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SOWETO STREET BEAT DANCE COMPANY FEATURED AT 'ART AT THE HEART'

    ATLANTA, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The award-winning Soweto Street Beat Dance Company will present its energetic blend of tribal and contemporary dance March 11 at Georgia-Pacific Corp.'s "Art at the Heart" series.
    The first black dance company to tour from South Africa, they will perform at 12:15 p.m. in the G-P Center's lobby-level auditorium at 133 Peachtree St.
    Founded in 1989 to get underprivileged youth off the streets through dance, the Soweto Street Beat Dancers have received enthusiastic reviews both in South Africa and the United States.
    Their dances stem from various South African tribes and include jazz, tap and ballet techniques.  Rhythmic drumbeats provide the music for dancers dressed in authentic costumes of ostrich feathers and leopard skins.
    For "Art at the Heart," the 23 dancers will perform selections from three works:  "Zulu," "Bushman" and "Voodoo."  "Voodoo" received praise from critics at several South African performances, with The Eastern Province Herald commending the work as a "highly mesmerizing and boldly theatrical revelation of creativity."
    The Soweto Street Beat Dancers are under the direction of choreographer Isabelle Doll and her husband, founder and director Peter Ngcobo.  Doll studied at South Africa's Royal Academy of Dancing and with Alvin Ailey's acclaimed dancers.
    Based in Atlanta through 1993, the group has international performances booked in Hong Kong, Germany, Botswana and Canada.  They were discovered in South Africa by Atlanta businessman William Sims.
    Georgia-Pacific sponsors "Art at the Heart" with the assistance of the Fulton County Arts Council.  The free, lunch-time series showcases some of Atlanta's most unique and exciting performing arts groups and takes place four consecutive Thursdays each spring and fall.
    "Art at the Heart" is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
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    /CONTACT:  Connie Selman, 404-220-8527, or Johanna Hicks, 404-220-6031, both of Georgia-Pacific/


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