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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Jan. 31, 2003
UI Concert Features Faculty And Student Choreography
New choreography by faculty members and graduate students in the University
of Iowa dance department will be presented in a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday
through Saturday, Feb. 6-8 in the Space/Place Theatre of UI North Hall.
Along with choreography by faculty members David Berkey, Charlotte Adams
and Alan Sener, the concert will feature new work by students Daniel Stark,
Tony Orrico, Amanda Hamp, Tracy Vacura, Erica Chinn, Marina Fukushima and
Stark's new duo, set to music by the rock band Radiohead, is titled "Uncertainty
Orrico is the solo performer of his "time-in," which he will perform
twice, with eyes closed. "I will imagine the experience of the original
choreography," he explains. "For you, only the lived vibrations
of my commitment to this study are left to witness."
An "Anticline" is an arch of layers of rock strata, and Hamp chose
that image as the title of her quintet, set to music of the Jules Maxwell
Berkey's "At Arms Length" is a contemporary-dance duet, choreographed
to the music of Edward Elgar.
Vacura's "Unseen Lower Half" is a women's quintet, with design
by Dave Glanzer and Vacura.
The music of Patti LaBelle provides the context for "You Are My Friend,"
Chinn's self-performed solo, which she describes as suggesting the atmosphere
of a wedding.
Adams collaborated with Orrico and Wong in the creation of "The Pathology
of Love," performed to the music of Jimmy Eat World and Ry Cooder.
Sener will reprise his solo "As Before," which was premiered in
E.C. Mabie Theatre of the UI Theatre Building in 2002, as part of the "Infinite
Respect/Enduring Dignity" conference.
Finally, Fukishima used the music of J.S. Bach for her quartet titled, "A
Melodious Scoop of Life."
Tickets are $10 ($5 for UI students) and may be purchased in advance from
the University Box Office in the Iowa Memorial Union. Children under 12 will
be admitted free.
Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 5-9 p.m.
Sunday. Phone 319-335-3041 or toll-free 800-346-4401. The fax number is 319-335-3407.
Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the door. In addition to cash and
checks, the University Box Office accepts MasterCard, Visa , American Express
and Discover cards.
The Dance Department is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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