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TWU’s Gamblin, Williford-Shade to perform at Fort Worth Dance Festival


FORT WORTH — Texas Woman’s University assistant dance professor Sarah Gamblin and associate professor of dance Mary Williford-Shade will perform during “Out of Bounds,” the second annual Fort Worth Dance Festival, beginning Friday, Oct. 6 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St. in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District.

Ms. Gamblin will appear during the first weekend performances, scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 6-7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 9. Ms. Williford-Shade will perform with her repertory company, Lacy & Shade, during the second set of performances scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 13-14 and 2 p.m. Oct. 15. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling (817) 738-1938, ext. 35. For more information on the dance festival, visit www.fwcac.org.

Ms. Gamblin is a former member of the Bessie Award-winning Bebe Miller Company of New York City. She has toured various cities in South Africa, Portugal, Russia, Peru, Venezuela and the United States. She performed with the Chamber Dance Company, Rob Kitsos and Lingo dancetheater in Seattle prior to joining the TWU faculty in 2002.

Ms. Williford-Shade made her mark on the dance scene with Mark Taylor & Friends in New York City. She and Sandra Lacy later formed Lacy & Shade, a solo-duet repertory company that commissions works by such choreographers as Irene Hultman, Lisa Race, Mark Taylor and more. In addition to her solo and duet work, Ms. Williford-Shade has performed with Mark Dendy, Maryland Dance Theater and Dance Alloy of Pittsburgh.

For more information on TWU’s Department of Dance, visit www.twu.edu/soa/dance.


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Karen Garcia
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Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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