April 14, 2009

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell Dance Company will celebrate more than 20 years of the Bucknell dance program with a Spring Gala concert on April 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center.

"The dynamic concert will feature a mix of jazz, ballet, and modern dance with the choreography of renowned guest artists who will create an original work for the dancers," said Er-Dong Hu, professor of dance at Bucknell and faculty director, who will premiere his original work on the seniors of the company.

Dances range from classic to modern
"Genres of dance range from classic jazz to contemporary ballet to modern. The performance offers the drama and classic technique for the dance enthusiast, while adding color and flair to create an upbeat twist for those new to the dance world," said Professors Dustyn Martincich and Kristy Kuhn.

Because the gala is celebrating 20 years of dance at Bucknell, former Bucknell Professor Shellie Cash will set an alumni piece on 10 former students and current faculty. The show also will feature original works by Bucknell seniors Katie Culver and Ally Haseltine, as well as faculty pieces by Kelly Knox, Kuhn and Martincich.

Ticket info
Tickets are $8 per person, $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available in advance at the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center and in the Bookstore, online or at the door one hour prior to each performance. For more information about this event, call 570-577-1000.

The Spring Gala concert is supported by the Deans office, the chair of the Theatre and Dance department, and the Association for the Arts.

Since its inception in 1988, Bucknell Dance Company has shared the artistry of dance through choreography and performance with the Bucknell and Lewisburg community. Bucknell Dance Company concerts have celebrated many dance genres and cultural traditions, allowing the audience and the students an opportunity to be educated, as well as entertained. The program has grown to include new faculty and a Dance Merits Scholarship for students interested in a dance minor.

"Let it Bee" choreographed by Kelly Knox

"Let it Bee" choreographed by Kelly Knox

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