April 22, 2008

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Posted April 22, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will host several end-of-semester events highlighting the performing arts.

The Bucknell Dance Company will presents its annual spring dance concert on Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is $8, $6 senior citizens.

The dance concert program includes original choreography by guest artists Michael Foley, Kristy Kuhn, and Denise LaPointe as well as Bucknell dance faculty member Er-Dong Hu and several Bucknell students.

The Bucknell department of theatre and dance will host the performance "Frere Jacques" by Mark Olsen on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in Harvey Powers Theatre in Coleman Hall.

The performance, which is free to the public, will feature Olsen playing the legendary mime and movement artist Jacques Lecoq, with funny pantomimes and mime sketches and Neutral, Commedia, and Character masks in action. The event is sponsored by the Bucknell Association for the Arts.

There will be a Javanese Gamelan recital on Tuesday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building. The gamelan, one of only three in Pennsylvania, is a collection of brass percussion instruments including a xylophone, a gong, drums and kettles of various sizes.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will include a brief introduction to the instruments and explanation of their performance patterns as well as a "hands-on" opportunity for audience members to examine the instruments after the performance.

For more information, visit the calendar of events page at http://www.bucknell.edu/x20214.xml

Contact: Division of Communications

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