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Release: Feb. 8, 2001
Work of UI dance faculty member Charlotte Adams will be performed at Joyce
SoHo in NYC
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Joyce Theater, one of New York Citys most prominent
dance presenters, will feature the work of UI dance department faculty member
Charlotte Adams, performed by her company of UI dancers Feb. 16-18 in its
downtown theater space, the Joyce SoHo. With the production assistance of
New Yorks Dance Theater Workshop, the nine-member Charlotte Adams and
Dancers will present an evening entitled "The Poetry of Physics."
The Joyce SoHo specializes in presenting the work of emerging choreographers.
The piece from which the concert takes its name was premiered by Adams in
the dance departments 1999 Dance Gala in the UI Hancher Auditorium,
and the work was honored with an invitation to be performed at the 2000 National
College Dance Festival, sponsored by the American College Dance Festival Association.
The concert also includes "Big Bucks for Lulu," which was premiered
by the UI Dance Company in Dance Gala 2000, presented last November in Hancher.
The company members, all of whom are graduates or current students of the
UI dance department, are E.E. Balcos, Angela Barrette, Brooke Franklin, Tarek
Halaby, Alessandra Herszkowicz, Michele Kriner, Jerome Stigler and Jessie
"The dancers have jelled into a true company, with the artistry and
trust in one another that a good dance company requires," Adams says.
"We have been rehearsing since August, and I am very proud to have them
performing in New York as Charlotte Adams and Dancers."
Adams came to the UI in 1998 after directing the dance program at the University
of Nebraska for three years. She attended the University of Arizona and founded
Tucsons Tenth Street Danceworks, which toured the Southwest, South Korea,
Japan, the Philippines, Australia and France.
The New York performances were made possible by the College of Liberal Arts
CIFRE program, the colleges travel fund and the UI dance department.
The dance department is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts.
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