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Concerts feature student choreographers and dancers

Jan. 28, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University dance students present their annual Winter Concert of Dance Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, in Chenery Auditorium. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

The program features Antony Tudor's "Dark Elegies," staged by Willy Shives, assistant ballet master and lead dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, and "Strict Love," choreographed by Doug Varone and staged by Eddie Taketa, both of Doug Varone and Dancers. The repertoire also includes works choreographed by WMU Department of Dance faculty members Carolyn Pavlik, Tony Calucci and Rhonda Cinotto; undergraduate dance students Marissa Staniec and Jessie Cosentino; and WMU alumna Kristen Legg.

Admission to the Winter Concert of Dance is $16; $12 for senior citizens, WMU faculty and staff, and Partners in Dance members; and $8 for students. All seating is reserved. Tickets are available in advance by calling the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or at the door before each performance.

Chenery Auditorium is located at the corner of Westnedge Avenue and Vine Street in Kalamazoo.

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Media contact: Nina Nelson, (269) 387-5833, nina.nelson@wmich.edu

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