DANCE: NewGrounds 2008

Thursday, May 15

This weekend, Moving Current Dance Collective closes its 2007-08 season with NewGrounds 2008. The eighth annual modern dance showcase is curated by a professional panel of new and veteran Florida choreographers and teachers. Guest Carolina Garcia and Moving Current director Cynthia Hennessy also choreograph and direct this year's Inter-Generation Community Project. The piece features the company's own dancers with Forever Moving (dancers ages 50 and up) and students from Tampa's Cleveland Elementary, and is performed against an original score composed by Seattle's Devin Rice and using music created by the Cleveland kids. The run opens with an informal "Show & Tell" presentation, which gives local choreographers the chance to stage works and receive post-show feedback from participating dance professionals and the audience. Poetry readings take place 15 minutes before curtain at each performance. May 15-17, 4 p.m. Thurs. ("Show & Tell" only), 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., USF College of Visual and Performing Arts Theatre II, Holly Drive on the USF-Tampa Campus (4202 E. Fowler Ave.), $15 general/$10 students, seniors and USF faculty/staff with I.D., 813-237-0216,