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TWU Dance Department, GDAC Sponsor Performance

1/30/04


DENTON — Cutting-edge dance artists from throughout the United States will present an evening of modern dance performance as the Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance and the Greater Denton Arts Council present “Moving Beyond the Line: A Geography of Performance” Feb. 20-21.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Denton Center for the Visual Arts, located at Hickory and Bell streets in Denton. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call the TWU Department of Dance at (940) 898-2085.

Performers including Lacy & Shade, Sarah Gamblin, John Dixon, Laura Shandelmeier and Colleen Thomas will overlap their talents and interests to perform solos and duets that reflect such ideas as the inner landscapes of personal relationships.

Lacy & Shade is a solo-duet dance company made up of Sandra Lacy, instructor of dance at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and Mary Williford Shade, associate professor of dance at TWU. The dance company commissions and performs dances from various professional artists throughout the United States.

Gamblin, an assistant professor of dance at TWU, danced in New York City from 1988-2000 and was a member of the Bessie Award-winning Bebe Miller Company from 1993-2000 and Bill Young and Dancers from 1996-99. Her choreography has been produced at the University of Washington and in New York City and Caracas, Venezuela.

Dixon currently performs with the ongoing dance/sound/visual arts improvisation project ROOM. His choreography and collaborative projects have been produced in a variety of venues throughout the country.

Schandelmeier is a dance specialist who works as a choreographer, performer, teacher and administrator. She is the founder and director of The Field/DC, a project that provides performance and workshop opportunities to artists. She was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center in 2000 for the opening of the Dancing in the Millennium conference. She currently teaches ages children through adult at studios and schools throughout the Washington, D.C. area and is a teaching artist in Wolftrap’s program for Early Learning Through the Arts.

Thomas currently performs with Bill Young and Dancers and has collaborated with Young as co-choreographer on numerous projects. She is an adjunct professor at Long Island University and a guest artist at DanceSpace Center and Movement Research.

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For Further Information Contact:

Karen Treat
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: ktreat@twu.edu