PSU Dance Gala Headlined by Boston’s Urbanity Dance February 5

January 30th, 2011 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H.–Boston’s Urbanity Dance will headline the 2011 Plymouth State University Dance Premier, Saturday, Feb. 5, at PSU’s Silver Center for the Arts.

Dancers from ages 13-25 from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts will participate in master classes in a variety of dance styles with PSU faculty and visiting professionals.

The day features workshops and dances by Boston’s Urbanity Dance, an informal showcase and a professional performance at 8 p.m. preceded by a dessert reception at 7:30 p.m.

Plymouth State University dance faculty and guest choreographers will present workshops on modern, jazz ballet and contemporary jazz and tap. Urbanity Dance members will also present master classes on “Deep Friend Modern,” “Ugly Ballet” and “The Urbanity Aesthetic.” Plymouth State alumna Kathleen Pantos, a member of Urbanity, will be among the instructors and performers.

Each participant creates his or her own schedule by choosing four master classes from the day’s program. After a day of dancing, participants are invited to attend—or if they are accepted by audition, to perform in—a public gala performance in the Hanaway Theatre, featuring Urbanity performers.

Participating choreographers are:
Lindsay Lacasse for Dance Progressions in Derry; Darcy Kennedy for A Dancer’s World, Halifax, Mass.; Carrie Long for Ninth State Dance Studio, Plymouth; Jennifer Dubilo for Artistic Dance Conservatory, East Longmeadow, Mass.; Rene Metzler for New Hampton School, New Hampton and Lisa Travis, Aaron Tolson and Amanda Whitworth, PSU Dance Division.

Tickets for the public performance are $11 for adults; $8 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Formal attire is invited, but not required.

Contact PSU Dance Director Amanda Whitworth at (603) 535-2713.</p?

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