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Gabrielle Beach of the Patel Conservatory’s Next Generation Ballet will dance the title role in Sunday’s matinee of Cinderella.

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Gabrielle Beach of the Patel Conservatory’s Next Generation Ballet will dance the title role in Sunday’s matinee of Cinderella.

Take your pick, modern dance or ballet, both are on the agenda this weekend.

Moving Current, the bay area's modern dance collective, presents its 11th annual NewGrounds program of up-and-coming choreographers from Florida and beyond. Featured are works by Melissa Torres, Emily Cargill, Raven Jones and others in performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Theater 2 on USF's Tampa campus. $12, $16. Moving Current is also offering master classes with NewGrounds artists Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the USF dance studios. Show and Tell, a free showcase of new dance works, is at 4 p.m. Thursday at Theater 2. (813) 237-0216; movingcurrent.com.

On the ballet front, the Patel Conservatory's Next Generation Ballet performs Cinderella with choreography by Peter Stark to the Prokofiev score at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson Hall of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. Gabrielle Beach (matinee) and Hannah Stafford (evening) dance the title role, with Jackson Kettell (matinee) and William Dugan (evening) as Prince Charming. $15-$30. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

Take your pick, ballet or modern dance 05/15/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:12pm]
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