Dance Theatre

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

March 22, 1996

Spring Dance Concert March 27-30

The UW-River Falls Dance Theatre will present its annual spring concert March 27- 30 at 8 p.m. in the Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building.

A variety of dance styles will be offered, including a high energy jazz dance choreographed by Amy Ely, a sophomore from Elk Mound, and a lyrical contemporary dance by choreographer April Prestrud, a junior from Prairie Farm.

The concert will feature a lively rhythmic piece by guest choreographer Arlene T. Vann, of St. Paul, Minn. Her dance, "All One Tribe" traces the influences of African rhythms to American dance styles. She will provide the accompaniment on an electronically charged drum set.

Several humorous pieces will also be included. A highlight of the concert will be the performance of two abstract contemporary dances: "Pulse" choreographed by Christina Giessinger, a senior from River Falls; and "A Conflict of Prowess" by Ely. These two dances were presented at the American College Dance Festival in February and were adjudicated by professional choreographers at the Festival's Great Lakes Regional at Western Michigan University.

The concert will include works by Phitsamay Phimmavong, a junior from Minneapolis, Minn., and guest choreographer Ricardo Suarez from Minneapolis. The concert will end with a large rhythmic group piece choreographed by director Karla Zhe.

Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday, March 29, at the ticket office in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. Tickets will also be available before each performance from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $3 for students and children and $5 for adults. For more information, call the ticket office at 715/425-3114 or Zhe at 715/425-3131.

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