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 'New Terrain' Dance Concert Set Jan. 30-Feb. 1 

 

SPOTLIGHT

1/13/2003

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

‘NEW TERRAIN’ TO EXPLORE TALENTS OF SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY DANCERS

 SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’sDance Theater will explore “New Terrain” in a three-performance showcase featuring guest artist Bridget Moore along with Nora Ambrosio, a member of the university’s dance faculty, and student choreographers and dancers.

The concert will be offered at 8 p.m. Jan. 30-Feb 1 in Miller Auditorium with the first two performances including a meet-the-performers session immediately following. Tickets, $5 for general admission, $3 for seniors and students with ID, will be available at the door.

Moore is a member of New York City’s Ron Brown/Evidence Dance Co., best known for its highly kinetic fusion of West African rhythms with modern dance. She will premiere a highly athletic ensemble work created for SRU dancers during her recent residency at the university.

 Dance Professor Ambrosio will present “Bohemia,” a modern jazz dance featuring music by rock icon “Queen.”  Student choreographers will tread new terrain exploring an array of styles, musical selections and themes, including the cool fusion of tap and modern dance, an unpredictable mix of live dance with video, the menacing threat of mind games, gender-bending and hip-hop humor.

Student choreographers include Kristen Bachman and Meredyth Casey, both of Butler, Leanne George of Forty-Fort, Francie Lloyd of Monongahela, Kristin Mazzulli of New Kensington, Jennifer McHenry of Langeloth, Brandy Niccolai and Anita Reda, both of Pittsburgh, Leigh Puntureri of Grove City, Rosie Trump of New Stanton and Mary Vogt of Belleville. 

“Showcasing the signature athleticism and diversity of the SRU dance department, the ‘New Terrain’ concert will provide an exciting way to start 2003,” says Jennifer Keller, assistant dance professor and production coordinator. She is also a recentrecipient of Pittsburgh Magazine’s Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award.

For details, call724-738-2036.

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