Its a year of anniversaries for local arts companies: 25 for Tennessee Rep, 20 for ACT I, 10 for Peoples Branch Theatre and 20 for the Blue Moves Modern Dance Company, the Boro-based nonprofit comprising volunteer performers and choreographers. By virtue of hanging in there, Blue Moves has become the longest-lived independent modern dance ensemble in Middle Tennessee, and this celebration offers an opportunity for sharing some of their more upbeat, adult repertory: Eraserhead, a quirky character piece based on the lyrics of Bruce McCulloch; Big Spender, a full-company effort that tips the hat to Fosse; the sensual Popsicles; and My Baby, which merges blues and tap-dancing. Special guests include Mona Barz, who will perform a monologue by New York playwright and former Blue Moves member Julie Shavers; belly dancers from Bodhicitta; Jenna Longmire singing jazzy pop originals; and Barb Neligan with storytelling and comedy. For more information, visit bluemoves.org.
Sun., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2009