Saturday, April 21, 2007

Last Performance! Silent Auction!

Tonight, the final night of Suffusion, there will be a Silent Auction. This has become a spring dance concert tradition.

“We’ve been so lucky the past few years,” said Sharon Butcher, “ so many people in the community have made tremendous donations—products, arts and crafts, services—massages, haircuts—our whole lobby on that night is completely transformed with these amazing items.”

The auction works like this: audience members can see everything offered in the lobby before the show, and make silent bids then. They have another opportunity to bid during intermission. When intermission is over, the bidding is closed, and winners get their items after the show.

Proceeds go to support the HSU dance program, specifically in two areas. “We take students to the American College Dance Festival every year,” Butcher said. “There they are exposed to all kinds of teaching and dance styles, and other dancers from across the country. To me it’s one of the most important things we do here. This auction helps to ensure that they can go.”

“We also use this money to pay guest artists, so we are able to bring in different kinds of teachers to this isolated community, so our students can experience dance from a variety of perspectives.”

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