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Arts News: Performing Arts Series Continues at the “Ritz” with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

by Alice Barlow

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Friday, November 7, 2008
8:00 p.m. Ritz Theater,
Downtown Brunswick, 1530 Newcastle St.
912-262-6934
$20 adults, $15 students & seniors [here]

Join me at the historic Ritz Theater and get your feet to tapping and your fingers snapping to the high energy performance of “Footworks.” For more than 25 years, this amazing ensemble has been delighting audiences the world over with its bright, infectious programs of percussive dance and traditional bluegrass music. Featuring clogging from Southern Appalachia, stepdances from Ireland, England, and Canada, and hamboning, hoofin’, and early jazz tap of the American South, Footworks comes to the Ritz with its signature work, “Incredible Feet”.

The troupe features six dancers and three musicians who play fiddle, banjo, bass, mandolin, and guitar. A favorite of the national and international festival circuit, the company remains true to the traditions of Southern Appalachian music and dance while celebrating connected roots and branches. Each principle artist adds to the authenticity of Footworks’ presentations by bringing his or her own cultural background in traditional arts.

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