On Stage In Natomas: Mosaics

Mosaic creates art by assembling small pieces of colored glass, stone and other material and so aptly titled is the Natomas Charter School’s winter dance celebration.

The student show “Mosaics” opens today for a two-night only run at the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center, located at 4600 Blackrock Drive, in Natomas.

The Blackrock Dancers delight in this magical blend of color, music and movement – both classic and contemporary.

The full company and guest dancer Vincent Martinez kick off the evening with their rousing first number “Tribute to Glee” featuring a range of music from M.C. Hammer to Tina Turner.

This dance number along with “Saltimbanco,” “The Intentions of Trying,” “Cracks” and “Strange Fruit” is comprised of several smaller pieces held together by thoughtful music choices. Lighting and only a few props are used to accentuate the movement.

A range of emotions are enacted throughout the numbers and while some feel moody and dark, others are exhilarating.

If you have the choice which performance to attend, THE NATOMAS BUZZ recommends going tonight to hear high school junior Julianna Zachariou perform original
songs between dance numbers. Zachariou, who also plays acoustic guitar, has a mature sound which resonates with all ages.

At Friday’s performance, the Fei Tian Dancers from San Francisco will perform traditional Chinese folk dances in lieu of Zachariou.

“Mosaics” runs approximately 1 ½ hours long. Performances start 7 p.m. tonight and Friday. General admission tickets cost $12; students and seniors pay $10. www.benarts.org
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