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Inspirational Movie Starts Off UW-RF Wyman Series With A Beat

SEPT. 29, 2006--The Wyman Events and Lectures Series for the 2006-07 academic school year at UW-River Falls will kick off on Wednesday, Oct. 4 with the inspirational movie, "Take The Lead," which is based on actual events. The person upon whose life the film is based will visit campus on Oct. 11.

The film will be shown at 8 p.m. at the North Hall Auditorium on the UW-River Falls campus. The film, along with all upcoming performances in the Wyman Series, is open to the public. The film is free to UW-RF students with I.D. and $5 for nonstudents.

"Take The Lead" is the true story of a former professional dancer named Pierre Dulaine, who is played by the widely known actor Antonio Banderas. In the film, Dulaine volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. At first clashing with his students' taste in dance, together they create a completely new style.  

Movie critic Roger Ebert gives the movie a thumbs up, calling it "...uplifting."   More information about the film can be found on its Web site .

On Wednesday, Oct. 11 th the real Pierre Dulaine will speak at 8 p.m. at the North Hall Auditorium. An inspirational speaker who travels the country, Dulaine will present, "Take The Lead in Life."

The last two Wyman Series events during fall semester in North Hall Audtiorium include Fast Horse, a Native American family of performers, who will perform Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. The Fast Horses are a Minnesota-based Lakota group who has been known worldwide since 1998. Mixing age, language, and culture, the performance focuses on the evolution of native music and dance.

The next will be the string quartet, Artaria, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6.   A warm, rich sound and what the Boston Globe described as "exquisitely balanced and sonorous," has led to Artaria's critical acclaim throughout Europe and the United States.   With a mixture of classical and contemporary music, this performance is sure to be highly entertaining.

Wyman events are free to UW-River Falls students, and are $5 for nonstudents, except where noted. For more information on this, or any other upcoming events, call the UW - River Falls Leadership Center at 715-425-4911.




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