Dance Repertory Ensemble to perform in ‘Tread Lively!’

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bowling Green State University’s Dance Repertory Ensemble will be joined by guest performers from the Open Window Dance Company and the Limitless Dance Company of Toledo School for the Arts (TSA) in a concert at BGSU on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 29 and 30).

Performances of “Tread Lively!” will be at 8 p.m. both evenings and at 2 p.m. Saturday in Kobacker Hall in the Moore Musical Arts Center. The concert will present works by BGSU dance faculty Colleen Murphy, Tammy Metz Starr and Deborah Tell. A mix of modern dance, jazz and rhythm tap, the program will also feature a duet choreographed by BGSU senior Alexandra Stilianos of Bowling Green.

"Falling In,” choreographed by Starr, features an original score by contemporary music composer Dr. Thomas Rosenkranz, a BGSU assistant professor of piano. Rosenkranz took as his inspiration Yoko Ono’s illuminated Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland.

Works by Murphy include "XR2," an upbeat dance piece, and two rhythm tap pieces, "Faith" and "I Wish," both featuring large casts of high-energy tappers. “When Once We Danced,” choreographed by Tell, was inspired by her combined interests in musical theater and modern dance.

TSA dancers will perform “The Dance “ and “Edge of Anger,” choreographed by Toledo faculty member Allison Remy. The Open Window Dance Company, comprised of BGSU Dance Program alumni, will present “Under the Window Sill” and “Loose Change,” choreographed by Starr, also the company’s artistic director.

Tickets will be available one hour prior to each performance in the Kobacker Hall lobby. General seating tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children 18 and under. For further information, call 419-372-6905.

“Tread Lively!” is presented by the Dance Program within BGSU’s School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies.

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(Posted January 25, 2010 )