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Release: Feb. 8, 2001

Work of UI dance faculty member Charlotte Adams will be performed at Joyce SoHo in NYC

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Joyce Theater, one of New York City’s most prominent dance presenters, will feature the work of UI dance department faculty member Charlotte Adams, performed by her company of UI dancers Feb. 16-18 in its downtown theater space, the Joyce SoHo. With the production assistance of New York’s Dance Theater Workshop, the nine-member Charlotte Adams and Dancers will present an evening entitled "The Poetry of Physics."

The Joyce SoHo specializes in presenting the work of emerging choreographers.

The piece from which the concert takes its name was premiered by Adams in the dance department’s 1999 Dance Gala in the UI Hancher Auditorium, and the work was honored with an invitation to be performed at the 2000 National College Dance Festival, sponsored by the American College Dance Festival Association.

The concert also includes "Big Bucks for Lulu," which was premiered by the UI Dance Company in Dance Gala 2000, presented last November in Hancher.

The company members, all of whom are graduates or current students of the UI dance department, are E.E. Balcos, Angela Barrette, Brooke Franklin, Tarek Halaby, Alessandra Herszkowicz, Michele Kriner, Jerome Stigler and Jessie Young.

"The dancers have jelled into a true company, with the artistry and trust in one another that a good dance company requires," Adams says. "We have been rehearsing since August, and I am very proud to have them performing in New York as Charlotte Adams and Dancers."

Adams came to the UI in 1998 after directing the dance program at the University of Nebraska for three years. She attended the University of Arizona and founded Tucson’s Tenth Street Danceworks, which toured the Southwest, South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Australia and France.

The New York performances were made possible by the College of Liberal Arts CIFRE program, the college’s travel fund and the UI dance department. The dance department is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts.

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