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April 20, 2005

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University department of theatre and dance and the Bucknell Dance Company will present their spring concert Friday, April 29, and Saturday April 30, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.

Tickets are $6, $4 for senior citizens, available at the door one hour prior to each performance or in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets also are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice/

Directed by Er-Dong Hu, director of dance at Bucknell, the concert will feature commissioned modern dance choreography by guest choreographer Nicole Bradley-Browning as well as works by both faculty and student choreographers.

A 1997 graduate of Bucknell, Bradley-Browning earned her MFA in dance and choreography from Arizona State University. She is an assistant professor of dance at the University of Montana at Missoula, where she teaches classes in modern dance technique, contact improvisation, dance theory, composition, and dance in elementary education.


Associate professor Er-Dong Hu has reconstructed a lively, light-hearted piece that he co-choreographed in 1996 with the founder of the dance program, Danna Frangione. The cast consists of members of the senior class, who explore the relationships they have cultivated over the last four years.

Also among the choreography to be presented in this event is the dramatic work of assistant professor Kelly Knox, whose work comments on current political conditions in America.

Student choreographers include Bucknell seniors Sara Close, Janan Hatem and Kara Lewis and junior Vita Lamberson, all of whom provide fresh and artistically innovative choreographic works exploring a variety of dance styles.

Complementing the program is a costume design team headed by visiting professor Karen Gilmer, scenic design headed by F. Elaine Williams, associate professor of theatre at Bucknell, and lighting design headed by Heath Hansum, director of lighting design and technical director at Bucknell.

For more information about this event, call 570-577-1235.

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