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Date: Apr 13, 2010
Hofstra Dance Continues Its Silver Anniversary Celebration With Annual Spring Dance Concert
Thursday, April 22, to Sunday, April 25, 2010, at the John Cranford Adams PlayhouseHofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Hofstra’s Dance Program is continuing its 25 year celebration with a spring dance concert that features works by six illustrious Hofstra faculty choreographers: Robin Becker, Stormy Brandenberger, Anita Feldman, Dyane Harvey-Salaam, Amy Marshall and Karla Wolfangle. The concert also welcomes Rachel List as Hofstra’s new director of the Dance Program.
Performances are April 22 to April 25, 2010; 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12, $10 for senior citizens. Members of the Hofstra community receive one free ticket upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. For tickets and more information call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
• Amy Marshall has created Going for the Gold, comic relief in four sections, that takes the audience on the rigorous journey to an Olympic medal. Going for the Gold was just premiered as part of Amy Marshall and Company’s tenth anniversary New York City Season at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater.
• Karla Wolfangle, a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for twelve years, will present Roy Nicholson, a work inspired by the artist and friend of the same name.
• Robin Becker’s group work, Returning, to music by Leonard Cohen sung by Roberta Flack, was originally premiered with a live performance by Roberta Flack at Pace University in New York City.
• Known for her choreography that merges modern and African Dance, Dyane Harvey-Salaam has created Currents of Blues that explores the healing and emotional effects of water on the lives of people who live near it.
• Eclectic choreographer Stormy Brandenberger will premiere No Time to Wait, with live, original music by Arthur Solari and Jordan Chiolis, performed by members of the Hofstra Percussion Ensemble.
• Completing the program will be The Rhythm Walkers, a modern-stepping dance that explores how to fall on the beat, by contemporary tap dance choreographer Anita Feldman.
The Hofstra spring dance concert promises a stimulating mix of diverse choreographic styles and outstanding dancing by the Hofstra dance and dance education majors.
Hofstra’s Dance Program also has a Three for Free program this spring, including:
Wednesday, April 14, 11:30 a.m.: Spring Dance Concert Symposium, Dempster Dance Studio, Room 209.
Wednesday, May 5, noon: Informal choreographic demonstration by Hofstra dance majors who have been working with adults from The Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC). Dempster Dance Studio, Room 209.
Monday and Tuesday, May 3 and 4, 8 p.m.: MoVoM, Dance Majors Formal Concert. Emily Lowe Hall, Room 108.
The Hofstra University Department of Drama and Dance provides its students with the opportunity to develop and hone their skills as performers, and deepen their appreciation for the arts, on their way to careers in the theater and beyond. The Dance Program offers two undergraduate degrees: a B.A. in Dance, and a B.S. in Education, Dance Education, and is a group of approximately 70 dance and dance education majors, and 60 dance minors.