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Culture notes: Project 7’s next turn; Cyclorama special events

By Howard Pousner
hpousner@ajc.com

DANCE
A dozen dancers illustrate the strength of the female form

Befitting a program titled “SHE,” performances by Project 7 on July 19 and 20 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s will feature a dozen female performers — 11 members of the Atlanta contemporary dance group and one guest artist.

But “SHE” also is an acronym for “Seek. Hope. Evolve.,” a hint at the thread that ties the six works choreographed by director-choreographer Cherrise Wakeham.

Wakeham’s dances, portraying athleticism and strength in the female form, mesh ballet, contemporary and jazz disciplines. They are set to the music of Mumford &cq Sons, Delta Rae, the Wailin’ Jennys, Santigold, Beyonce, Lang Lang, Kate Bush and others.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. programs are $22 via 877-725-8849, www.ticketalternative.com.. 84 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. www.project7dance.com.

EVENT
Cyclorama hosts special events

The Cyclorama, the Grant Park attraction that showcases the 1886 painting commemorating the Battle of Atlanta, will host two events July 20 aimed at audiences with different interests:

The program “Understanding the Civil War: An Interactive Family Program,” featuring storytellers, re-enactors, singers, dancers and other entertainers, is planned 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

At 6 p.m., author Jessica B. Harris makes a presentation based on her 2011 book “High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America.” A 5:30 author reception precedes the talk.

Both programs are free with museum admission: $10, $8 seniors and ages 4-12. 800 Cherokee Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-658-7625, www.atlantacyclorama.org.

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