annat Hav,” by a singer they had met when they lived in Sweden. From that single conceived piece, the show has grown into a curated exhibition of local talent.
The Mesilla Valley Dance Collective will showcase favorite pieces from previous shows as well as a special sneak peek performance from their upcoming February show choreographed by their newest member, Janessa Player. Featured guest performers include Jessica Trembly, of 575 Dance in Alamogordo, Human Nature Contemporary Ballet of El Paso and others.
‘The Seasons’ — Ballet in Session Academy presents an evening of classical ballet portraying a colorful display of the seasons through the eyes of a child at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Tickets: $10 general admission. Available in advance at 5640 Montana, Suite F (cash, credit, checks); and at the door (cash and credit only). Information: 356-6179 or on Facebook at Ballet in Session.
‘A Night in the 40s’ — Paso Del Norte Big Band, a 16-piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing and music, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Shundo Ballroom, 120 N. Paragon. BOYB; food and snacks allowed. Admission: $15. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at PDNbigband.
Big Band Dance Club — The club sponsors dances 8 to 10 p.m. selected Thursdays or Fridays, at the Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court, in Las Cruces. Cost: $8 members, $10 others, $5 students. Dance lessons at 7 p.m. Information: (575) 526-6504.
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