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UW-Eau Claire to Present
‘Danceworks 2004’ April 1-3

 MAILED:  March 15, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Dance Company will present its annual spring concert, “Danceworks 2004,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 1-3, in Kjer Theater on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Toni Poll-Sorensen, professor of dance in the department of music and theater arts, the Concert Dance Company will present eight works showcasing the traditions of ballet, tap, jazz, modern and ethnic dance.

The first piece in the show, “Perpetuations,” was choreographed by Allen Fields, artistic director of the Minnesota Ballet. This dance comes alive through two movements and shows the evolution of ballet from court ballrooms to the stage.

Other pieces to be performed in the first half of the concert are “Cubauza,” choreographed by senior Kate Brown, Waupaca; “Dans le Jardin,” an experiment in minimalist movement choreographed by Poll-Sorensen; “Acrobatic Tap,” choreographed by senior Anna-Lisa Bjorklund, Lindstrom, Minn.; “Sachen Des Lebens,” which depicts a boy’s struggles with his inability to face life’s issues, choreographed by Bjorklund and senior Kristin Warner, Eagan, Minn.; and “In the Zone,” choreographed by former Concert Dance Company member Becky Blom, who specializes in hip hop choreography.

The first piece to be performed in the second half of the concert, “Slangen,” was choreographed by Joe Chvala, founder and artistic director of the Flying Foot Forum based in Minneapolis. The final piece in the show will be “Interreaction,” choreographed by senior Emily Dieringer, Campbellsport, and May 2003 graduate Alex Kluiber, Brookfield, along with contributions from the dancers. This dance explores the connections between dancers dependent on one another.

Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $9 for the public, $7 for those 62 and older, $6 for those 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff, and $5 for students with a university ID.


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Updated: March 15, 2004