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MEDIA CONTACT: Deborah Dowd (585) 273-5150 or Helene Snihur (585) 275-7800
March 14, 2001
EVENT: Present Tense Dance Company Concert and Workshop for Women's Awareness Month
TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7:45 p.m., Monday, March 19, workshop; and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24, concert, in Spurrier Gym on the University of Rochester River Campus
ADMISSION: General admission is $10 and student admission is $5 for the concert;
the workshop is free and open to the public.
To help celebrate Women's Awareness Month, Present Tense Dance Company will hold a concert and workshop at the University of Rochester. The events use dance to honor the contributions and struggles of women throughout history. Both programs will take place in Spurrier Gym on the River Campus.
The workshop is at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, March 19. It will be conducted by company director Anne Harris Wilcox and will explore women's issues through movement. This event is free and open to the public.
The concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, and includes eight works that explore women's issues such as violence, motherhood, and community. The pieces featured are "No," with an original score by Alan Terriciano; "For Dizzy Females Who Hate Excellence in Their Kind" and "Schism," both based on poetry by Patricia Wilcox; and "Threshold," with a score by local composer Richard P. Scott. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 general admission and $5 for students.
For more information please contact the University of Rochester Dance Program at (585) 273-5150.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.