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Gallimaufry forms dance company

Gallimaufry Performing Arts has created Gallimaufry & Greene, a contemporary dance company.

The “world premiere” of both the company and a work titled “A Night at the Movies” by Artistic Director Sean Greene will take place at 8 p.m. April 18 and 19 at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road.

Gallimaufry Performing Arts’ dance division, which began as the California Choreographers Dance Festival, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. During its first 10 years, the group has produced annual and semi-annual dance festivals in a variety of locations and also launched the inaugural caDance Festival.

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Gallimaufry & Greene is the brainchild of Steve Josephson, executive artistic director. Josephson, the creator of the company’s “Dance Days” and “Songs in the Sand” series, as well as the executive director of the inaugural caDance Festival, has built this new company around famed dancer and choreographer, Sean Greene — Bella Lewitzky’s protégé and star of her legendary dance company where he resided for 20 years. He currently teaches at Chapman University.

The Gallimaufry & Greene company features dancers Sydney Benner, Efren Corado, Shelby Francoeur, Shanti Harter, Travis Judd Hollister, Edward Johnson, Tiffanie Siyavong and Monica Thibodeaux.

For more information, visit www.gallimaufry.info or call (949) 499-5060.

‘Art That’s Small’ due March 24

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The Arts Commission will accept entries for the sixth annual “Art That’s Small At City Hall” exhibit from 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 24 at Council Chambers, City Hall, 505 Forest Ave. All works must have their application attached; any works submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

The competition is open to artists residing in Orange County. Honorariums of $350 for first place, $200 for second place, $50 for third place and $50 for the City Hall Choice will be offered.

Artwork must be no larger than 12" along any edge, including the frame, and 3" in depth. Artwork may include oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, drawing, mixed media and relief. Artwork must be dry, suitably framed, secure and wired for wall hanging. No sawtooth hangers or sandwich glass will be accepted.

The City of Laguna Beach Arts Commission reserves the right to reject submissions it deems inappropriate. All works deemed acceptable will be exhibited at City Hall from March 26 through May 3.

A fee of $15 will be charged, with only one entry allowed per artist. Checks must be made payable to the City of Laguna Beach; cash payment is also accepted.

A reception and award ceremony will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. April 5, prior to First Thursday’s Art Walk.


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