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Love dance but tired of the craze surrounding Dancing With the Stars? Come out and support the local dancing community — SpareWorks Dance Company presents Basics, an evening of past and present work by Amber Ortega-Perez. SpareWorks is San Antonio’s newest contemporary dance company, set to debut Friday at the University of the Incarnate Word Fine Arts auditorium.

Ortega-Perez, founder of SpareWorks, decided to start the company because she “wanted to be able to create `her` own work.” The show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $8-$10 and is free to UIW students and faculty.

Ortega-Perez intends to have the company, which currently consists of eight dancers, perform in San Antonio and Austin, home of co-founder Shonna Walden.

“The performance is very lighthearted, nothing serious, no philosophical meaning behind it,” says Ortega-Perez. Basics will feature a lot of movement and will be accompanied by the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Frédéric Chopin.

SpareWorks’ next local performance will be during the San Antonio Museum of Art’s World AIDS Day event December 1.


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