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Media Advisory: Wake Forest Fall Dance Concert

By Kim McGrath, 336-758-3209, mcgratka@wfu.edu or Leslie Spencer, 336-758-1997, spenceld@wfu.edu Office of Communications and External Relations

The Wake Forest University Dance Company and the Department of Theatre and Dance present the Fall Faculty/Guest Artist Dance Concert.

Performances run Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater of Scales Fine Arts Center.

The concert will feature work by guest artists Justin Mann, Debbie Sayles, Mark Price, Mair Culbreth, Tina Yarborough Liggins, and dance faculty members Christopher Martin, Brantly Shapiro, Christina Soriano and Nina Lucas.

Tickets are $10, $5 for students and senior citizens and may be purchased beginning November 7th at the box office 336-758-5295. The box office is open weekdays from noon – 5p.m.

About the Dances

Mair Culbreth: “Left, Where It Is” examines human communication, interaction and negotiation.

Mark Price: “Life Goes To A Party” was created with two influences in mind, a love of big band music of the 30s and 40s, as well as the work of Bob Fosse.

Debbie Sayles: “Rhythms” is a tap piece that explores the different sounds and movements created by the use of folding chairs as props.

Amy Love Beasley: “Assembly” is a piecing together of remembering, drawing, folding, circling, dropping, catching, spiraling, flying, falling, gathering…assembling.

Brantly Shapiro: “Dream” brings to life excerpts from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” where fairies venture out at nightfall and dance until the first rays of morning sunlight.

Christina Soriano: “For Cage” is a solo that explores three distinct pieces of John Cage’s music throughout his prolific 60-year career.

Nina Lucas and Dr. Steven Mizel: “Lamentation Before Sunrise” is a collaborative project integrating science and dance that combines artistic excellence in dance with understanding of how the immune system works and the manner in which HIV causes destruction of a key part of the system.

Justin Mann: “3 x a Perspective” is about the entire experience of cancer and how this terrible disease not only affects the person who is sick, but affects their friends and family as well.

Tina Yarborough Liggins: A new work by Yarborough featuring a fusion of jazz dance with a Latin influence.

Chris Martin: “Glance” examines the process of shifting the weight from foot to foot.

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About Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.

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