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Scorpius Dance Theatre to Present ANIMAL February 7-8
An Imaginative Celebration of Animals for All Ages

On February 7th and 8th, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., Scorpius Dance Theatre brings ANIMAL back to Phoenix audiences. An original show created by Scorpius' Director, Lisa Starry, it is inspired by her love of animals and passion for their well-being. First presented in 2017, this show for all ages was a huge hit with audiences. ANIMAL explores the relationship we have with animals, as well as their social interactions, physicality and movement. Overall, a lighthearted and entertaining show, Starry is also taking the opportunity to provide awareness and support for animals in our community and globally. A portion of ticket sales will benefit local animal charity, Lost Our Home Pet Rescue.

According to Starry, “Our original production was delightful and meaningful, I’ve been trying to find a way to bring it back. The show will feature new dance and film material to bring awareness to animals and animal care. I’m also excited that we’ll have day-time performances for students. I’ve been an active supporter of the fostering and adoption of animals, as well as global organizations working to end animal abuse. This show has a special place in my heart and my hope is that audiences will be fascinated, entertained and enlightened.”

ANIMAL will feature nine different dance works, comedic interludes, plus two short films. From the unusual mating ritual of the praying mantis, the slumbering ways of the sloth, the slinky movement of snakes, to the social interactions of dogs, Scorpius’ dancers will use their athleticism, grace, and acting abilities to emulate the motion and behaviors of various domestic animals and wild creatures.

A heartwarming display of our love for animals, one short film will feature owners interacting with their pets and the special bonds they share. A more serious film, coupled with live dance, will bring to light the emotional distress of caged and confined animals. Attendees of ANIMAL will also be treated to a visual arts display in the lobby, featuring original animal paintings and drawings by students of Metropolitan Arts Institute. Lost Our Home Pet Rescue will also be on hand to provide information about supporting the organization. The lobby will also feature other non-profit animal organizations that offer support and adoption information to audiences.

ANIMAL performs February 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $25. One dollar from every ticket sold will benefit Lost Our Home Pet Rescue.

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