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Dance: African-American Dance Review 

Thurs., Feb. 5

The African American Dance Review and choreographer Tina Fears celebrate the history of African-American dance dating back to the 1600s. The PROGRESSIVE REALIZATION OF DREAMS is a thought-provoking, conscious-shifting and entertaining visual journey of the origin of dance from its African roots through the high-energy genre of today. Covering multiple genres of African-American dance, 12 scenes feature its birth in the motherland of Africa to eras found in the Savoy Club, Congo Square, gospel arenas and disco. Intermission will highlight spoken word, an oral tradition influenced by modern American popular culture. The AADR further hopes to incite awareness in the arts of dance and spoken word for schools in the Atlanta area and eventually other regions of the country. Proceeds benefit AADR and Teach for America. Through Feb. 8. $40. Thurs.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3:30 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. 404-913-9849.

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