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 SRU fall concert showcases modern, Indian, jazz dances 



November 23, 2009

CONTACT: K.E. Schwab



SRU fall concert showcases modern, Indian, jazz dances  



SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The dance department at Slippery Rock University concludes its fall semester with a showcase of student works in its annual fall concert at 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 6 in Swope Music Hall.

          SRU's dance program, an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Dance, will include students from Jaya Mani's "World Dance" course performing classical Indian dance known as "Bharatanatyam." Mani is an instructor in the department.

          SRU dance students will also present an excerpt from the "Grusin Suite," a jazz dance choreographed by Frank Chavez, artistic director of River North Chicago Dance Co.

          The program also features student choreographers presenting a range of modern dance works. The student choreographers have used the semester to create their presentations under the direction of Ursula Payne, SRU dance professor. 

          Tickets, $5, general admission; $3 for students, will be available from the Swope Music Hall Box Office immediately prior to the performances. Pre-sale tickets will be available from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 3 in the Morrow Field House Lobby.

          For more information, call 724.738.2036.


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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