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ASU Gammage announces 2010-2011 'BEYOND' season

July 19, 2010

ASU Gammage's 2010-2011 BEYOND season features internationally-acclaimed artists in music and dance, including Tony Award®-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones.

Dean Moss, Dance/Theater – "Nameless forest"
Free Work in Progress showing

Co-presented by the ASU School of Dance & Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
7 p.m., Sept. 24, ASU Galvin Playhouse, Tempe campus
Suggested for Students of Grades 10-12

Dean Moss creates performance works that explore identity and perception. His multidisciplinary practice includes performance, dance, video, audio and visual design. In Nameless forest, Moss collaborates with gifted contemporary Korean sculptor, installation artist and poet, Sungmyung Chun. Unforgettable imagery fused with seamless dance movement and an unorthodox yet captivating use of us, the audience, makes Dean Moss’ new work an experience not to be missed.

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) – "Symphony for the Dance Floor"
Arizona Premiere

7 p.m., Feb. 5, 2011, ASU Gammage
Suggested for Students of Grades 7-12

Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) melds his classical music roots with his own cultural references and vibrant musical imagination. DBR recently collaborated and performed with Lady Gaga on FOX’s “American Idol” and has been featured by “CBS Evening News,” Esquire Magazine and Crain’s New York Business. Symphony for the Dance
Floor will take the symphony form and rock Gammage with the unparalleled musical imagination of DBR. Be prepared to have the most fun you’ve had at a “symphony” in a very long time.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company – "Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray"
7 p.m., March 5, 2011, ASU Gammage
Suggested for Students of Grades 10-12

Two-time Tony® Award winning Bill T. Jones is simply one of the most celebrated choreographer/directors in the world. Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray will find Mr. Jones “leading with his own heart,” seeking a way to articulate if not reconcile the view of Abraham Lincoln he had as a young boy growing up during the civil rights struggle. A truly brilliant fusion of dialogue, dance, multi-media, original and traditional music, Fondly Do We Hope... cannot help but move us and make us ponder the greatness and possibilities of perhaps our most cherished President.

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange – "The Matter of Origins"
7 p.m., April 11, 2011, ASU Gammage
Suggested for Students of Grades 7-12

MacArthur “genius” Fellowship recipient Liz Lerman will take us on another fascinating journey after her remarkable 2006 Gammage performance, "Ferocious Beauty: The Genome." Sometimes we discover truth through science, imagine it through art or discern it by faith. With Liz Lerman we seem to touch all three. What was the beginning of the universe? What was the beginning of the paper clip, the pencil, the handshake, the kiss, the Pledge of Allegiance? Some questions are huge. Some are small. The Matter of Origins is a performance, a conversation, a floor show, a quiz show and a chance to meet big minds. It’s a dance to watch and a dance to learn. Join us for another inspiring evening with this amazing artist. (Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation.)

Tickets are $20 and $10 for all performances go on sale in the Fall. The BEYOND Series is presented by ASU Gammage The BEYOND series is sponsored by Arizona Lottery, Scottsdale Insurance/Nationwide Foundation, US Airways APS  with additional support from Target, Margaret T. Morris Foundation and the Kieckhefer Foundation.

About ASU Gammage
Located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world.  ASU Gammage is the home theater of the PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona and Beyond series.  Its mission is connecting communities by providing artistic excellence and educational outreach to the public.  ASU Gammage is an historic hall designed by internationally-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.