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Top US dance company, BrockusRED, and renowned photo & videographer Taso Papadakis May 5 at Hi-Desert Cultural Center

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YUCCA VALLEY, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center continues to offer wide-ranging arts exposure to Joshua Tree and surrounding communities with the return of the celebrated BrockusRED Dance Company (www.brockusred.org), a troupe of contemporary jazz dancers who are “some of the top professionals in Los Angeles with astonishing technical skills and a love of performing that captivates any audience.” 

BrockusRED’s program at the Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater in Joshua Tree includes STARS, LINES, LOVE DUET, a trilogy of three short pieces inspired by our own night sky and the stark architectural vistas of our beloved Joshua Tree National Park.  All the other varied pieces are based on topics relevant to our lives and all are equally enjoyable for both well-informed patrons and dance concert newbies.  Also, renowned Joshua Tree photographer and videographer, Taso Papadakis (www.tasophoto.com), will present HOME, an abstract music and film short of the BrockusRED company shot in November dancing in the Joshua Tree desert.

There is one matinee performance scheduled for Sunday, May 5th at 2:30pm at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Blak Box Theater.  To purchase tickets or for more information on the Hi-Desert Cultural Center, visit www.hidesertculturalcenter.org, call 760.366.3777, email info@hidesertculturalcenter.org, or visit the Hi-Desert Cultural Center Box Office in person on weekdays from 1pm to 5pm at 61231 CA-62 in Joshua Tree. The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is a GuideStar “Gold Status” non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the arts agency for the Joshua Tree National Park region.

Student/Military/Group Discounts available.  Avoid a credit card processing fee by purchasing tickets via cash or check in person at the Box Office.  Group discounts available.  Must be 5 years old to attend. Cash Bar.
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ABOUT DEBORAH BROCKUS
Deborah herself is a fixture in the Los Angeles dance community and has been called “the mother superior of LA dance” and “our resident dance matriarch.” She has been a motivating factor in the development of ourARTS|TECH Academy’s dance program that offers ballet, musical theater/jazz, hip-hop, contemporary dance and a variety of student and adult workshops to the valley community—all taught by highly qualified professional dancers.

PHOTO CAPTION: BrockusRED, one of the United States’ top dance companies, will perform May 5 in concert along with a special cinematographic viewing of renowned photo & videographer Taso Papadakis’ new work featuring the ensemble.
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ABOUT HI-DESERT CULTURAL CENTER

With its multi-venue performing and visual arts centers located in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, California, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center (HDCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that has been serving as the regional performing and visual arts organization and arts agency for the gateway communities of Joshua Tree National Park for more than 50 years.  The Cultural Center owns and operates its own performance venues and facilities and produces award-winning community and professional live theater, concerts, art exhibits and galleries, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, a master chorus, an artist residency for veterans, an extensive educational arts and technology academy program for youth and adults, and more.  The Cultural Center is the largest and oldest non-profit arts organization in the region with several million dollars in assets, employing over 30 full-time and part-time employees, and with an annual budget exceeding half-a-million dollars.  Having achieved GuideStar Gold status and recognized as an organization of artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, it instructs over 700 adults and youth weekly and operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from programs due to their socioeconomic situation.  Learn more at: www.hidesertculturalcenter.org

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