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TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR for more information
Co’Motion Dance Theater presents Bach Had 20 Children on March 6 and 7 at 7:30pm, at the Ames City Auditorium.  Choreographer Valerie Williams has created a concert of dances that interpret interpretations of music by J.S. Bach.

For this special event, CMDT hosts a variety of local musical talent to share their own versions of Bach’s work on stage at the Ames City Auditorium.  Along with their own explorations, CMDT’s professional company of dancers is joined by local amateur dancers to also explore the rich nature of Bach’s compositions.

Musicians include Matthew Coley, Ed and Lynn Kaizer, and Paul Hertz.  Also included are CMDT company members Ben Rethmeier and Jamie Adams.  Committed to providing opportunities to dancers in Ames, CMDT has also brought in local dancers Greta Anderson, Sarah Davis, Jackson Griffith, Katie Harper, Sarah Koehler, Joshua Lorris, Amelia Meyer, Jeremy Meyer, Julia Meyer, Amy Murphy, Avery Murphy, and Sarah Norvell.  Choreography is by Valerie Williams collaborating with the dancers, exploring music in the instrument and in the body.
For the best of artists, there are two lineages.  One comes from the blood line.  Sons, daughters, granddaughters, etc.  The other comes from the virile nature of their art.  Johann Sebastian Bach was one of most prolific in both categories.  Bach was known to have 20 children!  And with his compositions, Bach’s artistic lineage carries on to this day.  Bach’s music was quality beyond it’s years.   It is very open to individual interpretations.  That’s why musicians for centuries have explored it’s potential to stimulate and entertain audiences.

Ames City Auditorium is located Ames City Auditorium is located at 520 6th Street, Ames, Iowa. For more information, please call 515-232-7374 or e-mail Tickets will be available at the door.   $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors.

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