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Dances of many styles (including Bollywood) at PLU this weekend

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on April 14, 2010 at 11:46 am |
April 14, 2010 11:46 am

Pacific Lutheran University students will bring a wide variety of movement styles to campus during “Dance Ensemble” this weekend.

The event, featuring Bollywood, Modern, Ballet and Step, will be in the Eastvold Auditorium on the PLU campus Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Thirteen original dance numbers will be performed by the university’s School of Arts and Communication. The ensemble is directed by Associate Professor Maureen McGill.

Read more from the press release….

The dance works are created by students, faculty and special guest choreographer, Crystal Smith. Smith performed with the professional division of Tacoma City Ballet and was part of the teaching staff.

Co-director and dance team advisor, Tara Holliday created a lively duet , “If the Shoe fits, Toss It”.

Maureen McGill’s original piece “Soldiers Sojourns/Going Home” is inspired by New York artist Laura McCallum. McCallum created a video with New York video artist Karim Lopez. The artwork is entitled “Bitter Fruit.” It is dedicated to all lives lost in the Iraq war.

Additional student choreographers include Rae-Ann Barras, Amanda Bates, George Culver, Clare Edgerton, Cathy Patricia Hall, Syndey Jaimes, Hillary Parsons, Rebecca Sharp, Sara Stiehl, and Tani Wright.

Tickets are $5 for the PLU community and $8 for general admission. Tickets available at the door or at the Concierge desk in the University Center. For ticket info: 253-535-7411

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