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May Events

May 6-7
Fri. at 7:30 p.m.,
Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
tickets $10 with discounts available

The annual spring concert, Dance Fusion, is under the direction of Nolan Kubota. This diverse and dynamic performance features dance faculty and student choreographed pieces inspired by a variety of classical and contemporary movement processes distinctive of each choreographer. The program highlights a vibrant blend of music and dance styles including ballet, modern and jazz.

In addition to Kubota and Roza, the Pima dancers have contributed several works. The program also includes dances by the adult ensemble from Arts for All, a local mixed abilities dance company led by Karenne Koo.

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Kubota comments, “Creating Pima's spring dance concert, DANCE FUSION, has been an exercise in exploring new movement and technique for myself and faculty Erika Colombi, and Mirela Roza. And with pieces ranging from a re-staging of “La Vivandiere” to original works derived from Forsythe improvisation techniques, the show also promises to be one of the most original the program has ever presented.”

PCC Fashion Design - ELEMENTS 10th Fashion Show
May 13, 7 p.m.
Suggested donations: $5/general, $10 VIP
The donations benefit the West Campus Fashion Association.

The theme of this year’s show is “Elements: Earth + Water + Air + Fire.” PCC Fashion Show/Event Planning students are producing the show of garments designed and sewn by PCC Fashion Design and Clothing students during the 2015-16 academic year. PCC Dance, PCC Digital Arts and PCC Weaving and Fiber Arts course students and instructors, as well as Flowing Wells High School fashion design students also are part of the program.

To mark 10 years of PCC fashion shows, the event will have special features, including talks by Jen and Eli Crane, co-founders of the local Bottle Breacher, which was featured on “Shark Tank” and “Beyond the Shark Tank,” Before the show outside the theater, they and Nicole Mackey, co-founder of the local True Bliss custom paper product maker, will guest mentor students selling their branded products. Patricia Ferrer, who has a patent pending for her PalmFree™ SunGloves, and Quinlan Wilhite, who created the lifestyle movement QMULATIVE and has participated in the past two Tucson Fashion Weeks, are among the sellers.


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 If you want to support the program, you can make a targeted donation online.

May 16-17 at 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public. 


Pima Community College digital arts department presents the Digital Film and Video Screening. The screening includes film and video work from students in the beginning and advanced classes. The program is different each night. The advanced cinematography project “La Llorona” is shown both nights. “La Llorona” ("The Weeping Woman") is a legendary ghost prominent in the folklore of Hispanic America. According to the tradition, La Llorona is the ghost of a woman who lost her children and cries while looking for them by the river, often causing misfortune to those who hear her. The film, “La Llorona,” is directed by digital video and film student Enoch Bradley.



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Some of the work contains adult content and language.

May 18, 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

An annually published book featuring student poetry, prose and visual arts under the direction of Joshua Cochran.


May 27-29
Center for the Arts complex
Registration required:

The Pima Writers’ Workshop is for all writers, beginning and experienced. The workshop offers opportunities to consult with award-winning writers and agents, as well as to write. The event kicks off at 7 p.m., May 27 at the Riverpark Inn, 350 S. Freeway, with a meet-the-authors reception. Workshops and hands-on writing exercises follow Friday through Sunday.

The workshop has a $150 registration fee which includes manuscript consultation included.  Register by May 13 to have a manuscript reviewed or by May 27. View the Workshop brochure for information on how to register, and details on presenters and the workshops schedule.