Fly Dance Company Takes Flight for Laredo Appearances
The Fly Dance Company, an all-male dance troupe from Houston, is in
town this week, introducing Texas A&M International University students
and the greater Laredo community to their unique dance style, which incorporates
elements of hip-hop, house and break dancing.
A "Meet the Dancers" reception, free and open to the public,
will be held Thursday, February 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the Laredo Center for the Arts, and will be an opportunity to meet the
talented young men and discuss their work.
"Fly in Concert" takes place on Friday, February 11
at 8 p.m. in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts
Recital Hall. Tickets are $10. An anonymous donor has agreed to pay for
the first 200 tickets at Friday night's performance.
As a collaborative effort between TAMIU, the Laredo Center for the Arts
and Hecho en Encinal, the Company's visit offers a variety of ways to
learn and experience something original, explained Dana Crabtree, TAMIU
Center for the Fine and Performing Arts program coordinator.
"The Fly Dance Company is not just about performance. Through the
support of the Texas Commission of the Arts and the Lamar Bruni Vergara
Trust, we've been able to bring them here to offer an anti-drug program
to our younger students, as well as a master class for TAMIU dance students
and the VMT Magnet School dancers with the Nixon High School Golden Spurs,"
The anti-drug program was offered twice, once at TAMIU to area school
children and once in Encinal at the Encinal Elementary School.
Crabtree said the program, entitled "Fly to the Rescue," uses
humor to discuss serious issues such as peer pressure and drugs. In addition,
it introduces the vocabulary and dance techniques that Fly uses in all
of their performances.
"This dance troupe is not something you'd see in every recital
hall, and certainly not something you would see in Laredo every day. We
have a great opportunity to learn and enjoy a really exciting program.
The dancers are energetic, athletic and very talented. They have performed
across Texas, throughout the U.S., Mexico and abroad," said Crabtree.
For tickets or more information, please call 725.1715, 326.3040 or 326.2654.
Information about Fly Dance Company can be found on their website at www.flydance.com.
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