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NU Theatre presents world premiere dance production, 'Dance Theatre of Niagara'

by jmaloni
Tue, Nov 2nd 2010 02:00 pm
Niagara University Theatre offers audiences a delicious escape from holiday to-do lists with the world premiere of "Dance Theatre of Niagara" from Dec. 2 through 12. The production was created and choreographed by the dance faculty of the department of theater and fine arts: Peter Bennett, Terri Filips, Gary Marino and Stacy Zawadzki-Janusz. 

Various styles of dance tell multi-faceted stories in the style of the Broadway productions of Susan Stroman's "Contact," Matthew Bourne's "Swan Lake," and Twyla Tharp's "Movin' Out" and, most recently, "Come Fly Away." 

The production will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 9, and at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11. A 2 p.m. matinee will be presented on Dec. 5 (with post-show discussion) and Dec. 12.

Costume design is by Maureen T. Stevens, associate professor of design/technology. Lighting design is by Jon Harper.

Cast members include the following Niagara University theater studies studies majors and dance and theatre studies minors: Kelsey Anderson, Lisa Andrews, Kerisa Bonville, Alicia Ann Burning, Callie Bush, Vanessa Marie Cipolla, Devan Corcoran, Erin Daley, Leo DiBello, Molly Dillon, Amy Domiano, Steven Foote, Brittany Gabryel, Nicholas G. Gnacinski, Stephanie Grierson, Keirsten Greifenstein, Bobby Hall, Jocelyn Hanson, Meghan Hinton, Ashley Jankowski, Miranda Jaworski, Nick Lama, Eric Madia, Jeffrey Matiash, Ian O'Rourke, Michael Sheridan, Dan Urtz, Mike Van Dyke, Amanda Williamson, Alaina Maria Zaccaria, Molliann Zahm, Chelsey Zimmerman and Lindsay Zimmerman. Also, Arriana Murphy is a local middle school student featured in one of the evening's dance productions.

For more information, or for tickets, visit http://theatre.niagara.edu/boxoffice/, stop by the Clune Center for Theatre box office at Clet Hall, call 286-8685 or e-mail [email protected].

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