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Women in Motion to celebrate Ames’ sesquicentennial

2014 is Ames’ 150th anniversary. In honor of the sesquicentennial, Women in Motion 2014 will be dancing around Ames’ history as fast a Dinky train! Join us at the Ames City Auditorium on May 9-10 for Girls Night Out.

Women in Motion is a semester-long dance intensive for women, who participate in all aspects of live performance, including composition, creativity and performing in a concert of dances. Women in Motion is a rich dance experience with a lot of heart.

This year’s production is piled as high as the campanile with dances about great Ames stories including featured female heroes such as Abbie Sawyer, Ada Hayden, Cynthia Duff and Inis Grove. And of course, trains interrupt the proceedings. Folks with a connection to Ames such as Billy Sunday and Big Bill Broonzy also inspire dances

Co’Motion Dance Theater presents Girls Night Out, at the Ames City Auditorium on Friday, May 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. Dancing women include Greta Anderson, Sarah Savage Davis, Diana Figueredo, Sue Griffith, Deb Kline, Julia McGuire, Laura Merrick, Amy Murphy, Lonna Nachtigal as well as company members Elizabeth Ferreira and Silvina Lopez Barrera. Choreography is by Valerie Williams and the dancers.

Ames City Auditorium is located on Sixth St. between Clark and Grand Avenues, in downtown Ames. For more information, please call 515-232-7374 or e-mail Tickets will be available at the door - $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors, children under 15, free.