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Volume 10 • Number 6
Nov. 5, 2008
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Dance Theatre Fall Concert to be Held Nov. 19-22
The EKU Dance Theatre will present its Fall Concert Wednesday, Nov. 19, through Saturday, Nov. 22, in O’Donnell Hall, the Student Services Building auditorium.

The concert will include 14 pieces, featuring clogging, modern, classical and samba performances.

Guest artist Lakshmi Sriraman, a classical Indian dancer, has choreographed a modern/classical piece for 16 of the dancers. Dr. Marianne McAdam, director of the Dancer Theatre, has collaborated with the Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jason Koontz, to present a Brazilian Maracatu (samba).

Also featured will be a very modern, upbeat clogging piece by Abby Day and Eric Highfield to the song "Black Betty" by Ram Jam. Day will combine her love of music and dance in the second piece she is choreographing to "Lux Aurumque," a contemporary a cappella choral work. In contrast to the clogging piece, this modern dance “has a spiritual essence that will touch people’s hearts” according to McAdam.

Another piece is alumna Katrina Martir’s dance celebrating National Disability Month by highlighting each person’s abilities.

Life’s trials and tribulations is the theme for three of the dancers as they all struggle to make sense of life’s challenges through modern dance. Valerie Richards shares the need to cry while Christy Brosius’ piece highlights individual insecurities. Meganne Jones shares her joy at overcoming major life struggles and Kindra Spurlock encourages patience with a modern/hip hop piece.

Tickets for the concert, scheduled nightly at 8 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, are $5 for students and $8 for others. Reservations can be made beginning Nov. 5 by calling the Alumni House at 622-1260 Monday through Friday.