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ARTS BRIEFS Parsons Dance will bring its signature performance style to the Van Wezel on March 20. Photo by Paula Lobo PARSONS DANCE MAKING A SARASOTA APPEARANCE MARCH 20 Parsons Dance, which combines modern and classical dance styles, will appear at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on March 20, the Van Wezel has announced. cution one expects from a classical company," the release adds. "'The dancers are picked for their virtuosity, energy and sexiness,'" says Clive Barnes of The New York Post in the release. "'They at"The sexy athleticism, exuberant personality tack the audience and stage like gangbusters,'" and joyous movement that is Parsons Dance" he adds. comprises eight full-time dancers and main- "The visionary choreography of David Partains a repertory of more than 80 works (20 sons has become the benchmark on which all with commissioned scores) choreographed modern/classical fusion dance is compared," by David Parsons, a news release notes. "The the release says. company's style is a fusion of the gesture and Tickets are priced from $10 to $45. For more movement that make up the modern dance information, call the box office at 953-3368 or vocabulary and the discipline and precise exe- visit

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