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Preview: African dance and drumming ensemble Dema prepares for year-end performances

As the members of the Dema African Dance and Drumming Ensemble filed into one of their final practices before their year-end performance on Friday and Saturday, the pressure of their upcoming shows didn’t seem to phase them. The second floor of the Gerlinger Annex was buzzing with conversation while participants happily …

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Preview: Excision to drop the bass at the McDonald Theater

Excision is coming and he’s going to be loud. So loud in fact that the Canadian dubstep DJ, who is on tour and performing at the historic McDonald Theater on Feb. 2, is offering a free set of “high fidelity hearing protection” earplugs to every fan who buys tickets on …

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Dance in Dialogue delivers a mesmerizing take on modern dance

This Friday and Saturday night (Nov. 21-22), dancers from the University of Oregon and other local companies will perform the final installment of the Dance in Dialogue series, or “D.i.D.” This four-part performance series began in January and culminates this weekend as dancers present works by a wide variety of …

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Roller derby, ‘Buffy’ parody, Bicycle Film Festival and more coming up this weekend

In Eugene This Saturday night, WOW Hall will host four artists who will be performing in this year’s Sonic Bloom Festival, which takes place June 19-22 in South Park, Colo.  Sonic Bloom caters to lovers of electronic music and the Colorado mountains. Artists lined up to perform are on the …

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Graduate Teaching Fellow hopes to debunk stereotypes through dance

Carolina Caballero Segura uses her body to solve [email protected]@http://dance.uoregon.edu/about/[email protected]@ Segura, a Graduate Teaching Fellow studying dance at the University of Oregon as a Fulbright Scholar from South America, developed an interest in social issues when studying for a degree in psychology at Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. Although she attributes …

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Global Scholars Hall’s Carnival of Nations celebrates cultural variety

@@checked all [email protected]@The University of Oregon Global Scholars Hall will host the Carnival of Nations celebration, showcasing Brazilian, Italian and French cultural traditions on Friday, Feb. 22. The event kicks off at 2 p.m. with demonstrations in Brazilian and Italian cooking. Spanish professor Robert Davis,@@[email protected]@ coordinator of the event, was …

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Places in Eugene and Portland to celebrate the apocalypse

Whether you’re one of that 10 percent and want to celebrate your last day on Earth or you just want an excuse to dance, here is a list of events in Eugene and Portland to keep you partying like it’s 1999.

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Passion for Latin American dance, music shared by University doctoral student

Any individuals interested in participating in the weekly workshops can attend them every Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the Whiteaker Community Center, located on Clark and North Jackson Street.

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Oregon Ballroom Dance Club puts on Masquerade Ball tonight

The University’s Oregon Ballroom Dance Club will put on their annual Masquerade Ball in the EMU Ballroom tonight. At 7:30 p.m., there will be an American tango lesson, and then from 8:30-10:30 p.m. there will be open dancing.

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Student dancer can’t be stopped

Joe Bell has a unique style. Not necessarily in the way he looks, but the way he dances. “A lot of people have said that I have a very unique, dynamic style,” he said. “Maybe a little spastic. I tend to freestyle in a high-energy way.”

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University dance department celebrates 100 years of dance

For the University of Oregon dance department, 2012 marks a century of dance curriculum. Dance has been offered at the University since 1912 and has been a staple of the school’s artistic expression throughout the past century.

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Work Dance Company captures Friday-night feeling in ‘Nightlife’

“It’s just a representation of the nightlife, and what it brings. The time when you can finally let yourself go and express yourself and feel free,” said Nathan Boozer, director and choreographer for Work Dance Company.

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Dance Africa celebrates cultural tradition with dance, drums and song

Aiming to both entertain and educate the public about the different traditions of African cultures, University company Dance Africa kicks off its annual tour this weekend with two special performances to add to its repertoire.

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Joint Forces, DanceAbility performance showcase mixed ability dance

The performances held on Friday and Saturday night was in honor of dance troupe Joint Forces’ 25th anniversary. The connective theme that Joint Forces performances and DanceAbility workshops emphasize is the capabilities of all people.

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Video: The “Old Man Dancing”

John H. Williamson Jr., the self-proclaimed “Old Man Dancing,” shares his insights on the joys of dance, the community and aging.

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University dance department holds annual spring show

The Spring Student Dance Concert showcases dance majors’ skills as each student must plan the production, lighting and choreography on their own piece.

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