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Bair hosts dance auditions Sunday

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From page A4 | May 02, 2013 |

Shelly Gilbride and Linda Bair of the Linda Bair Dance Company perform at a local art gallery. The company, founded in 1998, will hold auditions Sunday afternoon at the Davis Art Center. Matthias Falk/Courtesy photo

The Linda Bair Dance Company will hold open auditions at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The company is looking for dancers of any age, size and gender for the 2013-14 season.

The audition will consist of class, improvisation and choreography. Dancers with solid technique, a deep sense of their body, artistic curiosity and a sense of humor are sought. The company has class and rehearsal Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons.

Linda Bair is the artistic director of the company, which was founded in 1998. She received her bachelor of fine arts in dance from UC Santa Barbara and has danced with Repertory West II, Bonnie Simoa Dance Company, Christopher Watson Dance Company and marTa Tanz Company while she was living and teaching in Germany.

Bair performed with the world-renowned Jose Limon Dance Company at the Mondavi Center in 2007. Since 1998, she has had numerous appointments as a visiting lecturer in the department of theater and dance at UC Davis and continues to teach classes at the Davis Art Center where the company is in residence.

The company has presented dance throughout California, including Works in the Works in Berkeley, Sacramento State’s Festival of the Arts, the Bay Area’s National Dance Week, the DaDa Project and in San Fransisco as part of the Bread and Butter Series as well as the Westwave Dance Festival.

In 2011, the company began an ongoing association with the Natsoulas Gallery in Davis resulting in annual performances at the Beat and Beyond Festival.

For more information about the audition or the Linda Bair Dance Company, call 530-753-4514.

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