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 Washington, D.C.-based, All-Male Dance Troupe Coming to SRU 

 

SPOTLIGHT

3/23/2004

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

WASHINGTON, D.C., ALL-MALE DANCE TROUPE TO PERFORM SATURDAY AT SRU

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University and its Fredrick Douglas Institute will present the Washington, D.C.-based,  Edgeworks Dance Theater’s performance of “Fearless Measures” at 6 p.m. Saturday [March 27] in Miller Auditorium.

           The public is also invited to a pre-concert reception hosted by the SRU dance department, the President’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the Fredrick Douglas Institute will be held at 5 p.m. in the lobby of Carruth Rizza Hall.

           The all-male touring contemporary dance company will present its viscerally charged dance project based on personal experiences, dialogues on masculinity, current social issues and workings of human relationships from African-American perspectives.

           The extensive project features the award-winning choreography of Artistic Director Helanius J. Wilkins along with the works of internationally renowned guest choreographers. With gentle gestures, full-bodied, quick-fire movement, sustained lyrical dancing, non-traditional partnering and gymnastic physicality the performance troupe explores the dynamic energetic possibility of dance.

           A brief question-and-answer discussion will follow the performance.

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