Release Date: February 11, 2008
Kennesaw State Dance Company presents spring concert
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or email@example.com
KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Dance Company will perform its spring concert, "Incubus" Feb. 27-29 at 8 p.m. in Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. This concert will feature eight original works created especially for the KSU Dance Company.
"The concert will demonstrate the range of talent and vision available in dance at KSU, including offerings from modern, jazz, ballet, tap and classical genres," said Assistant Professor Jane Barnette, resident dramaturg.
Guest choreographers Antonio Sisk, Candess Giyan and Jason Kalish each created a piece for the concert. choreographers include Assistant Professor of Dance Ivan Pulinkala and Instructor of Dance Emily Yewell Volin. Pulinkala choreographed two works for the concert, including the concert’s namesake, "Incubus," which the KSU Dance Company will perform again at the American College Dance Festival in March. Student choreographers include Dale Browne, Errin Cusack and recent alumna Lauren Tatum.
Last year, the KSU Dance Company was chosen from other highly regarded undergraduate and graduate dance programs to perform at the gala of the American College Dance Festival during which they performed a piece from their 2007 spring concert.
Since its inception in 2005, the dance program has experienced exponential growth. Currently, there are more than 140 declared minors in the program and more than 150 students receive dance instruction each term. The program strives to prepare students for the professional world of dance and to help them develop the knowledge and skills needed to pursue dance at the graduate level.
"We are very excited that KSU Dance has grown so much," says Pulinkala, director of the KSU Dance Company. “We anticipate that very soon students will be able to major in dance."
The KSU Dance Company is a pre-professional level dance company that performs at KSU, regionally and nationally. The mission of the KSU Dance Company is to bring Western concert dance to the community, as well as serve the mission of education in dance. Through outreach programs, students in the company gain valuable touring experience, while serving an important community mission. The variety of performance opportunities provide students with practical experiences that extend to the areas of production, design and stage management.
The "Incubus" dance concert will take place Feb. 27-29 at 8 p.m. in Stillwell Theater. Admission is $15. Tickets are available at the box office or online at www.kennesaw.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office at 770-423-6650.
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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.