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WMU dance students perform in annual concert

Jan. 31, 2011

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University dance students present their annual Winter Gala Dance Concert Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 17-20, in Shaw Theatre at the University's Gilmore Theatre Complex.

Photo of Western Michigan University dance students.Winter Gala Dance Concert
Shaw Theatre

  • Thursday, Feb. 17--8 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 18--8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 19--8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 20--2 p.m.

Dancers will perform the final section of choreographer Alonzo King's "Koto," as well as "The Envelope," choreographed by David Parsons. King is founder and artistic director of Alonzo King Lines Ballet, a celebrated contemporary ballet company based in San Francisco. Parsons is artistic director of Parsons Dance, a modern dance company that tours internationally and is based in New York City.

Another featured dance, "Part and Parcel," was choreographed by guest artist Autumn Eckman for members of the Western Dance Project, WMU's touring ensemble. Eckman is artistic director of Giordano 2, a Chicago-based jazz dance company.

The evening's repertoire also includes original choreography of WMU Department of Dance faculty members David Curwen, Kirsten Harvey and Carolyn Pavlik, and undergraduate dance students Ashley Deran, Sarah Milosch and Rachel Siegel.

Ticket information

Reserved seating for the Winter Gala Dance Concert is $18; $14 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.

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

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