Kennesaw State Dance Company's premiere sells out early, features finale with Atlanta Ballet
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KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 22, 2007)—The new Kennesaw State University Dance Company will perform its premiere concert, “42 Feet off the Ground,” with special assistance from the Atlanta Ballet. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. on February 28, March 1 and March 2. All three performances have already sold out.
“We are very excited to make our concert debut to full houses,” says Ivan Pulinkala, director of the KSU Dance Company. “The dance program has grown very quickly and we have benefited from tremendous community support.”
Some of those supporters includes the leadership and dancers of the Atlanta Ballet, who gladly supported the creation of a new piece called, “And the Wicked Cometh.” Choreographed by Pulinkala and funded by a incentive grant from the KSU Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, “And the Wicked Cometh” is a contemporary piece danced on pointe that questions the power of negative energy in the university. It will be performed by dancers from the Atlanta Ballet as the finale of “42 Feet off the Ground.”
Pulinkala choreographed three other pieces for the concert, including the cutting-edge, abstract “A Dream Discarded,” which the KSU Dance Company will perform at the American College Dance Festival in March.
Guest choreographers Kim Neal Nofsinger of Middle Tennessee State University and Caitlin Trainor of Columbia University; choreographer Daryl Foster; and student choreographer Lauren Tatum each created one piece for the concert.
“42 Feet off the Ground” will take audiences on a “journey through a diverse range of movement vocabulary and choreographic style giving you an experience of the ancient, the abstract and the contemporary,” KSU resident dramaturg Jane Barnette writes. It provides “a vital feast for the audience.”
For stand-by ticket information, call the box office at 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
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.