Posting Date: August 30, 2011

KSU Dance announces new community collaboration
Upcoming performance includes world premiere work

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KENNESAW, Ga.—A physical chorus of 40 dancers from the KSU Program in Dance will collaborate with artists from gloATL to perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) on September 9-10 at the Woodruff Arts Center. The world premiere of "Maa’," choreographed by KSU artist-in-residence, Lauri Stallings, will be performed by the ASO and conducted by Atlanta symphony maestro Robert Spano. The performance featuring Sonic Generator from the Georgia Technical Institute will be set to music composed by renowned Finish composer Kajia Saariaho.

The recently announced Artistic Partnership between the KSU Program in Dance and gloATL, celebrates a community partnership between Atlanta’s newest dance forces. The world premiere of "Maa’" will mark yet another significant milestone for the KSU Program in Dance, as it collaborates with gloATL to perform for the first time with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the prestigious Symphony Hall. According to Ivan Pulinkala, director of the KSU Program in Dance: “We are thrilled to collaborate with gloATL and Lauri Stallings on yet another exciting artistic adventure at Symphony Hall this September. Performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will provide an immeasurable opportunity for our students to share the stage with some of the finest talent in our region. This fall, the KSU Program in Dance celebrates its growth to more than 100 dance majors. Our success would not be possible without the support of all our community partners. This collaboration is an outstanding example of how different artistic voices can unite to produce contemporary cutting-edge art.” The KSU Program in Dance is housed within the Department of Theatre, Performance Studies & Dance in the College of the Arts.

Maa’ will be performed September 9th and 10th at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall at the Woodruff arts Center. Tickets: $50 premium seating, $25 general admission, $12 student/artist. Box office: 404-733-5000


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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.


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