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‘Rhythms of the World’ come to Aspen

Choreographers from Aspen to Glenwood Springs will direct the Aspen Dance Connection’s 27th annual Dance Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Wheeler Opera House.The showcase, titled “Ritmos del Mundo” or “Rhythms of the World,” will feature modern, jazz, tap, African, Middle Eastern belly dance, hip-hop and breakdance stylings.Special guest artist Chung-Fu Chang, of the dance facility at Colorado State University, will perform a blend of Taiwanese and modern selections. Erinn Kelly, dance director for the Glenwood Springs Art Center, will perform original modern dance, while Sandra Games, born in Argentina, will offer a Spanish-belly dance fusion routine. Angel Walss will perform classical Egyptian dance while Betty Hoops will entertain with her trio of hula-hoopers.Tickets are available for $20, or $25 the day of the show, by calling 920-5770.The Aspen Dance Connection, founded in 1978, nurtures multigenerational choreographers and their creative process, and educates the youth on all styles of dance through its outreach programs in schools, summer classes and lecture demonstrations.For more information or to volunteer, call 927-0641 or e-mail aspendance@sopris.net.

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