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 Creme of the crop SRU dance majors perform Feb. 1-3 



Jan. 17, 2007
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Crème of the crop SRU dance majors perform Feb. 1-3

     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –More than 50 of the most talented dance majors at Slippery Rock University will bring their inspiring moves to SRU’s Miller Auditorium for three performances Feb. 1-3, featuring dance theater and other dance styles.

“Moving Words, Dancing Stories” will present student choreography in the modern, tap and dance theater genres, with music, props and theatrical stage lighting adding to the excitement. Each concert, presented by Slippery Rock University Dance Theater, begins at 8 p.m.

           “These are the crème of the crop majors,” said Nora Ambrosio, SRU dance department chair. Students auditioned for the winter concert, with a panel of dance faculty and guest artists selecting the performers, she said.

           The concerts will also include the work of visiting faculty member Tom Truss, who will present a dance-theater piece titled “Carrying.” Twenty-two dance majors translated Truss’s artistic intentions into movement, text and song for the piece, Ambrosio said.

           Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for SRU students and are available at the door or the Morrow Field House Lobby Jan. 23, 25, 30 and Feb. 1 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. and Jan. 31 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

           The SRU dance department, created in 1989, has 104 dance majors and 50 dance minors.

 SlipperyRock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

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