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Arts for the Schools presents: Ronald K. Brown/Evidence

Brown's choreography has zoomed to the forefront of modern dance by virtue of its exquisitely sculpted movement, and a compelling sense that the dancing springs from a deep well of spiritual urgency. Though the idea of blending modern dance with African dance is as old as Katherine Dunham, Brown's fusion of the two idioms is uniquely his own, and his work looks like no one else's.

Over the past 25 years, Arts For the Schools has provided access, awareness and hands-on educational experiences for students to interact with professional artists, both local and world-renown. These experiences are designed to enhance early learning, increase understanding of other cultures, promote artistic expression and foster a life-long appreciation of the arts.

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Arts For the Schools and the Western States Arts Federation are honored to present a free community performance by the exceptional New York-based dance company, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at the North Tahoe High School Theatre.

Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms.

It will be an experience to remember. Brooklyn-born Ronald K. Brown has been called “one of the few major choreographers to emerge in American modern dance in the last 10 years” by The New York Times. His work brings together modern dance, West African traditional dance, and urban street styles to form a powerful and unique vocabulary of movement.

Arts For the Schools is a community based non-profit and the only arts organization in the North Tahoe area that serves children, adults and families throughout the year.

The Artist-in-Residence instruction has proven to be an enduring program. Three professional artists teach specialized classes ranging from traditional visual arts to poetry and creative writing to quilt making and totem poles.

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The OnSTAGE Performing Arts Series offers the community and schools world-class performing artists with unique and non-traditional music, dance and drama. In addition, these exceptional performing artists also give master classes, workshops and assemblies to local schoolchildren.

Show your support and enjoy a the free community event at the anniversary event. No tickets are required. For more information call (530) 582-8278 or visit www. artsfortheschools.org.