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Absolute Dance Company will welcome choreographers and companies from across New York state to Auburn Saturday, March 3, when it hosts "The Artist's Dance Experience: Perception" at Cayuga Community College.

The day-long event will consist of master classes, workshops, blocking, dress rehearsal and a final showcase performance.

Special guest Nijawwon Matthews, a native of Auburn, will host a master class at 10 a.m. (registration $20). He has also choreographed Auburn dancers to perform a piece, "We Move Lightly." And Matthews will bring some members of his New York City company, XY Dance Project, to perform at the event. 

Other contributing artists include David Slocum, Brittany Bennett, Triscia David, Elizabeth Andrews, Nikkia Borowski, Alysse Carris, Absolute Dance's Yvonne Villano-Hassett and Alyssa Coleman.

The performance takes place at 7 p.m. at the college's Bisgrove theater. Tickets are $12 and available at the door or at Absolute Dance, 41 Wall St., Auburn.

For more information, call (315) 730-6056.