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April 18, 2007

UI Undergraduate Dancers And Choreographers Show Their Stuff April 26-28

The University of Iowa Dance Department will present its spring Undergraduate Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 26-28, in the Space/Place Theatre of UI North Hall.

The concert will feature a dozen classical and contemporary dance works -- most less than five minutes in duration -- selected by a faculty adjudication committee from pieces performed at audition.

Dance Chair Alan Sener said, "This year's Undergraduate Concert at Space Place promises to be an exciting event. It's the last concert opportunity for many of our graduating seniors, and its marvelous to watch them dance their hearts out for these performances."

-- "Prelude" is a group improvisation, directed by Anna Adams Stark and featuring live music by Laura Goddard and Daniel Reynolds.

-- "Am I Living it Right" is a sextet choreographed by Jennifer Vieira, who also arranged the music.

-- "Audiovisceral" is a trio Kathleen Przywara set to music by PJ Harvey.

-- Lindsay Schwab set her solo "Within a Day" to music by Pink Floyd, which is combined with e.e. cummings poetry read by Jackie Stewart.

--"Overpass" is choreographed and performed by the trio of Kathleen Prywara, Katie Robbins and Katie Seddon to music by Ernst Reijseger.

-- Choreographer Alison Riazi set her quartet "Urgent Disengagement" to music by Zoe Keating.

--" The Effect of Boys and Gravity" is a quintet by Amy Jacobus to music by Bach.

-- "Tease," a quintet by Christine Hands, features music by the jazz band Equilateral, which features UI alumnus Chris Merz and UI faculty member Brent Sandy.

-- Music by Murcof accompanies "Distorted Reality," a trio choreographed by Keera Herbst.

- -Anna Adams Stark and Trevor Szuba-Schneider collaborated as choreographers and performers for "Bound About," set to music by Dietrich Eichmann.

-- Stark also choreographed "The Third Wheel," a trio set to music by Joanna Newsom.

-- Rachael Hillman collaborated with her dancers to create "Dynamic," set to music by Justice.

The Dance Department is a unit of the UI Division of Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Tickets are $12 (UI student $6; Free admission for children under 12).

Tickets may be purchased in advance from the University Box Office in the Iowa Memorial Union. In addition to window sales at the Iowa Memorial Union, the University Box Office may be reached by phone at 319-335-3041 or toll-free 800-346-4401. The fax number is 319-335-3407. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. In addition to cash and checks, the University Box Office accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards.

Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the door.

North Hall is located at the north end of Madison Street on the UI campus. It is accessible from both Madison Street and the Anne Cleary Walk. Parking is available in the North Campus Parking Ramp.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073; cell: 310-430-1013;