Tonight on campus: Lecture on dance

2011-09-27T08:57:00Z Tonight on campus: Lecture on danceBecky Pallack/Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

From a PCC press release:

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Pima Community College's acclaimed Speakers' Series kicks off the fall semester with a free lecture by award-winning dancer Aurora Gonçalves-Shaner.

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, Gonçalves-Shaner will share her experiences as a choreographer, performer and dance instructor. She will discuss dance origins and its historical background, including tribal dance, ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, contemporary dance and ballroom dance styles.

The event is at the PCC District Office, 4905 E. Broadway.

Gonçalves-Shaner, a member of PCC's Art faculty, was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and grew up in Bahia, where she developed her classical ballet and modern dance techniques. She has travelled the world performing as a professional dancer with the Brazilian dance company, Ballet Teatro Castro Alves.

Gonçalves-Shaner holds a B.A. in Dance from Brigham Young University and a M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Arizona. She has also won titles in national ballroom dance competitions.

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