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January 14, 2013


Dance works tap into Donnell Theatre

A diverse selection of nine contemporary modern choreography and tap dance works will be performed by the University Dance Repertory on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 18 and 19). The performances will be at 8 p.m. in the Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.

The "Perpetual Motion" dance concert, featuring music by a range of artists from Kurt Elling and Ella Fitzgerald to the Squirrel Nut Zippers, will be performed by students majoring and minoring in dance, and will include works by BGSU dance program faculty members Deborah Tell, Colleen Murphy and Kristi Faulkner, as well as guest artists Tammy Starr and 1985 BGSU alumna Jane Weiner.

Weiner graduated with a degree in deaf/elementary education and a minor in dance and worked with the Doug Elkins Dance Company. She is president and CEO of Hope Stone Inc., and artistic director of Hope Stone Dance Company of Houston, Texas, and the Pink Ribbons Project. Weiner's work has been performed by the Alley Theater, Houston Ballet II, Stages Repertory Theater, the Houston Children's Museum, and the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company. She was awarded the Surgical Society of Oncology's James Ewing Layman Award, the Jung Center Award for 2005, DiverseWork's Artist of the Year 2011, and was a speaker at the 2012 TEDx Houston.

Additionally, the BGSU performance will showcase choreography by dance majors Tim Barker and Tony Deberry, as well as a duet by dance students Mandi Ross and Meghan Soltis.

Tickets will be available one hour prior to each performance at the Wolfe Center Box Office. General seating tickets are $10.

"Perpetual Motion" is presented by the dance program within BGSU's School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies.


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