University of Rochester

New Subscription Series Offered to Dance Program Events

January 13, 2000

The Dance Program at the University of Rochester has initiated a subscription series for performances by visiting artists, allowing patrons to attend single events or all the spring events as part of the series.

"Our presentations through the Performing Artist Series are all open to the public," explained Judith Hook, director of the Dance Program. "The subscription series will make it more convenient for people to learn about and attend the events."

The Program's Performing Artist Series brings to campus acclaimed artists and educators who meet and interact with students and give lecture-demonstrations, workshops, and performances that are open to the community.

This spring's visitors to campus include choreographer/dancer Claire Porter on Saturday, Feb. 19, and the dance performance group Freefall on Saturday, March 18. Porter is an award-winning soloist who is best known for her comedic dancing monologues. Freefall is a New York-based dance and performance group committed to the creation of dynamic, theatrical dance vocabulary and emotionally charged themes.

Also appearing this spring are Turkish singer/composer Latif Bolat on Friday, April 7, and musician/performance artist Robert Een on Saturday April 15. Bolat has a vast repertory that includes songs in classical, folk, and Sufi music styles. Een has recently completed the score for the feature film Mr. Jealousy, and has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

The cost for a series subscription is $20, and patrons will be sent tickets in advance of the events. Admission to each individual event is $7. For more information or to subscribe to the series, contact the Dance Program at 273-5150.