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 Dance Department's Fall Concert To Showcase Eight Choreographers 

 

SPOTLIGHT

1 1/27/2002

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

 ‘World Dance’ Students to Join in --

SRU DANCE DEPARTMENT’S FALL CONCERT SHOWCASES EIGHT STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS        

          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The top eight dance pieces developed by student choreographers in Slippery Rock University’s dance program will be showcased in the department’s annual “Fall Concert.” The program includes three eastern Indian works by students in the “World Dance” course.

           The concert is scheduled for 3 and 8 p.m., Dec. 7 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8 in Swope Recital Hall. Tickets are $2
general admission at the door. The program is coordinated by Jennifer Keller, assistant professor of dance and recipient of the first Charles Zuzak Award and the Pittsburgh Magazine’s Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award.

Students in guest faculty member Jaya Mani’s “World Dance” course will present the Indian works.

           SRU’s dance program includes 91 dance majors and 50 dance minors.  Keller explains that more than 20 student pieces are developed over an academic year with eight selected by audition for the fall performance.

           Choreographers include Krista Harvey of Wilcox, Francie Lloyd of Monongahela, Nicole McCandless, West Sunbury, Felicia Petro and Jennifer Roe both of New Castle, Anita Reda, Pittsburgh, and Rosie Trump of New Stanton. Their themes will cover new terrain with gender and identity issues, the union of dance and video, liturgical dance, abstract group designs, and womens’ strength and physicality. 

 Musical selections cross genres from pop artist Tori Amos to on-stage vocalizations as well as selections by the Blue Man Group.

            For details, call 724-738-2036.

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