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Pilobolus Dance offers free master class while at WMU

Feb. 16, 2004

KALAMAZOO--The Pilobolus Institute, a branch of Pilobolus Dance Theatre, which will perform at Miller Auditorium Feb. 20, will hold two master classes during their residency at Western Michigan University.

The first will be exclusively for members of the WMU Dance Department and the second will be free and open to the public. The public master class will be Thursday, Feb. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wellspring Theatre in the Epic Center in Downtown Kalamazoo.

In 1991, Pilobolus Dance Theatre inaugurated the Pilobolus Institute, which is an educational outreach program that uses the art of choreography as a model for creative thinking in any field. The dancer/teachers have introduced Pilobolus' unique perspective on collaborative creativity to tens of thousands of people around the country, and maintain an active schedule of residencies and programs in schools, colleges, and universities as well as both public and private arts organizations throughout the United States.

The master class is limited to 25 people participants and 100 observers. Participants must wear comfortable clothing, no blue jeans, and be prepared to move in bare feet and observers must sit the auditorium. The master class will most likely be tailored according to the essential creative principles of Pilobolus's choreographic methods for all ages of non-dancers, serious dance students and professionals alike.

To sign up for the public master class, call Miller Auditorium at (269) 387-2311.

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Media contact: Tracey Lawie, 269 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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