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Feb. 18, 2004

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Seán Curran Company will perform a program of dances to music by Leos Janácek performed live on Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets for the event are $20.

"Seán Curran is one of the hottest new choreographers in America today. His dances blend a myriad of influences into a purely original style full of wit, intelligence, ingenuity, and uncanny physical humor," says Bill Boswell, director of cultural events at Bucknell.

A former cast member of STOMP, and before that a favorite dancer with Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane dance, Curran has earned a national reputation as a choreographer with works for his own company, as well as choreography for opera (New York City Opera's L'Etoile), on Broadway (James Joyce's The Dead) and off (My Life with Albertine), and commissions for the likes of Trinity Irish Dance Company.

The Company will be dancing to music by Leos Janácek, performed live by Jeremy Denk, piano, and Timothy Fain, violin.

"We are particularly fortunate in that Seán Curran himself is scheduled to perform one of the pieces on the program as a solo," says Boswell.

"Two of his works were set on the Bucknell Dance Company when it was under the directorship of Danna Frangione, and the Weis Center Series is dedicating this concert to her memory."

Interested persons will have an opportunity to learn more about Seán Curran and dancers in a free open rehearsal and discussion on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

Advance tickets for the performance are available from the Bucknell Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 570-577-1000. Tickets also can be purchased one hour before the performance. For information regarding the availability of services for persons with disabilities at Weis Center events, call 570-577-3700.

The 2003-04 season of Weis Center events is made possible in part by generous funding from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.


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