Aug. 21, 2006
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SRU DANCE FACULTY TO PERFORM IN TANGO
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –
Slippery Rock University dance faculty Jennifer Keller will perform
a “video tango” on the second night of the Aug. 25-27
Artango II festival in Pittsburgh’s cultural district. The
celebration of Latin culture includes dance performances, dance
workshops, live music and visual arts.
solo dance is scheduled for 8 p.m., at the Three Rivers Arts
Festival Gallery, 937 Liberty Ave., site of all the dances.
Admission is $5 for Keller’s performance.
Tango is a
dance in 2/4 time characterized by catlike walking action and
staccato head movements. It originated in
As Keller, an
associate professor at SRU, dances, computers will project a live
feed of her as well as footage of professional tango dancers. The
festival also features a performance by Tangueros De Ley, a musical
ensemble that has performed at SRU.
At SRU, Keller
teaches jazz dance, dance technology and improvisation. Pittsburgh
Magazine in 2002 named her the recipient of the Harry Schwalb
Excellence in the Arts Award. She has worked in New York City and
for Dance Alloy of Pittsburgh.