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‘Dance Alabama!’ to perform with special interpreters for AIDB students

TALLADEGA -- The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind has announced that “Dance Alabama!”  will be performing on campus for students Wednesday, April 25.

According to an official press release, Dance Alabama! presents concerts that showcase work by University of Alabama faculty and student choreographers.

“In each performance, there is a mixture of group works, solos, duets and trios that engage students with fantastic partnering as well as a range of movement styles,” the release states. “Performances show a diverse repertoire of dance works, which include classical ballet, contemporary modern dance and hip-hop mixed with traditional jazz.”

The performance has been made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and its Alabama Touring Artist Program.

According to the release, Dance Alabama! plans to utilize special interpreters who will sign for deaf students.

Various sensory methods will also be used, which will allow blind students to experience the performance.

AIDB has been selected as one of 18 schools in the state for the grant partnership.

“Alabama is indeed fortunate to have an abundance of outstanding performing artists,” said Al Head, council executive director. “Providing opportunities for students to enjoy and learn through the arts is a top priority for the council.”

For more information, call AIDB Director of Institutional Advancement Lynne Hanner at  256-761-3206.