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 SRU Dance Faculty to Perform in Tango Festival, Pittsburgh 

 

SPOTLIGHT

Aug. 21, 2006

Contact: Gordon Ovenshine: 724-738-4854; gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu

SRU DANCE FACULTY TO PERFORM IN TANGO FESTIVAL, PITTSBURGH

 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.

Keller’s 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 Argentina.

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.

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