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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 Nicole Wong.

Stark's new duo, set to music by the rock band Radiohead, is titled "Uncertainty Principle."

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 Project.

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.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact ur-acr@uiowa.edu.