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‘New Danceworks II’ examines social issues


March 28, 2007

ASU Herberger College dance students and faculty premiere the best original choreography from the Herberger College of the Arts during its highly anticipated MainStage New Danceworks concert series. “New Danceworks II” runs from March 29 to April 1.

“New Danceworks concerts are the best opportunities to see some of the most cutting-edge choreography and dance production created by young artists in the Valley,” says Pegge Vissicaro, interim dance chair. “Students work on their choreography for months, then must pass a rigorous faculty review before being accepted for the concert.”

Past New Danceworks performers have gone on to start their own dance companies or join other prominent companies in Arizona, New York and beyond.

The March concerts open minds by examining cultural issues through choreography. Stunning solo and group works inspired by gay and lesbian youth, genocide, Hurricane Katrina and the process of self-discovery are presented by graduate student choreographers Lindsey Bauer, Kristen DeBottis, Natalie King, Sara Parish and visiting artist Cliff Keuter.

MainStage Dance concert tickets range in price from $7 to $20 and are available through the Herberger College Box Office by calling (480) 965-6447 or visiting the Web site http://herbergercollege.asu.edu/mainstage.

“New Danceworks II” will take place at 7:30 p.m., March 29-31, and 2 p.m., April 1.

Denise Tanguay, denise.tanguay@asu.edu
480-965-7144