Dancing for bees and trees

Flex Studios dancers are involved in the production process, not only the choreography, but also learning about Oregon plants and environmental threats.

Posted: Mar 6, 2018 3:13 AM
Updated: Mar 6, 2018 9:35 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Flex Studios is preparing for Flex•tan•i•cal, a dance concert that will benefit bees and trees.

Flex•tan•i•cal is the dance studio's 5th annual dance concert and benefit.  In the five years of the production, Flex Studios has donated over $15,000 to local community non-profits.  Proceeds from Flex-tan-ical will go to the Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center.

Flex Studios dancers are involved in the production process, not only the choreography, but also learning about Oregon plants and environmental threats. Each advanced dancer is assigned a character and they play it throughout the show. Characters in this year's production include a mushroom, ferns, redwood trees, cactus, sage brush and more.

"We are also partnering with Friends of Trees to plant one tree for every ticket sold. So our audience knows the physical seat they are sitting in is a forever a tree in this community. We are really excited," said Flex Studios co-owner Angela Dunham.
 
"We have everything from a live cellist to live vocals and we are really excited to  share with our community one of our students who will be singing live, added Lindsey Shields, Flex Studios co-owner.

Also new this year, Flex Studios is inviting some of its younger dancers to perform on stage.

Flex•tan•i•cal is Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Lane Community College, Raggozino Performance Hall. Tickets are $15 in advance. To purchase tickets contact Flex Studios at (541) 972-FLEX (3539) or email flexstudios@yahoo.com.

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