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MI migrant worker turned choreographer tells her story through dance

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Kevin Fowler
Patricia Villanueva, Artistic Director of Happendance Velocity! and Jim McEwan, Artistic Director of Greater Lansing Ballet Company rehearse 'Gemini' with Dr. Juanita Suarez.

The DANCE Lansing project is currently underway. We speak with the artistic director and a guest choreographer who has combined her experiences as a Michigan migrant worker to craft a dance coming to MSU’s Pasant Theater.

DANCE Lansing is an project that presents performances and workshops throughout Mid-Michigan. This is the 11th year for the project.

Current State talks with two individuals helping bring this movement to Michigan: artistic director of DANCE Lansing Lisa Whiting Dobson and associate professor of dance at the State University of New York-Brockport, Dr. Juanita Suarez.

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