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Dance Theatre winter concerts Dec. 5, 6

11/25/2009

Dance Theatre member Lisa Walsh, senior economics and history double major, French minor, from Dayton
Miami University's Dance Theatre will present winter concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in Hall Auditorium. The concerts combine elements of different dance forms, from modern to modern ballet to jazz, and includes music that ranges from traditional spirituals to contemporary and jazz.

Featured will be works choreographed by Dance Theatre director Lana Kay Rosenberg; guest artists Shannon Vroom (Miami ’06), Nicole Few Hunter (Miami ’02) and Laura Datillo (Miami ’08); and current company members.

Rosenberg’s “Aguas da Amazonia” is set to music by Phillip Glass, enhanced by the instrumentation of the Brazilian ensemble Uakti. Her dance “We can…,” with costumes designed by sophomore theater major Charlotte Stauffer, is set to music sung by Sarah Iversen, sophomore biochemistry major.

Vroom’s “Zero,” her sixth piece for Dance Theatre, is centered on an excerpt from Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.

Few Hunter’s “To sleep, perchance to dream” documents the travels of the sleeping mind. A practicing attorney, she also teaches dance at the Contemporary Dance Theater in Cincinnati.

Datillo’s “Magdalene’s Fallen” tells the story of three victims of the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland and England.

Student-choreographed works include “Sweet Honey Suite” by Caroline Ferris, sophomore fine arts major; “Set Me Free” by Arielle Johnson, junior health education and health studies double major; “Fortitude” by Abby Morris, junior exercise science major; and “Lost and Found” by Aimi Toyama, senior microbiology and clinical laboratory science double major.

A “talkback” will follow the Saturday performance.

Tickets are free for Miami students and are $6 in advance/$8 at the door for other students and seniors; $10 in advance/$12 at the door for the general public. Tickets are available at the box office in Shriver Center, 529-3200 or www.tickets.muohio.edu>www.tickets.muohio.edu.

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