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University of Iowa News Release

Dec. 8, 2004

UI Dance Forum Features 'Nutcracker' Excerpts Dec. 18-19

The University of Iowa Dance Forum, an extra-curricular community program of the UI Dance Department, will present its fall concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 in the Space/Place Theatre of UI North Hall.

The Dance Forum and the UI Youth Ballet will perform excerpts from "The Nutcracker," as well as "Preparation," featuring original music by pianist Tek Winesberry, who will perform the music live.

Tickets are $12 for non-students and $6 for students. Audience members 12 and under will be admitted free.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from the University Box Office in the Iowa Memorial Union. In addition to window sales at the Iowa Memorial Union, the University Box Office may be reached by phone at 319-335-3041 or toll-free 800-346-4401. The fax number is 319-335-3407. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m Monday through Saturday and 5-9 p.m. Sunday. In addition to cash and checks, the University Box Office accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards.

Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the door.

North Hall is located at the north end of Madison Street on the UI campus. It is accessible from both Madison Street and the Anne Cleary Walk. Parking is available in the North Campus Parking Ramp.

The Dance Department is an academic unit 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, ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu.