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(NOTE TO EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that a UI student from your community or readership area is performing in the UI Dance Company's "Dance Gala '98." The names of students are listed at the end of the release, alphabetically by town, with Iowa towns listed first.)

Local University of Iowa student performs in 'Special Delivery/Dance Gala '98' Nov. 13-14

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- What do a mysteriously magnetic missive, Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel, the mythic Gordian Knot and Brazil's soccer mania have in common? Each is a part of "Special Delivery/Dance Gala '98," this season's rendition of the UI Dance Company's annual eclectic showcase at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14 in Hancher Auditorium.

In addition to the satirical and slapstick humor of "The Envelope," set to music of Rossini by popular contemporary choreographer David Parsons, the student dancers of "Special Delivery/Dance Gala '98" will perform works by UI dance department faculty members David Berkey, Alicia Brown, Armando Duarte and Alan Sener.

Tickets for "Special Delivery/Dance Gala '98" are available from the Hancher Auditorium box office (319) 335-1160. Long distance within Iowa and western Illinois is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial (319) 335-1158. This line is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

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BELLE PLAINE: Rachel Hobart
CEDAR RAPIDS: Jessica Young, Lovar D. Kidd
CLARION: Jill Emerson
DES MOINES: Emily Power
DEWITT: Julie Ivory
ELDRIDGE: Sally Donaubauer
EPWORTH: Ryan Rausch
IOWA CITY: Laura M. Green, Sabrina Madison-Cannon
KNOXVILLE: Andrew McCorkel
MASON CITY: Sara Turner
NORTH LIBERTY: Shannon Brown
PALO: Susan Goedeken
SPENCER: John S.W. Duncan
WASHINGTON: Lana McAllister
WAUKEE: Laura Nelson
WEST BURLINGTON: Stephanie Probst

BARRINGTON: Jessica Gumowski
BATAVIA: Jennifer Moore
CHICAGO: Julie Asmar, Beverly Carringto
HAZELCREST: Susan Lockett
HOMEWOOD: Joseph Poulson
LISLE: Nickole C. Lanham
MACOMB: Sara Semonis
MATTESON: Tarek Halaby
MT. PROSPECT: Brighid Anda
MUNDELEIN: Heather Hayes, Elizabeth Leffert
ROCKFORD: Angelica Delgadillo
STILLMAN VALLEY: Brooke Franklin

ANDERSON: Michele Kriner

NEW ORLEANS: Amelia McCarthy

CHESTNUT HILL: Adrian Johnston

ANN ARBOR: Bryan Schuman

KANSAS CITY: Monique Ivana Jones, Rachel Urie
ST. LOUIS: Christine Goldmann, Courtney Walrath

ALBUQUERQUE: Matthew Keefe

YANKTON: Kathryn Elder

PUYALLUP: Sara J. Spidel

SLINGER: Robyn Trester