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Dance group will encourage dialog on diversity

By Amy Gosz
Director of Programming and Community Engagement
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Throughout history people have used the arts to promote understanding and inspire change when faced with challenges that divide us. In February, a visiting troupe at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will seek to encourage dialogue about race and diversity.

The Center will welcome Spectrum Dance Theater for a week-long residency, supported by a $10,000 Arts and Culture grant from the Community Foundation’s unrestricted funds.

While in the Fox Cities, the company will provide community workshops at local schools and public presentations, including a kick-off presentation at Lawrence University on Monday, Feb. 6, and a wrap-up discussion at The Trout Museum on Saturday, Feb. 11.

The public performance Friday, Feb. 10, will focus on the music of African-American composers, as the group performs Rambunctious 2.0.

As we look to how we can continue to make our community a great place to live and bring people together in this new year, I encourage to you to participate in the activities planned for February and throughout the year by our local arts organizations.

To learn more about the activities scheduled involving Spectrum Dance Theater and be part of the conversation that will continue long after the dancing stops visit

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