East Athens Educational Dance Center to Present its Annual Production at the Morton Theatre

Staff Report From Athens CEO

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The East Athens Educational Dance Center will present its Annual G.I.F.T.E.D. Performing Ensemble’s performance “Emotions” at the Morton Theatre on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

School performances are scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Lanes along West Washington Street across from the Morton Theatre will be closed for school bus parking for both performances. For tickets to a school children’s matinee performance call the East Athens Educational Dance Center at 706-613-3624 for more information.

Public performances are scheduled for Saturday, February 22 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 23 at 3 p.m. All performances take place at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show (pending availability). Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets at $10 each by calling the Morton Theatre Box Office at 706-613-3771. Tickets are now on sale to the at the Morton Theatre Box Office, weekdays from Noon to 6:00 PM or online at www.mortontheatre.com.

This performance highlights the advanced level students enrolled in East Athens Educational Dance Center’s resident dance company, G.I.F.T.E.D. Performing Ensemble. “Emotions” is a celebration of dance and the various emotions that movement expresses. Music will range from classical music to the soulful blues of Nina Simone to contemporary and gospel. Various styles of dance will be presented including ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, and praise dance. Through this journey, the students began to tap into the various emotions each piece of music presented and how it would change the dynamics of their physical, emotional, and mental expressions and the various dance steps that were created.

Invited guests include Accelerated Programs 1-4, EAEDC’s Single class students: Ballet & Tap for 4-6 Years Old, Ballethnic Youth Ensemble from East Point, Georgia, and dance majors and minors from University of Georgia’s Department of Dance.

The East Athens Educational Dance Center and Morton Theatre are facilities of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department’s Arts Division. The Arts Division is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, please call 706-613-3624.