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 Faculty, guest-artist dance concert showcases diverse styles 



Oct. 12, 2007
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Faculty, guest-artist dance concert showcases diverse styles


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's dance faculty will perform in diverse genres when they share the stage with alumni and guest artists during the Faculty and Guest Artist's Dance Concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in Miller Auditorium.

            Modern, classical Indian and contemporary ballet will be performed.

            "Our dance faculty often perform and present their choreography off campus, in New York City, Pittsburgh and as far away as India," said Ursula Payne, SRU associate professor of dance "This is a chance for students and the community to see a performance and learn about our professional work and our interaction with our students." 

           Jennifer Keller, associate professor of dance, Nola Nolen, assistant professor of dance,  and Jaya Mani, instructor of dance, will present original  choreography.

           In addition to works created by SRU faculty and alumni, the concert will include two dances created by guest artists. Helanius Wilkins' "Falling" will be presented along with a performance of Lar Lubovitch's "Marimba." "Marimba" was originally choreographed in 1976 and was restaged in 2006 for SRU dancers.

            Dancers from LabCo, a Pittsburgh modern dance company, will also dance in two works, one by Keller and one by New York City choreographer Sarah Skaggs.

           Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for SRU students. They will be sold Oct. 16-18 and Oct. 23 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the lobby of SRU's Morrow Field House. Tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 7 p.m. Proceeds from this concert benefit The Lucy Isacco Sack Dance Scholarship, named in honor of SRU's former dance chair.

            Call the dance department at 724.738.2036 for more information.


Slippery Rock 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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