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Dance students perform original works

Jan. 21, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University dance students present their annual Winter Gala Dance Concert Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 4-7, in Williams Theatre at the University's Gilmore Theatre Complex.

Winter Gala Dance Concert
Williams Theatre

  • Thursday, Feb. 4--8 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 5--8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 6--2 and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 7--2 p.m.

This year's program features well-known works by choreographers Gerald Arpino and Harrison McEldowney. Arpino is a co-founder of The Joffrey Ballet and a choreographer known for creating athletic works that capture the American spirit. McEldowney is known for his theatrical work and career in the entertainment industry, as well as for his choreography of the 1992 Summer Olympics. He has worked with the Hubbard Street Dance Company of Chicago, River North Chicago Dance Company, Civic Ballet of Chicago, Ballet Met (Columbus) and Louisville Ballet.

The repertoire also includes the original choreography of WMU Department of Dance faculty members Sharon Garber, David Curwen, Carolyn Pavlik and Kirsten Harvey; undergraduate dance students Angela Guerro and Michael McDonald; and guest artist Autumn Eckman.

Ticket information

Admission to the Winter Gala Dance Concert is $16; $12 for senior citizens, WMU faculty and staff, and Partners in Dance members; and $8 for students. Tickets are available in advance by calling the Gilmore Theatre Complex Ticket Office at (269) 387-6222, or at the door before each performance. All tickets are general admission and seating is limited.

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

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