January 26, 2001
PLYMOUTH, N.H. — The fourth annual Plymouth State College Dance Premiere will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Silver Cultural Arts Center on Main Street in Plymouth.
The PSC Dance Premiere, hosted by the Contemporary Dance Ensemble, invites all New England dance students and professionals to participate in the 2001 choreo-sharing event. Student and professional choreographers will perform dance pieces from three to five minutes in length at the informal presentation. The program is open to the public and guests will be seated on the stage, workshop fashion. Seven dance pieces by the following choreographers will be showcased:
Juliet Forrest danced professionally and directed her own company in New York City before joining the Goucher College Dance Faculty in 1982. She has received numerous commissions and grants for her choreography and she recently served as a Visiting Research Associate Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she taught composition in 1977. She continues to train at the Bates Dance Festival, and at DanceSpace, Inc., in New York. Ms. Forrest received a 2001 Choreography Fellowship from the Maryland State Arts Council for her recent work “Cold Sleep”
Gary Flannery Balanchine and Juilliard scholarship recipient; Bob Fosse’s lead dancer in Broadway shows; Shirley McLaine’s partner in three-year world tour. Presently Director of Littleton Arts Center, Littleton, and dance faculty, Steps/Broadway and Plymouth State College Music and Theatre department.
Avery E Lee, dance faculty, Plymouth State College Summer Dance Intensive and Contemporary Dance Ensemble; choreographer and instructor at The Dance Studio, Waterford, Conn.
Donna Russo – MFA candidate, Smith College, North Hampton Mass., guest artist for PSC Contemporary Dance Ensemble.
Lisa Travis – Co-founder of Travis Stuart Dance, Dance Director at New Hampton School, New Hampton, N.H.
Joan M. Wiegers – Artist in Residence, Plymouth State College Department of Music and Theatre, director of division of dance, artistic director of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble. Ms. Wiegers has been commissioned to create “The Games We Play” for Teaching Games For Understanding in Physical Education and Sport International Conference 2001, Waterville Valley.
Tickets are $10 at the Plymouth State College box office, 535-ARTS. For information contact Joan Wiegers at 603-535-2713. If special accommodations are needed, please call in advance of the performance.