Release Date: November 5, 2009
The KSU Dance Company will perform Nov. 18-21Concert includes choreography by Janusz Mazon, John Pruitt and others
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ALL PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT. Tickets for the 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17 dress rehearsal will be available at the door one hour ahead; cash or checks only.
KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Dance Company will present a dance concert, “Chakra,” Nov. 18-21 in Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. The concert includes seven pieces choreographed by faculty members and guest artists Emily Cargill, Min Kim, Janusz Mazon, Ivan Pulinkala, James Pruitt and Lauri Stallings.
The title piece, “Chakra,” has been selected for the 2010 American College Dance Festival, which showcases the creativity and quality of choreography and performance that is found at various colleges and universities. KSU has been showcased at ACDF each year since the KSU Dance Company was created.
The concert also features “Lost,” a solo performance by Atlanta Ballet principal dancer John Welker, who is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree through Kennesaw State's partnership with Atlanta Ballet.
The term “chakra” derives from traditional Indian medicine, which identifies seven energy centers that reside in the human body. When these chakras are all aligned, both the body and the spirit are in perfect balance and harmony.
“For the nationally recognized Kennesaw State University Program in Dance, it is as if its seven chakras are coming into alignment, with the launch of a new B.A. degree in January and a newly formed partnership with Atlanta Ballet,” says KSU dance instructor Cynthia Bond Perry. (Click here to read Perry's program notes.)
Ivan Pulinkala, director of the KSU Program in Dance, says, "The audience will be enriched with the diversity of repertoire in this concert, representing the curricular, artistic and cultural diversity of the Program in Dance at KSU. The 37-member KSU Dance Company features students from our first class of 58 dance majors. Next year, 15 of these students will be part of our first graduating class."
Tickets are $18. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact the KSU box office at 770-423-6650 or online.
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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 of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
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.